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When many think of the Memphis party scene, the name Curtis Givens comes to mind. That’s because for more than 20 years, Givens has been an entertainment mogul locally and on a national level. From running some of Memphis’ premier nightclubs and hosting lavish events to his latest venture with...
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The Memphis’ duo LAE, is next up on the Memphis’ rap scene. The rap group consists of Latevious Rayford and Joshua Sandlin, who go by the stage names of Tay9 and Ghost, respectively. The childhood friends both played football at Bellevue Middle and at Central High School, where they developed...
Memphians are gearing up for another night of black excellence at the Hilton Memphis, as some of Memphis’ top leaders in entrepreneurship and business will be celebrated at the “Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professionals Awards Gala.” Now in its third year, the gala is presented by Cynthia Daniels,...
If you’re a music lover grimacing at what often passes for talent these days and wondering “where are the real singers,” perhaps a listen to Kashief would be satisfying to you. A graduate of Overton High School for Creative and Performing Arts, Kashief began singing in church at a young...
The campaign to “Save The Gay Hawk” all started about a month ago. A GoFundMe page appeared online, and in a matter of hours, people had shared, liked, and donated. “They were calling me from all over the country,” said Terica Bobo. “It was overwhelming and people were voicing their support...
It was a magical and inspirational night at Clayborn Temple Saturday, as Memphis gathered to celebrate the 2018 Best In Black Awards! The winners are listed below, with a few video clips sprinkled in. Check back later for a slideshow from TSD photographers who were on the scene!: BEST ATTORNEY -...
The Mempho Music Festival lived up to its “food, music and nature” theme this year as fans gathered for the second annual event at Shelby Farms last weekend. The two-day event kicked off Saturday with several major acts performing for fans in an intimate setting, while being surrounded by the...
Kirk Whalum travels the world playing concerts in venues of all kinds, but he brings his talents – and his friends – home to Memphis with a music series entitled Kafé Kirk beginning October 7 at the Halloran Centre. Part of the On Stage at the Halloran Centre series, Kafé...
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Rolling with the momentum of its 2017 debut, the Mempho Music Festival is back and bigger for its second year. Mempho is a blend of today’s best artists and tunes with Memphis’ storied musical heritage, creating a festival experience filled with music, food and nature that appeals to people of...
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by Karanja A. Ajanaku kajanaku@tsdmemphis.com Ask Tremayne Thompson of TK Productions about saxophonist Mike Phillips, and he starts by describing “such a cross-cultured guy.” “From hip hop to R&B to jazz, playing with Prince, Stevie Wonder as one of their main musicians and MD (musical director), he is an explosive guy (and...