7:30 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Genericide is a Brand Killer

Others will try and copy your brand to a generic version, if they can get away with it.
Credit Krzysztof Siekielski /

Kleenex, Xerox, and Aspirin all started out as brand names. Now, they are generic terms for the products they represent; however, some companies are trying to fighting back.  

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Checking on the Arts
1:48 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Memphis College of Art hosts 2 shows of little-known artist Edward Perry

Construction by Ed Perry
Credit Memphis College of Art

Ed Perry's story is an art-world fairy tale; the great artist who toils in obscurity and is discovered and celebrated after his death.

Interview with Remy Miller and Ellen Daugherty about Ed Perry

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5:30 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

A Great American Modernist Gets Jazzed

Jack Cooper rearranged eight works by Charles Ives into big band jazz tunes. A new album, "Mists: Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra" has just been released.

Loved by musicians but often overlooked by listeners, Charles Ives never made popular music. Jazz arranger Jack Cooper gives him a new groove most can agree on.

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7:30 am
Mon August 18, 2014

World's #1 Elvis Fan Leaves the Building... Now What to Do with It?

MacLeod's home was packed with Elvis memorabilia from floor to ceiling.
Credit Christopher Blank

The eccentric owner of Graceland Too devoted his life to Elvis. Can his unusual shrine be saved? 

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7:30 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Rediscovered Footlocker Yields a New Portrait of World War II

Elizabeth Black was a Pittsburgh portrait artist. Until World War II took her -- and her easel -- to the front lines. 

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