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Color! American Photography Transformed
A compelling examination of how color has changed the very nature of photography
Photography today means color.
Color! American Photography Transformed, now at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens, tells the fascinating story of color's integration into American fine art photography and how its acceptance revolutionized the practice of art.
More than 70 photographs on view in Color! document the transformation of color photography from the Civil War Era to today.
After color photography became a reality with the introduction of the Autochrome (an early glass-plate color photography process patented by the Lumière brothers in France) in 1907, the commercial world did not hesitate to employ color.
Artists, however, remained uncertain: color photography's faithful replication of human sight limited avenues for artful interpretation. In short, color seemed to limit creative possibility, and the art world rejected it.
Even so, photographers remained intrigued, and for decades thereafter a surprising number of them created a diverse range of engaging color images. The art world's embrace of color led artists to shift their focus from reflecting the world to shaping new ideas about life through photography.
Digital technologies have only furthered this trend - photographs are bigger, the barrier separating reality and fiction is blurred, and photography has become the art of the moment.
Color! contains examples of early experiments in color photography by artists including Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Irving Penn, László Maholy-Nagy, and Richard Avedon.
Color! American Photography Transformed is on view at the Dixon through Mar. 23.
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is at 4339 Park, and is open Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m., closed Mon. Call 901-761-5250 or visit www.dixon.org.
Backbeat Is History! "We Know Memphis History Like No One Else!"
"We wanted to change the whole nature of sightseeing tours," said Backbeat Tours owner Bill Patton. He decided the best way to present Memphis' compelling local history -- a history that has shaped & influenced popular American culture far beyond other comparably sized cities -- was through music, story & fun.
So, in 2006, he founded Backbeat Tours. And the rest, as they say, is history.
"Our goal," he said, "has always been to give visitors & locals alike not simply a traditional tour with stories, dates & a lot of talk, but a unique & special interactive experience they'll never forget."
To that end Backbeat offers a variety of tours like the Memphis Mojo Tour, a "best of Memphis" sights & music, & the Hound Dog Tour, delving into the life of Elvis Presley.
Other tours include: Graceland Tours; their newest offering, the Memphis Discovery Tour; the Memphis Ghost Tour; & the Historic Memphis Walking Tour.
All tours depart from the Backbeat Tours ticket window at 2nd & Beale, at the Blues City Cafe. For tour times & schedules call 901-527-9415 or 1-800-979-3370. Or visit backbeattours.com.
SAINT BLUES GUITAR WORKSHOP
At 645 Marshall Ave., & originally launched in Memphis in 1984 by one of Schecter Guitar Research’s early founders, Tom Keckler, Saint Blues became one of the sought-after boutique guitar brands in the mid & late 80’s, but closed the production line in 1989. The line was restarted in 2006 with Tom Keckler once again involved. Artists who played or still play, original Saint Blues are a who’s who of rock & blues including Bono, Albert King, Billy Gibbons, Jeff Carlisi, Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton & Billy Squire. Based in Memphis, Saint Blues’ line of handmade, Workshop Series custom guitars & their roots instruments line including electric washboard & cigar box guitars are available at a discount in factory showroom. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 11 am-5 pm., Sun. by appointment. Factory floor tours: 11 am Mon.-Fri., 2 pm Sat. Tour price $4.00. Group rates for 20 or more. Call 901-578-3588, or visit www.saintblues.com.
METRO CAB & ADVANTAGE CAB
Call 901-322-2222 for fast, friendly, professional service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The area’s largest fleet features a professionally trained staff & safe, clean sedans & vans. Serving Collierville, Cordova, Germantown, Olive Branch, Millington, Southaven, West Memphis & Memphis. Quick access; local or long distance fares; fully insured. Visa, MasterCard & American Express accepted; corporate direct billing available.
The Woman's Exchange Tea Room & Gift Shop
At 88 Racine, between Poplar & Walnut Grove, the Woman's Exchange features delicious, home-cooked luncheons, 11 :30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Mon.-Fri. The menu changes daily; beverage & dessert are included; no tipping. The Woman's Exchange also features a unique gift shop with fine crafts, beautiful handmade children’s clothes, toys, linens & unusual gifts. The Gift Shop is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Call 901-327-5681, or visit www.womans-exchange.com.
Getting around downtown?
