A teen who grew up on Signal Mountain was featured Wednesday night on “American Idol” and made the cut.
McCallie guitarists performing on popular radio show
McCallie School's guitar quartet will perform with some of the nation's top, classically trained, student musicians tonight, Jan. 23, when "From the Top" tapes one of its radio shows in the Tivoli Theatre.
The fourth generation has joined the family business at Mount Vernon Restaurant, and Hannah Messinger is making her presence known with a new event that launches Saturday.
When Kim Gravel speaks, her teenage clients and their stage mothers listen. Not just because she's a former Miss Georgia — and they are all chasing that crown — but because they just never know what's going to come out of her mouth.
John F. Carlson, a member of Boy Scout Troop 176, was awarded Eagle Scout rank during a recent Court of Honor.
Country quartet an all-American success story, but nothing came easy
Having a single take 36 weeks to climb country charts can be both a blessing and frustration. That was the case for Parmalee when "Carolina" took more than half of 2013 to reach No. 1.
Festival includes clinics, jam session and two concerts for public
Two of the top trumpeters in the nation will be in Chattanooga this weekend to instruct student musicians and perform for the public when the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Music Department hosts the 2014 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast.
• Catoosa County Historical Society: Old Stone Church Museum, intersection of U.S. Highway 41 and Georgia Highway 2, Ringgold, Ga., 7 p.m., visitors welcome; Marvin Sowder of the Whitfield County Historical Society will speak on burial of soldiers killed during the Civil War.
• Riverside High School class of 1966 will meet Saturday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m. at 611 E. M.L. King Blvd.
When Mallary Hope wrote the song "My Day" in 2009, she was having a bad day, disheartened that her music career hadn't taken off.
When Charlotte Carr Vlasis became a school librarian 35 years ago, research was done the old-fashioned way.
Three reasons not to miss tonight’s concert at the Tivoli Theatre
Three reasons not to miss tonight’s concert at the Tivoli Theatre.
Sonia Young was touring the art department at Center for Creative Arts when she saw a student's painting of two jaguars.
Poinsettias, Christmas cactus and amaryllis are all popular gift plants during the holidays, offering showy red blooms that make a festive display for little maintenance.
Chattanooga Women’s Connection: Holiday Inn at Hamilton Place, 2232 Center St., noon, $15 cash or check. Program by Barbara Dautrich on terrariums and by speaker Paula Abbot on “Choices: Living a Life of Pain to Living a Life of Peace.”
Salim N. Elasmar received his Eagle Scout award during a Court of Honor held at East Ridge Recreation Center.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga announces the establishment of the Vicky B. Gregg Chair of Gerontology in its School of Nursing.
Before hiring a photo booth rental company, ask these questions in addition to rental fees:
After lighting up their Hixson home for three years with static light displays, Wes and Susan Muncy decided to animate them.
The Grace Baptist Academy varsity cheerleading squad will perform in the 2014 Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla., on New Year’s Day.
Second Presbyterian Choir performs with UTC alumni
The birth of Jesus will be told through nine lessons of Scripture and carols on Christmas Eve during a 5:30 p.m. service at Second Presbyterian Church.
The 80-plus faculty and staff at Hixson High School get an early Christmas present Friday when the Hixson Pike Huddle House serves them breakfast.
Dianne and L.P. Cline have been traveling to Europe and Russia on purchasing trips for their businesses since 1990; first sourcing antiques, then Russian artwork.
“Messiah” Sing-along: First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7450 Standifer Gap Road, 3 p.m., free but offering will be taken to benefit a local nonprofit. Bring your own score and join the chorus to sing Handel’s “Messiah.”
The Chattanooga Chapter of Freedom's Foundation honored youth and adult award winners with a recent reception at Collegedale City Hall.
When it comes to following her arrow, straight-shooting Kacey Musgraves is the Katniss Everdeen of songwriters.
Roueche Chorale presents 15th Christmas service
Nearly 60 singers and 25 musicians will combine their talents to present the Roueche Chorale’s inspirational Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols for its 15th year.
