Memphis music featured by the White House, another positive ranking for Memphis, other news

— TUNE IN TODAY:  In Performance at the White House is featuring Memphis music, and include Alabama Shakes, William Bell, Steve Cropper, Al Green, Ben Harper, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, Joshua Ledet, Sam Moore, Charlie Musselwhite, Mavis Staples, Justin Timberlake, and Booker T. Jones.  It will be streamed today from whitehouse.gov/live at 6:55 PM ET. ‘In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul’ will be broadcast Tuesday, April 16 at 8 PM ETon PBS stations nationwide.  More here, here, and here, as well as here. — Mid South Transplant Foundation has earned a lofty ranking, rating #1 in the nation in … Continue reading Memphis music featured by the White House, another positive ranking for Memphis, other news

New regional airline, Chisca and ArtSpace approvals, McCartney.

To fill in the void Delta created with its scorched earth business strategy, a local businessman is launching a regional startup airline.  Southern Airways Express will fly to eight destinations from two local secondary airports (i.e. not Memphis International) — such as Charles Dewitt and Olive Branch airports.  It will use ten seat turbo jets.  There should be a presser around April 22 with more information.  More here. Paul McCartney is coming to town, May 22. Chisca and ArtSpace Lofts have received design approval. Continue reading New regional airline, Chisca and ArtSpace approvals, McCartney.

Some good news

Some good news for Memphis: 1.  While the state’s unemployment rose, .1 percent, Memphis’ unemployment dropped .4 percent. More here. 2.  Another local restaurant is expanding.  Deja Vu, which has another location on 936 Florida St., will open a second locaion at 51 S. Main. The second location will have a patio, which should be cool, especially on Main. 3.  The city is reviewing several recommenations for the future of Beale Street, including who will operate it.  Some recommendations are for a private entity to operate the street; for the city to create a 501(c)(3) to preserve the history, to develop a … Continue reading Some good news