03 Mar 2011
- Written by Myron Mays
Get Motivated seminar
March 28 will be a big day to get your wheels turning in Memphis. If you love motivational speaking, you can get all of the motivation you need in one day. Speakers such as NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw, former First Lady Laura Bush and retired General Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State, will be at the FedExForum to get you pumped up and ready for success. This is an all-day seminar that features seven dynamic speakers.
Freedom Riders’ on WKNO
Facing History and Ourselves will host an advanced public screening of the upcoming American Experience film “Freedom Riders,” which will premiere in May on WKNO/Channel 10. The FREE event will be held on Thursday (March 3) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the University Theater at Christian Brothers University.
The event will feature one hour of the two-hour film, followed by a Q&A session with Ernest “Rip” Patton, who took part in the May 1961 Greyhound Freedom Ride. Come on out and check it out!
Eric Roberson returns
Last May, New Jersey Neo Soul artist Eric Roberson made his way into Memphis at the New Daisy Theatre. On April 1, Memphis Rebirth Entertainment and Lovenoise Memphis will bring him back to the M Town at Minglewood Hall for one big show. Tickets are $20 in advance and are available at www.memphisrebirth.com or www.lovenoise.net.
Legends of Hip Hop
Salt & Pepa’s here! Or at least they will be here on March 13 at the Desoto Civic Center for what may prove to be the best Hip Hop show to ever come though the Mid South. Not only will Salt & Pepa be in the house, but so will other old school Hip Hop stars such as Kool Moe Dee, Biz Markie, Whodini AND Doug E. Fresh. For those who were teenagers at the time, get ready for a fantastic return voyage. Get your tickets at the Desoto Civic Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets and ticketmaster.com.
Originally scheduled for March 11-13, “The Bow Wow Club,” an adult drama/comedy by award-winning playwright Levy Lee Simon, will be presented Friday-Sunday, March 18-20, and Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, at FireHouse Little Theater. Directed by Erick Brooks, the play is about five teenagers and the men they became.
A new program of the Memphis Black Arts Alliance to provide performance opportunities and a venue for adult actors, the FireHouse Little Theater is located in the FireHouse Community Arts Center at 985 South Bellevue Blvd. Tickets are $10, general admission, and $7 for members. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Call 901-948-9522.
Up Next: Join me next week as I give you more entries for your calendar. If you just can’t wait until then, click on me at www.tristate defender.com or drop by my Web site, www.whatshappening myron.com, to get up to date info on what’s going on in Memphis. Until then, that’s what’s happening!
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