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1. Last Word: Trader Joe's, Bredesen at Rhodes and Haslam on Memphis
- Friday, September 14, 2018
Here comes Trader Joe’s with a Friday opening in Germantown after lots of mystery and delays and changes for what is a pretty simple concept. For so many of us, this has been a long-hoped for goal. It’s kind of up there with smuggling in Coors beer from the west in the 70s before it became available everywhere and Coors had a brewery here.
2. HBO Documentary Probes Real Life of Elvis Presley
- Tuesday, March 20, 2018
A Memphis screening of the three-hour, two-part HBO documentary on Elvis Presley over the weekend elicited cheers and applause with some somber moments .
“Elvis Presley: The Searcher” was shown at South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas, and Saturday, March 17, at Guest House at Graceland – both in advance of its debut April 14 on HBO.
3. Pay for No Play: Paying Millions to Former Coaches
- Friday, December 8, 2017
Tennessee’s bungled search for a football coach will come at a cost for the university. A big cost.
There are buyouts everywhere. A potential lawsuit looms. And a rift between boosters caused by the botched search may be the costliest item of all for the university long term.
4. 50 Years Later
- Friday, December 8, 2017
Almost 50 years to the day after he died in a plane crash while on tour, the image and sound of soul singer Otis Redding remains vital and relevant – and heard.
5. Last Word: The Chamber on Forrest, Different Amazon News & More 2018 Dominoes
- Friday, October 6, 2017
The Greater Memphis Chamber rolls out its part of the push by the city administration to get a state waiver for the removal of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue. Next week is the meeting of the Tennessee Historical Commission with Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland showing up to make his pitch. That is even though the chairman of the body has told him the commission will not take up a waiver at the meeting.
6. Pending Elvis Week Will Encompass New Amenities
- Thursday, May 18, 2017
Graceland Plaza is just about all gone. Only a few brick storefronts remained Tuesday, May 16, in the area across Elvis Presley Boulevard from the late entertainer’s mansion. The late 1960s-era shopping center that became the entry point for tours of the mansion starting in the 1980s is being demolished to become a new entry point and green space for the $45 million Elvis Presley’s Memphis complex that opened in March.
7. Weinshanker: Graceland, Whitehaven Inextricable
- Monday, August 15, 2016
The single largest private business investment in Whitehaven, including a $45 million, 200,000-square-foot entertainment complex across from Graceland mansion, is an effort to establish Memphis as “the home of rock ’n’ roll” and to do it specifically where Elvis Presley made his home.
8. Tenn. Approves Incentives for TV Series Production in Memphis
- Wednesday, February 3, 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.”
9. Casting Set to Begin for Memphis-based "Million Dollar Quartet" TV Series
- Wednesday, February 3, 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.
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. Strickland Names 26 to Eight Transition Committees
- Thursday, October 22, 2015
Memphis Mayor-elect Jim Strickland announced Wednesday, Oct. 21, that he has named 26 people to eight committees that are the structure of his transition committee.
The transition committee members were chosen by Strickland along with the three co-chairs of the transition committee.
12. Timberlake Remarks Show Generational Change in Music Heritage
- Monday, October 19, 2015
Memphis music heritage, and the remembrance of it, turned an important corner Saturday, Oct. 17, when Justin Timberlake walked on stage at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.
Timberlake, 34, is the youngest inductee into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.
13. Chism Opens Capital Advisors/Bellwether Enterprise's Memphis Office
- Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Jeremy Chism has joined Capital Advisors/Bellwether Enterprise as vice president to open the company’s Memphis commercial real estate loan production office. The firm provides financing solutions through a vast network of insurance companies, CMBS lenders and commercial lenders for commercial real estate.
14. 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.
15. Lewis Biography Details Turbulent Personal Life
- Thursday, October 30, 2014
If you tuned into The Late Show with David Letterman Monday, Oct. 28, you saw Jerry Lee Lewis in a very unusual setting – not at the center of attention.
16. 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.
17. Titans Owner Bud Adams Has Died at Age 90
- Tuesday, October 22, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans owner Bud Adams, who helped found the American Football League and whose battles for players helped lead to the merger with the NFL, has died. He was 90.
18. Balancing Act
- Saturday, June 1, 2013
It’s past time to rethink the old 60/40 notion of investing, say a wide range of Memphis financial professionals, as the ground continues to shift beneath the feet of investors in this low-yield world of investing dominated by unprecedented action from the Federal Reserve.
19. Shakin’ Up Beale
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The newest addition to Beale Street is a Memphis music legend. Jerry Lee Lewis, the last living member of the Sun Records’ “Million Dollar Quartet,” is lending his name and personal items to a nightspot at 310 Beale St.
