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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St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cooper Young
Mar09

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cooper Young

By Cooper-Young Business Association Join us on Friday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate all things Irish and Memphis in our 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.  The parade is co-hosted by the Memphis Irish Society (MIS) and Celtic Crossing Irish Pub. The Memphis Irish Society has had a presence in Memphis for the last 200 years.  They foster education in and celebration of Irish heritage, culture and people.  Currently, there are...

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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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Christmas Productions Take Center Stage at Area Playhouses
Dec02

Christmas Productions Take Center Stage at Area Playhouses

Memphis area theater stage are getting in the Christmas spirit with a trio of holiday productions running this month. Leading the way is Theater Memphis, whose annual production of “A Christmas Carol” is a venerated institution entering its 39th season. Based on Charles Dickens beloved story, the play tells the story of miserly and rich Ebenezer Scrooge who is approached by the ghostly vision of his former business partner, Jacob...

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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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Modern dance company kicks off milestone season in Cooper-Young

Project: Motion Modern Dance Collective inaugurates its 2016-2017 season this month at the Jay Etkin Gallery in Cooper-Young. Tiny Dances/Hidden Spaces will take place at the gallery at 942 South Cooper St. on October 22nd at 7 p.m. and October 23rd at 6 p.m. The show is a collaboration between Memphis’ longest runngn modern dance company and Carla McDonald and Courtney Oliver of FindMemphis.com, a photography-based website...

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