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VOL. 127 | NO. 97 | Thursday, May 17, 2012

Events

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The Black Business Association of Memphis will hold a general membership meeting Thursday, May 17, at 8 a.m. at the BBA office, 555 Beale St. Contact BBA at bbamemphis.com, info@bbamemphis.com or 526-9300.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will hold a labor and employment briefing Thursday, May 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and an intellectual property roundtable from noon to 1 p.m. at the firm, 165 Madison Ave. Cost is free. Register at rsvp@bakerdonelson.com.

The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board of commissioners will meet Thursday, May 17, at 1:30 p.m. at the MLGW administration building, 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com for an agenda.

The RISE Foundation (Responsibility, Initiative, Solutions, Empowerment) Lending Collaborative will meet Thursday, May 17, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1548 Poplar Ave.

Bella Vita Gifts & Interiors will host an artist trunk show benefiting The MED Foundation Thursday, May 17, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bella Vita, 3670 Houston Levee Road, suite 101. A portion of proceeds will go to the foundation. Visit shopbellavita.com or call 850-0892.

Memphis Heritage will host a lecture on Memphis’ movie palaces Thursday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Howard Hall, 2282 Madison Ave. Vincent Astor will present “Before the Palaces (Before 1920).” Cost is $15; reservations are required. Visit memphisheritage.org or call 272-2727.

The Madison Hotel will continue its 2012 Sunset Atop the Madison series Thursday, May 17, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the hotel, 79 Madison Ave. Brian “Breeze” Cayolle & Friends will perform. Cost is $7. For details, call 333-1200.

Bike-to-Work Day activities will be held across Memphis Friday, May 18, as part of National Bike-to-Work Day. Visit downtownmemphis.com/biketowork for a list of events.

WLOK will host a dinner celebrating its 35th anniversary of African-American ownership Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m. at the Memphis Marriott East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Local officials will speak and entertainment will include gospel music. Tickets are $50 and are available at WLOK, 373 S. Second St. Call 527-9565.

Theatreworks will host A Sweet Affair with Jazz Divas: Holiday, Fitzgerald, Vaughan and Washington on Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, at 8 p.m. at Theatreworks, 2085 Monroe Ave. Proceeds will benefit the Women’s Theatre Festival of Memphis. Buy tickets at asweetaffair.eventbright.com.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 124 481 17,865
MORTGAGES 127 530 20,565
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 4 48 2,693
BUILDING PERMITS 195 891 36,836
BANKRUPTCIES 52 262 11,426
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 139 5,848
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 26 116 6,830
MARRIAGE LICENSES 26 133 4,049