Lee Theatre Receives Grant

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Tanglewood Marionettes Cinderella
Tanglewood Marionettes Cinderella

Lee University received the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC) Grant for the fourth consecutive year. The grant will be used to bring Tanglewood Marionettes to Lee.

Lee will host a public performance of Tanglewood’s “Cinderella” on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. There will also be daytime showings that week for the local schools.

"We are very excited to host area schoolchildren and families for the fourth year in a row,” said Associate Professor of Theatre Dr. Christine Williams. “This grant has given us the opportunity to provide high-quality theatre for our local children and families. It is very exciting to have a theatre full of young audience members enjoying the magic of theatre." 

Tanglewood Marionettes is a nationally touring marionette theater based in New England. Founded in 1993, the theatre integrates hand-crafted marionettes, colorful sets, lighting and sound to create a fully immersive theatrical experience.

“Cinderella,” a Tanglewood Marionettes showpiece, is set in the 18th century and features 12 costumed 30-inch marionettes. The production combines wit and style to add a few new twists to the classic fairy tale. “Cinderella” is recommended for grade levels K-6. 

Lee’s opportunity to host such performers as Tanglewood Marionettes is due, in part, to the Tennessee Arts Commission, funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.

Created in 1967, The TAC stimulates and encourages the presentation of performing, visual and literary arts throughout the state and encourages public interest in the cultural heritage of Tennessee.

The Commission has encouraged excellence in artistic expression through the state's artists and arts organizations. That commitment has grown through the years to ensure that the citizens of Tennessee have access to and the opportunity to participate in the arts.

Tickets will be available in the Dixon Center Box Office for $5.

For more information, call 423 614-8343, email theatre@leeuniversity.edu or visit www.leeuniversity.edu/theatre.



UTC Wins National Award For Engineering Research Project

A research project at UTC has been named one of the 50 best in the country.  The Underground Infrastructure Sensing project, headed by UTC’s Dr. Dalei Wu in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, was chosen by Smart Cities Connect Media and Research for the award. The project is a collaboration with Dr. Dryer Huston at the University of Vermont.  “We are ... (click for more)

Local Student Wins LearningRx National Presidents Day Contest

LearningRx, the world’s largest personal brain training company, has announced the winner of its 2018 National Presidents Day Contest.  Ben Daugherty, a 13-year-old who is enrolled in a LearningRx one-on-one brain training program at the LearningRx Chattanooga center, impressed the judges by playing the electric guitar and singing all 45 presidents in order. Ben’s talent ... (click for more)

Hazelwood Ordered Confined To His Home Until Sentencing In Chattanooga On June 27; Defense Renews Objection To Release Of "Incendiary" Racist Tapes

A federal magistrate in Knoxville has ordered former Pilot Travel Centers president Mark Hazelwood confined to his home pending sentencing in Chattanooga on June 27 on three felony convictions. The confinement at his Knoxville home is to be on a 24-hour basis except for medical needs. Federal Magistrate Judge Bruce Guyton also ordered Hazelwood, who made over $27 million his ... (click for more)

HCDE Transition Team Member Announces Candidacy For District 2 County Commission Seat

A longtime public education champion with a background in both public and private enterprise has announced she is seeking the seat of retiring District 2 Hamilton County Commissioner Jim Fields. Elizabeth Baker, a Signal Mountain resident and member of the transition team appointed last year by Dr. Bryan Johnson, Hamilton County School Superintendent, said she is committed ... (click for more)

TIF Proposal Fails Straight Face Test

Mayor Berke has put the City Council in an unenviable position. The Council will be asked to vote Tuesday on whether to use tax increment financing (TIF) to pay for a one-block extension of M.L. King Boulevard to the Riverwalk.  Accountability for Taxpayer Money supports the road extension concept and understands its timing. However, we strongly oppose using TIF future property ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Want To Buy An AK-47?

On Sunday night I got an email from a reader who I enjoy that read, “How about, ‘Don’t sell assault weapons to 18-year-olds.’ The blood is on your hands (and all the other gun and violence idolaters)!” While I beg to disagree with him, this is a nation where – right now, this minute -- there are an estimated ONE TRILLION rounds of ammunition and over 300 million firearms. I can ... (click for more)