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Contents AUGUST 2019
O U T TA K E S All photography by Mark O. Ramirez 16 Kelly Fischer Art Opening Reception 18 Feast on the Farm Gala 20 The Orpheum Gala, A Revolutionary Event 22 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner 24 Wine Down for BizTown 25 Bouguereau & America Exhibition Opening Party 26 Live at the Garden: Doobie Brothers 28 Oak Hall Launch Richfresh Boutique 32 Arts Intern Kick-Off Celebration 34 Suit & Sip Soiree 42 Craft Food & Wine Festival 45 Literatini 46 West Fight On Kick-Off Breakfast
I always want to go hard for Memphis. -Fresh of Richfresh, a purveyor of fine luxury tailored goods.
Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
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36 #Fashion: Pre-Fall Roll Call 44 #Gallery: Ken Hall's August Art Events 48 #Culinary: Summer Catch 54 #MemphisImpact
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Kelly Fischer Art Opening Reception
Kelly Fischer, an internationally-renowned artist with Memphis roots, recently held an opening reception for her Street Art Series exhibition at ANF Architects. Kelly has lived and worked in Switzerland for over 30 years, but she also traveled extensively in Europe and the US showing her work. Friends, family, and her many fans enjoyed the gathering and seeing her latest, large-scale, beautiful paintings. The exhibit will be on display through September 12. For more information on her work, visit kelly-fischer.com
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Feast on the Farm Gala
Guests enjoyed a â€œfeast on the farmâ€? June 22 at the Agricenter International to benefit and support the educational programs of Agricenter International, a non-profit dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of agriculture. A fabulous dinner with tastings from nearly two dozen chefs and restaurants, live and silent auctions, entertainment and dancing were on the menu at this country-chic evening.
Agricenter International teaches 10,000 students a year, and is the foremost educational venue for formal and informal learning in agriculture, forestry and natural resources. agricenter.org
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The Orpheum Gala, A Revolutionary Event
The Orpheum Theatre recently held The Orpheum Gala, A Revolutionary Event. It was held on Friday, June 28, prior to the opening of the much-anticipated (and sold-out), three-week run of Hamilton. The gala featured Leslie Odom, Jr. (original Aaron Burr in Hamilton) plus the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. The evening began with his concert in the Orpheum and continued with an afterparty event in the Halloran Centre. It was an evening that would have made our nationâ€™s founders proud!
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Sidney & Leslie Malone
Marlee Wilson, Markell Cox, Shyra Moody & Briana Whitaker
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Genny Fisher & Sonya Fisher
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Patrick & May Walker, Annie Dick & Jennie Kilmore
Sean & Amanda Gould, Lauren Draffin, Paul Gould, Samantha Hatchett, Philip Gould & Jane Chapman
Hannah Huntley & Madison Huntley
Tony Reed & Trudy Pfisterer
Amy Wright, Lauren Schorr, Rachel & Scott Bendure
Jon & Tracey Trotter
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AutoZone Liberty Bowl Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner
The Distinguished Citizen Award is a time-honored tradition of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. For more than 30 years, the Liberty Bowl has recognized some of America's most prominent citizens. The 2019 winner was Donald Dell, a tennis and sports business innovator. Make plans to attend the 61st annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl on December 31. For more information on tickets and other bowl-game festivities, visit libertybowl.org.
Dana Akin, Pam Mattingly, Marshall McWhorter, Janice Bomar & Pat Caldwell
Dr. Steven Gubin & Rachel Belz
Becky Webb & Taylor Webb
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Donald Dell, Bill Dunavant & Steve Ehrhart
Pam Kimery & Babbie Lovett
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Allison & Josh Bravo
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Mike Longo & Steve Conley
Sporting Clays Tournament September 13, 2019 Panther Creek Ranch, Hernando, MS 100 sporting clays per person Lunch - Awards - Bloody Mary Bar
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Wine Down for BizTown JA BizTown
Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South's Young Professionals Board hosted Wine Down for BizTown on June 14 at JA BizTown downtown, and the fun Friday night party featured a blind wine tasting, silent auction, food, music, prizes and giveaways - all to benefit students throughout the Mid-South region who participate in Junior Achievement's educational programs, which foster workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills.
Since 1955, Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South has been teaching students practical, real-world skills, and is the community's oldest organization dedicated to providing young people with the tools necessary to succeed in a global economy. juniorachievement.org
Ashley Banks, Boomer Martin, Allie & Davis Dodson
Brittaney Murray & Cerita Payne
Tony Gregory, Brandon Cooper, Eve & Mark Yates
Kim Cherry, Mia McIvor & Beth Okeon
Wayne Randall & Mary Helen Randall
Courtney & Charlie House
Claire Walker, Haley McNabb & Morgan Capps
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Ashleigh Brock & Bridgett Stigger
Chris & Mollie Bird
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Leighanna Folger & Tyler Bertram
Leigh Mansberg, Anasa Troutman & Whitney Neal
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Bouguereau & America Exhibition Opening Party
The Brooks Museum recently hosted a members-only Exhibition Opening Party for Bouguereau & America. This exhibition focuses on French academic painter William-Adolphe Bouguereauâ€™s (1825-1905) paintings in US collections and how they reflect the tastes, beliefs and ambitions of Americaâ€™s elite, and is on display until September 22. For more information on this exhibition and other events at the Brooks, visit brooksmuseum.org.
