published Friday, April 13th, 2012

Music on Tap

ACOUSTIC GOSPEL JAM -- Brainerd United Methodist Church, McFerrin Chapel, 4315 Brainerd Road. Jam session, 6-7 p.m. each Sunday. After 7 p.m. play anything. 698-5928.

ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION -- Soddy-Daisy Community Center, 190 Depot St. Pickers and listeners gather, 7-10 p.m. Thursday. 332-4901.

AN AFTERNOON OF OPERA -- UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. George Connor Society presents program of works by Verdi, Bizet, Mozart, Donizetti and Saint-Saens, 3 p.m. Sunday. Hosted by Robert Bernhardt, with featured vocalists Chery Brendel, Rosella Ewing, Ron Brendel and John Brandon, with pianist Perry Mears. Free. 425-4269.

CENTURY OF CAGE -- Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. Program by six pairs of composers and choreographers to celebrate 100th birthday of avant garde composer John Cage, 8 p.m. April 20-21. $12 in advance, $15 at door. 624-5347, www.barkinglegs.org.

CHAMBER MUSIC -- UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. Student piano and woodwinds quintets and a clarinet ensemble will perform under the direction of maestros Jooyong Ahn and Nikolasa Tejero, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free. 425-4612. www.utc.edu/finearts.

CHARLES & MYRTLE'S COFFEEHOUSE -- Christ Unity Church, 105 McBrien Road. Shows at 8 p.m. $10 donation. 892-4960, www.christunity.org.

* Today: Tom Morgan, Lynne Haas and Dalton Roberts, local musicians performing originals and traditional music.

* Saturday: Tom Smith, guitarist/banjo/storyteller with a career stretching back 46 years.

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE -- Humanities Theatre, 4501 Amnicola Highway. Free; donations accepted. 697-3383.

* Sunday: Music recital featuring Chelsea Duke, soprano, and John Tunstall, piano, 2:30 p.m.

* Monday: Music recital featuring Cindy Solfest-Wallis, flutist, and Alan Nichols, piano, 7:30 p.m.

* Thursday: Applied recital featuring the Chattanooga State music department with instrumental and vocal students, 7:30 p.m.

CHOO CHOO CHORUS -- All Saints Academy, 310 E. Eighth St. Men's barbershop harmony, 7 p.m. each Monday. All voice ranges needed; not required to read music. 894-8559 or 413-8681.

COWBOY JUBILEE -- Cleveland Cowboy Church, 3040 Blythe Road, Cleveland, Tenn. Gospel singing featuring Shields of Faith, 7 p.m. today. 423-476-7936.

CSO POPS -- Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Chattanooga Symphony & Opera performs "The Piano Men: Music of Elton John and Billy Joel," 8 p.m. April 20. $19-$79. 267-8583, www.chattanoogasymphony.org.

DULCIMERS AND ACCOMPANIMENT -- Brooks Memorial United Methodist Church, 3619 Fairfax Drive. Meeting and jam session, 1 p.m. Saturday. 396-3950.

ELVIS TRIBUTE -- Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. Gene Hodge draws from every era of The King's career for concert, 8 p.m. Saturday. $10. 842-1019.

GOSPEL -- Oakwood Community Church, 3927 Webb Road. The Whitey Cantrell Family featured, 6 p.m. Sunday. 903-3652.

GOSPEL -- Shoney's, 2318 Shallowford Village Drive. Jerry Hall, The Hickeys and Robert Bankston featured, 6-8 p.m. Monday. 933-6080.

GOSPEL, DAYTON, TENN. -- Bimbo's Restaurant, 7606 Rhea County Highway. Special show, 330 Bluegrass Gospel, 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Regular show, Gary Winningham, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 423-240-7210.

GOSPEL, DAYTON, TENN. -- McDonald's, 130 Able Drive. Salt of the Earth featured, 7 p.m. Thursday. 423-775-1529.

GOSPEL, EAST RIDGE -- 1514 Rebecca Drive. The Johnsons, Lynn Newman and Walt Carroll featured, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday. 593-6864.

GOSPEL, EAST RIDGE -- Ryan's Family Steak House, 5326 Ringgold Road. Featured singers, 6-8 p.m. Thursday. bssinard@aol.com.

GOSPEL, HIXSON -- Dairy Queen, 5433 Highway 153. Scenic Land Quartet featured, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. 867-7217.

GOSPEL, KIMBALL, TENN. -- Old Country Church, 32 Kimball Cove Road. Chris VanAllman and High Praise, Sharon Foskey and Kyle Lewis featured, 6-7:30 p.m. CDT Saturday. 423-322-9216.

GOSPEL, OOLTEWAH -- Wendy's, 6009 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road. Sonlife Quartet and DeAnna Withrow featured, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 899-7852.

GOSPEL, OOLTEWAH -- Rafael's Italian Restaurant, 5032 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road. Sacrifice, Jim Hill and Hope 4 Tomorrow featured, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday. 653-4159.

GOSPEL, RINGGOLD, GA. -- Philadelphia Baptist Church, 1065 Pine Grove Road. Sacrifice Quartet and David Crittenden featured, 6:30 p.m. today. 706-861-9885 or 423-488-6031.

GOSPEL, SODDY-DAISY -- Sequoyah Church of God, 10916 Hixson Pike. Jim Ricketts featured, 6 p.m. Thursday. 332-1139.

