Arts & Culture

12:02pm

Wed June 27, 2012
Become Chattanooga's Own JK Rowling?

Quit Your Day Job (Maybe) And Finally Write That Novel

The e-book revolution means anyone can publish a novel at no cost and market it to Kindle, Nook and iPad owners.  But what are the odds of a self-published story becoming a bestseller?

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9:37am

Tue June 26, 2012
Nerds, Geeks and Fiber Arts

Crafty Geeks

Elise Adams Taylor

Nerd Wars is a friendly fiber arts competition between geeks, nerds and passionate fans.

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11:10am

Mon June 25, 2012

2:02pm

Thu June 21, 2012
Participatory Ecology

Jan 21st: Naked, Frigid Biologist Commiserates With Chickadees

The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch In Nature, by David George Haskell

David George Haskell's new book The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch In Nature chronicles his experiences getting up close and personal with creatures in a patch of old-growth forest in Sewanee.

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3:07pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Astrology, Art, Homelessness

"That's Just Who I Am": A Profile on Homeless Artist William Engerson

William Engerson The Hart Gallery

 

William Engerson is an artist whose work has appeared at the Chattanooga Hart Gallery and exhibitions throughout the region. However, you can often find him at a Waffle House. 

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12:57pm

Tue June 19, 2012
Col. Bruce, That Is

The Musical Colonel Who Inspired Panic

A little-known Atlanta musician who helped invent the jam band scene and inspired bands like Widespread Panic and Phish is finally getting his due.

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12:34pm

Tue June 19, 2012
Arts & Culture

Team Artifact Brings New Art, Revitalized Studio To Duncan Avenue

'Fly Again, Baby Bird' by Eric Smith

Eric Smith's sculpture 'Fly Again, Baby Bird' was created with a real, tiny, mummified bird.  It's just one unusual thing at Team Artifact's studio.

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11:22am

Mon June 18, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Back With The Moose at Riverbend 2012

Musical Moose performs at Riverbend 2012

On the Riverbend Festival's final night, longtime Chattanooga funksters Musical Moose returned to the stage after a long absence and performed songs from their album "Gone With The Moose."  Click here to listen to the Moose playing "Shake and Bake," one of their best-known songs.

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.

 

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