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1. Last Word: Suburban Elections, Charter Changes and Aretha Franklin
- Friday, August 17, 2018
Almost there for the November ballot with Thursday’s qualifying deadline for the contenders in the five sets of elections in five of the six suburban towns and cities. Three mayor’s races – all contested -- in Germantown, Lakeland and Bartlett. 11 races decided at the deadline with candidates running unopposed. Something of a surprise in one of the Millington alderman races.
2. Last Word: Cops Stay Put, Day One at SCS and Barry Gibb Comes To Town
- Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Memphis Police are staying put in their recent move to 170 North Main from the CJC. There has been some question about the former state office building the city bought possibly becoming the site of a second convention center hotel. And that’s where this gets complex.
3. Last Word: The Snow Split, Amazon Post-Mortem and Intermodal Comeback
- Friday, January 19, 2018
A split verdict on Snow Day 4. Some school systems and colleges and universities are out again Friday, others are not and still others are opening later in the day. Shelby County Schools, which is out, says it has 13 extra days built into its schedule for just such an event or events – that is 13 days extra beyond the 180 days the state requires as the bare minimum for a school year.
4. 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.
5. The Week Ahead: December 18-24
- Monday, December 18, 2017
Good morning, Memphis! Winter officially begins this week, and Santa’s making one last pass on his naughty-or-nice list (though we know you’ve all been good this year). Check out a couple of ways you can give back – plus more fun happenings you need to know about – in The Week Ahead...
6. Last Word: Bredesen's Return, Ford's Exit and Otis Redding 50 Years On
- Friday, December 8, 2017
Former Tennessee Gov. and Nashville mayor Phil Bredesen formally entered the 2018 race for the U.S. Senate Thursday via a YouTube video. AP on Bredesen’s entry and his background. Republican partisans are already assuming Bredesen is the Democratic nominee and Democratic partisans are already assuming U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is the Republican nominee. And the expectation of such a match up automatically went on the list of midterm races that those on both sides and pundits inbetween will be watching to get a read on national trends.
7. 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.
8. December 1-7, 2017: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, December 2, 2017
2013: The St. Jude Marathon is canceled because of subfreezing temperatures and the threat of icy streets. But some runners from Memphis and others who had traveled to the city for the annual event, run the course anyway.
9. Arts Are Creative, Economic Fuel for Memphis
- Friday, November 10, 2017
On a recent arrival at the Memphis International Airport, I marveled that my watch hadn’t even been set to Central Time before I heard buzz of the RiverArtsFest, and acquired a hot tip to visit Wild Bill’s for a “real blues club” experience. I’d just arrived and already the arts in Memphis were calling to me.
10. Last Word: Grit & Grind As A Mindset, Sewer Retaliation and MUS & Hutchison
- Tuesday, September 26, 2017
More than a few bread crumbs on the direction the Fairgrounds redevelopment proposal is … well, developing after the second of three very important public forums last week by City Hall. The signs indicate a water park or surf park is highly unlikely, the gym at Maxine Smith STEAM Academy would go to open up Central Avenue frontage and a new gym built behind Kroc Center, a hotel by the Children’s Museum and the high school football field and track oval move from Central to where Libertyland used to be. And the city says none of this is set in stone even if it does show up on a tentative site plan among the exhibits last week.
11. Last Word: School Days, MLGW Moves Off Beale and Room For Peter Pan To Fly
- Monday, August 7, 2017
The K-12 school year begins Monday for most of Shelby County including the state’s largest public school system right here. Some schools have started earlier and some start later. So remember that in your daily travels going forward even if you don’t have school age children.
12. Last Word: Centennial, Rental in Arlington and Monterey 50 Years Later
- Monday, June 19, 2017
The county leaders whose entities signed onto the 2012 memo with the Justice Department that launched concentrated change at Juvenile Court want U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the memorandum agreement. Word of the June 9 request came this weekend along with the disclosure in the letter that the Justice Department had dropped 17 items in the memo two months ago at the request of county leaders. The three areas left are the most debated of the problems the Justice Department found at Juvenile Court in a study and examination over several years that resulted in the scathing 2012 report and the memorandum that followed, avoiding a Justice Department move to federal court.
