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Kirk Whalum travels the world playing concerts in venues of all kinds, but he brings his talents – and his friends – home to Memphis with a music series entitled Kafé Kirk beginning October 7 at the Halloran Centre. Part of the On Stage at the Halloran Centre series, Kafé...
by Stacey J. Smith, Special to The New Tri-State Defender When Dr. Brenda Caldwell won a citywide art contest as a first grader at Vollentine Elementary School, she had no idea that it would propel her toward turning paper towels into transformative works of art. Fast forward 40 years and Caldwell is...
Kirk Whalum travels the world playing concerts in venues of all kinds, but he brings his talents – and his friends – home to Memphis with a music series entitled Kafé Kirk beginning October 7 at the Halloran Centre. Part of the On Stage at the Halloran Centre series, Kafé...
The 2018 incarnation of the Indie Memphis Film Festival will feature a full slate of films, including five world premiere screenings and one U.S. premiere screening during its Nov. 1-5 run. With many of the filmmakers in attendance, there also will be special presentations such as "Cabin Boy" with Chris...
By Nsenga Burton Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Contributor The world is mourning the loss of legendary choreographer Arthur Mitchell. Mitchell, who danced with the New York City Ballet from 1956-1968 and founded the groundbreaking and world renown Dance Theater of Harlem died Wednesday of heart failure. Jennifer Dunning of The New York Times writes: “Mr. Mitchell,...
More than just a couple of college teams vying for bragging rights -- and high-stepping bands that battle it out at halftime -- the Southern Heritage Classic is every bit a cultural celebration. In fact, that’s the evolved 2018 name: the 29th Southern Heritage Classic Cultural Celebration. It goes down...
The National Civil Rights Museum will host an award-winning lineup of spoken word artists at its Drop the Mic Poetry Slam and Poetry Symposium on August 17-18.  Both events are free and open to the public. They are designed to stimulate youth participation in modern community dialogue and grassroots activism...
If you were in a gallery accented with Catherine Vaughn’s paintings, you likely would feel the energy that jumps off her canvasses. It’s the same type of energy that penetrates those encountering her in person – no matter if it is the first time or the upteenth point of contact. “Art...
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https://www.ted.com/talks/tobacco_brown_what_gardening_taught_me_about_life At the public intersection of environmental art and restorative justice is where you will find tobacco brown - working. On Friday (Aug. 17), you can meet up with the 2016 ArtUp Fellow and 2017 TED Resident at the Orange Mound Gallery at 2232 Lamar Ave. She will there for the opening...
Le Diner en Blanc – Memphis style – was a grand night out. I was flattered to attend and to be selected as a table host. The event concept dates back to Paris nearly 30 years ago when a gentleman – un monsieur if you will – named Francois Pasquier...