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Contents AUGUST 2017
Outtakes 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 40 42 44
GPAC Food Truck & Music Festival Go Red For Women Luncheon Carnival Memphis Crown & Sceptre St. Jude Shrimp & Cocktails Memphis City Beautiful Trashion Show Project Green Fork Loving Local Night at the Lorraine Live at the Garden: Boston Opera Memphis 60th Anniversary Party Le Bonheur Big Wig Ball
Features 28 52
Designers “Neutral” Advice In Tune: Music Lessons with Norbert Putnam
Regulars 32 35 46 48 54 55
Fashion: Top Stylist Picks Recipes: Cool, Crafted Cocktails Gallery with Ken Hall Celebrating Marriage Mix & Mingle Memphis Impact
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NORBERT PUTNAM Music Lessons with a Legend
Designers Advice on Neutral Palettes
August 2017 / 13
N OT E S
The Grove at the GPAC was filled with Memphis Music as Jason D. Williams, Memphis Jones and Proud Mary performed at the GPAC Food Truck & Music Festival. The family-friendly event supported the GPAC mission to educate, engage, enrich and transform our community by providing the highest possible quality of artistic programming. Season subscriptions are on sale now, and kicks off on September 15th with jazz artist, Adrian Cunningham.
FOOD TRUCK & MUSIC FEST IVAL P H OTO G R A P H Y
Mark O. Ramirez
June 11, 2017
Twila Nipper & Moelle Equi
Lisette, Roman & Vivian Mora
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Ellen, Olivia & Michael Holmes 14 / August 2017
Kenzie Thaxton & Gonzo DeVilla
Lawrence & Josh Shaw
Ezra Mathis & Aylissa Flynn
Jenny & Jay Kukla
Matt & Mark Freeman
Desiree Lyles-Wallace & Danielle Aldridge
Laurie & Bruce Pelynio
Garrett Webb, Anna DeGroot & Neally Lacina
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GO RED FOR WOMEN LUNCHEON
The American Heart Association recently held the annual Go Red for Women Luncheon. The event began with a wellness expo, including hands-only CPR trainings, health screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations and mini makeovers. Guests learned more about the Go Red for Women movement, which encourages women and their families to take action and live a healthier life.
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LO C AT I O N
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June 1, 2017
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Carnival week 2017 kicked off at the elegant Crown & Sceptre Ball with the presentation of the king and queen of carnival, the royal court and the grand krewes. Guests enjoyed this grand ball that included a seated dinner and dancing.
CROWN & SCEPTRE P H OTO G R A P H Y
LO C AT I O N
Mark O. Ramirez
June 2, 2017
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Mary Margaret Moore, Emily Faber, Virginia Byars & Caldwell Huffman
Emma Katherine Hutto & Al Owings
Carnival King Edward Dobbs with Carnival President Dr. Jeff Cole
Anne Garrard, Anne Newell & Floy Cole
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ST. JUDE SHRIMP & COCKTAILS
N OT E S The third annual Shrimp & Cocktails event served as the official kickoff for the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Guests enjoyed food by Chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, and cocktails prepared by Nick Talarico. Live music and a silent auction topped off this fabulous party that benefited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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LO C AT I O N
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LO C AT I O N
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Project Green Fork
Project Green Fork contributes to a sustainable Mid-South by helping reduce environmental impacts, with a focus on strengthening homegrown restaurants, and they recently held the 8th Annual Loving Local Fundraiser. The evening featured delicious food from Project Green Fork certified restaurants and a signature cocktail featuring Old Dominick. Project Green Fork is a program offered through Clean Memphis, and Loving Local celebrated the many great things we love about Memphis.
P H OTO G R A P H Y
LO C AT I O N
Mark O. Ramirez
June 8, 2017
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NIGHT AT THE LORRAINE
N OT E S The National Civil Rights Museum celebrated the history of the Lorraine Motel with the recent gala event, Night at the Lorraine. The evening featured scrumptious southern cuisine, 1960s-era music, and a tribute to the unique relationship between Stax Records and Lorraine Motel. Special guests for the evening included Carolyn Champion, daughter of Lorraine Motel owners, Al Bell, STAX executive, producer and songwriter, and Bettye Crutcher, legendary STAX singer, songwriter and producer.
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LO C AT I O N
Mark O. Ramirez
June 10, 2017
National Civil Rights Museum
Drs. Dan & Brooke Dishmon
Trey Carter, Jabari Baptist, Stanton Brown, Josh Conway & Brian Winford
Carol Hagan with Artist Jamond Bullock & Joey Hagan
Rose Ford, Lethelea Jackson, Elliot Perry & Beverly Alexander McKinley Martin & Robert Rhymes
Anthony Hollins, Carena Easley with Kontji & Patrick Hendricks
Faith Morris, Valerie Scott & Maya Tukufu
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Designers “Neutral” Advice T I M E L E S S
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It is no doubt that a neutral room provides a nice foundation for great design...a backdrop to then seamlessly add color, accessories, and art to create character and interest. Four Memphis interior designers share their expertise and take on “the neutral room” while incorporating color to the palette.
