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Health + Wellness: Sticking to New Year’s Resolutions

January 5, 2018 - articles, Uncategorized

by Jeff Black, ACE-CMES  |  blackcmes@gmail.com If this is your first time setting a fitness New Year’s resolution, or you’ve attempted to set New Year’s resolutions many times before, there will typically be one of two directions you will end up heading: You will either…

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Shakespeare in Love at Playhouse on the Square

September 11, 2017 - articles, Uncategorized

Shakespeare in Love Adapted for the Stage by Lee Hall Based on the Screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard Playhouse on the Square September 22 – October 8, 2017   Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block. The deadline for his new play is fast…

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Epiphany Community Garden: Pastor Monica Web Helps a Congregation Grow

May 22, 2017 - articles, Uncategorized

story by Jamilyn Cole | photos by Greg Campbell     Focus: I’m thrilled that we’re getting a chance to chat and to introduce you to the readers of Focus Magazine! Pastor Monica: Thank you so very much for profiling Epiphany Lutheran Church! Hello to…

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David Merino has got it “Covered” in 20th Anniversary Tour

May 19, 2017 - articles, Uncategorized

(Above) David Merino plays Angel, a drag queen percussionist with AIDS living La Vie Boheme in the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour coming to the Orpheum Memphis on June 16. Credit Carol Rose, 2016.    by Kevin Shaw   Do you remember where you were when…

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Move over music and barbecue. Here comes Columbian culture!

May 19, 2017 - articles, Uncategorized

story by Robert Griffin, Director of Marketing, Memphis in May | photos courtesy of Memphis in May   While the Beale Street Music Festival and the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest are the perennial media magnets each Memphis in May Festival, the education and cultural…

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Latino Memphis Festival brings an authentic cultural experience to Shelby County

May 15, 2017 - articles, Uncategorized

This past Saturday Latino Memphis drew crowds of folks to their annual festival at Overton Park. This year they collaborated with Memphis in May to celebrate and feature Colombian culture. Hundreds gathered around the main stage throughout the day to watch some amazing performances–from the Colombian Folkloric…

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Senior LGBT: Audrey May

May 15, 2017 - articles, Uncategorized

by Jamilyn Cole | photo by Joan Allison   Since you were the owner of Meristem Bookstore (feminist bookstore and gathering ground) for eight years, what’s your favorite book? That’s like asking who’s your favorite child — can’t pick just one! But I can tell…

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RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Stops at the Orpheum

May 9, 2017 - articles, Uncategorized

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Coming to Memphis June 16-18, 2017   TICKETS ON SALE NOW   The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour will play at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN for a limited engagement June 16-18, 2017.  Tickets are on sale now and available at…

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ask allie: when someone tells you i’m HIV positive

May 8, 2017 - articles, Uncategorized

by Sarah Rutledge Fischer  Dear Allie, My son recently moved back to town, and it’s wonderful to have him near. An added bonus is that I get to see some of his old friends from home again. They are all great kids, and it’s a…

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Latino Memphis Festival & Midsouth Food Truck Fest Partner: Shuttle Route + Traffic Plan

May 6, 2017 - articles, Uncategorized

LATINO MEMPHIS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL HOPPING SHUTTLE ROUTE AND TRAFFIC PLAN In preparation for two beloved 901 festivals both happening on May 13th, Latino Memphis is collaborating with Premier Transportation Services to create a shuttle route to transport festival goers to and from the Latino Memphis Festival…

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