Pilot campaigns raise more than $57,000 for two nonprofits

Pilot Convenience Stores presented checks totaling more than $57,000 to two East Tennessee nonprofit organizations on Feb. 12 at the Pilot Convenience Store at 5402 Rutledge Pike in Knoxville. The first, a $21,225 check to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), was raised during a fundraising campaign last November at East Tennessee Pilot convenience stores. During that time, Pilot guests … Read More

Summit Medical Group to offer free smoking cessation classes for public in support of Tennessee Quit Week

Summit Medical Group will offer free classes to help East Tennesseans stop smoking as part of the organization’s support of Tennessee Quit Week. An annual statewide healthcare initiative led by the Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Quit Week encourages people to quit using tobacco. Held Feb. 4-8, the 2019 theme is: “Let’s Call It Quits.” Summit Medical Group offers a … Read More

Big Ears Festival focuses on 50 years of ECM

During the last decade, Big Ears has emerged as the United States’ preeminent festival for exploratory music. This year, the festival honors a visionary international institution that has always operated with the same outlook—ECM Records, the border-erasing label launched by producer Manfred Eicher that has now spent half a century tirelessly pursuing new frontiers and standards of excellence in jazz … Read More

Hundreds of kids complete first mile of marathon

Covenant Kids Run officially underway after dash at Zoo Knoxville on Jan. 26 Family members, friends, fitness enthusiasts and educators cheered as children from across East Tennessee ran, walked and skipped across Zoo Knoxville to kick off the Covenant Kids Run. The one-mile fun run, part of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, encourages children to complete a 26.2-mile marathon over … Read More

Tennessee Theatre’s ‘Showbiz Saturday’ offers adults and students in-depth look at Broadway smash ‘Les Misérables’

Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon “Les Misérables” is coming to Knoxville Jan 2.-6. For “Les Miz” fans both old and new, the Tennessee Theatre presents “Showbiz Saturday: Behind Les Misérables,” an in-depth look at the beloved play and its success. Held Saturday, Jan. 5, at the East Tennessee History Center, two free sessions will be offered – one for adults and one for … Read More

Tennessee Theatre launches podcast to preserve, share stories of past 90 years

The Tennessee Theatre’s 90-year history is rich with stories of performers, patrons, parties, poignant events and pop culture, and now the community can hear those stories through the voices of the people who lived them. The Tennessee Theatre is launching “Behind the Tennessee: A Palace of Stories,” a podcast intended to preserve, celebrate and share stories of the theatre through … Read More

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation to sponsor Kingsport Miracle Field Complex playground

BlueCross Healthy Place will feature inclusive play structures for children of all abilities KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Kingsport Miracle Field Complex gained yet another significant supporter today as the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation announced that it will sponsor the facility’s all-accessible playground. The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation joins the City of Kingsport, Eastman and the Eastman … Read More