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Tennessee congressman Steve Cohen, a Caucasian male who once claimed to vote like a black woman, got more face time on The Colbert Report on Monday, March 19th, after Representative Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), the Democratic Caucus chairman, told freshman Democratic members of Congress to avoid making appearances on master satirist Stephen Colbert's "Better Know a District" segment. Colbert took offense to the edict and, after airing a clip of Cohen, suggested that Emanuel likes to push black women around.

Hot Flash

Be sure to mark your calendars because Menopause: The Musical is coming to the Germantown Performing Arts Centre on Tuesday, April 10th. Featuring such unforgettable, heart-touching songs as "Drippin' and Droppin'," "I'm Flashing," and the rather naughty sounding "Good Vibrations," Menopause: The Musical follows the bargain-hunting adventures of four middle-aged women shopping for lingerie and going through ch-ch-changes. Why would anybody write a musical about menopause? Because The Vagina Monologues aren't getting any younger, you know?

Hurting

Memphis playwright Katori Hall is receiving accolades for her new play Hurt Village, set in the infamous North Memphis housing project that was demolished and replaced by middle-income housing. The occasionally brutal play depicts a young African-American soldier who grew up in the rough-and-tumble environs of "Greenlaw," "Smoky City," and "New Chicago" but returns from Iraq to find that his "Uptown" home is being torn down.

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