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Contents February 2015
Outtakes 16 18 20 22 24 38 40 42 43 47 48 50 52 68 69
Madonna Learning Center Christmas Program Liberty Bowl President’s Gala Science of Beer Wish It Forward Exhibition Sissy’s Log Cabin & James Davis Holiday Open House Runway at the Racquet Club Memphis Indie Holiday Market A Taste of Nicaragua Christmas at the Cedars King & Queen Reception The Memphis Junior Cotillion Club Hansel & Gretel Opening Night Italian Winterfest St. Mary’s Alumnae Event Hotty Toddy Farewell
Features 36 46 63
Grizzlies Prep PreauXX Memphis Lion King: In Character
Regulars 26 Fashion: Resort Wear 54 Culinary: Brunch 70 4Music 72 Travel: Ogden 74 Art 76 Books 78 Celebrating Marriage 80 Share the Love
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Letter From the Publisher Seek the Peace and Prosperity of the City in which I have placed you. Jeremiah 29:7 . יִ ְהיֶ ה לָ כֶ ם ָׁשלֹום,לֹומּה ָ כִּ י ִב ְׁש:יְ הוָ ה- ֶאל, וְ ִה ְת ַּפלְ לּו ַבעֲ ָדּה, ֲא ֶׁשר ִהגְ לֵ ִיתי ֶא ְתכֶ ם ָׁש ָּמה,שלֹום ָהעִ יר-ת ְׁ ז וְ ִד ְרׁשּו ֶא יִ ְר ְמיָ הּו
Numbers 14:6 through 9 6 Joshua, son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had explored the land, tore their clothes 7 and said to the entire Israelite assembly, “The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good. 8 If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us. 9 Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not be afraid… ְּב ִמ ְד ַּבר - ָכּל- אֶ ל, ז ו ַי ֹּאמְ רּו.בגְדֵ יהֶ ם ּ ִ ,קָ ְרעּו--ָארץ ֶ ָה- אֶ ת,הַ תָ ִּרים- מִ ן,י ְפֻ נֶּה- ו ְ ָכלֵב ֶבּן,נּון-וו ִיהֹושֻ ׁעַ ִבּן . מְ א ֹד מְ א ֹד,ָארץ ּ ְ עֲ דַ ת ֶ ָטֹובָה ה-- אֲ שֶ ׁר עָ ב ְַרנּו בָּה לָתּור א ֹתָ ּה,ָארץ ֶ ָ ה:י ִשְ ָׂראֵ ל לֵאמ ֹר-בנֵי הִ וא ָזבַת- אֲ שֶ ׁר, אֶ ֶרץ: ּונְתָ נָּה לָנּו,ָארץ הַ ז ֹּאת ֶ ָה-ו ְהֵ בִיא א ֹתָ נּו אֶ ל-- י ְהו ָה,חָ פֵ ץ ָבּנּו-חאִ ם ִכּי לַחְ מֵ נּו הֵ ם; סָ ר,ָארץ ְ ִת- ו ְַאתֶ ּם ַאל,תִ ּמְ ר ֹדּו- ַאל, טאַ ְך ַבּיהו ָה.חָ לָב ּודְ בָׁש ֶ ָעַ ם ה-ּיראּו אֶ ת ָ ִת- ַאל,ִצ ָלּם מֵ עֲ לֵיהֶ ם ו ַיהו ָה אִ תָ ּנּו .ּיראֻ ם This month, 4Memphis and the Memphis Love Challenge turn our attention to education, specifically a charter school in Memphis that is leading the charge to prove that education in the city of Memphis does not have to be a failed proposition. Grizzlies Prep is doing an outstanding job of educating 6th, 7th and 8th grade young men that otherwise would be considered at risk if they were not attending Grizzlies Prep. The story referenced from this excerpt from the Book of Numbers is the story of God’s people being afraid to tackle the job that God had given them to conquer the Promised Land after leaving slavery in Egypt. The Israeli people watched the most powerful nation on Earth be destroyed, in order to set them free, only to become afraid and refuse to do the job that lay ahead. One of the basic requirements of any city is the education of its children. Many in this city, including this publisher, look at the challenges and wonder if there is any way to fix our city’s education system. We are afraid that the political battle is too hard, or the high-risk children too challenging, to actively engage in helping fix the system. The surrounding communities have to incorporate into their growth projections the need for a bigger school system to accommodate the young families looking to leave the schools located in the city of Memphis.
