Editorial Results (free)
1. County Primary Filing Opens With Paperwork Flurry
- Monday, November 20, 2017
A total of 37 prospective candidates in the May 2018 county primaries pulled qualifying petitions last week on the first day of the filing period Friday, Nov. 17.
And the first contenders through the doors at the Shelby County Election Commission in a period that extends to a February deadline confirms a few trends.
2. Last Word: Amazon Litmus Test, Tracing an Ascendant Foodie Scene and Exports
- Tuesday, September 12, 2017
There are some very interesting and unexpected things happening around Memphis these days. And it is into that atmosphere that Amazon put out what amounts to a cattle call for cities across the country to apply to be the site of its $5 billion second North American headquarters with 50,000 job over several years promised. This in a city that is about to start moving on a $9 billion expansion by St. Jude that is about $1 billion capital and the rest research and technology and programming money. This may be the ultimate litmus test of how far we are from our once legendary inferiority complex.
- Monday, May 22, 2017
Germantown Community Library will hold an Estate Planning Basics workshop Tuesday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. at 1925 Exeter Road. Explore the fundamentals of successful estate planning from Lansky Law Firm. Pre-registration required; call 901-757-7323.
4. ‘Good Locker Room’ Doesn’t Happen by Accident
- Friday, April 21, 2017
The first time I heard the term “good locker room” in relation to an NFL team, I figured it had something to do with TVs, air conditioning and nearby shower accommodations.
As usual, I was wrong.
5. March 31- April 6, 2017: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, April 1, 2017
2016: A metal barrier goes up on the Overton Park Greensward, replacing orange cones used by the Memphis Zoo to mark its overflow parking area. Protesters opposed to the continued overflow parking quickly attach a homemade sign to the barrier reading “Iron Curtain” as Memphis Police keep watch over a busy day in the park for the zoo as well as on the greensward, where a reading flash mob and several rugby games are taking place.
- 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.
- Thursday, February 23, 2017
The University of Memphis will host 2016 National Book Award winner Ibram Kendi for a discussion of his book “Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America” Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. in the University Center Theatre, 499 University St. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. Cost is free. Visit memphis.edu.
8. Reese: Titans on Track to Match Early Success
- Friday, January 13, 2017
Are the Tennessee Titans on the verge of a breakthrough? It seemed as much over the second half of the 2016 season – the meltdown at Jacksonville notwithstanding.
But a man who knows something about building the Titans says the current edition is on the right track under the guidance of general manager Jon Robinson and head coach Mike Mularkey.
9. Rotten to the Core: Titans Fail to Develop Talent
- Saturday, December 19, 2015
As the Tennessee Titans sink toward the end of another lackluster season, they head into the off-season with still more holes to fill for 2016.
Some of that, of course, is inevitable with any team as an NFL roster. Even on the best teams can have a 20 percent roster turnover in the off-season due to injuries, free agency and new draft picks coming on board.
10. Stones Rock Music City
- Saturday, June 13, 2015
Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed our name. Well, hell, Mick, if it’s puzzling you, it’s Nashville. Music City USA.
We’re the national media’s flavor of the day – the “It city,” which has gone from being a secondary concert market – remember The Beatles played Memphis, not Nashville – to one of the country’s prime touring destinations.
11. Exhibiting Soul
- Tuesday, November 18, 2014
For more than a year, award-winning photographer and New York native Thom Gilbert has been shooting portraits of oil drillers in Texas, fishermen in Alaska, coal miners, cowboys, Detroit auto assembly workers – a group of people he refers to as “iconic Americans.”
12. ‘Swamp Rat’ Remembers Last Tennessee-Oklahoma Game
- Saturday, September 13, 2014
University of Tennessee quarterback Dewey “Swamp Rat” Warren stood on the field during a timeout with a few seconds left in the Jan. 1, 1968 Orange Bowl.
Warren was the holder for UT place-kicker Karl Kremser, who lined up for a 43-yard field goal attempt against Oklahoma. The Sooners led, 26-24.
13. Fight to Save Printers Alley a Family Affair
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
“How does it feel to be on your own?” Fritz Hester turns Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” into a surging blues tune that spills out of the Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar into the thick, cigarette and beer-flavored humidity stifling Printers Alley
14. This week in Memphis history: April 4-10
- Saturday, April 5, 2014
2013: The Memphis Soul concert in the East Room of the White House featuring Sam Moore and Justin Timberlake.
15. I Know a Place
- Friday, April 26, 2013
I’LL TAKE YOU THERE. “Oh, mmm, I know a place… When Mavis Staples sang those words, everybody in the audience was moved to move. The kind of primal itch you got to scratch, the kind of muscle over mind that makes toes tap, fingers snap, and hands clap.
16. Soul Celebration to Benefit MED Foundation
- Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Four Tops, The Temptations Review, Thelma Houston, and Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. will bring their legendary brand of soul to The Peabody hotel’s Grand Ballroom Saturday, March 31, during “Med Night: A Soul Celebration.”
17. Peabody Soul Gala Nets $250K for MED
- Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Heavy soul and deep grooves were in the air at The Peabody hotel’s Grand Ballroom Friday night as 14 soul legends took the stage to raise money for The Regional Medical Center at Memphis and to celebrate two-time Grammy Award winner Peabo Bryson’s 60th birthday.
18. 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.
19. Memphis Movement
- Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Memphis music producer Scott Bomar considers “Wattstax,” the concert documentary about Stax Records’ 1972 concert in Los Angeles, the “pinnacle of the Memphis music business.”
20. Irish Soul Man Promotes Memphis Music Tourism
- Monday, July 12, 2010
Chris Maher is one of Memphis soul music’s greatest ambassadors.
The 35-year-old disc jockey hosts a radio show called The Soul Train, he’s the founding CEO of a major soul music festival and he’s the creator of a charity – inspired by the Stax Music Academy – aimed at providing music education for urban children.
21. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, October 26, 2001
By JENNIFER MURLEY
By JENNIFER MURLEY
The Daily News
Back in the early 60s, Hamilton High School junior Deanie Parker was rehearsing for a talent show competition that would change her life.
She and the other four members o...
22. Archived Article: Tech Focus (cd)
- Wednesday, January 31, 2001
Cdmemphis Internet taking Memphis music to the masses By SUE PEASE The Daily News Norbert Putnam is finally doing what he wants. Not that the musician and record producer who was the bassist for the legendary Muscle Shoals all-star session players, ...