Notable Evening Benefit Concert To Support Child Abuse Prevention

Saturday, November 17, 2001
Delores Beery-Norwood
Delores Beery-Norwood

For the second year “A Notable Evening… Music to stop the savage beast of child abuse” will be held at the Tivoli Theater.

The Greater Chattanooga Exchange Club Foundation will hold its fundraiser on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m.

All proceeds from the event go to support the child abuse prevention efforts of the foundation.

Officials said, "This year’s show offers something for everyone. Some of the finest talent in the local area will be showcased."

Jay Craven and the Chattanooga Clarinet Choir will open the evening, featuring classical standards and music written especially for clarinet choirs. Mr. Craven, retired principal clarinetist for the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra and still a popular performer himself, will direct the choir in renditions ranging from Vivaldi’s Concerto in Eb Major to Scott Joplin’s “Swipesy Cakewalk.” Sure to be a crowd-pleaser will be the choir’s closer, “When the Saints go Marchin’ In.”

A newcomer to the Chattanooga music scene, mezzo-soprano Delores Beery-Norwood, brings 15 years of performing on stages all across Europe to the Tivoli stage. Together with accompanist, Jim Torrance, she will present a program of songs by composers such as Jerome Kern, Frank Loesser and Steven Sondheim. Ms. Beery-Norwood, a winner of the coveted Grand Prize from the Austrian Ministry of Arts and a graduate of the prestigious Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria has starred in opera, musical and sacred performances from Kansas City to Vienna and from Berlin to Paris.

Rounding out the evening’s performance will be the ever-popular local band, “In Cahoots.” “In Cahoots” is a nine-year veteran of the Southern Belle riverboat. With a touch of bluegrass, a little bit of country swing, a dose of cowboy and a whole lot of fun, this group will have you tapping your toes and nodding your head – all the while laughing at the humorous anecdotes interlaced with the music.

Preceding the concert, at 6 p.m., will be a silent auction in the lobby of the theater. This year’s auction features a Pat Summitt-autographed basketball and a beautiful wood carving from local artist Butch Preisel.

Tickets are $12 at the door, with open seating. All proceeds benefit child abuse prevention efforts in the local area. Several of the agencies supported by this effort will be hand to answer questions and provide information on what is being done in Hamilton County to fight this problem.

For more information, call 894-0445.

Jay Craven
Jay Craven

Women's March On Chattanooga Is Saturday

There will be a Women's March on Chattanooga on Saturday at 3 p.m.  Participants will rally at Coolidge Park, 150 River St., where there will be a few speakers before marchers take to the streets. Chattanooga will be marching along with hundreds of other cities all across the country in solidarity with the historic Women's March on Washington D.C. Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Volunteers Needed For Chattanooga National Cemetery Wreath Pick-up

Local Civil Air Patrol and volunteers placed over 8,000 wreaths at Chattanooga National Cemetery for Wreaths Across America on Dec 17. The cemetery staff is asking for the public’s assistance with picking up these wreaths. Volunteers can come to the cemetery starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, until all wreaths are picked up. For more information, or to volunteer, ... (click for more)

Walker Charged With Sunday Night Murder Of Girlfriend In LaFayette

A 29-year-old Walker County man has been charged with murdering his girlfriend, also 29. Sheriff Steve Wilson said David Ryan Walker was charged in the slaying of Candace Ann Hankins. He said she was killed inside a house on Wheeler Road in LaFayette and her body was found in woods behind the house. The sheriff said Walker called relatives to express remorse about the killing. ... (click for more)

Man With Gun Runs From Police At Hamilton Place Mall; Pushes Shoppers Out Of The Way

A man who was found to be armed with a handgun was chased by police early Saturday afternoon. He pushed shoppers out of the way during the pursuit, which included racing down an escalator.   Erwin J. Rogers, 22, of 6111 Nottingham Dr., is facing multiple charges.    Around 1:50 p.m., Chattanooga Police officers working at the Hamilton Place Mall ... (click for more)

Beyond Freedom Of Speech

Yes, most people know about the First Amendment to our Constitution, "The right, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, to express beliefs and ideas without unwarranted government restriction."  I being a "deplorable" draw the line when people block traffic, try to disrupt, and even stop an activity through malice and disregard for others. Case being ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What Else $3 Can Mean

Orchard Knob Middle School, located on North Highland Park Avenue in Chattanooga, led every other secondary school in the state of Tennessee last year with 6.8 percent of its students expelled. So as people are working feverishly to keep the school from being taken over by the state’s Department of Education, allow me to pose a question. Last Friday during the last period of ... (click for more)