Saturday, July 9, 2016

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Philip Luckey Technical Director for Sewanee Radio Show

Several years ago, Philip Luckey was asked by his employer at the time what they should put on his business card as an appropriate title. His first answer was “Story-teller and problem-solver.” His second answer was “Communication Generalist.” Though neither choice ended up on the small paper rectangle for that business, ultimately he still sees himself defined in both answers. He enjoys a good story — and living most of his life in Chattanooga, he's encountered so many interesting tales. 

Philip's professional life has been involved with creating videos on the local, regional, and national scene, whether for public television as a director and editor at WTCI or for clients while an editor at Atomic Films (as well as Creative Resources) — and much of video production is the art of solving problems. Earlier this year, Philip directed the video production of TEDxChattanooga.

Currently he's a professional freelance video editor, an adjunct instructor at Chattanooga State, a board member of OperaTennessee, a member of Sewanee Eclectic, and involved in his Community Communication Project (— still trying to communicate as much as possible. 

As the Technical Director for the Sewanee Radio Show, Philip directs lighting, video, and graphic design. The Sewanee Radio Show is a special on-the-road production of River City Sessions, a monthly radio show broadcast on WUTC 88.1 FM taking place at the Sewanee Union Theater on Saturday, July 9, 2016. The show features local Sewanee musicians, writers, and performers, as well as the host of River City Sessions, Michael Gray. You can buy tickets online now, or cash at the door.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Michael Gray of River City Sessions presents the Sewanee Radio Show

Michael D. Gray will serve as Master of Ceremonies at the Sewanee Radio Show this Saturday. Author, musician, and humorist, Gray first performed as a spoken word artist in 1984, presenting an original piece at the Knoxville Barbeque Contest. A year later he was invited to perform at Memphis in May International Festival. He has appeared at The Camp House, Wide Open Floor, the Chattanooga Writer’s Guild, the Mountain Festival, Audubon Acres, the Little Owl Festival, Ketner’s Mill Fair and on the air with WUTC. Gray’s works include the book Life; Through a Child’s Eyes and a collection of short stories and essays appearing in such publications as Trout Unlimited, Land of Waterfalls, Chattanooga Parent, and Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Five years ago, Gray began a production called Wordfest.  It soon evolved into a monthly radio production called River City Sessions and included storytelling, songs, and poetry. The show went on the road last summer with a session at Roan Mountain State Park, followed by a show last month at Lula Lake on Lookout Mountain. “You might say we’re trying to escape the downtown heat of the summer,” Gray laughs. Gray’s Sewanee connections include being a mentor for Education for Ministry (EfM), and multiple relationships with local performers and writers.  He says he has wanted to record a radio show in Sewanee for years. “With the School of Letters, the Summer Writers’ Conference, and the Sewanee Summer Music Festival all presented here, Sewanee is a natural fit for our format.” You can buy tickets online now, or cash at the door.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Linda Heck Chamber Trio on the Sewanee Radio Show

Linda Heck – performing original selections from her soon-to-be-released album Experimental Connections In the Memphis. She will be accompanied by seminarian violist Tom Adamson and cellist Barbara Carden in a groundbreaking chamber rock trio. Heck is an accomplished artist with many credits. Her 2012 album Transformed is available on iTunes.

Don't miss this special, one-time performance! You can buy tickets online now, or cash at the door.

See Thomas Macfie at the SUT!

Thomas Macfie – poet and percussionist, who recently used one of his adroit drumming moves to avoid being crushed by a semi. Thomas, who grew up on the mountain, continues to be drawn back to Sewanee from such diverse environments as Montana and New York City.

Thomas will be joining a cadre of other spoken word artists and two musical acts -- Linda Heck with her Chamber Trio (if you have never heard chamber rock, you'd better check this out), and singer/songwriter John Michael Hurt.

 Don't miss this special, one-time performance! You can buy tickets online now, or cash at the door.

See Mindy Melton at the SUT! One show only!

Mindy Melton - has been performing the seemingly easy, but sometimes difficult task of humaning since arriving on this plane in Sewanee in 1976. During this time she has experienced numerous successes, her failures being exponentially more. Having spent most of her life living in various locations of the surrounding area, she dropped out of Sewanee in 1994, eventually leaving the mountain for a five year hiatus in the St. Pete Beach area of Florida. Having held many various positions, including that of mother and servant, she has been the sole proprietor of the frame shop on the corner for the past eight years where she relishes in her placement within the community and her freedom to freely write of her experiences. You can buy tickets online now, or cash at the door.

Jeannie Babb performing at the SUT this Saturday!

Appearing July 9th Jeannie Babb - moved to Sewanee from Ringgold, Georgia, in 2010 to delve more deeply into theology and writing. She holds two degrees from the School of Theology, where her articles are regularly featured in magazine and online publications.

Jeannie writes for the Godly Play Foundation, directs Christian formation at Otey Memorial Parish, and still drives to Ringgold at least once a week to help sell lumber at the family business. Her photography has been published by Gastronomica and Garden & Gun. Jeannie’s passion is exploring theological questions through writing, especially poetry. She is known for the dynamic performance of her original work.

On Saturday, July 9th, Jeannie will join other poets and storytellers at the historic Sewanee Union Theater, along with the Linda Heck Chamber Trio and singer/songwriter John Michael Hurt. Don't miss this special, one-time performance! You can buy tickets online now, or cash at the door.