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Roosevelt Collier, with Yella P.

The Green Room

Pedal and lap steel guitar ace Roosevelt Collier, so proficient he’s affectionately known as “The Dr,” released his solo debut, Exit 16, on GroundUP Music. It’s a potent mix of blues, gospel, rock, and, in his words, “dirty funk swampy grime,” as overseen by producer and Bokanté bandmate Michael League (from the Grammy-winning Snarky Puppy).

The Crosstown Arts Film Series presents ALMA’S RAINBOW

Crosstown Theater

Almas’s Rainbow is a coming-of-age comedy/drama about three Black women living in Brooklyn. Ayoka Chenzira’s feature film explores the life of teenager Rainbow Gold (Victoria Gabrielle Platt) who is entering womanhood and navigating conversations and experiences around standards of beauty, self-image, and the rights of Black women have over their bodies.

Tonya Dyson & the Ainitmanes

The Green Room

Tonya Dyson is a beloved artist who has not only built a devoted following in a creative landscape of her own design but has helped develop and nurture that same environment for countless other Memphis artists. She’s the genuine article in Memphis’ new soul underground.

Literature is Liberating Fest

Crosstown Concourse 1350 Concourse Ave, Memphis, TN

Literature is Liberating Fest is a free and open to the community literary festival celebrating Black authors and African American literature that includes vendors, author discussions, book signings, literary panels, writing workshops for kids and adults, a youth story hour, crafts, and more!

TANGELA “Splendid Mind Series ii”, featuring Spek (Was Here) and DJ set by STH MEMPHIS JEFF

The Green Room

TANGELA is the glittery finish to a masterfully crafted collage. She glows, sparkles, and shines wherever she is present. A fusion of love and artistic vision, TANGELA has dibble-dabbled in The Arts since she was a toddler — weaving in and out of painting classes, bands, theatrical outfits and dance troupes, intent on discovering her most magical talents.

Iris Collective: Intersections

Crosstown Theater

Crosstown Theater Thursday, February 9, 2023 Doors at 6:30 p.m. | Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35 | $30...

The Black Opry Revue

The Green Room

Black Opry is a home for Black artists and Black fans of country, blues, folk, and Americana music. Country music has been made by and loved by Black people since its conception. For just as long, we have been overlooked and disregarded in the genre by fans and executives. Black Opry wants to change that. We invite you to discover, support and enjoy the Black artists that make magic in this space. One of the most valuable aspects of country music is its versatility and diversity in sound. Country, blues, folk, and Americana music often overlap or weave together — these artists explore all of those sounds and intersections. The Black Opry Revue showcases the diversity in sound and stories that Black artists offer to these genres.

Juilliard String Quartet

Crosstown Theater

With unparalleled artistry and enduring vigor, the Juilliard String Quartet (JSQ) continues to inspire audiences around the world. Founded in 1946 and hailed by The Boston Globe as “the most important American quartet in history,” the ensemble draws on a deep and vital engagement to the classics, while embracing the mission of championing new works, a vibrant combination of the familiar and the daring.

Khari Allen Lee with the Ted Ludwig Trio

The Green Room

Khari Allen Lee has arisen as one of the most in-demand saxophonists, educators, composers, and multi-instrumentalists of his generation.

The Crosstown Arts Film Series presents COOLEY HIGH

Crosstown Theater

Michael Schultz directed this deeply felt recollection of adolescent life on Chicago's near North Side in 1964. Like American Graffiti, Cooley High deals with girl, school, and police troubles as a group of high school seniors prepare for post-high-school life.

Leyla McCalla

Crosstown Theater

Leyla McCalla finds inspiration from her past and present, whether it is her Haitian heritage or her adopted home of New Orleans, she — a bilingual multi-instrumentalist, and alumna of Grammy award-winning African-American string band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops — has risen to produce a distinctive sound that reflects the union of her roots and experience.

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