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When Erskine Peoples, 82, first arrived in Chattanooga as a 22-year-old high school music teacher, Ninth Street, or the Big 9, as it was fondly called, was in full swing. A half-dozen clubs thrived in the five-block area between Foster Street, near where Memo's Grill still sits today, and the railroad overpass near Peeples Street.

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LISA DENTON: Barry, you know those comedy skits where serious actors recite song lyrics? Like Christopher Walken reading Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”: P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face. Mum mum mum mah.

Transforming weeds, kitchen scraps and other natural elements into a rainbow of textile dyes is a concept as old as civilization itself, with dye vats dating to as early as 2000 B.C.

Mike Payne believes he knows why his marriage of 27 years didn’t last. He and his former wife concentrated on their two children and not their relationship, he says.

Debby Ryan acts.

For budding artists, being accepted into a juried art show is cause for celebration, a sign of acceptance, an opportunity to raise awareness of their work.

There are 1.4 million married couples in the United States who not only live together but work together.

  • April 20th, 2014  |
  • By Julie Baumgardner

We had several birthdays and a retirement in the neighborhood, so we took a road trip to New Orleans to celebrate with two other couples.

  • April 20th, 2014  |
  • By Roger Smith

• Upcoming fundraisers

As I write this, it is the eve before I leave for a trip with my husband to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I am looking forward to it — my husband and I almost never go anywhere that we don’t stop 14 hours into the trip, assemble a 10-foot by 10-foot tent, and stand outside in weather ranging from the lovely to the absurd, selling art.

  • April 20th, 2014  |
  • By Dana Shavin

With its glossy, white blossoms trumpeting spring’s season of rebirth, the Easter lily (Lilium Longiflorum) is a favorite gift for its symbolism.

• The Access Church, 4064 S. Access Road, 7 a.m., at the Pavilion at Chickamauga Lake, followed by 10:30 a.m. worship service at the church.

Kim Criswell, a Hixson High School alumna who is now an internationally known musical theater actress and recording artist, will be presented the 2014 Tennessee Woman of Distinction Award by the American Lung Association in Tennessee on April 29.

• Countdown to Kindergarten: Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St., 9 a.m., included in museum admission of $12.95, first of four-part series to prepare children starting kindergarten this fall and their families with skills for successful school year. 423-756-2738.

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