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Contents AUGUST 2015
Outtakes 16 Big Wig Ball 18 Israel Festival 20 Literatini 26 Live at the Garden: Chaka Khan 28 Blowout at the Brewery 30 Dinner on Stage at the Orpheum 32 Margarita Festival 33 Friends of the Fort 48 Le Bonheur Childrenâ€™s Hospital Ball 50 Par-Tee with the Gurus 51 Art & Soul: Sake & Sushi 56 Girls, Inc. Celebration Luncheon
Popular Crowd: Pop Artist Adam Exelbierd 24 #MemphisLoveChallenge: Jubilee Catholic Schools Network 37 Team Martina
Regulars 41 Fashion 53 Recipes: Cocktails for the Craftsman 58 Book Review 60 Celebrating Marriage 62 More4Memphis
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Letter From the Publisher Seek the Peace and Prosperity of the City in which I have placed you. Jeremiah 29:7 . יִ ְהיֶ ה לָ כֶ ם ָשלֹום,לֹומּה ָ כִ י ִב ְש:יְ הוָ ה- ֶאל, וְ ִה ְת ַפלְ לּו ַבעֲ ָדּה, ֲא ֶשר ִהגְ לֵ ִיתי ֶא ְתכֶ ם ָש ָמה,שלֹום ָהעִ יר-ת ְ ז וְ ִד ְרׁשּו ֶא יִ ְר ְמיָ הּו
“Living Fully Without Boundaries” Ecclesiastes 3: 1-3, 7-8 1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heaven: 2 A time to be born and a time to die,… 3 A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 7 A time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8 A time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
Last month, I also wrote on the concept of “living fully without boundaries”, as I wrote on the loss of three friends whose lives inspired us and showed us how to live by being survivors. They showed us that surviving is more about living, loving and giving. Luis Aguilar, Gene Carlisle and David Richardson were men who died before their time, but while they lived among us, they “lived fully without boundaries.” I took the phrase “living without boundaries” from my daughter’s Facebook post written to Luis: The words ‘cancer survivor’ should be used to describe individuals who have chosen to LIVE even when faced with unrelenting circumstances. I believe that you are my angel for numerous reasons. You entered my life at the beginning of my battle. Your battle became mine, and mine became yours; we fought together as a team. The day the doctors told me that I had cancer I knew that it was going to ruin my life. I continued with a mindset of fear and bitterness until I met you and you taught me the greatest lesson I have ever learned. You taught me how to fall in love with my disease because without it, I never would have met you. Happy National Cancer Survivors Day for all of the brave souls who have faced their challenges with courage. So today, I celebrate for you and with you Luis because you are my survivor. You survived cancer because you did not let allow it to stop you from living. On the contrary, you chose to let it teach you how to live fully and without boundaries. I am so proud of you Luis Aguilar! Love, Mckendree!
This past month, Memphis lost one of its great statesman, a survivor of a different nature, a man born in such a time when society demanded that African-Americans live in a world of nothing but “boundaries.” Judge D ‘Army Bailey was born in Memphis in 1941, received his childhood education from Booker T Washington, and graduated from Yale University Law School in 1967.
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He attended college as the United States of America was battling for its soul; the Declaration of Independence declared that all men were created equal by God, but the country and the authors of the Declaration of Independence were bound by the conventions of their day and limited the application of equality to a certain class of man. It would take a Second Revolution nearly two hundred years after our great country’s founding to begin the process of equality being granted to all its citizens. D ‘Army Bailey was one of the many that stood up to lead the fight of America’s Second Revolution; he lived his life battling for equality. He served in government and in the private sector, but all his efforts were to secure the success of the Second Revolution. He was a statesman because the anger that helped motivate him in the early years gave way as the Revolution was starting to take hold across the nation. He became a friend and partner with all who embraced building our nation on equality. My conversations with Judge Bailey were often at charity functions benefitting the less fortunate of Memphis; I worked more with his wife Adrienne Bailey who is the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mid-South. She has been kind enough to review my letters when I have written about sensitive race topics. I would dare say that Judge Bailey and I seldom voted the same way, not because we didn’t want the same outcome, but because we differed on the best method of achieving those outcomes. It did not keep the two of us from having great conversations on how to work to improve all aspects of life in Memphis. He by no means was a close friend of mine, which only made me appreciate all the more his kindness towards me and the efforts of 4Memphis. I will miss how he challenged my thinking on how to encourage and build Memphis in the pages of 4Memphis. Judge D ‘Army Bailey, a man born to a world of “boundaries,” refused to live by those boundaries. His life was a picture of how the third chapter of Ecclesiastes laid out that each of us would live through seasons of our lives, it calls each of us to rise up and “live our lives without boundaries” for the sake of Memphis. Seek the Peace and Prosperity of Memphis. Jim Walker
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Big Wig Ball Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
Most parties don’t normally list crazy hair as part of the dress code, but the Big Wig Ball is no regular party! The Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Foundation Associate Board presented the Ball to benefit Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. The Annesdale Mansion was the elegant setting for the wig-wearing, fun-loving party goers.
