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For Thirty Years Of Barking Legs, A Tina Turner Dance Tribute

Part of a Tina Turner mural at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, TN.
West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center
Part of a Tina Turner mural at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, TN.

Thirty years ago, Barking Legs Theater opened on Dodds Avenue here in Chattanooga.

That same year - 1993 - the Tina Turner biopic “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” was released.

On Thursday, starting at 7:30 PM, Barking Legs will present “Nutbush City Limits: A Tribute to Tina Turner in Dance” - one of this month’s events celebrating the 30th anniversary of the concert hall.

Barking Legs Theater on Dodds Avenue in Chattanooga.
Barking Legs Theater
Barking Legs Theater on Dodds Avenue in Chattanooga.

Six female performing artists will - quote - “engage in Tina’s music to create their own futures and investigate the importance of place.”

Among them: Monica Ellison.

Monica Ellison
Monica Ellison

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