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Memphis LGBT Keeping Pace

May 17, 2018 - articles

story by John Lintner | photos by Renier Otto   Guided tours of Memphis have been a staple of tourism for decades. Memphis Running Tours (MRT) joined the pack in 2010, but from a new perspective – sightseeing while jogging. MRT tapped a new audience…

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“Paper Boys”: Queer, Diverse, on Dekkoo

May 16, 2018 - articles

Dekkoo Delivers Diverse, Queer, and Magical Dramedy Series “Paper Boys” > Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqVWcczIZ2s > Press release, lots of photos: http://bit.ly/PaperBoysonDekkoo > Direct link to view “Paper Boys” on Dekkoo: https://dekkoo.vhx.tv/paper-boys-1 > FREE Dekkoo accounts available to the media on request. Watch “Paper Boys” and check out the Dekkoo catalog. Just provide the email address you would…

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Memphis Matters Performance Coming June 2nd

May 16, 2018 - articles

Through a unique combination of improvisational theatre, personal narrative, and community dialogue, Playback Memphis is hosting Memphis Matters from 7:30 to 9 pm Saturday, June 2 at Theatre South, 1000 S. Cooper. These public performances provide audiences a wonderful opportunity to connect with the ‘heart’ of Memphis. Tickets…

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Say hello to Dana Cooper, Focus Mid-South’s 2018 Summer Intern

May 14, 2018 - articles

From our editor, Joan Allison: I’m so happy to announce that Dana Cooper will be the 2018 Focus Mid-South Intern. I met Dana at a University of Memphis journalism school internship fair this spring. My initial impression was spot on: Dana is friendly, intelligent, curious,…

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“State of Pride” Documentary Casting Call

May 14, 2018 - articles

Now Casting LGBTQ PRIDE documentary hosted by advocate Raymond Braun NATIONWIDE! Are you planning to attend Pride this year? We want to hear from you! Click the link below to be part of this amazing and heartfelt documentary. It’s an Oscar winning documentary team, making…

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Ask Allie: Is It Ever OK To Not Stand Up To Bullies?

May 14, 2018 - articles

by Joan Allison   Dear Allie, I’m about to attend the wedding of my good friend’s daughter and will be part of the celebrations outside of the church ceremony itself. One of the groomsmen is known to tell racist and xenophobic jokes, including ‘jokes’ about…

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LGBT Ally: Savannah Bearden

May 7, 2018 - articles

by Robin Beaudoin | photos by Loreana Rojas    “My first cover ever. This is extra special for me.” Savannah Bearden is no stranger to the public eye, with a decades-long career of acting and producing in the Memphis area under her belt. Bearden’s talent…

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fun home brings it home

May 4, 2018 - articles

by Kevin Shaw | photos courtesy of Playhouse on the Square   When did you first have an inkling of who you really were? I’m not referring to your surname or ethnicity, etc. I mean, deep down in a way that could not even be…

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Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody at The Circuit Playhouse

May 3, 2018 - articles

Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody Story by: Tim Ryder & Tim Sniffen Written by: Tim Sniffen The Circuit Playhouse June 1st – June 24th, 2018   When a mysterious invitation brings Blanche DuBois back to New Orleans, she finds herself once again…

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Thousands Expected for Inaugural Día Del Niño (Children’s Day) Family Festival on Cinco de Mayo

May 3, 2018 - articles

Free food, carnival rides and gifts for children at multi-cultural event on Saturday   MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A new event in Memphis this Saturday, Cinco de Mayo, will celebrate Día Del Niño or Children’s Day, one of the largest fiestas in Mexico. The free family-focused…

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