This Week In The Arts

Thursday, January 16, 2014
This week in the Arts:


Special Events     

Preschool Adventure Day will be held at the Creative Discovery Museum on Saturday, January 25 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information.

Theatre, Music & Dance 

String Theory at the Hunter will continue on Thursday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art with a concert featuring harpist Bridget Kibbey, violinist Kristin Lee and percussionist John Hadfield. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (423) 267-0968 or visit www.stringtheorymusic.org.

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will perform Camille Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3, on Thursday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m. at First Centenary United Methodist. The piece will celebrate the anniversary of the Church's organ and will feature performances by Dr. Walter Breland and David L. Patton. The event is free to the public. More information can be found at www.chattanoogasymphony.org

Auditions for Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None will be held Monday - Tuesday, January 20 - 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Please visit www.theatrecentre.com for additional information.

"The Odd Couple" will open at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre on Friday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m. and continue each weekend through February 16. An opening night gala will begin at 7:00 p.m. Visit www.theatrecentre.com for ticket information.

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will perform "All Brahms" on Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Works to be performed are Symphony No. 3 and Piano Concerto No. 1. Tickets are available at www.chattanoogasymphony.org or by calling (423) 267-8583  

The Chattanooga Music Club and MacDowell Music Club will present their annual joint concert at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Sunday, January 19 at 2:30 p.m. A variety of musical genres will be performed on the piano, organ, violin, flute, piccolo, bells and accordion, along with operatic performances. For more information, please contact Buddy Shirk at buddy@summittpianos.com or call (423) 529-0315.

From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on NPR stations across the country, will be taping a radio broadcast on January 23 at 7:00 p.m.at the Tivoli Theatre.For more information, please call (423) 757-5050 or visit www.wsmc.org.

Lee University will continue its 22nd Presidential Concert Series with a concert by the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston, featuring Lee's own Gloria Chien, on Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call (423) 614-8240

The Patten Performance Series continues at the UTC Fine Arts Center with a performance by Sybarite 5 on Monday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.tickettracks.com or call (423) 425-4269.  

Visual Art & Film 

The Hunter Museum of American Art and Townsend Atelier will host "Go Figure Live" with a gallery talk and painting demonstration on Thursday, January 23 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Hunter Museum and a figurative painting workshop on Saturday - Sunday, January 25 - 26 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m, both featuring instructor Caleb Goggans. Visit www.townsendatelier.com for more information or to register.

"Pictures Tell the Story," an exhibit featuring the work of Dr. Ernest C. Withers, will be on display at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center through Saturday, March 1. Visit www.bessiesmithcc.org for more information.

Townsend Atelier will host an Art Throw Down! on Friday, January 17 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. with artists Lisa Gloria and Cindy Procious. In addition, a painting workshop with instructor Lisa Gloria will take place Saturday - Sunday, January 18 - 19 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit www.townsendatelier.com for more information or to register. 

WritingLiteraturePoetryWriting, Literature & Poetry

Author Janis Hashe will sign copies of her new novel The Ex-Club Tong Pang on Saturday, January 18 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore. The author will be joined by the book's cover artist, Robin P. Seaman. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/winderbinder or call (423) 413-8999.

$50,000 Powerball Winners In Ooltewah And Munford

Last night’s drawing for what grew to be a $435.3 million Powerball jackpot created 55,962 winning tickets in Tennessee, including two worth $50,000 each. Those were sold in Ooltewah and Munford, while the winning jackpot ticket was sold in Indiana.   No additional details about the winners are available until the prizes are claimed. (click for more)

Event To Support Troops Is Thursday

Friends of East Brainerd and the D.A.R. will be hosting an event to support troops on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Heritage House Arts and Civic Center, 1428 Jenkins Road.  This is a free event with special guest Lt. Radzyminski, who has just returned from a 10-month tour in Iraq.  Attendees are asked to please drop off items to be shipped overseas to our troops. Items ... (click for more)

Inmate Dies At County Workhouse On Wednesday Night; Investigation Underway

An inmate died at the county workhouse at Silverdale on Wednesday night, and an investigation is underway.   Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies/CID were called to investigate the death of an inmate at CoreCivic (formerly CCA).  The inmate was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced deceased at that time.     The identity of the ... (click for more)

Walker County Will Not Seek Land For Durham Railroad Trail From Couple Who Sought To Block It

Walker County, Ga., under a new administration, will not seek to condemn land from a couple along a proposed public trail on the old Chickamauga to Durham Railroad. Former County Attorney Don Oliver, who supported the trail idea, in the waning days of the Bebe Heiskell administration went to court to condemn property in the name of Stanley Lowe and Jill Wyse at the community ... (click for more)

Getting The Message

Our school age youth have inspired me with their responses during “Q and A” sessions after my readings as a volunteer during African American History Celebrations and Read across America Celebration, too.  Before this school year, I read to classes at Orchard Knob Elementary School and at Rivermont Elementary School, here in Hamilton County.   Their answers to factual ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ed Chief ‘Embarrassed’

At the start of the school year in September, Tennessee’s Commissioner of Education Dr. Candice McQueen held an “educational summit” with state legislators from embattled Hamilton County. The entire “summit” took a prescribed 90 minutes and was such a dog-and-pony show her strongest statement was, "Create your plan around the right vision, have some metrics and align to the right ... (click for more)