Brianna A. Smith

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Chef Tam cooks her way onto ‘Guy’s Grocery Games’ on Food Network this Sunday (April 22)

Memphis chef Tamara Eddy comes from a long line of chefs, restaurateurs and caterers. On Sunday, she’ll have the chance to show off her culinary skills to a national audience when she makes her television debut on Food Network’s “Guy’s Grocery Games.” Chef Tam, as...

An open letter to Bernal E. Smith II: Happy Heavenly Birthday, Dad!

To the second best man watching me from overhead (after God): It’s been 130 days since you transitioned from work to reward. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t the toughest four and a half months of my life. I’ve never had to live life...

Yo Gotti brings Memphis to L.A. during All-Star Weekend

Memphis rapper Yo Gotti, put on a $5 concert on Saturday at The Novo by Microsoft in Los Angeles during NBA AllStar Weekend. The Novo is located in the L.A. LIVE complex, which many refer to as the center of the entertainment world. The entertaining lineup...

Honored to witness recognition of Memphis, stars at 49th NAACP Image Awards

PASADENA, Calif. – The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards brought together some of the country’s most beloved stars on Monday night, and I was honored to spend this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium with them. The show, hosted by “black-ish”...

Brianna takes TSD to the NAACP Image Awards

The 49th NAACP Image Awards will be broadcast live from Pasadena, Calif. on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 15) and I will be there to deliver multi-media coverage. Yes, I am excited! Join me at 7 p.m. on Monday on TSDtv Live (Facebook updates)...

Alcenia’s ‘B. J.’ to show off her culinary skills on the Food Network

Betty Joyce “B. J.” Chester-Tamayo is synonymous with the small, downtown diner that she has run for 20 years and this week she will be on a syndicated television show serving up a meal crafted to net a second appearance. Alcenia’s, which is located at...

ALL OVER TOWN: Sinbad at Chuckles; Royal Studios turns 60!

November 17-19 - Sinbad will be at Chuckles Comedy House for a hilarious set of performances. Best known for his roles on the television sitcoms “A Different World,” and “The Sinbad Show,” the veteran stand-up icon has also written a self-help book entitled Sinbad’s...

ALL OVER TOWN: What’s is a ‘silent party?’ Here’s your chance to find out

First of all, thanks to everyone who reached out and prayed for me and my family after my dad, Bernal E. Smith II, suddenly passed away. And to my dad: Rest in peace — I will love you forever. Here’s a look at a few...

ALL OVER TOWN: “Momma’s Boy” at The Orpheum; plus more!

Here's a sample of stuff going on this weekend in Memphis! https://youtu.be/yzZhhpQX12s October 20 - 21 - What happens when a mother holds on to her son too long? That’s the setup for “Momma’s Boy,” a play opening at The Orpheum this weekend. The all-star cast...

All Over Town: Megafest 6 and the Memphis Food and Wine Festival

October 13 - Hi-Tone Cafe is hosting a Friday The 13th Costume Party and Spooky Show. For those who love art, extravagance, music and all things spooky, you’re in for a treat. There will be live performances and an art showcase. Admission is $5....