Jeff passed away unexpectedly on 8/18/11. His friends and fans will still be attending this event in order to commemorate his life and his spirit of adventure. Please join us.
To Whom It May Concern:
I want to know if anyone is concerned about the children and their rights to a first rate education. This issue with consolidation with MCS and SCS seems to be overshadowing the pertinent reasons to have schools—to provide a first rate education for our children. We need to put all this bickering aside and devise a practical plan that has our children’s best interest in mind and not our petty insignificant agendas. Who cares who is right or wrong—we need to come to some sort of an agreement that will help our children reach their maximum academic potential. Although, I am not a proponent of consolidation; however, I am an advocate for education. I would like to see the schools, administrators, and teachers band together in unity to develop a plan that will help the school systems excel—whether we become one large school system or remain separate--I really do not care as long as we create an effective plan that will accommodate all the diverse students and the various learning styles of the students.
Furthermore, I would like to see that we incorporate the positive aspects of both systems, if we must consolidate. The SCS has an excellent curriculum and the teachers are really doing a superb job motivating and engaging the children. I have two children in SCS—one at Bartlett Elementary and one at Bartlett High School. I really think that my children are doing well because of the schools they are attending and the excellent administrative staff. Likewise, I am aware of excellent schools in MCS but I know of several failing or high priority schools, such as Frayser High School and others. I know about Frayser High School because this is the school that I recently chose to write an action research paper about to obtain my master’s in education. In my action research paper, I explored the alarming statistical data about the school and many other detrimental aspects about the school and the community of Frayser.
Finally, I am cognizant of the fact that we have problems in our schools but it bothers me that MCS threw in the towel so quickly before trying to work through the problems with the school system. I do not understand why anyone would want to make the problems with educating our children worst by constantly squabbling about school consolidation, money, and who will run the schools. I hope and pray that we think about the children and their welfare, not our selfish agendas—money, fame, power, or just politics.
An Advocate for a First Rate Education for Everyone
Really a great time... no rotations or anything, just great karaoke with a great selection of songs.
Words cannot express the greatness of this performance. Like the proverbial apples of gold delivered on a plate of silver. Some few people in life are able to give their very best all the time with no let down and Bob Dylan or Mr. Zimmerman or whatever he wants to be is one of those people. As I scanned the crowd of young, middle aged, and older folks some were dancing in their seats, others sat in awe with their jaw open, others tried to hide the tears by putting their head down. The thing about Mr. Dylans music is that it provides the common link that opens up the heart and puts all ages, all genders, all races on the same wave length and now suddenly you are connected to 5000 people at the thalamic level. This concert was an existential experience of the highest order. How can a 70 year old musician with a significant closed head injury from a motorbike accident years ago do all this every third night for months on end? The answer is blowin in the wind.
FUCCK YEAH DEAD TWIN IS THE SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Awesome band, best I've heard in a while
We had the oppurtunity to witness Joe & his greatness in our family's home. He was truely a sweet, genuine man. Who's tribute, admiration, & love for the King was incredible & unforgettable!! His wife Kim & daughter were also very lovely people. He performed & told stories of Elvis & Memphis in front of at least twenty children. In fact, his finale performance was American Trilogy. Prior to performing, he stressed the importance of responsibility, honor, being true to one's self, etc. Everyone was tuned in & received his message followed by his tribute finale in Awe!! Our little girl, loved loved loved him. This little five year old can't wait to see him again! She still has her scarves on this morning... ROCK ON Joe Kent!!!
I saw Joe June 17 at Rock and Roll Cafe---another terrific show as always. He is fabulous and I make sure I go to his show when I'm in Memphis.
$10 general admission, $15 for VIP seats!
For VIP seats, call Sally the Great at 901-674-0349 to reserve ahead of time!!
bobby joe ebola, brilliant acoustic fun punk. funny, thinking man's goofballs. if you miss this you are a boring crap talking hipster who more than likely has a gonner records tattoo. stop listening to the same old boring pseudo garage rock and check out some good times and harmonies.
and check out the video i posted, one of 13 they are working on for the new album "f" which is very bad ass.
GREAT Band, Great Food, Super spot for a wonderful evening. Was visiting from Texas and this place will keep me coming back.
Beautiful work at a great price. Must see! All local artists...
Thanks to all the show patrons for your support of our work. Thanks to Greg's efforts, everyone has an extra week to view and purchase work of great artists ! Be sure to stop by. Thanks
Some of the most talented artists I've seen in a long time!- a beautiful show and a great location, I just wish I had an endless pocketbook!
Fantastic stuff! All Memphis made.
Looking forward to Rosa Wallace and Sibella at the P&H. This will be a great show with original music!
i played with this cat, the real thing
Great Show! Great Space! "Talk-Back Theater"
Play runs, March 18 – 20 & March 25-26, 2011. Tickets online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/162…
The Secret Garden at PPP is a fantastic production and better than most professional theater presentations in Memphis -- on a par with the excellent productions we have come to expect from this Playhouse.
thanks for the listing Memphis Flyer!
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