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“Don’t Forget to Be a Good Boy:” How One Tennessee Mother Helped Ratify the 19th Amendment and Win Women the Vote
ext year will mark the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guaranteed women the right to vote.
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex,” the amendment reads. “Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” The impact of those thirty-nine simple words is felt by every American woman but their history is not well known. It is a rich history in which our beloved state of Tennessee played a pivotal role. Without Tennessee, the Nineteenth Amendment might not have passed and history would have been starkly different for generations of American women. This month we celebrate Mother’s Day. As a Tennessee mother, grandmother, and the first woman elected U.S. Senator from Tennessee, I can think of no finer tribute than to share the little-known story of one Tennessean, Representative Harry Burn and his beloved mother, Miss Febb. This Tennessee mom and her son changed the course of American history and ensured women were afforded the basic right of a citizen in a democracy - the right to vote. The Founding Fathers made it procedurally difficult to amend the U.S. Constitution. It takes a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and ratification by three-fourths of the states in order to amend our constitution. But what many people do not know is that Tennessee played the decisive role in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, also known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. Situated between pro-suffrage states to its north and west and anti-suffrage states to its south and east, Tennessee was both literally and figuratively in the middle of the fight to secure ratification in the early 20th century. On June 4, 1919, members of the Sixty-Sixth Congress of the United States reached the two-thirds majority required under the Constitution for passage of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. But the battle was far from over. They still needed three-fourths of the 48 states to ratify it. Cynics predicted that it would take two decades for the amendment to become law, but the suffragists were determined to act both before memories of American women’s contributions to the Allied victory in World War I faded, and before the presidential election of 1920. They knew that public opinion was shifting towards their side but they had to move quickly. By the summer of 1920, 35 of the 36 states necessary had ratified the amendment. Eight states had rejected the amendment, and
five had not voted. Suffragists saw Te nnessee as their last, best hope for ratification before the 1920 presidential election. Governor Albert Roberts called a special session of the Tennessee General Assembly on August 9th -- right before the ratification period was to expire -- to consider the issue. Pro-suffrage and anti-suffrage activists from around the state and the country descended on Nashville, intent on influencing the legislature. In the blazing heat of the summer, fistfights broke out in the lobby of the Hermitage Hotel, where legislators, suffragists, and antisuffragists lived during the special session. There was even a war of roses at the old Hermitage. Every morning, the lobby of the hotel filled with red roses, the antisuffrage symbol. Yellow roses symbolized suffragist votes. The Senate was solidly pro-suffrage and ratified the amendment in just four days. The House - being virtually split - was delayed. After weeks of intense lobbying and debate, a motion to table the amendment was defeated with a 48-48-tie vote. The speaker called the measure to a ratification vote. Many thought the vote was sure to end in another deadlock. But that morning Harry Burn, a 24-year-old, first-term representative from McMinn County in East Tennessee received a note from his mother, Phoebe Ensminger Burn, better known as Miss Febb. Until that time, Burn had fallen squarely in the antisuffrage camp. In it, she implored her son to support suffragist leader Carrie Chapman Catt, and told him to “be a good boy and help Mrs. Catt put the ‘rat’ in ratification.” Harry Burn followed his mother’s wishes and voted aye. The final tally was 50-46. Tennessee had ratified the Nineteenth amendment and secured the vote for millions of American women. Because Harry loved his mother and heeded her advice, doors of opportunity were opened for future daughters of Tennessee and America. This Mother’s Day, let us pay tribute to the Volunteer State’s proud history in securing the right to vote for American women. Let us reaffirm our belief in the power of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to change the course of history for the better. And above all, let us remember to always listen to the wisdom of our mothers. Marsha Blackburn of Brentwood is the first woman elected to serve Tennessee as a United States Senator. Before her election, she served eight terms in the U.S. House of Representatives as the first woman elected to the House from Tennessee in her own right, as well as two terms in the Tennessee State Senate.
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F E AT U R E S 38 #Fashion: Yellow in Bloom 46 Ladies of the Memphis City Council - 2019 48 Moms & Grads Loving Local 52 #Gallery: Ken Hall's May Art Events 54 #Culinary: Flavors of Memphis 58 #4Home: 4Memphis Interior Designers' Favorite Home Design Project
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29 Vive Le Smash
18 Blue Pump Gala
30 Bill Morris Book Signing
18 Little Black Dress Affair
30 Emerging Memphis Designer Project Reveal
18 League of Women Voters 20 Brass Note Presentation for Aretha Franklin 20 Palladio Horticultural Center Grand Opening 22 Leadership Memphis Awards 24 A Serving for Tennis 25 The Queen Bees Wine & Cheese Fundraiser 26 Operation Red Shoes Gift Presentation
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Blue Pump Gala
The Blue Pump Gala was recently held at the Memphis Botanic Garden as a part of the Choosing Transportation Summit. Hosted by the University of Memphis’ Southeast Transportation Workforce Center, the Gala raised scholarship funds for female students pursuing majors in transportation and logistics. memphis.edu/setwc
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Little Black Dress Wine Tasting Women donned their little black dresses and enjoyed an ultimate girls’ night out at the Crosstown Concourse. The ladies enjoyed libations from mobile bartenders, Shake ‘Em & Twist Cocktail Service, and an evening of girly fun with friends!
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League of Women Voters Guests recently enjoyed and participated in the Memphis Soapbox Dinner at the Crescent Club. The event was hosted by the League of Women Voters Memphis/Shelby County. Two dignitaries at each of the 17 tables facilitated conversations about current issues including "Is the National Media News Failing Us?" and "Confederate Monument Removal, Is Segregation Really Over?" The goal of the League of Women Voters is to empower citizens to shape better communities worldwide. lwvmemphisshelby.org.
