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Seek the Peace and Prosperity of the City in which I have placed you. י ִהְ י ֶה ָלכֶם שָ ׁלֹום, ִכּי בִשְ ׁלֹומָ ּה :י ְהו ָה- אֶ ל, ו ְהִ תְ פַ ּלְלּו בַעֲ דָ ּה, אֲ שֶ ׁר הִ ְגלֵיתִ י אֶ תְ כֶם שָ ׁמָ ּה,שְ ׁלֹום הָ עִ יר-ו ְדִ ְרׁשּו אֶ ת ז. JEREMIAH 29:7
1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. This month in Memphis we remember the tragic death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by celebrating the success of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of Memphian Adrienne Bailey. Adrienne is the widow of D’Army Bailey, who has been a dear friend of 4Memphis and its publisher. Adrienne and Judge Bailey were very supportive of 4Memphis’s efforts to change from being a social magazine to a magazine that sought to support the Mercy Ministries of the Mid-South. Adrienne was kind enough to review any letters or articles that the magazine wrote dealing with sensitive race issues. I didn’t want the efforts of 4Memphis to help bridge and improve the complex race issue of our community to do just the opposite by writing about something from a cultural bias or lack of understanding that would offend verses being a positive voice of inclusiveness and healing. One of the first letters that Adrienne proofed was when I wrote about my trip to The King Center in Atlanta with Martin Luther King III. There I was introduced to the incredible, rich history of the King family. As a Memphian, I was eight years old when Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. My perspective of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement was shaped by my own “white southern world” and the impact it had on me as a child. I was very nervous about writing about my experience even though I thought it was positive message for our community. I was writing about the family that gave everything to the Civil Rights Movement and I certainly didn’t want my desire to write about my life-changing experience to be offensive to many in our city that paid so much for the cause of the Civil Rights Movement. I was 50 when I toured The King Center, much has changed in the country since I was eight, much has changed in my understanding and in my heart of my southern world, but nothing in the history books or my experiences taught me the lessons and insights I would learn from my visit with Martin. Martin spent much of his time talking not about his father, but of his grandparents Martin Luther King, Sr., Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, known as “Daddy King” to his congregation, and his grandmother affectionately known as “Bunch.” We toured the parsonage of Ebenezer Baptist Church, the childhood home of Dr. King and the hub of the King family life.
It was the life and love story of Daddy King and Bunch that introduced me to the African-American experience in America in the 1920s and ‘30s. Bunch was the daughter of Rev. A.D. Williams, Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church; Daddy King was the son of a sharecropper in rural Georgia who moved to Atlanta to obtain the education required to be a preacher. They married, built a family, built a church, fought for Civil Rights in the 1930s and ‘40s in Atlanta, and made it their mission to teach and prepare their children to take the fight for civil rights to the rest of America. Daddy King and Bunch lost their son to that fight; Martin lost a father to that fight. Daddy King lost a wife to that fight when in June of 1974 an African-America man walked into Ebenezer Baptist and killed Bunch as she was playing the organ for Sunday morning services. When I first met Martin, he shared the story of the death of his grandmother, explaining that much of his ministry was shaped by the fact that a white man killed his father, and a black man killed his grandmother. He made the statement that, “he can either hate all white and black men or he can recognize that there are evil men of both races. Martin shared what Daddy King did after the death of Bunch--he called the family together, and preached that no matter what someone does to you, there is never reason to hate. Ambassador Andrew J. Young, in his introduction to Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr.’s autobiography, Daddy King, shared with us what he witnessed as the King family gathered after the death of Bunch. He quotes Daddy King: I know it’s hard to understand, but we have to give thanks for what we have left. God wants us to love one another and not hate. His grandchildren were asking the questions that Job asked, and Daddy King was answering them the faith of the prophets. Daddy King led everybody in prayer, then said to them, ‘Now get out of here, and remember: Don’t ever stoop so low that you let anybody make you hate.’ The message of Daddy King, the message of 1 Peter is a message that we all need to hear and strive to practice. The friendship and support of Adrienne and D’Army Bailey was a clear example of a couple that lived out that message. They grew up in the segregated South, lived through and helped lead the Civil Rights Movement, then spent a life time loving all they encountered. Seek the Peace and Prosperity of Memphis, Jim Walker
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18 Memphi Mid-Winter Ball 20 Association of Women's Attorneys Banquet 22 Memphis Garden Gala 24 Wine for Wishes 26 Works of Heart 27 MLK Celebration "The Art of Harmony" 28 Cirque Du CMOM 2018 32 African Print Fashion Now!
Features Theatre Across the Mid-South 30 Praying for Change 35 4Home: Outdoor Style 37 4Fashion: Season of Change 43 Preserving History 55 Culinary: Spring Greens 59 Ken Hall Gallery: April Art Events 64 Impact 69
36 Hands of Hope Auction Party 42 Carnival Memphis Business & Industry Salute Luncheon 52 Kittie Kyle's Grand Opening 54 Mix-Odyssey 54 Memphis Restaurant Association Banquet 56 Youth Villages Soup Sunday 56 Orpheum Season Line-up Announcement Party 58 Merge Memphis Winter Festival of Lights Gala 68 Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival Poster Unveiling April 2018 / 17
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ME MP H I MID -W I N TER B AL L
Memphi, one of the Grand Krewes of Carnival Memphis, celebrated the debut of the 2018 Dukes and Duchesses at the Mid-Winter Ball. The elegant, Parisian-themed evening featured the announcement of royalty, dinner and dancing.
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ASSOC IATI ON OF WOMEN’ S ATTOR N E Y S BANQUET
The 38th annual Women's Attorney Banquet featured a lovely dinner, cocktail reception and program for the Memphis Chapter of AWA. The banquet honored the Honorable Claudia Haltom, and served as a wonderful way for members to mingle.
