Cumberland Trail Suite – Appalachian Music Festival Coming To The Tivoli Theatre

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Friends of the Cumberland Trail will present the Cumberland Trail Suite Appalachian Music Festival at Chattanooga’s historic Tivoli Theatre on Friday, March 22. Show time is at 7:30 p.m. This benefit concert will be hosted by Grammy Award winners Tim O'Brien and Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops.  Also featured will be a variety of musical performances from Cumberland Plateau musicians. 

The concert benefits the Friends of the Cumberland Trail (http://www.friendsofthecumberlandtrail.org), a non-profit organization created to support the development of the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail and its related natural areas and park lands. The Friends contribute to the protection of the trail’s natural beauty and biodiversity, historic structures and archaeological heritage, and celebrate the cultural heritage of the people and communities who neighbor the Cumberland Trail.  

Featured performers include Ed Brown, Earl T. Bridgeman, Fletcher Bright and the Dismembered Tennesseans, The Chattanooga Choral Society for the Preservation of African-American Song directed by Roland Carter, Clyde Davenport, Joseph Decosimo, Downer and Williams the Old Time Travelers, Meredith Goins, Tom and Charlie McCarroll with Tammi McCarroll-Burroughs, Chris Ryan, the Booker T. Scruggs Ensemble, and Nancy Foreman Westmoreland. 

Tickets are $20 plus convenience fees, with a limited number of VIP seats available at $100 which include prime seating and a gala reception.  Tickets are available now at Memorial Auditorium box office, online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com, and by phone at 642-8497. Regular box office hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.


Blue Man Group Invades Chattanooga OnStage

Chattanooga OnStage presented Blue Man Group from New York to the Chattanooga Live Music scene .  The anticipation of this event grew over the past few weeks after the announcement Blue Man Group would land their tour date in Chattanooga. I wondered as I do with some of the more unconventional (music-related) events if the people would be drawn to the curiosity of the performance ... (click for more)

Head “Into the Woods” With The Chattanooga Theatre Centre This Valentine’s Day

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is hosting a special Valentine’s Day celebration and performance of the Sondheim musical “Into the Woods” on Saturday, Feb. 14. Beginning at 7 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy complimentary champagne, Hershey’s kisses, candy hearts, and listen to love songs in the CTC lobby overlooking the Tennessee River before the 8 p.m. curtain. Parking for ... (click for more)

Chance Loftis Set To Be Freed From Jail After Jury Finds Him Guilty Of Only Misdemeanor Charge

Chance Loftis is set to be freed from jail on Monday after a Criminal Court jury on Friday afternoon found him guilty of only a minor charge. Instead of murder in the death of 46-year-old Donald Rogers, the jury in the courtroom of Judge Don Poole found him guilty of the lesser charge of reckless endangerment. He was found not guilty of aggravated animal cruelty in the beating ... (click for more)

Dr. David Seaberg Steps Down From Position As Dean For UT College Of Medicine In Chattanooga

David M. Stern, MD, executive dean of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at UT Health Science Center (UTHSC), and Kevin Spiegel, president and CEO for Erlanger Health System, announced that  David Seaberg, MD, will be stepping down from the joint positions of dean of the UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga, and senior vice president of the Erlanger Health System. ... (click for more)

It's Time To Insure Tennessee - And Response

Tennessee has a problem.  What is the value of saving the lives of 1,000 Tennesseans each year? That is exactly what can be expected if 176,000 Tennesseans gain health insurance through Insure Tennessee. A New England Journal of Medicine study showed that expansion of Medicaid was associated with a 6% reduction in yearly mortality for people in the 34-65 age group. Statistically, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What About The Ashes?

I attended my fifth funeral in the month of January the other day and, while I wish a lot of my friends would hang around a little longer, I was amused by the conversation in the pew before the service began. The question was “ … then what do you do with the ashes?” More and more people are being cremated and asking their loved ones to scatter their ashes -- more properly called ... (click for more)