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In M-Town Events! on September 6, 2011 at 5:02 pm

M-Teen Magazine HOT M-town Music!


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Native sons of Tulsa, Oklahoma, HANSON has been making music together for nearly two decades. Thirteen years ago, their out-of-the-blue, soul-inspired brand of American pop-rock‘n’roll was introduced to the world. Unaffected by charts or fads, they’ve spent more than a decade building a community of fans connected to one another and fueled by the energy and craftsmanship of three brothers and their music. Their fifth studio album, Shout It Out, was released on their label 3CG Records. They deliver a powerful group of soulful, melodic tunes that will leave you with a contagious sense of optimism for the future and welcomed reminiscence for American rock ‘n’ roll.

For their upcoming North American “Musical Ride” tour, the band is letting their fans vote online to decide which album they’ll play in full at each show. I think this is a really awesome, innovative way to engage fans, which is something Hanson’s always been great about. They’ve previously livestreamed performances to over 93 countries, held online chats and interviews, and have hosted opening band contests for local independent artists.

After a show last year, SPIN admired “Hanson’s energy, charm, and pure joy onstage,” while Billboard called their most recent release, Shout It Out, “a fun listen that beams with genuine talent and creative artistry.”

Memphis Hard Rock Cafe on Beale Street- Youth Musical Event!

In M-Town Events! on June 17, 2011 at 8:28 am

M-Teen Magazine HOT M-town Music!

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SATURDAY –  JUNE 25, 2011

3 – 5 PM






Booker T. Washington WINS Visit From President Obama

In M-Town Events! on May 11, 2011 at 8:23 am

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M-Teen Magazine CONGRATULATES Booker T. Washington High!

The White House’s Race to the Top Commencement Challenge WINNER


The Commercial Appeal – May 10, 2011

Photo by Dave Darnell // Buy this photo

Booker T. Washington High School senior Tarvaris Shegog shows his school pride Tuesday as it was announced that President Barack Obama would make the commencement address for the school’s graduating class on Monday.

The Commercial Appeal-

Barack Obama will make his first trip to Memphis as president Monday to give the commencement address at Booker T. Washington High.

Until Tuesday, that seemed like a dream so fragile that words turned to screams, then tears when Principal Alisha Kiner broke the news to students.

“When they ask you how it feels to be in the bottom three (of schools vying for a visit from Obama), tell them you have no idea, because you won!” she shouted in the auditorium that in an instant turned as loud as FedExForum with the Grizzlies in overtime.

“This is history,” said senior Tarvaris Shegog. “If I’m going to get a job and they ask about my high school, I will be able to tell them I graduated from the most historical black high school. The president came to my graduation.”

There is no word yet on the time and place of the ceremony, although seniors have been told they may invite five guests. Honors students get seven tickets.

For Kenneth Roberson, 18, the accomplishment is a recognition of the good in his neighborhood, where the demolished Cleaborn Homes, a heap of brick and dust, is one of the biggest landmarks.

“We want everyone to know that we go through a lot, and we can overcome,” he said, adding that his classmates feel put down and hurt by “the negative thoughts” others have of them.

“Everyone wants the best in life. We are successful. We want everyone to know it. We are one.”

Vice President Joe Biden called Kiner at about 11 a.m. Tuesday with the news, which spread quickly across town.

“He first congratulated me. He called me by my first name, so I know we are friends,” said Kiner, the assuring, funny, kid-affectionate principal.

The first minute she gets with Obama she intends to thank him “for validating the work my kids have done.”

“I’m ecstatic. I almost came to tears,” U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., said minutes after it became official. “Booker T. Washington students will have the memory of a lifetime.”

The decisive factor was “not a red-state, blue-state thing,” but the presentation the students made with their video, Cohen said.

At the Air National Guard base where Air Force One will land, “message traffic” started picking up Monday about a presidential visit, said Maj. Kris Jones, who called to give Kiner the heads up early Tuesday.

“The president or vice president will be calling. It’s best if you don’t fall down, Jones said. “Take a drink of water right now.”

By noon, alumni and children of alumni were trickling in, honking horns out front and celebrating while TV cameramen jockeyed for an angle.

Last year, BTW, outpaced state benchmarks in Algebra I by 27 percentage points. Its graduation rate went from 55 percent in 2007 to 81.6 percent in 2010.