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ME MP H I S GAR DEN GAL A
The 2nd Annual Memphis Garden Gala featured a "Garden Galaxy" theme. Guests donned their finest galacticinspired attire and orbited around the veggie-inspired Milky Way. All proceeds from the Garden Gala benefit Big Green, and their mission to build Learning Gardens in Memphis schools to connect the next generation of kids to real food.
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February 9, 2018
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WINE F OR WISH ES
The 8th Annual Wine for Wishes featured a fun night of wine tastings, live music, door prizes, and more to benefit Make-A-Wish Mid-South. Hosted by the Make-A-Wish Mid-South's Associate Board, Wine For Wishes is a premiere, annual, young professional event.
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February 9, 2018
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WOR KS OF H EART
The Memphis Child Advocacy Center recently hosted the 26th Annual Works of Heart. Over 100 gallery-quality heart-themed pieces were created by leading regional artists, then sold to benefit the CAC. Artists included long-time Works of Heart contributors Dolph Smith, Tootsie Bell, Maritza Davila, John McIntire, and NJ Woods. It was a night of heart-filled love for this wonderful organization!
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February 10, 2018
Memphis College of Art
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Jana Travis & Tracie Burke
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CIR QUE D U CMOM 201 8
One of the biggest parties of the year in Memphis is the Children’s Museum’s Cirque du CMOM, and each year features the most festive gathering at one of the most fun places in town. Presented by IberiaBank, “Over the Top, Under the Big Top” celebrated CMOM’s new event space with the renovated Golden Age Carousel. The party also included live music, a silent disco, dance floor, food stations, auctions and much more.
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February 3, 2018
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Kristin Budzak, Brittany McDonald & Betsy McKay
David & Toni Evans
Ken McCown & Sarah Hall
Greg & Elizabeth Smithers with Jaime Harmon
Missy Stockstill, Carmen Bond & Anne Wesberry
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April Wilson & Shannon Jackson
Brandon & Jennifer Knisley
George, Tracy & Anna Chism with Kathleen Burk & Ben McLean
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Jane Huey & Kendall Gill
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Jocelyn Potter & Helens Hinds
David & Adrienne Graham
April & Bill Bizot
Michael & Rachel Spiotta
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The Orpheum Theatre | March 7-25
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald, Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Based on the book, “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach and launches him on a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach among humansized insects with equally oversized personalities. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family to survive the adventure of a lifetime.
Direct from Broadway, Something Rotten! is a “big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in the ‘90s – the 1590s – this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine).
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Germantown Community Theatre | March 23 - April 8 When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers, and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives? This show contains adult language and adult situations.
An Act of God Theatre Memphis (Next Stage) | April 6 - 22 A God-Forsaken Comedy. Mysteries of the Bible are revealed while answering the existential questions that have plagued mankind since Creation — in just 90 minutes. The One with the first and last word on everything sets the record straight… and He’s not holding back!
Circuit Playhouse | April 20 - May 13 An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A desirable young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. This irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull has original songs that draw the inner thoughts of the characters you are sure to consider how art, love, and revolution fuel your own pursuit of happiness.
Jitney Hattiloo Theatre | April 20 - May 13 Taking place in a gypsy cab station, during Pittsburgh’s period of socalled “urban renewal,” Becker, the owner of the unlicensed cab station, descends into an emotional spiral when his son, Booster, comes home from jail. Over the course of the play, the five gypsy cab drivers and the characters who come in and out of their lives pose questions about how to heal past wounds and leap into a less-than-certain future.
August: Osage Country Theatre Memphis (Lohrey Stage) | April 27 - May 13 This dramatic musical captures prominent moments such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL. It is a mesmerizing and creative work of art, with jazz tunes and bass strings that will bring any audience to their feet. Originally written in 1976 to honor Dr. King’s bravery, many of the messages still resonate with activists today.
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AFR IC AN P R IN T FA S H I O N NOW !
Guests celebrated the African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style at the Memphis Brooks Museum. The exhibition is on display until August 12, 2018, and highlights the interplay between regional preferences and cosmopolitanism that has long flourished on the continent, while highlighting the expansiveness of 21st-century African-print fashion.
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The Jackson Church Visit Campaign
pril 1 ushers in the 2018 Eastertide season, along with numerous 50th anniversary events marking the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4th. As our city reflects on this spiritual time and remembers the tumultuous events of the 1960s, a new book by Carter Dalton Lyon shares the story of activists who took a stand for inclusion in sacred spaces and houses of worship.
Lyon explained that when activists began presenting themselves to ushers at these churches, they were contesting this space just as they were contesting other social spaces like lunch counters and parks. “While boycotts and sit-ins at public businesses might tug at the wallets of white people and make them question the constitutionality of segregation, church visitors were asking another question: was segregation against the will of God? They really hoped to tug at the hearts of white moderates who hadn’t appreciated the immorality of segregation,” he said.
Dr. King famously noted that eleven o’clock on a Sunday morning is still America’s “most segregated hour.” Many churches went so far as to have “white only” attendance policies. As the Civil Rights Movement progressed, activists in Jackson, Mississippi, waged the Jackson Church Visit Campaign which sought to desegregate the city’s white churches. Sanctuaries of Segregation: The Story of the Jackson Church Visit Campaign by Carter Dalton Lyon chronicles the events and people of that courageous campaign. The Jackson Church Visit Campaign was a 10-month long civil rights campaign, lasting from June, 1963 until Easter Sunday, 1964. Integrated groups of ministers and laypeople attempted to attend Sunday worship services at all-white Protestant and Catholic churches throughout Jackson. Church visits or “kneelins” were a common tactic where black and white activists would attempt to attend a worship service, and was commonly used throughout the South in the early 1960s. This strategy was also utilized in Memphis, and detailed in The Last Segregated Hour by Stephen Haynes. However, Jackson was the only city where integrated groups mounted a prolonged campaign targeting a wide variety of white churches.