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. Marking History
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012
For years, business owners in a row of four Quonset huts on the north side of Chelsea Avenue near McLean Boulevard have become accustomed to visitors from across the country and around the world stopping by for a look.
23. 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.
24. Chris Isaak Releases Album Recorded at Sun
- Monday, January 30, 2012
Chris Isaak is returning to the roots of rock ‘n’ roll and doing it old-school: All in one take.
The U.S. soul singer headed back to the original Sun Studio in Memphis to record a collection that includes cover versions of hits by Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. The album, “Beyond the Sun,” was released last week and Isaak will soon embark on a string of U.S. concert dates.
25. 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.
26. Class of ‘66 Stands Out At White Station
- Tuesday, September 13, 2011
There was clearly something special about the 1966 graduating glass of White Station High School.
The graduates that year include an Oscar-winning actress, world-famous physicist and author, owner of a nationally known restaurant, federal judge, attorneys, artists and many others who attained a lot of success at local and national levels.
27. That Blankety-Blank Law!
- Thursday, February 3, 2011
Did you ever stop to think about what a remarkably versatile concept “law” is?
The first definition of law in my dictionary of choice has five sections, two of which have three subsections:
28. ‘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.
29. 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.
30. Smith & Nephew Settles Race Bias Suit
- Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Smith & Nephew Inc. has agreed to pay up to $3.5 million plus legal costs to settle a lawsuit filed in 2006 over allegations of racial discrimination in hiring, paying and promoting at its Memphis operation.
31. Peeples Promoted to Administrator At Methodist Alliance Health Services
- Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Trip Peeples has been promoted to administrator for Methodist Alliance Health Services' Home Medical Equipment and Infusion division.
Peeples has been with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare for seven years, most recently serving as corporate director of finance and reimbursement and interim chief financial officer for Methodist Extended Care Hospital.
32. Sun Studio, Label Counterpart Agree to Settle
- Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Both sides in a legal dispute between Sun Studio in Memphis and the companion Sun record label in Nashville have shaken hands and agreed to set aside their differences.
Representatives of each entity shared a handshake and had what was described as a friendly conversation about their joint future at a meeting in Nashville a few days ago, and a settlement agreement also has been signed. That recent encounter comes more than a year after both the Memphis studio and Nashville record label filed lawsuits against each other in what had become a contentious rift between the two companies.
33. Arizona Company BlockedFrom Selling Sun Recordings
- Monday, August 20, 2007
A federal judge has permanently blocked an Arizona company from selling master recordings by former Sun Records artists including Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, Sun Entertainment officials said Thursday.<
34. Arkansas Late Entrant to Expanded Gambling Operations in South
- Tuesday, July 31, 2007
LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Day and night, charter buses travel across the Arkansas countryside to Mississippi casinos, ferrying gamblers and their money out of a state that has long been a holdout in the push to bring more gaming to the Bible Belt.
35. 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
36. Commercial Advisors' Jensen Voted Commercial Broker of the Year
- Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Larry Jensen has received the 2005 Pinnacle Award for Commercial Broker of the Year from the Memphis Area Association of Realtors' Commercial Council. Jensen is president and CEO of Commercial Advisors LLC. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate.
37. 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.
38. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, October 13, 2004
MAAR Elects 2005 Officers
Womens Foundation Appoints Board Members
Rosie Phillips Bingham was appointed to chair the board of the Womens Foundation for a Greater Memphis for a two-year term. Newly appointed to the board were: Martha L. Perine ...
39. 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...
40. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, January 14, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events Jan. 14-Jan. 20 Jan. 14 The International Association of Administrative Professionals will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn East. Ruth W. Lentz, IJL Wachovia first vice president of inve...
41. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 10, 1997
Richard Shaw has joined the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce as vice president of development Richard Shaw has joined the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce as vice president of development. Shaw formerly served as the director of annual giving and op...
42. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 16, 1997
Walter L Walter L. "Butch" Rice III has joined Gill Properties as a Realtor-associate. He formerly was a senior financial analyst with Parts Inc. Rice received his undergraduate degree from Furman University and his masters degree in busin...
43. Archived Article: Govt Focus
- Friday, August 23, 1996
8/23 jts govt. focus Washington and whistle-blowers Recent Consumers Union report on sport vehicles raises questions about whose standards to use By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News Its been several years since Ralph Nader condemned the Chevrolet Corvair...
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 7, 1996
Ducks Unlimited has announced two recent appointments: John L. Haug as been appointed account representative for E. H. Clarke & Bro. Inc. Haug previously was director of advertising sales for Little Publications Inc. Ducks Unlimited has announce...