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  KangaZoo exhibit coming to the Memphis Zoo

  Memphian in final 3 of HGTV design competition

Orpheum announces outdoor concert series

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

  Young Memphis dancer in spotlight again with new Gap ad

  Memphian competes in HGTV Design Competition

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  Lorenzen Wright murder featured on Dateline NBC tonight

  Graceland offers additional virtual VIP tours after initial sell-out

Mempho Music Festival at Botanic Garden this year

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

  Beale Street Music Festival postponed until 2022

  Ballet Memphis offers free Nutcracker viewing for 33rd anniversary

  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.

  Jerry Lawler celebrates 50 years inside the ring

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

  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

  Where does the future of the Orpheum stand?

  Graceland hosts 43rd annual Candlelight Vigil

  Mini-golf taking center stage at Orpheum Theatre

  Malco set to reopen Mid-South theaters starting next week

Host Devin Steel leaves iHeart Radio after more than 20 years

  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.

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

Landers Center has announced its way to bring you live entertainment while still maintaining social distance in the new age of the coronavirus.

  Memphis songwriter releases timely new single ‘Black Man'

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

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

NBC has canceled “Bluff City Law,” the show of a father-daughter civil rights law team. The announcement comes as productions in Hollywood, Memphis and across the world screeched to a halt.

  Orpheum Theatre announces schedule changes to 2020-2021 season

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

  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.

  Memphis Zoo reopens with new safety precautions

The Memphis Zoo is back open, with a lot of precautions in place. While the face coverings and social distancing reminders are a sign of the times, visitors are glad to be back.

  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.

  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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

  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.

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

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

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.

  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.

  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.

  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

The Great Pie Debate

  ‘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.