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CONTENTS October 2014
OUTTAKES 24 26 28 30 32 38 50 52 55 56 59 68 74 75 78 80 81
Memphis NACE Gala Live at the Garden: Styx Paw Prints Party A Cabaret Spirit of SRVS Cooper-Young Festival Latino Memphis Leadership Luncheon Art On Tap Living Awards Benefit Panther Creek Dove Shoot Zoo Rendezvous Annual Sustainer Polo Event Must Love Marisol! Speak Out for Literacy Orpheum Theatre’s 20th Annual Art Sale Plug-In 2014 Midsummer Night’s Dream
FEATURES 35 71 76
An Unexpected Way to Fight Crime Staging Memphis: Paul Chandler in the Spotlight Try Lightening Up for the Season
REGULARS 40 Fashion: 63 Skillet Skills 82 London’s Calling 84 Celebrating Marriage 86 READ Book Review 89 More4Memphis
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Letter From the Publisher Seek the Peace and Prosperity of the City in which I have placed you. Jeremiah 29:7 . יִ ְהיֶ ה לָ כֶ ם ָשׁלוֹם,לוֹמהּ ָ כִּ י ִב ְשׁ:יְ הוָ ה- ֶאל, וְ ִה ְת ַפּלְ לוּ ַבﬠֲ ָדהּ, ֲא ֶשׁר ִהגְ לֵ ִיתי ֶא ְתכֶ ם ָשׁ ָמּה,שׁלוֹם ָהﬠִ יר-ת ְ ז וְ ִד ְרשׁוּ ֶא יִ ְר ְמיָ הוּ
Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
;ַאתָ ּה עִ מָ ּדִ י-ִכּי
ָ ִא- ֹלא,בגֵיא ַצלְמָ ו ֶת --ירא ָרע ּ ְ אֵ לְֵך-ד ַגּם ִכּי .הֵ מָ ּה יְנַחֲ מֻ נִי
,שִ ׁבְטְ ָך ּומִ שְ ׁעַ נְתֶ ָּך
4Memphis starts a very exciting initiative for our city, the #MemphisLoveChallenge, this month. You will learn more about this fun and positive act through social media, but the end goal is to raise funds and awareness for local non-profits. For October, we are spotlighting the Memphis/Shelby County Law Enforcement Foundation. You will find a business reply envelope for this non-profit organization. The envelope accompanies a two-page story about a current project the foundation is doing to improve and safeguard our quality of life in the Mid-South. This foundation came to 4Memphis to ask for our help in sharing their mission, which is to aid our various law enforcement agencies by providing funding for non-budgeted items that will make a difference in providing safety in our community. They had a particular need with a total cost of $160,000.00, which we felt was extremely important to some of the Mid-South’s newest and most dynamic life attractions. The Greenline, Shelby Farms, and Agricenter have become a major source of recreation and positive influence on our area. The need for security is essential to safeguard those who are enjoying these community assets. These attractions have had tens of millions of dollars invested into them to provide resources for all of us to enjoy, but this investment will be for nothing if its visitors don’t feel safe. Law enforcement noticed in the early days of the Greenline there were numerous car break-ins at the trailheads. Often the victims would not even bother to report the crime, but patrolling officers who routinely monitor the trailheads knew it was happening because of the broken glass. They requested that the Memphis/Shelby County Law Enforcement Foundation fund cameras to be monitored by The Real Time Crime Center. The installation of the cameras solved the problem - the cars were no longer an easy, unprotected target.
I referenced above Psalm 23, particularly the section about the Lord’s rod and staff that brought comfort to the Psalmist David in times of trouble. In David’s world, the use of terms were fully understood - the rod served to protect the
sheep that David was guarding and the staff was used to keep the sheep from getting themselves in trouble. The cameras actually serve as a modern day rod for the citizens of Memphis who are enjoying the ever-growing amenities being offered by Shelby Farms, The Agricenter, and The Greenline. The cameras also serve to keep those who might be tempted to commit a crime from getting themselves in trouble. Recently, we saw a group of young Memphians in a parking lot attack a few shoppers as they walked into a store. Their actions were caught on camera by some of their peers, but if they had known that they were going to be on cameras being monitored by law enforcement certainly their actions would have been different. I am confident that when police officers know that their actions are going to be on camera during every arrest, their justified fear or anger during that arrest will be put in check by the knowledge that their actions are being documented. Documentation has actually served to protect many officers from false complaints of abuse. Young people do careless things because they think they are invincible; law enforcement officers are professionals who at times can let their natural human reactions affect their behavior. The cameras serve as staff to protect them both. 4Memphis is looking forward to citizens of the Mid-South joining us in raising money for a different worthy organization each month. These organizations are the front line of a community that seeks to care for each other; they build a bridge between the more fortunate in our community to those in our community that are struggling in areas of health and poverty. The truth of the matter is that most of us have many things to be thankful for and the organizations that are represented monthly in 4Memphis give us all an outlet to express our gratitude. The #MemphisLoveChallenge is a hearty thank you to Memphis! Seek the Peace and Prosperity of Memphis, Jim Walker
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Letter From the Editor
October 2014 Volume IV • Number 12 PUBLISHER Jim Walker email@example.com
EDITOR Stephanie Beliles firstname.lastname@example.org
MANAGING EDITOR Sandi Butler Hughes email@example.com
ART DIRECTOR Ben Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
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CONTRIBUTORS Sally Walker Davies
PHOTOGRAPHERS Jay Adkins Trey Clark Mike Payne Mark O. Ramirez
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CONTACT 4Memphis 1044 Brookfield Rd. Memphis, TN 38119 901.217.4000 www.4memphis.com follow us
I was born and raised in the city of Memphis, encouraged by two parents to make a place for myself in a great city that offers wonderful opportunity. Visitors constantly remind me how friendly and encouraging locals are. Everywhere you go, people smile and they hug, they bond over Southern soul food and dance to some of the best and diverse music on earth. And Memphis cares. This city is home to the highest number of nonprofit organizations per capita on earth. We lead the world for specializing in research nursing our sick children back to health; we help our poor get meals; we offer opportunities to people that would not have them otherwise. In a city that offers such wonderful outreach experiences, it is understanding that the recent press our great city has been receiving is discouraging. The violence and the suffering and the feelings of being unsafe and disheartened are beginning to quiet what is otherwise a local resounding soulful song, full of a diverse yet joyful melody. My friend Suzana Lightman feels what you and I are feeling. In an email to me, she explained that in most cases doing something positive counters the negative actions and feelings that are flooding over from the Mississippi River and throughout Shelby County. In several discussions and coffees later, we came up with the #MemphisLoveChallenge. This campaign involves individuals completing three random acts of kindness or Goodwill in the city, and then challenging three more people to do the same, all the while documenting the acts of Samaritan behavior on your social media. Think of “paying it forward”. It can cost nothing aside from maybe a few minutes of your time. And it is not people being self-congratulatory: it is people brightening the darkness and inspiring others to do the same.
