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March 2005
Events Calendar
March 1
Stand By Your Man, the
Tammy Wynette Story
The Link Center Concert Hall
Tupelo, Ms
7:30 PM
Purchase Tickets Now!
$22.00 + $3 service charge
March 1
Sisters In The Spirit
Orpheum theatre
Memphis, TN
For Tickets call 901.525.3000
Featuring: Juanita Bynum, Yolanda Adams, Martha Munizzi, Rizen, Sheila E., Kelly Price
also featuring Donna Richardson in
"Sweating In The Spirit"
March 1-20
Strokes of Genius:
Master Works from the New Britain Museum of American Art
Dixon Gallery, Memphis, TN
"Three centuries of great American art in one extraordinary collection."
March 2
The Quilts of Gee's Bend
Sweet Home Alabama!
Brooks Museum, Memphis
Free for members, $5 for non-members
Sponsored by Paulsen Printing
Soulful art: The Quilts of Gee's Bend
Gallery talk 6:45pm: The Quilts of Gee's Bend with Chief Curator, Marina Pacini
Southern food with attitude 6-8:30pm: Southern inspired cuisine prepared by Chef Penny McCraw. Brushmark Restaurant reservations 544.6225 Sassy drinks 6-8pm: mint julep martinis $5/glass Down home Sounds 6-9pm: Dime Store Outfit
March 3-6
The Coliseum, Memphis,TN
March 4
Blue’s Clues Live! - Blue’s Birthday Party
Orpheum, Memphis, TN
For Tickets call 901.525.3000
Pick up a copy of the February issue of Jabberblabber "For The Creative Child In Everyone." Inside play and win tickets to the show & VIP passes to the pre-show birthday party on Friday March 4th at 6pm.
Blue’s Clues returns to the stage to celebrate Blue’s birthday. This live theatrical experience invites preschoolers and their parents to think, imagine and be an active part of the show.
March 5
Carrot Top
Gold Strike Casino
Saturday, March 5 at 8pm,
Tickets $25.00
*Must be 21 years of age to attend
March 5
Freestyle Fighting Event
Grand Casino, Tunica
Price $19.95/$14.95
It's no-holds-barred Freestyle Fighting action set for the Grand Casino on Saturday, March 5. Watch the bouts in thier various schools of fighting (karate, jiu jitsu, boxing, grappling) and the unrestrained combat for the hardcore fighting championship, featuring a total mix of martial arts. These fights combine boxing, kickboxing, wrestling and other forms of competitive battle and will be one of the best mixed martial arts shows ever for Indiana.
Connection Comp Dollars may be used to purchase up to eight tickets per member. Fighting Tickets are avialable at the Grand Event Center Box Office.
March 6
Creation Station - A drop-in family art activity for all ages
Brooks Museum, Memphis
Sunday, March 6, 2005
Free admission!
Children and their adult companions will enjoy seeing the exhibit, taking scavenger hunts in the galleries, and afterward creating their own unique quilt projects in the studio.
March 10
Film - Hearts and Hands:
The Influence of Women and Quilts on American Society
Brooks Museum, Memphis
Thursday, March 10 7:00pm
Free for Brooks members, $3 for non-members. The fascinating film explores the tradition of quilting in the United States, chronicling the lives of ordinary women as well as individuals such as Harriet Tubman through the 19th century.
March 11
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Horseshoe Casino, Tunica
9:00 PM
Tickets $25.00
March 11
Rascal Flatts Concert
Desoto Civic Center
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets $38 Cash @ DCC; $39.14
Charge card @ DCC
March 11
Charlie Daniels Band
Grand Casino
Friday, March 11, 2005
Price $24.95/$19.95
Grand Event Center
March 12
Blues Bash 2005
Grand Casino
Saturday, March 12, 2005
Price $37.50
Grand Tunica Event Center
March 13
A Joyous Celebration:
Gospel Brunch at the Brooks with Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church Choir
Brooks Museum 11:30am-3:30pm $20 adults, $10 children for brunch at the Brushmark; does not include museum admission. Brunch reservations recommended, please call 901.544.6225

March 13
Lyrical Lecture on
American Music
Dixon Gallery Sunday, March 13, 2 p.m.
Join American musical historian Michael Lasser as he reprises a lecture he gave several years ago at the New Britain Museum of American Art, "Just a Song at Twilight: From the Civil War to Ragtime." This retrospect traces the history of American music in the second half of the nineteenth century, following much the same path as the New Britain collection on view in the galleries. Lasser has been described as an encyclopedia of American song and dance whose presentation is enriching, informative, and fun. The program is suitable for all ages and is included with museum admission.

March 15
Tea and Tour for Seniors
Brooks Museum
Tuesday, March 15
Free admission for seniors
Seniors, please join us for docent-led tours of the exhibition, followed by tea and delicious refreshments in the Brushmark Restaurant. For reservations please call 901.544.6215.

March 17
Bancorp South - Tupelo Somewhere In the Sun Tour 2005 with Gretchen Wilson and Uncle Kracker
7:30 PM
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$59.50 plus $4.50 service charge. All seats reserved.

March 19
Quilt stories family program
Brooks Museum
For ages 3-5 with an adult
Saturday, March 19, 2005 10:00am-11:00am
Free admission! Families join an art educator for fun in the galleries, including storytelling, looking at art, and a hands-on art project in the studio.

March 22
The Ugly Duckling
Voices of the South brings the 100 year old journey of the awkward little bird to life. The Ugly Duckling marches bravely through hecklers, hunters, and cruel seasons. It is an unforgettable survival story and after blooming into a graceful swan is a reminder of the patience often necessary to discover true happiness.

March 26
Eggstravaganza Family Easter Egg Hunt
Memphis Botanical Gardens: (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM) 10th Annual Family Easter Egg Hunt - Enjoy an afternoon of fun for the whole family with * Magicians * Hands on Crafts * Photos with the Easter Bunny * Garden-wide "Clue hunt" - Admission $4 Members $6 Non-Members - Call (901) 685-1566 Ext. 116 for information

March 29
Mama Mia!
Orpheum, Memphis, TN
For Tickets call 901.525.3000
A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Over 18 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a tiny Greek island. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives! With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, MAMMA MIA! is the World’s Number #1 Show!