The convenience of prelit artificial trees can’t be denied, but one aspect these faux firs haven’t been able to replicate is the crisp scent of spruce, pine or cedar.
Movie Screening: Carmike Majestic 12 Cinema, 311 Broad St., 4 p.m., six local businesses sponsor free screening of the family movie “Angels Sing,” starring Connie Britton, Harry Connick Jr., Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson.
Saasha Jones is the recipient of the Bushtown Community Service College Scholarship Award, her third time to receive the award since 2008.
How will the Chattanooga Boys Choir top last year’s 50th anniversary performance of the Singing Christmas Tree?
Charles "Chip" Esten built his TV fan base as a recurring improv comic on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" He was quick-witted and fast on his feet -- remember those Scenes from a Hat sketches?
Mia Bergeron studied oil painting in Florence, Italy, before moving to Chattanooga in 2006. James Courtenay James built a 40-year career in graphic design before transitioning full-time into oil portraits seven years ago.
5 Tacky Holiday Sweater Party, St. John's Meeting Place, 5:30-7:30 p.m., admission is donation of toiletries or personal hygiene products to be given to residents of Mary Walker Towers Senior Assisted Living Community; sponsored by Chattanooga chapter of American Advertising Federation. RSVP to info@AAFChattanooga.com.
Arlene Rogers, a professed self-taught holiday decorator, says a trip to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., was her first real lesson in Christmas creativity.
MacDowell Music Club: First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 399 McCallie Ave., 10:30 a.m., musical program followed by Christmas luncheon.
Dr. Bob Coddington and his wife, Nan, were named Honorary Alumni of the Year during Bryan College's homecoming weekend. He is a retired orthopedic surgeon and trustee for Bryan College, and the two chaired the committee for the 2012 Bryan Opportunity Program scholarship dinner.
Barbie is having a mid-life crisis.
A new fundraiser is launching this weekend that organizers hope will become a holiday tradition for families as well as the sponsoring nonprofit, Bethany Christian Services.
What: Dogs were special guests at Bark for Life held recently at Chattanooga Market in First Tennessee Pavilion. After a one-mile dog walk, the pets and owners returned to the pavilion for a costume parade and four-legged games such as Musical Dogs, which is musical chairs without the chairs — the last dog to sit when his owner gives the command is out.
What: The legacy of the McCallie family was honored during the eighth History Makers Luncheon held at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The annual event recognizes people or organizations that have made a lasting impact on their city, state or country. Benefits: Chattanooga History Center.
Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally the time homeowners light up for the Christmas season. But before tossing any tinsel, do you have a plan for getting your holiday bling on?
• Christmas Market: Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road in Heritage Park, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., free, featuring two dozen crafters. facebook.com/HeritageHouseArtsandCivicCenter.
More than 1,200 alumni and 2,500 total guests returned to Lee University's campus in Cleveland, Tenn., for its 53rd annual homecoming weekend. Delton Alford received the university's Distinguished Alumnus Award during the weekend's activities.
The Chattanooga Music Club is kicking off the holiday season with a free concert featuring two of the top musical groups in this region as well as a theater organist who has performed on National Public Radio’s “Pipe Dreams.”
19 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, The Chattanoogan, Broad St., 11:30 a.m., $40 per person, $400 table of eight. Southeast Tennessee chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals honors Jim and Amy Jo Osborn, Dr. Bill Stacy, Zan Guerry, Pete Cooper, Anna Carroll and the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Catherine Martin knew remodeling a century-old home would be “a labor of love,” but she and husband Matthew didn’t expect the domino chain of reactions their remodeling set off — one change uncovering a surprise problem that had to be fixed in order to proceed to the next.
• Kirkman High School class of 1964 is planning its 50-year reunion to be held next year.
Deborah Smith, principal at Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts, received the Jeffrey Lawrence Award from the Arts Schools Network during its annual conference in New York City.
For a drive of two hours or less, this weekend's gift and craft markets offer shoppers a variety of items to stuff Christmas stockings.