Friday, July 10, 2020

Metro Memphis

by Brianna Alexis Smith [email protected] 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...
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...
Memphis school and philanthropic leaders were in the nation’s capital Thursday to hear how a local philanthropic group has raised $120 million for school initiatives in Washington, D.C. The Memphis contingent joined representatives from 16 other cities at a one-day...
If you missed it, you missed it. But in case you missed it, here are some of the highlights! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wiuTOKq2c0
Memphis City Council members have shelved voting on an ordinance that could result in the immediate removal of the Confederacy-saluting statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest from Health Sciences Park and Jefferson Davis from Fourth Bluff Park. The plan now is...
By Nicole Lacey, Special to The New Tri-State Defender After reading the most recent issue of The New Tri-State Defender, I was pleased that the newspaper has begun coverage of the Memphis Transit Vision initiative, which actively is involving members...
Most of Tennessee’s elementary and middle school students are lagging in English and math, many significantly, according to statewide scores released Wednesday after a two-year gap in testing. Two-thirds of students taking the state’s new test this spring scored below...
Last night, after the Grizzlies had beaten the Orlando Magic in their preseason debut, one of my colleagues joked that everything was so new, it was like the team had just moved to Memphis — new scoreboard, new locker...
The administration of the Tennessee Historical Commission has cited a new set of rules governing waiver applications as the basis for why the state board cannot grant the City of Memphis an Oct 13 hearing on a waiver request...
Memphis is experiencing a “slow-moving self-reinforcing decline in transit, which could be called a vicious cycle of declining ridership and service.” That picture emerges from the Transit Vision Choices Report prepared by Jarrett Walker + Associates and released on the...