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Bluff City Fair back May 14 - 23 with COVID-19 precautions

The Bluff City Fair is back this year and planning loads of entertainment, but there are COVID-19 guidelines in place for attendees.

AMRO Music celebrates 100 years in the Bluff City

Widespread Panic, The Avett Brothers headlining Mempho Music Festival

  Justin Timberlake joins fight against Byhalia Pipeline

Chris Stapleton to bring his ‘All American Road Show’ to FedExForum

  Live music returns to Memphis Botanic Garden’s Radians Amphitheater this weekend

  Vote now! Stax Museum nominated for Best Pop Culture Museum in USA Today Poll

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Friday night Ballet Memphis performance at Levitt Shell rescheduled for weather

  ‘Nothing less than a giant’: Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

  Memphis rapper Big Boogie & friends arrested after Senatobia shootout

  WMC’s Joy Redmond and Commercial Appeal’s Jennifer Chandler explore Memphis’ growing prepared food options when you want to limit your time in the kitchen

Live music to return to Levitt Shell this summer

Morgan Freeman stars in movie filmed in Gulfport

  KangaZoo exhibit coming to the Memphis Zoo

There is no need to book a flight to the Outback or brave a journey to the Bush to get a look at Australia’s most popular animal: The kangaroo.

  Memphian in final 3 of HGTV design competition

Carmeon Hamilton lives in Memphis where she is a lifestyle blogger and interior designer. She went toe-to-toe with seven other designers on the show to make it to the final three.

Orpheum announces outdoor concert series

The Orpheum Theatre Group is in preparation to host an outdoor concert series this spring called “Candlelight Concerts – An Outdoor Experience.”

$10K grants to be distributed across Shelby Co. to revive live entertainment industry

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced thousands of dollars will be given away across the county to help revive the live entertainment industry.

  Here’s what’s inside the March issue of Memphis Magazine

  Young Memphis dancer in spotlight again with new Gap ad

Al Green gets COVID-19 vaccine at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis

  Memphian competes in HGTV Design Competition

  Opry live stream to raise money to support people suffering from storms, pandemic

Prosecutors drop drunken driving charge against Springsteen

Grammy-winning duo Daft Punk break up after 28 years

The helmet-wearing French duo shared the news Monday in an 8-minute video called “Epilogue.”

Parton says no (for now) to statue at Tennessee Capitol

The Tennessee legislature was considering a bill to put a statue of Dolly Parton on state Capitol grounds.

Hundreds pay respects to actor Cicely Tyson at her viewing

Hundreds of admirers of the pioneering Black actor lined up outside Harlem’s famed Abyssinian Baptist Church on Monday.

LIVE: Stream shows winter wonderland at Graceland

Graceland has been streaming a gorgeous winter wonderland at the mansion.

Events announced, tickets on sale now for Elvis Week 2021

Graceland is preparing for thousands to gather this year for Elvis Week 2021.

Tickets on sale now for Mempho Music Festival

Attention music lovers! Tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual Mempho Music Festival.

Taylor Swift has finished redoing sophomore album ‘Fearless’

Taylor Swift will release a new version of her song “Love Story” from “Fearless” on Thursday at midnight, just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend.

Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and The Go-Go’s nominated for Rock Hall

Artists are eligible for a nomination 25 years after the release of their first official recording.

Google features Memphis’ Four Way Restaurant in Black History Month ad

Four Way has been a soul food destination spot in South Memphis since 1946.

  Lorenzen Wright murder featured on Dateline NBC tonight

A high profile murder mystery that gripped Memphis and the Mid-South for more than a decade is being brought to the national spotlight.

Memphis artist featured in Super Bowl commercial

One Memphis artist is getting the chance of a lifetime!

‘I’m very comfortable being gay’: TJ Osborne of Brothers Osborne comes out

With the article, he becomes the only openly gay artist signed to a major country label, according to Time.

  Graceland offers additional virtual VIP tours after initial sell-out

After the first three tours for Graceland’s virtual experience sold out, more tour dates have been added.

Mempho Music Festival at Botanic Garden this year

Mempho Music Festival has a new home for 2021.

New York-based indie music company buys Sun Studio catalog

The deal includes about 6,000 recordings, including classics from Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.

  Live performances set to return to Hattiloo Theatre

Live performances will return to Hattiloo on March 12th with the one-woman show “The Night Watcher”.

Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian dies at 83

Bob Avian died Thursday of cardiac arrest at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Stax Museum reopening this Saturday

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music plans to reopen this Saturday.

  In a surprise move the Presidential Inauguration put Memphis in the spotlight

Memphis’ own Justin Timberlake returned home to perform with Grammy-nominated Artist Ant Clemons and Stax Music Academy students and alumni in front of the Iconic Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

Dolly Parton’s brother dies after battle with cancer

Dolly Paron announced on social media that her brother has died after a battle with cancer.

  Attractions reopening in Memphis with new safety guidelines

Lions, Tigers, and Basketball - oh my! It’s an exciting day for Tigers fans today! Whether you’re heading to the Zoo or a basketball game, there are some safety guidelines you’ll need to follow.

  ‘Celebrating America’: Justin Timberlake, Ant Clemons sing ‘Better Days’ at Stax Museum

The pair filled the one and only Stax Museum in the heart of Memphis with the encouraging lyrics.

  Young Memphis rapper Baby CEO dies

A source confirms with WMC Jonathan Brown, known professionally as Baby CEO, was shot to death Tuesday night on Lake Park Cove in Frayser.

  National Museum of African-American Music opens in Nashville

The National Museum of African-American Music opened in Nashville on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

  TSU, JSU bands to participate in event leading to Biden inauguration

Tennessee State University’s Aristocrat of Bands and Jackson State University’s Sonic Boom of the South Marching Band will be featured in a virtual event leading up to the presidential inauguration on Wednesday.