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Lucy Lee, Deborah Craddock & Kim Caldwell
Abby Phillips, Ken Hall & Claire Brulatour
Whitney Hardy, James Patterson & Denise Parnell
Kimberly Jacobs, Ian Hunley & Kaci Murley
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LIVE AT THE GARDEN
Doobie Brothers Alexia Crump, Mandy Tenent, Lake Bailey & Liz Glotzbach
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Jennifer Sammons, Rola Obaji, Heather Donato, Natalie Narrow & Dr. Susan Murrmann
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Oak Hall Launch
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Richfresh & Kayla Young
Matt Gossett, Kendrick Simpson with Lucia & Alessandra Heros Richfresh & Frances Berry
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Jen Burris, Cara Greenstein & Karina Benziger
Richfresh & Jim Walker
Rich×fresh /riCHfreSH/ adjective adjective: richfresh; Fashionably clean, elegant and sophisticated. Of the moment. Lux. Dripgod. "You are looking Richfresh."
Oak Hall recently held a Pre-Launch Party for the in-store Richfresh Boutique. Founded in 2017, Richfresh is a purveyor of fine luxury tailored goods based in Los Angeles, California, and is one of the fastest growing luxury brands in the United States. The designs are known for masterful tailoring with impeccable fit, playful colors, and innovative materials. The man behind the magic is “Fresh,” a Memphis native, mega-talented, rock-star, custom tailor. If you saw John Legend when he was a coach on The Voice, you've seen Fresh's expertise. In addition to John Legend, other high-profile Richfresh clients include Kevin Hart, Josh Groban, NBA stars, and many others. Born in Germany and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee, Fresh developed an insatiable interest in fashion at the age of 13. Inspired by the biographies of Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, Fresh taught himself how to sew using an old sewing machine he found in the family laundry room. By using off-the-shelf patterns and practicing relentlessly he developed the eye and skills of an adept tailor at a very young age. After high school, Fresh bypassed the traditional college route and struck out as a professional tailor in Memphis. It was during this time that he began to develop the styles and fits that would become his trademark. After a stint in New York, Fresh made his way to California where he set out to make his mark. His tailoring background mixed with his youthfulness allowed him to innovate in new and playful ways that shook up a staid industry. Fresh is inspired by color and design and has created some of the most sought after suits and bags around, which can be spotted by their telltale trademark yellow tab. He will be a Featured Designer for 2020 Memphis Fashion Week. While Fresh is stitching his way to the top in the fashion industry, his Memphis roots are sewn into each of his premiere garments and bags.
"I think having a Richfresh Boutique inside of Oak Hall is a real full-circle moment. You know, it's a real cool story. I used to work at Oak Hall in the tailoring room back in 2007, so for this to be where the brand kicks off in the retail world is a real hometown hero story in my opinion. I moved away to the West Coast, I moved to Los Angeles almost 10 years ago. You know to just move to a really big city and do the big things that I've done both creatively and with the clientele that I've worked with, to be able to bring that energy and that creativity back to Memphis means a lot to me. I think that's where I got a lot of my creativity so I feel it's only right. I'm grateful for this opportunity. I'm grateful to Oak Hall for this unique partnership and I'm just grateful to the city of Memphis for having my back and really giving me something to push for. I always want to go hard for Memphis, I always wanted to be the guy in the fashion world to do something major for my hometown so this one is for you guys. I hope you guys enjoy it." -Fresh
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Kick-Off Celebration Arts Intern
College students began their summer internships at Memphis art and cultural institutions with a kick-off celebration at Epicenter Memphis. The program is a part of the New York-based Studio Institute, and introduces students with financial need and from diverse backgrounds to careers in non-profit arts organizations. To learn more about Studio Institute programs in Memphis, visit studioinstitute.org.
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The Art of Dinner Cooking Class first Friday at the Church Health Nutrition Hub
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Earle talks with Sherry May, Co-Director of Live at the Garden, about the exciting 2019 Concert Series.
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Suit & Sip Soiree Dress for Success
On June 27, guests enjoyed an evening of fashion, fun, and drinks at TPC Southwind to honor local women of influence. Awards were celebrated and presented at the Suit and Sip SoirĂŠe, and categories were: Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, Leadership Impact Award, and Pillar of the Community Award. The party benefited Dress for Success Memphis.
Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. memphis.dressforsuccess.org
Aparna Basu & Chris Narayanan
Ruth Ray, Cassie Bates, Tiffany Johnson & Lauren Cox
Shubi & Raj Mukatira
Amanda Henneghan, Rhonda Treadwell & Johnsie Wallace Gault
Catalina Tamez & Toni Evans
Garner Keppen & Erin Childress
Aaliyah, Anita & Ajee Anderson
Teresa Brooks, Rusty Newman & Donna Chandler Newman
Latricca McCool & Stacey Stuckey-Tyler
David & Darlene Donovan
Amber Covington & Vanessa Tyson
Flossie Garrett, Cynthia Lewis & Gwendolyn Williams
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Cowboy boots from Oak Hall
Shoe Roundup Slides are morphing into mule slides, caged shoes are making a come back, and Western boots are coming off the farm and hitting city streets.
Mule slides from Sorelle Boutique
Pre-Fall Roll Call
By Augusta Campbell Photography by McKendree Walker
It’s that time of year again when fashion lovers are sporting Spring looks but coveting what’s coming next. The weather may be within heat index territory, but anyone with style is mentally living in cooler temps with the dreams of the glorious clothing and accessories that will soon be available. In fashion speak, the two most beloved words are Pre-Fall, and that’s exactly what’s on the radar right now. Local boutiques are beginning to bring in some delicious offerings that will be ripe and ready as soon as the weather begins to crisp. Here’s a sampler of what will be in Memphis stores, all lined up and waiting for the new season. Roll Call - raise your hand if you’re ready for Fall Fashion!
Purple lens sunglasses from Oak Hall
The Fashion Future’s So Bright… It’s official! The international medical community insists that proper eye and retinal care includes wearing sunglasses year round. These stylish ones come in protective shapes and the colors are divine.
Interesting Jewelry Adornments are anything but boring. The more expressive, the better. Jewelry is jiggly, has movement, sparkle, and color. These pieces are meant for whimsy and fun, but are also sophisticated.
Colored sunglasses from Kittie Kyle
Green fringe earrings from Kittie Kyle
Chain necklace from Sorelle Boutique
Floral print purse from Joseph in Laurelwood
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Pink camouflage dress from Kittie Kyle
Wine Down Fall is intoxicating with color in shades of wine and whiskey, which means you can get sideways in an instant but without the hangover.
Power of the Purse Good things come in small packages and purses are (gasp!) shrinking for Fall. This may take some getting used to, but when theyâ€™re as pretty as these, the change might not be so bad. Besides, do we really need to carry so much stuff around?
Olive green bag from Oak Hall
Seeing Spots Animal instincts are coming in really big for Fall in leopard, cheetah, and snakeskin patterns, and in every color palette imaginable.
Red-patterned dress from Joseph in Laurelwood
Caged shoes from Sachi in Laurelwood
Leopard sweater from Kittie Kyle
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Lovely Layers Toppers are a lways a must for cooler weather. This time around, we will see hem-length coats, cape styles, and sharp blazers. Black blazer from Oak Hall
Patterned cape from Sorelle Boutique
Multi-layered necklace from Kittie Kyle
Black top from Sorelle Boutique Vegan Skins The fashion industry has been producing fantastic alternatives to using real skins, and this vegan leather option in a classic-skirt-cut is a great piece to work into your wardrobe.
Women in Black Black clothing has always been in style, but for Fall things are interesting when shapes become fresh. Black is less severe when presented in flowy forms, and this top would be great paired with jeans or a body-hugging midi skirt.
Skirt from Sachi in Laurelwood
Chainmail earrings from Eden Spa
Supple, suede tobacco trench and cinched blazer from Oak Hall 38
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Binghampton Christian Academy: A School with Heart and Soul
By Lesley Harris Colvett Photo Courtesy of BCA
ugust is synonymous with back to school, and while Memphis has many excellent educational options for children, Binghampton Christian Academy (BCA) is one school in particular where staff, supporters and the community strive each school year to enrich the children who attend the school as well as the Binghampton neighborhood.
