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Cloth Napkins, A Celebration of Life Release

November 15, 2017 - articles

  Cloth Napkins is a heartfelt story by first time author, Ray Leitschuh, who takes us back to a time when receiving an HIV diagnosis meant certain death. Now, on the 25th anniversary of the death of his friend, Ray finds himself compelled to finally…

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Local University Presidents to sign letter in support of Dream Act

November 15, 2017 - articles

WHAT: On Wednesday, November 15th, Latino Memphis will host “The future of DACA, an analysis and panel discussion about the Dream Act” at the Halloran Centre from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to discuss the various versions of the Dream Act and provide a place for university presidents…

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Members Introduce Articles of Impeachment

November 15, 2017 - articles

Contact: Bartholomew Sullivan 202.225.3265 November 15, 2017 Members Introduce Articles of Impeachment President Trump’s actions have become “dangerous for democracy”   WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, and colleagues, today introduced five…

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Holiday Lights, Music and Santa in Cooper Young! – Thursday, December 7 from 5 – 6 p.m.

November 15, 2017 - articles

Santa Visits Cooper Young   Celebrate the holidays in the Cooper Young Historic District on Thursday, December 7. Local businesses will belighting up their windows and outdoor displays for the annual Cooper Young “Unwrapped” contest hosted by the CYBA.  Our special guest judges this year are the…

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The Weavers: Successful Humans

November 13, 2017 - articles

story & photo by Robin Beaudoin   The Weaver family sits down for breakfast at Edge Alley. Mom, Terri, and dad, Harold, tease their millennial daughter Jessica, who gazes over her avocado toast, “I just really love avocados.” The theatrical, spirited clan is so at…

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Transgender Awareness Week 2017

November 10, 2017 - articles

OUTMemphis Commemorates 2017 Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance Memphis, TN, November, 7, 2017: The observance of Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) will be held November 14-20 hosted by OUTMemphis. Transgender Day of Remembrance honors transgender and gender nonconforming…

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Playback Memphis Holiday Events!

November 10, 2017 - articles

Playback Memphis Holiday Cards, designed by local artist Pam McDonnell, are now available. Cards can be sent in honor or memory of loved ones, friends, clients or even co-workers. Those honored will receive a personalized, hand-inscribed holiday card acknowledging the gift. A tax-deductible minimum gift…

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Junie B. Jones the Musical at The Circuit Playhouse

November 9, 2017 - articles

Junie B. Jones, The Musical Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler Music by Zina Goldrich Based on the book series by Barbara Park November 24 – December 23, 2017 The Circuit Playhouse A delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books brought to life…

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Orpheum, Tickets on Sale Now

November 9, 2017 - articles

Date: 11/6/17 Media Contact: Kristin Bennett Phone: 901.529.4229 Email: bennett@orpheum-memphis.com (Above Photo: AAADT in Alvin Ailey’s Revelations. Credit: Paul Kolnik)    REVERED DANCE COMPANY RETURNS TO MEMPHIS ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER FEBRUARY 2-3, 2018  Tickets on Sale Now   MEMPHIS, TN – The Orpheum is pleased to…

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Transgender Awareness Week: November 14-19

November 9, 2017 - articles

[Rita Hester (above) was murdered because she was a transgender person. Gwendolyn Ann Smith launched the Transgender Day of Remembrance to recognize Hester and other victims of violence against transgender persons.]    TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE NOVEMBER 20, 2017   Transgender Day of Remembrance, which…

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