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1. City Files $1.2 Million Permit to Renovate Planetarium -

The city of Memphis has applied for a $1.2 million building permit to renovate the Lida Gammill Sharpe Planetarium at the Pink Palace Museum.

The permit, filed through the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement, calls for a range of work, including replacing equipment, flooring, lighting and seats, and adjusting the heating and air conditioning system. The contractor is to be determined, according to the application.

2. City Files $1.2 Million Permit to Renovate Planetarium -

The city of Memphis has applied for a $1.2 million building permit to renovate the Lida Gammill Sharpe Planetarium at the Pink Palace Museum.

The permit, filed through the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement, calls for a range of work, including replacing equipment, flooring, lighting and seats, and adjusting the heating and air conditioning system. The contractor is to be determined, according to the application.

3. Finding Inspiration at Dawn in Albuquerque -

There aren’t many things in life that will get me out of bed two hours before sunrise.

But on a chilly, predawn October morning in Albuquerque, N.M., there I was, purposely waking up a 6-year-old child at 5 a.m. to stand in the brisk morning air and watch the sun rise over Sandia Peak.

4. Events -

The fourth annual Downtown Museum Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, with free or half-price admission at 15 local museums and attractions. For more information on participating attractions, visit facebook.com/downtownmuseumday.

5. Events -

ANF Architects will host an opening night reception for the Memphis Camera Club’s “Places We Worship” Friday, Sept. 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at ANF, 1500 Union Ave. Visit anfa.com.

6. The Best Education Comes When Traveling -

Proponents of formal classroom education, the following message might not be for you.

In my opinion, the best education comes on the road, even if it means taking the kids out of school for a few days.

7. Discover Labor Day Getaways Close to Home -

Labor Day, the traditional end to summer. Public swimming pools are closing and college football is getting underway.

It’s also time for one last getaway before fall settles in, especially if you have school-age children.

8. Johnson to Lead Pink Palace Fundraising Efforts -

Cathi Johnson has joined the Pink Palace Family of Museums as director of development. In her new role, she’ll design, implement and manage the museum system’s fundraising efforts, including individual and corporate gifts and sponsorships, grant writing, capital funds and planned giving.

9. Incoming Civil Rights Museum President Seeks Connection -

The incoming president of the National Civil Rights Museum remembers a quick and hurried visit to the museum shortly after the debut of an extensive renovation earlier this year.

“It lends itself to giving people a physical, spiritual experience in coming here. It is a moving institution,” said Terri Lee Freeman, who comes to the museum from being president of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region in Washington, D.C. “I come from a town where there are a lot of museums. I’ve never had the experience of being physically moved by a museum like I had when I came here the first time.”

10. Busy Street -

Evidence for the attractiveness of Downtown’s South Main neighborhood can be found in any of several corners.

One example is at 314 S. Main St., where Café Pontotoc opened its doors about two weeks ago. Owners Milton and Cherie Lamb wanted to establish a comfortable neighborhood bar that serves wine, local beers and small plates in a setting where patrons get used to coming in to unwind.

11. April is Tennessee Valley Authority Energy Month -

The Tennessee Valley Authority is partnering with local power companies and five science museums across Tennessee, including the Memphis Pink Palace Family of Museums, to offer TVA Energy Month in April.

12. April is TVA Energy Month -

The Tennessee Valley Authority is partnering with local power companies and five science museums across Tennessee, including the Memphis Pink Palace Family of Museums, to offer TVA Energy Month in April.

13. Stewart Joins Metal Museum as Collections Manager -

Grace Stewart has joined the Metal Museum as collections manager/registrar. Stewart, who previously served as registrar for the National Civil Rights Museum for a year and a half, says her goals are to help grow and define the Museum’s permanent collection and facilitate greater access to the collection through exhibits and education opportunities.

14. Editorial: Let Graduates Know Memphis Needs Them -

There are times when it seems what we need isn’t so much a way to draw tourists to the city as an effort that includes keeping our young adults in Memphis or getting them to return.

But that isn’t nearly as easy a path as it seems.

15. Technology Upgrade -

When it opened in the early 1990s, the IMAX theater at the Memphis Pink Palace Museum was state of the art.

And it was part of a move by the city’s museums into what was then a new frontier in museum environments that had been dominated by display boards and walls.