Located at 175 Tillman Street, BCA is a private, Christian day school that began in 1993 with the goal to provide a private, Christian school option for families in the Binghampton neighborhood who otherwise would not have the financial resources to send their child to a Christian based, private school. BCA’s mission is to promote spiritual and academic excellence and encourage students to become productive, Godly leaders. “We seek to accomplish this mission with a holistic approach to education that focuses on supporting the academic, spiritual, and emotional needs of each student. Our dedicated staff approaches their roles in terms of a ministry and go above and beyond to help each student be successful” says Shelley Alley, Development Director at BCA. “Our school is unique in that even though we offer a private school education, families do not pay a private school price. Our families pay only $200 a year no matter the number of students enrolled. The actually cost per student is just over $7,000 so the remaining tuition is provided by the generous support of the community,” Shelley adds. BCA enrolls students in pre-kindergarten through the 8th grade, and the nurturing, family-like environment offers a safe place where students can thrive both academically and spiritually. They pray together daily and engage students in academic challenges such as Bible Bowls, Living Museums, Project-Based Learning, and Accelerated Reader. Small class sizes, averaging 15 students, allows for hands-on and individualized learning opportunities, which is extremely beneficial because for many of the students, English is their second language. In addition, BCA has the only boarding school in the region with 30 of their highestneeds students living on campus Monday through Friday during the school year. “We are expecting an exciting year at BCA. We have added a dedicated computer instructor who will hold classes three days a week. We found that even though our students have access to cell phones and electronic devices, many do not have regular access to computers, and the instructor will focus on helping students develop the necessary keyboarding basics that are important skills as they move on to high school, college and later into their careers,” Shelley says. Also, the 8th
grade students will have a Serving Learning class period two days a week that will focus on teaching leadership skills. The class will have a class project that they will decide on as a group and will work toward all year long. The students will also have opportunities for field trips and special guest speakers during the school year. BCA’s National Honor Society will increase their outreach efforts this year and have already planned to serve a Thanksgiving meal to a nursing home this November. BCA exists mainly because of the wonderful volunteers from all over the city. More than 300 people volunteer at BCA each year in a variety of ways including serving meals to the residential students, tutoring and mentoring the middle and lower school students, helping with campus cleaning and beautification projects and so much more. “The positive experience those volunteers have with our students create a story about this community that isn’t often seen in the news. BCA’s story is one of hope, love and friendship that is created across racial, social and economic lines,” Shelley says. “We need individuals and the faith community to come alongside to make sure they can continue to provide this special environment for the students. More than 70% of our donations come from individuals, so we are always looking to increase our donor base with people who see the value in Christian education,” Shelley says. BCA needs individuals, businesses, churches and private organizations to support us through in-kind support such as donations of meals, healthy snacks, student incentives, cleaning and household supplies. The school is celebrating its 26th year. “BCA is a hidden gem that should no longer be hidden! We want more community involvement and welcome those who want to learn more to come for a tour. We welcome volunteers with open arms, and I strongly encourage you to stop by for a tour of our facilities. Our door is always open to you,” Shelley says.
How can you help?
You may sign up to provide dinner for the 15 boys and 15 girls in the Residential Program and the seven staff members living on campus MondayThursday. Home cooked meals, frozen meals, and ordered meals are all welcome; donate school supplies or books; or you may support BCA through the programs offered at Target, Kroger, Office Depot, or Amazon Smile (Smile. Amazon.com). Contact the Development Office at 901-341-2153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. AUGUST 2019
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Craft Food & Wine Festival Church Health
The inaugural Craft Food and Wine Festival brought 40 local artisanal food and beverage makers together for a tasting extravaganza. Together under one roof, the event featured specialty meats and cheeses and other locally-made treats, plus the makers who make the products. In addition to meeting the makers, guests could buy their favorites from the on-site shop. Proceeds from Craft Food and Wine Festival benefitted Church Health. For more information about the festival organizer Cristina McCarter and her City Tasting Tours, visit citytastingtours.com.
Church Health seeks to reclaim the Churchâ€™s biblical commitment to care for bodies and spirits, and provides comprehensive healthcare and health services to individuals with little or no access to healthcare. churchhealth.org
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Matthew & Bessy Brooks, Madison Hanson & Kate Hamlin
Lisa & James Williams
Brenda Carter, Mark Jr., Hannah, Kim, Mark & Alexandra McDaniel
Tres & Andrea LeTard
Kathy Mitchner & Sarah Mitchner
Kimberly Marsh, Nathalie Foray, Ben Rejowski, Kathleen Hanson & Natalie Dunlap
Ashlea Kelley & Tyler Barker
Amy Love, Jodie Greear, Katie Cook & Carrie Michaels
Joni & Jeff Hester
J. McCleary & Melissa Williams
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Ken Hall & Katie Bailey
Emma Meskovic & Paul Gilliam
Paige Snow & John Belshe
Tricia Scruggs & Cheryl Reid
Austin & Lindy Finch
Susan & Bill Warner
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For Southerners, the greatest masterpiece ever produced was by Willis Carrier; it was entitled air conditioning. If you peruse old photos of downtown movie palaces you will see that very title in neon just adjacent to the listing of the films being shown. Air conditioning was and is a great draw, and for this reason, most of the offerings this month are indoors – film and theater mainly and a bit of art as well.- Ken Hall
AUGUST ART EVENTS 1
David Lusk Gallery, through 8/31 Here’s the gist: 31 artists in 31 days highlighted on the website and on social media. Each Thursday morning an announcement will list the seven artists coming up and the range is broad and varied. Meanwhile pop by the gallery for Jack Spencer’s excellent show which runs through August 17.
