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2011 Rising Mississippi River and the Memphis Flood

Here are a few pictures I took Saturday, 5/7/11 of the rising Mississippi River waters.  They show the intersection of Riverside and Beale Street, and Mud Island … or actually, a few landmarks on Mud Island, while the rest of the southern part is under … Continue Reading

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Good Things in Memphis: Zach Whitten – Memphis Fast Fiction

Zach Whitten is committed to write a story about Memphis everyday in 2011.  His collection of stories is called Memphis Fast Fiction.  Each day, a new 200 word story about Memphis’ past, present or future is posted at memphisfastfiction.com.  Here, … Continue Reading

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Good Things in Memphis: Young Frankenstein at the Orpheum

Video:  Young Frankenstein  If you liked the movie, you’ll love the musical appearing live at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, March 8-March 13, 2011.  Young Frankenstein is a musical comedy inspired by the legend of Frankenstein and his attempts to create … Continue Reading

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July 2010 Memphis TV Household News Ratings

July 2010 sweeps are over and the preliminary household ratings and shares are in.  The chart below compares the current 2010 overnight household news ratings to 2009 & 2008.   These are the 4 major Monday through Friday news dayparts. WMC … Continue Reading

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John Lloyd Young Debuts “Love Believes”

October, 2007, I became a fan of John Lloyd Young when I attended the Broadway production of Jersey Boys.  His portrayal of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys won him the well deserved Tony Award for Best Actor.  Fast forward two and a half years, … Continue Reading

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Deidra Shores of Memphis Wins Today Show’s Kid Reporter Contest

Update 11/12/09    Deidra Shores was selected to become the Today Show’s Kid Reporter this morning.  Congratulation Deidra!  Follow this link to her winning announcement. Original Post  10/29/09     This morning on NBC’s Today Show, they announced Memphis Colonial Middle School student Deidra Shores … Continue Reading

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FedEx Launches 2 New Advertising Campaigns: Fred Willard In Social Ad Series & Golf Sweepstakes

Memphis based FedEx has recently launched a viral online campaign featuring comedian Fred Willard.  According to this Commercial Appeal story, “Fred Willard, star of offbeat comedies including “Best in Show” and “A Mighty Wind,” is FedEx’s celebrity pitchman in the … Continue Reading

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Bruce Pearl Raps at Vols’ Award Ceremony

Check out this video of Bruce Pearl rapping at the Tennessee Vols awards ceremony.  The story from The Atlanta Journal Constitution about Bruce Pearl rapping says, “wearing an orange-and-white checkered sport coat, orange tie and no shirt, Pearl performed a rap song with three Volunteer athletes … Continue Reading

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A Busy Week for Memphis Sports

For all of you sports fans, there’s  plenty of live sporting events in Memphis this week.  If you can’t get to the game, you can watch most on TV or cable. Sunday 12/28 at 12 noon, stay home and watch the … Continue Reading

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Benefit for Memphis Songwriter Dennis Burroughs

Sunday, November 9th, a benefit event featuring great music and an auction of autographed guitars will be held for Memphis songwriter Dennis Burroughs, who is awaiting a liver transplant.  The evening of entertainment begins at 7:30pm at TJ Mulligan€™s, 6635 Quince … Continue Reading

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