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by Joyce Kyles Attendees witnessed a future Misty Copeland, Ashley Murphy or Ebony Williams over the Memorial Day weekend as they experienced a magical twist on the  broadway classic “Annie” at the Ballet on Wheels Dance School and Company’s End of Year Dance Recital. “All in the name of dance,” said...
MarQuita Henderson had a vision for how her senior year of high school at GRAD Academy Memphis was going to go. The 11th-grader was going to continue leading her school’s award-winning poetry team, which she believes changed her life. She was going to graduate with her best friends. She was...
Award-winning poets Ranieka Johnson and Aneisha Wright had such a successful run with an event called “Black Chick Monologue” that they decided to take another step forward with “MENace to Society.” “(We) discussed the day-to-day issues that black women faced,” said Johnson of “Black Chick Monologue.” “We discussed … several topics...
I really wasn't in the concert mood but my wife really wanted to attend the 90's Block Party Concert series. So we went. Good call, sweetheart! Headlined by Teddy Riley and Guy, the tour also featured Dru Hill, Faith Evans, 112, and Jagged Edge. They had FedExForum rockin'! Dru Hill opened...
“The Color Purple” is in full swing here in Memphis. I attended opening night (Tuesday) at the Orpheum, with the house packed and rightfully so. It is a special story. The book by Alice Walker and the subsequent movie was a game changer – and needful agitator – in...
Earth wants to kill you. According to famed astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, that cryptic teaser is one of the “Ten Things You Should Know About The Universe.” Tyson will explain the murderous motives of our planet — along with the other nine things we need to know — during...
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Whatever you do, don’t call Naturally 7 an a cappella group. Not that they’d mind — that’s how they got started — but a cappella just isn’t accurate, not anymore. When the internationally renowned group takes the stage at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education on Feb....
There wasn’t a dry eye in the room after the premiere of “After the Love Has Gone” was showcased at the Landers Center in Southaven, Miss., this past Saturday. Directed by filmmaker and playwright C.L. Woodson, the stage play offers a story of grief, hope and redemption that some couples...
Confession: I had yet to see “Fences” on stage. This was my first time. Don’t take my black card yall! I did see “Jitney,” “King Headley,” etc. That to say, this was a win-win. I would have gone regardless of whether I wrote about it. I love art in all...
by Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell, Special to The New Tri-State Defender An artful, multi-media presentation of Alzheimer’s awareness will soon take the stage at Southwest Tennessee Community College, allowing live-stream viewers throughout the Mid-South to post comments as the action unfolds. “Some Day For a Crown” will be livestreamed Feb. 4...
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