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Contents OCTOBER 2017
Science of Wine
Crosstown Grand Opening
2017 Sparkling Nights
Shotguns & Sunflowers
Art on Tap
Harvest Moon Party
Memphis Food & Wine Media Event
Live at the Garden: Seal
Live at the Garden: Little Big Town
Get Out & Enjoy
4Home: Elements of Lighting
Theatre Across the Mid-South
Fashion: Hotel Napoleon
Recipes: Flavors of Fall
Gallery with Ken Hall
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Seek the Peace and Prosperity of the City in which I have placed you. י ִהְ י ֶה ָלכֶם שָ ׁלֹום, ִכּי בִשְ ׁלֹומָ ּה :י ְהו ָה- אֶ ל, ו ְהִ תְ פַ ּלְלּו בַעֲ דָ ּה, אֲ שֶ ׁר הִ ְגלֵיתִ י אֶ תְ כֶם שָ ׁמָ ּה,שְ ׁלֹום הָ עִ יר-ו ְדִ ְרׁשּו אֶ ת ז. JEREMIAH 29:7
B R O K E N G O O D AS NEW! Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib He had taken out of the man, and He brought her to the man…24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. 25 The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. (Genesis 2:22) , אז יהוה עשה אלוהים מן הצלע הוא הוציא מן האיש22 :2 בראשית מסיבה זו אדם יעזוב את אביו ואמו24 ... והוא הביא אותה אל האיש האיש ואשתו היו25 . הם יהפכו לבשר אחד,להיות מאוחדים לאשתו והם לא חשו בושה,עירומים On September 14th, 2017, the Crayola Company announced the new color to go in the Crayola box, “Bluetiful”. Bluetiful replaces the color Dandelion, which had announced its retirement earlier in the year. Crayola introduced Bluetiful with a live stream on Facebook as Bluetiful joined a number of excited children on stage to meet the world of coloring. “Bea”, as it is more informally known, joined the other 23 colors to make a standard full box. Children worldwide will pick up a crayon to create works of art that reflect who they are and the world as their young hearts see it. Bluetiful Bea may be the new color that a child picks out of the box to start their work of art, but Bea doesn’t have to be new, out of the box, for a young artist to get all the coloring she needs. One of the great things about crayons is that the broken nub of crayon performs its designed function broken just as well as new. Years ago I taught Sunday school, and the children would come in early and either play at the Lego table or the art table. The tables were built with deep containers on the side to hold the unused Legos and crayons. The children would shift through the containers to find the right piece of Lego or crayon for their creation. These crayons were always short or broken stubs because that is where the teachers put the broken crayons after the Sunday school
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lesson project was completed. The children didn’t care if the crayons were broken or new; they would dig through the container to find a piece that would allow them to color their picture Genesis 2 records the creation of man, designed by God, with the purpose of enjoying God and having dominion over God’s creation. Genesis 3 records the fall of man, which made him no longer able to fully function as God had designed. The Bible is the history of man in a broken relation with God and his fellow man, but more importantly it shows us through time how the grace of God restores man to his relationship with God - allowing man to fully serve the purpose despite man’s brokenness. Memphis is a city, like all cities, that has elements of brokenness that keep it from being all that its citizens desire it to be, but despite our history of brokenness, Memphis is known for its generosity. The city, through its civil and faith-based leadership, is working hard to build a city that supports and respects the diversity of Memphis. The law enforcement community is working diligently to protect the city without the racial tension that many of America’s cities have had to endure. The not-for-profit community that 4Memphis is privileged to highlight works to bring our city together by taking care of the less fortunate of Memphis. Memphis’ brokenness, much like a crayon, has not kept our city from serving the function of its mission, to be a community that works together to provide an environment where families can be raised, young people see opportunity, and the less fortunate have a place to turn for help. You can feel the pride that Memphis citizens have in all aspects of living here. The work will never be completed, but we can take pride in the efforts being made throughout the Mid-South despite our brokenness. So pick up the nub of a crayon and help to draw something beautiful. Seek the Peace and Prosperity of Memphis. Jim Walker
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CROSSTOWN GRAND OPE NING & Rock for Love
Memphians celebrated the much-anticipated grand opening of Crosstown Concourse in midtown with a festive afternoon filled with tours, giveaways, and rock for love - the annual fundraiser for Church Health. Later in the evening, a documentary on the transformation of Sears Crosstown was shown, and the party continued on the plaza with live hip-hop, rock, and soul music.
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Mayors Bill Morris & Jim Strickland with Jeff Morris
James Sposto & Chooch Pickard
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2017 SPARKLING NIGHTS
It was a beautiful evening celebrating SRVS (Shelby Residential and Vocational Services), as 600 guests attended this fun party. WMC-TV’s Joe Birch served as emcee, and Ron Childers was the auctioneer for the evening. Joey Evangelisti was the 2017 Sparkling Nights guest artist. He painted the commemorative artwork, “Lady with a Butterfly”, which sold for $3,600 in the live auction. Live performances included the Company d Dancers, SRVS Star Performers, and Elizabeth Draughon with her mom Neely from Off the Square Catering.
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Shotguns & Sunflowers brought the best of all things Southern into one special evening to benefit the Palmer Home for Children. The exclusive gathering featured Southern culture, culinary creations, live music and libations to support the transformational work of the non-profit based in Columbus, MS.
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As we “fall back” this time of year, shorter days lead to less sunlight and darker, earlier evenings. Lighting our homes will become more important. This month, our design experts advise on the most effective lighting plans for your home, including which kind of bulbs to use! ANTHONY SHAW
These are a few cost-effective ways that I think transitions lighting for the seasons.
Spring and Summer brings more carefree lightfilled days. Fall and Winter has a tendency to be more brooding and serious, therefore the lightning needs to kick up a few notches.
Accessory lighting - as in lamps - provides a great source of coziness and can be further enhanced with 3-way bulbs that range from low, medium, and high brightness. It’s quite alright to switch out shades seasonally also. I’ve taken a silk parchment shade from summer to a black or dark-colored shade for the same lamp into fall and winter; the colors are endless. I’ve even created custom shades for clients. And don’t forget that nothing beats the look, warmth, and
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But, as always in the design field, it is based on your client’s personality. Some people wish to have the same amount of bright, sundrenched room type of light in the winter as in the summer. Others transition to warmer, lower light. However, I suggest dimmers for all of my clients. Dimmers can take the room from a bright light down to warm and cozy with ease.
