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VOL. 111 | NO. 23 | Tuesday, February 4, 1997

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Wolfchase gala will feature Temptations, local artists Wolfchase gala will feature Temptations, local artists The grand opening of the Wolfchase Galleria on Feb. 25 will feature the music of the Temptations, Rufus Thomas, Ruby Wilson, Joyce Cobb, the Memphis Horns and the Memphis Jazz Orchestra. Tickets are $50 per person and are currently on sale by the Junior League of Memphis. All proceeds will benefit the community programs of the Junior League. The gala is underwritten by Urban Shopping Centers Inc., the owner of Wolfchase Galleria. "We wanted the party to reflect Memphis in the same way the Galleria will incorporate traditions of Memphis and the Mid-South in its design," said Matthew S. Dominski, president and chief executive officer of Urban Shopping Centers Inc. in Chicago. "What could be more appropriate in Memphis than great music and southern cuisine with style? We hope all our guests enjoy the celebration as much as we will. "Putting on a great party is one thing, but the most important component of the evening will be our opportunity to benefit an organization that helps so many people the Junior League of Memphis. Every dollar our guests pay for tickets will go directly to the Junior Leagues community programs." Some of the programs funded by the Junior League of Memphis this year include American Red Cross "Lets Talk Safety," which teaches basic safety training and procedures; Court Appointed Special Advocates, which provides services to children in foster care; Exodus Ministry, which aids families in moving from subsidized to independent living; Extra Hands, which provides volunteers for nonprofit organizations short term special events; Habitat for Humanitys "Dream to Reality," a program that builds homes for limited income families and provides counseling on home ownership; and Hope House Care Center, which assists in the operation of nonprofit daycare centers that serve children affected by AIDS. The group also supports Memphis Botanical Gardens "World of Plants," which celebrates the multicultural world through a week-long childrens festival; Opera Memphis "Arts Reaching Children," which arranges performances for children at Le Bonheur Childrens Hospital; St. Marys Manassas Alabama Redevelopment Team-Gang Alternative Program; and SRVS "Friends Serving Friends," which works one on one with developmentally disabled adults. During the gala, three prominent areas of the Galleria will showcase different entertainment and food. Wilson and Thomas will sing the blues on the lower level court near Dillards. The other end of the mall, near Goldsmiths, will feature the jazz of Cobb and Cool Heat and the Memphis Jazz Orchestra. The Temptations and the Memphis Horns will play on the center stage.

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