Madonna Learning Center Annual Gala 2019[EVENT]

Madonna Learning Center Annual Gala 2019[EVENT]

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It’s that time of year for the MLC Gala!  Join us for “A Night of REEL Fun, It’s Showtime for Madonna!” The 2019 Silent Auction and Gala will be held Saturday, February 23rd the East Memphis Hilton.

by Carrie Roberts

Don’t wait to buy your tickets or sign up for a sponsorship!  Since we are the best party in town, seats are filling fast and you don’t want to miss this great time with MLC friends and family as we raise funds to support the programs that empower our students and trainees to meet their full potential!

Included in the price of admission is all food, beer and wine, music by The Soul Shockers, dancing and access to bid on over 300 items in the silent and live auctions. Advance tickets are $100 each. Tickets the night of the event are $125. Drink tickets for liquor may be purchased at the event. The silent auction will go live online February 15. Bid high and bid often to support a great cause! Tickets and auction information is available at 501auctions. For questions or to purchase tickets by phone, please call Carrie Roberts at (901) 752-5767 or email croberts@madonna-learning.org.

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Madonna Learning Center provides a nurturing faith-based educational and social environment that empowers young and adult students with special needs to reach their full potential while offering support to their families.

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A Place For Us[EVENT]

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Finally, the live Annie Freres concert the city of Memphis has been waiting for, featuring a colorful cast of dancers, acrobats, and more.

by Weightless Aerial Arts

From classics, to pop music, and even tango with some unique surprises, this show runs the gamut of genres both visual and auditory.

This collection of world class talents includes both rising stars and established local celebrities, ready to capture your heart this February. This intimate theatre setting is located less than 20 minutes from anywhere in town and is surrounded by romantic local restaurants. Be sure to get your tickets in advance, to make this a night to remember.

Doors open 30 minutes before showtime, concessions will be served pre-show and intermission, there will also be a silent auction (benefitting two local nonprofits) and merchandise area. To accommodate special seating, please email  Callie@weightlessaerial.com or call 901-569-4305, otherwise seating is all General Admission or VIP. Event is family-friendly.”

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Professional aerial arts and circus performance and instruction by local performers and teachers in Memphis, TN.

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Early Success Coalition Marks a Milestone

Early Success Coalition Marks a Milestone

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Early Success Coalition Marks a Milestone and Makes Big Changes

Tuesday evening was a time for celebration as the Early Success Coalition marked 10 years of service in Shelby County, announced its new home at Porter-Leath, and named Kellie Mitchell as its new Director. The non-profit collaborative works with a network of caregivers and providers to give the community’s youngest and most vulnerable children the strongest foundation for lifelong success. 

by Elise Herron | Duy Nguyen

During the reception, key partners illuminated the Coalition’s accomplishments in improving outcomes for children from pre-conception to age five – as well as discussed its plans for the future. “It’s a good time to reflect, look back at what’s worked and what we can do better” said Sean Lee, President of Porter-Leath. Other partners include Centering Pregnancy, First S.T.E.P.S., Le Bonheur, Nurturing Parenting, One by One Ministries and the Shelby County Health Department.

The Coalition also formally welcomed Kellie Mitchell as its new Director. A native Memphian, Mitchell is a graduate of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health as well as the former Director of Strategic and Affiliate Operations at A Step Ahead Foundation. She brings over 10 years of experience in child and maternal health to her role at the Coalition.

Looking forward, the Coalition will continue to expand outreach, education and services for children and families from its new home at Porter-Leath’s Early Childhood Support Center, located at 3400 Prescott Road.

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About Porter-Leath

Before 1850, widows and orphans in Shelby County, Tenn., had nowhere to turn for food, shelter, clothing and care. That meant willing and compassionate citizens had to fill the gap. Sarah Leath was one of those citizens, and as a widow and mother herself, she took the lead to organize such a place—the home that would become Porter-Leath. Since its founding, Porter-Leath has remained passionately committed to serving at-risk children and families in Memphis. While both its name and mission have evolved with changing times and events, the focus has always been to serve Memphis’ most vulnerable citizens. Today Porter-Leath helps more than 10,000 low-income children and families annually with programs designed to meet their developmental, health and social needs at the earliest opportunity. Our mission is empowering children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent lifestyle.

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Since our focus is on improving the lives of children we work to strengthen the network of caregivers and providers that serve these children. Specifically, we work with early childhood service providers including teachers, pediatricians and other health care providers, infant mental health specialists, behavioral health specialists, home visitors, social service providers as well as parents and caregivers.

