Memphis, Tennessee

What is Memphis, Tennessee known for?


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International Film and Music Festival is held in April; it is in its 11th year and takes place at Malco's Ridgeway Four. On the weekend before Thanksgiving, the Memphis International Jazz Festival is held in the South Main Historic Arts District in Downtown Memphis. This festival promotes the important role Memphis has played in shaping Jazz nationally and internationally. Acts such as George Coleman, Herman Green, Kirk Whalum and Marvin Stamm all come out of the rich musical heritage


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the original on 21 January 2012. Halliwell, Elle & Anderson, Juliet. MTV Australian Video Music Awards for 2005. Mediasearch. Archived from the original on 21 January 2012. He also received a Highest Selling Album ARIA Award nomination for ''Beautiful Life'', and was named as a state finalist in the Young Australian of the Year Awards (Young Australian Of The Year). Winners by year - 2005. ARIA Awards. Archived from the original on 23 January 2012. MSA Member NSW Finalist for Young Australian of the Year. marssociety.org.au. 1 December 2005. Archived from the original on 21 January 2012. His third album ''Closer to the Sun (Closer to the Sun (Guy Sebastian album))'' was mainly co-written with Australian musicians, and was a mix of genres including pop (pop music), R&B, soul (Soul music), pop-rock (Pop rock) and jazz. The lead single "Taller, Stronger, Better" debuted at number three in August 2006, and achieved gold certification. ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2007 Singles. Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 27 February 2009. The album peaked at number four and was certified platinum. ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2006 Albums. Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 28 August 2009. The second single "Elevator Love" reached number 11 and gold certification. The video featured Jennifer Hawkins as his love interest. ACA Preview of Video of Elevator Love with Jennifer Hawkins. Myspace Videos. Archived from the original on 21 January 2012. Sebastian received an award for most played Urban work for "Oh Oh" at the 2006 APRA Music Awards (Australasian Performing Right Association). Pascuzzi, Carmine. 2006 APRA Music Awards. Mediasearch. Archived from the original on 21 January 2012. "Oh Oh" was also awarded Best Video and Sebastian named Best Male Artist at the Urban Music Awards (Urban Music Awards Australia and New Zealand), and for the second year in succession he received the Fav Aussie award at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. Sebastian, MacRae get gongs at Urban awards. Sydney Morning Herald. 21 July 2006. Archived from the original on 21 January 2012. Bonawitz, Amy (11 October 2006). Bindi & Terri Attend Kids Choice Awards. CBS News. Archived from the original on 21 January 2012. In early 2007 it was announced he would be recording an album of soul classics in Memphis, Tennessee with Stax musicians who played on and wrote some of the original songs. ''Closer to the Sun'' third single "Cover On My Heart" was released in August, peaking at number thirty two on the Aria chart. ''Closer to the Sun '' was awarded Best Album at the 2007 Urban Music Awards, and Most Popular Album at the Dolly Teen Choice Awards. Lizza (17 August 2007). 2007 Urban Music Awards at Luna Park, Sydney. inthemix. Archived from the original on 21 January 2012. Dolly Teen Choice Awards: Winners 07. servinghistory.com. Archived from the original on 21 January 2012. The only Southern cities to have black majority districts were Atlanta, Houston, Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) and New Orleans. The only Southern rural area to have a black majority district was the Mississippi Delta area in Mississippi. In 1883, Wells took three of her younger siblings to Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee), Tennessee, to live with her aunt and to be closer to other family members. She found she could earn higher wages there as a teacher. Soon after moving, she was hired in Woodstock for the Shelby County (Shelby County, Tennessee) school system. Patricia A. Schechter, ''Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930'', Accessed April 31, 2011. During her summer vacations, she attended summer sessions at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville (Nashville, Tennessee); its graduates were well respected in the black community. She also attended LeMoyne Institute. Wells held strong political opinions and provoked many people with her views on women's rights. When she was 24, she wrote, "I will not begin at this late day by doing what my soul abhors; sugaring men, weak deceitful creatures, with flattery to retain them as escorts or to gratify a revenge." Bay, p. 67. thumb left 100px Al Capp (Image:Zoot suit yokum.JPG)'s 1943 satirical drawing According to the ''Oxford English Dictionary'', the word ''zoot'' probably comes from a reduplication of ''suit''. The creation and naming of the zoot suit have been variously attributed to Harold C. Fox, a Chicago clothier and big-band trumpeter; Six people, including two children, were found dead in a Memphis (w:Memphis, Tennessee), Tennessee home in the United States on Monday. Three wounded children were also found at the scene, a 7-year-old boy, a 10-month-old girl and a 4-year-old whose gender was not reported, were sent to Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center (w:Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center). Two were last reported in very critical condition, while the other was in serious condition.


