Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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#ACCESS901: ‘Children of Revolutionaries Speak”

Cardell Orrin, Rosalind (Roz) Withers and Kamilah Turner each grew up in home environments where civic engagement was a norm that affected their childhood and helped shaped who they are as adults. With Hattiloo’s upcoming play “Sunset Baby” as the backdrop, each was asked to...

Keia Johnson’s light helps make the season merry and bright

by Joy Doss Keia Johnson is a bright light. When we met at Music + Arts Studio in Cooper Young, she bounded in radiating positive, happy energy. We’re there to talk about her Christmas singles – a cover of “The Christmas Song” and another of...

#ACCESS901: To the ‘Silence Breakers’ and silent sufferers

A haunting chorus of #metoo is echoing from sea to shining sea bringing attention to instances of harassment – impropriety at best – that have been taken on the chin by women for decades. Painfully and shamefully often, the offender and the offensive behavior have...

#ACCESS901: A mighty fine night with the Mitchells

Boo Mitchell got juice; or, rather, the Mitchell family. Royal Studios 60th anniversary concert at The Orpheum on Sunday night was a star-studded evening accented with stellar performances, including a surprise appearance by Tank, who paid tribute to Al Green, sparkly slip-on loafers and all. I...

#ACCESS901: Essence/Ford event raises the bar. Who’s got next?

The Essence/Ford My City, 4 Ways event was on a higher plane and well done all around. And while I had a hand in it (on the PR side), I’m saying this as a person who has either worked on events, partied or attended...

#ACCESS901: My City, 4 Ways

Essence is coming to Memphis for the first time! Not Nashville, not Birmingham but right here to our hometown. They have partnered with Ford for the My City, 4 Ways tour to throw a fabulous shindig at Propcellar (2585 Summer Ave.) on Saturday (November 11) from...

#Access901: Sixty years in, Royal Studios still matters

Let’s be clear. Willie Mitchell and Royal Studios is a BIG DEAL and not just in Memphis. Yes, it’s a huge part of the fabric and legacy of Memphis music. Hi Records and Royal Studios was the home of Memphis favorite Al Green, where...