Grizzlies Prep is proving our fears to be wrong. You walk the halls of the school located in the former downtown Federal Reserve building, and you’ll see these young men’s love of reading, order and discipline. They are in the top 95% of their peers in the area of reading, math, and science. This is all being done despite being in a building that has no gymnasium or yard to play in. They love their school, more importantly they love learning and embrace the “Core Values” as defined by Grizzlies Prep. (see page 36 in feature article) The leadership of Grizzlies Prep has been deliberate in developing a school curriculum that reinforces the Core Values while providing an emotionally safe learning environment from the moment these young men enter the building until they leave. We toured the school last week with Memphis music artist PreauXX; his own life message to the students reinforced the very “Core Values” of Grizzlies Prep. He challenged the young men to “define yourself everyday despite the challenges of the day,” drawing from his upcoming single “Monday Morning.” In our story from the book of Numbers, Joshua and Caleb were the only ones who did not run from the job given to them by God. They were the only ones from their generation to enter the Promised Land after Israel wandered 40 years. May we, the citizens of Memphis, not fail this generation of students. May we support Grizzlies Prep and the other schools that are working to change education in Memphis. Seek the Peace and Prosperity of Memphis Jim
Grizzlies Prep is a public school that operates as a charter school, receiving an allocation of dollars for the student’s education, but nothing for facility upcoming or to pay for the extras that are making a difference in the education of these young men. The Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation helps to meet some of these needs, some of the Core Values are drawn from what is successful on the basketball court, but it is critical that the school has a broader base of support to continue its great work.
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Christmas Program Madonna Learning Center Photography by Mark O. Ramirez After months of planning and rehearsals, the kids at Madonna Learning Center took the stage in midDecember for their annual Christmas Program. Once again, these beautiful stars did not disappoint the sold-out audiences for all three performances at GPAC! This tradition is much anticipated by the students, and it is a gift to the Memphis community in the true spirit of Christmas.
Hollis, Neely, Ander, Sara Trammell, Suzanne Culpepper & Scott Tramell
Jeff, Jack, Meg & Betsy Horton with Wanda Lenoir & Sam Mitchell
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The 56th Annual Liberty Bowl hosted the President’s Gala the night before the big game, and it was the black-tie party of the holiday season. Texas A&M and West Virginia fans joined forces for the pre-game gala at the Peabody Hotel. Duo Big & Rich entertained the crowd with high-energy country music - and dancing wasn’t optional! A&M prevailed in the game the next day, but everybody won the party at the President’s Gala. libertygala.org Kendal McCoy & Pierce Hurst
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Science of Beer The Pink Palace Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The Pink Palace once again hosted the very popular Science of Beer event and, once again, beer connoisseurs made it a sell-out! With experiments involving beer, tastings from professional brewers and homebrewers, a koozie-making station, and more, this was a beer-filled Friday night of fun!
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GRIZZLIES PREP By Stephanie Beliles | Photography courtesy of Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images
The Memphis Grizzlies have positioned themselves as hometown heroes with guiding principles that have made them a success story in the NBA. As an influential organization that is committed to their community, it is no wonder the Memphis Grizzlies saw the challenge in education for young men in Memphis and turned it into an opportunity to create another team of educated, evolved young men. Boys that would possibly be in otherwise failing schools and negative situations are molded into outstanding scholars, impressive communicators, and deeper thinkers. The Memphis Grizzlies recognizes that in order to make a city succeed, the youth needs to succeed, and they wisely created a partnership with Grizzlies Prep. If children are the future, then Memphisâ€™ prospects got brighter when Grizzlies Prep opened their doors. Inspired by the philosophy guiding the Grizzlies success, Grizzlies Prep has adopted the core values of courage, commitment, integrity, responsibility, grit and excellence. These are the ideals that drive the boys to victory in the classroom. Grizzlies Prep has made its mission to ensure young men in grades
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six through eight excel academically and demonstrate integrity. By pairing rigor and discipline, they arm students with the skills they need to succeed in high school, college and life. As a result of their advanced curriculum and customized programming, Grizzlies Prep ranks in the top 5% in the state for growth.
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School Director Elizabeth Simpson and her staff have created a nononsense environment. The school features an extended school day, double blocks of math and English language arts, and electives like karate that encourage determination and focus. The students are selected through a random lottery process, and, therefore, they represent a mixed bag of home environments. “I believe the diverse backgrounds of our students assist in socializing them here. It is also an opportunity to have a fresh start in a new school without preexisting reputations,” notes Elizabeth. Grizzlies Prep students all wear the same uniform, aside from the choice between Memphis Grizzlies bowtie or neck tie, which they earn the right to wear through scholarly achievements. These achievements are collected in a point reward system and are called “buckets,” and they earn them through completing homework, actively participating in class and other good behaviors. Negative behaviors cause “turnovers” and take away from the students’ points. The points can reward them with vending machine usage, lapel pins of achievement, and other privileges. Negative points will land them in detention. To further challenge, each boy must read one million words by the time they graduate, and so every boy in every room is seen with library books on their desk, ranging from Harry Potter to The History of Malcom X. The utilitarian approach taken by Grizzlies Prep provides the boys with a safe space. In a sixth grade classroom, the boys are thoughtful in what they say, and the instructors take creative approaches in teaching and lecturing. By the time the boys are in eighth grade, they are engaging in lively debates on subjects like the history of war and government, with every young man confidently contributing his thoughts. Every boy nods hello and says “excuse me” when passing visitors in their hallway. They look adults in the eye and shake their hands when introducing themselves. This atmosphere of fortitude and seriousness affords every male there to feel on equal footing to their peers, free from bullying, and that is no small feat. Without girls or status to occupy them, the boys at Grizzlies Prep throw themselves into becoming the best possible candidate for high school admission. The young men of Grizzlies Prep are impressive to everyone they meet, including Memphis Grizzlies player Vince Carter. Having been raised
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Grizzlies Prep focuses on all-male students, a tactic based on much research. According to Dr. Leonard Sax, an expert on single-sex education, “Team competition socializes boys. It teaches boys to value something above themselves. It subordinates some of the ego and the egocentricity that boys often manifest.” Guests to the school walk the halls of Grizzlies Prep and witness this phenomenon. There is not only structure and order that is transitory for most other charter schools, but there is a sense of solidarity as well. Like their namesake, they are a team. They reach out their hands and wiggle their fingers when a classmate is stumbling on a question as a sign of positive vibrations and support; they snap in congratulations when a classmate succeeds; they tell one another as a unit that they are “incredible, like the Hulk.”
