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What would you do if you came home from a long day at work and discovered a friend had dropped by unannounced and prepared a gourmet meal just for you?

If we were going to be curmudgeonly about it — and "St. Vincent" is, after all, a movie about a curmudgeon — we'd focus on the one major flaw in the film, and not on its pleasures.

The talent of more than 200 area students will be featured during the first Sunday Showcase to be held at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 26.

The professional Christian ballet company Ballet Magnificat will continue Lee University’s U-Church series with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, in the Conn Center on the Cleveland, Tenn., campus.

“Breakdown Lane Orrery,” an exhibition by Greg Smith, will open at the Cress Gallery of Art at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. A reception will follow in Room 356 of the UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St.

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.

Concerts, recitals, jam sessions and more.

It’s a testament to the legitimacy of Allie Fincher’s mission that the young chefs in her cooking academy for kids initially are mystified by their first encounter with a beet.

It'll be easy to find your way to Lynchburg, Tenn., this weekend. Just follow the smoke signals and, once you get close, let your nose be the guide to the annual Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue.

Welcome to October’s spiciness and other glories, always richly displayed on local tables.

  • Oct. 22nd, 2014  |
  • By Jane Henegar

The man was over 6 feet tall, built like an NFL linebacker, bald and carrying a huge handgun on his left hip in broad daylight in downtown Chattanooga.

We have learned a lot over the years about how to be better dads. It occurred to us that our relationship with the family pets -- our dogs -- have taught us some of those things.

  • Oct. 21st, 2014  |
  • By Tom Tozer and Bill Black

James McKissic was not looking to sell his favorite painting, a 24-by-18-inch mixed-media piece he created almost 24 years ago called “Jimmy’s Blues.”

I’m overly sensitive. I admit it. But getting emotional over buying an adult-size folding camp chair is an all-time low.

BARRY COURTER: Lisa, the weather is cooling off this week, but the music scene appears to be heating up. There is a lot going on.

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