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Live at the Garden: Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry 21 Literatini 23 Big Wig Ball 26 Black Tie & Tennis Shoe Ball 30 Crown & Sceptre Ball 32 Raising Hair Benefit 36 By Design: An Evening of Elegant Entertainment & Creative Cuisine 38 Art & Soul 40 Original Art Auction 42 Beale Street Caravan Blowout 56 Girls Inc. Celebration Luncheon 58 Financial Federal Grand Opening 59 “Hairspray” Benefit Performance 63 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame 64 High Cotton Brewing Taproom
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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 ָשׁלוֹם,לוֹמהּ ָ כִּ י ִב ְשׁ:יְ הוָ ה- ֶאל, וְ ִה ְת ַפּלְ לוּ ַבﬠֲ ָדהּ, ֲא ֶשׁר ִהגְ לֵ ִיתי ֶא ְתכֶ ם ָשׁ ָמּה,שׁלוֹם ָהﬠִ יר-ת ְ ז וְ ִד ְרשׁוּ ֶא יִ ְר ְמיָ הוּ
The Legacy we leave behind us. Breaking news: Albert Nobel “Merchant of Death” is dead! Swedish chemist Alfred Bernhard Nobel was once largely known as a maker and inventor of explosives. In 1866, Nobel invented dynamite, which earned him both fame and fortune. During his life, he was granted more than 350 patents, manufactured explosives and ammunition in countries all over the world in more than 90 factories. In 1888, a misprint of the press offered Alfred Nobel an unusual opportunity to see how he would be remembered in his death while being very much alive. Alfred’s brother Ludvig died while visiting Cannes, France, but the French newspapers mistakenly confused the two brothers, reporting the death of the inventor instead of his brother. The morning newspaper’s headline read “The Merchant of Death is Dead.” Upon seeing how his life would be remembered, Alfred Bernhard Nobel was moved to change his will, which led to the establishment of the Nobel Prize and subsequently changing how his name would be remembered.
Memphis is full of people and organizations working together for the good of the city and each other, and how we will be remembered has more to do with how we serve each other than the headlines of yesterdays’ paper. Every year, millions gather around the television set in February to watch the Super Bowl, but many of those watching have to be reminded who won last year. The headlines of a year ago have faded as quickly as they became a story, but the continued work of individuals that change lives is what builds a lasting legacy. Alfred Nobel understood that when he set up prizes to encourage individuals to work to “the greatest benefit on mankind” his continued work of rewarding others for their work to mankind changed how he was remembered.
Today his name is most often remembered as the name behind the Nobel Peace Prize, as well as the other Nobel Prizes that are awarded annually by the Noble Committee in the fields of chemistry, physics, literature, and economics. The Nobel Prizes were established in Nobel’s will specifying that his fortune be used to create a series of prizes for those who confer the “greatest benefit on mankind” in the area of physics, chemistry, peace, physiology and literature.
Alfred Nobel, “The Merchant of Death,” went to being the “Encourager of Life.” The citizens of Memphis can be identified by the headlines of the morning news, or we can be known for working with and for each other by supporting the tremendous efforts of the mercy ministries covered in the pages of 4Memphis.
The city of Memphis, thankfully, is not known for the daily headlines of the local paper or the lead story of the evening news broadcast. Those headlines are often as shallow and sensational as “The Merchant of Death is Dead” while ignoring the substance of what is going on in Memphis. The City of
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Live at the Garden
Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry Memphis Botanic Garden Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
Jim & Sharon Turner with Cathy & Earle Farrell
Bob LaBonia & Adrienne Huntsman
Cole Giovannetti & Lauren Lee
Madison Edwards & Shae Crawford
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Lisa & Lynn Shaw with Jen & Mike Adams
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Steve Childs & Deena Scroggins
Mercy & Teta Alexander
Darrell & Kim Davis
Ron Olson with Sherry & Tim May
Ashley Duboise, Ginny & Rebecca Thompson
Kristy Street, Dr. Stephen Gipson, Stacy & Dr. Robert Wegner, Chris & Dr. Doug Linville
Hollie Williams, Kembree & Tony Brown with Brian Williams
Kaylie Melancon & Phoebe Anderson
Haley & Josh Edmiston
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Jeremy Baer, Caresse Hyneman, Marcus Grandberry & Molly Stricklind
Josh Scott & Taylor Farrell
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Ashlye McCormick, Melissa Pope & Angela Watson
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What’s Poppin’ in August FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 Samaritan’s Feet Shoe Drive, Streets Ministries, 2pm Live at the Garden: Jennifer Nettles, Memphis Botanic Garden, Gates open at 6:30pm, show starts at 8:30pm
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2 Back-to-School Blowout, CMOM, 10am Phoenix Club Summer Party, Overton Square Tower, 7pm
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 19 Great Wine Performances, Playhouse on the Square, 6pm
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Orpheum Theatre, 7:30pm Real Good Party benefiting Real Good Dog Rescue, Tower Room, 6pm
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 Live at the Garden: Styx, Memphis Botanic Garden
James Taylor and His All-Star Band, Mud Island Amphitheater, 8pm
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7 Backstage Bash, The Orpheum, Theatre, 6pm First Thursday Night Out, Cooper-Young Historic District, 5pm
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8 Wine Down, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 6:30pm Welcome Home Party and book signing for Hampton Sides, Booksellers at Laurelwood, 7pm
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9 Macy’s Community Day Marisol, Brooks Museum, 10am Stumbling Elvis Pub Crawl, Flying Saucer, 7pm
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9-SUNDAY, AUGUST 17 Elvis Week 2014, Graceland
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16 An Evening with Dionne Warwick, Cannon Center, 8pm Great Gatsby Gala benefiting American Cancer Society, The Columns, 7pm
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 20th Annual Art Sale, The Orpheum Theatre, 1pm 16th Annual Spirit of SRVS Auction and Wine Tasting. Hilton Memphis, 7pm
TUESDAY, AUGUST 26 Vine to Wine, Memphis Botanic Garden, 6pm
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29 Zoo Brew, Memphis Zoo, 7pm
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 Memphis Tigers home opener, Liberty Bowl Stadium, 6pm
Literacy Mid-South Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The Literacy Mid-South was shaking it up recently at their annual Literatini fundraiser. Hosted by the Booksellers at Laurelwood, the evening is a martini-sampling-party for readers. Local restaurants participate in a martini showdown as they vied for the most votes for the best martini distinction. The Green Gimlet, concocted by Silly Goose Lounge, was this year’s winner. Shaken or stirred, dirty or dry, it doesn’t matter - it’s just straight up fun for a great cause.
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Paula Coley & Jim Caldwell
Andrea Tedesco & Will Bryson
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Kevin Dean, Marshall Boswell & Rebecca Finlayson
Laura Terry & Jim Brasher
Chris Cooper, Chip Williamson, Barry White & Justin Whitford
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DIVORCE THE RICES WROTE THE BOOK. They really did. Larry Rice and Nick Rice are co-authors of The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice. Published by the American Bar Association it is recognized as the standard reference for divorce lawyers across the nation. The 25th anniversary edition contains over 900 pages of insight, experience and techniques. Lawyers seek out Larry’s expertise. He has given over 200 lectures on divorce practice to lawyers both nationally and internationally. As the only Super Lawyer in the Mid-South certified as a Family Law Specialist, Larry spends most of his time practicing law with the Rice Divorce Team. A third generation lawyer, Nick Rice grew up with the law. After graduating from CBHS and UT-Knoxville, Nick clerked in the family firm while attending the University of Memphis Law School. Nick has lectured on several occasions and was recognized as one of Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars. The Rice Divorce Team is a practice group within Rice, Amundsen & Caperton, PLLC. The team is exclusively committed to family law - from prenuptial agreements to final decrees, from parenting time to property division and everything in-between. The team includes Jennifer Bellott, Jan Lentz, Erin O’Dea, Jessica Farmer, Andrea Schultz CP, Teresa Brents, Carla Baker, Susan New ACP, Stacey Pipkin, Cyndy McCrory, Tracy Cermack, Jennifer Bicknell, Courtney Sharp, Sharon Beard, and Ken Schultz. The team applies generations of experience, nationally recognized expertise, and up-to-date technology to lead their clients through negotiations, mediation, arbitration or litigation. Hundreds of lawyers reviewed, contributed to and helped refine the system used by the Rice team. The depth of The Rice Divorce Team’s personnel provides the ability to tailor representation to each client’s individual needs and goals. While the team is proud of courtroom success, their greatest satisfaction often comes from obtaining a quiet settlement favorable to their client. Divorce is difficult. Divorce is made worse by misinformation. The Rices’ guide for clients, “About Divorce”, is available to you at aboutdivorce.com.
