Wednesday News Update: Arias Ahoy Edition

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 19th 2012 1007 0

Today in Memphis, put on your hoodie, talk like a pirate, eat at the recently re-opened Bon Ton Cafe and get ambushed by opera singers.

Photo by @crystalchick via Instagram

Bicycles on the Greater Memphis Greenline by @crystalchick via Instagram. If you'd like to see your pictures here, upload them to Instagram and tag them #ilovememphis.

– Ahoy, y'all. Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day (but you can always save your arrghs for Pyrate Fest next weekend).

– Yesterday, the University of Memphis honored its first African American students (aka, the Memphis State Eight) with an on-campus marker. The Eight enrolled at Memphis State in 1959.

– Huh. FedEx's Fred Smith isn't the highest paid executive in Memphis.

– After a four-year closure, the Bon Ton Cafe on Monroe is reopening today for breakfast and lunch.

– Opera singers have taken over the city (at least, for the next 27-ish days). Opera Memphis is staging 30 days of free performances all over town. Here's where to find the performances, if you aren't the sort that likes operatic surprises.

– Lastly, I'm still accepting submissions for I Love Memphis' first-ever theme month. The theme is Memphis Firsts. Find out more about what kinds of pieces I'm looking for and how to submit them here.

As always, 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.

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