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Congressman Cohen Remembers Aretha Franklin

August 16, 2018 - articles

Queen of Soul was a Memphis Native   WASHINGTON — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today noted the sad passing of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, who thrilled millions with her renditions of gospel, Motown, R & B, jazz and pop classics, and made the…

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Original Memphis: Elmwood Cemetery

August 16, 2018 - articles

story by Dana Cooper    Tucked away in the west end of the city is the beautiful and historic Elmwood Cemetery, the 80-plus-acre final resting place of hundreds of Memphis’ citizens –the famous and the infamous. Since 1852, Elmwood has provided burial space to celebrities…

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Congressman Cohen Marks 83rd Anniversary of Social Security

August 15, 2018 - articles

  Says it is the backbone of the safety net for senior citizens   WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) marked the 83rd anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing the Social Security Act into law on Tuesday and made the following statement: “When Roosevelt signed the…

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The Great Wine Performances at Playhouse on the Square

August 14, 2018 - articles

THE GREAT WINE PERFORMANCES Tuesday, August 14, 2018 6pm – 8pm Playhouse on the Square 66 South Cooper Memphis, TN 38104   You are invited to the most exciting wine tasting in the the city of Memphis.  This fun annual fundraiser brings the theatre’s upcoming…

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Wicca: Enlightenment, not Witchcraft

August 13, 2018 - articles

by Nick Lingerfelt   Steven Disney grew up in a Baptist household and began having more questions than answers his faith could provide. When he realized he was gay, that only made it more complicated. He looked into other faiths like Islam and Buddhism, but…

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Finding Refuge: Luca Tucker is an Artist & Transgender Man

August 9, 2018 - articles

by Nick Lingerfelt | photo by Joan Allison    Luca Tucker, a Memphis- based transgender graphic design artist who goes by “Barthaz” professionally, did not think he was transgender while growing up. Born in Colorado and raised in Utah before moving to Columbia, Missouri, he…

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Orpheum Announces Public On Sale for Five Broadway Shows, August 17

August 8, 2018 - articles

WHAT: Five shows in the Orpheum’s highly anticipated 2018-2019 Broadway season go on sale next week –School of Rock, Waitress, On Your Feet!, Fiddler on the Roof, and Anastasia. WHEN: Tickets go on sale Friday August 17th at 10am CT and will be available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com,…

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Congressman Cohen Marks 53rd Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

August 7, 2018 - articles

Says Congress Needs to Strengthen It    WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) celebrated the passage of the Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on this date in 1965, and made the following statement: “We are a better, more representative democracy…

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August and September Events at Church Health

August 6, 2018 - articles

  WORKSHOPS/ HEALTH EDUCATION (EVERGREEN) Church Health’s free Diabetes Education Class teaches the basics of diabetes, its role in the body, diabetes medication, chronic disease management and nutrition for diabetics. Anyone may attend this class without registration, but a small snack will be provided for those who…

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Living a Long, Fuller Life: Interview with Barry Fuller

August 6, 2018 - articles

by Kevin Shaw | photos by Joan Allison    Barry Fuller is the “Betty White” of Memphis theatre and that’s saying a lot! Nearing the age of 90, this out and proud member of the LGBT community was born in Wagga Wagga, Australia, lived in…

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