Cash landmark hits milestone; funds still needed for project
Jul06

Cash landmark hits milestone; funds still needed for project

By Chip Armstrong On May 1st, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Sun Studio release of “I Walk the Line,” an historical marker was unveiled by Shelby County Historian Jimmy Ogle at the Cooper and Walker site of the proposed statue honoring American music great Johnny Cash. Among those commemorating the event were State Senator Lee Harris, Midtown city council representative Jamita Swearington, members of Cash’s family, his...

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Local designer to create 2016 festival poster
Jun08

Local designer to create 2016 festival poster

The Evolve Bank and Trust Cooper-Young Festival is pleased to announce that Jenean Morrison has been named the poster artist for the 2016 edition of the event. Morrison is an artist and surface/textile designer based in Midtown Memphis, with a colorful studio in the heart of Cooper-Young. Her popular coloring books for adults have reached the Amazon bestseller lists in both the U.S. and Italy and have been published in France, Japan,...

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Burke’s Books host regional poets

Cooper-Young’s Burke’s Book Store is hosting readings and book singing events for two esteemed poets this month. On June 9th, Richard Lyons will read from and sign his new book, Un Poco Loco (Iris Press, $15). Lyons has taught literature and creative writing for more than two decades at Mississippi State University. His other collections include These Modern Nights, Hours of the Cardinal, and Fleur Carnivore. He lives in the Mid-South...

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Ballet On Wheels raises curtain on “Dreamgirls”
Jun02

Ballet On Wheels raises curtain on “Dreamgirls”

Memphis’ Ballet On Wheels, a nonprofit, community-based classical ballet school and dance company located in Cooper-Young, will premiere its dance production of “Dreamgirls” on June 4th. BOW’s production is adapted from the hit Broadway show of the same name. Loosely based on the story of Motown singing greats the Supremes, the show debuted in 1981 and won six Tony Awards. In 2006 it was turned into a hit film starring Eddie Murphy...

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Event puts spotlight on mental health
Jun02

Event puts spotlight on mental health

Cooper-Young business Underground Art is hosting “Illuminated: A Semicolon Tattoo Event” to be held noon-6 p.m. on Saturday, June 4th on the street in front of Underground Art’s shop at 2287 Young. The event is a benefit for the 46-yeard-old Memphis Crisis Center, a nonprofit that run a volunteer-staffed 24/7 live telephone line that helps people dealing with mental health and emotional emergencies. The center is a United Way agency...

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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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