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1. The Week Ahead: April 24-30
- Monday, April 24, 2017
Happy Monday, Memphis! Those potholes and rough patches of broken asphalt you dodge on your morning commute may be in line for repair pretty soon, and there’s a full list of entertaining and informative events to attend in the coming days, including the annual RegionSmart Summit. Here’s what you need to know about the Week Ahead...
- Friday, February 24, 2017
Stax Music Academy will perform a Black History Month tribute to the 1967 Stax/Volt European Tour Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave. The concert will feature the music of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T. & the MGs, Eddie Floyd, Carla Thomas, and Arthur Conley. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door; call 901-946-2513, ext. 250, to buy advance tickets.
3. Last Word: The Grizz Farm Club Moves, Changing the NAACP and $15 An Hour
- Tuesday, January 24, 2017
How many of you knew the Iowa Energy was what amounts to a minor league team connected to the Grizz? How many of you knew that before Wade Baldwin and Troy Williams got sent there last month?
- Friday, June 24, 2016
David Lusk Gallery will host an opening reception for Tim Crowder’s “Accumulator” and Kelly S. Williams’ “The Playbook” on Friday, June 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 97 Tillman St. Visit davidluskgallery.com.
5. Middle Tennessee construction can’t meet demand
- Saturday, April 16, 2016
When it comes to residential real estate around Middle Tennessee, there are plenty of buyers but not nearly enough sellers, says Heather Benjamin with Reliant Realty’s Benjamin McConnell Group. And new construction just can’t keep up with the demand.
- Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Memphis Child Advocacy Center will host its annual children’s memorial flag-raising on Wednesday, April 13, at noon on Civic Center Plaza outside Memphis City Hall, 125 N. Main St. The ceremony remembers Shelby County kids who have died as a result of abuse or neglect. Visit memphiscac.org.
- Tuesday, April 12, 2016
ArtsMemphis will hold a free workshop for organizations interested in Arts Build Communities grants on Tuesday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Hattiloo Theatre, 37 S. Cooper St. The grants are open to nonprofits and government entities seeking funding for artistic and cultural projects that benefit the community. Visit tn.gov for details.
- Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Goodwill will hold a retail management job fair Wednesday, Feb. 17, with sessions from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Goodwill Job Center, 3830 Austin Peay Highway. Individuals should have two to five years’ experience in management and/or a college degree. Visit goodwillmemphis.org/hire to complete an online application and RSVP for either session.
- Wednesday, January 20, 2016
World Series of Poker returns to Horseshoe Tunica, 1021 Casino Center Drive, from Thursday, Jan. 21, to Feb. 1. The schedule features 12 official WSOP Circuit events. The winner of the main event (Jan. 29-30) will earn a free entry into the 2016 WSOP National Championship. Visit wsop.com for details and entry fees.
- Tuesday, January 19, 2016
SCORE Memphis will host a business essentials workshop titled “Are You Ready to Start Your Own Business?” Tuesday, Jan. 19, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road. Cost is free; pre-registration required. Visit scorememphis.org.
- Saturday, January 16, 2016
National Civil Rights Museum will host King Day 2016 on Monday, Jan. 18, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the museum, 450 Mulberry St. Activities will include family entertainment, youth-centered learning, Mid-South Food Bank and Lifeblood drives, and more. Admission is $5 for all ages, $3 with food bank donation, or free with blood donation. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.
12. Coroner: No Evidence B.B. King Was Poisoned Before Death
- Wednesday, July 15, 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Medical examiners found no evidence to prove the allegation that blues legend B.B. King was poisoned before he died of natural causes in May, according to autopsy findings made public Monday.
- Friday, May 08, 2015
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church will host the 57th annual Greek Festival Friday and Saturday, May 8-9, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the church, 573 N. Highland St. The event will feature Greek food (on site and drive-thru), marketplace, sanctuary tours and live entertainment. Tickets are $3; get $1 off admission for each canned good brought for Mid-South Food Bank. Visit memphisgreekfestival.com.
14. Wharton, Strickland Top $250,000 in Campaign Accounts
- Wednesday, April 15, 2015
As they prepare to pull qualifying petitions for the October ballot, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and challenger Jim Strickland each have more than $250,000 in their campaign accounts.