  Graceland offering virtual tours for guests

Graceland is making it easier for visitors to tour Elvis Presley’s mansion. According to a news release, fans and music lovers from around the world can visit Graceland virtually.

Justin Timberlake to perform during Biden inauguration special

Timberlake will perform a new song called “Better Days" during a 90-minute inauguration special Jan. 20.

  Elvis fans celebrate the King of Rock’n’Roll’s 86th birthday

Graceland invited fans to celebrate what would have been the King of Rock’n’Roll’s 86th birthday.

‘The Rock’ shouts out small Miss. town in gifting truck to old friend

Over the holiday, Rock shared a story about his old friend Bruno and included a tidbit about the small Mississippi town.

Leslie West, guitarist of rock band Mountain, has died at 75

Leslie West battled with health issues in the past few years.

  Beale Street Music Festival postponed until 2022

Music fans will have to wait another year to hear great live music along the Mighty Mississippi during Memphis in May. The 2021 Beale Street Music Festival has been canceled. Music Fest 2020 was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And now, so is Music Fest 2021.

Mick Jagger gets some shelter, buying Florida mansion

The real estate firm that sold the home, said Jagger, 77, paid $1.9 million for it in late October.

  Jim Ranger talks what’s next after competing on NBC’s “The Voice”

Jim Ranger is back home now after competing on Season 19 of NBC’s "The Voice."

  Justin Bieber, UK health workers team up for charity song

The choir, made up of nurses, doctors and other health care staff, joined the Canadian pop star for a special version of his song “Holy” in a bid to top the Christmas chart.

  Ballet Memphis offers free Nutcracker viewing for 33rd anniversary

Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, the show must go on for Ballet Memphis’ flagship production of the Nutcracker.

Official artist of the Beale Street Music Festival dies

George Hunt, the official artist of the Beale Street Music Festival since 1992, passed away Friday.

90-year-old Saxophonist Dr. Herman Green has died

Memphis Jazz and Blues icon Dr. Herman Green passed away at his home on Thanksgiving, according to a Facebook post made by Freeworld bandmate Richard Cushing.

Memphis native recieves 2 Grammy nominations

A Memphis native received a high honor with not one but two Grammy nominations!

Taylor Swift ‘folklore’ concert film coming to Disney+

The concert film will include guest appearances from Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver — acts who all appear on Swift’s “folklore” album.

Stax icon signs artwork to support Stax Music Academy

GRAMMY© Lifetime Achievement Award winner Booker T. Jones teamed up with a Stax partner to raise money for the academy.

  Downtown Dining Week provides glimpse of normalcy during pandemic

Downtown Dining Week has wrapped up and it was a success for some restaurants in Memphis.

  Memphis hosts Miss USA pageants at Graceland Soundstage

On Monday, dozens of contestants will compete to become the next Miss USA at Graceland.

Morgan Freeman ‘glad’ Mississippi is flying its new flag ‘proudly’

Morgan Freeman has given his approval of Mississippi’s new flag.

  Film industry picking up steam in the Bluff City amid pandemic

Although TV and film productions set in Memphis were at a standstill new projects are in the works.

  Memphis recording artist hosts fundraiser

Artists have been hit hard this year during the pandemic. A native Memphian is using her talents to help raise money for local artists who could use some extra funds.

  Grandson of Elvis Presley laid to rest at Graceland

Benjamin Keough, son of Lisa Marie Presley, has been laid to rest at Graceland.

  October is Memphis Music Month

This October Memphis Tourism is tapping into that rich history by hosting Memphis Music Month.

Taylor Swift breaks Whitney Houston’s Billboard charts record

Taylor Swift tops Whitney Houston's record for most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

  Jerry Lawler celebrates 50 years inside the ring

Mid-South wrestling fans enjoyed a special treat Saturday night.

Chris Rock returns to ‘Saturday Night Live’ for Oct. 3 season premiere

Rock was a cast member from 1990 to 1993, and he’s hosted twice before.

  Story of legendary LeMoyne-Owen College coach featured at film festival

The spotlight is on Memphis sports again as the independent film “First Forgotten Champions: The Legacy of Jerry C. Johnson” makes its debut in the Burbank International Film Festival this week.

  Orpheum Theatre remembers Chadwick Boseman in special movie screening

Memphis turned out Wednesday night to honor actor Chadwick Boseman.

Robert Moody and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra returning to the Halloran Centre at the Orpheum

The Halloran Centre announced the return of Robert Moody presents: The Orchestra Unplugged for a second year as part of the On Stage at the Halloran Centre series. Tickets for the three-show series are on sale now.

  Author of ’Black Panther’ novel remembers Chadwick Boseman

WMC Action News 5 sat down with the Memphian whose novel was the blueprint for the Black Panther screenplay to discuss the loss of Chadwick Boseman and the repercussions for the Marvel Studios franchise.

  Where does the future of the Orpheum stand?

With live performances still on hold and no sign of a near comeback the arts are struggling to survive. As a result the Orpheum started a new initiative to help during these difficult times.

Orpheum to host free movie screening in honor of Chadwick Boseman

The Orpheum Theatre will offer a free movie screening in honor of Actor Chadwick Boseman who passed away Aug. 28 of cancer at age 43.

Smile!: Katy Perry gives birth to a baby girl named Daisy

The baby is Katy Perry’s first.

WMC Action News 5 to rebroadcast classic Saints games

The New Orleans Saints and their preseason television partner, Gray Television and WMC Action News 5, announced Wednesday that Saints fans can watch four of the most memorable wins in franchise history on WMC and the club’s digital platforms during training camp.