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Big Wig Ball Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
Le BonHeur had guests wigging out at Annesdale Mansion for their Big Wig Ball! Party goers donned their crazy and colorful head gear, all while enjoying a silent auction and food by Moveable Feast! Raiford made an appearance to DJ, and Frost bakery doled out goodies. It was a hair-raising time for everyone! All proceeds went to the kids at Le BonHeur, and you can learn more at lebonheur.org.
Watt Efird, Tommy Stephenson, Katie Compton, Ashley Edge, Carolyn Powell & Hudson Atkins
Anna Wohrman, Jim Walker & Stephanie Beliles
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I am so Memphis… I remember Quality Stamps from Big Star. – Susan Ferguson
I am so Memphis… that I still call Whole Foods Montesi’s Supermarket. - Alan Herbers
I am so Memphis… I remember eating at The Red Barn, Hi-Boy, Mark Twain, Robilio’s, The Toddle House, The Knickerbocker, Joy Young and the snack bars at Dixiemart and Corondolet. – Scott Fleming
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I am so Memphis...that I had a WHBQutie as the money lady in the cafeteria in my elementary school lunchroom, griped when we had games in Collierville because it was so far out there, remember when the flames actually worked at The Four Flames. saw a roller derby match at the MidSouth Colisieum, went to Dowdle and then All American if they didn’t have what I was looking for at York Arms (and vice versa) – Stan Farmer
lake, London Transport, when Danvers was called The Ranch House, Round the Corner Hamburgers, Broadnax and when you had to wait for the train at Ridgeway and Park. – Jon Walker
I am so Memphis…I work at Graceland. - Kevin Kern
I am so Memphis…I remember Mamselle and Snooty Fox! I remember when Walnut Grove stopped at White Station and picked up on the other side of the Belz estate.– Donna Skaar
I am so Memphis…I remember the beach within reach – Maywood! – Kathy Williams
I am so Memphis...I remember riding the bus to downtown Main St. to go movies at the Warner and the Lowes Palace with that great entrance, and have lunch or a milkshake at Kresses Counter. – Judy Vandergrift
I am so Memphis…I remember shopping at Shainbergs, Woolco, & Dixie Mart, Goldsmith’s and MM Cohn, Fred P. Gattas and Service Merchandise. – Debi McCaffrey
I am so Memphis…I remember riding my bike to get the fresh loaves of bread at Summer and Mendenhall! The Whistle Stop was the place to buy clothes too! - Kathleen Longoria
I am so Memphis…I remember riding my bike to Pop Tunes and the The Planter’s Peanut Shop on Summer Avenue, going to the Snow Cream Castle on Getwell and watching George Klein and the WHBQuties. – Lee Ann Faquin McGhee
I am so Memphis…my momma and daddy sat under a tree out front of the church beside his house while my sister and I snuck our way to the front of a line and a sea of people on an extremely hot day. The next thing I remember, we were walking up a long and winding driveway. I remember a few things more, the main one being his sideburns. And just like that it was over. I was walking back down that long winding driveway...Rushing to get back and tell mommy and daddy all about what he looked like in his coffin. His name? Elvis Presley. – Pamela Davis I am so Memphis…I dined at the Petroleum Club, The Pier, Justine’s and the 91st Bomb Group, then danced the night away at 2001, Elan’s and The Underground. – Ally Lewis I am so Memphis…I met Savid, saw concerts in the parking lot of Peaches records on Park and rode through Audubon Park in a car on a Saturday and everyone was hanging out and my job in college was Casual Corner on Union. – Cindy Dorian I am so Memphis…I remember going to the Farmer’s Market on Scott Street, going to Shakey’s Pizza after Friday night football games, going to Swenson’s for ice cream, when the Highland Strip was called “Hippy Street,” shopping at the Treasury on Lamar. – Anita Chandler I am so Memphis…that I bought chicken liver for bait at Weona Grocery to go catfishing at Chickasaw Gardens
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I am so Memphis…I remember when Lakeland was an amusement park.- John Walker
I am so Memphis…I rode the Zippin Pippin and the Gravitron, my favorite Memphis player is still Elliot “Socks” Perry, and my first burger was a Tops burger, I was a life guard at Adventure River (Baywatch in Bartlett), Captain Bilbo’s. – Angela English
I am so Memphis...I remember when you could buy a turtle, parrot, or monkey at Katz Drug Store. -Thomas King I am so Memphis...I remember how great the Food Fare was! – Carol Rush I am so Memphis…I went every Monday night to Ellis Auditorium for the wrestling matches. Never will forget the first time I saw Roughhouse Fargo. - Josh Davis I am so Memphis…that Mayor Loeb, who my Dad served as his bodyguard, drove up in our driveway on Flamingo and had a phone in his car in 1968. – Joe Kent I am so Memphis…I went to the Mid-South Fair each year on “school” day when all public schools had a real day out of school so kids/families could attend the Fair! – Sheri Hogue I am so Memphis…Memphis Tams-Johnny Newman, saw Elvis ride his horses at Graceland often, Zippin Pippin, spent summers at Gaisman Park playing box hockey and swimming. – Rhonda Avant I am so Memphis…I remember as a kid, going to Raiford’s before it was a night club- the shoe store! – Sharon Fleming I am so Memphis…Bull Shot, Colletas, Krystal on Poplar, Antenae Club, Bombay Bicycle Club, Silky’s on Overton Square, Cock-eyed Camel. – Steve Goode
I am so Memphis... that I went to the original TGIF Parties at Friday’s in Overton Square. – Becky Anderson
I am so Memphis…I used to listen to all my favorite rock songs being played by Rick Dees on WHBQ AM radio.Phillip Cox I am so Memphis…that I remember seeing “The Sound of Music” at the Paramount Theater and eating at Shoney’s next door. – Cathy Taylor I am so Memphis…that I have dialed JAM-JAM-1 for the Captain D’s time and temperature. – Will Levy I am so Memphis…that I remember buying hot bread at Hart’s Bakery at Summer & Mendenhall – Kathy Johnson I am so Memphis…I bought my shirts at Oak Hall Court Square...- John White I am so Memphis…I remember spending all my allowance at the Gold Mine Arcade at the Mall of Memphis. – Jeff Donald
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Crown & Sceptre Ball Carnival Memphis Photography by Mark O. Ramirez Pomp and circumstance is the hallmark of Carnival Memphisâ€™ prestigious Crown & Sceptre Ball. With the presentation of Carnival King James McCullough, Jr., and Queen Suzette Coors with the Royal Court and Grand Krewes, this was the party of the season for the party with a purpose. carnivalmemphis.org
Janie & Bruce Hopkins with Marianne Horan
Carnival President Will & Jennifer Yandell
Ed Galfsky, Neely & Kate Mallory with Steve Sansom
Carnival King Jim McCullough with Queen Suzette Coors
Sam Moore, Hayden Combs, Tripp Crews & Virginia Kay
Ruthie Layman & Donna Renard
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A Fashion Benefit Child Advocacy Center Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The salon community, led by Terry Lesley, banded together to present Raising Hair to benefit the Child Advocacy Center. The Sunday afternoon fundraiser was held at the Downtown Farmer’s Market pavillion, and guests enjoyed the competitions between salons for the “Biggest Hair Raiser of 2014” honor. Over $20,000 was raised to help the CAC serve the kids who are victims of sexual abuse and severe physical abuse. memphiscac.org Alex Mensi, Michelle Perez & Benita Ochoa
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Tennessee Purple Hull Pea Hummus Recipe by John Klyce Minervini Now you, too, can make Keith Bambrick’s legendary Tennessee Purple Hull Pea Hummus. The chef recommends sourcing your peas locally, from Yia and Geneva’s Homegrown Produce of Middleton, TN. You can find them at the Agricenter Farmers Market, as well as several other farmers markets around the city. 3 cups dried purple-hull peas ½ medium-size yellow onion 2-3 cloves garlic 2 bay leaves Juice of 2-3 lemons 2-3 T tahini paste Olive oil Sriracha hot sauce to taste Salt and pepper to taste In a medium pot, boil 2.5 quarts of water. Reduce to simmer. Add peas, onion, bay leaves, garlic, salt and pepper. Simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until peas are tender, not mushy. Drain. Remove bay leaves. Allow to cool slightly. In a food processor, blend peas, onion, garlic, lemon juice, tahini paste. Salt and pepper to taste. Sriracha to taste. Drizzle with olive oil. Serve with homemade pita or flatbread.