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. In 1990, the pianist and composer was honored by the Memphis City Council by having two of his songs, "In Memphis" and "One Last Bridge",( please see the Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) discussion page) adopted as the "Official Songs of Memphis" in unanimous resolutions. David has demonstrated empathy and compassion for those less fortunate, has made special effort to assist in community endeavors for the physically challenged, and has supported community service efforts for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital founded by entertainer Danny Thomas. David has been a radio personality in Memphis and was instrumental in placing Southwestern (aka Rhodes) College radio station, WLYX, on the air in 1971. He attended Rhodes College and the University of Memphis. In 1972, David was a guest in the Cambridge, Ma. home of Professor John Kenneth Galbreath ("The New Industrial State"), Department of Economics at Harvard University and United States' ambassador to India under President John F.Kennedy. In 1974 he spent a year working and studying in Israel along with students from Harvard (Harvard University), Yale (Yale University), Princeton (Princeton University), Colgate (Colgate University), Baylor (Baylor University) and Oxford (Oxford University) Universities. In 1975 he was a piano student of Art Bayer at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the late Herbert Hermann at the University of Memphis. He has played in Steinway Hall in London and New York and is recognized in the Steinway Registry. David is a licensed Realtor® and has dedicated himself to addressing the needs of fair housing while aggressively opposing predatory lending. On August 16,1977 David was visiting Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, and left shortly before Elvis was found unconscious and taken to the hospital. On January 8,1993, Elvis' birthday, David was honored by Graceland and the United States Postal Service as the recipient of the first officially cancelled Elvis Presley first day cover. It is known that David has had multiple surgery for vitreous hemorrhage and retinal detachment. He has optic nerve damage and a degenerative visual anomaly that is progressively deteriorating the remaining visual field in his right eye. His surgeons have been Dr. Andrew Kraus and Dr. David Meyer of the Vitreal Retinal Foundation and the Meyer Clinic, among others. thumb right 200px David Saks (Image:Davidpic.jpg) David Saks was born in Memphis, Tennessee on August 1, 1952. In 1990, the pianist and composer was honored by the Memphis City Council by having two of his songs, "In Memphis" and "One Last Bridge",( please see the Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) discussion page) adopted as the "Official Songs of Memphis" in unanimous resolutions. David has demonstrated empathy and compassion for those less fortunate, has made special effort to assist in community endeavors for the physically challenged, and has supported community service efforts for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital founded by entertainer Danny Thomas. David has been a radio personality in Memphis and was instrumental in placing Southwestern (aka Rhodes) College radio station, WLYX, on the air in 1971. He attended Rhodes College and the University of Memphis. In 1972, David was a guest in the Cambridge, Ma. home of Professor John Kenneth Galbreath ("The New Industrial State"), Department of Economics at Harvard University and United States' ambassador to India under President John F.Kennedy. In 1974 he spent a year working and studying in Israel along with students from Harvard (Harvard University), Yale (Yale University), Princeton (Princeton University), Colgate (Colgate University), Baylor (Baylor University) and Oxford (Oxford University) Universities. In 1975 he was a piano student of Art Bayer at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the late Herbert Hermann at the University of Memphis. He has played in Steinway Hall in London and New York and is recognized in the Steinway Registry. David is a licensed Realtor® and has dedicated himself to addressing the needs of fair housing while aggressively opposing predatory lending. On August 16,1977 David was visiting Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, and left shortly before Elvis was found unconscious and taken to the hospital. On January 8,1993, Elvis' birthday, David was honored by Graceland and the United States Postal Service as the recipient of the first officially cancelled Elvis Presley first day cover. It is known that David has had multiple surgery for vitreous hemorrhage and retinal detachment. He has optic nerve damage and a degenerative visual anomaly that is progressively deteriorating the remaining visual field in his right eye. His surgeons have been Dr. Andrew Kraus and Dr. David Meyer of the Vitreal Retinal Foundation and the Meyer Clinic, among others. country Six people, including two children, were found dead in a Memphis (w:Memphis, Tennessee), Tennessee home in the United States on Monday. Three wounded children were also found at the scene, a 7-year-old boy, a 10-month-old girl and a 4-year-old whose gender was not reported, were sent to Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center (w:Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center). Two were last reported in very critical condition, while the other was in serious condition.


