Kelly, Chris, Pulse Contributor en-us © 2014 The Pulse and Brewer Media. All rights reserved. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Guitar Town 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.

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Vet Offers Holistic Approach For many, animals are an integral part of our world, providing companionship and even health benefits for those that let them into our lives.  The presence of a pet can reduce blood pressure, alleviate depression and certainly ease despair and loneliness. But when animals get sick, they have no voice to tell us. And unlike humans, animals cannot choose between traditional medicine and alternative care, such as natural healing and acupuncture. That’s where Dr. Colleen Smith’s new Southside clinic enters the picture.

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Ex-NASA specialist turned mystery writer treks to LibertyCon It's not every day a writer gets to talk to a former NASA flight controller turned mystery writer, and Stephanie Osborn is one fine paranormal mystery writer. She’s brought Sherlock Holmes back to our modern day realm and turned him into a modern investigator with a cellphone. This time, he’s back in The Case of the Cosmological Killer: Rendlesham Incident.

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In the Musical Garden of the Shaking Rays Before embarking on their latest musical journey, the duo sat down to talk about their own lives, careers and the Shaking Ray Levi Society.

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Once More, ‘From the Top’ 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.

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Terry Kay, Writer @ Work 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.

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Step Right Up Open mics in Chattanooga.

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One Writer, Eight Stories, Eight Designers “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.

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From Russia with Art 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.

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

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Last Call of the Wild Endangered red wolves find home at nature center.

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