Arts & Culture

12:05pm

Wed August 28, 2013
Civil War History

Traveling 'Free at Last' Exhibit Comes to Bessie Smith Cultural Center

The Free at Last exhibit explains how Tennessee slaves secured freedom with the help of the Union Army.  Contraband camps controlled by Union Army troops led to the develop of communities throughout Middle and West Tennessee during the Reconstruction Era, between 1865 and 1877.  The four-panel display emphasizes the significance of emancipation as a result of the Civil War.  The exhibit runs through October 1st at the Chattanooga’s Bessie Smith Cultural Center.  

11:27am

Tue August 27, 2013
Arts & Culture

Vibrant Color & Contrast Characterize 2013 UTC Department of Art Faculty Exhibition

The Biennial 2013 UTC Department of Art Faculty Exhibit is on display at UTC’s Fine Arts Center.  Fifteen UTC faculty members  are showcasing paintings, sculpture, drawings and photography, as well as conceptual and time-based media.  Works are on display inside the Cress Gallery Of Art, located in the lobby of the UTC Fine Arts Center.  The exhibit runs until  Friday, October 4, 2013.

11:16am

Fri August 23, 2013
Books

Wooley Pens Clerical Crime Novel 'Murder, Intelligently Designed'

An interview with Becky Wooley.

Becky Wooley's Grit and Grace mystery novels feature amateur detectives Grit Griffin and Grace Willis, two churchgoing sleuths whose cases are often entangled with church drama and theological questions.

Murder, Intelligently Designed is the second book in the series,  a clerical crime novel that combines questions about faith and science with a whodunit plot.

Becky Wooley lives in Chattanooga, and is a minister's wife and former church secretary.   

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2:26pm

Thu August 15, 2013
Live Music & More

UTC Patten Performances Series Set for Banner Year

 

   Having produced the Patten Performances series at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for six years now, Bob Boyer is confident he has the series back on track. When he took over ticket sales were lackluster and the series was moribund. For the first three years he booked sure-fire acts, and slowly began re-building the audience for the heritage fine arts program.

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12:51pm

Wed August 14, 2013
Film

2014 Lookout Wild Film Festival Seeks Submissions

The Lookout Wild Film Festival seeks to showcase short and feature-length films about adventure sports, conservation efforts and exploration activities.

Although the festival won't happen until March 2014, submissions are sought right now.

9:30am

Thu August 8, 2013
Arts & Culture

Homeless and Non-Homeless Trade Stories For Upcoming Performance

An interview with Teneka Dye, artistic director of Recreate Café

    It's no surprise that the homeless and non-homeless lead different lives in different ways. But what would happen if the two could switch for the day, the homeless become non-homeless and vice versa? An upcoming event called Walk in My Shoes will test what happens when the two populations switch.

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5:39pm

Tue August 6, 2013

11:32am

Thu August 1, 2013
Arts & Culture

The Open Press Wants To Give Everyone A Chance To Get 'Their Hands Dirty'

The Open Press, a project started by Matt Greenwell, head of the Art department at UTC, and Paul Rustand, the creative director at Widgets and Stone, a local design company, resulted from their mutual passion for hands-on creativity. They are both comfortable using the tools and techniques of the digital age, but at the same time they both have a yen for a time when everything moved a little more slowly, and the work produced had the immediately recognizable stamp of an artisanal, made by hand product. Not necessarily perfect, but(for them) beautiful in its imperfection.

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11:17am

Mon July 29, 2013
Books

Crowdfunding Sought for 'Game of Horror' Graphic Novel

Promo art for GAME OF HORROR, a graphic novel by Shane Berryhill and James E. Lyle.

An interview with author Shane Berryhill.

Chattanooga, Tennessee author Shane Berryhill and Waynesville, North Carolina artist James E. Lyle collaborated to create Game of Horror, a graphic novel described as "The Hunger Games meets classic monster cinema in an action-packed tale of terror."

In the story, an undead girl named Lily fights ghouls in a combat tournament, and the tale is meant as an allegory for human trafficking.  The creators are seeking Kickstarter funds to publish the graphic novel.

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6:52pm

Thu July 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

One-Woman Music School: Jessica Nunn Teaches Violin, Viola, Cello & String Bass at 'Muse A Palooza'

Jessica Nunn is a gifted musician. She placed first on viola in 2005 in the annual statewide competition organized by the Tennessee Music Education Association. But while she is a gifted performer, Jessica is equally enthusiastic about teaching. 

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11:20am

Tue July 23, 2013
Looks Good Enough To Eat?

Designer Natalie Chanin Bringing Barbecued Dresses to Warehouse Row

Fashion designer Natalie Chanin hickory-smoked this dress, creating smoky shades on the fabric.
Credit Contributed photo

An interview with Natalie Chanin.

Natalie Chanin is a designer/entrepreneur who runs Alabama Chanin, a company where all the clothing is hand-made.  An Alabama native, she combined slow, Southern barbecue and experimental fashion by hickory-smoking dresses.  Her dresses will be on display in Chattanooga at Warehouse Row starting Thursday, July 25th.  An opening reception is planned from 6 - 8 p.m., as well as a a Trunk Show at Amanda Pinson Jewelry on 7/26 and 7/27 and a workshop at SPACE on 7/27.

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10:35am

Thu July 11, 2013
Theater

Elle Woods Sings on the Main Stage in 'Legally Blonde: the Musical'

Legally Blonde at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre with Bobby Burkich as Warner Huntington II, Brittni Rhodes as Elle Woods, and Dobby as Bruiser.
Credit Chattanooga Theatre Centre

Legally Blonde: the Musical opens on the main stage at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre Friday July 12  and runs through July 28. 

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12:14pm

Wed July 10, 2013
We Shall Not Be Moved

New Mural Depicts Historical Chattanooga Sit-Ins

"We Shall Not Be Moved" mural located at 526 East Martin Luther King Boulevard

Interview with Zachary Atchley of Mark Making

A new mural located on the wall of Champy's Restaurant commemorates historical civil rights sit-ins which happened in Chattanooga. The mural is called We Shall Not Be Moved. 


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11:41am

Mon July 8, 2013
In Chattanooga July 19 & 20

'Spring Awakening' Musical Revives Banned German Play

Closed Door Entertainment will perform Spring Awakening at Chattanooga's Memorial Auditorium's RKW Theater on July 19th and 20th.  Intended for mature audiences only, this rock musical is based on a controversial German play from 1891.  Director J.C. Smith and actor Damon Gillespie join WUTC for this interview. 

11:52am

Fri July 5, 2013
Uncorked

More Chattanoogans Choosing Argentine Wine

Mariano Cebrian poses with a bottle of Argentine wine.

In this segment, WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller finds out why wines from Argentina are becoming popular with Scenic City wine drinkers.  He visits Jax Liquors, which has a section of Argentine wines, talks to Damon Levy from Vine Connections, and chats with Mariano Cebrian from Panoram Imports.  Panoram hosts a regular Argentine wine cruise on the Tennessee River.   

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