Everything Knoxville September 2019 Edition

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EVERY THING KNOXVILLE

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VOLUME 13

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Judy Irmen Publisher + Editor in Chief

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Food and Recipes................................................ 18 Insights & Highlights........................................ 32 Random Acts of Flowers................................ 48 Knox Heritage....................................................... 52 Calendar of Events............................................. 60 Travel.......................................................................... 62 For Entrepreneurs............................................. 64

From the Publisher FOR ME,

September brings a few things to mind such as cooler temperatures, colorful foliage, and fall festivals. The Smoky Mountains are especially striking during this season, which is why visitors travel to our area to enjoy our special corner of Tennessee. September begins with the Photo by D. Roberts Photography Labor Day weekend signaling symbolically the end of summer. Labor Day is a day that is dedicated to the achievements of American workers and the contributions they make to the strength and prosperity of our country. In this edition of Everything Knoxville, we are pleased to highlight an entrepreneur and pharmacist who is following through on her decades-long dream of launching a totally new concept in pharmaceutical care. Ellen

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WITH THE GOAL of

making your neighborhood pharmacy an integral part of your family's overall health and wellness program, alongside your other healthcare providers, local entrepreneur and pharmacist, Ellen Phillips, launched her flagship believeRX Pharmacy in August 2019. In this issue, you will discover just how believeRX and its team of highly trained pharmaceutical associates will change the way you think about the pharmacy marketplace.

Phillips and her team invite you to experience believeRX, a pharmacy that is designed to help you “Live Your Best Life.” Ellen and her vision for believeRX is a great example of what we celebrate on Labor Day. We applaud Ellen and all the businesses that our magazine represents. You are the future of our nation, and we celebrate your efforts. Finally, I would be remiss if I did not mention another September day in our history – September 11. We at Everything Knoxville will always remember those that were lost on that fateful day and those that suffered losses. Let’s not forget this now historic day that changed everything. So enjoy September and the coming of the fall season. And yes, September in East Tennessee also means football! Let’s cheer our Vols on to victory!

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Your Vital Link to Health and Well-being

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entrepreneur, Ellen Phillips, recently realized her decades-long dream of launching a totally new concept in pharmaceutical care, believeRX. Located at 9627 Countryside Center Lane near the intersection of Middlebrook Pike and Bob Kirby Road in Knoxville, Ellen and her compassionate and caring team of highly trained pharmaceutical associates have embarked on a mission to help you to forget everything you thought you knew, and despised, about big box store pharmacies. Like much of today’s healthcare marketplace, pharmacies have also evolved into cold and impersonal assembly-line type experiences where customers are treated with indifference and a rare smile. believeRX recognizes that your local pharmacy can and should play an important role in your family’s total healthcare and wellness alongside all of your other healthcare providers. Reminiscent of the local corner

pharmacy you may remember as a child, believeRX combines the personal and caring touch of the almost non-existent neighborhood pharmacy with today’s rapidly evolving healthcare industry. With more than 20 years of first-hand experience as a pharmacist to draw upon, Ellen and her team have created a holistic and interactive approach to your pharmaceutical experience designed to help you “Live Your Best Life.” In this issue of Everything Knoxville, Ellen shares the positive health and well-being benefits that believeRX offers to each of their patients. EK: Tell our readers about yourself. Ellen: I have both retail and some clinical hospital pharmacy experience and have been a retail pharmacy manager for most of my career. I have been a pharmacy preceptor for several pharmacy schools and won the Pharmacists Excellence Award in 2016. I am also a Certified Health Coach with BrainMD and ACE Fitness.

EK: Why do you feel that most pharmacies today offer such a highly impersonal patient experience? Ellen: I believe in large part it’s because large pharmaceutical providers view the people entering their stores as numbers and not individuals with needs. There is little or no incentive offered by employers to their associates to provide customers with a higher level of customer service. Another important component is one of staff selection. Are you simply filling a slot or are you adding a valued member to your already winning team? At believeRX, we search for highly skilled team members with a passion to serve our patients rather than someone just looking for a position. It really comes down to “passion” versus a “paycheck.” EK: When employed by a large retail chain, did you ever experience “what if ” moments as a pharmacist where there were lost opportunities to better serve your customers?


Ellen: Unfortunately, there were. As an employee, you were required to follow the rules. You follow an established routine that doesn’t encourage creativity or thinking outside the box. I’m nonetheless grateful for these real experiences, as I began to imagine how the services we provided could be improved upon to better serve the needs of our customers. One “what if ” moment for me that I will never forget included a terminally ill patient who was experiencing difficulty getting his required medications from his doctor’s office. I told him that he was the most important thing to me. I helped him get the needed medications. Once placed in a hospice, when he could no longer visit our Knoxville location, his mother began to pick up his medication for him. After he passed, she came to me and said, “You know why we came here, don’t you? We live in Crossville, and my son refused to allow the hospice to send his prescription anywhere else.” That was a defining moment for me in my career and the foundation upon which we want to build believeRX. I’m truly grateful for our team, as well as the patients, most of whom I have been privileged to work with during the last 20 years. We have patients who have been with me since the beginning of my career, and they place their trust in our team to this day! EK: Describe the believeRX business model and tell our readers about the services you offer. Ellen: believeRX is a three-in-one business model. We are a retail pharmacy that offers home delivery after hours for our established patients, a specialty pharmacy that offers delivery and counseling in the home by a licensed pharmacist, and we offer the best pro-active health products over the counter. In fact, we are exactly the opposite of the typical pharmacy you are used to. All of our staff members receive additional training to become Certified Health Coaches, because we believe it’s time to focus on becoming the best version of ourselves that we can be. Our services include: » A full-service pharmacy that accepts all prescription insurance plans: If you discover that your medications are too expensive, we’ll work with you to find a lower cost alternative that puts your health first. » After-hours delivery service: If it’s after hours and you need an urgent medication, we have you covered with our after-hours delivery service. Established patients can use our

Ellen Phillips, Owner & Creator of believeRX after-hours drop box for their prescription. Call the after-hours phone number and go home and relax while we take care of the rest. Once your prescription is ready, we’ll personally deliver it directly to your home. » Specialty medications that are high-cost oral or injectable medications used to treat complex chronic conditions: Our goals are to find a way to get the medication covered, to meet the patient where they are and counsel them to get the best results by helping them treat or avoid side effects and by personally delivering to their homes. » Vaccinations (including travel vaccines): We will also notify you when you are due for vaccinations in order to avoid immunization gaps. » A series of medical screenings such as Hemoglobin A1c, Total cholesterol screenings, blood pressure, and blood glucose readings. » We also offer genetic testing, which makes your medication selection more personal. There are two tests: PGx and CGx. These tests can help a patient avoid trial and error and also avoid major side effects. There is a test for regular medications and one for cancer patients to help select the correct therapy based on their genetics. » We carry a large selection of CBD products in different formulations such as gummies, popcorn, creams, tinctures, flavored and unflavored, and much more!

» A l a rge se l e c t i o n o f P ro - Ac t i ve Supplements: Not all vitamins are created equal, so innovation and experience matters. We will offer only the latest supplements with multiple health benefits, taking advantage of the newest technologies to deliver cutting-edge formulas. » We offer three free 8-minute Bemer sessions. Bemer is a completely painless way to improve microcirculatory blood flow by up to 30%. With Bemer, you can improve blood circulation and increase your endurance. » You also have the option to try red and infrared light therapy. Red light therapy uses low-level wavelengths to treat skin issues such as wrinkles, scars, and persistent wounds. Infrared light helps enhance circulation in the skin, modulate sleep, ease pain, reduce inflammation, and protect oxidative stress. EK: What are your hours of operation? Ellen: We are open 8:30 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Saturday, and 12 to 5 pm Sunday. EK: Tell us how your motto, “Live Your Best Life,” impacts the customer experience at believeRX. Ellen: At believeRX, we invite you to discover a level of compassionate care focused on you and your family that you might have thought no longer existed in today’s assembly line healthcare experience. Our team will listen carefully to you and provide you with a level of care designed to meet and exceed your unique needs. Not just another big box store pharmacy, believeRX is a pharmacy with a heart for your family. Our name says it all. “We Believe in You” and your goal for better health, well-being, and longevity. EK: How can our readers learn more about believeRX? E l l e n : Visit our website at www. mybelieveRX.com or call us at 865-214-6672.

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Meet the Incredible believeRX Team

ELLEN PHILLIPS, Owner & Creator of believeRX, graduated in 1998 from The University of Tennessee, College of Pharmacy with a Pharm D degree. She has both retail and some clinical hospital pharmacy experience and has been a retail pharmacy manager for most of her career. She has been a Pharmacy Preceptor for several pharmacy schools and won the Pharmacists Excellence Award in 2016. She is also a Certified Health Coach from BrainMD & ACE Fitness.

JENNIFER REED received her Pharm D degree in 2008 from Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Grundy, Virginia. She has been in retail pharmacy and Long-Term Care since graduation and has been a manager for the majority of that time. She also has a Health Coach Certification from NSHC.

TAMMY KEENER has been a Certified Pharmacy Technician since 1989. She has worked in both hospital and retail pharmacy. She is also in the process of becoming a certified health coach.

JEFF PETERSEN, a Knoxville native, has been a store manager in the retail setting for more than 15 years. He has a culinary background and has a AFPA Holistic Nutritionist Certification. He is also a registered technician.

SHADRIELLE ROBBINS attended Northwestern State University in Louisiana and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with a Biomedical Concentration. She is currently attending South College of Pharmacy, where she will graduate in May 2021 with a Pharm D degree. She is believeRX’s first pharmacy intern.


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A NEW DIMENSION IN BODY SCULPTING

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you eat, you’re staying active, but you’re still unhappy with your body shape. Sound familiar? That stubborn problem area on your waistline can be annoyingly resistant to diet and exercise. That’s where the truSculpt® 3D procedure can help. Developed by Cutera, the global pioneer in performance and innovation within the cosmetic and aesthetic laser device field, the non-invasive, truSculpt® 3D procedure can help you sculpt your body by quickly and easily targeting both large and small problem areas. We recently interviewed J. Kevin Buchanan, MD, Knoxville area’s family practice physician and truSculpt® 3D practitioner, to discover just how this revolutionary, new, state-of-theart medical breakthrough can help patients treat those problem areas around their midsections. EK: Dr. Buchanan, truSculpt® 3D uses radio frequency technology to help decrease circumference and diminish fat in patients. Tell our readers just how this technology works. Dr. Buchanan: truSculpt® 3D uses conductive radio frequency to achieve selective and effective disruption of the subcutaneous fat tissue, the fat that lies directly beneath the skin, while maintaining comfortable surface temperatures. EK: Just how safe is truSculpt® 3D? Dr. Buchanan: truSculpt® 3D, which is FDA cleared, is a safe, non-invasive body sculpting technology, where the temperature of the skin and subcutaneous tissue are maintained at comfortable levels while consistently achieving the best results. EK: How quickly will clients see visible results? Dr. Buchanan: Visible results can usually be seen as soon 6 to 12 weeks, with maximum

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benefits at 12 weeks. Some clients report seeing results in as little as 4 to 6 weeks. EK: How much fat thickness reduction will patients experience? Dr. Buchanan: Clients can expect fat reduction of targeted areas of up to 24%. EK: Is it possible to treat more than one problem area per session? Dr. Buchanan: Yes, it is possible to treat multiple areas in a single session, including the neck, upper arms, abdomen and flanks, back, and thighs.

EK: Should clients experience any discomfort or downtime after the procedure? Dr. Buchanan: Some clients may experience some redness of the skin that typically resolves itself in 8 to 12 hours. Others report soreness of the treatment area that may last for a few days. There is no restriction on activity following the procedure. EK: Treatments are administered by an NP or medical assistant under your personal supervision, correct? Dr. Buchanan: We have a nurse practitioner, two medical assistants, and myself who are all trained and certified to perform the truSculpt® 3D procedure. EK: How can our readers who are interested learn more about the truSculpt® 3D? What is the best way to reach you? Dr. Buchanan: Call Ashley Burchfield at 865-675-1953, ext. 224 for more information or to schedule a free consultation or visit www. tru3dbody.com.