From Busboy to Big Kahuna McEwen’s Keith Bambrick is giving New York a taste of Memphis Story and photos by John Klyce Minervini Getting asked to cook at the James Beard House is a big deal. For a chef, it’s like being nominated for an Oscar. So when Keith Bambrick got the call, he didn’t know what to think. “I actually thought it was a joke at first,” confesses Bambrick. “I thought the guy was messing with me. But then I figured out he was serious, and I was like, yeah, of course!” The James Beard Foundation is a New York-based nonprofit that promotes the culinary arts by honoring talented chefs. Bambrick, the executive chef at McEwen’s on Monroe, is one of just a handful of Memphians to be asked to cook at the foundation’s Greenwich Village restaurant—a group that includes such notable names as Felicia Willett of Felicia Suzanne’s and Ryan Trimm of Sweet Grass. But even among this elite crowd, Bambrick has a special claim to fame: he never went to culinary school. He started his career as a dishwasher and busboy in Jonesboro, AR. From there he worked his way up through the kitchens, moving from waiter to bartender to kitchen manager to salad chef to sous chef—before finally being named executive chef of McEwen’s in 2010. “I actually think everybody should come up through the kitchen,” he says. “It helps you stay grounded, and it keeps you from being a jerk to your staff.” Bambrick, age 38, is a rangy guy who wears his hair in a short ponytail at the base of his neck. He says he learned his passion for cooking from his father, who let him help out in the kitchen, growing up. That’s also where he learned to be mostly vegetarian. “My dad got sick,” says Bambrick, “and a lot of that had to do with his lifestyle and his diet. It was kind of a wake-up call for me.” 34 / 4Memphis
At McEwen’s, Bambrick is known for his modern takes on classic Southern dishes; things like the Tennessee Purple Hull Pea Hummus and the Grilled, Coriander-Crusted Duck Breast. Although he is mostly vegetarian, he says he does eat a fair amount of fish, as well continually sampling the meat dishes he has developed at his restaurant. “Don’t get me wrong,” adds Bambrick, “I would never send something out without knowing what it tastes like. Plus, I mean, meat’s freaking delicious.” Bambrick estimates that he spends more than half of his waking hours at McEwen’s, often working 60-hour weeks. In his free time, he enjoys playing wiffleball in a recreational league that meets on Sundays in the parking lot of Minglewood Hall. He says it’s a good way to relieve stress with some of his fellow staff, who also play in the league. “I played baseball when I was a kid,” remembers Bambrick. “So it’s kind of a way to be a kid again. Plus you’re encouraged to have a beer in your hand at all times.” For his August 20th “performance” at the James Beard House, Bambrick is pulling out all the stops. The meal will begin with three plated hors d’oeuvres, including a Creole-braised pulled Berkshire pork shank with stone-ground cheddar grits and tobacco onions. That sets the tone for an unforgettable fivecourse meal, including pan-seared Mississippi Striped Bass and roasted sweet corn mac ‘n cheese. But it wouldn’t be complete without the last course, McEwen’s Famous Banana Cream Pie. “I want to show them what Memphis is all about, from a food point of view,” Bambrick said. “I want to show them that you can prepare these dishes in a way that is innovative and precise while still staying true to their heritage.”
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Photography by Mark O. Ramirez Elegance and creativity were in abundance at a special black tie soiree held recently at Theatre Memphis. Nationally known interior designer Kathryn Greeley created vignette displays, and Chef Felicia Willett created the magnificent feast for the evening. Attendees were also gifted an autographed copy of Greeleyâ€™s book, The Collected Tabletop: Inspirations for Creative Entertaining. For more information on the Theatre Memphis 2014-15 season, visit theatrememphis.org.
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Dixon Gallery & Gardens Photography by Mark O. Ramirez Young At Art, Dixonâ€™s young professionals group, gathered recently in the Gardens for the annual Art & Soul soiree. With a nod to the Memphis Milano exhibit, the party featured foods and cocktails that blended Southern and Italian specialities. For information on YAA membership, visit dixon.org/youngatart.
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Playhouse on the Square Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The 37th Annual Original Art Auction at Playhouse on the Square is as much fun as it is fundraiser. Dozens of original artworks were on display for the day-long silent auction bidding, and the live auction bidding began in the early evening. An artsy and original party - as only Playhouse can produce. playhouseonthesquare.org
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As the summer is approaching its end, some of us may have grown tired of staring at ourselves in a swimsuit. This does not mean we do not have healthy diets or exercise; for many people, diet and exercise simply will not remove the bulge from problem areas like the tummy, thighs, hips and love handles. However, the medical professionals at Redefine Aesthetics have a hot new treatment with an ice cold technology: CoolSculpting, the nonsurgical contouring treatment that freezes stubborn fat. Redefine Aesthetics has had the non-invasive (meaning no needles or surgery) CoolSculpting machine for nearly a year now. “The treatment includes a suction cup with a gentle suction procedure that basically pulls up the skin with the fat being at the front of the tissue. The fat has less of a resistance to cold than the other tissue. So the fat cells die and the body cleans it out,” explains Dr. Christopher Hall. In the following weeks and months, the remaining fat cells condense, reducing the area’s fat layer. According to Dr. Hall, people in otherwise good shape and smaller problem areas can be treated with one procedure. However, most can see desired results with two treatments. The FDA has approved the CoolSculpting technology for fat reduction, and studies conducted by FDA scientists show that the technology can treat up to 22 percent reduction of the area’s fat in one treatment, and near a 50 percent fat reduction by the second treatment. Dr. Hall notes that the treatment lasts for about one hour, and that, unlike other invasive fat reduction procedures, there is no down time. In fact, many of his clients come in for treatment during their lunch break. CoolSculpting is not a quick fix for the overweight, and just like any other medical procedure, you are responsible for maintaining a healthy lifestyle to keep looking great. But the battle of “Us versus The Bulge” is 1-0 because of the treatments at Redefine Aesthetics, and our mirrors could not be happier. To learn more about CoolSculpting, visit coolsculpting. com and book a consultation with Redefine Aesthetics at 901-249-5355 or by visiting redefine-aesthetics.com.
