Arts & Culture


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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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.




Sun June 10, 2012
Arts & Culture

Chattanooga Theatre Centre produces 'Hair', the American Rock Musical in 2012

'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:

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Sat June 9, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Cutthroat Shamrock Gets Rowdy During Riverbend 2012's Opening Night

Cutthroat Shamrock on the TVFCU Stage

Cutthroat Shamrock, an Irish/Punk/Bluegrass band from Knoxville, asked the audience to join in on "Rowdy Soul."  Click here to listen.



Wed June 6, 2012
They Have A Listening Room, Too

It's Getting Loud At The Hunter With 'Sound +Vision'

This exhibit rocks.  The Hunter Museum of American Art is showing forty different artistic and iconic photos of Elvis, The Beatles, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jay-Z and other musicians.

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Sun June 3, 2012

New Rock Musical 'Drift' at Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga

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.

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Fri June 1, 2012
Arts & Culture

Swing Fest at the Chattanooga Market

The Chattanooga Market

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

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Tue May 29, 2012
Let's Go To The Movies

Meet The Extras In '42'

Angeline Lassiter on the Red Carpet for "42"
Southern Hollywood Events

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.

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Sun May 27, 2012


Fri May 25, 2012
Best Job Ever

Chattanooga Is A Long Way From The Rainforest, But…

This segment is part of our Best Job Ever series, where we talk to people who have unusual or adventurous jobs and find out whether or not their workdays are really all that interesting.

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Wed May 23, 2012


Mon May 21, 2012
Arts & Culture

New Harmonies:Celebrating American Roots Music

The Harris Arts Center in Calhoun Georgia is the temporary home of a Smithsonian traveling exhibit celebrating American Roots Music. 

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Sun May 20, 2012
Arts & Culture

Chattanooga Public Library Hosts Internet Genealogy Workshops

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.

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Thu May 17, 2012


Tue May 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

Final Performance of The Suntones

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. 

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