We launched this on September 26th, and the result has been overwhelming. The men and women of our law enforcement agencies have received doughnuts and special cards of appreciation. People pull over to change flat tires for strangers who are in need of some assistance. People are signing up to mentor our underserved youth. The homeless are getting bottle of water. The elderly get help with loading their groceries. And most importantly, our social media is now no longer exclusively video footage of violence, outcries of anger and hurt, and breaking news of local crime. Now Facebook feeds show bits of love and goodwill and kindness as well. In my opinion, that is Memphis at its core: a community of fellowship and downhome warm fuzzies. Now we are served up slices of kind consideration. I encourage all of you to participate in this movement. If you do not complete your challenge, you are encouraged to donate to the nonprofit organization I feature monthly in the magazine. This month I have featured The Memphis/Shelby County Law Enforcement Foundation. Please read about them in our pages and learn what wonderful work they do for our community. I also encourage you to donate as little or as much as you can in the pre-paid addressed envelope in inside or online at 4Memphis.com/MemphisLove. We are a community. We are not perfect, and we can scare easily. We can be easily discouraged and negatively react. Sometimes our quilt of eclectic fabrics can unravel and turn on one another. But we are a strong community that will follow a losing team until they become winners and support a myriad of causes in the name of assisting our Memphis brothers and sisters. Please do not lose faith in the wonderful things the city has offered and will continue to offer us. We are not expecting for everyone to hold hands around a campfire, singing along to an acoustic guitar in the name of crime immediately dissipating. However, let’s bond together and make strides and challenge ourselves to show a little Memphis love.
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Memphis NACE Gala Wounded Warrior Project Photography by Mark O. Ramirez If there is a group who knows how to throw a great party, it is most certainly the National Association for Catering and Events - and their 2014 Gala did not disappoint! The Gala theme promoted a 1950s era speakeasy and USO style, and many of the guests enjoyed dressing up in the spirit of the evening. With fabulous food and music, it was a dynamite party!
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Nikki Taylor, Sherry Goldberg, Deidra Speight & Sharon Hubbard
Gina Stowitzky, Jaime Newsom, Diane Westphal, Lindsay Wolfe & Bolker Westphal
Jon Tabb, Alisa Cunningham, Caleb Cooley & Brad Colonna
Christina Karl, April Eberle, Jaime Newsom & Meredith Shaw
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Susan Jenkins, Amy Howell & Lalla Coleman
Dr. Lee & Donna Moffatt with Cathy & Earle Farrell
Dr. Elizabeth Johnson with Tracy & Jason Simpson
Scott Reding, Paula & Hal Griggs
Kelsey Harrison, William Briggs & Kim Harrison
Brad & Jennifer Sims, Jay & Christy Norman, David Hollie & Rhonda Garvey
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Lexie Dawson, Penny & Barry Carthirds, Robyn Hughes, Tina McMurry & Kathi Chiumento
Mike & Gail Huey
Bob Blanchard & Dr. Nancy Chase
Melissa McGovern & Kaylee Carman
John & Paige Phillips
Christine & Dennis Crews
McClain Gordon & Alison Smith
Randy & Melissa Long
Meredith & Scott Poore
John & Wanda Barzizza
Steve Eaton & Wendy Holtz
Tony Kreager & Kaitlyn Schubert
Gina True & Blake Peebles
Charlene & Robert Machen, Laura Houseal, Kirby & Glenn Floyd, Holly Kavanaugh & LeeAnn McGhee Dr. George Wortham, Mary Sexton, Cathy Jameson & Bonnie & David Thornton
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OUTTAKES OUT TAKES
Rachel & Eric Evans Katelin & Lee Walker
Ken McCown & Sara Hall
Paw Prints Party Humane Society of
Matt & Wendy VanCleve with Anna & Ben Nicol
Memphis & Shelby County Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
Susan Huff, Nikki Tubbs, Debbie Newsom & Laurie Earnheart
Jaquila & Erling Jensen
Furry felines and playful pups were the focus at the 2014 Paw Prints Party as their human friends gathered to promote the mission of the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County. Rescuing and rehabilitating injured and abused animals, the HSMSC protects our faithful four-legged Memphians.
Michelle Viglietti & Pat Cohen
Christa O’Neil, Lauren Coles, 2nd LT. Ross Feaster & Shannon Schilling
Jerry Spore & Lisa Rumfey
Beth Mobilian & Randy Robinson
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A Cabaret The Variety Club Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The Variety Club celebrated “Seventy-Five Years of Variety” with A Cabaret party. The red carpet event was a salute to Tent 20 founder, M.A. Lightman, and Lightman’s grandchildren served as Honorary Chairmen for this special night. Held at the University Club, the evening line-up included performances by Chris Hudson, Doug Saleeby, and T.J. Graham. For more information on this storied organization, visit varietychildrenscharity-memphis.com.
Charles & Cynthia Thompson, Thomas & Sheila Moore
David Tashie & Mike McCarthy
Donna Melton & Ed Galfsky
Judy Carmichael, Terry Reeves & Sally Shy
Marti Kuhn & Jimmy Rout III
Pam & Bobby Levy
Brian Rowe, Jordon Perry, Taylor Holliday & Michael Roberts
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The 16th Annual Spirit of SRVS Gala was held in late August at the Hilton Memphis. The Grand Ballroom was filled with supporters who enjoyed the bounty of numerous food stations offering tastes from the finest restaurants in town. Wine tastings from multiple vineyards and craft beers from specialty brewers complemented the cuisine. SRVS has been serving the Mid-South since 1962, enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities, and for the 16th year the successful Spirit of SRVS Gala is a great night that contributes to the work of this fantastic non-profit agency.
