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by Brianna Alexis Smith basmith@tsdmemphis.com October 6-7 – The First Annual Mempho Music Festival was created to blend today’s best sounds with Memphis’ storied musical heritage, creating a festival experience filled with music, food and nature that appeals to people of all ages. The festival is designed to pay homage to...
Recording artist Tank electrified Memphis with a sold-out performance Sunday at The New Daisy Theatre. Billed as the Savage Tour, the R&B veteran crooned two hours worth of familiar tunes in addition to new music from his highly anticipated album “Savage” due for release on September 29. The singer provided the...
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by Nina Allen-Johnson, njohnson@tsdmemphis.com World Wine and Jazz & The New Daisy Theater present a Fall Music + Wine + Food series featuring contemporary urban jazz saxman Paul Taylor and jazz multi-instrumentalist Vincent Ingala performing at the newly renovated New Daisy Theater on Friday (Oct. 6). This is the first in...
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Gospel artist Jonathan Nelson – a multiple winner of Stellar Awards – sings about what he believes. So when he sounds out the first verse of “Anything Can Happen,” he’s giving testament to his belief that “because God is near, anything can happen in here.” Nelson will be here –...
  Ask Tina Campbell if she’s sad about her popular reality show Mary Mary ending after six seasons, and the Grammy Award-winning gospel powerhouse will flat out tell you, “No.” “Actually, I’m not. I’m ready to move on,” the colorfully coiffed and outspoken member of platinum-selling duo Mary Mary recently told...
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I am donating my proceeds from this song to hurricane relief charities for Puerto Rico, Mexico and the other affected Caribbean islands. To help go to Beyonce.com/reliefefforts. A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Sep 28, 2017 at 6:09pm PDT   Beyoncé has released a new song to help raise money for hurricane...
Mariah Carey is topless on the cover of Paper magazine, her wavy hair covering her chest and arms bowed out behind her head like butterfly wings. She wears an exquisitely jeweled body harness, fishnet stockings, sheer black gloves, and a sweet smile. She’s not too heavily made up, but the 47-year-old singer looks at least...
Sold out! A packed house – 18,000-plus – filled with fans and others who just wanted to be part of the mix that turned out in support of rap star Yo Gotti and the fifth installment of his annual birthday bash.   Backstage at the FedExForum, where the bash was held...
Ricky Hampton, aka Finese 2Tymes (Jefferson County Jail) A Memphis-based rapper who was headlining the Little Rock, Ark., show where 28 people were injured, was arrested in connection with the melee on Sunday in Alabama. Al.com reports that 25-year-old Ricky Hampton, better known as Finese 2Tymes, was arrested by the U.S....
By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) “My music is the spiritual expression of what I am…I want to be the force that is truly for good.” It was a while before the legendary jazz musician and saxophonist John Coltrane got to a place where he could articulate his mantra that clearly. The legacy Coltrane […]