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VOL. 40 | NO. 26 | Friday, June 24, 2016

Let's put on a (big, original, really ambitious) show!

Rookie playwrights rally their adopted hometown

COOKEVILLE – “Hey kids! Let’s put on a show!” Well, the same sentiment – if not those specific words – that guided Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland and the rest from gloom and into the world of entertainment is pretty similar to what’s going on in Cookeville these days.

Cookeville merchants ‘fearless’ in support of musical

COOKEVILLE – City Cultural Arts Superintendent Chad McDonald admits to never having seen such a fuss as that which surrounds “Fearless!” and its eight performances at the city performing arts center.

Alpiar’s rags-to-riches story also could be a play

COOKEVILLE – “Fearless!” is a musical dramedy about the stages of love over the generations, with most problems solved through humor.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Sharpe helps underperforming ends get the point

When the Titans broke the huddle for the first snap of the day during a recent mini-camp session, Tajae Sharpe lined up at wide receiver with the first-team offense.

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EVENTS

Garden Summer Solstice Dinner. The 4th annual Summer Solstice Dinner at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum will feature local food, brews and music. Enjoy an evening under the stars and a meal made with fresh ingredients from KBGA’s Center for Urban Agriculture. 6-9 p.m. $75. Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Ave. Information: www.knoxgarden.org

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DAVE LINK: UT SPORTS

Vols’ Turner happy to finally be playing basketball

Game nights for Tennessee’s basketball team were tough on Lamonté Turner last winter.

NEWSMAKERS

Knoxville attorney to lead Tennessee Bar Association

Knoxville lawyer Jason H. Long is the new president of the Tennessee Bar Association.

BRIEFS

City seeks proposals for Supreme Court site

Knoxville officials are seeking proposals requests for redevelopment of the former site of the State Supreme Court.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Lincoln adds power, luxury to midsize MKX SUV

Lincoln has rolled out a more luxurious and powerful MKX for 2016, giving the midsize SUV features such as massaging front seats that rival any luxury vehicle’s and an optional EcoBoost turbo V-6 engine that generates 335 horsepower.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Good, bad advice on being happy in your workplace

One of the worst things that can happen to any employee is to find out they aren’t being treated the same as their co-workers.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

There’s a science behind what content goes viral

The study of content popularity dates back to 350 B.C. and Aristotle, who was curious about what makes for a persuasive, memorable speech that would ensure his message was passed from person to person.

CAREER CORNER

Is there room for fairness at work?

One of the worst things that can happen to any employee is to find out they aren’t being treated the same as their co-workers.

I SWEAR

Recovering patient’s prayer answered with laughs

… that cowboy by her side was only five foot three

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

From Starbucks barista to Le Cordon Bleu student

I visit Starbucks probably more than I should. However, I have loved coffee for as far back as I can remember.