Sanctuaries of Segregation is the first time the Jackson campaign has been researched and written about in depth. But for Lyon, there was also a personal reason. “I grew up in the Christian church and it frankly shocked me that this even occurred, that white churches could somehow justify turning anybody away from their worship services. As a history teacher and historian,
SEGREGATION The Story of the Jackson Church Visit Campaign
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I’m drawn to those kinds of questions of motivation, so in this case, I wanted to understand why activists r were targeting churches and why segregationists were putting up such a fight to keep their church doors Carter Dalton lyon closed to African Americans,” Lyon shared. “Ultimately, I wanted to get this published as a book to give voice to those ministers and laypeople in Jackson who took a stand for inclusion and to let the book serve as some ‘truth-telling’ to those who would rather overlook the racism in our past.” † “Reactions to these visits varied throughout the South, but in Jackson, most churches barred their entry and these confrontations led to 40 arrests in front of local churches. In fact, Catholic, Episcopal, and the Unitarian parishes were the Carter Dalton Lyon is a native of Lexington, Kentucky, and now makes Memphis only ones in the city to consistently admit black visitors,” Lyon said. Not only does his home. He teaches and chairs the History Department at St. Mary's Episcopal Lyon detail the activists points-of-view, but also the church leaders. “The campaign School. Sanctuaries of Segregation is the 2017 winner of the prestigious Eudora is also about those white pastors in Jackson who denounced segregation from the Welty Prize. It is available locally at Novel, online through the University Press of pulpit and the leadership they tried to provide in guiding their churches to a place Mississippi and Amazon. April 2018 / 35 of moderation and inclusion.”
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H ANDS OF H OP E AUCTI ON PARTY
Guests enjoyed a night of dancing, delicious food, and bidding at a fabulous auction to benefit the Exchange Club in Memphis. The festive night served as the largest fundraiser for this wonderful organization, raising more than $100,000 to provide programs for those affected by domestic violence and abuse right here in Memphis.
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February 24, 2018
Madelyn Gray, Wesley Grace, Gina Deutsch & Amy Farris
Geoff & Talar Linder with Nikki Gardner & Jeremy Baer
Chelsea Jones, Debbie Reid & Debbie Jones
Dr. Ricky & Catherine Harris
Lauren & Jason Jenkins with Richard Bryant & Donna Lindeman
Lee & Colleen Wilson
Corey & Michelle Epps
Brice Timmons, Jennifer Alvarez with Henry & Heather Grosvenor
Gabrielle Woods-Clark & James Blackledge
Berecia Pitts & Ebonee Pittman
Diane Jalfon & Daniel Weickenand
Vincent & Katie Laws
David & Bonnie Thornton
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R.D. & Vicki Singh
Outdoor Style By Lesley Harris Colvett
Outdoor spaces have certainly evolved over the years. There are many new and fresh ways to enjoy this space that is just steps away from your back door, and the 4Memphis designers share their insight on creating functional, yet beautiful, patios and outdoor living spaces.
Outdoor spaces - a great topic for April when we are ready to be outside! Whether terrace, patio or nook, outdoor rooms can be as stylish as the indoors. Devise a plan similar to your indoor design.The arrangement of seating holds true for both. Even with covered patios one must be careful to use weather-friendly furniture. Teak, iron, aluminum and stone are preferred. There are a host of outdoor fabrics to choose from as well. To extend time spent outside, an outdoor fireplace or a fire pit is a nice addition. So nice in the evening to gather around. Ceramic planters around your terrace add a lushness and visual treat. There are so many fabric choices! You can either choose a neutral palate and punch up with an assortment of colorful patterns, or plan for a colorful stripe or print for cushions. Adding a piece of sculpture is a great way to establish a focal point. Here are four outdoor styles to consider:
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CONTEMPORARY Clean, understated lines and a narrow color palette define this look. Very architectural. The look will compliment every style of house. Use a contemporary rug and abstract art to complete this style. MEDITERRANEAN This style evokes a warm color palette and traditional furniture. It is best used in traditional and Mediterranean homes. Use warm fabrics. Apricot, gold, rust and orange come to mind with splashes of green. Terra-cotta planters filled with boxwood, rosemary and lavender enhance the feeling. ASIAN Clean simplicity and natural tranquility define this space. Ideal for a small patio or terrace. Furniture is contemporary or rustic, but always sparse. A water feature is all important. ENGLISH GARDEN Very popular for Memphis. A romantic look with traditional furniture and perhaps an antique piece here or there. An abundance of blooming plants with lush evergreens establish the English look. A formal rose garden would cement this setting. Cushions in neutrals or bright pastels with floral chintz pillows complete this look. To complete any of these styles, plant an eclectic mix of what grows in our region with an eye towards full, lush plants with lots of textural interest and variety. Have a wonderful spring and summer!
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It is important to address the outdoor space, whether it is open or covered, the same as an indoor living room.
The goal is to bring your indoor lifestyle out through the elements of furniture, fabrics, lighting and additionally with landscaping. Sofas, lounge chairs, tables - all of those pieces need to have the compatible feel of your interior and serve as an extension of what's already in your home. I also love good outdoor rugs and have a fantastic resource for those.
