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1. Wrestling Ring to Political Ring: WWE Star Runs for Mayor
- Monday, March 27, 2017
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Glenn Jacobs, better known as the towering WWE villain Kane, is stepping into the political ring with a bid for mayor in Tennessee.
2. Chuck Berry's Influence on Rock ‘n’ Roll Was Incalculable
- Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Rock n' roll was more than a new kind of music, but a new story to tell, one for kids with transistor radios in their hands and money in their pockets, beginning to raise questions their parents never had the luxury to ask.
3. Last Word: Calipari Madness, Wolfchase 20 Years On and The Path Beyond Chemo
- Monday, March 20, 2017
John Calipari returns to Memphis at week’s end after Kentucky advanced Sunday to the NCAA South semifinals at FedExForum Friday. But based on the way his team played Sunday after a close game with Northwestern Saturday he might not be here long.
4. Verizon Buys Yahoo for $4.83B, Marking End of an Era
- Tuesday, July 26, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet.
It is the second time in as many years that Verizon, extending its digital reach, has snapped up the remnants of a fallen internet star. The nation's largest wireless carrier paid $4.4 billion for AOL last year.
5. Judge Orders Wrestler Jerry Lawler, Fiancee to Stay Apart
- Tuesday, June 21, 2016
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee judge on Monday ordered famed wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler and his fiancee to stay away from one another following their arrest on domestic violence charges.
6. WWE Suspends Lawler After Arrest
- Monday, June 20, 2016
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – World Wrestling Entertainment said it has suspended Jerry "The King" Lawler after he and his girlfriend were arrested Thursday night on charges of domestic violence.
7. 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.”
8. 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.
9. Bertelkamp Made Right Call in Going with the Vols
- Saturday, January 30, 2016
Bert Bertelkamp would be the first to tell you he’s pulling for Tennessee when calling basketball games as color commentator for the Vol Network.
And why wouldn’t he?
Bertelkamp is Big Orange to the bone. His father Hank played for the Vols (1951-53), was a team captain and remains a big supporter of UT.
10. 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.
11. Graffiti Green Light
- Saturday, January 09, 2016
Brandon Marshall is a full-time artist, making a living painting commissioned murals for clients. He’s also well-versed in the graffiti world of Memphis, a small but determined group of artists who tag properties around the city.
12. Memphis Creatives Walk Through Recent Branding Projects
- Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Ben Fant and Andrew Holliday are principals at two Memphis creative firms that each undertook similar projects recently – crafting brand messaging for clients in the restaurant industry.
13. Roundhouse Revival 2 Features Mayoral Trash Talk
- Tuesday, October 06, 2015
On the last day of the Mid-South Fair Sunday, Oct. 4, several hundred people gathered at the Mid-South Fairgrounds to listen to live music, watch roller derby, buy souvenirs, cheer on a wrestling exhibition or two and, of course, eat.
14. Musical Space
- Wednesday, August 19, 2015
It took a while – four years, in fact – for the Memphis Music Hall of Fame to finally get a space of its own. But it’s preparing to celebrate that physical space at 126 Beale St., adjacent to the Hard Rock Café, with a grand opening ceremony Friday, Aug. 21.
15. 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.
16. Thank You, Thank You Very Much
- Friday, August 14, 2015
A THANK YOU NOTE FROM A COPYWRITER TO ELVIS. Elvis was once asked what kind of music he played. “I play all kinds,” was his response.
That pretty much sums up Memphis, and Elvis was pretty much the sum up of its parts. Part gospel and part blues, part country and part soul. And all original. Part dirt poor and part flashy rich, part Mama’s boy and part nasty and naughty. And all surprising. Part glitz and glitter and part sad and tragic. And all too real. Part Mississippi and part Tennessee. And all world shaking.
17. Circuit Court Judge D'Army Bailey Dies At Age 73
- Monday, July 13, 2015
Shelby County Circuit Court Judge D’Army Bailey died Sunday, July 12.
Word of the 73-year old jurist’s death comes less than a year after Bailey returned to the bench, winning election to Circuit Court after retiring as a Circuit Court Judge in 2009.
