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1. Events -

Stax Museum of American Soul Music will screen the U.S. premiere of BBC documentary “Otis Redding: Soul Ambassador” Monday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. at the museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Cost is free. Visit staxmuseum.com.

2. Events -

In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn book review and discussion on Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” Friday, Sept. 6, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.

3. Biz, Arts Intersection at Center of Whitaker Talk -

The arts and business aren’t independent entities.

The two spheres overlap in many ways – or at least they should – and nonprofit arts groups Crosstown Arts and the UrbanArt Commission are working together to deliver that message to professionals in both arenas.

4. Artist Brown Draws Inspiration From Gardens -

Whether it’s photographs, murals or public installations, professional artist Tobacco Brown loves gardening so much that even during the off-season she makes sure she’s working with horticulture in some form.

5. Event Spurs Crosstown Dreams -

Some dreamers hope to save the world. Others just want to change one neighborhood for the better.

Todd Richardson and Christopher Miner, co-directors of the nonprofit Crosstown Arts, believe that rallying artists in an underdeveloped Midtown neighborhood will draw new businesses, residents and community pride under the looming shadow of the vacant Sears Tower.

6. City Beautiful -

Art is more than something pretty to look at.

In the context of an urban environment, art can give communities identity, provide spaces to gather and literally brighten the landscape of entire neighborhoods.

7. Renaissance Avenue -

When Larry Schmitt bought a two-story building on the corner of Broad Avenue and Collins Street in 1993, he knew the place needed some TLC.

8. New Mural To Brighten Cooper-Young Entrance -

An artistic Midtown neighborhood has designs on creating a second “landmark” gateway.

The Cooper-Young Historic District, which several years ago unveiled the permanent installation of artwork atop a trestle over Cooper Street, has launched an effort to create a second piece of railroad art, this time a mural on the expansive underpass on South McLean Boulevard near Central Avenue.

9. U of M’s Palazolo Receives Engineering Education Award -

Dr. Paul Palazolo, assistant dean and assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Memphis’ Herff College of Engineering, has received the Peter G. Hoadley Award for Outstanding Engineering Educator from the Tennessee section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

10. UrbanArt Commission Looks to Color Downtown -

Passersby stroll past the intersection of Main Street and Peabody Place in Downtown and a pulsating beam of green light appears under their feet. Caught off guard but amused, the pedestrians hold out their arms and move a little to see what the beam of light will do.

11. Weeden to Take ReinsAt UrbanArt Commission -      The assistant director of the Rhodes College Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts is taking the reins at a local public art group early next month.
     CODA assistant director

12. Project to Bring Art to Madison Ave. -

The vacant, six-story office building at 195 Madison
Ave. ought to have a "Your masterpiece here" sign hanging on one side.

The eastern and southern faces of that building, which stands next to leftfield of AutoZone Park, soon will be decorated with murals several stories tall that depict an artist's interpretation of life in Memphis, the city's history and its culture.

13. Local Volunteer OrganizationTo Receive CODA Award -      Live from Memphis, a grassroots organization representing Memphis music, film and arts, will receive the Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts from the Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts (CODA) at Rho

14. Art Student Galvanizes Others To Shore Up 'Broken Windows' -

More and more police departments around the country, including the one in Memphis, have begun subscribing to the "broken windows" theory of law enforcement.

A single broken window, the theory goes, might encourage vandals to break more windows until the building and surrounding area are overrun by a variety of criminal acts. In law enforcement or any other instance, small problems thus are confronted before they have a chance to metastasize.

15. Big Arts Donation To be Announced Today at Rhodes -

He's the chairman of a Nashville record label, a former lieutenant governor of California, a mega-philanthropist and a self-made titan of the music industry.

And today, Mike Curb - who heads Nashville-based Curb Records - is announcing a large-scale investment in Memphis that likely will include a sizable donation to Rhodes College. Details of his project, which apparently will bring together educators, students, artists and more to promote Southern music, all will be unveiled today at a national conference on the arts hosted at Rhodes.

16. Urban Art: Vital Element or Frivolous Decoration? -

Although Memphis might lag behind many large cities in the realm of public art, progress is being made one rooftop at a time. The latest example was "Inside/Out," an outdoor interactive piece exhibited at the South Main Trolley Tour last Friday night.

17. Rhodes Names New Leader for Arts Outreach Center -

John Weeden calls himself an "arts facilitator."

"I am not a brilliant painter, actor or musician, but because of my participation in those fields, I do recognize the potential for brilliance in others, and I take great satisfaction in assisting artists and students to attain their goals and make their abstract ideas a concrete reality," he explained.