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  Mini-golf taking center stage at Orpheum Theatre

Golf is center stage at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis.

Country star Kane Brown appears in selfie with employee at Virginia travel center

DeGeneres apologizes to show’s staff amid workplace inquiry

  Stone Temple Pilots to perform debut album ‘Core’ live

Drake bests Madonna for most Top 10 hits

Elvis Presley’s ‘Sun Sessions’ guitar up for auction

Host Devin Steel leaves iHeart Radio after more than 20 years

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Playhouse on the Square premiere postponed due to health, safety concerns

  Playhouse on the Square preparing for live performances

Malco delays reopening Memphis theaters, scales back to weekends only at other locations

Landers Center announces 3-day, drive-in concert series

Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future

Bonnaroo 2020 officially canceled because of COVID-19

Amid pandemic, Live Nation announces drive-in concert series

“Live from the Drive-In” will be a set of nine shows taking place July 10-12 in Nashville, Tennessee; Maryland Heights, Missouri; and Noblesville, Indiana.

  Memphis songwriter releases timely new single ‘Black Man'

Memphis songwriter Brandon Lewis is making shockwaves around the world this Juneteenth.

Billie Eilish gets 3-year restraining order for trespasser

Prenell Rousseau of Farmingville, New York, can't attempt to contact or come within 100 yards of the 18-year-old pop star or her parents.

`That 70s Show’ actor Danny Masterson charged in 3 rapes

Danny Masterson is charged with raping a 23-year-old woman in 2001, a 28-year-old woman in early 2003 and a 23-year-old woman in late 2003.

  Productions halted in Hollywood, Memphis amid pandemic; primetime series ‘Bluff City Law’ canceled

Oscars to set best picture noms at 10, commits to new phase of equity and inclusion standards

Kelly Clarkson seeks divorce from husband of nearly 7 years

Malco Theatres reopening some locations beginning June 15

Bonnie Pointer, early member of Pointer Sisters, dies at 69

  Memphis musicians await return of live music

  Orpheum Theatre announces schedule changes to 2020-2021 season

The Orpheum has announced changes about what’s to come for the Broadway season.

  Miss. Pastor Todd Tilghman wins ‘NBC’s The Voice’

“It’s just been one miracle after the other.”

James Taylor, Jackson Browne tour stop in Memphis rescheduled

Fans of James Taylor and Jackson Brown will have to wait another year before they see the duo perform in Memphis.

  Guidelines released for Mississippi casinos reopening May 21

Mississippi Gaming Commission announced Friday that casinos in the Magnolia State can reopen on May 21 at 50% capacity.

  Music, entertainment industry heavily impacted by COVID-19

As the Mid-South slowly begins to reopen, one industry that has yet to hit a high note is music and entertainment.

  Arkansas Dept. of Health to release reopening guidelines for casinos Friday

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has given the go-ahead for the state’s three casinos to reopen after being closed since late March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Livestreaming with Rolling Stones, Sarah Brightman, Motörhead

Viewers can help support musicians undergoing financial hardship by giving to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund or MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund.

  Local theaters looking to reopen soon

Some of the last businesses to reopen under Memphis’ Back-to-Business plan are indoor venues. Some theaters have cancelled the rest of their season, and other venues are asking for your help to secure funding.

Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider-Esleben dies aged 73

Florian Schneider-Esleben had been suffering from cancer, German news agency dpa reported.

NASA is working with Tom Cruise to shoot a film in space

Jim Bridenstine, the head of NASA, says the space agency and actor have teamed up.

Memphis in May updating lineup for rescheduled Beale Street Music Festival after 6 acts drop out

After the coronavirus pandemic forced Beale Street Music Festival to move to October, Memphis in May organizers say a few artists will no longer be able to perform this fall due to scheduling conflicts.

Miss. native and ‘Green Acres’ actor Tom Lester dies at 81

Tom Lester, a Mississippi native and actor best known for his role on the sitcom “Green Acres”, has died.

  List of resources: Everything you need to know during the COVID-19 outbreak

We’re putting everything in one place so you can find helpful resources quickly.

