The Pulse Chattanooga's Weekly Alternative Newspaper since 2003 en-us © 2014 The Pulse and Brewer Media. All rights reserved. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:41:13 GMT Tickling The Ivories Lee University's Ning An is a rare pianist hailed as a musician who "combines a flawless technique and mastery of the instrument with an expressive power that is fueled by profound and insightful understanding."

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“New Work - 40 Years” “New Work - 40 Years” is an ideal title for the exhibition at In-Town Gallery in May. Midway through the 40th Anniversary year, four new artist-members are being introduced: Denice Bizot, metal sculptor; Eugenia Johnston, painter; Eric Davidson, stone sculptor; and Irene Catlin, fiber arts. The entire gallery will be ‘refreshed’ with all new work from the 30 established regional artists. The opening reception from 5 to 8 pm on the First Friday, May 2, is an opportunity to meet the new artists and see all the fresh exciting work for the ‘first’ time.

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Houndmouth Performing as headliner for Nightfall on Friday, June 6th, 2014 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Visit the website for more info -

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Eight Knives Eight Knives is a band from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Eight Knives indicates that you may have lost sight of your path. You may feel trapped and helpless. In this case, the knives represent the fears that are caging you in. You must be open to defeat in order to ever possibly win. Performing as opening act for Nightfall on Friday, June 6th, 2014 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Visit the website for more info -

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THECREATIVEUNDERGROUND THECREATIVEUNDERGROUND (TCU) was established to increase awareness and visibility of culturally artistic expressions in the East Tennessee region. TCU is a multicultural group of participants from many backgrounds and artistic disciplines, steadfast toward making a powerful experience in the realm of Community Arts that is intellectually, physically, and emotionally stimulating.  Performing as opening act for Nightfall on Friday, June 6th, 2014 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Visit their Facebook Page! Visit the website for more info -

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Ester Rada Ester Rada’s cross-cultural sound is a deep reflection of the Israeli born Ethiopian’s heritage. Ester has most recently teamed up with acclaimed Israeli producers Kuti (Kutiman/Thru-You) and Sabbo (Soulico), to release her first self-written and composed solo EP. "gracefully combining Ethio-Jazz, funk, soul and r&b, with mixed undertones of black grooves". Performing as headliner for Nightfall on Friday, June 6th, 2014 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Visit the website for more info -

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Pokey LaFarge Pokey LaFarge is a musician, songwriter, bandleader, entertainer, innovator and preservationist, whose arsenal of talents has placed him at the forefront of American music. Over the last decade, Pokey has won the hearts of music lovers across the globe with his creative mix of early jazz, string ragtime, country blues and western swing. After signing with Jack White’s Third Man Records to release his fifth full-length album (Pokey LaFarge) in 2013, he performed as a musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show on Ireland’s RTÉ One network. Pokey’s rendition of “Lovesick Blues” with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, featured on an episode of Boardwalk Empire, was selected for inclusion on the series’ official soundtrack (Vol. 2). Additionally, Pokey appeared in Disney’s The Lone Ranger (both on screen and on the original score), was featured on A Prairie Home Companion and NPR’s World Cafe, and recorded a song for ATO Records’ Divided & United: Songs of the Civil War, produced by Randall Poster. Performing as headliner for Nightfall on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Visit the website for more info -

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The 9th Street Stompers The 9th Street Stompers are an outfit of well-dressed no-counts chopping on acoustic instruments and singing about life, death, love, and liquor. Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee, they cull up the musical scenery of an era when the lines between swing, gypsy jazz, blues, rockabilly, and tango weren’t nearly as hard and fast as the drinking and dancing. Steering clear of much of the novelty and kitsch associated with pre-war music, they choose to demonstrate the modern relevance of their chosen medium. With Skip Frontz Jr. on string bass and Lon Eldridge on guitar, ukulele, and kazoo, they share vocal duties while being joined by Dalton Chapman on hot guitar, state fiddling champion John Boulware, Christie Burns on piano, and drummer extraordinaire Bryan Gross. If you like high-energy showmanship and top-notch musical prowess, The 9th Street Stompers will see you front row!!! Performing as opening act for Nightfall on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Visit the website for more info -

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Paul Hadfield & The McCoys Paul Hadfield is based out of Chattanooga, TN. Paul is originally from western Kentucky and the band hails from north Georgia. Paul has been writing songs for over a decade. He spent years performing solo as a singer/songwriter. Over the years, he formed and played in a couple of different bands, experimenting with styles and influences, but always returning to the sound he loves best - the American Sound - defined by big guitars, banging drums, and screaming fiddles, rooted in country, rock, and the blues.Visit their Facebook Page for more info!. Performing as opening act for Nightfall on Friday, May 16th 2014 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Visit the website for more info -