" pieces need to ... serve as an extension of what's already in your home. " Outdoor fabrics have come a long way, too. There are so many more options that range in so many colors and unexpected patterns. But fabrics, like paint colors outside, need to be stain - and fade - resistant. Lighting, just like indoors, serves a practical purpose but should also add the touch as jewelry would to your home. Great lighting washes the space with mood and ties it all together. The use of your outdoor space is key as well. How much entertaining will you be doing in this coveted spot? Is there a pool or perhaps a separate outdoor kitchen area? Or is it a private haven for only you and your family to escape to? These questions help define the entertainment quotient of the project. And either way, the patio can be as glamorous or as serene as desired. Honestly, it's just another room and another opportunity to let your home shine. April 2018 / 37
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CAR N IVAL M EM P H I S BUSIN ES S & IN D US T RY SA L UTE L UNC H EO N
This year, the Carnival Memphis Business & Industry Luncheon honored the Fashion Apparel Industry in Memphis, and recognized those businesses that strive to make the city a better place to live and work through their community service and involvement. Guests enjoyed a delicious luncheon and fabulous speeches from the many well-deserving honorees representing Memphis fashion.
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February 28, 2018
Carnival President Ginger Collier with Honorees Hal & Julie Lansky
Honoree Pat Kerr Tigrett with Dr. Jeff Cole
Beth Elzemeyer * & Abby Phillips
Katherine Dobbs, Paula Sansom & J.J. Keras
Cora Cleasant, Shundrika Watkins, Moziah Bridges & Tramica Morris
Jim & Sheila Wilson
Chris & Aparna Narayanan
Carnival King Jim Taylor with Honoree Babbie Lovett
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Rachel Gabrielleschi & Mimi Taylor
Hugh & Lisa Mallory, Madelyn Gray, Ken Hall, Selden Humphreys Honorees Bill Levy, Will Levy, & Bob Levy
Paws 4 a Cause Pet adoptions, games, artists' market, food trucks, celebrity pet wash and more!
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Season of Dress: Pink Door / Earrings: Coming Attractions Location Photography Styling Make-Up Hair Florals Model
Historic Clayborn Temple McKendree Walker Augusta Campbell Tiffany Bishop Jonathan Watkins Kaylyn Hewitt Jazmine Settle, AMAX Talent
Spring is the season of change and rebirth. 4Memphis pays tribute to MLK50 as we show beautiful looks for springtime at the Clayborn Temple. This hallowed space is being renewed and reborn as a vital place in our collective history, for the future of all Memphians. And that is truly beautiful.
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Dress: Betty Hays Boutique / Hat: MBABAZI House of Style / Necklace: Kittie Kyle (Myrna Halpern)
Skirt, Top, Jacket: Oak Hall / Bracelets: Oak Hall (Danes Road Antiques) / Earrings: Kittie Kyle / Shoes: Model's Own
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Dress: Oak Hall / Jacket: Sorelle Boutique / Necklace: A. Shaw Style / Glasses: SEE Eyewear
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Top, Pant: Lori James / Purses: Kittie Kyle, Oak Hall / Necklace: Kittie Kyle (Myrna Halpern) / Earrings: Betty Hays Boutique / Shoes: Model's Own
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Pant, Blouse, Jacket: Coming Attractions / Necklace: MBABAZI House of Style / Earrings: Coming Attractions / Glasses: SEE Eyewear / Shoes: Model's Own
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KITT I E K Y L E L AUR ELWOOD GR AN D OP ENI N G
Kittie Kyle celebrated their new location at Laurelwood Shopping Center with a Sunday afternoon open house and reception. The beautiful new shop is expanded and boasts even more fabulous fashion from exclusive designers.
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March 4, 2018
Laurelwood Shopping Center
Cindy Gambrell, Bryan Krauch, Kim Pitts, Charae Manus & Sheila Wilson
Cindy Gambrell, Babbie Lovett, Paul Thomas, Saundra Messinger & Brandy Miller
Marcia Hughes, Cindy Gambrell & Cathy Farrell
Meg McCord & Paul Thomas
Sarah Oâ€™Neal, Brandy Miller & Leslie Jacks
Aparna Basu & Chris Narayanan
Saundra Messinger & Carmen Bond
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Judy & DeeDee Gauthier
Courtenay McAllister & Martha Hess
& Woodson Dunavant
Dan & Meredith Borgmeyer with Katie Gambrell
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Volunteer Odyssey hosted the fifth annual Mix-Odyssey, a mixology fundraiser featuring the city’s most talented mixologists. The night featured crafted cocktail tastings, and proceeds benefited Volunteer Odyssey to further their mission of developing a pathway to rewarding volunteering.
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February 24, 2018
Stacee Zebb, Andre Fowlkes, Adam Thornton & Lara Latsha
Caroline Smart, Mike Larrivee & Jennifer Marshall
Tim Bruce & Bret Rodriguez
Casey Condra, Floyd Brummett & Savannah Bearden
Laura Carpenter, Ken Hall, Lauren Ready, Sarah Villane & Carrie Anderson
Patrick Tamburrino, Marina Garland & Josh Brown
Meghan Strandell & David Brackstone
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ME MP H I S R ES TAU R A N T ASSOC IATI ON BAN Q U E T
The 54th Annual MRA Banquet was a wonderful evening that featured fabulous food prepared by Guest House Chef Leland Spence while honoring this year’s award winners: Restaurateur of the Year: Sandy Robertson, Dyer's On Beale, Alfred's On Beale, Automatic Slim's, Ubee's, Catering For U, Cafe Ole; and Associate Member of the Year: Jimmy Kiser, US Foods.
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February 25, 2018
The Graceland Guest House
Patrick Gilbert with Becky Baker & Jim Baker
Cordell & Tawanda Pirtle
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The Making of the National Civil Rights Museum By Lesley Harris Colvett Photos by McKendree Walker
n April 4, 2018, the world will turn to Memphis and the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel where Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was tragically murdered 50 years ago. They will come to pay their respects at the museum that Memphis Circuit Court Judge D’Army Bailey founded. It began with a dream, D’Army Bailey’s dream - to preserve the motel where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and turn it into the National Civil Rights Museum, a vision and commitment that he worked wholeheartedly from 1981-1991 to make a reality.
