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    February 28 – March 23, 2014

    The Great American Trailer Park Musical- Music and Lyrics by David Nehls, Book by Betsy Kelso, The Circuit Playhouse, Adult Language Advisory, Sparkling like aluminum siding, this campy, caustic musical fable is rife with adultery, strippers, murderous ex-boyfriends, Costco, and the Ice Capades. Complete with a trashy Greek chorus of trailer park divas, Armadillo Acres is Florida's most exclusive mobile home community. But when a stripper on the run comes between an agoraphobic housewife and her tollbooth collector husband, the hurricane of laughter begins to brew. Revel in all things trashy with a musical that's, "undeniable fun!" –The New York Post, The Great American Trailer Park Musical is directed and choreographed by Courtney Oliver (Debbie Does Dallas) and features Playhouse on the Square Resident Company Members Morgan Howard, Claire Kolheim, Richie MacLeod, Carla McDonald, and Caroline Simpson with Carly Crawford (Peter Pan), and Kent Fleshman (Xanadu) reprising the role of Norbert. The Great American Trailer Park Musical runs February 28 - March 23 at The Circuit Playhouse. The Pay What You Can performance is Thursday, March 6 at 8:00 pm. The Circuit Playhouse is located at 51 S. Cooper Street in Midtown Memphis. For more information or to make reservations, please call 901-726-4656 or purchase tickets online at playhouseonthesquare.org.

    March 7-30, 2014

    Jesus Christ Superstar, a rock opera by the legendary team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, will be resurrected on the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis March 7 – 30, 2014. Following the form of a traditional passion play, this musical hit is loosely based on the Gospel's account of the last week of the life of Jesus.  Melding contemporary attitudes, iconic allusions with modern life, heart-pounding beats and rhythmic ballads have made this show, recently revived on Broadway, a modern day classic. TIMES OF SHOWS: Thursdays @ 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm with matinees @ 2pm on Sundays,TICKETS: $30 adults, $15 students with valid ID, $10 children 11 and under, BOX OFFICE: 901.682.8323, WEB: www.theatrememphis.org

    March 14, 2014

    TOUGALOO COLLEGE CHOIR IN CONCERT-The internationally acclaimed Tougaloo College Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Kathy Castilla, will perform on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 6:30 pm. at The Greater Imani Church, 3034 Austin Peat Hwy. The concert is free and open to the public.  Please join us for an evening of magnificent music.

    March 14, 2014

    Jillian Michaels Maximize Your Life Tour- Where: Orpheum Theatre, When: March 14, 2014 at 8 PM, Jillian Michaels, America's leading authority in health, wellness and fitness, brings her critically acclaimed motivational live tour "Maximize Your Life" to Memphis! Jillian takes the stage in this intimate and uniquely personal live experience that provides you with the tools and motivation to harness your potential, kick-start your goals, and live the exceptional life that you've always wanted, but thought wasn't possible. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, December 13th!! Use code JMFAN to get access to pre-sale tickets in select cities. Go to www.JillianMichaelsLive.com for more information!

    March 14-30, 2014

    The Diary of Anne Frank-Adapted by Wendy Kesselman from the original stage play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett,  Playhouse on the Square, During World War II, the gifted young Jewish girl chronicles her rapidly changing life as she and 7 others hide in an attic to avoid the terrors of Nazi rule. This transcendently powerful adaptation by Wendy Kesselman tells a deeper story by incorporating Holocaust survivor accounts and newly discovered writings from Anne Frank's diary. "An extraordinary theatrical adventure! Go and remember." – The New York Post, The Diary of Anne Frank is directed by Irene Crist (Angels in America) and features Dani Chaum as Anne Frank. Resident Company Members Michael Gravois, Dave Landis, and Kent Reynolds are featured with Anne Marie Caskey and Christina Wellford Scott. The Diary of Anne Frank runs March 14 – March 30 at Playhouse on the Square. The Pay What You Can performance is Thursday, March 19 at 8:00 pm. Playhouse on the Square is located at 66 S. Cooper Street in Midtown Memphis. For more information or to make reservations, please call 901-726-4656 or purchase tickets online at playhouseonthesquare.org.

    March 15, 2014

    "Looking Back but Pressing Forward" annual Church Health Fair- 9399 GROVE RD ? CORDOVA, TN 38016, 10:00AM TO 2:00PM, FREE FOOD ? DOOR PRIZES ? FREE VISION TESTS? FREE DENTAL EXAMS? FREE HEIGHT & WEIGHT CHECKS ? HEART INFO ? DIABETES INFO & MUCH, MUCH MORE!  

