Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Entertainment

Opal Lee – known widely as the “grandmother of Juneteenth” – will be in Memphis Sunday (Aug. 29) to sign copies of her children's book, “Juneteenth: A Children’s Story,” at the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum. The book-signing event is...
by Stacy M. Brown --  It is rare when a posthumous CD receives the rave reviews as Prince’s “Welcome 2 America.” It is even rarer when the previously unreleased music was hidden in plain sight for more than a decade. Yes, Prince...
One year after enrolling in an opportunity-driven opera class, 12-year-old Caleb Thompson – a Stax Music Academy student – will join the roster of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Thompson’s upcoming experience with the most prestigious opera house...
by Liaudwin Seaberry Jr. -- Throughout her career, Memphis singer and producer Ashley Foster, who goes by Ashley Ave., has experienced the highs and lows of an ascending artist.  Despite a substantial amount of adversity, she has managed to establish herself...
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...