This Sunday, November 4th, the Germantown Athletic Club and Baptist Rehabilitation of Germantown present the 6th Annual Gobble Wobble 5k and Fun Run benefiting Baptist Rehabilitation Neurological Treatment Center. This annual race, which begins and ends at the Germantown Athletic Club, provides food, fun, and activities for every age group. All participants receive a T-shirt, and top winners receive a Thanksgiving turkey. Don't miss out on this festive fall race benefiting this great cause. For more information about the race please visit www.gobblewobble5k.com.
Steven Miller runs Midtown Taekwondo (with his wife, Tara). As part of his job, Miller trains students (ages 4 to 62) in the art of controlled punching, kicking, and dodging. He also happens to be an international champion (fresh off a victory in Poland last month). You can read about the Millers in the November issue of Memphis magazine. You do not want to be kicked by this guy.
Downtown Memphis Commission and the Hotel Chisca Development Team partner with St. Louis Catholic School for a project building a more vibrant city through art. Selected St. Louis student art banners will be displayed along the fence surrounding The Hotel Chisca enhance the curb appeal of this long-vacant building before and during upcoming construction. The artwork features images based on Memphis music history which is fitting since The Hotel Chisca is where Elvis was first played on air from the WHBQ radio studios in 1954 on Dewey Phillips “Red, Hot and Blue” show. Famous icons include funky chickens, Rufus Thomas, hound dogs, and Elvis, of course. As a part of this community-oriented project, St. Louis students got the opportunity to...
This Thursday, October 18th , Lisa Marie Presley will debut the video for "I Love You Because" featuring a duet with her late father Elvis Presley, on CMT and CMT.com during the 8 and 10 a.m. ET/PT music hours. Lisa Marie recorded the Elvis song for the 35th anniversary of her father's death. The video was only intended to be viewed by some 25,000 fans in attendance at the 35th Anniversary Concert at the FedExForum in Memphis on August 16th, but the audience reaction was so emotional and moving that she agreed to share the video with CMT. “I Love You Because” was first recorded by Elvis on July 4th and 5th, 1954, the same time he recorded "That's All Right," at Memphis' Sun Studio. Producer Sam Phillips didn't think "I Love You...
Deeply Rooted: Collage dance Collective Launches Third Season with a Program Honoring Memphis and One of Their Founding Members.
Collage dance Collective will present “Deeply Rooted” on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2:30 p.m., at the Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center. Collage dance Collective was founded in 2004 in New York City, the dance capital of the world, and relocated to Memphis in 2007 to inspire the growth of ballet. “Deeply Rooted” features the choreography of Tiffany Glenn, one of the studio’s founding members. Glenn lost a six-year battle with breast cancer in June 2012. To honor the choreographer and Director of Dancer Development, Collage launched the Tiffany Glenn Memorial Scholarship. “We will be sharing audience favorites that have helped shape the company’s reputation for excellent classical technique,...
Trinity Baptist Church in Cordova hosts Dr. Alexander J. Shaia, who has his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, M.A. in Counseling Education, and is a licensed therapist and mental-health counselor, as he speaks on his book, The Hidden Power of the Gospels, and the struggles that plague every individual as they journey through life. Shaia, founder and director of the Blue Door Retreat in Santa Fe, New Mexico, spoke to a large crowd Friday night and Saturday morning, and kept the audience entertained as well as intrigued throughout his talks. The subject matter covered the four gospel passages of Christianity, but it also has profound and direct correlations to psychology and universal truths. He tackles the four-part journey, or pattern, dubbed “quadratos” which...
Basketball star, Thaddeus Young of the Philadelphia 76ers, is set to host his first comedy show at the New Daisy Theatre this weekend with 100 percentof the proceeds benefiting Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital through the Young for Youth Foundation. This entertaining event will also feature three celebrity comedians, Jermaine “Funnymaine” Johnson, Karen Mills, and Jay Lamont for an amusing evening that's sure to keep a smile on your face. Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has a long history in Memphis and has made a reputation for itself as the nation’s largest surgical brain tumor program and ranks in the top ten for busiest emergency departments in the United States. Thad Young is most known for his outstanding achievements...
Last week’s announcement of Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State, and Darla Moore, South Carolina financier, as the first female members of Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters, did more than just recognize two talented golfers; it kept the momentum going for female athletes across the board. Summer 2012 put a large spotlight on female athletes with tennis, track, beach volleyball, swimming, and gymnastics winning Olympic gold medals for the United States, and the announcement of female inclusion into the Augusta National “boys club” has only piqued the interest and participation of females in athletics, specifically golf. If you're inspired to pick up a club and give it a try, TPC Southwind is offering an opportunity for Mid-South...
The 29th annual Ostrander Theatre Awards are right around the corner; so mark your calendar for Monday, August 27th, at 6 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Lindsey Roberts and Steve "Sister Myotis" Swift will host as Memphis' best are honored for excellence in theatre. Tickets are $10 (in advance and at the door), and tickets purchased online will be available at will call. As a sponsor of the event, we're proud to offer you the opportunity to purchase your tickets from our sister publication's Memphis Flyer site.
Tennessee Shakespeare Company today announced the schedule for its fifth season of events, highlighted by a spring presentation of Hamlet at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens. The iconic story of a prince grappling with ghosts of past and present will serve as TSC's theme throughout the season, one in which its educational programming will continue to reach throughout the Mid-South. More than 70 schools from three states have felt TSC's impact since 2007. (During its 2011-12 season, TSC attracted a total of 12,000 patrons and made an estimated economic impact of $3 million.) "There are few more delightful surprises in humanity than when we discover what makes us unique," says Dan McCleary, TSC's producing artistic director. "In Shakespeare's works, a...
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