7:30 am
Tue May 26, 2015

BB King's Original Sideman Remembers Early Days of Blues on Beale

Baritone saxophone player Floyd Newman points out himself in B.B. King's first touring band, the B.B. King Review.
Credit Christopher Blank

When B.B. King put together his first band, Floyd Newman was among his first hires.

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The Weekly Dish
6:49 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Meatless for Summer

Credit Justin Fox Burks

Summer is officially here! By making a few easy switches to your diet, you can have a healthier, lighter summer ahead.

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6:31 am
Mon May 25, 2015

Dictionaries Are For Selling

Updated dictionaries are for selling!
Credit Steve Morvay /

There is only one reason to publish a new dictionary: to sell more dictionaries. The purpose of a dictionary is to keep up with changes in the language: whatever new words people are using, correctly or incorrectly. 

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Checking on the Arts
1:51 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

"Faulkner's World" at Memphis Cotton Museum

Credit Martin Dain

Opening Thursday May 28th at the Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange is "Faulkner's World," an exhibit of photos by Martin Dain.

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2:01 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

More Memphis Streets Should Honor Great Musicians

Dedicated to the "Father of the Blues," Handy Circle can be found on Google Maps (inset). But you won't find it if you take a walk down Beale Street. The sole street corner where Handy's name would be found says "Rufus Thomas Blvd."

Memphis is a city of legendary music and musicians. It's time our streets get some soul. 

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