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1. Singing Mechanic’s Life Much Like the Songs He Sings
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
The Singing Mechanic – “I’ve got that name. Nobody else can use it,” says Billy Devereaux – sits by his worn, 1,200-square-foot, two-room cottage and looks down at Boots, his Dutch Shepherd.
“He’s a possum killer and he runs security,” says Billy, 55, gazing across the swath of remote land separated by a long gravel trail from Smith Springs Road in Antioch.
2. Peabody Marks 145th Anniversary
- Friday, September 05, 2014
The Peabody hotel marked its 145th anniversary Thursday, Sept. 4, on several fronts. There was a nod to the original Peabody location at Main Street and Monroe Avenue. Meanwhile, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra played big band-era melodies on the mezzanine, and Jason D. Williams took over the piano in the lobby of the present-day landmark on Union Avenue between Second and Third streets.
3. Hit Factory
- Friday, August 15, 2014
The massive trees and the shade they make are the only thing left on the northwest corner of Danny Thomas Boulevard and Chelsea Avenue from the days when American Studios turned out 120 hit records from 1965 to 1972.
4. Cash Reflects on ‘Long Way Home’
- Tuesday, June 17, 2014
As Graceland marks the anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley in August, another important artist from Sun Records will be remembered in Dyess, Ark.
The opening of Johnny Cash’s childhood home in Dyess as a museum is Aug. 16.
5. Retirement Unlikely for Some Blue-Collar Americans
- Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Tom Edwards grew up in a family that's been cutting trees and hauling timber in the Pacific Northwest for more than a century. The Spanaway, Wash., resident says he has worked as a logger since he was a kid – it's just what an able-bodied youngster was expected to do.
- Thursday, September 19, 2013
The Orpheum Theatre will present “Flashdance” Thursday, Sept. 19, through Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for showtimes and tickets.
7. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names New Class
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
MEMPHIS (AP) – Johnny Cash, influential blues guitarist Albert King and soul singer Carla Thomas are among the 13 new inductees of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.
- Tuesday, February 12, 2013
National Association of Women Business Owners Memphis will meet Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3935 Galloway Ave. City, county and state government representatives will discuss opportunities to gain government business. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers and $35 at the door. Visit bit.ly/122SiTT to register.
9. City Schools Chief of Staff Leaves for Chicago Job
- Saturday, December 22, 2012
John Barker, chief of staff for Memphis City Schools, is leaving the school system in January to become chief of accountability for Chicago Public Schools.
10. International Exposure
- Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Memphis hotel industry can thank at least 200,000 of its room nights last year to European visitors booked by tour operators.
European stays in Memphis averaged three nights, with each person spending more than $200 per day.
11. ‘A Unifier’
- Friday, May 25, 2012
The Levitt Shell recently kicked off its season of free public concerts with its most well-attended opening weekend to date, continuing a 75-year tradition of bringing together Memphians from all walks of life to enjoy music in Overton Park.
12. 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.
13. Amro Still Strikes Chord In Music Retail Business
- Monday, March 26, 2012
When customers walk into Amro Music, they are greeted first by two mannequins in marching band uniforms.
Next, they are greeted by one of the business’s employees.
The most recent addition to the longtime music store’s welcoming committee is an exquisitely crafted Steinway piano.
14. Grinding it Out
- Monday, February 06, 2012
After most recessions, real estate bounces back.
But the Great Recession has been notably different – long, deep and very prolonged.
That’s the message Dr. John Gnuschke, director of the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research and co-director of the Center for Real Estate at the University of Memphis, delivered in December at the Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Outlook for the Mid-South.
15. Chris Isaak Releases Album Recorded at Sun
- Monday, January 30, 2012
Chris Isaak is returning to the roots of rock ‘n’ roll and doing it old-school: All in one take.
The U.S. soul singer headed back to the original Sun Studio in Memphis to record a collection that includes cover versions of hits by Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. The album, “Beyond the Sun,” was released last week and Isaak will soon embark on a string of U.S. concert dates.
16. History for Sale
- Friday, January 20, 2012
The Memphis church where a young Johnny Cash hit the stage for his first performance is looking for a savior.
17. Sumlin: Remembering a Memphis Musical Great
- Monday, December 19, 2011
Recent headlines shouted “Chicago Blues Great Hubert Sumlin Dies at 80.” The stories released about the death of Hubert Sumlin were almost correct, but the headlines should have read “Memphis Guitar Great Hubert Sumlin Dies.”
18. Lease on Former Three Alarm Studio in Foreclosure Again
- Friday, September 16, 2011
The leasehold on a former Downtown Memphis fire station with a checkered 25-year history and a strategic location – 200 Linden Ave. – is facing foreclosure again.
19. Big Season Planned for Levitt Shell’s 75th Year
- Friday, May 06, 2011
With three full seasons of free, family-oriented concerts under its belt, the Levitt Shell in Overton Park has finally settled into the psyche of the Memphis live music community. Even so, its spring 2011 season will bring changes.
