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12:48pm

Mon June 9, 2014
Happenings

'Breakfast Club' Performing at GEM 6/21

From a media release:

The Breakfast Club®, the longest running, most recognized ‘80’s tribute band in

the United States, return to the GEM Theatre in Calhoun Sat., June 21 at 7:30 p.m.   Breakfast will be served at the Velo Vineyard immediately following the concert.

   The Atlanta-based group, formed in 1993 and the first of its kind, was created to embody the unique spirit of  music performances of the original MTV generation of the 80’s with live vocals and music of the period. That mission remains today.

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12:16pm

Mon June 9, 2014
Books

3 Chattanooga Authors Offer Free Audiobooks This Month

In this interview, Chattanooga authors Becky Wooley and Michael W. Gardner and Chattanooga audiobook narrator George Taylor explain how to get free downloads of their work--available in June only.

From a media release:

THREE CHATTANOOGA AUTHORS, ONE CHATTANOOGA NARRATOR

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12:53pm

Fri June 6, 2014
Music

Chattanooga Text Marketing Company Creates Apps for Riverbend and Nightfall

According to the Pew Research Center, 58% of American adults own a smart phone, and an increasing number are using them to text rather than talk, according to Suzanne Burnham. Ms. Burnham is the CEO of Click Click Boom, a Chattanooga based text marketing company. She helps businesses stay in touch with their customers with tightly targeted text messages.

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11:16am

Fri June 6, 2014
Riverbend 2014

Richard Winham & Jeff Styles Preview Riverbend Festival's Opening Weekend

Because the Riverbend Festival offers dozens of acts on five different stages, it can be difficult to figure out who to see and who to skip.  WUTC's Richard Winham and Riverbend assistant talent and production coordinator Jeff Styles are here with their must-see acts for the festival's opening weekend.

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3:51pm

Thu June 5, 2014
Community

What's Killing Bees? The Simple Answer Is, There Is No Simple Answer

Bee populations have declined over the past few years, and as these pollinators die off, our own food supply could dwindle.  Scientists are researching a variety of causes, including controversial pesticides and a

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11:02am

Thu June 5, 2014
Community

Old Style Service Provided at New Butcher Shop

You can watch the butchers at work through the glass windows at Main Street Meats in Chattanooga.
Credit Main Street Meats

Main Street Meats takes lessons learned from the history of butchering to make their new enterprise stand out from the rest. 

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9:45am

Thu June 5, 2014
Education

The Best of Both Worlds: Homeschool and Cyber School

2014 Georgia Cyber Academy Salutatorian Eddie Sunder with his parents.
Credit Betsy Sunder

Betsy Sunder's six children stay home for school every day and accomplish their studies with the help of the Georgia Cyber Academy. 

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12:33pm

Wed June 4, 2014
Best New Read

Shaara’s ‘The Smoke At Dawn: A Novel Of The Civil War’ Dramatizes Chattanooga Battles

Jeff Shaara's "The Smoke At Dawn" takes place in 1863 and dramatizes Chattanooga-area battles.

“There’s a lot that happened [in Chattanooga] that people are not aware of,” acclaimed Civil War author Jeff Shaara says of the battles that took place in 1863, when Union forces controlled the city and Confederates cut off supply lines.  Shaara’s new novel The Smoke At Dawn dramatizes what happened, including conflicts such as the Battle of Lookout Mountain and the Battle of Missionary Ridge.

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3:03pm

Tue June 3, 2014
Arts & Culture

Chattanooga Artists are Creating a Drive-by Gallery on McCallie Avenue

Ali Kay, one of five artists involved in the project, created this mural.
Credit Kevin Bate

1:48pm

Tue June 3, 2014
Ask A Doc

Training for Triathlons? Here Are a Few Tips.

The Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon is coming up June 29th, and the Chattanooga Ironman competition is coming up September 28th.  In our monthly Ask A Doc segment, Dr. Danielle Mitchell from the Chattanooga Sports Institute and Center for Health joins us with advice about training for these kind of grueling competitions.

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11:56am

Tue June 3, 2014
Arts & Culture

Art Outside the Bag at the Creative Discovery Museum

Baggs McKelvey Creating Art From Recycled Bags.
Credit Rabbit Zielke

The Creative Discovery Museum has started a new installation art project that will bring temporary art projects inside and outside of the museum spaces. 

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10:58am

Tue June 3, 2014
Happenings

Stroll Through Your Friday Evenings This Summer on the Southside

Credit Jeff Belk, Moonlighter Design Studio

The Southside Stroll takes place the last Friday of the month from May through September on Main Street in the Southside of Chattanooga. 

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5:41pm

Mon June 2, 2014
Arts & Culture

Cleveland Museum Center Hosts Dirt Track Exhibit, Film Screening

Photographs, a trophy, a racer's uniform and a restored hot rod are part of the Museum Center's dirt-track exhibit.

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with historians Ron and Debbie Moore about their film "It’s a Dirt Track Life: Memories of Dirt Track Racing from Dawsonville to Gatlinburg." Also, Lisa Chastain, Curator of Collections at the museum, gives a tour of the exhibit "In the Dirt: The Fast & Dirty World of Dirt Track Racing."

Cleveland's Museum Center at 5ive Points has a lot to offer racing fans this summer.  The exhibit In the Dirt: The Fast and Dirty World of Dirt Track Racing will be on display until August 16th, and the documentary film It’s a Dirt Track Life: Memories of Dirt Track Racing from Dawsonville to Gatlinburg will be screened on June 5th at 7:30 p.m.  Created by Cleveland historians Ron and Debbie Moore, the film explores the world of dirt-track racing in Tennessee and Georgia.

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5:30pm

Fri May 30, 2014
Arts & Culture

At the Hunter: Moroccan Photographer Challenges Stereotypes of Islamic Women

Lalla Essaydi (b. 1956), Les Femmes Du Maroc: La Grande Odalisque, 2008, 43 1/2 x 54 1/2 inches (110.5 x 138.4 cm), photographic print, edition of 10, Museum purchase, 2011.1

Lalla Essaydi is a painter and photographer whose work hangs in galleries all over the country, as well as in England, Japan and Syria and a number of other countries around the world. Born in Morocco, she’s lived here in the U.S. for the past 18 years. She recently visited Chattanooga to talk about her work. One of her photographs is part of the permanent collection at the Hunter Museum of American Art here in Chattanooga. While she was here, Essaydi sat down to talk about her work.

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3:35pm

Thu May 29, 2014
Arts & Culture

Ensemble Theatre's 'Lunch Money' Teaches Bullying Awareness

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga's production Lunch Money  is based on children's real experiences with bullying, and is intended to open a dialogue among children.  Eleven Ooltewah Middle School students recently performed it.  In this segment, Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director Garry Lee Posey, Ooltewah Middle theater teacher Chris Cooper and student Ryan Cain talk about the play's impact and where it may next be seen.  The play can be customized for different schools--it can be re-written to reflect the specific expe

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