Paris, Texas film screening
Crosstown Arts House Film Series, Crosstown Theater, 7:30pm This 1984 jewel stars Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, and Dean Stockwell.
Kick Out The Lights group show
L Ross Gallery, 6-8pm, through 8/28 An expansion of the popular, annual Elvis-themed show, Kick Out The Lights: A Celebration of Memphis Music pulls out the stops. The artists will have a field day with so rich a theme - and the opening is likely to be festive!
Memphis Film Prize
Malco Studio on the Square, through 8/3 This competition will allow viewers to vote for their favorites among 10 locally-produced film shorts. Dozens of films were submitted; 10 were then selected for you to see and vote on over the two days. Great fun!
Angels in the Outfield
Movies at the Orpheum Theatre, 7pm
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Gallery Ten Ninety-One, WKNO, 2pm Show runs through August 28 and features the works of several MGAL members.
Drum Corps International national championship finals Malco Paradiso, 5:30pm
Historical marker dedication for WHER radio & Marian Keisker 960 S. Third, noon
Playhouse on the Square, through 9/1
Dinner & Dialogue
Art Village Gallery, 410 S. Main, 7pm
Summer in the City group art show Memphis Botanic Garden, 3-5pm
Crosstown Theater, 6pm
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Germantown Community Theatre, through 8/18
Memphis-Germantown Art League showcase
Kafe Kirk with Michael Lington
Guys & Dolls Jr.
Sidney Gruber, Lavender Growth 36 X 48, Acrylic Epoxy
Book signing Bill Morris: A Legendary Life The University Club
Ray of Light art by Sydney Gruber Levy Gallery at Buckman Arts Center, 5-7pm
Dog Days of Summer
Metal Museum, 10am – 4pm Bring your canines, and you can even get an aluminum casting of your dog’s paw print.
Hidden Rivers film screening
Wolf River Conservancy, Memphis Botanic Garden, 6:30pm
Book signing Lovejoy Boteler, Crooked Snake: The Life and Crimes of Albert Lepard Novel, 6pm Boteler presents his autobiographical tale which chronicles his 1968 kidnapping by a Parchman escapee.
The Circuit Playhouse, through 9/1
The Bar-Kays Reloaded: 55th Anniversary Celebration
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Halloran Centre, 7:30pm
Carpenter Art Garden exhibit David Lusk Gallery, 2 - 4pm
The Orpheum Theatre, 6:00pm The 36th annual celebration of local theater.
Divas Ascending installation by E.V. Day Brooks Museum
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Literatini Literacy Mid-South
Literacy Mid-South recently held their 7th annual cocktail party competition and fundraiser, Literatini, at Novel in Laurelwood Shopping Center. The evening featured craft cocktails, music, delicious food, a locally-curated silent auction, and of course books. Literatini proceeds support the Adult Learning Program at Literacy Mid-South. Congratulations to the 2019 Literatini Judgesâ€™ Choice winner the Pontotoc Lounge, and the Peopleâ€™s Choice winner RP Tracks.
Literacy Mid-South provides literacy resources for learners of all ages and backgrounds. literacymidsouth.org
Cory & Meg Prewitt
Rondalyn McNeal & Brinton DeBiasi
Kerri Campbell & Stephanie Cage
Dr. Jason Goldberg, Deborah Horwitz, Lindsey & Seth Johnson
Taylor Robinson & Christina Vranich
Ken McCown & Sara Hall
Kesha & Jason Warren
Ida McBryant, Liz Deely & Jerri Czosek
Sydnie Hammer & Jesse Davis
Kathryn Morelli, Luke Cymbal & Munni Hall
Kent & Dana Farmer
Kathryn Soltis & Amanda Hasselle AUGUST 2019
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West Fight On Kick-Off Breakfast
On September 14, FIGHT ON supporters from all across the Mid-South will lace up their athletic shoes to bike, run, walk and volunteer to raise funds for The West Institute. This annual event takes place at Shelby Farms Park, and the post-race party will feature brunch, local vendors, and a touching memorial honoring those whose lives have been touched by cancer. A kick-off breakfast was held July 17 at the Memphis Botanic Garden.
The University of Tennessee/ West Institute (The West Institute) is committed to fighting cancer in every corner of the community through cancer research, patient services, and community outreach. westfighton.org
Susan Ewing, Jill Amos, Kate Harlon & Kristen Leone
Melissa King, Nanette Farris, Bob Blankenship, Amy Pollan, Kate Horton & Tish Pinion
Kim Bradley & Leah Bryant
Alex Cooper, Ashonta Tharps & Vanessa Robinson
Brad Chester, Donny Granger, Leighanne Soden & Spencer Johnson
Melissa King & Tracy Chism
Kristen Walters, Kathy Cochran & Debbie Reid
Gina Jones & Ramona Fenner
Allison Tyson & Jessica Dougan
Jessica Dougan, John Meehan & Priscilla DeGutis
David Thompson, Steve Wishnia & Scott Notowich Suzanne Copeland, Susan Ewing & Connie Washburn
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Tish Pinion, Amy Pollan, Jordan Walker & Melissa King
Fight On Committee
Tracy Gibbs, Ruby Maclin, Diane Feruglio & Cathy Poulin
Carley Myrick & Richard Murphy
Leighanne Soden & Rola Obaji
Chasity Harris & Keri Burnette
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Memphis Fashion Week is looking for designers, ages 13 & up ranging all skill levels, to submit looks for a chance to showcase their designs on the Spring/Summer 2020 runway.
