Monday News Update: Neon Bakery Edition

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 1st 2012 1540 0

Today in Memphis, LeMoyne Owen turns 150, South of Beale is on TV and we all survived GonerFest 9 (mostly). Here's your Monday news update:

Photo by @goodbyebadguy via Instagram

Photo of the Wonder Bakery Thrift Store's neon sign by @goodbyebadguy via Instagram. If you'd like to see your Instagram photos here, tag them #ilovememphis.

– It's now October first, which means that the very first I Love Memphis theme month is on. The theme is Memphis Firsts. Your submissions of stories / photos / video / songs that fit the theme are encouraged. The best ones will be published all month long. Here are the details.

– Happy 150th birthday to LeMoyne Owen College.

South of Beale will be featured on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" tonight at 9 p.m. They're having a watch party at the restaurant with tons of specials. If you want to go, reservations are encouraged (call 526-0388).

– Even if you don't have the cash to stay in the presidential suite (and really, who does?), you can still see what the fanciest hotel rooms in Memphis look like.

– If you missed Gonerfest 9 (or have some gaps in your memory), the Flyer has lovingly recapped each night of shows.

– Congrats to former Memphian Katori Hall – her play "The Mountaintop" is one of the 10 most produced plays this year.

If you've got a tip or something you'd like to see featured on I Love Memphis, let me know. If you've got an upcoming event (or know about a good one), submit it to the blog's calendar.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Len Pipkin says:

    In regard to the Happy (150th) birthday to LeMoyne Owen College, the year signifigance is a Latin derived word known as a Sesquicentennial.

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