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It’s Fall – Bring Out the Scarves! B Y C A R R I E M C C O N K E Y, C A R R I E M FA S H I O N C O N S U LT I N G . C O M

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HEN IT COMES to keeping your closet manageable, one of the most versatile fashion accessories is the humble scarf. What other adornment takes up so little space and can do so much? The hardworking neckwear can add drama to whatever you’re wearing... from a simple t-shirt and jeans for a girls’ weekend to a tailored suit for that dream job interview. Shopping Scarves can be found at every price point in endless colors, sizes, and fabrics. Designer scarves provide quality and good workmanship, although at a heftier price. View them as timeless investment pieces that will be by your side no matter what your stage in life! Online retailers such as eBay, Etsy, and RubyLane offer beautiful vintage scarves at reduced prices, as do local thrift stores. And unconventional resources such as museum gift shops offer scarves that can serve as a fashionable souvenirs. Choosing No matter your body type, coloring, or personality, there is a scarf for you. Seek out colors that highlight your face (when in doubt, match the color of your eyes), and gravitate toward fabrics that make you happy and feel good against your skin. Look

for quality-made scarves with inconspicuous hems. (Handrolled are best.) Overwhelmed by myriad scarf shapes? Hit the stores and try different sizes, making sure the scarf volume complements your body type and doesn’t over or underwhelm. When you find the right silhouette, make a mental note for future purchases, and don’t be afraid to stick with what works! Wearing Scarves don’t have to perfectly match your outfit’s colors. In fact, it’s more interesting when they contrast! Not only can a scarf be matched to an outfit – an outfit can be built around a scarf. Form as well as function can be considered: Will the scarf be worn for looks only, for warmth, or both? For example, consider a scarf when traveling for a chic way to perk up a casual outfit, as well as a practical solution for a drafty airplane ride. And speaking of flying, check out YouTube and Pinterest for adorable scarf tying ideas that won’t make you feel like a stewardess. If you long for a new fall addition to your wardrobe but your drawers are bursting and

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Chalk Walk at the Tennessee Valley Fair September 8 • 12 to 4 pm

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all the way to the Tennessee Valley Fair, the Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk is making another appearance this fall with a day-long chalk festival celebrating the 100th anniversary of the fair! Chalk Walk will transform the sidewalks at Patriot Circle (near the Bandstand) into brilliant canvases for the region’s most talented professional and youth artists. The event will take place on Sunday, September 8, from 12 to 4 pm, with an awards ceremony immediately following. Want to participate? Space is very limited, so visit www.dogwoodarts. com/chalk-walk-tennessee-valley-fair to apply today. We will accept applications on a rolling basis until all spots are filled. If you are not selected, we hope you will apply to Chalk Walk on Market Square this spring. (Application opens September 17, so mark your calendar!) A special award will be presented to the artist that best incorporates a “fair” theme into their work (i.e. cotton candy, ferris wheel, bandstand). Also, don’t miss the First Tennessee Fun Zone! where children of all ages can pick up free chalk and create their very own sidewalk masterpieces! 10

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Are Your Home’s Hardwood Floors Ready for the Holidays?

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UST A FEW short months away, it’s time to start thinking about the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s events that you’ll be hosting at your home this holiday season. There’s plenty to do with holiday decorating and planning meals, and then there’s the entire home to clean from top to bottom. Have you given any thought to what you are going to do to about those unsightly dents, scratches, and the UV damage to your home’s once beautiful hardwood f loors? Your hardwood floors will be the first thing visitors see when you welcome them into your home this holiday season. You’ve tried everything, but the cosmetic only solutions available at the “big box” stores haven’t worked, so you just keep covering your floors with runners and throw rugs. The best solution for returning your home’s hardwood flooring to their original showcase quality appearance is to refinish your floors. Fortunately, with today’s newest hardwood flooring refinishing technology, you no longer have to move out of your home to escape the inevitable dust – the result of sanding – or the odors from finishes. European Fine Hardwood Floors of Knoxville has the perfect solution to your home’s hardwood flooring refinishing challenges. They are definitely not your typical hardwood flooring

installer and refinisher. Valera Tomescu, founder and owner of European Fine Hardwood Floors, learned his craft from his grandfather in Europe over several decades. Valera has combined the skills he learned from his grandfather with the state-of-the-a r t technolog y

developed by the world’s number one name in the hardwood floor refinishing industry: Bona. Both the skills Valera has learned and the latest technology made available from Bona provide homeowners with an experience free from dust and the odors from finishes. And did you know that many homeowners also use their refinishing project as an opportunity to change their floor’s stain color? You will also be happy to learn that European Fine Hardwood Floors is the recipient of the much coveted Bona Certified Craftsman Award, an honor earned by very few hardwood f looring refinishing craftsmen. This distinction is your assurance that all work performed will adhere to the highest standards in the industry. To discover how to be able to return your home’s hardwood flooring to its original showcase quality appearance just in time for the holidays, without the dust and odors from finishes, the solution is simple: Call Valera at European Fine Hardwood Floors today.

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Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host Second Annual North Knoxville Community Cleanup

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K N O X V I L L E Beautiful (KKB) will be hosting the second annual North Knoxville Community Cleanup on Saturday, September 7, from 9 am to 12 pm. The event will kick off at Edgwood Park (3109 Ocoee Trail). The North Knoxville Community Cleanup was first held in 2018 while North Knoxville was KKB’s “Community of the Year.” The cleanup will be KKB’s largest event in North Knoxville this year. The first cleanup had more than 230 volunteers participate. KKB is now seeking groups and individuals to participate in the 2019 cleanup. Volunteers can register at www.keepknoxvillebeautiful.org/ upcoming/2019/9/7/2019-north-knoxvillecommunity-cleanup. Leaders from various North Knoxville neighborhoods and local community organizations will collect cleanup supplies at Edgewood Park then return to volunteers waiting at their designated locations to pick up litter. Participating neighborhood associations include Fountaincrest and Oakwood Lincoln Park. Other clubs and groups that are participating are UTK’s American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter, Veterans 12

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Heritage Site Foundation, Tennessee Track and Field, and the Knox County Youth Health Board. Individuals who do not have an official group can pick up litter in the areas surrounding Edgewood Park or let us know if they want to clean in their North Knoxville neighborhood. Kids will be invited to participate in the Smoke-Free Knoxville “Cigarette Butt Challenge.” All kids that participate in the

challenge will receive a prize courtesy of the Knox County Health Department. Keep Knoxville Beautiful would like to thank our generous sponsors of the North Knoxville Community Cleanup: Bluhen Botanicals, Three Rivers Market, First Neighborhoods Realty, Mid Mod Collective, Open Door Architecture, TVA, WATE, and Nobody Trashes Tennessee. About Keep Knoxville Beautiful Founded in 1978 to help “clean up” prior to the 1982 World’s Fair, Keep Knoxville Beautiful is a local non-profit with a mission to promote a cleaner, greener, and more beautiful community. We pursue this by: » Educating students and the public about waste-prevention, litter, recycling, and environmental stewardship. » Facilitating and supporting litter pickups that make our roads and local waterways cleaner. » Creating and protecting murals and hosting beautification mobs to make Knoxville a more beautiful and interesting place to live and visit. To learn more about Keep Knoxville Beautiful, visit www.keepknoxvillebeautiful.org.


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Free Cultural Events for Students in Knox and Surrounding Counties

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HE ARTS & CULTURE Alliance of Greater Knoxville, in cooperation with the local arts and culture community, is proud to announce the 10th year of Penny4Arts, a program developed to meet the local arts community’s long-term goal of serving and educating East Tennessee’s children. Penny4Arts provides every child in Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union counties, including home-schooled and private-schooled students, the opportunity to attend local arts and culture events/activities at the maximum cost of one penny (or FREE) when accompanied by a paying adult during the 2019/2020 academic school year. Most organizations allow up to three children to attend for free. Concerts, plays, dance performances, museums, festivals, historic home tours, and live radio broadcasts are part of Penny4Arts. Organizations whose admission is regularly free are offering special programs. More than 75 events are included in Penny4Arts. In addition, 11 organizations offer year-round opportunities for Knox County school children: Blount Mansion, East Tennessee Historical Society, Historic Ramsey House, Historic Westwood, James 16

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White’s Fort, Knoxville Museum of Art, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs State Historic Site, WDVX, F l a m e n c o We s t Knoxville, and Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music. The schedule of performances is listed chronologically at www.Penny4Arts.com. Highlights include: » Eight productions by the Clarence Brown Theatre » Eight Masterworks and four Chamber concerts by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra » Family fun days at McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture » A free admission day at Tennessee Valley Fair » Dogwood Arts Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival » The Knoxville Classical Guitar’s entire season of concerts » Four events at Clayton Center for the Arts » Three free days at Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Most events will allow one paying adult to bring up to three students for one penny each. Proof of residency (driver’s license) may be

required. Students ages 16-18, not accompanied by an adult, may be asked to show proof of residency, and if in a group, at least one in the group of up to four students ages 16-18 must purchase a regular adult admission/ticket (if applicable) for the group to be able to participate in Penny4Arts. The following organizations are participating for the 2019/2020 school year: Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music, Asian Culture Center of Tennessee, Big Ears, Blount Mansion Association, Circle Modern Dance, Clarence Brown Theatre, Clayton Center for the Arts, Dogwood Arts, East Tennessee Historical Society, Flamenco West Knoxville, Historic Ramsey House, Historic Westwood, James White’s Fort, Knoxville Children’s Theatre, Knoxville Classical Guitar, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs State Historic Site, McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture, Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association, Oak Ridge Civic Music Association, Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble, Tennessee Valley Fair, WDVX, and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543 or info@ knoxalliance.com or visit www.Penny4Arts.com.


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SMOKING BASICS FOR MASTERING THE ART OF DELECTABLE BEEF

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Classic Smoked Beef Brisket EEKENDS are all about the barbecue. Grilling has

become an American staple, and many home grill masters yearn to take it to the next level, impressing their friends and families with tasty, mouthwatering smoked beef. Smoking is a timeless technique that elevates the beef people crave by delivering rich flavor and tenderness. What do you need to become a pit master? Here are the basics from the Beef, It’s What’s For Dinner. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Culinary Center, funded by the Beef Checkoff.

Selecting your beef

Large cuts, such as brisket, roasts, and ribs, are prime candidates for smoking, but even a beef burger can benefit from a hint of smoke. Some of the most popular cuts of beef for smoking are: »» Back ribs – A barbecue must, these ribs are flavorful and a great value. »» Brisket – This smoking classic is a fan favorite; sliced or shredded, can’t go wrong here. »» Rib-eye steak – Rich and juicy, rib-eye is known for exceptional taste and generous marbling. »» Tri-tip roast – Boneless and fairly tender, this rising star is growing in popularity. Regardless of the cut you select, always remember that time, patience, and practice pay off. Don’t be afraid to tweak your technique to suit your tools and tastes.

Choosing a smoker

Your smoker should fit your space, budget, and preferred heat source. Here are a few options to consider: »» Kamado or ceramic smokers use lump charcoal and are very versatile, providing great heat retention and consistent high temperatures. »» Pellet smokers use an electric-powered auger to feed wood pellets into the smoker. They have a grilling area big enough for large cuts of meat. »» Electric gas smokers are great for beginners, making it easy to select and gauge temperatures. »» Charcoal smokers are favored for the low, slow cook many pit masters prefer. They offer a more natural flavor but also need more temperature monitoring.

