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Portrait of an Artist in Chattanooga

Amid stacks of large colorful paintings, Tennessee native Michael Smelcher ties a smock around his waist. He stands before an easel, paintbrush in hand. On his good days, he says, he calls himself a painter.

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Chuck it!

How Chuck Fleischmann, Congress’ left-handed second baseman, learned to turn “can’t” into “can”

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Getting Tanked

With a low rumbling roar, the multi-ton, metal beast lurches forward then rocks and rolls up and over dirt mounds like a roller coaster. but it’s not an amusement park ride, It’s an armored personnel carrier—a tank!

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Destination: Derby

More than just a two-minute horse race, the Kentucky Derby brings a wide range of people together to honor Southern traditions.

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Pet Pantry

Local organization supports pets in need

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Bits & Baubles

It takes a one-of-a-kind person to make one-of-a-kind creations, and local jewelry designer Christina Glidden is no exception.

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Bound by Books

The Celebration of Southern Literature conference is coming up April 16-18, so we at Chatter have books on the brain.

April Calendar

Five Things: April

Mixing it Up

The Scenic City’s best bartenders will showcase their skills and battle it out for the best cocktail this month

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A Spirited Event

Tennessee and whiskey. Whiskey and Tennessee. The two just belong together.

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The King and the President

Egil "Bud" Krogh, the man who introduced Elvis Presley 
and Richard Nixon, comes to Chattanooga next month

A Riff on Tradition

Before it was renamed Martin Luther King Boulevard, it was called Ninth Street and it was a mecca for African-American entertainment.

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7 Architectural Wonders of Chattanooga

From iconic buildings to innovative public spaces, the Scenic City is an architectural wonderland.

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Changing Stereotypes

Manny business bases operation in Chattanooga

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Ready, Aim, Action

Local film wins Cannes Short Film Festival