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Five Questions with Crystal Carpenter

Between burning up the roads (or the skies) between Memphis and Atlanta and working with clients in the studio, Crystal Carpenter doesn’t slow down often. So when we had the chance to ask five questions, we were sure to get the scoop on her life and work at 4U Recording, her best advice for […]

 

Spring in Ya Step: Our fave new releases

We know you’re already following the Memphis 2021 playlist on Spotify – and if you’re not, click here now and correct that – but it’s been a minute since we highlighted some of our favorite recent releases. It’s officially windows down, music up weather, so here are a few we’re cranking to max […]

 

Five Memphis Music Podcasts to Stream Now

Whether you need a Memphis music education, to get connected to what’s new and notable in the scene, or if you’re just in search of some inspiration, our city’s podcasters have you covered. We rounded up a few of our favorites to get you started. The Shellcast The Shellcast, a new podcast by […]

 

Tyke T channels MJ for ‘Lottery’ short film

We love a good visual around here, and Tyke T’s latest isn’t just another music video – he’s taking us on a journey with the short film for his single “Lottery.”

 

Get ready, Memphis: live music at The Shell + River Series

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, Memphis. The pandemic isn’t over (just because we’re over it) but as vaccinations roll out and the weather stays gorgeous, live music is slowly coming back! Save the date for upcoming shows from the River Series at Maria Montessori and the Levitt Shell.

 

Five Questions with Dottie

Did you know that when Memphis musicians travel to other cities, the music industry knows to put some respect on their names? Dottie knows it well, because she’s built an impressive career backing up icons like Jennifer Lopez, Ciara, Jesse J. and more. Now it’s time for Dottie to step to the […]

 

Women Supporting Memphis Music

For generations, Memphis has been all about music. While we all have our favorite musicians who share their souls with us on the stage, there are so many people behind the scenes who make the music industry tick. Whether it’s the venues that literally put artists in the spotlight or the […]

 

5 Women in the 901 Representing in Film & Television

Women have been directing films from the beginning of cinema — and have continued to break new cinematic ground since.  Earlier on women sometimes had a good shot at participating, but as the studio system took shape, men largely muscled women out of directing, producing, show running and other […]

 

5 Questions with Marcella Simien

Marcella Simien is a Memphis-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Louisiana. The daughter of zydeco legend Terrance Simien, her music blends Memphis soul with New Orleans funk to create something altogether new. Although the ongoing pandemic has kept Marcella from her […]

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In The News

Did you know Memphis was named America’s most charitable city by the Chronicle of Philanthropy? Did you know Memphis was just named #1 on Inc. Magazine’s “Opportunity Index”? Did you know Memphis was named the top city for Black Owned Businesses by Blacktech Week? Memphis is making news! Check out some of our latest media coverage.

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City Culture

Memphis has changed the world… and we’re not done yet! We are a city of doers, dreamers and believers. We create, we invent, we experiment. That’s what drives this unstoppable city. Here along the mighty Mississippi, people and ideas mix here to do something magical and redefine the world around us. Now a new generation is taking its turn, hungry to make an impact and create change yet again.

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Government

Memphis is home to an array of government agencies that provide critical services to those who live in, work in and visit our city. Here’s a look at the major government services available to you in the City of Memphis.

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History of Memphis

Memphis- like all cities, has a history of both highs and lows. We’ve been touched by the best of mankind, but also the worst. The one constant in Memphis, however, is our relentless pursuit of positive change to make our city a better place.

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Memphis Facts

We Memphians have a little swagger in our step. Our town is home to world famous music, the best food, and that little something extra that pushes us over the edge. We’ve got a lot to be proud of in Memphis. We know who and what we are―and now it’s your turn to find out.

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Our Future

We are dreamers in Memphis. We give more, we have hope and we believe. We take action, compete and persevere. We are young and energetic, creative and innovative. We are the future—and the progress and future of Memphis is bright.

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Arts

Memphis has one of the richest, most diverse, and cultured art environments in the world. Our city is home to world-class theaters, ballet performers, museums, orchestras and artists of all types. The Memphis arts scene We’ve heard some rumors that other art scenes around the country are […]

 

City Culture

It Takes Soul… It takes soul to find a rhythm that’s all your own, to give more than you take, and to change the world around you. It takes soul to be a Memphian. Soul defined a new generation of sound. Soul transformed ideas into empires. Soul is going to give the world cures. Each […]

 

Government

Honesty. Excellence. Responsiveness. Safety. These Memphis values are at the core of every Memphis city council decision made, every initiative launched, every action taken. The values exist so that our city, residents, employees and partners can thrive. We make sure government in Memphis lives […]

 

History of Memphis

Juneteenth in Memphis Juneteenth doesn’t just celebrate freedom–for so many Black Memphians (and Black communities across the nation), it’s a day to unapologetically celebrate Black joy, expression, accomplishment and so much more. From the movers and shakers who are leading the path to a […]

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10 Attractions Reopening in Memphis in 2021

Memphis is finally beginning to reopen many of the famous locations and attractions found around town after nearly a year of being closed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Memphians and tourists alike have missed visiting the historical and beautiful attractions around Bluff City, and finally, as […]

 

Don’t Panic; Pivot: A Conversation with Fashion Designer, Rich Fresh

By Kristin Cheers He is standing in the foyer of an ethereal mansion while wearing a coral original from his own designer line. With a scarf gently tied around his blonde hair, he points to a box adjacent to his hip. It’s a box of Henry Masks, his recent innovation of eclectic of colors, that […]

 

We Outside This Juneteenth!

By: Brianna Smith-Herman Memphis is the mecca for black history and the fight for freedom in America. Juneteenth marks the very end of slavery in the United States. It commemorates the date of June 19, 1865, when the last African-American slaves held in Confederate states were finally freed by […]

 

Give Back to Memphis – 5 Organizations you can Support Today

The Holiday season in its deepest essence is about giving. For many in our community who are less fortunate, finding a safe place to stay away from the cold and the elements is incredibly difficult and oftentimes dangerous. Although there are federally provided shelters and resources to help […]