Cindy McCord Each project and client is unique, so when determining whether to use colorful or neutral tones depends on the client’s preferences, location of the project, and existing items to be used (if requested) must be taken into account. Neutrals are just as important as color in the overall scheme due to the fact that they play off each other depending on the direction of the project. If someone prefers a more monochromatic palette, splashes of color can be used for accent or interest. This can be done through a fun pillow fabric, artwork or accessories. If a client prefers more color, mixing it with neutrals can be effective and gives you the opportunity in the future to change the colors without having to redo the entire space. Cindy McCord Design 1289 South DuBray Place Collierville, TN 38017 901.610.3907 cindymccord.com
Warner Moore Every designer has a multitude of means at their fingertips to create visual interest. I generally use neutral tones and soft colors to create
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a flattering backdrop for beautiful furniture, interesting textures, and wonderful objects and art. I have found that tranquil palettes allow for flexibility when it comes to changing the elements of a room, as we all inevitably do over time. And perhaps since we spend our days immersed in pattern and color, we like to give our eyes a rest when we come home. In today’s frenetic world many people want a peaceful haven to come home to. A background palette of neutral tones throughout a house allows for color and contrast in accessories, artwork and flowers. It is also more versatile over time. I approach the color palette differently depending on the room’s function and the client’s color preference, since people are naturally drawn to certain colors. I like to create quieter backgrounds in more heavily used spaces. This is not to say that bold hues are never used. Color evokes emotion, so I save the effects of strong color for the rooms that are less heavily trafficked - like a formal dining room or powder room. When using bold color, I am extremely selective with a tendency to stay at the warm end of the spectrum. I like to create these bolder effects in
powder rooms, dining room and guest bedrooms. Since these rooms are used less frequently, they can benefit from an extra punch of color and pattern. Ultimately, a neutral background creates a canvas for layering the beautiful objects that you love, the art and furnishings that you respond to, and the accessories and accent colors that make the room work for you striking the balance of sophisticated elegance and comfort. Warner Moore Interior Design 475 North Highland, #12 A Memphis, Tennessee 38122 901.848.9832 firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Nabers “The state of color has never been more restless,” according to the well-known paint company Sherwin-Williams, and I tend to agree. After the past few years of neutral palettes, we are seeing more and more color being presented at furniture markets, interior design publications, and industry offerings. My personal design philosophy is not to follow trends per se. However, if you don’t subscribe to the general industry direction for
colors, you may have difficulty finding non-trending hues in paint, carpeting, fabrics, bedding, accessories and artwork. So, in one sense, the design industry dictates the design/color decisions we make.
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The color schemes that I select for my projects vary from job to job and depend on many factors: the client’s particular tastes, existing art, fabrics and rugs if those items are going to be incorporated, and lighting, which varies for each space. I prefer not to tie myself to a particular or cookiecutter type color scheme, but I do like consistency throughout a space for a seamless visual flow. To me, color brings in excitement and an element of surprise. However, I think care should be taken not to overdo it and to exercise restraint when using color in a decor plan. If color is utilized well in a room, it can be timeless, regardless of whatever is trending. I still find it gratifying to look through old interior design publications, such as an Architectural Digest from the ‘70s or ‘80s and see a well-done interior, no matter what color, that is still relevant. Classic. Steve Nabers, ASID, IDS Nabers Interiors 2665 Broad Avenue Memphis, TN 38112 901.323.2892 nabersinteriors.com Facebook: Nabers Interiors
Rachel Gray When it comes to interior colors, people tend to fall on opposite ends of the spectrum. Either you are a fan of neutrals, as expertly demonstrated in Nancy Meyers’ film The Holiday (2006), where the interiors of “Amanda’s” California home are awash in whites, or conversely, you may be passionate about color, as intensely depicted by Wes Anderson in creating the mood of the Tenenbaum home in his film The Royal Tenenbaums (2001). Over the past decade, many people would argue that the protagonist in the story of interior colors is named NEUTRAL. Neutral palettes have been marked indelibly into our consciousness, particularly by advertising and marketing campaigns à la Restoration Hardware. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, generating the ideal color choices for your home depends on several things…your cultural background, if you so identify,
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the orientation of your home to the sun, your existing furnishings and art, and your lifestyle. Vibrancy was a beacon star when determining color choices for a client who wanted to incorporate her Chilean heritage, culminating in selections of overall tones of yellow ochre and charcoal. Being mindful of how morning and afternoon light plays out in your home can also guide you in selecting colors that maximize your home’s potential. Morning light is clearer and purer than afternoon light, which tends to cast yellow and gray hues. Consider your existing art and furnishings to spark an idea for your home’s palette. A favorite painting might have an appealing color that can be matched and applied to the back of bookshelves for a special pop. And…always consider your lifestyle. If you have pets and young children, you may want to steer clear of neutrals, but if you do decide neutral is the
look you desire, select paint finishes that are durable and washable. “The makeup is simply an extension of the personality and colors and clothing all express something,” Gene Simmons. Whatever you do, express it with ownership. Rachel Gray Interior Design & Consulting 496 South Main St. # 201 Memphis, Tennessee 38103 901.443.5454 email@example.com rgrayinteriordesign.com For More inspiration from these designers follow us on Instagram @4MemphisMag and like us on Facebook 4MemphisMag. August 2017 / 29
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Southern Belle Bourbon Punch Bartender, Glenda Hastings 12 ounces Jefferson Reserve “Cabernet Cask Finished” Small Batch bourbon 5 ounces raspberry syrup 4.5 ounces Campari 3 ounces lemon juice 1.5 ounces lime juice 2.5 ounces ginger syrup 16 ounces dry sparkling wine
On August 21st, Napa Cafe will begin a Happier Hour with popular priced wine, cocktails and a champagne bar. They will also offer cheese and charcuterie, small plates, and a snack menu. Happier Hour will be offered Monday - Friday 5:00pm til close. In a glass pitcher, combine bourbon, Campari, raspberry syrup, ginger syrup, and lemon juice. Stir well with some ice. Top with sparkling wine and stir again; add more ice. Garnish with fresh raspberry and spearmint. Serves 8 to 10. August 2017 / 35
The Girl Next Door Bartender, Cassie Burroughs Owen Brennan’s offers drink specials to start the week off right with $7 Martini Monday. To celebrate making it to the weekend, they offer 5 Wines for $5 on Fridays! Both specials are offered 4:30pm-6pm. 1.5 ounces watermelon vodka 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier dash of watermelon purée splash of lemon juice 1 ounce of simple syrup Turn in a shaker tin to combine, and pour into a highball glass filled with ice to serve.
