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Original Memphis – Ernest Withers Collection Museum & Gallery

January 27, 2016 - articles

by Tim Sampson photos licensed and used courtesy of Ernest Withers Collection Museum & Gallery The images lining the exposed brick walls of the Beale Street gallery are shocking: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. resting in the Lorraine Motel, mere hours before being murdered; an…

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Stellaware – Pet fashion to feed your pet passion

January 26, 2016 - articles

by Robin Beaudoin | photos by Joan Allison and Kathleen Carey Stellaware’s designer doggie duds are the brainchild of fashion designer Kathleen Carey, whose unique background in swimwear, activewear, and men’s surf apparel bestowed upon her an intimate knowledge of active fabrics and designing for movement. She…

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Animal Rescue – Volunteers crucial to shelters’ success

January 26, 2016 - articles

by Joan Allison Working in dog rescue is tough. Space, money, time and workers are all crucial resources, and sometimes, there just aren’t enough resources to go around. But with the help of volunteers, somehow everything can get done. Volunteers at most shelters are trained…

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Artavius Veasey – LGBT Trailblazer

January 26, 2016 - articles

photo by Kevin Reed   Age 25 | Memphis, TN   Artavius Veasey, aka Miss Courvoisier “Cocoa” Collins, is perhaps a lesser-known name in the Memphis LGBT Community. Veasey, a Memphis native, is part of a younger generation of people making a change in the…

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STOMP Returns to Memphis at the Orpheum

January 25, 2016 - articles

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, returns to Memphis at the Orpheum Theatre for two performances on Saturday, February 20th, 2016.  From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, having performed in…

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RENOWNED PIANIST ROBIN SPIELBERG HITS HALLORAN STAGE

January 25, 2016 - articles

Celebrated Composer Performs One Night Only!   MEMPHIS, TN – The Orpheum’s Halloran Centre presents Steinway artist Robin Spielberg for one night only on Saturday, February 13th at 7:00 PM. Spielberg offers an evening of captivating music, perfect for classical music aficionados and Valentines alike….

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Kelly English – LGBT Ally

January 25, 2016 - articles

by Heather Bryan Pike | photo by Sophorn Kuoy   Golden child of the culinary world in Memphis and beyond, Kelly English is the owner of Restaurant Iris, Magnolia House, The Second Line and Iris, Etc., his catering company. The very passionate and forthright Kelly gave…

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Larrie Rodriguez – LGBT Advocate

January 25, 2016 - articles

by Micah Winter | photo by Stephanie Norwood Owner of Midtown Massage | Memphis, TN Larrie Rodriguez walks into a room containing a jolt of effervescent energy. With a short, flirty hairdo and a walk that seems to bounce from the ceiling and back, Rodriguez definitely…

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Memphis Culture Crawl Is Here!

January 24, 2016 - articles

Attractions Partner for Memphis Culture Crawl Year-long #MEMCultureCrawl promotion to highlight milestone anniversaries in 2016 ​ MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 14, 2016 – Several Memphis attractions will be celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2016. To honor these anniversaries, they are partnering to promote the Memphis Culture Crawl,…

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Lambda Car Club International

January 23, 2016 - articles

by Robin Beaudoin | photos by Greg Campbell and Joey Miller   First, it’s about camaraderie, THEN it’s about the cars.   In his 1960s youth, John O’Rourke’s mother handmade tiny coveralls and his father made a wooden step stool for John and his young brother…

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