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Category: Authentic Stories

Authentic Stories: Jeannie Tomlinson

Some people just land in their dream job.  Others go out and  forge  that job for themselves.  That's Jeannie Tomlinson .  She's a punk rock goddess and a globetrotting addict.  But most of all, she's a dedicated staff member at The Metal Museum , one of our city's most distinctive organizations...and (natch!) an ArtsMemphis grantee. We think Jeannie hits the nail on the head (with a giant forge hammer!) when she... Read More
at Monday, Nov 20, 2017

Authentic Stories: Greg Fletcher

He's not only a lawyer in real life, he's even played one on the stage!  Meet Greg Fletcher.  Greg is a perfect example of how a love of the arts is often found where you least expect it -- for instance, in the office of a corporate attorney and Naval Air Force Veteran.  Believe it or not, when he's not studying up on cases or preparing briefings at the highly regarded law firm, Baker Donelson, Greg finds time to perform in local theatre productions. And... Read More
at Monday, Nov 6, 2017

Authentic Stories: Henry Nelson

Henry Nelson is a living legend in the Memphis arts community, thanks to his tireless efforts to spread Memphis music through his many radio shows -- from Furry Lewis to Big Mama Thornton to Isaac Hayes and beyond.  "The arts," Henry reminds, "bring us all together."  That's a lesson worth remembering now more than ever.  Don't miss this wonderful profile of an extraordinary human being. Video produced by Lawrence Shaw.   Click... Read More
at Monday, Oct 23, 2017

Authentic Stories: Ham Smythe III

Even if you've never met W. Hamilton ("Ham") Smythe, you've almost certainly ridden in one of his family's taxis.  Or you've been on the 'Roo bus, or on any number of other transportation options that the Premier Transportation family proudly offers.  And you've probably benefited from one of the many business enterprises that Ham has been involved with...ranging from the Agricenter to ArtsMemphis, itself.  The fact is, Ham Smythe and his family... Read More
at Monday, Oct 16, 2017

Authentic Stories: Michai Mosby

Michai Mosby is no ordinary teenager.  He's a got a voice that will move your soul and a kindness that will warm your heart.  Michai is one of the many gifted students at the Stax Music Academy -- a longtime grantee of ArtsMemphis. As Michai says, Without ArtsMemphis, there would be no Stax Music Academy. Preach! Video produced by Lawrence Shaw.   Click here to check out more of Lawrence's work . Read More
at Monday, Oct 2, 2017

Authentic Stories: Nikola Printz

When you think "opera singer," you probably don't think "biker chick" and "aerialist."  But that's what makes Memphis so great.  The arts are interwoven with every area of life in our city.  That's why Nikola Printz is the perfect subject to kick off our brand new Authentic Stories Campaign.  With this series, we'll be featuring local artists and art patrons who have a unique personal story -- with a focus on stories... Read More
at Monday, Sep 25, 2017

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