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INTERIM RESTAURANT & BAR
Benny Mezcal Bartender, Ben Rhea The Interim Bar now opens at 4:30pm for small plates and drinks. A “Champagne and Oysters” Sunset Hours kick-off is September 13th at 4:30pm, featuring champagne flights and oyster pairings. 2 ounces Jose Cuervo Traditional Tequila 5 ounces blood orange juice, freshly squeezed 1 ounce jalapeno agave syrup splash Grand Marnier Mix in a shaker and serve in a chilled glass with a squeeze of lime
THE CAPITAL GRILLE
Stoli Doli Bartender, Amandalyn Wallace (Mandi) The Capital Grille is featuring a summer wine event, The Generous Pour: tastings of 7 critically acclaimed wines for only $28 with dinner. 2 fresh pineapples 1 liter of Stoli Vodka Skin pineapples and dice into desired shape (Mandi uses hexagons) and submerge in vodka. Allow to sit at room temperature for 5-7 days. The longer the mixture sits, the sweeter the final cocktail. The vodka is ready when it acquires a golden hue. Strain the vodka into desired glass container for serving, disposing of pineapples that have had all flavor extracted. Serve shaken and straight up in a martini glass.
Live At The Garden Cocktail Bartender, David Bennett Itta Bena is located above BB Kings Blues Club on historic Beale Street, and open daily 5pm-10pm. 1 ounce Old Dominick Honeybell Vodka ¼ ounce Crème de Violette ¼ ounce Canton Ginger 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 splash house-made orange/lavender bitters Mix ingredients, top with Prosecco, and garnish with fresh basil. The cocktail was inspired by the summer concert series at the Memphis Botanic Garden, hence all of the floral ingredients. David grows all of the herbs on the Itta Bena rooftop, and they are used exclusively in the libation creations he serves.
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BLEU RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
Bartender, Siedah Milam
Bartender, Maggie McLendon
The Lounge is open daily 11am–11pm with Happy Hour Specials 11am–6pm and free valet parking.
Erling Jensen serves nightly 5pm-10pm, and he offers a special Friday Wine Dinner with three courses paired with fine wine selections.
1 ½ ounces Old Dominick Honeybell Vodka ¾ ounce Cointreau ¾ ounce Cranberry juice ¼ ounce Lime juice Mix ingredients in a shaker. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with a fresh lime slice.
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2 ounces Honeysuckle vodka 1 1/3 ounces Elderflower liqueur ¾ ounce lemon juice Mix and shake hard in a shaker; serve up (chilled); garnish with an edible flower of your choice and a fresh berry.
