The Baptism of the Man In Black:  More than 60 years ago, Johnny Cash played his first show in Cooper-Young
Nov10

The Baptism of the Man In Black: More than 60 years ago, Johnny Cash played his first show in Cooper-Young

Though he would go on to have a profound influence on rock-and-roll and country before passing away in 2003, Johnny Cash considered himself first and foremost a gospel singer. That was how he first pitched himself — unsuccessfully — to Sun Records impresario Sam Phillips. So it was fitting that, no matter how far away from his gospel roots his music may have ultimately taken him, it was in a church that Cash played his first gig, a...

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Young artists to be honored at show, reception

The annual Young Artist Contest show and reception, hosted by the Cooper-Young Business Association to encourage the love of art in school age children, will be 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5th. This year’s theme is “Memphis Music!” The show and reception are hosted by Evolve Bank and Trust and will be held at Peabody Elementary, 2086 Young Ave. This contest is open to all school age students in grades 1 through 12 in the Memphis and...

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Bounty of art exhibits at MCA, Kroc Center
Oct22

Bounty of art exhibits at MCA, Kroc Center

The Memphis College of Art hosts three art shows in October, including one at its downtown graduate school campus, which the school recently announced it will be leaving. On view Oct. 9th-Nov. 14th in the Alumni Gallery, Rust Hall, 1930 Poplar Avenue, Overton Park, “Symbiotic Tendencies” is an exhibition of sculptural collage works by MCA graduate Nikkila Carroll. An opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 9th from 6–8 p.m. The...

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Artist contest date announced, submissions sought

By Tamara Cook The annual Young Artist Contest show and reception, hosted by the Cooper-Young Business Association to encourage the love of art in school age children, Thursday, November 5th, 2015 from 6-7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Memphis Music!” The show and reception hosted by Evolve Bank and Trust will be held at Peabody Elementary at 2086 Young Avenue. This contest is open to all school age students in grades 1 through 12 in the...

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Contest beckons expert pumpkin carvers

Do you love to decorate for Halloween? Well, we love to see your fantastic decorations! The Great Pumpkin Halloween Decorating Contest is back again to find out just who has the spookiest home for our favorite howl-aday. This year we’re looking for a ghoulish first, second, and third place to reward with some excellent prizes. Judging will take place from 6-7 p.m. on October 28th so be sure to register your home or nominate a neighbor...

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Cooper-Young Festival Art Invitational showcases locals
Sep15

Cooper-Young Festival Art Invitational showcases locals

The 2015 Evolve Bank and Trust Cooper-Young Festival Art Invitational will be held Thursday, September 17 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Jay Etkin Gallery located at 942 South Cooper Street. The annual Art Invitational celebrates the artists who live and work in the Cooper Young Historic District. This free event allows artists the opportunity to showcase their work in a gallery environment.  This year’s Invitational will feature ten...

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