13. Not Just 'Sgt. Pepper': Many 1967 Musical Firsts Echo Today
- Tuesday, May 23, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – "Sgt. Pepper" was only the beginning. Half a century after the Beatles' psychedelic landmark, it stands as just one of many musical astonishments of 1967 that shaped what we listen to now.
- 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.
16. Clayborn Reborn Effort Charts Different Pre-vitalization Path
- Monday, October 24, 2016
The hope has been that the redevelopment of Central Station in the South Main area would cause a ripple in development to the east and link up with the sprawling South City development that encompasses the Foote Homes public housing development, the area south of FedExForum, and go south of Crump Boulevard.
17. Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns Duo Dies at 74
- Thursday, June 23, 2016
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who played standout horn lines on rock 'n' roll, soul, R&B and pop mainstays along with Memphis Horns partner and tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, has died. He was 74.
18. Last Word: Farewell Northside, Roland's Stand and Wayne Jackson
- Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Northside High School is no more. The Klondike-Smoky City institution graduated its last class last month.
The Shelby County Schools board had voted that same month to give the high school one more school year.
- Thursday, February 25, 2016
Poplar Pike Playhouse will present the regional premiere of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Thursday, Feb. 24, through March 12 at 7653 Poplar Pike. The “Under the Sea Party With Ariel and Friends,” featuring a character lunch, crafts and a framed picture with Ariel, will be March 5 and 12 at noon. Visit ppp.org for details and tickets.
- Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The Orpheum Theatre will screen “Dorothea Lange” on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main St. The screening is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, which runs through April. Admission is $10. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. The Soul of Memphis
- Tuesday, June 9, 2015
What if there was one place that could give a meaningful identity to a new generation of Memphians, preserve the sacred story of Memphis’ social and musical history and communicate the city’s soul to the rest of the world?
24. 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.
25. Once and Again
- Friday, October 3, 2014
I REMEMBER THIS SONG. Last week, I wrote about passing institutions – a couple of examples of places and people that won’t come our way again. I said the past can inform the future, but we can’t go back to some other time.
26. Memphis Music Nonprofit to Honor Stevie Wonder
- Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The music nonprofit launched by Memphis music icon David Porter has been busy since its launch in 2012, laying groundwork and assembling talent. Now it’s poised to bring a musical superstar to the city for a bash in October.
27. Bar-Kays Celebrating 50 Years in Music
- Tuesday, March 18, 2014
MEMPHIS (AP) – The soul-funk band Bar-Kays is celebrating 50 years in music by donating proceeds from their performances this year to five charities.
The band says it plans to give a portion of the proceeds raised during the year to the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis, United Way of the Mid-South, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Stax Music Academy and the Allen Jones-Marjorie Barringer-Bar-Kays Scholarship Fund.
28. December 6-December 12: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, December 7, 2013
1983: Memphis State University football coach Rex Dockery, offensive coordinator Chris Faros and Tiger defensive back Charles Greenhill, and pilot and Highland Hundred member Glenn Jones were killed in a plane crash as they traveled to Lawrenceburg, Tenn., for a football banquet.
29. Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of 'Soul Man' Suit
- Friday, November 1, 2013
Sam Moore may be "The Legendary Soul Man," but a federal appeals court says he doesn't have sole use of the title.
30. Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of 'Soul Man' Suit
- Friday, November 1, 2013
Sam Moore may be "The Legendary Soul Man," but a federal appeals court says he doesn't have sole use of the title.
31. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names New Class
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
MEMPHIS (AP) – Johnny Cash, influential blues guitarist Albert King and soul singer Carla Thomas are among the 13 new inductees of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.
- Monday, September 9, 2013
Stax Museum of American Soul Music will screen the U.S. premiere of BBC documentary “Otis Redding: Soul Ambassador” Monday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. at the museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Cost is free. Visit staxmuseum.com.
- Saturday, September 7, 2013
In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn book review and discussion on Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” Friday, Sept. 6, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.
34. Elvis/Stax Confluence Blunted By Marketing
- Thursday, August 15, 2013
Roger Semon of Sony Music Entertainment knows the music business and Elvis Presley’s sound like few others do.
And he knows where RCA, Presley’s record label, went wrong in marketing what should have been a historic intersection of Presley with Stax Records.