Adrienne’s life with D’Army was full of exciting times. “My life with D’Army was so rich, so encompassing. We had a life of inclusiveness.” Adrienne realized early on in their relationship that what brought her joy was realizing that D’Army didn’t just belong to her, but he belonged to the world. “I encouraged and supported his freedom to pursue his dreams. I can recall the many times we sat at Mulberry Street, in front of the Lorraine Motel, after a night-time social event, looking up at the balcony, and D’Army saying ‘we have to preserve this important piece of history’.” When I see people on the balcony at the museum, it makes me realize D’Army’s dream... and I truly supported him to restore the motel. And that’s why I love the spirit of D’Army - if he couldn’t make things happen one way, he would change gears and strategies and go another way... he stayed on track for 10 years to make this happen.”
“D’Army knew people from one end of the country to the other; he touched a lot of people,” Adrienne says. Among those people is President Bill Clinton, who even gave the eulogy at D’Army’s funeral services in July 2015. Adrienne says when Bill Clinton walked in the door of the church he said, “I had to come...I loved Justin, Adrienne & Merritt the guy”. Featured As the saying goes, beside every great in President Clinton’s 2015 book Select man is a great woman, and that great Remarks is a chapter dedicated to his woman is Adrienne Bailey, D’Army’s wife. eulogy for D’Army, and in it Clinton states Married for 40 years, they have two sons how much he admired D’Army. Justin who is a Senior Attorney, Litigation for FedEx Freight, and Merritt, who is In addition to being a successful lawyer, pitmaster/owner of a barbecue restaurant D’Army was a circuit court judge, civil he recently opened in Memphis called Ball rights activist, lecturer, author, and film Hoggerz. actor. He attended Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and received
his law degree from Yale University. Over the years, Clark University honored D’Army with an honorary doctorate, an Outstanding Almnus Award, and a fund named in his honor - “the D’Army Bailey Fund for Diversity and Inclusiveness”. D’Army also lit up the silver screen as he played the role of a judge in The People vs. Larry Flynt, a preacher in How Stella Got Her Groove Back and other roles in movies including Cigarette Girl and Insecure. Over the years, Adrienne and D’Army entertained many famous and influential people in their home, namely Muhammed Ali, Rosa Parks, Danny Glover, Maya Angelou, Woody Harrelson, Cybill Shepherd, Blair Underwood, and Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. Adrienne- who grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee with three sisters and her parents Marion and Ophelia Leslie- is highly-accomplished herself, having graduated from Stephens College with a degree in Communications. Adrienne has contributed greatly to the Memphis community by volunteering and serving on many boards. “I realized early on that while being married to a successful, busy man it was important that I have my own interests and work,” she says. Adrienne worked at the Memphis Food Bank for five years; served on the boards of Memphis City Beautiful Commission and the Selective Service Board; was Chairman of Memphis in May Children’s International Festival; and was President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mid-South, Inc. for twenty years, retiring in 2015. Adrienne also enjoyed the honor of running as an Olympic Torchbearer in May 1996 and December 2001. Adrienne shares something that she loves that D’Army said: “I set out to preserve the Lorraine Motel, and create and build the museum, and now it’s done!”. When their sons were growing up they often asked Adrienne, “Where’s Pop? Working on the museum?” Yes, he was, and what a gift he gave to Memphis and the world. † April 2018 / 55
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YOUTH V I L L AGES SOUP S UNDAY
Now in its 29th year, Youth Villages Soup Sunday serves as a fun-filled day for the family to sample delicious soup, bread, dessert and other delicacies from more than 50 of the best area restaurants and caterers while supporting Youth Villagesâ€™ programs to help troubled children and their families. Along with the fantastic food, guests enjoyed live music and lots of fun for the kids such as the annual Oreo stacking contest, a magic show, and appearances from team mascots.
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February 25, 2018
Lilly, Annie & Mollie Crain
Miss W. Tenn. Outstanding Teen: Iyonia Boyce, Miss Fair Parks Teen : Rebekah Wallace, Miss Tenn. Jr. High : McKinney Farese
Susan Vescovo, Ellen Lawler & Jennifer Jones
Mary He, Jimmy Wilson & Sherry He
Autumn Hall & Alexis Tidwell
Hayden, Amy & Drew Murrah
Dylan Drake, Jonathan Mah, Luke Drake
Tiffany & Taylor Smith
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OR PH E UM SE ASON L IN E- UP ANNOUNC EM ENT PA RT Y
The Orpheum Theatre hosted a party to announce the upcoming 2018-19 Broadway Season. The season opens with Love Never Dies, the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, September 4-9, 2018. New season ticket holders can buy tickets beginning April 20th - and season ticket holders can rest assured they will get to see Hamilton, coming in July 2019!
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February 26, 2018
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ME R GE M EM P H I S WINTE R F ESTI VAL O F L IG H TS GAL A
This inaugural gala served as a festive celebration to benefit Merge Memphis and its mission of turning on the lights for homeless women in our community, as well as supporting the building fund for Merging Bridge, 333 Adams at Danny Thomas Blvd., which will become a work/live facility for homeless women.