Nicole Standord, Cassie Clifton, Cristina Runer & Julia Kempke
Isabelle Blais & Beth Wilson
Marcie & Nick Secombe
Stephen, Liza, Jennifer, Teresa & Michael Routh
Dr. Lauren Mitchell & Lynn Calzada
Nikki Ross, Lindsey Burt, Ashley Colotta & Courtney Thompson
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Steph Martinez & Keith Pierce
Elizabeth Ennis, Laura Echtenkamp & Jennifer Routh
Joe McLaughlin & Anna Yarbro
Katie Stephenson & Lauren Callins
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Preston & Jennifer Thompson with Meg & Brian Smith
Chris Studaway, Ashley Sandridge, Danielle Salton & Kevin Woods
Margot & Clay Chapman
Locke Isaacson with Mike & Kim Schween
Dr. Caley & Josh Spotts
Heather Swanson & David Nall
Preston Blair & Jonathan Leonard
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Israel Festival Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
For the 8th year, the Memphis Friends of Israel held the Israel Festival at Audubon Park. The beautiful Sunday was filled with fun, family-friendly activities. Ask The Rabbi booth is always popular, as are the tasty Jewish and Israeli foods. Memphis Friends of Israel is a pro-active, non-denominational, non-political, non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the Mid-South community about the positive aspects of Israeli society and about the value of American support for Israel. To learn more, visit memphisfoi.org.
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Joseph Banks, Jeremy Butler, Jordan Banks, Jeremiah Butler & Denise Banks-Butler
Maddie Grace, Robin, Christian & Bob Garner
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Abe Nahmias, Ethan Morris, Miles Parker & Gabe Itkowitz
David & Aaron Haider
Pearl & Ezra Katz
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Literacy Mid-South Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The Booksellers at Laurelwood shook up a good time to benefit Literacy Mid-South at the 4th annual Literatini. Guests sampled creative cocktails, enjoyed great food, and a cheered on their favorite bartender in the Mystery Martini Showdown. Literacy Mid-South serves all ages, from children to adults and is creating a Memphis community actively engaged in continuous learning. To learn more, volunteer or make a donation, visit literacymidsouth.org. Amy Beth Dudley, Shawn McGhee, Elizabeth Rouse & Madelyn Gray
Dr. Chris Cooper, Chip Williamson, Andrew Neighbors & Shawn Hayden
Amanda Higbie, Cody Donahue & Chooch Pickard
Macon Wilson, Knox Shelton & Nicole Yasinsky
Christina Vranich & Jessica Toliuszis
Rachel Harris, Jamie Wells & Megan Fortas
John & Beau Elkington with Valerie Calhoun
Drew Colson, Adrienne Glover with Libby & Owen Harris
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Pop Artist Adam Exelbierd Makes a Local Splash By Stephanie Beliles, photography courtesy of Adam Exelbierd
On July 18th, roughly 70 pop artists from around the globe gathered to collaborate on a project called “Paint Memphis.” Their mediums were cans of spray paint and the flood wall adjacent to the proposed Chelsea Greenline. At the entryway of the .3 mile stretch of graffiti art, local artist Adam Exelbierd painted his representation of his hometown, dubbed “Grizzle Wiggly,” a grit and grind mashup of Memphis Grizzlies’ “Grizz” meets the old-school image of Piggly Wiggly. Adam’s chunk of the wall perfectly exemplifies his style of expression: colorful, simple and splashy. Fan or not, this art form is becoming rapidly prevalent on home walls and building sides, and Memphians are going to see more of Adam’s work and the like out and about in the city. Adam was first inspired the way many artists are inspired: by playing the role of a jilted man in scorn. The breakup with a girlfriend five years ago necessitated fulfilling ways to occupy his time, and Adam experimented with everything from painting to weightlifting and even trampoline acrobatics (he is a five year member of the trampoline-dunking Elvis team at Grizzlies’ games). However, it was local artist Lisa Dick who inspired Adam to take to the paintbrush for heartbreak therapy. Adam’s art is not moody or dark; it does not leave much up for interpretation or tries to evoke serious thinking. “I’m inspired by popular icons and just what makes people happy and smile, you know?” And Adam has plenty of reasons to smile. Adam got his big break when he did a portrait of Craig Sager, a TNT NBA commentator, right after he was diagnosed with cancer. His plan was to have a fan hold it up in the stands of FedEx Forum and perhaps he would score some air time. Touched by the painting, TNT decided to feature Adam and his piece in a live interview before the game, and he enjoyed immediate and overwhelming popularity. Now, Adam is most famous for featuring Memphis icons, including Grizzly players. In fact, his work has garnered attention from players themselves: Beno Ulrich, Mike Miller and Quincy Pondexter all own their portraits by Adam. But you do not have to have an NBA income for his pieces, which range from $200 to about $600. Charities also hire Adam to paint live at their fundraisers and then auction his pieces later, something he relishes doing. With this art movement on the rise, Adam excitedly anticipates seeing pop art and graffiti art continue to prosper in Memphis. You can check out his work on artbyexelbierd.com and even commission your own piece of pop culture. August 2015 / 23
