The summer exhibit at the Creative Discovery Museum downtown Chattanooga is all about Tinkertoys and building your imagination. Through a series of manipulative objects children and their families can learn about nature, water systems, communication and collaboration. There are activities involving wind power and plenty of opportunities to build using the classic Tinkertoy objects of wooden spools, sticks, fans and blocks. The exhibit opened Memorial Day we
'Hair' opens on CTC's Circle stage on June 15th for a month of Friday and Saturday night performances. This one-of-a-kind, American tribal rock musical debuted in 1967 at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre and opened on Broadway the following year. Forty five years later, Scott Dunlap directs the first production of 'Hair' ever staged by the Chattanooga Theatre Centre.
Listen to the interview with Director Scott Dunlap and Musical Director Andrew Chauncey about this production:
ETC opened 'Drift' this weekend at the St. Andrew's Center. Director Garry Posey describes it as a "new edge rock musical." This play about divorce is rock-driven rather than orchestra driven. In that sense, it's different from most Broadway-style musicals. It incorporates video elements as well as live performances. 'Drift' runs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through June 17, 2012. For more information, click here.
The big band Sweet Georgia Sound will be featured at Swing Fest on Sunday, June 3rd at the Chattanooga Market. Swing Fest began in 2002 as a celebration of big band music and dance. The Chattanooga Market is setting up a dance floor and invites everyone to come down and dance to the music of Sweet Georgia Sound while shopping for local produce and artisan wares. The Chattano
Legendary Pictures is filming the Jackie Robinson story in the movie 42 and portions of the movie are being filmed at historic Engel Stadium in Chattanooga. Southern Hollywood Events is rounding up extras for the movie. WUTC's Around and About producer Rabbit went behind the scenes to talk with some of the extras in the movie.
If you are interested in becoming an extra in the movie "42" call the hotline at 1-800-913-8563.
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.
The Suntones have been singing four part harmony as a barbershop quartet for more than half a century. They were the 1961 International Gold Medal Quartet winners in the Barbershop Harmony Society International competition and went on to become a regular feature on the Jackie Gleason Show filmed in Miami Florida.