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What’s Poppin’ in October WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1 Senior Safari, Memphis Zoo, 9am
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2 Dress for Success Little Black Dress Event, Memphis Botanic Garden, 6pm MIFA’s Feed the Soul, The Warehouse, 6pm The Forsaken Children’s Lasting Hope Gala, U of M Holiday Inn, 6pm
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3-4 Fall Garden Show & Plant Sale, Memphis Botanic Garden, 9am-5pm
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 High Cotton Brewing Co. OktoberFest, High Cotton Tap Room, noon The Blues Ball by Memphis Charitable Foundation, Gibson Guitar Factory, 7pm Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, GPAC, 8pm
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9 Don Giovanni, Opera Memphis, 7:30pm
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10 Creative Aging: A Vintage Evening Gala, Annesdale Mansion, 7pm Brantley Gilbert, Landers Center, 8pm
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10-12 42nd Annual Pink Palace Crafts Fair, Audubon Park, 10am
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11 West Cancer Clinic’s Ride To Fight On, FedEx Forum Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest, Midtown Autowerks, 1pm U of M v. Houston, Liberty Bowl Stadium, TBA
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 Go Lucy Go Foundation Fall Dinner & Fundraiser, The Tower Room, 6pm
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 Libration 2014, Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 7pm Le Bon Vin, Memphis Botanic Garden, 7pm
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 6th Annual Fall Paw Fest, Carriage Crossing, 1pm
MONDAY, OCTOBER 20 26th Annual Ronald McDonald House Golf Tournament, Ridgeway Country Club
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21 Art Savvy: The Guitar and Jazz, GPAC, 7pm
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24-26 River Arts Festival, South Main Arts District
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 Ballet Memphis’ River Project: Moving Currents (Free Family Day), Playhouse on the Square, 2pm Art on Fire, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 7pm Germantown Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Concert, GPAC, 7pm
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 4th Annual St. Jude Garden Harvest, St. Jude Garden, 3:30pm
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30 Phillip Ashley Chocolate’s Inaugural Masquerade Charity Ball, Pink Palace Museum, 8pm
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 U of M v. Tulsa, Liberty Bowl Stadium, TBA
An Unexpected Way to Fight Crime
A Look at The Memphis/Shelby County Law Enforcement Foundation By Stephanie Beliles; Photos courtesy of The Memphis/Shelby County Law Enforcement Foundation
emphians inhaled with a collective gasp when the now infamous Kroger incident spread across social media and local news like a deadly virus that would not subside. A cloud of shock, disbelief and sadness spread across Facebook; Twitter was peppered with angry calls for justice. All can agree that there was an air of uneasiness in the city. After all, it is paramount to humans that they feel safe, and Memphis is under rapid fire. However, in contrast to the “Blue Flu” and other spectacle playing out in law enforcement agencies, there is an unsung vigilante group in Memphis that is fighting crime by taking preventative measures, one massive check at a time. In 2008, a group of notable local business men and women took notice of the Memphis Law Enforcement Agency’s budget and noticed a problem: with roughly 90 percent of the budget allocated to personnel and salaries, there was less than ten percent for technology, training and equipment. The group decided that technology was far too important yet expensive to be cultivated with only agency money. Therefore, The Memphis Law Enforcement Foundation was born out of necessity that was recognized by a group that could do something about it, and technology was the focus of their mission. The timing was perfect as the Real Time Crime Center had just been established, and the board sought to assist in the center’s endeavors. One of the first projects the Memphis Law Enforcement Foundation assisted on was the SkyCop Cameras. They are developed for video and audio surveillance for the Law Enforcement and Homeland Security applications and can be used for remote monitoring and video recording for locations within the city that have a high potential for criminal activity. The SkyCop Cameras are the portable towers with the small cameras and flashing blue lights locals see at different festivals and parking lots. The cameras send real-time footage back to the crime center, thus providing eagle-eye advantage should a crime take place within its line of sight. They not only can be used to monitor but to record as well, 24 hours a day. Consequently, the car break-in complaints at places like the Italian Festival, Overton Park and the Cooper Young Festival went to zero. The community is happier, and the board is happier. In light of the success of the cameras, the board voted to provide cameras for the Greenline, and currently there are cameras that cover Tillman to Graham.
a good idea of how to catch the perpetrator. The SkyCop Cameras prove that a menacing camera coupled with flashing blue lights acts a major deterrent for disruptors of the local peace. The cameras have been extended out to meet county needs, thus necessitating the foundation’s name change to The Memphis/Shelby County Law Enforcement Foundation. However, these cameras are not inexpensive.
The next project was to figure out a way to network the cameras together. In combination with radio wave and fiber-optic technology, these cameras can essentially “talk” to each other. So the board put four cameras (one on each corner) on the top of Clark Tower. These cameras are so precise that they can read a license plate in the neighborhood’s Home Depot. They then afforded four more cameras in One Commerce Square. In theory, if a criminal committed a crime in East Memphis and tried to hightail it downtown and make it across the bridge, the cameras have “spoken” with each other, sent data to the Real Time Crime Center, and provided the Memphis Law Enforcement Agency with
The Memphis/Shelby County Foundation essentially answers a need for safety within the community by providing vital technology without having to wait on government assistance and by cutting through political red tape. A common misconception when soliciting for the foundation is summed up by the following statement: “Why should I donate to a law enforcement foundation when I pay taxes and some of my money goes to law enforcement?” Simply answered, the foundation is a non-profit organization that supplements the government agency. They fundraise on behalf of the needs that our government cannot immediately meet. Almost every major city has a foundation that works like ours (except,
The Real Time Crime Center
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Partnership for a Safer Community
Law Enforcement Foundation
due to a lack of donations, The Memphis/Shelby County Law Enforcement Foundation has less money to spend). However, when the city hears the outcry from grocery shoppers and residents in the Poplar and Highland area, the MPD answers with a SkyCop Camera that was funded not by the government, but by The Memphis/Shelby Law Enforcement Foundation. That and other used monies is raised and allocated by the board, who collectively act like a league of superhero avengers with powers unleashed by cell phones, checkbooks and local celebrity status. A project comes before the board and they decide if help can be provided. They consider the foundation’s budget and other area’s needs. Then they raise money to objectively solve the crime problem with equipment. The foundation writes the check for the bill and then donates the equipment to the local law enforcement agency. The donations are then the responsibility of the law enforcement agency. The foundation has one employee (yes, you read correctly), and he can be compared to the invaluable Alfred in Batman’s Gotham. Jim Tusant is the Executive Director and has over three decades in law enforcement under his belt. He is the only expense of the foundation, and his pay is a board responsibility. Therefore, 100 percent of the donations goes into the projects making the community a safer place. If technology does not appeal to you, then this may: the foundation also assists in funding for law enforcement dogs. It is a mostly unknown yet remarkable fact that dogs trained for law enforcement are essentially “married” to the officer with whom it works. The dog is trained to respond only to that officer. They go through rigorous exercises and field training so that when a criminal has entered a building and is at-large, a dog on his officer’s command reacts with its sensitive hearing and quick reflexes to search, seek, and attack if need be. Often times, the dogs go to live with their officers. Then, when the officer retires, the dog retires. Canines are critical to a law enforcement agency for search-and-rescue, bomb threats and illegal drug situations. Since they have been “enlisted”, the number of injuries to officers in situations that now use canines has dramatically gone down. Despite their importance, replacement canines are not budgeted in an agency. So when an officer retired in Memphis and his dog went with him, followed by another canine getting injured and unable to work, and the agency was in need of a couple additional trusty noses. But, again, these are no ordinary dogs. These dogs are specially-bred and highly-skilled trained officers, and they do not go for the listing price of your average pup. In fact, law enforcement dogs cost roughly $7000. And when the budget will not allow for such necessity, The Memphis/Shelby County Law Enforcement Foundation provides.
