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by George Tillman -- Many years ago, I started a project to bring HIV and AIDS awareness to the Memphis community. In 1998, I coordinated a World AIDS Day awareness benefit and that’s where my journey to owning a piece of Jimi Hendrix’s guitar began. John Tigrett, the owner of Memphis’...
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In 1972, Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm) was a career U.S. diplomat delighted to be serving his country overseas in Lebanon. In fact, he and his wife Nadia (Leila Bekhti) were so comfortable living in the Middle East that they had decided to adopt Karim (Idir Chender), a 13 year-old...
With his silky, sultry voice in full effect, R&B soul singer Lyfe Jennings inaugurated the first Valentine's Day Love Jam at Minglewood Hall this past Friday night (Feb 9th). Performing chart topping hits such as “Must be nice” and “Statistics,” the former VH1 “Love and Hip-Hop” star pressed the case...
Ryan Seacrest has officially been named as Michael Strahan's replacement as co-host of "Live" with Kelly Ripa.
The Blues Foundation announced nominees for the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards. This year’s nominees include artist with local connections like Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Bobby Rush, Southern Avenue, R.L. Boyce, Robert Cray and North Mississippi Allstars. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at The Memphis Cook Convention Center...
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By TAMMY WEBBER and DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly's day began with a nationally televised broadcast in which he whispered, cried and ranted while pleading with viewers to believe him: He'd never had sex with anyone under 17 and never held anyone against her will. The day...
“Memphis Majic” takes a look at the DNA of Memphis through the lens of a 30-year-old Memphis-born street dance called Jookin’. The documentary created by Memphis-born Eddie Bailey was selected for the 21st annual Indie Memphis Film Festival and will be playing on Sunday (Nov. 4). Bailey was raised in...
(Photo: Universal Pictures) Get Out is certainly ready to take home gold this awards season after blowing us all away as the smash horror hit of the year, but according to the Golden Globes, it’s really a comedy. Variety Awards Editor Kristopher Tapley tweeted out the news that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had...
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Ray Fisher was born in Baltimore (September 8, 1987) and raised in Lawnside, N.J., where he developed an interest in acting while still in high school. He attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy before launching his career. In 2016, Fisher made his screen debut as Victor Stone, aka Cyborg,...
(Photo by Ed Hille-Pool/Getty Images)After years of calls from advocates, faculty, and alumni, Temple University finally revoked Bill Cosby’s honorary degree on Friday. The move came one day after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting former Temple employee, Andrea Constand.“In 1991, based on his career achievements, Temple awarded an...