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1. Stax Announces Massive Collections Release -

Concord Music Group and Stax Records have announced the digital release and physical reissue of two big box sets – “The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 2: 1968-1971” and “The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 3: 1972-1975.”

2. Stax Announces Massive Collections Release -

Concord Music Group and Stax Records have announced the digital release and physical reissue of two big box sets – “The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 2: 1968-1971” and “The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 3: 1972-1975.”

3. Local Die-In Protesters Look Ahead to Saturday -

Organizers of three days of local protests over a series of deaths at the hands of police officers in New York, Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere will likely hold a similar protest Saturday, Dec. 13, the same day a national protest is being planned for Washington D.C.

4. Deck the Halls -

It was early Tuesday, a little more than 48 hours before Overton Square was set to throw a major holiday celebration complete with a tree-lighting ceremony, school choirs and dozens of participating tenants.

5. Events -

Downtown Memphis Commission will kick off the holiday season with the Flip-the-Switch tree-lighting party Friday, Nov. 21, at 4:30 p.m. on Beale Street at Rufus Thomas Boulevard. The event will include hot chocolate and donuts, plus special appearances by Jerry Lawler, Grizz and the Claw Crew, the Memphis Grizzline and Santa. Visit downtownmemphis.com.

6. New Daisy Changes Hands at Critical Time for Beale -

Three decades is a long enough time on Beale Street for any institution to create its own remarkable life.

But when that 30 years is part of a longer life of nearly 80 years and it’s on a street with an even longer history and heritage, there can be a tendency to forget how much time has passed in the latest life.

7. Events -

The Downtown Memphis Commission board will meet Thursday, Nov. 20, at noon in the commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

8. This week in Memphis history: November 14-20 -

2013: Justin Timberlake at FedExForum in a day that saw Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. proclaim it as Justin Timberlake day and don a bowtie along with numerous other Memphians. It was Timberlake’s first Memphis show since 2007 and 1,000 free bow ties were distributed.

9. The New Beale -

Over the last four years, the next chapter in the development of Beale Street has been a stop-and-go affair. First would come announcements followed by silence from official channels.

Along with that silence, though, was quiet activity on the side, a movement that culminated with the March announcement of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s strategic planning committee’s report, “A Framework for Beale Street.”

10. CRG2 CEO Singer Named Women’s Biz Enterprise Star -

Mary Singer, CEO of CRG2 SustainableSolutions, has been named a 2013 Women’s Business Enterprise Star by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. She was chosen by Women’s Business Council South, one of the national organization’s 14 regional partner organizations.

11. Honoring a Pair Of Fundraising History Makers -

Lights, camera, action. In 1980 the United Negro College Fund launched the Parade of Stars telethon. It became a nationwide fundraising program raising millions of dollars for generations of students, and support for historically black colleges and universities. It became the largest one-day African-American special event in the country. It changed black history – and American history – creating an acknowledged culture of fundraising in the African-American community. America’s largest corporations became engaged. Small churches, teachers, sororities and fraternities became engaged. Donors and volunteers from across the country organized to support UNCF and celebrate black philanthropy.

12. WKNO-TV to Broadcast Beale Street New Year’s Eve -

Beale Street will be home to a New Year’s Eve celebration this Dec. 31, with an outdoor concert, the traditional Guitar Drop and fireworks at the stroke of midnight.

This New Year’s Eve theme is “Celebrate 30 Years of Resurrecting the Blues.” The ribbon cutting for the rebirth of Beale Street took place in October 1982. Since that time, Beale Street has become a globally renowned entertainment district.

13. WKNO-TV to Broadcast Beale Street New Year’s Eve -

Beale Street will be home to a New Year’s Eve celebration this Dec. 31, with an outdoor concert, the traditional Guitar Drop and fireworks at the stroke of midnight.

This New Year’s Eve theme is “Celebrate 30 Years of Resurrecting the Blues.” The ribbon cutting for the rebirth of Beale Street took place in October 1982. Since that time, Beale Street has become a globally renowned entertainment district.

14. Hotel Chisca Gets New Owners, Art Facelift -

The chain-link fence surrounding the dilapidated Hotel Chisca in Downtown Memphis is a little bit easier on the eyes as of Saturday, Oct. 27.

That’s because it now boasts 30 colorful banners created by students of St. Louis Catholic School, under the leadership of art teacher Robin Durden. The art exhibit, “Memphis Music Icons,” pays tribute to the Hotel Chisca’s legacy of being the location where Elvis Presley was first played on Dewey Phillips’ “Red, Hot and Blue” radio show from the WHBQ studios in 1954.

15. Hotel Chisca Gets New Owners, Art Facelift -

The chain link fence surrounding the dilapidated Hotel Chisca in Downtown Memphis is a little bit easier on the eyes as of Saturday, Oct. 27.

That’s because it now boasts 30 colorful banners created by students of St. Louis Catholic School, under the leadership of art teacher Robin Durden. The art exhibit, “Memphis Music Icons,” pays tribute to the Hotel Chisca’s legacy of being the location where Elvis Presley was first played on Dewey Phillips’ “Red, Hot and Blue” radio show from the WHBQ studios in 1954.

16. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.

17. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees -

Memphis Mayor AC Wharton joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.

18. City’s Music Hitting Some High Notes -

THE MEMPHIS SOUND HAS A NEW GIG. Memphis has had plenty of superstars, but the beat behind them and underneath and around them, the bass they stood on, the lead they followed, the brass that announced them and made them royalty – that beat was a superstar all by itself.

19. Honors Continue For Architect Of Memphis Sound -

Memphis music icon Willie Mitchell was honored on what would have been his 84th birthday last week with a Tennessee state historical marker at his Royal Studios.

20. Rock 'n' Soul to Honor Singer Rufus Thomas -

The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum is offering free admission to any resident of Shelby County or Cayce, Miss., Thursday, Dec. 15.

That’s the 10th anniversary of the death of legendary Memphis musician Rufus Thomas, who was born in Cayce.

21. City’s Story Recounted in ‘Memphis 101’ -

A cross-section of native Memphians and Memphians by choice spent the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 9, exploring the stories that shaped the city during “Memphis 101,” a free, public event held biannually at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.

22. A Look Back, A Look Ahead -

Now that you know the past and present of the company that publishes The Daily News and The Memphis News, what should you expect in the future?

Here are a few predictions about our city in general – something to agree or disagree with, or have a good laugh. And maybe keep a copy of to compare with what actually happens between now and then.

23. Atty. Seymour Rosenberg Dies After Long Illness -

Funeral services were Monday, July 25, for longtime Memphis attorney Seymour S. Rosenberg.

Rosenberg died Saturday after a long illness.

Best known for his work in the local music industry, Rosenberg’s clients included Charlie Rich and Rufus Thomas, and he worked as a producer, publisher and manager, which brought his legal skills to bear.

24. Stax’s Al Bell to be Recognized with Grammy Trustee Award -

Al Bell is a recording industry legend, responsible for shaping Stax Records and more specifically, the careers of Booker T and the MG’s, The Staple Singers, Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Sam and Dave and The Bar-Kays, just to name a few.

25. Tarrant Brings Voice Talents to the Airwaves -

It’s no secret that Hollywood and New York City are major centers for acting. But that major-market talent also can be found in Memphis.

Voice-over actor and producer Rick Tarrant, the owner of Memphis-based Rick Tarrant Productions, said the region has plenty of its own talent to boast about. That includes his own voice, which has been heard on a range of mediums, including Christian radio stations, commercials and Sirius XM.

26. Center Stage -

Last week Kallen Esperian sent her world-renowned operatic soprano soaring through Calvary Episcopal Church.

The week before Ruby Wilson proved once again that she’s the Queen of Beale by beling out bluesy renditions at the historic church.

27. Honoring Heritage -

Judy Peiser has a good idea of how Memphians define Memphis, but the catch is that her definition lasts only one year at best.

This weekend, the Memphis Music and Heritage Festival, hosted by the Center for Southern Folklore, gives Memphians a chance to live Memphis’ identity and cultural legacy on the streets of Downtown.

