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Mid-South Book Festival

Mid-South Book Festival draws area authors, book lovers

The Mid-South Book Festival returns to Midtown this month, connecting area bibliophiles to more than 50 local and national authors.  

Lafayette's Music Room

Finding a stage: How venues impact the local music scene

A variety of quality venues is key to any city's thriving music scene. With some new and freshly renovated venues now open in Memphis, industry insiders have seen an expanding local audience and an improved reputation for national touring acts. 

Rust Hall, MCA's architecturally award-wining core building

Memphis College of Art puts the creative craft to work

Nestled in the heart of Overton Park, more than 400 students are learning to hone -- and leverage -- their creative talents. Memphis College of Art is exploring new strategies to help young artists discipline their craft while also engaging with the community and using their skills in a professional environment.

Courtesy of Collage Dance Collective

Diversity in dance

In Memphis, our ballet comes in color. The largely white world of national ballet has taken note of the city's focus on bringing diverse dancers to the stage, and companies around the country are following suit. These same local companies are developing community partnerships to ensure the art of dance is accessible to all children.

indie memphis

What's new for Indie Memphis

As Indie Memphis prepares to welcome 10,000 people to its 18th annual film festival, the organization is rolling out some new ideas along with a new interim director, Ryan Watt. The festival, a local favorite for nearly two decades, continues to grow to include new voices, new media and new audiences. 
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