Arts & Culture

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

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

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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10:55am

Thu June 27, 2013
Arts & Culture

Take a Stroll for the Arts on the Southside

The south side of Chattanooga is home to artists, art galleries, restaurants, stylists, and even a hostel. In an attempt to celebrate the culture of the area, the Southside ArtStroll happens every last Friday of the month until September.

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11:26am

Tue June 25, 2013
8 p.m. Wednesdays on Fox

Chattanooga's Beth Kirby Could Be the Next MasterChef

Beth Kirby competes on the weekly cooking show MasterChef.

Beth Kirby, a food blogger and amateur chef who lives in Chattanooga, is a weekly contestant on MasterChef.  Gordon Ramsay hosts the cooking competition, which airs Wednesday evenings on Fox. In this interview, Kirby tells WUTC what it's like to be on the show, and she talks about her blog, Local Milk.

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3:54pm

Mon June 24, 2013
Forward Into The Past

Tweeting ‘Medieval Awesomeness’: A Conversation with @SCASocial

A screenshot of the Society for Creative Anachronism's Twitter page.

It might seem unexpected—a group of medieval re-enactors has a Twitter feed?  But they do, and in this interview, Avery Krouse talks live-tweeting medieval combat.  He’s the social media director for the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international living-history organization with around 30,000 members.  “We like to spread medieval awesome all over the place,” said a recent tweet.

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3:58pm

Fri June 21, 2013
Best New Read

‘Bullets and Bread’ Serves Up WWII Memories, Chow Trivia

Kent Whitaker, a culinary author who lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has collected dozens of anecdotes, historical facts, humorous stories and first-person accounts in his new book Bullets and Bread: The Story of the Sacrifice in American Homes to Feed Troops in World War II.  He joins WUTC for an interview.

4:47pm

Wed June 12, 2013
Don't Go in Room 237

See What's Really Behind Kubrick's 'The Shining' in New Documentary

Room 237 Chattanooga Screening Poster

If you're a fan of Stanley Kubrick, you might be interested in a documentary that's screening at the Barking Legs Theater this Friday. It's called Room 237.

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12:47pm

Wed June 5, 2013
Hands in the Mix

Sculpting with Untraditional Concrete

When you think of concrete, you may think about the material needed for sidewalks and cinder-blocks. But for Justin Burd, the material is used for sculptural and artistic purposes. 

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2:58pm

Tue June 4, 2013
A Guide For Would-Be Rock Stars

Svenonius’s ‘Supernatural Strategies’ Involve Spaghetti-Slinging Specters & Marxist Music Musings

Ian Svenonius's book Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group was published in 2013.
Credit Akashic Books

Ian Svenonius is a singer who fronted  Weird War, The Make-Up, The Nation of Ulysses and other Washington, D.C. hardcore and indie groups. Yet he claims his book Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group doesn't draw on his own personal knowledge. Instead, the book contains advice from the Great Beyond. Ghosts communicate with him in bizarre ways, such as tossing spaghetti against a wall, and share unconventional, Marxist interpretations of popular music's evolution. In this interview, Svenonius and WUTC's Michael Edward Miller talk about the book (and play and discuss several of his songs.)

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1:44pm

Mon June 3, 2013
Arts & Culture

3rd Annual New Dischord Features Noted Composer Malcolm Goldstein

   The third annual New Dischord Festival will take place June 6th – 9th, 2013 in various Chattanooga locations.  Originally, the festival focused primarily on experimental and improvised music.  Now it includes art collaborations, with local and national poets, musicians, dancers and other artists working together.  Malcolm Goldstein, a violinist/composer active in experimental music since the 1960s, will perform on Thursday and Saturday. 

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2:47pm

Tue May 28, 2013
Arts & Culture

‘Into The Woods’ Cast Members Join WUTC For A Preview

    Closed Door Entertainment is performing the fractured fairy-tale musical Into The Woods on May 31st, June 1st and June 2nd at the Memorial Auditorium’s Community Theatre in Chattanooga.  Cast members sing and talk about the show in this segment.

4:58pm

Fri May 17, 2013
Iconic Images

‘I Go Deeper and Deeper into the Holler’: Photojournalist Don Dudenbostel’s Appalachian Adventures

Legendary moonshiner Popcorn Sutton sits on his front porch.
Don Dudenbostel/River Gallery

Don Dudenbostel’s photographs are featured this May in the River Gallery's exhibition Defining Roots.  Dudenbostel's photos document disappearing, hidden and infamous aspects of Appalachian culture.  Throughout the past few decades, he has photographed snake handlers, moonshiners (particularly legendary moonshiner Popcorn Sutton), cockfighters, Ku Klux Klan members and neo-Nazis.  “I try never to influence my images with personal feelings,” he says in this interview.

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