  Music legend Knox Phillips dies at 74

Knox Phillips, son of the founder of Sun Studio and the man who discovered Elvis Presley, died Wednesday at his home in Eads.

Blues singer Bobby Rush in quarantine after inconclusive COVID-19 test

Grammy-winner Bobby Rush says doctors put him in quarantine, after an inconclusive COVID-19 test.

  Memphis-based film ‘Uncorked’ makes Netflix’s Top 10 list

“Uncorked” is an original Netflix film about a young man from Memphis who has to decide between pursuing his dreams of being in the wine industry or joining the family barbecue business.

Goodnight with Dolly: Imagination Library will stream bedtime stories from Dolly Parton

On April 2nd, Dolly Parton will read bedtime stories on Imagination Library social channels.

Memphis in May announces new October dates for Beale Street Music Festival, barbecue contest

Beale Street Music Festival organizers say 42 of the 65 artists are still committed to performing. They are still working to confirm the rest of the lineup.

Dylan puts out 17-minute ode to Kennedy

The 78-year-old musician released a link to the song, titled "Murder Most Foul," on his website and social media.

Stax Music Academy to launch virtual classes for all Memphis students

Starting Monday, Stax Music Academy (SMA) is expanding its virtual practice classes to all students across Memphis.

  Memphis Tourism to host virtual online festival to support local musicians

Normally you don’t have to go far to see live music in Memphis, but even with those performances now canceled, all of us can watch a festival this weekend from the comfort and safety of our home.

Delivery options for food, books and games increase amid social distancing restrictions

Not leaving home? No problem. Comfort food, games and books make their way to you as delivery options increase bearing in mind many social restrictions.

Memphis Zoo offers unique in-home experience for social-distancing zoo fans

Starting Wednesday, March 18, the Memphis Zoo will offer a unique look inside the zoo through their social media platforms.

  Malco joins other U.S. cinemas in closing all locations during coronavirus outbreak

Malco Theatres is closing all locations to follow guidance from public health officials in an effort stem the spread of the coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19.

  Coronavirus can’t stop them; Artists perform for fans online

From country to rock to opera, livestream shows are popping up everywhere.

  Malco’s Summer Drive-In offers entertainment for those social distancing during coronavirus outbreak

If you’re taking the advice of public health officials and “social distancing” to help curb the spread of coronavirus, Malco Theaters is making it a little easier and safer to go to the movies.

  Beale Street goers celebrate in Downtown Memphis, despite rescheduled parade

The St. Patrick's Day Parade was scheduled to go down on Beale Street in downtown Memphis Saturday, but it was rescheduled for April 11 due to coronavirus concerns.

  Entertainment districts see no change in business amid coronavirus outbreak

There are already worries about the economic impact from this pandemic, with sports tournaments and concerts being canceled around the country. But Mid-South restaurants says customers are still coming out for now.

Malco limiting ticket sales during coronavirus outbreak

A spokesperson for the company says they are limiting seating in each auditorium to 50-percent capacity to reduce crowded auditoriums and allow guests to practice healthy social distancing.

  Memphis in May still on for now, CEO says, but organizers are monitoring coronavirus situation

In a statement Friday, MIM president and CEO James Holt says organizers are constantly monitoring the situation and will continue to do so in the days and weeks leading up to the festival.

Cher postpones tour, including Memphis concert, in response to coronavirus

Pop icon Cher is rescheduling her Here We Go Again Tour in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Rolling Stone.

Memphis woman brings opera to this season of ‘The Voice'

In a previous season, Kelly mentioned she wanted someone to come on the show and sing opera and Mandi heard the call.

BSMF adds Rich the Kid to 2020 lineup

Friday, Beale Street Music Festival announced Rich the Kid will be added to its 2020 lineup.

CDC recommends 20 seconds of singing while you wash your hands. Try these Memphis songs to pass the time.

As U.S. cases grow by the day, the Centers for Disease Control is emphasizing hand-washing as one of the best ways to stay healthy. But that means more than a quick rinse under water.