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Beale Street Caravan Blowout Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
The locally-produced radio program the Beale Street Caravan hosted a fundraiser recently at A. Schwabâ€™s on, where else, Beale Street. The acclaimed show lost itâ€™s founder Sid Selvidge, but is continuing to carry the message and music of Beale to over 400 cities thanks to Pat Mitchell and Kevin Cubbins. Find out when you can hear the weekly broadcast and support the BSC at bealestreetcaravan.com.
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Music in the City Lives Even After the King Is Gone By Stephanie Beliles It has been 60 years since Elvis stormed the city and Sun Studio, making rock and roll accessible to everyone, as well as putting Memphis on the map. Now, native Memphian Cameron Mann has top credentials to serve as a knowledgeable liaison between Memphis music and those who seek it. Cameron’s musical resume includes having worked as studio manager and marketing manager at Young Avenue Sound, Director of Music Resources at the Memphis Music Foundation, and even original member in one of Memphis’ favorite musical acts, Lord T and Eloise. Cameron appreciates Memphis’ depth of music history and is a fan of all music genres. And while the former “Lord Treadwell” has removed his
performer crown, he still reigns supreme as one of Memphis’ best resources of marketable Memphis music. Memphis as a cultural melting pot has enabled its musically-inclined residents to dabble in many different varieties of music. Cameron and 4Memphis recommends venues like Bar DKDC, the Levitt Shell, Thursday Squared at Overton Square, the Concert Series on Broad, the Hi-Tone, and the Buccaneer to start your local music exploration. Here is a list of our top 5 local acts to follow, and why we think they rock.
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Marcella & Her Lovers
Marcella Simien is the daughter of Grammy Award winning artist Terrance Simien. She shares her father’s Louisiana charm and ability to incorporate instruments like the washboard and the accordion into her music, all while keeping the tunes relatable for listeners. She is extremely interactive with her crowd, charming her way through the throng while making every soul around her feel as if her music is his or her music, too. This perfect blend of swamp and soul makes for some great toe-tapping fun. You can catch Marcella at Bar DKDC, Mollie Fontaine Lounge and various local festivals.
These three captivating men have known each other since childhood. Even as young high school boys with over-the-top vintage-inspired getups and satirical dispositions, there was no questioning their talent. Having just returned from a European tour, each of the members have been locally recognized in press for their proficiency over their instruments; however, collectively over the decade, the guys have tightened up a sound that combines garage music and throwback rock and roll. Drummer Graham Winchester plays with such enthusiasm that one wonders how he does not spontaneously combust. These fellas play at Bar DKDC, Murphy’s and the Buccaneer, just to name a few. Check them out: you will enjoy yourself.
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Another Memphian by way of Louisiana, Preauxx is managing to do the seemingly impossible: he is converting many Southern conservatives into hip-hop fans. The former University of Memphis student incorporates positive messages into his assertive lyrics and quick beats. Preauxx (pronounced “pro”) has expanded his footstep nationally, wowing fans at SXSW and even recording a song for the Royals’ visit to Memphis per request of USA Today. You can listen to his music online, as well as keeping up with his whereabouts at preauxx.bandcamp. com.
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These three chicks know how to break hearts. Highly revered as the darlings of the Memphis folk scene, the trio channel acts like Emmylou Harris and mix their string compositions to paint haunting and lovely stories of love and lack thereof. One can easily gain access to them through thememphisdawls.com and enjoy their music live at venues like the Levitt Shell and Thursdays Squared in Overton Square.
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Heavy are the heads that wear the crown, and by heavy, we mean substantial yet ridiculously awesome hip hop and party music. These Dukes of the Down-Low have been fascinating fans at sold-out shows for over eight years. If the idea of two “twin brothers” (one of whom has a “genetic mutation from so much money that his skin is gold”) wearing Mozart-inspired bourgeois attire and rapping is not enticing enough, their ultra-clever lyrics drenched in subtle parody of Memphis high society is enough to keep jaws on the floor. Front row is the place to party if you get the chance at one of their shows, but make sure you arrive early. And while the guys are all over the concept of day drinking and being “aristocrunk,” it is easy why fans take them seriously. Despite keeping their real identities a “secret,” this publication knows that the men behind the music are intelligent ambassadors to the city of Memphis. You can visit lordtandeloise.com and get to know the bad boys of the bougie scene.
Other notable acts are Minivan Blues Band, James and the Ultrasounds, the Dead Soldiers, Wild Bill’s House Band and the Mighty Soul’s Brass Band. Please check levittshell.org, overtonsquare.com, and hitonememphis.com for updates on upcoming acts. 46 / 4Memphis
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On July 5th, 1954, Elvis recorded his first single “That’s All Right” at Memphis’ Sun Studio. 60 years later, 4Memphis followed the footsteps of The King, from his home in Graceland to the historic Sun Studio. What we lack in musical ability, we make up for with fashion knowledge. In the spirit of retro, rock n’ roll and killer retail, 4Memphis is bringing you some looks and trends that you will love…tenderly. (A special thanks to Alicia Dean, Graceland, and Sun Studios)
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Girls Inc. Celebration Luncheon Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
The Girls Inc. 26th Celebration Luncheon was recently held at the Mid-South Fairgrounds Pipkin Building. Four Memphis women were recognized with the following awards: Terri Clarke & DJ Watson, coordinators of Women Run Walk Memphis: Strong Award; Meri Armour, President and CEO of LeBonheur Childrenâ€™s Hospital: Smart Award; Leigh Anne Tuohy, founder of Making It Happen Foundation: Bold Award. girlsincmemphis.org
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Photography by Mark O. Ramirez SRVS, Tennessee’s largest provider of supports for people with disabilities, held a benefit performance of the musical “Hairspray” on Sunday, June 22, at Playhouse on the Square. The benefit performance is a kick-off to the 16th Annual Spirit of SRVS Auction and Wine Tasting to be held at the Hilton Memphis on August 23. SRVS is the “Family Answer for Disabilities” and this special afternoon was fun for all.
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Former Memphians live their dreams in Kentucky The connection between human and horse is almost primeval; the silent trust and understanding between a rider and horse instinctive, and, some would say, telepathic.
“We just said, ‘let’s do it’,” recalls Shannon. “We sold our farm, and we moved.”
For former Memphian Davant Latham, the equine/human connection – what he calls ‘a horse problem’ - began as a child, when his grandfather gave him a pony at age seven. By the summer after 8th grade, he was a skilled enough rider to spend a week in Kentucky and riding with an equine veterinarian. As he headed to college at the University of Virginia, where he thought he would play soccer, he found out UVA had a polo team – and he found his new sport.
While Davant worked with thoroughbred owners and breeders throughout the world, first at Vinery, then At Darby Dan and finally, his own full-service bloodstock and insurance agency, Shannon was following her own dream – creating a children’s clothing line.
“I had always wanted to play polo,” he says. “UVA polo brought me to Kentucky in the summers, working as a polo groom.” From UVA and polo he moved on to racetrack grooming and stud farms, working from Kentucky to Australia and New Zealand. While he returned to Memphis in 1987 to work for Collier Insurance, thoroughbreds were in his blood. It was at Memphis in May barbecue fest that Davant, a 1980 graduate of Memphis University School, reconnected with Shannon Cowles, a 1983 graduate of Hutchison. The two, says Shannon, had known each other forever; their grandparents had even dated briefly, way back in the day. “We finally went out and never looked back,” says Shannon. The two were married at her parent’s antebellum home in Red Banks, Mississippi, and the couple settled into life in Memphis. The two would ride out on weekends on their farm in Mississippi, and in 1992 they welcomed their first child, daughter Dunn. The Lathams had just finished building a farm in Olive Branch when the horse world beckoned: Davant was offered the job of general manager of Vinery, then the largest stud farm in North America, with 36 stallions and 300 broodmares.
