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Vaneese Thomas Celebrates the Women of Soul at the Halloran Centre

August 19, 2017 - articles

HALLORAN CENTRE CELEBRATING THE WOMEN OF SOUL Vaneese Thomas with Carla Thomas ONE NIGHT ONLY   MEMPHIS, TN – The On Stage at the Halloran Centre music series kicks off with “A Tribute to the Women of Soul” by VANEESE THOMAS with special guest CARLA THOMAS on Friday, September 8th at 7:30pm….

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Shrek Slays

August 19, 2017 - articles

by Kevin Shaw | photos courtesy of Theatre Memphis    When you’re a parent, you often do things you’d rather not do, but you do them out of love for your children—change dirty diapers, stay up all night with a crying baby and sit through…

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Trump Era Suspense Thriller “Perpetual” Rips Scab off Small Town Racism, Homophobia, Xenophobia

August 18, 2017 - articles

  Lee Thomas Novel “The German” to be Reincarnated as Feature Film “Perpetual” Out “Game of Thrones” actor Ross Mullan (“White Walker”) Signs On, Praises Project  “The German”, the chilling 2011 horror/suspense novel by Lee Thomas, a Bram Stoker and two-time Lambda Literary Award winner, is about to…

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The Flick at The Circuit Playhouse

August 17, 2017 - articles

Contact: Noby Edwards Director of Public Relations and Marketing 901-937-6496     The Flick By Annie Baker The Circuit Playhouse 51 S. Cooper St. August 25 – September 10, 2017   This 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes place in a run-down movie theater in central…

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Collierville Arts Council Announces Upcoming Production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Musical

August 16, 2017 - articles

  <Collierville>, <TN/USA>, <06/26/2017>  We are excited to present this fun musical at the Harrell Theatre from September 15-24, 2017. We will also have school matinees on 9/19 & 9/20. Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is loosely based on the bible story. Joseph is given a dazzling…

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Public Invited to Collaborate on Cascading Flower Curtain Art Installation in Crosstown Concourse

August 16, 2017 - articles

  Crosstown Arts and Church Health are pleased to partner on a collaborative art project titled Stargazer Garden to be installed this fall in the West Atrium of Crosstown Concourse. The project, a curtain constructed from paper flowers, is led by Crosstown Arts resident artist Eric Clausen. It’s…

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9 to 5: When Men Are The Boobs

August 14, 2017 - articles

by Kevin Shaw    Recently, I’ve been marginalizing the readers out there who have never seen the iconic movies that have been turned into the Broadway musicals that Memphis has been producing as of late (Beauty and the Beast; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and…

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Opera Memphis Welcomes New Music Director to the Bluff City, his Home-Away-From-Home

August 2, 2017 - articles

Memphis, Tenn. August 1, 2017 – Opera Memphis welcomes conductor and pianist Michael Sakir as its new Music Director, allowing him to move fulltime to a city he considers his home-away-from-home, Memphis. Sakir is a California native whose musical training took him to the Oberlin Conservatory and The…

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Under the Sea with Robbie Roby

July 19, 2017 - articles

by Kevin Shaw | photos by Steve Wilson and Mark & Tracy Photography For the past four years, Robbie Roby (doesn’t that sound like a Disney name already?) has been the Dance Captain/Swing for the national tour of The Little Mermaid. His job is to…

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Continuum Music Festival Juxtaposes Contemporary Chamber Music with Blues, Rock, and Hip-Hop

July 11, 2017 - articles

(above photo, chatterbird of Nashville)   Blueshift Ensemble and Crosstown Arts are pleased to present the inaugural Continuum Music Festival — an annual three-day festival of collaborations among musicians and artists of diverse genres from Memphis and beyond — from Thursday, August 3 to Sunday, August…

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