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Shopping economically smart – and with style!

Shopping economically smart – and with style!

by Danielle Taylor
Special to The New Tri-State Defender

OK, the economy generally is down in the dumps, but that does not mean that fashion has to be too.

Still want to look fabulous on a few dollars?

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

ArtPlace grant ‘lifts’ Soulsville USA neighborhood

ArtPlace grant ‘lifts’ Soulsville USA neighborhood

Soulsville USA, the neighborhood that spawned Stax Records, is the target of an ambitious revitalization plan building on the community's musical heritage and a decade of community investment from public and private sources. A $678,195 grant from Chicago-based ArtPlace will give the plan a significant jump-start.

The project includes transforming an historically significant building — the former home of bluesman Memphis Slim (John Len Chatman) — in the neighborhood surrounding LeMoyne-Owen College into "Memphis Slim's Collaboratory," a new arts center that will feature artist collaborations, music/studio training, and video-casting of neighborhood oral histories.

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Chris Brown, Rihanna: Is the way they were, the way they are?

Here's another good reason not to take anything that happens in the entertainment world too seriously. Remember that time when Chris Brown and Rihanna used to date, and that domestic violence thing that happened in the car right before the Grammys?

Well, of course you do. The story really never went away. It's seems that their relationship didn't either. Apparently the two found some common ground recently at Jay-Z's 40/40, watching the Miami Heat/Boston Celtics playoff game.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 06/14/2012

For movies opening June 15, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Rock of Ages" (PG-13 for sexuality, profanity, heavy drinking and suggestive dancing) Screen adaptation of the Broadway musical, set in L.A. in 1987, revolving around a waitress (Julianne Hough) and busboy (Diego Boneta) who fall in love at first sight while pursuing their dreams of superstardom. A-list cast includes Oscar-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones, nominees Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Paul Giamatti, along with Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige and Will Forte.

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‘The World in Your Lunch Box’ is a recipe for fun

‘The World in Your Lunch Box’ is a recipe for fun

Mom says you're getting to be a "big-enough" kid.

This summer, she says, you're big enough to start making the family's lunches. She says you need to learn how to cook and make meals – and that does not mean PB-&-J every day, either.

You learned a little about food in school but since you want to do a good job with this new chore, you want to learn more. So why not grab "The World in Your Lunch Box" by Claire Eamer, artwork by Sa Boothroyd?

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  • Written by Terry Schlichenmeyer

Drake: At ‘home’ in Memphis

Drake: At ‘home’ in Memphis

A silhouette – that's all you could see when the multi-talented Drake appeared on stage at the FedExForum on Tuesday (June 5) night.

Then the rapper, singer, songwriter and actor began to shout out the good times he had in Myriad parts of Memphis – East Memphis, Orange Mound, the mall and various other spots.

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  • Written by Warren Roseborough

‘The Reverend’s Wife’ does not disappoint

‘The Reverend’s Wife’ does not disappoint

by Nona Allen
Special to The New Tri-State Defender

If you attended the Sisterhood Showcase (June 1-3), I am sure you were introduced to a variety of talented writers from various genres. A literary veteran of the authors featured was Kimberla Lawson Roby. Roby is the author of over 15 books that are widely read and extremely popular in the African-American community.

Noted for her engaging writing style, Roby is probably most famous for the Reverend Curtis Black. Black is the main character in nine of her novels.

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Chefs, stilettos, comedy and funk

The Memphis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Delta Fine Arts, Education and Cultural Center present their signature event – Cater to You: A Gentleman's Way – on June 16 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Pink Palace Museum Exhibit Center, 3050 Central Avenue.

The event is an effort to provide scholarships to deserving, college bound inner city youth, as well as free arts and cultural programming to the Memphis community.

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