Editorial Results (free)
1. 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.
2. The Week Ahead: February 28-March 6
- Monday, February 27, 2017
It's Monday, Memphis – time to peek at this week's (very busy) dance card, from the opening of Graceland's $45 million entertainment complex to a showcase of the latest high-tech ag innovations to a celebration of some local "hidden figures." Check out what else you need to know about in The Week Ahead...
3. Last Word: Binghampton Gateway, Beale's Baggage and SoundStage Memphis
- Thursday, February 23, 2017
You’ve seen stories here about how difficult it can be to assemble land and financing for a hotel project. Supermarkets have proven much more difficult to pull off at least in Memphis where food deserts are a problem in several parts of town.
4. First Tennessee Bank Opens First Local Branch in a Decade in Arlington
- Saturday, September 17, 2016
After a decade of acquisitions and renovations of existing branches, Memphis-based First Tennessee Bank has opened its first new West Tennessee branch in Arlington.
5. Pandora Takes on Spotify, Apple With New Streaming Services
- Wednesday, September 14, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Pandora will soon take on Spotify, Apple Music and others in an extremely competitive field with its own, $10 monthly streaming music service, and a cheaper version as well.
6. Son of ‘Famous Amos’ Cookie Maker Mixing His Own Batch of Blues and Soul
- Thursday, August 18, 2016
If you were to cherry-pick parts of his story, it makes all the sense in the world that Shawn Amos – and today he goes by the Rev. Shawn Amos – is a blues singer and a harmonica player. It even makes sense that he speaks of having to “reconcile” who he has been and who he is.
7. Four Beale Street Proposals Feature Different Backgrounds
- Monday, January 18, 2016
Jeff Sanford fielded inquiries from 17 or 18 companies, local and out of town, expressing some level of interest in the contract to manage the Beale Street entertainment district.
8. Audio Overkill? Some Question Benefits of 'High-Res' Music
- Monday, June 29, 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Its backers say it does for music lovers what ultra high-definition television has done for couch potatoes.
It's a digital format that packs nearly seven times the data found on CDs, touted as producing crystal-clear sounds with a sharpness that'll blow consumers away. Advocates like Neil Young and major record labels say the format that's the high end of what's known as "high-resolution" audio restores textures, nuances and tones that listeners sacrifice when opting for the convenience of music compressed into formats like MP3s or Apple's AAC.
9. The Soul of Memphis
- Tuesday, June 09, 2015
What if there was one place that could give a meaningful identity to a new generation of Memphians, preserve the sacred story of Memphis’ social and musical history and communicate the city’s soul to the rest of the world?
10. Creative Works Conference to Return in October
- Tuesday, May 12, 2015
As a result of last year’s quick sellout, a three-day conference for Memphis’ creative community is returning later this year, this time in a larger space.
The second Creative Works design conference will take place Oct. 1-3, and this year it’s moving from Downtown’s Visible Music School to Central Station. It’s the brainchild of Josh Horton, principal and founder at Memphis-based creative firm Hieroglyph, and tickets go on sale June 1.
11. Tubbs Joins Humane Society as Development and Marketing Director
- Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Nikki Tubbs has joined the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County as director of development and marketing, responsible for developing and executing the humane society’s fundraising plan, overseeing special events and securing sponsorships, and supervising supplemental development programs and the development team.
12. Real Estate Veteran Jan Phillips Rejoins Crye-Leike
- Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jan O’Kelly Phillips has joined Crye-Leike Realtors’ Germantown-Poplar branch office, marking her return to real estate sales.
13. Amazon Launches Music Streaming for Prime Members
- Friday, June 13, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Amazon's newly announced music streaming service is yet another attempt by the company to move beyond e-commerce and infuse itself into the daily lives of Americans with an increasing number of offerings –including grocery delivery and streaming TV.
14. Dancing on Broad
- Tuesday, May 13, 2014
A person doesn’t have to look far to get a feel for the distinctiveness and the uniquely artistic hue that colors Memphis’ Broad Avenue neighborhood.
To cite one example: The neighborhood for eight weeks this summer is hosting a dance party.
15. Editorial: Help Symphony Keep Creating Joyful Sounds
- Saturday, March 15, 2014
These are critical times for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. And it involves more than the organization’s financial problems.
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s financial problems may be the price of an unprecedented burst of creativity that lined up with the wallop of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Because the orchestra is, on one level, a business, an argument can be made that the organization should have delayed some of these efforts as the recession settled in for an extended engagement.
16. MEMFix Goes South
- Thursday, October 10, 2013
Of the neighborhoods in which the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team has been working to build retail and commercial trade, none has the amount of history, turmoil, potential and perception problems found in the two blocks east and west of Mississippi Boulevard and Walker Avenue.