16. Pike Indulges ‘Museum Bug’ as Director of Pink Palace -

Steve Pike, director of museums for the Pink Palace Family of Museums, calls himself a generalist, happy to have his hands in all things theoretical and material. It’s a label that envelopes his interests, his career choices, and going back to his liberal arts education at Marian University in Indianapolis.

17. Events -

Small Business Saturday will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, at participating small businesses across Memphis. The nationwide event includes retailers, restaurants, museums, entertainment venues and more. Visit shopsmall.com for a list of participating businesses.

18. Events -

The Daily News’ offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of Thanksgiving. Offices will reopen Monday, Dec. 2, at 8:30 a.m. and remain open through normal business hours.

19. Events -

The Daily News’ offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of Thanksgiving. Offices will reopen Monday, Dec. 2, at 8:30 a.m. and remain open through normal business hours.

20. Events -

B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that brings together Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Rev. Rick Carr, executive director of JIFF (Juvenile Intervention and Faith-based Follow-up), will speak. Visit phelpssecurity.com.

21. Early Advantage -

Talk, touch, read and play.

These four words focused on early childhood development have helped to shape the mission of the Urban Child Institute for the past four years, and now they are traveling beyond the building and into the Memphis Pink Palace Museum. The important message bears repeating and repetition in creating bright young minds, and the institute is focused on spreading the word as far and wide as possible – starting with their kiosk-like exhibition, “The Early Advantage.”

22. Events -

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Sept. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. William Rodney of Medicos will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

23. AIA Memphis Celebrates Architecture Month -

September is Architecture Month in Memphis, and the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is spearheading a series of tours, lectures, exhibits and special events that explore historic and contemporary architecture and design in Memphis.

24. Historic Magevney House to Reopen Saturday -

After closing to the public eight years ago, the Magevney House, one of the oldest residences in the city, reopens to the public Saturday, Sept. 7, on a once-a-month basis.

The historic site will be a work in progress at least until next spring, when its restored kitchen garden and arbor begins to bloom again.

25. Beer Fest Taps Creativity of Local Brewers -

Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host its annual Art on Tap event for the 18th consecutive year on Friday, Sept. 6. The beer-tasting extravaganza will feature offerings from local breweries and eateries, as well as live music and other entertainment.

26. Museum Makeover -

Thanks to a few big grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Plough Foundation, the Fire Museum of Memphis is pressing ahead with a slew of upgrades to its educational programs and exhibits focused on fire prevention and life safety.

27. Branding Highlights South Main’s Mosaic -

With a website launch this week and a year’s worth of preparation, the Downtown Memphis Commission is taking the next step in a developing awareness effort and branding campaign for the South Main Historic Arts District.

28. Summer of Cloar -

Stanton Thomas remembers his first encounter with Carroll Cloar’s art. It was eight years ago as Thomas, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s curator, was about to interview for the job he now has.

29. Self-Tucker Focused on Designs to Inspire -

Self-Tucker Architects wants to lift the aspirations of the community through great architecture and design.

The firm is currently involved with a variety of high-profile projects across the area, including the National Civil Rights Museum and the new ground transportation center at Memphis International Airport, and past work includes the Stax Museum, Stax Music Academy and the FedExForum.

30. Self-Tucker Focused on Designs to Inspire -

Self-Tucker Architects wants to lift the aspirations of the community through great architecture and design.

The firm is currently involved with a variety of high-profile projects across the area, including the National Civil Rights Museum and the new ground transportation center at Memphis International Airport, and past work includes the Stax Museum, Stax Music Academy and the FedExForum.

31. International Interaction -

Memphians and out-of-towners are gathering Downtown throughout this month to hear the stirring sounds of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, savor the product of competitive barbecue cooking and watch major touring acts rock the stages at Tom Lee Park.

32. Celebrating Rails -

More railroad passengers boarded and stepped off Amtrak trains at Memphis Central Station in 2012 as travelers turned to trains amid higher gas prices and improved rail reliability.

Passengers who embarked and alighted in Memphis gained 11.2 percent to 73,116 travelers in the 2012 fiscal year ended Oct. 31, compared with 65,769 passengers a year earlier.

33. Dixon Opens Petit Palais Jewelry Exhibition -

A rare display of French jewelry and designs at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens traces the history of jewelry design from the late 17th century to after World War II.

The exhibition, “Bijoux parisiens: French jewelry from the Petit Palais,” marks the second collaboration in three years between the Petit Palais in Paris and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens.

34. Taste of Jubilee to Benefit Underprivileged Students -

Founded in 1947, St. John Catholic School at 2717 Lamar Ave. was once the largest Catholic school in Memphis.

35. Rediscovering the Past -

High-rise office buildings surround it on two sides and even the multistoried rectory at St. Peter Catholic Church offers a downward view of the Magevney House on Adams Avenue, east of Third Street.

36. ‘It’ Goes to Committee -

THREE YEARS LATER, MEMPHIS GOES TO COMMITTEE. Almost three years ago, in the hope that we were on the verge of positioning ourselves, of taking our rightful place among places, I wrote this in another column:

37. Google Enables Virtual Tour of Amro Music -

Google has extended its Street View technology inside select shops and businesses around the country.

And the new feature, which allows users to search for a participating business and then virtually browse inside it, has started to show up in Memphis.

38. Mallory-Neely House Reopening Seen as Boon for Victorian Village -

Thanks to a new roof and disability compliance, the Mallory-Neely House will be open to the public Fridays and Saturdays beginning Friday, Nov. 9.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located at 652 Adams Ave. in Downtown Memphis’ Victorian Village Historic District, the Mallory-Neely House retains most of the original historic interiors, furniture and artifacts.

39. Downtown Memphis Commission Celebrates Progress -

There was bicycle-powered smoothie preparation, an aerial circus-style art show, Beale Street Flippers, live music outside, a disc jockey inside, and food and drinks from Downtown restaurants and suppliers.

40. ‘Back in Time’ -

When local model railroaders first got together with the idea two years ago, there was little more than a dream and a dark tunnel.

Today, the light at the end of that tunnel is the 2,500-square-foot Memphis Railroad & Trolley Museum at 545 S. Main St. in Downtown.

41. Events -

Families of Incarcerated Individuals Inc. will hold its small-business startup fair for ex-offenders Friday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Visit familiesofincarcerated.org.

42. For the People -

It’s well-known that the Memphis area’s population suffers from a host of chronic health issues, from obesity to hypertension to Type 2 diabetes, making it ground zero for students and researchers dedicated to finding solutions to public health issues.

43. Graceland Marks 30th Year as Tourist Attraction -

MEMPHIS (AP) – When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that's helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers.

44. Brooks Taps into City’s ‘Soul’ -

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art spent last summer taking an extensive look at French Impressionism, but this year it looks closer to home.

“The Soul of a City,” opening June 9, will offer art lovers a rare glimpse of works by African-American artists owned by private collections in Memphis.

45. Bed Tax Hike Talks Turn To High Airfares -

This week’s discussion by the Memphis City Council about raising the hotel-motel bed tax sprouted wings and was bound early on for the much larger and emotional topic of high airfares at Memphis International Airport.

46. Council Votes Down Bed Tax Increase -

Memphis City Council members voted down a proposed increase in the hotel-motel bed tax Tuesday, May 15, in a debate with local tourism industry leaders that focused just as much on high air fares into and out of Memphis International Airport.

47. Second Budget Vote Tops Agenda -

Memphis City Council members take the second of three votes Tuesday, May 15, on a city budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 as well as a property tax rate for the fiscal year to come.

But the council is still weighing its options and gathering information through a budget committee that continues meeting Tuesday morning at City Hall.

48. 360 Photos Gives Companies Edge With Panoramic Tours -

When people think of virtual tours, residential real estate typically comes to mind. Panoramic tours use a sequence of carefully assembled high-quality images stitched together, offering larger, clearer views, which makes the technology a valuable tool for real estate agents, who can offer potential buyers an in-depth look at property, regardless of their geographic location.

49. First Tennessee Foundation Awards $385K in Arts Grants -

The First Tennessee Foundation is distributing $385,000 in grants to 15 Memphis-area arts groups through a new ArtsFirst grants partnership with ArtsMemphis.

All requests for First Tennessee Foundation ArtsFirst grants are made through ArtsMemphis.

50. Called to Serve -

It’s hard to spot changes on the Midtown campus of Rhodes College.

The campus’ landscape is thick with old and massive trees in a part of town known for its impressive canopy of trees. And the difference between new and older buildings on the campus is intentionally hard to tell because the Gothic stone structures are built with rocks from the same quarry in the same style.

51. City Council Approves Pink Palace Agreement -

Memphis City Council members approved on Tuesday, Feb. 21, the terms of a $20 million multiyear renovation of the Memphis Pink Palace Museum

The contract approved by the council with Memphis Museums Inc., a private nonprofit group, would require MMI to raise $10 million – half of the total – from private sources.