Picking the right wood

Once you’ve selected your smoker, you can further customize your smoking experience with different types of wood. Some variations to choose from include: »» Hickory is popular for smoking due to its strong, hearty flavor. »» Mesquite offers a very smoky flavor, great for cooking smaller cuts for shorter periods. »» Oak has a subtle flavor that’s great for larger cuts of meat. »» Apple smoke provides a sweeter taste. »» Pecan has a rich, sweet, nutty flavor. 18

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Ingredients: » 1 whole beef brisket (approximately 12-13 pounds) » 1/4 cup granulated garlic » 1/4 cup sweet paprika » 1/4 cup cracked black pepper » 2 tablespoons kosher salt Directions: Add wood chunks, chips, pellets, or charcoal to smoker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Preheat smoker to 225°F. Combine spices in small bowl. Press spices into brisket on all sides and edges. Tip: Brisket may require trimming fat to ensure the rub makes contact with the beef. Place beef on rack in smoker. Set timer for 12 hours. Tip: To prevent dryness and accelerate the cooking process, try the “Texas Crutch” – wrap aluminum foil around the meat along with a little liquid, such as water, juice, or beer. Carefully remove beef from smoker after 10 and 1/2 to 11 hours or when temperature reaches 195°F for beef that slices easily. For beef that can be shredded or chunked, carefully remove from smoker at 12 hours or when temperature reaches 205°F. For more smoking recipes and tips, visit www.beefitswhatsfordinner. com/cooking/smoking-basics.

»» Cherry offers a hint of fruitiness. »» Maple leads to a sweet, mild smoky flavor. Experimenting with different types of wood allows you to put your signature twist on beef’s craveable flavor profile.

Deciding on a rub

Next up is creating a rub to complement the flavors provided by the beef and smoke. There are two main types of rubs to consider: »» A dry rub typically starts with a base of sugar and salt and incorporates a variety of bold spices and herbs to create a flavorful crust on the outside of the meat. »» Wet rubs contain wet ingredients, such as oil, vinegar, citrus juice, Worcestershire sauce, or even molasses, combined with dry herbs and spices. One benefit of a wet rub is that the seasonings can have an easier time adhering to the meat. When creating your rub, keep in mind your beef should always be the star of the show. Rubs play a supporting role by enhancing the great taste beef innately brings to a smoker.

Ready to put your skills to the test?

Try the recipe above for Classic Smoked Beef Brisket from the chefs at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, who develop recipes for BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com.


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with Heritage Family Dentistry began in a somewhat unusual m a n n e r. D r. J o n a t h a n Bradshaw originally contacted me to discuss the different marketing opportunities available with Everything Knoxville to help promote his new Farragut location. From the very beginning, it was difficult not to recognize the totally unique atmosphere one experiences the moment you enter. Not your typical dental office, it employs an open office environment, modern, airy, beautiful lighting fixtures, lots of well placed indirect lighting. It’s not the typical assembly line feel of many medical offices. But what really won me over was the Heritage Family Dentistry dental team. They’re incredible. They’ve never met a stranger. They go far out of their way to make you part of the Heritage family. Imagine being asked what music you enjoy listening to. Would you like a warm neck wrap? Would you prefer to watch something else on your personal entertainment monitor? They weren’t trying to sell me on Heritage Family Dentistry. I sold myself and my wife, Judy, who had been somewhat apprehensive about visiting the dentist in the past. This has truly been the best dental experience we have had in our lives.

Both of us also appreciate their expertise and the length they go to when explaining a procedure. We believe that even the most apprehensive patient would be at ease under these conditions. In addition to our routine dental checkups, we have both had a dental implant and crown replacement. And Judy is already seeing the results from her Invisalign aligners. With little or no discomfort, all of these procedures could not have been easier. And in case you’re wondering, I was not asked to write this testimonial. In fact, unsolicited, I asked Dr. Bradshaw if I could write this article.

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motivation, accountability, and a lot of hard work has been the secret to Craig Morrison’s success in losing more than 100 pounds at Fitness Together. His continued commitment to maintaining a healthy and fit lifestyle has led to not only keeping the weight off, but it also has uncovered a new commitment to getting stronger and healthier as he prepares to turn 50 years old. “Year after year, I readjust my goals,” said Craig. “Fitness Together has been a very successful program for me to lose weight and to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. I bit into the program with hook, line, and sinker and never let it go.” After spending the last decade focused on his career, marriage, and raising a family, Craig woke up one day weighing in at 341 pounds with 39.6% body fat and a 48-inch waistline. Deciding that he’d had enough of living an unfit and unhealthy lifestyle, Craig joined Fitness Together after losing 30 pounds on his own but knowing he was going to need professional help to get his life fully back on track. Within six months, Craig dropped 30 more pounds. As of last year, he hit his lowest weight of 219 but now is maintaining 230

pounds and 14.9% body fat as he focuses on building more muscle mass and strength. “They told me that I didn’t get fat overnight, so I’m not going to lose weight overnight,” said Craig. “There’s no magic pill. I loved the honesty and the accountability. When you go into Fitness Together three times a week, it’s very hard to cover up if you’re making poor eating or exercise choices.” Brian, a Fitness Together personal trainer, attributes Craig’s weight loss success to his focused perspective and dedicated mentality to make a lifestyle change for himself and his family. Brian and the team of trainers at Fitness Together dedicated their expertise to helping Craig lose weight and feel great about all of his accomplishments throughout his journey. Brian helped Craig turn his focus away from weekly weight loss goals and instead focused on getting the right processes and structures in place to live a healthy lifestyle. Craig’s success has also been a positive influence for his two sons – 19 and 13 years old – who regularly train with their father now at Fitness Together. Craig has also spearheaded fitness initiatives in the workplace as well. “Losing weight and focusing on fitness

has changed so much in my life,” said Craig. “It’s changed my relationship with my kids, the way I handle stress at work, and how I influence our company’s corporate fitness culture.” Why not discover for yourself what you and Fitness Together can achieve in your life? Make the phone call today.

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HoLa Festival in Market Square T HE 20TH ANNIVERSARY

celebration of the HoLA Festival 2019 will take place on Saturday, September 28, from 7 to 10 pm. The Kick-Off Salsa Party will feature the fabulous entertainer, El Chinito Catú, the fabulous Jimmy Bonilla Orchestra, and fireworks from Market Square at 9 pm. Food and craft vendors will also be present that night. Our Family Festival will take place the next day, Sunday, September 29, from 11 am to 6 pm. The day kicks off with a great tribute to Carlos Santana by the Bicho Brothers Band. The rest of the day will be composed of three stages featuring singers, dancers, and bands. The Parade of Nations will take place on Union and Gay Street and will travel to Market Square via Union Street at 2 pm. More than 15 food vendors will be present along with craft vendors, children’s entertainment and activities, representation of information for 22 countries, and passports to fill with flags for each of these countries. Don’t miss this great celebration of Hispanic art and culture! For more information, call 865-335-3358, email casahola@holafestival.org, or visit www.holahoralatina.org.

HoLa Hora Latina started in Knoxville in 1992 and is the oldest grassroots Latino non-profit organization in East Tennessee. Chartered in 2003, it is now a 501(c)(3) charity. The mission of HoLa Hora Latina is to promote unity in the community by creating art, cultural, and communication bridges between Latinos and the larger community and by encouraging education, participation, and leadership. HoLa Hora Latina has contributed to the cultural life in the Knoxville area through its various cultural and educational programs. We are mainly known for the annual Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 and for the annual HoLa Festival – the last one being the most celebrated among the many celebrations during this month. The HoLa Festival is known to be attended by more than 25,000 festival goers kicking off with a Saturday night Salsa Fiesta and leading to a Sunday filled with food, music, dance, cultural events, a Parade of Nations, and endless activities promoting the culture of all Hispanic countries and their influences in the United States. HoLa Hora Latina has its home at Casa HoLa, which is located in the 100 block of S. Gay Street at the Historical Emporium Building in the heart of Knoxville’s Art District. This is the home for most of our cultural and educational programs that are offered throughout the year. Casa HoLa has become a center where Latin art, photography, paintings, ceramic arts, and popular art have coexisted within the Hispanic and the community at large. Monthly movies and discussions promote a cultural interexchange that is not only fun, but stimulating. HoLa Hora Latina is composed of paid intern students and many volunteers who are dedicated devote their knowledge of art and culture towards excellence in the organization. In 2002, HoLa Hora Latina was an important aspect for the inauguration of the Civil War Trail Marker, which marks the birthplace of Admiral Farragut in Knox County in honor of his Hispanic heritage.



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Now Open Southern Cuisine Upstairs at the Mansion

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the Mansion officially opened for lunch on Friday, August 9th. Local restaurateur, Janice Alley, wishes to thank all of you for the warm welcome that everyone offered her and the Southern Cuisine team. Southern Cuisine offers a variety of on-menu Southern specialties, including many of your Upstairs at the Mansion favorites such as Fried Green Tomatoes and Signature BLTs. Southern Cuisine Upstairs at the Mansion, located on the second floor of Sweetwater Flower Shop, also offers a combination of full lunch buffet, hot bar only or salad bar only choices, and daily sandwich specials that are sure to become favorites with diners as well, particularly those who may be on a tight schedule. Janice’s culinary experience includes 20 years of restaurant ownership and management in Rhea County, TN, and Cleveland, OH, in addition to her passion for both cooking and baking. Be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to savor a wide selection of her popular homemade daily dessert and candy specials. Also, if you’re celebrating a special event, you’ll delight in knowing that you can preorder your dessert choice so it will be ready when you arrive to dine. Southern Cuisine Upstairs at the Mansion is open for lunch Thursday through Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm and is also available to host your special events, including graduations, anniversaries, and birthdays. In-house catering is also available for a whole host of gatherings at a date and time convenient for you. Meat and cheese, cookie, and candy trays are also available. For a true culinary treat with a unique Southern flare, you are invited to visit Southern Cuisine Upstairs at the Mansion, located within Sweetwater Flower Shop in historic downtown Sweetwater. Be sure to introduce yourself to Janice and her team, who delight in greeting their guests.

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insurance policy you don’t need anymore? Or perhaps you have money in a variable annuity, but you aren’t sure what to do with it? Well, good news on both fronts! You can use a friendly little IRS rule, called a 1035 exchange, that allows you to trade a current life insurance or annuity policy for something new and not pay any tax on it. My favorite strategy is to exchange them for an asset-based long-term care policy. This is not your typical traditional LTC policy, with all of its inherent drawbacks. This is a policy you fund once, with the 1035 exchange, and there are no further premium payments. It provides you with an enhanced pool of tax-free LTC dollars that you can use for home health care, assisted living, or full skilled care. If you don’t ever need it for LTC costs, it has a death benefit that passes to your heirs. It solves the “use it or lose it” premium payment of traditional LTC insurance. This exchange process has lots of tax advantages. Normally the cash value of a life insurance policy and the accumulation value of an annuity has interest that is taxable if you take it out. But when you exchange it for an asset-based LTC policy, the LTC benefits are tax-free and the death benefit is tax-free. Voila! No more taxable interest! Note this strategy does not apply to term insurance, which has no cash value. You can also purchase this type of policy with nonretirement money or even over a period of time. Beyond the tax benefits, an asset-based LTC policy truly solves retirees’ most vexing dilemma: How to provide themselves protection from the financial catastrophe of health care costs. A 2018 Genworth study found, in Knox County, the average monthly cost of home health care is $3,575, assisted living is $4,000, and full skilled care is $7,000. You can’t just wish for good health – if you don’t have adequate protection, these costs will drain your accounts, or fall to your adult children to pay, or you’ll end up on Medicaid letting the government decide for you. Call or email to learn more. We’ll be happy to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. Peace of mind is priceless.