by a family of educators, Vince knows the importance of education for youth. In fact, he was encouraged to excel in the arts, and has mastered seven musical instruments. When the opportunity for him to take a bus tour of Memphis with the students of Grizzlies Prep, his expectations were far exceeded. “I was extremely impressed not only with the manners of the young men, but also by what Grizzlies Prep is trying to accomplish,” says Vince. He asked the boys if they felt a difference between their experiences prior to attending the school and now, and he was struck by their insights. “It was awesome to hear ‘It changed my life’ and ‘I’m a different person’ from such young boys.” He was so moved that before they left, Vince jumped back on the bus and thanked the boys for allowing him to be in their presence sans media and fanfare. “I have a young daughter, and when it comes time for her to date, these are the qualities I would look for in someone trying to date her. Each one of them impressed me, and I felt like they should know that.” Grizzlies Prep needs Memphis’ help and the kindness of the Memphis Love Challenge in their endeavors. They happily accept mentoring volunteers and lunch buddies to act as positive influences for the bright young men. Going beyond traditional education also costs more than what public sources fund for Grizzlies Prep. They rely on the financial contribution and generosity from the community to keep their boys learning and prospering, and it can sometimes be a struggle. In fact, the school currently has to replace their roof, an inconvenience of roughly $200,000. 4Memphis and the Memphis Love Challenge ask that Memphis comes together and raises the roof for the remarkable young men of Grizzlies Prep and for the future of education Memphis. Learn more about Grizzlies Prep at Grizzliesprep.org. Learn more about the Memphis Love Challenge at 4Memphis.com/MemphisLove.
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Runway at the Racquet Club Photography by Katie Breyer
The Racquet Club hosted their third annual spring fashion show on January 9. After cocktail hour, models hit the runway to showcase the most current tennis styles for USTA spring uniforms along with fitness & lifestyle apparel. In addition, the show’s coordinator spoke of the Racquet Club’s current outreach focus to help Ronald McDonald House Charities.
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Memphis Indie Holiday Market Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
Local vendors Paper & Clay and Hoot + Louise presented the Memphis Indie Holiday Market in mid-December. Shoppers converged on Muddy’s Grind House in CooperYoung to “Buy Local” this holiday season. Live music, great food, and fabulous shopping made for a perfectly festive market for the midtown masses!
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A Taste of Nicaragua
Tikkun Olam Nicaragua Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The gracious home of Lucia and Ricky Heros was the beautiful setting for A Taste of Nicaragua, a fundraising evening to benefit Tikkun Olam Nicaragua and the Memphisbased medical mission team. The non-profit organization sends medical teams to remote, rural areas of Nicaragua where healthcare is not readily accessible. For more information and how you can help, visit tikkunolamnicaragua.com.