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The line, called Little English, started with her designs for handsmocked children’s nightgowns. “They were based on the nightgowns my grandmother used to smock for me, long, white, to the floor, with sweet smocking,” she says, remembering, “you’d run around all day, then bathe, then have wet hair, and put on this long nightgown, and sit on the porch.” Soon, her retailers were asking for more, so Shannon began designing clothes.
Salvador, where smocking is added, Peru, for knits and crochet work, and Columbia, for shadow embroidery. Cotton lawn prints, seersucker, and soft cottons are used to create the kinds of classic outfits parents love – and kids can play in. Little English is sold in Oxford at Belles & Beaus at Zaddy’s. She brings a pop-up shop to Memphis twice a year with discounted pricing, with the next pop-up slated for September 14-16th at Carrefour Mall, 6685 Poplar Avenue. Seventeen years after moving to Lexington, the Lathams make their home in a restored circa 1850 farmhouse on a 10-acre horse farm filled with a menagerie of horses, chickens, and dogs. Daughter Dunn will be a senior at the University of Mississippi this fall, while son Davant heads to 7th grade. Their home, Graham House, is listed on the National Historic Register and is located in the pastoral suburb of Midway that’s similar to Germantown in both its proximity to the city and its horse-centered culture. (Shannon was a Germantown Charity Horse Show princess.) They entertain friends from Memphis regularly, many of who come to compete in equestrian events at Kentucky Horse Park.
“I start with just a simple, storybook idea,” says Shannon, who gets her inspiration from everyday things. “ A pillow I see at a home decorating show, from gift-wrapping paper to stickers to children’s books, or things around me.”
Turning his passion - his ‘horse problem’ – into his life’s work wouldn’t have happened, Davant says, “if I hadn’t been married to someone who was willing to take a leap.”
The clothes are classic children’s wear, traditional in style, with a focus on quality of fabric and handcrafted detail. Shannon imports the fabrics from Brazil, Spain, and Peru, and then the clothes are manufactured primarily in South America: El
“Thankfully, it all worked,” says Shannon. “We are both riding again, and doing some fox hunting up here….we finally found that balance and feel like we are slowing down into the rhythm of this life, and enjoying the moment.”
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National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Memphis Chapter Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The membership of the Memphis Chapter of the NFF recently held their 42nd Annual Black Tie Dinner at Rhodes College. The awards presented during the evening fulfill the organization’s mission of “building leaders through football.” Eleven high school and two college scholar athletes were honored with an award and a $500 scholarship. nffmemphis.com
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The city of Memphis is situated just closely enough to the Gulf of Mexico to enjoy fresh fare from its waters. Likewise, as a transportation hub, Memphis can enjoy fresh fish from coast to coast, all available at our local grocers. However, despite its availability, people can be easily mistaken (or even clueless) in how to prepare our bounty from the sea. Luckily, 4Memphis has polled some local chefs in order to gain some greater knowledge on how to cook the catch. Seafood is the perfect food for entertaining, and it offers a healthy alternative to the beef and pork that have reigned supreme as of late in our kitchens and backyards. And with summer dwindling down, now is the perfect time to enjoy a beautiful meal with these seasonal proteins. We recommend finding the freshest fish or shellfish, firing up the kitchen, and taking heed of what these culinary hot shots have to offer.
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Roast Monkfish with Lobster Corn and Bacon Hash Erling Jensen’s Roast Monkfish 6 to 8 oz per person Garlic to taste Rice flour for dredging
Fresh chopped herbs to taste Salt and white pepper to taste
Clean thoroughly, and remove any exterior membrane. Season well with fresh chopped herbs, garlic and salt and white pepper. Dredge in rice flour and let fish set for a moment to absorb the flour. Once rested and other items are prepared, begin to sear your fish. Lobster Corn & Bacon Hash 5 cobs of corn 8 oz lobster meat, claw and knuckle 3 rashers Benton bacon, diced Banana fingerling potato,
quartered lengthwise and fried 1 cup vegetable stock 1 yellow onion, diced 1/3 cup white wine 4 oz butter
Remove corn from husk and shuck from the cob. Dice bacon and begin rendering, add onion and cook until fully translucent. Deglaze with white wine and add the corn, butter and stock and simmer until the corn is just done. Take the quartered fingerling potatoes and par fry about 2 minutes or until exterior is crispy and inside is soft. Fold the potato into the corn mix. Vinaigrette 1 whole hearts of palm, juiced 2 T white balsamic vinegar
2 egg yolks 2 cups virgin olive oil
Press fresh palm heart through a juicer and reduce by half. Add white balsamic vinegar and bring back up to simmer to incorporate then remove from heat. Once liquid is cool, add it to 2 egg yolks and the oil into a blender to prepare the emulsion. Season as desired.
Erling Jensen’s Chef Erling Treat monk fish like lobster: clean it well and don’t overcook. It should feel like medium rare to the touch. (Gently press the tip of your middle finger to the tip of your thumb. Feel the flesh below your thumb with the other hand. This is medium rare.) 68 / 4Memphis
Brown Sugar & Goat Cheese Crusted Salmon with Sautéed Spinach Frank Grisanti’s Italian Restaurant 6 oz salmon filet 1 T brown sugar 1 T goat cheese
Sautéed Spinach 2 cups baby spinach 1 T unsalted butter
Heat a cast iron skillet to medium high heat. Brush the salmon with olive oil. Once hot, place the salmon into the skillet flesh side down. Cook for 4-5 minutes and then flip onto skin side for 2-3 minutes. Remove the pan from the stove. Top the salmon filet with the brown sugar and then the goat cheese. Make sure to spread each over the entire salmon. Place the pan into a 425-degree oven for 3-4 minutes until the sugar has formed a crust, then remove.
Place the butter and lemon juice into a skillet over medium high heat. Once melted, add the spinach and kosher salt. Cook until the spinach has begun to wilt, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.
Juice from ½ a lemon Pinch of kosher salt
Once you have removed the salmon from the oven, top it with the sautéed spinach. The heat from the spinach will melt the goat cheese, making it super creamy.
Frank Grisanti’s Chef Larkin Don’t be afraid to ask a seafood counter for the thicker center cut. It’s also important to work with very clean and well-oiled grill or stove top so fish doesn’t stick.
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Itta Benaâ€™s Chef Kevin The trick with making a good cocktail sauce is to taste it as you make it. Everyone has a different preference, but tasting as each ingredient is added will make sure you donâ€™t overdue something. (Please use a different fork or spoon each time!)
Plateau de Fruits de Mer Itta Bena 1 lobster, boiled 10 to 12 jumbo shrimp, cooked 20 to 30 clams, cooked Cocktail Sauce 1/2 C ketchup 2 T horseradish 1 T Worcestershire
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Mix all ingredients (aside from lemons) together, testing as you go. Cover the bottom of a large serving tray with ice. Lay shrimp and clams on ice in a circular platter. Scatter lemon and small cups of cocktail sauce around the tray. Garnish with the lobster in the center, as the big red cherry on top! Juice of 1 lemon Tabasco to taste 2 lemons, cut into wedges
Blackened Cobia with Root Veggies Local on the Square Olive Oil and Dijon Mustard Sabayon 4 Egg yolks 2 T dijon mustard 1 Tsp white wine vinegar 1 Cup olive oil 1 Tsp lemon juice Salt and white pepper to taste
Cobia Season with a good blackfish seasoning of your choice. Sear on medium high heat to desired temperature. Squash and eggplant
Using a whisk and stainless steel bowl, temper egg yolks over hot water bath until they form nice, firm peaks. Add vinegar, dijon and lemon juice. Add olive oil in a slow steady stream while continuously whisking until it’s the consistancy of mayonaise. Season with salt and pepper. ***Add a bit of water if it becomes too thick during the adding of the olive oil.
