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Spirits of the Wild at Chattanooga Zoo
Spring has arrived and once again the Chattanooga Zoo is looking forward to celebrating a night underneath the stars at their annual Spirits in the Wild event on Saturday, May 18th. Event guests will have the opportunity to explore the Zoo at night, getting a sneak preview of the Forests of the World exhibit and keynote inhabitants like the komodo dragon and sloth. The evening will include tastings of a variety of liquors and wines, live music and a sampling of food from some of Chattanooga’s best restaurants.
“This is one of our favorite times of the year at the Zoo,” says Darde Long, Chattanooga Zoo CEO. “All the animals are excited to play outdoors in the evening and the Zoo grounds have never looked better. It is a pleasure for us to be able to share this with our local community, meanwhile raising much needed funds for the Zoo.”
Sponsors for this year’s Spirits in the Wild event include Athens Distributing Company, Carter Distributing Company, Fairway Outdoor Advertising, Hippie Radio, Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough, PLLC., First Tennessee Bank and Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Food sponsors include Taco Mamacita’s, The Acropolis, Urban Stack, Big River Grille and Brewing Works, 212 Market Restaurant, Community Pie, River Street Deli, Eleven, Milk and Honey, Blacksmith Bar and Bistro, Chili’s and Earth Fare.
Spirits in the Wild event takes place at the Chattanooga Zoo on Saturday, May 18th from 7 to 10 pm. Tickets for the event are $35 for Zoo members and $40 for non-members and available for purchase online at www.chattzoo.org/spirits or in-person at the Zoo Gift Shop. Ticket price includes admission to the Zoo, a variety of sampling of wines, liquors and food, live music and more!
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Sound of Sheila MacRae and her then-husband Gordon MacRae, singing "Love is a Simple Thing." Sheila MacRae has died at 92.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The boy who voices Sherman in the film "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" is just a regular kid. Ten-year-old Max Charles says he got a basketball hoop for Christmas, so he plays a lot of basketball. He also rides his bike and skateboards. Charles says he likes that Sherman sort of looks like him. He says the animators gave Sherman the same facial expressions he did when he was doing the voice.
Max Charles says he likes that Sherman looks a little bit like him.
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Max Charles says he has a favorite scene from "Mr. Peabody and Sherman."
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Max Charles says he's a normal 10-year-old.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- The battle of the Persians versus the Greeks wins the battle of the box office. The film "300: Rise of an Empire" brought in $45.1 million in its opening weekend, putting it at number one. It's a sequel to the 2007 film "300." "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" made its debut in second with $32.5 million. Last week's number one, "Non-Stop," came in third with $15.4 million. "The Lego Movie" was fourth, "Son of God" was fifth and "The Monuments Men" was in sixth. Thanks to its best picture win at the Oscars, "12 Years A Slave" saw a resurgence, with $2.2 million in sales, even though it came out on DVD last week.
AP correspondent Margie Szaroleta reports the sequel to "300" outsold the movie remake of a 50's and '60s cartoon.
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Excerpt of Sullivan Stapleton
Excerpt of Sullivan Stapleton in scene from "300: Rise of an Empire"
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