17. Health Care’s ‘Lost Opportunity’: A Q&A with Phil Bredesen
- Saturday, September 28, 2013
More than two years after leaving state office, Phil Bredesen, the popular former governor and mayor of Nashville, is still on the go. While enjoying a post-political life in Nashville that includes gardening and grandparenting with his wife, Andrea Conte, Bredesen remains active in promoting bipartisan solutions to issues such as the national debt as a speaker and as a member of the Governors’ Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, D.C.- based think tank.
18. Self-Tucker Focused on Designs to Inspire
- Saturday, June 15, 2013
Self-Tucker Architects wants to lift the aspirations of the community through great architecture and design.
The firm is currently involved with a variety of high-profile projects across the area, including the National Civil Rights Museum and the new ground transportation center at Memphis International Airport, and past work includes the Stax Museum, Stax Music Academy and the FedExForum.
19. Real-Time Marketing
- Wednesday, April 03, 2013
We live in a digital world where we’ve grown accustomed to real-time communication with one another, including with the brands we patronize. Now there is a growing expectation of real-time response from companies large and small. It’s time to become more nimble and proactive – communicating at the same pace as your customers.
20. New Seed Hatchery Season Launches
- Friday, February 08, 2013
This weekend marks the start of the third season of Seed Hatchery, Memphis’ startup accelerator that aims to turn six teams of founders into well-prepared, more polished entrepreneurs.
And from several vantage points, it’s one of the most diverse collections of startup talent in the 90-day bootcamp’s three-year history.
21. Creative Space
- Thursday, January 31, 2013
By the time Crosstown Arts occupies space in the 1.5 million-square-foot Sears Crosstown building, it will have completed a solid test run of promoting arts-based community and economic development in Midtown.
22. Rekindling Crosstown
- Monday, November 05, 2012
Video artist Chris Miner says one way to explain the redevelopment of the Sears Crosstown building is likening it to the process of creating art.
“You get into it with a general idea of what you want to do, but then you kind of let it take you wherever you are going to go or wherever the piece wants to go,” he said.
23. Universal, Sony/ATV to Buy EMI for $4.1 Billion
- Monday, November 14, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) – EMI Group Ltd., the iconic British music company that is home to The Beatles, Coldplay and Katy Perry, is being split and sold for $4.1 billion.
The deal will open EMI's buyers, Universal Music and Sony/ATV, to regulatory scrutiny as they increase their dominance of the music industry.
24. Memphis Pride Signs Lease At Trinity Ridge
- Friday, May 06, 2011
An up-and-coming Mid-South cheer and tumbling company has signed a new lease to expand its business, a move that will benefit the facility’s students and parents alike.
Memphis Pride is relocating from a 5,000-square-foot space in Cordova Industrial Park to 16,080-square-foot lease at 7740 B Trinity Road, suite 126.
25. Independent Film Circuit Arrives at Buckman
- Monday, September 20, 2010
As director of the Buckman Performing & Fine Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, Cindi Younker has become well versed in music, dance, theater and visual arts, but she’s preparing to add a new discipline to the list with the center’s double debut in film.
26. Fair Game
- Friday, September 10, 2010
During the same week the Mid-South Fairgrounds saw the page turn on its history as home to midways and exhibits when Tiger Lane, the new tailgating feature outside Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium opened, the story of fairs continues in other parts of the community.
27. Rock for Love Turns 4 With Blowout Bash
- Monday, August 16, 2010
The problem with launching a great new event is that after a few years everybody wants to be a part of it. Actually that’s no problem at all for the organizers of Rock for Love 4, benefiting the Church Health Center (CHC).
28. That’s a Rap
- Friday, March 19, 2010
In the time-honored, head-scratching tradition of Memphis music, the man behind the success of Memphis-based Dedicated Music Group is a former member of hard-core rap phenom Three Six Mafia.
Dedicated Music Group, which has two artists nominated for the coveted Dove Awards – gospel music’s most prestigious honor – is headed by Delmar “Mr. Del” Lawrence, who left the secular success of Memphis’ crunk juggernaut for a life of hard work and faith.
29. Tennessee Shakespeare Co. Returns With Performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
- Monday, October 05, 2009
A young professional theater company that burst onto the Memphis arts scene last year returns to open its second season with dreams and blessings.
“‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a play about blessing,” said Dan McCleary, founder and artistic director of the Tennessee Shakespeare Co., referring to the company’s latest show that will kick off Wednesday. “Shakespeare wrote it as a blessing for a marriage in Queen Elizabeth’s court. So we’re finding all the blessings inside the text. There is a lot of incantation and magic in it.”
