Nightlife

South Memphis got a significant financial boost last week when “The Works” sponsored its first ever “SoMe Nights (South Memphis Nights).” Set on the scenic grounds of downtown’s Metal Museum, the uniquely designed event was staged outside last Thursday evening, with tablecloth-draped tables and “Bubbles & Bourbon” bar stations. The Mississippi...
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I am a HUGE A Tribe Called Quest fan. HUGE. So when an opportunity came across my desk to interview Ali Shaeed Muhammad of Tribe and Lucy Pearl fame and Adrian Younge, well-known for his work with Souls of Mischief, I fully geeked out. The duo dazzles under the moniker...
Metaphysical therapist Cue Reaves says we would all be much happier if we could find a way to tap into our truer, subconscious selves. And a Saturuday night event hosted by The Lioness Frequency aims to be a profound and life-changing experience for those who attend. Reaves, an Atlanta-based spiritual...
The City of Memphis has designated Friday, August 23 as Robert “Hollywood” Raiford Day and the celebration of the Memphis nightclub legend’s life and legacy will include a free party. The celebration will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Floyd Alley, next to Paula & Raiford’s Disco,...
Memphis has always been a place where Hollywood would occasionally stop to do a movie. Memphis added another feature film to its resume with the recently released "Brian Banks," movie. Several Memphis locations were used in the film including Booker T. Washington High School and Whitehaven Stadium. "Brain Banks" tells...
“The coldest story ever told... but better each time,” says Kori Wallace, the leader of KO & The Crew. After a successful rent party to close out last year, the band is back! KO & The Crew returns to the legendary ‘Sounds Good Memphis Stage’ on Friday, July 26th at 8...
When history and culture converge at the historic Robert R. Church Park in downtown Memphis June 14-16, revelers on the grounds will experience the best that the Juneteenth Urban Music Festival has to offer. “We’re working hard to bring Memphis the best in music, food and entertainment,” said Telisa Franklin,...
The Beale Street Music Festival, a cultural buffet known as “The Fest,” returned for its special Bicentennial year, once again taking over Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis for a musical celebration spanning the first weekend in May. As always, this year’s ongoing edition featured an array of talent from...
Cardi B, who recently became the first female to receive Best Rap Album honors at the Grammys, will be among the first-time headliners at the 2019 Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival. Fresh off of a record-setting 2018, the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival announced its 2019...
by Dr. Earle J. Fisher --  On April 29, 2018, Jennifer Schulte called the police because she saw two African-American men using a public park charcoal grill in Oakland, Calif. Schulte, now referred to as “BBQ Becky,” saw black people in public – enjoying themselves – and projected suspicion upon...