Arts & Culture

11:17am

Mon November 4, 2013
Books

Hashe's Debut Novel 'Ex-Club Tong Pang' Combines Comedy, Crime

The Ex-Club Tong Pang by Janis Hashe/Twilight Times Books (2013)

In the relatively short time she has been in Chattanooga, Janis Hashe has realized several of her goals, including establishing a repertory company that has presented a number of Shakespeare's plays in a variety of locations such as Coolidge Park and Grace Episcopal Church. She also works as an editor for local weekly The Pulse, and teaches classes on theater at Chattanooga State. But one goal has eluded her for a long time.

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11:00am

Fri November 1, 2013
Books

'Tennessee Tails' Features Pet Stories from Ooltewah Vet

Tennessee Tails: Pets and Their People, by Dr. Kathryn Primm

Dr. Kathryn Primm, a veterinarian who owns Applebrook Animal Hospital in Ooltewah, has written a memoir.  It's a collection of short, true stories about her four-legged patients and the people who love them.  Tennessee Tails: Pets and Their People is available from Amazon.  Proceeds from the book's first year of sales will benefit the Chattanooga Humane Society and the Pet Placement Center.

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11:08am

Thu October 31, 2013
Books

Stoker Descendant Discusses Famous Ancestor

Dacre Stoker is the great-grand-nephew of Dracula author Bram Stoker.  In this segment, Dacre discusses his famous ancestor's inspiration.  Was Vlad the Impaler really the inspiration for the world's most famous vampire?  Was one of Bram Stoker's brothers the inspiration for Van Helsing?

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11:49am

Mon October 21, 2013
Books

Off the Shelf: C&R Press Publisher Seeks Community Involvement

Chad Prevost runs C&R Press, a Chattanooga-based, nonprofit book publishing company.  Prevost and C&R authors are keeping busy with the Fusebox reading series, the Meacham Writers’ Workshop, and more.  For Prevost, it’s not enough to put books on a shelf—he also wants his company to be an active part of the community.

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9:36am

Mon October 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

The Oldest Monster at Haunted Caverns Gets a Mask

A new face for Doug Norwood at the Haunted Caverns.
Credit Ruby Falls

The Haunted Caverns at Ruby Falls is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening until November 2nd as well as Halloween Night. 

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11:18am

Wed October 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Tom Clancy, Master Of Military Techno-Thrillers, Dies

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 1:45 pm

Author Tom Clancy in 2003.
Ralph Lauer MCT/Landov

Tom Clancy, the best-selling writer of such "techno-thrillers" as The Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising and Patriot Games, has died.

He was 66.

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10:00am

Fri September 27, 2013
Books

Fascinating Journeys Featured in Nicely’s ‘East Tennessee Walking Tour and Historic Guide’

Local author and history buff Maury Nicely has written a regional guidebook, East Tennessee Walking Tour and Historic Guide.  In this interview, Nicely and WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller talk about the trivia, state lore and historic locations featured in the book.

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10:55am

Mon September 23, 2013
Arts & Culture

Evatt & Bloom Producing Sketch Comedy Videos, Live Stand-Up Shows

Chris Dortch plays an accused drug dealer in the sketch '8th Grader.'

Joel Ruiz, the creative force behind Evatt & Bloom productions, joins us for an interview. 

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5:47pm

Fri September 20, 2013
NPR Music

Streaming Audio: The 2013 Americana Music Association Honors And Awards Show

This week, the Americana music industry gathered at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to honor the best and brightest in its corner of the music world. Listen to a recording of the entire show, including performances by Shovels & Rope, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter.

2:59pm

Fri September 20, 2013

8:36am

Fri September 20, 2013
Photo Mystery

Do You Recognize this Couple?

Fifty-eight years ago, a Swiss photographer, Robert Frank, visited Chattanooga and photographed people going about their daily business downtown. He took fascinating snapshots of everyday life in 1955. But much more fascinating, at least for local photojournalist Billy Weeks, is that Frank failed to get any information about the people he photographed.

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3:56pm

Tue September 17, 2013
Southern Lit

Gilmore Weaves Compelling Tale of Small-Town Seamstresses in ‘The Funeral Dress’

Random House recently published a new novel from Southern author (and Chattanooga resident) Susan Gregg Gilmore. She won acclaim for her first two novels, Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen and The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove.   The Funeral Dress is inspired by real seamstresses who worked at a Dunlap shirt factory in the 1970s.

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5:12pm

Fri September 13, 2013
Books

The 'Color of Christ' and The Civil War: A Conversation With Edward J. Blum

Publisher's Weekly named The Color of Christ as one of the best religion books of 2012.  

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9:36am

Thu September 12, 2013
Dark Crime Wanted

New Chattanooga Book Imprint Focuses on Noir Genre

 The imprint is called Tennessee Noir.

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2:23pm

Mon September 9, 2013
Arts & Culture

Chattanooga Artists Create Animal Art, Pet Portraits for Reflections Gallery

  Opening September 12th and showing through October 24th, the new Reflections Gallery exhibit features farm animals, wild animals and household animals.  Patrons can even commission portraits of their cats, dogs and other pets.  Reflections Gallery is located at 6922 Lee Highway.

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