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Original Memphis – National Civil Rights Museum

February 28, 2017 - articles

Photos used with permission ©2017 National Civil Rights Museum 450 MULBERRY | MEMPHIS, TN 38103 | CIVILRIGHTSMUSEUM.ORG The Memphis Sanitation Strike brought Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis in April of 1968 to rally support for the sanitation workers’ strike. He was murdered during that visit…

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PetFocus – Freshwater Aquarium Fish For Beginners

February 21, 2017 - articles

by Andrew Bartlett Setting up your first fish tank in your home can be a very exciting project, but it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. One of the biggest problems that beginners have is trying to figure out which fish to get for their…

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ORPHEUM ANNOUNCES 2017-2018 BROADWAY SEASON, HAMILTON Confirmed for 2018-2019

February 21, 2017 - articles

ORPHEUM ANNOUNCES 2017-2018 BROADWAY SEASON Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, An American in Paris, Finding Neverland, The Color Purple, Something Rotten! Return Engagements of The Phantom of the Opera and Wicked plus HAMILTON CONFIRMED FOR 2018-2019 SEASON   MEMPHIS, TN – Today the…

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Lisa Watkins – LGBT Youth

February 17, 2017 - articles

photo by Dewayne Murrell Age: 21 High School/College/Grad School: Lemoyne Owen College Major: Social Work Hometown: Memphis Current City: Memphis   What’s your favorite saying that relates to your moral compass? You were born as an original. Don’t die a copy! – John Mason What’s…

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Christina Engela

February 13, 2017 - articles

by Sarah Rutledge Fischer | photos courtesy from christinaengela.com LGBT characters, in Engela’s work, follow narrative arcs that occasionally intersect with their sexual or gender identity, but are more often driven by the human characteristics shared by all people—hope, fear, ambition, humor, and love. The…

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Kevin Thomas and The Collage Dance Collective

February 10, 2017 - articles

by Joy Doss  |  artist’s image by Ziggy Mack Kevin Thomas moved to Memphis nearly 10 years ago with the vision of bringing diversity to the local arts landscape. He and Executive Director Marcellus Harper saw Memphis as a place that was rich in history…

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…Boy, Bye.

February 7, 2017 - articles

Ain’t love grand? Yeah, right. If you are not feeling the love this season, check out these events that are right up your alley. We Need to Talk BREAK-UP ARTIFACT EXHIBITION Opening Reception: Friday, February 10, 5-8 p.m. Exhibition on View: February 10-18; 10 a.m….

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A Magical Life

February 3, 2017 - articles

by Kevin Shaw Jeff Hobson is a working magician. By that, we mean he’s been performing magic around the world for well over 20 years with no plans of stopping anytime soon. He likes to mix comedy with illusion and he’s heading to Memphis’ Orpheum…

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Super Game Party Recipes

February 3, 2017 - articles

Easy, Pleasy, Game-Day Snacks All recipes except the ‘Buffalo Tofu’ from Joan Allison FRESH GUACAMOLE 5 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 cup minced white onion 1 large jalapeño, seeded, minced salt 6 medium avocados, halved, pitted 1 medium tomato, cored, chopped 3 Tbsp. fresh lime…

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Floridia Jackson

January 30, 2017 - articles

by Simone Thomas, Ed.D | photo by Joan Allison Could I dare to be who I believe God made me to be? Could I actually live courageously as myself in the world, and then do it creatively? —Floridia Jackson Faith, family, and freedom drive Floridia…

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