Summer art series brightens up CY

Join the Cooper-Young Community Association, Peabody Elementary, and 10-plus local businesses as we celebrate the first ever Peabody Summer Art Series! This art experience will turn beautiful drawings from Peabody Elementary students into outdoor displays for the whole community to admire and enjoy. Each piece of art chosen by Peabody staff will be made into a 3-foot-by-4-foot vinyl banner and hung at one of the participating...

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New concert series has community focus
May02

New concert series has community focus

Memphis Made Brewing has started a concert series to support local musicians and benefit community organizations. Each month, the brewery, located in the Cooper-Young area, will host a local band with profits going toward a local non-profit organization. “We’re very focused on making Memphis a better place and this is a small way to do that while enjoying local beer and music,” said Andy Ashby, co-founder of Memphis Made. The first...

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In early days of 20th century, lost rail lines linked Cooper-Young to burgeoning city
Apr13

In early days of 20th century, lost rail lines linked Cooper-Young to burgeoning city

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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New exhibit goes “Beyond”

On April 7th, Jay Etkin Gallery’s newest exhibit will open with a reception running from 6-9 p.m. The spotlight exhibit “Beyond” will feature works by John Torina, David Nakabayashi, Jan Hankins, Alla Bartoshchuk, Nathan Yoakum, Mickey Bond, Roy Tamboli, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Keith Rash, and Mary Long. The show will up through May 2nd. Jay Etkin Gallery is located at 942 Cooper and is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and by...

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Cooper-Young book store hosts events 

Cooper-Young’s Burke’s Book Store, recently named by Real Simple magaize as the best bookstore in Tennessee, has a busy calendar of activities this month. On April 19th, Burke’s hosts a reading and book signing by Mary Ann Connell at the Memphis Country Club. A noted Mississippi attorney, Connell is the author of “An Unforseen Life: A Memoir.” The event is at 2 p.m. at 600 Goodwyn St. On April 22nd, Burke’s will host a party...

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All Aboard: A new entertainment complex opening this month  brings the old site of an area rail depot roaring to life
Apr03

All Aboard: A new entertainment complex opening this month brings the old site of an area rail depot roaring to life

In another era, the strip of land at the northeast corner of Cooper Street and Central Avenue, just north of Cooper-Young, rumbled with activity. The area was home to railroad substation, a busy transportation at a time when rail was still the primary mode of transportation. At all hours, the clang of steel filled the air as freight and passenger cars jockeyed their way through the neighborhood headed to their far-flung destinations...

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