Hayley Graham

"I have said these words before.” As a mother sings a rock anthem of a hauntingly real battle in her mind, audience members hear an echo of conversations they’ve held. As she deals with demons that refuse to leave her ... more

Jul 22, 2015 1:34 PM Features

Out for an evening stroll on the Southside, Ellen Heavilon came upon a sculptural pillar of mosaic tiles created by local homeless people called Homes, a public work by Frances McDonald, Julie Clark and ... more

May 20, 2015 12:48 PM Features

By now, you’ve likely heard of the hip new nightclub on the Southside…but what you may not know is that Bella Vita is soon to be your new favorite restaurant. more

May 20, 2015 11:57 AM Featured Dining

A lanky 12-year-old girl swings her legs nervously in her chair, at the side of a stage where she’s illuminated by the soft twinkle of icicle lights. She looks around with apprehension as the lights dim and a group of ... more

Apr 16, 2015 10:49 AM Features

Her voice is as big as her personality—and it’s a personality that can fill a football stadium. She’s larger than life, boisterous, no-nonsense and wildly talented. more

Feb 25, 2015 12:57 PM Features

Now is typically time for creating resolutions for the new year, ranging from “learning to balance a checkbook” to “trying not to insult my in-laws.” But the most common resolutions involve losing weight ... more

Dec 31, 2014 4:27 PM Cover Story

The turkey’s been eaten and the Best Buy camp-outs are past, officially marking the start of the most wonderful time of the year. more

Dec 4, 2014 10:49 AM Features

Marcus Ellsworth commands attention the moment he walks into a room. He is not bombastic or over-the-top, but when he steps forward and speaks, you listen. more

Nov 26, 2014 4:53 PM Features

My father volunteered weekly for Room at the Inn. I would sometimes come along in to help feed those who came to share in a hot meal. I remember that, even as a child, I felt a great sense of sympathy ... more

Oct 16, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Sculptor John Henry has a dream for Chattanooga—and slowly but surely that dream is coming to fruition. “I think you can say that this is no longer a dream, you know, it’s very much a reality and we’re just taking the steps ... more

Sep 25, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Upon moving to Chattanooga many moons ago, I was struck most by the arts culture here and knew that I wanted to be a part of it. Fortunately for me, I quickly auditioned for and was cast in a local production. more

Aug 14, 2014 12:00 AM Cover Story

“Not only is it a great evening of art, which can be bid on during the silent auction, food, wine and great company, it’s a chance to support the community.” more

Jul 24, 2014 12:00 AM Features

The audience will be invited to sit either in general seating or the cabaret tables, giving them an opportunity to engage with the show in a much more intimate way. more

Jul 3, 2014 12:00 AM Features

“These people may be ‘local’, but the work can hold its own in any major market. If anything, the local aspect simply makes them much more human and relatable.” more

Jun 19, 2014 12:00 AM Features

It seems intimidating: The bright lights lining the marquee, the grand hall, and a proscenium stage filled with impeccably dressed instrumentalists playing classical music. more

May 8, 2014 12:00 AM Arts

But what about the novice painter, sculptor, printmaker? How do they create a body of work with a depth beyond their present experience? more

Apr 10, 2014 12:00 AM Cover Story

“So many new movements and styles grew out of the tumult of the 20th century, and these works reflect that diversity.” more

Feb 27, 2014 12:00 AM Cover Story

Montague Park, donated to the city by the Montague family in 1911, had fallen into disrepair over the years. “When we moved in, it was a dumping ground…you couldn’t walk in there. It was like a jungle,” Henry says. more

Jan 30, 2014 12:00 AM Arts

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