Monday News Update: Will You Be My Big Dance Partner?

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 18th 2013 858 0

Happy Monday, y'all.

Today in Memphis, we've got rain (and lots of it), a ticket to the big dance, a new downtown dinner option and a remembrance.

All of that and more is in your Monday Memphis news update.

Silver man, Beale St. St. Patrick's Day

I took this picture of a silver mime (I think he was a mime – he was one of those guys who pretends to be a statue) on Beale St. during the St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday. If you'd like to see your Instagram photos featured here, please tag them #ilovememphis.

– Go Tigers go: the Tigers have pulled a sixth seed in the NCAA tournament and will play the winner of MTSU vs. St. Mary's on Thursday. Here's hoping for a first tournament win for the boys in blue.

– Some sad news: legendary Memphis blues singer Di Anne Price died last week after months of health problems.

– Memphis has a brand new country music station, and it's actually kind of great. Y105.5 is dedicated to classic country, meaning the Loretta Lynn/Dolly Parton/Conway Twitty kind of country. You know, the best kind.

– Downtown's Bon Ton Cafe is adding dinner soon, and they're open to menu suggestions.

– Need some new clothes? Gangsta Boo (of Three Six Mafia) is launching her own line.

– Lastly, Rock'n'Romp, Memphis' series of free, kid-friendly rock'n'roll shows, has announced their 2013 schedule. The first show is on April 13 at Mud Island.

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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. Evil says:

    You give up on the MTSU too easily.

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