Chattanooga, TN – A brand new series of annual arts-based programming celebrates Chattanooga's diverse Latin communities. Titled the Latino Arts Project, it's a level of programming designed to document, present and promote traditional and Hispanic folk arts. The program will kick off officially Sunday from 3-5 p.m. One of those arts is the art of storytelling.
Dalton, GA – Bluegrass Bands, Helping Hands is a project supporting DOC-UP, the Dalton Organization for Churches United for People. Regional and national bluegrass and mountain musicians donated various tracks in support of this non-profit organization, helping families affected by unemployment in Whitfield County and Dalton, Georgia.
Chattanooga, TN – The Bessie Smith Cultural Center is currently exhibiting "Southern Journeys: African American Artists of the South," a traveling collection which will remain in Chattanooga through August 11. This exhibit contains the work of many significant African American Artists works in multiple mediums, ranging from 1941 through 2009.
Chattanooga, TN – The Chattanooga Football Club (football as in soccer) regularly draws thousands of fans to their games. Now they are looking towards an IPO, so Chattanoogans can buy a piece of their local football club. Members of the club are convinced that European-style football will someday be as popular as baseball.
Chattanooga, TN – This year's Pops On The River went off with a bang as usual, but the fireworks almost fizzled before they began.
We talked to Dan Bowers, President of Allied Arts, and Maestro Bob Bernhardt, director of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, just before Pops On The River. During that conversation it came up that the concert came very close to being cancelled.
Chattanooga, TN – Sandy Bell is almost an institution downtown Chattanooga. For decades, he has been found riding his bike with a bundle of flowers and a huge smile. Sandy spreads friendship, love and happiness with the offer of a flower, friendly smile, and seemingly unlimited vigor for life.
Chattanooga, TN – Despite being a new team, the Chattanooga Football Club is enjoying a very successful season. (In this context, "football" detonates World-Cup-style football, also known as "soccer.") Richard Winham interviews Chattanooga's home team about the sport's place in East Tennessee culture and the support they're getting from our community.
Nutrition Counseling Is Health Department's Best Kept Secret
Chattanooga, TN – Are you overweight? Have you been considering a more nutritious eating regimen, but are concerned about over-the-counter diet aids and fad diets? For those wanting to lose weight or eat healthier food, the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Health Department may be just want the doctor ordered.
Chattanooga, TN – John Sweet knew he wanted to make bread for a living when he was twenty years old and took a summer job as a shaper for Zingerman's Bakehouse. In 2002, John and his wife, Angela Sweet, opened Chattanooga's only naturally-leavened bread making business, Niedlov's Bakery.
In 2010, John Sweet won Tennessee's Small Business Person of the Year Award.
Chattanooga, TN – There's a new art district in town. Painters, sculptors and glass-blowers are starting business and building their homes on downtown Chattanooga's Southside area, near Main Street, and a new monthly event called "Last Fridays on Main" is giving locals a chance to visit the galleries and talk to the artists.