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Agricenter sets Feb. 28 deadline for poster entries

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Agricenter International in Memphis is inviting students to participate in the “2014 Ag Day” Poster Contest by the Feb. 28 deadline. Students throughout Shelby County Schools, private schools, and home-school groups in grades three through eight are eligible to enter. Posters can be a maximum of 11 by 14 inches and should be done in […]

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Retired architect turns attention to art

By Graham Sweeney Special to The Express When Bartlett’s Thomas Mosiej discusses his lengthy career as an architect, it is sometimes hard to follow a single chain of thought. Because the eager 85-year-old has designed hundreds of buildings throughout the Mid-South, he frequently shifts from one to another during the course of a conversation. With […]

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Local students perform on TV for Belmont

Two Shelby County students were among the performers in a nationally televised Christmas concert this month. Aileen Fitzgerald of Arlington and Jeffrey Arnold of Cordova were among more than 800 Belmont University student musicians, singers and faculty and the Nashville Children’s Choir performing in “Christmas at Belmont.” Hosted by internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, the […]

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Concert Scheduled for Dec. 19

The annual “Home for Christmas” concert in Bartlett is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 19.  First hosted in 1995, it raises funds for the Memphis Union Mission. To date, the concerts have raised more than $65,000 for the mission. The event will be at Faith Baptist Church at 3755 N. Germantown Road in Bartlett. Admission […]

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Creating ‘CHATTER’

Students in the Bartlett Performing Arts Conference Center TheaterKids program recently joined with Memphis-based Chatterbox Audio Theater for four live performances of Alice in Wonderland at BPACC. Students used myriad devices to create sound effects for the audio-centric show.

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Bartlett poet to take spotlight at Neshoba Church

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By Carolyn Bahm David Gale Wright has been writing verses since his earliest memories, and the Bartlett poet will be featured at this month’s Neshoba Coffee House on Dec. 4. Writers, poets, musicians, and other creative people perform for small crowds at the recurring event. It is hosted the first Wednesday of each month at […]

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Bartlett native tours with Broadway musical

By Carolyn Bahm  Bartlett’s own Angela Marie Smith will be making a joyful noise Dec. 3-8 at the Orpheum Theater in the Broadway tour for “Sister Act: A Divine Musical Comedy.” As a coloratura soprano with a three-octave range, she has earned an ensemble/partial swing role, which means she covers for the entire ensemble of […]

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BHS drumming up funds with bazaar

By Carolyn Bahm For a band rated as superior, raising $4,000 in travel funds is an achievable goal. Bartlett High School band students plan to earn more than half that by showcasing local crafts and businesses at their Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 23. The bazaar will be in the gym of Bethel Church in Bartlett […]

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