18. Tumult of 1968 Leaves Indelible Mark on Memphis’ Legal, Political Figures
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
When attorney David Caywood thinks about the pivotal events of the 1968 sanitation workers strike in Memphis, there is usually a big “what if” moment.
19. Musicians for Le Bonheur Assembling 2015 CD
- Thursday, April 09, 2015
Raising money for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital pretty much runs in Justin Jaggers’ family.
His father, WREG News Channel 3 meteorologist Jim Jaggers, has the annual Go Jim Go cycling campaign to raise money for the hospital. And the younger Jaggers has for five years now spearheaded Musicians for Le Bonheur, an effort that has so far raised $10,000 partly from a CD sales effort.
20. Attorneys Recall Role of Law in Events of 1968
- Wednesday, February 25, 2015
David Caywood still remembers the memorandum of understanding that almost settled the 1968 sanitation workers strike before Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
21. Dream Season
- Saturday, February 07, 2015
The Grizzlies had just defeated the rival Oklahoma City Thunder before a loud sellout crowd in The Grindhouse and Jerry “The King” Lawler had defended his Memphis championship wrestling belt, albeit with an assist from the Grizzlies’ crack game operations staff.
- Friday, January 16, 2015
Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School will host an opening reception for “Earthbound Treasures: New Works by Tiffany Myers Foss and Katie Dann” Friday, Jan. 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. The exhibition will be on display through Feb. 13. Visit buckmanartscenter.com.
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. Behind Big Macs, a Drama Over Corporate Control
- Thursday, September 04, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Behind those Big Macs and Whoppers is a hidden drama over corporate control.
The fast-food industry is underpinned by an often tense relationship between companies like McDonald's and Burger King and the franchisees who run their restaurants. Few customers think about this when scarfing down burgers.
26. County Leaders Make Transition to Governing
- Friday, August 29, 2014
For government officials, the oath of office marks the boundary between the ability to get elected and the ability to govern.
But it’s not always apparent to those taking the oath what they have gotten themselves into.
27. 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.
28. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
29. That’s Entertainment
- Saturday, January 25, 2014
It was late in Game 6 of the Grizzlies’ 2013 playoff series with the Los Angeles Clippers. Already, FedExForum was abuzz with anticipation. The hated Clippers were about to go down. Grizz, the team’s chest-thumping mascot, scaled a ladder inside the arena and unfurled a banner:
30. Kudzu’s Wrestles With Plant Closure Fallout
- Thursday, August 22, 2013
When the current ownership of Kudzu’s Bar & Grill bought the eatery in September 2011, tables were full, the parking lot was packed and the business kept busting its projections.
Jerry King, one of Kudzu’s owners, said every month the results would be as much as a double-digit percentage above what had been projected. That, however, was before Hostess’ Downtown Memphis Wonder Bread plant closed late last year.
31. Restored Video Shows James Earl Ray in Memphis
- Thursday, April 04, 2013
MEMPHIS (AP) – Newly-restored videotapes showing James Earl Ray's return to Memphis to face trial for the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. have been released on the 45th anniversary of the civil rights leader's death.
32. Milestone Celebration
- Friday, October 26, 2012
In a few weeks, a quirky Midtown coffeehouse that brims over with culture, from the poetry readings to the bric-a-brac inside to the owner who loves a good poem and the J.J. Abrams TV series “Lost,” will celebrate a milestone.
33. 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.
34. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees
- Thursday, October 18, 2012
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.
35. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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.
36. Musicians Remember Elvis' Talent, Character
- Tuesday, August 14, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – Elvis Presley left behind hit songs, epic performances, some so-so movies and an image as a handsome, rebellious, talented and sometimes-troubled artist that remains indelibly marked in America's pop culture psyche 35 years after his death.
37. 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.
- Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Memphis alumni chapter of LeMoyne-Owen College will kick off the Jerry C. Johnson Sports Weekend with a ceremony renaming the school’s gymnasium to the C. Arthur Bruce Hall/Jerry C. Johnson Gymnasium Thursday, June 14, at 10 a.m. at LOC, 807 Walker Ave. Call 435-1235.
