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THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!
Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area.
 
FRIDAY
 
* Lowery Carnival 
6pm | Wolfchase Galleria 
 
* National Baptist Convention of America: Faith Fest
10:30am| Memphis Cook Convention Center
 
* Redbirds vs. Round Rock Express
7:05pm | Autozone Park
 

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Hattiloo Theatre – new venue, same mission

 Hattiloo Theatre – new venue, same mission

As grand openings go, what’s in store for the Hattiloo Theatre is meant to be much more than a celebration of its new aesthetic structure. 

Beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday (June 28th) and continuing through midnight, the black repertory’s new venue at 37 South Cooper in Overton Square will usher in attendees during the Community Grand Opening sponsored by FedEx and The Mustang Fund. 
 
Founder and Artistic Director Ekundayo Bandele, who is known to be meticulous about providing an excellence and presence that serves and validates the black community in the Bluff City, will be center stage. 

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Patrolman Kasandra Smith

Patrolman Kasandra Smith
(Kelvin Cowans takes readers inside the lives of Memphis and Shelby County law enforcement officers. Just as a neighborhood should not be judged by the actions of a few bad apples, neither should law enforcement agencies. This week’s focus is on Memphis Police Department Patrolman Kasandra Smith.)
Memphis Police Department Patrolman Kasandra Smith is a 14-year-veteran who serves her community with pride and heart. She has a Master’s in Business Administration Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree in Organization Management from Bethel University. With a son and a daughter both in college (Pine Bluff and M.T.S.U.), and a progressive career in law enforcement, it would be easy for many to say that her plate is full. But not Smith, who helps teach at the Kids Church at the Life Church Collierville location and who also is a public speaker against domestic violence.

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Merger of Memphis music Organizations hailed as ‘a win’

Merger of Memphis music Organizations hailed as ‘a win’

The Memphis Music Foundation, chaired by Stax Records legend Al Bell, will merge with The Consortium MMT, an incubator for emerging musical talent focused on soul music and founded by Hall of Fame songwriter and producer David Porter.

The planned merger was announced Wednesday.
 
The combined entity will continue use of the name The Consortium MMT, with the Music Foundation’s flagship initiative renamed the Memphis Music Resource Center (MRC) at The Consortium MMT. Porter will remain chairman and president of The Consortium MMT, with Bell serving on The Consortium MMT Board as a director.

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Coach T’ lined up for high school sports combine

Coach T’ lined up for high school sports combine
 
The Second Annual Premier Sports Nation High School Football Combine will be held Saturday (June 28th) at the Dulins Sports Complex at 7790 Fischer Steel Rd. in Cordova.
 
The event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., is a team effort by renowned former high school coach Tim “Coach T” Thompson and Leroy Watson Jr. of TigerSportsReport.com (Memphis.Rivals.com).

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The Ultimate Family Reunion – 2014

The Ultimate Family Reunion – 2014
Mud Island River Park in Downtown Memphis was the setting for The Ultimate Family Reunion, featuring the ageless hip-hop legend Kurtis Blow, the Stax Music Academy Alumni Band, the jazz, gospel and soul vocalist Jiana Hunter, and The Pursuit of God Praise group. 
 
Sponsored by WRBO-FM Soul Classics 103.5, the radio station generally combines a well-known recording artist with local talent. Hence Kurtis Blow, the first commercially successful rapper and record producer, and the first to sign with a major record label. 

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Copperstoppers launched to halt scrap metal thefts

Copperstoppers launched to halt scrap metal thefts
 
The local war on the theft of copper and other metals, and the damage caused by thieves who strip copper wires and pipes from homes, apartment buildings and churches has a new weapon.
 
Called Copperstoppers, the program will be operated by CrimeStoppers of Memphis and Shelby County in partnership with the Memphis Police Department's Real Time Crime Center. At its core, Copperstoppers will provide enhanced awards of up to $1,000 for anonymous tips that lead to the arrest of thieves as well as those who knowingly trade in stolen metal.
 
Copperstoppers represents a new coordination of government and private sector interests who say copper theft is ruining homes, eroding the city's tax base, and discouraging investment in the city.                        

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