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.

Spend an enchanting Disney evening at McKenzie Arena

Published Oct. 17 2018

When Agota Zakany-Szabo skates out onto the ice at McKenzie Arena this weekend, she will be joined by the man...

City Beat: Some things, like Alice Cooper's show, are better than hoped for

Published Oct. 17 2018

I've had the good fortune to be able to attend a lot of live music shows over the years, almost...

Club Scene Calendar - Oct. 17-24

Published Oct. 17 2018

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.

Off the Couch: Mucho music at JJ's Bohemia, 'Disney on Ice' at McKenzie Arena

Published Oct. 15 2018

Barry, I don't know if you noticed last week, but some unknown page designer/section editor/savior of journalism actually left "Off...

City Beat: An Alice Cooper concert is good, clean fun

Published Oct. 10 2018

Perception is a funny thing. Consider Alice Cooper, who will make his first Chattanooga appearance when he performs Friday night...

Comedian Ron White has a goal: 'I want to go up there and break your face'

Published Oct. 10 2018

Comedian Ron White readily admits that Jeff Foxworthy is largely responsible for at least giving him a big push toward...

Club Scene Calendar - Oct. 10-17

Published Oct. 10 2018

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.

Alice Cooper and band are ready to blow your mind

Published Oct. 10 2018

Throughout his entire musical career - one that started as a high-schooler in 1964 who convinced his cross-country teammates to...

Power funk band Turkuaz gets personal at Songbirds

Published Oct. 10 2018

For their first three albums, Turkuaz, the nine-piece power-funk outfit from New York, tried to copy their live sound in...

Off the Couch: New players on the A-team talk music, festivals

Published Oct. 8 2018

This is a pretty good week with Turkuaz at Songbirds on Thursday.

Crazy Flute honors, awards keep coming

Published Oct. 7 2018

Just a few years ago, Jack "Flute" Holland was defiantly uninterested in his Native American heritage and everything that went...

Courters' Kitchen: Feasting on a fabulous fall sandwich

Published Oct. 3 2018

KELLEY SAYS: The fall season means lots of new flavors and seasonal produce for me, and I always think of...

City Beat: Crossgen showcase crosses artistic genres at Ziggy's

Published Oct. 3 2018

The way Slade Martin (he goes by Slade) sees things, local artists, especially musicians, are all interested in the same...

Year 12 for 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival features several acts, special craft beer

Published Oct. 3 2018

George Bright says that decisions in his family don't usually take much time to make.

Songbirds features husband-and-wife duo *repeat repeat

Published Oct. 3 2018

With their sophomore album, "Floral Canyon," *repeat repeat wanted to set things straight with people who might come to their...

Club Scene Calendar - Oct. 3-10

Published Oct. 3 2018

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.

2017 R&B Hall of Fame inductee calls North Georgia home

Published Oct. 1 2018

In the world of music, some artists become associated with a city or a state.

Off the Couch: 3 Sisters, Operation Song this week

Published Oct. 1 2018

LISA DENTON: Happy October, Barry. It's my favorite month, and not just because of...you know.

Operation Song Chattanooga hosts Swingin' & Singing Jam at Songbirds

Published Sep. 26 2018

People have long known the power of music to heal, connect people, move them to tears of joy and pain...

City Beat: Benefit turns the tables for Jeff Styles

Published Sep. 26 2018

Typically, when a bunch of people put together a fundraiser for somebody, that person has either done something really good...