RACHEL GRAY “Everything important in lighting planning happens before the selection of the fixture,” explains Karen Lang of Hinsdale Lighting. In any home, new construction or renovations, lighting plans are just as important as architectural plans. Both lay the framework for the proper selections of fixtures and furnishings that will maximize your enjoyment of a space, particularly when the lights are on for longer hours in the winter months. Knowing and mixing different kinds of lighting and selecting the right bulb(s) are essential in creating harmonious interiors.
feel of a fire. The fireplace is also a wonderful source and is perfect for this time of year.
With most of your rooms, be deliberate when layering ambient, task, and accent lighting. Harnessing natural light is best but not always available, so other sources like chandeliers and recessed lights can create an atmosphere of gentle light, particularly used in tandem with a dimmer. Task lighting places light right where you need it, such as under-cabinet lighting in a October 2017 / 35
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Warner Moore kitchen, which is essential when say mincing your garlic. Use accent lighting to draw the eye to a bookshelf or a favorite painting. Bulb choice can be the kiss of death in your interior decorating efforts when poorly selected. No one wants their home to be lit like a hospital ward - too artificial and too purple. LED lighting has grown exponentially in the last 10 years, but please use caution when selecting these energy-saving bulbs. First, bulbs with lower Kelvin ratings are warmer in color and more aligned with indoor lighting. Aim for a range of 2700 3000K in soft white. Select a bulb with a lumens rating of 800, which mimics most 60 watt incandescent bulbs. While energy savings are appealing with LED, discarding my “go to” bulb for recessed lighting, par 30 halogen bulb, seems almost impossible!
WARNER MOORE The overall goal for home lighting is that it should be easily controlled, comfortable and efficient. Lighting technology is evolving rapidly with options including compact fluorescents, halogen, incandescent, and LED to create light for many different purposes. Lighting is an important tool in one’s health and daily regimen. From morning through night the right type of lighting is important in every room in the house. If one is working with an architect on a new house plan there are so many options. The main goal is an even distribution of light. Concealing the light source is 36 / October 2017
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important. Cove and valance lighting achieve this. Projecting light on the ceiling is a very desirable way of creating an even distribution. Recessed cans provide down lighting. They are used effectively in the corners of a room. I would suggest using them sparingly. There are also wonderful computer lighting systems that can be built into your house. They program your lighting for specific moods through the day and night. It is important to explore every option when creating from scratch. In a renovation, changes are somewhat restricted. Typically there are wall sockets and possibly one light source in the ceiling. In many cases recessed cans may be installed. If there is already recessed lighting, existing cans may be changed out for newer more versatile models. It is lovely to wash the walls with light as opposed to the standard downward beam. It is all important for every light source to be on a dimmer. Aside from creating a mood, it also increases the lifespan of the bulbs. There are three basic types of lighting: ambient, task and accent. The best plan incorporates these three layers. Ambient provides overall illumination for a room. It creates a uniform light level throughout the space. This would include recessed fixtures, sconces, or torchieres that wash the walls and ceiling with light. Lamps play an important part in even distribution.
Carefully placed, they create specific light throughout the room and provide a visually pleasant atmosphere. Task lighting is intended to illuminate a specific area as in kitchen counters, living room seating areas, a home office or a reading nook. Accent lighting draws attention to a specific object, such as art, sculpture, plants or bookcases, and often used outdoors to highlight trees or a water feature. In one’s planning it makes sense to consider ambient first and then task and accent. Light bulbs! There are so many now. As far as bulbs are concerned I prefer incandescent because of the warm color they produce. To go a bit further, I prefer 60 watt pale pink bulbs for the living and dining rooms. They cast a beautiful soft glow to a room and make everyone look more attractive. I use only 25 watt bulbs in sconces and chandeliers for low light. Overall, it is important to first think about how you use each space and what you do in specific rooms to provide the best type of light.
JIM HERBST With the approach of early sunsets and favorite holiday evenings, there is nothing more inviting than the coziness and romance of home and hearth. Achieving that warm feel with dimly-lit rooms is of course, relatively easy with the use of rheostats (dimmer switches), which are available at
home supply stores, and a must for all overhead lighting, chandeliers and track lights. Rheostats can be installed on most any lamp at a local lamp repair shops. A little pricey, but well worth the effort. Three way bulbs are a nice alternative but burn out quickly, and a bit difficult to adjust to desired brightness. Dimmer cords that access 3 to 4 lamps are also available at home supply stores. This is a budget-minded alternative to installing dimmers on individual lamps. Battery powered candles have become a safe and aesthetic alternative to the real candle flame and are readily available at home décor stores. Having set the scene for a cozy winter evening, it is time for homework; it is the morning after. Newly-designed eco-smart, LED bulbs are available for recessed (cans) ceiling lights. The bulbs have a light diffusing lens that broadcasts the light into the room rather than allow it to “bounce” off surfaces. This bulb may be used with the dim or bright diffuser switch. These bulbs are expensive and available at home supply stores and online. As in all LED bulbs, they will last for a very long time. The daylight choice seems to be a more pleasing light rather than the bright white. Most any purchase of bulbs has various selections of color brightness, the warm or soft white selection seem to be the most pleasing choice. The bright white evokes a blue, fluorescent, commercial type light, which is great for work space areas. The recently marketed vintage “Edison” bulbs are a modern touch for exposed bulbs. Clear bulbs in chandeliers dim nicely to a flame appearance, rather than a frost look. The “dixie cone” swirl bulb is taboo to most designers.
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MEMPHIS FOOD & WINE Media Event
The 2017 Memphis Food & Wine Festival recently hosted a Preview Party at River Oaks Restaurant. Members of media gathered for a pre-party in anticipation of the second year for this festival celebrating food, wine, and Memphis.