    March 18, 2014

    Conduit Global Recruitment Fair: 10-4 at Cook Convention Center in the Grand Lobby. MORE: http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/24933010/conduit-global-recruitment-fair

    March 21, 2014

    Rosanne Cash -The River and the Thread- 7 p.m. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, University of Mississippi. After her triumphant headline performance at the 2012 Richmond Folk Festival, singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash and her band return with a new show celebrating the release of her much anticipated new album, The River and the Thread. Tickets begin at $25.00, Call 662.915.7411 or www.fordcenter.org

    March 25 – 30, 2014

    War Horse- A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship. England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London, New York and Toronto. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride. VENUE: The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street, Memphis TN 38103 DATES: March 25 – 30, 2014 •Tuesday, March 25, 2014 7:30 PM •Wednesday, March 26, 2014 7:30 PM •Thursday, March 27, 2014 7:30 PM •Friday, March 28, 2014 8:00 PM •Saturday, March 29, 2014 2:00 PM •Saturday, March 29, 2014 8:00 PM •Sunday, March 30, 2014 1:30 PM •Sunday, March 30, 2014 7:00 PM This event is hosted by The Orpheum Theatre, and will benefit The Orpheum Theatre.  This event is TICKETS: $30 - $125.  For more information, contact The Orpheum Box Office at 901.525.3000.  http://www.orpheum-memphis.com/events/detail/war-horse

    March 28, 2014

    Dance Theatre of Harlem- 8:00 PM, Tickets $17 - $52, Call 576-1264 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) celebrates 45 Years of Passion, Power & Perfection! The company has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that continues to set standards in the performing arts. Dance Theatre of Harlem will perform at the Cannon Center for one student matinee and one public show on Friday, March 28. Expect an eclectic evening of ballet featuring both classical and newly commissioned repertoire that will delight and leave you speechless. Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem was considered "one of ballet's most exciting undertakings" (The New York Times, 1971). Shortly after the assassination of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mitchell was inspired to start a school that would o?er children — especially those in Harlem, the community in which he was born — the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. DTH is renowned for its distinct blend of classical ballet and African American cultural influences. Each component of Dance Theatre of Harlem carries a solid commitment towards enriching the lives of young people and adults around the world through the arts. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see this multitalented, multicultural dance institution perform pieces from its unparalleled repertoire - Petipa to Garland and Dove. "This is one of the most delightful evenings that I have enjoyed.  I have forgotten the troubles I have had in my life."  – Nelson Mandela

    April 11, 2014

    5th annual RE:FUEL Conference, a City-wide Men's Event Featuring Keynote Speaker Hugh Freeze, Head Football Coach for Ole Miss, 3:30 PM to 10:30 PM, Hope Church, 8500 Walnut Grove Rd. in Cordova, TN, Map:  http://goo.gl/maps/I0NOV. ABOUT THE CONFERENCE: The 2014 men's conference will include a series of informative and inspiring speakers including keynote speaker Hugh Freeze, Head Football Coach for Ole Miss and Don McLaughlin, Preaching Minister for North Atlanta Church. The evening will also include an SEC Experience dinner with coach Freeze, music by the RE:FUEL Band, and dynamic worship/prayer.  Men of all ages (10 years of age and older) are invited to register for the conference.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Coach Hugh Freeze is currently the head coach at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss).  With prior experience ranging from Lambuth to Arkansas State University, Freeze brings a wealth of knowledge about how to inspire and motivate a team of young men into action to achieve a common goal.  Prior to his college coaching experience, Freeze was a successful coach at Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, TN.  He was depicted as "Coach Cotton" in the movie The Blind Side, and was recently recognized as National Coach of the Year by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).   Don McLaughlin: Don has been in ministry for more than 25 years and has served as senior minister for North Atlanta Church since 1997. He conducts seminars and workshops on spiritual growth, communication, leadership and personal effectiveness across the U.S. and around the world. Don has impacted countless lives across the country due to his conviction and commitment to authentically following Jesus in radical ways.  TICKETS AND REGISTRATION:  Tickets to RE:FUEL 2014 will be on sale beginning January 31, 2014 at www.refuelmemphis.com.  Seating is limited.  General Admission ticket prices will range from $30 - $50, which includes reserved seating, food, entertainment, T-shirt and conference access.  SEC Experience tickets may be purchased for $150, which include premium seating and an exclusive dinner event with Coach Hugh Freeze.  Early bird pricing for all tickets options will be available from 1/31/14 to 2/24/14.  Early bird ticket prices will expire at midnight on Monday, February 24, 2014. GROUP/TEAM ticket rates will be available.  A group consists of 10 men or more.

    April 12, 2014

    Whitehaven Healthy Community Day: 8 a.m. – Noon on the grounds across from Methodist South Hospital, 1300 Wesley Drive, Whitehaven. 5kTimed Run at 8 a.m., Two-Mile Health Walk at 8:30 a.m., Health Fair from 9 a.m. – noon, exercise demonstrations at 10 a.m., healthy cooking demonstrations at 11 a.m. Free event will include health screenings, games, music, and healthy snacks. For more information or to register for the run or walk visit www.methodisthealth.org/healthwalk or contact 901-516-3580.

