News for Thursday, July 31, 2014

Stories

By BARRY COURTER

Wow. Didn’t see that one coming, though in hindsight, there were some clues that something big was brewing.

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By CASEY PHILLIPS

For many years, “serendipity” has been on my short list of favorite words. It’s sandwiched somewhere between “verisimilitude” and “phantasmagoria” but a few rungs down from “ultramarine.”

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By STAFF REPORT

Country newcomer Jacob Powell kicks off this summer’s Riverfront Nights concert series Saturday night, Aug. 2, at Ross’s Landing.

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By BARRY COURTER

Mark Lowry insists he is not a comedian. He’s a singer who tells stories.

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By KAREN NAZOR HILL

Chattanooga Market is all about fresh, local and tasty — especially so this Sunday, Aug. 3, for the celebration of National Farmers Market Day.

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By SUSAN PIERCE

What happens when three gospel greats take the stage together — one a beloved comic known for his stand-up schtick with Bill Gaither at the Gaither Homecoming Concerts, another a 10-time Dove Award singer, the third a trio of singing siblings?

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By STAFF REPORT

Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., will be populated with the denizens of Arendelle and a galaxy of superheroes in separate events this weekend.

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By CASEY PHILLIPS

It doesn’t take long after Tash Neal’s chunky distorted guitar kicks in on The London Souls’ self-titled 2011 album to realize the New York-based rockers aren’t just a band but the proud standard-bearers of an old-school tradition.

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Justin Chain, a Fort Payne, Ala., native and a contestant on Season 5 of “The Voice,” will headline the Dade Days festival, scheduled Saturday, Aug. 2, on the square at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Trenton, Ga.

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Trumpet player Melvin M. Miller will transform the Tropicana Room into the M3 Lounge on Friday, Aug. 1, as he headlines a night of jazz and poetry.

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By STAFF REPORT

An auction of confiscated weapons will again be part of the fourth annual Cumberland County Gun and Knife Show, set for this weekend in Crossville, Tenn.

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By STAFF REPORT

he Grand Ole Opry gets her first this week, but then the country singer known for such hits as “Five Minutes” and “What Part of No” will head south for “An Evening With Lorrie Morgan” on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Gem Theatre in Calhoun, Ga.

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By STAFF REPORT

Clyde Edgerton may be best known for his writing, but he’s also done a fair amount of painting. Both will be showcased during his visit to Chattanooga for Artamajig.

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The infamous Dr. Shock sends his greetings — and an invitation to join him and his assortment of sidekicks Saturday, Aug. 2, for a Shock Theatre showing of “Bloody Pit of Horror” at midnight on WDEF-TV Channel 12.

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Krista Detor, whose solo albums have reached national and international prominence, will be the next guest in the Live Music Is Better series at Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 E. First St., Blue Ridge, Ga.

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Chattanooga‘s Emma Bell Miles looks like a writer sturdy and stubborn enough to climb mountain peaks.

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By STAFF REPORT

Tribal leaders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee will be guests at the inaugural Cherokee Heritage Festival, scheduled this weekend at Red Clay State Historic Park in Cleveland, Tenn.

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A trio of artists will take part in an all-local showcase at Rhythm & Brews, 221 Market St. The Brit-pop stylings of singer/songwriter Ryan Oyer Band will be on display, as will the long, tall vocal stylings of blues rockers Rick Rushing & The Blues Strangers and alt-country quartet Gunpowder ...

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By STAFF REPORT

An opening reception for the August exhibit at River Gallery is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1.

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By STAFF REPORT

Back-to-school supplies, clothes, computers exempt over weekend.

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By STAFF REPORT

Twenty-five performers from the area will be added to the rolls of the Tri-State Gospel Music Association’s Hall of Fame in ceremonies Saturday, Aug. 2.

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Artist Chuck Jensen, above, will offer a performance painting during “A Night With the CATS at the Palace” at 6 p.m. CDT Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Palace Theatre in Crossville, Tenn.

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By STAFF REPORT

Spend Saturday night, Aug. 2, with the Chattanooga Lookouts, and you could drive home in a new (to you) car.

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By STAFF REPORT

Hey now. The Tommy Jett Entertainers Reunion is set for Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga.

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Exuberant and spontaneous paintings by Eugenia “Jeanie” Johnston, such as “Flight,” above, are featured on the front wall during August at In-Town Gallery, 26A Frazier Ave.

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Award-winning fisherman Bill Dance will be among the celebrity guests at the Northeast Alabama Hunting & Outdoor Expo, scheduled this weekend at the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center, 1571 McCurdy Ave., N, in Rainsville. 

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A porch swing repurposed from two headboards will be among the raffle prizes at the Chilhowee Mountain Craft Bazaar Show and Sale, set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at People Helping People, 184 Mull Road at Highway 411 in Benton, Tenn.

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By STAFF REPORT

Cook them, paint them, photograph them, set them in motion to win.

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By BARRY COURTER

Sometimes, a good beet or kale salad is just what you want for lunch.

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By ASSOCIATED PRESS

“Get on Up” is a movie of uncompromising soul, unadulterated funk and unalloyed joy.

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By ASSOCIATED PRESS

“Guardians of the Galaxy” is pretty much where action movies are these days — a combination of comedy without wit, action without drama and elaborate visuals that are nothing much to look at.

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By STAFF REPORT

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

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By STAFF REPORT

Theater, dance, visual art and film.

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By STAFF REPORT

Concerts, recitals, jam sessions and more.

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By STAFF REPORT

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.

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