- Friday, February 13, 2015
Memphis Botanic Garden will hold the Green Your Home Winter Plant Sale Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Choose from houseplants, container arrangements, terrariums and more. Admission is free. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com or call 901-636-4100.
- Saturday, November 15, 2014
Memphis Grizzlies and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will host a family-friendly event Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. near the giant Grizzlies jersey in Tom Lee Park Downtown. Attendees can register for a Fitness Trail Passport, and those who complete all six stations will be in the running for prizes, including tickets to Grizzlies opening night and autographed items. Visit getriverfit.com.
- Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The Center City Development Corp. will meet Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.
- Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Memphis Botanic Garden will host a Food Truck Garden Party Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The event will include local food trucks, live music and a cash bar. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
- Friday, February 21, 2014
Ballet Memphis and Crosstown Arts will present “spark: behind the scenes of ‘World Wonders’” Friday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. Attendees will meet the dancers and artistic staff before the 8 p.m. performance. Cost is free. Visit balletmemphis.org.
20. Race to Enroll Young and Healthy for New Insurance
- Monday, February 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Facing a rapidly approaching deadline, the White House and its allies are racing to enroll young people in new insurance plans offered under President Barack Obama's signature health care law, a sweeping effort that underscores how crucial the so-called "young invincibles" are to the measure's success.
- Saturday, August 24, 2013
BlackGirlsCODE will host a mobile-app development workshop for girls ages 13 to 17 Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The event will also feature tech chats with women mobile developers. Cost is $35. Visit blackgirlscode.com.
- Saturday, August 10, 2013
Graceland will host the Elvis Week candlelight vigil Thursday, Aug. 15, at 8:30 p.m. at the gates of Graceland, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd. Admission is free. Visit elvis.com/elvisweek for more information. More Elvis Week events are listed below.
- Saturday, April 13, 2013
New Ballet Ensemble will present Springloaded Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. The annual event fuses ballet, contemporary and urban dance with works by local and guest choreographers. Visit nbespringloaded13.eventbrite.com for times and tickets.
- Monday, September 10, 2012
The Black Business Association of Memphis will hold a small-business loan workshop Monday, Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m. at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Cost is free, and pre-registration is not required. Visit bbamemphis.com or call 526-9300.
25. Plough Foundation Awards $1.7M to Talent Dividend
- Monday, April 02, 2012
The Plough Foundation has awarded a $1.7 million grant to the Memphis Talent Dividend College Attainment Initiative, whose purpose is to build a stronger city by increasing the number of college graduates in the Memphis metropolitan area by 1 percent over the next five years.
26. 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.
27. Law Professor Kiel Recounts Stories of ‘Memphis 13’
- Thursday, October 06, 2011
Daniel Kiel, a professor at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, has spent years thinking and writing about issues like school desegregation in Memphis and the influence of race on education.
28. Ole Miss Honors Historian who Fought Racism
- Thursday, September 29, 2011
Students of University of Mississippi history professor Jim Silver will gather on the Ole Miss campus Friday, Sept. 30, to honor the historian who left Mississippi in the turbulent 1960s after a prophetic warning about the growing level of violent resistance to racial integration in the state.
29. Central Library Site of Latest Schools Forum
- Friday, January 28, 2011
A third of the Memphis City Schools board will be on the panel Friday for the latest in the growing list of public forums on school consolidation.
The forum by the child advocacy group “Voices for Memphis’ Children” at 10 a.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., features MCS board members Tomeka Hart, Martavius Jones and Kenneth Whalum Jr. It will also include Memphis Education Association president Keith Williams and Julie Coffey, deputy administrator of the Shelby County Office of Early Childhood & Youth.
30. Tunica's New Cash Crop?
- Monday, December 07, 2009
When Xiaolin “Charles” Wang was introduced at an October press conference announcing plans to build a $1 billion hybrid automotive plant in Tunica County, he was described by the emcee as a man who “dreams big and drives fast.”
- Monday, November 30, 2009
The Memphis Public Library and Information Center Board of Trustees will meet today at 2 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. For more information, call 415-2846.
32. Dalai Lama to Receive International Freedom Award
- Friday, August 07, 2009
The 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader and head of the government-in-exile of Tibet, will be awarded the National Civil Rights Museum’s International Freedom Award next month in Memphis.