Jubilee Catholic Schools Network By Stephanie Beliles | Photography by Trey Clark
Dr. Mary McDonald walked into Bishop Terry Steib’s office seventeen years ago thinking she was segueing into retirement. After all, she had spent thirty-six years as a teacher and principal in the Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Memphis, and while she did not know what a superintendent actually did, she figured she would be able to relax in her new position. However, the moment she sat down, Bishop Steib burst his new Superintendent of Catholic Schools’ retirement bubble. Ambitious as ever, Bishop Steib wanted Mary McDonald to fight the uphill battle of closed catholic schools and reopen them, a mammoth task. Disheartened and admittedly upset, she went to the nearby chapel and offered a seemingly angry prayer. “I asked God why he gave me a job that I felt I could never do. I wasn’t prepared for it. I looked at the crucifix in that chapel and told Jesus with his outstretched arms that those were the truer arms and hands of help. Not mine.” Months later, at a convention in California, Dr. McDonald attended mass and was blown away by what she saw above the alter: a crucifix showing Jesus with no arms. After the service, she asked he priest why the crucifix was broken. He replied, “Yes, this beautiful antique was actually to be restored, but the nuns stopped me. They say it’s a reminder that we are the arms and hands that minister in the name of Jesus.” Chilled by the message God sent her, Dr. McDonald received that memo loudly and clearly. She started immediately on a task that has since taken shape as Dr. McDonald’s singular mission as an educator, Christian, and Crusader for Catholic education. It is nothing short of a miracle that Dr. McDonald and Bishop Steib found such willing investors for their endeavors. The donors are not Catholic, but simply Memphians who wanted to see a change in the broken education system. They wanted to see a Catholic system offered to more inner city children. “Even though there were valiant efforts made by the city and with optional programming, our children were falling further and further behind,” remembers Dr. McDonald. Catholic schools have a great educational reputation, and these anonymous donors wanted to capitalize on the catholic school method. Therefore, McDonald crafted a business plan (something she previously never had any experience doing), and the doors to St. Augustine on Kerr near Elvis Presley Boulevard reopened its doors after being closed for four years. The model McDonald and her team crafted was adding two grades onto the lower school after each year. The notion was such a success that investors and other locals wanted to see more previously closed catholic schools come to life again. “They asked me ‘How many more schools are closed?’ and I said, ‘Oh, about six.’ Then they asked me to reopen them all.” So they kept slowly yet surely sticking to the strategy of one school and one grade at a time, making sure that students and parents understood the differences between catholic 24 / 4Memphis
education and public education. “A small percentage of our students are Catholic. That isn’t the point. These people believe in the power of what a Catholic school provides.” In fact, a study by the University of Notre Dame did a Catholic School Advantage study and discovered the following: • The achievement gap is smaller in faith-based schools (Jeynes, 2007; Marks & Lee, 1989). • Students in Catholic and other private schools demonstrate higher academic achievement than students from similar backgrounds in public schools (Coleman & Hoffer, 1987; Coleman, Hoffer, & Kilgore, 1982; Greeley, 1982; Sander, 1996). • Latino and African American students who attend Catholic schools are more likely to graduate from high school and more likely to graduate from college than their public school peers (Benson, Yeager, Guerra, & Manno, 1986; Evans & Schwab, 1995; Neal, 1997; Sander & Krautman, 1995).
• The “multiply disadvantaged” benefit most from Catholic schools (Evans & Schwab, 1995; Greeley, 1982; Neal, 1997). • Social class effects on educational achievement are significantly lessened in Catholic schools (Bryk, Lee, & Holland, 1993; Greeley, 1982). • The poorer and more at-risk a student is, the greater the relative achievement gains in Catholic schools (York, 1996). • Graduates of Catholic high schools are more likely to vote than public school graduates (Dee, 2005). • Graduates of Catholic schools are likely to earn higher wages than public school graduates (Hoxby, 1994; Neal, 1997). • Catholic schools tend to produce graduates who are more civically engaged, more tolerant for diverse views, and more committed to service as adults (Campbell, 2001; Greeley & Rossi, 1966; Greene, 1998; Wolf, Greene, Kleitz, & Thalhammer, 2001).
