This Week In The Arts

Thursday, August 7, 2014

This week in the Arts:

Special Events     

The Ambi Artists Creative Cluster will meet Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at Heritage House. For more information, contact Chris Holley at 855-9474 or

Theatre, Music & Dance  

The All American Summer concert series continues at the Hunter Museum of American Art with a performance by The Goodbye Girls on Thursday at 6 p.m. Visit for more information.

Auditions for the Chattanooga Theatre Centre's upcoming production of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men will be held Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 11-12, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit

The River City Sessions will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Camp House. Scheduled performers include Cardon Smith and the Heat, Mountain Creek House Fire and Jim Pfitzer. For more information, visit

The Southside Casual Classics concert series continues Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Camp House with a performance by Brassworks, an outreach ensemble of the Jericho Brass Band. Visit for additional information.

Tennessee Valley Theatre will present Jason Thomas and the Mean-eyed Cats' Tribute to the Man in Black on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit or 365-PLAY. 

The Chattanooga Songwriters Association will host a concert by Jim Green and Cody James on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage House. For more information, call 855-9474 or email

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga will perform Jane Martin's Keely & Du Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 14-16, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 17, at 2:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, please call 602-8640.

Shrek the Musical will be presented by Closed Door Entertainment Friday, Aug. 15, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 642-TIXS.

Visual Art & Film  

The application deadline for artists wishing to participate in the "Needle & Thread" exhibit at AVA is Friday. Visit for more information.

The Chattanooga Public Library will host the "Disney and Beyond, some of the art work of Barry K. Snyder" exhibition, featuring a sample of artifacts, publication, Disney sculptures, props, and science fiction characters, through Thursday, Aug. 21, on the first floor.

The Cat Clinic of Chattanooga is asking artists to donate one or more pieces of original art of any style or medium to be sold at The Art's Meow fundraising event on Sunday, Oct. 12, at UpTown Art. All pieces should feature cats, either wild or domestic, and may be dropped off at the Cat Clinic any time before the event. For more information, visit

18th Annual J.D. Powell Memorial Golf Tournament Raises More Than $14,000 For GNTC Students

More than $14,000 was raised to provide funding and financial aid to Georgia Northwestern Technical College students during the 18th annual J.D. Powell Memorial Golf Tournament held at Barnsley Resort in Adairsville on Tuesday.    The tournament was sponsored by the Foundation at GNTC. James Derward Powell served as the president of GNTC from 1987-1994.   ... (click for more)

Exploring The Ruins Of Lookout Mountain Program Is Nov. 12

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a five mile, ranger-guided, hike exploring the “ruins” on Lookout Mountain on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m., beginning and ending at the historic Cravens House.   Each year, thousands of people escape the bustling city of Chattanooga to hike through the quiet forests of Lookout Mountain Battlefield. ... (click for more)

2 Witnesses To A Murder Refuse To Testify At Jury Trial

Two men who prosecutors say witnessed a murder in Hixson on Jan. 31, 2014, on Wednesday refused to tell their story to a jury. Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman ordered Andrew Biro and Jacob Tyler "T.Y." Keel to answer questions from prosecutor Lance Pope, but they both refused. Biro had said during testimony in General Sessions Court that Christopher Levi Parker threatened ... (click for more)

PETA And Humane Educational Society Offer Reward For Torture-Killing Of Dog After Envelope Mailed From Chattanooga

An envelope postmarked from Chattanooga and containing a photo of a dog strung between two trees arrived at PETA's office in Virginia Tuesday, along with the severed ear of a dog. PETA members are offering a reward of $5,000-and the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga has added another $1,000-for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible ... (click for more)

Accountability Doesn't Have To Be A Bad Word

Am I making a difference? Isn’t that the basic question we all ask ourselves, and seek to demonstrate to others?  Ronald Reagan said:  “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.”   We would argue teachers do not have that problem either.    Educators make a huge difference ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘The Right To Bear Arms’

As the worldwide debut of the much-anticipated “Hacksaw Ridge” is set for next weekend, it didn’t take long for the anti-gun fanatics to decry “a war movie.” Mel Gibson, the director of the film that focuses on a conscientious objector Desmond Doss who refused to bear a weapon but saved an estimated 75 lives, was asked about America’s gun problem as he toured to promote the film. ... (click for more)