52. Council Approves Pink Palace Renovation and Elvis Presley Blvd Funding -

Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Feb. 21, the terms of a $20 million multi-year renovation of the Memphis Pink Palace Museum and advanced $16 million in funding over two fiscal years starting this June for improvements along Elvis Presley Boulevard in Whitehaven.

53. Council to Weigh Pink Palace Funding -

A $20 million upgrade of the Memphis Pink Palace Museum tops the Tuesday, Feb. 21, Memphis City Council agenda that also includes two items key to Overton Square redevelopment and $510,000 in capital appropriations for the Memphis Area Transit Authority.

54. Pink Palace Educator on Antarctic Expedition -

When she’s not busy tagging and tracking seals with a team of scientists in Antarctica, Memphis educator Alex Eilers is responding to email questions and sending postcards to her students and community supporters, who are following her journey online.

55. Renaissance 2012 -

It may be the start of a new year for most people, but for arts organizations in Memphis, it’s a new life altogether. Tough economic years in 2009 and 2010 led to creative collaborations in 2011, which some say will bloom into financial success in 2012.

56. Four Memphis Museums Reaccredited Through 2026 -

The American Association of Museums has announced three Memphis museums have been reaccredited for 2011 through 2026.

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, The Pink Palace Museum and the National Civil Rights Museum were accredited during the 2011 review cycle.

57. Grand Masters Arrive at Dixon -

For the New Year, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens chose an exhibition so grand it wouldn’t all fit through the doors.

No problem, said Dixon director Kevin Sharp. Museum officials just expanded the doors.

58. Design 500 Finds Passion Preparing Museum Exhibits -

Scott Blake’s home office in a historic building at 671 Jefferson Ave. is clearly the abode of a man with a deep love of art, history and design.

59. ArtsMemphis Announces New Grant Program -

ArtsMemphis is using a $750,000, three-year lead gift from The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc. to launch a new initiative to support the arts outreach programming of museums, performing arts companies, visual arts centers and other arts groups in Shelby County.

60. Memphis – With a Bow On Top -

GIVE MEMPHIS TO SOMEBODY YOU LOVE. Put a polar bear and a panda under the tree. But walk them first. You really don’t want all that on the living room rug. Do this yourself; don’t ask Santa. Polar bears make reindeer skittish.

61. Massey Joins OrthoMemphis, Continues Family Tradition -

Dr. Matthew Bradley Massey has joined OrthoMemphis and will his focus his practice on musculoskeletal problems of the foot, ankle and knee.

62. CMOM Names Roberts Marketing, Fundraising Coord. -

Carrie Callaway Roberts has been named marketing and fundraising coordinator at The Children’s Museum of Memphis.

63. Events -

The Gavel Club of Memphis will meet for a Dutch treat lunch at Friday, Sept. 23, at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Julie Pierotti, assistant curator at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, will speak. For more information, call Bob Gray at 290-5721.

64. Museums Participate In Smithsonian Museum Day -

Admission to several Memphis museums will be free Saturday, Sept. 24, as part of Museum Day, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Participating venues include the Metal Museum, Belz Museum, Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and Dixon Gallery and Gardens.

65. Hometown Exploration -

Cruise by Sun Studio any day of the week and you’ll see tourists from every corner of the globe taking photographs of its famous brown brick façade and queuing up for a ticket to the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll.

66. Children’s Museum’s Reputation Built on Originality -

Dr. Seuss said sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple, and the secret to the continued success of the Children’s Museum of Memphis (CMOM) seems to lie in the facility’s simple willingness to take heed of its visitors’ suggestions.

67. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Darrin Mullis will speak about the Holy Rosary Angel Program, an autism educational support service. Cost is $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.

68. Art Tag Team -

Two Memphis art museums hoping to attract new audiences decided that joining forces makes a great first impression.

“A Very Impressionistic Summer,” which includes separate but related exhibitions at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, will involve a rare financial collaboration between the institutions as well as shared programming.

69. Renewed Vision -

Victorian Village Inc. executive director Scott Blake has spent the past five years diligently working to revitalize the neighborhood he calls home, and a slew of recent projects indicate Victorian Village could be on the cusp of a renaissance.

70. Brooks Unveils Impressionist Revolution -

Revolution is the subject of an expansive new exhibition at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, but there’s not a battle scene in site.

