Thursday News Update: The Hi-Tone Returns, Jeopardy, and A Guide to the Soul Sound

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 28th 2013 189 12

Today in Memphis, our beloved Hi-Tone returns (as does Josh Pastner), an armored truck appears out of nowhere, and Memphis is all over Jeopardy this afternoon.

All of that and more is in today's Memphis news update.

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– First, a huge piece of news for music fans: the Hi-Tone is back! In a Facebook post, owner Jonathan Kiersky announced that they've signed a lease at 412 – 414 Cleveland, right next to Crosstown Arts. Yay!

– Also coming back: Memphis Tiger's coach Josh Pastner, who signed a contract extension yesterday.

– Want to know what it's like to be in Justin Timberlake's backing band? Memphis guitarist Elliott Ives spilled the details on Idolator.

– Attention, sound nerds: My Side of the Glass has a very thorough guide to acheiving that classic Memphis soul sound.

– If you've always wanted to see an armored truck appear out of nowhere, you'll get your chance at FedExForum tomorrow night.

The Memphis Music Hall of Fame is a category on Jeopardy this afternoon, so you'd better get those questions right.

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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. I'm super excited about this HiTone news..I know it was a story in progress, but I'm glad it's official!

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