Saturday, September 18, 2021

Entertainment

by James Coleman -- A proposed mixed-use film studio to be located in Whitehaven received the go-ahead from the Memphis City Council Tuesday (July 20). BLP Film Studios is planned for the intersection of Scaife Road and Elvis Presley Boulevard. In...
by Dalisia Ballinger -- The annual multi-day affair known as Curtis Givens’ Can I Live Weekend turns 20 this year, giving its namesake even more of an incentive to make it a crowd-pleaser. “This year is really special to me,” Givens...
by Floyd Ivy --  Among those putting in the work during what some see as a musical renaissance in Memphis is native Memphian Anthony Lorenzo Holmes Jr., globally known as HitKidd. With his ominous eclectic melodies and mix of school flare...
AIA – the acronym for Africa in April – gives way to AIAA this year, with the cultural awareness festival now set for August. “Of course, it has always been held in April,” said Dr. David Acey, founder and executive...
The new Beale Street spot, Suga Shack, opened during the very throes of the pandemic and its owner, Larry Springfield, is eyeing more access for patrons as Shelby County continues to shake loose from the clutches of the COVID-19...
He sings, dances, acts and memorably starred in three of the ten episodes of “Underground Railroad.” Ryan James, model and actor hails from Memphis. He was honored July 3 during an evening soiree hosted by friends and fraternity brothers at...
by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- One, two, buckle my shoe. We Three Kings, cheaper by the dozen, it’s a Catch 22 and double jeopardy, then we're back to Square One. In every corner of our lives, we use numbers, we count, we...
By N. Ali Early -- The debate over “the best” or “the greatest” entertainer will almost certainly rage on as long as there is music to be heard and speakers to play it through. Decatur, Georgia-bred vocalist Jacquees consciously put...
by Dr. Glenn C. Altschuler -- “Personal liberty consists in the power of locomotion, of changing situation, or removing one’s person to whatever places one’s inclination may direct, without restraint,” Supreme Court Justice John Marshal Harlan declared in 1883. “But of...
Award-winning playwright Katori Hall, who recently won a 2021 Pulitzer Prize for drama, always was a go-getter.  She was a laser-focused and determined young lady at Craigmont High School, according to her then-senior guidance counselor, Janet Thompson. “I knew Katori well,”...