Playhouse on the Square preparing for live performances

The curtain won't go up on Broadway until at least 2021, but here in the Bluff City, theaters are getting creative.

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

  Orpheum Theatre announces schedule changes to 2020-2021 season

  Music, entertainment industry heavily impacted by COVID-19

  Memphis Zoo reopens with new safety precautions

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

  Local theaters looking to reopen soon

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

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

Stax Music Academy to launch virtual classes for all Memphis students

  Memphis Tourism to host virtual online festival to support local musicians

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

  Beale Street goers celebrate in Downtown Memphis, despite rescheduled parade

  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.

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.

  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.

  RHOA star Cynthia Bailey stops in Memphis to promote beverage

Yeah Yeah Yeahs added to Beale Street Music Festival lineup

  Beale Street Music Fest adds 21 Savage to lineup

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

  Hundreds gather at Playhouse on the Square for the UPTAs

  Memphis in May organizers unveil 2020 fine arts poster honoring Ghana

  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.

  Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition coming to Memphis

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

  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.”

  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.

Memphis in May announces 1st round of 2020 Beale Street Music Festival lineup

Headliners include the Lumineers, Lil Wayne, the Avett Brothers and Memphis’ own Three 6 Mafia.

  Beale Street replacing NYE guitar drop with lifting of mirror ball

With a new decade comes a new tradition for New Year’s Eve on Beale Street.

WATCH: Tennessee high school drum line goes viral with performance sans drums

The Munford High school drum line has gone viral with a performance at their Christmas concert. A Facebook video of the performance sans drums has been shared almost 75,000 times in just a few days.

Marybeth Byrd’s journey on The Voice comes to an end at the semifinals

Armorel native Marybeth Byrd continues to wow America on The Voice, and she again prepares to sing live before America.

  Hannibal Buress holding pop-up show in Memphis

Hannibal Buress’ performance Tuesday at Minglewood Hall starts at 8 p.m.

  Jim Strickland pushes for return of NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’

Strickland praised the NBC show saying “Memphis was definitely as much a character in the storyline as Elijah Strait.”

  A Tale of Two Pies: Sweet Potato vs. Pumpkin

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  ‘Bluff City Law’ star Jimmy Smits talks about the Mid-Southerners who helped breathe life into his character

Jimmy Smits, star of NBC's "Bluff City Law," says there were two Memphians who helped breathe life into his character, Elijah Strait.

‘Bluff City Law’ season finale finds the team at Strait and Associates fighting a life or death case

While Sydney ends up in handcuffs, Elijah fights to get political asylum for a journalist. And it’s a race against the clock. Without asylum, the journalist will likely face death.

  IRONMAN 70.3 race coming to the Bluff City October 2020

IRONMAN along with city leaders gathered in Shelby Farms Park for the announcement.

  Memphis band’s music featured in ‘Bluff City Law’ promo

The song that introduced the world to Strait and Associates is called “Don’t Give Up” and it’s from a Memphis soul, blues and jam band called Southern Avenue.

‘Bluff City Law’ takes on the Catholic Church in episode 9

Are there exceptions to every rule? The team at Strait and Associates asks the big questions on tonight’s episode of “Bluff City Law.”

’Bluff City Law’ episode 8 to feature an unexpected guest

On “Bluff City Law” Monday, we finally meet Emerson’s mother. She’s the woman Elijah Strait had an affair with.

  Studio on the Square to show Indie Memphis films in 2020

Malco Theaters and Indie Memphis are partnering to create a one of a kind theater for Memphis.

Studio on the Square announces renovations, new Indie Memphis Cinema

Indie Memphis and Malco Studios Inc. are teaming up to bring an Indie Memphis Cinema to Midtown, according to the Memphis Business Journal.

  Josh Kelly talks episode 7 of ‘Bluff City Law’ where Collierville serves as the backdrop

Kelly who portrays Robbie, Sydney Strait’s police detective ex-husband, has some big news on the next steps in Robbie and Jake’s relationship on Monday’s episode of “Bluff City Law.”

Cher’s ‘Here We Go Again’ tour set to roll into Memphis

The tour, produced by LiveNation, will make it’s stop in Memphis on March 16, 2020 at the FedEx Forum at 7:30 p.m.

  Filming wraps on season 1 of ‘Bluff City Law’ in Memphis as stars get a special surprise

After the pilot and nine episodes for the first season, NBC Universal ordered six additional scripts. But the network has decided not to shoot them at this time.

  Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church hosts 2019 Freedom Award Student Forum

More than 2,000 students filled the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church for the annual Freedom Award Student Forum Wednesday.

  Ridgeway High students to premiere in New York theatre company original play

The play will debut in several high schools throughout the country. The first, right here in Memphis.

Episode 6 of ‘Bluff City Law’ promises hot topics, current issues and a healthy dose of heart

Monday’s episode of “Bluff City Law” has Sydney and Elijah trying two separate cases for a former college football star who is dying while Della revisits her past as she prepares for the spotlight.

  RiverArtsFest kicks off at riverfront

Nearly 200 artists will line Riverside Drive this weekend for the RiverArtsFest.

Riverside Drive closing Thursday through the weekend for RiverArtsFest

Starting at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Riverside Drive will close between Jefferson and Georgia.