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The Knoxville Choral Society Announces

2019-2020 Concert Season

T HE KNOXVILLE CHORAL SOCIETY

(KCS) recently announced its 2019-2020 season. The KCS and Artistic Director, John R. Orr, will present a season of masterworks and innovative programs, including performances with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and a wide range of venues. This season the KCS can be seen at Central Bearden Baptist Church, the Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville Civic Auditorium, First United Methodist Church of Morristown, Church Street United Methodist Church, and the Clarence Brown Theatre on UT’s campus. The Knoxville Choral Society’s season opens with one of the largest and most dramatic choral works of all time, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, performed with full orchestra and featuring Knoxville’s own Metropolitan Opera bass-baritone, David Crawford, singing the title role. In December, KCS will join the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra for its Classical Christmas concert presenting Handel’s Messiah and the annual Clayton Holiday Concerts. The winter concert will feature assistant conductor, Andrew Duncan, performing an innovative concert called Stargazer, and in May 2020, KCS will present its second annual Sing! Knoxville concert at the Clarence Brown Theatre on the UT campus conducted by John R. Orr. The Sing! Knoxville concert offers a unique experience for the Knoxville community to come together in song. KCS will present a concert of mixed genre choral music by living composers, and the audience will be invited to participate in the music-making process. Additional appearances include the women of KCS joining the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra for Holst’s The Planets and the Knoxville Chamber Chorale presenting its concert, Alone in the Night, at First United Methodist Church of Morristown. The Knoxville Chamber Chorale will sing two additional concerts this season, a Christmas concert at Church Street United Methodist Church and a concert in the spring of 2020. In June 2020, the Knoxville Choral Society will represent Knoxville by traveling to and performing in Austria and Switzerland. The Knoxville Choral Society is thrilled to have John R. Orr entering his second season as our artistic director. “I’m excited to begin my second season as conductor of the Knoxville Choral Society and am so honored to work with the best singers in our area,” said Orr. “The 2019-2020 season is designed around our belief that the Knoxville Choral Society represents the heart of the Knoxville community, because it impacts such a diverse group of people. We have the highest quality choral singers who come from all walks of life, and our concerts appeal to so many different audiences. It is truly a celebration of the best things about this city when we come together to make and share music.” For more information about the 2019-2020 concert season, visit www.knoxvillechoralsociety.org. About Knoxville Choral Society The Knoxville Choral Society is an auditioned choir that has been bringing the joy and wonder of choral music to East Tennessee since 1951. KCS is dedicated to maintaining a rich tradition of choral excellence for both its members and audiences. For more information about the choral society, visit www.knoxvillechoralsociety.org. 28

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KNOXVILLE CHORAL SOCIETY 2019-2020 SEASON CALENDAR September Thursday, September 19, 7:30 pm Friday, September 20, 7:30 pm Holst’s The Planets Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Women of the Knoxville Choral Society Tennessee Theatre October Thursday, October 24, 7:30 pm Alone in the Night Knoxville Chamber Chorale First United Methodist Church of Morristown November Friday, November 8, 7:30 pm Mendelssohn’s Elijah Knoxville Choral Society Central Bearden Baptist Church December Sunday, December 1, 2:30 pm Classical Christmas Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Knoxville Choral Society Tennessee Theatre Thursday, December 12, 7:30 pm Christmas Concert Knoxville Chamber Chorale Church Street United Methodist Church Friday, December 20, 7:30 pm Saturday, December 21, 3 & 7:30 pm Sunday, December 22, 3 pm Clayton Holiday Concerts Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Knoxville Choral Society Knoxville Civic Auditorium March Thursday, March 12, 2020, 7:30 pm Stargazer Knoxville Choral Society Andrew Duncan, Conductor Central Bearden Baptist Church May Friday, May 22, 2020, 7:30 pm Sing! Knoxville Knoxville Choral Society Clarence Brown Theatre, UTK Campus Spring 2020 Knoxville Chamber Chorale concert – TBD Tickets for guest appearances are available through the presenting organization. Tickets for Knoxville Choral Society sponsored concerts will be available through the KCS website or from a KCS member.


Happy Fall, Y’all!

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FTER A VERY HOT summer (includ-

ing our recent trip to sizzling Las Vegas Market), our team is ready to kick off this season of cooling temperatures, football, and giving thanks a few weeks early this year! We traveled across the country to find new vendors to stock our store with unique products, paying special attention to buy from other small entrepreneurs who share our values of supporting special causes and domestic suppliers. You can still trust us to be your source of Keepers of the Light candles: We love that they employ adults with special needs to provide them financial stability, so we are expanding our line to include Papa, Mama, and Baby sizes so you can choose the perfect style for your home and giftgiving. We a lso continue to rely on local farmers for our organic raw honey and private label jams. Raspb er r y Ja l a p eño remains our top-seller, and fall brings the return of seasonal favorites Apple Butter and Pumpkin Butter, Cinnamon Pear Preserves, and mulling spices for cider and wine. During football weekends, we’ll be selling (and sampling!) Rocky Tots™ – made for Knoxville, they are the treat for tailgates, gettogethers, or a sweet gift! For “udderly” soft skin, we have sourced beautiful, handmade goat mi lk soaps, lotions, and lip balms from the Windrif t Hill family farm in Montana. Your skin will also “bee” it’s best with products from The Naked Bee, another natural line using organic, hypoallergenic, and pH balanced ingredients from Tennessee. @ Find me CH for your 20% off ! purchase

Quilling cards (see I&H feature on page 32), hand-crafted artisan jewelry, and laugh-out-loud kitchen towels are a few more new lines guaranteed to bring a smile this season. We look forward to seeing you in the store – especially during our Fall Open House on the 13th & 14th!

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Movies UNDER THE STARS September 20 • 7-11 PM | Ijams Nature Center

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JAMS NATURE CENTER and Central Cinema are pairing up for another year of Movies Under the Stars. Our summer is filled with great films that you won’t want to miss! This month’s movie on September 20 is Edward Scissorhands (PG-13, 1990). Doors open at 7 pm, and the movie begins at dark (approximately 8:30 pm). Food trucks and beer garden will have tasty meals, snacks, and beverages available for purchase. No coolers or outside alcohol are allowed. Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash at all times. The cost is $8 per person and $25 for a family. This event takes place at Ijams Nature Center on the front lawn near the Visitor Center. In case of inclement weather, we will move the event indoors. For more information, visit www.ijams.org.

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W. Smith has been providing the world his incredible music – both Christian and mainstream – spanning five decades. His mark on the soundtrack of humanity is as deep as his commitment to his faith and to his family. From his first hit, “Friends,” to his sell-out concerts and Christmas extravaganzas, Michael is still a favorite among Christian and mainstream fans alike. Michael will be performing in East Tennessee (Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Sevierville) next month. He chatted with me about his career, his take on the music industry, and what fans can expect from his area shows. “I think music, in general, ebbs and flows,” he said. “And while it’s always adapting and changing, there seems to be some ‘patterns,’ and sometimes different styles come back into vogue. When I started writing songs, we were really ‘storytelling.’ In more recent years – with worship music being dominant – the lyrics have become more vertical. I think there’s room for both.” When pressed for his thoughts as to the best and less-than-best changes within CCM, he said, “Well, the quality has to be there to be competitive. In the early days, I think quality of the recordings, of the mixes, etc. might have taken a backseat to content. But for a record to be truly great, I think the quality of the recording has to match the quality of the content.” Approaching the subject from a slightly different angle, I asked Michael what he would do to “fix” the Christian music 30

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business if he was made its “czar.” “At the risk of taking a little heat – I’d say – I’d push for radio to have more of an open mind. Quit relying on ‘testing’ and go back to the days when a PD would take a chance on a song he or she believed in. So much of radio has become formula and, I believe, it’s lost its uniqueness and, in some senses, its soul.” As I talk to fans around the world about various artists, it is striking how different people view different artists in different ways. In the case of Michael W. Smith, most people see him as an artist who writes, records, and performs Christian music. Still others see him as one who writes musical scores for movies. I asked him how he would describe his work. “I’m not resting,” he said. “I’m not looking back. Even this far into my career, I think the best days, the best music, can still be ahead of me. I want to make better music than I ever have before. That’s what drives me.” As mentioned at the beginning of this article, Michael is making several appearances in East and Middle Tennessee. Naturally, fans would want to know what they can expect from the different shows, so I asked him. “The Nashville show is with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, and it’s a Christmas Concert,” he said. “Marc Martel will be with me. He’s amazing, as is the Nashville Symphony, so I know that’s going to be a great show! The show in Sevierville is actually a Women’s Conference. That’s actually a really fun audience to play for.” As a successful singer, songwriter, recording artist, and movie score writer, I was curious if there was anything Michael hasn’t yet done, musically, that he still wants to do. “I had the good fortune to score some

movies, and I really loved the opportunity to score for a major release,” said Michael. “My son is a brilliant composer, so to score a film with him would be great. I’ve also been writing an original symphony piece that I hope to, someday, debut with the Nashville Symphony and then take it on the road!” When asked what is on his musical radar in the next couple of years, his answer was transparent: “I’ve never been very strategic about writing. Someday – usually when I’m not expecting it – I’ll get on a creative streak and start writing music. It’s almost like I can’t control it – it just comes. And it might be pop, it might be worship, it might be a symphony piece. Sometimes it’s all of the above! But eventually some line or some melody grabs my attention more than the others, and that’s the direction I go. It’s always been that way for me.” I asked Michael how he hoped to be remembered and what he hoped his legacy will be. “I’ve been asked this a few times, and my answer is always the same: I want to be remembered as a guy that loved God, loved his wife and family, and wrote some songs.” Michael W. Smith will be performing at the Bijou Theatre on October 6. Tickets to see him in concert are still available as of this writing and can be purchased by visiting www.MichaelWSmith.com. Randy’s first interview was at the tender age of 13 with none other than Col. Tom Parker. Thirtysix years later he founded the webzine, Boomerocity.com, and has conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music.


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Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit Coming to Morristown T HE SMITHSONIAN’S Museum on Main Street, in cooperation with Humanities Tennessee, presents “Crossroads: Change in Rural America.” The exhibition examining the evolving landscape and culture of rural America opens at Rose Center on Saturday, November 2. “Crossroads” will be on view through December 7. Rose Center and the surrounding community has been expressly chosen by Humanities Tennessee to host “Crossroads” as part of the Museum on Main Street program – a national/ state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations. The exhibition will tour only six communities in Tennessee from September 7 through June 21, 2020. “Crossroads” explores how rural American communities changed in the 20th century. From sea to shining sea, the vast majority of the United States landscape remains rural, with only 3.5% of the landmass considered urban. Since 1900, the percentage of Americans living in rural areas dropped from 605 to 17%. The exhibition looks at that remarkable societal change and how rural Americans responded. Americans have relied on rural crossroads for generations. 36

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These places where people gather to exchange goods, services and culture and to engage in political and community discussions are an important part of our cultural fabric. Despite the massive economic and demographic impacts brought on by these changes, America’s small towns continue to creatively focus on new opportunities for growth and development. “‘Crossroads’ allows us to reflect on Morristown’s history, present, and future, and we are excited to explore what the future may hold for our community,” said Beccy Hamm, Rose Center’s Executive Director. “We want to convene conversations about what makes our community unique and are developing local exhibitions and public programs to complement the Smithsonian exhibition.” Designed for small-town museums, libraries, and cultural organizations, “Crossroads” will serve as a community meeting place for conversations about how rural America has changed. With the support and guidance of state humanities councils, these towns will develop complementary exhibits, host public programs, and facilitate educational initiatives to raise people’s understanding about their own history, the joys, and challenges of

living rural, how change has impacted their community, and prompt discussion of goals for the future. The exhibition is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), state humanities councils across the nation, and local host institutions. The learn more about “Crossroads” and other Museum on Main Street exhibitions, visit www.museumonmainstreet.org. Support for MoMS has been provided by the U. S. Congress. SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C. for more than 65 years. SITES connects Americans to their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of exhibitions about art, science, and history, which are shown wherever people live, work, and play. For exhibition description and tour schedules, visit www.sites.si.edu. The Rose Center is located at 442 W. 2nd North Street in Morristown, TN. It’s open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, with special weekend hours for this exhibit. For more information, call 423-581-4330 or visit www.rosecenter.org.