Take the Main Street & Riverfront Trolleys. See the riverfront, shuttle from the Memphis Cook Convention Center to Beale St. & back again with plenty of stops for shopping & site-seeing along the way. Or you can take the Madison Avenue Line out to the Medical Center. Travel, site-see & shop & never worry about traffic & parking. It's the way to go. Schedules are below. Check the map on the back page for stops.
MADISON AVENUE LINE - Terminates at S. Court Station, Main & Madison.
MONDAY - FRIDAY (Outbound about every 16 minutes)
7:00 AM - 5:45 PM
SATURDAY (every 25 minutes)
9:20 AM - 5:45 PM
SUNDAY - NO SERVICE
(Inbound about every 16 minutes)
MONDAY - FRIDAY
7:15 AM - 6:00 PM
SATURDAY (every 25 minutes)
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
SUNDAY - NO SERVICE
RIVERFRONT LINE - Counter-clockwise loop Southbound only on the Riverfront; Northbound only on Main St. (About every 13 minutes)
MONDAY - FRIDAY
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
MAIN STREET LINE - (Northbound about every 10 minutes)
MONDAY - THURSDAY
7:20 AM - 10:40 PM
7:20 AM - 11:40 PM
8:40 AM - 12:00 AM
10:15 - 6:15 PM
MAIN STREET LINE - (Southbound about every 10 minutes)
MONDAY - THURSDAY
7:00 AM - 10:20 PM
7:00 AM - 11:20 PM
8:20 AM - 11:45 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
For more information call 901-274-MATA (6282) or go to www.matatransit.com.
It flows through Memphis like the waters of the Mississippi River. If Memphis isn't the birthplace of American music, it'll do til something better comes along. From W.C. Handy, Gus Cannon & Furry Lewis, to Elvis, Jerry Lee, Roy O. & Johnny Cash, right up to Justin Timberlake, the sound of Memphis is the sound of America. Here's some places to learn about that sound.
GRACELAND. 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd. Stroll through Graceland Mansion & see The King's famous pink cadillac in the Elvis Presley auto museum. Climb aboard his custom jets, the "Lisa Marie" & "Hound Dog II". And certainly visit the souvenir shops & restaurants. Graceland is pen Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mansion tours not available Tuesdays Nov.-Feb. Call for seasonal changes in hours. Reservations suggested during summer. (901) 332-3322 or 1-800-238-2000, www.elvis.com.
SAINT BLUES GUITAR WORKSHOP. 645 Marshall Ave., 901-578-3588, www.saintblues.com. Originally launched in Memphis in 1984, Saint Blues quickly became one of the sought-after boutique guitar brands in the mid & late 80's, but closed the production line in 1989. It was restarted in 2006 with Tom Keckler once again involved. Artists who played or still play original Saint Blues are a who's who of rock & blues legends including Bono, Albert King, Billy Gibbons, Jeff Carlisi, Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton & Billy Squier. Based here in Memphis, Saint Blues' line of handmade, custom guitars & their roots instruments line are available for sale at a discount in the factory showroom. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 am-6 pm; Sat. 11 am-5 pm; Sun. by appointment. Factory floor tours: Mon.-Fri. at 11 am. Tours $4.00. Group rates for tours of 20 or more.
SUN STUDIO. 706 Union, 901-521-0664, www.sunstudio.com. Experience Guided Tours of the "Birthplace of Rock N' Roll." Hear session outtakes, touch Elvis' 1st microphone, see loads of memorabilia & re-live the history of the world's most famous recording studio, that launched careers of Johnny Cash, Rufus Thomas, Charlie Rich, BB King, Howlin' Wolf, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and many other legends! Our Special Anniversary Tour features previously unseen early Sun Studio memorabilia including early Elvis items on loan from Graceland & private collectors. Recently (2003) designated Memphis' 2nd National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. Sun Studio open daily, 10a.m.-6p.m. Tours every hour at half past 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Admission $9.50 adults; kids under 12 free. Start in the Sun Studio Soda Shop & Record Store for a journey back to the 1950s.
