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Hosted by Darel Snodgrass and Kacky Walton

The Mid-South calendar of arts events.

Weekdays | 9:01 AM and 3:50 PM

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    William Merritt Chase, "A Memory: In the Italian Villa," 1910; Oil on canvas; Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D Foundation
    Dixon - "American Made: Paintings and Sculpture from the Demell Jacobsen Collection" opens January 29 and runs through April 16. This collections features more than 100 pieces from one the premier collections of American art, spanning from Colonial times through the 20th century. Darel Snodgrass talks with Dixon Assistant Curator Theresa Cunningham about this exciting show, featuring a talk by Diane Demell Jacobsen on Sunday January 29th. American Made: Paintings and Sculpture from… | Dixon Gallery & Gardens.
  • Opera Memphis Tosca - Opera Memphis present's Puccini's masterpiece Tosca at Germantown Performing Arts Center on January 27th and 28th. Darel Snodgrass talks with Opera Memphis General Director Ned Canty about the excitement of bringing a large production back to the stage after 2 years of smaller events. Tosca (operamemphis.org)
  • Author David Wesley Williams will be reading from and Signing his new novel Everybody Knows on Thursday January 19th at Burke's Book Store. Margaret Renkl calls it a "rowdy, music-besotted, whiskey-drenched tale of political shenanigans and Biblical flooding...Come for an unforgettable cast of ne'er-do-wells, hard-luck prophets, and lovelorn writers: stay for what the tell us about who we are in this teetering moment." Darel Snodgrass talks with David about language, the necessity of music, and the pull of Memphis. Reading and Book Signing with David Wesley Williams | Thursday, Jan 19, 2023 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (burkesbooks.com).
  • After nearly 20 years of planning and some recent construction delays, the Scheidt Family Performing Arts Center on the University of Memphis campus is set for the Grand Opening Gala on February 4th, featuring multiple Grammy winner Dionne Warwick and an assortment of performers from the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. Darel Snodgrass talks with Scheidt School Marketing and Communications Officer Kristen Russell about the upcoming Gala and the new building and Plough Foundation Concert Hall. Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music New Music Center - Scheidt Center - The University of Memphis
  • Darel Snodgrass talks with Yelena and Alex Ovando, Executive Director and Academic Director about Music Box Inc., a new music school in Germantown. Classes and lessons are available for a wide range of ages and a choice of instruments. Yelena and Alex talk about their philosophy of music teaching and the value of a musical education to young people. Music Lessons - Music Box (musicboxinc.com)
  • Darel Snodgrass talks with Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center Executive Director about shows coming in the new year, including Bee Gees Gold and Professor Wow's Fun-believable Science Show Upcoming Shows | Bartlett Performing Arts, TN - Official Website (bpacc.org).
  • The On Stage at the Halloran Center performance series continues in the new year with illusionist Mike Super on January 14 and Memphis soul legend Don Bryant and the Bo-Keys on February 10. Darel Snodgrass talks with Halloran Centre Director Ron Jewell about upcoming events in the new year. On Stage at the Halloran Centre | Orpheum Theatre Memphis (orpheum-memphis.com).
  • Jazz artist Stacey Kent returns to Germantown Performing Arts Center on January 14.
  • Darel Snodgrass talks with Orpheum Theatre Groups President and CEO Brett Batterson about upcoming holiday events at the Orpheum, including the Porter-Leath Toy Truck Drive, Ballet Memphis' Nutcracker, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, and more Official Site for Upcoming Events | Orpheum Theatre Memphis (orpheum-memphis.com).
  • ...runs at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens through January 15, 2023.
  • After the very successful run of her show at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs Mississippi...
  • Darel Snodgrass talks with Ron Jewell from the Halloran Centre for Arts and Education about the upcoming new season On Stage at the Halloran Centre | Orpheum Theatre Memphis (orpheum-memphis.com).