A Night To Remember Announces Opening Acts

Monday, February 3, 2014

A Night to Remember, set for Saturday, April 12, announced Volkswagen Chattanooga is this year’s Presenting Sponsor.  Since coming to Chattanooga five years ago, Volkswagen Chattanooga has been the Presenting Sponsor for the annual event.   

“A sense of community and a desire to invest in our future unites us all,” said Chairman Irvin Overton, “and we cannot thank Volkswagen Chattanooga enough for being our presenting sponsor.” 

Review for the music performers:

Starting off the evening of music will be international jazz saxophone sensation Joe Johnson.  Joe has opened national concerts for or shared the stage with a “Who’s Who” of musical mega stars such as: Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Sade, Vanessa Williams, Gerald Levert, and Jamie Foxx just to name a few.  Following Joe Johnson will be R&B group “After 7” who will be opening up for the headliner Charlie Wilson.  Best known for their elegant vocal style, “After 7” very quickly emerged as one of the premier groups on the Pop and R&B music scene. With an array of smash hits, “After 7” established a reputation for live performance as an emotionally charged vocal powerhouse with sexy, suave and debonair moves. 

The past year has been a phenomenal one for Charlie Wilson. He was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Gospel Song for “If I Believe.” He was also honored with the prestigious 2013 Black Entertainment Television Lifetime Achievement Award.   

Once again, a sell-out is expected.  A Night to Remember is an annual event whose mission is to raise funds to help support urban youth organizations in Chattanooga.

In 26 years, A Night to Remember has raised over $4 million.  Some of the past grant recipients include Ballet Tennessee, Boys Leadership Summit, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 100 Black Men of Chattanooga, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, NAACP-ACTSO, Boys Scouts of America, and the Kappa Foundation of Chattanooga.   

The show begins at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center. Tickets are on sale now at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, Mary’s Lounge, Mocha Restaurant and Music Lounge, by phone at 266-8658 and online at www.anighttoremember.org.  Corporate sponsorships are available by calling 463-0687.


Junior League Of Chattanooga Celebrates 100 Years Of Service

Celebrating its centennial year, the Junior League of Chattanooga is looking back on its 100-year legacy and partnership with the Chattanooga community in training women leaders and in investing in the city’s future. Since inception, the League has donated over $2 million to community partners and local initiatives, including funding over $450,000 in grants for Hamilton County teachers ... (click for more)

Bradley County Republican Party Has Precinct And County Convention March 25

Bradley County Republican Party will be reorganizing and electing its leadership for the next two years on Saturday, March 25, at 9 .m.  The Precinct and County Convention will be held at the Ocoee Middle School in the cafeteria.  Participants must be present at the Precinct Convention to become an approved delegate to the County Convention.    ... (click for more)

Feds Say East Ridge Judge, Commissioner Owe Taxes To IRS

A civil suit has been filed in Federal Court by the Internal Revenue Service against East Ridge City Judge Cris Helton and his former wife, East Ridge Commissioner Esther Helton, saying they owe taxes. The suit says Judge Helton, who defeated longtime Judge Arvin Reingold in 2014, owes $408,321.71 in taxes for his Helton Law Firm. It says he and Ms. Helton owe $20,651.69 in ... (click for more)

NASA Employee Gets 10-Year Federal Prison Term After Being Caught In Child Sex Sting In Chattanooga; De Matties Placed Ad Looking For "Petite Young Teenage Slut"

Thomas de Matteis, 54, of Hazel Green, Ala., was sentenced on Monday by Federal Judge Sandy Mattice to serve 10 years in federal prison for coercing or enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity. Matteis entered a guilty plea to the charge in November 2016.   At the time of his offenses, Matteis was employed by NASA in Alabama.  An investigation started by ... (click for more)

Embrace America - And Response

Okay, Hollywierd we get it. The world of entertainment and cinema arts do not support President Trump. But for all their derisive and divisive speech, truth remains. People who support conservative values do not hate children, we do not hate immigrants, we do not hate other races and ethnicities although that is all you trumpet at every opportunity.  What we do support ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Eye Of The Storm

There is a very serious building in Norman, Okla., that houses the nation’s Storm Prediction Center for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service. According to a Four-Day Forecast released on Sunday, north Alabama and the Chattanooga area are in the middle of the bulls eye for the United States. Yes, it was about 40 degrees and sunny ... (click for more)