Chattanooga Ballet Receives Check From County

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Ballet Executive Director Bob Willie, County Commissioner Tim Boyd and Chattanooga Ballet Board President Blair Waddell.
Ballet Executive Director Bob Willie, County Commissioner Tim Boyd and Chattanooga Ballet Board President Blair Waddell.

Commissioner Boyd said he was delighted to present a $4,000 check to the Chattanooga Ballet, which he characterized as one of city's most valuable arts organizations. 

Though the Chattanooga Ballet has endured budget constrictions due to less funding  from ArtsBuild, the former Allied Arts, the Ballet continues to operate in "the black" and instructs hundreds of children each year.

The Chattanooga Ballet presents Tcaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" each December in conjunction with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra. This holiday production has been a tradition among Chattanoogans for a quarter century, with over 250,000 people viewing the show at Chattanooga's historic Tivoli Theatre throughout the years.

African American Quilt Conference Of Appalachia

The From Africa to Appalachia Foundation and the African American Heritage Alliance are presenting the African American Quilt Conference of Appalachia on April 10-11.  This event is being held at Rose Center in Morristown, Tn. and will highlight the cultural significance of quilting and quilt preservation in the African American tradition. Rooted in central Appalachia, this ... (click for more)

Master Watercolorist Alan Shuptrine Is Offering Watercolor Workshop April 21

Alan Shuptrine, watercolorist and owner of Shuptrine's, is offering a watercolor workshop on Thursday, April 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  The workshop will be held at the gallery, located at 2646 Broad St. Participants will learn to paint with watercolors in realism using wet-in-wet technique for the background, and detailed dry brush in the foreground. This workshop is for ... (click for more)

Judge Orders Cortez Sims Tried As Adult After Emotional Testimony At Juvenile Court In Shooting Of 4

Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw on Thursday morning ordered that 17-year-old Cortez Sims be tried as an adult in a College Hill Courts shooting that left one woman dead, a toddler paralyzed, and two others wounded. The order was given after emotional testimony from two of the victims in the Jan. 7 early morning mass shooting at 773 W. Main St. Bianca Horton and Marcell "Baby ... (click for more)

Weather Service Warns Of Icy Roads Thursday Night, Friday Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for Hamilton County warning of icy roadways on Thursday night and Friday morning. ...ICY CONDITIONS THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... WIDESPREAD RECENT RAINFALL WILL BEGIN FREEZING THIS EVENING ACROSS THE REGION. PATCHES OF SNOW...ICE AND LIQUID MOISTURE FROM EARLIER MELTING TO QUICKLY TURN TO BLACK ICE. ... (click for more)

The Middle Valley Walmart Makes No Sense

There has been quite a bit of hoopla over the proposed new Walmart grocery store in Middle Valley.  Since my family has lived in Middle Valley in a home they built by hand way back in 1954 and said house is now housing generations 3, 4 and 5 I feel that I can give my opinion based on nothing more than life experience.    When this house was built there was a gravel ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Father Kelly’s ‘Hallelujah’

Last April, in the special way that only some older men are lucky enough to possess, the childish imp came out in Father Ray Kelly. A parish priest in Oldcastle, Ireland, he was conducting wedding vows for a handsome couple when the 62-year-old decided to surprise them with a totally-unscripted rendition of Leonard Cohen’s beautiful song, “Hallelujah.” When he did, there soon ... (click for more)