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Germantown Community Theatre Opens 2018-19 Season with Singing in the Rain, Jr.

July 20, 2018 - articles

  Germantown, TN—Germantown Community Theatre is opening its season with the musical, Singing in the Rain, Jr., directed by Julie Reinbold, and features talented young people from the Germantown area. You’ll be tapping your toes and humming along to favorite songs like Singin’ in the…

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LGBT Advocate: John Michael Alderson

July 19, 2018 - articles

story by Melinda Lejman | photos by Greg Campbell    John-Michael Alderson isn’t from Memphis, but that’s a good thing. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Alderson moved to Memphis from New Orleans, where he worked with the AIDS service organization Crescent Care (formerly No AIDS…

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Congressman Speaks on Fundamental Right to Vote

July 18, 2018 - articles

Cites Pew Study on Tennessee’s Low Registration Rate and Turnout WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) spoke from the well of the House floor this morning, citing a story in The Commercial Appeal about Tennessee’s last-place ranking in voter turnout in a Pew Charitable Trust study of the 2014 mid-term elections. The…

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Lauren Daigle at the Orpheum, Tickets on Sale Friday

July 17, 2018 - articles

PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST AND TWO TIME GRAMMY NOMINEE LAUREN DAIGLE RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM, SINGLE AND TOUR   TITLE: LAUREN DAIGLE with special guests Scott Mulvahill & Infinity’s Song EVENT TYPE: Concert DESCRIPTION: Life experience often serves to sharpen a songwriter’s edge and provide them with a more…

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Majority Again Kills Cohen Amendments to Prohibit Federal Spending at Trump-owned Businesses

July 17, 2018 - articles

Effort to Amend Interior & Financial Services Spending Bill Won’t Get a Floor Vote WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, today expressed his frustration that, yet again, the House Majority has shot…

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Artists Wanted: Call for Portfolios

July 16, 2018 - articles

Call for portfolios! Nothing speaks to an artist’s ability like an awesome portfolio of work. Whether you’re a fine artist, an illustrator, student, or professional, Focus magazine wants to see what you’ve got to offer. We’re looking for artists who can take an idea from…

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Dragonfly Sprint Triathlon at Sardis Lake on August 25

July 16, 2018 - articles

  The 29th Annual Dragonfly Sprint Triathlon will be Saturday, August 25, in Sardis, Miss. Presented by P.R. Event Management, the event begins at 8 a.m. on the sandy white beach at Cypress Point on the Lower Lake at Sardis Reservoir. The triathlon includes a…

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Angela Ingersoll’s Judy Garland Delights Audiences

July 16, 2018 - articles

by Kevin Shaw | photo courtesy of Angela Ingersoll   Back in the early 1990s Angela Ingersoll came to Memphis to work as an acting intern at Playhouse on the Square where she earned next to nothing to hone her craft. I had the privilege…

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Playhouse on the Square Opens 50th Season with a Regional Premiere

July 13, 2018 - articles

  A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak Based on the novel Israel Rank by Roy Horniman Running August 10 – September 2, 2018 Playhouse on the Square 66S. Cooper St Memphis, TN 38104  …

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Christmas in July – Mannheim Steamroller On Sale 7/27

July 12, 2018 - articles

  [Memphis, TN] – Mannheim Steamroller will present the best the holiday has to offer this season. The group will perform live for one night only in Memphis at the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, December 16. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 27 at 10am…

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