For applications, visit memphisfashionweek.org DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 AUGUST 2019
SUMMER CATCH OWEN BRENNAN'S
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Photography by MARK O. RAMIREZ Summer is synonymous with seafood, whether you’re on the coast or in your own backyard. 4Memphis culinary partners “shell out” some fresh catch recipes, for these dog days of summer!
ERLING JENSEN ALASKAN HALIBUT WITH CHANTERELLES AND GINGER SOY CREAM 2, 6 ounce Alaskan halibut fillets GINGER SOY CREAM: ½ quart heavy cream 1 ounce ginger knob 2 ounces soy sauce
In a hot sauce pan, deglaze soy sauce with the chopped ginger. As the soy is reducing, add the heavy cream. Reduce further till the sauce is thick. Add white pepper to taste. Puree and serve over halibut fillets.
OWEN BRENNAN'S OYSTERS BIENVILLE SautĂŠ 1 cup of green onions with 2 cups of chopped, button mushrooms until onions are tender. Add white wine and reduce for 5 minutes. Add chopped shrimp and cook until done. Add 1 tablespoon chicken base and 1/2 cup flour, cook for 10 minutes. Add 1 cup of half & half, and 8 egg yolks. Blend for 5 minutes. Take off the heat and add salt and Tabasco, and cover. Pack mix in oysters and cook for 8 minutes - serve with rock salt and lemon.
Itta Bena Pan Seared Halibut with Sweet Potato Puree
4, 6 ounce halibut fillets, skin removed
SWEET POTATO PUREE:
Using a large flat skillet (do not use a ridged pan), pour light olive oil or vegetable oil. Warm over high heat until smoking, then add fish fillets. Cook until seared, about 3 minutes; turn and sear other side, about 3 more minutes. Transfer to an ovenproof dish or pan, and finish cooking fillet in the oven. Top with Sweet Potato Puree, and serve with Brussels sprout leaves, fried to a crisp and seasoned with salt and pepper.
2 pounds sweet potatoes 1 cup butter Â˝ cup cream Salt and pepper to taste
Peel and cut sweet potatoes; boil until fork tender. Strain potatoes and place in a food processor. Blend potatoes and add butter. Slowly pour in cream, using as little cream as possible - just enough to make the potatoes smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
Salud! at Whole Foods, Poplar Avenue Almond Crusted Cod with Lemon Carrots
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silpat mat. In a bowl, combine carrots with 3 tablespoons of the olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Arrange on the prepared pan in a single layer and roast for 8 minutes. 1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced Âź inch thick on bias 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided Juice and zest of 1 lemon, divided Âź cup blanched almonds 4, 6 ounce cod portions, thicker part of the fillet 1 tablespoon Whole Foods Everything Bagel Seasoning 1 tablespoon parsley, minced Cooked whole grains, for serving
While the carrots roast, prepare the cod: in a small food processor, combine almonds and lemon zest; pulse until almonds are finely ground. Set aside. Arrange cod portions on a plate. Drizzle with some lemon juice and olive oil. Sprinkle bagel seasoning evenly over the fish before coating each portion with about 1 tablespoon of the chopped almonds, pressing to adhere. After the initial timer, slide carrots over to one side of the sheet pan and place the topped cod pieces on the opposite side. Return to oven and bake for 10-12 more minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. If desired, preheat the broiler and broil until the nuts are lightly toasted. Toss the carrots with most of the reserved lemon juice and parsley and drizzle a bit of the lemon juice over the fish before serving. Serve over cooked whole grains such as rice, quinoa, farro, etc. AUGUST 2019
Bleu Restaurant & Lounge Pan Seared Salmon
ROSEMARY LEMON CREAM SAUCE: 1, 6 ounce seared salmon 3 tablespoons olive oil 5 cloves chopped garlic 2 shallots, chopped 2 tablespoons white wine 2 gallons heavy cream 4 ounces rosemary ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ container chicken base Slurry to thicken Salt and pepper to taste
In a sauce pot, sauté garlic and shallots; deglaze with white wine. Add heavy cream, chicken base, rosemary, lemon juice, and bring to a simmer; add slurry to thicken. Add salt and pepper to taste. Strain through a fine china cap before serving. Serve over seared salmon, with baby carrot, asparagus, and couscous.
