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TSDRadio: ‘Hamilton’ to close Memphis engagement Sunday, July 28

As the Broadway smash 'Hamilton' prepares for the final curtain on it's month-long residency at The Orpheum in Memphis, I figured it was worth another look back -- this time in audio. An onslaught of breaking news prevented this clip from airing on our Sunday...

Memphis native pushes for clean water, environmental justice at NAACP Convention

The water in Flint, Mich. had been contaminated with lead for months before the crisis entered the national consciousness in 2015. Like many African Americans, LaTricea D. Adams wanted to help, so she did what so many did, the only thing any average citizen...

WGC: Fast, furious golf schedule leaves little time for practice, rest

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It only took one round of golf at the British Open for Tiger Woods to dash the hopes of fans hoping to see him this week at the FedEx-St. Jude World Golf Championships this week. “It’s more frustrating than anything else because this is a...

WATCH: Democratic candidates address NAACP Convention

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NOTE: PRESIDENTIAL FORUM STARTS AT 2:17:00 IN THE ABOVE CLIP. Technically, the next official Democratic debate isn't until next week, stretched over two nights on CNN. And even then, it's unlikely that the field of 20 will spend a great deal of time speaking...

WATCH LIVE: 110th NAACP Convention Coverage Livestream

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is convening for its 110th annua convention this week in Detroit, Mich. With a steady stream of incendiary remarks coming out of the White House, and two rafts full of Democratic candidates for president, this...

“Hamilton” is highly entertaining and historically provacative

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Having seen "Hamilton" now during its opening week here at The Orpheum in Memphis, I get it. The reason Lin-Manuel Miranda chose to tell the story of Alexander Hamilton with a heavily influenced hip-hop soundtrack is because the story of Alexander Hamilton is, at...

The HEAT is on for Jeremiah Martin, who officially signs with Miami

Jeremiah Martin has been exceeding expectations for his whole basketball career. Hopefully he's about to do it again. Despite being one of the more dominant players in the American Athletic Conference last season, Martin went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft. He did get picked...

FAST FRIENDS: Are young Grizz cubs developing true friendship off the court?

⏳🤟🏽😂 https://t.co/xLeb2uSquu — Ja Morant (@JaMorant) July 7, 2019 Teens bond over junk food. This is not news. But while neither is playing during the NBA Summer League, both Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. were spotted in Las Vegas snacking on arena food. One reporter even...

HAMILTON IN MEMPHIS: Broadway smash has ignited fandom, fervor and curiosity about America’s Founding Fathers

“Hamilton” is here. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Brooklyn Cobbige has. The 12-year-old knew all the songs inside out even though she’d never seen it – before Tuesday night, that is. Her father, Greg, took her to opening night of the hit Broadway musical at...

UPDATED: Broadway smash “Hamilton” opens monthlong run at The Orpheum tonight

I've heard quite a bit about "The Room Where it Happens," which apparently is a number in the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton." I'll know for sure soon enough. While "Media Night" isn't until Wednesday night, "Hamilton" begins its run at the Orpheum tonight (July 9)....