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.
This stand-up comic competition begins May 15th and runs on Tuesday nights at Vaudeville Cafe in downtown Chattanooga. Sixty or so comedians from the Tennessee Valley and beyond have signed up to compete. The final round will be judged by an agent from Funny Business comedy booking agency. For more information, click here.
Listen to the story with comics Kristine Kinsey and Chad Rosser and Vaudeville Manager Sandra Moses.
In this interview, actor/writer Leslie Jordan talks about how winning an Emmy took his career in an unexpected direction, what happened when he blew off a balcony during the Will & Grace finale and how growing up in Chattanooga influenced the autobiographical plays he writes. Jordan will perform in the Chattanooga Theatre Centre's annual fundraiser, Tuesday Night Live!, on M
Georgia Winery, the first official winery of Georgia, will have their 10th Annual Spring Wine Fest this weekend. From May 11th to May 13th, the Spring Wine Fest will feature live music from Sweet Georgia Sound, wine tastings, and food. At the event, Georgia Winery will also debut their newest wine called Southern Blooms.
On Thursday, May 10th, 2012, Host Ira Glass and friends will perform an episode of This American Life on stage at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in NYC, and send it live via satellite to more than 500 movie theaters across the country, including Rave Motion Pictures East Ridge 18 and Hamilton Place 10-17 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Laura Linz directs the 4 Bridges Arts Festival, presented by the Association for Visual Arts (AVA). Linz joins us to talk about what's new at this year's 4 Bridges, which is coming up on April 14th and 15th at the First Tennessee Pavilion in Chattanooga, Tennessee . It's one of Chattanooga's most prominent art festivals, and it will feature 170 artists this year.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Music Department presents the Wind Ensemble in concert on April 21, 2012 in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center on the campus. The concert will feature guest performer Sherry Burt, a UTC alumna and member of the Air Force Band stationed in California. Other guest performers include high school students from the Tennessee All State Band. The concert is free and open to the public. The Honor Wind Ensemble performance begins at 5:00 pm.
This romance by William Shakespeare will open on the Dorothy Hackett Ward stage of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Fine Arts Center on April 10th for a one-week run. For tickets, call 423-425-4269. Click here for more details.
Listen to an interview with the director, Steve Ray:
From April 13th to the 22nd, MakeWork will present the 10x10 Artist Showcase in Chattanooga as a part of the first annual Hatch Festival. According to MakeWork's Web site, the festival is hosting a "a 10 -day exhibition of 100 creative works. Streets, parking lots, parks, and abandoned buildings will become a medium to construct, innovate, and celebrate creativity." MakeWork's 10x10 will have showcases at Walnut Street Bridge, Ross' Landing, and Miller Plaza.
March is National Nutrition Month and the focus for 2012 is the importance of making informed decisions. Knowing what ingredients are in the food you purchase can help plan nutritious meals. Desserts are not always part of the focus for a nutritious diet plan but a food producer in the natural food market offers products that are natural, wholesome and nutritious. Wholly Wholesome products include pie shells and desserts that are quick frozen at the factory and baked at home by the consumer. The company uses all natural ingredien
March 31st, 2012 from 12-6, the inaugural 'Little Owl Festival' happens at Audubon Acres on Sanctuary Road in Chattanooga. Two stages will be set up for music and spoken word performances. Save our American Raptors will fly birds of prey over the fields during the afternoon. For more details about the 'Little Owl Festival' click here. Listen to the story with Ray Zimmerman, Finn Bille and Peggy Douglas, 3 of the scheduled performers for the festival.
The Opera Theater Department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will present Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers March 29 through 31 at the Roland Hays Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center. The Thursday March 29th dress rehearsal performance provides a special discount for students to attend this working rehearsal. All performances begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets available at the door or by calling 423-425-4269.
From now until April 13th, you can visit the Augusta R. Kolwyck Library at Chattanooga State Community College and view a local homeless art exhibit. It features charcoal and oil portraits, fine knitting, and hand-made jewelry. The exhibit comes from Hart Gallery Tennessee, a local nonprofit gallery dedicated to homeless and non-traditional artists.