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Anne Darst & John Niter
Dr. Amy Hertz, Lucia Heros & Tresha Mandel
Bill & Elizabeth Butch with Scott Synder
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Christmas at the Cedars Cedar Hall
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preauXX memphis By Stephanie Beliles | Photography by Silas Vassar
Memphis is teeming with aspiring musicians, rappers, and other artists. In the world of local hip hop, it is an unfortunate reality that crime and violence and glorified in local rappers’ rhymes. Breaking the destructive trend is local music artist PreauXX, and he is creating a musical atmosphere with a positive message, one beat at a time. PreauXX’s music is not squeaky clean by any stretch; however, listeners can hear that while sometimes negative subjects are mentioned, they are not glorified. PreauXX’s new single “Monday Morning” is a beautiful tribute to the heaviness he feels, namely after being in certain self-manifested situations, the violence in Memphis, and overcoming negative stereotypes. His cleaver lyricism and innovative music has created a cult fan base for him and his TDRON label. PreauXX (pronounced “pro”) has expanded his footstep nationally, recording a song for the Royals’ visit to Memphis per request of USA Today. He impressed hundreds of people at SXSW music festival in Austin, TX. He has floored fans in Atlanta, GA. He continues to gain notoriety in Memphis, both through his music and his generosity. PreauXX was born in New Orleans but came to Memphis as a child. He attended the University of Memphis and quickly created a collegiate following: his music
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is far more relatable to the masses in comparison to the “dirty street rap” that many Memphians hear. His music has elements of R & B, dance hall, reggae and rock and roll. PreauXX’s charming charisma and aggressive wordplay spotlights his cleverness. In 2014, PreauXX and his team secured a dual deal with Great South Bay Music Group to release his “Die Winning” EP with digital distribution through E1 Records. With all of the excitement surrounding TDRON and their accomplishments, PreauXX is taking his influence and putting it to good use in Memphis. When he is not touring, recording or performing, PreauXX has recently elected to spend time at Grizzlies Prep (see page 36) and mentor the young men as a Cultural Ambassador. PreauXX has pushed education as his primary mission, noting that “all music and art is business, and it needs to be studied that way.” PreauXX identifies with the youth of Memphis and is committed to facilitating a change, saying, “I remember what it is like to be thirteen and worrying about what you are going to do and how you are going to live your life. It’s so important that a young man have someone positive to look up to and help them make the right choices.” PreauXX is an act to follow, and that is according to numerous publications, both local and nationwide. But it is PreauXX’s commitment to the youth
King & Queen Reception Carnival Memphis
The season of Carnival Memphis kicked off with a lovely holiday reception for King John Bobango and Queen Lockie Dearman. The party was held at the home of Carnival President Rob Johnston and his gracious wife Jean. The three charities being supported by the “party with a purpose” are the Madonna Learning Center, Red Zone Ministries, and the Peer Power Foundation. carnivalmemphis.org Blair & Jo Gilbert with Kim & Johnny Pitts
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The Memphis Junior Cotillion Club Presentation & Holiday Ball Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
The Peabody Hotel hosted one of the most beautiful parties of the holiday season with the Memphis Junior Cotillion Club Holiday Ball. Members of the Club are eleventh and twelfth grade girls at St. Mary’s Episcopal School, the Hutchison School, or legacies of former members. This year’s party supported the Salvation Army’s Forgotten Angel program, and benefitted those not selected by the Angel Tree Program.
Jennifer & Sophia Angelakis
Reed Barnes, Sam Bartz & Daniel Tancredi
Jennifer Dunavant, Elizabeth Oakley & Stephanie Pierotti
Thomas Rogers, Thompson & Cole McDonald
Emma & Ford Howell
Kenny, Rainey, Sonny, Adrian & Laura Charbonnet
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Grace Upshaw, Katie Huffey, Elizabeth & Virginia Owen, Keevie Smith, Emma Howell, Julia Counce & Elle Erickson
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Jenny & Stephanie Wharton
Catherine Erb, Tom Sikes & Brinkley Erb
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Cole Oâ€™Keeffe, Will Harwell & David Nelson
Jack Skahan & Allison Kaelin Ruthie Harwood, Cecile Vergos & Kate Fila
Allison Ann Gusmus & Jane Morrison
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Hansel & Gretel Opening Night Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
The Opera Memphis season presented another fabulous show with Hansel & Gretel. The GPAC was sold out for this magnificent show. The fairytale was scored by Engelbert Humperkinck, the ‘70’s pop star, and it is sure to be a classic. Talented dancers from Ballet Memphis also contributed to the magic of the performance, which was a hit with opera fans of all ages. Coming soon is the Midtown Opera Festival; for infomation visit operamemphis.org.
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Candy Johnson, Karon Steen & Kim Thornton
Brookie Tribo, Tierney Bamrick, Blair Jefferson & Sarah Tinkler
Alex Seidel & Aimee Hurley
Traci & Lance Denton
Susan & James Mewborn
Barbara Schroeder & Joseph Totty
Jaynie, Julia & Joelle Judaken
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Italian Winterfest Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
The 5th Annual Italian Winterfest was held recently on a Sunday evening at the Racquet Club of Memphis. The culinary extravaganza featured Italian cuisine and signature dishes from Memphis’ finest restaurants including Folk’s Folly, Pete & Sam’s, Lucchesi’s, and The Italian Rebel. The dinner party benefitted the Catholic Education Scholarship Fund and the Ave Maria Home. This year’s honored guest was Msgr. John B. McArthur, pastor of St. Louis Catholic Church. Viva Italia!
Srs. Martin dePores, Marie Monique, Mary Martha, Rita Marie, Imelda & Karol Marie
Claire & Marty Kiser
Steve & Brenda Basar
Sue Valle-Hall, Joey Valle-Stark & Doris Valle-Fragale
Cheryl Kingsley & Andrea Oliver
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John & Sondra Morris with Br. Chris Englert
Stacey & Tessa Berner
Phyliss Camacho, Paula Buttross & Lydia Frank
Glenn Garner & Chrissie Allen
Pat Ellis, Fr. Saji Ellickal & Anna Shelton
Mary Kate Walsh & Brie Marchese
Tony Barrasso, Msgr. John McArthur & Bishop Terry Steib
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out of the Bleu Restaurant & Lounge’s New General Manager, Will Mulligan Returns to the South f you were a contestant on a restaurant reality show, you would still be hard pressed to have
is doing here. We really want the guests to be blown away by a truly ‘out of the Bleu’ experience.”
