Each week, host Mamie Shannon and her guests in the Local Color 'coffee shop' talk about the entertainment scene in and around Memphis and the Mid-South. 

This week on Local Color (Feb. 28), host Mamie Shannon and guests talk about new Memphis album releases; Literacy Mid-South's Reading Mob featuring "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio; upcoming theater productions like "A Steady Rain" and "A Chorus Line" at Theatre Memphis; Knit the Brooks at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; and more.

The broadcast of Local Color is sponsored by McEwen's Restaurant and by Alchemy.


Local Color airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on WKNO/Channel 10, and repeats Saturday afternoon at 1:30.
It also airs Saturday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. on WKNO2

Host Mamie Shannon

Chris DavisChris Davis covers the performance beat for The Memphis Flyer.

Ashley Dacus
Ashley Dacus is Local Color's expert on what's new in the world of books!

Elizabeth Cawein
Elizabeth Cawein is the founder of Signal Flow PR, a specialty PR and publicity firm dedicated to serving musicians and music businesses


Dead Soldiers Album Release
Mar 2
Young Avenue Deli, Midtown

Mark Edgar Stuart Album Release
Mar 5

Blues for Lou Album Release

Sat, Mar 9 at 9 pm
Earnestine and Hazel's, Memphis

Literacy Mid South
Read Across America Month
902 S Cooper St Memphis

Reading Mob: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Fri, Mar 1 at 3 – 5 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood

World Book Night U.S.
April 23, 2013

A Steady Rain
Thru Mar 3
Theatre Memphis Next Stage

A Chorus Line

Mar 8 – 30
Theatre Memphis

Debbie Does Dallas
Mar 1 – 24
Circuit Playhouse

Knit the Brooks
Sun, Mar 17 at 11 am – 2 pm
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South
Jun 8 – Sep 15
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

The Smoking Flowers with Deering and Down
Sat, Mar 2 at 9 pm
The Warble with Chateau Nowhere
Sun Mar 3
The World Famous Poplar Lounge, Memphis

Between the Buried and Me with So She Sang & Aletheia

March 4
New Daisy Theatre on Beale St.



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