But for years, Booker T. Washington athletes wore secondhand uniforms passed down from Central High, a succinct reminder of what life was in the segregated South and a poignant piece of BTW lore.

Through the White House’s Race to the Top Commencement Challenge, students were asked to submit an essay and optional video of why the president should choose them.

BTW was among hundreds of entries.

The students’ message “was getting out the facts about what is going on in their neighborhood and the school itself,” said Lauryn DuValle, a film student at the University of Mississippi who helped with the BTW video.

“They want people to know they aren’t just what the neighborhood is. They are willing to do better and be better.”

When the Memphis Housing Authority announced it was demolishing 650-unit Cleaborn Homes last year, BTW was in danger of losing half its student body overnight, including Tiesha Taylor, now 18, whose family moved to East Memphis.

She, like several hundred other BTW students, chose to commute by MATA bus or car.

“This school made me see things I didn’t see at other schools,” she said, “including the way the teachers make us want to pay close attention.

“We’re all family. This is one of the best moments I can imagine.”


AP Photo

President Barack Obama will deliver a commencement address in Memphis at Booker T. Washington High School, winner of the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.

Obama to speak to graduates at Booker T. Washington High in Memphis » The Commercial Appeal.

2011 Memphis Youth Leader of the Year Award!

In M-Town Events! on May 7, 2011 at 10:17 am

M-Teen Magazine EXCITING Event!

Nominate a deserving candidate by May 9!




On June 9th at the Hilton Memphis, Carnival Memphis will honor a local high school student with the:

Inaugural 2011 Youth Leader of the Year Award

Nominations are due at 11:59 PM on May 9th and ALL AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE ELIGIBLE!!!

To nominate a young adult who has had a huge impact in their community, simply complete the online form located here:


The candidate’s nomination form should reflect:

    •      The candidate’s emerging desire to helping others in the Memphis community
  •      The candidate’s emerging ability to lead and empower others to serve or take action

  •    Any outstanding personal acts of service demonstrating service to a non-profit, issue, community and/or neighborhood

  •    Reasoning to support why the candidate chose to serve or to lead (what was the motivating factor that propelled the candidate to take action)

Honorees will be announced on June 9th at the Hilton Memphis during the Community Service Awards and Fashion Show.

If you have any questions, please contact the Selection Committee at info@carnivalmemphis.org.

Memphis Grizzlies – NBA Playoffs!

In M-Town Events! on April 28, 2011 at 6:16 pm

M-Teen Magazine Congratulates Memphis GRIZZLIES!!


Game start time is 8 p.m. Game to Air Nationally on ESPN; Tickets On Sale at 10 a.m. today  SOLD OUT

MEMPHIS, April 28, 2011 – Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round Playoff series between the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs will tip-off at 8 p.m. (CT) on Friday, April 29 at FedExForum and will air locally on SportSouth and nationally on ESPN, the NBA has announced.

The Grizzlies’ third home playoff game of the series will feature the broadcast crew of play-by-play announcer Pete Pranica, analyst Sean Tuohy and sideline reporter Rob Fischer. Game 6 coverage will begin on SportSouth at 7:30 p.m. with the pregame show Grizzlies LIVE and will be followed by postgame coverage featuring Pranica, Tuohy and analyst Brevin Knight.

Prior to Friday’s game, fans are encouraged to join Grizz, the Grizz Girls, McDonald’s Claw Crew and Grizzlies inflatables for another Hard Rock Cafe Plaza Party, beginning at 6 p.m. at FedExForum. All fans attending Game 6 will receive a Playoff Rally Towel.

Memphis, which leads top-seeded San Antonio 3-2, is one win away from becoming the second eight-seed to knock off the one-seed since the NBA expanded the first round to a best-of-seven series (Golden State over Dallas in 2007). The 2011 Grizzlies Playoffs are presented by First Tennessee and Toyota.

Grizzlies Playoff Game 6 tips off Friday on SportSouth | Grizzlies.

Memphis Challenge – Exploring Options for Optimum Success

In M-Town Events! on April 7, 2011 at 5:44 pm


M-Teen Magazine VERY COOL Event!

Students who have an interest in allied health related fields are strongly encouraged to attend!

