Calkins: A 36-year employee of FedEx makes it onstage at the Kennedy Center — the inspiring tale behind the trip

By , Daily Memphian Published: June 21, 2019 6:06 PM CT
Geoff Calkins
Daily Memphian

Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

At age 63, Memphis theatre power — and longtime FedEx employee — Cecelia Wingate has made it to the Kennedy Center. Here's the story of how she and Memphis playwright Evan Linder arrived on the nation's stage.

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Byhalia Cecelia Wingate Evan Linder Kennedy Center Memphis

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