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Currently, the Shelby County/Memphis Law enforcement is raising money for two important projects: the first being safety at the Agricenter. The Agricenter sees millions of people a year, and it is not just for the Delta Fair. There is an active farmers market and several established business inside. The Showplace Arena hosts numerous conventions and expos, and trainings take place in the pavilion regularly. The come-and-go nature of the Agricenter and those who visit it have made it a desirable target for car break-ins. The Shelby Farms Conservancy in its expansion on their trails have recognized this as a safety issue for runners and cyclists and brought it to the attention of the Memphis/Shelby County Law Enforcement Foundation. And with the success of the cameras elsewhere, one can hope that when the funds are raised that the Greenline’s extension will be an even better location to cruise. The second project is reminiscent, again, of Batman getting afforded a new gasoline-fueled toy from Alfred. But this is no Batmobile. This project is for a gyrocopter, and a gyrocopter is a cool as it sounds. It is manned by two officers and has the ability to work in conjunction with the fiber-optic camera system. They have the ability to move incredibly slowly and look much like a helicopter. However, where a helicopter costs thousands of dollars per hour to operate, a gyrocopter costs roughly $40 per hour to operate. They can offer crucial aid in search and rescue cases and offer aerial advantage where stationary cameras are not available. The drive-away tag price for a gyrocopter is about $90,000. It goes without saying that the law enforcement agencies cannot afford a piece of equipment like that. It also goes without saying that a gyrocopter and its capabilities would exponentially assist in monitoring and aiding our community. Therefore, the foundation is raising money to afford our law enforcement a gyrocopter. Cameras that communicate with each other, special high-tech gyrocopter, and other advanced technologies may sound a bit “Big Brother”, but considering the current circumstances, these efforts by The Memphis/Shelby County Law Enforcement Foundation are beyond admirable; they are now a Memphis necessity. Sometimes Memphis can feel like Gotham, and maybe this foundation is the bright beacon of light in the sky that can give us hope for a more secure community. 4Memphis would like to thank the members of the board as well as Mr. Jim Tusant for the hard work and dedication to the Memphis law enforcement agencies and the citizens of Memphis and Shelby County. They are also our first recipient for donations from the #MemphisLoveChallenge. To learn more about the challenge, please read our Letter from the Editor and visit 4Memphis. com/MemphisLove.
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Cooper-Young Festival Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
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A fall favorite, the Cooper-Young Festival heralds the change of seasons, and the most anticipated event in Midtown was a fabulous autumn extravaganza!
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Memphisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; historic Chisca Hotel has been undergoing quite the facelift. What is slated to be renovated into luxury living spaces and home to healthy eateries is now under serious construction. The textured walls, exposed infrastructure and decades-old property features provided a beautiful backdrop for out October and outerwear photo shoot this month, as well as excitement for the great things to come out of the updated Chisca Hotel. As Memphis continues into fall weather, it is not unusual to need outwear for the chilly days, and then lighter fabrics for the undoubtable warmer days in our unpredictable weather patterns. We have chosen great lighter pieces of vests, jackets and blazers for the slightly nippier nights, as well as wool parkas, peacoats and leather bombers for the cold snaps. Bundling up does not have to be boring! Special thanks to Chase Carlisle & Montgomery Martin
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Latino Memphis Leadership Luncheon Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
The 1st Latino Memphis Leadership Luncheon was held September 9 at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn. The keynote speaker for the inaugural event was George P. Bush. Bush is the son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and of Mexican-born Columba Bush. He shared many of the lessons heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s learned from his long family history of public service and as a bi-racial leader. To learn more about the organization, visit latinomemphis.org.
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Maria Leggett & George P. Bush
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FALL CULINARY SERIES Celebrate the harvest with some of Memphis’ top chefs during the Church Health Center’s Fall Culinary Series. Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Church Health Center’s Nutrition Kitchen 1115 Union Ave. $45 per class
• October 2: Chef Jenn McCullough Steakhouse Experience • October 9: Chef Brown Burch - Fish Cookery • October 16: Chef Melissa Petersen - Knife Skills
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• October 23: Chef Gary Williams - Creole Cookery • October 30: Chef Felicia Suzanne Willett Southern Favorites • November 6: Chef Mac Edwards Fall Harvest Celebration
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Dixon Gallery & Gardens Photography by Mark O. Ramirez Fall was in the air as the Young at Art group sponsored Art on Tap on September 5th at the Dixon. Local and regional breweries poured the finest selections of craft beers including Wiseacre, High Cotton, Bluff City Brewers. Over 60 different beers were on tap for the evening! Cheers to the Dixon for hosting one of the best beer extravaganzas in town! dixon.org
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Living Awards Benefit Methodist Healthcare Foundation Photography by Mark O. Ramirez One of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most important events, the Living Awards Benefit, was held recently at The Peabody Hotel. This special evening honors individuals and community organizations doing outstanding work in the realm of faith and health locally, nationally, and even globally. The 2014 Living Award Honorees are Henry and Jeanne Varnell, James H. Beaty, M.D., William E. Routt Jr., M.D., Community Alliance for the Homeless, and UMCOR- Imagine No Malaria Program. Congratulations and thank you for making a difference! methodisthealth.org
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Panther Creek Ranch Dove Hunt Palmer Home for Children/ Jonahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Journey Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The 5th Annual Panther Creek Ranch Dove Hunt was sporting good time! The hunt benefits the Palmer Home for Children and Jonahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Journey. This event was the most successful to date with over 150 guests. The hunters at the sold-out event were treated to great food, fun, and most importantly, a sky full of doves. To learn more about the mission and how you can help, visit jonahsjourney.org.
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Zoo Rendezvous Photography by Mike Payne
The annual Zoo Rendezvous is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Memphis Zoo and also one of the most anticipated parties in town. With over 80 restaurants and bars serving a smorgasbord of the finest fare, this is where foodies and party animals collide! memphiszoo. org
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COLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB One of Memphis’ historically rich country clubs-over 100 years old
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SKILLET SKILLS Photography by Jay Adkins
If you are skilled in soul food or Southern fare, you know the importance of a cast iron skillet. Some skillets are passed down multiple generations and carry the flavor and fond memories of family meals. However, skillets are not sequestered to fried chicken or breakfast anymore; some of Memphis’ most notable restaurateurs not only appreciate the sentiment of the skillet but the potential of it as well. Skillets are perfect for poultry, fish, wild game and even dessert. Tennesseans are embracing the skillet, and they all recognize that they need to look no further than Tennessee’s Lodge Cast Iron to create their iron-cooked dishes. Lodge is the oldest family-owned cookware company in America, founded by Joseph Lodge in 1896 in South Pittsburgh, Tennessee. Today’s management team includes fourth generation descendants: CEO and Chairman, Bob Kellermann and COO and President, Henry Lodge. Joseph Lodge created a legacy of quality that has thrived through two World Wars and the Great Depression and is still carried on by his family today. Over 120 items of foundry seasoned cookware, representing the most extensive selection on the market. With consumer demand now exceeding foundry capacity, Lodge has unveiled plans for a considerable expansion of their South Pittsburg plant. These will include new melting systems, sand systems, an additional molding line, and expanded seasoning lines. Lodge is growing to new heights with their feet still firmly planted at home in Tennessee.
