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Sounds Of Opera Among The Candles Next At Coosa Mill

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Over the weekend, Classical x Candlelight opened the fall series of shows at Coosa Mill here in Chattanooga.

The series is curated by dance and production nonprofit The Pop-up Project - and presented by Mill Town, the development that surrounds and includes the abandoned Coosa Mill.

Next in the series: Opera x Candlelight - on Saturday, September 17th starting at 7:30 PM.

Baritone David Tahere and soprano Rebekah Howell will lead this musical ensemble.

I spoke with David - and Jules Downum, co-founder of The Pop-up Project.

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