LISA DENTON: Not to get too personal, Barry, but I'm wondering how long has it been since you last shook your moneymaker? I ask because you'll get a chance to get your groove on when the Nightfall summer concert series returns to Miller Plaza on Friday.
BARRY COURTER: Lisa, this looks like a really good week for music, especially if you are partial to traditional music.
No matter how enticing that steak, chicken breast or pork chop, your entree would be pretty lonely sitting solo on the plate. Time to introduce the sides.
More than 400 Civil War soldiers are interred at West Hill Cemetery in Dalton, Ga., according to historians. This weekend, some of their stories, as well as those of other historical figures from the time period, will be recounted by re-enactors in a Spirit Walk.
The story of Chattanooga would fill volumes. We'll leave it to the historians to do the heavy lifting. Here, instead, we'll offer 26 adjectives that offer a snapshot of the city from A to Z.
Not everyone has the time and talent to wrap a gift the way Rodney Simmons does, but the techniques favored by the owner of Revival Uncommon Goods can add layers of luxury to make the gift as well as its packaging unforgettable.
HENAGAR, Ala. -- When it's time for the Christmas tree to go up, some families might be hard-pressed to come up with 140 ornaments.
The Nitty Gritty Cafe would feel right at home in Mayberry. It’s a friendly place, a cozy space, with cooks who know their way around a kitchen. Five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, The Nitty Gritty serves up a feast of Southern favorites.
ArtCrafters in Dayton, Tenn., will offer a chance to "Meet the Puzzle Guy" when its showcase of Tim Baisley's jigsaw puzzles goes on display.
Times Free Press staffers who contributed to this season’s Idol Chatter column weigh in on Lauren Alaina’s new CD.
Barry, I got so far off the couch last week that I didn't make it back in time to help with the column, so thanks for filling in. I thought you might try to impersonate me and say something crazy, but to paraphrase Tyler Perry, I can do crazy all by myself.
Barry, I'm not sure how much rock climbing, caving, cycling, hiking, paddling, swimming and running you do, but you'll get a chance to do all those things when the second annual RiverRocks outdoor festival starts Friday.
Lisa, we are eat up these days with fairs, festivals and corn mazes. Our own Hamilton County Fair is this weekend, which means I’ll have that Dalton Roberts theme song in my head for two weeks.
Lisa, there are so many things coming up this week worth mentioning, it's almost hard to know where to start. I may sit right here on the couch and think about it for days.
I picked up food at Rafael's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant as a favor for someone last week and immediately regretted the fact that I had already eaten. Waiting in line for the Malibu chicken sandwich, I fell in love with the cheese pizza on a nearby table.
Hey, Barry, what do you get when a hurricane crosses the desert? Soggy Arabia. Wa-ha-ha. Sorry, I cribbed that from “A Prairie Home Companion.”
Barry, have you ever been run out of town on a rail? Once upon a time, that was a punishment. This coming weekend, you might consider a variation of that more of a privilege.
Off the Couch
BARRY COURTER: Lisa, I was going to start this off by talking about the crazy good musical lineup at this year's Southern Brewers Festival, but the number 150,000 keeps rattling around this ol' empty skull of
Lisa, finally someone has come up with an event I'm good at -- wallerin' in mud and eatin'. Habitat for Humanity is holding a two-part fundraiser Saturday.
Barry, did you notice anything different about my picture today? That’s not menopause setting in. That’s me getting ready for ’80s and Moustache Night at the Chattanooga Lookouts game on Wednesday.