Arts & Culture

1:46pm

Thu July 30, 2015
Arts & Culture

CDE Presents Pulitzer-Winning Musical 'Next to Normal' 7/31 - 8/2

Musical director Terry Sanford and actor Christopher Cooper join us to talk about Closed Door Entertainment's production of Next to Normal.

From the CDE Web site:

When:  July 31 & August 1 @ 730p; August 1 & 2 @ 2p

Where:  Memorial Auditorium's Robert K. Walker Theatre;  399 McCallie Avenue  |  Chattanooga, TN 37402mori

Tickets:  www.chattanoogaonstage.com

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11:08am

Wed July 29, 2015
Arts & Culture

Shakespeare Chattanooga Presents Two Gentlemen of Verona on 7/30

This Thursday July 30, Shakespeare Chattanooga is presenting a staged reading of “Two Gentlemen of Verona” by William Shakespeare. It is his first play and according to Janis Hashe, the play’s director, it shows. “Dorky” is one of the words she used to describe the play when she talked to Richard Winham.

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8:03pm

Mon July 27, 2015
Arts & Culture

Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway is Celebrating The Rural South

For the next couple of months Reflections gallery on Lee Highway here in Chattanooga is celebrating The Rural South. Two of the twenty-five artists whose work is featured in the exhibition talked to WUTC's Richard Winham about their work.  One is Matt Welch, a self- taught photo realist painter who grew up in Texas. The other is Renel Plouffe, an abstract painter originally from Gatineau City in Western Quebec.

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7:17pm

Wed July 15, 2015
Southern Humor

"I've Never Done Off-Color Material": Henry Cho Stays Successful with Clean Comedy

Henry Cho performing in 2006.

Knoxville native Henry Cho has been doing stand-up for nearly 30 years, and because he does clean comedy, he's able to perform nearly anywhere--from Las Vegas to comedy clubs to churches.  In this interview, Cho talks about what it was really like to grow up Korean in Knoxville, how he became a successful comedian very quickly (opening for Jerry Seinfeld and others), and how he finds inspiration from his in-laws in Arab, Alabama.

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2:44pm

Tue July 14, 2015
Arts & Culture

After Six Years, The Chattanooga Folk School May Finally Be On a Firm Footing

The Chattanooga Folk School has a new Executive Director. Like the other directors before her, Laura Walker is a musician, but unlike her predecessors she has had experience in organizing and running a business. It’s those skills, along with her natural affinity for people, that she hopes will enable her to revive the flagging fortunes of the Chattanooga Folk School. She spoke to WUTC's Richard Winham.

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1:30pm

Sun July 12, 2015
Books

'Mockingbird Next Door' Gives a Rare Glimpse into Harper Lee's Life

UPDATE 7/13/15 @ 4:54 p.m:  NPR's Maureen Corrigan has reviewed Harper Lee's new novel Go Set A Watchman, and Corrigan calls it "a mess" and a "a troubling confusion of a novel."  Also, Tonja Carter, the attorney who claims she found the long-lost Watchman manuscript, has written an editorial in The Wall Street Journal discuss

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1:28pm

Thu July 9, 2015
Arts & Culture

Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble at Hamilton Place Mall is presenting a month of pop culture with activities that feature the culture of the 1950's, 60's, 70's, 80's and beyond. 

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1:13pm

Thu July 9, 2015
Arts & Culture

All American Summer Concerts at the Hunter Museum of American Art

The Hunter Museum of American Art is hosting the All American Summer Concert Series on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. 

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10:11pm

Tue July 7, 2015
Arts & Culture

Peter Pan Takes Flight at The Signal Mountain Playhouse

Peter Pan opens at The Signal Mountain Playhouse July 10. Originally written as a play, it was re-written in the mid-1950’s as a musical starring Mary Martin. Since then there have been several popular adaptations of the story, but for their production the director Jennifer Arbogast and her cast are going back to the Mary Martin version. Richard Winham talked to Dr. Arbogast, who also teaches musical theater at Chattanooga State, as well as two of the lead actors, Kimberlin Lacy and Daniel Meeks.

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11:20am

Mon July 6, 2015
Arts & Culture

American Impressionism at the Hunter Museum

Credit Hunter Museum of American Art

The temporary exhibit at the Hunter Museum of American Art features the work of French painter Claude Monet and the American artists that followed his Impressionism movement. 

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1:32pm

Thu July 2, 2015
Arts & Culture

Cooking with the American Diabetes Association

Credit Linda Gassenheimer

The American Diabetes Association has endorsed a series of cookbooks designed to provide quick and easy meals that meet the dietary requirements for someone living with diabetes. 

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5:49pm

Wed June 24, 2015
Arts & Culture

Cleveland Museum Exhibit Explores African & Native American History

Sam Rumschlag, Curator of Collections, stands beside one of the exhibit banners.

The Museum Center at 5ive Points is hosting a traveling Smithsonian exhibit, IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas.  Sam Rumschlag, the Museum Center's Curator of Collections, takes us on a tour of the exhibit, which will be on display until July 3rd.

From the exhibit Web site:

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12:03pm

Wed June 24, 2015
Skyglow

Chasing the Last Dark Skies

Wupatki by Harun Mehmedinovic.
Credit Harun Mehmedinovic

Astrophotographer Harun Mehmedinovic is visiting the last places in North America where you can still see the Milky Way simply by looking at the night sky. 

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12:40pm

Thu June 18, 2015
Arts & Culture

So Lit Book Club discusses 'Bringing It to the Table' by Wendell Berry

The Southern Lit Alliance and Harvested Here Food Hub will host a So Lit Book Club discussion on Bringing It To the Table, a collection of essays by renowned agrarian writer Wendell Berry. The conversation will take place on Tuesday, June 23rd at 212 Market.

An urban farmer, a local chef, and a booklover will lead this fascinating discussion on the farm-to-table movement, its role in Chattanooga, and the significance of agrarian literature. Participants are encouraged to read Wendell Berry’s collection and join us in the conversation.

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11:56pm

Tue June 16, 2015
Arts & Culture

Portraits of Appalachia in Words and Watercolor

Alan Shuptrine is a realist painter, a watercolorist, fascinated with Appalachia. For the past two years he has walked along sections of the Appalachian Trail, frequently leaving the trail to hike into the isolated towns and hamlets deep in the mountains off the trail. In addition to painting the people he’s met and the places he’s seen, he is collaborating with a writer on a coffee table book which will combine his paintings with stories about Appalachian people, their culture and their long history.

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