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A time of joy and happiness for many, the holidays are for others a season of struggle.

Leaders of various Memphis charitable organizations join WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines' Eric Barnes and Daily Memphian reporter Bill Dries for a look at some of the challenges faced by folks trying to make ends meet. 

Fifteen years ago, Katie Smythe was perplexed about what what The Nutcraker was really about. She went on to recreate the classic holiday ballet, giving it a Memphis twist.

The production, The Nut Remix, features songs from Duke Ellington's jazz remix to Tchaikovsky's Nuckcraker Suite, including authenic Spanish, Chinese and African dances, as well as performances by Charles "Lil Buck" Riley, who stars in the live-action Disney film, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

On this Checking on the Arts, Smythe explains what makes this 2018 weekend performance so speical, compared to years' past. 


A veteran of Memphis bands such as Snowglobe and Jeffrey James and the Haul, Jeff Hulett is no newcomer to the Memphis music scene. Hulett's latest album, Around These Parts, features a variety of Memphis musicians, such as Luke White and Jonathan Kirkscey.

Hulett's album release party is Saturday (Dec. 15) at Memphis Made Brewing from 4-6 p.m.

 

 


 

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Under the cover of darkness, the cranes came for Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest a year ago this month. They plucked him -- and the horse he rode in on -- right off the pedestal he'd been standing on for more than a century.

The Southern Living Entertainment Cookbook

The holidays are the time for entertaining. 


Shelby County Schools’ Superintendent Dorsey Hopson will be leaving his position in January to take a new job with Cigna. This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Hopson joins host Eric Barnes to talk about some of the challenges he faced during his five years as head of Tennessee's largest school district. 

Blue Christmas

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Church Health

While it’s hard to admit, I love sappy holiday movies.


Bluff City Toffee

The way to a person's heart is most definitely through their stomach.


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With three vacancies on the Memphis City Council, members will soon get to choose the temporary replacements until the next election. But filling just one of those seats wasn't without controversy. 

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It may not have been a surprise that Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith was elected to the U.S. Senate in Mississippi in this week's runoff. The red state hasn't elected a Democrat to that position since the 1980s. But Hyde-Smith's off-the-cuff remarks about attending a public hanging (which she called an "exaggerated expression of regard") inflamed the state's liberal voters, who decried her lack of apology, and galvanized Republicans, who felt the national media gave it too much attention. 

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The Education Department hatches plan to fix troubled TEACH grant

The Education Department plans to erase debt for thousands of teachers whose TEACH grants were converted to loans, after an almost year-long NPR investigation into the troubled federal program.

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President Trump said Friday evening that Mick Mulvaney, his director of the Office of Management and Budget, will be the acting White House chief of staff.

It's unclear how long Mulvaney will serve in the role, succeeding outgoing chief of staff John Kelly. Trump announced on Dec. 8 that Kelly would leave at the end of the year.

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