Editorial Results (free)
1. Last Word: Centennial, Hackett Retires -- Sort Of and Baseball Dreams
- Monday, May 22, 2017
Monday marks 100 years since a mob took Ell Persons off a train and to the Macon Road Bridge across the Wolf River and burned him alive. It was the lynching that gave birth to the Memphis Branch NAACP one month later. The national NAACP field office investigator who came to Memphis at great personal peril to investigate Person’s death was none other than James Weldon Johnson, the man who also composed “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
2. May 19-25, 2017: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, May 20, 2017
1917: Ell Persons is lynched by a mob of more than 5,000 people at the Macon Road Bridge. Authorities concluded Persons had murdered and raped Antoinette Rappel because they believed the dead girl’s eyes had retained an image of Persons – a practice law enforcement once used that has been thoroughly discredited.
3. Last Word: The Elvis Bubble, Global Entry At MEM and ARC at the Rec Room
- Friday, August 12, 2016
Elvis Week is with us. If you are on Elvis Presley Boulevard every day you know that the Elvis Week landscape is very different this year with the Guest House at Graceland hotel going up and well underway at this point – 90 percent complete toward a late October opening we were told during a media tour on Wednesday.
4. Musical Space
- Wednesday, August 19, 2015
It took a while – four years, in fact – for the Memphis Music Hall of Fame to finally get a space of its own. But it’s preparing to celebrate that physical space at 126 Beale St., adjacent to the Hard Rock Café, with a grand opening ceremony Friday, Aug. 21.
5. Keeping the Beat
- Saturday, June 20, 2015
Jody Stephens may best be known as a rock 'n' roll timekeeper, the guy whose drum kit kept the beat and provided the rhythmic foundation for the pioneering power pop group Big Star.
6. This week in Memphis history: May 22-28
- Saturday, May 23, 2015
2014: Morrissey plays The Orpheum.
1994: Lisa Marie Presley weds Michael Jackson in a marriage announced weeks later. During Elvis Week in August, the marriage spawns unfounded rumors that the couple will close Graceland to the public. At a fan club forum, Graceland CEO Jack Soden fields questions about whether gift shops in the plaza will sell Michael Jackson souvenirs alongside Elvis Presley souvenirs. The marriage lasts four years, during which the couple attends an Elvis tribute concert at The Pyramid.
7. Indie Music Shops Prepare for Record Store Day
- Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Memphis’ stalwart independent record shops are preparing for their moment in the sun this weekend.
The one-day global Record Store Day event is Saturday, April 18. It’s held each year to celebrate and support independent shops.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Miss. High Court Rules Legal Fees are Public Funds
- Monday, May 28, 2012
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Thursday in two cases that legal fees paid to private lawyers to represent the state are public funds.
Justices said because the money belongs to the public, it should've been paid out to the lawyers from the attorney general's contingent fund or from other money appropriated to the attorney general.
11. Shell Brings Unique Events to 75th Party
- Monday, September 19, 2011
The Levitt Shell at Overton Park opens its fifth anniversary season this month featuring diverse, cultural acts with a twist.
“That’s what we try to find – sounds that we all know and are familiar with, but with a twist of something that we haven’t heard before,” said Anne Pitt, executive director of the nonprofit Levitt Shell, whose mission is to offer free music concerts to the community.
12. Outward Sound
- Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Over the next several months, Memphis music lovers will be outdoors frequently in anticipation of good company, a relaxing evening and great tunes.
And performers of all stripes and levels of success – from storytellers to Southern guitar gods to an orchestra pumping out the swinging sounds of the 1930s – will be on deck to give them all that and more.
13. Musical Milestone
- Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Mortimer Levitt was a businessman who built an empire of menswear stores around the country and who also had a deep love of the arts.
So much so that Levitt, who died in 2005, also is the namesake of a foundation set up to fund arts and community-related projects around the country.
14. Late Jim Dickinson Honored With Beale Brass Note
- Thursday, March 31, 2011
The latest brass note on the sidewalks of the Beale Street entertainment district will honor the late Jim Dickinson.
The note outside the New Daisy theater will be unveiled Sunday at 3 p.m. in a ceremony that will feature his sons, Cody and Luther Dickinson.
15. Keep the Music Playing
- Friday, November 5, 2010
Ardent Studios has jumped into the fray of creative types by using Kickstarter, a website that allows users to raise money.
The legendary Memphis recording studio has started a campaign to pay for its Ardent Sessions, an online video series in which artists perform live in the studio.
16. Proceeds Of Book, CD To Help Uninsured Musicians
- Monday, September 20, 2010
Jim Dickinson once said that the hardest nights for a touring musician were Christmas, Easter and Memphis.
For Memphis musicians, those hard times can last all year long.
17. Honoring Heritage
- Friday, September 3, 2010
Judy Peiser has a good idea of how Memphians define Memphis, but the catch is that her definition lasts only one year at best.
This weekend, the Memphis Music and Heritage Festival, hosted by the Center for Southern Folklore, gives Memphians a chance to live Memphis’ identity and cultural legacy on the streets of Downtown.
18. Music & Heritage Festival Set for the Weekend
- Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The 23rd annual Memphis Music & Heritage Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Main Street between Peabody Place and Barboro Alley.
This year’s festival will honor Memphis musician Jim Dickinson and feature performances by Bobby Rush, Kate Campbell, Al Kapone, Joyce Cobb, Hill Country Revue, Eddie Bond, The Homemade Jamz Blues Band, a special tribute to Dickinson featuring Sid Selvidge, Jimmy Crosthwait, Cody Dickinson and Steve Selvidge, and more.
19. Fulbright-Dent Joins First Tennessee Team
- Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Moya Fulbright-Dent has been named to the First Tennessee Bank private client team.
Hometown: Hot Springs, Ark.
Education: B.S. in finance, University of Memphis; MBA, Union University
Work Experience: Eight years at American Express Financial Advisors; six and a half years in banking, five at First Tennessee
Family: Husband and college sweetheart, Daniel; and two-year-old son, Colin.
Favorite quote: “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson
Who has had the greatest influence on you? The two people who have influenced me most are my mother and my first boss, Harish Vishria. By example, my mom instilled a work ethic, mental toughness and positive attitude that has gotten me through every experience in my life. (Vishria) taught me the difference between a dream and a goal and gave me the ability to teach others how to achieve their dreams by setting goals.
Why did you pursue a career in financial services? As a child, I saw firsthand the difference asset management can make in not only one person’s life but that of a whole multigenerational family. When I was about 10 years old, two older family members passed away. I learned at that early age how difficult it can be to struggle with the emotional and financial challenges that can come with a loss in a family. I saw then how important it is to be prepared for life’s uncertainties so that one can make the right choices.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? I consider the everyday difference I am able to make in my clients’ lives my greatest accomplishment.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Each person’s financial situation is different. When I chose to major in business instead of art or literature, I thought I was giving up the chance to use my creativity. I have found that developing a plan for an individual, a family, or a business takes just as much creativity as writing a novel or painting a picture.
20. Memphian LaVere Readies for Busy Summer
- Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Memphis music is big business. And it’s the workhorses like Amy LaVere who make it so.
LaVere, a singer about whom the Los Angeles Daily News once raved, “Something like this doesn’t come along every day,” is in the midst of a creative resurgence. Because of it, her schedule is filling up fast.
21. Memphis Music Legends Featured in Storytelling DVD
- Monday, November 30, 2009
The life stories of three local music legends will be featured in the release of a new, locally produced DVD.“The Music Interviews” by True Story Pictures tells the stories of Marguerite Piazza, Sid Selvidge and the late Jim Dickinson in their own words.
22. Memphis Musician ReceivesNPR Recognition
- Thursday, June 7, 2007
One of Memphis' homegrown musical acts received some favorable national exposure last week on the National Public Radio (NPR) program "Fresh Air."
Ken Tucker, the program's music critic
23. New '07 MBA Vice President Plans Collaboration with U of M Law School
- Thursday, December 14, 2006
Amy Amundsen has been named the 2007 vice president of the Memphis Bar Association (MBA). Prior to that, she served as treasurer.
