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‘The Big Baby Live Experience Volume 1’

Big Baby

If you have ever found yourself downtown at Memphis Sounds Lounge listening to the A440 Band then you might be familiar with a strong-voice performer known to many as “Big Baby.”

No, she’s not a baby! She’s not even a kid. She’s a full-grown woman with a voice that really makes you feel the pulse of what the Memphis sound is all about.

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‘Dynamic duo’ builds on what keeps on working


Soprano soloist Valetta Brinson, an assistant professor of communications, graphic and fine arts at Southwest Tennessee Community College, recently joined poet and musician Kevin Simmonds in a performance before a packed house at the College of Charleston for the Crazyhorse Reading Series.

Brinson accompanied Simmonds with songs as he read poems centered on issues of identity, sexuality, family dynamics, and history.

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Domestic abuse awareness advocate bids farewell


As I prepare to leave the city of Memphis to venture into the next phase of my life, I am thankful to have the opportunity to publicly thank so many of you that have been part of my personal and professional journey in business and advocacy.

Walking Into A New Life, Inc. and JP Connections have been gratifying experiences for me. Sharing my story of domestic abuse and starting my own business has introduced me to a community of support that I never expected from all ages and walks of life. It has been filled with many peaks and valleys, but through it all, I have been afforded some wonderful opportunities to work with people and organizations at a local, state and national level.

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How much do I need to save?


Many Americans realize the importance of saving for retirement, but knowing exactly how much they need to save is another issue altogether. With all the information available about retirement, it is sometimes difficult to decipher what is appropriate for your specific situation.

One rule of thumb is that retirees will need approximately 80 percent of their pre-retirement salaries to maintain their lifestyles in retirement. However, depending on your own situation and the type of retirement you hope to have, that number may be higher or lower.

Here are some factors to consider when determining a retirement savings goal.

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Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area.


Mid-South Jewelry and Accessories Fair
10am | Memphis Cook Convention Center

* Memphis Flea Market “The Big One”
9am | Agricenter International

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