The Tibetan spiritual leader is to receive the award, sponsored by the Hyde Family Foundations, Sept. 23 at The Peabody hotel.
- Thursday, March 26, 2009
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners Needs Assessment Committee will meet today at 8:30 a.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 114 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.
- Monday, December 17, 2007
The Memphis Bar Foundation's Annual Benjamin L. Hooks Luncheon will be held today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be the featured speaker and will receive the Benjamin L. Hooks Award. R.S.V.P. to Anne Fritz at 527-3573 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thursday, August 30, 2007
The Memphis Regional Chamber will host its Breakfast Forum today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The university's new dean of business, Dr. Rajiv Grover, will speak. The event is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. RSVP to Tunga Lee at 543-3571 or email@example.com.
- Wednesday, August 29, 2007
The Memphis Technology Council today will host Jeff Brittain, vice president of client services with Cook Systems International and the National Program director of CollegeCareerCorps. It begins with registration at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Cost is $25 for Memphis Regional Chamber members and $35 for nonmembers. Contact Beverly Davis to register at 543-3547 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library will host the Financial Literacy Forum today from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 3030 Poplar Ave. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., will be the keynote speaker. This event is open to any person with a disability or anyone who provides service or care for people with disabilities.
- Monday, August 27, 2007
The Engineers' Club of Memphis will hold a meeting today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Cost is $12 and no reservations are required. W. Lewis Wood, professional engineer, will speak on "Ethics of Professional Engineering."
- Tuesday, July 10, 2007
The Memphis Rotary Club will hold its weekly meeting today at noon at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Bill Nations with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the guest speaker. The event costs $16. For more information, call 526-1318.
- Monday, July 09, 2007
The Engineers' Club of Memphis will hold a meeting today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Dr. Robert A. Schreiber will speak on "The Carbon Cycle: Implications for the Future." Cost is $12.
- Friday, July 06, 2007
The Association of Women Attorneys will host a continuing legal education luncheon today at noon in the Supreme Court Hearing Room, third floor of 140 Adams Ave. Leo Bearman Jr. will speak on "How to Handle Rambo Tactics in the Courtroom." Bring your own lunch to the meeting. For more information, call Virginia Alexander at 523-8822, Ext. 420.
- Thursday, July 05, 2007
Main Street Collierville will host the 16th annual Sunset on the Square Summer Concert Series every Thursday through the end of July. Funk de Ville, a retro party act, will perform today at 7 p.m. The concerts are held on Collierville's Historic Town Square. For more information, call 853-1666.
- Thursday, March 16, 2006
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors presents "GRI 2: Smart Marketing" today through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at MAAR, 6393 Poplar Ave. Cost is $195 for members and $225 for non-members. Call 685-2100 or visit www.maar.org for more information.
44. Memphis Heritage Talks About Annesdale Snowden Neighborhood Today
- Monday, March 13, 2006
Memphis Heritage presents "Annesdale Snowden: Italianate Villa to Arts and Crafts Bungalow" as part of its 2006 Preservation Series from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church, 447 N. Evergreen St. Registration is $60. Call 529-9828 or visit www.memphisheritage.org for more information.
45. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Nashville Attorney Appointed to 30th Judicial District
Attorney Appointed to 30th Judicial District
Nashville attorney Donna M. Fields was appointed to fill a position in the 30th Judicial District, Circuit Court Division 7, replacing recently...
46. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, February 28, 2000
University of Washington professor Andrea Y University of Washington professor Andrea Y. Simpson will discuss the participation of African-American women in politics during a lecture at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Mitchell Hall Auditorium on the University ...
47. Archived Article: Back2
- Tuesday, May 18, 1999
The Daily News wins SPJs Best of Show award The Daily News wins SPJs Best of Show award The Daily News won the Best of Show award in the Society of Professional Journalists annual awards competition. Staff members of the paper won seven awards, incl...
48. Archived Article: Briefs
- Thursday, December 12, 1996
A national videoconference on restorative justice will be presented at the University of Memphis Fogelman Executive Center today at 11:30 a A national videoconference on restorative justice will be presented at the University of Memphis Fogelman Exe...