Baby squash and eggplant work best. Slice lengthwise. Score the eggplant on the flesh side. Coat with olive oil, fresh chopped thyme, salt and pepper. Sear flesh side down in a medium high temped skillet. Flip to skin side down and cook a little longer. Add a dash of white wine to deglaze.
Local’s Chef Russell Cobia is comparable to grouper but hearty enough to grill like steak. It’s also cheaper and more sustainable (cobia is sustainably farmed while grouper can be overfished) with a good fat content.
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Pan-Seared Tuna Steak with Spicy Tomato Glaze Strano Sicilian Kitchen For the Tuna 7 oz yellow fin tuna, sushi grade For the Horseradish Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Local Vegetables: 5 russet potatoes 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 baby carrots greens still on 3 pearl onions 2 shallots 1 zucchini 1 squash 2 heirloom eggplants (or Japanese)
4 roma tomatoes 4 garlic cloves Pinch red pepper flakes 2 oz white wine 10 oz tomato sauce 4 1/2 oz horseradish Salt and pepper to taste
Wash all veggies well. Peel the carrots; quarter the eggplants and let them sit in salt (pulls out moisture) for 30 minutes. Cut tomatoes, shallots and romas in quarters. Cut zucchini and squash on the bias, 1/4 inch thick. Mix pearl onions, shallots, romas, eggplant. garlic, carrots, zucchini, squash, and tomatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast at 350 F for 40 minutes. Peel and boil potatoes and whip with cream, salt and pepper. Add the horseradish to the potatoes and season again and set as aide. To make the Spicy Tomato Glaze, mix the tomato sauce with the wine and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil (5 min), the let simmer for 25 minutes. Strain the sauce and then reduce until it sticks to the spoon. Set aside while preparing the tuna. For the tuna, use a light drizzle on a skillet and make the skillet very hot. Place tuna with light seasoning of pepper and salt on skillet and sear on both sides until desired temperature. Place on top of potatoes and vegetables then top with the tomato glaze. Serve over horseradish mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables.
Stranoâ€™s Chef Josh Itâ€™s important to start with a hot skillet with low oil for the perfect seared tuna.
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Dear Fairy Wine Mother, Salmon is my favorite fish and I eat it a lot. I usually drink Pinot Grigio with salmon but I’m a bit bored and I would love to explore other options. Can you help? Dear Bored, Of course I’ll help! What are Fairy Wine Mothers for? Salmon is delicious, it can be prepared in endless ways and it is so good for you. While Pinot Grigio goes particularly well with smoked salmon, you might look at Sauvignon Blanc as a light crisp alternative especially if you are using lemon in your recipe. If your salmon is drizzled with butter, a full-bodied Chardonnay will complement it nicely. Should your fish be on the spicy side, Riesling makes a perfect pairing and you can find one either dry or sweet. Both are delightful! One I’ve been enjoying recently is Clean Slate, an excellently crisp, dryish Riesling from Mosel, Germany. Lastly, have you considered a Pinot Noir? Unlike heavier reds, this light-bodied wine will not over power oilier fish like grilled salmon with herbs. Have fun with your next wine adventure!
Dear Fairy Wine Mother, We’ve been eating outdoors this summer and I’m having trouble keeping our wine chilled. What’s the best way to keep wine cool when dining al fresco? Dear Al Fresca, Location, location, location! The right answer depends upon where are you enjoying the great outdoors? If you are lounging by the pool in your backyard, invest in a pretty wine bucket with ice to keep your wine bottle slushy and tempting. However, if you are headed away from home, consider how far you will have to carry your picnic. Think traveling light. Always have your wine chilled before leaving to keep your load simple. If your wine absolutely must sit in a warm car prior to your outing, get an inexpensive cooler and put your bottle on ice to store it till time to set up. (You can substitute those frozen gel packs in your cooler if you don’t relish dripping ice.) My favorite way to keep wine cool outdoors is a wine chilling bag. These tote bags have handles for slipping over your arm so they are easy to carry. They are freezable and they stay cold for quite some time. You can find them for around $10. Another similar idea is a wine bottle wrap. Like wine bags, they can be chilled before snugging them around your bottle. Ranging between $10 to $15, they come in nice colors and patterns but they lack the handles that are built into the wine bags. Lastly, if you don’t have to walk too far, a cute insulated fabric lunch bag filled with ice makes a great picnic wine bucket. Cheers!
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Dear Fairy Wine Mother, Help! We are co-hosting a party with another couple and they love super dry white wines but my partner and I prefer wines on the sweeter side. Now we are all squabbling about buying the right wine. Is there a white wine that will please all palates? Dear Palate Pleaser, To steal an old cliche, diversity is truly the spice of life, both in people and in wines! It is Fairy Wine Mother’s opinion that there is no single white wine that will please all palates in the same way that there is no single color that will please all eyes. If you are looking for something middle-of-the-road, you might shoot for a California white blend such as Dreaming Tree or Geyser Peak Uncensored. Dreaming Tree is a blend of Riesling, Viognier, Gewrtztraminer, and Albariño. Bright and aromatic, it tastes like melon and honeysuckle. The Geyser Peak Uncensored is a little less sweet and is made from Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. When you taste it, look for green apple, citrus, pear, and rose petals. In the final analysis, parties are meant to be fun. May I suggest that you consider splitting the wine budget between the hosts and getting both sweet and dry wines? If the cost per bottle is similar, you can all relax and your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness.