20. Tennessee Native Earl Keister Joins Thompson & Co.
- Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Earl Keister has joined Thompson & Co. as creative director.
Education: University of Tennessee, Portfolio Center
Work Experience: Fifteen years in the advertising field. I’m like Johnny Cash: I’ve been everywhere.
21. Cash’s Road Manager Reminisces About ‘Life With Johnny’
- Monday, August 02, 2010
Marshall Grant and Johnny Cash were stuck at a train crossing one night in 1955 when they heard one of Cash’s early hits on the radio, prompting the Man in Black to say: “We don’t sound like other people.”
- Thursday, July 29, 2010
The Memphis/Mid-South Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will present the seminar “Appeals A to Z” Thursday from 1:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Clifford Davis and Odell Horton Federal Building, 167 N. Main St., 11th floor, jury assembly room.
23. Love of Running Inspires Unique Tour Company
- Monday, July 26, 2010
John Lintner loves to run.
“I run about four to six miles a day, and nine to 10 miles on the weekends,” he said. “I’ve run four marathons.”
A certified personal trainer and head of sales for Breakaway Running’s bulk embroidery division, Lintner recently trained his wife, Crissy, for her first major race, the 13.1-mile Germantown Half Marathon.
24. ‘Holy Grail’ of Recording Uncovered
- Monday, July 26, 2010
A 52-year-old tape recorder described by some as the Holy Grail of the music industry has been discovered in the storage room of the owner of a used bus dealership in Marion, Ark.
But this isn’t just any bus dealership owner. Bob Tucker, owner of Bob Tucker Motors on Interstate 55, is a music industry veteran and one-time leader of the Memphis band that toured with the Beatles in 1964.
25. 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.
26. Broadway Items Hit Bum Note With Sun
- Thursday, May 13, 2010
The owners of the Memphis recording studio where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis held a jam session in 1956 are all shook up over souvenirs of a Broadway musical dramatizing the event.
27. U of M School of Music Appoints Rushing Director
- Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Dr. Randal Rushing, professor of voice and soloist of the concert and opera stage, has been appointed director for the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis. Rushing has been a faculty member at the school for 20 years.
28. Tourism Helps Tenn. Farms Stay in Business
- Friday, February 26, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - In a tough year for Tennessee's state budget, the departments of tourism and agriculture have found a mutual silver lining: a boomlet in agricultural tourism.
Milking cows (sort of), wandering through corn and cotton mazes, watching chicks hatch, having a country wedding and picking melons are among the activities drawing city folks and their pocketbooks to farms around Tennessee.
29. Some Balk at Proposal for 8th State Song in Tenn.
- Thursday, February 25, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - For a state known for its songwriters, it might not come as a surprise that Tennessee has seven state songs.
But some lawmakers are balking at a proposal for an eighth, called "So I'll Just Shine in Tennessee (I'm a Jackson, Tennessee Nugget)." The song is written by Brenda Monroe-Moses, a former city councilwoman in Jackson, and Mildred Lewis Atkins.
30. Miss. Lawmakers Might Consider Raising Some Fees
- Tuesday, September 29, 2009
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Top lawmakers say they do not expect a general tax increase in Mississippi next year, but that doesn't mean government will stay out of people's pockets.
Some agencies, including the Department of Agriculture and Commerce, have given lawmakers lists of fees that could be increased to generate more money for the cash-strapped state during the year that begins July 1. The House and Senate would have to approve the increases.
31. Commercial Real Estate Slump Continues
- Thursday, April 30, 2009
The start of spring brought the first sign of hope in the commercial real estate market.
But while March sales showed a decent gain over the previous month, the numbers were significantly down compared to the same month a year ago.
32. Lansky Bros. Recognized For Innovative Work
- Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Memphis retailer Lansky Bros. was honored July 21 at The Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City with an achievement award from men’s fashion trade publication MR Magazine.
The Uptown/Downtown Awards are presented to retailers who have shown innovation in their work.
33. Memphis Musicians Among Hall of Fame Inductees
- Thursday, July 03, 2008
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.
34. Ageless Makes Testosterone Treatments Affordable
- Tuesday, March 04, 2008
When orthopedic surgeon Johnny Mitias got a shot in the arm, it was life changing. So much so that he's started a new business, Ageless Men's Health, to do the same for other men.
In the syringe was testosterone, a high-octane replacement for the small trickle of hormone Mitias was producing on his own.
35. Sun Studio, Label Counterpart Agree to Settle
- Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Both sides in a legal dispute between Sun Studio in Memphis and the companion Sun record label in Nashville have shaken hands and agreed to set aside their differences.
Representatives of each entity shared a handshake and had what was described as a friendly conversation about their joint future at a meeting in Nashville a few days ago, and a settlement agreement also has been signed. That recent encounter comes more than a year after both the Memphis studio and Nashville record label filed lawsuits against each other in what had become a contentious rift between the two companies.
36. With Help From His Friends
- Wednesday, September 19, 2007
LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. - Shortly after stepping onstage in Lawrenceburg's town square, Fred Thompson recounted a story about the way running for president has affected the Thompson family dynamic.