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Spring Greens Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
April is the month when the weather warms and the multitude of the area's fabulous farmers' markets open Early season produce includes lettuce, microgreens, asparagus, bok, choy, broccoli, fresh herbs, and greens. Fresh markets are opening - support local farmers and enjoy eating your greens! Overton Park Community Farmers Market: Germantown Farm Park Market: Memphis Farmers Market: Cooper - Young Community Farmers Market:
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SHRIMP & SCALLOP CEVICHE WITH BIBB LETTUCE & GRILLED MANGO
1/2 pound shrimp, peeled, uncooked | 1/2 pound scallops | 3 roma tomatoes, diced | 1/2 red onion, diced | 1/2 cup cilantro, minced | juice of 3 limes | 1 ounces tomato juice | 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce | Â˝ teaspoon soy sauce | salt and pepper to taste | 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock | 1 mango, cut into slices, grilled Bring the vegetable stock, juice of 1 lime and salt to a boil. Lower the heat and add shrimp to pot. Cook until just done. Remove from pot and let cool, then refrigerate for about 1 hour. In a bowl, mix remaining lime juice, worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, salt and pepper. Once the shrimp is cold, add it and the scallops to the mix. Dice the grilled mango (leave one slice whole for garnish) and add to the ceviche. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes, then serve over Bibb lettuce and garnish with micro greens. April 2018 / 59
SALUD! at Whole Foods Market, Poplar Ave SEARED SCALLOP SALAD WITH MANGOES 12 large sea scallops, “foot” membrane removed | 1 teaspoon chili powder | ½ teaspoon cumin | ½ teaspoon paprika | pinch cayenne pepper | ½ teaspoon salt | ¼ teaspoon pepper | grapeseed oil 2 ataulfo mangoes or other ripe mango, peeled, seeded and diced | 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded, diced | 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced | 2 tablespoons red onion, minced | 1 tablespoon honey | juice and zest of 1 lime | 1 tablespoon cilantro, minced | 3 tablespoons toasted coconut, divided For the scallops, pat dry with paper towels. Mix together the dry spices together in a small bowl; season both sides of the scallops. Set aside to marinate briefly while you make the mango salad. In a medium bowl combine the mangoes, cucumber, jalapeno, onion, honey, lime juice and zest, cilantro, and half of the coconut. Toss well, adjusting seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. Heat a medium, non-stick skillet over high heat. Add a slick of oil to the pan and heat to just smoking. Place the scallops in the pan and sear on one side for about 1-2 minutes, depending on the thickness of the scallop, until a nice crust is formed. Carefully flip to the opposite side and cook for an additional minute to sear on the other side. Remove from the pan and place on a clean plate.
PROVINCIAL PEAR SALAD
2 cups mixed greens, Rosecreek Farms - Selmer, TN | 1 pear, cored and cut into quarters then sliced thinly lengthwise | 1/8 cup candied walnuts | 1/8 cup dried cranberries | 1 chicken breast, grilled | ⅛ blue cheese crumbles | raspberry vinaigrette Place greens in a bowl then top with walnuts, cranberries, chicken breast and blue cheese crumbles. Place pear slices around the edge of the salad at the rim of the bowl. Serve vinaigrette on the side. Rosecreek Farms’ greens are available online with free Memphis delivery via their website: rosecreekfarms.net. 60 / April 2018
ASPARAGUS SALAD WITH CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE
1 bunch spring asparagus, chopped in 1/2" pieces | 12 cherry tomatoes, halved | 4 ounces microgreens | 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped | 4 thin slices baguette | 1 teaspoon olive oil | salt and pepper to taste | Champagne Vinaigrette: 1/4 cup champagne vinegar | 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil | 1 teaspoon honey | 1 teaspoon dijon mustard | 1 teaspoon chives, chopped | 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice | salt and pepper to taste Blanch asparagus in boiling water for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Transfer to an ice bath to cool. Once cool, strain and combine with tomatoes, microgreens, and parsley in a mixing bowl. Drizzle baguette slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake at 350Â° for 3 to 5 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool. In a small bowl, combine vinegar and dijon mustard and whisk until incorporated. While whisking, slowly drizzle in oil. Continue whisking to emulsify. Add chives and honey; whisk until incorporated. continue whisking and slowly add lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle asparagus salad mix with vinaigrette and toss until coated. Be creative with your plating. This salad is a bright and fresh - welcome to spring!
LUCCHESI'S RAVIOLI & PASTA COMPANY SEARED TUNA SALAD
8 Ounces mixed greens | 2 Roma tomatoes, quartered | 1/2 Cucumber, sliced | 1 Boiled egg, quartered | 8 Thin slices seared tuna | Lucchesi's Italian Dressing
Season tuna steak. Cook to desired doneness, 1 1/2 minutes per side for rare. Choose your favorite local, organic mixed greens and toss with Lucchesi's Italian Dressing. Assemble salad with tomatoes, cucumber, eggs, and place seared tuna on top. April 2018 / 61
BLEU MIXED GREENS & STRAWBERRY SALAD
4 Ounces arugula | 4 Ounces baby spinach | 4 Large strawberries | 2 Ounces toasted sliced almonds or your favorite nut | Shaved heirloom carrots to taste | Vinaigrette: 2 Ounces fresh raspberries | 2 Ounces raspberry vinegar | 4 Ounces olive oil | 1/2 Ounce dijon mustard | 1 Tablespoon honey | Salt & pepper to taste Put all vinaigrette ingredients except the oil in a blender; start the blender on low speed then slowly add the olive oil until all is incorporated. Toss desired amount of dressing with the arugula and spinach then dress the salad with the remaining ingredients. Serve with your grilled or pan-seared protein of choice.
