Find your tribe: No matter your interests, Cooper-Young  Has A way for you to get Out & Get involved
Mar02

Find your tribe: No matter your interests, Cooper-Young Has A way for you to get Out & Get involved

By Kim Halyak Whether you’re a longtime resident of Cooper-Young or new to the neighborhood, there are many groups and organizations that welcome your membership, ideas, and participation. Resolve to get more involved in your community while actively pursuing your passions. Key: (FB=Facebook page; ND= Nextdoor event; MU=Meet-up Memphis, join through http://www.meetup.com/cities/us/tn/memphis/. (Call ahead to confirm meeting)....

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CYBA kicks off holidays at December 3 event

Celebrate the holidays in the Cooper-Young Historic District on December 3rd 5:30-6:30 p.m. Local businesses will be lighting up their windows and outdoor displays for the annual Cooper Young “Unwrapped” contest hosted by the Cooper-Young Business Association. Our special guest judge this year is Shelby County Commissioner Reginald Milton. Milton will be making the final decision at 6:15 p.m. with prize presentation afterward. At the...

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Cash-ing In: Cooper-Young tunes up to honor Johnny Cash
Nov10

Cash-ing In: Cooper-Young tunes up to honor Johnny Cash

By Mike McCarthy and Chip Armstrong In December 1954, Johnny Cash, Marshall Grant, and Luther Perkins stepped into the Galloway United Methodist Church on the corner of Cooper and Walker in the historic Cooper-Young neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee, to play their first paid performance together for a women’s church function. And the rest, they say, is music history. That’s right. Our own Cooper-Young neighborhood helped launch the...

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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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African Children’s Choir tops Oct. music offerings
Oct22

African Children’s Choir tops Oct. music offerings

MUSIC Choir tops October music lineup The African Children’s Choir performs a program of spirituals and Gospel favorites October 25th at Calvary Church of the Navarene, 1851 N. Houston Levee Rd. Performances are at 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. The concerts are free and open to all. Donations are accepted to support the choir’s programs, including education, care and relief, and development. The African Children’s Choir was started by Music For...

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Cooper-Young gazebo hosts free Rocktober concert series
Oct02

Cooper-Young gazebo hosts free Rocktober concert series

By Tamara Cook  It is Rocktober in the Cooper Young Historic District! In October, join us for a whirlwind showcase of some of the top local musicians in the area. Sixteen different solos, duos, and groups will play for free at the intersection of Cooper and Young at the Gazebo on Monday through Thursday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for four weeks. Starting October 5th, Tony Manard, a life-long Memphian will entertain us with his folksy...

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