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1. London Pipeline -

In the background stands the Palace of Westminster. Or the House of Lords and the House of Commons, if you prefer. In the foreground, a London taxi bears the word “Memphis” in big white letters across a door, the “I” replaced by a red guitar.

2. Springing to Life -

When Ridgeland, Miss.-based development firm the Bryan Co. broke ground on The Horizon condominium tower in 2007, it was at the peak of the housing bubble and optimism from elected officials and Downtown boosters was equally high.

3. Chisca Rebirth -

As the Carlisle Corp. began to really delve into the guts of the old Chisca Hotel on Main Street, company officials discovered hidden gem after hidden gem.

4. Graceland Exhibit Gives Glimpse Into Young Elvis -

MEMPHIS (AP) – The telegram sent by Elvis Presley to his parents in November 1954 gives a glimpse into the young singer's priorities and his optimism, as he begins what will become a career as a rock 'n' roll icon and cultural phenomenon.

5. Fans Gather at Graceland for Presley's Birthday -

MEMPHIS (AP) – Television and radio personality Wink Martindale remembers the day nearly 60 years ago when Elvis Presley's first single, "That's All Right," played for the first time on the radio.

6. July 26-August 1, 2013: This week in Memphis history -

2009: Willie Herenton’s resignation as mayor took effect and Memphis City Council chairman Myron Lowery became mayor.

7. Removing Barriers -

While enjoying a meal near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Terry Lynch reminisced on the wilting but salvageable Chisca Hotel in Downtown Memphis.

8. Chisca Rebirth -

“Memphis: The Musical” meets the real life setting Friday, April 26, for the fictional story of a Memphis radio announcer in the 1950s.

Actor Bryan Fenkart will walk about a block on South Main Street from The Orpheum Theater to the old Chisca hotel to perform at the project’s launch party. The party in the hotel’s garage space kicks off the $24 million renovation of the hotel as an apartment building.

9. 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.

10. South Main’s New Life -

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.

11. Filling the Voids -

Last year was a banner year for adaptive reuse projects in Midtown and Downtown.

Developers announced plans for the Sears Crosstown building, Overton Square, Hotel Chisca, James Lee House and old United Warehouse in the South Main Historic Arts District. Construction began on The Pyramid, turning it into a 220,000-square-foot mega-Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World, and Memphis in May moved into its new headquarters at 56 S. Front St., a 14,600-square-foot building that’s on the National Register of Historic Places.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. Visionary Project -

The reversal of fate for the blighted Chisca Hotel at the intersection of South Main Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, plagued by passive out-of-town ownership and environmental hazards, was set in motion during a phone call about 18 months ago.

17. CCRFC to Consider Chisca PILOT -

A group of local investors spearheading the restoration of the Chisca Hotel will go before the Memphis Center City Revenue Finance Corp. Tuesday, June 12, seeking a pair of incentives as part of the $19.6 million project.

18. DMC Hires Firm for South Main Branding -

The Downtown Memphis Commission unanimously voted to hire Nashville-based North Star Destination Strategies to help in the organization’s South Main branding campaign at its monthly board meeting Friday, May 25.

19. Downtown Commission Reviews South Main Branding, Chisca -

The Downtown Memphis Commission unanimously approved to hire Nashville-based North Star Destination Strategies to help in the organization’s South Main branding campaign at its monthly board meeting Friday, May 25.

20. City Pride -

“Memphis,” the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, took New York by storm where it started a successful run two years ago.

In Memphis, the popular musical’s namesake city where this weekend at the Orpheum Theatre it kicked off an 80-week tour, it may have to work a little harder to resonate with audiences.

21. Beale Street Honors -

Memphis has a music heritage going back a hundred years.

And some of those earlier and more obscure artists could be forgotten if it wasn’t for the Beale Street Brass Note Walk of Fame.

The small brass music notes lining the sidewalks of Beale Street are engraved with names as well known as Elvis Presley and as obscure, at least to some, as Dr. Herman Green, who played with many jazz greats.

22. Memphis’ Story Explodes Onto Broadway Stage -

The neon shines down on Beale Street every weekend, but on Oct. 19, Beale Street made its way to Broadway, as a Memphis-themed musical made its debut in New York.

“Memphis,” a highly anticipated, original Broadway musical, exploded on the stage of New York’s Shubert Theatre, highlighting the birth of a musical genre that changed the world.

23. ‘Memphis’ Musical Takes Deep-Pocketed Chance -

Broadway producer Sue Frost was so excited to get a shipment of barbecue recently from John Vergos, whose family owns the famed Rendezvous restaurant in Memphis, that she devoured it the next day.

24. SoFo Hotel a Major Piece of Redevelopment Effort -

An 11-story hotel with a two-story attached parking garage is coming to the 150-acre part of Downtown south of FedExForum known as SoFo, potentially jump-starting a blighted area where development activity has stalled.

25. Cook Leaves Long Shadow in Local Broadcast Community -

To many Memphians, Fred Cook’s voice was rich and full, and he spoke with authority.

There was a time when that voice seemed to be everywhere.

26. Blast From the Past -

For some Memphians, there's no forgetting the likes of the manic deejay known in his day as "Daddy-O-Dewey."

As a WHBQ disc jockey in the 1950s, Dewey Phillips - no relation to Sun Studio founder Sam Phillips - was as unpredictable as a hurricane and relished catch phrases such as, "Get yourself a wheelbarrow load of mad hogs, run 'em through the front door, and tell 'em Phillips sent ya."

27. Hotel Chisca Faces Possible Demolition -

Toward the end of the public tour visitors get to take of Sun Studio, the tour guide punches a button on a large piece of recording equipment, sending the wound-up voice of deejay Dewey Phillips howling through the speakers.