ChattNow / Music / Fun-n-Stupid

  • Feb. 16th, 2011  |

Chattanooga Times Free Press entertainment reporter Casey Phillips spoke with jazz singer/composer and “Schoolhouse Rock!” mastermind Bob Dorough about serving as musical director to a tap dancing boxing champion, recording with Miles Davis and his worst subject in school.

Soon, I’ll bid Chattanooga a temporary adieu in favor of sandier climes. While a chance to get out of the office will undoubtedly be fantastic, I’m faced with a bit of a conundrum in deciding what to listen to during the eight-hour trip to the coast.

How much is a smile worth? What about when it comes with a flower, offered without any pretense or expectations?

Here's a fact to make your brain do a mental double take: Richard "Ringo Starr" Starkey just turned 70.

With great fame comes a great lack of coordination.

Here's a riddle for you: What do Disney's "Pinocchio," the Battle of Guam and Tupac Shakur have in common?

Ross’s Landing may be back to its pristine, nonfestival state, but after nine days of being in the thick of Riverbend, the experience is still very much on my mind.

Every year, I write this column for the second Friday of Riverbend while still in the throes of festival coverage. For you, there are only two days left of the 'bend, but deadlines being what they are, I've just washed the last whiff of the barbecue smoke out of my hair from the Bessie Smith Strut.

Ladies and gentlemen, the day is upon us. Depending on when you're reading this, the gates at Riverbend are either already open or you're all still milling around on Chestnut Street.

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