GOSPEL, SOUTH PITTSBURG, TENN. -- The Princess Theatre, 215 S. Cedar Ave. Chris VanAllman and High Praise celebrate first anniversary together with special guests Gary Winningham, Cristal Pickett Cooper and On the Rock and Igniting Passion Drama Team, 5 p.m. CDT April 21. Free. MrPianoJr@aol.com.

GOSPEL, TRENTON, GA. -- American Legion Post 106, Highway 11. Willow Creek and Wayne Sinard featured, 7-8:30 p.m. Monday. 423-463-9864.

JILL ANDREWS -- Mountain Arts Community Center, 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain. Former everybodyfields co-lead singer Jill Andrews performs, 7 p.m. April 21. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 886-1959.

LATIN JAZZ NIGHT -- Conga Latin Food, 207 E. Main St. Music by Sabor, 6-8 p.m. April 20. Free performance. Food and drinks available for purchase. www.jazzanooga.com

MASTERWORKS CONCERT -- Lee University, Conn Center, 1120 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland, Tenn. "Beethoven and Bernstein," featuring Beethoven's Mass in C and Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms," performed by the choral union and symphony orchestra, 7:30 p.m. April 21. Free. 423-614-8000.

MERCY & MUSIC 2012 -- Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road. Andrew Peterson and Eric Peters in concert, 6:30 p.m. today. $20 adults, $15 children and students; group rates available. Proceeds benefit Richmont Community Counseling Center. 648-2436, www.richmontccc.com.

MOUNTAIN OPRY -- Walden's Ridge Civic Center, 2501 Fairmount Pike, Signal Mountain. Bluegrass and mountain music, 8-11 p.m. each Friday. Free. 886-3252.

NAKATANI GONG ORCHESTRA -- Lindsay Street Hall, 901 Lindsay St. Folk School of Chattanooga presents ensemble led by percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, 8 p.m. Thursday, as part of HATCH festival. $10. 827-8906.

PIANO CONCERT -- Alumni Chapel, Baylor School, 171 Baylor School Road. Austrian concert pianist Walter Hautzig performs classical compositions, including Bach's F Minor Piano Concerto, Schubert's "Wander Fantasy" and several waltzes by Chopin, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. 267-8505.

PICKIN' AT THE POST -- American Legion Fred A. Morgan Post 106, Trenton, Ga. Weekly concert by bluegrass bands, 7 p.m. Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m. for open jam. Free. 423-260-6264, www.acousticaccess.com.

RED BANK BLUEGRASS JAM -- Grace Nazarene Church, 6310 Dayton Blvd. Jam session for all levels of bluegrass and country musicians, 6:30-9 p.m. each Thursday. Play or listen. 877-9948.

RED CLAY PICKIN' BARN -- Intersection of Weatherly Switch and Old Lead Mine Valley Road on state Highway 317 near Red Clay Park, Cleveland, Tenn. Family musical entertainment, 7-11 p.m. each Saturday. $5 donation. 423-240-3439.

THE RINGGOLD OPRY -- Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Bluegrass and old-time country music, clogging and dancing, 7 p.m. Saturday. Free. 706-935-2251.

SACRED SOUNDS -- Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Share America Foundation presents gospel show by teenager Mallory Ledford and duo Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam, 7:30 p.m. today. $5 donation. Funds support Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship Fund for young musicians. www.shareamericafoundation.org.

SCENIC CITY CHORUS -- First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave. Women's four-part harmony sessions for all talent levels, 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday. Singers needed; visitors welcome. 304-9131 or 488-5087, www.sceniccitychorus.com.

SEBA JAM SESSION -- Silverdale Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7407 Bonny Oaks Drive. Monthly meeting for Southeastern Bluegrass Association chapter, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Players of all levels welcome. www.sebabluegrass.org, 624-3063 or 314-1842.

SENIORS DANCE -- Teamsters Union Hall, 4431 Bonny Oaks Drive. Music by Union Railroad Overdrive, 7-10 p.m. Saturday. $5 donation. 877-2849.

SEWANEE PERFORMING ARTS SERIES -- Guerry Auditorium, University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. The Knights Chamber Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. CDT Saturday. $25 adults, $20 seniors, $10 non-Sewanee students. 931-598-1770, www.sewanee.edu.

SPRING WIND CONCERT -- Lee University, Conn Center, 1120 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland, Tenn. Wind Ensemble presents the final concert of its spring season, including pieces by Leonard Bernstein, Anthony Iannaccone and Dimitri Schostakovich, 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. 423-614-8240.

SUNSET CONCERT SERIES -- North River Civic Center, 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Senior Neighbors Orchestra, 7-8 p.m. April 20. Free. 870-8924.

TRIBUTE TO BESSIE SMITH -- Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Legacy of blues singer celebrated in song and poetry, 5-7 p.m. Sunday. www.jazzanooga.com.

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT -- Rock Island Baptist Church, 2106 Camden St. Church's young adult ministry hosts concert featuring Voices of Eden Gospel Choir from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and the local Freedom Conference Choir, 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. 423-629-1704 or 423-504-0361.

about Casey Phillips...

Casey Phillips has worked as a features reporter in the Life department since May 2007. He writes about entertainment, young adults, technology and people of interest. Casey hails from Knoxville and earned a bachelor of science degree in journalism and a bachelor of arts in German. He previously worked as the features editor for Sidelines at Middle Tennessee State University. Casey received the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists Award of Excellence for Reviewing/Criticism in ...

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