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UPDATED! Save 20% on ‘Stokley & Friends’ at the Orpheum Saturday night!

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Although this article is in reference to “Introducing Stokley,” if you’re a true fan of R&B, then you know there’s no introduction needed. Stokley Williams began his career 30 years ago, and we grew to know and love him as lead singer of the R&B...

Yo Gotti’s artistry in full effect at 2018 birthday bash

Yo Gotti bashed in his birthday at the FedExForum (June 28) and after six years of attending this event, I say this was his best show yet. Things were very different this year, all the way down to the production. Last year, the Roc Nation...

Yo Gotti’s artistry in full effect at 2018 birthday bash

Yo Gotti bashed in his birthday at the FedExForum Thursday night and after six years of attending this event, I say this was his best show yet. Things were very different this year, all the way down to the production. Last year, the Roc Nation...

Mother, columnist and now an award winner – wow!

The Southern Coalition Movement celebrated their 10-year anniversary by honoring the achievements of underground, independent and major hip-hop and R&B artists, as well as music industry professionals at Minglewood Hall Sunday night. In front of a packed audience, I was happy to snag the award...

Hip-hop acts rule at 2018 Beale Street Music Festival

More than 100,000 music fans swarmed Tom Lee Park for the 2018 Beale Street Music Festival, and were treated to an amazing weekend of music, food and fun. Huge crowds turned out for the hip-hop acts. And while neo-soul star Erykah Badu packed them in,...

Al Kapone ready with ‘surprise’ for Beale Street Music Festival

No stranger to the Beale Street Music Festival, Memphis-rooted Al Kapone said his 2018 performance will surely represent the artistry of Memphis this weekend. “It’s a priority that I represent Memphis in the best way,” Kapone told The New Tri-State Defender Wednesday afternoon. “We’re known...

‘MENace to Society’ provides look at men in society

Award-winning poets Ranieka Johnson and Aneisha Wright had such a successful run with an event called “Black Chick Monologue” that they decided to take another step forward with “MENace to Society.” “(We) discussed the day-to-day issues that black women faced,” said Johnson of “Black Chick...

Seventh time is a charm for Memphis Fashion Week

Memphis’ top fashion influencers and designers swarmed this year’s Memphis Fashion Week (MFW). Beginning with a trunk show on April 11, MFW hosted a luncheon with fashion designer, stylist and author Rachel Roy and ended with two fashion shows over the weekend. The week highlighted...

Lyfe is Dope opens doors with Teen Edition

After five successful years of Life is Dope, founders David Parks and K97’s DJ Dnyce are gearing up for the latest edition of the underground franchise, with this one dedicated to the talented teens of Memphis. Themed as the “Teen Edition,” the multi-media showcase will...

From Memphis to Wakanda and back – for a visit

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Carrie Annie Bernans is living proof that there is a path that connects Memphis to Wakanda, the fictional African nation in the Marvel box office smash “Black Panther.” A University of Memphis alum, Bernans has a role as one of the female warriors in the...