  Apple TV premieres new movie ‘The Banker’ in the Bluff City

"The Banker" is a true story about two African American men, played by actors Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie, who pose as a chauffeur and janitor to run a bank with a white frontman.

  ‘Aladdin’ creates a whole new world at the Orpheum Theatre

The animated Disney film you know and love is coming to life on stage at the Orpheum Theatre in the Musical Aladdin.

  Justin Timberlake weighs in on Girl Scout cookie debate

It’s Girl Scout Cookie time and the debate over which is the best continues. Friday, Justin Timberlake weighed in.

  RHOA star Cynthia Bailey stops in Memphis to promote beverage

One of the hottest stars from the Real Housewives of Atlanta made several stops in Memphis Saturday.

Young Dolph pulls out of Beale Street Music Festival, organizers say

Friday, Beale Street Music Festival announced Memphis native and rapper Young Dolph will no longer perform in this year’s lineup.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs added to Beale Street Music Festival lineup

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are taking the stage Saturday, May 2!

  Beale Street Music Fest adds 21 Savage to lineup

Friday, Beale Street Music Festival organizers announced a new addition to their lineup.

  Big Break: Memphis’ ‘Peppa Mouth of the South’ using his success to give back to the city he calls home

His real name is Artemis Williams, one of the most connected movers and shakers in Memphis who has parlayed his experience with Def Jam Records into not only bringing A-list entertainment to the Bluff City but also creating A-list community events for kids, schools, you name it.

  Memphis in May announces lineup for 2020 Beale Street Music Festival

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Memphis in May has announced the lineup for the 2020 Beale Street Music Festival.

  Hundreds gather at Playhouse on the Square for the UPTAs

Once a year in Memphis, dreams come true for hundreds of performers hoping for their big break -- all thanks to the Unified Professional Theatre Auditions.

  ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ makes debut at Orpheum Theatre

The Play That Goes Wrong is a play within a play, and everything that can go wrong will.

  Black History Month: Honoring the legacy of W.C. Handy

In honor of Black History Month, we're remembering W.C. Handy, "The Father of the Blues.”

  Memphis in May organizers unveil 2020 fine arts poster honoring Ghana

The annual Memphis in May International Festival honors Ghana this year, and so does its fine arts poster with the colors, beauty and history of the African nation.

  Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission ask governor for more incentives for new projects

This year MovieMaker Magazine put Memphis the highest it’s been as top city to live and work as a Moviemaker. Ranking the city 8th out of a list to 20.

  International Blues Challenge packs clubs on Beale Street

The home of the Blues is playing host to some of the best blues talent in the world.

  Justin Timberlake posts Instagram tribute to longtime friend Kobe Bryant

A day after retired NBA star Kobe Bryant died in a California helicopter crash, Memphis’ own Justin Timberlake memorialized the legend on Instagram, recounting their years-long friendship that started when they were teenagers.

  Memphis fans react to the death of Kobe Bryant

Basketball fans in the Mid-South reacted with shock and mourning to the loss of one of the NBA’s greatest players Sunday.

  From the WMC Archives: Kobe Bryant’s last game in Memphis

He’s known as the Black Mamba, casting a huge shadow over the NBA for 20 years and picking up five championship rings along the way.

  Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition coming to Memphis

The 2020 Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition is June 7 through 13 at the Cannon Center.

The Who, Stevie Nicks, Lizzo among the 2020 Jazz Festival line up

Nearly 500,000 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the festival last year.

  Step into a world of pure imagination with ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ at the Orpheum

The movie that we all know and love is re-imagined on stage in the Broadway musical “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

  Billy Turner, the man accused of killing Lorenzen Wright, expected back in court Feb. 11

The man who is charged in the death of Memphis Tigers and Grizzlies star Lorenzen Wright will have his first court appearance of the year today.

  Red panda brothers join Memphis Zoo’s CHINA exhibit

Red panda brothers Xing and Itsuki were born at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada in 2014.

Rapper Mac Miller’s posthumous album ‘Circles’ to be released

Mac Miller’s posthumous album ‘Circles” will be released on Jan. 17.