“Monet to Cézanne/Cassatt to Sargent: The Impressionist Revolution” will survey the works of some 40 painters, both French and American, who defied the conventions of their time and led art into a new era.

71. Dixon Returns to French Roots -

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is going back to its roots in a big way. After numerous American art exhibitions, French Impressionism will again take center stage with a massive collection by one of the genre’s rock stars.

72. Ardent Studios Adds New Film Department -

Ardent Studios will celebrate the opening of its new film department with a reception Thursday night, June 9, at the legendary recording studio.

The new venture represents a tie to Ardent’s past. L.A. film veteran Jonathan Pekar will head the department. His father, Ron Pekar, was the graphic designer for Ardent in the early days, designing the original studio logo ad the iconic neon logo for Big Star’s “#1 Record.”

73. Dixon to Present Forain Exhibit -

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens will present the summer exhibition “Jean-Louis Forain: La Comédie parisienne” June 26 through October 9 at the Dixon, 4339 Park Ave.

74. Travel Officials Optimistic About Summer Season -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge has a new ride that park namesake Dolly Parton is "plain scared" to ride.

In Nashville, famed for records and rhinestones, the raucous downtown honkytonks are prepared to serve cold beer and hot songs.

75. Museum Could Be Great Fit for Memphis’ Future -

A museum is more than old stuff on a wall or under glass.

And with today’s technology, museums increasingly are about more than what can physically be put on display.

The William Eggleston museum may be the ultimate Memphis story – the art world finally catching up to an artist whose work was both of his time and ahead of his time.

76. Coming into Focus -

In the realm of urban attractions, museums present somewhat of a paradox.

Often, they’re privately funded. But in a broader sense – a civic sense – they’re public spaces. They’re open to the public, shaped to address a public issue or meet a public need.

77. ‘Radical Painter’ on Display at Dixon -

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens continues its foray into the major schools of American art with a look at the loaded compositions of a worker artist with a simple name.

Joe Jones: Radical Painter of the American Scene” opened at the Dixon last month and runs through April 17. It is the latest in a string of American exhibits to fill the galleries of Memphis’ hub for French Impressionism.

78. Orgs Embrace Technology Via Mobile Device Integration -

When visitors entered Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibition last summer, they were handed an iPod Touch outfitted with an audio-guided tour of the exhibit’s iconic images.

It was the Brooks’ first foray into the emerging world of mobile technology, and it changed the museum’s entire approach to interacting with its guests.

79. Crosstown Arts Looks to Take City to Next Creative Level -

As an arts community, Memphis is world-renowned. The city’s rich, bluesy culture is inextricably tied to its deep traditions in the visual and performing arts.

A newly formed nonprofit is working to take the city one step further – to establish Memphis not only as a strong arts community, but as a strong artists’ community.

80. Housing History Needs an Update -

We have the key to history. Open the doors.

Together, they are home to more than 300 years of Memphis.

In one, a pioneering schoolteacher lived and raised a family, holding the new city’s first Catholic mass in the tiny drawing room. In the other, several of the city’s first and foremost families held court in 25 rooms, standing on parquet floors beneath soaring, elaborately decorated ceilings.

81. Metal Museum Joins Growing Trend of Offering Music -

When Carissa Hussong became the executive director of the Metal Museum, she didn’t realize she was going into the music business.

This month, the museum, formerly called the National Ornamental Metal Museum, joined its fellow art museums around the city in offering evening music performances, which these days is becoming less an option and more of an expectation.

82. Delta Dental Awards Six Memphis Orgs -

Delta Dental of Tennessee has announced recipients of its “45 years 45 grants” community grant program.

Grant recipients include Junior Achievement of Memphis, Pink Palace Family of Museums, Shelby Residential & Vocational Services, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/Dental Clinic, The Children’s Museum of Memphis, and Urban Smiles University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

83. Council to Vote on Fate of Lee House -

Sometimes, a classic is allowed to gather dust indefinitely on the shelf, its value and artistic worth in danger of being forgotten.

That’s the fate historic preservationists have been trying to reverse for the Lee House at 690 Adams Ave. And now, after months of planning a new future for the home, they’re close to having a reason to celebrate.

84. Preserving History -

Each month volunteers get a chance to work alongside professional archaeologists by processing and cataloging artifacts at Chucalissa, the site of Native American burial mounds discovered in the 1930s as workers prepared T.O. Fuller State Park in South Memphis.

