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Lauren Waegele

Tennessee has produced a lot of famous musicians. I mean, Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, and the list goes on. Even today, this list is ever growing. One of the newest members to this list of famous musicians is a … more

Aug 16, 2017 12:24 PM News & Notes

The Kidney Foundation of Chattanooga has impressed me with its especially creative fundraising tactics. Not only does it host a run like most foundations do, it also hosts events like Dare to Dance, which is a Chattanooga versions of Dancing With ... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:24 PM The Bowl

You see them in the mall, in gas stations, at amusement parks, and at a variety of fast food restaurants. You know exactly what I’m talking about: slushies. As a child, I remember longing after the Slurpee in the gas station: huge plastic vats of ... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:24 PM Mixology

Oftentimes, when considering the arts, individuals tend to forget about the role that worship, particularly worship to God, has played in their creation, expression, and continuation. We don’t realize it, but worshipfulness has influenced many a ... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:24 PM News & Notes

Chattanooga’s music scene is one that is ever growing, and with such a blossoming community of musicians comes a blossoming community of venues to host these incredible local artists. However, with many of these venues and artists centrally ... more

Aug 9, 2017 11:02 AM News & Notes

The Crash Pad is known as Chattanooga’s “Uncommon Hostel.” This hostel is more than just place to crash for a night. What makes this place uncommon is that it is a representation of what Chattanooga is and should be. The Crash Pad prides itself ... more

Aug 9, 2017 11:02 AM News & Notes

If I were to ask any person on the street, young or old, what America’s pastime is, the answer would almost certainly be baseball. And with good reason. Baseball has been around since the mid-1800s century with its roots tracing back to the late ... more

Aug 9, 2017 11:02 AM The Bowl

Hooch, corn liquor, white lightning, mountain dew—whatever people may call it, moonshine has long been considered a staple of Appalachian culture, to the point where it recently had a “national holiday” to celebrate this beloved corn liquor. more

Aug 9, 2017 11:02 AM Mixology

A lot of Chattanoogans don’t really consider Celtic music to be a part of their everyday lives. However, a great majority of them embrace genres like bluegrass, Americana, and American folk music. Interestingly enough, these genres that many in ... more

Aug 2, 2017 10:11 AM News & Notes

Dancing is an art. Like a painter’s brushstrokes or color choices, a choreographer or dancer must carefully select how to move his or her body and to what music. Dancing is also a cultural experience. Much like looking at a classic Greek or ... more

Aug 2, 2017 10:11 AM News & Notes

Have you ever wanted to just dress up in something outrageous, audacious, and vivacious? I know I have. If you crave color, fun, and the opportunity to support local businesses, then the Color Carnival is for you. more

Aug 2, 2017 10:11 AM The Bowl

People often say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and with my short amount of life experience, I’ve found that to be true. Most individuals would much rather look at a picture than read a thousand words describing it. While a picture may ... more

Jul 26, 2017 11:12 AM News & Notes

If you remember the ‘80s, you probably remember as a fun time in history, and the only reason I say that is because I have one singular perspective of the ‘80s. Thanks to John Hughes, I wholeheartedly believe that the ‘80s was a time for ... more

Jul 26, 2017 11:12 AM News & Notes

There is something special about hearing a writer read his or her work. Poetry or prose, when a work is read by the person who knows it best, every sentence that has to be stressed is stressed, and every word and syllable that requires ... more

Jul 26, 2017 11:12 AM The Bowl

The Bessie Smith Cultural Center doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it should. Right on MLK Boulevard, the Center is a beacon for education about African American culture, heritage, and experience in Chattanooga through art. more

Jul 20, 2017 10:01 AM News & Notes

A couple of years ago, I had the incredible opportunity to see Nickel Creek perform live. As a pretty big bluegrass fan, I was amazed by their skill and creativity. One of the staple instruments of bluegrass is, of course, the fiddle. more

Jul 20, 2017 10:01 AM News & Notes

Have you ever had to make the hard decision between eating food, drinking alcohol, and hanging out with some fish at the aquarium? Well, look no further. There is finally an event where you can have all three of those things at the same time ... more

Jul 20, 2017 10:01 AM The Bowl

If you haven’t noticed, “adult” is a verb now. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the phrase “I have to adult now” or “adulting is hard.” The reason for this could be that the transition into adulthood is becoming less and less natural ... more

Jul 20, 2017 10:01 AM City Life

Watching a musical is, in my opinion, some of the best entertainment out there. I mean, why listen to music or watch a movie/play separately when you can have both? To all the musical-loving Chattanoogans out there, Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of ... more

Jul 12, 2017 11:03 AM News & Notes

The music scene of Chattanooga is really quite diverse. As an avid concert-goer, I’ve seen a variety of concerts in Chattanooga from a variety of genres. However, in my experiences, I don’t think that I have had my fill of funk. more

Jul 12, 2017 11:03 AM News & Notes

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