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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…
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, based on and produced in cooperation with this monthly publication of the same name, The Best Times.
Using a unique way to audition for stage productions because of the COVID-19, Theatre Memphis invited audio and video submissions via the internet to select its cast for the opening musical for the 100th anniversary season, “Hello, Dolly!.”
When Memphians living in the 1930s turned their radio dials to WHBQ at 9 on Wednesday nights, they heard the “Italian Serenaders” program hosted by Sophia Grilli.
Dear Old Man: Our mother loved pretty things and was very giving to her children. My sister and I received as a wedding present Herend China Queen Victoria service for eight. We are wondering about its value and if it is still collectible. The grandchildren (my children) and my sister’s don’…
The history of a community is often influenced by extreme weather conditions. This was true of Memphis in the summer of 1980 when a severe heat wave killed many of its citizens and strained the resources of city and county government.
Q. I was tempted by an app on the Microsoft App Store but stopped when I saw the permission list: “Access all your files, peripheral devices, apps, programs, and registry.” Do I have to let them breach my security?
Daffodil Show: Sat., March 21, 2-5 p.m. and Sun., March 22, 1-4 p.m. Dixon Gallery & Gardens Winegardner Auditorium. The annual Mid-South Daffodil Society show. Entries of daffodils and photographs of daffodils will be received Fri., March 20, 12-4 p.m. and Sat., March 21, 8-9:30 a.m. Br…
On the sunny afternoon of April 14, 1955, David Norris and Cornelius Hopps left their African American school and headed home. Around the same time, two white teenagers, David Denton and Perry Wallis, were riding bicycles when they spotted a big stick floating in a drainage basin at the inte…
Spring festival season will be here before we know it, and 2020 brings several new events for the foodies among us to enjoy. Here’s an overview of food- and drinkbased festivals and events to look forward to this spring and early summer in Memphis.
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, based on and produced in cooperation with this monthly publication of the same name, The Best Times. The program is sponsored by The Plough Fo…
Have you ever stood in line for a drink at the northeast lobby bar and noticed people walking behind the bar at intermission? Perhaps you wondered where they were going? Or perhaps you have noticed the door at the corner of Main and Beale that is labeled Broadway Club, and thought, "What's that?"
The Memphis Jewish Community Center presents the International Jewish Film Festival: now through Feb. 25. All films are $7 for community and $5 for MJCC members, unless otherwise noted. Series passes are $55 for MJCC members and $80 for community and include the “Short Stories, Small Bites, …
“Enthusiasm” - Works by Members of The Memphis Camera Club: Jan. 2-30, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the WKNO Digital Media Center’s Gallery Ten ninety-one. Artists’ reception Sun., Jan. 12, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. On exhibit weekdays.
During the 1920s, minstrel show performer Lincoln Perry created a character for his first film role that made him the first African- American movie star. However, his struggle for equal treatment combined with widespread opposition to the character he portrayed, forced Perry to flee Hollywoo…
For more than 50 years, immigrants from Korea have been settling in Memphis and contributing to the growth of the city. According to the Korean Association of Memphis, the first Korean to move to Memphis was Kim Yeon-ok, who arrived in 1962. Since then several thousand Korean Americans have …
WinterArt Holiday Artists’ Market: Now through Christmas. Market opens at 10 a.m., closing times vary. Go to winterartsmemphis.com Unique hand-crafted works by regional artists, including crafted glass, metal, wood, fiber, & clay; plus, jewelry, and more. 888 White Station Rd., (next doo…
The University of Memphis Tigers are enjoying much success in many of their athletic programs thanks to a great commitment from the university, fans and boosters.
Enjoy scenes from oldtime Christmases with Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadiians as they play and sing “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Tree” accompanied with pictures from several decades in the past.
For several years now, I have gone to sleep each night listening to radio dramas from the 1940s and early 1950s. And when I wake up during the night, I listen to them to get back to sleep.
While some families in the US are concerned about the potential effects of taking a vaccine, others are exploiting fears by spreading misinformation online. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen speaks with vaccine advocate Chelsea Clinton about the battle for facts.
By: National Content Desk If you are looking for a good night’s sleep, you aren’t alone. Turns out, many of us are desperate for some shut-eye. Even the social media platform Pinterest reports that searches for “sleep optimization” is up 116% from last year. While...
