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1. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some Who Died in 2017
- Monday, January 1, 2018
They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in virtually every genre of music.
2. Memphis Sound at 60
- Saturday, December 23, 2017
As Stax Records and Royal Studios both wrap up a year of celebrating their 60th anniversary, The Memphis News looks back at the creators and purveyors of the Memphis sound and its significance, both in its heyday and today.
3. Germantown Community Theatre Looks for Sustainable Growth
- Thursday, March 2, 2017
From a philosophical perspective, Germantown Community Theatre artistic director Justin Asher says continued existence – and the theater is in its 46th season – is its own evidence.
“No matter what you call it, when theater communities come together to produce art for art’s sake, it’s a good thing,” he said.
4. 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.
5. Jan. 20-26, 2017: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, January 21, 2017
1967: Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs headline the year’s first rock ‘n’ roll show at the Mid-South Coliseum atop a bill that includes Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Rich, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Gentrys, The Yo-Yos, and Flash and the Casuals.
All except Hank Williams Jr. are Memphis entertainers.
It would be a year of 15 such package tours coming through Memphis. Flash and the Casuals played 32 dates opening for Paul Revere & The Raiders on a national tour as the Raiders were at the peak of their popularity, then returned to the road with them for a second tour later in the year.
Source: “Memphis Rocks” by Ron Hall
6. Phillips Recording Service Recognized on Anniversary
- Saturday, September 17, 2016
Sam Phillips Recording Service is getting a statewide shout-out on the 56th anniversary of its opening.
7. Phillips Recording Service Recognized on Anniversary
- Thursday, September 15, 2016
Sam Phillips Recording Service is getting a statewide shout-out this weekend on the 56th anniversary of its opening.
8. Recording Academy’s Hornyak To Be Honored by U of M
- Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Jon Hornyak, executive director of the Memphis Chapter of The Recording Academy, will receive the University of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts’ 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award in the Creative and Performing Arts.
9. Bass Learns to Focus His ‘Creative Laser Beam’
- Friday, May 13, 2016
John Bass doesn’t look like an artist. In his crisp, checked shirt and brown wingtip oxfords, he looks more like somebody’s accountant. But stick an electric guitar in his hands, and it’s a whole different story.
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. Timberlake Sings a Little, Dances a Little at Memphis Event
- Monday, October 19, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Timberlake sang and strutted his way through his induction into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame on Saturday, doing vocal impersonations of soul singers Al Green and Otis Redding, performing on stage with Sam Moore of Sam & Dave, and joking with buddy Jimmy Fallon.
12. Fallon, Richards to Attend Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction
- Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards will be among the attendees at this weekend’s Memphis Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.
13. Fallon, Richards to Attend Music Hall Of Fame Induction in Memphis
- Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards will be among the attendees at this weekend’s Memphis Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Downtown Cannon Center on Saturday, Oct. 17.
14. New Book Captures Iconic Memphis Signs
- Thursday, October 30, 2014
It might be easy to overlook the signage that identifies a place or business when considering the wide sweep of Memphis’ topography.
But one Memphis artist took inspiration from the city’s often iconic signs for her newest project, a book on sale now called “Memphis Type History: Signs and Stories from Just Around the Corner.”
15. Pera’s Just Following Sports Owner Formula
- Friday, May 23, 2014
Until recently, I figured if I ever won a huge lottery and became a gazillionaire, I would indulge my sports fantasy of owning a horse in the Kentucky Derby.
But everyone draws a line somewhere, and I don’t want to pay for the nasal strips on general principle. (California Chrome is just the frontrunner of this movement.)
16. Wealthy Business Executives Eye Political Races
- Tuesday, September 17, 2013
CHICAGO (AP) – He has never been elected to anything, not even "student council in high school," as he boasts. He has little patience for schmoozing. In dealing with people, he admits to being "pretty blunt" - more suited to running a large private equity firm, which Bruce Rauner did successfully for 30 years, than seeking votes for governor, which he intends to do in Illinois next year.
17. The Beat Goes On
- Thursday, June 13, 2013
Rosalyn Jeans slowly tapped out the syllables in her first name as she beat the drum in front of her simultaneously with each syllable.
18. Lost Crosswords: Part 2
- Thursday, June 28, 2012
This is Part 2 of a series. Don’t miss Part 1, next week. (I know what order series normally go in! Get over it already!)
Maggie the Cheagle and I decided to watch “Lost” again. Last year, we watched for the first time, with Susan along for the ride. We went through all six seasons in about two months.
- Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Talk Shoppe will present “The Mastermind Principle: From the Book ‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill” Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
20. Atty. Seymour Rosenberg Dies After Long Illness
- Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Funeral services were Monday, July 25, for longtime Memphis attorney Seymour S. Rosenberg.
Rosenberg died Saturday after a long illness.
Best known for his work in the local music industry, Rosenberg’s clients included Charlie Rich and Rufus Thomas, and he worked as a producer, publisher and manager, which brought his legal skills to bear.
21. U of M Symposium to Discuss City’s Place in Law
- Thursday, February 10, 2011
Memphis over the years has been at the center of riveting, controversial and far-reaching court cases.
Many of them have either wound up in the history books or simply re-balanced the scales of justice for ordinary people.
22. ‘Sun Studio Sessions’ TV Show Embarks on Second Season
- Friday, January 7, 2011
Tim Jones studied Memphis music at Indiana University.
“I had taken a lot of rock ‘n’ roll history classes at Indiana University and became obsessed with the early Sun recordings of Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis,
23. ‘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.
24. 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.
25. Archived Article: Comm Focus (pies)
- Friday, November 3, 2000
Fried Pies Mean Big Business Fried pie maker creates recipe for success By MARY DANDO The Daily News Midtown and Crosstown residents have now an opportunity to taste real Southern soul food right at their doorstep since Charles Gammon opened his res...
26. Archived Article: 7th Inning Lj
- Wednesday, July 16, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON 7th Inning begins new Midtown store By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Memphis celebrity and sports memorabilia emporium 7th Inning has broken ground on a new 10,000-square-foot facility at 3040 Walnut Grove in Midtown. The new free-...