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Acclaimed soprano Joins LOC & Stax as artist in residence

Acclaimed soprano Joins LOC & Stax as artist in residence

Lenora Green, recognized as one of America's most talented sopranos, has joined The LeMoyne-Owen College and Stax Music Academy as artist in residence.

"We are pleased that Ms. Green brings with her a dynamic portfolio of classical music experience, and has already engaged an expectant, talented student community in instruction and performance," said Dr. Cheryl Golden, LOC vice president and chief academic officer.

"We are especially pleased with the prospect for forging even stronger bonds with Stax through our mutual appreciation for Ms. Green's work, and look forward to many collaborative opportunities."

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Summit aims at financial literacy in the classroom

Summit aims at financial literacy in the classroom

Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir says he has learned through his teen-age sons and by talking to young students in elementary schools that there is real interest in money and finances at every age.

"The key is to provide information in an interesting way so we, as thought leaders, can instill good financial habits," said Lenoir, co-host of the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission's Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers at the University of Memphis on Saturday (Nov. 16).

This weekend's event, which Lenoir is co-hosting with State Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr., will be a reprise of a January effort in Memphis. It will be the latest in a series of summits being held in communities across Tennessee.

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MATA salutes veterans with free rides

MATA salutes veterans with free rides

In honor of Veterans Day, MATA will offer free bus, trolley and MATAplus rides for veterans all day on Monday, November 11.

Anyone who has served in any branch of the United States military is eligible to ride free on the holiday. To ride free, veterans can show their Veterans Identification Card (VIC) or any other military ID to the bus or trolley operator upon boarding the bus.

MATA will also honor active employees who have served in the military at noon at its administrative offices located at 1370 Levee Road. Regular weekday service will be in effect.

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Lessons abound at 2013 Freedom Award Forum

Lessons abound at 2013 Freedom Award Forum

Three Keeper of the Dream winners – all students – plus three Freedom Award honorees – seasoned champions of growth and development – equal six more stalwarts the National Civil Rights Museum has saluted in its twenty-two-year journey to build upon the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On Wednesday, the Temple of Deliverance COGIC sanctuary was the perfect positive-energy chamber for the vibes generated by the 2013 National Civil Rights Museum's Freedom Award Public Forum.

Students roared their excitement as emcee Lamman Rucker of Tyler Perry's series "Meet The Browns" took the stage. He masterly worked the crowd, demonstrating that acting and looks are not the only assets of this education advocate and son of an educator, entrepreneur and athlete.

 

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Heal the Hood Foundation sets Hoops for a Cause event

Heal the Hood Foundation sets Hoops for a Cause event

Trevor Jackson – teen sensation, singer, dancer and actor – will partner with rap mogul/community leader Master P and his children on Saturday (Nov. 9) in an event billed as "Hoops for a Cause."

The Heal the Hood Foundation (HTH) of Memphis is coordinating the event, which is designed to boost the foundation's drive to raise funds to help reduce gun violence among Memphis youth. Funds will benefit the HTH Mentor Program and the new Evolution School of the Arts.

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