By: Julie Loffredi National Content Desk Answering kids’ most pressing life questions is hard work. Scholastic aims to make “conversation starters” easier for parents and teachers with the launch of a new resource on Instagram. Lauren Tarshis, the senior vice president & editor-in-chief of Scholastic...
CNN's Kate Bolduan asks Superintendent of Cobb County, Georgia, School District Chris Ragsdale about whether he would enforce a mandatory mask policy in his schools.
By: Julie Loffredi, National Lifestyle Content Desk Looking to keep the kids busy this fall? Toy manufactures are gearing up for a season of fun! Moose Toys just rolled out some fun gadgets, squish toys, and craft kits. Here’s a look at some popular picks...
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the approval of a coronavirus vaccine. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why he won't be taking it.
In an interview on ABC News' "World News Tonight with David Muir," Dr. Anthony Fauci said that he feels that universal wearing of masks in addition to other public health measures are "very important" in preventing the spread of Covid-19 as schools reopen.
21-year-old Spencer Rollyson had a mild case of Covid-19 but ended up in the intensive care unit with organ failure. He tells CNN's Erin Burnett that he initially thought coronavirus was like the flu.
Contrary to President Trump's predictions, experts tell CNN it's unlikely there will be a coronavirus vaccine ready by Election Day. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on data from Moderna, the first company to begin its Phase 3 clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine in the United States.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates discusses why the US is still struggling to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Two of the main issues, he says, are a failure to shut down and a lag in testing capabilities.
By: Julie Loffredi, National Content Desk Due to covid-19, the 2020-2021 school year will look much different for communities across the country. Students may return back to class in-person — or learn in a virtual environment. As school districts adapt to new changes, Courtney Jones,...
CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner weighs in on the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. This year's gathering is expected to draw about 250,000 people from across the country, and Reiner says it has the potential to be a "super spreader" event.
Preventive medicine specialist Dr. David Katz discusses an article in the journal Nature Reviews Immunology that suggests some immune systems are resistant to COVID-19.
In a Texas town, 75% of a prison's population tested positive for coronavirus. Hear what it's like inside the hardest-hit federal prison in the US. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.
An antibody treatment designed to protect against coronavirus could be available as early as this fall -- but only for a fraction of the millions of Americans who might benefit from the treatment. CNN's Sara Murray reports.
CNN's Sara Sidner reports that it is projected there will be 130,000 from coronavirus in the US by the end of the year as schools are starting to re-open across the country.
At "Camp Quarantine," Tyler Perry has brought more than 300 cast and crew members back to work with frequent testing and adherence to CDC guidelines regarding sanitation and social distancing.
Michael Phelps, the 23-time Olympic gold medalist, tells CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta that keeping a routine and exercising every day has made all the difference in how he copes with the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx warned nine US cities to take steps to mitigate the spread of covoronavirus while an influential model predicts almost 300,000 US deaths by december. CNN's Athena Jones reports.
In an interview with CNN's Brianna Keilar, Dr. Adrian Burrowes said it is reckless and irresponsible for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to say it is safe to hug with PPE on during the coronavirus pandemic.
During an episode of "The Michelle Obama Podcast," the former first lady revealed watching the current administration has contributed to her having "low-grade depression" during the pandemic.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus shortly before he was scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump in Cleveland.
Sturgis, South Dakota, Mayor Mark Carstensen talks with CNN's John Berman about the city's upcoming motorcycle rally that expects more than a quarter of a million people to show up, during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Anthony Fauci tells CNN's John Berman that he agrees with Dr. Deborah Birx's warning about rising coronavirus positivity rates in nine US cities and the central valley of California.
CNN's Athena Jones reports that although the number of new Covid-19 cases is holding steady or falling in most states, the death toll in the US is continuing to climb.
Stacey Nagy told CNN's Erin Burnett she wrote an obituary for her husband's coronavirus death where she blamed President Trump, Texas Gov. Abbott and those who do not wear masks because she felt a need to "put blame where it belonged."
CNN's Erica Hill reports that Covid-19 related deaths are on the rise in 27 states as President Donald Trump continues to claim the virus is under control.