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by The Fun Crew Helping LOCALS: Sitting down with Kalena Bovell Kalena Bovell is the assistant conductor at Memphis Symphony Orchestra, we sit-down to talk with her about Covid-19, Black Lives Matter, and her personal story.

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The New Tri-State Defender
TSD FLASH! - Community in photos, something to ponder and today's music video vibe: Aretha Franklin serenades the Obamas - TSDMemphis.com Where a few are gathered… The Mother’s Day service at St. Mark Baptist Church on Lauderdale, where the Rev. J.C. Bacchus (below photo, seated) is pastor, was heartfelt by those who chose to congregate and worship in-person, adhering to measures recommended for safety during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photos: Tyrone P. Easley) So they say it’s […]

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The Daily Memphian
English is her second language; she's been signing since she was 1 - The Daily Memphian Brenda Cash, a child of deaf parents, uses her first language as an advantage for those unable to access valuable medical information during COVID-19.

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Memphis College of Art celebrates final commencement via Facebook - The Daily Memphian A class of 50 graduates were honored through a prerecorded program of remarks and awards during a Facebook Live ceremony, the final graduation of Memphis College of Art's 84-year history.

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The Essential Memphis Library: Elvis Presley’s 'Elvis is Back!' - The Daily Memphian "Elvis is Back!," Elvis Presley's 1960 album comprises the best elements of the King of Rock 'N' Roll.

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Rhodes College to release musical collaboration with elementary school choir - The Daily Memphian In partnership with Grahamwood Elementary, Rhodes College's Mike Curb Institute is releasing a digital single that drew on the talents of fifth graders.

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Don Bryant's soul music endured decades; now it's got to outlast a pandemic - The Daily Memphian The release of Bryant’s third full-length album, “You Make Me Feel,” has been delayed until June. He hopes he'll be able to support it on a concert stage.

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Let’s Just Admit That A Zoom Party Isn’t Really A Party | HuffPost Stop with the awkward virtual mass gatherings. Instead, embrace intimacy during the pandemic.

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Motherhood Thrust Me Into A New, Often Isolated Life. Then The World Joined Me. | HuffPost Caring for a newborn baby and life amid a pandemic share so many similarities that they can blur together.

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Indie Memphis
50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2020, by MovieMaker We’re writing this year’s list of 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in relative isolation, not knowing when large gatherings will be okay again.

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Indie Memphis
Indie Memphis, Oxford Film Festival innovate during COVID-19 shutdown Indie Memphis and Oxford Film Festival among groups innovating ways of bring films to shut-in audiences.

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THE MORE THE MERRIER Virtual Discussion w/ Barry Jenkins and Miriam Bale - YouTube

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Shoot & Splice: On Editing with Eileen Meyer and Michael Taylor - YouTube

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Indie Memphis
Indie Memphis Spotlight: Raven Jackson on Vimeo This is "Indie Memphis Spotlight: Raven Jackson" by JustMy: The Digital NewsStand on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

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Movie Club — Indie Memphis Indie Memphis Movie Club

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Great Performer DWAM: Indie Memphis during the Pandemic on Vimeo This is "Great Performer DWAM: Indie Memphis during the Pandemic" by JustMy: The Digital NewsStand on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people…
8 Movies That Increase Your IQ - #5 Will Test How Smart You Are We enjoy movies so much that we can underestimate how much value they offer.

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ArtsMemphis
Artist Emergency Fund Distribution ARTSMEMPHIS + MUSIC EXPORT MEMPHIS DISTRIBUTE $77,190 TO 159 LOCAL ARTISTS, SECURE NEW ROUND OF FUNDING FROM KRESGE FOUNDATION TO CONTINUE STABILIZING COVID-19 IMPLICATIONS MEMPHIS - This week, ArtsMemphis and Music Export Memphis are distributing $77,190 to 159 artists across Shelby County in direct response to their establishment of the Artist Emergency Fund, made possible by a Community Foundation of Greater Memphis COVID-19 Regional Response Fund grant and compounded with generous gifts fro