Rustic Berry Skillet Galette LODGE CAST IRON
Ingredients 1/2 pint raspberries 1/2 pint golden raspberries 1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced 1 pint blueberries 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted and chopped 1 store-bought 12” round pastry dough
In a large bowl toss the berries with sugar, zests, and vanilla extract. Unwrap dough and transfer to a well-seasoned Lodge Baking Pan. Pile berry mixture in the center of the dough, leaving a 3” border uncovered. Fold the dough up and over the berries, pleating the folds, leaving the berries exposed in the center. Brush the dough with cream, sprinkle with chopped almonds, and bake for 40 minutes. Remove, let cool for 5 minutes, slice and serve. If making for later use, bake, cool, and cover with plastic wrap, then refrigerate until ready to serve. To serve, preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Remove the galette from the refrigerator, uncover, and warm in the oven for 15 minutes. It may necessary to cover with aluminum foil to prevent overbrowning of the pastry dough.
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Cast Iron BBQ Salmon
Cast Iron Skillet Burgers
1 6 to 8 oz salmon filet 1/2 c Worcestershire juice of 1/2 a lemon 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper
2 lbs Ground chuck Kosher salt & fresh cracked black pepper 4 Hamburger buns
1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp onion powder 1/4 tsp cajun seasoning 4 T butter I T olive oil
BBQ Sauce Combine Worcestershire, juice of 1/2 a lemon, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder in a mixing bowl. Set aside a tablespoon or two to brush onto the salmon. Pour the rest of the mixture into a saute pan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat and whisk in butter. Continue whisking until butter is completely melted and incorporated. Salmon Cover the bottom of a cast iron pan with olive oil, and set over medium high heat. Season salmon with cajun seasoning. Once hot, lay salmon seasoned side down in pan. Cook 2 or 3 minutes or until nicely seared. Flip salmon over, and brush with bbq sauce. Transfer pan to a 350 degree oven and cook roughly 6 to 8 minutes for medium, or longer to fully cooked the salmon. Salmon is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner; serve with roasted potatoes, veggies, eggs, or on top of a mixed greens salad.
Divide the ground chuck into 4 8 oz patties. Take the time to make sure the patties are well formed. Tip: make them thick to help get a good medium temperature. Heavily season each patty with kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper. This will help ensure a good crust on the burger. Heat the cast iron skillet until hot. Place two burgers in the skillet. Place only two so the skillet will retain its heat. For a medium temperature, cook for 4-5 minutes, then flip and cook for 3-4 minutes on the other side. Remove from the skillet and repeat with the other two burgers. For a classic burger, top each with cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, pickle slices, sliced tomato and red onion, and a little yellow mustard. Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes or until an internal thermometer reads 165F and the juices run clear. Serve with couscous.
with Truffle Mac & Cheese ERLING JENSEN’S 1/2 cup diced smoky bacon 1/2 cup diced yellow onion 1/8 cup flour 2 cups cream 1/4 cup beemsteer cheese
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Moroccan Style Chicken with Pears
SALUD! Cooking School at Whole Foods Market 1/4 cup reggiano parmesan 1/4 cup petit Chantal cheese Fresh truffle, whole for shaving Salt and pepper
Preheat cast iron skillets. In the first skillet, render bacon together with onions until translucent. Once the bacon is crisp and the onions quite soft, dust the fat with flour and stir vigorously until the roux comes together. Add cream and cheese to this mixture and let it come up to a simmer. Add the pasta, green onions and shaved black summer truffles reserve. Wagyu Beef Rub the meat with salt, pepper, thyme and ground garlic. Sear on both sides in a cast iron skillet finish in oven until desired temperature.
2 T Tagine seasoning 1 4lb whole chicken, giblets removed, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes rinsed and patted dry 1 tsp salt 2 T Grapeseed oil ½ tsp pepper 2 large shallots, cut into ¼” thick slices 4 French Butter or Bartlett pears 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 lbs), quartered 3/4c chicken broth In a small bowl combine tagine seasoning, red pepper flake, salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, toss pear quarters with 2 tsp of spice mix. Set aside. To prepare the chicken, cut out the back bone using kitchen shears or a chef’s knife. On a cutting board with the breast side facing up, press down on the center of the chicken, flattening out the center of the bird. Gently tuck the wing tips behind the breast, to keep them from overcooking. Liberally season the skin side of the chicken, reserving about ½ Tbsp, making sure to rub the seasoning in to get maximum coverage. In a large cast iron skillet, heat grapeseed oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Sear chicken skin side down for 3-4 minutes or until a nice crust is formed. While chicken is cooking, take the reserved seasoning and season the underside of the bird. Carefully turn the bird over and cook an additional 3-4 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside. Add pears, cut side down, in a single layer in the skillet. Allow to caramelize 1-2 minutes before adding shallots to the pan. Continue cooking for an additional 2 minutes and add minced garlic. Sauté briefly, then move pear mixture to the outside edge of the pan. Gently place chicken back into the center of the pan, skin side up, and rearrange pear pieces so that everything fits nicely in the pan. Pour chicken broth and any juices left on the plate over the ingredients and carefully transfer into the center of the oven.
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Cast Iron BBQ Salmon
Cast Iron Skillet Burgers
Wagyu Beef with Truffle Mac & Cheese
Pan Roasted Moroccan Style Chicken with Pears
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White Bean & Andouille Cassoulet
with Sunny Side Egg LOCAL ON THE SQUARE Tasso Cream 1 medium shallot, minced 1 T garlic, chopped 2 cups heavy cream
1/4 white wine 2 oz tasso, diced
In a saute pan, add a dash of olive oil. On medium high heat, saute the garlic and shallot until soft. Add the tasso and saute for another minute or so. Add the white wine and reduce by half. Add the cream and let simmer unitl incorporated. Chicken Hash 1 large chicken breast, roasted 1 roasted red pepper 6 medium red potatoes, sliced into 1/2 1/2 yellow onion, medium diced inch pieces Salt & pepper Fry potatoes at 350 degrees until golden and crispy or toss in a bowl with olive oil until lightly coated and bake in oven at 350 degrees until golden in color and soft, about 15-20 minutes. Saute onion until soft. Toss in a bowl with remaining ingredients. Garnish with shredded chicken breast, pickled red onion, srirachi, green onion, and fried fried egg.
