This Week In The Arts

Thursday, July 10, 2014

This week in the Arts:

Theatre, Music & Dance 

The All American Summer concert series continues at the Hunter Museum of American Art with a performance by Rick Rushing & The Blues Strangers on Thursday at 6 p.m. Visit www.huntermuseum.org for more information. 

Les Misérables will open on Friday beginning with an opening night gala at 7 p.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Performances continue each weekend through July 27. For more information, please call 267-8534 or visit www.theatrecentre.com.

The Dilating Nexus Series continues on Saturday, July 19, at 7 p.m. with Breathing Artifacts at the Barking Legs Theater. Visit www.shakingray.com/nexus for more information.

The application deadline for Young Women in Harmony (Rising Stars Competition) is Friday. The competition is open to young women ages 14 - 25, and the winner receives a cash scholarship. Applications will continue to be received a few days after the deadline, if space allows. For more information or to apply, please contact Stephanie Harris at sccrs2010@yahoo.com or visit www.sceniccitychorus.com

The River City Sessions will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at The Camp House. Scheduled performers include The Earl Brackin Band, India Ramey, and members of the cast of Twisted Roots. Visit www.facebook.com/therivercitysessions for more information.

The Signal Mountain Playhouse will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I Friday-Saturday and July 19-20 at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.smph.org or call 886-5243. 

Jericho Brass Band will perform their 16th anniversary concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Visit www.jerichobrassband.org for more information.

Closed Door Entertainment will host auditions Monday-Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at The CDE Loft for its upcoming production of Chicago. Visit www.cdoorent.com for more information. 

The Southside Casual Classics concert series continues on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at The Camp House with a performance by the No One Two Reed Trio. For more information, please visit www.southsidecasualclassics.weebly.com

The Tennessee Valley Theatre will present Divas and Gents, featuring Beth DuRoy, Sara Snider Schone, Keith Rollins and Ted Long, on Saturday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 365-PLAY or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.

Visual Art & Film  

The Hunter Invitational III, featuring works by regional artists Jan Chenoweth, Alicia Henry, Philip Andrew Lewis, Jiha Moon, Jeffrey Morton, Greg Pond, Jered Sprecher and Martha Whittington, and Open 24 Hours, an exhibition including prints, preparatory drawings, maquettes and watercolors by artists such as Dennis Oppenheim, Mark di Suvero and Richard Hunt, continue at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Please visit www.huntermuseum.org for more information.

The opening reception for "Abstract Expressions: The Paintings of James McKissic and Larry Young" will take place at Graffiti on Friday from 5-10 p.m. Visit www.hillcityart.com for more information.

River Gallery will host the opening reception for "Constant Motion," an exhibit featuring works by Clara Blalock, Cal Breed, Edie Maney, and Pat Snyder, on Friday from 6:30-8 p.m. Visit www.river-gallery.com for more information. 

Anatomy drawing workshops with instructor Roberto Osti will take place Friday-Tuesday at Townsend Atelier. A public lecture entitled "The Human Figure and Today's Art" will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. In addition, a Classical Drawing for Youth class will take place Friday - Sunday, July 18-20, with instructor Laura Bohon Hausler. Visit www.townsendatelier.com for more information and to register.

A photography workshop will be held Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Business Development Center. Visit http://snapgreatphotos.com for more information. 

"Kitchen Tables, Memories of Growing Up Jewish in Chattanooga" is currently on display at the Jewish Cultural Center through Friday, July 18. For more information, please contact Ann Treadwell at atreadwell@jewishchattanooga.com or 493-0270 ext. 13.

Submissions are currently being accepted for the Lookout Wild Film Festival to be held in March 2015 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. For more information or to submit a film, please visit www.lookoutfilmfestival.org

Writing, Literature & Storytelling  

Chattanooga Writers Guild Critique Groups will meet Thursday and Tuesday-Thursday, July 15-17, in various locations around the Chattanooga area. Groups include Fiction and Nonfiction, Poetry, and Writers for the Christian Market, among others. For a complete schedule of meetings, please visit www.chattanoogawritersguild.org.

 

Program At Sherman Reservation On Missionary Ridge - Saturday, Sept. 6

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a one-hour special program at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 that will discuss General William T. Sherman’s capture of Atlanta.  Visitors should meet at Sherman Reservation, located near the intersection of North Crest Road and Lightfoot Mill Road on Missionary Ridge. “So Atlanta is ours and fairly ... (click for more)

TDOT Halts Lane Closures On Tennessee Highways For Labor Day Weekend

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the busy Labor Day holiday travel period.  Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday through 6 a.m. on Tuesday.  This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday. ... (click for more)

School Board Unanimously Makes Cuts To Teacher Insurance; Spouses Can Only Stay On If They Have No Other Insurance

The Hamilton County School Board on Thursday night voted to Increase the premium for spouses by $100 - a move officials said would save the schools from $2,040,000 to $3,040,000. Spouses will not continue to be covered if they have insurance available to them on their jobs. School officials said the 1,700 spouses on county school insurance last year had $10 million in claims. ... (click for more)

City Audit Hits Travel Abuses By Top Chattanooga Library Personnel; Report Forwarded To State On Possible Fraud

A report by Internal City Auditor Stan Sewell found travel abuses by top personnel of the Chattanooga Library. The auditor said he found possible instances of fraud and forwarded information to state officials in regard to "reported potential fraudulent activity" by Margaret Backus, Systems Administrator and Nathaniel Hill, Assistant Library Director. The report says, ... (click for more)

Thanks For Making The Southern Brewers Festival A Success

Now that the dust has settled I'd like to thank Chattanooga for supporting the Southern Brewers Festival and making it yet another very successful event.    For those who do not know - the SBF benefits the Chattanooga chapter of Kids on the Block and the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.  As a partner helping the SBF with volunteers, sponsorships and the overall production ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

I’ll admit I paid little more than scant attention to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police bullets in Ferguson, Mo., after he allegedly was involved in strong-armed robbery. There are too many tawdry details and, in my way of thinking, there is nothing under God’s sun, absolutely nothing, that gives others the right to riot, burn ... (click for more)