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P H OTO G R A P H Y
LO C AT I O N
Mark O. Ramirez
July 1, 2017
Memphis Botanic Garden
Forrest Williard with Ainsley, Joanie & Michael Lightman
Shannon Leeke & Brown Dudley
Kelcie Hamm & John Nollner
Shonna Wessels, Sherry May & Cathy Farrell
Tim & Virgina Williams
Chris & Robin Fauser
Didi Dwyer & Becky Anderson
Chris & Cheryl Gillespie, Jerry & Judy Shore with Cathy & Tim Dalfiume 40 / August 2017
David Haskins & Susan Beall
Gareth & Ami Tasker, Chris & Stefanie Taylor with Kelley Lewin & Russell Robinson
Tonya & Kurt Van Matre
Marlana Roberts & Velynda Thayer
Jenny Savage & Elizabeth Griffin
Thomas Mann & Claire Rooney
Tonia Jackson & Tamela Jones
Lee Pittman & Preston Howard
Barbara Patronis with Dr. Bill Crabtree & Dr. Barbara Benstein
Diana, John, Cameron & Leigh Dluhos
Allie Dudley with Christina & Kelly Quinn
Janet Boone, Ann Andrews, Gillian Mulholland & Debbie Boone
Patrick Lawler, Ellen Westbrook with Susan & Steve Vescovo August 2017 / 41
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OPERA MEMPHIS 60th Anniversary Party
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LO C AT I O N
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Bill Falvey, Emily Woodside with Daniel & Judy Amsler Marvin Palmer & Anne Ward Palmer Wendy Sumner-Winter & Kalki Winter
Ken Hall, Marie Pizano & Angelo Rapan
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LO C AT I O N
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June 23, 2017
Brooke Vogel & Kirstie Murphy
Philip Murphy & Jessica Grammer
Caleb Simmons, Preston Blair, Joseph Horton, Mark Lambert & Jonathan Leonard
Audrey Lucas & Timorie Belk
Liza & Stephen Routh
Denna Wallace & Mollie Miller
Mary Van Speaker & Nikki Kline
Fawn Pettet & Spencer Blank
Collier Turner & Hunter Belk
Paul & Michelle Musolf
Brandon Williams & Nicole Friday
Jamila Smith Young & Jicara Gorski
Lebron Cooper MD & Stefan Harsch D.V.M
Caley & Josh Spotts
Amy Wolters & Scott Podesta
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I’d suggest reading Light in August or The Guns of August or watching The Teahouse of the August Moon…pretty much anything except going outside in August for any purpose more strenuous than to have drinks on a shady patio. It’s just hot. Most of this month’s suggestions are, in fact, happily cloistered within air conditioned theaters and art galleries. With a bit of sunscreen, light clothing, sunglasses, and a hand fan to prepare, you might try the annual Goat Roast & Picnic near Senatobia. In its ample doses
of sultry, authentic, Mississippi mugginess, the setting brings the blues alive in a way you’ll never experience in a concert hall or festival. And you just don’t want to miss the long awaited, official grand opening of Crosstown Concourse with events inside and a Rock for Love-assisted musical lineup on the plaza. Much to do. Stay cool and enjoy. In the words of “The King”: thankyaverymuch.
AUGUST ART EVENTS 3
Continuum Music Festival Crosstown Arts, 422 & 438 N. Cleveland. Through 8/5 Performances of contemporary chamber music by various ensemble and performers organized by the Blueshift Ensemble and Crosstown Arts.
Jay Etkin Gallery, 942 S. Cooper, 6-9pm
Elvis Has Left the Building art opening
Metal Museum, 5-8pm
Price is Right: Last Dance David Lusk Gallery, 6-8pm
Floating Light art opening for Katherine Dean and Joseph Moseley Memphis College of Art
New paintings by Juan Rojo
Memphis Germantown Art League Member Showcase Gallery Ten Ninety-One, WKNO, 7151 Cherry Farms Road, 2-4pm
L Ross Gallery, 6-8pm
The annual Elvis-themed group show with art by Megan Hurdle, Eli Gold, and more.
Memphis Stories, art opening for Meghean Warner Levy Gallery, Buckman Performing Arts Center, 5-7pm
Weightless: The Musical Act II Theatreworks, 2085 Monroe. Through 8/5
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The popular annual Price Is Right show will have its last incarnation with an allstar group show.
Playhouse on the Square. Through 9/3
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Ruined Hattiloo Theater, Through 9/3.
Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry film screening, CBU, 9pm
Eric Stanley Halloran Centre, 7pm Performance by innovative, young violinist.
Memphis College of Art Works created by MCA students during the annual week spent on Horn Island, geographic muse of the late artist Walter Anderson
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Shrek: The Musical
Circuit Playhouse. Through 9/10.
Grand Opening Ballet Memphis The beautiful building we have all seen rising at the corner of Cooper and Madison will be open for tours.
Stopping in Memphis art opening Art Museum University of Memphis, 4-6:30pm
Theatre Memphis. Through 9/10
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Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 5-8pm
Goat Roast & Picnic The roots music (and barbecue) event put on by the family of the late Otha Turner.
Horn Island 33 Exhibit
Meet artists Fidencio Fifield-Perez and Vanessa Gonzalez.
The King by Megan Hurdle, L Ross Gallery
Obit film Screening Indie Memphis, Malco Ridgeway, 7pm
A day-long celebration of the redevelopment of the Sears building with tours and live music.
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Inspiration for your wedding
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Emily & Jake Weller Ceremony Location
CALVARY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Reception Location THE COLUMNS
KENDRICK SIMPSON (makeupbykendrick)
WHITNEY EVERETT AT RYAN PATRICK SALON
KATIE NORRID PHOTOGRAPHY
SIMPLY DELICIOUS CATERING
BLUFF CITY SOUL COLLECTIVE
MAGGIE LOUISE BRIDAL (Designed by Liancarlo)
Tent & Rentals
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JULIE JOFFRE (cakes for all occasions)
WHITE DOOR EVENTS
How We Met: We met at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital where Emily is a nurse and Jake was doing an orthopedic surgery rotation. Our mutual friends helped set us up!
Our Most Memorable Wedding Moment: Our first Dance--it’s the most surreal feeling to dance with each other for the first time as husband and wife and to have all your favorite friends and family there with you!