35. Events Lined Up for Elvis Week in Memphis
- Wednesday, June 12, 2013
MEMPHIS (AP) – An appearance by former Elvis Presley co-star Mother Dolores Hart and a listening party for a new box set featuring his performances at Stax Records are highlights of the annual celebration of the rock n' roll icon this August.
36. 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.
37. White House Celebrates the Sounds of Memphis Soul
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – A White House celebration Tuesday night of Memphis soul music is an affirmation of the decades of hard work that went into making it a classic American music sound, said some of the artists tapped to perform.
38. Memphis Music Hall of Fame to Appear on ‘Jeopardy’
- Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame is scheduled to be a category on “Jeopardy” later this week.
The category, which will air on the Thursday, March 28, show, will present five answers relating to some of the 2012 inaugural inductees into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.
39. Soul Celebration
- Tuesday, March 12, 2013
John Fry, the venerable founder of the Memphis-based Ardent record label and accompanying studio facility, still remembers wandering into the Satellite Record Shop, the music store that once operated in front of Stax Records.
40. Gowen Named Marketing Head at Renshaw Property Management
- Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Kellyn Gowen has joined Renshaw Property Management as marketing coordinator. In her new role, Gowen manages social media, marketing and communications for the company’s 800 Mid-South rental properties, serves as a liaison for property owners and real estate agents, and spearheads marketing efforts for vacant properties.
41. 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.
42. 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.
43. Indie Memphis Concert Series Returns to Shell
- Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Indie Memphis, which has brought back its free Concert Film Series to the Levitt Shell for the event’s sophomore year, clearly is trying to give movie and music fans what they want.
“Stop Making Sense,” the acclaimed Talking Heads concert film from filmmaker Jonathan Demme, was the most requested flick the last time Indie Memphis hosted the series, according to Indie Memphis executive director Erik Jambor. So this year, that was the first film that got teed up.
44. Full Circle
- Tuesday, July 24, 2012
When the 1968 film “Monterey Pop” is shown at the Levitt Shell this week, the images from the D.A. Pennebaker documentary about the 1967 rock music festival will make a sort of homecoming.
45. Indie Memphis Concert Series Returns to Levitt Shell
- Monday, July 9, 2012
The Indie Memphis Concert Film Series will return this summer with the first event to be held July 21 at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park.
The series will open with two screenings hosted by Orion Federal Credit Union:
46. 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.
47. City’s Music Hitting Some High Notes
- Friday, June 8, 2012
THE MEMPHIS SOUND HAS A NEW GIG. Memphis has had plenty of superstars, but the beat behind them and underneath and around them, the bass they stood on, the lead they followed, the brass that announced them and made them royalty – that beat was a superstar all by itself.
48. Gaining Respect
- Thursday, September 22, 2011
Although known the world over as the adopted hometown of the king of rock ‘n’ roll, Memphis also gave birth to the queen of soul.
Aretha Franklin is typically associated with the city of Detroit, but the music icon spent the first two years of her life near the Soulsville neighborhood in South Memphis, where her father served as a prominent Baptist minister in the 1930s and 1940s.
49. Clayborn-Ball Temple Plays Role In Area’s Future
- Monday, August 1, 2011
A historic Downtown church is for sale after decades of attempts by the AME church leadership to bring it back.
What happens to Clayborn Ball Temple could be a bellwether for redevelopment efforts for the area just south of FedExForum. It’s an area developers and planners refer to as SoFo.
50. Stax’s Al Bell to be Recognized with Grammy Trustee Award
- Friday, February 11, 2011
Al Bell is a recording industry legend, responsible for shaping Stax Records and more specifically, the careers of Booker T and the MG’s, The Staple Singers, Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Sam and Dave and The Bar-Kays, just to name a few.
51. Bar-Kays Again Deliver Funk to U.S. Troops
- Monday, August 2, 2010
The instructions didn’t self-destruct five seconds after being read, but plans for the Memphis funk band The Bar-Kays’ next overseas tour have been on a need-to-know basis.
“It’s a little secretive,” said Larry Dodson, the band’s lead singer. “You know where you’re going, but you don’t know when you’re going. When you get on the plane, they never tell you where you’re about to go.”
52. 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.
