Chattanooga, TN – Hear Maia Sharp singing her hit song, "Death By Perfection," at Riverbend Wednesday night on the TVFCU Stage. (The stage's location, under a bridge, gave her set a lot of nice natural reverb.)
Chattanooga, TN – Neil White's memoir is called In The Sanctuary Of Outcasts. It was published in hardcover last year, and it's just been released in paperback.
I've interviewed many authors on this show, but I've rarely had a chance to speak to someone with a story as compelling as White's. He's a writer, but he's an ex-con. His story begins in a federal prison. The buildings were also used as a medical facility, and housed some very unusual patients...
Chattanooga, TN – Otis Taylor, a singer/guitarist/banjo player, is a favorite with many WUTC listeners.
Taylor performed inside the Bessie Smith Hall on Sunday afternoon. If you missed it, you missed one of Riverbend's most interesting shows.
Listen to excerpts of the performance and an interview with Taylor about his career... also, how being a professional musician is like getting clobbered at football... and a little about the true history of the banjo.
Chattanooga, TN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Mobile Zone is at the festival every night, inviting people to come inside and learn important information about properly handling and preparing food.
Listen to an interview about the Food Safety Mobile Zone.
Chattanooga, TN – The Chattanooga Roller Girls, dressed in full battle gear, skated through the crowds gathered on M.L. King Boulevard during the Bessie Smith Strut. Oddly, the Roller Girls were carrying a jar and kissing random strangers--listen to the interview and discover why.
Chattanooga, TN – "The Crucible" opens at the Theatre Centre on June 18th and will run through July 11, 2010, with a break for July 4th weekend.
This Tony Award winning play is directed by Chuck Tuttle, Education Director for Chattanooga's community theatre. Tuttle is happy to direct this Classic American work that he believes to be both timely and timeless.
Chattanooga, TN – Sam McLeod grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and never forgot his southern roots and the food tied to those memories. On a road trip from his current home in Walla Walla Washington for a reunion to his old neighborhood, Sam revisits his childhood and shares those memories in his newest book "Big Appetite My Southern-Fried Search for the Meaning of Life."
Chattanooga, TN – Sunday night, they performed the entire Beatles' Abbey Road album. Listen to this excerpt--Joan Osbourne, John Cowan, the Waybacks and the Chattanooga Symphony performing "Come Together."