    ITT Technical School-Open house 10am-1pm

    Footprints in Motion Auction and Party- 6:30 PM, : Racquet Club of Memphis (5111 Sanderlin Avenue, Memphis, TN), EVENT DESCRIPTION:  An evening of fun, music from The Plaintiffs, and an exclusive, silent auction. All proceeds will benefit The Campbell Foundation and the Daniel and Molly Shumate Community Service Scholarship Fund to help provide resources for international medical missions (this year, a medical mission trip to Guatemala) and orthopaedic research conducted here in the Mid-South.
    COST:  $75 per ticket, CONTACT: To purchase tickets or for more information, please call (901) 759-3233 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/254092108076007/?source=1.

    April 22 – 27, 2014

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat- The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. VENUE: The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street, Memphis TN 38103 DATES: April 22 – 27, 2014 •Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7:30 PM •Wednesday, April 23, 2014 7:30 PM •Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:30 PM •Friday, April 25, 2014 8:00 PM •Saturday, April 26, 2014 2:00 PM •Saturday, April 26, 2014 8:00 PM •Sunday, April 26, 2014 1:30 PM •Sunday, April 26, 2014 7:00 PM This event is hosted by The Orpheum Theatre, and will benefit The Orpheum Theatre.  This event is TICKETS: $20 - $90.  For more information, contact The Orpheum Box Office at 901.525.3000.  http://www.orpheum-memphis.com/events/detail/joseph-the-amazing-technicolor-dreamcoat

    April 23, 2014

    River City Fashion Show featuring the latest styles for spring 2014 from retailers including Indigo, Sachi, Southern Couture, Mozelle, Oak Hall, Lori James, Flirt and more.  Models in the fashion show are members of River City BBG, a local chapter of the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization.  BBYO is the leading pluralistic teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. For 90 years, BBYO has provided exceptional identity enrichment and leadership development experiences for hundreds of thousands of Jewish teens. WHEN:  Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00 PM
    WHERE:  Memphis Jewish Community Center (6560 Poplar Avenue) BENEFITING:  Jewish Family Services COST: Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased at the door FOR MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS:  Contact Eve Sorin at evebsorin@gmail.com

    April 25, 2014

    The John Madison Exum Towers is sponsoring a community Health Fair on April 25, 2014 from 12p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: 3155 Sharpe Ave Memphis, TN  38111. The purpose of the Health Fair is to increase health awareness through education and prevention, for our elderly and disabled residents. John Madison Exum Towers believes this Health Fair will provide a valuable service to our community. Your participation will help us in our efforts. We want to provide (basic health screenings, immunizations, and blood pressure and glucose checks) as well as a variety of informational booths designed to help the residents become aware of the many health-related programs, services, and providers located in our surrounding community.

    May 17, 2014

    ITT Technical School-Open house 10a.m. to 1 p.m.

    May 31, 2014

    Crawfish Music Festival-The South Branch Lions Club will host the second annual Crawfish Music Festival. May 31st. 5pm till Mid-Night. Family fun, food vendors, adult beverages, live music, and craft vendors. Fun for all. Cost: Payment required - 10.00 per person, Kids under 12 free. Olive Branch, MS.  http://www.facebook.com/SouthBranchLionsClub

    Eye Opener 5K Run/Walk, Sat., May 31, 6 PM. at Houston High School, 9755 Wolf River Blvd., Germantown, TN 38139.   Jammin' Jammies PJ's Contest for kids 10 and under.  Trophies for runners and walkers.  Music, post race massage,  face painting, great food, and fantastic door prizes.  Enter by May 1 and save $5!  High school students receive a $5 discount. Everyone entered has the opportunity to win a Select Comfort Sleep Number Bed!  (must be present to win) Register at www.eyeopener5k.racesonline.com.  Don't Drive Drowsy!  Benefits the Kyle W Kiihnl Memorial Foundation and their education on drowsy driving.

     

    June 24 – 29, 2014

    The Book of Mormon- Winner of 9 Tony Awards ® Including Best Musical. Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it "The best musical of this century." Entertainment Weekly says it's "The funniest musical of all time." From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it's The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony® Awards including Best Musical. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it "A crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." For more information, please visit BookofMormonTheMusical.com. Disclaimer: Contains explicit language. VENUE: The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street, Memphis TN 38103 DATES: June 24 – 29, 2014 •Tuesday, June 24, 2014 7:30 PM •Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7:30 PM •Thursday, June 26, 2014 7:30 PM •Friday, June 27, 2014 8:00 PM •Saturday, June 28, 2014 2:00 PM •Saturday, June 28, 2014 8:00 PM •Sunday, June 29, 2014 1:30 PM •Sunday, June 29, 2014 6:30 PM This event is hosted by The Orpheum Theatre, and will benefit The Orpheum Theatre.  This event is TICKETS: $43.50 – $153.50.  For more information, contact The Orpheum Box Office at 901.525.3000.  http://www.orpheum-memphis.com/events/detail/the-book-of-mormon

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