Director glenn draper has passed away.
Musical director glenn draper has passed away.
Mr. draper came to chattanooga in 1968 and spent more than 30 years as director of choral activities and professor of music at the university of tennessee at chattanooga.
Known for his effervescent personality, , he founded the choral ensembles - chamber singers, singing mocs and the chattanooga singers.
Radio legend earl freudenberg remembers draper's passion for his singers.
"he enticed students to join by offering them free krystal hamburgers and cokes.
Many didn't have time to eat so he'd feed them during class just to get them to sign up."
During draper's illustrious career, he directed performances before heads of state, including every u.s. president since richard nixon and british royalty and even the reverend billy graham.
In addition, he led 49 international concert tours and countless american tours.
His groups performed at new york city's carnegie hall, the crystal cathedral in los angeles, australia's sydney opera house and in concert with such renowned performers as perry como, tony bennett and liberace.
He traveled with his singers across the globe and received numerous awards he was a pioneer of the directorial style which combines choral versions of popular songs with choreography.
The glenn draper music scholarship continues as a tribute to his service.
A babe ruth jersey broke the world record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia sunday, selling for $5.64 million, hunt auctions announced.
The jersey, dating back to ruth's days with the new york yankees from 1928-30, broke the previous record of $4.4 million, which was also for a ruth jersey one from 1920.
The auction was held in partnership with ruth's family with over 400 items up for auction, including the jersey.
The buyer's name has not been released.
Ruth remains one of baseball's all-time greats, having hit a then-record 714 home runs over a career that spanned from 1914-35 and included four world series titles.
He also held the single-season home run record from 1927 to 1961.
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