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Smokey Joe’s Café: Now through May 29 Playhouse on the Square 66 South Cooper St. Tickets are available now at www.playhouseonthesquare.org or by calling the box offi ce, 901- 726-4656.

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“A great Christian soul, whose golden voice charmed and lifted teeming thousands to pinnacles of untrammeled ecstasy and glorious hallelujahs born of the soul.”

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Camping is the ultimate in fun and relaxation and is loaded with benefits. It provides adventure and unlimited opportunities to experience the great outdoors. Historical landmarks and different regions make for fascinating experiences to learn about history. Not to mention, it’s an affordabl…

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Much to my surprise in the November 16 issue of Antique Week the front page article was about Inez and Jean Bregant from Council Bluff, Iowa. It so happens, I own a tip tray featuring them.

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“Waves of Change”: Fused Glass Works by Christie Stratton Moody ’71 now to April 2. Closing reception. Thurs., March 31 Levy Gallery in the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 5 to 7 p.m. The final exhibition of 2022 will feature creations by the St. Mary’s alumna and Georgia-based art…

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Q. My computer is seven years old. Everything seems normal when it first starts up, but the longer I use it, the slower it runs. After an hour, the wait is awful. Restarting returns it to normal, but the slowdown repeats. Help!

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When the union of American states was reconstructed after the carnage of Civil War, African Americans served in public office throughout the South, including Memphis.

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While Memphis has recently been included in some lists that cast it in an unfavorable light, the city also has been returned to a list recognizing achievement.

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Beginning Jan. 8, the Mallory-Neely House will be open to visitors Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.. Tours will operate hourly until 4 p.m.

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Something for Everyone: Photos by Becky Ross McRae, presented by Gallery Ten Ninety-One Jan. 3-31 at wkno.org This exhibition may be viewed online only. There are no works on display at the WKNO Studios.

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To heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis, he was “one of the closest friends I ever had.” For golf great Bobby Jones, he was a “delightful and charming person” who “meant much to us in Augusta and to the Masters Tournament. Some of the very finest writing about the tournament has come from him.” His name was Walter Stewart and he was from Memphis.

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My husband is a big fan of Jerry Seinfeld’s brand of observational comedy... We have a pact that some tales are not to be shared until our deep twilight years. I predict that he will then drop out of origami class and organize a roast. I just hope that what is revealed in the nursing home stays in the rec room.

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The Memphis District Senior Olympics was held at various venues in Memphis and Shelby County from Sept. 24 to Oct. 8. This local competition qualified athletes for the Tennessee state and even national competition.

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“Awesome Adventure of Miss Kitty and Her Woodland Friends” written by Mary Sue Peters is our book review for this issue.

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I am 25 pounds lighter than I was just a few months ago, and my blood pressure is far lower. A better diet and generous amounts of exercise were key ingredients, but the tool that helped me most was fitness related technology.

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"A Walk in the Parks" Nov. 1-30 at wkno.org. Works by Larry Hughes in art residencies at several National Parks and Monuments, and a few in Tennessee as well. This exhibition may be viewed online only. There are no works on display at the WKNO Studios. 

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I am a collector of the Golden Age of Radio promotional ephemera. “Sky King,” “The Lone Ranger,” “Amos and Andy,” Jack Benny, Bob Hope, and the vaudevillians Ted Lewis, Sophie Tucker and Ed Wynn. I have sent you a photo of a not perfect Ed Wynn’s Fire Chief mask, which I love. Can you tell me about it, and does it have any value because of the damage?

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Q. Is there a dictionary for Emoji?

A. What a delightful question. There is not just a dictionary, but an entire encyclopedia!

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Looking for information about health, finance, lifestyles for Mid- Southerners over 50? Watch WKNO-TV’s series, “The Best Times” on WKNO Channel 10. Here’s what’s coming up in October:

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The Secret Garden: Now through Oct. 10, The Next Stage at Theatre Memphis. Dates, times and tickets, along with COVID policy, are at https://theatrememphis.org/ Masks and proof of vaccination required.

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As historian Michael Finger explained, Wilde was “perhaps the leading voice of a burgeoning movement that encouraged the appreciation of all things beautiful.”