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Toney Armstrong The Making of Memphis’ Police Director By Sandi Butler Hughes | Photos Courtesy of the Memphis Police Department
He made a promise to his mom in 1983 that after his stint in the military that he would come back to Memphis. The keeping of that promise has allowed that man to leave a mark reserved for a privileged few on the city they love: Toney Armstrong serves the City of Memphis as Director of Police Services, the highest rank in the Memphis Police Department. It was highly possible that Armstrong would become a statistic: he was born to a single mother and he has never met his father. “I watched my mother work 2-3 jobs just to keep a roof over my head and food on the table, and it was tough,” he remembers. However, with the commitment of his mother and also his grandmother, he excelled. “My grandmother was very old school. Every time the church doors were open, ‘you are going to church.’ I was literally raised in a church.” Among the many things he learned from his mom, discipline was most certainly one. “She ruled with an iron fist and had an ‘I will not fail attitude,’” Armstrong says. Armstrong graduated from high school a year early and served three years in the US Army. Making good on his promise to his mother, he came back to Memphis to attend college. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Christian Brothers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, a concentration he has no doubt used throughout his career. Armstrong joined the MPD in 1989, and this past January he celebrated 25 years of service. By 1991, he was proving that he was a skillful officer and leader as he worked undercover and as an investigator in the Organized Crime Unit obtaining several felony convictions. He honed two vital skills:
interviewing and interrogation. These skills proved very important as his career progressed and the promotions in rank continued. While in the Homicide Bureau in the early 2000’s, Armstrong led the Bureau to an 87% solve rate, the highest in their history. It was also during this time that once again, his astute interrogation and interviewing techniques proved so valuable. The Lester Street Massacre is one of the most horrific and infamous murder cases in Memphis, and Armstrong was instrumental in solving the case. He gained further visibility, in Memphis and beyond, through the A&E television show “The First 48.” In April of 2011, Armstrong was appointed Director of Police Services. “Even though I’m the director, first and foremost, I am a police officer,” Armstrong states. He believes that police officers are a “strange breed of people,” as he goes on to describe the essence of a police officer: “If a call comes over the radio that a guy is at the corner of Poplar and Danny Thomas with an AK-47 and he’s shooting people left and right, every single police officer will drive Mach 1 to get to Poplar and Danny Thomas knowing I’ve got to face an idiot with an AK-47; and knowing that he might turn on
me and kill me. Every single officer in this job will do absolutely everything they can to get to that guy at Poplar and Danny Thomas. That’s the essence of a police officer.” Currently, the MPD has a total of 2240 officers, 240 below the full complement of 2480 officers. Due to a lack in funding from the City Council, the MPD has been unable to offer potential advancement in rank - and pay - to current officers or to hire the additional officers to reach the maximum officer target of 2480. Along with the reduced staff and no opportunity for promotions, morale is an obstacle that Armstrong faces daily as the city’s top cop. “We give a lot, and we sacrifice a lot. We miss birthdays. We miss anniversaries. We miss school plays. We miss first steps, first words spoken...we miss a lot and we give a lot. It would just be good to see a grateful city,” he says. The stresses are many - mental fatigue, physical exhaustion, financial pressures, plus the spouses and families who feel many of the stresses too. No one is exempt, from the rookie officer to the Director himself. Armstrong admitted that when working in the homicide division, he saw things that still haunt him. With less than four months into his tenure as August 2014 / 75
Officer Forrest Bockhold
On a Mission of Hope
Director, Armstrong faced the first of two of the “most gut-wrenching” experiences possible. Officer Timothy Warren was reporting to work - but not yet on duty on July 3, 2011, when he heard the call of an active shooter at a downtown hotel. Officer Warren drove to the scene in his own car, and began seeking out the shooter, when he was fatally shot. And tragedy struck again in December of 2012, as the first woman officer in the history of the MPD was killed in the line of duty. Officer Martoiya Lang, a mother of four, was shot and killed as she was executing a search warrant for narcotics. The weight of these events is evident as Armstrong describes stepping into the homes of the fallen officers, seeing their grieving families, and knowing that just a few hours earlier they were leaving their home for another routine, and perpetually dangerous, day on the job. These officers lost their lives serving the citizens of Memphis. And then another shift of officers report for work and are asked to answer the same kind of calls, execute the same warrants and put themselves in the same danger as Warren, Lang and other fallen officers before them. “It’s the oath we take,” Armstrong says solemnly. Despite the challenges and obstacles that Armstrong has faced, he has still found ways to be effective and to make a difference in the community that is served by the MPD. “I have a C.O.P. unit - Community Outreach Program - and these officers make it their business to know everybody in the community that they serve, and not only know everybody, but they enjoy serving everybody in those communities.” Armstrong goes on to proudly note that many men and women of the MPD devote themselves to service even when off-duty. Officer Forrest Bockhold is one such officer (see sidebar) who uses all of his vacation time going to Africa on mission trips. He has the full support of his commanding officers at the Mt. Moriah Precinct, as well as his fellow officers who have contributed funds to make his trips possible. Another example the Director notes is within his own office. Sgt Karen Rudolph, Public Information Officer for the MPD, often receives requests for Christmas presents and winter coats submitted to the department. Rather than passing it on to a C.O.P unit or other organization to fulfill the wish, she has taken care of it personally by making the donation herself. This spirit of service and giving is consistent thread running throughout the MPD organization. In addition to outstanding individual officers, the 76 / 4Memphis
department as a whole boasts a statistic that is nothing short of stellar: only 1% of the workforce employed by the MPD - 2240 officers plus 3000 citizen employees - face disciplinary action. “Any CEO of a Fortune 500 company that you’re only going to have to deal with disciplinary issues or serious infractions in 1% of your workforce, any CEO will tell you, ‘I’ll take that any day of week,’” Armstrong asserts. He wishes that none of the officers on the force did things that make headlines or breaking news, and laments the times it does happen, even in only 1%. This statistic is exemplary, but as is typical of Armstrong, he is striving for better of himself and those he leads. “I don’t have a factory where I can order a perfect human to work for the MPD, but I wish I did.” Director Armstrong recently announced that he will retire in April of 2017. When asked what he would like to accomplish by his retirement, he lists three key items. First, he would like for the citizens of Memphis to recognize the human side of the police officer. When a police car is in a neighborhood, he doesn’t want citizens to think that the worst has happened but instead see the officers as a part of the community. Second, he would like to see the MPD have their own official headquarters. “We are the only department this size that does not have an official police headquarters. Most people don’t know that,” Armstrong points out. Currently, the MPD leases the space at 201 Poplar from Shelby County, for $85,000 per month. Along with their own headquarters, he would like upgrades in technology and equipment. Lastly, he appeals to the citizens to support the officers through pay and benefit packages. Armstrong would like for the citizens to become more involved with the MPD, not in the day-to-day operations of course, but in the governmental aspects of the department. “It’s challenging for me as the Director to go before (City) Council, and say this is what I need to run this Department, this is what I need to keep the city safe, but to have citizens standing behind you saying ‘We support our Police Department! We’re paying attention!,’” he states hopefully. Armstrong reminisces about living with his mom and his first day on the police force. “She was sitting on our front steps when I got home. I was a mess from running and having a full day on the job. She said, ‘What happened to you?!,’” he chuckles. “I told her about my day, and then I said ‘I can’t wait to go back tomorrow! I cannot wait to go back!’ You get bit by a bug when you get into law enforcement. You can’t shake it.” And that is the essence of Toney Armstrong, Officer and Director.
The calling of a police officer is to serve. Of course, they also protect, but service is in their spirit too. For Officer Forrest Bockhold, that service extends beyond the time that he is clocked in as an officer with the Memphis Police Department. He travels to Africa again the end of August, with the blessing and support of his fellow officers. The Memphis-native joined the MPD in 2010. He spent 17 years in restaurant management and decided it was time for a change. For a year and a half, he tried to get hired by the MPD, and now he says that “It is the best thing I ever did. As a child I wanted to be a police officer. I always wanted to protect and help people. It is a natural pull for me.” What Forrest didn’t realize was how his natural inclination would lead him not only to the police force but also to mission trips in Kenya and Uganda. “I realized that it was God’s calling. It’s one of the things he wants me to do,” he says. The trips are organized through Hope Presbyterian, where Forrest is a member, and Help The Least Of These, the nonprofit organization formed to assist the extremely poor primarily in Africa. It is up to each individual attending the mission trip to raise the $3,800 required, and that was not in Forrest’s budget. He cut corners and saved where he could, but fundraising was completely foreign to Forrest. “I couldn’t have told you how to raise money,” he laughs. But he learned, and some of his biggest advocates are his fellow officers. Forrest works in the Mt. Moriah Precinct, and the commanding officers and other officers have been very helpful in making his calling to go on the mission trips become a reality. “Lt. Col. Phillips has been very helpful and supportive. Officers have come to me and donated. The officers at the precinct are a great group, like a second family,” he says. In addition to using his disposable income to make the mission trip, he also uses all of his vacation time. “Once you make a trip over there, and see what little they have compared to what we have, and they are just as happy, makes me realize that we can make do with much less to help others,” he explains. For Forrest Bockhold, serving is a fulfilling way of life whether building classrooms in Africa or patrolling the streets of Memphis. For information on the work of Helping The Least Of These or to make a donation, visit HTLOT.org.
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The Paternity Test by Michael Lowenthal Reviewed by Kevin Dean, Executive Director, Literacy Mid-South When I told a friend the premise of Michael Lowenthal’s book, “The Paternity Test,” her response was, “Oh, like that show!” By “that show,” she meant Glee creator Ryan Murphy’s forgettable The New Normal, which was cancelled last year. In the show, a stereotypically cheeky gay couple finds a sweet-as-pie surrogate to help create the family they want while facing the threat of the surrogate’s brutish Republican motherin-law. Murphy has a particularly frustrating way of reducing his characters to stereotypes while constantly asserting that each person is a unique snowflake. I’m not sure how many times the “evil Republican motherin-law” regurgitated every possible bigoted cliché at the “sassy black assistant” and the “perfectly coiffed homosexual” for laughs, but I changed the channel after about five.
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Where Murphy fails, Lowenthal succeeds. Lowenthal’s sublime novel, whose premise is similar to The New Normal, addresses the issues of parenting and relationships in a far more emotional, layered way with deeply flawed, relatable characters whose choices don’t always align with their ideal plans. When Pat Faunce and his philandering, hot-headed partner move to Provincetown to escape the temptations and turmoil of New York City, the next step to save their relationship is to start a family. Pat recruits a surrogate from an internet site, and the perfect situation seems
too good to be true. You can see the good intentions unraveling from the beginning of the book, but the mess each character creates makes for a thrilling read. What starts out to be a predictable setup spirals into the unexpected, though the book is riveting even if you figure out where it’s headed. I figured out one of the main twists halfway through the book, but I still couldn’t put it down. One of my most visceral reactions to the book came from details of the surrogacy process, which has been portrayed in the media as something much easier. The reality is costly, humiliating, and demoralizing. Deborah, the surrogate, repeatedly attempts to get pregnant, and the failures have unexpected emotional consequences. With the added pressure of Stu’s displeased family, the couple’s unsupportive friends, and Deborah’s moody husband, the situation is a recipe for hurt and disappointment. Thank goodness Lowenthal peppers the book with the main character’s snarky wit to dilute the drama. Michael Lowenthal is scheduled to present at the MidSouth Book Festival in September. This will be his first reading and signing in the Mid-South. You can find more information about Michael and the Mid-South Book Festival at www.midsouthbookfest.org.
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Katelin Parks & Gray Yates April 19, 2014 | Wedding & Reception: ACRE restaurant | Photographer: Dorothy Nicole Photography | Florist: Garden District Caterer: ACRE restaurant, Wally Joe and Andrew Adams created the most wonderful evening of food and beverages. â€œMy husband and I are huge foodies and we wanted to create an event that really welcomed our friends and family (mostly out of towners and non-southerners) to Memphis and share with them how we enjoy spending our time together and living our lives. â€œ Katelin
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Eclectic Eye Pop-Up Shop
Hearts of Gold Pit Rescue
Eclectic Eye hosted a Stylish Saturday Pop-Up Shop at its Midtown boutique on Saturday, July 12, and a portion of all the proceeds from Eclectic Eye sales during the event were donated to Dress for Success Memphis. The event featured vintage eyewear from Wink Wink eyewear, clothing and accessories from The Henny Penny Mobile Boutique, treats from The Kitsch’n food truck and a raffle from The Spa Midtown.
Pit bull pup supporters united recently for the Hearts of Gold Pit Rescue fundraiser. The canine-centric soiree was held at the Spaghetti Warehouse and offered over 100 silent auction items for 4-legged friends and their owners too.
Freak Engine Cast Brad Carroll, Lindy Faulkner, Sara Scott, Kyra Condo & Charles Stanley
Savannah & Jeff McMillen
Nita Hartley & Henny Penny
Aimee Hall & Rachel Motta
Lily Afshar CD Release Party Lily Afshar’s Bach on Fire release party was held recently at Mollie Fontaine Lounge. Friends and fans gathered to applaud the innovative approach to Bach only Lily could create. lilyafshar.com
Walker Montgomery & Linda Archer
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David & Liz Royer
Edward Chenette & Katie Brown
Donna Velez Amanda Buchanan & Stephanie Marks
Oak Hall & Vineyard Vines Father’s Day Cookout For shoppers looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift, Oak Hall and Vineyard Vines was the place to be. With burgers, hot dogs and ice cream being served, plus gifts with purchases at both stores, everyone was happy to celebrate shopping for dads.
Lindsey & Sophia Hammond, Dr. Frank McGrew, Coco, Anne & Kemp Conrad & Sharrel McGrew
Wendlant Hasselle, Prudence Howe & Jim Schaeffer
Charlie Trammell & Michelle Trammell-Vincent
Angela Hammond & Mike Sipes
Emiley, Patrick & Peyton Woods
AutoZone Liberty Bowl Golf Classic
Food Truck Garden Party
The tournament festivities for the 20th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl Classic got underway with a Pairings Party at the Hilton Memphis. All proceeds from the tourney benefit St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital.
Dinner al fresco and favorite food trucks make the Food Truck Garden Party a perfect destination. The Memphis Botanic Garden hosts the parties on the second Tuesday of each month with live music, great food and friends.
Kevin Nienhuis & Pat Caldwell
Chuck & Barbara Strong
Rich & Deb Luce
David & Debra Aquadro
Gina Harris & Selena Hulbert
Samantha & Noah Frazier with Sarah Lusk
Tia Osment, Charlotte Bray, Maggie Johnson, Susie Wasserman, Sarah DiNicoAntonio & Marsha Berry
Sharita Shead & Wykesha Dinish
Church Health Center at GPAC The Church Health Center held an informational reception at the Germantown Performing Arts Center recently. The CHC shared what they are doing to improve the quality of life for 901 residents, while enjoying hors dâ€™oeuvres and wines from Twomey.
Paul Jewell & Kristie Murry
Marilyn & Lee Chadwick
Janice Bomar & Steve Klyce
Greg & Jeanne Pohlman
Ann Langston, Chris & Mark Norris & Lucia Outlan
Pam Mattingly & Kevin Bently
Mike Simpson & John Dunavant
Lana Zepponi & Ken Hall
Kelli Martin & Joe Sharp
Scott, Stephanie & Erin Hatley with Kelly Pietkiewicz
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Sloan River Project Concert
The Church of the Holy Communion hosted a concert featuring the Sloan River Project. The free concert on the lawn was a family-friendly evening with a mix of original music, hymns and popular music rearranges and revisioned.
Larry Rice commemorates the end of classes for law students and the freedom of the French all in one fabulous time! With proceeds going to A Step Ahead Foundation, this party battled for a good cause with a good time!
Nick, Joy & Larry Rice Sara Jones, Nick Stokes & Benton Stokes
Rachel Guffin, Holly Brandon, Cassidy Hale & Brandy Gilliams
Grace Hutchinson, Charlton Lyons & Ann Duncan
Aubrey, Brian, Sara, Savannah & Skyler Hendrix
Suburban Garden Club Members of the Suburban Garden Club attended the Germantown Community Library’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration. Suburban Garden Club was recognized as a partner for the creation of the Memorial Garden at the library.
Lauren McGehee, Jacque Clift, Melissa Jones, Mary Liz Foster, Rhea Clift & President, Sammy Marshall
Larry Rice & Bill Haltom
Judge Betty Thomas Moore, Attorney General Amy Weirich & Alvin Moore
Babalu LeBonhuer Children’s Hospital Midtown Overton Square’s tapas spot Babalu was all heart in donating their food proceeds to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital on July 14th!
Jeany Dionne, Amanda Gowen, Amy Dulaney & Stephanie Beliles
Mgr. Jake Miller & Chef Andy Knight
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Carol & Mike Duffy, Michelle Connors, Michelle Hoggard & Mike Ratcliff
Hannah McEuen & Lindsay Peluso
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