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The Fun Crew
by The Fun Crew Celebrate 'National Tell a Story Day' on April 27 at Your House Author of Blessed to be Me tells cocooning families how to bond over shared memories they have likely been keeping to themselves

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Memphis Youth Symphony Program
Memphis Youth Symphony: Sounds of the Season 2018 on Vimeo This is "Memphis Youth Symphony: Sounds of the Season 2018" by JustMy: The Digital NewsStand on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people…

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The Guardian
World's first virtual design festival launches in response to Covid-19 | Art and design | The Guardian Organised by the team at digital magazine Dezeen, products and talks from the schedules of several cancelled design weeks, will appear online

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New Memphis
Your Quarantine Reading List | Blurb Since we’ll all be socially distancing and sheltering in place for a while, we thought we would put together this Memphis-centric reading list. This list...

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The Kelly Price Project
Travel the World by Foot by Rochelle Stevens - Kelly Price Rochelle Stevens, a Two-Time Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist tells the story about her drive to strive past challenges and perceptions to achieve success. A must read for anyone with aspiration to succeed. This memoir touches inspiring athletes, children to young adults & corporate audiences with hope & determination. Learn more about Rochelle Stevens at http://www.rochellestevensfoundation.com/Home.html

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‘Master of None’ Co-Creator Alan Yang’s Latest Project Is His Most Personal One Yet | HuffPost With "Tigertail," the director moves toward fulfilling his dreams of seeing more Asian representation in Hollywood.

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The Fun Crew
News « Kristen Kieffer Kieffer Ceramics is functional pottery handmade in Massachusetts by studio potter Kristen Kieffer.

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ArtsMemphis
ArtsMemphis is getting noticed for positive change in our support for the local nonprofit arts community! We’re proud of it, and we want to be sure you to know about it, too. The Daily Memphian published an article focusing on diversity in our city’s nonprofit board leadership. When they talk about organizations making intentional positive change, ArtsMemphis is at the top of the list. We are recognized for our equitable grant process. We are recognized for our work to diversify our board leadership. We are recognized for the purposeful changes we have made to ensure everyone feels conn

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Arts and Culture Sector United in Response to COVID-19 MEMPHIS, TN (March 13, 2020) – The arts and culture sector continues to take precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of staff, artists and audience members and program participants by adhering to Shelby County Health Department, Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization recommendations. In a call today convened by Terri Lee Freeman, President & CEO of the National Civil Rights Museum and chair of the Memphis Cultural Coalition, thirty members of the

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Memphis Symphony Orchestra
MSO's new season, from 'La Mancha' and Aretha to 'Romeo and Juliet' - The Daily Memphian The orchestra will salute Beethoven’s 250th birthday with Symphony No. 9, perform a tribute to Aretha Franklin and revisit “Romeo and Juliet” with the help of the Tennessee Shakespeare Company.

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Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Snowden School play music together | localmemphis.com Professional musicians play instruments and perform with students

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Arts Memphis
by Arts Memphis ArtsMemphis to host Art by Design Art by Design was founded in 2016 by ArtsMemphis Board member and interior designer Greg Baudoin as an annual curated series of events highlighting Memphis’ interior design community and supporting our city’s artists and arts organizations.

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Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Memphis Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Rehearsal for The Three B's! - YouTube Find your tickets today! https://memphissymphony.org/concert-calendar/event/1445944 Benjamin Beilman takes the stage with conductor Robert Moody the weekend ...

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Houston Magazine
Kerry Washington Discusses Her Evolution as an Actor, an Activist and an American If there’s any question about Kerry Washington’s star power, all you need to do is check out a picture of her from the premiere of her new film, American Son, at the Toronto Film Festival.