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Yes!a She Said
h Ashton Arthur & Hunter Britcliffe The Wedding Date DECEMBER 16, 2017 Ceremony Location GERMANTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH How We Met: It was a Friday in 2013 when I thought I was going to a friend’s apartment to hang out, then Ashton walked in with a mutual friend. It took me nearly five hours to say two words to her that night, she was way out of my league and too beautiful for me. I begged my friend the next night to have her come back over to hang out. This time I said about ten words, so I was getting better. Luckily for me, she saw through the shyness and we haven’t stopped talking since that weekend. #AshtonsHuntIsOver
h Mallory Dill & Paker Cassady The Wedding Date MAY 5, 2018 Ceremony Location THE CADRE, DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS Reception Location THE CADRE, DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS Makeup Artist KASEY ACUFF Photographer AMY HUTCHINSON Videographer CODY GILES How We Met: Parker and I met in middle school! We became good friends in eighth grade after a Halloween party I hosted. Fortunately, he got separated from the group with whom he was trick-or-treating and ended up walking around the neighborhood with me and a couple of my friends. A couple months later, he asked to be my date at the Jingle Bell Ball at the Peabody. We continued as friends for the next several months, and he asked me to be his girlfriend before the start of freshman year. The rest is history!
h Ginny Stovall & Jordan Finney The Wedding Date MARCH 17TH, 2018 Ceremony Location BELLEVUE BAPTIST CHURCH How We Met: In the 8th grade, we were both placed on a worship team together at church, and we quickly became best friends. When I turned sixteen, we drove to Shelby Farms together, and Jordan told me that he had feelings for me. I laughed and said, “no really, who are you interested in?” Later, I realized that my feelings for Jordan were much more than “just friends.” We spent almost every single day of our senior year of high school together: laughing, playing music, going for car rides, taking pictures, fishing, and falling more and more in love every single day.
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JUNE 17, 2017
Lizzy Holt & Matt Yatsula Ceremony Location CHURCH OF THE HOLY COMMUNION Reception Location THE MEMPHIS COUNTRY CLUB Makeup Artist KENDRICK SIMPSON Hair ANNIE SHACKELFORD Photographer STERLING IMAGEWORKS Florist HOLLIDAY FLOWERS & EVENTS Caterer THE MEMPHIS COUNTRY CLUB
Bakery CAKES BY MOM AND ME Invitations MÉNAGE FINE STATIONERY & GIFTS Band THE SOUL SHOCKERS Wedding Dress MAGGIE LOUISE Bridesmaids Dresses BELLA BRIDESMAID Wedding Planner THE HARDIN HOUSE Tent & Rentals WHITE DOOR EVENTS, HOLLIDAY FLOWERS & EVENTS
How We Met: We both went to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville for college and are from Memphis but managed to not meet until after college back in Memphis. It took a mutual friend from out of town to come to Memphis for a wedding in June 2014 for us to meet, and the rest is history!
Our Most Memorable Wedding Moment: The most memorable moment of the wedding day was the act of saying our vows and becoming married with all of our family and friends there to support us. From the beautiful ceremony to the wonderful reception, we could not have asked for a better day filled with lots of joy, laughter, merriment, and dancing alongside all those whom we love!
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Caitlin & Zach Ross
Ceremony Location SAINT LOUIS CATHOLIC CHURCH Reception Location PROPCELLAR Makeup Artist ASHLEY PARSONS Photographer CHRISTEN JONES Florist KATHLEEN TOWNER Caterer / Bakery DRAPER’S CATERING, CAKES BY JULIE JOFFRE Our Most Memorable Wedding Moment: We had a surprise choreographed first dance because my husband
Invitations ANGIE GARIBALDI GOULD Band / Entertainment THE SOUL SHOCKERS Wedding Dress MAGGIE LOUISE Bridesmaids Dresses RENT THE RUNWAY, BELLA BRIDESMAIDS, NORDSTROM
is a goofball and a great dancer. It was super fun, a huge surprise to our guests, and everyone loved it!
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In Tune Music Lessons with Norbert Putnam By Sandi Butler Hughes; photographs courtesy of Norbert Putnam
t is not often when a memoir is penned that the reader finishes the book and is grateful for time spent within the pages, exploring the writer’s life. But such is the case with Music Lessons, A Musical Memoir, Volume 1, written by Norbert Putnam, a bass player, studio musician, music producer, and storyteller extraordinaire.