Dollywood Announces Job Fairs for Balance of Season Fair at Smokies Stadium among opportunities for fall, winter employment at award-winning park

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September is definitely on my list of favorite months, because the temperatures are starting to moderate and there is just a hint of crispness in the air. It can still get hotter than Hades, but at least there is the promise of cool weather to come! There are many things that can be done in your yard this time of year, so let’s get started on the list. » Your number one project is a good clean-up. Many of us experienced a fungal nightmare this year with the warm, damp weather, so it is critical that you get all those infected leaves up as they fall. Otherwise they deposit those spores back into the ground to rear their ugly little heads again next spring. » Speaking of next spring, this is also a great time to plan for next year. What did well? What didn’t? What do you want to add, subtract, or change? What needs to be pruned, treated, divided, moved, or eliminated? Get that plan started, because fall is a great time to

add trees and shrubs to your landscape. » I need to elaborate on the above statement. Fall is a great time to plant, but September and October tend to be dry. Don’t think that planting now gives you a free pass on watering! You need to plan to supplement water at least through October, which tends to be our driest month. » You have heard me say a million times that sprinklers are not sufficient for trees and shrubs, and I will say it again. Overhead sprinklers are ok for grass and flowers but not trees and shrubs. Those need to be deeply watered at least once a week, not given a baptismal sprinkle daily! Overhead watering also sets up the perfect scenario for fungal problems, and we do NOT need any help in that area. If possible, establish drip systems to water trees and shrubs or hand water them. » September is a good month to clean, divide, and transplant spring and summer flowering perennials. Try to do it

early in the month so they have time to harden off before we have a frost. It is usually easiest to dig the entire clump and then cut it with a sharp knife into sections to replant or give away. Be sure to remove any roots or rhizomes that are insect infested or rotting. » You may want to go ahead and pull your annuals by the end of the month. You can wait until frost, but some of them turn to mush if they get frozen. Clean up any debris, add new soil if needed, and get ready to plant pansies! Don’t get in too big of a hurry, however. Pansies get leggy and floppy if it is too warm. » How did your veggies do? Some of you have had wonderful crops, and some were not as successful. If your vegetable garden was a flop, see if you can figure out what went wrong. Often it is because you plant the same vegetable in the same spot every year. That is a big no-no! You must move them around to prevent diseases from becoming established in the soil. You also need at least six hours of sun, good airflow, watering done at ground level (no overhead sprinklers), and mulch. I have used regular mulch, newspaper, pine straw, and cardboard with some success. This year I used burlap bags, and they have done very well! Mulch keeps the temperature and moisture levels stable, reduces insect populations, and keeps the weeds down. » Did your houseplants spend the summer outside? Now is the time to get them ready to come back in. Give them a thorough check for insects and treat if necessary. They will need to come in when the nighttime temperatures drop below 50 or you can bid them farewell. » Let’s talk about mums before I wrap this up. Most of the mums you see for sale everywhere are hybrids, and you need to get them in the ground by mid-month if you want them to come back. Because they are hybrids, they may or may not look the same next year. They also have a limited bloom time (four to six weeks) that is shortened by heat and lengthened by cool temps. If your neighbor has one that blooms for months, it isn’t real! There are early, mid, and late season varieties, so just get one and enjoy it and compost it when it is done and get another. We are getting our fall merchandise in, so stop by and see what is new! You can also call, stop by, email, or contact us on Facebook if you have questions. We want to help you have a beautiful yard!

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UT Gardens’ Plant of the Month: Butterfly Bush B Y S H A L E N A D U R KOT, UT GARDENS, CROS SVILLE

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Miss Molly! Buddleja x ‘Miss Molly’ is definitely a show stopper. It is hard to compete with the vivid color and abundance of this butterfly bush. This long-blooming beauty lasts from summer to frost! The fragrant blooms are great for cutting. Deadheading is not required but makes for a tidier plant. They also attract pollinators and are a favorite of hummingbirds and, of course, butterflies. The blooms are not the only attribute of the Miss Molly butterfly bush. The plant has a compact branching form and an average growth of between four to five feet. Miss Molly loves the sun and heat, is non-invasive, and deer resistant. The silvery-green leaves are another attraction, contrasting nicely with chartreuse or gold. In addition to the ‘Miss’ series, other butterfly bushes have done well in the University of Tennessee Gardens. The ‘Pugster’ series has become very popular due to its compact size and full-sized flowers. Many are on display in all three UT Gardens’ locations: Knoxville, Crossville, and Jackson. My favorite is the ‘Pugster Blue’ with its true-blue blooms. If your garden space is limited or if you are looking for a miniature version, check out the ‘Lo & Behold’ series. Two of the smallest selections are planted in our Butterfly Garden in Crossville. ‘Blue Chip Jr.’ and ‘Pink Micro Chip’ both average only one to two feet in size. Although easy to grow, butterfly bushes can be sensitive to root rot. Many are lost due to wet soil and temperature fluctuations between fall and spring. So plant butterfly bushes in such a way as to encourage water to drain away from the plant, not settle around it. This is particularly true when dealing with clay soil. You should also avoid mulching directly around your butterfly bush, as the mulch can hold too much moisture. If pruning is desired, wait until after new growth emerges in the spring. This insures greater protection through the winter, especially in colder climates. This may require a bit of patience. Butterfly bushes tend to be one of the last to leaf out in the spring. Some say to wait well into June before determining whether they survived winter or a wet spring. One last tip for establishing one of these beauties: Avoid fall planting. Unlike most

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shrubs, butterfly bushes prefer ample time to develop a good root system before enduring the cold, wet season. Plant them in spring through summer. Come and visit the UT Gardens, Crossville, located at the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center. Miss Molly will greet you at the garden entrance. The UT Gardens include plant collections located in Knoxville, Jackson, and Crossville.

Designated as the official botanical garden for the State of Tennessee, the collections are part of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. The Gardens’ mission is to foster appreciation, education, and stewardship of plants through garden displays, educational programs, and research trials. The Gardens are open during all seasons and free to the public. For more information, visit www.ag.tennessee.edu/utg.

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Reclaim Your Tile & Grout Floors BY CHRISTINA FITZWILLIAM, C O - O W N E R O F S U R FAC E D O C , I N C .

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F YOUR FLOORS are dingy no matter how much you clean them,

we can help! Did you know that the more often you clean your tile and grout floors, the dingier and dirtier they appear? Over time, dirt and contaminants are absorbed into the porous surfaces of your floor. Cleaning chemicals often have the same effect. Your floor acts as a sponge and absorbs all sorts of foreign matter and locks it deep within where no amount of scrubbing will help its appearance. The unsuspecting homeowner will often try all sorts of cleaning chemicals in hopes of success, all the while making it worse. Sadly, traditional cleaning methods simply are not able to extract the grime that is embedded in your surfaces. If you are wondering how dirty your floors really are, simply compare the grout in an unused corner to the rest of the floor. You may be shocked. It takes a three-step process to extract the grime embedded below the surface. High heat opens the pores in your floor. Powerful suction draws the dirt out to be whisked away. High pressure and a quality emulsifier are also needed to complete the process of removing all the junk below the surface. ONLY the perfect combination of heat, extraction, and pressure will be effective. Many homeowners opt to have their newly cleaned floors sealed. Surface Doc’s sealer provides the ultimate protection for most hard surfaces, including natural stone floors, tile and grout, and concrete. The sealer’s molecules penetrate deep within and bond permanently together, creating a deep barrier of protection. John and his crew are experts at cleaning inside and out. They can tackle the biggest jobs, from kitchens and bathrooms to the driveway, pool, and deck. Surface Doc has become the leader in this area for hard surface restoration, as well as carpet restoration. The estimate is free, and the service is affordable and effective. Visit www.surfacedoc.com to see before and after photos, as well as streaming videos of John’s cleaning tools in action. Give Surface Doc a call today to request a free, no hassle home demonstration.

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Need a Custom Closet? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

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through the never-ending amount of garments you have hanging in your closet just to put together the single outfit you had in mind? Can’t find the pants to match the shirt? Or the shoes to match the pants? While life can be messy and disorganized,

a closet should not. Closets should make life easier. A custom closet that’s designed and organized based on your needs provides more organization and maximizes storage space, which means less frustration. Tailored Living of Knoxville professionals will meet with you in your home, listen to your specific needs, and work with you to design a space that fits your lifestyle. Here are some preliminary questions to ask yourself before calling for your free in-home consultation: What is my budget? While the cost depends on the size of your closet and organizational needs, a basic system with hanging and shelving is very affordable. Adding drawers and cabinets with doors will increase the cost. Additionally, the finish color you choose impacts the cost. White will always be less expensive than wood grains and darker finishes. What types of clothing am I storing? Some people only want to hang shirts, blouses, and pants in their closet and leave other items such as undergarments stored in a bedroom dresser. If there is space available, most people now prefer to add drawers in the closet so everything is in one place and it eliminates the need for a bulky dresser in the bedroom. Think about what types of clothing and accessories you want to store inside your closet and it will help you put together a picture of your organizational needs.

Which accessories do I need? Convenient accessories like jewelry drawers, fold-out ironing boards, tilt-out hampers, and pull-out belt racks are among the many options that bring more order to the closet and help you easily find everyday items. What look do I want to create? A closet that fits with your home’s interior helps you be organized without diminishing your home’s style. From a contemporary white to a rich, warm wood grain finish, you can find an attractive finish to perfectly complement your home’s décor. Adding extra design touches like an island, full-length mirror, and vanity will enhance the look of your closet even more. These are just a few ideas to consider when thinking about a custom closet. Once you have considered your budget and what you need to store, Tailored Living of Knoxville will design a custom closet system with features built around you and your lifestyle.

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A Recurring Smile and Emotional Boost

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tant aspects of volunteering at Random Acts of Flowers is that the volunteers get to spend their time doing something that can give a complete stranger a smile and an emotional boost. This not only occurs when the volunteer delivers the Random Acts of Flowers’ created bouquet to an individual in a healthcare facility, but, in addition, during the next several days, every time the recipient looks at the flowers, they happily recall the personal moment of kindness that the flowers represent and have another emotional boost knowing someone cares for them. This recalled and recurring happiness not only positively impacts the 48

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recipient, but their family and friends, too! One of our recipient’s family members said: “My sister-in-law shared something that I didn’t know, which was that her mom received flowers from Random Acts of Flowers in Knoxville a few years back. She went on to say that she’ll forever be grateful for those flowers, because they provide her with actual photographs and mental memories of her mom’s hospital stay, which at times was difficult and demanding, but also one filled with smiles knowing that others were thinking of them. What a wonderful testament to what you do. You should feel great about how your job helps make the lives of others better.” It is these moments of kindness, encouragement, and emotional support that propels and sustains our volunteers to work so hard and so happily – collecting and preparing donated flowers, creating the individual bouquets, and delivering the repurposed, upcycled bouquets to individuals

in healthcare facilities. It is a process that makes all of those involved in the process smile – whether they are preparing the flowers, creating an arrangement, or delivering a bouquet. And, on the receiving end, the smiles and emotional boost are not only for the recipient, but for their family and friends as well. If you want to make an impact with Random Acts of Flowers by volunteering or making a donation, call us at 865-6339082, email us at info@RAFKnoxville.org, or visit www.RAFKnoxville.org and fill out the Individual Volunteer form.

