5 Great Things: Commodores at Liberty Bowl, One Voice to London - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

5 Great Things: Commodores at Liberty Bowl, One Voice to London

One Voice (Source: Briarcrest Christian School) One Voice (Source: Briarcrest Christian School)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Fall temperatures may be difficult to find these days, but not five great things that happened in the Mid-South this week.

Grammy award winning Commodores at Liberty Bowl

Grammy award winning band the Commodores will be honored at this year's AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The group will be given the 2016 Outstanding Achievement award at the President's Gala for excellence in music, entertainment, and community service. The Commodores will also star in the Liberty Bowl's halftime show on December 30.

One Voice heads to London

Briarcrest Christian School's internationally-acclaimed A Capella ensemble received yet another honor. One Voice is invited to perform as the opening act for the Grammy award winning group the Swingles at the London A Capella Festival, a first for any high school in the world! The festival is January 25-29, 2017 at Kings Place in London.

New library at Humes Preparatory Academy

Students at Humes Preparatory Academy will return from fall break to a brand new library thanks to Lowe's employees who renovated the library for free!

"We thought the little bit that we could do to help them out would make it enhance these kids lives, the teachers' and the principal's lives, and make it overall, a better place," store manager Ryan Wright said.

They will also donate about 1,500 books.

Mid-South WWII veterans return home after Pearl Harbor visit

A large group of World War II veterans returned to the Mid-South after a free trip to Pearl Harbor where they served during the war. During their trip, they made visits to important monumental and historical sites such as the USS Arizona Memorial, Punchbowl cemetery, and the Naval Museum at Barber's Point. Funds for the trip were raised by "Forever Young Senior Veterans."

New Downtown Memphis development

Billions of dollars are being poured into projects to make Downtown Memphis thrive the past two years. Nearly $4 billion in development was either recently completed, is under construction, or planned and in the works. The biggest addition to downtown is the announcement that ServiceMaster is bringing more than 1,000 employees to its downtown location.

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