P H OTO G R A P H Y
LO C AT I O N
Mark O. Ramirez
August 29, 2017
River Oaks Restaurant
Martha Davis & Andrea LeTard
Kavanaugh Casey & Nancy Kistler
Hannah Nates & Cara Greenstein
Sherry Chimenti, Chef José Gutierrez & Colleen DePete
Kavanaugh Casey, Pat Holt & Sandra Lewis
Bob Chimenti, Al LaRocca & Romeo Khazen
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& ENJOY! By Sandi Butler Hughes | Photography by Justin Fox Burks
This season ushers in some of Memphis’ finest fairs, festivals, bazaars, and markets. Along with these events comes opportunities to experience something new or revisit a much-anticipated favorite. These are just a few of the 4Memphis favs for loving where we live. Mark your calendars and get out there and enjoy, Memphis! Mempho Music Festival This is the inaugural MEMPHO Music Festival, and Festival OCTOBER founders are committed to making it an integral part of the Memphis cultural scene for years to come. MEMPHO was created to blend today’s best sounds with Memphis’ storied musical heritage, creating a festival experience filled with music, food, and nature that appeals to people of all ages. The roots of American music can be clearly traced directly to Memphis. And the first annual MEMPHO Music Festival is being launched with a distinct purpose to pay homage to the Bluff City’s unique role in shaping and influencing global music culture.
Shelby Farms Park Gates open at 4:30pm on Friday, and at 12:00pm on Saturday 2 Day General Admission ticket, $99; Single Day General Admission ticket, $50 Friday, $60 Saturday. For VIP ticket pricing and additional information, visit memphofest.com.
15th Annual Hernando Water Tower Festival Enjoy two days of family fun and activities in charming
OCTOBER downtown Hernando, MS. The Hernando Water Tower
Festival is a free event that kicks off Friday evening with live music and teams firing up their grills for the barbeque contest. The next day will include a morning 10K run, arts and crafts vendors, a car show, and a free Kidz Zone. The day will conclude with live music in the evening. All proceeds for the Water Tower Festival 42 / October 2017
will benefit the revitalization and restoration of the downtown Hernando Historic District. Hernando Courthouse Square, 2535 Hwy 51 S, Hernando, MS Friday, 7:00pm-10:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am-3:00pm & 7:00pm-11:00pm
The 45th Annual Pink Palace Crafts Fair If you attended elementary school in Memphis in the past 45 years, chances are you have been to the Pink Palace Crafts OCTOBER Fair. It is a staple of the fall festival offerings with the largest juried arts and crafts fair in the Mid-South. While artisan crafts may be their namesake, they also have music, food, educational exhibits, kids’ crafts, rides and interactive family activities. Watch, Learn and Shop in Audubon Park. The Pink Palace Crafts Fair is the largest fundraising event for the Pink Palace Museum and one of the largest volunteer-run events in Memphis.
Audubon Park Friday: 10am - 6pm; Saturday: 10am - 6pm; Sunday: 10am - 5pm Admission is cash only at the gate: Adults - $9; Senior (60 & up) - $7; Military - $7; Children 4-12 - $3; Children 3 and under – free; $2 Parking at Perkins Extended and Southern; Free Parking off Cherry Road. Advance Tickets are available at the Pink Palace Box Office at discounted prices. (Mon.-Sat. 9am-4pm, Sun. 12pm-4pm)
Memphis Food & Wine Festival
The Memphis Food & Wine Festival is created by Memphians
OCTOBER who have three key passions in common: food, wine, and
the Memphis community. The Festival celebrates culinary excellence by showcasing exceptional local chef talent along with acclaimed national and international chefs, enhanced by over 150 wines from 40 wineries and poured by vintners, certified sommeliers and enlightening wine enthusiasts. FedExFamilyHouse is the beneficiary of this 2nd annual event, and the 2016 Festival raised $100,000 for the home-away-from-home for out-of-town families of children being treated at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. The Live Garden at Memphis Botanic Garden For more information and to purchase tickets, visit memphisfoodwinefestival.org.
Indie Memphis Film Festival NOVEMBER
Prices range from individual tickets for $10, Festival Passes for $100 and VIP Passes for $250. Visit IndieMemphis.com for the full schedule of films, details and tickets.
Broad Avenue Fall Artwalk NOVEMBER
The Woman’s Exchange Christmas Shop Open House OCTOBER
The Woman’s Exchange is opening the doors to their annual Christmas Shop with an Open House celebration on Sunday afternoon, October 22, 2-5pm. Stop by for hors d’oeuvres, live music and a delightfully curated collection of handmade and unusual gifts in the magical space brimming with holiday goodies.
The Woman’s Exchange, 88 Racine Street The Christmas Shop is open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 10am-2pm until December 22; for more information, visit womansexchange.com
RiverArtsFest RiverArtsFest has grown into the region’s must-do fine arts OCTOBER event for attendees and artists alike. More than 170 talented artists from around the nation and right here in Memphis will be in our juried Artists Market, and RiverArtsFest’s three stages will be filled with local and regional musical acts. Plus, Artists in Motion demonstrations, Hands on Art activities for the little ones, and food and drinks for all. Remember: Leave the pets at home and know that all proceeds go back into supporting RiverArtsFest and the work it does year-round to fund arts programs and scholarships in nonprofits and schools around Memphis.
South Main Arts District Friday, 6-10 pm, free, Rockin’ River Arts Show with Cody Dickinson Project and The War and Treaty, sponsored by Downtown Memphis Commission and South Main Association; Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, $5 per person; Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm, $5 per person
Dia de los Muertos Fiesta The annual Day of the Dead Fiesta is one of the most vibrant OCTOBER parties celebrating life, culture and tradition and benefits Latino Memphis! Don your finest black and white and dance to Latin rhythms at this upscale fiesta. Guests are treated to one-of-a-kind performances by Aztec dancers, folkloric dance group Herencia Hispana, a Hip-hop meets Salsa performance by New Ballet Ensemble & Salsa Memphis, sugar skull-inspired face painting, authentic food bites, Catrinas by Cazateatro Bilingual Theater Group and so much more. Must be 21+ to attend.
The Columns, 7-11:30pm Online ticket sales close at noon Thursday, Oct. 26; then tickets will only be available at the door Friday, Oct. 27 for $65 for General Admission & $100 for VIP tickets. Parking and drinks not included in admission. For more information, visit latinomemphis.org.
It’s show time! The 20th anniversary Indie Memphis Film Festival will feature 200+ films at venues spanning Downtown, Midtown and East Memphis. Many special guests including Rainn Wilson are scheduled to attend.