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allmusic ((( Run-D.M.C. Biography ))) . Allmusic. Accessed January 14, 2008. Before a formula for gangsta rap had developed, artists such as the New York City-based Boogie Down Productions and Los Angeles native Ice-T implemented detailed observations of "street life", while the chaotic, rough sounding production style of Public Enemy's records set new standards for hip hop production. In the early 1990s, hardcore rap became largely synonymous with West Coast (West Coast hip hop) gangsta (gangsters) rap, as exemplified by N.W.A, until the Wu-Tang Clan emerged in 1993. Wu Tang Clan's minimalistic (Minimalism) beat (Beat (music))s and piano-driven sampling (Sample (music)) became widely popular among other hip hop artists of the time, such as Onyx, House Of Pain, Ras Kass and Cypress Hill. The most notable Southern (Southern United States) hardcore scene existed during the 1990s in Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee), where the dark, gritty lyrics and production (labeled by some as Horrorcore) contrasted with other, more party-oriented Southern hip hop. http: rateyourmusic.com genre Memphis+Rap . Biography Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Fordice studied engineering at Purdue University, becoming a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and earning a BS and MS in 1956 and 1957, respectively. After graduation he served with the United States Army as an engineer officer in the 1st Infantry Division (U.S. 1st Infantry Division) for two years. He remained in the Army Reserve (United States Army Reserve) until 1977, retiring with the rank of colonel. '''Saliva''' is an American rock (rock music) band formed in Memphis, Tennessee, in September 1996 and currently under Island Records. Saliva released their self-titled debut album on August 26, 1997, under Rocking Chair Records. Background She was born as '''Lillian Hardin''' in Memphis, Tennessee, where she grew up in a household with her grandmother, Priscilla Martin, a former slave from near Oxford, Mississippi. Dickerson, James L., Just for a Thrill: Lil Hardin Armstrong, First Lady of Jazz, Cooper Square Press, 2002, p.4 During her early years, Hardin was taught hymns, spirituals, and Classics (European classical music) on the piano. She was drawn to popular music and later blues, but could only listen or play these styles occasionally and covertly, because her mother, Dempsey (she called her "Decie"), a deeply religious


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of Learning, upon its completion, was the tallest educational building in the world, and today it ranks behind only a tower at Moscow University. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. '''Anthony "Tony" McManus''' (born September 22, 1980 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American (United States) soccer (association football) player who currently plays for the Atlanta Silverbacks in the North American Soccer League. DATE OF BIRTH September 22, 1980 PLACE OF BIRTH Memphis, Tennessee, United States DATE OF DEATH History Pioneers of southern soul include: Georgia (Georgia (U.S. state)) natives Ray Charles and James Brown; Little Willie John, Bobby "Blue" Bland, New Orleans R&B artist Allen Toussaint; and Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) DJ Rufus Thomas. NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Local Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee), TN (Tennessee) 2,500 In September 1996, he went to Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) and Minneapolis where he finished the final phase of mixing (audio mixing (recorded music)) and mastering of his second album. It was recorded in Porto, Lisbon, Memphis, and Minneapolis. The final mixing process, as well as a substantial portion of the rhythm and voice recording were supervised by Tom Tucker, technical director of Paisley Park and chief engineer on Prince (Prince (artist))’s latest albums. During 1934, at age 16, Arnold debuted musically on WTJS-AM in Jackson, Tennessee and obtained a job there during 1937. He performed at local nightclubs and was a permanent performer for the station. During 1938, he was hired by WMPS-AM in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was one of its most popular performers. He soon quit for KWK-AM in St. Louis, Missouri, Six people, including two children, were found dead in a Memphis (w:Memphis, Tennessee), Tennessee home in the United States on Monday. Three wounded children were also found at the scene, a 7-year-old boy, a 10-month-old girl and a 4-year-old whose gender was not reported, were sent to Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center (w:Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center). Two were last reported in very critical condition, while the other was in serious condition.


