Stephanie Smith

What is the state of the theatre scene in Chattanooga? The Pulse sat down with four local directors to find out what they think, starting off with the the simple question: what do you think is the state of theatre in Chattanooga right now? more

Aug 16, 2017 12:24 PM Cover Story 2 Comments

One of the region's premier arts festivals, 4 Bridges, returns to the First Tennessee Pavilion this weekend with even more artists. We sat down with this year's emerging artists to learn more about them and their work ... more

Apr 19, 2017 1:29 PM Cover Story

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre opened a new play this past weekend. Love/Sick by John Cariani runs in the Circle Theatre through February 26th. We sat down with director Scott Dunlap to find out more about this relationship-driven show. more

Feb 15, 2017 12:58 PM Features

In 2005, actor Julian Sands was contacted by playwright and poet Harold Pinter and asked to work on a special presentation of a set of Pinter’s poems in London. A lengthy and close collaboration with Pinter resulted in an insightful solo show ... more

Jan 18, 2017 12:41 PM Features

New Year’s Eve is here again. Everybody drinks something. Even if you don’t partake of alcoholic beverages, you’re the shopper in the grocery buying sparkling cider. It’s a time of celebration—watching the ball drop on Times Square, remembering ... more

Dec 28, 2016 11:37 AM Food & Drink

Fruitcake. A polarizing food. Much like eggnog, I find that fruitcake is a subject that most people don’t want to talk about. In general, when you mention eating fruitcake you are on the receiving end of scrunched up faces and gagging sounds ... more

Dec 14, 2016 11:33 AM Mixology

The December holiday season is celebrated in most countries around the world. Though the languages are different and the festivities have a cultural spin unique to their countries, the spirits still flow. Traditional beverages are comforting and ... more

Dec 7, 2016 11:56 AM Mixology

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is bringing a contemporary play “ripped from today’s headlines” to the Circle Theatre. It’s quite a departure from the typical fare the public has come to enjoy from the ... more

Oct 19, 2016 1:38 PM Features

Closed Door Entertainment wants to invite you to be their guest at their first mainstage show of the season. “Disney’s Beauty & the Beast is a tale that everyone loves,” says director JC Smith. “It’s fun for ... more

Oct 5, 2016 11:04 AM Features

Susan Cresswell has art running through her veins. It’s a part of her makeup; it’s just, as she tells me, who she is and she’s proud of her work and where she is today as an artist. “My art background is I’m just a fourth generation artist ... more

Aug 17, 2016 1:05 PM Cover Story

Fire up the grill and get out the smoker—it’s grilling time in Chattanooga! But what makes for a good grilling/barbeque experience? We sat down with four local backyard chefs to find out their secrets ... more

Jun 29, 2016 11:11 AM Cover Story

The 4 Bridges Arts Festival comes to the First Tennessee Pavilion this weekend, and for the past thirteen years has been sponsoring emerging artists. “The Emerging Artist program is an opportunity for ... more

Apr 13, 2016 2:02 PM Cover Story

Angelia Stinnett hated politics. Public speaking was never her strong suit. About three years ago she decided to overcome her fear and take an acting class. She fell in love with the craft and never looked back. more

Mar 30, 2016 12:23 PM Features

In 2009, photographer Amy Elkins found a website where death row inmates requested pen pals. Fascinated, she set up a postal box and between 2009 and 2014 carried on correspondence with seven death row inmates ... more

Feb 24, 2016 11:27 AM Features

“My biscuits are burnin’! Great horny toads! That smarts!” The image of Yosemite Sam being lit on fire was the first visual that came to mind when assigned the task of writing about spicy liquors. more

Jan 20, 2016 12:03 PM , Mixology

At the beginning of this exhibit at the Hunter, “Seeking the Spiritual: The Visionary Art of Elliott Daingerfield,” my eyes were immediately drawn to the intense brush strokes and wash of blue in one particular ... more

Jan 20, 2016 12:03 PM Features

As the clock soundtrack on the speakers struck twelve, Grace Potter burst onto the stage awash in backlight, her arms in victory pose, signaling the triumphant debut of her winter tour in Chattanooga. more

Jan 15, 2016 3:59 PM News & Notes

The city of Chattanooga will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through service on Monday. “A Day On, Not a Day Off” will focus on service projects throughout the historic MLK Neighborhood in honor of Dr. King ... more

Jan 13, 2016 3:08 PM The Bowl

The Dismembered Tennesseans have been playing good music together for a long time—for 70 years, in fact! Back in 1945, some McCallie students got together and began singing and playing bluegrass music. more

Jan 13, 2016 3:00 PM News & Notes

James Bond may have had it wrong. Mixing drinks can be more messy business than classy presentation depending on whether you’re on a turbulent flight, in a bar fight, or dining with a beautiful would-be assassin. more

Jan 13, 2016 2:56 PM Mixology

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