Events in January 2021 to enjoy in the Mid-South
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In the 1840s a young Italian named Amanze Pacini visited Memphis before returning to his home in Valdottavo. This brief visit had a profound effect not only on his family and the development of Memphis, but also the history of American popular music.
Temperatures hovered around 37 degrees on Dec. 11, 1937, as Memphis leaders gathered to support The Commercial Appeal’s and American Legion’s Christmas charity, the Mile-O-Dimes.
Watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas” has been a holiday tradition since my childhood and this year it can only be viewed on AppleTV+. Does this mean I have to buy an AppleTV?
I have my grandmother’s feather Christmas tree, which is marked Germany. What is the history of feather Christmas trees and do they have any value?
The debate between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones has been going on ever since they first crossed paths on the charts 55 years ago. The argument at the time, and one that still persists, was that the Beatles were a pop group and the Stones were a rock band: the boys next door vs. the bad…
The Germantown Senior Commission has decided to cancel this year’s Germantown Senior Expo, originally scheduled for Thur., Nov. 5, because of the ongoing COVID-19 concerns and resulting public safety regulations that are impossible to ensure with the large crowds of visitors that the Expo ro…
WKNO-TV’s half-hour magazine-style series called “The Best Times” features segments on the health, finance and lifestyles of Mid-Southerners over 50 Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. on WKNO Channel 10.
Several famous performers appeared in the many theaters dotting Memphis’s landscape. In the 19th century, opera singer Jenny Lind and noted actor Edwin Booth (whose brother John Wilkes murdered President Abraham Lincoln) played in Memphis while such celebrated vaudevillians as Jack Benny, Mi…
Memphis-based Malco Theatres announces another expansion of the widely popular Malco Select private screening program with the addition of IMAX branded films.
Q. I have several old computers in my garage that are just taking up space. Before I send them to the recycler, I wonder if there is anything useful I could do with them.
The exhibition, “Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible,’’ will be at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens Oct. 11-Jan. 10. The Bible is a visual record of a new generation’s perception and artistic interpretation of an age-old document.
En Plein Air painting: Every Sun. through Oct. 25. Participants are invited to bring their supplies and create work inspired by the autumnal scenery at the Memphis Botanic Garden. No charge except garden admission. For more info Email email@example.com
Beale Street may be the most famous street in Memphis history but Poplar Avenue has also done much to shape the destiny of the Bluff City by providing a transportation corridor connecting Memphis to rural Shelby County and beyond.
Oct. 1 : The yellow fever epidemic altered the history of Memphis. In the1870s the city was stalked by what was called “the Yellow Death.” Also, the show will take a look at how music enhances our lives with Creative Aging, a non-profit organization. The organization brings the arts to the s…
The program will provide micro-grants of $5,000 to qualifying assisted-care living facilities and homes for the aged to increase residents’ access to virtual communication.
Pickleball started in the 1960s as a backyard game for children, but has had a 650 percent increase in numbers over the last seven years, according to USA Pickleball Association (USAPA).
Despite the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still plenty of fun to be had. In fact, seeking out fun activities may be even more important now. Doing something you enjoy can distract you from problems and help you cope with life’s challenges.
Q. I can’t print from my laptop computer. When I checked if my HP5255 was connected, I found a printer email address that ended with @hpprint.com. I also do not understand why that address is different than my regular email address.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced venues to cancel or alter performance schedules for the season. Below are the schedules available to The Best Times at press time. Check with box offices for further changes and information.
The golden horse’s hooves striking the stone floor echoed in the secret cave as the stalwart Indian rode out to combat the outlawry of evil men in the Old West. The Comanche warrior called out to his galloping horse, “Kane-e-e-wah, Fury!”
A “Jackson press” is a unique terminology to antique Tennessee furniture. About the time of Andrew Jackson’s first term as president, 1829-1833 and in honor of him, local cabinet makers began making the “Jackson press.”
On Feb. 15, 1936, Memphian J. Garland Ogden walked into the YMCA building in Shanghai, China, and joined a card game. As he held his pasteboards and watched the other players, Ogden suddenly found himself in a world of trouble. Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation rousted the play…
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A more contagious, possibly deadlier variant of coronavirus first identified in the United Kingdom is confirmed to be in 24 US states. This comes as the United States grapples with vaccine supply. CNN's Nick Watt reports.
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CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta helps us understand the new coronavirus variants which have emerged in Brazil, South Africa and the United Kingdom. He tells us the effects these variants may have on the global pandemic.
Childhood sweethearts Dick Meek, 89, and Shirley Meek, 87, passed minutes apart from Covid-19, three days before they were scheduled to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Their grandchildren tell CNN's Alisyn Camerota more.
Planning the perfect event is hard. There are countless details to consider all while trying to stay on budget and make sure everyone is happy. Now add a pandemic. On top of all the expected stress of planning your perfect day, you have the health of your loved ones riding on your shoulders. It’s almost too much.
Designing every detail of your dream wedding is exciting until you ask yourself the big question: Who is paying for this? Traditionally, the bride’s family covers most expenses. But this might not work for every family, and in the year 2020, it’s OK to switch it up a bit.
CNN's Rosa Flores talks to vulnerable seniors in Florida who have been struggling to get a Covid-19 vaccine despite meeting the requirements.
CNN's Erica Hill reports on some of the struggles Americans are facing when trying to get the coronavirus vaccine, including low supply.
Stacker constructed a timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic from its first mention by Dr. Li Wenliang in Wuhan, China, to crossing 400,000 U.S. deaths a year later.
These senior citizens have waited on the phone for hours, driven miles, set-up work stations so they could get a Covid-19 vaccine appointment. See who was able to get one.
"The Terminator" actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a video on Twitter of his experience getting the coronavirus vaccine at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
Stacker reviewed data from the American Kennel Club to create this list of the 37 best dog breeds for families, that looks at trainability, temperament, and more.
Go There heads to rural Montana and Texas, where small clinics overwhelmed by the pandemic prepare to face another challenge: receiving and distributing vaccines. For hard-to-access clinics, the virus has brought on unique challenges -- from health care workers being forced to drive long dis…
Using data from the American Kennel Club dog profiles, Stacker compiled a list of the 30 most popular small dog breeds. From Chihuahuas to French bulldogs, these 20-inch or smaller pups are among the country’s favorite canine companions.
By: Broadry, National Lifestyle Content Desk Looking for a last minute gift for the food lover in your life? Here’s a roundup of some top picks from our editors: McCrea’s Candies: Holiday Party Box Does someone on your list have a sweet tooth? McCrea’s Candies...
By: Brad Wilson, National Lifestyle Content Desk In this week’s Q&A, Brad Wilson from Brad’s Deals answers questions on how holiday shoppers can cross off their lists without overspending — and tips for using credit cards wisely. Q: How can shoppers avoid going over budget this season? Brad:...
By: Julie Loffredi, Broadry National Content Desk In this week’s Q&A we dive into the job market. Brandi Frattini, CareerBuilder’s talent acquisition team lead, tells us what industries are hiring, tips for writing a resume, and what specific jobs are in-demand right now. Q: What...
By: Broadry, National Lifestyle Content Desk Founded in 1880, Steiff is the manufacturer of high-end toys and collectibles. The original founder, Margarete Steiff, was recently inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame. In this week’s Q&A, we discuss this achievement with Steiff Spokesperson Liza Marques...