‘Bluff City Law’ actor Michael Luwoye talks episode 5

Tonight on Bluff City Law, the firm represents a 12-year-old with a bold request.

  3rd annual Mempho Music Festival kicks off at Shelby Farms

Mempho Music Festival has taken over Shelby Farms Park for the third year in a row, welcoming thousands of music fans from all over the world to enjoy a locally-focused festival.

  Memphis City Council honors local country music star

Memphis City Councilman Kemp Conrad sponsored a resolution Tuesday, congratulating country music legend Deborah Allen for celebrating 40 years in the music industry.

  NBC Universal honored by Memphis City Council for “Bluff City Law”

Leaders with NBC say the community here has been nothing short of fantastic.

  Justin Timberlake, Timbaland surprise students at Stax Music Academy

Justin Timberlake partnered with Levi’s on the Levi’s Music Project. Together, they donated a state-of-the-art songwriting lab to the school where students can hone their songwriting skills.

  Justin Timberlake and Levi’s donate state-of-the-art songwriting lab to Stax Music Academy

Though a figure has not been confirmed, the estimated value of the lab is more than $200,000.

  New Graceland space exhibit shoots for the stars

When you walk through the exhibit, you can learn about everything from gravity, to what astronauts wear in space, eat in space and more.

  Broadway hit ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ takes the stage in Memphis

Dubbed by theater critics as "one of the most remarkable shows in music theater history,” “Dear Evan Hansen” is a coming-of-age story that’s sure to resonate with everyone.

Bluff City Fair returns to Tiger Lane

The city of Memphis has brought the annual Bluff City Fair back to Tiger Lane’s Fairgrounds.

  Saracen Casino partially opens in Pine Bluff

The largest tourism investment project in Arkansas has partially opened.

  Local talent shines as new ‘The Voice’ contestant takes national stage

Marybeth Byrd from Armorel, Arkansas impressed all four coaches on the Voice Monday night during her performance of “Angel from Montgomery."

3-day passes to 2020 Beale Street Music Festival go on sale Friday

The lineup won’t be announced until February, but the discounted passes, priced at $125, are expected to go fast.

  Memphis leaders hopeful exposure from NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’ will boost city’s already booming tourism industry

In a city that already sees millions of tourists annually, the hope is the show will bring even more.

  Caitlin McGee gives preview of what’s to come on ‘Bluff City Law’

“I’m so excited to talk about it. Everyone asks me questions like what is going to hook us in to the show, and I’m like I can’t say,” said Caitlin McGee.

  NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’ premiere includes many of Memphis’ iconic spots

Patrice Bates Thompson couldn’t contain her excitement Monday night seeing her beloved Four Way Grill in Soulsville front and center on NBC’s “Bluff City Law.”

  Crowds gather to see Memphis on national TV with ‘Bluff City Law’

The crowd gasped at the big reveal of episode one and applauded when it was over.

  Memphis father-daughter legal duo working behind the scenes as technical advisers for NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’

For the past few months, Lauran Stimac and Richard Glassman screened episode scripts and worked on set alongside Caitlin McGee and Jimmy Smits for all the legal scenes to make the show as life-like as possible.

  Find a watch party for the premiere of NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’!

If you’re as excited about “Bluff City Law” as we are, you’re already planning where to watch the premiere. But if you need some ideas, we’ve put together a list of watch parties across Memphis.

  Memphis actress Elise Neal to launch performing arts master classes

Memphis actress Elise Neal is in Memphis to make a special announcement about a program she's launching.

  Money behind the magic: How Memphis became the backdrop for ‘Bluff City Law’

The Bluff City had to flex its own grit and grind to make sure the series filmed here. And if it’s picked up for a second season, you can expect another round of fighting to fund it.

  Southern Heritage Classic weekend kicks off with festivities Thursday night

Tennessee State and Jackson State will take the field at the Liberty Bowl on Saturday, but the festivities kick off Thursday night.

  ‘Bluff City Law’ stars hold special sneak peek before Sept. 23 premiere

It was the first local screening of the show for an invite-only audience.

  ‘Christmas at Graceland 2’ premiere date announced

According to Entertainment Weekly, “Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays” will air on Sunday, November 24.

  EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes of ‘Christmas at Graceland 2’

The stars of "Christmas and Graceland 2" take WMC behind-the-scenes of one of the Hallmark Channel's most popular franchises.

  China trade war raising concerns over zoo pandas

Only four zoos in the United States have pandas, that includes the Memphis Zoo.

New rooftop lounge coming to the iconic Pyramid

The Mississippi Terrace will feature two fire pits, a full bar, a stage, over-sized lounge furniture and a small plate menu with handcrafted cocktails and appetizers.

  Yo Gotti gives back to Grandview Heights Middle School

Yo Gotti helped outfit the entire student body at Grandview Heights Middle School in Frayser.

  EDGE Board approves incentive for ‘Bluff City Law’

The EDGE Board approved a four-year PILOT incentive Wednesday for the Bluff City Law series to film in Memphis.

  Candlelight vigil held remember to 'The King’

Fans flocked to Graceland on the one night of the year when you can pass through the gates free of charge, to honor the life of Elvis Presley.

  The Woman’s Exchange helps others help themselves

The Woman's Exchange is dedicated to helping others help themselves.

  Bidding underway for Elvis Week’s Auction at Graceland

Elvis fans, now is your chance to own a piece of music history.