39. Wrestling Film Now Available on iTunes
- Thursday, May 24, 2012
Local wrestling film “Memphis Heat: The True Story of Memphis Wrasslin’” is now available for download on iTunes.
The film documents the “wild and wooly history” of wrestling in the Memphis area. It encompasses everything from the days of cult hero Sputnik Monroe to midgets, tag teams, female wrestlers, Jerry “The King Lawler” and Jimmy “Mouth of the South” Hart and more.
40. Artistic Support
- Friday, January 27, 2012
Jerry “The King” Lawler, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, District Attorney General Amy Weirich and Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy are just a few of the local celebrities who’ve channeled their inner Renoirs to raise money in support of local victims of domestic violence.
41. City’s Story Recounted in ‘Memphis 101’
- Thursday, November 10, 2011
A cross-section of native Memphians and Memphians by choice spent the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 9, exploring the stories that shaped the city during “Memphis 101,” a free, public event held biannually at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.
42. Tenn. Voucher Debate: Private School Bailout or Much-Needed Choice?
- Tuesday, November 08, 2011
NASHVILLE – Critics of a bill to create a school voucher system in Tennessee characterized the plan as a "bailout" for financially failing private schools while proponents hailed it as a needed new choice in education during a legislative hearing this past week.
43. Who’s Who of Soul to Perform for MED Foundation
- Thursday, March 31, 2011
More than a dozen legendary soul artists plan to bring down the house – in this case The Peabody hotel – during a one-night-only, blowout concert benefiting The MED Foundation, the fundraising arm of The Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
44. Fred Sanders to Receive Beale Street Brass Note
- Friday, March 18, 2011
Music legend Fred Sanders spent most of his days playing guitar in Memphis’ Handy Park.
As the house guitarist at the old Club Paradise, Sanders played alongside other Memphis music legends, including B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland and Albert King. Sanders also played his music at Blues Alley on Front Street, leaving tourists in awe and was a particular favorite of traveling blues aficionados.
45. Enjoying the Ride
- Thursday, September 16, 2010
From Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck zipping past the Colosseum in “Roman Holiday” to vintage photographs of suit-wearing mods cruising the streets of 1960s London, the word ‘Vespa” evokes a stream of iconic pop culture images.
46. Lawler, Cooper ‘Divorce’ Over Deli Plans
- Thursday, August 12, 2010
The King has given up the corner of Adams and Main Street.
Plans for a new wrestling-themed deli on the ground floor of The Claridge House at Main and Adams using the name of wrestler and announcer Jerry “The King” Lawler have been called off. Lawler was going to lend his name to the venture to be owned by Joe Cooper.
47. CCC Says ‘No’ to King’s Sign
- Monday, August 02, 2010
Center City Commission staff have recommended the agency’s Design Review Board reject Jerry “The King” Lawler’s application for signage for the new business the wrestling icon is opening on the ground floor of the Claridge House.
48. CK’s Owners Honor Traditions
- Friday, July 02, 2010
Randy Gross and Jerry Vela know better than to fiddle with the hash browns at CK’s Coffee Shop.
They’ve pledged to keep the shredded potatoes on the menu and serve them as crispy as ever. Loyal customers, who have made CK’s a Memphis staple for the past 30 years, expect nothing less.
- Thursday, February 25, 2010
The Memphis Bar Association will host a continuing legal education seminar today from 1:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the MBA office, 80 Monroe Ave., Suite 220. Kathy Story of Story Consulting will speak on “Managing Change and Transforming Your Legal Career.” To register, visit www.memphisbar.org.
50. UTHSC College of Medicine Names Smith Interim Dean
- Wednesday, October 21, 2009
J. Lacey Smith has been named interim dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Smith currently serves as the associate dean of clinical affairs for the College of Medicine and the chief medical officer and executive vice president for UT Medical Group Inc.
51. Feds Want Cash, Plane in Contraband Cigarette Case
- Friday, July 10, 2009
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Federal authorities want to take $1.89 million and an airplane allegedly used in a multimillion dollar scheme to sell contraband cigarettes in the Southeast.