The stories Norbert regales in his memoir are a roll call of the who’s who in music history beginning in the mid-1960s. The subject matter and time period may be why his story resonates. Chances are, the songs and the artists have been a part of your own personal playlist during your life, and Norbert’s tales make you appreciate the music even more. From Elvis to Dan Fogelberg, The Monkeys to Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton to Joan Baez, they are all covered in this memoir. A native of Florence, Alabama, Norbert began fulfilling his calling to be a musician, much to his father’s dismay, in the summer of 1957. He was 15 years old and playing bass in a band when his dad shared a dark secret from his past: he too had been a musician as a young man. He told his son about playing in the bars on Beale Street, complete with gambling, wild women, and drinking. To a spirited boy from Florence, it sounded grand, and from that moment on, he devoted his life to making music! Music Lessons is organized into three parts: “The Early Years,” “The New Nashville Cat,” and “Record Producer,” and rather than chapters, his recollections are entitled “Lessons,” totalling 34 in this first volume. (A Volume Two is coming soon.) In “The Early Years,” Norbert recalls when he first heard about a new band called “The Beatles.” He wasn’t particularly impressed. In February, 1964, he was asked to be in the backup band for the opening acts for the Beatles first American tour. Despite his reservations about their music, the money was good, so Norbert, along with the entire Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section went to Washington, DC, to perform. It was his first time to ride on an airplane. The show was at a large basketball gymnasium, and the stage was a boxing platform. The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section backed opening performers Tommy Roe, The Righteous Brothers, and four other acts while the disinterested crowd passed the time until the Beatles finally took the stage. Norbert decided to hang around for their show to shoot some film footage with his Kodak Brownie 8mm movie camera, positioning himself on the floor, inches from the British lads. A photograph captured at that historic performance includes the back of Norbert’s head, camera in hand. In 1965, Norbert made the move to Nashville. With abundant work for studio musicians, he was working at least twelve hour days, playing for artists from Bobby Goldsboro to Henry Mancini. After a few years, along with childhood friend David Briggs, Norbert decided to strike out on his own. They bought property on Music Row in Nashville and opened Quadrafonic Studio. This led to working with talents such as Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, and Dan Fogelberg. Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville,” a summer standard for Millennials and Baby Boomers alike, is the work of Norbert and Quadrafonic. 52 / August 2017
By the early 1970s, Norbert was producing full-time, having given up the grueling schedule of a studio musician. But his renowned reputation as one of the best in Nashville led to a summons from Elvis Presley, and Norbert returned to the studio, playing bass on recordings during the last seven years of the King’s life. “He was the greatest artist I ever worked with,” Norbert said, “and the greatest guy. Elvis treated us like we were the stars,” he said. “And he was the greatest guy to work for. He never once came over to me to say, ‘Can you play something else on the bass, Norbert? I don’t really like that.’ I did 120 tracks with him, and he never asked me to change a note.”
What is Norbert’s favorite Elvis song? “I remember one night in the middle of a session, Elvis looked over and said, ‘Have y’all heard that new Simon and Garfunkel song ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water?’ It was number one at the time. We said, ‘Yeah, we love that record.’ And Elvis said that he would love to show Garfunkel how to sing that!,” Norbert laughs at the memory. “Twenty minutes later, we’re playing ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water.’ And Garfunkel is great, but if you compare that vocal, Elvis took it to another level.” The songs and artists Norbert writes about in Music Lessons are brought to life not only by his anecdotes but by technology. At the end of many of the Lessons (chapters), a QR code is included. Do yourself a favor, if you don’t have a QR reader, download the free app before reading. It really enriches the experience to scan the code and hear the song, once you know the behind-the-scene stories including Elvis’ studio cut (not the live version) of “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Joan Baez’s “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” and so many others detailed in his memoir. What is the lesson in Music Lessons? “It’s when you stumble and fall that you find the gold. David (Briggs) and I wanted to be songwriters, and so we built that little studio, Quadrafonic. We never became songwriters, but it became the most popular studio of that era. It’s good to have a plan for your life, but be ready to take a leftturn or a right-turn, because the turn you take may be better than anything you could have imagined. That’s sort of how my life went - I don’t think anything worked out exactly the way I wanted it to - but the surprise was always better.” It is also no surprise that music was indeed his destiny. Norbert Putnam may have dropped out of college, but he learned the lessons of a lifetime in the recording studio rather than the classroom...and created music that affected the soundtrack of American music history. Music Lessons, A Musical Memoir, Volume 1, is available on Amazon and at norbertputnam.com (where signed copies are also available). Norbert is included in a special exhibition, Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, on display through December 31, 2017. He will be performing in Memphis with the Band of Legends as part of Elvis Week on August 14th at the new Soundstage at the Graceland complex. For ticket information, visit graceland.com.
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MEMPHIS IMPACT Meet the Staff Photography by Lindsey Lissau Biographies by Indiviual Staffers
My name is Langston Myers, and I am a sophomore at St. Mary’s Episcopal School. I am the Editor of Memphis Impact, and I am an avid writer, which is my inspiration for the creation of Memphis Impact. I write not only for this magazine but for my school newspaper and another online magazine. I swim and play tennis for St. Mary’s and am a cheerleader for MUS, but I am also involved in student government programs like Model United Nations. When I am not doing homework or any of these things, I spend just about every waking hour at youth group.
My name is Carolyn Lane, and I am a junior at St. George’s Independent School. I am excited to be a part of Memphis Impact and hope to continue writing articles and designing pages in the future. As Memphis Impact’s final layout editor, in addition to my own pages, I construct the final InDesign file to be sent to press each issue. I will be Editor-in-Chief of my school’s newsmagazine next year, which won best newspaper/magazine in Tennessee the past two years. I am the editor-in-chief of my school’s literary magazine, a Bridge Builder, and the coordinator of book club. I was chosen to represent Tennessee in the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Program, which accepts one journalist per state. I look forward to seeing where the magazine goes in the future.
My name is Madison Grinder, and I’m a sophomore at Hutchison School. I’m honored to be a part of the Memphis Impact staff as a writer and photographer, and I have loved working on projects, including Memphis Fashion Week and Emerging Bands and Artists in Memphis. Aside from my position at Memphis Impact, I play volleyball and lacrosse for my school and play competitive lacrosse with No Excuse. I also spend my time volunteering at many service organizations, such as the Salvation Army, Su Casa, and the special needs program at Second Presbyterian Church. I’m so excited to be a part of the growth of 4Memphis Impact and can’t wait to see it develop.