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. On April 9, 1993, a jury of 11 whites and 1 black acquitted Ford of all charges. During the seven year pendentcy of the criminal charges, Ford remained a U.S. Representative, but was stripped by Congress of his committee leadership roles. After his acquittal they were restored. In 1992, he had also been implicated in the House banking scandal. Life and career Kuykendall was born in San Saba County, Texas


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and Camping World Truck Series, as well as an ASA Late Model Series race. The Six people, including two children, were found dead in a Memphis (w:Memphis, Tennessee), Tennessee home in the United States on Monday. Three wounded children were also found at the scene, a 7-year-old boy, a 10-month-old girl and a 4-year-old whose gender was not reported, were sent to Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center (w:Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center). Two were last reported in very critical condition, while the other was in serious condition.


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Sound and Mystic Studios in Los Angeles, California; Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee; A&R, Juggy Sound, Groove and Mayfair Studios in New York City; and the "hut" in Vancouver. Production was entirely credited to Jimmy Page, while it also served as Led Zeppelin's first album to utilise the skills and recording techniques of engineer Eddie Kramer, whose prior work with Jimi Hendrix had impressed the band's members, especially


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66-69 Wexler asked Memphis, Tennessee-based Stax Records, which Atlantic distributed nationally, to work with Sam & Dave. Wexler wanted the Southern roots and gospel style of their live performances, so the pair were loaned to Stax to record, although they remained Atlantic Records artists. According to Wexler's autobiography ''Rhythms & Blues'', "Their live act was filled with animation, harmony and seeming goodwill. I put Sam in the sweet tradition of Sam


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rock - Garage rock revival - power pop - glam rock - indie rock - psychedelic rock - protopunk - hard rock - krautrock - punk blues - psychobilly - heavy metal (heavy metal music) Green formed a group called Al Greene & the Creations in high school. Curtis Rogers and Palmer James, two members of the Creations, formed an independent label called Hot Line Music Journal. In 1967, under the new name Al Greene & the Soul Mates, the band recorded

"Back Up Train" and released it on Hot Line Music; the song was an R&B chart hit. The Soul Mates' subsequent singles did not sell as well. Al Green's debut LP ''Back Up Train'' was released on Hot Line in 1967. The album was upbeat and soulful but didn't do well in sales. This was the only album on the Hot Line label. Green came into contact with band leader Willie Mitchell (Willie Mitchell (musician)) of Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee)' Hi Records in 1969, when Mitchell hired him as a vocalist for a Texas show with Mitchell's band and then asked him to sign with the label. Green cited the incident as a wake-up call to change his life. He became an ordained pastor of the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) in 1976 and continues to serve in this capacity, delivering services down the street from Graceland. Six people, including two children, were found dead in a Memphis (w:Memphis, Tennessee), Tennessee home in the United States on Monday. Three wounded children were also found at the scene, a 7-year-old boy, a 10-month-old girl and a 4-year-old whose gender was not reported, were sent to Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center (w:Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center). Two were last reported in very critical condition, while the other was in serious condition.

Memphis, Tennessee

'''Memphis''' is a city in the southwestern corner of the State (U.S. state) of Tennessee and the county seat of Shelby County (Shelby County, Tennessee). The city is located on the fourth Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf (Wolf River (Tennessee)) and Mississippi (Mississippi River) rivers.

Memphis had a population of 653,450 in 2013, making it the largest city in the state of Tennessee, the largest city on the Mississippi River, the third largest in the Southeastern United States, and the 20th largest (List of United States cities by population) in the United States. The greater Memphis metropolitan area, including adjacent counties in Mississippi and Arkansas, had a 2010 population of 1,316,100. This makes Memphis the second-largest metropolitan area in Tennessee, surpassed only by metropolitan Nashville (Nashville, Tennessee). Memphis is the youngest of Tennessee's major cities. A resident of Memphis is referred to as a ''Memphian (List of famous people from Memphis)'', and the Memphis region is known, particularly to media outlets, as "Memphis & the Mid-South (Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area)".

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