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Brass Note Presentation for Aretha Franklin
Fans, dignitaries, and musicians united in Handy Park on Beale Street on Sunday, March 23, to celebrate Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul was being posthumously honored with a Brass Note on the Beale Street Walk of Fame. A New Orleans-style Second Line led attendees from Handy Park to Alfredâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for the official presentation of the 178th note to be installed in the sidewalk along Beale Street. There is no better way for Memphis to show our R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Aretha! bealestreet.com/brass-notes
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Palladio Garden Horticultural Center Grand Opening
The Palladio stores in Midtown have expanded Palladio Garden to include a full-service garden center and plant nursery, just in time for the Spring season, and a grand opening was held March 23, 2019 to celebrate! Guests were treated to special discounts on services, plants, and new lines of patio furniture, giveaways throughout the day, and gardening seminars.
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Leadership Memphis Awards
Leadership Memphis hosted its 2019 Awards Luncheon and Ceremony on March 22, 2019, at the Hilton Hotel in East Memphis. Presented by Regional One Health and Sedgwick, the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events featured the theme: Opportunity Youth engagement and the role of leadership in ensuring lasting success for communities. Honorees and recipients of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awards were Penny Hardaway, Percie StrongJenkins, and BRIDGES USA. leadershipmemphis.org
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A Serving for Tennis
A Serving for Tennis is the largest annual fundraiser for Tennis Memphis, and this year was a smashing success! The 2019 event moved to a new location at the Red Barn at the Agricenter, and the tennis community and supporters enjoyed samplings from area restaurants including Babalu, Bangkok Alley, Muddy's Bake Shop and more. Funds raised from this event allow 80% of participants to attend Tennis Memphis programming at a reduced cost or for free. supporttennismemphis.org
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Jon Bell, Chip Malone & Dalton Young
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The Queen Bees Wine & Cheese Fundraiser
The Royal Society of the Queen Bees hosted their annual fundraiser to benefit the 2019 Children's Charities of Carnival Memphis - Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc., Palmer Home for Children, and Porter-Leath. Carnival Memphis members and supporters attended the festive party that was held March 26, 2019, at Sheffieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Antique Mall. carnivalmemphis.org
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Ann Graham, Diane Day & Robin Owens
David & Peggy Everson, Julie Eaves & Anne Newell
Barbara Baker, Pat McWilliams, Jean Oliver, Carol Wasielewski, Kat Scoggins & Ellen Patrick
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Dr. Greta Coger & Ally Luciano
Tiffany Brimhall & Marion Marr
Chairs Laura Dearman & Donna Renard
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Operation Red Shoes Gift Presentation
Operation Red Shoes recently held their third gift presentation to two patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and it was a celebration for all! Guests enjoyed scrumptious fare from Carrabba's Italian Grill in Collierville and live music from the fusion band Latin Memphis Sound. Princesses were also in abundance for the party, and even included a special visit with Rapunzel from In Character Productions. To nominate a recipient or to make a donation, visit operationredshoes.com.
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Le Bonheur Club Sustainers Luncheon & Fashion Show
Le Bonheur Club Sustainers enjoyed a luncheon and fashion show at the Memphis Country Club March 28, 2019, to celebrate the Spring season. Several sustainers and grandchildren of sustainers modeled current spring/summer fashions from Kittie Kyle and CottonTails/Sachi. lebonheurclub.org.
A diverse group of like-minded women who share a passion and love for children, Le Bonheur Club has continued to support Le Bonheur Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital through fundraising, service projects, community outreach and volunteerism.
Houston Barnes, Kim Pitts & Betty Swann
Anita Harris & Mary Mac Carrier
Paula Buttross, Judy Brantley, Nancy Tashie & Jan Futris
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Janie Harris & Katherine Graham
Rachel Black & Sissy Criss
Bonnie & Holly Hays Grosshans with Judy Brantley & Ann Creson
Sadie & Addison Sadler, Paula Buttross & Ella Colvett
Dottie Burana, Anne Creson, Rachel Burana, Jamie Turner & Evangeline Burana
Ivey Jennings & Karen Carlisle
Ruth Owen & Evelyn Gotten
Billie Anne Williams & Beverly Carrick
Barbara Hodges & Cheryl Edwards
Mary Tom Massey & Jenny Rudemiller
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Vive Le Smash
The Brooks recently hosted Vive Le Smash - a celebration of the art and delight of the smashed grape! The newly-branded party was a part of the former Wine + Food series, and this new party was a continuation of all the deliciousness of the previous events. Vive Le Smash was definitely a smashing good time for Brooks patrons and supporters! brooksmuseum.org
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Jessica Toliuszis & Christina Vranich
Courtney & Bryan Smith
Rena Chiozza with Libby & David Hudman
Robin & George Chandler
David Thompson & Jesse Katz
Jeff Morris, Bonnie Hollabaugh with Gina Deutsch & Wesley Grace
David, Bonnie, Lara & Adam Thornton
Wendi & Marc Mihalko
Kaitlin Kerns & Jason Flatt
Lee Pittman, Casey Chandler, Lauren Gallegos & Adam Perrin
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Bill Morris Book Signing
Novel in Laurelwood recently hosted a book signing for Bill Morris, Shelby County Mayor from 1978â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1994 and Shelby County Sheriff from 1964-1970. His autobiography, Bill Morris: A Legendary Life was co-authored with Darrell Uselton, and he shares his compelling journey from the depths of poverty to the heights of Tennessee politics.
