Editorial Results (free)
1. Tenn. Approves Incentives for TV Series Production in Memphis
- Wednesday, February 03, 2016
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has approved a grant of up to $4.3 million to support production of a TV series that will be shot in Memphis this spring.
The series will be an eight-episode, Memphis-themed scripted drama that Viacom’s CMT network is adapting from the Tony Award-winning musical “Million Dollar Quartet.”
2. Last Word: Rallings Meets the Council, Million Dollar Auditions & A Pinch Plan Emerges
- Wednesday, February 03, 2016
His second day on the job, the new Memphis Police Director, Michael Rallings, met the Memphis City Council and discovered just what a huge issue police body cameras are – if he didn’t know that already.
His answers to some pointed questions about when police can turn off those cameras and why made this an uneven first encounter.
Council members told him they got an earful from constituents over the weekend in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Johnathan Bratcher in South Memphis. And some of the reaction they got was to reports that a police dispatcher ordered police trying out the body cameras to turn them off as they arrived at the scene of the shooting.
There are three cameras being tested. And one of the officers with them showed up after the shooting, according to police.
Meanwhile, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland still didn’t have a timetable for the roll-out of the cameras but did offer some specifics including hiring by the MPD of 10 new personnel to deal with the handling of what the camera records.
And Strickland’s intention is to pay for it out of the existing MPD budget.
3. Casting Set to Begin for Memphis-based "Million Dollar Quartet" TV Series
- Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Viacom’s CMT network will announce Wednesday that it's begun casting for an eight-episode, Memphis-themed scripted drama it’s bringing to the small screen later this year.
The project is an adaption of the Tony Award-winning musical “Million Dollar Quartet,” and the production will be based in Memphis, according to CMT.
4. Book Looks at Sam Phillips' Career, Early Days in Alabama
- Wednesday, January 13, 2016
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — The legacy of Sam Phillips is inextricably tied to Memphis, Tennessee, and his Sun Records and studio. But Phillips' Alabama hometown holds the key to understanding the man who gave the world rock 'n' roll.
5. St. Louis Cardinals Manager To Speak in Jackson, Tenn.
- Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Mike Matheny, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, will speak at a fundraiser for Special Needs Athletics at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 8, at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson, Tenn.
6. Sammy Davis Jr. Pendant Among Elvis Artifacts Auctioned
- Monday, August 17, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A diamond and gold pendant Elvis Presley gave Sammy Davis Jr. was among 160 authenticated artifacts sold Thursday evening during an auction at the King of Rock 'n' Roll's longtime Memphis, Tennessee, home.
7. LEO Events’ Gigas Named Rising Star
- Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Airika Wallace Gigas, director of sales for Memphis-based LEO Events, has been honored with the Association of Destination Management Executives International’s Rising Star Award, given annually to one outstanding meeting and event-planning professional. Gigas, a destination management certified professional, oversees sales and operations for LEO’s local clients and clients inbound in to Memphis. She manages a team of two and a part time team of 25 people.
8. Lasting Legacies
- Saturday, January 31, 2015
A FedEx commercial that never made it past the storyboard stage portrayed company founder, chairman and CEO Fred Smith as a child filling out an order form in the back of a comic book for a batch of Sea-Monkeys, sending it off and waiting for the delivery.
9. Presley's First Record, 'My Happiness,' Auctions for $300,000
- Monday, January 12, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – An acetate recording of the ballad "My Happiness," the first song Elvis Presley ever recorded, sold at auction Thursday night for $300,000.
An undisclosed Internet buyer placed the winning bid at Graceland, the museum and tourist attraction that was Presley's former home. The auction was held on what would have been the late singer's 80th birthday.
10. Rock On
- Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The 60th anniversary this year of a seminal moment in the formation of rock ‘n’ roll, a moment that also happens to be a bedrock episode in Memphis music lore, has come with all the attendant tributes and celebrations to be expected for such a milestone.
11. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Prepares to Induct Nine
- Friday, October 10, 2014
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame, administered by the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, next month will induct its new batch of honorees, a collection of music legends that each in their way left big marks on the industry’s landscape.
12. This week in Memphis history: September 26-October 2
- Saturday, September 27, 2014
1984: A Dean Witter Reynolds ad in The Daily News listed 13-week U.S. Treasury bills at a 10.29 percent interest rate, with 10.37 percent on 26-week treasury bills.
1968: The Cowsills play the Mid-South Coliseum as part of the Mid-South Fair, followed the next night by Johnny Cash with his wife, June Carter Cash, Carl Perkins and the Statler Brothers.
13. 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.
14. 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.
- Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will hold its annual holiday celebration, featuring the Swing Time Explosion: Big Band Holiday Show, Wednesday, Dec. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
- Saturday, September 07, 2013
In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn book review and discussion on Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” Friday, Sept. 6, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.
17. The New Beale
- Saturday, April 20, 2013
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.”
18. 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.
19. Country Songwriters Event Benefits St. Jude, Le Bonheur
- Monday, June 25, 2012
The Darryl Worley and Friends Songwriters’ Event featuring country music songwriters Darryl Worley, Mark D. Sanders, Rob Crosby and Jim “Moose” Brown will take place Tuesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. at Bumpus Harley-Davidson, 325 S. Byhalia Road in Collierville.
20. Graceland Marks 30th Year as Tourist Attraction
- Thursday, June 14, 2012
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.
21. City Made Impact On Jobs While On Memphis Visit
- Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Many details about Steve Jobs’ brief time in Memphis in 2009 are still not known. That’s partly because of the late Apple Inc. CEO’s penchant for secrecy and the sensitive nature of his trip to the city, which came about because of his need for a critical liver transplant at Methodist University Hospital.
22. Apple Founder Visited Sun While Recuperating in Memphis
- Monday, October 24, 2011
Many details about Steve Jobs’ brief time in Memphis in 2009 are still not known. That’s partly because of the late Apple CEO’s penchant for secrecy and the sensitive nature of his trip to the city, which came about because of his need for a critical liver transplant at Methodist University Hospital.
23. 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.
24. Taking Care of Business
- Monday, August 30, 2010
A diverse mix of Memphis businesses is defying the odds and finding success spanning multiple family generations. Grant & Co., Champion Awards, Jim’s Place East, Barden Stone and Broadway Pizza are among the Memphis institutions thriving under second- and third-generation ownership and management.
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. Though New Place Not There Yet, Wally Joe Still Working It
- Monday, November 02, 2009
If the truism in the restaurant industry is it takes twice as long to open a restaurant as you plan, try this: Wally Joe left his eponymous establishment on Sanderlin Avenue, which opened in May 2002, in December 2006.
28. 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.
- Tuesday, September 25, 2007
The Memphis Regional Chamber and The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will hold the Metro Business Council Sales & Marketing Summit today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Memphis Marriott East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Cost is $50 for members and $100 for nonmembers. RSVP to Tunga Lee at 543-3571.
- Monday, September 24, 2007
The Engineers' Club of Memphis will meet today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Robert Scott will address the topic of "Electrical Safety in the Workplace." The event is $12, including lunch, and no reservations are required.
31. 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.<
32. 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.
33. 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
34. Lewis Becomes Vice President of State Bar Association
- Wednesday, February 22, 2006
George T. "Buck" Lewis, a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, has been elected vice president of the Tennessee Bar Association.
Ellers, Oakley, Chester & Rike Inc. has hired Alan Otts as director of its plumbing and fire protection division. He previously served as head of the plumbing and fire protection department for Barham/Cain/Mynatt Inc. in Cordova. He is a member of the Memphis Joint Engineers Society, serving as its chairman from 2002-2004 and student contest chairman from 2004-2005. Otts also is on the technical advisory board for Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville.
35. 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.
36. Archived Article: Union (lead)
- Monday, October 29, 2001
By JENNIFER MURLEY
Former British leader
visits Union University
By JENNIFER MURLEY
The Daily News
Former British Prime Minister John Major will address the pressing issues surrounding The Changing World Tuesday as the keynote speaker...
37. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, January 05, 1998
Jan Jan. 5 The Mid-South Fly Fishers will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1346 Central Ave. The speaker will be Mike Bone, a professional guide with Clinch River Outfitters. For more information, call Donald M. Dunn at 386-5274. Jan. 7 Lam...
38. Archived Article: Tech Focus Chg
- Wednesday, March 12, 1997
I was going to Rhodes at the time and was thinking that I wanted to be a writer, and the Web seemed like the ideal medium and Memphis seemed like the ideal place to write about music Memphis music Internet place for people worldwide to learn about M...
39. Archived Article: Govt Analys
- Friday, September 20, 1996
Forty-nine states choose streamlined education fund application Forty-nine states choose streamlined education fund application Process designed to reduce paperwork, improve coordination for K-12 funding Forty-nine states have agreed to a new option...
40. Archived Article: Hard Rock
- Wednesday, May 29, 1996
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Hard Rock CafÈ to open in October By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Jim Berk, president and chief executive officer of Hard Rock Cafe International, formally announced Wednesday the company will open a Hard Rock Cafe on B...