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Drag Kings & Queens – Creating Family

May 5, 2016 - articles

by Phillis Lewis, with Candace Rudd photos by Cassidy Cook When you think of family, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Do you imagine a more traditional family that includes a man, woman, two kids and a dog? Well take that thinking…

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Food Festivals In Memphis

May 4, 2016 - articles

MEMPHIS GREEK FESTIVAL Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church May 6 – 7, 2016 | 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 573 N. Highland Street | Memphis, TN 38122 901.327.8177 | www.memphisgreekfestival.com Tickets include a Greek meal and are available at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church and other…

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“Bullets Over Broadway” to fly in Memphis

May 3, 2016 - articles

Photo by Matthew Murphy   “Based on the screenplay of the acclaimed 1994 film by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY bring the talents of Woody Allen and Tony-Winning director Susan Stroman together for the first time. “Hailed by Time Magazine as, “Musical…

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National Movement Heroes in Recovery to host Annual 6k Run/Walk in Memphis, May 21

May 3, 2016 - articles

Heroes in Recovery, a movement celebrating the heroic efforts of those who seek addiction and mental health treatment is returning to Memphis for their annual 6k run/walk. The race is a 6k, not a 5k, which not only represents the six letters in the word “HEROES,” but symbolizes…

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Creating Your New Family If Your First One Turns Its Back

May 3, 2016 - articles

by Sarah Rutledge Fischer illustration by Ashley Morgan Gerst Dear Allie, I’m an 18 year old boy living in Germantown. I came out to my parents this morning, and they kicked me out of the house. Now none of my relatives will even talk to…

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A First Look Interview With The Indigo Girls!

April 28, 2016 - articles

by Jeff English | Featured photo by John Slemp Special Correspondent for Focus Mid-South Magazine Photos courtesy of Propeller Publicity   The first Beale Street Music Festival was in May 1977 and it is unlikely you were one of the roughly 6,500 folks in attendance when B.B…

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Family Values

April 26, 2016 - articles

by Kevin Shaw photos by Greg Campbell Quick! Name a gay couple who has been together for 17 years, legally married in the state of Tennessee, while raising their two adopted children (with differing racial backgrounds) in the Jewish religion while living in Germantown, Tennessee!…

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God, Guns, Gays – Dissecting the Vitriol of Social Media

April 26, 2016 - articles

by Joan Allison I have about 500 Facebook friends. That’s way down from the number that I had during George Bush II’s first term in office. Facebook (FB) posts from friends touting ‘mission accomplished’ raised my blood pressure to boiling. What kind of idiots were these people…

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New Day Children’s Theatre Announces Upcoming Production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid

April 26, 2016 - articles

New Day Children’s Theatre is proud to present Disney’s The Little Mermaid.  Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film,Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award…

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Orpheum Announces 2016 Movie Series

April 26, 2016 - articles

On Thursday, April 21st the Orpheum Theatre formally announced its highly anticipated 2016 Summer Movie Series. Presented in part by Orion Federal Credit Union for a fifth year, the series will run fromJune 2 to August 26. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 6th at 10:00…

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