Sherry Saxon, Cathy McCullough & Valerie Morris
Jennifer Lassiter & Jeff Morris B.J. Worthy & Anne Cunningham O'Neill
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Darrell Uselton, Joanne Van Zandt & Bill Morris
John & Rebecca Bakke
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Emerging Memphis Designer Project Reveal
Memphis Fashion Design Network and Memphis Fashion Week held a party in late March at the Crosstown Brewery to congratulate the Emerging Designers for 2019. Their original fashion pieces were shown on the runway during Memphis Fashion Week, and this talented group of local fashion designers are one of the major reasons MFW is a much-anticipated annual event each spring! memphisfashiondesignnetwork.com
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Tiffany Harris & Erica Buckley
Jimmy Rout, Dick Hackett & Sally Shy
John Durden & Liza Alrutz
Lynn Chandler, Aggie Muller & Christy Muller
Laura Helms, Lina Basma, Antzee Magruder & Cindy Gambrell
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Tennessee Shakespeare Company Gala
The Tennessee Shakespeare Company held its 10th Annual Gala with Broadway star Alton Fitzgerald White. He was Broadway’s record-setting Mufasa in The Lion King and powerhouse star of Broadway’s The Color Purple, Ragtime, and several more. The gala celebrates 11 years of Shakespeare performance and education in the Mid-South. tnshakespeare.org
Tennessee Shakespeare Company is the Mid-South’s professional, 501(c)(3) theatre and education organization which performs the plays of William Shakespeare as well as other classical and Southern writers, and provides innovative year-round educational and training programming.
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Green Shoe Gala
The Green Shoe Gala, held March 30, was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;green-tie optionalâ&#x20AC;? fundraiser benefiting Shelby Farms Park + Shelby Farms Greenline. Guests attending this festive soiree at the FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms enjoyed dinner, specialty cocktails, dancing, auction bidding, and an outdoor after party with silent disco. shelbyfarmspark.org.
Shelby Farms is one of the twenty largest urban parks in the United States and the Greenline provides a safe place for runners and bikers.
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YELLOW IN BLOOM
By Augusta Campbell
njano yellow g e l b buidha Yellow is the brightest color that the human eye can see, and it also happens to be the leading color for spring. It has so many shades that there is surely one for every person to bask in this season - sunshine, mustard, curry, saffron, daisy, daffodil, maize. Yet, for its abundance, yellow has a very checkered past. Sometimes associated with happiness, wisdom, and imagination; it is also linked with cowardice and sickliness. Negatives aside, the fashion world is banking on the sunny side up of yellow and pushing forward for all to love. Focus on the fact that yellow historically reflects a shrewd and humorous personality…so find your shade and wear it all season long. Yellow is shining bright right now and Memphis’ boutiques are stocking up the very best this cheerful shade has to offer.
This bright and cozy top is elevated when paired with classic floral shorts. A little bit of Mother of Pearl around the neck is the spot-on accessory. Shorts / The Pink Door Sweater / Sorelle Boutique Necklace / Amy Wells Designs from Sorelle Boutique Scarf / Sorelle Boutique
Flashes of juicy pineapple seem chic with gold and pearls along with a sharp tuxedo blazer. The citrus mirrored sunglasses add a punch and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more tropical flair with the metallic thong sandals. Dress, necklace / Lori James Blazer, sunglasses / Oak Hall Shoes / The Pink Door Readers / Lori James
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This is a bright yellow top that will never grow tired. The white crochet detail is pristine and the cut shows off statuesque shoulders. This will go with anything, but is especially charming with daisies. Some low-wedge sandals and a headband round out the summer look.
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Krewes for Kids
On April 6, 2019, Memphians enjoyed a night out at Crosstown for the annual Carnival Memphis Krewes for Kids party. This truly fun fundraiser featured signature cocktails, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and wonderful auction items to benefit the 2019 Children’s Charities of Carnival Memphis- Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc., Palmer Home for Children, and Porter-Leath. carnivalmemphis.org
“The party with a purpose for 88 years,” Carnival Memphis promotes Memphis as a great place to live and work and recognizes and promotes an industry that has a major economic impact on the Mid-South community, while raising money for children’s charities across the community.
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of the Memphis City Council - 2019 By Lesley Harris Colvett
Photos courtesy of Memphis City Council appy 200th Birthday to our city! Founded on May 22, 1819, by three men - John Overton, James Winchester and Andrew Jackson - Memphis was named for the ancient Egyptian city, meaning “Place of Good Abode.”
Today, we are the 25th-largest city in the United States in terms of population. Our city’s incredible development is reflected in the progression of women in elected leadership. Just as the United States Congress has the most diverse membership in its history, Memphis is reflecting that trend. This year the Memphis City Council reached an historic milestone with the largest number of African American women serving on the Memphis City Council….It certainly is an exciting time for Memphis. I had the pleasure of sitting down with the ladies of the Memphis City Council, and just as 4Memphis magazine “highlights the positive of our city”, these women are working together to make Memphis its best. Council’s Vice Chair Patrice Robinson represents District 3; Jamita Swearengen represents District 4; Gerre Currie represents District 6; and Cheyenne Johnson represents Super District 8-2. While each councilwoman represents the city and indivdual parts and neighborhoods of the city, one thing is for sure - they all come together on Council Tuesdays to work together! “It is exciting to be a part of the transformation that is going on in the city. We are seeing transformation on city council in having four elected women, and our different perspectives getting men to see things in a different light. We offer different strengths to the table.” Gerre says. Gerre adds that her background provides a different perspective as it relates to business decisions in the city, and how low-moderate income and how they are impacted. “I’ve had the opportunity to work on high end, and lower end, and when you have both of those perspectives you try to figure out how to build the city but not let anyone feel left out,” Gerre says. She would like to see more economic parity in communities that feel like they have been left behind.
