Tony Award-Winning Musical ‘Memphis’ Headed For Big Screen Award-Winning Musical ‘Memphis’ Headed For Big Screen Excerpt: “Belle Pictures and the Mark Gordon Company have set a film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Memphis at Warner Bros-based Alcon Entertainment. Mark Gordon and Molly Smith will produce with Alcon’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Smith has a four-year first-look deal with Alcon.” Advertisements Continue reading Tony Award-Winning Musical ‘Memphis’ Headed For Big Screen

Memphis creating the Memphis Music Hall of Fame

Part of the Rock n Soul Museum.  Inaugural class of 25.  Public ceremony Nov. 29.  Initially housed at the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.  Hopes for a stand-alone museum.  What do you guys think?  Is the initial class too big?  Too small?  Do you think a stand-alone facility is possible?  Are you planning to attend the public ceremony? Via the Commercial Appeal Excerpt: “Bluff City icons W.C. Handy, Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Al Green, were among the names announced as part of the first class of inductees to the new Memphis Music Hall of Fame on … Continue reading Memphis creating the Memphis Music Hall of Fame

Today’s News Beale Street Caravan wins honor The Beale Street Caravan blues-themed radio show has picked up a prestigious broadcasting honor. The show is being honored with the ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award for outstanding music programming and/or coverage. The award is presented each year to American authors and journalists, broadcasters and websites. …. Local chambers of commerce agree to work together The seven chambers of commerce in Shelby County have formally joined forces in their common work to bring new business to the area. A first-ever memorandum of understanding now specifies what the chambers will do when they … Continue reading Today’s News

CA: Cooper-Young in Memphis named one of the nation’s ’10 Great Neighborhoods’ Snip Historic architecture, a vibrant business and entertainment district and active and engaged residents all put Cooper-Young on this year’s list of the American Planning Association’s 10 Great Neighborhoods in the U.S. The “historically hip” Midtown neighborhood made the list after its four-decade-long “renaissance” that relied on existing neighborhood assets, according to the APA, the educational organization for the country’s planners. “A neighborhood of hard working Americans, Cooper-Young doesn’t put on any airs,” APA CEO Paul Farmer said in a statement. “Even as reinvestment transforms its commercial corridor into one of the city’s top entertainment venues and residences continue … Continue reading CA: Cooper-Young in Memphis named one of the nation’s ’10 Great Neighborhoods’

Recent News Snip: When Sears was at its height, 1,500 people worked in the building. Instead of re-creating that daytime population with an anchor tenant and satellite businesses, the idea is to create a “vertical urban village” that attracts up to 2,500 people during peak hours, supported by residential units that spur activity 24 hours a day. Nine groups have inked a collective letter of intent to occupy 600,000 square feet of the building: ALSAC, Church Health Center, Crosstown Arts, Gestalt Community Schools, Methodist Healthcare, Memphis Teacher Residency, Rhodes College, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and The West Clinic. “The beauty … Continue reading Recent News