30. New Midtown Boutique Offers Total Fashion Package To All Women
- Monday, August 10, 2009
Arshula Lynn recently put up the open sign at her new business, Main Event Boutique, and then put music from the Black Eyed Peas on the stereo.
The upbeat music streaming onto the sidewalk from 1859 Madison Ave. matched her attitude. She’s ready to help cure people of the economic doldrums.
31. Poet Combines Hip-Hop Style With Christian Message
- Monday, July 20, 2009
Most area music stores have sections for hip-hop and contemporary Christian music, but there haven’t been any albums that could be found in both sections until now. Memphis hip-hop artist Mr. Del released his third solo album June 29 to the delight and perhaps curiosity of local fans.
32. 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.
33. Blues Legend Bland Sues Man Who Claims to be His Son
- Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Blues legend Bobby “Blue” Bland is suing a California man who claims to be his son, according to court papers the Memphis recording artist has filed.
Bland, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, wants the court to issue an order to stop Rodney Lopes of Sacramento from using his name to promote his musical career. Bland is also seeking $1 million in punitive damages.
34. Butler in Middle of Entertainment Biz Through Law Practice
- Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tonya D. Butler is a member of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP’s Intellectual Property Protection & Litigation Service Team. She concentrates her practice on music and entertainment law.
35. Report Finds Tenn. Offered $3 Million To Snag Cyrus Movie
- Tuesday, June 17, 2008
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee used more than $3 million in incentives to lure Walt Disney Pictures to film “Hannah Montana: The Movie” in the state.
The state Film, Entertainment and Music Commission and its executive director, Perry Gibson, enticed Disney with the money to keep the company from taking the $28 million production about Miley Cyrus’ alter-ego to Louisiana to shoot, The Tennessean reported Sunday.
36. Jones Receives Welcome Home Memphis Designation
- Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Crye-Leike affiliate broker C. Lauren Jones was the first Realtor in the Memphis market to receive the Welcome Home Memphis designation when she recently earned the honor.
The designation recently was created by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and is designed to increase affordable housing expertise.
37. American Paper Optics Brings a Third Dimension To the Marketplace
- Monday, July 30, 2007
Two years from now, John Jerit estimates his company, American Paper Optics, will have sold about 1 billion 3-D glasses.
"We're probably reaching about 850 million glasses sold," Jerit said. "We've averaged about 50 million a year in 17
years. But this year, we'll probably sell over 200 million units of glasses or stuff that's used for glasses. I would say that we'll be able to say a billion served probably by the end of 2009."
38. In Defense Of Imus
- Friday, April 20, 2007
As I've watched the controversy build over Don Imus' potshot against the women's basketball team at Rutgers University, I've wholeheartedly agreed with his detractors.
Without a doubt, the shock jock's thoughtless criticism of the team during a morning broadcast April 4 was uncalled for and just plain mean - in a word, reprehensible.
39. 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.
40. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, January 10, 2005
Memphis Regional Chamber Holds Ambassador Meeting
MAAR Hosts Session on Professional Standards
The Memphis Regional Chamber hosts a chamber ambassadors meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Conta...
41. Archived Article: Trends Focus
- Monday, January 12, 2004
Ad agencies expect more activity, less pizzazz
Ad Agencies Expect More Business, Less Pizzazz
The Daily News
If the advertising industry were translated into music, 2004 might sound like a familiar tune played at a higher vol...
42. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, April 24, 2003
Alaska sues investment firms over WorldCom losses
Alaska sues investment firms over WorldCom losses
The state of Alaska has filed a lawsuit against several major financial institutions to recover money lost in bonds issued by bankrupt WorldCom...
43. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, August 24, 2000
MP3 MP3.com, Sony reach agreement MP3.com Inc. has reached a settlement with Sony Music Entertainment. Sony, home to artists such as Mariah Carey, Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen, was one of five major labels that won a copyright suit against MP3.co...
44. Archived Article: Northhaven
- Tuesday, September 29, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Renovations start on Northaven school By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Construction is underway on an expansion and renovation project at Northaven Elementary that will double the schools classroom space and give it a new gymnasium...
45. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, December 03, 1997
Digital versatile disk ? the well-publicized successor to VHS tapes, compact discs and CD-ROMs ? will struggle in the video and music industries but be a major success for the personal computer industry, according to a recent report from Forrester R...
46. Archived Article: Business Expo 97 Lj
- Wednesday, October 22, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON Expo 97 to showcase more than 300 booths By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News For a good look at the array of products and services companies serving the Memphis market have to offer, the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerces annual busine...