Creative Discovery Museum Hosts Annual Folklife Summer Music And Dance Series

Monday, July 7, 2014

Creative Discovery Museum is hosting a Summer Folklife Music and Dance Series and this month’s musical session will feature a performance by the local Caribbean-based Island Steel Pan Band on Saturday from 1-2 p.m. in the Museum Atrium.  

The Island Steel Pan Band is a family band that plays traditional instruments found in Tobago, St. Croix and Trinidad. Their drums originally were 55-gallon steel storage drums that were converted into instruments by cutting off the bottoms and tuning the playing surfaces. 

“The Island Steel Pan Band is a unique and under-recognized music in Southeast Tennessee and a perfect match for the museum's Folklife Summer Series,” said Liza Blair, arts manager at Creative Discovery Museum. “This is a great group that will highlight the level of diversity and creativity in the Chattanooga community."

The Folklife Summer Music and Dance Series takes place every June, July and August and features local and regional ethnic and cultural artists. The series was created as a way of promoting the areas diverse, expressive folk arts through engaging public experiences, said officials. The next session will be held on Aug. 3 and will feature the Chattanooga Peruvian Association’s Children's Choir and dance group.  

All activities are included with paid admission to the Museum. 

For more information, call 756-2738 or visit the Museum website at www.cdmfun.org.


The South Chattanooga Empowerment Festival Will Educate More Than 200 Chattanooga Residents

Nonprofit and community benefit organizations, schools, churches, and businesses are participating in a community festival to inform the residents of South Chattanooga and beyond about the resources each service provider offers. The festival will take place on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the Bethlehem Center, 200 W. 38th St.  Officials said, "The Bethlehem Center parking ... (click for more)

Be A Mentor And Take 12 City-Wide Event Is May 21

Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, TVA, EPB, Fletcher Bright Company, Chattanooga Lookouts, the Want To Foundation, Brainerd High School, Howard School and the Baylor School are looking for Chattanoogans who are willing to “Be and Mentor and Take 12.”  Volunteers are needed to take one hour a month, or 12 hours a year, to mentor a Chattanooga student.  ... (click for more)

Ganns/Falling Water School Way Over Budget

The final figure for the new Ganns/Falling Water School is way over budget, county officials said Wednesday. However, the County Commission voted to proceed on the $29,414,000 project. Gary Waters of the county schools said his estimate had been $25 million and he was surprised at the amount of the school bid that was awarded to Rentenbach Constructors. He said in lean times ... (click for more)

Hutcherson Says Erlanger Board To Be More Transparent; Dinner Meetings To Be Open

Erlanger Board Finance Chairman Donnie Hutcherson said the board plans to be more transparent. He said Erlanger's legal staff will review topics that might be covered in a closed meeting. He stated, "This will be based on a very conservative interpretation of applicable statutes and other guidance; therefore, more items will be discussed in open session." Mr. Hutcherson also ... (click for more)

The Swat Heard 'Round The World

If one can reach Toya Graham, the lady who whipped her boy and brought  him home from a life of crime in Baltimore, I want to give her a  nomination for my Bill of Rights Award.  This was a beautiful move and one which I call The Swat Heard 'Round the World.  Mind you, if it had been a white lady whipping her child to save her child from crime, she would ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Anti-Semitism Is Now Here

To those of the Jewish faith, the celebration of Passover every year is one of freedom. The sacred holidays, held in early April, commemorate the Exodus out of Egypt when Moses led the tribe of Israel from slavery to freedom. I believe it is one of the greatest stories in the Bible. On the other hand, the Jewish people of today are hardly free. Globally, anti-Semitic attacks in ... (click for more)