Barry Courter (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6354
E-mail: bcourter@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was a news reporter at WDEF-TV 12. Barry has been married to Kelley since 1987. Their children are Jeff Soder, Jenny Mitchell, Carson Courter and Grace Courter. Contact Barry at 423-757-6354 or bcourter@timesfreepress.com.

Karen Mills returns to town with Country Cool Comedy trio

Published Jul. 27 2017

A trio of regional comedians with Southern roots will co-headline the Country Cool Comedy show set for the Comedy Catch...

Dunlap concert celebrates the music of Grammy-winner Bobby Boyd

Published Jul. 27 2017

Billy Boyd remembers when he and his brother, Bobby, were 8 and 10, respectively, growing up in the Sequatchie Valley.

Suzy Bogguss is ready to have a good time at Songbirds

Published Jul. 27 2017

Revisiting her hit record "Aces" 25 years later last year wasn't quite the deja vu moment it could have been...


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City Beat: Hundreds gather to celebrate Denny Hennen

Published Jul. 27 2017

I believe most of us would say our lives had been meaningful if we had influenced or impacted someone else's...

Club Scene Calendar - July 27-Aug. 2

Published Jul. 27 2017

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.

Off the Couch: Riverfront Nights band blends hip-hop, bluegrass

Published Jul. 24 2017

BARRY COURTER: Lisa, we've both read about five bazillion band biographies over the years, but I have to confess to...

Chattanooga Girls Rock Camp concert coming up at Revelry Room

Published Jul. 20 2017

Amelia Rodgers-Jones didn't know what to expect when planning the inaugural Chattanooga Girls Rock Camp concert last year.

Songbirds Guitar Museum features Nickel Creek's Sara Watkins, Drew Sterchi and Blues Tribe

Published Jul. 20 2017

Songbirds has two shows this week featuring two well-respected artists -- one local and one who made her name as...

City Beat: Ten bands highlight Scenic Sounds Showcase

Published Jul. 20 2017

Some folks of a certain age will remember the old "Our Gang" and "The Little Rascals" short films during which...

Club Scene Calendar - July 20-26

Published Jul. 20 2017

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.

Off the Couch: These girls will rock you

Published Jul. 17 2017

BARRY COURTER: Lisa, there are some very interesting musical options on the calendar this week. It's a veritable smorgasbord of...

Chattanooga Public Library turns up the music with new production space

Published Jul. 16 2017

One of the reasons Chattanooga was chosen as a stop was because of the Chattanooga Public Library and the low-latency...


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Mario Tory on Comedy Central tonight

Published Jul. 16 2017

Though he now calls Atlanta home, comedian Mario Tory wanted to be among family and friends when his half-hour special...

Dog park coming to Chattanooga Choo Choo

Published Jul. 15 2017

Bob Poore readily admits that he and his wife Courtney are creating their new business, Play.Wash.Pint, for self-serving reasons.

Chattanooga Woodworking Academy graduates first class [photos]

Published Jul. 14 2017

One of the first things first-year students at Chattanooga Woodworking Academy learn to do is sharpen a pocketknife.

Concert, motorcycle ride pay tribute to Chattanooga's Fallen Five

Published Jul. 13 2017

The city of Chattanooga is sponsoring a concert featuring two local bands to celebrate the memory of the Fallen Five...

City Beat: Camp teaches girls it's OK to be loud

Published Jul. 13 2017

Amelia Rodgers-Jones says that while it may not be spoken as often as it once was, the idea that "girls...

Club Scene Calendar - July 13-19

Published Jul. 13 2017

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.

Nashville alt-rock band opens Riverfront Nights

Published Jul. 13 2017

The old saw that "if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere" is probably as...

Courters' Kitchen: Cool off with these summer soups [video]

Published Jul. 12 2017

KELLEY SAYS: A quick look into the refrigerator last week revealed an overabundance of grapes. I found the Cotton Candy...