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Roadkill Ghost Choir Roadkill Ghost Choir is an indie folk-rock band from DeLand, Florida. Brothers Andrew (vocals, guitar), Maxx (drums) and Zach (bass) Shepard make up half the band while Kiffy Meyers (pedal steel, banjo, guitar),  Joey Davoli (keys, trumpet) and Stephen Garza (lead guitar) complete the band’s sound.  It wasn’t until Andrew was offered his first solo gig in 2010 that he decided to form a band to fill out the songs he recently started writing for a live setting. After the band went through several name changes in the early stages of its creation, Roadkill Ghost Choir was formed. Performing as headliner for Nightfall on Friday, May 16th, 2014 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Visit the website for more info -

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Dismembered Tennesseans It was back in 1945 that a group of McCallie students got together and began singing and playing a brand of Bluegrass music that has gone on now for more than 65 years. The name "Dismembered Tennesseans" seemed good enough a name for a bunch of teenagers who had no long range plans, and they sang their way through school. But somehow the music never stopped, and the band stayed together for the next 65 years, singing and laughing their way across the country - from Florida to Washington to Ohio and Colorado and points between. They played for every local civic group in existence, every charity, and most of the conventions in town looking for cheap entertainment. They have also played at the Annual Chattanooga Riverbend Festival and at Kennedy Center. Performing as opening act for Nightfall on Friday, May 9th 2014 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Visit the website for more info -

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Packway Handle Band The Packway Handle Band serves up a dark and passionate folk aesthetic…with a side of blood” [Sarah Hagerman,]. The five members of Packway have wowed audiences for over a decade with near perfect 4-part harmonies and seemingly boundless on-stage synergy. Over the years the band has evolved as a premier gather-around-the-mic act. Their performance is focused around a tight cluster of microphones surrounded by an arsenal of acoustic and electric instruments: banjo, fiddle, mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar, upright and electric bass, and an ever-changing array of percussive accessories, sometimes called “The Rattletrap.” Packway’s sound is steeped in old-fashioned bluegrass, but they hold a niche in the American music realm that’s all their own. Clever songwriting, an eccentric mixture of modern folk music, dark themes, old-time religion, affectionate satire of Bluegrass, and devotion to apocalyptic infotainment leave the listener to decide what exactly a Packway Handle is. as headliner for Nightfall on Friday, May 9th 2014 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Visit the website for more info -

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Pack of Wolves Pack of Wolves is a soulful blues group based in Chattanooga, Tennessee made up of six veteran musicians. The live sets grow from subtle to savage as the band tunes in the echoes of authentic American blues, then sparks them to life with extraordinary vocals from Tootsie von Comare, guitar work from Lightning, as well as soulful keyboards from Bill Lefton and a rock solid foundation from the ultra-experienced road-wise rhythm duo, Robert Grier (bass) and Mike Salter (drums). It’s blood and guts blues, drawing on original songs, as well as source nuggets from the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Muddy Waters. Pack of Wolves musically acknowledges blues heritage while pushing forward with passion and intensity. And sound. Performing as opening act for Nightfall on Friday, May 2nd 2014 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Visit the website for more info -

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Forro in the Dark  For those who don’t already know, forró is the hip-swiveling, dancefloor-filling, rural party music of Brazil’s northeastern states. And Forró in the Dark is the collective of New York-based Brazilian ex-pats – Mauro Refosco (zabumba drum and vocals), Guilherme Monteiro (guitar and vocals) and Jorge Continentino (pifano flute, sax and vocals) who are updating this traditional sound for the 21st century.  Performing as headliner for Nightfall on Friday, May 2nd 2014 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Visit the website for more info -

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Documentary Screening - "Skokie: Invaded But Not Conquered" A new 60-minute documentary produced by the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, SKOKIE: INVADED BUT NOT CONQUERED, examines the personalities and issues connected to the attempted neo-Nazi March in the late 1970's in Skokie, IL, which at the time was home to the largest concentration of Holocaust survivors outside of Jerusalem. The film is scheduled to air on WNGH-TV on 4/28 8pm, 4/29 1am, 9am & 3pm and 4/30 6pm.  The documentary, written by Todd Whitman to coincide with the 35th anniversary of these events and being screened nationally this month, makes extensive use of archival footage and contemporary interviews to reveal how a debate over First Amendment rights inspired Holocaust survivors to become activists.