Data courtesy of 2015 University of Notre Dame - Alliance for Catholic Education
The schools, dubbed Jubilee Schools as they opened in the Jubilee Year: 2000, have since added an additional two schools, making eight Jubilee Schools in the city of Memphis. Every student has a (very modest) tuition based on their families capabilities, thus making everyone involved held to a degree of accountability. The students want to be in school, and their parents are involved in their education. Nikki Tubbs, Director of Development at the Jubilee Catholic Schools Network, shares numerous accounts of the triumphs of these students. For example, a little boy named Oscar is Latino, and his mother does not speak English. Oscar’s teacher at Resurrection does not speak Spanish. However, Oscar’s mother and teacher communicate nearly every day via text because his teacher tirelessly uses an online translator to fill in Oscar’s mother on his progression (and this is a common practice in Jubilee Schools). This kind of accountability is why Jubilee School graduate Xavier Greer graduated from MUS this year and acted as President of the Student Government. He will be attending UT Knoxville this fall. Other Jubilee graduate Selena Foster was the Valedictorian at Immaculate Conception this past year, and her Salutatorian was former Jubilee student Marnique Turner. Nikki notes with pride that “all Jubilee students are above the national percentile in Reading, Language and Math as of the new data we received from final testing last year. Also, Jubilee kindergarteners are at the 92nd national percentile in Reading.” Most graduates
from the Jubilee Schools go to Catholic high schools, whether it is Memphis Catholic, their feeder program, or another school that offers scholarship. This summer meant another landmark for Jubilee Schools Network. The University of Memphis did a research study for the Jubilee Schools to keep their mission in check. What they discovered is that while the students are progressing at an above-average rate, they, like other students in the US, are losing some skillsets during the summer. Kids that are not intellectually stimulated by a learning curriculum, reading, etc. become academically rusty. By the time the next school year comes around, the students spend a significant amount of time relearning and catching up. “For children who live in poverty or in under-served areas of the country, sometimes this loss is even more prevalent,” notes Dr. McDonald. Often times, single parent and under-served families are unable to challenge their youngsters due to time and money constraints during the summer. Historically speaking, a summer break for school children was necessitated by a need for extra harvesting hands during a time where nearly everyone was a farmer of some kind. Now, starting this year, the Jubilee Schools are successfully challenging that archaic concept by starting school back in July and making their roughly 1,400 students better prepared for their next school year. The year-round calendar was well received by families and students, and will allow the students to continue in surpassing the averages. Jubilee Schools Network President David Hill says, “We set a high bar for excellence, and our intention is to support teachers and principals, as well as students, in holding themselves accountable for results.” The Jubilee Schools are taking a systematic and extremely successful model countrywide, with Dr. McDonald visiting city after city and familiarizing the cities with a similar infrastructure, called “The Memphis Model,” in order to reopen Catholic Schools everywhere. Ever faith-driven, she found herself at a point where she doubted one of the last school’s ability to reopen, so she gave a frantic call out to God. “I wasn’t feeling positive about the school and the expectations we had set for it,” she recalls. Shortly thereafter, she went up to the school’s attic to access stored furniture and came across a huge crucifix, and this one also had Jesus missing his arms. Messaged, again, received: she has since never doubted her mission’s ability to succeed. Due to their dedication to the students of Memphis and the well-being of children and their education across the country, Jubilee Schools Network is the well-deserving recipient of the Memphis Love Challenge this month. However, they need help and generosity from people like you in order to keep their doors open and the hearts of the young children hopeful. Please send in a donation in the enclosed pre-addressed envelope and learn more t Jubileeschools.org.
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Live at the Garden
Chaka Khan Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
John & Cheryl Walker with Michelle Bolton, Stacie & Josh Maz
David & Bonnie Thornton with Cathy Jameson, Vicki & R.D. Singh
Barry Yoakum & Susan Adams
Trip Monger with Callie Elli
John & Paige Phillips
Wanda Barzizza, Pamela Smith, Kathy Breckenridge, Amy Simpson, Dr. Nancy Chase & Rudi Scheidt
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Floyd & Shirley Harvey
Rosalyn Byrd & Cindy Frazier
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Blowout at the Brewery Beale Street Caravan Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The annual fundraiser for Beale Street Caravan was June 18th, and this year was a big blow party at the Memphis Made Brewery. Live music from Marcella & Her Lovers, and a Southern-inspired buffet by Chef Michael Patrick were the perfect complement to the craft brews. This is the only fundraiser for the Caravan, now in its 19th season. Adriana Sequra, Luis Murillo, Rose Covarrubias & Nizar Issa
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The Orpheum Theatre recently hosted a premiere dinner event on their historic stage. With lots of theater lore and a scrumptious dinner, this is a favorite tradition for Orpheum fans. Do you want a peek behind the famous curtain? Attend the Backstage Bash party on August 7th and support the Orpheum’s Education Program. For more information, visit Orpheum-Memphis.com.
