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This ‘mom’ knows best: Sophia Livingston

This ‘mom’ knows best: Sophia Livingston
Sophia Livingston of Memphis will play Margaret Miles, a mom who can’t be fooled and a wife who knows how to out-flank her husband, in ‘The Suburban Itch,’ a comedy short which will be filmed in Memp

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

A moment with ‘Mr. Wonder’

A moment with ‘Mr. Wonder’
The Consortium MMT honored one of the most legendary artists of all-time on Saturday night at the Cannon Center for the performing Arts, with Stevie Wonder receiving the Epitome of Soul Award and what amounted to the red-carpet treatment.
 
Every single aspect of the evening seemed fitting for a talent unparalleled in our time. There were piano cookies and cupcake records that accented the color scheme of the pre-reception area. The fall-orange tablecloth’s swayed in unison with the fire of the lit candles placed upon them. The Mississippi River was within view and rolling as if positioning itself for the arrival of a king.

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  • Written by Kelvin Cowans

‘Black Soap’ set to stage season ender

‘Black Soap’ set to stage  season ender

The 2014 season of Flo Roach’s “BLACK SOAP,” Memphis’ own black soap opera, has given audiences an up close and personal look at the hijinks of the family and friends of millionaire patriarch Ma

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Tyler Perry the ‘dad’ and the mogul stir feedback

Tyler Perry the ‘dad’ and the mogul stir feedback

Tyler Perry is always in the news. Whether it’s the latest box office feature or a brand new television show, the guy is everywhere. The latest news regards him becoming a dad! There has been quite a bit of positive feedback and some that is, well, not so. Of course, the not-so positive is tethered to the point that he is not married.
 
Let’s be realistic, the guy really doesn’t owe us anything when it comes to what we feel is a moral issue. Tyler Perry is an actor, playwright and filmmaker. All we should expect from him is his product. And if we’re not fans, we shouldn’t expect anything.

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Debut novel ‘No Less Worthy’ is perfectly titled

Debut novel ‘No Less Worthy’ is perfectly titled

All of what lies ahead for newly self-published Memphis author Dorchelle T. Spence is of course unpredictable, but a building block for success is the clarity of the gripping opening scene in her debut novel “No Less Worthy” (UrbanEdge Publishing, 2014).

To be introduced to the market with a downtown book party this week, it is available for sale at $12.95 at urbanedgepublishing.com. Spence hopes the book becomes an inspirational series aimed at the coming-of-age young adult market.

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  • Written by Tony Jones

‘Sarah Vaughan’ comes to Hattiloo

‘Sarah Vaughan’ comes to Hattiloo

The Hattiloo Theatre in Overton Square provided the perfect backdrop for an “almost fall” evening of art and jazz last Friday (Sept. 19th).

The atmosphere was eclectic and simply elegant. The VIP guests sipped chardonnay, merlot and cabernet sauvignon and dined on smoked salmon, spiced shrimp, and pasta salad. The lobby was transformed into a gallery of art provided by local artists 1225 Cristalynne (Dupree), Frankd Robinson, Sir Walt, Malika Collins, Peggy Van Buren and Danny Broadway.

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  • Written by Nona N. Allen-Special to The New Tri-State Defender

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