as unique of a résumé as Will Mulligan, General Manager of Downtown’s Bleu Restaurant &
In 2014, Mulligan moved back home to Memphis to be
closer to family and friends. He was hired at Bleu last spring, and he is implementing big plans for the restaurant
As GM, Mulligan knows a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to upscale dining. Born
and lounge. Top items on Mulligan’s list include an updated and chic patio for spring, a revamped lounge,
and raised in Memphis and a former student at Christian Brothers University, he has worked from Orange County, California to Vail, Colorado resorts serving the likes of former presidents, hollywood celebrities and the navy's finest. As a Culinary Specialist Petty Officer 3rd Class in the US Navy, he worked in the belly of a state-of-the-art nuclear submarine and as a personal chef for a Navy Admiral.
and new small plates with unique flavors from Chef Ana Gonzalez. Mulligan is working to create a truly “out of the Bleu” experience in one of the hottest locations Downtown.
With such a unique and rich background, Mulligan has big ideas for Bleu Restaurant & Lounge. “Memphis is a great foodie town,” said Mulligan. “People are hungry for new
“From game season at the Forum through the summer, we’re looking at a lot of just plain fun events,” said Mulligan. “There will be some great music events, a pup friendly patio, seasonal beer launches, wine dinners, and always complimentary valet parking. But we will always continue providing new flavors and new ideas in the
tastes, new ideas. Our goal is to do something no one else
kitchen so that our guests always walk out saying, ‘wow!’”
CHEF ANA GONZALEZ Bleu Restaurant & Lounge has a new chef with vast experience in some of the most acclaimed restaurants worldwide, and Chef Ana Gonzales is now bringing that expertise to Bleu Restaurant & Lounge. Chef Ana was born in Caracas, Venezuela, moved to Cartagena, Colombia, and then to Miami, Florida, when she was 11 years old. She began her culinary passion as a youngster, and carried that passion to her academic training. She graduated from Johnson and Wales University. Her baking and pastry acumen earned her a scholarship in Amsterdam, Holland. She began working in a series of high profile roles including catering for the Formula One racing circuit and culinary hot-spots in south Florida at the Alexander Hotel, Wish Restaurant, and the Orlando Peabody Hotel. Gonzales’ husband Brian Barrow, is also a well-respected chef. It was his career and a transfer that brought her talents to Memphis. Chef Ana is bringing unique and interesting flavors in dishes at Bleu Restaurant & Lounge. From the small plates before the game to a special dinner celebration, the menu reflects a worldview in Downtown Memphis.
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Duck Strudel 3 cups pulled confit duck meat 1 cup roasted diced heirloom squash 1 cup onion diced 1 cup celery diced 1 cup red cabbage
1 cup chopped chanterelle mushrooms 1 tsp thyme chopped 1 tsp oregano chopped Salt and pepper to taste 1 sheet puff pastry Egg wash
Caremalize the onions and add in the celery. Continue cooking until celery begins to soften, then add the mushrooms and cook until they have released all their moisture. Add red cabbage, herbs and season. Chill mixture.
Puff Pastry Cut ribbons along the long edges of the dough, roughly one inch apart. Place filling in the middle between ribbons, then braid the ribbons over the filling. Egg wash the exterior. Bake at 400 for 12â€“15 minutes or until golden brown. 54 / 4Memphis
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Eggs Sardou 2 Artichoke bottoms per person 4 oz. creamed spinach 6 oz. chopped spinach 2 Tbl softened butter 1 oz. diced onion 1 oz. diced celery
1 oz. diced green bell pepper 3 oz. heavy cream 3 oz. parmesan cheese 6 oz. cream cheese 1 tsp crushed red pepper
Place butter in a sauté pan on medium heat. Once rendered, add the onion, celery and pepper and cook until tender. Add spinach and sauté until wilted. Once all vegetables are tender, add heavy cream, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, and crushed pepper. Continue to cook on low heat stirring frequently to prevent scorching and until the cheese has melted and blended with the spinach. Add salt and pepper to taste. 2 soft poached eggs per person 2 oz. Hollandaise Sauce 6 oz. Brabant potatoes Paprika Orange crown and strawberry for garnish Place a bed of creamed spinach on the plate, and then add the artichoke bottoms on top. Add the soft poached eggs. Top with hollandaise sauce. Garnish with paprika. Serve with a mimosa and enjoy!
Ricotta and Lemon Pancakes with Fresh Blackberry Syrup Makes about 20 pancakes 2 cups fresh blackberries 1/3 c. plus 4 Tbsp sugar, divided Juice and zest from one lemon, divided 2 Tbsp water 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 ½ c. all-purpose flour ½ c. almond flour
2 Tbsp baking powder ½ tsp kosher salt 4 large eggs, separated 1 ½ c. almond milk 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups ricotta cheese Unsalted butter, melted, as needed
In a small saucepan combine berries, 1/3 c. sugar, water, 1 Tbsp of lemon juice and ½ of the lemon zest. Heat over medium low heat until the berries pop open and release their juices, about 15 minutes. Season with cinnamon and set aside. Whisk flours, baking powder, salt and remaining lemon zest in a large bowl. With a hand mixer, beat together egg whites with 2 Tbsp of sugar until medium peaks form. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, remaining 2 Tbsp sugar, almond milk, vanilla, 1 Tbsp lemon juice and ricotta together until relatively smooth. Add the yolk mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring enough to just lightly blend the ingredients. Fold in the egg whites in thirds, taking care to not deflate the batter. Heat a griddle or non-stick fry pan over medium-low heat, brushing with melted butter. Pour about ½ cup of batter into the pan and cook until the edges are set and small bubbles appear on the surface, about 1 ½ minutes. Flip and cook.