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Margarita Festival Photography by Katie Breyer
The Margarita Festival was held at the Overton Park Greensward to the delight of fans of the tonic. Guests sampled concoctions from the 15 of the city’s best margarita-makers including Swanky’s, Molly’s and Babalu. The inaugural event, hosted by the Memphis Flyer, was soldout as margarita aficionados sipped and swigged through the beautiful Saturday afternoon.
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Friends of the Fort Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
Friends of the Fort hosted another evening of music, history, and fun in the French Fort District on the grounds of the Historic US Marine Hospital. Craft beers, BBQ, and guided tours of the Hospital were all included in the picnic-style gathering. And despite a little rain shower, the party was a delightful night in this hidden downtown treasure. For information about the French Fort District and upcoming events, visit frenchfort.net.
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With the power of music and love in the hearts of her fans, the Team Martina movement was born and is â€œmaking the world better through volunteerism and the healing power of music.â€?
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“With the power of a song as inspiration, let’s rally together, Memphis, and love somebody through it.” The passive act of “listening to music” is often not passive at all. Music has the power to motivate, inspire action, soothe a wounded soul. The music of Elvis and B.B. King bridged races and generations. Notice the songs that the presidential candidates play at their political rallies while on the campaign trail. Music even helped to heal our city with the first Memphis in May MusicFest, held during a time of turmoil in our history. And for couples falling in love, a special song can carry them from prom night to a dance at their 50th wedding anniversary celebration. Hope, action and love set to a tune and a few chords. For thousands of cancer patients and their loved ones, just such a song has meant encouragement and has also been a call to action. That song is Martina McBride’s “I’m Gonna Love You Through It.” The song has become a rallying cry for patients undergoing treatment, for cancer survivors, and for the ones loving them through it. With the power of music and love in the hearts of her fans, the Team Martina movement was born and is “making the world better through volunteerism and the healing power of music.” When the song was released four years ago, fans found comfort as well as inspiration in the message she sang. During the first year of the song hitting the airwaves, members of her fan clubs across the US began volunteering at their local hospitals. They donated money and gifts, and they also donated something even more important: their time. These volunteers sat with patients as they took long chemo treatments, simply being there to “love them through it.” And from those individual efforts, the collective Team Martina was born. “It’s very inspiring when I realize how giving my fans are and what big hearts they have. The healing power of music can make the world a better place, and they’re really out there doing that,” Martina reflected on the organization bearing her name. Rather than the song’s impact diminishing since the initial release, the dedication of her fans and the influence of the music has continued to grow. The Team Martina volunteer and fundraising movement has expanded beyond cancer to include hunger, homelessness, and poverty. “Even when you don’t have money to give, you have love to give,” says Sheila Jones, Executive Director of Team Martina.
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Projects across the the country have been organized by the fan-volunteers including raising $30,000 for a playground and green space for kids at Chastain Park in Atlanta; raising $50,000 to begin a music program for abused and neglected children living at Covenant House/La Alianza Orphanage in Guatemala; over $40,000 was raised to create the Martina McBride Breast Cancer Research Grant at the Vanderbilt Ingram Center Center in Nashville. Today, Team Martina fundraising efforts around “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” has topped $300,000. Fundraising is only a part of the giving spawned by the song. Handson volunteering is also an integral component, and Martina herself is dedicated to giving of her time to Team Martina projects. While traveling across the country on her Everlasting Tour, Martina has taken the opportunity to personally participate in several projects. In Newark, NJ, Martina and a team of volunteers made a visit to Covenant House, a teen homeless shelter. As part of her visit, she surprised the kids with tickets to her concert with George Strait that night. Team Martina planned a similar surprise for the residents at a women’s shelter in Montgomery, AL. In both instances, this was the first time many of women and kids had ever been to a concert. The projects organized in each city are as diverse as the fans. Team Martina volunteers have packed boxes at food pantries and delivered stockings to cancer patients at Christmas time. While her schedule does not always permit her to participate in every town, Martina does like to join her fans whenever possible. After all, being there to “love them through it” is the message in the song. Over Labor Day weekend, Martina brings her Everlasting Tour to Live at the Garden on September 4th. Do you have a project you would like for Team Martina to support? To make a suggestion or to be involved, contact Sheila@TeamMartina.com. Memphis has been heralded as one of the most generous cities in America. With the power of a song as inspiration, let’s rally together, Memphis, and love somebody through it. Visit TeamMartina.com for updates and LiveAtTheGarden.com for ticket information.
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Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The Le Bonheur Club recently hosted the lovely Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Ball. The party was held at the Peabody Hotel Grand Ballroom, and the Soul Shockers had the crowd all dancing through the night. The dedicated members of the Le Bonheur Club had a motto for the event: when you open your heart, you have a ball! Yes indeed everyone did! For more information on the Club or becoming a member, visit lebonheurclub.org.
