Fifty years of The Bar-Kays. Over the years the iconic band has had 29 albums, including 1 platinum album, 5 gold albums, and 20 top ten singles. But it all started at Booker T. Washington high School. Playing in the band, the members molded themselves after Memphis instrumental soul acts like the Mar-Keys and Booker T. & the MG’s. the original band consisted of Jimmie King (guitar), James Alexander (bass), Ronnie Caldwell (electric organ), Ben Cauley (trumpet), Phalon Jones (saxophone), and Carl Cunningham (drums).
JustMyMemphis issue 32 is here! We kickoff the countdown to the opening of the Lion King with a look at the production and more! If you don’t know Jeremy Park, this issue takes you inside his world to see how he is making an impact on the City of Memphis! The Bar-Kays have been a part of the Memphis music scene for more than 50 years, we give you a look back at this musical sensation.
This month on the cover of the Memphis Downtowner see Alexander K. Diaz, earning his doctorate in biomedical research, captured the aftermath of Memphis’s early-March 2014 ice storm. When not researching brain tumors at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Alex practices his newfound hobby. “I shoot 35mm black and white,” he says. “It emphasizes contrast. I believe that no two people inhabit the same world, and photography is my invitation for others to see mine.” 678-773-8347, email@example.com.
This month is packed with activities at your favorite local shopping mall! Check out what’s new at the Oak Court Mall!
It is time to say I love you and Ritzee’s Flowers wants to help with free Chocolates when you order Valentine’s Flowers before 02.07.2015!
You are invited to Networking In Memphis, as we kick-off 2015 with Stephen Stamps of Edward Jones Investment! Stephen will talk about investing in 2015 and why we need to save for our future. Networking in Memphis promoting an environment that gathers business professionals, entrepreneurs, community and civic groups within the Memphis area!
Oak Court Mall’s Second Annual Mid-South Health and Fitness Expo, held in conjunction with L.P. Fitness, provides families with the opportunity to meet with local healthcare professionals, personal trainers, nutritionists and others. As part of the FREE event, attendees will enjoy fitness and cooking demonstrations, complimentary makeovers, exclusive giveaways and more.
On a given night in midtown Memphis one can find any number of different rock bands thrashing out riffs and tossing off lyrics as fast as the thirsty audience members pour down cheap beers. Amidst the dim lights, heat and discordant blend of conversation and sharp chord progressions emerging from venues like the Hi Tone, the Buccaneer Lounge and Bar DKDC there has been a group distinguishing itself over the course of the last year or so as one of the best up and coming rock acts in the city. Brash yet thoughtful, with bracing guitar and sing-a-long harmonies, there is not quite anything like them in Memphis or elsewhere.