Monday, May 23, 2022

Culture

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...
Faith, stage productions, screenplays and dreams intersect in the life of Peggy Garner, whose first film debuts soon at the Malco Majestic Theatre. A native Memphian, who presents ministry through the arts, Garner’s movie is titled “The Solution” and its...
Jamey Hatley is from Walker Homes and while debates still rage over whether that’s in Whitehaven or Westwood, there is no question that Hatley’s writing career is on an upward trajectory. Hatley is the recipient of the inaugural Indie Memphis...
She’s just eleven years old and just made history. Charlotte Nebres is starring as Marie, the young heroine of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, which opened Friday at New York City Ballet. She’s the first black ballerina to be cast in...
Regina King makes it easy to say “yes” to an assignment editor’s request for a reporter to join in on a national conference call and listen to an actress talk about her role in a movie. I had already sounded...
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...
It was an evening of soul, gospel, jazz, and blues at the 22nd Annual W. C. Handy Heritage Awards celebrating the 145th birthday of the “Father of the Blues,” W. C. Handy. Presented by the W. C. Handy Memphis Home...
I arrived early to Night at the Loraine – year three – at the National Civil Rights Museum last Saturday. Outside, tables were set up with fancy tablecloths. A band was setting up in preparation for a performance of...
Dedrick “Teddy” Withers’ vision – making Memphis an International World Trade Center – was glorious in its magnitude. A great pyramid was to be the headquarters of African nations trading and purchasing goods with American businesses. In 1974, Withers became...
“I’d rather go down in history as one lone Negro who dared to tell the government that it had done a dastardly thing than to save my skin by taking back what I said.” These words, credited to journalist and...