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It has been some time since my last column. Like every one of you, the pandemic has made me adopt different ways of accomplishing normal tasks.

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It was cold in Memphis when a well-dressed man and his girlfriend left the Forrest Park Hotel on the evening of Dec. 18, 1928. His wallet bulged with 200 $100 bills as they climbed into a Yellow Taxi heading for the city’s night clubs. What happened to these two visitors from St. Paul, Minne…

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In 2019, most violent deaths were suicides, which occurred more often in males than females, according to research published in the May 20 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of science advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Thursday that a single booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be given to 5- to 11-year-olds.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of risk factors for Alzheimer disease and related dementias varies and is highest for high blood pressure and not meeting aerobic physical activity guidelines, according to research published in the May 20 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, psychological distress prior to the diagnosis is associated with hospitalization for COVID-19, according to a study published online May 19 in Psychological Medicine.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A perioperative medication-related clinical decision support (CDS) software prototype may reduce the time taken to complete tasks, according to a study published online May 16 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with severe asymptomatic aortic stenosis, early intervention may reduce the risk for all-cause mortality compared with conservative management, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online May 17 in Open Heart.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Tezepelumab treatment is associated with higher levels of on-treatment clinical responses than placebo among individuals with severe, uncontrolled asthma, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2022 International Conference, held from May 13 to 18 in San Francisco.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of U.S. teenagers are vaping marijuana -- a habit that in some ways may be more risky than old-fashioned pot smoking, a new study finds.

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Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, meaning it’s time to break out the barbecue grill and invite the neighbors over. But not before doing a few safety checks first.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of lung cancer screening exams with high-risk Lung-RADS findings result in delays in care, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2022 International Conference, held from May 13 to 18 in San Francisco.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Candidate biomarkers for disease progression in psoriasis have been identified, according to a review published online April 28 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A baby formula plant closed in February at the heart of the current U.S. shortage of the product could reopen as soon as next week, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D., told House lawmakers on Thursday.

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Being in debt feels like you’re always a step behind. It doesn’t help that debt is spoken about as something that’s your fault — too much online shopping, or too…

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As the highly contagious Omicron subvariant spreads throughout the US, new Covid-19 cases are on the rise in most states. Two years into the pandemic, many may not know what to do after testing positive. In today's Health Minute we go over what health experts recommend.

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As the highly contagious Omicron subvariant spreads throughout the US, new Covid-19 cases are on the rise in most states. Two years into the pandemic, many may not know what to do after testing positive. In today's Health Minute we go over what health experts recommend.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A bill that would allow families in a U.S. government assistance program to buy whatever brand of baby formula they can find is on the way to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.

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FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Dementia risk factors appear to shift with age, and experts say knowing that could help people make lifestyle changes to reduce their chances of developing the disease.

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My mom died at age 61, when I was 31. Seeing her headstone in a field of others smacked me with a brutal, if obvious fact: Everyone, including everyone’s parents,…

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American children affected by acute hepatitis of unknown cause continues to grow, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Faced with mounting pressure to help desperate parents, President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the power of the wartime Defense Production Act to get more infant formula into American homes.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The first U.S. case this year of a rare and potentially fatal virus known as monkeypox has been diagnosed in a man in Massachusetts who recently traveled to Canada, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

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The annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists was held from May 6 to 8 in San Diego and attracted more than 4,000 participants from around the world, including clinicians, academicians, allied health professionals, and others interested in obstetrics and gynecology. The conference highlighted recent advances in the prevention, detection, and treatment of conditions impacting women, with presentations focusing on the advancement of health care services for women worldwide.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of science advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevent recommended on Thursday that a single booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be given to 5- to 11-year-olds.

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THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A baby formula plant closed in February at the heart of the current U.S. shortage of the product could reopen as soon as next week, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf told House lawmakers on Thursday.

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The CDC is now working with Massachusetts health officials to investigate a case of Monkeypox in a resident there. It's a disease that's popping up in several countries that don't normally report it, including the US. Today, the US Surgeon General is telling Americans to be aware but not to worry.

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Inflation is up, the stock market is down, and I bonds have suddenly come into vogue due to an unprecedented interest rate of 9.62%. But while I bonds can help…