The Christman Company acquires MEDCO Construction from Baylor Scott & White Health

The Christman Company, a national construction management and real estate development firm based in Lansing, Michigan, and with an office in Knoxville, Tennessee, has acquired MEDCO Construction in Texas. The acquisition allows Christman, which also has an office in Grapevine, Texas, to expand its construction services and sets the stage for growth in Texas and surrounding areas. MEDCO was the … Read More

Author, sportswriter Maria Cornelius receives 2020 WBCA Mel Greenberg Media Award

ATLANTA (March 2, 2020) — Longtime communications professional Maria M. Cornelius, author of the award-winning book, The Final Season: The Perseverance of Pat Summitt, is the recipient of the 2020 WBCA Mel Greenberg Media Award, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today. Named after Mel Greenberg, the Philadelphia Inquirer sportswriter who founded the Associated Press Top 25 women’s basketball poll, the award … Read More

Johnson Architecture project Chesapeake’s West earns Keep Knoxville Beautiful award

Chesapeake’s West, designed by Johnson Architecture, has earned a 2020 Keep Knoxville Beautiful Orchids Award for the transformation of a tire center into a modern, nautical dining experience. Award winners were announced at a ceremony Feb. 25. To accomplish their vision, the owners, Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants, collaborated with longtime partner Johnson Architecture to artfully remake the cinderblock building … Read More

KSO to perform for over 3,000 youth in Very Young People’s Concerts

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform “Drumming & Dancing” for more than 3,000 elementary students as part of the Very Young People’s Concerts program. Music Director Aram Demirjian leads the performances Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville and on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 9:30 a.m. at the Tennessee … Read More

KSO to perform Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ with violinist Bella Hristova

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra continues its Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series with Beethoven’s “Eroica” featuring violinist Bella Hristova. Music Director Aram Demirjian leads the performances Thursday, Feb. 20, and Friday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre. These performances are sponsored by The Trust Company of Tennessee and Jay and Marga McBride. View ticket and general information here. Two … Read More

South College again earns Top 10 Military Friendly® School designation

South College, which has demonstrated its commitment to those who serve in the armed forces, again has earned the Military Friendly® School designation for 2020-2021 and is among the Top 10 in the country. “It is a privilege to create programs and opportunities for our military-connected students, veterans and their families,” said Steve South, chancellor of South College. “This honor … Read More

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra announces 2020-2021 classical season

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has announced the lineup of its 2020-2021 classical season. Subscriptions to the Moxley Carmichael Masterworks and Sheena McCall Chamber Classics series are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting the KSO website or calling the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra box office Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. at (865) 291-3310. Individual concert tickets go on sale … Read More

Voting begins in U.S. Cellular’s fifth annual Black History Month Art Contest

U.S. Cellular announced February 6 that the top 10 drawings in the company’s fifth annual Black History Month Art Competition with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley are now on display in local retail stores. The public is encouraged to visit select local U.S. Cellular stores to vote on their favorite piece of artwork. In January, Boys … Read More

Big Ears Festival announces addition of Aaron Greenwald as managing director

Arts programmer and administrator Aaron Greenwald is joining the Big Ears Festival as managing director, effective February 1, 2020. Greenwald will work closely with festival founder, artistic and executive director Ashley Capps on all aspects of Big Ears, the Knoxville-based not-for-profit organization responsible for producing the Big Ears Festival. Specifically, Greenwald will be charged envisioning the evolution and growth of … Read More