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 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.