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Chicken & Waffles 1 lb Skinless chicken Breast 1/5 Flour 1/4 tsp Paprika 1/4 tsp Garlic salt 1 cup Buttermilk
Hard Rock Cafe Memphis’ Local Legendary Burger 8 oz Heavy cream 2 oz Demy glace or brown gravy 2 oz Marsala wine 2 oz Butter Maple syrup to taste
In a mixing bowl mix the flour paprika and garlic salt. Cut the chicken breast in 1 in thick strips. In another mixing bowl place the chicken and buttermilk. Then remove the chicken from the buttermilk and dust with flour mixture. Get your oil hot to 350oF. Carefully place the chicken strips one at the time in the oil and cook until golden brown and make sure is cook all the way or 165oF.
Marsala sauce: In a sauce pan at medium heat place the demy and the Marsala sauce cook for about five minutes add the heavy cream and let it reduced for about 15 minutes turn the heat off and add the butter, stirring constantly until creamy consistency. Make your favorite waffles and place the chicken on top of the waffles. Put the creamy Marsala sauce on top and drizzled with maple syrup. Garnish and ready to served.
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One Serving – One Incredible Burger 8oz certified angus burger patty 1 tablespoon of Hard Rock’s secret seasoning salt, made in house 2 Slices of Sour Dough Bread 4 TSP Maitre D Butter
3 tbl of Roasted Tomato Mayo 2 Slices of Monterey Jack Cheese 1 Farm Fresh Egg 1 TBL Country Gravy Iceberg Lettuce
Hand Patty the Certified Angus Beef, then sprinkle with Hard Rock’s secret seasoning salt. Grill the burger patty to your temperature preference - we serve it medium well. Spread Maître D Butter on each side of the Sourdough Bread, and lightly toast until crisp on all sides. Spread the bottom bun with the Roasted Tomato Mayonnaise. Place 2-3 fresh iceberg leaves on top of the Roasted Tomato Mayonnaise. While still on the grill, layer 2 slices of Monterey Jack Cheese until melted, and place patty with cheese over the bed of lettuce. With the finishing top of one perfectly fried egg, Sunny side up, finish with a drizzle of your country gravy. Serve with an ice cold beverage and a crispy side of onion rings!
Cinnamon & Sugar Beignets 1 c water 1/2 c butter 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sugar 1 c flour
4 large eggs 1 quart vegetable oil 1/2 c sugar 1/2 c cinnamon
In a small sauce pan combine the water butter and sugar. Bring to a boil and stir until butter is completely melted. Remove from heat, add flour and salt, and stir until combined. Scoop the dough into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, and let cool 5 to 7 minutes. Once cool, beat mixture on low. Begin adding your eggs, one at a time. Once dough is mixed, let rest 1 hour.
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Egg & Olive Sandwich 12 eggs 8 oz olives, finely chopped 1 c mayonnaise Pinch of pepper 2 slices of bacon Lettuce and tomato for garnish Boil eggs and chop roughly to desired consistency. Mix together with olives and mayonnaise and pepper, being careful not to over blend. Serve on toasted marble rye bread or other bread of choice. Add two slices of Benton’s bacon, lettuce and tomato. Add a fried egg to make it an “eggcelent” brunch item!
Pour the oil into a heavy-bottomed sauce pan and heat to 350 degrees. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the dough into the oil 5 or 6 at a time. Cook about 3 minutes on each side, or until golden and puffed. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Once beignets are cooked, remove from oil and transfer directly to cinnamon and sugar mixture. Toss beignets until well coated.
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Jimâ€™s Place Grille
Home Buttermilk Biscuits with Hanger Steak, Bayou Crawfish Tails, Creole Hollandaise, and Russet Potato Hashbrown From Scratch Biscuits 1/4 c self-rising flour 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbl sugar 1 1/4 c Buttermilk 2 Tbl heavy cream
Lightly season with salt and pepper hanger steak and charcoal grill to medium rare. Place in middle of biscuit. SautĂŠ spices and crawfish tails with white onion, bell peppers, and dash of cayenne pepper. Place on top of hangar steak
Mix and bake at 475 for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown on top. Hanger Steak 8 oz hanger steak Salt and pepper to taste 4 oz crawfish tails 1 pinch of the following: Garlic salt Onion powder
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Cumin Spanish paprika 1/2 white onion, diced 1 c green and red bell pepper Dash of cayenne pepper
For Hollandaise 2 egg yolk 1/8 tsp Coleman dry mustard dash of cayenne pepper
Melted salted butter Juice of 1 lemon
Top streak and crawfish tails with Hollandaise sauce and enjoy!
