The National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM) is looking for young poets to share their creativity in a poetry slam with an emphasis on voting. “My Vote, My Freedom is the theme for the NCRM Drop the Mic Poetry Slam on August 22, 2015. Mid-South poets in the age groups of 14 – 17, 18 – 25 and 26 – 35 can compete for two top prizes per age group.
JustMyMemphis sits down with Tyler Hampton, the President of SRVS to talk about SRVS and the Spirit of SRVS. This is a reminder to join us this Saturday for the 17th annual Spirit of SRVS at the Hilton Memphis. Memphis’ premier auction, food and wine tasting will be held from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm.
Join us Saturday, September 19 for a day of music at the biggest party of the summer. September 19 is the date of this year’s Cooper Young Festival presented by Evolve Bank and Trust. What a selection of music we have! Our music vibe has something for the rocker, the bluesman, the gospel lover, the hipster and everything in-between for all persons of all ages.
Ray Rico Freelance is doing what has not yet been done in Memphis. The Cooper Young-based design agency will publish “Focus Magazine” in September 2015. The magazine will provide a centralized place, online and in print, for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) news and information, and product and service advertising. The inaugural edition is aptly named, “The Coming Out Issue,” and will hit stands on September 1, 2015.
Renowned recording artist Tony Bennet will perform for one night only at The Orpheum Theatre on Friday, December 18th at 8:00 PM. The Theatre is proud that this will be Mr. Bennett’s third Orpheum engagement, the most recent being in February of 1997. Tickets will go on sale to the public Friday, August 7th at 10:00 AM and will be available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS).
By Samuel Cicci
Jerry’s Sno Cones is perhaps one of the worst kept secrets in town, and boasts some of the longest lines to grace any Memphis establishments. Hidden out of the way on Wells Station Road, Jerry’s nonetheless manages to gather a crowd every morning when they open at 11 AM (except Sundays).
JustMyMemphis is dedicating this week of Five Questions with to SRVS. First we sit down with Felecia Robinson, the Director of Outreach Supports for the SRVS organization! Support SRVS by attending the Sedgwick presents the 17th annual Spirit of SRVS on August 1 at Hilton Memphis. Memphis’ premier auction, food and wine tasting will be held from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm.