From Tehran to Memphis, Lily Afshar left a musical legacy

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 26, 2023 8:43 AM CT | Published: October 25, 2023 7:53 PM CT

Born in Iran but receiving much of her formal training in the U.S., she was a classical guitarist recognized across the world and spent 34 years on the University of Memphis music school’s faculty.


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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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