Meet under the brilliantly painted water tower, and stroll at the awesome arts district for the Broad Avenue Fall Artwalk. The evening is free and family friendly. Great food and beverages available for purchase at the numerous Broad Avenue eateries and establishments.
Broad Avenue Arts District, 5-10pm
Church Health Party on the Plaza NOVEMBER
The inaugural Party on the Plaza will be an evening of music and food on the plaza outside the Crosstown Concourse building. With table seating, music by Robert Randolph and his All-Star Band, opening act Walrus and food from building and area restaurants, the Party on the Plaza is likely to become a “must go” annual tradition.
Crosstown Concourse Plaza Gates open at 6:30 with music from 7-10 pm. Tickets are $250 each and funds raised will benefit Church Health’s 30 year efforts to offer quality medical care the working uninsured of the Memphis area. For more information, visit churchhealth.org/events.
Palladio Antiques Christmas Open House A Thursday evening Preview Party kicks-off Palladio’s weekend Christmas Open House with caterers and restaurants providing samplings of their specialties throughout the three adjacent stores. The Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC) has been selected as Palladio’s charity recipient for this year. The TSC’s Romeo and Juliet Project is offered at no cost to Shelby County Public Schools and is a creative way for teenagers to not only learn and perform the classic, but how this Shakespearean tragedy continues to relate to today’s current issues. NOVEMBER
Palladio Antiques, Palladio Interiors, and Palladio Gardens, Central Avenue between Cooper and East Parkway. Thursday night, 5:00-7:30pm, there is no admission for the Preview Party, however, any amount of donation to The Romeo and Juliet Project would be greatly appreciated; Friday and Saturday, 10am-5pm.
Junior League of Memphis Merry Marketplace NOVEMBER
The ladies of JLM present the annual premier holiday shopping extravaganza. Merry Marketplace puts shoppers in the holiday spirit with fabulous special events and one-of-akind shopping.
Racquet Club of Memphis Thursday, Girls’ Night Out, 6pm-9pm; Friday, 10am-8pm; Saturday, 10am2pm.
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Memphis College of Art 67th Annual Holiday Bazaar & Fundraiser This much anticipated, juried event has drawn thousands of people to the MCA campus since its inception in 1949. In NOVEMBER addition to supporting local artists in the MCA community, 30% of proceeds from each sale will benefit the college’s scholarship fund, which disburses nearly $5 million in scholarships each year. The sale offers a variety of artworks, from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and prints.
Memphis College of Art Friday, ticketed Preview Party and Sale, 5-10pm; Saturday, Free and open to the Public, 10am-5pm
Starry Nights NOV
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Shelby Farms Park Nightly, November 24-December 29 (closed November 27); SundayThursday, 6-9pm; Friday and Saturday, 6-10pm; Admission, $20 per car, $50 per large van, $150 per bus.
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WinterArts 2017 The South’s Premiere Holiday Artists’ Market celebrates its 9th year this holiday season! The stellar collection features artisan gift ideas crafted in glass, metal, wood, fiber, & clay; plus, jewelry, and more hand-crafted works by our region’s finest artists. The DEC 24 show moves to a different East Memphis location each year (and not released by print deadline); to find this year’s edition of WinterArts, visit winterartsmemphis.com , or WinterArtsMemphis on Facebook. NOV
Saturday, November 25, through Christmas Eve. Mondays-Wednesdays 10am to 6pm; Thursdays 10am to 7pm; Fridays 10am to 9pm; Saturdays 10am to 6pm; Sundays Noon to 5pm
Memphis Farmers Market Holiday Market 2017 A special one-day only market, shop local for the holidays and DECEMBER find arts and crafts, festive music and activities, plus plenty of seasonal, fresh produce and artisan foods. Jingle all the way home with gifts from the Memphis Farmers Market.
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P H OTO G R A P H Y
Mark O. Ramirez
August 26, 2017
Chantal Drake & Peyton Monroe
Memphis Botanic Garden
Denise Johnston & Christy Leard
Bethany Ross, Suzanne Gossett, Kim Pesce & Katrina Moore
Terry Kimble, John Pickens, Mary Coffman & Nanette Farris
LO C AT I O N
Kim Harrison & Rhonda Bagwell
Merry & Johnny Moore
Cathy McCullough, Valerie Morris, Susan Lawless-Glassman & Gail Schledwitz
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Pat & Donna Hoffman
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Sheila Sadeghi & Sayed Taghavi
Oscar, Jeanie, Elisha & John Vego
Megan Story, Sydney & Whitney Woloshyn
Heidi Dawson & Donna Scruggs
Larry & Susan Nieman
Gina & David Farmer, Hal & Paula Griggs with Alicia & Patrick Wright
Pat Lawler & Ellen Westbrook
Jan Jensen, Clay Daniels, Kathy McFall & Jeff Lunceford Beth Riley & Bob Talley
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Fetch Clay, Make Man Hattiloo Theatre September 15–October 15
Muhammad Ali forms a bond with Stepin Fetchit - the first Black Hollywood actor to become a millionaire, albeit, by embodying a demeaning stereotype. Ali wants to learn Black fighter Jack Johnson’s legendary “anchor punch” that he believes Fetchit, who was friends with Johnson, knows. Inspired by their actual friendship, the play explores how each dealt with the pressure of being a black public figure trying to shape his identity in the face of outside forces.
Shakespeare in Love
Playhouse on the Square September 22–October 8 Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block…the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he’s in desperate need of inspiration – enter Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing to appear in his next play. Set against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming, and backstage theatrics, their love quickly blossoms into his greatest masterpiece.
Hattiloo Theatre September 29–October 22 In the autumns of their lives, three longtime girlfriends find themselves living single. Jo is recently widowed; Mary’s husband has left her for a younger woman; and Wilhelmina has been busy pursuing her career. Using their social status and wealth, they ensnare younger male suitors and assume the role as “cougars” - or, in this case, “black panthers”. But the younger men have their own plans.
Heathers: The Musical The Circuit Playhouse October 6–29
Based on the 1989 film, Heathers: the Musical is the darkly delicious story of the cliques at Westerburg High ruled by
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the fearsome trio of all–Heather, Heather, and Heather–the cruelest and hottest girls in all of Ohio. When misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for her new boyfriend, the dark and mysterious J.D., they concoct a plan to put the Heathers in their place – six feet underground.