BACKBEAT TOURS. 2nd & Beale St. (Blues City Cafe), zip code 38103, 901-527-9415, www. backbeattours.com. Relive the music of 1950s & 1960s Memphis with these one-of-a-kind music tours, complete with musician/tour guides who perform live (extra instruments are available: join in!) as you tour Memphis' musical heritage aboard a vintage 1950s-era bus. Tours include the Memphis Mojo Tour, an 80-minute swing through the best of musical Memphis, from blues to rock to soul; the Big Muddy Blues to Superfly Soul, a 3 hour in depth tour that includes admission to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music; and the Hound Dog Tour, 3 hours focused on Elvis.
INSPIRATION ART GALLERY. Wolfchase Galleria, 2760 N. Germantown Pkwy, #112, 901-257-1212 - Map A-10; www.InspirationArtGallery.com, www.ThomasKinkadeMemphis.com. Thomas Kinkade, America's favorite artist, painted several Graceland-themed canvases. See & purchase them at Inspiration Art Gallery, as well as works by many more. Inspiration Art Gallery also offers a wide variety of gifts & collectibles. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; open Sun. by appointment only. Major credit cards accepted.
Golf & Games Family Park Is The Place For Family Fun!
After 50 years, Golf & Games Family Park has the same focus on family fun, the same commitment to customer service, and the same eye towards building for the future to service their guest, as when the park first opened.
A different sort of feature at Golf & Games is The Golf Academy of Memphis, offering golf lessons, club sales and club fitting. The Golf Academy of Memphis is an authorized dealer of Adams, Callaway, Mizuno, Ping, and TaylorMade.
Golf & Games Family Park serves a plentiful menu of delicious foods, including chicken sandwiches, bbq nachos, hot wings and funnel cakes.
Golf & Games not only offers 3 Putt-Putt Golf courses but a host of other terrific family features, including: Lighted Golf Driving Range with chipping and putting greens, Bumper Boats, Batting Cages, Kiddie Rides, Sky-Trail Ropes Course, Game-room, Maxflight Virtual Roller Coaster & Lasertron, "The Ultimate Laser Action Game."
And they host birthday parties! And church groups, school groups, lock-ins, and approximately 100 corporate and family reunion picnic events throughout the year.
Open at 8 a.m. daily and as late as 1 a.m. on weekends during the summer season, Golf and Games Family Park is ready to provide a summer of fun in its 47th year. To join our email club go to www.golfandgamesmemphis.com. You can also stay in touch with the park on Facebook and Twitter.
Golf and Games Family Park is at 5484 Summer Avenue at Bartlett Road. Call 901-386-2992 for more information.
#1 Barbecue in Memphis? Corky's!
Corky's ribs have been voted #1 throughout the South! Lean, tender, hickory-smoked, Memphis-style ribs. Rubbed with Corky's famously flavorful dry shake and served wet or dry, they are the flavor of Memphis, and a must-eat if you're in town. Just as delicious are Corky's wonderful barbecue sandwiches - pork or beef. And both deserve to be enjoyed with a side of Corky's fantastic barbecue beans. Corky's also offers barbecue salad, barbecue chicken, barbecue & spaghetti, hot tamales, chili & Cajun shrimp. And don't forget to get a loaf of onion rings for everyone at the table to share.
And just remember, when you're licking your fingers to get every bit of that delicious flavor, you saw it in Key Magazine!
Corky's serves lunch & dinner daily. Beer is available. M.C., D.C., Visa, Amex, Discover accepted.
There are 3 Corky's BBQ Restaurants in the Memphis area: 5259 Poplar, 901-685-9744, near Poplar and I-240 in Memphis; 1740 Germantown Rd. at Dexter, 901-737-1988, in Cordova; and 743 W. Poplar, 901-405-4999, in Collierville. Visit www.corkysmemphis.com for information.
A World-Class Golfing Experience Like No Other!
Awaiting you just 15 minutes north of downtown Memphis. Mirimichi Golf Course, owned by native Memphian and world-renowned entertainer, Justin Timberlake, is an award-winning public access golf course, nestled in the green and rolling forests of North Shelby County.
Mirimichi features an 18-hole, par 72 Championship Course that offers over 7,400 yards of championship-level golf. Deep pit bunkers, elevated greens, swathes of native grassland, waterfalls & meandering creeks fill out a challenging design that's as beautifully inspiring as it is exciting.
Also at Mirimichi: Little Mirimichi, a 9-hole, par 35 executive course. A faster, less rigorous golfing experience than the Championship Course, Little Mirimichi is no less beautiful.
