Arts & Culture

3:35pm

Tue March 19, 2013
Roots Music

Tim O’Brien, Rhiannon Giddens Host Cumberland Trail Benefit Concert March 22nd

Tim O'Brien performs in 2006.
Credit Jordan Clien / CCA 2.0

  Grammy-winning Americana musicians Tim O’Brien and Rhiannon Giddens (from the Carolina Chocolate Drops) will host & perform at the Friends of The Cumberland Trail Benefit Concert on Friday, March 22nd at 7:30 p.m at the Tivoli.  

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3:01pm

Tue March 19, 2013
The Hills Are Alive With...

‘The Sound Of Music’ At Tivoli March 21 – 23

Georgia-based theater company Closed Door Entertainment is performing The Sound of Music at the Tivoli in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  In this interview, WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller speaks to cast members Grace Kling and Greg Glover about the timeless appeal of this classic musical.

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2:07pm

Fri March 15, 2013
Music Lit

Teddy Wayne Invents 'Jonny Valentine,' A Tween Idol For Adults

Teddy Wayne's novel The Love Song Of Jonny Valentine is a deft mix of pop-culture criticism and slick literary craft.  Jonny, the protagonist/narrator, is a tween singer similar to Justin Bieber, and he's savvy enough to understand he exists solely as a marketing tool.  Only eleven years old, his star is already fading.  The novel is meant for adults—it’s a scathing satire of the music industry's hype machine.  Critics are praising it.  

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5:47pm

Thu February 28, 2013
Southern Lit

Rising Literary Talent Jamie Quatro Shows Us ‘More’

I Want To Show You More, by Jamie Quatro (Grove Press)

Grove/Atlantic published Barry Hannah, Charles Frazier and other celebrated Southern authors.  Now, Grove/Atlantic is adding Jamie Quatro to their roster.  Quatro’s debut collection of short stories, I Want To Show You More, comes out in March, and she visited WUTC for an interview.

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12:01pm

Thu February 28, 2013
THE ONE

Composer Don Davis Gets Inside the Sounds of 'The Matrix'

The Matrix is near its 14th year anniversary. When released in 1999, the film was heralded for its action, storyline, and special effects. However, another important element to The Matrix was its score created by composer Don Davis.


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1:17pm

Thu February 21, 2013
Inner & Outer Space

Art Goes into Hamilton County Jail

One of the walls in the jail's classroom
Credit markmaking.org

Mark Making, a Chattanooga organization promoting public art, spearheaded a mural project inside the Hamilton County Jail. The mural is called Universe Space and portrays planets, supernovas, black holes, and other cosmic imagery. The mural was made with the help of eleven inmates.


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11:25am

Thu February 21, 2013
Truly Original Theater

Hinck's ‘Cyclopaedia’ Debuts Feb 21st

Cyclopaedia cast members rehearse a dance that involves swinging long, white pipes to create percussion sounds.

Funded in large part by a MakeWork grant, Cyclopaedia is one of the most complex avant-garde theater productions in Chattanooga recently.  Tim Hinck, the creator, says it’s non-narrative—an experimental work that comments on communication.  Cyclopaedia runs from February 21st – 25th at the Center For Creative Arts.

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11:16am

Wed February 20, 2013
By The Numbers

The Case For Chattanooga Arts: Thousands of Jobs, $106 Million Economic Impact

Robert Lynch, President and CEO of Americans For The Arts, discusses the positive economic impact from art and nonprofit arts organizations.  Lynch will be a keynote speaker at the February 21st fundraising kickoff event for ArtsBuild.  (Lynch will also participate in the Cam Busch Endowed Arts for Health Lecture Series on February 21st.)

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10:49am

Wed February 20, 2013
Behind the Lens

Everyone Sees Through a Frame: A Conversation with Gregg Segal

A portrait of Gregg Segal
Credit GreggSegal.com

Photographer Gregg Segal's work has appeared in National Geographic, Esquire, and Rolling Stone. His subjects include professional cosplayers, senior Olympians, and actors such as Louis CK, Steve-O, and Forest Whitaker.

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6:13am

Thu February 14, 2013
Happy Valentine's Day

StoryCorps Founder Dave Isay Talks About Love Stories

All There Is: Love Stories From StoryCorps came out in paperback in December 2012.

 

   Dave Isay from StoryCorps talked to WUTC's Michael Edward Miller about the appeal of hearing couples' how-they-met stories.  Such tales are collected in the book All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps.

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10:42am

Mon February 11, 2013
Arts & Culture

Tennessee's Poet Laureate Coming To Chattanooga Feb. 12

Tennessee’s official Poet Laureate, Margaret Britton Vaughn, will speak at a Chattanooga Writer's Guild meeting at the Downtown Public Library in Chattanooga on February 12th from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

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1:59pm

Fri February 1, 2013
Live At Tivoli Feb 9

'Screwtape' Speaks

Max McLean originated the role of Screwtape in a new live version of C.S. Lewis's novel.

A live, theatrical version of The Screwtape Letters is coming to the Tivoli in Chattanooga on February 9th.  In this interview, actor/director Max McLean talks about us about adapting C.S. Lewis's novel for the stage.

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11:08am

Tue January 29, 2013
Arts & Culture

Sweeney Todd at UTC

The Stephen Sondheim production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be performed in February by the combined departments of Opera and Theater at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. 

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1:48pm

Fri January 18, 2013
Local Lit & Lore

‘Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge’ Quickly Became Bestseller

Moon Over Taylor's Ridge by Janie Dempsey Watts, published by Little Creek Books (2012)

Janie Dempsey Watts’s debut novel Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge hit the shelves of the Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore in Chattanooga last fall and became one of the store’s bestselling local books.  In this interview, Watts talks about the North Georgia legends and true history that inspired her.

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5:38pm

Fri January 11, 2013
Funniest Musical Ever?

‘Avenue Q’ Has Singing Teddy Bears, But Ignore Their Advice

Emma Wiseman and Eric Wyatt are the voices of Kate Monster and a Bad Idea Bear.

Ensemble Theater of Chattanooga is staging the musical Avenue Q starting January 11th.  Like an adult version of Sesame Street (think of a South Park + Muppets mash-up), the show features puppets who give advice on careers, sex and finding meaning in life.  But don’t listen to the Bad Idea Bear.

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