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Gregory Young, Wardrobe Supervisor for Disney’s The Lion King North American Tour
COSTUMES CREATE THE MAGIC A Conversation with Disney’s The Lion King Wardrobe Supervisor Gregory Young Disney’s The Lion King is a beloved show that has been translated into eight languages, and has won more than 70 global theatrical awards including six Tony Awards in 1998. Noted Broadway veteran Julie Taymor first envisioned the conversion from animation to stage. Her creative vision netted her a Tony that year for Best Costume Design. Not only was she heralded for her groundbreaking costumes design, The Lion King and Taymor also won a Tony for Best Direction of a Musical. With that award, she became the first woman to win for Musical Direction. As Wardrobe Supervisor, Gregory Young is the man responsible for bringing Taymor’s costume originality to every show. Young himself is a Broadway veteran, and he worked as a dresser with The Lion King when it first opened in New York in 1997. He was with the Broadway production for a decade, only to return to the touring company where he has been for the past six years.
©Disney. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus.
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Patrick R. Brown as “Scar” in THE LION KING National Tour.
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“Lionesses Dance” in THE LION KING National Tour. Disney. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus. The production does not travel light. The tour uses 18 trucks to haul the entire show, and 14 of those are 53’ semi-trailers...and wardrobe alone accounts for a full truck-and-a-half of that total! Young meticulously coordinates the 250 pieces of wardrobe that are used in each performance. “We travel with 350 pieces, in case of emergency,” he said. He also works closely with the puppetry and hair-and-makeup departments to create the animal characters. In addition to the touring crew, local theater professionals also benefit from this large production. Young augments his crew with 17 local dressers, along with two hair and makeup artists.
The Tree of Life from THE LION KING National Tour. ©Disney. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus.
Young is not only responsible for what you see on stage, but he also manages the behind-the-scenes routine maintenance. Except for an occasional broken zipper, major wardrobe malfunctions have largely been avoided. “Anything that touches the actor’s skin must be laundered after every show. One dresser is dedicated to washing garments. It takes eight hours each day.” Other pieces are dry cleaned in rotation every two to three weeks. Costumes are crafted of several different fabrics including mud cloth from South Africa and different silks. “The Bird Lady dress is made of sailcloth, which is actually used for making sails on boats. It is light, and it lasts longer. The wildebeest costumes are raffia and yarn,” he described, “and each of the unique lioness costumes are made of custom hand-dyed silk with custom beaded necklaces to match.” The costume worn by the antagonist Scar is the heaviest and most intricate in Young’s wardrobe closet. Scar’s chaps are made of pieced leather, and working in conjunction with the puppet department, a remote controlled motor is woven through his costume to operate his mask. There is as much choreography going on backstage as there is on stage as the crew preps for the next scene. A precise flurry of activity, orchestrated in quiet and low light, insures the costume changes happen seamlessly. The fastest wardrobe change is a quick 2.5 minutes - a mere 150 seconds as female members switch from the grasslands scene to lionesses. Each member in the ensemble plays at least two roles as both a hyena and as a Grassland head. Double duty is an important concept to the initial creation of The Lion King costumes. Taymor designed the costumes, masks, and puppets to show the animal and the human actor. Rather than hiding the mechanical aspect of the character, it is in full view of the audience. Young says that Taymor’s dual effect is really unique. “The costumes are transforming the performers into plants and animals. There’s so much to see - and every time you look, you see something different,” he said.
Nia Holloway as “Nala” and “The Lionesses” in “Shadowland.” Photo: Joan Marcus; ©Disney 64 / 4Memphis
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St. Maryâ€™s Alumnae Event Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
St. Maryâ€™s graduates from the classes of 2000 - 2014 gathered for a festive evening of holiday cheer at Sweetgrass in CooperYoung on December 29. The young alumna caught up with old friends and classmates at the gathering hosted by Head of School Albert Throckmorton, administrators, and their teachers. Dakota Beasley, Torry Wharteney, Olivia Summitt & Mary Tuggle
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Reception for Jim Duncan Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The Memphis Botanic Garden hosted a Hotty Toddy Farewell Reception for their Executive Director, Jim Duncan. MBG volunteers, board members, family, and friends turned out in a big show of gratitude for his work and vision in creating a growing, thriving community treasure in the heart of East Memphis. Congratulations, Jim and thank you for your decade of service! Emelia Miekicki, Shelby Horton, Mary Helen Butler & Gina Harris
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New Year’s Eve from the
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“Seven years ago my GM, Mike Benson and I had this crazy idea to bring our great city together as a community and kick off the New Year in a very positive way for Memphis. I was tired of only seeing Memphis make national headlines for our crime rate when there’s so many amazing things about our city that gets regularly overlooked. We saw that it was a chance at bringing together many elements that make us, as Memphians so unique, from food & drink with a Southern flare to live music performances encompassing genres that began here, and of course a giant 10-foot guitar because a ball just isn’t Rock n’ Roll enough for us! After the first guitar drop in 2008 the concept began to grow to many Hard Rock Cafe locations around the world. I was even sent to the Nashville Hard Rock to help their city develop a Guitar Drop (now a music note). But I couldn’t be more excited that the original continues to call The Birthplace of Rock n’ Roll its home. Here we are in 2015, globally televised on CNN as the Central Time Zone activation of the New Year, and while all these other negative & troubling things are going on around us nationally, Memphis set an example to the world, that people of all walks of life could come together as a community and celebrate the beginning of 2015 on a very positive note… and I could not be more proud to be a Memphian and to be present at Hard Rock when the Guitar Dropped!” – Julien Salley, General Manager, Hard Rock Cafe, Beale Street
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The Strawberry Gondola at Snowbasin, with a view to the valley below.