You can help the Le Bonheur Club raise money for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital • Sponsor a Casual Day at your office or place of business, and then donate the funds to the Le Bonheur Club Child Life Endowment. • Fundraisers at your school with events such as Penny Wars, a Fun Run, or sports tournament. • Buy a $5 Kroger card from the LBC, reload it at Kroger, and shop as usual. Your grocery shopping will benefit Le Bonheur. • Donate new coloring books or new toys for Bunny Lane located in the Hospital.
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Par-Tee with the Gurus
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Photography by Mark O. Ramirez This year’s Le Bonheur Gurus of Golf was held on Monday morning at Spring Creek Ranch, and the night before there was a fabulous Par-Tee with the Gurus to tee-up the tournament fun. Lexus of Memphis hosted the players who enjoyed the pregame festivities with team pairings and live and silent auctions, all that benefit the Le Bonheur. For informatiWon on how you can help support Le Bonheur, named one of the Best Children’s Hospitals by US News & World Report, visit lebonheur. org.
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Art & Soul
Sake & Sushi Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
The Young at Art is the Dixon Gallery and Gardens’ membership designed for young social members...with “social” being a highlight of this vibrant group. They hold monthly mixers, and for June, it was an Art & Soul: Sake and Sushi party. Tasty sushi offerings, cold libations, and even some karaoke made a fun after-hours party at the Dixon. For information on joining Young at Art, visit dixon.org/young-at-art.
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When the kids are away, the parents will play. These refreshing works of art can be easily accomplished at home (or better yet: ordered at our favorite restaurants)! Enjoy the relaxation of a little more you time with a cold concoction.
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1 c Peach nectar 1 c Vodka 1 oz Triple sec 2 Tbsp Fresh lime juice
Sparkling lime water or club soda, as needed Mint sprigs, for garnish Lime wedges, for garnish
In a pitcher, combine peach nectar, vodka, triple sec, and lime juice. Fill 6 glasses with ice cubes. Evenly divide the peach mixture among the glasses; top off with sparkling water or club soda. Garnish with mint and lime wedges. Enjoy!
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Mardi Gras Martini 2 oz Blue Ice American Vodka 3/4 oz Sweet and sour mix 1/2 oz Blue curaçao 1/2 Pineapple juice
For the Garnish Purple, gold and green colored rim sugar 1 Pineapple wedge 1 Lime wedge 1 strawberry 1 Lemon peel twist
Wet rim of martini glass and dip into colored sugar. Mix all cocktail ingredients in an iced shaker and strain into martini glass. Add garnish and enjoy!
Spiced Apple Crisp 1 oz Cardamom infused Thirteenth Colony Southern Bourbon 1 oz Calvados Morin 1/2 oz honey or honey syrup 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain and add into an iced Collins glass. Top with a splash of water and garnish with a lemon peel. Enjoy!
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Celebration Luncheon Photography by Mark O. Ramirez At Girls Inc., girls are celebrated for their strengths. The Celebration Luncheon was held recently at the Pipkin Building and honored women who exemplify the mission of Girls Inc. The 2015 honorees were Paula Jacobson, Dr. Carol Johnson, and Denise Wood. These role models inspire girls to stand on their own two feet and fight for a positive future â€“ to be strong, smart, and bold. For more information or to make a donation, visit girlsincmemphis.org.
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I caution you not to read Harrison Scott Key’s new memoir, World’s Largest Man, in public, as it inspires inappropriate snorting and belly laughs. People will stare at you, and they will judge you. I’m sure those around me at Starbucks one Saturday morning were convinced I was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as Key’s book had me shooting iced latte out of my nose. Key has been compared to David Sedaris many times recently since his memoir was released in May. Key’s memoir, though, is decidedly fresher, funnier, and delightfully more Southern than anything Sedaris has written in years. World’s Largest Man is also far more topical for Southerners, especially those who struggle to reconcile their own progressive beliefs with the deep-rooted traditions of the South. The memoir chronicles Key’s coming-of-age story as an outsider in the hyper masculine world of the Mississippi Delta. His father, with his big head and big hands, demands that Key conform to the standard heteronormative behaviors of his peers, though Harrison is far more interested in his education, shopping with his mother, and crafts. His father forces him to learn the art of hunting, yet Key is unable to kill an animal despite years sitting in a deer stand in the forest. Key’s eccentric, pointed commentary about the Southern experience is refreshing, as his point of view never spirals into bitterness.