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Update Your Home Without Busting Your Budget

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many innovative ways to update their homes without the added cost, inconvenience, or mess of a major renovation. By updating lighting, cabinet drawer pulls and door handles, new window treatments, and a thorough cleaning and painting, you can create that showcase look you’ve been dreaming of – without the cost. Another way to achieve that updated look is to add a new accent chair, sofa or loveseat, dining table, art, décor, or perhaps an Oriental rug. Thanks to Premiere Consignment in nearby and convenient Tellico Village, you’ll discover many of the items that you’ve been looking for at incredible savings. One of the most important features of being located within the heart of the Tellico Lake area is the opportunity to secure furniture, art, home décor items, and Oriental rugs from many of the area’s most luxurious homes. Also, because most of their consignors have relocated to communities such as Tellico Village and Rarity Bay from all across the country, they are able to offer you a large selection of items purchased by these same homeowners from all across the nation. Perhaps that’s why they are frequented by many of the area’s top interior designers and decorators. Currently they have an excellent collection of dining room furniture, sofas, loveseats, and recliners. You’ll also discover Oriental rugs, lighting, home décor, art items, and florals from their very own resident floral designer. Another feature that’s popular with both their consignors and retail customers is how quickly they are able to turn their showroom inventory. Customers appreciate it because the selection is greater, and consignors appreciate it because they don’t accept items for resale that are placed in storage indefinitely. Whether you’re contemplating a home update or if you have some gently used name brand furniture, art, décor, or Oriental rugs you no longer use, you’ll find Premiere Consignment the perfect solution. Also, don’t forget their online store powered by eBay, where they have successfully sold many thousands of items for their customers.

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excited to offer their customers the most luxurious sleeping experience available anywhere with mattresses designed and manufactured by Posh & Lavish using the highest quality materials available in our industry, including latex, wool, cotton, and tencel. Benefits of latex » Extremely comfortable: When lying down, you will feel a soft sinking feeling followed by ultimate support. » Promotes pain relief: It is the ideal choice for back and joint pain. Osteopaths, physical therapists, and chiropractors recommend latex for not only pain relief, but the natural spine alignment it offers. » All-natural: Latex is a natural product produced from rubber trees. The springiness you feel when you lie down is due to the natural properties in the latex. Because it’s all-natural, there are no toxic chemicals and off gassing. » Resistant to mold and dust mites: Latex is naturally resistant to mold and mites and is the ideal choice for a naturally hygienic and healthy sleeping environment.

» Allergen-free: Most allergies result from our body’s reaction to proteins produced by dust mites and mold. » Less motion transfer: The resiliency of latex reduces movement on one side of the mattress to the other side, providing a deeper sleep for both partners. Benefits of wool » The original smart fiber, wool wicks away moisture. » The safest choice for bedding, wool is naturally flame retardant. » One of nature’s best insulators, wool keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. » Wool is highly resilient and helps relieve pressure points. » Wool is renewable, sustainable, and biodegradable. Benefits of cotton » Cotton is breathable fiber that doesn’t trap heat. » Cotton is natural and free from chemicals. » Cotton helps to control moisture and insulate the body.

» Cotton is hypoallergenic. Benefits of tencel » Tencel has natural breathability and absorbs 50% more moisture than cotton. » Tencel is anti-bacterial. » Tencel is softer than silk, stronger and more absorbent than cotton, and cooler than linen. » Tencel is made from the wood of eucalyptus trees and is completely organic. Because of our commitment to offer only the highest quality, all-natural sleeping systems, Brothers Bedding provides their customers with a great and safe night’s sleep while protecting our planet. Call or visit our sleep experts at one of our four convenient locations and experience all the health benefits that nature has to offer. From nature to bed, Brothers Bedding offers a full line of sleep options, including mattresses, sheets, mattress protectors, toppers, comforters, and pillows.

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T W A S O N C E known as “The

Oaks” and still presides over the town of Jefferson City like a grand sentinel guarding the past. To drive through modern Jefferson City along Andrew Johnson Highway (11-E) tells little of the area’s fascinating history. Magnificent mansions of the past are just out of sight when you meander along the commercial sprawl that is the “new highway.” There was once a beautiful mansion where Burger King now stands. Carson Newman University is just a couple of blocks off the highway to the north. Just beyond that, along the “old highway” is a small downtown working hard to regain its footing in our car culture world. A drive along the old road offers a glimpse into the history of Mossy Creek, the original name of the city. Along the Old Andrew Johnson Highway are the mansions of a prosperous past. Most have disappeared behind trees, but they are still there, most privately owned. Hampton Hall, the Branner-Hicks House ( just off the Highway on North Chucky Pike), and Fairvue and the Tarr Mansion, both surrounded by farmland protected by conservation easements that anchor them in time forever. Grandest of them all is Glenmore Mansion at the intersection of the Old Highway and North Chucky Pike. You can’t miss it. There simply isn’t anything else quite like it in East Tennessee, and this one anyone can visit. John Roper Branner, who built the house in 1868, was the grandson of Michael and Christina Branner, who came from Virginia in 1799. John named the new house “The Oaks,” and the tiles on one of the fireplaces have an oak motif. John eventually renamed the house after his first son, Glenmore, following his death as a baby. Only two families have owned and lived in Glenmore: The Branners and the Jarnagins. Both are well-known in Jefferson County, with connections to almost every pioneer family in the surrounding region. The location was perfect, high on a hill and near the stately homes of other Branner 52

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relatives. When Emancipation occurred, several of Branner’s former slaves continued to work for the family and were the primary masons, carpenters, and laborers in building his new home. Descendants of those former slaves, many of whom took the Branner surname, return periodically to touch a piece of their ancestral heritage. Sadly, John Roper Branner never got to live in the house. He died shortly before it was completed. In 1970, the house and surrounding property were saved from the auction block and developer’s bulldozer when the heirs of Milton Preston Jarnagin, Sr. presented the property to the Jefferson County Chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities (APTA). Glenmore has undergone several phases of restoration since the APTA acquired it. The house is T-shaped and has 27 rooms. The walls are three bricks thick. One of the most beautiful points in the house is the graceful, winding staircase, with its broad steps and landings. Most of the wallpaper is original. Many of the furnishings belonged to the families that lived there or to their relatives. Solid walnut and cherry woodwork was handmade from trees found on the property. Wood above the library windows was brought from Baltimore, Maryland. Every floor has wide pine-board floors, even the ballroom on the second floor. The house has imported Dutch tiles around the fireplaces. “Doll Town,” an extension that replicates the main part of the house, contains 12 smaller rooms with lower ceilings. This is where the family spent winters when

the main house was too hard to heat. Depending on how you count, the house could be five stories high. The tower is a single room, approximately 14 feet square and 16 feet high, extending 30 feet above the main roof. From here, you can see many French influences popular in the Victorian era such as the curving, mansard-type roof and delicately detailed dormer windows on the third floor. Glenmore is considered one of Tennessee’s best examples of the Second Empire architectural style. Knox Heritage and the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance recently hosted a Summer Supper at Glenmore, which hosts weddings and other private events. For one special night, the main floor rooms were turned into Victorian dining parlors. Jefferson County Historian, Robert Jarnigan, captured guests’ imaginations with the history of this spectacular home. Glenmore Mansion is a gem worth exploring and getting to know. The regular tour season runs from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October. Visit www. glenmoremansion.com and plan a visit soon. The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) works to preserve the structures and places with historic or cultural significance in Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union counties. ETPA is a program of Knox Heritage created to foster preservation throughout the region.

Knox Heritage preserves structures and places of historic or cultural significance for our community. Established in 1974 as a non-profit educational corporation, our organization works to protect and raise awareness of what is beautiful and irreplaceable in East Tennessee.


Rediscover Your Home’s Showcase Quality Kitchen

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a truly unique building contractor serving families that are underserved by contractors that only build multi-million dollar homes or that build multiple homes simultaneously in area developments. Our goal is to provide the average Knoxville family with a custom home that they can both afford and will love for many years to come. An architect by trade, I am also the founder and sole owner of Personal Space, LLC and a West Knoxville resident. I love to help homeowners rediscover the full potential that exists within their homes. Over time our homes become dated. Normal wear and tear also take their toll on our home’s once beautiful interiors and exteriors. One popular area where many homeowners elect to start updating is their kitchen. Our kitchens are more than just a place where we prepare our daily meals. Many families have expanded their use of their home’s kitchen to include a gathering space, as well as a center for entertaining. We especially enjoy working on kitchens with our clients. The opportunities are endless. The good news is that you don’t have to break the bank in order to achieve your dream kitchen, because your project can be accomplished in phases over time as your budget permits. We’re here to listen, to help you discover

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AFTER the potential, to guide you, and to help you create that showcase quality look in your kitchen or any room in your home – on time and on budget. Our very talented and experienced crews truly love what they do and want to share their diverse skills with you by helping you rediscover the full potential that exists within your home. Personal Space, LLC offers homeowners quality products, professional services, and a reliable partner. We show up on time, and we stay with you until the project is complete. We pride ourselves in finding solutions for even the most challenging projects. Each of our foremen is a carpenter with more than 20 years of experience. Their long careers as craftsmen are your assurance that every project will be completed both professionally and

to your full satisfaction. Whether you are contemplating an addition, a remodel, or a new home, I invite you to discover the Personal Space, LLC difference. We work with interior designers, realtors, and directly with homeowners. We are skilled in home renovation projects, from new additions and backyard decks to custom built-ins and trim, adaptive reuses, and restoration repair. To learn more, call us today at 865-271-7998 and schedule your no-cost, no-obligation, inhome consultation and discover the Personal Space, LLC difference for yourself.

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Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors October 3 at 8 pm at the Tennessee Theatre

D REW HOLCOMB’S

songs have always charged his listeners’ hearts and minds while inspiring them to think, feel, dance, and love. But with his new album, Dragons, his subject material finds the singer using a finer brush and mixing more of the joys, struggles, and specific moments of his own life than ever before to help him paint his masterpieces and connect with fans on a universal level. With its modern production, careful sense of craft and collaboration, and rafter-reaching anthems carrying profound, intentional lyrics, the album represents Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors’ biggest moment yet – a powerful portrait stretched across a wide sonic canvas. The story of Dragons is the culmination of myriad events, connections, challenges, and years of hard, determined work for Holcomb, both as a bandleader and a family man. For the last decade, the Tennessee-based musician has established himself as one of Americana and Southern roots music’s freshest upstarts, building his following and critical appeal with every release, show, and venture. From his position as curator and entrepreneur with various undertakings – from co-creator of the successful, diverse Moon River Music Festival that makes its sold-out home in Chattanooga this fall to the Magnolia Record Club vinyl subscription program that he founded and curates on a monthly basis – to his role of husband for the last 14 years and father to three children, Holcomb cites the nature of his life of late as equal parts “collaborative” and “chaotic.” Having released a full-length Neighbors album, Souvenir, in 2017 to much acclaim, a co-released EP with Johnnyswim, Goodbye Road, in 2018, enjoyed the stripped-down and mostly sold-out “You & Me” tour with his wife, singer Ellie Holcomb, in 2018 and early 2019, and opened larger shows for Willie Nelson and the Zac Brown Band with The Neighbors, Holcomb’s legend and reach continues to grow. So when it came time to begin work on a new album, he forced himself to try something different and to mine untapped territory – and in a manner he had never before attempted. As Holcomb embarked on the tour for Souvenir in 2017, he disciplined himself to write new songs in a more consistent manner than his past 54

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efforts. Where his previous work was written more in lump sum moments during specific blocks of time set aside for creative outburst, he found that spending two to three days each week with his guitar in hand and working on new material yielded better results in both quantity and diversity. Inspired to “throw off some self-imposed shackles” in terms of subject matter and style, the new material was shaping up to point him in an altogether new and exciting direction – and perhaps because he had opened himself up to writing while his “normal” life was rolling along, the songs began to take on a more intimate point of view. “A big part of this record for me was about taking stock of the many roles I play and synthesizing them into the emotions of these songs,” said Holcomb. “I’ve made peace with the fact that I live a pretty normal life – I’ve got

a happy marriage, healthy kids, a job I enjoy immensely – and yet still I’m reminded of the quote: ‘Always be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.’ Everybody is trying to fight their way through some sort of hell; people wake up every morning, and there are dragons they have to slay that day. What I’ve learned is that music is here to help us overcome and get through life and survive those moments.” For Drew Holcomb, music is what helps us try to understand our place in a world full of equal parts chaos, confusion, love, and community, and Dragons is his reminder to all of us to keep fighting the good fight and to never give up. Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors will be performing at the Tennessee Theatre on October 3 at 8 pm. For tickets or more information, visit www.tennesseetheatre.com.



