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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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“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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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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Opera Memphis Announces Trio of Honors

April 24, 2018 - articles

Opera Memphis represents North America at World Opera Forum, receives Innovation Grant and NEA funding   Memphis, Tenn. April 20, 2018 – After finishing another exciting Midtown Opera Festival, Opera Memphis is celebrating success on both the national and international stage. The company’s innovative programming…

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Fun Home at Playhouse on the Square

April 19, 2018 - articles

Fun Home Book and Lyrics by: Aaron Posner Music by: Jeanine Tesori  Playhouse on the Square May 4th – May 27th, 2018 Based on the best-selling graphic novel of the same name, Fun Home introduces us to author Alison Bechdel at three different ages, revealing memories of her…

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Just Announced: Steve Martin and Martin Short at the Orpheum

April 13, 2018 - articles

STEVE MARTIN AND MARTIN SHORT WITH SPECIAL GUEST STEEP CANYON RANGERS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th ORPHEUM THEATRE – MEMPHIS, TN   Legendary actors and comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short are teaming up for a very special night of live comedy and music at the Orpheum…

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A Sinful Act

April 10, 2018 - articles

by Kevin Shaw   When I was still in college back in the late 1980’s, I somehow found myself not only working as a disc jockey at the local radio station in Tuscaloosa, AL (Roll Tide!), but eventually was promoted to having my own morning…

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