The Music Department is pleased to present UTC piano instructor David Walters and the Dave Walters Jazz Quartet. Joining Mr. Walters are guest artists, and veterans of the Chattanooga Jazz scene Jeff McIntosh on woodwinds, Tom McLaren, bassist, and Mike Salter on drums. The performance will take place in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall, at UTC’s Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St., Chattanooga, March 3rd, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Admission is free and open to the public.
Sounds of Destiny, a choir affiliated with Metropolitan Tabernacle, a non-denominational church in Chattanooga, is presenting a concert celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela on Sunday afternoon. Richard Winham talked to Adam Aziz, the music director at the church, who told him he’s spent much of the past year putting the concert together.
Now in the final stages of installation, this is an exhibition not to be missed and an opportunity to hear and speak with the artist, as all Diane Marek Visiting Artists discuss their work before the opening reception and greet you all in the gallery.
Two versions of the Neil Simon Comedy "The Odd Couple" -- one featuring men and the other women -- are presented in repertory at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre beginning Friday, January 24, for 14 performances. Pictured here, the leads from both productions are (seated, left to right) the messy ones -- Carlene Conway as Olive and Zach DeSutter as Oscar; and (standing) the neat ones -- Katlyn Gabor as Florence and Sanford Knox as Felix.
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Throughout the next few weeks, the Chattanooga Theatre Centre will perform two different versions of Neil Simon's classic The Odd Couple--both the well-known version with two male leads, and a newer rewrite featuring two female leads.
Shakespeare Chattanooga is presenting two staged readings of Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which they have re-titled A Midwinter Night’s Dream in deference to the season. Richard Winham talked to Janis Hashe, the director, and Steve Disbrow, one of the actors, about the play and their unusual approach to the readings. Performances are on 1/25 and 1/26 at Grace Episcopal Church.
Young and Wiser, a Chattanooga nonprofit helping students succeed, is partnering with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Public Education Foundation and other organizations for a conference on January 25th. The free conference is open to current college students, prospective college students, parents and teachers, and will help students deal with the challenges of higher education.
First Centenary United Methodist Church is hosting a concert featuring the Chattanooga Symphonic Orchestra, Dr. Walker Breland and David Patton on Thursday, January 16th at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Early arrival is encouraged.
From a media release:
First-Centenary United Methodist Church is hosting an Organ Celebration Concert on Thursday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m.
In the time she’s been living in Chattanooga, Janis Hashe has established a reputation as a theatrical director—she established a repertory company, Shakespeare Chattanooga, that has successfully presented a number of plays. She has worked as an editor for the local weekly, The Pulse. She’s taught classes on theatre at Chattanooga State, as well as leading informal seminars on among others, Oscar Wilde and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in a local teashop. And now she's published a novel.