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200+ Bird Species at Home in Overton Park’s Old Forest

August 21, 2017 - articles

story and photos by Melissa McMasters, Director of Communications, Overton Park Conservancy (Pictured above Northern Cardinals enjoy southern environments, too. This guy seems to be singing its praises. You don’t have to get too close to know a bird’s gender; the brighter the bird, the…

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Vaneese Thomas Celebrates the Women of Soul at the Halloran Centre

August 19, 2017 - articles

HALLORAN CENTRE CELEBRATING THE WOMEN OF SOUL Vaneese Thomas with Carla Thomas ONE NIGHT ONLY   MEMPHIS, TN – The On Stage at the Halloran Centre music series kicks off with “A Tribute to the Women of Soul” by VANEESE THOMAS with special guest CARLA THOMAS on Friday, September 8th at 7:30pm….

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Shrek Slays

August 19, 2017 - articles

by Kevin Shaw | photos courtesy of Theatre Memphis    When you’re a parent, you often do things you’d rather not do, but you do them out of love for your children—change dirty diapers, stay up all night with a crying baby and sit through…

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Trump Era Suspense Thriller “Perpetual” Rips Scab off Small Town Racism, Homophobia, Xenophobia

August 18, 2017 - articles

  Lee Thomas Novel “The German” to be Reincarnated as Feature Film “Perpetual” Out “Game of Thrones” actor Ross Mullan (“White Walker”) Signs On, Praises Project  “The German”, the chilling 2011 horror/suspense novel by Lee Thomas, a Bram Stoker and two-time Lambda Literary Award winner, is about to…

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Immigrant Youth & Allies Will March Together To Support Relief From Deportation

August 18, 2017 - articles

WHAT: On Saturday, August 19th, immigrant youth and allies will dress in white t-shirts and march from The Civil Rights Museum to Handy Park on Beale Street in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which is being threatened to be taken away from…

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OUTMemphis’ Transgender Services

August 18, 2017 - articles

by Melinda Lejman    According to Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, 41% of transgender and gender- nonconforming respondents reported attempting suicide. That number alone is alarming, but when compared to 1.6% of the general population, the number becomes…

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The Flick at The Circuit Playhouse

August 17, 2017 - articles

Contact: Noby Edwards Director of Public Relations and Marketing 901-937-6496     The Flick By Annie Baker The Circuit Playhouse 51 S. Cooper St. August 25 – September 10, 2017   This 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes place in a run-down movie theater in central…

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#takeemdown901 Action: Letter for Immediate Removal of Confederate Statues

August 17, 2017 - articles

On August 16th, 2017 #takeemdown901 and supporters delivered demands around the immediate removal of confederate statues in Memphis to Mayor Jim Strickland. The demands were delivered and then shared with supporters in a public rally at City Hall. See the letter to the Mayor below. POC:…

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Collierville Arts Council Announces Upcoming Production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Musical

August 16, 2017 - articles

  <Collierville>, <TN/USA>, <06/26/2017>  We are excited to present this fun musical at the Harrell Theatre from September 15-24, 2017. We will also have school matinees on 9/19 & 9/20. Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is loosely based on the bible story. Joseph is given a dazzling…

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Public Invited to Collaborate on Cascading Flower Curtain Art Installation in Crosstown Concourse

August 16, 2017 - articles

  Crosstown Arts and Church Health are pleased to partner on a collaborative art project titled Stargazer Garden to be installed this fall in the West Atrium of Crosstown Concourse. The project, a curtain constructed from paper flowers, is led by Crosstown Arts resident artist Eric Clausen. It’s…

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