Theatre Memphis October 6–22 Contemporary Comedy. Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. A charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one.
Honky Tonk Angels
Germantown Community Theatre October 13–29 This holiday sequel to the hugely popular show, The Honky Tonk Angels continues the comic escapades of three good ole country gals as they re-unite for a Christmas show like none other at “The Hillbilly Heaven Club” in Nashville. There are many surprising twists and turns in this musical comedy revue, including a gospel soul sister who also happens to be a psychic manicurist.
New Moon Theatre October 20–November 5 Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child takes place in an old farm house, somewhere in Illinois. We are introduced to Dodge, a cranky, sarcastic alcoholic on his deathbed, and his chatty, oblivious wife Halie, who has an unusually close relationship with the local minister. As Dodge’s health devolves, the prodigal grandson returns. Vince, comes home, after six years’ absence, with his girlfriend Shelly in tow. As old secrets from the past rise to the surface, we see newcomer Shelly try to fit the puzzle pieces together.
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Live at the Garden
P H OTO G R A P H Y
Little Big Town DAT E
LO C AT I O N
September 8, 2017
Memphis Botanic Gardens
Lauren Casey & Rachel Curbo
Caroline May & AJ Konrad
Gigi, Maggie & Grace Franklin with Amelia Lindley
Ann Wright & Mark Heuberger
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Kristen Hutchinson & Emilee Young
Lauren James & Dalton Neilser
Tina Edge & Rosalyn Brown
Cana Hendley & Sonia Shempert
Beth Bazar with Kathleen & Les McDonald
Kathy Fruchtnicht, Denise Holdaway, Kathy & Tommy Riggs
Rachel Sanford, Claire Mizell & Carrie Hackett
Allison & Time Clay
Rich Ludwig & Cindy Barnett
Daniel Brown & Walter Edge
N OT E S The Big Bugs at the Memphis Botanic Garden recently opened with a big party to celebrate. Guests were treated to a preview of the huge sculptures displayed throughout the Garden’s 96 lush acres. The exhibit will be on display through January 1, 2018 - be sure to buzz by!
P H OTO G R A P H Y
LO C AT I O N
Mark O. Ramirez
September 14, 2017
Memphis Botanic Garden
Richard Spore, Jim & Elizabeth Duncan & Trish Spore
Sherry May with Hays, Rachel & Tate Walker Adams
Casey Condra & Elizabeth Adam
Terri Fox with Artist David Rogers
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with Roasted Butternut Squash, Apples and Warm Goat Cheese MAPLE DIJON DRESSING 1 cup maple syrup 6 tablespoons minced shallots 8 tablespoons red wine vinegar 4 tablespoon canola oil 4 tablespoon country-style Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 garlic cloves, minced Whisk together and then blend in a vitamix blender. SALAD Olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush 2 large rimmed baking sheets with oil; spray with nonstick spray. Whisk vinegar and sugar in small bowl; set aside. Cut squash into 1/4-inch-thick cubes. Arrange squash in single layer on prepared sheets; brush with oil and sprinkle with coarse salt and pepper. Roast 5 minutes; brush with sugar-vinegar mixture. Turn squash over and brush with sugar-vinegar mixture; roast 5 minutes. Roast until squash is tender when pierced with small
Nonstick vegetable oil spray 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons (packed) dark brown sugar 2 2-pound butternut squash, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded coarse kosher salt baby greens, washed
2 unpeeled Fuji apples, halved, cored, cut into matchstick-size strips or cubes 8 ounces goat cheese, rolled into balls and then rolled in crushed walnuts. Fry in vegetable oil until a warm center 1/2 cup dried cherries Â˝ cup walnut halves
knife, about 15 minutes longer. Cool on sheets. Let stand at room temperature. Separate baby greens into individual leaves and arrange on plate. Toss butternut squash, apples, walnuts and cherries in Maple Dijon Dressing; top with extra apples, goat cheese balls, and cherries. Drizzle a little extra dressing over entire plate if desired and serve. October 2017 / 61
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Grilled Pork Chop with Butternut Puree and Cherry Port Demi-Glaze
4 pork chops salt and pepper Select large pork chops and seasoned with salt and pepper. Grill mark chops evenly on both sides and finish cooking in the oven until the inside temperature reaches 135 degrees F. Let rest for 3-5 minutes or until ready to eat. BUTTERNUT SQUASH PUREE 1 large butternut squash cinnamon to taste anise star puree to taste
2 ounces butter 2 ounces heavy cream
Cut the butternut squash in half lengthwise. Remove seeds; wrap butternut squash in aluminum foil and cook in the oven at 350F for 30 minutes or until soft. Place the pulp in a mixing bowl, then add butter, heavy cream, cinnamon, anise and mix to a mashed potato consistency. CHERRY PORT DEMI-GLAZE 4 ounces demi 1 ounce port wine
2 ounces dry cherries 1 ounce cold butter
In a sauce pan, place the port wine and cherries and cook for 2 minutes then add the demy, reduce the heat to low. Let it simmer for 10 minutes, adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Turn the heat off, add the butter, and stir until the butter is dissolved. Serve with baby carrots, green beans or asparagus.
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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup 2 large butternut squash 1 tablespoon salt 1 granny smith apple, cored, peeled and chopped 4 tablespoons butter
1 yellow onion, chopped 1 cup chicken stock 1/2 cup cream 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped
Cut squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Melt butter and pour over squash. Season with salt. Bake at 350Â° for 45 minutes. Cool slightly, then peel off skins and puree in food processor. Transfer to a large pot and set over medium heat. Add onion, apples and chicken stock; bring to a boil. Add sage and cream, then reduce heat and simmer 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Puree one final time before serving.
