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Local Music Spotlight: Mountain Creek House Fire

Members: Pattee Wilbanks (vocals, mandolin, guitar, claw-hammer banjo), Robert Lovett (vocals, guitar) Birthplace: Mountain Creek House Fire was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2012. Known for: Songwriting and down home feel. Genre: Americana Favorite thing about Chattanooga: Robert: "Sense of…

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Jazz in the City

Jazzanooga isn’t about bringing jazz to Chattanooga. It’s about bringing jazz back. “There are people who hear the word ‘jazz’ and think it’s off limits to them, that it’s something only elites can be a part of,” says Shane Morrow, who first conceived the idea for a Chattanooga jazz festival . Now in…

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Bessie Smith: Empress of the Blues

April 15, 2016 - Happy Birthday to Bessie Smith, the “Empress of the Blues.” Considered the greatest female blues singer of her time, Smith was born in either 1892 or 1894 in Chattanooga, TN in Blue Goose Hollow, which is now the intersection of MLK Blvd and Riverfront Parkway. She started her…

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Chattanooga's Five Best Places to Rock Climb

Chattanooga is to rock climbing what Vail is to a skiing. The amount of sandstone in this region is not only vast but of stellar quality, attracting climbers from around the world. It would take years to explore all the climbing the area has to offer, but you can start with these five destinations…

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