We could hardly contain our excitement last year when we heard that The Container Store, the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products, was coming to the Memphis area and has now opened in Germantown!
Kallen Prosterman has a story to tell: a story of inclusion and representation of disability in the arts, and the desire to change the way disability is currently portrayed in media. Kallen has created and produced ABLE: A Series, that will premiere on Amazon Prime September 12, 2019.
ABLE: A Series features Kallen, along with co-producer/co-creator Alie B. Gorrie, as hosts who join various figures in film, television, theatre, and entertainment with real experiences in and with the disabled and neurodiverse communities to discuss how storytellers can create more representative and truthful narratives. “We facilitate conversations with a panel of guests – including recent Tony winner Ali Stroker, Seinfeld’s Danny Woodburn, and comedian Maysoon Zayid,” Kallen says.
Memphians have been spotting Bluff City Law filming around town for several weeks now, and this month, we will get to see the series premiere on NBC with Memphis in a starring role along with Jimmy Smits and Caitlin McGee!
Exquisite cuisine and magnificent wine are certainly major components of the third installment of the Memphis Food & Wine Festival (MFWF), but the heart of this spectacular event is FedExFamilyHouse (FEFH). It costs more than $2 million dollars annually to operate FEFH, and Sherry Chimenti, along with the handful of MFWF founders, saw that need as an opportunity to give back. “The moment we agreed Memphis was starving for a first-class food and wine festival, it was an immediate and unanimous decision to benefit this compassionate local charity.” Since the Festival’s inception in 2016, they have presented two festivals and four wine dinners. But more importantly, they have donated over $225,000 to FEFH.
August is synonymous with back to school, and while Memphis has many excellent educational options for children, Binghampton Christian Academy (BCA) is one school in particular where staff, supporters and the community strive each school year to enrich the children who attend the school as well as the Binghampton neighborhood.
When Orion Federal Credit Union began the search to relocate their corporate headquarters, it was about more than just a new facility – it was also about
supporting the Memphis community. After exploring and assessing options citywide,
they decided on the former Wonder Bread bakery building, and with this move, they became an anchor tenant in what might have been a forgotten, deserted area of the city core.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with the ladies of the Memphis City Council, and just as 4Memphis magazine highlights the positive of our city”, these women are working together to make Memphis its best. Council’s Vice Chair Patrice Robinson represents District 3; Jamita Swearengen represents District 4; Gerre Currie represents District 6; and Cheyenne Johnson represents Super District 8-2. While each councilwoman represents the city and individual parts and neighborhoods of the city, one
thing is for sure – they all come together on Council Tuesdays to work together!
Marcella moved to the Bluff City after high school to attend the Memphis College of Art. “I applied to SCAD in Savannah, a couple schools in New Orleans, and MCA. I got into them all, but I just really liked the vibe of Memphis. When I visited the
college, I just knew this was where I needed to be.
Driving through Overton Park, I felt the energy of the city and it just felt right.”
Memphis Fashion Week’s (MFW)
Emerging Memphis Designer Project (EMDP) was built out of a need in the Memphis Community for local emerging designers to present their pieces to a wider audience. Memphis Fashion Week works with selected designers through a seven month process to fine tune designs, pick fabrics, fit models and complete designs
for the runway. At the end of the process MFW hopes
to see their designers grow their skills, promote their businesses and enhance the design industry in Memphis.