Jamita enjoys being responsive, responsible and accessible to her constituents. “I enjoy going to neighborhood associations, meeting the children, individuals, and the ministers of the community. I am a life-long member of Mt. Pisgah CME Church where I am a minister of music...I was born and raised in my district - and I still live here today!” Jamita says. She hopes that Memphis continues to expand and increase minority and women contracts in businesses, and when we bring businesses to the city we keep them here. “I am looking forward to the expansion of the Fairgrounds. I’d like to see more businesses come into the city and in order to do that we need to curtail crime and increase the number of police officers in the streets.,” Jamita says. Cheyenne has served in local government for about 25 years, which brings leadership and structure. “I think Memphis is going through a lot of change - we are seeing progress. The economy is picking up, and I am looking forward to advancement - not just in the downtown areas, but in all the other areas such as Whitehaven, Hickory Hill, Westwood and the smaller areas of Memphis,” Cheyenne says. She says her favorite thing about Memphis is the people. “I think the people are an adjusting group of individuals. They don’t like change, but they accept it,” Cheyenne says. Patrice says, “When I travel and people ask me ‘When should I visit Memphis?’ I always tell people to come visit during Memphis In May - it is a beautiful time of year and they can really enjoy it.” May is here, and the ladies are all looking forward to enjoying Memphis In May festivities, especially the barbecue, music, and downtown - things Memphis is internationally known for and offers to the world!
Patrice says she loves to serve. Patrice served on the Memphis City School Board and Shelby County School Boards for 13 years, and she brings her experience and passion to serve, and Patrice is methodical in her thinking. “I am excited to live in Memphis. This is the greatest place to raise your children. We have great food, lovely trees, a top-of-theline medical center, and southern hospitality, and we have Graceland! Graceland is in my district, and it is the second most visited house in the country,” Patrice says. “Graceland brings thousands of tourists from all over the world...they are spending their dollars here in our community. It is a great anchor for the city of Memphis.” “As Graceland expands, I hope the city invests more on Elvis Presley Boulevard so that when guests come from all over the world they have a greater opportunity to taste Memphis, see Memphis, and experience Memphis in a different way,” Patrice says. Vice Chairman Patrice Robinson, Gerre Currie, Jamita Swearengen & Cheyenne Johnson 46
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Live at the Garden Season Announcement Party
It's Live at the Garden time again! The 2019 season was revealed with much revelry, fanfare, and music in anticipation of the summer concerts. The season opens June 7 with the legendary rock band Kansas, and individual show tickets are on sale now. liveatthegarden.com
Tiffany Howell, Hillary Cox, Mike Allen, Sue Matthews & Katie Lipscomb
Sherry & Bob Chimenti, Phil Morgan
Ron Olson, Sherry May & Jeff Morris
Vanessa Gill & Cherie Cardosi
Liz Rogers, Kathy Gregory & Anne Cassidy
Mike Allen, Tim & Sherry May, Duncan Williams
Pam & Russ Gordon, Dana & John Ernst
Susan Macchiarella & Mona Sappenfield
Cynthia Sharp & Allison Hanes
Ricky Parham, Dr. Barbara Benstein, Pam Pittman & Barbara Parham
Carter Porter & Montana Bryan
Jeannie Wilson, Susan Guerieri, Debbie Holden & Kim Adams
Didi Dwyer, Donna Infurchia, Ree Liverance, David Holly & Don Field
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If the April showers were any indication, Memphis should be overwhelmed with flowers this May. Also abundant will be arts offerings – visual, performing, decorative, and even magical. Two May stalwarts are particularly exciting. The 40th annual Blues Music Awards (formerly known as the Handy Awards) could be described as the Grammys of blues music. It is simply the best of the best from all forms and variations of this unique American art form, which is now appreciated and emulated around the world. Around the same time, the third iteration of
Art by Design will take place. The energized event seamlessly melds decorative arts and fine arts to create a joyful, visual lifestyle. There is a new weekly film series at the state-of-the-art new Crosstown Theater, a rarely performed Gilbert & Sullivan operetta The Gondoliers, and a symphonic tribute to the moon landing. How’s that for variety? Oh, and there is some BBQ to be had as well, but that’s an entire other column. No matter, you can surely find time to try a few of the adventures listed below. Enjoy! - Ken Hall
Painting by Pam Cobb
MAY ART EVENTS 1
noted Nigerian guitarist, The CMPLX, 2234 Lamar, 7pm
Creative Aging Senior Arts Series
Theatre Memphis, 1:30pm Featuring Joyce Cobb and the Boscos’ Trio accompanied by the witticisms of Mark Twain, portrayed by Ron Jewell
The Maguire Twins
Benjamin Hooks Main Library, 6:30- 8pm Part of the Five Fridays of Jazz Series.
Agnes Stark Pottery Spring Sale
David Lusk Gallery, 97 Tillman, 6-8pm
Kale and Beans art by Hope Hudson and Frank Beiser
Stitched: The Art of Quilting
Ballet Memphis, 2144 Madison, 8pm, through 5/11 Crosstown Arts, through 6/28 A quilt festival with an exhibition and interactive opportunities.
Jazz in the Box: Kevin Bales
L Ross Gallery, 6-8pm, through 5/25 In this duo show Duckworth presents Where the Petals All Unfold and Justus offers Where Light and Landscape Meet.
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Ballet Memphis, GPAC, 8pm, through 5/6
Boats Against the Current - F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Tennessee Shakespeare, 7950 Trinity Rd., 3:00-4:15pm
Jay Farrell book signing
Novel, 2:00pm Farrell has created a haunting photobook entitled Abandoned Tennessee.
Collaborations group show
Shainberg Gallery, Memphis Jewish Community Center, 1-3pm, through 5/30
Photography by Veronica Batterson
Gallery Ten Ninety-One, WKNO, 7151 Cherry Farms Rd., 2-4pm, through 5/31
The Parchman Hour
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Memphis Germantown Art League
Hattiloo Theatre, through 6/2
Dialogues des Carmelites
Metropolitan Opera, Malco Paradiso, 5/11 11:00am; 5/15 6:30pm
Un Traductor film screening
Wider Angle Film Series, Benjamin Hooks Main Library, 6:30pm
Ladies and Gentleman, The Fabulous Stains
Crosstown Theater, 7:30pm Crosstown Arts is presenting weekly film series in the new Crosstown Theater. This 1982 cult classic fits perfectly with the variety to be seen in the arthouse-style series.
Memphis Light Opera, Harris Auditorium, U of M, 5/17 7:30; 5/19 3:00pm
Spring Exhibition Dinner & Dialogues
Art Village Gallery, 7-9pm In conjunction with the art exhibition of Ethiopian artist Zeinu Mudeser, this is a ticketed event featuring dialogue & dinner with the artist.
Memphis Botanic Garden, 5-6:30pm, through 5/31 The group show is up for the entire month of May with the awards ceremony and reception being held on May 5. The show was curated by Jason Miller.
Mahler 5th Symphony
Symphony in the Garden
14th annual Children’s Theatre Festival
Memphis Symphony, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 5-7:30pm
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Memphis Symphony, 5/18 Cannon Center 7:30; 5/19 GPAC 2:30pm Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Voices of the South, McCoy Theatre at Rhodes College, through 5/25
Woodruff-Fontaine House, 680 Adams, 7:30-8:30pm Magician Jeffrey Day presents authentic 19th century magic.
Storytime Ballet, Harrell Theatre, 7:30pm
New Ballet Ensemble
Levitt Shell, 5:30pm All classes will perform on stage. |
Emily Leonard art opening
Dolores Justus and Alan Duckworth art opening
Blues Foundation, Cannon Center, 7pm
12675 Donelson Road, Eads, 10 am- 5pm, through 5/5 430 N. Cleveland, 6-9pm
40th Blues Music Awards
Jay Etkin Gallery, 942 S. Cooper, 6-9pm The show runs through June 8 and is a Memphis in May-sanctioned event.
Playhouse on the Square, through 5/26
ArtsMemphis, Pipkin Building, through 5/12 Multiple happenings from cocktail events and dinners to classes and exhibitions, this favorite event pulls together several elements of the design community for an exciting festival of ideas.
Currents art by Pam Cobb and Marc Rouillard
Art by Design
South Main Trolley Night Anastasia
Orpheum Theatre, through 6/9
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The Josephine Circle Gala The Josephine Circle members and guests gathered recently at the Hilton Memphis for the annual fundraiser, and they were treated to a great lunch and performances by some of the best talents in the Memphis area. For over 100 years The Josephine Circle, Inc. has provided scholarships and interest-free loans to deserving young men and women pursuing a higher education. josephinecircle.org
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In the Bluff City, we have a flavor that is uniquely Memphis. Maybe it is in our water, maybe it is our grit, or maybe it is our culinary soul stew that has been cooking for some 200 years. Like most good recipes, it takes time. Happy bicentennial, Memphis - the flavors are just right! 54
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1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion 1 teaspoon garlic 1 small can diced tomato 1 teaspoon tomato puree ½ cup BB King’s BBQ Sauce ½ pound BBQ pulled pork Place diced tomato and tomato puree in blender till smooth. Saute onion and garlic in oil until translucent; then add blended tomato. Bring to a simmer and reduce for 5 minutes; add BBQ sauce and mix completely. Add pulled pork, allow to reheat. Toss in pre-cooked pasta until pasta is fully coated with BBQ sauce.
B L E U R E S TA U R A N T & L O U N G E BERKSHIRE PORK CHOPS 4 3 3 1
10 ounce Berkshire pork chops cups sweet potato fingerlings cups Swiss chard, sautéed ounce honey mustard sriracha sauce
P EACH BBQ DRIZZLE 3 cups Sweet Baby Ray BBQ Sauce ½ cup peach puree Combine ingredients and stir.
Season both sides of pork chops with salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning. While grilling, lightly drizzle with honey mustard sriracha. Cook until a meat thermometer inserted in the center of the chop reaches 145F. Top pork chops with Peach BBQ Drizzle or serve on the side. Serve with par-cooked sweet potato fingerlings and sauteed Swiss chard.
SMOKED BACON AND DOVER SOLE ROUL ADE ROULADE
Cook smoked bacon and reserve the fat. Remove dover filets from bones. Lay flat and season with salt and pepper. Add the strips of bacon to the center of the dover sole filet. Add ground garlic and roll filet tight. Use a toothpick to hold the filets together. Bake in reserved fat and butter for 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Serve immediately.
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PEANU T CARAMEL SAUCE:
¾ cup heavy cream ¼ cup crunchy or fresh ground peanut butter 1 cup sugar ¼ cup water 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
CARAMELIZED BANANAS: 6 tablespoons unsalted butter ¾ cup dark brown sugar, packed ¾ teaspoon cinnamon 4 bananas, peeled and sliced 1 teaspoon vanilla
Boil over medium-high heat until an amber color develops (about 5-6 minutes). Remove saucepan from heat and add the butter all at once. Stir to combine. Add heavy cream mixture, taking care as it will create a lot of hot steam and will bubble up. Transfer to a dish and allow to cool slightly.
