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A Place in the Sun: Pensacola Beach

June 7, 2018 - articles

story by Melinda Lejman   Pensacola has a decades-long history of being an LGBT destination. Starting in the 1960s with beach parties coordinated by local members of the gay community, the city is now home to full scale, weeklong celebrations leading up to Memorial Day…

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Original Memphis: Clayborn Temple

March 12, 2018 - articles

by Joan Allison | photo by Greg Campbell   (Photo caption: Construction of the I AM A MAN Plaza is underway, and set to open in April. Above photo is a plaza rendering provided by the City of Memphis.)   Most people who want to understand…

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Original Memphis: Beale Street

February 20, 2018 - articles

bealestreet.com | historic photos retrieved from bealestreet.com   We’d love to say that Beale Street has always been a hot bed of Memphis fun. The truth is, though, that it was on its deathbed in the late 1960s. Many of the original buildings had been…

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Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park

December 13, 2017 - articles

Original Memphis: Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park Starry Nights is the largest holiday light show and festival in the Mid-South. It’s also the longest running celebration at Shelby Farms Park. The magic of the holidays is brought to life through the drive-through display of…

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Original Memphis: Wolf River + Wolf River Conservancy

October 24, 2017 - articles

story by Melinda Lejman | photos courtesy of Wolf River Conservancy, wolfriver.org   September is a unanimously anticipated time of year for Mid-Southerners. As temperatures fall, families return to a more predictable pace, patios once again take center stage as the optimal gathering place for…

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No Heartbreak Here – The Guest House at Graceland Opens

December 21, 2016 - articles

by Robin Beaudoin photos courtesy of The Guest House at Graceland Business Insider magazine has called it one of the “most important hotel openings of 2016,” and Money praises Memphis’ newest hotel in its “Places to Travel.” The second-most visited private home in the country,…

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