Entertainment

In a music-rich state like Tennessee, it’s mind-boggling that government resources for music and other arts programs have been slashed in recent years by state lawmakers. This is in keeping with a nationwide trend, resulting from education funding cuts that...
If you’ve ever been to a musical production in Memphis, or other cities and even some countries, you might have experienced the work of Kurt “KC” Clayton and Garry Goin. From choreographed productions to awards shows to world tours, Grizzlies...
The No Tears Project, a four-day affair that kicked off on Saturday and stretches through Wednesday, is a multi-layered experience that pianist Christopher Parker and his wife, vocalist Kelley Hurt, have been growing with for seven years. Rooted at the...
‘Juneteenth The Musical Stage Play’ is coming to The Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education in Downtown Memphis, Saturday, June 10, for two shows: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Presented by Dr. Telisa Franklin, the stage play is a...
The celebration is coming soon, you can feel it in the air. Your entire family will gather together for one special day. There'll be picnics and tasty foods, dancing, and storytelling. No, it's not Christmas or your birthday, not Easter...
Forty-four years after then-President Jimmy Carter declared June Black Music Month, we pull back the curtain to share some of the behind-the-scenes inner workings that contribute to the ongoing success of Memphis singers, musicians, writers and more. After kicking off...
As a point of reference, the late Floyd Sidney Newman III had made his imprint on Stax Records long before Isaac Hayes made his way there. “As a matter of fact, Floyd was the one who discovered Isaac Hayes,” said...
Joy Truly Brown, Orpheum’s director of Rentals & Events, and creator of the “Women of Soul” Series, wanted to run a hotel. She just knew her degree in Hospitality Management would prepare her to do so. What she didn’t know is,...
by Destiny Alexis Royston -- The live-action movie of the 1989 animated classic "The Little Mermaid" premiered in London on May 15 with the stars, including Halle Bailey, Jonah-Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy, meeting fans on the blue carpet. The long-awaited film took...
Eight performances in four days at a Memphis hotel, where the co-headliner is one of 1978’s hottest comedians and tickets are $12.50 per show. Pencil in Tina Turner as the other star and who wouldn’t want to travel back...