Janis Hashe

Op-Ed: Cast a Vote for Fairness

"There is a very large community of people of faith that supports this measure.” more »

Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM News, Views, Rants, Raves

Get Ready to Capture Chattanooga

Second year of AVA film project looking for filmmakers, editors and musicians more »

Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM Screen

Live Survives In An Age Of Programmed

For many years now, the performing arts community has been doing a lot of hand-wringing. What will “save” live theatre, opera, classical music and dance in an iEra? Are they doomed to dwindle ... more »

Nov 25, 2015 1:21 PM Features

The Bard Busts A Rhyme

If Shakespeare were alive and writing today, he’d be a rapper. Both Q Brothers, JQ and GQ, are convinced that the Bard, lyric poet but savvy man of his times, would use his gifts for melodic verse in a form that suits with the 21st century. more »

Oct 21, 2015 12:38 PM Features

Missouri: Show Yourself The ‘Show Me’ State

Crack! One swing of the bat, and one of the most successful baseball franchises in history—the St. Louis Cardinals—has tied up the game. Well, the Cards didn’t make it to the World Series this year, and won’t be ... more »

Oct 21, 2015 12:38 PM Cover Story

Take Your Seat For The Fall Theatre Season

"Overture, curtains, lights / This is it, you’ll hit the heights / And oh, what heights we’ll hit / On with the show, this is it!” more »

Sep 16, 2015 12:54 PM Features

That Sweet, Sweet Soul Music

We turn to music to dance until we drop, pour out our heartbreak and celebrate all kinds of things, but music also literally has the power to heal. You can find out how at Barking Legs on Thursday night ... more »

Sep 9, 2015 11:06 AM News & Notes

Ch-Ch-Changes and Updates

Even with our recent 72-page “State of the Arts” issue, we couldn’t include everything that’s happening or about to happen in the pulsating local arts community. So this week, we’re going to update you on several other be-there ... more »

Aug 26, 2015 12:22 PM Features

Must Be Jam, Cuz Jelly Don’t Shake Like That: Reviving the Big Nine

One of our favorite arts organizations, Jazzanooga, has really been ramping it up this year, and we especially love the effort being put into revitalizing what used to be the sizzling “Big Nine” neighborhood. more »

Aug 19, 2015 12:05 PM News & Notes

The Watchdog

Helen Burns Sharp does not look ferocious. A pleasant woman with a gentle Southern accent, she seemingly would be at home in a gardening hat and pruning shears. But appearances are deceiving ... more »

Aug 19, 2015 12:05 PM Cover Story

State of the Arts 2015: A City On The Verge

As an arts destination, Chattanooga is “on the verge,” which is why we at The Pulse picked that phrase as the theme for this year’s “State of the Arts” issue. And by on the verge, we mean ... more »

Aug 12, 2015 1:12 PM Cover Story

ArtsBuild Imagined A New Home

ArtsBuild President Dan Bowers was having a meeting with then-Times Free Press President Jason Taylor. Taylor, who also sat on the steering committee for Arts Build’s “Imagine Chattanooga 20/20” initiative ... more »

Aug 12, 2015 12:58 PM Cover Story

Plant It Soon, Dig It For Fall

Those of us who are not hot-weather fanciers are dreaming of the not-too-distant fall. And so are our friends at Crabtree Farms, who are offering their Fall Garden Kits even as you read this. more »

Aug 5, 2015 3:00 PM The Bowl

Up the River With A Paddle

It’s been a long, hot summer already. But something cool is SUP. Picture yourself on the sparkling Tennessee River, paddling alongside waterfowl and fish, as the sun gently slides below the horizon. more »

Jul 29, 2015 5:00 PM The Bowl

Op-Ed: Art in the Face of Fear

An elaborate arts event was planned for the night of Thursday, July 16. Then, shockingly, word came of the shootings at the Armed Forces Career Center and the Naval Reserve Center. more »

Jul 22, 2015 1:34 PM News, Views, Rants, Raves

Off the Top of Their Heads

My horoscope this week is suggesting I “scour my brain with silliness.” And what better way to do that than with those adorably goofy guys of First Draft Productions? more »

Jul 15, 2015 1:30 PM News & Notes

How Many Taiko Drums Will Fit In a Cajun Mini?

One thing you can’t say about the Patten Performances series is that it’s stuck in a rut. Each year, Director Bob Boyer has a few new tricks up his sleeve, and the 2015-16 season is no exception. more »

Jul 1, 2015 2:26 PM Features

A Place of Safety, Comfort—and Help Opens in Eastgate

The same question has been asked for decades—maybe centuries. Why do those in abusive situations stay? Why, for example, did Rosa Chatman, found beaten to death in her apartment ... more »

Jun 24, 2015 3:47 PM Cover Story

One Bag: You Can Take It With You

“If you persevere, you will at some point reach a transcendent moment, in which your (one) bag will be small and light enough to carry without consequence, no longer of any meaningful concern." more »

Jun 17, 2015 4:11 PM Cover Story

They Are Not A Seagull…Well, Maybe A Little

Scott Dunlap didn’t intend to see the New York production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. “We’d gone to New York to see Giant at the Public,” he explains, “…during Hurricane Sandy.” more »

Jun 10, 2015 1:50 PM Features

Ever Wish You’d Said That?

So maybe studying improv at Chicago’s Second City or LA’s The Groundlings is not within your current financial prospects. No worries. more »

May 27, 2015 4:47 PM News & Notes