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MEMPHIS IMPACT CONTRIBUTORS EMMA YATES CAROLINE WEAKLEY
Hi, my name is Caroline Weakley and I am a senior at Hutchison. Outside of 4 Memphis I am the Wilson Society president and participate on the Hutchison soccer team. I’ve loved working as fashion editor for 4 Memphis the past two years and I am so excited to see Impact grow this year as the new Editor in Chief.
My name is Emma Yates, and I am a senior at Briarcrest. This is my third year on the Impact staﬀ, and I have loved every second! Outside of Impact I am on my school’s Varsity Volleyball team, as well as, the Basketball Cheer team. I serve as the Digital Media Editor, and I can’t wait for another year on this team.
My name is Caitlyn Dawson, and I’m a senior at St. Mary’s. I’m so excited for my first year at Impact and for the opportunity to write about all the diﬀerent people, places, and events that have an impact on Memphis and Memphians. I’m looking forward to a great year with Impact!
Hello! My name is Embry Bird, and I am a junior at St. Agnes Academy. Aside from being a member of the Impact Staﬀ for three years now, I am active in many school clubs, leadership positions, and the CBHS cheer team. I am thrilled to be a member of Impact for yet another year. I am so excited to capture these qualities of Memphis through 4Memphis Impact!
RUTH ELLEN BERRY
My name is Ruth Ellen Berry and I’m a senior at St. Agnes Academy. I’m so excited to join the staﬀ for another year as the Non-profit Editor along with being a part of my school’s cross country team, Arts Department, and Student Government Association. I love writing and I cannot wait to cover all of the amazing people, places, and events impacting our city of Memphis.
My name is Corinne Emanuel and I am a Sophomore at St. Agnes Academy. I am joining the staﬀ for my first year along with being a part of my school’s volleyball team, class government, and volunteering with LeBonheur Teen Club. I have enjoyed my time working for the Impact Staﬀ and I cannot wait to continue to write about all of the incredible things that Memphis has to oﬀer.
My name is Louise Laney, and I am a sophomore at St. Mary’s. I am very excited to be working on the social media and sports staﬀ this upcoming year. During my free time, I play soccer and basketball and also help design the yearbook for my school. This is my first year involved with Impact, but I cannot wait to spread the love we have for our great city of Memphis!
My name is Shade Webb, and I am a senior at Hutchison School. I am so happy and honored to be a part of the 4Memphis Impact Staﬀ as the fashion-editor this year. I hope to bring teens together in the Memphis community through involvement in local fashion. Aside from my position in the Impact Staﬀ, I play lacrosse for my school and cheer for the MUS Football Team. I also spend my time volunteering at Regional One Health as well as at my church. I am beyond excited to share my past experiences with 4Memphis as a mentor for new members in addition to being a part of the growth of Memphis Impact.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Caroline Weakley GRAPHIC DESIGN Emma Yates / Maley Horn / Townes Wilkinson / Caroline Erb / Sarah Kate Fisher / Rachel Christenbury / Breeland Myers SOCIAL MEDIA Betty Jane Thomas / Louise Laney / Breeland Myers / Aja Berkheimer NON-PROFIT Embry Bird / Caroline Erb / Elizabeth Moody / Caitlyn Dawson / Ruth Ellen Berry / Betty Jane Thomas ART Anna Rose Thomas / Grace Johnson / Mckenzie Lester / Danielle Craven / Anna Mclaughlin / Laila Travilion WEBSITE Hudson Clift / Morgan Crosby / Mary McAuley / Rachel Christenbury SPORTS Angel Lay / Lily McCrary / Madeline Siler / Sydney Graeter / Louise Laney / Chloe Webster / Corinne Emmanuel / Robert Ayotte PHOTOGRAPHY Embry Bird / Grace Johnson / Angel Lay / Libby Wunderlich / Ruth Callicot / Sydney Graeter / Emma Soefker / Anna Mclaughlin
SALES Lily Saunders / Proctor Pitts / Libby Moak / Elizabeth Grinder / Emma Prather / Colleen Davis / Ella Coffey FASHION Libby Wunderlich / Virginia Tabor / Ella Trotz / Mary Adair / Shade Webb / Aja Berkheimer
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THE END OF AN ERA FOR THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES By Corinne Emmanuel
In late June, the Memphis Grizzlies marked the end of an era. With the second pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the Grizzlies drafted point guard Ja Morant out of Murray State University. The selection of Morant was a strong indication that the Grizzlies would likely trade franchise icon, Mike Conley. On June 19, word leaked that the Grizzlies had agreed to trade Conley to the Utah Jazz. The “Grit and Grind” era that changed the Grizzlies’ relationship with the city of Memphis was coming to a bittersweet end. Mike Conley was the last remaining member of the Core Four, which consisted of Tony Allen, Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol, and Conley. On July 6, the Grizzlies and the Utah Jazz ofﬁcially announced the trade of Mike Conley. Conley would go to the Jazz and the Grizzlies would receive Grayson Allen (SG), Kyle Korver (SG), Jae Crowder (SF), the No. 23 pick in the 2019 draft, and a future ﬁrstround pick in the draft. The Grizzlies ultimately opted to trade Korver and Jevon Carter (PG), who was already a member of the Grizzlies last year, to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for De’Anthony Melton (PG/SG) and Josh Jackson (SG/SF).