GREEN BEAN BOK CHOY SALAD
Green beans, blanched | Bok choy cut in half and blanched | Small diced habanero pepper | Small diced jalapeno | Small julienne red onion | Quartered roasted tomatoes | Almonds slivered and toasted Combine all ingredients and toss in balsamic vinaigrette and salt. Seared fish optional with a hot honey glaze. Hot Honey Glaze: Choose your favorite hot sauce. Heat up honey in a double boiler. Add the desired amount of hot sauce to the honey and whisk together. Make it as hot as you can take it! 62 / April 2018
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ME MP H I S IN M AY BE A L E STR EET M U S I C F E S T I VA L POSTE R UN V EI L IN G
Memphis artist George Hunt created another fabulous (and collectible!) Beale Street Music Festival poster for 2018. The Beale Street Music Festival, May 4-6, kicks off the month of festivities saluting the Czech Republic.
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February 21, 2018
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< My name is Langston Myers, and I am a junior at St. Mary’s Episcopal School. I am the Editor of Memphis Impact, and I am an avid writer, which is my inspiration for the creation of Memphis Impact. I write not only for this magazine but for my school newspaper and another online magazine. I swim and play tennis for St. Mary’s and am a cheerleader for MUS, but I am also involved in student government programs like Model United Nations. When I am not doing homework or any of these things, I spend just about every waking hour at youth group.
< My name is Emma Yates, and I am a sophomore at Briarcrest Christian School. I’m excited to design pages for Memphis Impact. I am involved in clubs, competitive volleyball, and track team, as well as youth group at Grace Evangelical Church. I volunteer for Le Bonheur and do service through Key Club. I can’t wait to see Memphis Impact grow even more.
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My name is Mary Hunter Adair, and > I am a freshmen at St. Agnes Academy. I am excited to be a member of the 4Memphis Impact staff! I am a member of Key Club, Pep Club, Forever Friends, Fleece of Faith, and Beta Club. Outside of school activities, I am a member of the 2018-2019 CBHS cheer team. I love to spend time with friends, my family, and explore Memphis. Being on the 4Memphis Impact staff is such an amazing experience, and I cannot wait to see all the great things this year will bring!
< My name is Della Cox, and I am a freshman at St. Agnes. I am thrilled to be a part of the Impact Staff. Along with working for Memphis Impact, I play lacrosse and volleyball. I am also a member of Beta and Pep Club. Outside of school activities, I love spending time with my friends and family. Memphis Impact is an amazing opportunity for teens to express themselves, and I am so thankful to be a part of this staff. I’m excited to be a part of the growth of 4Memphis and can’t wait to see it develop.
My name is Mary Grace McAuley > and I am a freshman at Saint Agnes Academy. I am very excited to be apart of the digital staff. I am a CBHS cheerleader and I am involved in Key club, Pep club, Latin club, and Fleece of Faith. I am also on the Saint Agnes varsity swim team and tennis team. I spend my time volunteering at the Saint Mary’s Soup Kitchen, the Hope House, and with CASA. I can’t wait to see not only myself grow but also the Impact Staff.
< Hi! My name is Embry Bird, and I am a freshman at St. Agnes Academy. I am involved in many clubs, and I am also a cheerleader for CBHS. Aside from cheering on the Brothers and school activities, I enjoy cooking, drawing, traveling, spending time with my friends and family, and going to local restaurants and events. I am beyond excited to be a part of the 4Memphis Impact staff. Writing for 4Memphis has given me many opportunities to learn more about my community and see Memphis like never before!
My name is Libby Wunderlich. I am > a sophomore at Saint Agnes Academy and I take part in multiple school activities. I play on the soccer and tennis team. Also, I am the class Make-A-Wish Coordinator. I am a member of many school clubs, such as: Pep Club, Beta Club, Namastay Fit Club, and Forever Friends. In addition to being involved with my school, I also volunteer often at the Madonna Learning Center. I am so excited to participate in impacting Memphis and assist in improving the 4Memphis Magazine.
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My name is Grace Galler and I am a junior at Hutchison School. I am involved in the Youth Impact Staff because I love the idea of getting people my age and younger more involved in their community.
My name is Madison Grinder, and I’m a junior at Hutchison School. I’m honored to be a part of the Memphis Impact staff as Lifestyle Editor. Aside from my position at Memphis Impact, I play volleyball and lacrosse for my school and play competitive lacrosse with No Excuse. I also spend my time volunteering at many service organizations. I’m so excited to be a part of the growth of 4Memphis Impact and can’t wait to see it develop.
My name is Caroline Weakley, and I’m a sophomore at Hutchison. I’m honored to be the fashion-editor for Memphis Impact. In my spare time, I take part in the soccer, bowling, and track teams at Hutch and also take part in many school clubs such as Wilson Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and SADD club. I am also involved in Younglife and True North Youth Group at Second Presbyterian Church. I’m so excited to be a part of the 4 Memphis Impact staff this year and to see it grow.
My name is Emmaline Schild, and I am a junior at Houston High School. I look forward to showing how Memphis teens make a difference in our city. I am the SGA Historian and on the Honors Academy Executive Council. I am involved in Key Club, DECA, Student Impact, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Rho Kappa, Student Government, Beta Club, Honors Academy, Lacrosse, my youth group, and Young Life. I look forward to watching Memphis Impact grow. 70 / April 2018
My name is Robert Ayotte and I am in the 10th grade at MUS. In addition to writing for 4Memphis, where I happen to be the only boy on staff, I write for the MUS school newspaper and have participated in many external writing competitions. I am a member of the MUS Civic Service Organization, and I also runs cross country, track, and play basketball. I have an older sister currently at Ole Miss, and an English Bulldog named Coco.
My name is Mary Katherine Thomas, and I am a junior at St. Agnes Academy. I am so thrilled to be apart of the Arts Staff. I am on the varsity golf team at my school, and play tournament golf year round. I am fortunate to be a volunteer at Madonna Learning Center, Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy, Salvation Army and the special needs program at my church. I am also active in my youth group at Second Presbyterian Church. I honored to work on this magazine with this staff of girls and I look forward to the future of the magazine!