Mirimichi also offers an 18-hole natural grass putting course. Stretching over 1.5 acres, it's a family-friendly course that's fun for everyone.
Mirimichi's world-class practice facilities include a driving range, short-game complex & putting green, all designed to help you improve every facet of your game.
Mirimichi Golf Course is at 6195 Woodstock Cuba Rd., Millington, TN 38053, off Hwy. 51 N (turn at Rust Rd.) - only 15 minutes from downtown Memphis. Call 901-259-3800, or visit www.mirimichi.com.
THE FIRE MUSEUM OF MEMPHIS
At Fire Engine House No. 1, 118 Adams, downtown. The Fire Museum teaches Memphis fire history and fire safety and prevention with exhibits that include the FedEx Fire Room which recreates the experience of a real fire using rare historic equipment dating to 1870s.
Fire Engine House No. 1, built in 1910, is on the National Historic Register. It also features a Memorial Wall commemorating firefighters who died in the line of duty. Open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 901-320-5650 or visit www.firemuseum.com.
Delicious, Flavorfully Roasted Meats At Texas De Brazil
At 150 Peabody Place in downtown Memphis, Texas de Brazil offers a fixed price menu that features select cuts of Certified Angus beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage. Slowly roasted over an open flame and served with garlic mashed potatoes, fried bananas, Brazilian cheese bread and a variety of specialty sauces, any cut is a meal fit for a king.
There's also a 40-item seasonal selection bar offering a Texas-sized variety of appetizers, soups, salads and side items. Selections include imported cheeses, made in-house salad dressings, fresh buffalo mozzarella, steamed asparagus with strawberry sauce, shrimp salad, imported Italian salamis, spicy surimi sushi, soup du jour and more.
Stuffed? Have some Brazilian cheesecake anyway. Texas de Brazil has an extensive wine list, and offers hand-rolled cigars.
Texas de Brazil is open daily for dinner; lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wed.-Fri. Major credit cards accepted. 901-526-7600 or www.texasdebrazil.com.
Number 1 BBQ in Memphis!
Corky's lean, tender, hickory-smoked, Memphis-style ribs have been voted #1 in the South! Rubbed with Corky's famously flavorful dry shake & served wet or dry, they're the flavor of Memphis - a must-eat if you're in town. Just as delicious are Corky's wonderful barbecue sandwiches - pork or beef - with a side of Corky's fantastic bbq beans. Corky's also offers bbq salad, bbq chicken, bbq & spaghetti, hot tamales, chili & Cajun shrimp. And don't forget to get a loaf of onion rings for everyone at the table to share. Corky's serves lunch & dinner daily. Beer is available. M.C., D.C., Visa, Amex, Discover accepted. There are 3 Corky's in Memphis: 5259 Poplar, 901-685-9744, near Poplar & I-240 in Memphis; 1740 Germantown Rd. at Dexter, 901-737-1988, in Cordova; & 743 W. Poplar, 901-405-4999, in Collierville. Visit www.corkysmemphis.com.
Premier Transportation Services
For more than 150 years Premier Transportation Services has been transporting Memphis area residents safely and securely to their destinations, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Yellow and Checker Cabs, manned by experienced, professionally trained and permitted drivers, are clean and well-maintained; drivers are experienced and professional, helpful and polite. Twenty-four hour, on-demand Courier and Package Delivery Services are also available. MasterCard, Visa and American Express are accepted. Call 901-577-777 or order on-line at www.yellowcabofmemphis.com.
Premier also offers airport shuttle services (call 901-577-7700 or 1-800-796-7750); group and meeting transportation; and VIP Executive Sedan Services -- no airport lines; no hassle. Chauffeured sedans are also a worry-free way to enjoy a night on the town -- no parking hassles; no designated driver. A minimum 24 hour notice for all service is requested. Office hours are 8 a.m-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Metro Cab & Advantage Cab
901-322-2222. Fast, friendly, professional service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The area’s largest fleet features a professionally trained staff & safe, clean sedans & vans. Serving Collierville, Cordova, Germantown, Olive Branch, Millington, Southaven, West Memphis & Memphis. Quick access; local or long distance fares; fully insured. Visa, MasterCard & American Express accepted; corporate direct billing available
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