No charges in the case have been made public, but federal agents have raided facilities in Mississippi, Kentucky and South Carolina as part of a two-year investigation. Court records in which the government seeks forfeiture of the money and airplane also name two men as alleged participants in the scheme.
52. Settlement Funds To Honor Cauley
- Thursday, September 18, 2008
It was the kind of gathering you normally wouldn’t associate with the settlement of a class action case involving urethane.
Several hours in advance of the hearing before Circuit Court Judge Jerry Stokes last week, some of those who would benefit from the settlement gathered at the Glassman, Edwards, Wade & Wyatt PC law firm across from Court Square in Downtown.
53. Memphis Promoter Files Suit Against WWE
- Friday, January 11, 2008
It's the back story that counts in professional wrestling. The matches and interviews advance story lines and rivalries that lead to more matches with more hype and thus more fans in the seats and watching on pay-per-view television.
54. Memphis Recognizes Stax Legacy With Year Of Celebration
- Monday, March 05, 2007
When asked recently about his visit to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in November, British newspaper reporter Adam Gretton recalled his visceral reaction upon getting an up-close look at the Memphis music landmark.
55. The Hes, Bakers & Foster Care
- Wednesday, February 21, 2007
At the end of January, the Tennessee Supreme Court made a ruling that will profoundly affect the life of one little girl.
Eight-year-old Anna Mae He, whose name has spawned a media blitz across the country, soon will be reunited with her birth parents, Shaoqiang "Jack" and Qin Luo "Casey" He, despite relentless efforts by her foster family to hold onto her.
56. Remember: It's About the Fate of a Little Girl
- Friday, February 16, 2007
In the Old Testament story of King Solomon and the infant (I Kings 3:16-28), the king is approached by a pair of women with one baby boy between them. Both claim to be the baby's mother.
But before the king can award custody, he first must determine who is telling the truth - and who's trying to take him for a ride.
57. 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
58. Crichton Hosts Golf Classic To Benefit Athletics Department
- Monday, August 21, 2006
The first Crichton College Golf Classic benefiting the Crichton Comets athletics department is at 1 p.m. at the Tournament Players Club at Southwind, 3225 Club at Southwind. Registration, along with a light lunch and putting clinic, begins at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $150 and sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit www.crichton.edu or call 320-9700.
59. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, January 21, 2005
Lansky Works for Memphis Customers
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Hal Lansky isnt easily impressed by titles, though he wears several of them. Lansky, incoming chairman of the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South board of direct...
60. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, February 15, 2002
The Madonna Circle will host the 27th Annual Memphis Antique, Garden & Gourmet Show The Madonna Circle will host the 27th annual Memphis Antique, Garden & Gourmet Show Feb. 22 through Feb. 24 in the Shelby County Building at the Mid-South Fa...
61. Archived Article: Mlk (lead)
- Friday, January 12, 2001
MLK summit leads events commemorating day Summit leads events commemorating MLK By SUE PEASE The Daily News For those wanting to do something to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.s birthday Monday, there are a lot of options in Memphis. Starting tom...
62. Archived Article: Standout St
- Friday, December 03, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Music man Jerry Schilling, president of the Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission, embraces the challenge of learning through life By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News For Jerry Schilling its all about the music. "Im he...
63. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 01, 1998
Dr Dr. Bill Poston has been named vice president of clinical integration and quality for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.s Memphis metropolitan area. He formerly was chief of staff for Baptist Memorial Hospital at its Medical Center and East Memph...
64. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, January 08, 1998
Antavio Brigance and Myra Washington-Brigance vs Antavio Brigance and Myra Washington-Brigance vs. Bluff City Nissan Inc., Jerry Hughes and Bond Smith. A Memphis couple is suing a local car dealership over the purchase of a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder on...
65. Archived Article: Servicem Chg
- Friday, December 05, 1997
By CAMILLE H ServiceMaster to add 10,000 feet to new office By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Memphis-based ServiceMaster Consumer Services, a division of ServiceMaster LP, has started construction on a 10,000-square-foot addition to its office at...