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VOL. 45 | NO. 37 | Friday, September 10, 2021

From ‘It’s curtains!’ to ‘curtains up!’

The arts across Tennessee try to recover from COVID-19

The show must go on? No, March 14, 2020, changed all that when the shows definitely did not go on.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

What are the defining events of your lifetime?

One of those significant-number anniversaries of an unforgettable event is almost upon us: 20 years since 9/11.

NEWSMAKERS

Executive Leadership Institute class chosen

The University of Tennessee has announced its third Executive Leadership Institute class.

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EVENTS

Tennessee Valley Fair. The 101st Tennessee Valley Fair, a nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing East Tennessee heritage, is being held at the Tennessee at Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center through Sept. 19. The 10-day event offers food and food competitions, attractions and Midway rides, concerts, action sports, agriculture competitions, beauty pageants, shopping, giveaways, fireworks and special events. Mayberry Day is Sept. 18 at 6 p.m., celebrating the Andy Griffith Show. La Fiesta Latina is Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. A new event this year is a pet show, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 6 p.m. for cats and 7:30 p.m. for dogs. Concerts include Jon Langston, John Anderson, Riley Green, the Commodores, Rick Springfield, En Vogue, The Purple Experience and Joe Nichols. Tennessee at Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center, 3301 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville. Information

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TENNESSEE TITANS

NFL roster spots are for the great or versatile

I first heard the term, “the more you can do,” from the late Floyd Reese, former Titans general manager, when I first started covering the Titans and the NFL.

Tannehill, receivers have some rust to shake in opener

What’s an NFL season without a COVID-19 interruption? We already saw how COVID wreaked havoc last year, moving games around, closing the Titans practice facility and generally making everyone jump through hoops to try and squeeze a full season in.

Four Downs: Titans vs. Cardinals

The Titans open the 2021 season at home Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals (noon, CBS). Here’s what to watch:

BRIEFS

YNOT wins world robotics title

Engineering students at the University of Tennessee, won the world championship at the 2021 VEXU Robotics World Championship in Greenville, Texas, defeating defending champion Purdue in the finals.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Vehicle prices remain high as traditional sale season ends

If this were a normal year, dealers would be kicking off their end-of-model-year vehicle clearance sales. Consumers can often find good deals as dealerships are eager to sell their remaining inventory to make room for next year’s models.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Check finances now to avoid falling behind later

Fall is the perfect time to review your finances because there’s still time to make adjustments before the end of the year. The continuing pandemic and economic uncertainty are making it more complicated, but financial experts recommend taking a close look at your savings and planning for 2022 goals now.

CAREER CORNER

Don’t love your work? It’s time to look elsewhere

Labor Day was designed to both honor and recognize the American labor movement. It’s a nod to the works and contributions of workers in the United States. But, let’s face it. As you celebrated Labor Day this week, could you confidently say you love your work?

MILLENNIAL MONEY

5 ways to curb impulse spending as finances return to normal

Since the COVID-19 vaccine started becoming available in the U.S., there have been more opportunities to impulse spend on items and experiences that you didn’t get to enjoy early in the pandemic.

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