Amundsen is a partner at the law firm of Rice Amundsen & Caperton PLLC, and focuses her practice primarily on domestic law. Amundsen recently worked with the SCALES (Supreme Court Advancing Legal Education for Students) Project, which was held in Memphis last month. It allowed several hundred Shelby County high school students to see cases argued before the Tennessee Supreme Court.
24. Memphis Regional Chamber Hosts Commerce Day Luncheon
- Monday, October 23, 2006
RIX International LLC offers three sessions for the "Be Your Best" Success 2006 Seminar Series from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 3355 Poplar Ave., Ste. 107. Three sessions will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Career Transitioning Seminars are designed for people who have been unemployed for more than six months, or those who are unhappy in their current positions and would like to switch to a more meaningful and purposeful career. Cost is $49. For more information, visit www.rixinternational.com or call 870-7492.
25. Court Square Concert Series Moves to Jefferson Davis Park
- Monday, October 16, 2006
The Memphis chapter of the Association of Women in Communications meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Junior League of Memphis, 3475 Central Ave. The chapter also is accepting nominations for the 2007 AWC board of directors. For reservations, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
26. Tucker's Nonprofit Work Mirrors Architectural Career
- Friday, October 6, 2006
Riding a bike or pushing a metal grocery cart, Jimmie Tucker delivered copies of the Memphis Press-Scimitar to about 100 South Memphians every afternoon from 1965 to 1968.
A sixth grader who enjoyed drawing and listening to Memphis soul music from the local recording mecca, Stax Records, Tucker learned the aesthetic nuances of his neighborhood as he made his way down cracked sidewalks on his daily route.
27. Recording Studio Brings Grammy-Worthy Mixing Equipment to Memphis Area
- Friday, June 2, 2006
Young Avenue Sound at 2258 Young Ave. has added some equipment to surround its customers with the latest recording technology.
In mid-May, the 8,000-square-foot commercial recording studio bought a $3,500 JBL speaker array to complete its Dolby 5.1 mixing capabilities, which are used to create recordings that are optimal for six-speaker surround sound home theater systems. The new speakers are the same ones that committees for the Grammy Awards use to judge recordings.
28. Archived Article: Davies (lead)
- Thursday, March 11, 2004
Plantation residents brace for residential growth
Davies Plantation Area Braces for Growth
Residents keep watchful eye as developer interest increases
The Daily News
Henry Boyd expected new development in his neighborhood....
29. Archived Article: Frayser (lead)
- Wednesday, July 17, 2002
Frayser starter homes plan on tap
Frayser eyes plan for 195 starter homes
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
A request before the Memphis City Council to OK a rezoning plan might not at first glance be seen as anything more than an attempt to ...
30. Archived Article: 1st Assembly (lead)
- Tuesday, June 4, 2002
First Assembly of God Church property development on tap By MARY DANDO The Daily News After seven years, it appears a 14.5-acre site owned by First Assembly of God at North Germantown and Rockcreek parkways has a buyer. In anticipation of the sale, ...
31. Archived Article: Oakland Lead
- Friday, August 13, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON Lakeland OKs plans for new subdivision By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Lakeland officials have approved rezoning and site plans for a 400-acre residential development, the citys largest single subdivision proposal to date. The Lak...
32. Archived Article: Gov't (opd)
- Tuesday, July 6, 1999
Project will further Project would further Berryhill Road growth By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News A rezoning request would set the wheels in motion to add townhouses and additional single-family residences to a growing area in east Shelby County. Bos...
33. Archived Article: Real Fcs (grays Creek) Lj
- Tuesday, March 25, 1997
lj 10/5 cates The new frontier Construction is ahead of schedule for sewer extension into Grays Creek Basin By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Over the past several years, builders have been able to only dream about development possibilities in the Gr...
34. Archived Article: Real Review Lj
- Tuesday, May 21, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Market commentary. Last week, mortgage rates on 30-year fixed rate conventional loans fell by one-fourth of a discount point, while rates on similar government loans fell by more than three-eighths of a discount point. Most people thin...