Behind The Citizens



BTC Episode 08: Wes Milligan

FedEx corporate communications manager Wes Milligan is working towards a world without Alzheimer’s.


St. Jude and CodeCrew make Memphis history

CodeCrew students used augmented reality technology to bring to life the artwork of St. Jude patients, telling a powerful story at the intersection of St. Jude’s mission and modern technology. A whole new way to interact with St. Jude patients and technology, these art installations can be […]


BTC Episode 07: Dr. Charalampos Babis Kalodimos

Dr. Charalampos Babis Kalodimos talks about St. Jude’s new $10 million magnet, the largest of its kind in the world and his commitment to building a world-class Structural Biology Department.


BTC Episode 05: Justin Merrick

From music to community engagement, Justin Merrick talks about his passion to cultivate and raise an authentic voice across Memphis.


BTC Episode 04: Kelly English

Bringing flavors from his Louisiana home to the melting pot of Memphis, Kelly brings people of all backgrounds together in two of his well-known midtown eateries.


BTC Episode 03: Ekundayo Bandele

Hatiloo Theater’s founder explains his unexpected start into the theater scene and illustrates the metamorphosis taking place in Memphis’ culture.


BTC Episode 02: Yancy Villa-Calvo

Art imitates life and Yancy’s work demonstrates the importance of seeing life through another’s eyes. With roots to Mexico City and a true symbol of Memphis’ diversity; Yancy’s work gives perspective on the community.


BTC Episode 01: Talibah Safiya

Creative and soulful, Talibah’s talent is more than her own. Her art represents the spirit of soul that comes from humble beginnings and refuses to be silenced.

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The Women of Unapologetic

By Katie Kelly When you walk into the main control room of Outerspace, Unapologetic’s studio, you’ll see a sign on the ceiling that in comparison to the rest of the studio, is relatively non-descript. In uppercase plain black text with a few chosen words in color, it reads: “IN THIS PLACE OUR DIFFERENCES ARE VALUED […]

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With Listen Out Loud Music Fest, J. Whitlow Hopes to Put Memphis R&B Back in the Limelight
With Listen Out Loud Music Fest, J. Whitlow Hopes to Put Memphis R&B Back in the Limelight

“I’m here to lay a foundation for people to step on to do what they need to do to get to the next level.” Here’s how Memphis native J Whitlow’s thoughts on the Memphis music scene led him to create an outstanding annual Memphis Music Festival: Listen Out Loud Music Festival (LOL Fest). With a […]

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WAMM Recommends: Week of May 22
WAMM Recommends: Week of May 22

Each week, the team at We Are Memphis Music makes our picks for the week’s best upcoming live music events. Here are our picks for the week beginning May 22nd! Dave Matthews Band 7:30pm, Wednesday May 24th Bank Plus Amphitheater $50+ If you look up the highest-grossing bands of all time, nestled comfortably within the […]

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