Early century infrastructure gains led to CY expansion
Jun15

Early century infrastructure gains led to CY expansion

In the 1970s, local preservationists and authors Peggy Jemison and Virginia Dunaway embarked on a project for the Metropolitan Interfaith Association (MIFA) to document the histories of eight historic Memphis neighborhoods, including Cooper-Young. Published in 1980, their work was the first real history of the area, which at the time was in a state of decay. Thirty years later, with the neighborhood having undergone a dramatic...

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Artists sought for radio fest poster

Memphis radio station Rock 103 is having a poster contest to celebrate 30 years of music at the Evolve Bank & Trust Cooper-Young Festival. Rock 103 and State Farm Insurance Agent Steve Womack will award a $500 Visa gift card to the winner of the contest. Deadline for all entries is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 17. The winner will be announced at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 21. The winning poster will be printed and given out leading up...

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Artists sought for annual fest exhibit

Cooper-Young Business Association is looking for 30 artists who either live or work in the neighborhood to participate in this year’s Cooper-Young Festival Art Invitational. The invitational will be held at CoWork Memphis located at 902 South Cooper Street on Thursday, September 14, from 6-9 p.m. This event kicks off the three-day festival weekend. Interested artists should email CYBA Executive Director Tamara Cook at...

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Local artist tapped to create 2017 Cooper-Young Festival poster
Jun11

Local artist tapped to create 2017 Cooper-Young Festival poster

The Evolve Bank and Trust Cooper Young Festival is pleased to announce that Rahn Marion has been named the official poster artist for 30th Cooper Young Festival. Marion is a native Memphian and graduated from MICA Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. He majored in painting with a concentration in film. Since 2012, while in Maryland, his work has been shown at MICA’s Main Gallery and Lazarus Building as well as...

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Upcoming articles to explore CY crime issues

Do you ever get the feeling that sometimes our neighborhood is on “blast” for unwarranted reasons? Whether it’s some fellow residents of Cooper-Young, local news, or surrounding neighborhoods, these unwarranted words, comments, post, or even “stories” hurt the image of our neighborhood. Sure, we have all types of crime in our neighborhood, but is it really as bad as some make it out to be? Which brings me to my next question. What can...

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