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28th Annual New Year’s Day Prayer Breakfast

28th Annual New Year’s Day Prayer Breakfast

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28th Annual New Year’s Day Prayer Breakfast

The Lowery’s host the 28th New Year’s Day Prayer Breakfast where elected officials came and spoke on continuing the push for equality in our city and some breaking news was shared from the podium.

by Duy Nguyen

The New Year was brought in bright and early. With plenty of energy and drive for the goals this upcoming year. If you’re a regular of the Lowery New Year’s Breakfast you know what I’m talking about. For me, a first timer and I assume for anyone else that had never attended, to see the city through a lens of unity was a good feeling.

Mayor Strickland, County Mayor Harris, and Congressman Cohen were in attendance just to name a few city officials. Although, Mayor Strickland did leave the party early before his address, for some official business I presume, he made an effort to mingle with what time he could and smiles were shared.

Since it was a prayer breakfast, there were many prayers had from various area church leaders. Everyone’s words were different yet we are all after the same thing and it echo through the speakers in the room. To a better and more just 2019. A year of growth and improvement for everyone in that room, in our city, and to every human on the planet. We all should strive to leave a legacy of a better tomorrow for those that will exist after we have left. It’s our duty to come together and do better for this city.

The Tennessee Mass Choir was pumped to the max as they sang and took over the stage with energy. Song after song of praise and prayer rung out. I found time to set my camera down and grab a plate of breakfast and enjoyed the voices filling up the room. Then came the talks that were given to kick off a year in the right frame of mind.

I’m not one for politics but the city officials that spoke all struck a chord in my thoughts while I tried to look for photo ops. From stories of youth that cross paths with the law in a not so decent fashion were treated unfairly. Simply because the system in place doesn’t treat them as such. Mistakes shouldn’t be allowed to be the definition of an individual yet, once someone stumbles it seems people will turn their backs when in fact they should be putting out a hand to grasp. I think it’s because it’s easier and less demanding for a city to judge a bad apple and throw it away rather than understanding why it is that the apple is bad. The crowd seemed to agree for the better treatment of our youth and Mayor Harris was very realistic in stating that saving some is more than enough.

A couple announcements of running for office and a couple teasers along the same lines were what made the headlines around the city. The purpose of the breakfast it seemed was for fellowship and to exchange a “Happy New Year” to your neighbor and probably talk about what this year had in store for new or familiar faces. It was a group of people who just wanted better. No drama, just facts about the current state of our city and how we were going to move forward together.

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A Cougar’s Passion

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February 23, 2019 you are invited to come see and feel the magic of performance arts. Circuit Playhouse on the Square will be the setting of playwright Ellen “Butterflyy” Allen’s adult themed stage production “A Cougar’s Passion”.  

by Ellen “Butterflyy” Allen | Guest Blogger

How she loves him, is not the only question perplexing the mind of an older woman.
February 23, 2019 you are invited to come see and feel the magic of performance arts. Circuit Playhouse on the Square will be the setting of playwright Ellen “Butterflyy” Allen’s adult themed stage production “A Cougar’s Passion”.

Based on the events detailed in the Book Melpomene Juvie Love vs Lust, you are welcomed into a beautiful journey of Love.
This play puts the spotlight on a different kind of Love, the main character Candice Billings(Older Woman) is ready to embrace life after her recent divorce, she is eager to put the past behind her. After several uneventful sexual encounters she decides the dating game is not for her, that was before she was blindsided by a “Juvie”, translation younger man. She is intrigued, thus began the whirlwind of emotion.

Justice Ingram (Younger Man) the love interest in this production brings his desire for an older woman front and center for Memphis to enjoy. Sitting in the audience you get a glimpse into the struggle between mind and body as these characters act out a never seen before non-traditional kind of love story and you get to ask your self a few questions.
What will her stance be? Will she give in to temptation? How far will she go? Is this Love or Lust? Does Justice know what he wants? Or. . . .

Is it neither of them expect forever because they have so little to give?

A Cougar’s Passion is about never defining a hunger for passion to be blinded by traditional norms. There are younger men who will love all of her beauty.

Remember the sweetest taste of love has nothing to do with age, your journey is defined by what makes you happy stay open stay positive, there is not set age to experience your 1st kiss.

Our support actors will engage you with their confessions, secrets, life lessons this Dramatic love story has a hint of comedy with a burst of poetic creativity.