F R E N C H T O A S T:
1 loaf brioche, cut into 8 thick slices 1 cup mini chocolate chips or semi-sweet/dark chocolate chopped 3 eggs ¼ cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Unsalted butter, as needed Whipped cream, for garnish Honey roasted peanuts, chopped, for garnish
Combine cream and peanut butter in a microwave safe container. Heat just enough until the peanut butter is thoroughly combined. Set aside. In a medium, heavy duty saucepan, combine sugar and water, stirring together to ensure sugar is completely moistened. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil. Use a wet pastry brush to occasionally sweep down any sugar crystals from the side of the pan, but do not stir mixture while it comes to a boil.
In a large sauté pan over medium heat, combine butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until butter melts and sugar is dissolved, 4 to 5 minutes. Add banana slices and cook, turning once, until just tender, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Add vanilla and stir. Set aside to cool slightly. Preheat oven to 225 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper; place a cooling rack in the pan and
place in the oven. With a serrated knife, cut a pocket in the bottom of each slice of bread and fill with about 2 tablespoons chopped chocolate. Beat together eggs, milk and vanilla until smooth in a wide plate or cake pan. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and coat lightly with butter. Once melted and hot, carefully dip the filled bread slices in the egg wash mixture on all sides and place in the hot pan. Griddle on both sides until browned and the chocolate is warmed through. Transfer finished French toast to the prepared pan in the oven to keep warm as you finish the remaining slices. To serve, warm up the caramel or bananas if necessary. Drizzle the peanut caramel over the French toast and top with the caramelized bananas. Top with whipped cream and honey roasted peanuts, if desired.
OWEN BRENNAN'S SHRIMP & GRITS
1 tablespoon olive oil ½ cup tasso ham, minced 1 cup onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 36 medium shrimp, peeled (about 1 1/4 pounds) 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning 2 ¼ cups water, divided 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 cup fat-free milk ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup uncooked, quick-cooking grits 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded ½ cup sliced green onions Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tasso; sauté 2 minutes or until edges are golden. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add shrimp to pan, sprinkle with Cajun seasoning, and cook 3 minutes, turning once. Add ¼ cup water, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Remove from heat; add butter, stirring to melt. Cover and keep warm. Bring milk, salt, and 2 cups water to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat. Gradually add grits, and cook until thick and bubbly (about 5 minutes), stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove grits from heat; add cheese, stirring with a whisk until cheese melts. Spoon grits evenly onto 6 plates. Top evenly with shrimp, ham mixture, and green onions.
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Favorite Design Project By Lesley Harris Colvett
You may say that interior designers have a dream job - they get to work with the most fabulous resources to create a beautiful living space for their clients. So, we asked our interior designers “What has been your favorite design project?”
Cindy McCord Design 1289 South DuBray Place Collierville, TN 38017 901.647.0064 cindymccord.com
It’s difficult to pick a favorite project, but one project that stands out is a recent lake house, perhaps because it’s spring. And with summer just around the corner, wouldn’t it be wonderful to plan to spend time at the lake? Carson Looney of Looney Ricks Kiss was the architect, and the style of the house has a relaxed modern farmhouse feel. I think people really respond to this fresh style because it can still be comfortable and familiar.
Photo by Ross Group Creative
The kitchen is a great example of this contrast. The familiar materials are anything but formal. Reclaimed beams frame the opening to the kitchen, and the unfinished wood detail is echoed in the range hood sheathed in old barnwood. The walls are informal horizontal shiplap-style boards, and the cabinets are white Shaker style.
In contrast to these familiar materials is the elegant design. The window treatments are a simple Roman shade, but we’ve added a bold pattern which works well with the white backdrop. The barnwood range hood has a modern appearance, and its simply applied trim is just right. The sheen of the marble countertops, the sparkle of the large-scale pendants, and the tailored fit of the upholstered barstools add some stylish contrast to the rustic elements. What really makes me consider this one of my favorites is that we’ve managed to give our clients a space that works well for them. They spend a lot of time at the lake, and this house is a home for them. They also love to entertain large groups here, and with plenty of great space, the house works perfectly.
A. Shaw Style
2485 Parkway Place Memphis, TN 38112 901.454.6200
Asking to pick my favorite project is like asking which one of your children is your favorite. My clients are like my family and I could never choose one over the other. Over the last 20 years we have collaborated on lots of fantastic projects that I’m proud of, but, I did have a somewhat recent project not too long ago that I worked on solely for the purpose of being creative-and it’s a favorite I can share. I participated in Art by Design, a fundraising show for ArtsMemphis that invites interior designers to produce vignettes from their imaginations. It was so entertaining and a wonderful opportunity to be uninhibited and wildly inventive. Playing with patterns and colors that reflect what’s going on inside my mind and to amplify it all for the show was so enjoyable. Having the freedom to mix furniture and accents from different decades and origins is something I do a lot with my clients; but for Art by Design, there were no rules. I had a new geometric patterned cowhide rug with a 1960s marble and brass coffee table paired with a yellow snakeskin console and a 1980s Japan secretary. Suspended from the ceiling was an 1880s black and gold chandelier along with a modern art piece with citrine colors hung on metallic wallpaper. And, I added a bright neon tiger to the mix as well. All of it worked and it was some of the most fun I’ve had. I’m looking forward to another fantastic Art by Design this year and I’m sure it will be a new favorite project.
