Arts & Culture

4:04pm

Wed November 21, 2012
Humbug

'Santaland Diaries': A Sardonic Elf Takes Center Stage

Judy LaMance and Joshua Harrell star in 'Season's Greetings' and 'The Santaland Diaries.'
Credit Cansler Photography

In this segment, we hear how David Sedaris's sardonic monologue about being a Macy's elf became a classic holiday play, and we talk to the cast and director of the Chattanooga Theatre Center's The Santaland Diaries (plus Season's Greetings.)  It runs November 23rd through December 8th.

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11:03am

Wed November 21, 2012
Comedy As A Career

They Quit Their Day Jobs. You May Laugh.

The Quit Your Day Job comedy tour is coming to J.J.'s Bohemia in Chattanooga on November 27th.  In this segment, we talk to three comedians: Grady Ray, who is a former cop; Matt Ward, who is the tour organizer; and J.C. Ratliff, who says he has more fun when his jokes bomb.

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9:03am

Wed November 21, 2012
Muskets & Malls

State of the Union Exhibit Combines Civil War's Past and Present

Gregg Segal's photo taken at the battle sight of Orchard Knob
Credit Gregg Segal

What would it look like if the American Civil War happened today in 2012? That's exactly what photographer Gregg Segal depicts in his State of the Union exhibit.

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4:21pm

Wed November 7, 2012
History Buffs, Listen Up

Women Stealing Pantaloons & The 19th Century Press

Dr. Anthony Fellow discusses his new paper, "They Are Stealing Our Pantaloons: Women Journalists in the Civil War."  His presentation is one of many at the annual Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression, which starts Thursday, November 8th and is free and open to the public.

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11:09am

Thu November 1, 2012
It's The End Of The World As We Know It

'Boom' Is A Different Kind Of Big Bang Comedy

Megan Hollenbeck and Blake Harris visited WUTC to talk about Boom.

Theater For The New South is performing Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's Boom, starting November 2nd at the Rivoli Art Mill in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  It's a sci-fi comedy involving an Earth-destroying comet, an awkward attempt at repopulating the world, and weirdly prescient fish.

12:34pm

Wed October 31, 2012
It's A Scream

Halloween Special! Vincent Phipps Reads An Original Ghost Story

Professional storyteller Vincent Ivan Phipps joins us with a dramatic reading from his new book/CD Spooky-Nooga: Ghost Stories From Chattanooga, TN.

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2:04pm

Fri October 12, 2012
Wayne White's Whimsy

'Beauty Is Embarrassing' Star Drops By WUTC

The documentary Beauty Is Embarrassing tells Wayne White's story.  White, who grew up in Hixson in the 1970's, longed to leave Chattanooga and become an artist.  After college, he moved to New York City and wound up as an Emmy-winning set designer and puppeteer on Pee-Wee's Playhouse.  He also was the art director for Peter Gabriel's Big Time music video.

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11:42am

Fri October 5, 2012
Arts & Culture

October at the Chattanooga Market

The month of October is very busy for the staff at the Chattanooga Market beginning with the 40th Annual Fall Hodge Podge on Signal Mountain. 

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6:18pm

Wed October 3, 2012
At Carmike Majestic Oct 12 - 18

'Sahkanaga' Re-Imagines Tri-State Crematory Scandal

In this interview, writer/director John Henry Summerour discusses using the Tri-State Crematory scandal as the inspiration for Sahkanaga, an indie drama shot in Walker County.  Also, Summerour explains how he got North Georgia residents to participate in a film about events they'd rather forget.

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11:07am

Tue October 2, 2012
Wine Tasting On The Walnut Street Bridge

'Wine Over Water' To Benefit Engel Stadium

  • An interview with Wine Over Water organizers.

Every year, Cornerstones, Inc. puts on the Wine Over Water wine-tasting event to help preserve historic Chattanooga buildings.  This year's event-- coming up October 6th--will raise funds to help preserve Engel Stadium.

9:08am

Tue October 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

UTC Theatre Department's 'Antigone' set in the Machine Age

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Theatre Department opens Greek Tragedy 'Antigone' on Tuesday, October 1st for a one week run.   Directing Professor Mac Smotherman used the imagery of "dragon's teeth" to stage Sophocles' 2500 year old Theban play in the 1915  Machine Age.

12:06pm

Sun September 23, 2012
Best New Read

Moore's Latest Book Shows St. Elmo's History In Pictures

Arcadia Publishing has published a third book by author/historian Gay Morgan Moore.  Chattanooga's St. Elmo contains 127 pages of historical photographs and text about Chattanooga's suburb at the foot of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. 

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1:07pm

Thu September 20, 2012
At The Rave & Northgate In Chattanooga

'Unconditional' Combines Indie Film Storytelling, Big-Budget Production Values & A (Subtle) Message

In this segment, we talk to Darren Moorman, a Chattanooga resident who co-produced Unconditional, a new feature film opening nationwide on September 21st.  We also speak with Joe Bradford, the Nashville man whose life story was the inspiration.

12:18pm

Wed September 19, 2012
The Dew Was Gone That Made Her Blade So Kean

Local Artist Creates Portraits with Morning Dew

Hollie Berry using her roller for the portrait

Can you use morning dew as an artistic tool? Hollie Berry does. She calls her creations "dew"dles.

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10:02am

Sun September 16, 2012
Arts & Culture

Christian Collier Screens film 'Press, Pause, Play' at Hunter Museum

The documentary Press, Pause, Play will be screened at the Hunter Museum on September 20th, 2012.   A panel discussion will follow with film organizer Christian Collier, artist Isaac Duncan and Professor Phillip Lewis.

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