Wednesday News Update: RIP Russell Edition

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 11th 2013 1627 0

Happy Wednesday, y'all.

Today in Memphis, we've got a new craft beer emporium, music hall of fame inductees, and a very important question from a local Redditor. Also, we've got the details on Russell George's funeral celebration.

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


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– First, I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Earnestine & Hazel's owner Russell George earlier this week. He was a lovely man, and always full of stories. Funeral arrangements have been made if you'd like to pay your resepects.

– The Memphis Music Hall of Fame has inducted its 2013 class, which includes Johnny Cash, Carla Thomas and the Bar-Kays, among others.

– Attention, hungry people in the 'burbs: food trucks will be parked between Walnut Grove between Humphries and Farm Road in September and October.

– Ahem. The Summer Ave. iteration of the Chinese Sub Shop is now open.

– A Memphis Redditor asks a very important question: Do crosswalks mean something different here?

– I'm not sure how I missed this, but there's an all-craft beer shop opening in Cooper Young next month.

– Native Memphian / photographer Tommy Kha got tons of love from the Huffington Post for a series of photos where he allows strangers to kiss him.

– And, because I want you to be happy, here's a video of Janelle Monae on David Letterman earlier this week.

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