Photo by Sarah Rossi
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Allyson James Design
3566 Walnut Grove Road Memphis, TN 38111 901.281.8687 firstname.lastname@example.org
“When the image is new the world is new.” Gaston Bachelard poignantly captures in these few words the experience of clever and inspiring design. A well-designed space is essentially a poetic moment when a creative dreamer takes a “motionless shell” and transforms it into a shelter that lures the viewer leaving an indelible impression. As a designer, all my projects give me license for clever creativity and an opportunity to design “new” and hopefully inspiring spaces. One of my favorite projects was the office space for the luxury brand Thirdhome based in Brentwood, TN. Thirdhome is a premier, luxury property and travel club that offers its members the opportunity to travel, taste, live and see the world through its 10,000 luxury
"My challenge was to create a wellcurated space that uniquely represented their mission of experiencing exclusively crafted journeys around the globe." properties in 94 countries. My challenge was to create a well-curated space that uniquely represented their mission of experiencing exclusively crafted journeys around the globe. My initial inspiration came from the concept of Google’s office complex with its colorful schematics and simple organic spaces. I designed a conference room with a radiused wall of glass that exposed large images of their global properties with bright orange translucent acrylic barn doors. I used accents of orange and turquoise, representative of their brand colors, on selected accented walls, and stadium seating concepts for their collaborative spaces. For the main walls, I painted gallery white to create a drop cloth for images of their luxury properties. Drywall with sheets of oak veneer on low partitioned walls were used to fashion custom cubicle spaces that were warm and inviting. This project was a collaborative effort with the very forward thinking CEO Wade Shealy whose unique and inspiring “new image” for luxury travel gave license to making this one of my favorite design experiences. MAY 2019
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Memphis Symphony League Luncheon "Wind Beneath our Wings"
The Memphis Symphony League's "The Wind Beneath our Wings" luncheon was held April 9, 2019, at the Memphis Country Club. The special afternoon honored the 2019 Hebe Award winners, Linnea and Paul Bert, for outstanding and significant contributions to the Arts in the community.
Founded in 1959, the men and women of Memphis Symphony League (MSL) have supported the Memphis Symphony Orchestra with fundraising events and volunteer activities. MSL hosts diverse social events and sponsors educational outreach in support of all of the Symphony's programs, including its vibrant performances.
Julian & Linda Prewitt with Kathy Sapp
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Vicki Singh & Lura Turner
Buzzy Hussey & Dr. Hal Brunt
Josie & Melissa Todd
Eula Horrell & Mary Booker
Nancy Bramlett & Billie Jean Graham
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Party on the Porch
The Party on the Porch was held recently to benefit For the Kingdom Memphis. FTK is an urban oasis for Memphis kids, and they host summer camps in their historic location on Raleigh-Millington Road. The property was once owned by Stax Studio founder Jim Stewart. FTK summer camps offer inner-city children fun and challenging camping experiences in a safe, Christ-centered environment. Photography by Cole Creasy. ftkmemphis.org
For the Kingdom
For the Kingdom seeks to provide adventurous camps that challenge youth mentally, physically, and spiritually; they provide a comfortable, secure retreat center where rest and peace are available, and to make Christ known to all people.
Judy Griesbeck & Lee Billings
Tara Crouch, Janice Mosley, Rose Logan & Starr Garrett
Linda Milbradt & Jere Gerard
Jess & Lucas Isley
Clare Richardson & Ginny Meadows
Erin Lasley with Trey & Natalie Lasley
Reid Yarbrough, Joel Scoggins & Brian Ellsworth
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EDITOR’S NOTE By: Langston Myers
I have spent almost five years at 4Memphis. I first became involved with it in the eighth grade when, for my first job, I gruelingly filed what seemed to be thousands and thousands of papers over the summer. Little did I know how special that office that I dreaded going to would be to me now. In the stuffed meeting rooms of 6465 Quail Hollow, I met so many people who are so driven, focused, and passionate about Memphis. 4Memphis’s goal has always been to shed light on the positive aspects of Memphis. This is not investigative journalism, this is not news, because if it were our articles would be a lot more discouraging, and most people probably see enough of this on the news already. Rather, we choose to write about the good in Memphis because it can change the way people see Memphis from a crime ridden city to a place with up and coming small businesses, inspiring non-profits, and truly unmatched people. Most of all, Memphis is a city with potential. The Impact staff has impressed me so much because they genuinely grasp the idea that their articles shape people’s ideas of Memphis and understand what power that yields to them. This community of writers, photographers, graphic designers, of people who can make me laugh so hard while doing something seemingly boring like pitching article ideas, of people who use their voice so well and so wisely is hard to leave. Still, it is time for me to go. It is time for someone else with an entirely new vision to take over and reach new corners of Memphis. So, I happily pass down editorship to Caroline Weakley, and I can’t wait to see where she and the new staff takes Impact.
STAFF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Caroline Weakley GRAPHIC DESIGN Emma Yates / Maley Horn / Townes Wilkinson / Caroline Erb / Sarah Kate Fisher / Rachel Christenbury / Breeland Myers SOCIAL MEDIA Betty Jane Thomas / Louise Laney / Breeland Myers / Aja Berkheimer NON-PROFIT Embry Bird / Caroline Erb / Elizabeth Moody / Caitlyn Dawson / Ruth Ellen Berry / Betty Jane Thomas ART Anna Rose Thomas / Grace Johnson / Mckenzie Lester / Danielle Craven / Anna Mclaughlin / Laila Travilion WEBSITE Hudson Clift / Morgan Crosby / Mary McAuley / Rachel Christenbury SPORTS Angel Lay / Lily McCrary / Madeline Siler / Sydney Graeter / Louise Laney / Chloe Webster / Corinne Emmanuel / Robert Ayotte PHOTOGRAPHY Embry Bird / Grace Johnson / Angel Lay / Libby Wunderlich / Ruth Callicot / Sydney Graeter / Emma Soefker / Anna Mclauglin SALES Lily Saunders / Proctor Pitts / Libby Moak / Elizabeth Grinder / Emma Prather / Colleen Davis / Ella Coffey FASHION Libby Wunderlich / Virginia Tabor / Ella Trotz / Mary Adair / Shade Webb / Aja Berkheimer
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MEMPHIS FASHION WEEK FEATURED DESIGNER: AGGIE MULLER
In celebration of the Memphis Fashion Week that took place this month, our Impact team has chosen a designer as our spotlight of the month. Aggie Muller is only an 8th grader at Hutchison School. This year she took part in the Emerging Memphis Designers Project in Memphis Fashion Week. She began designing at a very young age and pays her inspiration to her mother, who owns the Memphis boutique, Therapy, and her older sister, being a designer and Fashion Institute of Technology student herself. When asked about her inspiration for her dresses in Memphis Fashion Week, Aggie speciﬁed spring as her biggest inspiration as reﬂected by one of her dresses with ﬂower petals on the bottom of the skirt of the dress. Both dresses included tulle, for Aggie recalls tulle as being one of her favorite materials to work with crediting the drama it adds to the piece. Recently, Aggie has been working on her two dresses she designed for fashion week as well as sketching more seriously. In the coming years, Aggie seeks to participate in intensive summer programs at the Fashion Institute of Technology along with Parsons Art and Design School. Aggie also wishes to continue her work in Memphis Fashion Week in the coming years. Aggie is a wonderful, young designer, and we are happy to announce her as our April spotlight we are loving this month.