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Hippity Hoppity Easter Basket Raffle Donate $5 to our Special Needs Program at the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga to help pay for life-saving procedures and medications and be entered in our Hippity Hoppity Easter Basket Raffle.  Our "Hip" basket is full of wonderful things for you and your dog, Courtesy of Barnes and Noble and valued at $200. HOW TO ENTER: Donate $5 to our Special Needs Animals Online or in person by 4pm on Friday. Best wishes for a wonderful Easter filled with yummy treats, happy tail wags, sweet purrrs and the joy of spring.

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"I Hate Hamlet" by Paul Rudnick I Hate Hamlet centers on a young and successful television actor who relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there’s one problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore’s ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors, the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment. Director: Rick Parker, Producer: G David Brown. Online pricing reflects transaction fee. Opening Night Dinner Theatre | Thursday April 24 at 6:00 | Tickets $25 (reservations required). Sunday Matinee, April 27 at 2:00PM, Friday-Saturday April 25-26 and Thursday-Saturday May 1-3 at 7:30PM, Tickets: $12/adult  $8/student. Please visit for tickets.

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Galit Mor The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga and the Flying Squirrel are proud to present Israeli a capella singer Galit Mor on Thursday, May 1.  She will be accompanied by Eitan Akman.  The musical tribute in celebration of Israel’s Independence Day will begin at 6:30 p.m.. There is no cover charge for this event.  The Flying Squirrel is located at 55 Johnson Street, Chattanooga 37408.

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South Chattanooga Community Festival The Bethlehem Community Center, in partnership with New Season Christian Ministries, will be hosting a free community festival in South Chattanooga!

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Free Will Astrology: April 17, 2014 ARIES (March 21-April 19): It’s Compensation Week. If you have in the past suffered from injustice, it’s an excellent time to go in quest of restitution. If you have been deprived of the beauty you need to thrive, now is the time to get filled up. Wherever your life has been out of balance, you have the power to create more harmony. Don’t be shy about seeking redress. Ask people to make amends. Pursue restorations. But don’t, under any circumstances, lust for revenge.

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The List: Music Picks April 17-19 Wick-It the Instigator, Scarlett Love Conspiracy, and Brigitte Demeyer!! Check it out.

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Upping the Convertible Cool Quotient But selling in tiny numbers is exactly what makes convertibles so very cool. If there were millions (or in some cases just thousands) of them on the road, they wouldn’t exactly stand out, but when you’re one of five people in 1,000—now we’re talking.

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A Hiss of Spring, A Chug of Fuzz Rock Make no mistake, though; the audience was not entirely pleased with the new work, with some historians pointing toward the primitivism of the dancers and others focusing on the music’s dissonance, for which the listeners were not prepared.

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EdiToon: April 17, 2014 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Very Old, Very Good School This is no mere nostalgia; they have captured the look, sound and feel of early 20th-century American music as well as or better than anyone else I’ve ever heard, and it is glorious.

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Future Shaped By Our Choices Now If you expected a tropical disease epidemic to hit your community, what options would you have? If you saw the Southeastern US forest ecosystem weaken with loss of fragile plant and animal species, would you want to stop it and if so, how?

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The List: Arts and Entertainment picks April 17-19 String Theory: Johannes String Quartet, Downtown Jazz at the Waterhouse Pavilion, and Waking up with the Birds!! Check it out.

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Get in the Smooth Groove The saxophonist has produced seven albums since recording his first, Euge Groove, in 2000, and is known for singles like, “Chillaxin,’” “Born 2 Groove,” and “Religify,” among others.

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Free the Art, Man! On April 19, at noon a production party will take place at Artifact, 1080B Duncan Avenue. Create art to share with the community and participate in workshops featuring techniques like stencil-making and hot branding.

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Other People’s Cheap Thrills At times the film is hard to watch, and the experience of hearing an audience cackle at the revolting and horrifying situations that unfold onscreen can be jarring. But it’s well done, and has definite cult film potential.

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Hippity Hop to the Bun Run Shop According to Bird, Run Chattanooga’s goal with everything they do, “is to build community, connecting people who may not cross paths otherwise, and make our city a more positive and healthy place to live.”

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Crossword Solution: April 17, 2014 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Jazzanooga Jazzanooga is a nonprofit operating under the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. Music enthusiasts and arts-minded Chattanoogans can donate to Jazzanooga’s fund by visiting the Community Foundation’s website.

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The Future Belongs To Us And as I gazed around a room filled with just plain people clapping and tapping their feet to the commingling of two the most American music genres, it was pretty damn clear why we don’t really need to worry too much about the group coming to town.

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Rapid Decompression Young children were not playing in the road alone or unsupervised: They were holding the hands of an adult, and in many cases the adult appeared to be their father. Kids with fathers?

