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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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12:08pm

Thu May 1, 2014
Books

Chattanooga Author’s Creation Debuts on Free Comic Book Day

Shane Berryhill’s new comic book series Sherwood, Texas will debut on Free Comic Book Day, which is Saturday, May 3rd.  WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller speaks with Berryhill about the series, which is a modern re-imagining of the Robin Hood story.

The publisher, 12 Gague Comics, describes it like this:

A story older than all of us, told now for the first time!

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10:32am

Wed April 30, 2014
Happenings

Hubfest Celebrates Community at Heritage Park on May 10

Credit Hubfest

The 8th annual Hubfest at Heritage Park on May 10, 2014 is a celebration of families and community. 

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4:56pm

Tue April 29, 2014
Arts & Culture

Major Exhibition of African-American Art Is In The Hunter Museum For One More Month

One hundred works of African-American art from the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920’s to the turn of the last century are on display in the Hunter Museum of Art here in Chattanooga until the end of May. All of the paintings, photographs and sculpture in the exhibition are on loan from the Smithsonian’s Museum of American Art in Washington, DC.

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11:39am

Tue April 29, 2014
Arts & Culture

Documentary Delves into 1977 Events in Skokie Illinois

Credit Illinois Holocaust Museum

The documentary Skokie: Invaded But Not Conquered takes a close look at events in a small village on the outskirts of Chicago when holocaust survivors and their families stood against the neo-Nazi organization, the National Socialist Party of America.

An interview with Rick Hirschhaut, co-producer of Skokie: Invaded But Not Conquered.

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1:07pm

Mon April 28, 2014
Happenings

La Paz Hosts 'Sangria on the Southside' 5/2

  La Paz Chattanooga has its annual fundraiser, Sangria on the Southside, coming up May 2nd.  WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with La Paz Executive Director Stacy Johnson and David Martin, Development & Communication, about La Paz.

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10:38am

Fri April 25, 2014
Happenings

Styleworks Fashion Show Raises Funds for Siskin 5/1

Styleworks is an annual fashion show and luncheon raising funds for Siskin Children's Institute.  There will be a preview party on April 30th, and the main event is on May 1st.  WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with event co-chairs Rachelle Haddock and Rachael Welch.

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10:31am

Fri April 25, 2014
Community

Nuclear Power Expansion Expected In TN

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller chats with John Williams, a speaker for the group Clean Energy America, which visited the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus.  The group says nuclear power supplies about 33% of Tennessee's power and is expected to supply even more soon.

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