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The Latest: May 23

Given the sheer volume of action and stories coming out of the Memphis music scene over the past several weeks, this week’s news actually looks pretty tame in comparison. That said, there were still plenty of notable moments worth mentioning and undoubtedly many more headed our way as we quickly enter the dog days of […]

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This Season is Springloaded! – Catch Up with Maxx Reed

On April 9th and 10th at the Halloran Centre,  New Ballet Ensemble will be hosting its annual Springloaded production. The show features a diverse repertoire choreographed by international artists, including Memphis-raised alumni, Maxx Reed and Briana Brown. They both trained at New Ballet during their youth and then served as teaching artists for the school. […]

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5 Women in the 901 Representing in Film & Television

Women have been directing films from the beginning of cinema — and have continued to break new cinematic ground since.  Earlier on women sometimes had a good shot at participating, but as the studio system took shape, men largely muscled women out of directing, producing, show running and other key creative roles. Female directors persisted anyway, innovating techniques and tackling subjects once prohibited to their gender. This piece focuses on filmmakers that have innovated or pushed boundaries in some way. Thanks to a push for more women in this film and television space. 

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Five Questions with Kendrick P

Kendrick P is a busy guy – between getting his music featured on BET and MTV to releasing his first album to advocating for gun safety, we managed to get him to slow down long enough to answer five questions for We Are Memphis Music.  Tell us about your album WYAF – how long have you been working […]