William Patteson with Grizzlies’ rookie Ja Morant
Ja Morant sporting his new Grizzlies uniform
Mike Conley soaking up every last second at the Forum
The die-hard Grizzlies fans adored Mike Conley, who had been with the Grizzlies since he was drafted out of Ohio State University as the fourth pick in the 2007 draft. There are an abundance of reasons for why Conley was so loved by Memphians, but among those were his love of the fans and his charity work. In early April, Mike and his wife, Mary, announced that they were donating $500,000 to the Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center. Conley wanted to raise awareness of the disease which has affected people close to him. Conley is also often referred to as the friendliest player in the NBA because of his generosity and willingness to never turn down a picture or autograph opportunity with a fan. It is an understatement to say that Grizzlies fans are sad to see him go. The Grizzlies are seemingly rebranding their franchise with the trading they have been doing recently. However, getting Ja Morant on the team is a positive for the Grizzlies since Mike Conley’s contract was due to expire in a year. If Mike’s contract had expired he would have been a free agent, giving him the change to sign with another team. The Grizzlies would receive nothing out of this, so trading Conley and picking Ja meant that the Grizzlies would have another very talented point guard. Morant was clearly very excited to be drafted to the Grizzlies saying that “dreams come true” and that he wants to start to “get to work” with his team. Although many may see this as the end of an era for the Grizzlies, the team has embraced the new players with open arms and is hoping for a great season. Mike Conley will always be beloved in Memphis, and he probably said it best in his farewell letter to Memphis when he said, “All good things must come to an end…They say it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. I say it’s better to love and win.” Farewell, Mike, you will be missed but always have a home in the heart of Memphians. Go Grizz!
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A SUMMER OF SERVICE
By Ruth Ellen Berry
The 4Memphis Impact staff spent their summer vacations serving the Memphis community and beyond. Here are the stories from three of our staff members about their service experiences. By Embry Bird
This summer, members of the 4Memphis Impact staff traveled to Charleston, South Carolina with St. Louis Youth Ministry to serve the locals of Charleston. St. Louis Youth Ministry attended Catholic Heart Work Camp, where they met with other Catholic youth groups from across the country and provided service for those in need. The youth group painted houses and schools, worked in yards and gardens, and played with children at summer camps just to name a few of their service activities. After four days of working, St. Louis Youth Group along with the other groups were given a day to explore Charleston before they head home. St. Louis spent a day at Folly Beach and explored fun sights at Stone Mountain in Atlanta, Georgia. This experience opened up many teenagers’ hearts to the importance of pursuing their Catholic faith through service not only on mission trips but in their own communities, too. After a week of spreading God’s radiance in Charleston, St. Louis Youth Group is ready to actively serve their own neighbors here in Memphis. St. Louis Students visiting Stone Mountain
Emma Soefker helping paint the wall of a house By Louise Laney
Students helping to replace a roof
This summer, 4Memphis Impact staff member, Louise Laney volunteered for her third time at SOS, a religious organization that focuses on helping the Memphis community. SOS stands for Service Over Self, and the staff and volunteers truly embody serving others before themselves. SOS repairs the roofs of homes in the Binghamton and Orange Mound area. People who apply to SOS for help have no way of paying to get their roof repaired, so SOS ﬁxes their roof at no cost. Each week of the summer, a different church from around the U.S. comes to Memphis to work on the roofs. Previous rooﬁng experience is not needed for volunteers because the SOS staff is always there to guild and teach everyone throughout the process. One of Louise’s favorite parts of SOS was getting to know the homeowner she worked for and seeing how grateful he was for SOS and the work they do. SOS continues to improve the community of Memphis daily.
Students working very hard to help out By Caitlyn Dawson
From May 28 to 31, Brooklyn Johnson, a St. Mary’s senior, held a non-proﬁt, low-cost cheer and dance camp called Empower Memphis. 4Memphis Impact staff member, Caitlyn Dawson had the amazing opportunity to volunteer with the camp. Caitlyn got the opportunity to teach all thirteen of the campers routines, which they performed on Friday for their parents. When she wasn’t helping with dance, Caitlyn made arts and crafts, played games, or enjoyed healthy snacks with the kids. Although she was tired almost all week from waking up early to help set up and then working all day, the volunteer experience was very rewarding and deﬁnitely something Caitlyn would do again.
Campers doing a craft during break
Campers having the best time making slime
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