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Opera Memphis Announces Trio of Honors

April 24, 2018 - articles

Opera Memphis represents North America at World Opera Forum, receives Innovation Grant and NEA funding   Memphis, Tenn. April 20, 2018 – After finishing another exciting Midtown Opera Festival, Opera Memphis is celebrating success on both the national and international stage. The company’s innovative programming…

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City Chicks

April 23, 2018 - articles

story by Melinda Lejman | photos by Christine Haynes & Mary Krampus   (Above Photo: Chicken coops can be made of anything durable including upcycled playhouses. Credit: Christine Haynes)    Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the 901, of course! Chicken coops…

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CHOICES: Capital Campaign

April 20, 2018 - articles

story by Melinda Lejman   Many women of color are not afforded protections in the U.S. healthcare system. CHOICES Memphis Center for Reproductive Health intends to create seamless access to high quality healthcare for expectant mothers when it opens a new birthing center. CHOICES’ focus…

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Give OUT Day is Here!

April 19, 2018 - articles

  Tomorrow, April 19th, is the annual Give OUT Day, the one day of the year dedicated specifically to LGBTQ+ giving! In just 5 years of this event, over 33,000 individuals have donated more than $4 million to over 600 participating organizations across the country….

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Fun Home at Playhouse on the Square

April 19, 2018 - articles

Fun Home Book and Lyrics by: Aaron Posner Music by: Jeanine Tesori  Playhouse on the Square May 4th – May 27th, 2018 Based on the best-selling graphic novel of the same name, Fun Home introduces us to author Alison Bechdel at three different ages, revealing memories of her…

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Manuel Duran’s Statement From This Morning

April 16, 2018 - articles

  Statement of journalist Manuel Duran Read at press event 4/16/18 Memphis, TN I cannot thank you enough for the support I have received since the moment of my arrest and subsequent transfer and incarceration in Louisiana. This episode in my life has not been…

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Healing Through Teaching: Matthew Bowlin & Memphis Camerata

April 16, 2018 - articles

story by Robin Beaudoin | photos courtesy of Matthew Bowlin   Matthew Bowlin, 47, a father and Orff music specialist with Shelby County Schools, finds solace and joy in teaching music to children, and in choral exploits with his group, Memphis Camerata. These have marked…

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Southern Poverty Law Center Update on Legal Filing for Manuel Duran

April 15, 2018 - articles

WHAT: On April 16th, Latino Memphis and Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) will have a press conference concerning a legal filing for Manuel Duran. WHO: Latino Memphis and Southern Poverty Law Center in collaboration with: Tennessee Immigrant Rights & Refugee Coalition Comunidades Unidas en Una…

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Special Screening in Honor of Black Maternal Health Week

April 13, 2018 - articles

  Black Maternal Health Week: Special Screening of “Death By Delivery” Black Maternal Health Week takes place April 11 – 17, 2018. The month of April is recognized in the United States as National Minority Health Month – a month-long initiative to advance health equity across the…

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Just Announced: Steve Martin and Martin Short at the Orpheum

April 13, 2018 - articles

STEVE MARTIN AND MARTIN SHORT WITH SPECIAL GUEST STEEP CANYON RANGERS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th ORPHEUM THEATRE – MEMPHIS, TN   Legendary actors and comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short are teaming up for a very special night of live comedy and music at the Orpheum…

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