CY festival announces new music partnership

By Joshua Bursi As it prepares to mark a milestone anniversary, Evolve Bank & Trust Cooper-Young Festival has announced it is teaming with one of the city’s most venerated public institution to this year’s event. The Cooper-Young Festival, like the neighborhood it calls home, draws a diverse crowd every year. A new partnership with The University of Memphis to host one of the stages at this year’s festival expands their reach to...

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Project: Motion kicks off anniversary season at CY gallery

Project: Motion Modern Dance Collective celebrates its 30th anniversary season in July with STIR!, a season kickoff performance at the Jay Etkin Gallery in Cooper-Young July 8th-9th. The one-of-a-kind performance will reflect upon past works and set sights upon the creation of new ones. Founded in Memphis in 1987 by Judith Wombwell and Ann Halligan, Project: Motion is a not-for-profit modern dance collective devoted to the creation...

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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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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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Lindenwood Hosts Holiday Concert

Lindenwood Christian Church, 2400 Union Ave. at E. Parkway, presents “A Spectacular Christmas!” Sunday, December 4th, at 7:30 p.m. A Mid-South holiday tradition, this concert features the Lindenwood chancel choir, orchestra, soloists and organist-conductor Chris Nemec performing instrumental and choral works such as “O Holy Night,” “Hallelujah Chorus,” and “White Christmas.” A highlight of the evening is Randol Alan Bass’ “Christmas...

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Arts News

• The Memphis Acoustic Music Association presents a concert by Plainsong on October 1st. Plainsong features Andy Roberts and Iain Matthews. Matthews was an original member of the seminal English folk-rock band Fairport Convention founded in 1967. Matthews left the band in 1969 and went on form the bands Matthews’ Southern Comfort and Plainsong as well as recording several solo albums. Plainsong;s new release is Reinventing Richard:...

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