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Lauren Waegele

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

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

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

If you’ve ever been to the Camp House, you know that it is probably the chillest and most aesthetic place in all of Chattanooga. Not only that, but the Camp House serves the best waffles that I’ve ever had in my life. It goes without saying that ... more

Jul 5, 2017 11:23 AM News & Notes

Though yoga has (arguably) been around for thousands of years, its inclusion as exercise in the United States has been relatively new. It’s newness, however, has not stopped it from spreading to every corner of the country. more

Jul 5, 2017 11:23 AM The Bowl

Lucid Tales Productions is back with another segment of “Lucid Visions”, providing a great opportunity for visual artists around Chattanooga to put their work on display. This time, “Lucid Visions 2: Paint, Photos, and Poetry” will include local ... more

Jul 5, 2017 11:23 AM News & Notes

It’s that time of year again, folks. Time for fireworks, friends, family, food, and fun. While many Americans celebrate Independence Day by barbecuing in their backyards and shooting off their own fireworks, Chattanooga has a much better way to ... more

Jun 28, 2017 11:41 AM The Bowl

If you have ever wondered how hip-hop came to be and who the influencers, creators, and cultivators were, you’re in luck. This Thursday, the Chattery and Hip-Hop CHA will be hosting the second and last part of their class, The History of Hip-Hop. more

Jun 28, 2017 11:41 AM News & Notes

Since its accidental inception in 2011, Back Alley Productions has focused on offering its audiences with a unique theater experience that fosters discussion and growth. However, Back Alley Productions also prides itself in providing its cast ... more

Jun 28, 2017 11:41 AM News & Notes

During the summer, particularly in the South, one notices a sudden influx of red, white, and blue. The Star-Spangled banner flies freely from every porch (cue Bald Eagle call), is celebrated with fireworks on Independence Day, and decorates ... more

Jun 21, 2017 11:21 AM News & Notes

Americana, rockabilly, bluegrass and western swing—the Pea Pickin’ Hearts have got it all.  A quirky band with a storytelling vibe, the Pea Pickin’ Hearts have created an all-American mashup of music genres inspired by ‘40s and ‘50s Appalachia. more

Jun 21, 2017 11:10 AM News & Notes

Maybe it’s the influence of the 2000 Olympics in which triathlon was added as a sport, maybe it’s millennials looking for a new way to stay in shape, or maybe it’s fitness freaks looking for another fitness challenge. Whatever it is, expert ... more

Jun 21, 2017 11:10 AM The Bowl

As a child, I remember watching an artist wheel throw a pot on PBS. Since then, I’ve always been a little bit obsessed by the idea of using a pottery wheel even though I haven’t had the chance to do it (yet). Laurie Graham realized her obsession ... more

Jun 14, 2017 12:05 PM News & Notes

Since 2015, the word “refugee” has carried more and more weight in society because of the Syrian refugee crisis. With this word comes a multitude of political opinions, and oftentimes, arguments ensue. Whatever your opinion on refugees and ... more

Jun 14, 2017 12:05 PM The Bowl

It’s time to bust out your guitars, violins, harmonicas, and, yes, recorders (thank you, kindergarten music teachers), and make some music. Make Music Day is a worldwide celebration on June 21st of, you guessed it, music. more

Jun 14, 2017 12:05 PM News & Notes

Everybody knows that making an audience laugh is the key to a good theatrical comedy performance, but the fun that happens when that humor becomes a little dark and twisty creates an entirely new dynamic that combines comedy along with ... more

Jun 7, 2017 11:32 AM News & Notes

The transition of the seasons is upon us, which means that all of the rain from April and May has refreshed and made more vibrant the landscape of Chattanooga. Though many Chattanoogans appreciate the landscape in passing, a group of excited ... more

Jun 7, 2017 11:32 AM The Bowl

Those in tune with the outdoor scene know Lula Lake as one of the most beautiful places in the Chattanooga region. With an incredibly blue lake, a majestic waterfall, and great hikes with great overlooks, Lula Lake is often the staple in the ... more

Jun 7, 2017 11:32 AM News & Notes

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