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Autumnal Turkey Meatloaves with Honey Spiced Sweet Potatoes
MEATLOAVES 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil 2 shallots, halved and sliced thin 8 ounces 365 Frozen Leafy Greens Blend 1 crisp apple (honeycrisp, fuji, granny smith), small diced 1 teaspoon dried sage or 1 tablespoon fresh sage, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced SWEET POTATOES 2 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed and sliced into ¼ inch thick discs 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
3-4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar salt and pepper, to taste 2 slices white bread, stale 1/3 cup milk 1 pound ground turkey 1 tablespoon stone ground or Dijon mustard arugula and crispy apple chips for garnish
In a food processor, grind the bread slices until finely chopped. Mix together with the milk in a large bowl until moistened. Add the ground turkey, mustard and cooled vegetable mixture. With your hands, thoroughly mix together the meat. Pinch off a small amount and quickly fry up in a fry pan. Once cooked, taste and adjust seasoning as necessary with salt and pepper. Form the meat into 6 equal size loaves on one of the sheet pans. Place in the oven to bake for 25-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 165 degrees. In a separate bowl, mix together the olive oil and honey with cayenne. Toss the potato slices in the honey-oil and arrange in a layer on the second sheet pan. Season to taste with salt. Place in the oven and roast until cooked through and lightly browned, about 20 minutes. When ready to serve, toss the arugula with a teaspoon each apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Layer the potatoes on your serving plate and top with a meatloaf. Garnish with the arugula salad and crispy apple chips. Serve immediately.
2 tablespoons honey cayenne pepper and salt, to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper. In a large saute pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and cook for 1 minute; add the frozen leafy greens and continue to cook until the greens are thawed, about 1-2 minutes more. Stir in the apple and sage, continuing to cook until the greens and apple are cooked through and lightly caramelized. Add in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30-45 seconds, and cider vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside to cool.
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Herb Crusted Rack of Season’s Lamb Moussaka Merguez, Heirloom Pumpkin Risotto
1 rack of lamb, frenched Dijon mustard, to coat Uncle Merritt’s herb blend, to cover 3 pound lamb Merguez 2 onions, minced 2 medium eggplant, uniformly sliced 5 zucchini, sliced 5 yellow squash, sliced 10 roma tomatoes, sliced 1 pound butter
10 ounces flour 3 quarts milk or half and half 2 sprigs rosemary 1 onion, minced 8 ounces arborio rice 4 ounces white wine water, as needed 1 heirloom pumpkin, seeded and diced with pulp reserved 3 ounces parmesan cheese, shredded
RACK: Trim away fatty meat from between rib bones. Season cleaned meat with salt and white pepper, and sear evenly on all sides for roughly 1 minute each. Remove from heat and coat the rack with a thin layer of Dijon mustard. Dredge lamb in Uncle Merritt’s herb blend and return to a 500 degree oven until desired doneness is achieved, roughly 2 minutes for medium rare. MOUSSAKA MERGUEZ: Render lamb Merguez over medium-high heat until cooked halfway through. Add onion and sweat until onions begin to caramelize, roughly 5 minutes. Season eggplant, zucchini, squash, and tomatoes with salt, white pepper, minced garlic, and herbs d’Provencal. Starting with the tomatoes, create a thin layer of each vegetable inside of a buttered roasting dish. Meanwhile, melt butter in a heavy-bottomed pot and add flour, stirring to avoid lumps. Cook for roughly 2 minutes, long enough to remove the raw 64 / October 2017
flour taste, but not long enough to darken. Add milk or half and half while whisking constantly, and cook until sauce coats the back of a spoon. Steep with rosemary for 10 minutes and season with salt and pepper. Pour rosemary bechamel over the top of the casserole, and bake, covered, in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes, or set. Chill before cutting, the finished product will be much cleaner. RISOTTO: Sweat onion in butter until translucent, roughly 5 minutes. Add rice. Deglaze with white wine and reduce au sec. Deglaze with water or stock and cook out, stirring constantly, until rice is al dente. Finish with roasted pumpkin, pumpkin puree, butter, and parmesan cheese.
Ratatouille 1 acorn squash 1 squash, sliced 1 zucchini, sliced
1 red onion, julienne 1 tomato, sliced half moon
Par bake acorn squash for 20 minutes at 350 degrees; season with salt to taste. Salt and pepper remaining veggies and place into the acorn squash. Return filled acorn squash to the oven and bake for 15 minutes more. PESTO ½ pound basil 1 large shallot 8 garlic cloves ¼ pound chives 1 bunch parsley Serve with cooked vegetables.
1 cup olive oil ½ cup red vinegar Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
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October means football weather (hopefully) and a fully laden social calendar (decidedly). Theater, art, lectures, opera, and literally dozens of fun parties and non-profit fundraisers. This may be my favorite month as the activities abound and I have not (will not, must not) begun to worry about holiday shopping yet. October is the month that we can just enjoy ourselves whether at tried and true favorites like Art on Fire and River Arts Festival, or something
utterly new like an exhibition of contemporary Saudi art or a film screening with legendary Werner Herzog. Yes, you read correctly. Those things are happening in Memphis this month. Arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you glad you live here? Hey, find someone you met who recently moved here and take them to one or two of the events listed. Seriously, you will never love your city more than by sharing it with a newcomer.
OCTOBER ART EVENTS 4
Constitution Day Lecture: Jeffrey Rosen
Matthew Hasty Art Opening
Rhodes College, 6:30pm
L Ross Gallery, 6-8pm
Heathers: The Musical
Desert to Delta: Saudi Contemporary Art in Memphis
Roberta Gambarini Bartlett Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm
Playhouse on the Square. Through 10/29.
Opera Memphis, GPAC, 7:30pm. Through 10/14.
Honky Tonk Angels Germantown Community Theatre. Through 10/29.
University of Memphis Art Museum, 3pm
Maintaining Place | Making Space - A Group Art Show Orange Mound Gallery, 2232 Lamar, 6-9pm
Pink Palace Crafts Fair
WinterArts Preview Show
Audubon Park. Through 10/15.
Gallery Ten Ninety-One, WKNO, 4-6pm
Theatre Memphis. Through 10/22
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Memphis Food & Wine Festival The Live Garden at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 7pm
Take Shape, Ballet Memphis Playhouse on the Square. Through 10/22.
Jason Vieaux & Julien Labro: An Evening in Argentina Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s Episcopal School, 7pm
Memphis Jazz Orchestra 25th Anniversary Show
Anima/Persona Annette Fournet Art Opening Circuitous Succession Gallery, 1789 Kirby Parkway, 6-8pm
Memphis Piano Festival
Alfred’s on Beale, 6-9pm
University of Memphis, Harris Concert Hall. Through 10/22.