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The Fun Crew
Mar 6-22: The Book of Will at Playhouse on the Square What: Book of Will Where: Playhouse on the SquareWhen: March 6-22Price: Tickets start at $42You’ve got plenty of chances this March to see the famous play, The Book of Will, a spinoff from the play, Hamlet. Tickets start at $42 and the show begins on March 6 and runs through March 22. playhouseonthesquare.org

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ArtsMemphis
ArtsMemphis Announces $49,000 for Art Projects in four West Tennessee Counties ArtsMemphis grants over $49,000 for art projects in four West Tennessee Counties MEMPHIS, TN (October 16, 2019) – ArtsMemphis recently awarded Arts Build Communities (ABC) grants, on behalf of the Tennessee Arts Commission, to thirty non-profit organizations seeking funding for artistic and cultural projects that benefit the Shelby, Fayette, Lauderdale and Tipton counties. Arts Build Communities is a program funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC) and administered by ArtsMemphis. A

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Memphis is One of Six Cities Participating in a national Creative Community Development Workshop hosted by ArtsMemphis Memphis is One of Six Cities Participating in a national Creative Community Development Workshop hosted by ArtsMemphis ArtsMemphis has been selected by Americans for the Arts as one of six organizations in cities across the United States to host Artists at the Community Development Table Workshop. This program was developed to deepen the capacity of local artists and arts organizations to pursue arts-based solutions to community development.  ArtsMemphis has served as the primary arts sup

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Meet the Grantees: Germantown Community Theatre Germantown Community Theatre Germantown Community Threatre (GCT) has been a part of the MidSouth performing arts scene since 1972. Originally located in a chapel at Germantown’s St. George’s Episcopal Church, they moved to their current location on Forest Hill Irene Road near Poplar Avenue, 36 years ago. GCT is the only organization in the City of Germantown that offers locally produced theatre with local actors, directors and artistic staff. It is also the only community theatre i

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ArtsMemphis
Meet the Grantees: Ballet On Wheels Ballet On Wheels Founded in 2002 by Chauniece R. Thompson, Ballet On Wheels (BOW) is Memphis’ first non-profit pre-professional African American ballet school and dance company.  BOW’s mission is to develop and define art education and appreciation of classical ballet and other dance genres, through self discipline, creative expression and performance exposure, in young people of diverse backgrounds.  Ballet On Wheels provides dance instruction in classical ballet, creativ

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ArtsMemphis
ArtsMemphis Awards Six Artist Grants; Schedules Exhibit to Showcase Work MEMPHIS, TN (February 21, 2020) – ArtsMemphis has awarded $30,000 in grants to six local visual artists through its ArtsAccelerator program. The ArtsAccelerator Grants are incentive grants for visual artists who are at a critical juncture in their careers. The grant is intended to deepen and expand artistic work to advance the grant recipient’s artistic accomplishments. This year’s grant recipients are Karina Alvarez, Funlola Coker, Amber George, Johana Moscoso, Katrina Perdue

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New Memphis
Memphis’ Black Arts Community Thriving in the New Year – The Network Journal

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Jayme Stokes
by Jayme Stokes The Memphis International Jazz Festival 2019 Recap! The Memphis International Jazz Festival aims to preserve and expand the tradition and legacy of jazz in Memphis, TN through a new approach to the festival concert model. A 4-day festival the weekend before Thanksgiving.

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Jon Hall
by Jon Hall I love A Parade Who doesn’t love a parade, right? For many years, we watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on TV as we prepared the turkey, meal and house and waiting for our family to arrive for the extravagant lunch.

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Memphis College of Art
by Memphis College of Art MCA’s 69th & Final Annual Holiday Bazaar The Bazaar will kick off on Friday, Nov. 22 with a ticketed Preview and Purchase Party and have an Open Market with free admission on Saturday, Nov. 23.

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New Memphis
Five women who rock in Memphis - We Are Memphis Feeling like your usual playlists are a little heavy on the dudes? Craving the sounds of some of Memphis’ raddest women? Look no further. Here’s an introduction to five Memphis women who rock. 1. Liz Brasher Bringing together the sounds of her longtime home of Memphis and her birthplace of rural North Carolina, Liz Brasher …

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