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3 cups dried white beans 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling 1 pound Andouille sausage 1 bulb of fennel (white parts only), small diced 3 whole carrots, small diced 1 small yellow onion, small diced
5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 4 Roma tomatoes, medium diced 4 cups chicken stock 7 sprigs thyme 4 sprigs tarragon 2 sprigs rosemary Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper To Taste
Place beans in a large pot and cover with water by 3 inches. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 1 hour. Drain beans. Add fresh water to cover by 3 inches. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, until beans are just tender but not mushy, 1 1/2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 hours (time will vary depending on size and age of beans). Drain, reserving 1 cup bean broth. Heat 3 Tbsp of oil in a large pot over medium- low heat. Add Andouille and render down, until crispy 7-8 mins. Next add fennel, onion, garlic in same pot. Season with salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened; about 5 minutes then add Roma tomatoes. Add reserved 1 cup bean broth, beans, chicken stock, herbs; bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes then serve with your choice of braised rabbit, quail or favorite game.
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Annual Sustainer Polo Event Junior League of Memphis Photography by Mark O. Ramirez A polo-perfect Sunday in early September brought together the Sustainer members of the Junior League of Memphis for their annual polo gathering. Held at the Memphis Polo Club in Rossville, TN, it was an elegant afternoon of equestrian finery and fun. Proceeds from the event benefitted the JLMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s G.R.O.W. program. jlmemphis.org
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Staging Memphis Paul Chandler in the Spotlight by Sandi Butler Hughes
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The Stage Manager character in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town orchestrates the action taking place on stage. He is crucial to the performance being played out on the stage. Paul Chandler, GPAC Executive Director, has played much the same role throughout his stage-centric career. For over two decades, Paul has been associated with the largest and the most frequented stages in the Mid-South. If you have enjoyed a live performance around town, chances are very good he has had a role, at some time in his career, at that venue. He has experience in traditional and non-traditional local venues from downtown at the FedExForum and Tom Lee Park and eastward to Germantown Charity Horseshow Arena, Shelby Farms, and of course, GPAC. He’s produced shows in Handy Park on Beale Street, Court Square, the Peabody Hotel, and AutoZone Park. While Paul has worked on the major stages in Memphis, he has also traveled extensively to stage shows across the United States. Earlier in his career, Paul worked with Hilton Hotel Corporation as the booking agent for talent and live entertainment for several of their major events. He worked closely with teams from Spellbinders, Inc., Nolan Production Group, and Behind the Scenes. They worked together on complex indoor and outdoor performances with Paul as the lead on the “live entertainment” aspect of the events. These performances were produced for Hilton’s annual owner’s conferences. The firstclass shows were with performers such as Elton John at the Orlando, FL, conference, James Taylor playing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in Indio, CA, and at an Embassy Suites conference, Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi as the The Blues Brothers performed in Palm Desert, CA. Along with productions at Phillips Arena in Atlanta, JFK Library in Boston, TPAC in Nashville, Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia and Tipitina’s in New Orleans, he has proven he can work well beyond the Memphis city limits! A little closer to home, a career highlight for Paul was working on the development team for Live at the Garden. The concert series has become a much anticipated annual series, and he is proud to have had the opportunity to be a part of building the foundation of this event. While working with Live at the Garden, he created and implemented the inaugural season ticket campaign. Additionally, he developed the show lineup for the series’ first five seasons, bringing such performers as Isaac Hayes with the Memphis Symphony, Al Jarreau, Roberta Flack, and Ray Charles to the outdoor stage. Since becoming Executive Director at GPAC in the last quarter of 2012, Paul has made great strides in a short amount of time that will sustain the venue for a very long time. One of the first orders of business for him and his team was to analyze the finances.
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They looked at how GPAC handled production equipment and labor, and Paul’s vast experience in production management was helpful in making informed decisions. He chose to bring in Nolan Production Group to provide all of the labor and equipment for GPAC productions. This has resulted in a reorganization of staff structure and has improved the overall customer experience for GPAC renters and patrons. Another significant financial decision Paul made was to implement the first endowment fund for GPAC. “Endowment funds are necessary and common practice for non-profits,” he states. The first campaign for GPAC has received generous support from the investment team at Duncan-Williams, Inc. The fundraising goals over the past two years have exceeded expectations and contributions have increased by 30 percent.
Top: GPAC Executive Director Paul Chandler, Germantown dignitaries and officials, Duncan-Williams executives, and GPAC supporters gathered in mid-September at Center Stage to celebrate the installation of the new state-of-the-art stage; Above Left: The Blues Music Awards are presented annually by the Blues Foundation; the show draws blues performers and fans from around the world and has been produced in past years by Chandler. Above Right: Paul was on the team who first presented Live at the Garden at the Memphis Botanic Garden; Right: James Taylor with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in Indio, CA
Drawing on his past experience and successes, Paul created the American Music Series at GPAC. The concerts in the series range from gospel to bluegrass, Americana to rock, and these concerts expand the GPAC audiences to genres that had been somewhat overlooked previously. Jazz continues to be a mainstay at GPAC, and it is one of the top jazz presenters in the Southeast. As for the GPAC stage itself, Paul quickly realized that the stage was not up to a standard that would be expected at such a top-notch facility. The soft pine floor was “dilapidated” as Paul described it. One of the major components in a premiere facility is actually the stage itself. For GPAC to compete and to progress, a new stage floor was vital. Paul challenged the City of Germantown and the GPAC Board of Directors to support the installation of a new stage floor. It was a first in the history of Germantown and GPAC that they collaborated in a public-private venture. Both groups invested equally in the project and worked together to make the new stage a reality. The soft pine floor was removed and a stronger red oak sprung floor has now been installed. The new floor boasts not only the strength, but also the modern technology to support and enhance GPAC performances. Throughout his career, Paul Chandler has worked to bring outstanding performances to stages from coast to coast. From behind the scenes, like the stage manager, he delivers show after show, making him more the stage master.
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Must Love Marisol! Brooks Museum of Art Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The Brooks celebrated all things “Marisol” in mid-August with a Must Love Marisol! end-of-summer party. You’ve probably heard of food trucks. Well, innovative retailers K’PreSha Haul of Fashion, Henny Penny and Sache Clothing were in the plaza with mobile retail trucks! Inside guests made Marisol-inspired art, enjoyed moves of the Grit Grind Breakdance Squad, and a screening of Andy Warhol’s 1963 film Kiss featuring Marisol. Must Love Marisol - and the Brooks! brooksmuseum.org Beverly Pfluger & Katie Walsh
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Coaching for Literacy A Conversation with Larry Brown Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
Coaching for Literacy was founded in 2012 by then high school seniors Jonathan Wilfong and Andrew Renshaw with the mission to increase awareness about the number of people in America who are functionally or totally illiterate and the social problems associated with illiteracy. Utilizing the power of collegiate and professional sports, CFL participants offer a monetary donation and, in exchange, get to be the “Assistant Coach” during a sporting event. Access to the home team locker room prior to the game, seats directly behind the home team bench, and postgame press conference passes are typically included in the “Assistant Coach” experience. CFL recently hosted an evening with Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown to raise funds for the literacy initiative. For information on CFL and to make a donation, visit coachingforliteracy.org.