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The anecdotes Key recounts are hilarious, too. One story about his squirrelly neighbors in Savannah, GA was particularly funny. His neighbors were the type, as Key recalls, that “poisoned their flowers and grew their weed,” and he has a lot of fun at the expense of his neighbor’s “Tina Turner Beyond Thunderdome hair.” The way Key is able to poke fun at the absurdity of Southern culture while never drooping into silly caricature provides a good-natured ribbing to the more traditional-minded Southern reader while giving a knowing elbow to those who see Southern culture as antiquated. His own struggles to make peace with the culture provide an interesting contrast to the old ways of the South versus the new. A good example of this is when Key’s wife sits at the table with men to eat, and he’s shocked, as women in his family typically waited until the men finished their meals before eating. Hilarity ensues as he processes this seemingly brazen move. Along with Jamie Kornegay’s novel, Soil, Harrison Scott Key’s book is one of my favorite of 2015. Both authors will be joining us on Saturday, September 12th at Playhouse on the Square for the Mid-South Book Festival. The festival is free and open to the public.
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Aubin Christopher & Drew Oliver August 29, 2015 | Memphis Botanic Garden Photographer: Caylan Awtrey | Florist: Pugh’s Flowers Caterer: Fratelli’s Fine Catering
Allison Riley & Joe Pehanick May 9, 2015 | St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana Photography: Lindsey Lissau
Kelsey Eades & Austin Weaver June 6, 2015 | Wedding & Reception: Northwest Passage, Memphis Zoo Photographer: Russell Hays Photography | Flowers: Kacie Cooper and Cathy Phillips Caterer: Fascinating Catering | Bridal Consultant: Heather Smith
Kristy Sellers & Greg Fowler April 14, 2015 | Malibu, CA, Point Dume Photography: Carlos “The Malibu Artist”
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de la Belle Wellness & Spa Hosted their Grand Opening in The Shops of Chickasaw Oaks on June 18th. The Spa features the latest in Aesthetics, Weight Loss, and Laser Technologies. Guests were treated to consultations, tours, refreshments, specials, and live music by Twin Soul. Stop by and let owner and nurse practitioner, Renee Pinlac and her experienced staff help you look and feel your best. Visit www.delabelle.net for more information on products and services.
Brian Pinlac & Charlie Belt
Dr. Jeff Lowery, Renee Pinlac & Robin Thoda
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de la Belle Open House
Renee Pinlac & Laurel Reisman
The Wings Gallery Opening for Memphis Camera Club Exhibit Wings Cancer Foundation hosted a wine and cheese reception honoring the Memphis Camera Club. Their show “Wings for Wings” will hang in the Wings Gallery at The West Clinic – Humphreys through August 19, and each artist will generously donate 30% of their proceeds from the show to Wings Cancer Foundation to benefit cancer patients here in the Mid-South. Artists participating in the show are: Rick Barnard, Beth Behm, Paula Cravens, Tom Furlotte, Ed Greenhaw, Beverly Hammond, Shirley Jackson, Saji Madapat, Becky Ross McRae, Paul Nolte, Michael Pachis, Patricia Possel, Rob Robertson, Barry Siegel, Allen Sparks, Quinn Strother, and Joe Sullivan. The Wings Gallery - Humphreys rotates artist’s work every 6 to 8 weeks, featuring the works of cancer survivors, caregivers or artists touched by cancer in some way. The rotating gallery gives patients something new to enjoy when they come in for their appointments. It helps take their mind off of why they are there, if only for a short time. Joe Sullivan & Doug Behm
Valerie Patton & K.B. Walker
Agency Services, Inc. Open House Agency Services Inc. hosted an open house and FedEx St. Jude Classic watch party in their office located at 7980 Courtyard Plaza. Guests mixed and mingled with ASI staff and enjoyed lunch provided by Memphis Dawgs and the Central BBQ food truck. A friendly game of cornhole was played in the parking lot while other guests participated in a mini insurance carrier expo, played games and watched the golf tournament.
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Beth Behm, Allen Sparks & Shirley Jackson
Shirley Jackson, Patti Possel, Wonji Aycock & Beth Behm
Dixon Gallery & Garden Farm to Table Dinner The Hughes Pavilion at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens was transformed into an elegant and magical space for the intimate Farm to Table Dinner event. Chef Erling Jensen prepared the fresh and locally-sourced ingredients into a magnificent dinner for the guests. Diners also enjoyed a stroll around the gardens and the Jun Kaneko huge ceramic exhibit on display throughout the Dixon grounds.
Mike McManus, Mark Wiseman, Angie Pettinger, Jack Dewald & Bob Moore
Sue & John Dewald
Alaina Hartle, Erling Jensen & Jessica Smith
Patty & Steven Welch
Jason Combs, Jack Dewald, William Sloan & Andy West
Lacey Washburn & Ashley Smith
Tom Hutton, JJ Keras & Lewis Williamson
Kathy King, Susan Schwartz & Buff Adam
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Mary Pera, Selma Johnson, Mary Ale & Martha Anderson
Advance Memphis recently hosted a 5k Race. The race started at First Evangelical Church, and runners and walkers enjoyed the quiet of the Ridgeway Loop on an early Saturday morning and raised over $11,000! Advance Memphis is a program that gives back to the community by providing hope, knowledge, resources, and skills to area students and adults, moving them toward financial independence through education and work. For more information, visit advancememphis.org.