CORKY LAING TALKS ABOUT MOUNTAIN, COWBELLS, AND LETTERS TO SARAH BY RANDY PAT TERSON, BOOMEROCIT Y.COM

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less privileged are certainly aware of the great Saturday Night Live skit wherein Christopher Walken plays Blue Oyster Cult’s record producer who keeps demanding more cowbell on their recording of “The Reaper.” One might say that the demand for more cowbell was heavily influenced by the song Mississippi Queen by Mountain, in which cowbell is prevalent. The man behind that cowbell was Corky Laing, who has released an autobiography, Letters To Sarah. It is a brilliant concept of an autobiography based on a stream of letters that Corky wrote his mom while he was traveling as a drummer. I chatted with Corky about this book. “Well, I’d like to take credit for a good deal of that, but in short, I had my co-writer, Julia Tecala, who I had met in Manchester in 2006,” said Corky. “She’s very prolific. She’s a PHD, she’s a professor, and she loves music. Hence, while we were rehearsing that in the New York area in my studio, she went to the storage area while she had some time and pulled out a box of letters that I had written to my mother over a period of about 30 odd years that my mother had saved in this box, nice and neatly. I didn’t know about it. I never knew my mother did that, but at the time, Julia and I were talking about trying to do a memoir. “She said, ‘Well, maybe these letters could help us as a catalyst’ in terms of a timeline of over 30 odd years, which would coincide with me being in a local band when I was 15 years old, all the way through Mountain, Wes Bruce & Laing, right through when she passed away. She saved these letters. “She insisted that we would tell not a proper story, but write a proper book. And that’s what gave it, I think, the credibility. So I give her credit. She did an amazing job, and I’m not being humble. I lived that life, and I was very lucky to live that life. I enjoyed pretty much every moment of it, and it’s there in the book. But what else can I do? Just celebrate. You got over 50 years there. I can’t believe it’s been 50 years.” One of the many fascinating stories in Corky’s book is when he first met the late drummer for The Who, Keith Moon. “I first saw The Who when our band, Bartholomew Plus III, was opening the show at the Forum at the time. I think I mentioned in the book. This was the time the British invasion came in, so because we were Canadian and because our manager ran the Forum, he booked us. We opened up 56

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for James Brown. Go figure. We opened up for the Kinks. We opened up for Herman’s Hermits. You name it. And they all came in because they had to get their visas. So The Who came in, and they were not celebrities. They caused a riot. They broke up their equipment. You know what they did. “At the time, Keith threw off this jacket and everything cleared. The police cleared this place. It was pretty heavy. And when things quieted down, I walked back under the stage – huge stage – and I see the jacket. I was going to steal it. As a result of me actually

giving it back to him, I tell you, I thought he’s going to kill me because I said, ‘Here’s your jacket’, and because his grandmother made the jacket for the tour. This was big time! He thought he lost it. I handed that to him. He grabbed me by the collar. I thought he was going to kill me. He gave me a big kiss on the lips. I mean, he’s a funny guy. And I looked at him and went, ‘Whoa!’ He walked away and said, ‘I can’t thank you enough! I can’t thank you! I’ll never forget you!’ I said, ‘Alright’, and he walks out. At the time, I don’t know why I did, but I said, ‘I was going to steal it’, just trying to relieve myself with that confession. He came running back at me, and this time, I really thought I was dead. He grabbed me, again, and gave me another big kiss on the lips and said, ‘But ya didn’t steal it, did ya mate? And that makes it even better! I love ya mate, and I’ll never forget ya!’ Another kiss on the lips!” There is much more to this interview on www.boomerocity.com. There are more details of that story, and many others like it permeate “Letters To Sarah,” which can be ordered online. Randy’s first interview was at the tender age of 13 with none other than Col. Tom Parker. Thirtysix years later he founded the webzine, Boomerocity. com, and has conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music.


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PARK(ing) Day Knoxville 2019 P

A R K ( I N G ) D A Y asks people to imagine what is possible when pedestrians occupy the precious space in our cities and towns that we willingly give to cars. It’s an annual event that encourages community members, students, and designers to transform metered parking spaces into temporary parklets. Free and open to the public, the event will stretch across three blocks of Gay Street on September 20 from 11 am to 5 pm, transforming the street into a social hub of public engagement. PARK(ing) Day was started in 2005 in San Francisco by the design group Rebar. The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat. Paying the meter for just two hours, Rebar created a park amongst a sea of parking spaces, showing the value of land that had been dedicated solely to parking. One of the founders of the event, John Bela, said, “I like to think of PARK(ing) Day installations as the gateway drug for urban transformation.” “So many people look at parking spaces as belonging to cars,” said Justin Hare, organizer.

“They don’t think about parking spaces as a place for people. Our taxes help to fund them, and you’re effectively renting the space when you feed a meter. PARK(ing) Day asks people to consider how public space is allocated and encourages them to re-imagine what is possible in the limited area of a parking space.” Having been introduced to PARK(ing) Day during architecture school, Alli Mongomery, Justin Hare, and Trey McMillian wanted to bring it to the attention of the Knoxville community. “PARK(ing) Day in Knoxville isn’t new. It has been flying under the radar for a number of years,” said Hare. “We want to provide people with a framework and the resources to participate.”

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St. Jude Walk/Run Knoxville • September 21 • World’s Fair Park • 7:30 am: Registration • 8:30 am: Opening Ceremony • 9 am: 5K Run • 9:15 am: 1-Mile Walk

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With support from the City of Knoxville, the Community Design Center, and the local AIA Chapter (American Institute of Architects), the trio organized more than 30 participants for the first officially organized PARK(ing) Day last year. PARK(ing) Day Knoxville 2019 is expected to have more than 40 converted PARK(ing) spaces. The creativity in repurposing these parking spaces into public spaces is endless. Examples from previous PARK(ing) Days: A dog park, photo booth, putt-putt course, yoga park, ping pong tables, and many more. Knoxvillians and visitors alike are invited to come and enjoy the PARK(ing) Day installations. All of the parking spaces for the event have been donated for the day by the City of Knoxville. The event will showcase the imagination and ingenuity of local organizations, students, artists, and designers. Free and open to the public, ending with a ceremony presenting awards for sustainability, design, and people’s choice. Want to find out more or get involved? PARK(ing) Day Knoxville is seeking participants, sponsors, and volunteers. Email parkingdayknox@gmail.com or visit www. parkingdayknox.com.

for the St. Jude Walk/Run during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September to raise money for the kids of St. Jude, where families never receive a bill for anything. Let’s end childhood cancer – together. St. Jude might not be in your community, but our research and discoveries are. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists in Knoxville and worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Our goal is 100% survival. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80%. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food, because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Your impact on the kids of St. Jude is greater – and your event is more fun – when you fundraise and participate with friends! Create a team and invite your friends and family to join, or join an existing team. The walk is $10 for ages 6 and up, and the 5K run is $20 for ages 6 and up. Ages 5 and under are free. For more information or to register, visit www.stjude.org/get-involved/fitness-fundraisers/5kwalk-and-run.html.



SEPTEMBER

Events

THINGS TO DO • PLACES TO GO • PEOPLE TO SEE September 1: Big Kahuna Wing Festival at World’s Fair Park from 1 to 9 pm. September 2: Labor Day. September 2: Mighty Musical Monday with Dor L’Dor at the Tennessee Theatre at noon. Free! September 4: Market Square Farmers’ Market featuring products made or grown in East Tennessee. Wednesdays, September 4, 11, 18 & 25, from 11 am to 2 pm and Saturdays, September 7, 14, 21 & 28, from 9 am to 2 pm. September 5: Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues Tour 2019 at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm. September 6: First Friday on Market Square, Gay Street, The Old City, and Downtown North beginning at 5 pm. September 6: Henry Cho at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. September 6-15: Tennessee Valley Fair at Chilhowee Park. September 7: Cotton Candy Classic 5k at the Tennessee Valley Fair at 8 am. September 7: UT Football vs. BYU at Neyland Stadium at 7 pm. September 8: Blue Knights 18th Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ride at Harley-Davidson (Lovell Road) at 10 am. September 11: Tom Segura: Take it Down Tour at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

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September 12-15: The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc. presents Red Summer at the Bijou Theatre. September 12-14 at 7:30 pm and September 15 at 4 pm.

September 21 & 22: BrickUniverse Knoxville LEGO Fan Expo at the Knoxville Convention Center from 10 am to 4 pm.

September 13: Wine on the Water at Volunteer Landing from 5 to 10 pm.

September 22: Bridges to Bluffs 10k Open Water Swim at Volunteer Landing from 9 am to 2 pm.

September 13: Movies on Market Square at 8 pm. Every Friday night through October 18. Free!

September 22: John Sevier Living History Day at Marble Springs State Historic Site from 12 to 5 pm.

September 14: UT Football vs. Chattanooga at Neyland Stadium at 12 pm.

September 22: 2nd Annual Rollin’ on Rocky Top 5k at UT Gardens from 4 to 6:30 pm.

September 17: Dweezil Zappa at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

September 22: Gaelic Storm at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

September 19: Ruston Kelly with Donovan Woods at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

September 24: Robert Cray at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm.

September 20: PARK(ing) Day Knoxville along Gay Street from 11 am to 5 pm.

September 25: Mountainfilm on Tour at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm.

September 20: Ladies’ Night Out at Decorating Den Interiors (521 Lovell Road, Suite 205 in Knoxville) at 6 pm. Bring a friend to make a fall craft design, wine & cheese, inspiration, and sidewalk sale. Cost is $10/ticket. To reserve a spot, call 865-392-6222.

September 26 & 27: The Black Jacket Symphony: The Eagles’ Hotel California at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

September 20: Brew at the Zoo at Zoo Knoxville from 6:30 to 10:30 pm.

September 28 & 29: HoLa Festival on Market Square. September 28 from 7 to 10 pm and September 29 from 11 am to 6 pm.

September 21: St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer at World’s Fair Park at 8:30 am. September 21: Indiafest at World’s Fair Park from 11 am to 4 pm.

September 28: ZERO Prostate Cancer Run and Walk at UT Gardens from 8 to 11 am.

September 29: Greater Knoxville Heart Walk at World’s Fair Park from 3 to 6 pm.


