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Tony Fletcher's new biography, In the Midnight Hour: The Life & Soul of Wilson Pickett, delivers new insight into both the great American soul singer's life and some of his classic tunes, several of which were recorded at Memphis' Stax Records. In fact, Pickett's career finally skyrocketed after his Memphis sessions. Fletcher tells WKNO why songs like "In the Midnight Hour" have such staying power. 


Happy New Year!

Jan 18, 2017

A new year is a fresh start and time for many new resolutions.


Chilly? Chili!

Jan 17, 2017
Jennifer Chandler

A simmering pot of chili will warm up any occasion.


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Last April, when Robby Grant and Jonathan Kirkscey borrowed a pair of vintage Mellotrons from local collector Winston Eggleston, their sold-out concerts revived interest in the instrument famous for its futuristic sounds used by everyone from the Beatles to Radiohead. Nine months later, their compositions are finally available on a record called "Duets for Mellotron."


Kitchens Unlimited

Thinking of a kitchen remodel in the new year?


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Memphis music is sometimes hard to classify. Case in point: The Country Rockers. The trio's rough-and-tumble 1988 album “Free Range Chicken"  became something of a cult record, and its reissue on the Big Legal Mess label may introduce new listeners to a lesser-appreciated side of Memphis music – the early mash up of country and rock and roll. 


Justin Fox Burks

With the New Year comes resolutions!


There is no better way to toast the New Year than with a bottle of bubbly!


What to Do When a Coworker is Diagnosed with Cancer

Dec 21, 2016

A diagnosis of cancer changes everything.


Justin Fox Burks

After the presents have been opened and the stockings unstuffed on Christmas morning, everyone is always hungry.


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