Arts and Entertainment

“It’s the inspiration behind the entire story,” said actress/producer Jenn Gotzon Chandler, discussing why she and her husband and fellow producer Jim E. Chandler chose to film their movie “Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland” in Walker County. “I couldn’t imagine it being anywhere else.”

Making a movie is never an easy process, involving much planning and labor. For “Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland,” much of that difficulty has been alleviated through the generous Walker County community.

The Share America Foundation will host an Americana Youth Concert marking the release of its new CD "Americana Youth of Southern Appalachia" featuring Colton Brown, Emerald Butler, Caleb Lewis, Wally O'Donald and Ryan Stinson on Friday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ringgold's Patriot Hall, 320…

Logan Cobb, whose art is featured in the board meeting room for Walker County Public Schools, is soon to have his art on a book cover.

Actor/entertainer Randall Franks, “Officer Randy Goode” from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night,” is bringing The Hollywood Hillbilly Jamboree 75th anniversary performance to Ringgold for the Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa County Blue Jeans, Bluegrass Americana and Blueprints at the Colonnade, …

A Southern gospel legacy continues with the Weston Hinson Family from Hendersonville, Tenn., in concert on Sunday, Dec. 30, at 6 p.m. at Tunnel Hill First Baptist Church, 202 South Cherry St. This will be a free evening of worship and everyone is invited. For more information, call 706-673-2085.

Two months after closing out its 2018 season in late September, The Ringgold Playhouse has announced its lineup for 2019, which will be filled with comedy, drama, farce, stand-up, and improvisation.

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