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. 21), host Mamie Shannon and guests talk about about Oscar Night, Cedar Grove Opry House, Jazz-a-Fire and more. Can you beat John Beifuss in making Oscar Predictions? Find out about this Commercial Appeal annual contest!

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!

John Beifuss
John Beifuss is the film writer for The Commercial Appeal. Follow his blog online - The Bloodshot Eye.


The Oscars
Feb. 24 at 6 pm on ABC
85th Annual Academy Awards

Beat Beifuss
Enter by midnight, Feb. 22

Best Picture
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor
Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day Lewis - Lincoln
Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
Denzel Washington - Flight
Best Actress
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts - The Impossible
Oscar Experience Memphis
Feb 24 at 6 pm
The Columns
One Commerce Square, Memphis

Cedar Grove Opry House
Grand Opening Mar 2 at 7pm
6890 Highway 70, Cedar Grove TN

Last Sunday of the month, 3 – 5 pm
FireHouse Community Arts Center
985 South Bellevue, Memphis

Anything Goes
Feb 26 – Mar 3
Orpheum Theatre, Memphis

Juneteenth Story
Sun, Feb 24 at 3 pm
Cannon Center, Memphis

52nd Annual Memphis Coin Show
Feb 22 – 24
Landers Center, Southaven MS

US National Indoor Tennis Championships
Thru Feb 24
Racquet Club of Memphis
5111 Sanderlin



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Submission guidelines: Local Color will showcase events but will not be able to mention sponsors, fundraising efforts, or political events. Each event submitted will be considered, but may not end up on the show. Each event submitted must be open to the public and be held in the Mid-South area

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