85. Preservation And Smart Development Have Place in Midtown -

For more than 40 years now, Midtown has been many things to many people.

The area’s largely unplanned path from the earliest days of Overton Square has resulted in a part of Memphis that is as much a feeling as it is a place on a map.

86. Tradition is Great, But MIM Needs Newer Approach -

It may be time to rethink the Memphis in May International Festival.

The month of activities has continually evolved over the decades, but we’re talking about more than an evolution or adjustment.

87. Inman Construction Acquired by EMJ Corp. -

The longtime Memphis-based commercial construction firm Inman Construction has been acquired by Chattanooga, Tenn.-based EMJ Corp., the companies announced Thursday.

88. Stephens Named Executive Director Of Exceptional Foundation of West Tenn. -

Jeni Stephens has been named the executive director of the Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee.

Stephens was appointed following a national search conducted by the EFWT.

She joins the EFWT with a 14-year background in nonprofit administration. She most recently served as deputy director of development for the Pink Palace Family of Museums. She also has served as director of marketing and development for the Memphis Bioworks Foundation and the Memphis Academy of Science in Engineering.

89. Mud Island Makeover -

In August 1976, Roy Harrover, the Memphis architect who designed such landmarks as Memphis International Airport, Memphis College of Art and the NBC Bank Building wrote a six-page description of a project then known as Volunteer Park.

90. Conway Brings Compassionate Nature, Diverse Interests To Memphis Area Legal Services -

Liz Conway has joined Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. as director of development. In that capacity, she will oversee MALS’ annual Access to Justice Campaign.

91. Brooks Museum of Art Lands Gem With European Masterpieces Exhibit -

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art earlier this month opened the largest exhibit of its 94-year-history with European art from an unusual location. Unbeknownst to most outside art circles, one of the largest and most varied collections of western European masterpieces outside of Europe is in America’s backyard in the Caribbean.

92. Commission To Foster Ties Between Memphis, Berlin -

The Shelby County Commission is likely to give its support today to a resolution encouraging a budding film industry alliance between Memphis and Berlin spurred by Memphis Film Commissioner Linn Sitler.

93. City Launches Effort To Reopen Historic Homes -

Two of the most historic structures in the city shuttered several years ago because of budget cuts are one step closer to reopening.

The city of Memphis is looking for a private management entity to operate and market the Mallory-Neely House, a 25-room mansion at 625 Adams Ave. built in 1852, and the Magevney House, a small clapboard cottage at 198 Adams Ave. built in the 1830s.

94. Decaying Heritage: Historic preservation reaches ‘tipping point’ -

Historic Memphis is rotting faster than the deteriorating economy.

Tight credit markets, long foreclosure lists, frequent mortgage flipping and financially struggling property owners have proven to be bigger threats to the city’s landmark structures than bulldozers. Demolition by neglect is rampant, and preservation leaders don’t yet know what to do about it.

95. Events -

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners Needs Assessment Committee will meet today at 8:30 a.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 114 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

96. McDowell Named Radiology Director At Methodist University Hospital -

Tina McDowell has been promoted to director of radiology at Methodist University Hospital. She served as the manager of diagnostic radiology at MUH for the past six years.

97. WKNO to Air Homer Documentary -

WKNO Channel 10 today will present the two-hour documentary “Winslow Homer: Society and Solitude” about the life of famed painter Winslow Homer at 8 p.m.

The film is a result of six years’ work by director Steven John Ross, a professor in the Department of Communications at the University of Memphis.

98. Events -

MPACT Memphis will meet for lunch today at noon at Flying Fish, 105 S. Second St. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Frank Langston at flangston@gmail.com.

Rhodes College will host a presentation by David Gillikin of Vassar College and David Goodwin of Denison University on their work with mussels today at 2:30 p.m. in Frazier Jelke B on the Rhodes Campus, 2000 North Parkway. For more information, call Kesler at 843-3557.

99. Events -

The Mid-South Area Business Travel Association will hold a luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 6245 Poplar Ave. My Harrison, special agent in charge of the Memphis Field Office of the FBI, will discuss safety and security. Cost is $25 for members and $40 for guests. For more information, visit www.msabta.com.

100. Downtown Market Study Mostly Favorable -

At more than 90 pages long, a new market study prepared by a pair of research firms provides a look at Downtown Memphis by the numbers.

In some respects, the numbers are encouraging, and the Center City Commission’s board of directors got their own look at the study last week.