Skiing paradise beckons in Ogden’s Eden Valley By Sally Walker Davies | Photography courtesy of Snowbasin & Visit Ogden
There’s something to be said for being the “other” mountain town – the one where people are actually focused on the skiing, not the skiwear. A town that offers a laid-back vibe, unpretentious restaurants, and interesting locally-owned little stores and galleries. A town where there’s plenty to keep you busy, but doesn’t make you feel like you might be missing something if you choose to hole up by the fireplace and indulge in a good read. Ogden is one of those “other” towns. It’s the same distance from the Salt Lake City airport to Ogden as it is from the airport to Park City, but the two are worlds apart when it comes to their offerings, both on and off the slopes. Once known for its notorious debauchery, downtown Ogden was filled with saloons and brothels and all manner of naughtiness; Al Capone famously remarked that Ogden was too wild, even for him. Today’s Ogden is a mix of outdoor adventure, American history and the arts, and small-town enchantment. Ready for Its Close-up The Sundance Film Festival, held annually in late January to early February, has a growing presence in Ogden. This year’s just-concluded event included 13 screenings at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, a grand movie palace built in 1924 and lovingly restored in the late 1990s. Tickets to Sundance screenings and discussions in Ogden are easy to get, as is entry into after-parties and discussions. And like the main festival in Park City, there are plenty of celebrity sightings around town. (This year, Memphis had serious representation at Sundance, with Memphis filmmaker/author Robert Gordon’s documentary “Best of Enemies;” former Memphian Kentucker Audley, a filmmaker and actor, starring in stars in “Christmas, Again;” and Nick Case, founder of Paper Moon Films, screening “Take Me to the River”.) Ski, Schooled Lean into the hill. Lean into the hill. Over and over again, the 72 / 4Memphis
mantra is repeated, as if I had any choice but to lean into the hill, as shifting my weight would mean I would start moving, accelerating, speeding down the hill. And this was no hill. This was the steepest ski run I had ever encountered, so steep that if I didn’t actually lean into the hill, it felt as though I would tumble down the face of it. But the advice from my ski instructor worked, as did his words of wisdom to “find a tree on the other side of the run, and keep your eyes on it – your skis will follow. Welcome to Snowbasin, site of the men’s and women’s downhill and super-G events at the 2002 Winter Olympics, the kind of mountain that can take a confident and experienced casual skier and instantly turn her into a hot mess. With a vertical drop of 3,000 feet, Snowbasin is the most challenging of the three ski areas in Ogden. The resort’s luxurious après-ski lodges and upscale shopping and dining options are pretty window dressing for the challenging runs, and a stark contrast to the old-school feeling of Powder Mountain, across the valley from Snowbasin. Powder Mountain may not have the bling, but black diamond and back country types know it for its expansive terrain and deep powder. Wolf Mountain (the former Nordic Valley) is Ogden’s third ski destination, and a great fit for beginners or skiers who don’t get to the slopes often enough, and Nordic skiing options abound here. One of the most attractive things about skiing the slopes around Ogden is that even on their busiest days, there’s loads of open space, so one never feels crowded or rushed. Notorious 25th Street Just how notorious was 25th Street – the main business district in Ogden – back in the day? There were opium dens and brothels, gambling halls and bootlegging. 25th Street – known now as historic – is still full of gorgeous Neoclassical buildings, filled now with galleries featuring the work of local artists, casual eateries and bars, and boutiques and specialty shops.
The city of Ogden sits at the base of the Wasatch Range.
If You Go Southwest Airlines (iflyswa.com) and the other major carriers out of Memphis offer daily connecting flights to Salt Lake City, about an hour’s drive from Ogden. SEE Screen an independent film at the Sundance Film Festival. Tickets online at sundance.org. SAVOR Random, but we love the Trappist (yes, as in Trappist monk) products offered at Holy Trinity Abbey in nearby Huntsville. The Abbey’s church is open all day, every day, and the gift shop is open from from 10:00 – 5:00 MondaySaturday, with a break for lunch from 12-1:15. Online at holytrinityabbey.org/store SLEEP A cozy cabin is the way to go in Ogden (skiers know how important a washing machine is). The closest rentals to Snowbasin are at Lakeside, online at lakesideresortproperties.com. Visitor information: visitogden.com
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