Chris, Pulse Contributor Kelly

Nashville may have Gibson, but Chattanooga's J. Backlund Design and nearby Warrior Instruments are crafting custom kick-ass axes that are drawing aficionados and celebrity endorsers. Read more

Before embarking on their latest musical journey, the duo sat down to talk about their own lives, careers and the Shaking Ray Levi Society. Read more


Gerald Slavet is a man pursuing his passion and has found that in last 12 years as a creator and co-executive producer of “From the Top,” a classical music ensemble dedicated to celebrating young, talented musicians. Read more


As a journalist, Kay has interviewed The Beatles, John Wayne, Elvis Presley and Alfred Hitchcock, just to name a few. But it was his good friend and fellow Southern writer Pat Conroy who persuaded him to try fiction. Read more


Open mics in Chattanooga. Read more

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“The First Time She Fell.” Caleb Ludwick’s debut as a writer brings both graphic art and emotional, articulate writing into a volume of short stories that’s simultaneously inspirational and heart wrenching. Read more


Cline possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of Russian art and history. Tables filled with large, ornate books focusing on Russian history and artists are plentiful, and he has practically every detail of each volume memorized. Read more

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All over Hamilton County and as far south as Dalton, sightings of hovering, rotating black discs have been reported. Read more


Endangered red wolves find home at nature center. Read more

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