Exploring Options for Optimum Success

This event will allow students to gain insight into educational and career opportunities in allied health from practitioners in the fields of medicine, dentistry, nursing and pharmacy.

The day will be divided into two segments. The morning portion features a panel presentation, before transitioning into the lunchtime activity, Box Lunch with the Docs. This informal, small-group question and answer session will group the ‘Doc’s and students according to their specialization and the students’ interests.

The Hospital is located at 6019 Walnut Grove (near Shelby Farms), and the Symposium will take place in the Baptist Educators Center (BEC).

Seating is limited.

Students who wish to attend must RSVP no later than 5:00 pm, April 12th, by calling the Memphis Challenge office, 901.312.9621, or emailing Kerri Campbell at kcampbell@memphischallenge.org.

Founded in 1989 by Pitt Hyde, The Memphis Challenge coaches high-achieving, underrepresented students, through leadership and professional development, preparing them to become future Memphis leaders. The program currently boast an alumni and student network of more than 500 of the finest academic minds and career disciplines imaginable.


Emissaries of Memphis Music Celebration

In M-Town Events! on March 21, 2011 at 9:23 pm


M-teen Magazine HOT Event!



The 3rd Annual Emissaries of Memphis Music Celebration

Youth Motivational Mentor:

Ashley Durham

Miss Tennessee USA 2011



The 3rd Annual Emissaries of Memphis Music Celebration

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Memphis Botanic Garden

750 Cherry Road


Proceeds benefit the Memphis Musicians Healthcare Fund.

The 3rd Annual Emissaries of Memphis Music celebration will pay tribute to the career achievements of eight remarkable women who have made significant contributions to the growth and sustainability of Memphis Music.



Celebrate Memphis Women In Music… their challenges and triumphs; their journeys and contributions to a culture that touched the world … Memphis Music!





The esteemed 2011 Emissaries are: bassist and MTV’s $5 Cover star, Amy LaVere; American Idol finalist, Lil Rounds; award winning producer and sound engineer, Dawn Hopkins; Grammy nominated and EMI Gospel recording artist, Sheri Jones-Moffett; organic-folk musician and star of MTV’s $5 Cover, Valerie June; reigning Mid-South pop starlet, Dani; legendary Memphis songwriter and vocalist, JoJo Jefferies; and long time Silky Sullivan’s headliner, Barbara Blue.


Keynote Speaker:

Mamie Coleman

Vice President of Music & Production,
Fox Broadcasting Company — Los Angeles, CA


Welcome address delivered by:

Amy P. Weirich

Shelby County District Attorney General


Memphis & Shelby Country Music Commission.

Cupcake Camp Memphis

In M-Town Events! on March 2, 2011 at 9:08 am


M-Teen Magazine SWEET event!




A Sweet Way to

Make a Difference!

Women of Style, Spirit, and Success is excited to bring together cupcakes and the Mid-Southerners who love them. The idea is simply delicious! Bake or buy cupcakes to bring -or- just come to eat cupcakes. We will showcase a rainbow sweet, savory and maybe some treats in between.

WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 2011 11am-2pm
WHERE: Agricenter International
WHY: Because it’s good eating, good fun and helping a great organization!

The CupcakeCamp concept originated in San Francisco and promotes a true spirit of community and the shared love of cupcakes! CupcakeCamps now happen around the world! CupcakeCamp Memphis is completely volunteer run and organized in an open manner that gets the entire family involved. CupcakeCamp Memphis is a gathering born from the desire for people to share and eat cupcakes in an open environment.

You may ask if eating cupcakes can be healthy. We believe that sweets should be enjoyed in moderation. Cupcakes can satisfy any sweet or savory craving and by its very nature are meant to be shared. No cupcake lover will be turned away. CupcakeCamp Memphis is all about sharing and celebrating cupcakes, community and creativity.

Ways to participate in CupcakeCamp Memphis:

  • Bake or buy cupcakes to donate. There’s no limit on the number of regular or mini cupcakes you bring, but you must register. Sweet is neat, but savory makes me…uh, you get the idea! Savory cupcakes are welcome.
  • Donate products or services
  • Come to eat cupcakes
  • Help raise money for a good cause (Suggested donation: $3 at the door)

Have a party, wedding or special event coming up? Sample a variety of commercial and professional cupcake bakers from the Mid-South in one location. Think the biggest “cupcake” tasting in the Mid-South. You might just find the perfect cupcake vendor for your event.

