Scopes Festival At Dayton Canceled For This Year

Friday, July 6, 2012

Organizers of the 2012 Scopes Festival said that due to some unforeseen circumstances, the Scopes Festival Committee has made the decision to cancel the festival for this year.

Organizers said, "We appreciate the efforts by those who have been working hard to prepare for a festival that would be both entertaining and educational and regret that we will not be able to produce the festival this year.

"We are planning to present the Scopes Festival again in 2013 (July 19-20) and at that time premiere the new play, “Front Page News,” which tells the story of the 1925 Scopes Evolution Trial.



Chattanooga Theatre Centre Reimagines Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece The Glass Menagerie was the young writer’s first successful play, and it catapulted him from obscurity to fame when it premiered on Broadway in 1945.  The Chattanooga Theatre Centre re-examines the play’s origins and undeniable power in its upcoming production of the classic, opening Friday, March 9, and continuing through Sunday, March 25.  ... (click for more)

Nativity Rising Artists March Concert Features Violinist Bethany Thornton

On the Sunday of Mid-Lent, March 11, also known as Refreshment Sunday, violinist Bethany Thornton will present "some of the most sublime Romantic works written for her instrument," including selections from Beethoven’s 8th Sonata and Grieg’s monumental 3rd Sonata at Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 1201 Cross St. in Fort Oglethorpe, at 10:30 a.m. This performance is part ... (click for more)

Erlanger Has Unique Ribbon Cutting For $16 Million Heart And Lung Institute

Erlanger Health System unveiled its new $16 million Heart and Lung Institute on Thursday with a unique ribbon cutting. Dr. Larry Shears, a renowned heart surgeon who was recruited for the center, used the Da Vinci robot that he often operates with to clip a ribbon by remote control. The "hospital within a hospital" is on the fourth floor of the Baroness Erlanger campus on E. ... (click for more)

City Files Petition To Turn Confederate Cemetery Over To Sons Of The Confederacy

The city of Chattanooga has filed a petition in Chancery Court asking that management of the Confederate Cemetery be turned over to the Sons of the Confederacy. The Sons of the Confederacy, a group that has long taken care of the cemetery, joined in the petition. The cemetery is located by the UTC campus. It is beside the Citizens Cemetery and the Jewish Cemetery on the old ... (click for more)

Reflections On Billy Graham

Sandra and I are saddened this morning after learning of the death of Billy Graham. We rejoice today, because Mr. Graham once said "It will be reported that Billy Graham has died, but that won't be the truth. He said the truth is that he had only moved to a new location".  I remember when we named 15th Street as Billy Graham Avenue, his daughter Gigi came for the dedication ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Me & Billy Graham

For several years in my life it seemed my bad arm and I spent more time at Mayo Clinic than we did in my own house. I hold the record for the most different infections in an elbow at the same time, and my medical charts never had my name on them, instead I was simply, “Mr. Complication.” One morning in particular I spent a horrible three hours in the “nerve conduction lab” with ... (click for more)