Memphis

Bret Lewis

The ABCs of winning basketball

Alec Baldwin’s legendary tirade in “Glengarry Glen Ross” was “ALWAYS BE A CLOSER.” And basketball, more than any other team sport, thrives on the guys who can close. The one who not only can make the big play with the game on the line, but relishes the opportunity.

04/23/2013

Martin Luther King Jr

Memphis march honors slain civil rights leader MLK

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Hundreds of union members and their supporters marched in Memphis on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s murder, calling for a new commitment to the human rights causes he died for.

04/04/2013

Elvis Presley (AP Photo)

Vegas-related exhibit opening at Elvis’ Graceland

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A new exhibit opening at Graceland showcases Elvis Presley’s strong connection to Las Vegas, where he performed and vacationed.

03/05/2013

Elvis Presley

Cake-cutting, new exhibit mark Elvis’ birthday

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley fans from as far as Japan and Brazil gathered Tuesday in Memphis to sing “Happy Birthday” to the late rock ‘n’ roll icon on the day he would have turned 78.

01/08/2013

Porter starts music mentorship program in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Memphis will now be the home of a national program deploying music industry veterans to mentor young and up-and-coming musicians. David Porter, the songwriter who co-wrote such classics as “Soul Man” […]

10/24/2012

Memphis musician killed while helping co-worker

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Memphis musician B.B. Cunningham scored with a classic garage rock song and toured with Jerry Lee Lewis, but he also enjoyed his side job as a security guard because he liked […]

10/15/2012

Elvis Week: musicians remember

(AP) – Elvis Presley left behind hit songs, epic performances, some so-so movies and an image as a handsome, rebellious, talented and sometimes-troubled artist that remains indelibly marked in America’s pop culture psyche 35 years […]

08/13/2012

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