Ustad Shafaat Khan Plays At Barking Legs Theater June 19

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Ustad Shafaat Khan
Ustad Shafaat Khan

Ustad Shafaat Khan will perform at Barking Legs Theater on June 19 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $15 in advance and at the door.  For more information visit barkinglegs.org.  

Review for Ustad Shafaat Khan:

Ustad Shafaat Khan, world-renowned Indian classical musician, has enthralled audiences worldwide at concert halls, festivals and universities all over India, the U.S.A., Europe, China and Japan on the sitar and tabla with Sufi inspired compositions and a multi-cultural fusion of Eastern and Western music. He performed recently with Stevie Wonder at Bonnaroo and has shared a television concert with Ray Charles in Germany, and several of his CDs have been produced by the author and physician Deepak Chopra. 

Maestro Khan is the son of the legendary sitar and surbahar Maestro Ustad Imrat Khan and nephew of the sitarist Ustad Vilayat Khan, who was widely regarded as the greatest sitarist of his generation. Since debuting at the age of 11 at the King’s Lynn Festival opened by the Queen Mother, he has played for numerous dignitaries including presidents and prime ministers of various countries around the world, and through his music he has raised money for various charitable purposes including aid for flood victims, disabled children, battered women and tsunami victims.



Back Alley Productions Opens "The Mousetrap" June 1

Back Alley Productions Inc. at The Mars Theater will present the classic murder mystery Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, June 1-10 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. The Mars Theater is at 117 N. Chattanooga St. in Lafayette.  Tickets are $12 to $16 and available at bapshows.com . Review for The Mousetrap: Monkswell Manor welcomes five strangers ... (click for more)

EmiSunshine And The Rain Headlines Nightfall Friday

The Nightfall Concert Series, produced by Chattanooga Presents, continues its 31st season Friday with a series of free Friday-night concerts held at Miller Plaza in downtown Chattanooga. Each Friday through Aug. 31 (with the exception of June 8 and 15 during Riverbend), Nightfall will showcase a broad spectrum of musical genres featuring a local band at 7 p.m., followed by a headline ... (click for more)

Aaron Biddle, 21, Shot And Killed On Basswood Drive Saturday Afternoon

Aaron Biddle, 21, was shot and killed on Saturday afternoon. The Chattanooga Police Department responded around 3:45 p.m. to the 7800 block of Basswood Drive on reports of a person who had been shot.    Upon arrival, police were able to locate the victim who had succumbed to his injuries.   A suspect was detained by police immediately upon their arrival.  ... (click for more)

Corker, Aide Help Gain Release Of Holts From Venezuelan Prison

 Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, welcomed the release of American citizen Josh Holt and his wife, Thamy, who have been detained in a Venezuelan prison for the last two years.   “I am pleased to join Senator Hatch and President Trump in announcing the release of Josh and Thamy Holt,” said Senator Corker. “Senator ... (click for more)

Conserving White Flight To Private, Public Secluded Schools Is Shameful

If you really care about the kids of Hamilton County’s most distressed schools, then you’ll take help where you can get it. The question on your mind isn’t which political label someone wears. Anyone who shifts attention away from the critical issues facing public education and toward political labels is not really committed to public education. Their support for equitable, quality ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Today’s edition of The  Saturday  Funnies is the most technical savvy, advanced, software-enhanced, and modern-day genius that I have ever delivered. I can sum it up in just one sentence: I am using a new H-P Pavilion that is the newest seventh-generation Intel Core computer and, if you want to see “real funny,” go get a new computer and try switching over your tech ... (click for more)