28. Memphis Movement -

Memphis music producer Scott Bomar considers “Wattstax,” the concert documentary about Stax Records’ 1972 concert in Los Angeles, the “pinnacle of the Memphis music business.”

29. Irish Soul Man Promotes Memphis Music Tourism -

Chris Maher is one of Memphis soul music’s greatest ambassadors.

The 35-year-old disc jockey hosts a radio show called The Soul Train, he’s the founding CEO of a major soul music festival and he’s the creator of a charity – inspired by the Stax Music Academy – aimed at providing music education for urban children.

30. Memphians: Face it, You’re Funky -

funky adjective (funkier, funkiest ) informal
1 (of music) having or using a strong dance rhythm, in particular that of funk : some excellent funky beats.
• modern and stylish in an unconventional or striking way : She likes wearing funky clothes.
2 strongly musty : Cooked greens make the kitchen smell really funky.

31. Pat O’s Sold Back to Bank -

A mini bidding war broke out Friday during the trustee’s sale of the former Pat O’Brien’s bar at 310 Beale St., but in the end the bank that foreclosed on the property came in with the highest bid of $827,000.

32. Memphis Music Foundation Elects Bell Chairman -

Al Bell has been elected the new chairman of the Memphis Music Foundation.
Under Bell’s direction, the foundation will continue to provide education, strategic planning and promotional opportunities to the Memphis music industry.
Bell is the former chairman and owner of Stax Records and former president of Motown Records. Bell has worked with artists such as Booker T and the MG’s, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and Richard Pryor.

33. Stax Owner Given Ahmet Ertegun Award -

Al Bell, the former Stax Records owner and current Memphis Music Foundation Board member, has been awarded the Ahmet Ertegun Leadership Award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation at its annual Pioneer Awards presentation in Philadelphia.

34. Memphis Musicians Among Hall of Fame Inductees -

Booker T. and the MGs, the Memphis Horns and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section will become the newest members of the Musicians Hall of Fame.

Musician and producer Al Kooper, producer Billy Sherrill and Buddy Holly’s band The Crickets also will be inducted this year.

35. Thomas & Betts Appoints Rivers to Board of Directors -

Thomas & Betts Corp. has appointed Rufus H. Rivers as a member of its board of directors. Rivers is filling a vacancy left by the retirement of Ernest Drew.

The board now has 10 members, including nine independent directors.

36. Pat O'Brien's-MemphisProperty in Foreclosure -      The property housing Pat O'Brien's-Memphis at 310 Beale St. is in foreclosure after a first-run Notice of Substitute Trustees' Sale was filed against the restaurant's owners this week. Wachovia Commercial Mortgage Inc.,

37. UT Medical Group Names Truitt VP of Information Systems -

Jill Truitt has been appointed vice president of information systems and chief information officer at UT Medical Group.

Truitt formerly was information services director and program director for Allina Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis. She has more than 25 years of experience in health care information technology and management.

38. Iconic Photographer Dies At 85 of Stroke Complications -      Photographer Ernest Withers, who spent more than 60 years documenting history, from the blues music of Beale Street to the Civil Rights movement, died Monday night. He was 85.
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39. Events -

The Memphis Bar Association's Diversity Task Force sponsors a diversity summit today from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave. Sessions will include "Achieving Success Through Diversity," "Why Diversity is Important for Success in the Legal Profession" and "How Minority Attorneys Can Attract Business Clients." Cost is $50 for regular registration, $30 for attorneys in firms of five or fewer and free for law students and guests. Call 527-3573 for more information.

40. Archived Article: Memos - Thomas F

Thomas F. Barnett and Emily Turner Landry joined the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell as associates. Barnett concentrates his practice in the area of litigation. He earned a bachelors degree from Ohio State Unive...

41. Archived Article: Comm Focus - By STACEY WIEDOWER

Brooks museum exhibition honors Hispanic tradition

By STACEY WIEDOWER

The Daily News

Everyone knows about Halloween, but a growing number of people in the Mid-South celebrate another holiday to kick off the fall and ho...