My name is Haley Clift, and I am a sophomore at Hutchison School. I am so happy to be on the Memphis Impact staff, and I hope this magazine will help unite the youth community in Memphis. For the magazine, I cover the event and sport pages, and I have also interviewed emerging fashion designer Meggy Muller. At Hutchison, I serve as class president, play varsity lacrosse, and am a member of the Wilson Society, Rogers Scholars, and the Hutchison Invests program. Additionally, I cheer for the MUS football team and participate in youth groups, YoungLife and 2PC True North. I am so excited for this opportunity to write about all of the exciting events and people in our community.
My name is Margo Valadie and I am a junior at St. George’s Independent School. I am so excited to get the opportunity to be a part of the Memphis Impact staff. I have helped work on the layout of the Emerging Fashion Designers Q&A, and look forward to contributing my photography and design skills to stories in the future. At my school, I am the Editor-inChief of the Yearbook staff, a student ambassador, and can always be seen with a bag of camera equipment. I am thrilled to be on Memphis Impact and cannot wait to work on future issues with this super talented staff.
My name is Mary Elizabeth Whitmire, and I am a junior at St. Agnes Academy. I am delighted to be a part of Memphis Impact, for which I write and take pictures. Outside of the magazine, I devote most of my time to creating art or participating in theatre. I am also active as the president of an organization with Madonna Learning Center and an upcoming editor of my school’s art and literary magazine, Calliope. I am so excited to see how Memphis Impact will inspire the future leaders of Memphis.
My name is Grace Gage, and I am a junior at St. Agnes Academy. I am thrilled to be on and write for the Memphis Impact staff. For the magazine, I interviewed Penny Hardaway and Matthew Mosowitz, one of ten winning essay writers for the Penny Hardaway Essay Contest; emerging fashion designer Gabrielle Smith, and the local Memphis band Summer Avenue. In my free time I cheer for Christian Brothers High School, play lacrosse, and write. I enjoy writing poetry, creative writing, blogs, short stories and articles. I am elated to see where the Memphis Impact magazine will go, and how it will help the staff grow and learn.
My name is Arabella Hamm, and I am a junior at St. Agnes Academy. I am a writer for Memphis Impact. Recently, I interviewed Penny Hardaway and winners of his essay contest. In addition to interviewing and writing, I take photographs for articles. When I'm not writing for 4Memphis Impact, I play lacrosse and attend Model United Nations and Youth in Government conferences. I am an Ambassador for the Facing History and Ourselves Program and will be Editor of the 2017-2018 St. Agnes Yearbook. Memphis Impact presents teens with an opportunity to creatively express themselves and I am so thankful and thrilled to be a part of this project.
My name is Merrill Culpepper, and I am a sophomore at St. Mary’s. I am the stylist for Memphis Impact and I am so excited to be a part of this amazing addition to 4Memphis. I have always loved fashion and how confident someone’s style can make them feel. Along with working for Memphis Impact, I play soccer and lacrosse for my school, and I am also involved in YoungLife. I cannot wait to continue styling for Memphis Impact and to see where the magazine goes in the future.
My name is Olivia Barton, and I am a junior at St. George’s Independent School. I am one of the photographers for Memphis Impact, and I am so excited to be working with the magazine. Outside of my work on my school’s yearbook, one of my favorite activities is soccer, and I play both with my school and competitively with G.T. United. Next year, I will be photography editor for my yearbook, and I think this magazine will help me prepare for that role. I am so excited for this opportunity and I’m looking forward to seeing the amazing magazine this staff creates.
My name is Ellie Weeks, and I am a sophomore at Hutchison School. I serve as a writer, editor, and designer, and I am very excited to be a part of Memphis Impact. I have interviewed Emerging Designer Jayla Slater and constructed the events page that focused on formals and high school signings. In my spare time, I play soccer, run track, and spend time at my youth group. I am part of the yearbook team for Hutchison, where I have grown to love graphic design, serve as my grade representative for the Service Learning Council, and am involved in both Rogers Scholars and Hutchison Invests as well. I have really enjoyed my experience so far with this magazine and am looking forward to see where Memphis Impact will go.
My name is Alice Crenshaw, and I am a junior at St. George’s Independent School. I work as a graphic designer and photographer for Memphis Impact. Away from the magazine, I enjoy spending as much time as I can outside, whether it is backpacking, camping, playing lacrosse, or water skiing. I spend a large amount of my time taking photos, painting, drawing and playing guitar. With my hectic schedule I find it very important to spend quality time with my friends and my family, so I am constantly working to stay involved with them. I come from a large family and being with them and hearing their stories inspires my art, so I believe that is the most important of my life to me.
My name is Sophie Stockstill, and I am a sophomore at Hutchison School. I am a layout editor and writer for Memphis Impact, and I can’t wait for what this magazine offers to the community. In my free time, I volunteer with Le Bonheur Club Teens and Salvation Army’s GPS Squad. I am also a MUS cheerleader for the upcoming football season. Additionally, I am involved with school organizations such as yearbook, Wilson Society, and Global Ambassadors. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Memphis Impact staff and can’t wait to grow as an editor.
