This Week In The Arts

Thursday, February 20, 2014

This week in the Arts:

Special Events     

  

Hunter Underground, a party in the basement of the Hunter Museum featuring food, beverages, entertainment and a silent auction of art, will be held Saturday, February 22 at 8:00 p.
m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (423) 267-0968 or visit www.huntermuseum.org.

The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts 40th Annual Antiques Show & Sale will take place Friday - Saturday, February 21 - 22 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 23 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Stratton Hall. For more information, please call (423) 267-7176 or visitwww.thehoustonmuseum.org.

The H*Art Gallery will host a fundraising dinner on Saturday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. to benefit the gallery. Call (423) 521-4707 or visitwww.hartgallerytn.com for more information.

Theatre, Music & Dance 

 

String Theory at the Hunter will continue on Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art with a concert featuring baritone Randall Scarlata and pianist Gloria Chien. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (423) 267-0968 or visit www.stringtheorymusic.org.

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre will present its Youth Theatre production of Go, Dog. Go! Friday - Sunday, February 21 - 23 and its production of The Taming of the Shrew Friday - Saturday, February 28 - March 1. For showtimes and ticket information, visit www.theatrecentre.com.

The CSO Chamber Series continues Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Read House Silver Ballroom. Tickets may be purchased atwww.chattanoogasymphony.org or by calling (423) 267-8583

The CSO's 2014 Chattanooga International Film Music Festival will place Friday - Sunday, February 28 - March 2 and feature award-winning film composer Alan Silvestri. Visit www.chattfilmmusic.org for more information or to register.

Acting classes for actors, writers, directors and artists with visiting director Jamie Lawrence will be held on Thursdays from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Alexian Studio. For additional information, please call (423) 280-4642.

Tragedy: A Tragedy will be performed at Lee University Thursday -Monday, February 20 - 24. For show times and other information, please call(423) 614-8343 or visit www.leeuniversity.edu/theatre.

The Marian Anderson String Quartet will perform a concert on Friday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. Additional information may be found at www.utc.edu/music or by calling (423) 425-4679

The Tennessee Valley Theatre will present its production of Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker - A Farce in Four Acts Friday - Saturday, February 21 - 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. For reservations, call (423) 365-PLAY or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.

The Chattanooga Music Teachers Association will present their annual Cooperative Recital on Saturday, February 22 at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Cadek Conservatory Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public.

In recognition of Black History Month, the Booker T. Scruggs Ensemble will perform songs of African-American composers on Sunday, February 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. Visit www.barkinglegs.org for ticket information.

The Patten Performance Series continues at the UTC Fine Arts Centerwith a performance by Koresh Dance on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.tickettracks.com or call (423) 425-4269.

The United States Navy Band will perform at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. The concert is free, but tickets are required. Call (423) 642-TIXS for more information. 

The Barking Legs Theater will host a performance by Annie Sellick & the Hot Club of Nashville on Thursday, February 27 at 8:00 p.m. Visitwww.barkinglegs.org for ticket information. 

The Roane Choral Society will perform Americana: Our Musical Heritage on Friday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Valley Theatre. For ticket information, call (423) 365-PLAY or visitwww.tennesseevalleytheatre.com

The UTC Music Department will present duo-pianists Yakov and Aleksandra Kazman in concert at the UTC Fine Arts Center on Friday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call (423) 425-4601 or visit www.utc.edu/music.

The Jericho Brass Band will perform at the North River Civic Center onFriday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. Visit www.jerichobrassband.org for more information.

The 4th Annual Piano Festival will take place at the UTC Fine Arts Center on Sunday, March 2 at 3:00 p.m. and will feature compositions for one-ten hands on up to five pianos, featuring former, current and future students of Dr. Sin-Hsing Tsai, as well as UTC staff. For additional information, visitwww.utc.edu/music.

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Visual Art & Film 

 
"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.

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will meet at St. John United Methodist Church on Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. Ron Lowery will be the guest speaker. Visit www.chattanoogaphoto.org for more information.

Beginning Edinburgh Etch Workshop with instructor Mary Whittle will be held Saturday - Sunday, February 22 - 23 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at The Open Press. For more information or to register, please visit www.theopenpress.org/classes-workshops/beginning-edinburgh-etch-workshop.

Townsend Atelier will host an Anatomy 101 drawing class Saturday -Sunday, February 22 - 23 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visitwww.townsendatelier.com for more information and to register. 

Artist James Conner will demonstrate his acrylic painting techniques at River Gallery on Saturday, February 22 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please (423) 265-5033 ext. 5 or visit www.river-gallery.com for additional information.


Chris Anderson Announces Candidacy For Re-Election

Councilman Chris Anderson announced on Saturday that he is officially a candidate for reelection.   He said, “I ran for election four years ago to improve the conditions in District 7. We have made great strides and progress but there is still much work to do. Now is the time to continue moving forward, not backward to failed leadership and old policies that didn’t work. ... (click for more)

Vance Road Resurfacing Project Lane Closures Announced

CDOT announces intermittent lane closures on Vance Road between Airport Road and Lee Highway for resurfacing. Work will start on Monday and continue until Saturday, Dec. 17. Traffic control devices will be in place to direct traffic, but motorists should expect delays during these times.  In order to view a map of these closures, click here . (click for more)

Tennessee Members Of Congress Urge President To Approve Federal Disaster Assistance For Tennessee Counties

Members of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation on Saturday urged President Obama to quickly approve Governor Haslam’s request for a major disaster declaration for the State of Tennessee to help five Tennessee counties impacted by wildfires and severe weather in November rebuild and recover. “Governor Bill Haslam has submitted a request for Public Assistance and Individual ... (click for more)

Grohn Says Integrity And Ethics Lacking In Berke Administration

Mayoral candidate Larry Grohn criticized controversies and instability coming from the mayor’s administration as a sign of unethical leadership and a lack of integrity. He said, "These scandals lay out the simple fact that it is time for new leadership which is accountable to the people." Councilman Grohn’s criticism comes after the independent auditor’s release of a memorandum ... (click for more)

New School Funding Ideas

After reading the article “County Schools Prepare To Set Priorities For Next Round Of School Building Funding,” I could not help but think about how helpful it would be to have the millions of taxpayer dollars given the owners of Walnut Common apartments to build some new schools.   In case you did not know, since 2008 our elected officials have given away millions in taxpayer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: John Glenn’s ‘Hero’

When John Glenn became the first man to orbit earth, the timing was perfect. I was 13 years old at the time, in need of a hero, and I latched on to the astronaut tighter than a tick. All of us boys knew he’d flown 150 missions in fighters in World War II and Korea and, believe me, he was “The Right Stuff” long before the great movie about the Mercy 7 daredevils came out about 30 ... (click for more)