Lord T & Eloise

Lord T & Eloise are “intergalactic time travelers” and “saviors of rap music” that are from Memphis, TN. Aristocrats from the 1800′s they’ve come to 2011 to bring the crunk. With Lord T’s white powdered wigs and Eloise’s gold skin, how could it not be amazing.

With a unique sound, they’re working on their third album currently and will soon be touring the U.S. I was able to get these pictures at their recent concert at Minglewood Hall. They are energetic and put on a great show. You have to experience these guys live to fully enjoy their sound.

Elaine Blanchard

Porch Swing Stories

One of Elaine’s recent projects was Prison Stories where she went into Women’s prisons and helped women write their stories.

From her site at ElaineBlanchard.com:

Elaine studied theater at Lambuth College in Jackson, TN and earned an associate degree in nursing from Union University in Jackson. She is a certified parish nurse. She worked for twenty years in acute care settings; ten years of that time she worked with people recovering from addictions. She earned a BS from UT Martin in 1992, with a double major in English and philosophy. She earned her Master of Divinity from Memphis Theological Seminary.

Elaine began her ministry in the United Methodist Church, serving as a local pastor for Methodist congregations from 1989-1994. Elaine has been engaged in effective ministries on the local, association and conference levels of the United Church of Christ since 1994. She was ordained at First Congregational UCC on September 10, 2000. Currently she works as a chaplain for Aseracare Hospice in Memphis.

Elaine’s first book, Help Me Remember, was published and recorded by Pilgrim Press in 2005. Her short fiction has won Honorable Mention in the 2008 Memphis Magazine Fiction Contest, and her nonfiction has been published by Christian Century magazine. She is a company member with Memphis’ theater company, Voices of the South.

Phil Darius Wallace

Writer/Director/Actor

From his site PhilDariusWallace.com:

Phil Darius Wallace was born in Flint Michigan. He attended Interlochen Arts Academy where he studied theatrical arts. He then attended SUNY Purchase Theatre Arts School in New York, a school of professional theatre. His first professional role was Caleban in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest, which was performed at Michigan’s Shakespeare Festival. Later, he became a company member of Flint Youth Theatre where he performed various children shows. It was during this time that he wrote and produced a one-manshow on the life of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Fredrick Douglas. Phil Darius Wallace began touring his one-man shows around the country through mobile productions which has been seen in forty-eight states. The show Malcolm X received rave reviews by the LA Times and LA Weekly. He recently finished shooting the movie Nothing But the Truth with Kate Beckinsdale and Matt Dillion. He is currently in post production on his own movie, 100 Lives, which he wrote, directed and produced.