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IN T IM ER PA N CT AT
By Haley Clift
Every summer, Second Presbyterian Church offers mission trips through the junior high and high school youth ministries: 3Degrees and True North. I, along with 4Memphis Impact writer Madison Grinder, traveled to Budapest, Hungary with a team of eleven other Memphis high school students and our two youth group leaders.
In Hungary, our mission began with our partnership with The Paulus Movement, a local Evangelical organization. Our team united with Paulus for the primary purpose of spreading the Gospel and teaching English to Hungarian students by way of an annual English converse camp held at a local high school. This year, the camp was called Upgrade 1, and it ran for five days from the morning until the late afternoon. Each morning began with a 25-minute game hosted by the American leaders, starting the day with active and exciting games truly set a fun and enjoyable atmosphere for each day of camp. Following the morning games, the American leaders, myself included, would meet with groups of Hungarians to lead the English language sessions. These groups were determined by both fluency and age: the youngest and least fluent students were assigned to group one, and the fluency and age both increased from group one to group six. Personally, I worked with group two where the students could somewhat speak and understand some English but lacked extensive vocabulary and confidence. However, through the games that we played and the exercises that we completed throughout our sessions each day, the Hungarians became much more confident in their abilities. Moreover, these teens began to utilize and recognize new vocabulary, including sports and occupations we taught them. Likewise, the students became much more expressive and comfortable around me and the other American leaders. This level of comfort and trust eliminated the need for the Hungarian leaders from Paulus to translate much of the conversations, like in the eye-to-eye sessions between the Americans and the Hungarian students. Each day, the American leaders would have one-on-one, eye-to-eye sessions with the Hungarian students. At this time, we were able to get to know the Hungarians and learn about their lifestyles. Additionally, at these times, we would share the Gospel and try to answer any and every question that the students had for us. Then, we would lead a sports period or host workshops, like swing dancing, 56 / August 2017
art, and friendship bracelets, the remainder of the afternoon. The games paved the way for even more friendships to be formed between us and the Hungarians, which was such a blessing. Additionally, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights of our camp, we organized “American Culture Nights” through which we would introduce American cultural activities to the Hungarians. We arranged a board game night, a “Christmas in July” night, and a dance party and color war night, and each night brought more excitement to the eyes and hearts of the Hungarians. With each day, the Hungarians opened both their hearts and their minds to our team and to the Lord. By the same token, Henry Holmes, a 2017 graduate of Memphis University School who led the second level English Group with me said that “there was a group of four girls who hardly said a word in our group on Monday. However, by the end of the week, they were the most outgoing of all the other students, and they couldn’t stop smiling throughout the day.” Watching these transformations first-hand amongst the Hungarians and being a part of a movement that has surpassed our local realm of service was such a blessing for each and every one of us on our team. In a city like Memphis with extreme amounts of poverty, there are opportunities for service around every corner. This trip helped me form relationships with people across the globe, so serving in my home town will be much easier.
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The Final Memphis says goodbye to Z-bo By Ellie Weeks
On July 6th, 2017, after 8 seasons playing for the Memphis Grizzlies, Zach Randolph “Z-Bo” signed with the Sacramento Kings on a two-year deal claiming to provide a “veteran presence” to this team. In 2008, before Z-Bo’s career with the Grizzlies, no one would have ever thought of him as this stabilizing role model for a young team. Moreover, as Memphians mournfully watch Zack head off to further his career and his legacy, many may forget the ways in which the Grizzlies transformed Z-Bo and Z-Bo helped fortify the identity of the Memphis Grizzlies. Randolph did not venture into the Grindhouse already a Superstar, now
third in games played, first in rebounds, seventh in assists, and third in points scored. Prior to his recruitment in 2008, he had been largely an unwanted, disruptive force for the Blazers, Knicks, and Clippers. Consequently, it should be said that Z-Bo did not discover his true career until he found influential coaching and wonderful teammates through his home at the Grizzlies. Through his 8 seasons on this team, he transformed into an extraordinary player while capturing the hearts of Memphians in the process. Furthermore, Z-Bo played an extremely beneficial role in creating the Grindhouse and its strong identity, for he is more closely associated with “Grit’N’Grind” than every player besides Tony Allen. As a catalyst for the Grizzlies, Randolph brought with him a sense of intensity, toughness, and comradery, which excited fans and inspired loyalty among Memphians to both the city and Memphis Grizzlies basketball. This was undoubtedly seen as a result of Z-Bo’s enthusiasm towards the team and his influence on its character. Along with his dedication to the team and basketball, Z-Bo supported the act of giving back. In this way, he displayed his love for the city of Memphis, which he grew to call his 2nd home, and became a role model for others to do the same. He exhibited the importance of service in a community like Memphis in many ways. First off, Randolph began providing hundreds with holiday dinners during Thanksgiving. Additionally, he donated more than $20,000 to MIFA, which was directed towards building 100 homes in the Memphis community. Because service is one of the greatest components to Memphis culture, Randolph’s continuous donations acted as a demonstration of his love for this city. Today, Memphians hang their heads low at the loss of one of the greatest faces of the Memphis Grizzlies, one that meant to so much to the team and to the city. For this reason, the Grizzlies plan to retire Randolph’s number, 50, in display of their gratitude to the way Z-Bo has turned the Grizzlies’ basketball into a perennial playoff team and a unifying force for the entire city of Memphis.
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