42. Archived Article: Pat O's (lead) - Pat OBriens opens with a splash

Pat OBriens opens with a splash

By ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

The effort to pour one of Pat OBriens rum-studded Hurricanes alongside the Beale Street cobblestones underwent a kind of tempest on its own. 43. Archived Article: Standout - Family man Family man By MARY DANDO The Daily News Restaurateur, musician and community activist all the monikers fit very well but the best description for this years president of Memphis in May would probably be family man. The family of Thomas Bo...

44. Archived Article: Comm Briefs - The Madonna Circle will host the 27th Annual Memphis Antique, Garden & Gourmet Show The Madonna Circle will host the 27th annual Memphis Antique, Garden & Gourmet Show Feb. 22 through Feb. 24 in the Shelby County Building at the Mid-South Fa...

45. Archived Article: Ccdc (lead) - CCDC approves Pat OBriens loan CCDC approves Pat OBriens loan By SUE PEASE The Daily News The Center City Development Corp. Wednesday approved a $62,000 development loan application to the owners of a business planning to build a Pat OBriens bar on ...

46. Archived Article: Stax (lead) - Hold On - the City Council is coming with $1 Council considers Stax museum funding By MARY DANDO The Daily News A resolution appropriating $1.25 million in general obligation bonds for the Stax Museum will go before Memphis City Council at 3:30 p.m....

47. Archived Article: Redding (lead) - Mr Mr. Pitiful may be honored with park By MARY DANDO The Daily News The man who sang "Ive Got Dreams to Remember" and "(Sitting On) The Dock of the Bay" may have a permanent memorial in Memphis when Otis Redding Park is complete...

48. Archived Article: Real Review - Fitch rates West Memphis Fitch rates West Memphis revenue bonds AA/F1+ Fitch has given City of West Memphis, Ark., taxable industrial development revenue bonds series 2000A, a rating of AA/F1+. The rating is based on the support provided by an irrev...

49. Archived Article: Comm Briefs - More than 1,000 participants are expected to ride through Memphis at midnight Saturday, as part of the second annual Mountain More than 1,000 participants are expected to ride through Memphis at midnight Saturday, as part of the second annual Mounta...

50. Archived Article: Comm Briefs - The deadline for entry in the seventh annual University of Memphis/Peepers Optical Youth Basketball Tournament is Wednesday The deadline for entry in the seventh annual University of Memphis/Peepers Optical Youth Basketball Tournament is Wednesday. ...

51. Archived Article: Comm Focus - By STACEY PETSCHAUER Soul spotlight Weekend festival will showcase Memphis talent and celebrate its soul music legacy By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News Any notion that Memphis rich legacy of soul exists only in memories of bygone days will be disp...

52. Archived Article: Musical Chg - Program encourages citizens Program encourages citizens to donate band instruments By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Memphisí own Rufus Thomas claims he has a set of drums in his attic covered ìwith so much dust you could grow peas,&...

53. Archived Article: Wolfchase.st - For those who live and die by the adege shop til you drop, grab party duds and head for the Wolfchase Galleria grand opening bash tonight. Wolfchase parties tonight, readies for grand opening Wednesday Feb. 25, 1997 -- For those who live and die by ...

54. Archived Article: Wolfchase - For those who live and die by the adege shop til you drop, grab party duds and head for the Wolfchase Galleria grand opening bash tonight. Wolfchase parties tonight, readies for grand opening Wednesday By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News For those wh...

55. Archived Article: Real Focus3 - Wolfchase gala will feature Temptations, local artists Wolfchase gala will feature Temptations, local artists The grand opening of the Wolfchase Galleria on Feb. 25 will feature the music of the Temptations, Rufus Thomas, Ruby Wilson, Joyce Cobb, th...

56. Archived Article: Standout (haddock) Lj - lj 10/5 cates Remembering the Negro Leagues: U of M prof profiles Memphis Red Sox in film documentary By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Out of little acorns, big trees grow. This little ditty was found to be a real truth by University of Memphis admi...