To participate as a baker, please visit our Bakers page.

To become a sponsor, please visit our Sponsorship page.

If you would like to volunteer at the event, please visit the Volunteers page.


BONNAROO June 9-12, 2011 Lineup!

In M-Town Events! on February 16, 2011 at 5:45 pm

M-Teen Magazine Hot Event!


BONNAROO Music and Arts Festival

125 Bands

Over 20 Comedians

13 Stages

Four Days


The initial lineup for the 2011 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is out and more acts will be announced in the coming weeks! The 10th annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 9 – 12 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville.

Tickets for the event will go on sale on this Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 12 noon eastern time –  exclusively at bonnaroo.com.





Calling all Novice and Seasoned Filmmakers! Fuel Film – 48 Hour Film Launch

In M-Town Events! on February 15, 2011 at 5:52 pm


M-Teen Magazine Hot Event Finder!



100 People • 5 Scripts

48 Hours to get them on Screen


It’s baaaaaaaack! Calling all Novice and Seasoned Filmmakers!

6:00 PM Friday February 18, 2011 to 6:00 PM Sunday February 20:


At 6:00 PM Friday novice and seasoned filmmakers alike will gather over a weekend, pick up to 5 stories and set out to make them into short films all in a single weekend.

Last year sponsors included: Nikon, Emerge Memphis and the Memphis and Shelby County Film and Television Commission.

Fuel Film will provide the space, the equipment and the fuel for participants to turn the story ideas of their choice into short films.

Your Registration Fee includes ALL MEALS (from Friday evening through Sunday’s premieres) and a cool 48 Hour Film Launch T-Shirt.

Participants will have the opportunity to pitch their story ideas and then everyone will choose up to 5 movies they wish to make.

Attendees will be required to sign up for either Pre-Production, Production, Post Production or Marketing Teams.  Experienced local filmmakers will join novice filmmakers on each team in the areas of scriptwriting, cinematography, audio production, music composition, editing and acting, while marketing teams work on promotion.

Non-Filmmakers – Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make a movie?  This single weekend could give you a new perspective and an awesome array of contacts in the industry

Filmmakers – What if you could have 20-30 people working on your short film over a single weekend?

48 Hour Launch weekends are powerful networking events that combine community spirit, local expertise and a truly rare experience in a single weekend.

Some will work through the entire weekend, others will participate on and off throughout the weekend.


For last year’s films please go to:  www.youtube.com/fuelfilmmemphis

Sponsor’s include:



Vote for Miss Tennessee – Nicole Jordan

In M-Town Events! on January 8, 2011 at 10:45 am

Vote for Miss Tennessee 2010!
Nicole Jordan
2011 Miss America Contestant

The Miss America Organization is proud to announce your opportunity to vote for a finalist at the 2011 Miss America Pageant, presented by DSW live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 15, 2011 on ABC.

Check out the 53 exciting videos made by each of the 2011 contestants, showing off their style and personality and explaining why they should be chosen as the next Miss America!



There are four ways to vote for your favorite 2011 Miss America Contestant:

* Using your mobile phone, text MAST (letters “ST” should be replaced by the state abbreviation you want to vote for) to 24470, message and data rates may apply.

* Vote for your favorite contestant’s video via the links provided below.

* “Like” your favorite contestant’s video at Facebook.com/MissAmericaOrganization, via the links provided under the “VIDEO CONTEST” tab.

* “Like” your favorite contestant’s video at YouTube.com/MissAmericaOrg.

Vote now for the contestant who you would like to see become America’s Choice. You may vote once per contestant per voting method. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. PST on January 13, 2011. Only votes cast through one of the official voting methods will count. “Likes” on videos posted on other Facebook pages, personal Facebook profiles or any other website will NOT count toward the final tally. Please read Voting Terms and Conditions. Happy Voting!


Vote for Miss Tennessee 2010!
Nicole Jordan
2011 Miss America Contestant





Miss America : Vote.

Tom Foolery @ THE ARBOR – Jan 8, 2011

In M-Town Events! on January 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm


M-teen Magazine HOT Event!




