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Opera Memphis opens LA TRAVIATA

October 5, 2017 - articles

  Memphis, Tenn. Oct. 5, 2017 – After celebrating the sixth year of 30 Days of Opera, Opera Memphis is making the transition back to the theater for its season opener, Verdi’s incomparable masterpiece La traviata. Written in 1853, La traviata is based on a novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils (the son), whose father is…

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Finding Neverland On Sale Date Announced!

October 4, 2017 - articles

  “FAR AND AWAY THE BEST MUSICAL OF THE YEAR!” -NPR  BROADWAY.COM’S AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR BEST MUSICAL! TICKETS FOR FINDING NEVERLAND ON SALE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20th AT 10am TO PLAY MEMPHIS’ ORPHEUM THEATRE JANUARY 23-28, 2018   The Orpheum Theatre is pleased to announce that individual…

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A Record-Breaking Memphis Pride Fest!

October 4, 2017 - articles

(photo above by Renier Otto)    Up from 9,000 last year, over 15,000 people attended Memphis Pride Fest on Saturday! Downtown was overflowing with folks out celebrating equality, advocating for the LGBT community, and wearing anything rainbow-themed. Robert R Church Park was filled with vendors…

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Honky Tonk Angels at Germantown Community Theatre

October 3, 2017 - articles

HONKY TONK ANGELS Show Dates: October 13-29th, 2017 Presented by GCT in association with Ted Swindley Productions, Inc. Director: Leigh Ann Evans Show Times: Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00 pm; Sundays @ 2:30 pm Tickets: $28 for adults; $17 for seniors (65+) and students; $12…

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GetPrEPTN.com is officially up and running!

October 3, 2017 - articles

STATEWIDE HIV-PREVENTION CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES IN SHELBY COUNTY Get PrEP TN To Inform Tennesseans About Innovative Medical Advances and Reduce Health Disparities in the South MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2017) – Get PrEP TN, a campaign to raise awareness of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), an HIV-prevention drug,…

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OUTMemphis Hits Campaign Milestone – Raises Funds Needed to Build LGBTQ Youth Emergency Shelter

October 2, 2017 - articles

Plough Foundation Responds to LGBTQ Youth Housing Need with $125,000 Grant Memphis, TN, October 2, 2017: OUTMemphis is pleased to announce it has successfully secured the funds needed to construct the Youth Emergency Shelter, the cornerstone of its Metamorphosis Project. The construction goal was met…

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Marcella Simien: Free to Be

October 2, 2017 - articles

by Joy Doss | photo by Lisa Mac   “Dude,” the audience member coughed out. He was talking about Marcella Simien’s voice (and possibly implying that she was transgendered) as she covered Tracy Chapman’s “Gimme One Reason.” Simien is proud of her femininity and was…

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Blue Suede Sisters Use Humor, And Outlandish Costumes, To Help Others

September 29, 2017 - articles

interview by Joan Allison | photos by Greg Campbell   We’ve been called drag nuns, sacred clowns, freaks, heretics, etc. etc. and they’re all true. We are the intersection of absurdity, ministry, glitter, and love. I have been told that talking to a Sister is…

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OUTMemphis Announces Grant for Metamorphosis Project

September 28, 2017 - articles

OUTMemphis Responds to LGBTQ Youth Homeless with Emergency Shelter Project Assisi Foundation to Match Up to $125,000 for the Metamorphosis Project Youth Services Center Memphis, TN, September 28, 2017: OUTMemphis is proud to announce a partnership with The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc. to build an emergency…

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Valerie June Launches 2018 ‘Astral Plane’ Headline Tour – Upcoming Performances at Austin City Limits 2017

September 28, 2017 - articles

VALERIE JUNE LAUNCHES 2018 ‘ASTRAL PLANE’  HEADLINE TOUR UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AT AUSTIN CITY LIMITS OCTOBER 6th AND OCTOBER 13th, 2017   September 27, 2018 – Memphis singer-songwriter Valerie June will set out on a 19-date headlining run in February 2018. Tickets for the ‘Astral Plane Tour’ go on…

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