You don’t want to miss out

What: A Cougar’s Passion the Stage Play
When: Saturday February 23, 2019
Where: Circuit Playhouse 51 S. Cooper
Time: 3pm Matinee cost $30 7pm Reception cost $40

Tickets are available now
Group rates available
Butterflyy 901. 425-8532

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Ellen “Butterflyy” Allen currently resides in Memphis, TN, where she is a GirlBoss. With ventures in the arts community as an author and poet, she credits being a native New Orleanian as the foundation for her welcoming nature. Ellen also finds great passion in the many hats she adorns as a writing coach, speaker, entertainment host, blogger, and talk radio co-host. She writes “To Her for Her”, the theme behind BSLinspire/Breaking the Silence through LIterature (the non-profit she founded in 2011). Ellen is also a mother of three and grandmother to three GrandKings.

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M-TOWN PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: THE FIRST ANNUAL VICTORY GOSPEL CHOIR CONCERT

M-TOWN PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: THE FIRST ANNUAL VICTORY GOSPEL CHOIR CONCERT

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Not only will this event move to be inspiring and uplifting to the community overall,
it will also have be a direct benefit to area organizations.

Gospel Music has been the sound of motion, progress and uplifting for generations. In Memphis  right now, there is no better time to add some positive energy to OUR city. We know the community and its betterment is also important to you a brand and the positive contribution that your organization will have in the community. 

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THE FIRST ANNUAL VICTORY GOSPEL CHOIR CONCERT

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M-TOWN PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: THE FIRST ANNUAL VICTORY GOSPEL CHOIR CONCERT

JANUARY 20TH 2019 3:00 PM

LOCATION: MT VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH WESTWOOD

620 PARKROSE ROAD MEMPHIS, TN 38109

VICTORY GOSPEL CHOIR

Memphis, TN – There are some amazing voices and choirs throughout the Memphis area and it’s going to be exciting to have these musical groups bring their best presentation and performance. All the while, the city of Memphis will have a renewed concentration of great uplifting and positive messages via gospel music.  The Sims Financial Group is teaming with M-Town Productions to Present the First Annual Victory Gospel Choir Concert.  This will be the biggest Gospel Concert held in Memphis in decades.

 

The performance line-up includes Melrose BaptistNew Sardis ChurchMt Vernon Baptist ChurchNew Salem Missionary Baptist,Oak Grove Baptist ChurchCordova High School ChoirLife Changes N MinistriesSt Paul Douglas Baptist Church, Kevin Davidson and The Voices, and Latrice Ryan Ministries

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Not only will this event move to be inspiring and uplifting to the community overall, it will also have be a direct benefit to area organizations.  Local organizations benefiting from this concert event include  the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee  Youth Academy of Dreams  P.U.R.E. Youth, and  Arc Mid-South.

Gospel Music has been the sound of motion, progress and uplifting for generations. In Memphis  right now, there is no better time to add some positive energy to OUR city. We know the community and its betterment is also important to you a brand and the positive contribution that your organization will have in the community.  There are sponsorship opportunities for this event with packages ranging from Business Card Program Ads at $50 to a Presenting Sponsor Package at $10K.  This event includes exposure in theProgram GuideSocial Media FeaturesVideo Features, and Digital Billboard Features.  This is a prime opportunity to connect your local business brand to a growing trend of uplifting our local city and citizens.  Click here for Sponsorship info.

A look at the charities benefiting from this event.

The Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee (SCFT) is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2008, by the late Dr. Trevor K. Thompson and Cherry N.Whitehead-Thompson. As an educator (Administrator with Memphis City Schools) and sickle cell disease consumer, Dr. Thompson championed the call for advocacy, educational support and social services for citizens impacted by sickle cell disease in Memphis, across the state of Tennessee, and in the regions of north Mississippi and eastern Arkansas. His efforts have enabled SCFT to provide educational awareness, through direct contact, via television, radio, print, and social media to more than 1,000,000 citizens across the Mid-South area.

Youth Academy of Dreams (YAOD) is the latest addition to the Kids, Cops & Community initiatives began by Memphis Police Department Sergeant Craig Littles. He is the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Memphis Bears Incorporated (MBI), a nonprofit sports program that began in 1996 to assist at-risk youth in the Frayser community. With the help of childhood friends as volunteers, Sgt. Littles began fulfilling his passion and purpose of positively impacting youth.

 

The mission of P.U.R.E. Youth is to provide an individualized residential living, learning and physically active environment with caring adult supervision that holistically serves selected middle/high school young men from under-resourced neighborhoods.  Our vision is to see our served young men become community minded, productive adults.

 

Based in Memphis, TN, The Arc Mid-South is a 501c3 non-profit United Way agency dedicated to empowering people with disabilities to achieve their full potential. We are committed to providing advocacy and services which enable individuals with disabilities to realize their uniqueness, worth, and full inclusion in society. We offer a wide variety of programs and services for individuals with disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, and other developmental and intellectual disabilities.

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