Won’t Look Back Booking Presents:




January 8, 2011


The Arbor

8055 Walnut Grove Road

Cordova, TN

(Inside Hope Church)







Tom Foolery

Taylor – Lead Vocals / Guitar
Casey – Guitar
Jared – Bass
Zach – Drums

Myspace Bio:

Sometimes, you can listen to a band and you just know that they’ve been playing together for years. Everything clicks, their timing is perfect, and the tones just blend. It’s almost as if they were meant to write music together. Such is the case with Tom Foolery.

Spawned in Memphis, Tennessee, this pop quartet boasts youth and skill as the driving force behind their movement. Having only been a band since October of 2009, Tom Foolery have already proven themselves as a driving force in the Memphis scene by winning the Won’t Look Back Booking – Battle of the Bands and the MGM Music Showcase. Their talent and professionalism has given them opportunities to open for a number of label acts, namely We The Kings, The Cab, Hey Monday, Say Anything, The Spill Canvas, and Emarosa, to name a few.

With ages ranging from 19 to 22, these guys are at the precipice of a very promising future. With an incredibly impressive debut EP, which became available on iTunes September 2nd, the band is already putting together a number of new songs. They also just released a cover of Usher’s “DJ Got Us Falling in Love”, which the band is hoping will give them some new fans on YouTube.

The band plans on touring during the summer of 2011. They’ve got great songs, an energetic and fun live show, an incredibly solid lineup, and a whole lot of heart. They’re making all the right moves and these guys have a long career ahead of them. It’s just a matter of getting someone to give them a shot.

Tom Foolery on Myspace Music – Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads.

Rivercrest School Shoe Drive – Soles4Souls

In M-Town Events! on December 21, 2010 at 3:30 pm










JAN. 4 – 31st

ALL residents are invited to recycle their ‘gently worn’ shoes for people in need.

Every 7 seconds, Soles4Souls Inc. gives away another pair of shoes to someone in need.  The shoe charity has earned glowing endorsements from Hollywood stars and professional athletes, but the people that truly make the non-profit organization effective are those who clean out their closets to personally drop off their ‘gently worn’ shoes at a participating location, such as Rivercrest Elementary.

For a limited time, Soles4Souls and Rivercrest Elementary will be collecting your gently worn footwear and/or donations to ship the shoes to a person in need, whether they are victims of a natural disaster or subject to living in extreme poverty.  It is estimated that Americans have 1.5 billion pairs of unused shoes lying in their closets.  The charity can use each and every one of these pairs to make a tangible difference in someone’s life.

“We can use the shoes taking up space in your closet to change the world one pair at a time,” said Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls, Wayne Elsey.  “We need our partners in our community to ‘STEP UP’ and get behind our call for action.  It’s one of the most simple yet profound gifts you can make, because it will greatly improve someone’s life in the most difficult of times,” he said.


Shoe Drop Location is:

Rivercrest Elementary School
4825 Rivercrest Lane, Bartlett, TN.

JAN. 4 – 31st

People and companies interested in donating can visit the organization’s website at http://www.giveshoes.org.

Soles4Souls | A Shoe Charity Recycling Shoes For People In Need.

The SUMMERS CD Release Show!

In M-Town Events! on October 20, 2010 at 10:42 pm



Photo by Gardner Mounce


CD Release Show


October 23, 2010

General Admission $7.00



The Arbor (Inside Hope Church)
8500 Walnut Grove Road

Memphis, TN




Everyone mark your calendars – SAVE THE DATE!

All new merch and the first 10 people in the door get a free copy of The SUMMERS CD!!

The SUMMERS will also be playing 2 new songs for the first time ever!





Also featuring:


Looking For Alaska
http://www.myspace.com/lookingforalaskaband <http://www.myspace.com/lookingforalaskaband>


Joseph Barrios and The Ne’er-Do-Wells
http://www.myspace.com/theneerdowells <http://www.myspace.com/theneerdowells>


Hey, My Name Is…
http://www.myspace.com/heymynameistunes <http://www.myspace.com/heymynameistunes>



Merry Monster Mash

In M-Town Events! on October 12, 2010 at 4:44 pm



Merry Monster Mash


7th and 8th Grade Dance

Halloween fun for teens while supporting the Junior League!



Snacks and Drinks Provided

Costumes Optional

Friday – October 29, 2010 – 7pm-9pm


Buy Tickets for Merry Monster Mash Online: