Sunday, July 3, 2022

Entertainment

Tickets for the history-making production of  “To Kill a Mockingbird” go on sale Friday (May 20) for the premiere Memphis engagement at the Orpheum Theatre on August 16-21. Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett...
Tuesday morning, just before 9 a.m. when the phone lines are open, WDIA Program Director Bobby O’Jay fell unconscious during his show. He suffered a fatal massive heart attack. Only minutes after midnight, early Wednesday morning, O’Jay’s colleague, author, and...
Social media was flooded with tributes and condolences Tuesday (May 3) as Mid-South fans, faithful friends and listeners learned that Tennessee Radio Hall of Famer, popular DJ and WDIA Program Director Bobby O’Jay died at work early Tuesday morning. Colleague...
The Beale St. Music Festival was a photography feeding ground on Saturday notwithstanding a late-night, severe weather alert that forced Memphis in May officials to halt planned proceedings. The annual festival, which historically has been held at Tom Lee Park...
The freshly renovated Renasant Convention Center lobby was a fitting scene for Tuesday’s official unveiling of the late George Hunt’s final creation for the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival.  Hunt, who was named the official artist for the...
“Facing Down Storms: Memphis and the Making of Ida B. Wells” debuts at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts and Education on April 19.  The premiere film screening is being hosted by the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The motion picture academy on Friday banned Will Smith from attending the Oscars or any other academy event for 10 years following his slap of Chris Rock at the Academy Awards. The move comes after a...
Kevin Kavaunjay Braden started a new project – “901 All Access” – about nine months ago. Count me among those who think he really is on to something great. Kevin is a radio personality and DJ for Memphis-Shelby County Schools...
“Brazil by Night” a Brazilian-themed evening of live music, world-class dance, cocktails and food, will light up the Collage Dance Center on April 9. The Collage Dance Collective and Iris Orchestra will host the evening experience, which is set for...
BOSTON — Chris Rock received several standing ovations before he told one joke Wednesday at his first comedy show since Will Smith slapped him in the face onstage at the Oscars. Rock only briefly addressed the slap to the sold-out crowd...