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I stay tuned to the Memphis music scene and I’ve been to a ton of parties and gatherings across the city. No one throws a party better than Memphis’ own Curtis Givens. For 17 years, Givens has been a prominent figure in the local entertainment industry and one of Memphis’...
Yo Gotti bashed in his birthday at the FedExForum (June 28) and after six years of attending this event, I say this was his best show yet. Things were very different this year, all the way down to the production. Last year, the Roc Nation affiliate gave us a replica...
I arrived early to Night at the Loraine – year three – at the National Civil Rights Museum last Saturday. Outside, tables were set up with fancy tablecloths. A band was setting up in preparation for a performance of songs particularly selected to move the expected crowd. Inside, I found...
More than 100,000 music fans swarmed Tom Lee Park for the 2018 Beale Street Music Festival, and were treated to an amazing weekend of music, food and fun. Huge crowds turned out for the hip-hop acts. And while neo-soul star Erykah Badu packed them in, the makeup was decidedly different....
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Charles Sims Jr. is not all business. Sometimes his business – financial management – intersects with his need to unwind and enjoy smooth jazz. And when those two interests come together, well, you get the “Perfect Note.” On business in Birmingham, Ala., Sims was directed to nearby Hoover, Ala. and...
After five successful years of Life is Dope, founders David Parks and K97’s DJ Dnyce are gearing up for the latest edition of the underground franchise, with this one dedicated to the talented teens of Memphis. Themed as the “Teen Edition,” the multi-media showcase will highlight the varied talents of...
I really wasn't in the concert mood but my wife really wanted to attend the 90's Block Party Concert series. So we went. Good call, sweetheart! Headlined by Teddy Riley and Guy, the tour also featured Dru Hill, Faith Evans, 112, and Jagged Edge. They had FedExForum rockin'! Dru Hill opened...
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Only a few more days to go before Memphis Black Restaurant Week 2018 wraps up . . . and in case you're on the fence, TSDMemphis.com teamed up with comedian Darius "Phatmak" Clayton to profile some of the restauranteurs. It's fun. You'll like it. For info and to take advantage...
It’s that time of year again! A local foodie’s paradise week and delightful, new dining experiences for the rest of us. Memphis Black Restaurant Week (MBRW) 2018 started Monday, March 5 and runs through Sunday, March 11. And locals “foodies” get the opportunity to celebrate one of the city’s two...
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...