New Exhibitions Opening at the Emporium Center on September 6

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HE ARTS & Culture Alliance

is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from September 6-27. A reception will take place on Friday, September 6, from 5 to 9 pm as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition. The opening reception features music by pianist Curtis Tipton. The University of Tennessee: The Art of Science in the Balcony Gallery The Art of Science exhibition aims to demonstrate the connection between science and art and conJeremy Smith sists of images produced during the course of scientific experiments that have unique aesthetic perception. Art pieces for the exhibition were submitted by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, post-docs, and staff who work in the scientific labs at the School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Australian National University, University of Washington, and Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Pieces in the exhibition were collected from the light microscope, fluorescent microscope, confocal, and scanning electron microscopes. Viewers will see images based on mathematical calculations and computer simulations, schemes made in PowerPoint as they would be presented at a scientific conference. Viewers will also see abstract images from “everyday life” in the lab. Tennessee Artists Association Fall Juried Show in the Main Gallery Tennessee Artists Association (TAA) presents its 45th Fall Juried Show, a new exhibition featuring work by both new and longstanding TAA members. Betty Bullen TAA was organized in November of 1972 by five artists who wanted to create a “fine art” impact on the Knoxville area. Art teacher Jerry Hestor proved instrumental in starting the group with help from Beverly Prince, Randy Laws, and Nancy Davis, among others. Initially they met in homes and community centers, and a few years later,

Rechenbach’s Gallery offered them a more permanent space for workshops and meetings to accommodate their rapidly growing membership. The membership of the TAA has always been comprised of experienced artists, beginners, and all levels in between. Many well-known East Tennessee artists have been part of TAA throughout the years. TAA annually hosts two exhibitions: A Spring Show and a Fall Juried Show. TAA meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. Guests and prospective members are welcome to join. Victoria Phillips: Select Works from “An Abstract Narrative” on the North Wall An Abstract Narrative is a direct response to the exploration of my spirituality. Through the investigation of my processes and materials, I have created a series of paintings that reveal the vulnerability of my spiritual ethos and express my personal narrative through a visceral lens. In my life, I have experienced tremendous hardships, yet through those difficulties I have found hope. I was born into poverty. My father was an exconvict who began his Judeo-Christian experience in prison Victoria Phillips while my mother was innocence personified. In the thesis series, An Abstract Narrative, I regard my childhood experience of psychological and emotional brutalities, strangely intertwined with my engendered spiritual ethos creating a visual representation of my life. The paintings were born from a self-reflective exploration within my spirituality that brought healing through inner expression that has been materialized into the paintings. – Excerpt from An Abstract Narrative, Thesis, Victoria Phillips, SCAD Victoria Phillips received a B.A. in Visual Arts with an emphasis in Studio Art and a minor in Advertising in 2013 from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. She completed her M.F.A. in Painting at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2019. She has been a guest speaker for the Art Department at Lee University, as well as an adjunct professor. She has been involved in numerous exhibits throughout Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee as her private collectors continue to grow in the southeast and abroad. Phillips completed an artist in residency in Skopelos, Greece, in 2019, which gave her the opportunity to

exhibit internationally. Phillips worked as an educator in the public school system for the last five years and now resides in Atlanta. Brian Horais: Twisted Woodturning in the Display Case Brian Horais, a woodturner since 2010, lives in Knoxville. He creates non-round multi-axis works of art on the lathe. Past President of the East Tennessee Woodworkers Guild, he has been a demonstrator at Arrowmont Brian Horais S c h o o l o f A r t s a n d Crafts, Appalachian Center for Craft, and the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) National Symposium. His work has been displayed multiple times at the Master Woodworkers Show in Knoxville and at Arts in the Airport (McGhee Tyson airport in Knoxville). Brian’s articles on “Twisted Turning” have appeared in the AAW national magazine American Woodturner. In this exhibition, Horais will show, with figures and examples, how twisted turning is done on a lathe. Twisted turning uses multiple offset axes to generate the twist. His turnings use three axes instead of the traditional single axis (i.e. centerline) for regular turnings. He will also display various examples of his twisted turnings with different finishes and approaches (full twist, half twist, embellished and carved twists, etc.). Drawings and Paintings by Anthony Donaldson in the Atrium Anthony M. Donaldson lives in Knoxville and is a Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) bus driver. He studied art intensely in high school and continued taking classes in college. Donaldson aims to tell a story with his art, and the recent work Anthony he will display features Donaldson many subjects such as climate change, human trafficking, Harlem Renaissance culture, political and social issues, racism & classism, and more. The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, located 100 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Please note that the Emporium will be closed on Monday, September 2, for the Labor Day holiday. For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com. September 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE

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GRAND OLE OPRY

The Story of Music City F

Nashville, Tennessee

ROM ITS VERY beginnings,

Nashville grew from a foundation built on music. Music has been the common thread connecting the life and soul of the city and its people. And visitors have ventured here to experience the music that weaves such a fundamental pattern in its cultural, business, and social fabric.

The Beginning

Nashville’s earliest settlers celebrated in the late 1700s with fiddle tunes and buck dancing after safely disembarking on the shores of the Cumberland River. Nashville’s first “celebrity,” the noted frontiersman and Congressman Davy

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Crockett, was known far and wide for his colorful stories and fiddle playing.

The Name of Music City

As the 1800s unfolded, Nashville grew to become a national center for music publishing. The first around-the-world tour by a musical act was by the Fisk Jubilee Singers from Nashville’s Fisk University. Their efforts helped fund the school’s mission of educating freed slaves after the Civil War – and also put Nashville on the map as a global music center. In fact, upon playing for the Queen of England, the queen stated the Fisk Jubilee Singers must come from the “Music City.”

Historic Venues

The most famous music venue in Nashville, the Ryman Auditorium, was built in 1892 when riverboat captain Tom Ryman completed what was originally named the ”Union Gospel Tabernacle.” When it opened, it was the largest auditorium south of the Ohio River. It is nicknamed the “Carnegie Hall of the South” and attracts musicians and fans from all across the world. The Ryman has received Pollstar magazine’s prestigious “Theater of the Year” award seven times in the past 10 years as the best auditorium in the nation to experience live music. The Fisk Jubilee Singers were one of the first musical concerts in the building, which

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was renamed in honor of Captain Ryman after his death in 1904. The Ryman was managed by Lula Naff from 1904-1955, and she booked the top musical acts of the era in the building, including Marian Anderson, Caruso, Sandra Bernhardt, Louis Armstrong, John Philip Sousa, and Nat King Cole. In 1943, it was Lula Naff who brought the Grand Ole Opry (which started in 1925) into the Ryman every weekend where it stayed until 1974. Country Music Hall of Fame stars Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, George Jones, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, and Elvis all performed at the Opry on the Ryman stage for the first time. In 1925, the establishment of radio station WSM and its launch of the broadcast that would be called the Grand Ole Opry further secured Nashville’s reputation as a musical center and sparked its durable nickname of Music City. The Opry, still staged live every week, is America’s longest-running radio show, in continuous production for more than 90 years. It ignited the careers of hundreds of country stars and lit the fuse for Nashville to explode into a geographic center for touring and recording. The modern-day empire of Music Row, a collection of recording studios, record labels, entertainment offices, and other music-associated businesses, populates the area around 16th and 17th Avenues South. In December 1945, when Bill Monroe played his mandolin at the Ryman with Lester Flatt playing guitar, Chubby Wise on fiddle, and Howard Watts on bass, a new musical genre of bluegrass music was created on the famous stage. Banjo player Earl Scruggs later joined the group. Today the Ryman celebrates 125 years as one of the most famous concert venues in America where stars who normally play arenas and even stadiums perform in the 2,362-seat venue. The long list of famous Ryman performers includes Bruce Springsteen, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, The Foo Fighters, Aretha

Franklin, Jack White, James Brown, Neil Diamond, and Diana Ross. The Ryman is also open for daily tours where visitors can stand on its famous stage, watch a film of the history of the building, view clothes of Opry performers, and see Ryman memorabilia.

How the Legacy Continues

Nashville has also long been known as the “Songwriting Capital of the World.” Songwriters from all across the globe come to Music City to learn the art and share their passion of songwriting. The famous Bluebird Cafe showcases songwriters performing their original music in an intimate “in the round” setting that was created in Nashville and allows them to share the stories of inspiration behind their songs. Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), which fosters the art of songwriting and works to protect artists’ rights, is headquartered here. The annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival puts these songwriters somewhere they’re not use to being: In the spotlight. During the course of five days, more than 300 songwriters perform at venues around town. In recent years, cable television has broadcast Music City’s stars and music to the world. CMT and GAC have taken country music to a new level of acclaim and recognition. The gospel music series hosted by Nashville’s Bobby Jones on Black Entertainment Television was cable’s longest-running program. Bobby Jones Gospel came to an end in 2017 after 37 successful years. Nashville has also become a hub for pop, rock, bluegrass, Americana, jazz, classical, contemporary Christian, blues, and soul music. Rolling Stone recently gave Nashville the title of “Best Music Scene.” Artists like Robert Plant, Kid Rock, Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, and Michael Buble, among many others, have come to Music City to write and record.

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Photo courtesy of countrymusichalloffame.org

COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME

THE RYMAN

Names like Kings of Leon, Justin Timberlake, The Black Keys, Keith Urban, Michael McDonald, Keb’ Mo’, Sheryl Crow, Paramore, Hot Chelle Rae, and Jack White have chosen to call Nashville home. Nashville is home to United Record Pressing, North America’s largest volume producing vinyl record plant. Opened in 1949, United Record Pressing has pressed vinyl records for everyone from Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, and The Beatles to Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, and Ludacris. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center, home to the renowned, GRAMMY awardwinning Nashville Symphony, anchors the downtown end of the recently designated Music Mile. The Music Mile is a symbolic stretch of roadway connecting the $123 million Symphony Center with the music district of Music Row, the vibrant new entertainment venues on Demonbreun Street, the Frist Art Museum, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Music City Walk of Fame, and the Bridgestone Arena. The Music Mile perfectly illustrates how the music of Music City is indeed a common thread throughout the business, cultural, and entertainment sectors of Nashville. Live music can be seen and heard every day and night of the week in Nashville. The worldfamous honky tonks, located on Broadway, offer free live music 365 days a year. And with more than 180 music venues around town, ranging from large arenas and concert halls to small clubs and featuring nearly every genre of music, it’s easy to see why this is the city that “music calls home.” Nashville’s connection to music is unequaled, and its reputation as Music City has been consistently proven for more than 200 years. Welcome to the city where music is written, recorded, and performed every single day. Welcome to Music City. For more information, visit www. visitmusiccity.com. September 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE

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The High Cost of Indecisiveness B Y TO M I R M E N

IBELIEVE

that one of the most overwhelming obstacles facing many small business owners today is their own indecisiveness – the result of the great recession that started back in December 2007. Although economists have told us that this recession officially ended in June 2009, nearly seven out of every 10 Americans believe we’re still in a recession 10 years later. Economists on the one hand use quantitative analysis to support their findings, but everyday Americans check their gut. Regardless of the reams of data supporting the conclusion that the recession has officially ended, those of us that experienced this great recession firsthand are still reeling from its impact. College grads waiting tables, shrinking retirement accounts, and shuttered businesses are just a few of the current reminders that the impact of this great recession is still being felt today. But our emotions might very well be the

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Their deep rooted caution has resulted in a level of indecisiveness that is placing them at a competitive marketplace disadvantage.

most significant reminder of the recession that we continue to remind ourselves of as we attempt to move our businesses forward. Small business owners who shrugged off smaller and shorter recessions in the past were caught off guard by this recession.

Not wishing to repeat this same mistake twice, they are particularly cautious moving forward, almost to their own detriment. Their deep rooted caution has resulted in a level of indecisiveness that is placing them at a competitive marketplace disadvantage. Political turmoil, trade disputes, Brexit, predictions of slowing world growth, and stock market volatility are just a few of the reasons entrepreneurs cite for their indecisiveness. Each of us has promised ourselves that we will not repeat our mistakes of the past when the next slowdown occurs. In many respects it becomes a selffulfilling prophecy. Today the greatest danger you may face is your own indecisiveness, which prevents you from taking full advantage of marketplace improvements and increased consumer confidence. Your indecisiveness might also cost you valuable market share should your competition choose to act decisively.


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On January 12, 2009, our lives were turned upside down when Goody’s closed, where John was an IT manager. Living in a borrowed motor coach and with a contractor building our kennel, our income had just been cut in half. Worried was an understatement! Hearing of our misfortune, Tom from Everything Knoxville helped us to create a cost-effective, well-thought out marketing plan to help us secure potential clients for our new kennel. Everything Knoxville is not just magazines. Behind those publications is a great team of professionals, sharing their personal experiences, inspiring and promoting small businesses like ours. In 2014, Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits was recognized as a top boarding resort and grooming spa in the Knoxville area by the Knoxville News Sentinel Reader’s Choice Award. God has truly blessed us! Thank you Everything Knoxville for your role in our success.

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