Moziah Bridges and his mother, Tramica Morris, visited More Than Words for the Trunk Show event on Saturday, June 20th. The young designer has been featured on “Shark Tank” and in USA Today. His styles are a favorite of fashionable gents, including several NBA stars! Moziah is featuring his entire line of stylish and snazzy bow ties at More Than Words in Saddle Creek - tie one on...you’ll like it!
Cornell Faquin, Caroline Faquin & Moziah Bridges
Annette Poole & Pat Massengill
Advance Memphis 5K Race
Mo’s Bows Trunk Show at More Than Words
Ali Deutsch, Moziah Bridges & Tramica Morris
New Members of Josephine Circle
Eula Horrell, Sue Taylor, Sue Johnson & Harper Wheeler
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The dedicated ladies of the Josephine Circle gathered for their annual luncheon, spectacular silent auction, and fashion show by Laurelwood Shopping Center. The theme for this year’s event was “In The Fashion of Downton Abbey,” as a bit of British regalia was brought to the ballroom of the Hilton Hotel. The Josephine Circle has provided scholarships to Rhodes College, University of Memphis, and UT-Health Sciences for deserving men and women since 1947.
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The Josephine Circle Luncheon
Holly Huffman, Lauren Stephens & Ashlend Kimler
Kent Smith & Bob Leopold
Brent Westbrook, Eric Kimbrough & Joe Birch III
Laurie Gianella, Sarah Mcdowell, Moziah Bridges & Savannah Bayse
Paragon Bank Customer Appreciation Day Paragon Bank hosted its 10th annual Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, July 3 at all four banking centers. Customers were treated to various sweets and Fourth of July flare, before heading out for the holiday weekend.
Julia Gates & Marita Brooks
Judi Foster, Anita Elkins, Deanna Carter & Kelly Carter
Moziah Bridges & Dedra Anderton
Jon Roskos, Diane Roten, Sue Ann Boehme
Jeanine Gipson, Kathleen Lewis, Sheila Welborn, Barbara Harris, Beverly Timberman, Carole Hughes, Susan Brooks & Penny Hill
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Poornima & Sridhar Sunkara
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Drew Cadena, Megan Klein, Bethany McRae & Stephen Cross
Sylvia & Bill Cochran
Paula & Joe Mistretta
ECCO Restaurant Wine Tasting Event On June 28th, a big crowd of Church Health Center supporters and wine connoisseurs attended a Wine Tasting Event. The fundraiser was held at ECCO Restaurant on Overton Park, and the guests were treated to tapas and live music on the large, shaded patio. Sipping away a Sunday afternoon made this afternoon tasting a very successful soiree for the many Church Health Center programs. To make a donation and get updates on more CHC events, visit ChurchHealthCenter.org.
March Gates, Sarah Richie, Zslia Sadighi & Melissa Jones
Shawna Engel & Kim Schwartz
Hallie Peyton, Laurie & Bill Benton
Deborah Kelley, Kevin Smith & Erica Brown
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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis kicked-off summer with the Summer Spectacular Party at Chickasaw Country Club. In addition to great food and cold drinks, guests had fun competing for some great prizes in the putting and chipping contests on the greens of CCC. To find out how you can make a difference for children in our community, visit bgcm.org.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis Summer Spectacular Party
Shell Out for the Arts Shell Out for the Arts at the Levitt Shell was an evening of cocktails, great food, and a wonderful concert from the Stax Music Academy. The event is an annual fundraiser for Arts Memphis, and all proceeds will support arts organizations and artists across our community. For more information on their work or to make a donation, visit ArtsMemphis.org.
Caroline & Mike Dreyfus with Carol & Sam Braslow
Brandy Boyd, Andrew Farmer & David White
Jon & Raven Moorehead
Julie & Ronald Joe
Centro Cultural Tamale Fest The first Centro Cultural Tamale Fest was held in late June with partners Caritas Village and Crosstown Arts. The festival was held on and around the grounds of Caritas Village, where Centro Cultural offices are located. Tamale lovers enjoyed live entertainment, a tamale cooking contest and a tamale tasting tent for an afternoon to celebrate culture diversity in Memphis.
Lauren Randolph, Jill Stark, Claire Caprio, Mira Patel, Erica Carcelen & Ariana Mancieri
Lilia & Rich Favinger
Jennifer Riddle & Jesse Hearn
Tommy Foster & Darla Linerode-Henson
Share the Pennies rounds your utility bill up to the next whole dollar amount and donates the difference to Project CARE, which assists elderly and disabled customers with energy-efficiency repairs to their homes. Sign up today at mlgw.com/share or call (901) 528-4887.
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