Juilliard String Quartet, Concerts International
John Torina Art Opening
Clark Opera Center, 3pm
Jay Etkin Gallery
Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper
Dixon Gallery & Gardens. Through 1/7.
New Moon Theater, TheatreWorks. Through 11/5.
Russell Rickford lecture, Benjamin Hooks Institute University of Memphis, University Center, noon
Beethoven Club, 7pm Soprano Marie-Stephane Bernard joins Brent Register on flute and Paula Amrod on piano to premiere a new composition in this free concert.
An Evening with Stanley Booth
Words Matter Art Show
River Arts Festival
Stax Museum, 7pm
Crosstown Arts, 6pm
South Main Arts District. Through 10/29.
Julius Caesar Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Germantown Library, 10am
Savell Vocal Competition Beethoven Club, 11am
Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Rhapsody
Art on Fire
Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Cannon Center/ GPAC. Through 10/29.
Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 7 -11pm
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Savannah Schwerin & Jack Griffith The Wedding Date: APRIL 21, 2018 Ceremony Location: MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN Photographers: SARA ANN GREEN (engagement) KATIE NORRID (wedding) HOW WE MET: We both went to the University
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of Alabama, but didn’t meet until our junior year when we were visiting our best friends (who were dating at the time) in Starkville for the Alabama-Mississippi State game. They introduced us that weekend, but we didn’t see each other again until the next January. Once we did, the rest was history! Both of us knew right away that we wanted the other to stick around for good.
Catherine Johnson & Maverick Gosselin Location PLANNING ON A DESTINATION WEDDING Photographer KATHERINE JOHNSON
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HOW WE MET: We met at ATP Flight School in Scottsdale, Arizona. Maverick was a flight instructor, and I was a student. We instantly hit it off and have been together ever since.
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Wedding Dress VERA WANG Bridesmaids Dresses DAVID’S BRIDAL Wedding Planner CAROLETTA HUDSON
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OUR MOST MEMORABLE WEDDING MOMENTS: For Ben, Shadonna Barton Ross Singing ‘Fall For you’ as my beautiful bride walked through a cloud of fog looking like an angel from heaven, and the look in Tammy’s eyes as I said my vows to her and the tears flowing down her cheeks. For Tammy, Benjamin saying his vows to me and when I saw BigDawgs Hotdog Stand for people to eat my favorite food (hotdogs!) before the big dinner.
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Bridesmaids Dresses DAVID’S BRIDAL Wedding Planner AMY TYLER Tent and Rentals MAHAFFEY TENT
HOW WE MET: Brittany and Jonathan met their senior year in undergrad at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX. The two sat next to each other in class due to the fact that Jonathan was late to class and the only seat available was next to Brittany. The rest was history. OUR MOST MEMORABLE WEDDING MOMENT: The most memorable wedding moment was walking down the aisle and seeing my husband-to-be waiting for me at the alter. Jonathan was crying, and I just thought to myself how blessed I was to be marrying such a wonderful person and in the presence of God and all of our friends and family. Love and joy filled the church. It is a moment hard to explain but one that we will never forget.
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Olivia & Will Jamison Ceremony Location FIRST EVANGELICAL CHURCH Reception Location THE CADRE BUILDING Makeup Artist CAITLIN MCGILL Photographer JON SHARMAN Florist LE FLEUR Caterer: CLUB WINDWARD (Caterer) KAYE DRAGGES (Bride’s and Groom’s cakes) CONFECTIONS & CONNECTIONS (cupcakes)
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OUR MOST MEMORABLE WEDDING MOMENT: I have the pleasure of working for White Door Events where every Saturday is our wedding day! There are a million moments from my wedding that I will never forget. One of the most memorable for me was finally getting to be the Bride and experience the magic that we see week-in and week-out come together into a night better than my best dreams! HOW WE MET : Will and I met 11 years ago when we were both in the 8th grade. We had a mutual friend that had just transferred to my school, and she insisted that he and I meet after the big Briarcrest vs. ECS rival football game one Friday night. After his game winning touchdown, Will walked over to introduce himself, flashing the cutest proud smile! We talked for a while that night but nothing came of it. Things were quiet for a few years after that. The summer before my junior year of high school, I went to visit family in Knoxville. My youngest sister, as little sisters do, stole my cell phone & started to send “Hi” texts to people in my contact list. One of them happened to be Will. He responded, and I quickly apologized, but the conversation kept on. He asked me on our first date once I was home from the trip. Will knocked on my front door where my entire family was waiting to greet him – and he was instantly adored! I, on the other hand, was not yet impressed. We got in his car & played a game of flipping coins to see what direction we would take next – we ended up at a Russo’s for dinner and went bowling after. I still wasn’t sure about him, but my family convinced me to go on a second date. This one ended in roasting marshmallows over candlelight and hours of talking. I was hooked...and the rest is history! October 2017 / 71
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JOSEPHINE CIRCLE President’s Luncheon
N OT E S The ladies of the Josephine Circle gathered for a luncheon to celebrate the current and past presidents of the organization. The afternoon also included a fashion show featuring fall styles from Betty Hays Boutique.
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mix&mingle TENNESSEE TOURISM AND MEMPHIS MUSIC HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCEMENT
MOORE BEALE STREET NOTE PRESENTATION
Tennessee’s tourism success and Memphis music were celebrated recently at a joint announcement event at the Clayborn Temple. Gov. Bill Haslam announced an all-time high of $19.3B in direct domestic and international travel expenditures. The Memphis Music Hall of Fame inductees were also announced for the upcoming Induction Ceremony at Cannon Center on October 27.
The latest Beale Street Note on the Beale Street Walk of Fame has been awarded to Elvis guitarist, Scotty Moore. Moore’s daughter, Vikki Hein, and his grandson, Nick Hein accepted the honor at a special event at Graceland during the Elvis Week 40th Anniversary. Moore passed away in June of 2016. The Beale Street Walk of Fame was started 25 years ago. The Scotty Moore note will be the 158th note awarded. Each year Beale Street Notes are awarded to musicians and music industry men and women who have made a difference for Memphis Music and Beale Street.