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Lights! Camera! Action! Well, aside from the basic answers such as, "Buy a decent camera, some lights, and write down a story you want to immortalize on film," there is one rather simple thing you can do: join the Chattanooga Film Society.

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Still Crazy and Pagan After All These Years The uproar from the audience was so loud the dancers couldn’t hear the music. A few dozen people were ejected, police may or may not have been called, and enough order was restored for the performance to finish.

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April Business Development Luncheon Friday, April 25th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, 811 Broad St. (Networking begins at 11:30 a.m.; programming begins at noon.) Tony Merendino, president of ServIT, will be discussing outcome-based selling. He will be sharing his experience and recommendations on learning how to sell your projects, ideas, and personal brand effectively. Register now to save your spot! *ServIT is YPAC's first regional sponsor! Come say thank you for their support of Chattanooga's young professionals.

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Sunrise at the Crosses Come as you are to a multi denominational community sunrise service at the base of the Three Crosses along I-75! Join in the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord as the sun lights the sky on Easter morning! For directions: The Crossing Church, 7501 Standifer Gap Rd.

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‘SpEGGtacular’ Saturday Join Oakwood with the entire family for fun with music, skits, crafts and of course an Easter Egg hunt. This event will be held at both Oakwood Campuses. Oakwood Baptist Church is one church that worships at 115 Oakwood Street in Chickamauga and at 3969 Cloud Springs Road in Ringgold, Ga. Oakwood exists to lead people to TREASURE, PROCLAIM and GROW IN the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Oakwood Baptist Church, 115 Oakwood St. Chickamauga GA.

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Mother's Day Brunch On May 11, terraMáe Executive Chef Shelley Cooper will prepare a 3-course meal to honor mothers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our Appalachian bistro.

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Pick Your Pig, Pick Your Poison Bring the family and friends downtown on May 2nd for an old-fashioned Appalachian Pig Pickin’ hosted by terraMáe Appalachian Bistro.

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Bun Run 5K A FREE flashmob-style 5K and 1 mile run/walk on the streets of Chattanooga organized by Run Chattanooga.

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Silverdale Presbyterian Easter Egg Hunt Silverdale Cumberland Presbyterian Church’s annual Easter egg hunt and egg dyeing. Silverdale Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7407 Bonny Oaks Dr. (423) 892-8710.

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Easter Egg Hunt Includes Puppet Show, Games,Prizes, & Much More! So come on down and bring a friend. Scott Memorial Church of God, 1665 Waterhouse St. East Ridge TN.

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Easter Egg Hunt Come celebrate Easter with the White Oak Baptist church family with a fun egg hunt for the kids and a short time of devotion reminding us about the reason we celebrate Easter. White Oak Baptist Church, 310 Memorial Drive – Chattanooga, TN 37415. 423-877-8551.

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Family Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt Ridgedale Baptist Church hosts a family fun day with an egg hunt, a telling of the Easter story, plus treat bags and a petting zoo. 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. 1831 Hickory Valley Road – Chattanooga, TN 37421. (423) 499-0994.

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Citywide Easter Celebration The City of Chattanooga’s Department of Youth and Family Development (YFD) is proud to once again host its annual Easter Celebration and Easter Egg Hunt at Warner Park. This year, YFD will provide 50,000 candy-filled eggs!

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The Chattanooga Music Club presents Annual Recital The Chattanooga Music Club will present its annual recital featuring CMC Scholarship winners at 2:30 p.m. on April the 27th at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The Scholarship recipients for 2014 are Justin Smith, oboe, $3,000 Chattanooga Music Club Scholarship; Janelle Wigal, French horn, $2,500 Drs. Hilda & Andres Alisago Scholarship; Drew Craig, Tenor, $2,000 Opal Rhea Swaity Scholarship; Joey Shultz, piano, $1,500 Dorothy Cobb Martin Scholarship; Christine Lau, violin, $1,000 Fletcher Bright Strings Scholarship; Austin Ngo, piano, $1,000 Fry Merit Scholarship.

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Backstage Bash! Party Backstage With Us May 10th! Join us for a moveable feast of fun and entertainment presented on nine stages throughout the Chattanooga Theatre Centre's 40,000 square feet of rehearsal halls, costume and scene shops and spaces rarely experienced by audience members.  From the Cotton Club Cabaret to the Stage Door Canteen, from Comedy Tonight to the Make-a-Scene Techno/Disco, the fun, food and entertainment stretch from one end of the CTC to the other.  A fabulous auction is part of the fun, and it's all designed to raise money for your Chattanooga Theatre Centre, now celebrating its 90th Season!

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