A Petition, a Contest, a Baby Giraffe and the Return of Rudy Gay

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 11th 2011 972 0

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Tonya Dyson is the marketing coordinator for Memphis in May, which means she gets to promote the giant annual festival which is celebrating the Philippines in 2012. The LeMoyne-Owen graduate is possibly one of the most active people in town – she’s written a one-woman play, just finished her first record (“Finding My Way”, September) and she volunteers for Neosoulsville, Memphis Urban League Young Professional, the Memphis Music and Heritage Festival and the Levitt Shell.

In other news:

– In case you missed it last night, sign ups for the second annual 30 Days of Free Stuff are open now. You only have to sign up once to be entered for all 30 Days (read: signing up more than once won’t do anything for you). The giveaways start on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

– Welcome back, Rudy Gay! The Grizzlies forward has been cleared to get back on the court after several months off recovering from a shoulder injury.

– If you’re having a rough day, I’ve got a cure for you: pictures of Wendy, the Memphis Zoo’s brand new, completely knobby baby giraffe.

– There’s a petition going around to support bike lanes on Madison Ave. in Midtown. If you’re interested and you haven’t signed it yet, you can do so here.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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