To kick off its Masterworks Concert series, the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera is taking a cue from NASA to help the audience slip the surly bonds of Earth and explore the heavens.
When it comes to musical philosophies, singers/songwriters Kris Bentley and Nick Jamerson are very much in favor of "what you see is what you get."
Just as no single patch of fabric can make a quilt, there is no one number that can satisfactorily sum up a community.
For the last eight years, the Association for Visual Arts has dedicated a month of programming in its in-house gallery to Fresh, an exhibition promoting the works of emerging artists. When the doors to the gallery's annual event opened on Sept. 7, the show already was living up to its name.
If there are two things that Joe Ledbetter likes, it's whiskey and Chattanooga, ideally whiskey made here.
By Casey Phillips
Since I moved here in 2007, JJ's Bohemia has been one of the trump cards I pull out when making a case for the legitimacy of the local music scene to out-of-towners who have decided to be argumentative.
About once every 80 minutes in 2010, an American woman made a fatal mistake.
According to Netcraft, a U.K.-based online service provider, the Internet contains more than 716 million active websites. If each of those sites weighed as much as the average engagement-ring diamond, they would collectively tip the scales at 186 tons.
Much as I love going to the Dragon*Con fandom convention in Atlanta, the experience is such a sensory overload that I need about a week to recuperate. The convention ended Sept. 2, but I'm only just now able to walk past people wearing normal clothes without doing a double-take.
About six years ago, members of Black Taxi burst onto Brooklyn's music scene with a frenetic stage presence that quickly made them one of the area's most talked about acts. But the seeds of the band's formation took root on a Thai island more than 8,000 miles away.
For years, health fanatics undoubtedly rolled their eyes at Fred Flintstone’s seemingly ill-advised decision to order a massive rack of barbecued brontosaurus ribs for dinner at a drive-in restaurant. After all, the car tipped over with their weight.
Earlier this year, Katie and Adam Pridemore were driving their Chevy HHR station wagon from Chattanooga to Athens, Ga., when their co-pilot issued a sudden, unexpected order to turn right.
In the field of instrument humor, the banjo tends to get about as much respect as Rodney Dangerfield. One can only imagine, then, the field day a comedian could have with a band that had the audacity to field three at once.
With a name that sounds like it belongs to a bunch of punk rockers or metal heads, it’s no surprise that, despite almost 20 years of touring, The Screaming Orphans still feel the need to nip confusion in the bud.
A bit of prep work on your part is necessary before we begin this week. Go visit 360GigaPixels.com, and look at the recently uploaded panorama of Tokyo by photographer Jeffrey Martin.
Clark Kent had one. So did Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark and — on occasion — Elvis.
Thomas Hammond, like all artists, begins his work with a blank slate. In his case, however, that slate starts out in pieces, sometimes dozens of them.
On the cusp of Track 29’s second anniversary, global ticketing agency Pollstar statistics rank it as the Southeast’s third-most-popular music venue for the first half of 2013.
For some musicians, celebrity and fortune are the dangling carrots they pursue that make up for sleeping in cheap motels, eating gas station food and the other myriad hardships of life on the road.
If someone prepared the same delicious casserole every night but served it to you on slightly different plates, how long would it take before you asked for something new?
From sampling and turntablism to the East Coast/West Coast musical rivalry between Tupac and Biggie Smalls, hip-hop has had an enormous impact on America musical culture.
With the release of next-generation gaming consoles — the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 — just around the corner, video gamers have plenty to be excited about these days.
When the members of Utah-based Desert Noises first began touring, some of them couldn't even get in the doors of a bar.
First up this week, a call for help from a local arts organization.
After an early morning accident on July 20 on Interstate 24 claimed the life of local autism activist Cynthia Joyner and injured three others, Mark Bond found himself questioning whether fate is avoidable.
Earlier this year, Country Music Television named Holly Williams one of its Next Women of Country, a showcase of "the rising generation of signed and unsigned female superstars."
When Corinne Hill came to town in March 2012 to take over as the executive director of Chattanooga’s library system, her first act was to give her new home a bath.
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Think you know all there is to know about the Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams? Try these 10 factoids on for size before he takes the stage at the Tivoli Theatre on Tuesday, Aug. 13.
Earlier this year, National Public Radio music writer Bruce Warren included Philadelphia’s Aaron Brown on his list of 10 Artists You Should Have Known in 2012, describing him as “an exciting name to add to the lineage of the city’s expressive and emotionally intense soul singers.”
Velvet Revolver. The Traveling Wilburys. The Highwaymen. The Justice League. Every once in a while, the stars align to bind together some of a genre’s biggest names in a supergroup ensemble.
Like the cicadas that reliably emerge from underground dormancy in massive, synchronized swarms every 13 or 17 years, most of my friends would probably describe me as a creature of habit.
Whenever Taylor Jones travels on business lately, he receives confused looks and knowing grins in equal measure from the people he passes.
The violin has been used in ensembles for seemingly every style imaginable, from rock and jazz to swing and classical, there's something beautifully simplistic about the sound of an old-time duo of fiddle and banjo.
Some bands struggle for years to find a focal point for their music, something to point a finger at as the spiritual source of their art.
Unless your home is a dirty hole under a lead boulder, you’ve undoubtedly noticed America’s tremendous about-face over the last decade in terms of what it defines as “cool.”
To anyone who remembers the strained back muscles and poor posture of school days spent lugging around a stuffed backpack, substituting a 1-pound tablet for 40 pounds of textbooks should be a no-brainer.
On a blue-sky summer afternoon, 10 teens are gathered on the second floor of the Chattanooga Public Library, sitting around a pair of tables littered with books, sheets of paper and pencils.
For Samantha Martin’s 13-year-old daughter Indiana, guitar lessons used to be a weekly exercise in frustration.
Don't let the appearance of Paper Bird's monstrous, 36-foot-long, black touring RV fool you.
On the first night that singers/songwriters Adam McHeffey and Kari Spieler decided to collaborate while attending State University of New York at Purchase, they wrote a song.
By any standard of measurement more recent than that of Paleolithic man, I am — at 28 years old — very much in the prime of my life.
Based on the hang time the ice cream clocks while tumbling in the air above Cold Stone Creamery's frost-covered mixing stone, Courtney Branson sees it the way hibachi chefs see a piece of shrimp. Or maybe the way a juggler does a pair of chainsaws.
With his confident, passionate delivery and a touch of emotional quiver on the back end, Allen Stone's vocals draw immediate comparisons to classic R&B crooners such as Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
If there's one thing I dislike about late July, it's that it's a bit of a hot, sweaty blank spot on the calendar.
App Store is only 5, but apps are everywhere
In a game of "Say the Same Thing," a recently released smartphone app, two players attempt to suggest the same word connecting two otherwise random subjects.
For most kids, summer camp is a place for swimming, hiking, making crafts of questionable quality and eating food of equally dubious origin.
Even though it was only 16 years ago, in the realm of recording technology, 1997 might as well be the dark ages. It also happens to be the last time early alt-rock greats Toad the Wet Sprocket were in the studio.
An ethereal choir and pulsing string section during the opening of "Halo." The dreamlike composition that plays during dips underwater in "Super Mario Bros." The synthesized Eastern melody that accompanies the relentless descent of pieces in "Tetris."