Discover unexpected musical venue at American Piano Gallery

Greg Scribner, American Piano Gallery, shows the Steinways available at the Gallery. When Farragut residents seek musical entertainment, they can check out an unexpected venue, a piano store.

American Piano Gallery at 11651 Parkside Drive hosts musical events regularly in the store’s recital hall, as well as holds workshops and classes.

“We have a lot of events. We have a recital hall with free events and concerts that take place here,” Greg Scribner, store manager and Steinway representative, said. “We have about nine concerts a year.”

The next concert will feature Pellissippi State Steinway So-ciety in concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 17, in the store.

Besides the concerts, people can join Steinway Society of Knoxville, whose members meet and hold events in the store. There are no dues, and members do not need to have a piano, he said. They can learn more about the organization at
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Christopher & Banks makes The Pinnacle new location

Janita Scott, store manager for Christopher & Banks, a women’s apparel shop in The Pinnacle at Turkey Creek, straightens a display of fall styles. Farragut women can find styles at a new shop in Turkey Creek.

Christopher & Sons, a wo-men’s apparel store headquartered in Plymouth, Minn., opened its doors Aug. 21, at 11437 Parkside Drive in The Pinnacle at Turkey Creek.

“We have stores in Maryville that are well-received, so we thought we would bring Christopher & Banks to Farragut,” Farragut store manager Janita Scott said.

The company also opened a store in Sevierville, she added.

“Our apparel and accessory collections are stylish, versatile and fit our customers’ lifestyles,” Scott said. “Our clothes are classic while still being contemporary. We don’t specialize in fast fashion. We often pride ourselves on providing everyday style at a great value.”

One aspect of Christopher & Banks that sets it apart is its range of sizes, she said.
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business briefs

• Thomas Kemp has been named campus director of National College’s Knoxville campus. Kemp was previously vice president of operations and research with Higher Learning Technology, LLC, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where he was responsible for instructional emergency medical services.

• Rachel Perkins has been named Oak Ridge Civic Music Association’s new executive director. She brings years of experience as both a musician and non-profit professional to ORCMA, which provides professional performances to the Oak Ridge community with its symphony, chorus and chamber music series. Perkins is a professional violinist, interned with Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and worked for the Arts & Cultural Alliance.
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