For almost two decades, the one constant in the entertainment industry in this part of the country has been AC Entertainment. Sure there are other promoters that have had success over the years, but none more so than AC.
BARRY COURTER: Lisa, there will be a lot of watercraft on the Tennessee River this weekend at Ross's Landing, and when I say they represent a veritable history lesson in boating, I'm not speaking in any kind of hyperbole.
Q: Dad, I've had some people tell me to focus my attention on one or two things, while some others say I should try to be open to everything. Which is right?
Friends of the Festival won a dozen Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards at the International Festivals and Events Association convention and expo in Denver Sept. 21-23.
When RiverRocks was created in 2010, the broad plan for founders Mike and Stormy McGauley was to highlight healthy living and outdoor resources.
BARRY SAYS: While my nephew was being quizzed by Kelley about the many ethnic places to eat in Chicago, where he now lives, he mentioned that one of his favorite places is a Polish deli. When he said his favorite thing to order there is dill pickle soup, I knew immediately what our next dish would be for Courter’s Kitchen.
As Dimitris Agrafiotis approached his 39th birthday, the age his father died of a heart attack, he wanted desperately to end his 20-year smoking habit.
hen Chattanooga Theatre Centre producing director George Quick turned to social media this month to say the CTC could close if $90,000 wasn't raised this fall, it sent shock waves through the community.
Prior to a recent makeover, Eric Schrumpf says the space behind his Big Ridge home "was the most hideous yard you've ever seen."
The Chief, The Lieutenant, The Captain, Brian, Christa and Lambchop all will be back for a third season of "Small Town Security," the AMC show filmed in Ringgold, Ga., at JKK Security.
Q: Dad, I’m 24 years old, how am I supposed to know what I want to do in life if I haven’t done it yet?
One of the cooler events I attended last year was the Southeast Film Music Festival.
Do you fancy yourself as the next Gregg Toland, the cinematographer who filmed such classics as "Citizen Kane," "The Best Years of Our Lives" and "Wuthering Heights"?
LISA DENTON: Barry, I bet that, after talking to Jimmy Carter the other day (the singer, not the former president), you could make a strong case for seeing the Blind Boys of Alabama in concert tonight at the UTC Fine Arts Center.
Dad, I might begin the process of buying a house in the next year or so; what do I need to know or do?
Every 11 days, an older adult died from a fall in Hamilton County in 2011, according to health department statistics.
First it was blackened red snapper. Then it was grouper.
When the Blind Boys of Alabama start talking about recording a new album, as they did recently with "I'll Find a Way," there is just one requirement when it comes to picking songs. It's a hard and fast rule that all core members have been steadfast about since almost the beginning.
During my family's recent visit to the Destin area of Florida, we made a point to ask about any local farmers markets and were surprised to learn there were none.
It sounds like an episode of "While You Were Out," but while Delmar and Pete, the Tennessee Aquarium otters that have delighted visitors for almost eight years, are on vacation meeting new friends, their home at the aquarium is getting a makeover.
"There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South... Here in this pretty world Gallantry took its last bow... Here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair, of Master and of Slave... Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered. A Civilization gone with the wind ..."
The executive director of the Chattanooga Theatre Centre took to the Internet and social media Thursday to warn supporters that unless $90,000 is raised by this fall, the theater likely will close.
Q: Dad, my friends want me to drive out of town for a concert. Should I do it?
There are a lot of well-known beards — Santa Claus, the guys from “Duck Dynasty,” Liza Minnelli — but in the world of rock, it’s hard to imagine three more famous beards than those associated with ZZ Top. Of course, Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons are known for their actual facial hair while Beard is drummer Frank’s last name.
Hurray for Chris Anderson and the Chattanooga City Council for working to undo, or at least greatly water down, a really bad ordinance that never made sense.
They might be small in stature, but kudzu bugs are quickly becoming a big — and smelly — problem across the South.
LISA DENTON: You know, Barry, the way I see it, ZZ Top ought to be on everybody's list of favorite bands. They've got musical chops. They've got longevity. They've got beards!
There is a Southernism that says, “We don’t hide our crazy kinfolk in the attic. We parade them around on the front porch and celebrate them.”
Q: Dad, what’s the hardest part about parenting?
When the migraines come on — and they come on sometimes as often as two or three times a week — Nancy Collum has "an arsenal of things to make them go away."
With more than 4,000 years of practice, Here Come the Mummies will bring their funk sound to Track 29, 1400 Market St., at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.
For the first time since I was a very small child, our family vacationed together. The whole family.
Sam Bush, the Traveling McCourys and Keller & The Keels will be part of the 3 Sisters Music Festival lineup, according to a news release.
LISA DENTON: Fall won't be here for another three weeks, Barry, but it sure feels like summer's over when Labor Day rolls around.
Peggy Townsend knew the idea was a good one, she just never pictured it taking on an international flavor.
Q: Dad, I've never really had to shop for groceries before going away to college. Things just magically appear in the fridge at home. What should I know?
Ana Popovic was introduced to the blues by her father when she was 2. It might have been earlier, but the formal training began then, she says.
First, a mea culpa: The UTC football Mocs play tonight at 7:30 at Finley Stadium.
Athletes who hope to make the big leagues have a fairly defined path to follow. They might skip a step along the way, and some might take longer to get there than others, but the route is plain.
Alabama is back with a new tour and a new CD and, according to bassist Teddy Gentry, it feels so right.
BARRY COURTER: Lisa, one of the greatest days in the whole wide world is coming up — opening day of the college football season. It’s great. Everybody is still undefeated, so there is still hope and all that.
Q: Dad, college offers a lot of oppor-tunities to do things like play club or intramural sports, work at the campus radio station, do community projects or volunteer. Which should I do?
The Southern Brewers Festival has long been known as a quality beer festival, having been named one of "America's three top beer festivals" by Maxim Magazine.
Cody Dickinson answers the telephone with all of the excitement and energy of an 8-year-old on Christmas morning, but for the next 15 minutes, he’s focused and ready to talk about the new North Mississippi Allstars CD, “World Boogie Is Coming.” The album is set for release on Sept. 3.
Like a lot of actors, Christian Pitre tries to learn something from every experience.
Keith Sullivan has ridden his yellow, 2-year-old 150cc Vespa scooter all over town. More importantly to him, he's ridden it out of financial trouble.
BARRY COURTER: Lisa, I'm pretty excited about this year's Southern Brewers Festival, which is set for Saturday at Ross's Landing.
Clara Marona just doesn't have $140,000.
Q: Dad, I’m kind of surprised at how few of my former high school classmates I’ve seen or heard from since graduation. Why is that?
Good food, funky atmosphere at Universal Joint