53. Technology Takes Ridgeway Middle Music to New Level
- Friday, May 21, 2010
The walls of a cinderblock city school classroom in East Memphis are hung with posters of John Coltrane, King Oliver, Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, Billie Holiday and a 78-inch interactive whiteboard called an ActivBoard.
54. Unsung Heroes
- Monday, April 19, 2010
It’s often said that Memphis takes its musical talent for granted.
That certainly wasn’t true Thursday night at Studio on the Square, where an overflow crowd celebrated the Bar-Kays, the Stax back-up band and funkmasters who’ve survived tragedy and setbacks during their 40-year career.
55. Memphis Music Foundation Elects Bell Chairman
- Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Al Bell has been elected the new chairman of the Memphis Music Foundation.
Under Bell’s direction, the foundation will continue to provide education, strategic planning and promotional opportunities to the Memphis music industry.
Bell is the former chairman and owner of Stax Records and former president of Motown Records. Bell has worked with artists such as Booker T and the MG’s, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and Richard Pryor.
56. Soul Legend’s House To be Sold In Foreclosure
- Thursday, February 12, 2009
The Cordova home of late soul singer Isaac Hayes has been foreclosed and will be sold on the courthouse steps next month, according to a notice on Page 38 of today’s print edition of The Daily News. The notice also appears at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
57. Locals Awarded Cy Pres Funds
- Thursday, November 20, 2008
Memphis Area Legal Services, the University of Memphis’ Cecil C.Humphreys School of Law and the Shelby County Drug Court have been named beneficiaries of a $305,000 legal settlement.
Circuit Court Judge Donna Fields recently ruled that unused funds from a class action settlement will be distributed among the three law-related entities.
58. Stax Owner Given Ahmet Ertegun Award
- Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Al Bell, the former Stax Records owner and current Memphis Music Foundation Board member, has been awarded the Ahmet Ertegun Leadership Award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation at its annual Pioneer Awards presentation in Philadelphia.
59. Settlement Funds To Honor Cauley
- Thursday, September 18, 2008
It was the kind of gathering you normally wouldn’t associate with the settlement of a class action case involving urethane.
Several hours in advance of the hearing before Circuit Court Judge Jerry Stokes last week, some of those who would benefit from the settlement gathered at the Glassman, Edwards, Wade & Wyatt PC law firm across from Court Square in Downtown.
60. Memphis Musicians Among Hall of Fame Inductees
- Thursday, July 3, 2008
Booker T. and the MGs, the Memphis Horns and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section will become the newest members of the Musicians Hall of Fame.
Musician and producer Al Kooper, producer Billy Sherrill and Buddy Holly’s band The Crickets also will be inducted this year.
61. Memphis Recognizes Stax Legacy With Year Of Celebration
- Monday, March 5, 2007
When asked recently about his visit to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in November, British newspaper reporter Adam Gretton recalled his visceral reaction upon getting an up-close look at the Memphis music landmark.
62. 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.
63. Royalty Money Better Late Than Never, Music Heritage Group Insists
- Thursday, September 21, 2006
The Stax record label could be headed for a potential rebirth, thanks to Justin Timberlake's announcement Sept. 15 that he wants to build a contemporary version of the iconic label, which started in 1959 as a small record store in South Memphis and later helped launch the careers of music legends like Isaac Hayes and Otis Redding.
64. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, May 7, 2001
Archer/Malmo has 40 finalists in the Memphis Public Relations Society of Americas Vox Awards Gala, which takes place May 18 a Archer/Malmo has 40 finalists in the Memphis Public Relations Society of Americas Vox Awards Gala, which takes place May 18...
65. Archived Article: Stax (lead)
- Tuesday, March 20, 2001
Hold On - the City Council is coming with $1 Council considers Stax museum funding By MARY DANDO The Daily News A resolution appropriating $1.25 million in general obligation bonds for the Stax Museum will go before Memphis City Council at 3:30 p.m....
66. Archived Article: Redding (lead)
- Thursday, November 30, 2000
Mr Mr. Pitiful may be honored with park By MARY DANDO The Daily News The man who sang "Ive Got Dreams to Remember" and "(Sitting On) The Dock of the Bay" may have a permanent memorial in Memphis when Otis Redding Park is complete...