My name is Annie Leatherman and I am a junior at St. Mary’s Episcopal School. This is my first year on the 4Memphis Impact team and I will be working for the digital staff. I am very excited to get the opportunity to learn more about graphic design. I have become very interested in graphic design through my work as a member of my school’s yearbook team for the past three years. I am also very involved with the St. Mary’s tennis team and theater program.I am very excited to be joining the 4Memphis Impact staff.
My name is Karsen Springfield and I’m a junior at St. Mary’s. I’m so excited to be a new photographer for the Impact staff. In my free time, I love to play tennis and take photos for the St. Mary’s yearbook. I’m also a member of the St. Mary’s Community Fund, which has given me an outlet to learn philanthropy through grant-making and volunteer work. I’m so excited for this opportunity to give back to my city through such a creative outlet.
My name is Haley Clift, and I am a junior at Hutchison School. I am so happy to be on the Memphis Impact staff, and I hope this magazine will help unite the youth community in Memphis. For the magazine, I cover the beauty pages, and I have also interviewed emerging fashion designer Meggy Muller. At Hutchison, I serve as class president, play varsity lacrosse, and am a member of the Wilson Society. Additionally, I cheer for the MUS football team and participate in youth groups, YoungLife and 2PC True North. I am so excited for this opportunity to write about all of the exciting events and people in our community.
By: Madison Grinder
NOMI NATE & DONA TE
Beneficiary: Kandence Castillo
Mckendree, Allie, Kandence, Evalyn, Alina, Sophia, Haley, & Isaiah Operation Red Shoes aims to carry on the powerful legacy of Luis Aguilar by providing fundamental assistance for families of children and teens battling cancer. In honor of his proclivity to sport red shoes, the family decided to order red shoes for family and friends at Luisâ€™s funeral. As the order was placed to Zappos, the story behind the purchase did not go unnoticed. After weather complications delayed the shoe order, a customer service representative from the company contacted the family. Immediately, the meaning behind the order inspired the customer service rep and went on to move others at Zappos, for the company surprised the family with a trip to Las Vegas in order to celebrate the life of Luis. Although Luis's story certainly tugs on the heart strings, it goes far beyond a few tears. Over the years, Operation Red Shoes has developed into an astounding non-profit organization that works to assist children and their families battling cancer. This year, the organization centered its attention on the Castillo family by providing the family with a Nissan Xterra with the help of Kenny
St. Jude patient, Sophia Daniels at Peck Daniels Auto Sales. Because the Castillo's live in Huntsville, AL, traveling to and from St. Jude for treatment is often a struggle. With their new car, the family can spend more time focusing on their childâ€™s recovery and less time worrying about transportation. Whether a family is experiencing crippling poverty or astounding wealth, the health and wellbeing of their child (or children) is always the chief concern when cancer comes into play. With this in mind, Operation Red Shoes gives children and teens battling cancer the chance to live a bold and passionate life just like Luis. As Operation Red Shoes continues to change the lives of families, Luisâ€™s unceasing spirit lives on. If you know a family who needs essential assistance because their child is battling cancer please nominate them at http://www.operationredshoes.com/ If you would like to make a difference in a family fighting cancer, you can donate at www.operationredshoes.com. April 2018 / 71
By: Madison Grinder
Two high school friends, John Planchon and Taylor Berger, had
Planchon and Berger’s vision of Railgarten could not be achieved
a dream to open up a place that would bring the Memphis
alone. They brought together a team of designers, lawyers, bankers,
community together. This is what brought us Railgarten. They
and contractors. Their inspiration was to make your visit feel like
had previously opened up two other successful venues, Rec
you are on vacation while still in Memphis and to make you want
Room and Loflin Yard. However, Railgarten has been their
to come and stay—for several hours. Four different buildings on
most demanding project thus far. Set on two and a half acres
the same property was an engineering struggle, but it adds to its
of land in the middle of Midtown, Railgarten has become a
uniqueness. The buildings include a Tiki Bar, Ping-Pong Bar, Diner,
family friendly hang out place for all ages. A few of the many
and Ice-Cream shop. They decided to decorate their property
activities include a large, indoor ping-pong bar, beach volleyball,
with Memphis memorabilia. For example, as you walk through
an outdoor stage for concerts, a playground, and four different
Railgarten, you can see children playing in an old Army truck and
buildings for food and drinks. As Taylor Berger says, “You can
admire the skating sign that once adorned the old rink on Summer
come with the intent of playing a game of ping-pong, but then
Avenue. Railgarten opened only a year ago, and Planchon and
you might end up seeing a band you have never heard before,
Berger are beyond thankful for the support they have gotten from
having an ice-cream float, eating some really good food, playing
the Memphis community. They cannot wait for the years to come.
on the playground, and playing volleyball. I mean you never really
So as spring approaches, make sure to make Railgarten one of
know what you’ll do next as you stumble through the property.”
your stops! There is plenty to do, plenty to see, and plenty to eat and drink. Go and stay for a while. They’ll make you feel welcome.
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SPIRIT OF MEMPHIS By: Emmaline Schild and Emma Yates
Memphis area cheer teams come out on top! At the UCA’s annual cheer competition in Orlando, Florida, over 800 teams performed at the National High School Cheerleading Championship where three schools from Memphis ranked nationally. Bartlett High School ranked seventh in the nation in the large non-tumbling division and fifth for the junior varsity division. In the small varsity division, Briarcrest came out with two white jackets, winning first at nationals and worlds. Houston High’s junior varsity non-tumbling cheer team ranked third at nationals and first at worlds. Houston High also takes home not one but two titles as national and world champions in the super varsity division. This goes to say Memphis has a lot of spirit—so keep on cheering!
Houston High School
Briarcrest Christian School
Bartlett High School
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