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9:49pm

Wed May 14, 2014
Happenings

Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga Seeks Actors

From a media release:

Come play in our house at the Eastgate Town Center!

We need men and women from 18-80 years old.  

Although some roles have already been cast, we are looking to fill several roles to round out the rest of our 2014 season.

 

 

WHEN AND WHAT: 

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9:48pm

Wed May 14, 2014
Happenings

Dalton Hosts Compost Bin Sale 5/17

From a media release:

Compost Bin Sale This Saturday

Celebrating International Compost Awareness Week

(Dalton, GA, May 14, 2014) – Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful is having a Compost Bin Sale during the Downtown Dalton Saturday Market at the Dalton Green.  This Saturday, May 17, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm volunteers will be selling a limited number of the “Garden Gourmet” Backyard Composter for only $45.00 each, almost 50% off the retail price of $79.99.  Residents will receive a free perennial with their purchase while supplies last.

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5:09pm

Tue May 13, 2014
Community

Why Are Fair-Trade Clothes So Hard to Find in Chattanooga?

Last year, after a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, many Americans started thinking about where their clothes are made.  Major clothing manufacturers often use the cheapest labor they can find, and some workers in third-world countries toil in sweatshop conditions.

Suppose you wanted to fill your closet with items created by workers who are paid fair-trade wages.  Where would you buy them?

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11:30am

Fri May 9, 2014
Community

U.S. Open Cup Match Kicks Off Chattanooga Football Club's New Season

Chattanooga Football Club's men's soccer team is preparing for the first game of its fifth season on Saturday, May 17th in Finley Stadium. But before they play their first game, they are playing the Wilmington Hammerheads in the U.S. Open Cup on May 14th. It’s a knockout competition open to all the soccer teams in the country. If Chattanooga F.C.

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11:06am

Fri May 9, 2014
Community

Why Corinne Hill Says Libraries Should ‘Stop Being Missionary and Start Being Mercenary’

Corinne Hill, executive director of the Chattanooga Public Library, is recognized as an innovator.  Library Journal named her the 2014 Librarian of the Year, and she’s recently traveled to Washington, D.C.

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5:47pm

Thu May 8, 2014
Community

Chattanooga Football Club Adds Women's Team

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with Gretchen Hammel, who plays for the new Chattanooga Football Club women's team, and Kate Roebuck, a team board member/spokesperson.

From a media release:

Chattanooga get ready, you are now home to a new premier level women’s soccer team! Chattanooga FC is proud to announce the upcoming season for the Chattanooga FC Women’s team, set to kickoff at home on Sunday May 18 at Finley Stadium. 

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5:40pm

Thu May 8, 2014
Happenings

Chattanooga Library Hosts Zinefest On Saturday, May 10

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller discusses the upcoming Zinefest event with Mary Barnett from the Chattanooga Public Library and Aggie Toppins, an assistant professor of art and graphic design at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga who creates her own zines.

Zines are independently-published books and magazines.  Here's how the event's Web site defines zines:

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12:05pm

Wed May 7, 2014
Arts & Culture

How Music Can Be Medicine: A Conversation with Robert Gupta

Robert Gupta performs during a 2012 Ted Talk.

When Robert Gupta was only 17 years old, he graduated college with a degree in pre-med.  However, in graduate school, he went in a different direction, earning a master's in music from Yale University.  At 19 years old, he became a violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  In this interview with WUTC's Michael Edward Miller, Gupta talks about the positive effects music can have on the brain.  Gupta will be in Chattanooga May 9th for the Cam Busch Lecture Series.

From a media release:

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11:46am

Wed May 7, 2014
Happenings

Theater for the New South Presents 'tick, tick… BOOM!'

From a media release:

Theater for the New South will present Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick… BOOM! May 9-10 and 15-18 in the Jim G. Lewis Studio Theater in the UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine Street, Chattanooga, Tenn., 37403. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission cost is $20. UTC Theatre Company will be teaming up with TFNS to co-sponsor this event. 

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11:18am

Mon May 5, 2014
Happenings

ArtsBuild Seeks Community Input 5/8

From a media release:

Over the past few months six task forces have been investigating the topics that make our city unique: Entertainment & Attractions, Downtown, Housing, Arts & Culture, Tech, Gig, & Entrepreneurship, and Sports & Outdoors.

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11:15am

Mon May 5, 2014
Happenings

Jerry Summers Has Book Signing 5/10

From a media release:

With more than 40 years of experience practicing high-profile criminal defense and civil cases, Jerry H. Summers has paved a remarkable path for career in law. In his recent publication, “The Turtle and The Lawyer,” Summers narrates the many paths his life has presented, including the path he has chosen to follow. 

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11:13am

Mon May 5, 2014
Happenings

Closed Door Entertainment Hosts Willy Wonka Summer Camp

From a media release:

Who:    Open to ages 7 (able to read)-14

When:  June 16th-28th 2014; 8am-3pm

Where: Memorial Auditorium

Cost:    $200 per student  

Students for the camp need no prior acting experience, just a willingness to learn and have fun!

Registration began on March 5th, and will continue through May 19th 2014. Any persons registered from May 20th-June 9th must pay a late registration fee of $20.

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5:02pm

Fri May 2, 2014
Books

For the Love of Kaiju

The anthology Kaiju Rising features a short story by Chattanooga author Shane Berryhill.

Every few years, giant monsters rise from the ocean and smash cities--at least, in Hollywood movies and in fiction.  Last year, Pacific Rim presented a new twist on the theme, and this summer, yet another Godzilla remake will be released.

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11:46am

Fri May 2, 2014
Arts & Culture

Singer T. Graham Brown Shares Story of Recovery, Talks About New Album

Nashville singer/songwriter T. Graham Brown had a string of hits in the 1980s, but his career faltered as he struggled with alcoholism and bipolar disorder.  He stopped drinking, and his song "Wine into Water" came from the experience.  In this interview, Brown talks about it, and reveals details about the gospel album he's currently recording, which will feature guest stars such as Vince Gill and Leon Russell.

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9:51am

Fri May 2, 2014
Community

River Otter Falls Opens at Tennessee Aquarium

River Otter Falls at the Tennessee Aquarium.
Credit Tennessee Aquarium

The Tennessee Aquarium expanded the River Otter exhibit to provide a more realistic environment for the otters and a better experience for aquarium guests. 

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