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Lucy J’s Bakery: At the Intersection of Delicious and Living Wage

November 30, 2017 - articles

by Melinda Lejman | photos courtesy of Tracy and Josh Burgess   Baked goods are a triumph all their own, and a delicious one at that. As a challenged baker, I view those with the ability to combine flour, eggs, sugar and a few other…

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2018 Grains & Grits Festival Date Announced

November 29, 2017 - articles

Third Annual Event Set for November 3, 2018 TOWNSEND, Tenn. — The date of the third annual Grains and Grits event, a festival of Southern spirits and gourmet grub, has been set for November 3, 2018. This event will bring together whiskey lovers, distillers and culinary enthusiasts from across the country to celebrate the culture…

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LGBT Advocate: Louis Holiday

November 27, 2017 - articles

by Sarah Rutledge Fischer | photos by H.N. James   On March 23, 2001, Louis Holiday sat in a contentious settlement agreement across the table from the legal representatives of the City of Chattanooga. Holiday had just won a Sixth Circuit appeal that had established…

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WICKED on Sale December 11th

November 22, 2017 - articles

BROADWAY’S BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER TO RETURN TO MEMPHIS’ ORPHEUM THEATRE MARCH 7-25, 2018 *             *             * TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 11 BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ AND WINNIE HOLZMAN BASED ON THE NOVEL BY GREGORY MAGUIRE   MEMPHIS – WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster and Memphis’ most popular musical, will return to the historic Orpheum Theatre March…

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Valerie June Shares the Gorgeous “With You-a Sweet Little Love Song”

November 21, 2017 - articles

Valerie June shares a gorgeous acoustic “With you-A Sweet Little Love Song” today via streaming platforms. This sparse and delicate demo version beautifully captures the raw essence of the song which originally appears on her critically acclaimed album, The Order of Time, released earlier this year….

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Emerald Theatre Company Presents: Cabaret Noel III: Sleighbells Ring, Are You Listening

November 21, 2017 - articles

Emerald Theatre Company Presents: Cabaret Noel III: Sleighbells Ring, Are You Listening   TheatreWorks  2085 Monroe Ave, 38104   etcmemphistheater.com    December 8, 9, 10, 2017   Friday and Saturday’s at 8:00 PM and Sunday matinee at 2:00 PM   All tickets are $15.00 and sold at the door   Media Contact: Hal Harmon  hharmon299@aol.com Join ETC…

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LGBT Advocate: Jerre Dye

November 20, 2017 - articles

interview by Joan Allison | photos courtesy of Jerre Dye   Hometown: Amory, Mississippi Current town: Chicago, Illinois Dream town: I don’t know that I have an ultimate dream town. I’m just dreamy by nature and tend to carry my dreaminess around with me wherever…

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Orpheum to Screen Miracle on 34th St Benefiting Mid South Food Bank

November 17, 2017 - articles

MIRACLE ON 34th STREET Orpheum to Screen Christmas Classic Benefiting the Mid-South Food Bank   MEMPHIS, TN –  The Orpheum Theatre Group will once again join forces with the Memphis arts community in the 2nd annual Midsouth Arts Against Hunger food drive benefiting the Mid-South Food Bank. Patrons that…

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Like Father, Like Son

November 17, 2017 - articles

story by Anita Moyt   Tom Campbell photo by Tom Dearen Imagine a father so proud of his son and daughter, he beams. Imagine a grandfather, with pride in his voice, as he tells of his nine grandchildren, the ones who gave him a Tshirt…

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LGBTQ Presence at Indie Memphis Film Festival

November 16, 2017 - articles

story by Chellie Bowman    Indie Memphis Film Festival celebrated its 20 year anniversary this year and was a huge success, bringing in more attendees than ever before. If you weren’t able to attend, you probably noticed the section of Cooper that was shut down…

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