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Jenn Webster

The dancers gather at Point Park. Dressed in white, three of them stand by the stone wall. Their arms arch into S-curves, then undulate with a movement that ripples down their bodies. The bend to the ground as if they’re gathering something, then ... more

May 10, 2017 12:04 PM Features 1 Comments

The Water of Life. Whiskey. Uisce beatha. Then there’s beoir. Beer, that is. Add a little green food coloring. And of course, I remember some vicious purple bruises from my elementary school days “pinches” because I didn’t wear green. Nowadays, ... more

Mar 15, 2017 11:12 AM Cover Story

A frosty rain is falling. It’s Dec. 4 and the tenth, undeveloped floor of the Edney Innovation Center is chilly, dusty, but bustling with purpose as members of Commix Dance Crew shoot a music video. “We’re not smiling?” “We’re not smiling.” more

Feb 1, 2017 10:26 AM Cover Story

Known as “hasyayoga”, the Laughter Yoga discipline originated in India and has quickly spread throughout the world. A class feels like a combination of breathing practice and creative movement workshop, though that doesn’t capture the full ... more

Jan 18, 2017 12:41 PM City Life

Barking Legs’ offerings are varied, rich and constant. House shows, under the aegis of Contemporary Performing Arts of Chattanooga (CoPAC), include dance, folk, jazz, blues, comedy, improvisational ... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:49 PM Cover Story

For years, 212 Market has garnered awards across the state and even nationally. The restaurant has blossomed since its inception—way back in 1992, during the Tennessee Aquarium’s construction. In fact, it’s Chattanooga’s oldest organic ... more

Oct 26, 2016 1:08 PM Featured Dining

People are moving toward Mediterranean, vegan or even raw-food diets. Yet we Southerners keep eating breaded, fried everything. Maybe it’s not so much that we’re married to fried foods any more. Maybe our love has evolved into a series of illicit ... more

Sep 7, 2016 1:01 PM Cover Story

“What I’m about is reinvention,” says Carll, who began her career as a graphic designer in Atlanta, then became a successful figurative painter before the Recession. Unlike many artists, she says, she met success early in her career and came ... more

Aug 17, 2016 1:05 PM Cover Story

When I arrive at the South Chattanooga Recreation Center in Alton Park, photographer Bob Edens is already waiting for me—a self-described “redneck Tennessee boy” sitting in a well-worn wheelchair next to a white van ... more

Aug 3, 2016 11:28 AM Cover Story

WEAVE is a relatively new dance company to Chattanooga, founded in 2013, that performs in a style fusing elements of ballet, hip hop, modern dance and jazz into a unique contemporary idiom. more

Jun 15, 2016 11:55 AM Features

In December 2015, Chattanooga writer Rachel Stewart entered on her Facebook page: “This time, on this day in 2010, I was in the deep dark black of anesthesia, while the surgeons did their best to … more

Apr 20, 2016 12:03 PM Cover Story

“Dance/movement therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement,” dance therapist Lauren Higgins says. “We are using the arts—but for the specific purpose of creating healing rather than necessarily creating the art form. more

Mar 9, 2016 12:10 PM City Life

It’s a dance tradition anyone can take up, at any age. “Though I was never a formally trained dancer, I was drawn to various movement activities growing up, like gymnastics, color guard and dance ... more

Feb 24, 2016 11:27 AM Cover Story

Lydia Graham Jones arrives at a Dungeons & Dragons session laughing. In the trunk of her car, she has assorted unmanned aerial vehicles—UAVs—or drones, as they’re often ... more

Jan 6, 2016 12:32 PM Cover Story

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