5 Star Stories

  5 Star Stories: Senatobia, Mississippi, a thriving and growing community

Just off Interstate 55 sits the seat of Tate County, Mississippi, a bustling town of 8,000 where for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years, many a traveler found respite on their journey.

  5 Star Stories: Pancho’s Cheese Dip attracts national following

  5 Star Stories: Fine art connects with nature at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens

  5 Star Stories: Crosstown Concourse -- a mecca in the heart of the Bluff City

  5 Star Stories: The Edge Motor Museum revs up the Edge District

  5 Star Stories: NCRM brings US civil rights history to life

  5 Star Stories Black History: The story behind Rust College

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5 Star Stories Black History Month: Clayborn Temple, the birthplace of Memphis’ civil rights movement

  5 Star Stories Black History Month: How Soulsville’s past now shaping the future

  5 Star Stories Black History Month: African American culture through the lens of Dr. Ernest C. Withers

  5 Star Stories: The story of Memphis’ role in the road to freedom on the Underground Railroad

  5 Star Stories: Broad Avenue Arts District boasts quirky stores and eclectic eateries

  5 Star Stories: Shelby Forest General Store’s magic grill and cozy ways draw locals, celebs

  5 Star Stories: A look into the gems of Memphis’ Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum

The Memphis Rock ’n’ Soul Museum has been a Memphis gem for 20 years now although many of you may know little about it, except for its rockin’ signage outside FedExForum.

  5 Star Stories Studio Sessions: Memphis’ Sun Studio -- the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Ike Turner composed Sun’s first song, as other artists like Rufus Thomas took to the mic. Breaking racial barriers.

  5 Star Stories Studio Sessions: Ardent Studios and its big stars

What began as a dream for three high school sophomores is now a music mainstay on Memphis’ Madison Avenue.

  5 Star Stories Studio Sessions: A rare look inside Sam Phillips Recording Studio

He launched Elvis Presley’s career: Sam Phillips, the founder of one of Memphis’ first and most noted record labels.

  5 Star Stories Studio Sessions: ‘Boo’ Mitchell talks Royal Studios

  5 Star Stories Studio Sessions: VIP access to soul man David Porter

  5 Star Stories: Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler celebrates 50 years inside the ring

  5 Star Stories: Highlighting the best of the Mid-South (part 2)

  5 Star Stories: Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid -- a 535,000-square-foot outdoorsman’s paradise

  5 Star Stories: Highlighting the best of the Mid-South (part 1)

  5 Star Stories: Pink Palace Museum is a mansion full of memories

This 6,500 square-foot mansion along Memphis' Central Avenue, with that signature pink Georgia marble façade, is a sentimental sight for so many Mid-Southerners.

  5 Star Stories: The Metal Museum -- where one can find unique, breathtaking works of art

The Mid-South is home to some of the most unique museums in the country, and this 5 Star Memphis museum is FORGING its recognition among the BEST. It’s a special place that turns iron and other seemingly unyielding metals into breathtaking gems of beauty.

  5 Star Stories: The Lichterman Nature Center, an urban oasis

On this first day of fall, the Mid-South is getting ready for the fall foliage and when the leaves turn, there’s no better place to take in the beauty of autumn than The Lichterman Nature Center.

  5 Star Stories: Memphians and tourists alike can’t stay away from BBQ at The Rendezvous

While ribs have been a staple at backyard barbecues for years, this 5 Star Story focuses on the restaurant credited with setting the standard for “Memphis-style” ribs more than 70 years ago.

  5 Star Stories: Shelby Farms Greenline viewed as the great equalizer

The Shelby Farms Greenline stretches from the heart of Binghampton to the heart of Cordova, connecting people from all walks of life with our community’s open spaces.

  5 Star Stories: Honoring our Delta Heritage and Tina Turner

he West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center is our latest 5 Star Story. It’s hidden behind service stations and fast food restaurants just off I-40 near Brownsville on Sunny Hill Cove in what was once a Western Sizzlin', and it’s truly a hidden gem.

  5 Star Stories: Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park offers a dose of the great outdoors

If the pandemic has you feeling cooped up in your home lately, Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park could be the remedy to your cabin fever.

  5 Star Stories: Brussel’s Bonsai Nursery, the largest of its kind in the US

Brussell’s Bonsai Nursery, the largest bonsai nursery in the United States, is certainly worthy of a 5 Star Story.

  5 Star Story: The Grove at GPAC -- a peaceful place of nature and arts

As we continue celebrating the things we love about the Mid-South, the Germantown Performing Arts Center takes center stage as a 5 Star Story with a new outdoor space where you can tap into nature and the arts.

  5 Star Stories: Miracles of the South Memphis Farmers Market

Visitors of The South Memphis Farmers Market call it an oasis for the community that’s making miracles happen and changing lives.

  5 Star Stories: 3 generations of love lead to hall of fame induction for the Cozy Corner Restaurant

It’s a delicious tale of a family who’s truly cornered the market on barbecue

  5 Star Stories: A. Schwab’s resilience prevails through pandemic

"You've heard of a mass, merchandiser. I call us a 'mess' merchandiser. Haha! We'll mess with that, if we can sell it."

  5 Star Stories: The Memphis Botanic Garden -- an urban paradise in the heart of Memphis

With lush gardens that have hosted community events, lavish weddings, athletic feats, even concerts, the Memphis Botanic Garden is not letting the coronavirus dim its luster.

  5 Star Stories: Shelby Farms Park, a 4,500-acre Mid-South crown jewel

Shelby Farms Park is one of the 20 largest urban parks in the U.S. and if you haven’t at least tried to explore any of its 4,500 acres – you’re missing out! And making it worthy of our 5 Star Story treatment.

  5 Star Stories: Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman takes us to Ground Zero Blues Club

When Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG Lifetime Achievement Award-winner Morgan Freeman wants to slip away from it all, there is one place that has captured his heart: Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Fulton County authorities investigate sexual assault case involving Tyronza Police Chief

Fulton County authorities are investigating a sexual assault case involving Tyronza Police Chief E.J. Roach, authorities said Wednesday.

  5 Star Stories: Memphis distillery stands the test of time

If the neon rooster along the Memphis city skyline didn’t wake up your sense of intrigue, then maybe Old Dominick Distillery’s response to COVID-19 did.

  5 Star Stories: Huey’s celebrates 50 years of family, thrill picks and tradition

Huey’s celebrated 50 years in early April but, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the eatery had to cancel a planned anniversary party.

  5 Star Stories: Elmwood Cemetery goes high tech to preserve Memphis history

Beyond Shelby County's longest span bridge, beneath the stone angels, obelisks, and shade trees lie madams, martyrs, murderers, and millionaires. Established in 1852, Elmwood is the oldest active cemetery in Shelby County.

  5 Star Stories: Secrets, skylights and celebrities of the Peabody Hotel

Everyone knows about the ducks at the Peabody Hotel, but there's a lot more to the "South's Grand Hotel."

  5 Star Stories: Graceland takes us behind-the-curtain for a look at unseen artifacts from the King’s collection

For the first time, Graceland allowed our cameras behind-the-curtain to show you a rare side of Graceland that only family, staff and VIPs have seen ... until now.

  5 Star Stories: 5 generations of fine candy and family traditions make Dinstuhl’s a Mid-South treat

The family affair called Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company started in a tiny 400 square foot shop on Main Street in downtown Memphis 118 years ago.

  5 Star Stories: Brothers take over beer industry in the Bluff City

“Ultimately we’re both responding to the higher authority of brotherhood rather than the business," said Wiseacre Brewery co-founder Davin Bartosch.