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I love Europe. The architecture is simply stunning. I love their effortless style and lack of affect. This last trip to Barcelona and the Spanish island of Mallorca was my fourth visit across the pond and was no exception. (Happy birthday to meeeee!!) I also love the islands and the...
by Stacey J. Smith, Special to The New Tri-State Defender When Keesha Dancy retired from the U.S. Army after 26 successful years, she had no idea that the years served was preparing her for another type of service. A native of East St. Louis, Ill., Dancy came to Memphis to be...
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by Brianna A. Smith, Special to The New Tri-State Defender LONG BEACH, Calif. – Smokin’ Grooves is a new but old essential entry in the ever-crowded music festival season. It was the first amphitheater tour where nearly all the performers were rooted in hip-hop. Smokin’ Grooves launched throughout North America in 1996, appearing...
When Tarrin McGhee decided to embark on her 20-hour flight to South Africa, she saw it as only the beginning. She was turning 35 years old and wanted to celebrate it in a special and memorable way. Her two-fold dream had been to travel overseas, particularly to Africa, which she...
by Calvin Anderson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Since 1976, Memphis in May International has during the month of May promoted economic, cultural and educational exchange with an honored country. The Czech Republic gets this year’s salute. As a part of the month-long celebration, a civic leadership trip has been...
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With a promotional brainstorm and the determination of its first executive director, Martha Ellen Maxwell, the Memphis in May International Festival debuted in the early 1970s. The Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce devised plans to host a promotional festival to tout the many cultural events scheduled annually in May, including:...
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By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The great African-American writers James Baldwin and Richard Wright began their feud over Wright's novel "Native Son," at Cafe Les Deux Magots. Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis held hands with his white girlfriend, French actress Juliette Greco, while strolling along the Seine after hanging...