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VOL. 39 | NO. 28 | Friday, July 10, 2015

Knoxville-area actors finding an abundance of dramatic roles close to home

The Knoxville area has a rich legacy of actors who have found success in show business: Patricia Neal, David Keith, Cylk Cozart, David Dwyer, John Cullum, Bruce McKinnon, Polly Bergen, Dale Dickey, Brad Renfro, Johnny Knoxville, perhaps the most famous of all, Dolly Parton, singer/songwriter turned actress.

‘Honda Girl’ Ashley Blair finds career outside car ads

Ten-year-old actress Ashley Blair takes her job seriously. She’s like many other actors in the region working to improve her craft and looking for the next project. The Knoxville area has a thriving community of actors, writers, directors, and producers, all trying to showcase their best work, both locally and nationally.

Want to get into Knoxville-area showbiz? Here’s how

“Chasing the fun” keeps Jaime Hemsley, founder and owner of Gage Models and Talent Agency, in high gear to find her clients opportunities in the entertainment business.

VIEW FROM THE HILL

Special action on same-sex nuptials a waste of time

With Republican lawmakers scrambling for a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s gay-marriage ruling, Tennesseans on both sides of the issue say they are seeking “equality.”

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EVENTS

Senior Center Advisory Board. Public meeting of the O’Connor Senior Center Advisory Board. Wednesday, 9 a.m. 611 Winona St, Knoxville. Information: knoxvilletn.gov/

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SPORTS

Trillium Gap proves more than a walk in the park

I guess everyone has moments when they find themselves in a precarious situation and wonder what the heck they were thinking.

NEWSMAKERS

First Tennessee promotes McCord

Adriel McCord is the new private client relationship manager at First Tennessee Bank’s main Maryville branch.

BRIEFS

Covenant Hospitals tops in patient safety

Covenant Health Hospitals has received high marks for patient safety in a recent national survey.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Jaguar XJ flagship is distinctive luxury style

An odd thing happened as Americans’ taste for luxury vehicles grew in recent years: Jaguar, the venerable British marquee, struggled to gain traction.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Earning the right to ask clients tough questions

The world’s best salespeople excel at asking engaging questions and actively listening to a prospect’s response without interruption.

CAREER CORNER

Take charge of your career independence

With the Fourth of July fresh in my memory, I’ve been thinking about the importance of independence.

I SWEAR

Lack of brotherly love sends Franklin to Philadelphia

Next January will mark the 310th birthday of Benjamin Franklin. Thinker, inventor, scientist, diplomat, politician, writer. Founding parent of a great nation. A non-President with his face on a bit of paper currency.

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Meals, grocery deals delivered to your door

I recently received an email from Amazon.com about a new service since I am one of their best prime customers – at least my husband tells me so.

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