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Stevie Nicks Concert

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I’ve been struggling with what I want to write about seeing Stevie Nicks in concert. I know it sounds lame, and that I should just give a brief synopsis, but I was surprised how much it affected me. Maybe it was whatever was in the backpack margaritas I bought, but I think it was something else.   Seriously, the guy had his marg supply strapped to his back and it flowed out of a tube.   To start, it was a nice surprise to get to see Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders as an opener. She was wearing a Shangri...

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San Francisco, Toronto, New York, Houston, Los Angeles, Denver, and Memphis Yes, you read that correctly. If you can’t tell from my posts, I’ve been pretty sweet on Memphis and the things that are happening here these days. The city is getting a lot of attention, and because of that there are opportunities for things to happen that wouldn’t have been feasible 10 years ago. For example, after a trip all the way from Australia to the Czech Republic, France, England, Finland, etc., Amanda Parer’s Intrude came for a spell to the Brooks Museum. You may know it as the...

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Jack Robinson Gallery

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A few weeks ago I attended the South Main Association Christmas party. It was at the Jack Robinson gallery on Front Street, and I had no idea what I was walking into. The party itself was what you might expect: a little mingling, a glass of wine, someone playing piano in the background. What I didn’t know was anything at all about Jack Robinson, and I quickly realized that I needed to learn. A poster on the second floor talks about his life, and you can easily miss it because of all the photographs that command your attention. He was...

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Dolly Parton!

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I celebrated my birthday (as you know) at the Guest House at Graceland. However, for months I had known about a second opportunity to mark the occasion: seeing Dolly Parton in concert in New Orleans. I was hesitant to commit until the very week of because I had just opened the shop about a month prior, but my friend who also celebrates his birthday at the end of November had already bought the tickets. On the floor. How could I say no? After 2 of my favorite musical icons perished in 2016 (RIP David Bowie and Prince), I couldn’t risk...

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Guest House at Graceland

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This year (as with many of the ones that come as you age) I wasn’t particularly excited about my birthday. I am not a birthday Scrooge or anything, but I did not really want to do much besides hang out with Shelby since I was coming off of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Small Business Saturday as a new retailer. That was until a friend suggested we visit the Guest House at Graceland. YES! It has been open just a few months, if that, and has been long awaited in the neighborhood. Now, those of you who read this blog know...

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