Knoxville’s grand entertainment palace could use your help while it’s closed because of the virus

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — If you can spare some money, Knoxville’s grand entertainment palace could use a little help amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

The Tennessee Theatre, the state’s official theater, has had to cancel 34 concerts and other events since closing March 14. It’s also had to return more than $500,000 in ticket refunds, executive director Becky Hancock said in a message to patrons.

All of that helps the Tennessee keep its doors open. The lush venue opened in 1928 and is a favorite among visiting artists.

Contributions are welcome, Hancock said. “Any amount” will help while the Gay Street institution’s stage is dark.

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