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Outflix Film Festival – Must-Tell Stories

August 15, 2016 - articles

by Kevin Shaw Everyone has a story. Memphis is a perfect city to share these LGBT stories and to enlighten/educate the greater Memphis community because our audience extends in so many different directions. Every fall, Memphis offers one of the most unique festivals in the…

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Dragnificent Part 3: What is it about drag?

August 11, 2016 - articles

Why has drag been a staple of entertainment for our community for so long? It’s not necessarily about being transgender. Nor is it about a demeaning parody of women. Part of it is a boy wanting to look like a girl for a while and…

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Dragnificent Part 2: George’s-Fun on a mission

August 9, 2016 - articles

by Vincent Astor Tracy Love found a box with photos of shows and people from the George’s era and put up a page on Facebook called “Remember George’s Disco?” Photos and memories began to flood onto the page and someone suggested a reunion. A committee…

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DRAGNIFICENT! – Part 1

August 5, 2016 - articles

Friends of George’s—the new face of drag shows by Vincent Astor Photos courtesy of Friends of George’s and Kevin Reed Photography. Identifying and historical information provided by Vincent Astor. What was George’s anyway? In 1969 George Wilson took over management of a little beer bar…

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Red Grooms – New Brooks Exhibit Will Get You Into Art, Literally.

July 18, 2016 - articles

Story and images courtesy of Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Above image: Exterior of “The Bus,” (1995) a life-size piece by Red Grooms. Courtesy of Marlborough Gallery and the artist. ©Red Grooms/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.   The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art has…

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American Cancer Society’s Imagine Ball Memphis Gala

July 14, 2016 - articles

Funds Raised at Imagine Ball will Support the American Cancer Society’s Mission to Save More Lives From Cancer Memphis, TN — Get ready to party with a purpose at the American Cancer Society 20th Anniversary Imagine Ball to be held on Saturday, August 27 from…

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Find your Vintage in the 901

July 14, 2016 - articles

Vintage901 presents a new 3-day wine, music and food festival MEMPHIS (July 14, 2016) – Wine lovers, foodies, and music aficionados from all over the region rejoice! A new, intimate festival is coming to Memphis March 10-12, 2017. Mark your calendars now for Vintage901 is a three-day…

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Robert Moody – Conductor, Memphis Symphony Orchestra

July 8, 2016 - articles

by Lauren Hannaford  | photos courtesy of MSO In early February, Robert Moody walked onto the stage at the Cannon Center for Performing Arts as a guest conductor for the last time before he would assume the role of principal conductor for the Memphis Symphony…

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Inaugural On Stage at the Halloran Centre Series Lineup Announced

June 7, 2016 - articles

The Orpheum Theatre Group is proud to announce the 2016-2017 On Stage at the Halloran Centre series. Ten world-class musical acts are slated to appear inside the Halloran Centre’s 361-seat auditorium beginning in September. This year’s series offers a true slice of Americana from GRAMMY®…

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Brooks Museum Focuses Summer Exhibition on Luminous Paintings by Memphis Artist Veda Reed

June 7, 2016 - articles

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is pleased to present the lyrical landscape paintings of Memphis artist Veda Reed in an exhibition organized by the museum as part of the institution’s centennial year calendar. Visitors to the Brooks Museum from June 18 to September 4,…

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