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1. Lafayette's Music Room Returns to Overton Square
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Some 38 years after it closed, the Lafayette’s Music Room brand is returning to a revitalized Overton Square.
Loeb Properties announced Wednesday, Nov. 20, Beale Street Blues Co. will open the space at 2119 Madison Ave. as a restaurant and music venue with a soft opening target date of the Fourth of July weekend.
2. This week in Memphis history: October 25-31
- Saturday, October 26, 2013
1993: Exhibition NBA game at The Pyramid between the world champion Chicago Bulls, featuring Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, and the Washington Bullets.
- Saturday, May 11, 2013
National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will meet Thursday, May 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Speakers include Larry Jensen, president and CEO of Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors LLC, and representatives from Washington think tank Excelencia in Education. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to email@example.com or 466-6476.
4. Beale District Future Mapped Out in Report
- Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Whatever comes next for the Beale Street entertainment district, the city of Memphis isn’t likely to turn over the three blocks of real estate for several decades to a developer and the nonprofit middleman, Beale Street Development Corp.
5. South Main’s New Life
- Saturday, March 02, 2013
The history of the South Main Historic Arts District is as colorful as its present-day users, an alternating rhythm of sorts in Memphis’ songbook.
The area has oscillated from its ritzy suburban roots of the 1800s to the industrial era ghost town of the 20th century and now to its current status as Downtown’s flourishing arts and boutique district and the subject of some $100 million in investment. And it’s all due to stakeholders who braved the status quo in distinguishing the southern end of the Central Business District as that funky place with an indescribable vibe.
6. Watching the River
- Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Dredge work on the entrance to McKellar Lake off the Mississippi River begins Friday, Sept. 7, as the river level at Memphis rises a bit in the worst drought since the summer of 1988.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has two dredges working the river in the Memphis region in what is a different experience from the record-setting drought of 1988 when the river fell to -10.7 feet on the Memphis gauge.
7. Gather at the River
- Monday, April 30, 2012
About a year ago Memphians were drawn to one spot in particular on the city’s riverfront.
At the foot of Beale Street, the Mississippi River had risen last May to a level where the muddy water covered the intersection of Riverside Drive and Beale, offering a view of an uninterrupted river stretching three miles from the intersection to the levees in West Memphis.
8. Jones Has Memphis Homecoming At GPAC
- Thursday, April 26, 2012
Rising star Caroline Jones’ performance Saturday, April 28, at Germantown Performing Arts Centre’s 2012 Gala will be a homecoming of sorts for the New York-based singer-songwriter.
9. That's a Wrap
- Monday, January 02, 2012
If the grand sweep of 2011 could be captured on celluloid and presented to an audience on the big screen, all the components of a great film would be readily apparent.
There was drama, in the form of a deluge and historic flooding that led the Mississippi River to crest at nearly 48 feet early in the year. One of the year’s big surprises saw President Barack Obama give the commencement address for the Booker T. Washington High School class of 2011 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
10. Community Driven
- Friday, November 04, 2011
The long anticipated opening of bleu restaurant & lounge in Downtown’s The Westin Memphis Beale Street was shaped from the ground up, starting with community input.
The new eatery replaces the former Sole Restaurant & Raw Bar across from FedExForum at 221 S. Third St.
11. 143 Beale Co. LLC Files $1.5M Leasehold Loan
- Monday, October 17, 2011
143 Beale Co. LLC has filed a $1.5 million leasehold deed of trust through First Alliance Bank for property at the southeast corner of Beale and Second streets in the Beale Street Urban Renewal Area. The loan matures Oct. 1, 2017.
12. Memphis Owner of Vegas B.B. King Club Files Bankruptcy
- Friday, February 18, 2011
The Memphis company that owns B.B. King Blues Club in Las Vegas has filed for bankruptcy protection in Memphis federal court. Beale Street Blues Co. Las Vegas LLC Wednesday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
13. Memphis Native Flowers Reads from New King Book
- Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Writer and Memphis native Arthur Flowers will be at Burke’s Book Store, 936 S. Cooper St., from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Jan. 13 to read from and sign copies of his latest book.
14. Center Stage
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
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.
15. Back on the Air
- Tuesday, July 13, 2010
After being silent and nearly forgotten for more than 50 years, the radio station that helped launch the careers of such music pioneers as B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Howlin’ Wolf, Ike Turner, Carl Perkins, Albert King – and even Elvis Presley – is back.
