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11:59am

Mon April 20, 2015
Community

Celebrating Jazz in the Scenic City with Jazzanooga

Jazzanooga presents their annual music festival with activities all through the month of April. 

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12:47pm

Thu April 16, 2015
Community

Volunteers Come Together to Clean and Green Chattanooga

The 8th annual Clean and Green is April 25th from 8 am to around noon. 

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12:17pm

Thu April 16, 2015
Happenings

Write Your Part in Story Drop

Story Drop Chattanooga begins on April 16th and offers a chance to write part of a story being created by a community. 

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12:03pm

Thu April 16, 2015
Happenings

Raise the Roof With Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga

Credit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga is hosting their annual Spring Dinner, Raise the Roof, at the Marriott Hotel on Friday April 17th beginning at 5:30. 

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11:44am

Thu April 16, 2015
Happenings

Muse of Fire: Ten Original Short Plays Written by Kids, Acted by Adults

Stevie Ray Dalimore and Kate Forbes Dalimore have been described as a “Chattanooga power couple.” They are both actors who have worked in movies and television as well as the theater in New York. After moving to Chattanooga several years ago, Stevie Ray became the Director of the Theater Program at McCallie School while Kate continued working in the theater and they both still work regularly work in television and movies.

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11:32am

Wed April 15, 2015
Happenings

Saturday's Little Owl Music & Arts Festival Rescheduled for May 23rd

The Little Owl Music & Arts Festival, which was planned for April 18th, has been rescheduled.

From the festival's organizers:

We are officially rescheduling this Saturday's Little Owl Music & Arts Festival for May 23rd in light of this weekend's dreary weather forecast.  We appreciate all of you taking time out of your busy schedules to be with us for this event and hope you will be able to join us on May 23rd.

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11:11am

Wed April 15, 2015

2:31pm

Fri April 10, 2015
Arts & Culture

Celebration of Southern Literature: A Chat with 'The Joker' Himself, Andrew Hudgins

This is part of a series of interviews conducted with writers who will attend the 2015 Celebration of Southern Literature April 16-18.  (Previously, WUTC has interviewed Jill McCorkle, Ron Rash and several others.)  More than 40 writers will be at the Celebration, taking part in discussion panels and other events, as well as meeting fans and signing autographs.  The public is invited.  The schedule and ticket information can be found here.

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6:29pm

Wed April 8, 2015
Books

Celebration of Southern Literature: Jill McCorkle on 'Life After Life' And Death

"I do believe there is a kind of good death," Jill McCorkle says in this interview.  Her most recent novel, Life After Life, addresses a subject many people find uncomfortable--conversations about death.  (The novel was initially inspired by her own father's passing, and she spent more than a decade working on this book.)  Set in a North Carolina retirement home, the novel is written from multiple points of view, and it contrasts the way the dyi

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1:58pm

Wed April 8, 2015
Community

WTCI's 'Underground Revealed' Debuts

In the latest episode of WTCI's Greater Chattanooga film series, the legendary area known as "underground Chattanooga" is explored.

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1:03pm

Tue April 7, 2015
Poetry

Coleman Barks, Interpreter of Sufi Poet Rumi, Is Coming (Back) To Chattanooga

Coleman Barks is a poet, but he is best known both in the English-speaking world and the Middle East for his “translations” of the poetry written by the 12th century Persian poet, Rumi. Barks does not speak or read Persian so his work is not a literal translation, but rather a poetic re-working of literal translations by Islamic scholars.

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12:17pm

Tue April 7, 2015
Community

Treating 'Nature-Deficit Disorder': A Conversation with Trails & Trilliums Keynote Richard Louv

Richard Louv joins us.  He's the keynote speaker at the Trails & Trilliums Festival taking place in Sewanee April 10 - 12.  He's also the author of eight books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder and The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age.  Louv is also the co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network.

From the Trails & Trilliums Web site:

Keynote Talk: "The Nature Rich Life"

Louv will present a keynote talk and book signing during Wine & Wildflowers, Saturday, April 11 at 6:00 in the Assembly Auditorium. Tickets for the wine and cheese reception and the talk are $20 a person, payable at the door or online. Following his talk, there will be a chance to purchase and get autographs in copies of the brand new 10th Anniversary Edition of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder.

Read more about the 3-day festival at Nooga.com.

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3:59pm

Mon April 6, 2015
Happenings

Public Art Chattanooga Requests Public Input for M.L. King District Mural

From a media release:

Public Art Chattanooga is inviting the public to two community-input sessions with nationally-recognized artist, Meg Saligman, who has been commissioned to create a monumental mural in the M.L. King District.

During these input sessions, Saligman will gather ideas from Chattanooga residents to inform the creation and development of the project. The mural is planned for 300 M.L. King Blvd., which is within the recently established Innovation District.

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2:53pm

Mon April 6, 2015
Happenings

Southern Lit Alliance Hosts Additional Events After the Celebration of Southern Literature

From a media release:

The Southern Lit Alliance will host a variety of social events with respected writers during the 2015 Celebration of Southern Literature. Tickets/reservations for these special events are available by phone or on www.SouthernLitAlliance.org.

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11:46am

Mon April 6, 2015
Happenings

UTC Department of Communication to host political journalism panel on April 7

From a media release:

As a former White House Correspondent for CNN, Dan Lothian was never sure what the day would bring when he woke up in the morning. From press conferences at the White House to long flights on Air Force One during campaign season to sleeping in a tent in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Lothian has done it all and reported about it to day after day to an audience of millions.

“It was a grind, but it was exhilarating. I had to pinch myself when I walked through the gate of the White House with my own press pass for the first time,” he said.

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