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Brad Birkedahl

Scotty Moore was one of rock and roll's most famous guitar players, in no small measure because he backed Elvis Presley from the very first record. Moore, 84, died on Tuesday at his home in Nashville. Memphis rockabilly musician Brad Birkedahl breaks down Moore's signature style for us.

Enjoy a Healthy Vacation

Jun 29, 2016

It is time for summer fun and if you have a health condition, you shouldn’t avoid traveling this summer.

Weber's New American Barbecue

Pulled pork and Fourth of July backyard barbecues go hand in hand.

Tips from a fitness icon

Jun 22, 2016

Jack was a self-proclaimed “sugarholic” with severe behavioral problems until the age of 15.

Justin Fox Burks

Is there anything more refreshing on a sweltering summer day than an ice-cold popsicle?

Christopher Blank

Most young stage performers yearn for leading roles and top billing on programs. But as a singer and dancer, Justin G. Nelson doesn't hesitate to check the "Ensemble" box on audition forms. This dedicated chorus member became one of the most prolific performers on local stages, and now he's on the road with a touring production of The Wizard of Oz, running at the Orpheum Theatre.  

In the 1960s, Memphis became a recording industry Mecca because of producers like Chips Moman, who died this week at age 79. Moman notched more than 120 hit records on his belt, including Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline," B.J. Thomas's "Hooked on a Feeling," and Elvis Presley's mid-career comeback album that included "Suspicious Minds" and "Kentucky Rain." 

Cindy Wolff

When intrepid animal lover Cindy Wolff saw a snake in her backyard, the panic attack was unexpected. Not in 23 years had she seen one there. And after posting its photo on Facebook, friends responded with their own tales of terror. Are there more snake sightings this year than normal? Wolff had to know more and maybe even conquer a fear.

The Economics of Eating Healthy

Jun 15, 2016

Proper nutrition does add up to good health, but can also add up financially.

Justin Fox Burks

For Father’s Day this weekend, grill up a manly steak to honor Dad on his big day.