Monessa Guilfoil

Weekend Announcer

Monessa Guilfoil is an alumnus of UTC, having obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Theatre and Speech and a minor in Art History. She hosted the Weekend Sunrise shows at WUTC and was a producer on Around and About Chattanooga until 2013. 

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Head of the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Chattanooga Public Library Mary Helms will be teaching Genealogy on the Web on May 26, 2012 at the Eastgate Branch and again on June 2nd at the Northgate Branch.    Both workshops begin at 10:00a.m..  Then, on June 16th, Sarah Roach will lead an advanced workshop on Searching for your Cherokee Ancestors in the Downtown Library Auditorium.   Pre-registration is required for all the ancestry workshops.

This stand-up comic competition begins May 15th and runs on Tuesday nights at Vaudeville Cafe in downtown Chattanooga.  Sixty or so comedians from the Tennessee Valley and beyond have signed up to compete.  The final round will be judged by an agent from Funny Business comedy booking agency.  For more information, click here.

Listen to the story with comics Kristine Kinsey and Chad Rosser and Vaudeville Manager Sandra Moses.  

This romance by William Shakespeare will open on the Dorothy Hackett Ward stage of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Fine Arts Center on April 10th for a one-week run.  For tickets, call 423-425-4269.   Click here for more details.    

Listen to an interview with the director, Steve Ray:

March 31st, 2012 from 12-6, the inaugural 'Little Owl Festival' happens at Audubon Acres on Sanctuary Road in Chattanooga.    Two stages will be set up for music and spoken word performances.   Save our American Raptors will fly birds of prey over the fields during the afternoon.    For more details about the 'Little Owl Festival' click here.     Listen to the story with Ray Zimmerman, Finn Bille and Peggy Douglas, 3 of the scheduled performers for the festival.

This genre of theatre began in the 1930's through the Work Progress Administration.  It's a dramatic storytelling form that uses fictional characters to talk about real issues.  Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga is employing this form for a new play written by cast and crew and ripped from newspaper headlines of today.  'Living Newspaper' runs from March 23rd through April 1st at the St. Andrew's Center.

Director George Quick produces Agatha Christie's most famous play in celebration of its 60th  anniversary.  Mousetrap runs March 16th-April 1st, 2012.  Click here for more details.

    

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's 125th Anniversary Celebration continues with a turn of the 20th Century, American opera called, "Treemonisha," by Scott Joplin.

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