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November – December Spotlight Events

November 4, 2016 - articles

November 1-7 INDIE MEMPHIS FILM FESTIVAL VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN MEMPHIS TICKETS AND INFO: festival2016.indiememphis.com/welcome Indie Memphis Film Festival hosts a week-long series of parties, talks, workshops, a series of short narrative films and documentaries at various locations throughout Memphis. November 5 MEMPHIS MASQUERADE GUEST HOUSE…

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Melissa Etheridge Better with age — hers and mine

November 4, 2016 - articles

story and photos ©2016 Catherine L. Evans/Focus Mid-South Magazine The first time I saw Melissa Etheridge in concert was in 2008. I was 24 years old and so excited to see her perform live for the very first time. I had grown up listening to her and…

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The Holiday Survival Guide

November 4, 2016 - articles

Hold On To Your Holiday Mental Health by Sarah Rutledge Fischer If you choose to brave the company of difficult family, and someone speaks in ways that are hateful and destructive, counselor Katherine Blackney, PhD, suggests that you not let yourself be cowed into silence….

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Broad Avenue Arts District Hosts 10th Annual Fall Artwalk Friday

November 1, 2016 - articles

Broad Avenue Arts District Hosts 10th Annual Fall Artwalk Friday Memphis, TN, 11/01/16 The Broad Avenue Arts District will celebrate its 10th annual Fall Artwalk on Friday, November 4th from 5-10pm. This event is family-friendly, free and open to the public. Off-street parking is available…

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Working His Way Back to Memphis

October 21, 2016 - articles

By Kevin Shaw Not many performers touring the country these days in a Broadway musical can say they’ve been performing the same role in the same show for over 5 years, but Barry Anderson of Jersey Boys can! Anderson started this 2nd national tour in…

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Original Memphis: Isaac Hayes

October 17, 2016 - articles

by Tim Sampson | photos Courtesy Stax Museum of American Soul Music When Isaac Lee Hayes came into the world on August 20, 1942 in the rural town of Rialto, Tennessee, 40 miles north of Memphis, the worlds of music and popular culture ushered in a…

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LGBT Youth: Leah Ford

October 10, 2016 - articles

photo by Joan Allison | edited by Joan Allison Age: 22 Graduate of Rhodes College (2015) Major: BA in Anthropology/Sociology Hometown: Memphis Current City: Memphis I identify as non-binary, which means that I don’t identify with being a man or a woman. Throughout my life, I’ve…

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Feral hopes to make Dekkoo and Memphian Morgan Jon Fox mainstream

October 4, 2016 - articles

Have you heard of Dekkoo yet? What about Feral? Dekkoo is the relatively new streaming platform available on iPhone, Android, Roku and Apple TV, etc. whose content is aimed specifically at the LGBT Community! Feral is the new 8-part series shot completely in Memphis with…

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Senior LGBT Aging

October 3, 2016 - articles

Navigating the Process of Senior LGBT Aging by Sarah Rutledge Fischer “We’re here; we’re queer; and we’re aging,” says Audrey May, “so, let’s figure out what that means.” May, the 61-year-old Chair of the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center’s Senior Services Board, is only at…

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Choices Memphis: We’re Expecting!

September 26, 2016 - articles

New OB/GYN—and birthing facilities—are on the way by Robin Beaudoin | photos by Lisa Buser   Choices Memphis Center for Reproductive Health, a non-profit reproductive health clinic in operation since 1974, offering education, birth control, abortion, transgender services, and STD testing and treatment, makes plans…

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