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Evvie McKinney’s new single leaves no doubt about where she’s from

Powerhouse performer and first-ever winner of FOX’s “The Four: Battle For Stardom,” Evvie McKinney has released the upbeat anthem “Bring the Whole Hood,” her debut single on Motown Gospel/Capitol CMG. “I come from Memphis, Tennessee. Little small house, big family…,” McKinney sings on the record. An...

The Preacher’s Daughter honors father with action

“Growing up my father always emphasized that it was more important how you lived out the Gospel of Christ than it was for you to just say you are a Christian,” said Shandria Carter, founder of The Preacher’s Daughter, Inc. The Preacher’s Daughter, Inc. is...

RealRed’s latest is a ‘statement’ two-years in the making

Memphis’ music scene – it’s one that somehow doesn’t ever quite get the credit it deserves, but leads to more than a handful of hidden gems. Jorres Nelson, also known as RealRed, is Memphis’ newest producer to deliver a music project highlighting Memphis talent. “Only The...

Indie Memphis Movie Club hosts virtual discussion with director Robert Townsend

Although Indie Memphis postponed all upcoming events as a precaution to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, they still found a way to use their resources to educate and support independent filmmakers during this time. On last Tuesday, Indie Memphis Movie Club held a virtual...

Hear 901 Music Festival 2020 was a virtual hit!

A number of artists and musical institutions are taking the show to Instagram live to share some musical joy during these trying times. With venues on lock down across the city, Hear 901 Music Festival 2020 (Blue T.O.M Records, The University of Memphis’ Student -...

Five Memphis talents land choice spots on XXL’s on-the-rise list

XXL Magazine is the premium publication for hip hop and African-American culture. Beginning in 2007, XXL released its annual “Freshman Class” list. The issue features ten artists-to-watch, all appearing on the cover of the magazine. The list has a history of showcasing underground rappers, as...

ALL OVER TOWN: Memphis is at home in ‘The Clark Sisters’ Lifetime movie

In the Clark sisters’ home, Mama Clark considers the word “easy” a swear. “We don’t do easy,” she explained to her daughters in the opening scene after waking them up at three in the morning to record a song the Lord sent her in a...

Wedding day blues – adjusting to a pandemic

Save the dates were sent, photos were taken, vendors were booked, wedding countdowns began and then the coronavirus hit. The COVID-19 has disrupted daily life around the world and there’s no clear answers to what the future may bring. Now couples engaged to be married...

How COVID-19 is disrupting My wedding planning

My advice for navigating wedding planning during this unprecedented COVID-19 situation is to take a pause, don't make any hasty decisions, and really think about what you value most for your wedding. On March 20, exactly eight months until our destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta,...

Sheltered in place with ‘Uncorked’

The prolonged isolation has required us to adapt our social practices, and find new ways to stay connected. Instagram Live has served as a great option for many brands and marketers looking to socialize with their audience amid the ongoing pandemic. As I was scrolling through...