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Andy Warhol’s Diamond Dust Shoes On Loan to the Dixon

May 24, 2016 - articles

A work by Andy Warhol, Diamond Dust Shoes, is on loan to the Dixon Gallery and Gardens from the Diane B. Wilsey Collection and on view in the Catmur Foyer. Andy Warhol was already a stylish and successful commercial illustrator when the I. Miller shoe…

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Here’s What’s Happening at The Orpheum this June

May 24, 2016 - articles

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Summer Movie Series When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father’s footsteps and stop the Nazis. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Arrive early for drink specials and pre-movie activities…

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The Orpheum Announces Two New Shows – Sturgill Simpson – 3 Doors Down

May 18, 2016 - articles

STURGILL SIMPSON For Sturgill Simpson, country music is a strong foundation for heady experimentation and exploration. He’s been leading the charge to expand the genre’s reach, opening the doors for a new generation of rule-breaking musicians. Sturgill Simpson’s ‘A Sailor’s Guide to Earth’ is the…

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The Circuit Playhouse Announces Performances of Peter and the Starcatcher June 3 – 26

May 18, 2016 - articles

Best described as a grownup’s prequel to Peter Pan, Peter and the Starcatcher begins when young starcatcher-in-training, Molly, meets an orphan boy longing for a home of his own. Together, the duo embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Join them as they discover how the captain…

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Diane Duke – Increasing Early HIV+ Diagnoses, Ending the Stigma

May 17, 2016 - articles

by Elaine Blanchard photos by Joan Allison The new Friends for Life Executive Director shines a hopeful light on the local HIV/AIDS community.   Friends For Life (FFL) Memphis, the service agency for people living with HIV and AIDS, has a new Executive Director, Diane Duke. She…

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The Orpheum Theatre Announces The Wizard of Oz June 14-19

May 12, 2016 - articles

The Orpheum Theatre is delighted to announce that the North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play June 14-19 at The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Tickets are on sale now on and are available for purchase online at…

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Memphis PFLAG Group Meeting Attendance Down, But Leader Couldn’t Be Happier

May 10, 2016 - articles

by Sarah Rutledge Fischer At the monthly meetings
 of the Memphis chapter of PFLAG, the nation’s largest organization serving the families and allies of the LGBT community, attendance is down. Meetings once drew more than a dozen people, but lately they have only four or…

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Memphis The Musical – Ten Feet off of Beale

May 9, 2016 - articles

By Kevin Shaw MEMPHIS is incredible! The talent, the artistry, the energy, the style, the music, the history—all of it—amazing! Am I talking about the city or the new production that opened at Playhouse on the Square this past weekend? Yes, and hell yes! I hesitate to…

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Meet The Pets Of Focus Mid-South

May 5, 2016 - articles

It’s not just human to human attachment that makes a family. Meet the pets of Focus Mid-South magazine, as well as their families.

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Drag Kings & Queens – Creating Family

May 5, 2016 - articles

by Phillis Lewis, with Candace Rudd photos by Cassidy Cook When you think of family, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Do you imagine a more traditional family that includes a man, woman, two kids and a dog? Well take that thinking…

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