16. West Memphis Mojo Rises
- Monday, May 24, 2010
On the night of the worst civic tragedy in West Memphis’ history, blues stood up and did its thing.
The “Blues Trail to Chicago” concert was briefly canceled before officials decided to go with the show in honor of the two second-generation law enforcement officers who were shot and killed earlier Thursday.
17. Guitarist Starts Tattoo-Inspired Clothing Line
- Friday, October 02, 2009
The idea came about as Saving Abel guitarist Scott Bartlett, a Memphis native and Rhodes College graduate, sipped whiskey with a buddy from Memphis on the band’s tour bus.
18. Nuisance Actions Keep Piling Up
- Wednesday, July 22, 2009
When Memphis police arrived to close Hughes Uptown this past weekend, the North Memphis nightspot’s security guards bailed out of their golf cart and left behind two handguns – a .45 caliber and a .40 caliber semi automatic pistol.
19. Historic Places, Stories Combine At Heritage Tours Memphis
- Monday, April 27, 2009
Memphis is a fault line for American culture and history, where musical styles converged to create rock ‘n’ roll and racial conflicts erupted to change the nation.
The many episodes that happened along the way are the business of Heritage Tours Memphis. This sightseeing company, which also manages Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum and W.C. Handy Home & Museum, has been telling the city’s history for 25 years.
20. Beale, Lee’s Landing Battles Continue
- Monday, February 02, 2009
Once upon a time there was talk of a change in the management of the Beale Street entertainment district. And for a rare moment in November, it seemed that all of the many sides that have some role in the running of Beale Street were about to agree to it.
21. Beale Street Funding, Other Issues Raised At Council Meeting
- Thursday, November 08, 2007
Memphis City Council members this week marked the 24th anniversary of the opening of the renovated Beale Street entertainment district with an old question: When does the city get money from the district it owns?
22. Lee's Landing RestaurantsNear Completion
- Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Two blues-themed restaurants on the ground floor of Lee's Landing Garage are nearing completion, and that means more music options for Beale Street patrons. The restaurants will occupy most of the 14,300-square-foot grou
23. Construction Begins On Memphis' Ground Zero Blues Club
- Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Memphis' status as Home of the Blues will grow this summer with the addition of a Ground Zero Blues Club. The original club is in Clarksdale, Miss., and is co-owned by Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman and lawyer Bill Luckett.
24. One More Time
- Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Memphis long has been known as the home of the blues - and it's no wonder, considering the city's rich musical history.
It's home to Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion, B.B. King's Blues Club, Isaac Hayes' restaurant in the Peabody Place mall and Beale Street, among other venues.
25. Business Partners Prove That Early Birds Get the (Blue) Worm
- Monday, January 22, 2007
On any given weekend, customers at The Blue Worm can hear Memphis Symphony Orchestra violinist Heather Trussell playing the blues.
Trussell said she loves the environment there, because unlike at symphony performances, the audience gives instant feedback.
26. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, December 23, 2002
Liberty Bowl impacts Memphis
Liberty Bowl visitors score big for city, businesses
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
Predicting exactly how many banner-waving football fans will travel from Texas and Colorado is about as tricky as forecasting...
27. Archived Article: Calvary P.2
- Friday, October 26, 2001
Calvary announces 17th concert season
Calvary series has case of the blues
The sounds of jazz, opera and gospel music continue in the heart of Downtown as Calvary Episcopal Church hosts Kirk Smithhart at Calvary and the Arts Wednesday.
28. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Friday, May 30, 1997
Randy Allen Jones vs Randy Allen Jones vs. Beale Street Blues Co. Inc. dba B.B. Kings Blues Club. A Blytheville, Ark., man has filed suit in Circuit Court against B.B. Kings Blues Club for negligence. Randy Allen Jones claims he was a customer at B....
29. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, July 18, 1996
Kingsid Ventures Ltd Kingsid Ventures Ltd. vs. Beale Street Blues Co. Inc. A suit has been filed in Chancery Court over the use of the "B.B. King" trademark. According to the suit, Kingsid Ventures Ltd. is the worldwide owner of the mark f...
30. Archived Article: Backfill
- Monday, November 20, 1995
11/20 backfill The Beale Street Merchants Association had its third annual awards banquet on Thursday and honored more than two dozen businesses and individuals. The organization introduced a new award, the "Pops" Davis Service Award, whic...