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Try Lightening Up for the Season By Katie Breyer; photo courtesy of DreamScapes
With the excitement the taste of cooler weather has brought us Memphians, are you secretly counting down the days until Christmas? Whether you’re prepared or not, the holidays will be here before you know it. That means it’s time to start thinking about those festive decorations…and we have just the company to help you turn your home into a real-life gingerbread house, minus the mess. What began as a hobby and later evolved into a thriving business, DreamScapes professionally installs Christmas lighting and outdoor decorations on homes. It was founded in 1996 by Bubba Hogan, who is also a full-time resource officer at a middle school, and his two brothers David and Fred. Experts in all areas of outdoor furnishing, the business is known for their ability to craft and install tastefully eccentric ponds and water features. However, in 2005 the Hogans came across a unique opportunity with Brite Ideas, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of specialized outdoor holiday lighting, which they decided to pursue. What sets DreamScapes apart is their continued education – regularly participating in seminars and training events – and their desire to outdo themselves. “Of course, we want to make the customer happy…but we want to impress ourselves, too,” Bubba says. Sure, one may think an investment to get their home bedazzled
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won’t be worth it. However, the DreamScapes team explained that purchasing all the supplies needed from a home improvement store will cost you about the same as having them professionally installed. Professional installation also leaves little room for error, meaning you won’t end up with uneven lighting, crooked decorations, and other noticeable mistakes. In addition, you’ll be saving time, hassle, and potential danger. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, hospitals treat nearly 13,000 people for injuries related to holiday lights and decorations. Where did the tradition of Christmas lights come from anyway? Christmas is arguably the most celebrated holiday in the world, and the origin of its lighted decor, like many American traditions, comes to us from our European ancestors - specifically Germany. The tradition started in the 17th century when people decorated the windows in their homes and outdoor trees with candles. In the holiday season of 1880, no other than Thomas Edison introduced the first electric outdoor display to his fellow neighbors and the world. In 1925, the first Christmas light distributing company was created…and the rest is history. Today, people spend large amounts of their money and time into crafting glorious displays, which correspondingly began the seasonal hobby many look forward to: loading up the family in the car to drive around and view all the fantastic creations.
But, whether your home has a few icicle lights or an ornate Christmas scene, it’s all for a common reason: it puts us in the holiday spirit, and a sharing one at that. “It’s a great feeling to hear how much our clients’ friends and neighbors enjoyed their lights,” Bubba said. We realize the holidays are still a couple-ish months away, but if you’re interested in Christmas lighting you better schedule now as DreamScapes’ availability fills up quickly. DreamScapes provides the product (don’t worry about buying your own), installation, take-down, storage, maintenance, and even design assistance. They use a 3d computer program to show the customer how their house will look with the lighting they have chosen before the installation begins – leaving as much room for customization as you desire. After the initial call, the turnaround time is short; DreamScapes can typically get the installation finished in two to three days. “Some people will call us just wanting to light a few shrubs, and end up with an all-out Clark Griswold house,” Bubba jokes. We see nothing wrong with that! For more information, visit www.midsouthponds.com or call them at 901-754-1022
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20th Annual Art Sale Orpheum Theatre Photography by Mark O. Ramirez Saturday afternoon, August 23rd was one of the hottest of the season - and that doesn’t just mean the summer temps. The Orpheum Theatre hosted their 20th Annual Art Sale, and it was a blazing success for local artists who received 75% of each sale. The other 25% was donated to the new Centre for Performing Arts & Education at the Orpheum. This is a very cool way to say “thank you” to Memphis’ creative community! orpheummemphis.com
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Jet across the pond for the West End premiere of Memphis By Sally Walker Davies; photography by visitlondonimages/britainonview/Pawel Libera; Helen Maybanks
My first visit to London’s West End was with my children, then ages 6 and 11, to see Mary Poppins. We were enchanted by what’s known as ‘interval’ – the British version of intermission – and the fact you ordered and paid for your refreshments before taking your seat. Your selections were awaiting you and a pre-arranged spot during interval. It was all quite civilized. My favorite British bon vivant, Malcolm Harvey, helped me put together a quick guide to seeing Memphis and exploring the West End and points nearby.
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sumptuous dinner and breakfast for about $500. “More importantly, they will loan you one of their new Rolls Royces (with driver) to take you anywhere you want.” Hello, Kensington!
Where to Dine At the top of the list is The Ivy (the-ivy.co.uk). That’s where the A-listers and celebs go, according to Harvey, who advises booking weeks in advance. Joe Allen (joeallen. co.uk) in Covent Garden is “for the young and young at heart – a bit noisy but fun,” says Harvey. And for families, his choice is the flagship Carluccio’s in Covent Garden (carluccios.com/uk), an “Italian family-run chain relatively cheap and really, really great food.”
Tickets & Such Memphis tickets range from £20 - £90 each (roughly $33 - $146 at deadline), and the show runs Monday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with matinee shows at 2:30 on Wednesday and Saturday.
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In the heart of London’s West End inside the historic Shaftesbury Theatre, Memphis is ready for its closeup. The winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Memphis opens on October 23rd and runs through March 2015. Multi-award-winning British recording artist Beverley Knight – considered by many to be England’s best soul singer – takes on the role as club singer Felicia Farrell, while British stage star Killian Donnelly stars as radio DJ Huey Calhoun.
Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly take on the roles of Felicia and Huey in the London premiere of Memphis the Musical, which won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical.
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If you have seen the Oscar-winning documentary Undefeated, then you know that it is about more than a story of football. It is about life-lessons and values learned through the game of football. The story followed Coach Bill Courtney and the Manassas Tigers through challenges both on the field and off. He worked to teach those young men of not being defeated or defined by your circumstances. In his first book, Bill delves deeper into the values that are the foundation of success well beyond the football field. In the Preface to Against the Grain: A Coach’s Wisdom on Character, Faith, Family and Love, he says, “...my philosophy of coaching doesn’t start with X’s and O’s. It starts with believing that players win games and coaches win players. I offer my players strong examples of the values that have worked for me, and for other fulfilled people I know, and then I step back and let them draw their own conclusions.” Bill built a successful lumber business, and he built a successful football program at a school in a downtrodden part of Memphis. With the exposure that resulted from Undefeated, he is now a highly soughtafter speaker and travels to speaking engagements nationwide several times each month. He has quite the story himself, but that is not the primary focus of Against the Grain. “This isn’t a biographical manifesto. It’s not self-help or biography. I did not want to do that. I wanted something with greater depth,” he explains.
