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Local artist spruces up Handy Park with a mural of Rufus Thomas

Local artist spruces up Handy Park with a mural of Rufus Thomas

Renovations to a park to improve the visitor experience in Downtown Memphis now includes a huge mural paying homage to late, R & B, “funky” soul singer and comedian Rufus Thomas and the music, culture and history of Beale Street.

Located on world-famous Beale Street and Third Street, WC Handy Park is a treat for many tourists and a familiar

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Last Updated on Saturday, 18 April 2015 00:43

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United Way gets new home from GP Cellulose

Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson, president and CEO of United Way of the Mid-South, knows that an “incredibly generous donation” can create “an unprecedented opportunity.”

Just such a gift from GP (Georgia-Pacific) Cellulose is a case in point for Robinson. The company’s recent donation of its Memphis office building means a new home for the local United W

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Last Updated on Saturday, 18 April 2015 00:36

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Coaching children’s sports league is ‘satisfying’ job for Michael Ritter Sr.

Success is often measured by the amount of money made or the size and number of trinkets acquired. But another often-overlooked element of success is philanthropy. Giving back to others does not simply include writing a check and making a donation. Giving of your time is just as important as dollars donated. Michael Ritter shares his time,

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Kam's Kapsules: Movies Opening 4-17-15

For movies opening April 17, 2015

BIG BUDGET FILMS

“Child 44” (R for violence, profanity, disturbing images and a sex scene) Screen adaptation of Tom Rob Smith’s best-selling political thriller of the same name, set behind the Iron Curtain in 1953, about a disgraced Soviet spy (Tom Hardy) who joins forces with his wife (Noomi Rapace) and an army gene

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Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015 13:07

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Derrick Sawyer: Thinking big

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – When Fire Commissioner Derrick J.V. Sawyer was growing up in Philadelphia, he never imagined that his neighbors would one day look to him to keep their children safe from the ravages of fire.

The man first hired by the city as a custodial worker at the Free Library is currently running the nation’s fifth largest fire d

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Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015 13:02

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