37. Arizona Company BlockedFrom Selling Sun Recordings
- Monday, August 20, 2007
A federal judge has permanently blocked an Arizona company from selling master recordings by former Sun Records artists including Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, Sun Entertainment officials said Thursday.<
38. Sun Studio SuesSun International
- Tuesday, June 05, 2007
The Memphis recording studio made famous by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and a host of other legendary musical icons is suing the Nashville company that owns the back catalog of music recorded at Sun Studio.
39. Finding Memphis Believers Starts With Media Tour
- Monday, June 04, 2007
Four days in Memphis was not long enough for British newspaper reporter Adam Gretton, who toured the Bluff City last fall as part of a quartet of journalists in town from the United Kingdom.
They were flown to town by the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and whisked to a variety of landmarks on their whirlwind four-day tour. They scarfed down lunch at The Arcade Restaurant. The scribes were given a 90-minute walkthrough at Ardent Studios on Madison Avenue.
40. To Shell and Back
- Thursday, January 25, 2007
The outdoor Memphis amphitheater where a young Elvis Presley played his first show in 1954 is a shell of its former self.
Its rows of wooden benches are begging for a fresh coat of paint, metal buildings around the stage have become eyesores and the whole thing long has been in need of structural repairs. Standalone panels that display community notices and events still include a faded program schedule for 2004.
41. Anniversary Edition of MillionDollar Quartet Coming Soon
- Thursday, September 14, 2006
A cool day in December 1956 and an impromptu gathering of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash at Sun Recording Studio singing songs like "You Belong to my Heart," "I Shall Not Be Moved," and "Dow
42. Q2 Court Filings Up Slightly
- Monday, July 17, 2006
Who'd have thought the decision last year to close a 30-year-old Memphis amusement park would spark a grassroots campaign to save it with everything from concerts, press conferences and a host of other public pleas?
43. Johnny Cash Gets Mug Shot on Debit Card
- Monday, May 01, 2006
Nashville-based EDP Licensing Inc. has entered into an agreement with Johnny Cash's estate to launch a debit card bearing the late country singer's image and signature.
The Johnny Cash Prepaid MasterCard is scheduled to come out in May or Ju
44. 'America' Photos Part of Katrina Benefit at Kurts Gallery
- Monday, January 23, 2006
National Seminars Group presents a Basic Supervision Seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select East, 5795 Poplar Ave. Attendees learn strategies for boosting productivity, morale and the quality of employees' work. Cost is $179. Call (800) 356-5107 or visit www.nationalseminarstraining.com to register.
45. Sun Records Owner Entertains Prospects
- Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Shelby Singleton has been talking to a colorful cast of characters about selling the Sun Records label he bought in 1969.
Singleton is chairman of Sun Entertainment Holding Corp., the Nashville company that owns the Sun logo and master recordings of such musicians as Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. He was a record producer himself before buying the Memphis label and its catalog from Sam Phillips.
46. Spotlight Brightens on Memphis Cinema
- Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Like an independent film competing for attention during Oscar season, Malcolm Pratt's relatively new cinema group might seem overshadowed by other big screen efforts in Memphis.
Just two weeks ago, a public casting call was held for "Black Snake Moan," the latest Hollywood production by Memphis writer and director Craig Brewer. Later this year, the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line," also shot in Memphis, opens in theaters. But Pratt's nonprofit group - Cinema Memphis - is more concerned with shining a spotlight on the classics.
47. Archived Article: Gov
- Friday, January 14, 2005
By Andy Meek
Tipton Sees Continued Population Growth
The Daily News
Tipton County turned heads in 2004.
Over the past year, the largely rural county north of Memphis attracted the attention of everyone from a Twentieth Centu...
48. Archived Article: Preservation (lead)
- Tuesday, July 27, 2004
By Andy Meek
Preservation Key to Downtown Rebirth
Historic buildings find new life as hotels, condos, restaurants
The Daily News
With nearly $2 billion in development projects either finished, under way or planned for the ar...
49. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Thursday, July 31, 2003
Kiwanis hosts annual
Kiwanis hosts annual
Several hundred Kiwanians and their families will gather in Memphis Friday for the 85th annual Kiwanis District Convention.
Speakers include Ken Bennett of Streets Ministries ...
50. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, June 20, 2003
The University of Memphis salutes the American flag this summer
The University of Memphis salutes the American flag this summer with an exhibit in the Ned R. McWherter Library.
The librarys first-floor foyer displays documents pertaining to th...
51. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, June 01, 2001
Memphis Brooks Museum of Arts first Wednesdays series continues with Southern Fried Jazz from 5 p Memphis Brooks Museum of Arts first Wednesdays series continues with Southern Fried Jazz from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The ensemble will play on the...
52. Archived Article: Govt Focus
- Thursday, January 13, 2000
World-Class Music often starts World-class music in tune with Tennessee manufacturers By Carol Davis Special to The Daily News Each time country recording artist Chely Wright takes the stage, she is backed by more than her talented band she is buoye...