Phil Trenary, State Representative Antonio Parkinson, State Representative Dwayne Thompson, Gov. Bill Haslam, Kevin Kane & Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald
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NAPA CAFÉ ROOM DEDICATION CELEBRATION
The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary recently hosted Game Day - Play with a Purpose. The afternoon event held at the Kroc Center featured games of Bridge and Mahjongg, and included introductory classes for guests wanting to learn to get in the game. Just In Thyme Catering provided a delicious lunch for the fun Game Day for learning, playing, and supporting the Salvation Army.
On August 14th, Napa Cafe owner Glenda Hastings surprised long-time employee Jan Tredway with a room dedicated in her honor and officially renamed it “Jan’s Room.” The surprise featured a purple ribbon cutting ceremony, champagne, and hors d’oeuvres. More than 75 guests, including Mayor Mark Luttrell, and many of Jan’s regular Napa Café guests were attendance for the party.
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mix&mingle FASHION DESIGN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM LAUNCH The Memphis College of Art and Memphis Fashion Design Network have partnered to launch the first-ever Fashion Design Certificate Program in the Memphis area, beginning this fall. Consisting of seven classes, from Draping Textiles to The Business of Fashion, the program is an intensive 9- month program in which participants earn a Fashion Design Certificate. For more information, visit mca. edu.
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BALLET MEMPHIS RIBBON CUTTING Ballet Memphis celebrated their new location in Midtown’s Overton Square with a ribbon cutting. The unique facility features lots of windows, space for dance school, Pilates, a cafe for eating, and a beautiful courtyard for all to enjoy!
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Meet the Contributing Staff Photography by Lindsey Lissau
< My name is Langston Myers, and I am a junior 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 > senior 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. I’ve worked on layout for all Memphis Impact Issue and am the final layout editor for the junior edition. I am Editorin-Chief of my school’s newsmagazine next year, and. I am also the editor of the literary magazine, a Bridge Builder, and a participatant in Spanish and book club. I was the Tennessee representative for the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Program.
My name is Riley Bartlett and I’m a > senior at St. Agnes. I am thrilled to be a part of the 4 Memphis Impact staff and even more excited to see it grow. This magazine is an awesome way for teens to exhibit their talents while connecting with the community. As a stylist for 4Memphis Impact I get to explore different fashion trends and use my creativity to enhance the photo shoots. Outside of the magazine, I work at a local boutique Lori James and play lacrosse for my school. For the past 3 years I have also modeled in Memphis Fashion Week; I loved seeing the 4Memphis Impact staff at the shows last year. I am so excited to see how this magazine develop and to see all the amazing things the 4Memphis Impact staff can accomplish.
< My name is Alice Crenshaw, and I am a senior 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 Grace Gage, and I am a > senior at St. Agnes Academy. I write for Memphis Impact and I am thrilled to be on the staff. I have 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 spare 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 Margo Valadie and I am a senior 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-in-Chief 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 Arabella Hamm, and I am a senior 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 am 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.
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My name is Mary Elizabeth Whitmire, > and I am a senior at St. Agnes Academy. I am delighted to be a part of Memphis Impact, and I organize layouts and take pictures. I am so excited to see how Memphis Impact will impact and inspire the future leaders of Memphis. As for myself, I am active in theatre, thrive on creating art, and appreciate the art of others. I enjoy spending time with my friends at Madonna Learning Center through Forever Friends, taking photographs, and painting.
Advantages for the Disadvantaged: The Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee By Grace Gage The Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee was created in order to
viduals, their families, and their caregivers. The actions taught
enrich the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by meeting their
by the Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee enables them to
social, recreational and continued educational needs. The foundation
achieve normalized social development and greater self-confidence.
helps those with intellectual disabilities and recognize their individual worth, strengths, capabilities, and creates an environment that allows
The core values of the Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee are
family members to experience a comfortable atmosphere.
safety and peace of mind, personal growth and enrichment, trust, fun, and community interaction. The participants of EFWT give back to the
EFWT strives to help their participants grow personally and socially
community by volunteering at The Memphis Food Bank and The Hu-
through stimulating activities such as: cultural field trips, daily exercise,
mane Society. The Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee is unique
arts, organic gardening, music, book club, specialized therapies, sports,
because they offer activities Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am
cooking, sign language, and job readiness. Their purpose is to enhance
to 6:00 pm during the fall, spring, and summer, and they currently serve
the lives of those they help, and to provide a community for the indi-
over 200 people.
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Ballet M emphis
New location brings light to Memphis dancers By Mary Elizabeth Whitmire Ballet Memphis has found a new location. From Cordova to Midtown, the company has long been waiting for its 14-mile move. The new building is located on the corner of Madison and Cooper within Overton Square. Though the building opened August 7th, a community celebration of the opening occurred on August 26th, in which all studios and spaces were visible to the public, performances were held, and teachers answered questions about the company. Driving down Madison, pedestrians are able to notice dancers rehearsing in the studios. This interactive approach is key to Ballet Memphis’ success, as ballet is often considered a dying art. However, the company seems to be prevailing against this decline, relocating to a trendy Memphis neighborhood.
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The choice in location is certainly a calculated one, as exposure to
dance is significant among Memphis’ younger population. For Youth Ballet Memphis member Lily Scott, this move means more than a new location, but an opportunity to Memphis to grow in its appreciation of dance. For example, extracurricular options for teens often seem limited to sports, the arts, or STEM related activities. So often is dance left out as an option, leaving exposure to the art at a consistent minimum. The new location of Ballet Memphis seems ideal for this reason, but is also significant in that they plan to become more interactive within our community. The new 38,000 square foot building is complete with five studios, offices, a costume shop, meeting space, and a Mama Gaia café. Classes in dance as well as pilates are open to the public, from beginners up. The space also contains a performance area able to sit 200,
giving informal shows an ideal performance space. However, most of the performances will continue to take place at Playhouse, now just a quick walk down the block from the studio. Through this change, I hope to see a growth in Memphis’ appreciation for this art, for both teens and the community at large. To a company that has called Memphis home for the past 30 years, a better choice in location could not have been picked, and they will continue to shape Memphis through their art. Coming in November, Youth Ballet Memphis will be exerting their skills in “Match Girl,” and the adult company will be preforming “Take Shape” from October 14th to the 22nd at Playhouse on the Square. With luck and a little hard work, this switch will drive Memphis forward and open many doors for both dancers and the community alike.
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