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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.

  October is Memphis Music Month

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

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

Bonnaroo 2020 officially canceled because of COVID-19

  Memphis songwriter releases timely new single ‘Black Man'

  Memphis musicians await return of live music

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  Music, entertainment industry heavily impacted by COVID-19

  Music legend Knox Phillips dies at 74

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

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

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

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

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.

  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.

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

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

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

  International Blues Challenge packs clubs on Beale Street

  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.

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.”

Fans tap into Elvis Presley auction for the King of Rock and Roll’s birthday

Tuesday marked the King of Rock and Roll’s 85th birthday and fans took to eBay for the celebration in hopes to score some monumental findings.

  How to get access to our new country music network Circle

Circle launches Jan. 1, 2020. WMC viewers may need to rescan your TVs to get access to the new channel.

  Jerry Lee Lewis honored with Mississippi Country Music Trail marker

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Lee Lewis was honored Thursday with his very own Mississippi Country Music Trail marker at the Lewis Ranch.

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.

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.

  Country music network Circle to launch with 16 shows, including ‘Opry Live’

Circle is also bringing back Hee Haw, a venerable music and comedy sketch show that aired from 1971 to 1993 and from 1996 to 1997.

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.

  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.

  Former ‘Idol’ contestant Danny Gokey offers advice to Arkansas ‘Voice’ contestant about life after the show

While in Memphis promoting his Christmas album, former "American Idol" contestant Danny Gokey had a few words of wisdom to offer a young Arkansas contestant on "The Voice" about life after the show's spotlight.

Memphis Music Hall of Fame to induct 8 more icons at annual event

The induction will bring the hall of fame’s roster to 82 total honorees.

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.

Journey to play at FedExForum in 2020

Classic rock group Journey will make their way to FedExForum in 2020.

  One-on-one with NCRM Freedom Award honoree John Legend

Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award-winning musician John Legend graced the Bluff City with his presence Wednesday night for other reasons than his music.

  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.

  2019 Mempho Music Fest to take over Shelby Farms Park

This weekend is the Mempho Music Festival at Shelby Farms Park.

  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.

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.

Happy National One-Hit Wonder Day!

It’s National One-Hit Wonder Day, when we take a moment to appreciate those members of the musical world who gave us some of our biggest hits, even if we often struggle to remember their names.

1 of B.B. King’s ‘Lucille’ guitars sold for $280K at auction

A guitar given to B.B. King for his 80th birthday has sold for $280,000 at an auction of items from the blues legend's estate

  Monday’s Google Doodle honors B.B. King’s 94th birthday

The Doodle is in honor of King's birthday. The blues legend was born on September 16, 1925.

Justin Timberlake gives impromptu performance on Beale Street

Timberlake showed up at B.B. King's Blues Club for a night on the town, and ended up on stage!

  Yo Gotti gives back to Grandview Heights Middle School

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

  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.

  Bidding underway for Elvis Week’s Auction at Graceland

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

’Lucille’, other memorabilia from B.B. King’s estate going up for auction

Julien’s Auctions is holding an event Sept. 21 with King’s instruments, jewelry, jackets and other personal items up for bid.

  Single-day tickets for Mempho Music Fest on sale July 31

One-day passes for the music festival go on sale starting Wednesday, July 31.

  WMC goes overseas to dig up Hamilton musical’s roots

WMC Action News 5’s Kontji Anthony went overseas to Alexander Hamilton’s childhood home and learned why the play is a win-win, both here and abroad.

Tina Turner, Charlie Musselwhite among 2019 Memphis Music Hall of Fame inductees

Memphis Music Hall of Fame announced their eighth Class of Legends Wednesday at Lafayette’s Music Room.

  Twenty One Pilots fans camp outside FedExForum

Some music fans are taking no risks to get up close to their favorite band.

Johnny Cash statue unveiled in Cooper-Young

The new Johnny Cash statue was unveiled in Cooper-Young Wednesday.

Jerry Lee Lewis back home after suffering stroke

Legendary Memphis musician Jerry Lee Lewis has returned home after suffering a stroke.

  2019 Mempho Music Fest headlined by multi-Grammy winners

This year's Mempho Music Festival is looking to bring plenty of music fans of eclectic tastes to the Bluff City.

  Mid-South ’The Voice’ alum to host performing arts camp

After an incredible run on NBC’s “The Voice” last year, 14-year-old Collierville native Reagan Strange has big plans this summer, and you’re invited.

  First look: ‘Anastasia’ opens at the Orpheum

Anastasia, the new Broadway musical, opens at the Orpheum Theatre Wednesday.

Memphis in May organizers release Celebrate Memphis schedule

The full schedule for this year’s Celebrate Memphis is official.

  Memphis 200: The history of Beale Street

Memphis, Tennessee: The home of the blues and the birthplace for rock 'n' roll thanks to Beale Street.

Yo Gotti’s tour bus shot at in Nashville

The tour bus of Memphis rapper Yo Gotti was shot at in Nashville on Tuesday night, according to a report by WSMV.

  Memphis MOJO Festival announced in honor of Omar Higgins

In honor of the late Omar Higgins, a new Memphis music and arts festival has been announced.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra to play along ‘Harry Potter’ at Orpheum this fall

The Orpheum announced Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert is live at the Orpheum this fall.

  BlocBoy JB, attorney confident they’ll ‘beat’ charges

Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB is set to appear in court Monday morning.

  Day 3 of Beale Street Music Festival becomes a sold-out success

The third and final day of Beale Street Music Festival has come to a close. Officials say this weekend has been one of their most successful.

  Day 2 of Beale Street Music Festival brings surprise guests

Music superstar Miley Cyrus brought the party to the Beale Street Music Festival Saturday in a surprise performance sponsored by Facebook.

Facebook brings Miley Cyrus to Beale Street Music Festival

As part of the launch of their new campaign, Facebook has announced that Miley Cyrus will be giving a special performance Saturday night at the Beale Street Music Festival.

  Rapper BlocBoy JB all set to hit Beale Street Music Festival stage

BlocBoy JB walked out of 201 Poplar Friday, with his attorneys who had been working to get him released.

  Gates open for 2019 Beale Street Music Festival

The gates have opened for the 2019 Beale Street Music Festival, the official kick-off of Memphis in May.

  Rapper BlocBoy JB released from jail hours before Beale Street Music Festival performance; cache of guns found at home

Rapper BlocBoy JB was released from jail hours before he is scheduled to perform at Beale Street Music Festival.

Facebook sponsoring 2019 Beale Street Music Festival

Organizers made it official with a post on BSMF’s Facebook page Friday afternoon but teased the announcement a day earlier at a news conference.

  BSMF kicks off Friday night with big name acts

Friday kicks off the 2019 Beale Street Music Festival.

  Memphis musician to be laid to rest Tuesday

Funeral arrangements have been set for a Memphis musician and activist after his sudden passing last week.

  Beale Street Music Festival preparations underway

Beale Street Music Festival workers are preparing Tom Lee Park for 30,000 people.

  The 5th annual Mississippi Music Awards kick off Saturday

Mississippi native musicians will put on a show Saturday at the Landers Center.

  Register now to buy tickets for ‘Hamilton’ at the Orpheum

The Orpheum has announced ticket information for “Hamilton" the musical, which visits the Bluff City this summer. Performances are July 9 through 28.

  Memphis musician Omar Higgins dies at 37

The Memphis music community is mourning the loss of an icon.