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July 29, 2001

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What makes Memphis different than any other mid-sized city in America?Ê Why do people all over the world know the name Memphis and don’t know Tulsa, Charlotte, Tampa, and Indianapolis.Ê

The answer is our cultural legacy.ÊÊHow do we preserve it and use it toÊmake Memphis today "The Creative City"?Ê We'll try to find some answers from our guests this week.Ê

Ê“The Poor and Hungry” has made Craig Brewer an award winner many times over – winning Best Digital Film at last year’s Hollywood Film Festival and an unprecedented three awards in the feature category at this year’s Nashville Independent Film Festival.Ê The movie will now have a week-long run in Los Angeles, making it eligible for Oscar consideration.Ê

Ross Rice first gained national recognition in 1989 with his band, “Human Radio.”Ê He followed up that success with an album of his own called “Umpteen” on Steve Earle’s label.Ê He is a prolific and popular singer-songwriter.

Dorothy Gunther Pugh is founder and artistic director of Ballet Memphis, a professional dance company that traveled to New York this spring and came home with rave reviews from New York critics.Ê It was a first for a Memphis arts organization.

Listen Sunday, July 29, at 9 a.m. on the Web or on WKNO-FM stations (91.1).Ê "Smart City" reairs Tuesday, July 31, at 9 a.m., on WKNA (88.9).

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