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art, music, and theater

Lakeland piano student earns national award

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Aida Xue, 11, daughter of Jun Ling Lu and Zong Wen Xue of Lakeland, has earned the Five Year National Award from the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Aida performed 10 memorized pieces each year for five years in Germantown’s Piano Guild Auditions, where she earned Superior ratings. She received the Guild’s five-year pin and […]

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Bartlett drama brings charm to Lakeland seniors

A lot of drama took place at the Lakeland Senior Center recently, but it was purely theatrics. At first glance, the facility appeared to be overrun with homeless vagabonds and townspeopl who looked as if they stepped right out of another era. Instead, they were 16 members of the Bartlett Choral and Drama Club. The […]

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Bartlett songwriters play live in Midtown

Several members of the Bartlett Songwriters’ Alliance performed recently at the Midtown Crossing Grill. One outreach program of the alliance is the provision of free live music to local businesses. For more information, see the group’s Facebook page or visit their website at bartlettsongwriters.com.

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Author Vickie Fee to sign books at Collierville library June 20

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The Collierville Burch Library will host author Vickie Fee on Tuesday, June 20 as she signs the third book in her mystery series, “One Fete in the Grave.” Fee, a former reporter for The Bartlett Express, moved from Memphis to Michigan a few years ago. She’s had to adjust to living under several feet of snow […]

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Drumming by the lake

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Students honored at piano recital

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Benita Pepper of Lakeland, a private piano instructor, presented 24 students in a recital May 27 at Lane Music Recital Hall in Germantown. Students were awarded certificates for their participation. Eleven students received medals for successfully performing 10-piece memorized programs and skills tests at the National Piano Guild Auditions in May. They were Sharav Shyam, […]

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Artistry in the air

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BPACC unveils diverse, family-friendly season

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The upcoming season of diverse music, live theater, dance, educational partnerships and more for the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center should be a smash, according to BPACC director Michael Bollinger. “I believe we have an exceptional season in store to entertain and enlighten audiences,” he said. “I am personally excited to announce BPACC’s coming […]

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901Rocks! for Briarcrest middle-schoolers

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Decorated rocks, some with positive messages and some with just pretty designs, were the centerpiece of an art project at Briarcrest Christian School recently. Students in Melody Weintraub’s middle school art class painted the rocks, and School Arts Magazine published an article about the project. The story, “Art Rocks in Memphis,” tells how the viral […]

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Bartlett songwriters bring music to pastry shop

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‘Music by the Lake’ in Bartlett Friday

ABOVE, TOP LEFT: B.J. Banks & Friends performed as the lead act at Music by the Lake on May 5, the first in a series of free community concerts this summer. From left are Paul Crum on bass guitar, Banks on acoustic guitar, Allen Rankin on drums and Tim Alexander on banjo. Banks said the […]

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Briarcrest OneVoice wins 3 national honors

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