Jena Richey, Camilla Curran & Ali Boone
MFW models strut the catwalk in Aggie Muller’s designs.
“SCOUT GUIDE SOIREE” After an incredible start to Memphis Fashion Week with “Fashion Night Out” at Crosstown Concourse, the fun continued all night with the “Scout Guide Soiree”. The Scout Guide (Memphis and Oxford), owned by Stephanie and Paul Stephens, graciously hosted the evening’s after party, held on the roof of the Hu Hotel. The Hu Hotel, formerly known as the Madison Hotel, has beautiful sunset views from its rooftop, as well as an overlook of the Mississippi river. The rooftop was ﬂooded with not only those who had attended “Fashion Night Out”, but also numerous inﬂuencers including the party’s sponsors, Cara Greenstein of Caramelized and Pretty in Pink Megan. Sheril Greenstein of Shindigs by Sheril planned the function and ensured that the evening went smoothly for the guests in attendance. A beautiful green poster boasting the Scout Guide logo was on display for fabulously dressed guests to take photos by. Keeping the “Memphis fashion” theme in mind, some of the models in attendance sported looks from 20twelve, a modern boutique in the Broad Avenue Arts District. The event was incredibly well-attended to the point that security had to limit the amount of guests on the roof at one time. The “Scout Guide Soiree” was a raging success and the perfect way to cap off a night of Memphis fashion. MAY 2019
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SPORTS Express Players Running Out on the Field
Liberty Bowl with Express Field
By: Robert Ayotte
If you blinked, you probably missed it. The Alliance of American Football (AAF) seemed to vanish before it even began, as the league announced its suspension via Twitter only after three months into the ﬁrst season. The brief stint of professional football in Memphis is now over, and the city has little to show for it besides an undesirable 2-6 record from the Express and Johnny Manziel jerseys now labeled as collector’s items. But what led to the implosion of the AAF, a league which promised it would bring new energy to professional football? It’s been nearly a month after the announcement and nobody yet has a concrete answer. Many simply believe the AAF couldn’t make enough money — or didn’t start with enough money in the ﬁrst place — to ﬁnish the season. As the weeks rolled on and the AAF continued to see decreasing TV viewership and minimal fan engagement, there were few other options than to pull the plug. The question then arises as to why the AAF was started in the ﬁrst place without the cash in hand. This, of course, was never the intention of founder Tom Dundon, the billionaire deemed “savior” of
professional football who promised that the AAF would be different than other start-up football leagues. Except — brace yourselves — it turned out to be the exact same. The unfortunate matter rests with the low-level employees, managers, and trainers who moved to Memphis under the impression they would be taking part in a multi-year experience as Dundon had duped, not an eightweek stint. In addition to its lack of cash, the AAF seemed almost doomed from the start, as it was unable to capture the energy and enthusiasm of the cities in which the teams played. Whether or not this was the case for Memphis, I wouldn’t mourn the city’s loss. In addition to the incredible energy surrounding not only the Grizzlies, Tigers, and Redbirds, Memphis has also found gold with the new 901 FC, which has ﬁlled an empty soccer vacuum in the Memphis area and captured the city’s heart in ways the Express couldn’t. The AAF never really could have worked in Memphis, which shouldn’t be seen as a negative because it was a market that didn’t particularly need the league in the ﬁrst place. So farewell, AAF and Tom Dundon. At least we got two games with Manziel.
ARTS “THE WIZARD OF OZ” By: Anna Rose Thomas
Wizard of Oz Performers on Stage
Briarcrest School’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” was a stunning display of artistic talent. The musical follows Dorothy, a girl from Kansas, and her dog, Toto, as they journey through the land of Oz encountering scarecrows, tinmen, and lions oh my! The musical numbers showed the love for theatre these students have as well as their dedication to the art. I was a bit skeptical at their use of a real dog to play the beloved Toto seeming it would be difﬁcult to intricately train for the show. However, my faith was restored as the dog behaved perfectly throughout the entire performance. Their brightly colored costumes and set viviﬁed the musical particularly in the scenes with Glenda the Good Witch, who’s preferred form of travel is via bubble, through the use of bubble machines that propelled bubbles down upon the set. The actress playing the Wicked Witch of the West perfectly captured the maniacal cackle that the Witch is so well known for. Her talents and eager willingness to perform enhanced the play to an even more professional degree. I also would like to mention the people behind the scenes who made the play what it was speciﬁcally those in charged of the tornado scene, where Oz and Kansas are, for a split second, fused together inside of a twister that is projected onto the stage. All in all, I enjoyed the play thoroughly and congratulate all the people who made it possible; it’s programs like these that foster an early love for art in their students.
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