Seniors Got Talent Information – Chattanooga

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Enjoy a short recap of Morning Pointe Seniors Got Talent, Middle Tennessee 2018, held at the historic Franklin Theatre. Seniors Got Talent 2019 is coming to the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, September 10 at 7pm, The Franklin Theatre, again, October 22, 7pm and the Lexington Opera House, November 19, 7pm. Mark your calendars, sponsor the big shows and show your support for seniors and the work of the Morning Pointe Foundation.


Enjoy Co-Hosts NewsChannel 9 Anchor Kim Chapman and Retired Anchor Calvin Sneed

Kim Chapman

Kim co-anchors the 6 and 11 evening newscasts. She has been with NewsChannel 9 since 2001.

Her career has taken her to several cities in the Southeast and she is happy to be calling Chattanooga home again. This is Kim’s second tour of duty – if you will – in Chattanooga. She was one of the first co-anchors FOX61 First at 10. From there Kim moved to Jacksonville, Florida where she co-anchored the morning news at the ABC affiliate. Now that she’s back in Chattanooga she says it’s great to be home!

Calvin Sneed

Award-winning 48-year veteran of television news, retiring after 25 years of reporting and anchoring in Chattanooga. Called the Champion of the Little Man, while consumer reporter/anchor at WTVC NewsChannel 9. Co-anchored the Number One news in Chattanooga with Kim Chapman for 14 years. Previous jobs were consumer reporter/anchor and talk show host at WSYX-TV Columbus, Ohio and news anchor/PM Magazine host at WATE-TV Knoxville. Raised in Kingsport, Tennessee and graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with degree in broadcasting. Favorite past time these days is Bridge Hunting, photographing old steel truss and concrete arch bridges. Publisher of two coffee table books with digital pictures of bridges, first book sold out and currently working on third book. Travels take him from New England to Florida to Midwest to Southwest United States, hunting bridges.


Carla Pritchard

For the past 25 years, Carla’s work has provided artistic direction, fund raising and visioning for a wide array of public celebrations, many of which have become signature events for downtown Chattanooga, such as the grand opening celebrations for Coolidge Park in 1999 and the 21st Century Waterfront in 2005, the Nightfall Concert Series, 3 Sisters Festival, RiverRocks, and Ice on the Landing.

Nina Coppinger

Nina is a former choral director for Loftis Middle School in Hixson. She has taught piano for 40 years, previously for Cadek Conservatory, St. Jude School and currently private lessons at her home. She is also currently employed part time at Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union in the marketing department as a Community Liaison. Nina is married to Jim Coppinger and has two adult children and two grandchildren. Her hobbies include playing piano, golf, knitting and crafting.

Rodney Van Valkenburg

Rodney Van Valkenburg joined ArtsBuild in 2001 after serving for more than 18 years with the Chattanooga Theatre Centre as Director of Programs and Director of Education. In his role at ArtsBuild as Director of Grants & Initiatives, Van Valkenburg has overseen all of ArtsBuild’s arts education and grant-making programs, and has played a key leadership role in ArtsBuild’s mission to build a stronger community through the arts. He currently serves as President-Interim of ArtsBuild.

Cinnamon Smith

She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, and an Associates Degree in Performing Arts from American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Her professional career has ranged from Broadway to community theatre, T.V., commercials, and motion pictures. Cinnamon currently tours with Vandance and other pick up companies throughout the country. Cinnamon is the founder and Artistic Director of Flutterby Dance Theatre, a children’s performance dance theatre.

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