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.
“From Texas to Tennessee”: New Works by Susan Mahoney Crook, Nov. 1 to Dec. 16, Opening Reception Friday, Nov., 5 to 7 p.m.. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the Levy Gallery at Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s, 60 Perkins Ext. 537-1483 or email@example.com www.buckmanar…
Free publications such as The Best Times, Memphis Flyer and 10 other publications in Memphis will not be available in Kroger stores after Oct. 15 under a nationwide ban.
In 1878 Memphis’ fifth Catholic Church, St. Joseph’s, was opened at the corner of Georgia and Florida streets in the southern section of the city. Designed to serve the city’s growing Italian population, it became one of the oldest and most important Catholic congregations in the City of Memphis.
Every time I see the jars of Peter Pan Peanut Butter on the grocery shelf I think of Sky King, not the TV show, but the radio show of the late 1940s and early 1950s.
The 2016 book “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly and the subsequent Hollywood film of the same name chronicled the lives of several African American women who were skilled mathematicians and made many contributions to aeronautics, computer science, mathematics and space exploration.
Earlier this year, The Commercial Appeal carried a headline that read “Hawaii too pricey for teachers.” Perhaps you resonate to the title because your Visa card is not overprone to handle an exotic trip just at present. Maybe vicarious travel is more compatible with your non-budget. May I re…
In the early afternoon of June 22, 1949, Frank Goodwin, business manager for the Hull-Dobbs automobile company, boarded an American Airlines Convair passenger plane at the Memphis Municipal Airport.
Those of us who are now old (let’s face it, not “older” or “senior citizens,” but old) can look back on a golden age of telephonic communication quite unknown to the younger populace.
Bees & Pollinators Experts Panel: Aug 10, 1 p.m. David Glover, Bartlett Bee Whisperer, Huff Peeler, Fern Valley Farms, Eric Caron, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Urban Earth, 80 Flicker St. free and open to all in the community.
Losing a relative often is a traumatic experience at best, whether it is a parent, sibling or spouse. A secondary hurdle, depending on the terms of the wills and codicils, is what is left behind and what to do with the personal property items.
Ed Tuten, the antiques and collectibles columnist for The Best Times, has said the collecting of items is akin to a hunt, or a search that can become personally consuming.
"Bouguereau & America": Painting exhibit, June 2-Sept. 22. Community Day- free admission on June 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Brooks Museum of Art in Overton Park. Comprising around 40 works by the French academic painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905)
As mentioned in our May issue, I had the pleasure of speaking to the monthly meeting of the Presbyterian Women at the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown.
Funeralocity.com recently launched nationwide to include the top 100 metro markets in the country. The website was originally created for the Atlanta area in 2017.
In the 1920s, First Baptist Church of Memphis developed a novel approach to spreading the Gospel when they received a license from the Federal Communications Commission to operate a radio station.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, explains what a pandemic is and says we're nearly at the brink of one with the novel coronavirus outbreak.
CNN Senior International Correspondent Ivan Watson talks to Hong Kong residents about what it is like to live in a city in the midst of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta examines some of Sen. Bernie Sanders' medical records, in regards to a recent heart attack Sanders faced leaving some skeptical about his health for potential presidency.
More than 300 Americans quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship for almost two weeks finally head home, but their journey back to the US has been riddled with one ordeal after another. CNN's Will Ripley has more.
An American couple who traveled in the Diamond Princess cruise ship that's docked at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, Japan, have had their hopes of coming home dashed. Rebecca Frasure has tested positive for the coronavirus, which means she has to remain in quarantine at a near…
Last year, CNN's Brooke Baldwin sat down with eight survivors from Parkland and Columbine to talk about the long-term effects of mass shootings ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.
By Julie Loffredi 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 the...