This Week In The Arts

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Special Events

The Creative Discovery Museum will host two Community Free Days Thursday - Friday, from 10 a.

m.-5 p.m. for learning and fun at the Museum. "Celebrate Winter" Kids' Days Out for children in grades K-5 will take place Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 2-4, and Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 7-8, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Call 756-2738 or visit www.cdmfun.org for more information.

 

A New Year's Eve Party on the Bluff will take place at the Hunter Museum of American Art on Monday, Dec. 31 from 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Tickets may be purchased www.huntermuseum.org or by calling 267-0968.

Theatre, Music and Dance

        

The Shaking Ray Levi Society and the Barking Legs Theater will host a performance by the instrumental rock duo Ahleuchatistas on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.shakingray.com or www.barkinglegs.org for more information.

 

Annie continues through Sunday at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Tickets may be purchased by calling 267-8534 or by visiting www.theatrecentre.com.

 

Sandi Patty and Jason Crabb will present a Christmas concert at the Tivoli Theatre on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 642-TIXS or visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com.

 

The 2012 New Years Weekend Soul & Blues Celebration Tour will stop at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditoriumon Monday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com for ticket information.
 

Visual Art & Film

 

The Holidays at the Hunter celebration continues through Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Call 267-0968 or visit www.huntermuseum.orgfor more information.

 

AVA will host the opening reception for an exhibit showcasing selections from Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance Member Show on Friday, Jan. 4, from 5:30-8 p.m. For more information, visit www.avarts.org.

 

The opening reception for "Lucky 13," an exhibit featuring works in paint, photography, glass, clay, wood, fabric, metal and jewelry, on Friday, Jan. 4, from 5-8 p.m. at In-Town Gallery. For more information, call 267-9214 or visit www.intowngallery.com.


Bill Hoyt, 90, Skydives On The Occasion Of His 90th Birthday

Bill Hoyt tandem skydived with the Chattanooga Skydiving Company on Saturday.   Mr. Hoyt just celebrated his 90th birthday, was a World War II pilot, and tries to jump every few years on his birthday. (click for more)

Railroad Repair At Pineville Road Postponed

Norfolk Southern Railway has postponed the repairing of an at-grade track crossing in the 900 block of Pineville Road, between Parmenas Lane and Hudson Road.  This closure was originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, but will be rescheduled for a later time. (click for more)

Prominent Business, Civic Leader, And Philanthropist Scotty Probasco Dies At 86

Prominent Chattanooga business, civic leader and philanthropist Scotty Probasco has died at the age of 86. Scotty, as he was affectionately greeted by most of Chattanooga, was known for his modesty, generosity, dependability, and unswerving loyalty. “Great work” was always on the tip of his tongue – a manifestation of his joyous humility. He was a man of high ideals, of kind ... (click for more)

Chemical Odor In Lookout Valley Traced To Chattanooga Tank Wash

Chattanooga firefighters in Lookout Valley were sent out Friday night to investigate reports of a strange odor in the area. The firefighters searched the area, but never found the source of the odor.  John Schultz, an investigator with the Air Pollution Control Bureau, was also out Friday night and eventually tracked the source of the odor to a business, the Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Proud Of Hometown Boy Turned Global Leader, Bob Corker

Time Magazine has it right.  Not only is Chattanooga’s own U.S. Senator Bob Corker one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” but he is probably now the most prominent leader in the history of our city.   At a time of extreme frustration with Washington and Congress in general, Bob continues to rise above the division and rancor to build consensus and solve ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Great Work, Ol’ Pro!

Years ago I was lucky enough to be the seatmate of Scotty Probasco on an airplane bound for somewhere and he taught me a word that has helped me be a much better person than I ever thought I could. We were already swell friends, since he’d watched me grow up at First Presbyterian Church every Sunday with his kids, and he liked some of the stuff I tried to write back then. So ... (click for more)