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ORPHEUM ANNOUNCES 2017-2018 BROADWAY SEASON, HAMILTON Confirmed for 2018-2019

February 21, 2017 - articles

ORPHEUM ANNOUNCES 2017-2018 BROADWAY SEASON Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, An American in Paris, Finding Neverland, The Color Purple, Something Rotten! Return Engagements of The Phantom of the Opera and Wicked plus HAMILTON CONFIRMED FOR 2018-2019 SEASON   MEMPHIS, TN – Today the…

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Kevin Thomas and The Collage Dance Collective

February 10, 2017 - articles

by Joy Doss  |  artist’s image by Ziggy Mack Kevin Thomas moved to Memphis nearly 10 years ago with the vision of bringing diversity to the local arts landscape. He and Executive Director Marcellus Harper saw Memphis as a place that was rich in history…

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Working His Way Back to Memphis

October 21, 2016 - articles

By Kevin Shaw Not many performers touring the country these days in a Broadway musical can say they’ve been performing the same role in the same show for over 5 years, but Barry Anderson of Jersey Boys can! Anderson started this 2nd national tour in…

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Feral hopes to make Dekkoo and Memphian Morgan Jon Fox mainstream

October 4, 2016 - articles

Have you heard of Dekkoo yet? What about Feral? Dekkoo is the relatively new streaming platform available on iPhone, Android, Roku and Apple TV, etc. whose content is aimed specifically at the LGBT Community! Feral is the new 8-part series shot completely in Memphis with…

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This Beast is a Beauty

September 8, 2016 - articles

By Kevin Shaw What can I tell you that you don’t already know about the classic Disney musical Beauty and the Beast?  Having opened in movie theatres in 1991 as an almost guaranteed classic with songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman (following the recent…

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Upstairs Inferno will Sear your Heart

September 7, 2016 - articles

Intro by Robert L. Camina | Review by Kevin Shaw UPSTAIRS INFERNO is a full length documentary about the 2nd largest gay mass murder in U.S. history. On June 24, 1973, an arsonist set fire to the Up Stairs Lounge, a gay bar located on…

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Autumn Festivals & Football

September 6, 2016 - articles

Tiger Football New U of M head football coach Mike Norvell will lead the Tigers into their first game of the season against the Missouri RedHawks, and square off against Ole Miss in Oxford, MS on Oct. 1. Tickets at go to gotigersgo.com/sports, or call…

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Spotlight Events

September 6, 2016 - articles

These events are sponsored in part by Ray Rico Freelance, Publisher of Focus Mid-South Magazine. OUTFLIX FILM FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 7 – 11  |  RIDGEWAY CINEMA GRILL COMPLETE SCHEDULE: OUTFLIXFESTIVAL.ORG LGBTQ-centric film festival whose lineup includes the documentary “Check It,” a look into an African-American LGBTQ…

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The Vincent Astor Collection

September 6, 2016 - articles

Memphis GLBT history finds safe ‘forever’ home at the Central Library by Sarah Rutledge Fischer | photos by Greg Campbell On the fourth floor of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, away from the bustle of juvenile literature and contemporary fiction, there is a special…

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Orpheum Theatre Group Announces 2016-2017 Family Series

August 22, 2016 - articles

Tickets On Sale Now The Orpheum Theatre Group is proud to announce the lineup for the 2016-2017 Family Series. This season features exciting adaptations of beloved literary classics and performances that will both challenge and enlighten the entire family. The series runs October through February,…

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