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Ink Angels Casting January 24, 12:30 pm-9:30 pm

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Featured Extras wanted in Memphis TN, and Little Rock, AK for SPIKE TV Major Tattoo show DATES Memphis- Wednesday January 24th Little Rock- Wednesday January 31st LOCATION- (shoot locations disclosed when booked) TIME- 12:30pm call time (wrap 930pm) MEAL break in middle of day RATE-$70 Flat CASH stipend at the end of shoot Please have talent send us the following *Must be 21+ to apply -EMAIL -PICTURE -AGE -NAME -PHONE -CITY/STATE YOU LIVE IN MUST be able to self report…

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Staxtacular 2018 Presented by SunTrust January 27, 7:00 pm-11:30 pm

Stax Museum of American Soul Music,
926 E. McLemore Ave
Memphis, 38106
| $175

The largest fundraiser of the year for the Stax Music Academy. Great cuisine and cocktails, live and silent auctions, free valet parking for all guests, live music by the Stax Music Academy and Stax Music Academy Alumni Band, and more! Cohosted by Memphis Grizzlies star Mario Chalmers and Paije Speights with special guest former Grizzlies star Shane Battier and his wife Heidi, who cofounded the event in 2005. $175 per person,

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Opera Omakase: That’s Amore!… Right? February 9, 7:00 am-8:30 pm

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Love is great! And love is terrible. This lighthearted event explores the incredible and incredibly aggravating aspects of modern love. In Japanese cuisine, omakase refers to a meal made up of dishes specially chosen by the chef. This season, we are borrowing this culinary term to describe operatic experiences curated by our music director, Michael Sakir. So, instead of food omakase, this is music omakase – music selected just for you!

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From ’68 to ’18: Perspectives on Memphis Music + Activism February 20, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Stax Museum of American Soul Music,
926 East McLemore Avenue
Memphis, 38106
| Free

Al Bell, former owner/president, Stax Records Marco Pave, Memphis-based hip-hop artist and social activist Zandria Robinson, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology, Rhodes College Following the assassination of Dr. King, Stax Records artists began advocating for social justice and economic equality. Join us for this special discussion between a Memphis music icon and rising star, both of whom have placed community improvement at the center of their work. Moderated by Dr. Zandria Robinson

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The Chaos and the Cosmos: Inside Memphis Music’s Lost Decade, 1977-1986 March 9, 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Stax Museum of American Soul Music,
926 East McLemore Avenue
Memphis, 38106
| Free

Exhibition open March 9 through July 31, 2018 “The Chaos and the Cosmos” provides an intimate look at the late 1970s-1980s in Memphis, when musicians struggled to be heard and a city fought to reclaim its mantle as the home of rock and roll, blues and soul. Patricia Rainer will be giving an artist talk at 7:30 with Robert Gordon.

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Memphis Rent Party: The Blues, Rock & Soul in Music’s Hometown March 9, 7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Stax Museum of American Soul Music,
926 East McLemore Avenue
Memphis, 38106
| Free

Book Signing and Reading: Friday, March 9, 2018 – 7:30pm We know greatest hits, but celebrated author Robert Gordon takes us to the people and places history has yet to record. Gordon finds mystery in the mundane, inspiration in the bleakness, and revels in the individualism that connects diverse encounters. Robert will discuss his new book and chat with Patricia Rainer about her new exhibition, “The Chaos and the Cosmos.”

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Opera Omakase: Blarney, Ballads, and Beer March 15, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

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We’ll toast the luck of the Irish with two great Irish traditions: beer and song! In Japanese cuisine, omakase refers to a meal made up of dishes specially chosen by the chef. This season, we are borrowing this culinary term to describe operatic experiences curated by our music director, Michael Sakir. So, instead of food omakase, this is music omakase – music selected just for you!

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Turning Point: Politics, Protest, and Life in 1968 Memphis March 21, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Stax Museum of American Soul Music,
926 East McLemore Avenue
Memphis, 38106
| Free

Charles Hughes, PhD, Director, The Memphis Center, Rhodes College Earnestine Jenkins, PhD, Associate Professor of Art History-Visual Culture Studies, University of Memphis Otis Sanford, Hardin Chair of Excellence in Economic and Managerial Journalism, University of Memphis What else was happening in Memphis in 1968? Join esteemed local scholars and historians Charles Hughes, Earnestine Jenkins, and Otis Sanford for a lively discussion of Memphis in 1968, looking beyond the sanitation strike, examining the city’s demographics, business community, cultural life, politics, and…

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Opera Omakase: Looking Forward / Looking Back April 29, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

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As our performing season comes to an end and spring gives way to summer, join us for a musical exploration of where we’ve been and where we’re going. In Japanese cuisine, omakase refers to a meal made up of dishes specially chosen by the chef. This season, we are borrowing this culinary term to describe operatic experiences curated by our music director, Michael Sakir. So, instead of food omakase, this is music omakase – music selected just for you!

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