Arts & Culture

4:55pm

Fri June 15, 2012
Hinkle FTW

GamingUnwrapped: Wade Hinkle’s Big Goals

Wade Hinkle turned his love of games into the Web site GamingUnwrapped.com, which is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee and features game news and reviews.

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4:25pm

Fri June 15, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Junior Brown at Riverbend 2012

Junior Brown likes guitars so much, he put a guitar on his guitar.

Junior Brown closed his Riverbend 2012 performance with a virtuoso guitar solo.  Click here to listen.

 

3:46pm

Fri June 15, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Yo Mama's What?

Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band performs on the Bud Light stage.

Their name gets people's attention pretty quickly: Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band.  They played the Bud Light stage Thursday night during Riverbend.  In this interview, the lead singer, Sweet Nasty, talks about the band's unusual name and their 10-year history together.  Click here to listen.

 

3:41pm

Fri June 15, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Steel Wheels Get Funky

Steel Wheels perform on the Unum stage.

Steel Wheels mostly play Americana.  But Thursday night at Riverbend 2012, they added beat-boxing to this song.  Hear an excerpt, and hear lead singer Trent Wagler discuss the band's inspiration for combining old and new genres.  Click here to listen.

 

 

 

 

12:48pm

Fri June 15, 2012
Citizen Science

Ivy Academy Students Measure Tree Growth for Smithsonian

Ivy Academy student Conner Phillips reads instructions for placing a dendrometer on a tree as Trent Walker looks on.
Mary Helen Miller WUTC

The Smithsonian Institution is collecting data from around the globe to see how climate change affects tree growth, and students at Ivy Academy in Soddy-Daisy are helping. 

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5:47pm

Thu June 14, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Here Come The Mummies Wrap It Up at Riverbend

Here Come The Mummies on the Bud Light stage.

Here Come The Mummies, a band who claim to be 5000-year-old funk musicians from the ancient Expleticus Deleticus tribe, played Riverbend on Wednesday night at the Bud Light stage.  They jammed on a cowbelt (part cowbell, part belt), introduced the crowd to Evil Kenevil's twisted twin, and wrapped up their set with songs like "Boom Boom Room."  

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5:39pm

Thu June 14, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Royal Southern Brotherhood

Royal Southern Brotherhood's Tribute To The Wetlands on the Unum stage.

Devon Allman, Mike Zito, Charlie Wooten, Yonrico Scott, Johnny Sansone, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Waylon Thibodeaux and Cyril Neville performed together Wednesday night at Riverbend 2012.  The group is called the Royal Southern Brotherhood's Tribute To The Wetlands.  Click here to listen to an excerpt of their performance.

 

5:40pm

Wed June 13, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Family Night Brings Diverse Musical Styles to Riverbend

Burning Alter performs Tuesday night at Riverbend

Family night at Riverbend featured traditional gospel singers, such as 15-year-old Mallory Ledford.  But hard rockers Burning Alter also performed.

 

 

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1:04pm

Wed June 13, 2012
Glass Half Full

Glass House Gets $300,000 Grant For Art in East Chattanooga

Glass Street in East Chattanooga is the home of Glass House Collective, an organization with plans to bring art and commerce to the area.
Courtesy of Glass House Collective

Glass House Collective, which opened up on East Chattanooga's Glass Street at the beginning of the year, just got news of a $300,000 ArtPlace grant. The collective plans to use the money to commission art projects in its neighborhood. Director of Glass House Katherine Currin and local artist Kevin Bate talk about the grant.

9:37pm

Tue June 12, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Lionel Young Unplugged

Lionel Young performs at the Lindsay Street Hall

A short feature/performance.  Lionel Young played "St. Louis Blues" during an unplugged set at the Lindsay Street Hall the afternoon before the Bessie Smith Strut.  Click here to listen.

 

9:25pm

Tue June 12, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Hadden Sayers: Performance & Interview at the Bessie Smith Strut

Hadden Sayers at the 2012 Bessie Smith Strut

Hadden Sayers performed at the 2012 Bessie Smith Strut.  In this clip, he plays his song "Hippie Getaway," and then talks about his music and what Bessie Smith means to him.  Click here to listen.

9:20pm

Tue June 12, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Joe Louis Walker Plays One For The Ladies

Joe Louis Walker performs at the Bessie Smith Strut

At the 2012 Bessie Smith Strut, bluesman Joe Louis Walker dedicated a mostly-instrumental number to the women in the crowd.  Click here to listen.

 

3:18pm

Tue June 12, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Lionel Young's Unusual Blues

At the 2012 Bessie Smith Strut, Lionel Young and his band performed--but instead of the usual electric guitar, Young played an electric violin.

9:25am

Tue June 12, 2012
Arts & Culture

Tinkertoys at the Creative Discovery Museum

Building with Tinkertoys
Creative Discovery Museum

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

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12:25pm

Sun June 10, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Kaki King Previews New Material at Riverbend 2012

The first Saturday night of Riverbend 2012, Kaki King played an as-yet-untitled song from an upcoming album.  Click here to listen.

 

 

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