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5 Minutes with Intern John from the Kane show

September 9, 2015 - articles

Focus Magazine is proud to be the presenting sponsor for A Kiss EnGaygement. The contest is a local contest ran with 101.9 Kiss FM with syndicated reach on iheartradio app. Recently, we had the chance to talk to Intern John of the Kane Show which…

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Shedding Light on the Dark Act – Health & Wellness

September 9, 2015 - articles

by Robin Beaudoin In June, Memphians including Raw Girl’s owners Amy and Hannah Pickle, celebrated the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States eliminating bans on same-sex marriage nationwide. With celebrations underway, another congressional debate was being quietly swept under the rug. A…

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Is Your Baby Buggy? – Pet Focus

September 9, 2015 - articles

Fleas… The life cycle of a flea can be up to 21 months. The little Cretans love the heat, humidity—and dogs and cats who live in the Mid-South. They feed once every day or two, and generally remain on your little angel during that time….

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Images of God

September 9, 2015 - articles

by Elaine Blanchard The God of my Childhood was a gentle and kind white man who held children on his lap. Although he was a forgiving God, he did keep a scorecard for every person, recording good deeds and deeds that were not so good. I did…

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Living Focus – Coming Out At Work

September 9, 2015 - articles

by Virginia Leonard As a collective, as a singular, we carry great power. Our inadequacy is in not knowing how to use that power to affect change. That knowledge is coming. In fact, LGBT history is being made right now. The Supreme Court of the…

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Nightlife Focus – Karaoke

September 9, 2015 - articles

by Andrew Woods | Photos by Joey Miller You walk into a bar that’s blasting out karaoke. Thudding bass. Screaming crowd. Suddenly you question exactly how you wanted this night to go. You’re lucky. You’ve walked into a bar where Jacob Rickert runs the machine. You…

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Regal Lady: Loretta Hamilton

September 4, 2015 - articles

by Micah Winter  |  photos by Stephanie Norwood   Standing in Loretta Hamilton’s company, you are aware of a different type of presence. You see her affinity for beauty and its pursuit. If she were asked, she would tell you that this newly found persona…

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Sept + Oct 2015 Issue

September 3, 2015 - articles
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Will Batts: an lgbt advocate

September 3, 2015 - articles

by Mark Benton | photos by Stephanie Norwood He’s extremely well respected – and in the position to create good communication and leadership among the LGBTcommunity and the Mid-South. As a foster parent, he shares responsibilities with his spouse of 17 years, Curtis Petty. Those responsibilities…

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Disco Donnie Presents: Ruby Rose at The New Daisy

August 20, 2015 - articles

Ruby Rose Langenheim, better known as Ruby Rose, is an Australian model, DJ, recording artist, actress, television presenter, and former MTV VJ. Rose emerged in the media spotlight as a presenter on MTV Australia, followed by several high profile modelling gigs, notably as the face…

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