Building on the framework he uses for his speeches, Against the Grain is less about Undefeated or football. It is about life, business and the principles that are the foundation to thrive. The principles that Bill has written about include service, civility, leadership, character, commitment, and forgiveness. He uses examples from his life, from the lives of Manassas players, his employees, and others to demonstrate how these principles enrich life. “The tenets work across all aspects of life - illustrations that speak to anybody, regardless of finances or views. It speaks to a broad audience because they are fundamentals that work for everybody.” Each chapter uses three real-life examples for that principle, and the examples are from all aspects of life that can relate to anyone. “It works for everyone.” When asked about the title, Bill explained, “The two things that define me professionally are lumber and football. With lumber, it has splinters and is rough. When you take the time and make the effort to sand the lumber against the grain, that’s when it becomes smooth and beautiful. That’s the lumber that is used in heirlooms and timeless pieces are created. In football, the plays that constantly are replayed on ESPN, the timeless runs, is the old football term of ‘cutting back against the grain.’ It’s difficult. But when we go against the grain the most amazing things happen in our life.”
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Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and MSU Tiger/NBA great Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway were among the guests and dignitaries who attended the Aug. 18 open house of the new Goodwill Job Center located at 3830 Austin Peay. The job readiness training facility features a computer lab, aptitude and computer skill assessments and one-on-one career counseling, all free of charge. A special feature of the center is Hardaway Hall, a community room that can be used free of charge by community groups and non-profit organizations. For more information about the Goodwill Job Center, visit www.goodwillmemphis.org.
Lavish Boutique in Collierville recently hosted a trunk show for local jewelry designer Becca Belz. Becca debuted her latest collection just in time to complement the new fall fashions in store at Lavish.
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The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a breakfast hosted by A2H Engineers, Architects, and Planners. A2H Founder and President, Mark Askew had everyone riveted with his stories and his easy-going manner in telling them. In addition to Mark’s stories and a hearty breakfast, guest admired the Edward Perry art collection on exhibit.
The City of Germantown’s Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy, on behalf of the Board of Mayor and Alderman, issued a proclamation to The Suburban Garden Club for its many decades of generous gifts of labor, love and resources. Suburban has contributed greatly to the beautification of Germantown and the quality of life of its citizens.
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Memphis Botanic Garden Art Show
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A recent Memphis Botanic Garden Art Show exhibited the recent works of artists Phyllis Boger and Antzee Magruder. The title of their combined show was “Cloth/Paper ~ Cutting Edge.” All art exhibits at the MBG are free and open to the public, and a portion of art sales benefits the art, education and horticulture programs.
The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers ceremoniously opened in the Next Stage at Theatre. It is the first production in the 100-seat black box space for the current season, and is an American classic that is as funny as it is touching and heart-warming.
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On a recent Thursday evening Elizabeth Coors opened up her lovely home in East Memphis to kick off “The Hottest Night of the Year”… Art on Fire! Committee Members and Sponsors gathered to get fired up about the upcoming party which will be held at The Dixon Gallery & Gardens on Saturday, October 25. Be sure to checkout the Art On Fire Facebook page!
Moe’s Southwest Grill celebrated the opening of their Cordova location. The Bartlett Chamber of Commerce helped to facilitate the opening in neighboring Cordova. It was a tasty afternoon celebration with Moe’s!
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Baptist Health Care Foundation’s Art of Caring Art lovers gathered at the Memphis Botanic Garden in late August for the Art of Caring fundraising party. The artwork was all donated by local artists, and guests bid on their favorite pieces. The proceeds benefit the Baptist Reynolds Hospice House and Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief. bmhgiving.org
Blues Music Awards Telecast Reception Ardent Studios and The Blues Foundation teamed up to produce a program highlighting the best moments from this year’s 35th Blues Music Awards. A reception at Ardent Studios preceded the telecast premiere shown on the Studio on the Square big screen. The program will be aired on locally on WKNO and other PBS affiliates nationwide later this year. blues.org
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Governor Haslam Walker AvenueUniversity District Grant Announcement Governor Haslam recently announced a $458,830 transportation alternative grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). The grant will fund new curbs and gutters at crosswalks, new sidewalks, decorative park benches, bike racks, and pedestrian lighting along Walker Avenue in the University District adjacent to the University of Memphis. “These types of projects strengthen our communities,” Haslam said. “We want Tennessee to continue to be the very best place to live, work and raise a family, and projects like these are key to making that a reality.”
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The Toyos Clinic Open House The Toyos Clinic celebrated a new location in Germantown with an Open House. The party featured door prizes, giveaways, and catering by Elfo’s Restaurant. The new clinic is located at 1365 South Germantown Road, and offers treatment for dry eye, LASIK, facial cosmetic surgery, and more.
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Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club Hosts Female Business Leader Luncheon September 4th | Location: Napa Café
The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club coordinated the female-focused luncheon, which brings business leaders and up-and-coming leaders together for an opportunity to share and discuss various topics, as well as serve as a brain trust to cultivate programs focused on women in business.
The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club (LPBC) strives to enrich lives, create leaders, and impact the community to be a force for good. The team has worked with several organizations to promote awareness of various initiatives, and recently hosted a public event, the “Nonprofit 10 for 5.” In partnership with the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence, the LPBC hosted a fun, fast-paced educational seminar - “Nonprofit 10 for 5” - that introduced the audience to ten different nonprofit organizations, the work they are doing in Memphis, the impact the are having, and most importantly, easy ways to get engaged – all in 5 minute lightning rounds!
Signature Breakfast Series featuring John Hunter August 14 & 15, 2014 | Presbyterian Day School & Memphis Botanic Garden The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club is known for its Signature Breakfast Series, which is the largest regular gathering of business and community leaders. Each Signature Breakfast is focused on enrichment, celebrating positive stories, fostering teamwork, and impacting our community. The Signature Breakfast in August was hosted by Smith & Nephew, and in partnership with The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence. John Hunter, an elementary school teacher, is a legend in his home state of Virginia. The World Peace Game he designed allows fourth-graders to game out
various scenarios of global doom or global cooperation. The game got traction nationally when filmmaker Chris Farina turned it into a documentary film, «World Peace and Other Fourth-Grade Achievements.» Hunter emphasized the importance of children’s optimism, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving skills, while discussing the private-public partnerships in education. Pictures are courtesy of Creation Studios Photography.
For more information on LPBC and their community initiatives: www.thelpbc.com | Follow LPBC on Facebook & Twitter: @thelpbc
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