Arts & Culture

11:46am

Fri May 2, 2014
Arts & Culture

Singer T. Graham Brown Shares Story of Recovery, Talks About New Album

Nashville singer/songwriter T. Graham Brown had a string of hits in the 1980s, but his career faltered as he struggled with alcoholism and bipolar disorder.  He stopped drinking, and his song "Wine into Water" came from the experience.  In this interview, Brown talks about it, and reveals details about the gospel album he's currently recording, which will feature guest stars such as Vince Gill and Leon Russell.

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12:08pm

Thu May 1, 2014
Books

Chattanooga Author’s Creation Debuts on Free Comic Book Day

Shane Berryhill’s new comic book series Sherwood, Texas will debut on Free Comic Book Day, which is Saturday, May 3rd.  WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller speaks with Berryhill about the series, which is a modern re-imagining of the Robin Hood story.

The publisher, 12 Gague Comics, describes it like this:

A story older than all of us, told now for the first time!

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4:56pm

Tue April 29, 2014
Arts & Culture

Major Exhibition of African-American Art Is In The Hunter Museum For One More Month

One hundred works of African-American art from the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920’s to the turn of the last century are on display in the Hunter Museum of Art here in Chattanooga until the end of May. All of the paintings, photographs and sculpture in the exhibition are on loan from the Smithsonian’s Museum of American Art in Washington, DC.

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11:39am

Tue April 29, 2014
Arts & Culture

Documentary Delves into 1977 Events in Skokie Illinois

Credit Illinois Holocaust Museum

The documentary Skokie: Invaded But Not Conquered takes a close look at events in a small village on the outskirts of Chicago when holocaust survivors and their families stood against the neo-Nazi organization, the National Socialist Party of America.

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1:18pm

Mon April 28, 2014
Arts & Culture

First Listen: Dolly Parton, 'Blue Smoke'

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 3:31 pm

Dolly Parton's new album, Blue Smoke, comes out May 13.
Courtesy of the artist

The cover art of Dolly Parton's latest album looks like an airbrushed T-shirt design you might find in a souvenir shop at Dollywood. Both her flawless, beaming close-up and the mountainous skyline behind are her ringed in artist-rendered ribbons of mist, and the rising sun has a painterly, paradisiacal look to it. What gives her Smoky Mountain theme park its character is a combination of rural resilience, commercial sheen and aspirational sensibility.

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11:34am

Thu April 24, 2014
Books

Townley’s ‘Defiant’ Uncovers History of POW/MIA Movement

WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller speaks with Atlanta author Alvin Townley.  His latest book is Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison, the Women Who Fought for Them, and the One Who Never Returned.  It recounts the true story of 11 American soldiers who were imprisoned under especially harsh conditions, and it explains how their wives founded the POW/MIA movement to help free them.

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1:29pm

Mon April 14, 2014
Arts & Culture

Museum Center at 5ive Points Gains Smithsonian Affiliation Status

Cleveland's Museum Center at 5ive Points has been invited to join the Smithsonian Affiliations by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.

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3:30pm

Fri April 11, 2014
Books

‘We Are a Country of Cults’: A Conversation with Jonestown Survivor Laura Kohl

Laura Johnston Kohl was a member of the People's Temple in 1978 when Jim Jones led more than 900 people to commit mass suicide.  In this extended interview, WUTC's Richard Winham speaks with Kohl about getting involved in the group, surviving the massacre, rebuilding her life afterward, and why she says the United States is a country of cults today.

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12:24am

Fri April 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

A Look at 'A Life,' as Chattanooga's First Major Film Festival Begins

The inaugural Chattanooga Film Festival kicked off with a music documentary, "A Life in the Death of Joe Meek."  WUTC's Rachel Smith attended the film's premiere and a Q&A with producer Howard S. Berger.  In this segment, Smith explains why the film was a perfect choice for the first-ever major film festival to happen in the Scenic City.

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1:56pm

Fri March 28, 2014
Arts & Culture

Here Are 5 Must-See Movies at the Chattanooga Film Fest

Chris Dortch, director of the first-ever Chattanooga Film Festival, joins us to discuss a few highlights among the 50+ films being screened between April 3rd and April 6th.

Here are five must-see movies mentioned in the interview:

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10:08am

Tue March 25, 2014
Arts & Culture

Celebrate the Month of April with Jazzanooga

Credit Jazzanooga

Jazzanooga is Chattanooga's annual Jazz Festival and will be celebrated with several events scheduled all through the month of April. 

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2:54pm

Wed March 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

East Brainerd 'Backlot' Provides Meeting Space, Networking for Filmmakers

Do you dream about being on stage, or in front of a camera?   What about being involved with sound or lighting aspects of a film?

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10:32am

Wed March 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

Local Author Adds Southern Humor to Mystery Crime Series

Gretchen Archer, Author of the Davis Way Crime Caper Series.
Credit Gretchen Archer

Gretchen Archer starts her day on Lookout Mountain well before sunrise, putting words to paper that will eventually become the next book in the Davis Way Crime Caper Series

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1:42pm

Fri March 7, 2014
Arts & Culture

ArtsBuild Recognizes Ruth Holmberg as as a Leader of Chattanooga's Arts Community

On March 11, ArtsBuild Chattanooga will present Ruth Holmberg with their first Arts Leadership Award. Holmberg was the publisher of the Chattanooga Times from 1964 until 1992. She’s also chaired the boards of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera association and the Hunter Museum, and is a founding member of the Tennessee Arts Commission. WUTC's Richard Winham talked to the president of ArtsBuild, Dan Bowers, and Chair of the Board Patti Frierson.

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9:00am

Fri March 7, 2014
Books

Chattanooga Native Bill Dedman Co-Authors ‘Empty Mansions’ Bestseller

MEET THE AUTHOR: Bill Dedman will be in Chattanooga on Tuesday, March 11th to sign books and give a presentation at the Chattanooga Writer’s Guild Meeting.  The event is free and open to the public, and will take place 6:30pm – 8pm at the Chattanooga Public Library downtown.

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