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.
Grassroots efforts to improve your community is a form of guerrilla urbanism and in Chattanooga this past month the issue targeted by the River City Company includes promoting more walking. Park your car and walk around downtown and to help encourage this signs were posted at intersections pointing the way to local attractions with estimated walking times.
Chattanooga is one of a handful of places in the country where everyone has access to "ultra-high-speed" broadband. EPB offers internet that can download and upload data at a rate of one gigabit-per-second, which is up to 200 times faster than what most American's use.
The service, which EPB has offered for about a year and a half, is a source of pride for many Chattanoogans. Still, there isn't a whole lot people can do with all that bandwidth... at least for now.
On Sunday May 20th the Chattanooga Market will be celebrating the annual EPB Strawberry Festival. In addition to the usual strawberry vendors you can anticipate seeing even more berries at the market this year. Artisans and other food vendors have been encouraged to include the succulent sweet to their own products and displays to ensure everything is coming up strawberries at the Chattanooga Market this weekend, located in the First Tennessee Pavilion on Carter Street.
This is part of our Charity Begins At Home series, where we explore the history behind some of Chattanooga's oldest and most prominent non-profit organizations.
One day during the Great Depression in Chattanooga, Rose Longgley, Emily Page Schlessinger and their friends went for a walk to the North Chattanooga post office, and they saw families in need camped out near the river. That moment sparked nearly ninety years' worth of helping local residents at the Northside Neighborhood House.
Tour de Cure is Saturday, May 19th all across America. It is a bicycle ride to raise funds and awareness for the American Diabetes Association. A team of energetic young bicycle riders have been training for Tour de Cure to join thousands of people across the country in support of diabetes research. The Red Riders are people with diabetes riding in Tour de Cure. Several of the young teens riding in the Chattanooga Tour have been training for months.
The River City Company is ready for the 5th team in the Urban Design Challenge to present their vision of a part of Chattanooga's future. On Tuesday, May 15th the team will be presenting their design concept of the Vine Street Corridor, a street connecting the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with Georgia Avenue. The presentation will take place at 5:30 at the Central Church of Christ at 400 Vine Street, at the corner of Vine and Lindsay Street.
This stand-up comic competition begins May 15th and runs on Tuesday nights at Vaudeville Cafe in downtown Chattanooga. Sixty or so comedians from the Tennessee Valley and beyond have signed up to compete. The final round will be judged by an agent from Funny Business comedy booking agency. For more information, click here.
Listen to the story with comics Kristine Kinsey and Chad Rosser and Vaudeville Manager Sandra Moses.