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bizarre combination

1999, the band was made up of Rich Crook on drums, Patrick Jordan on bass, Jay Reatard on synth, guitar and vocals, and Alicja Trout also on synth, guitar and vocals. The band, originally working within the garage rock genre, had a collection of analog keyboards Trout had used in her previous band The Clears. The bizarre combination of new wave (New Wave music) synths and mangled guitars showed a Darkwave influence as well. The band frequently dealt with dark, apocalyptic


successful hits

Nix came from a musical family, including his brother, Larry Nix, who became a mastering engineer for Stax and later, Ardent Recording Studios in Memphis, TN. The hit instrumental single "Last Night" (composed by the band as a whole) was the first of many successful hits to Nix's credit. Without Nix, The Mar-Keys later evolved into Booker T & The MG's. Klauder's commissions include extensive work on the University of Pittsburgh, University of Pennsylvania


hitting social

from on August 5, 2006. Also by this time, soul had splintered into several genres, Guralnick influenced by psychedelic rock and other styles. The social and political ferment of the 1960s inspired artists like Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield to release albums with hard-hitting social commentary, while another variety became more dance-oriented music, evolving into funk. Despite his previous affinity


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Chicago, Illinois (Chicago). Freeman made his acting debut at age 9, playing the lead role in a school play. He then attended Broad Street High School, currently Threadgill Elementary School, in Mississippi. At age 12, he won a statewide drama competition, and while still at Broad Street High School, he performed in a radio show based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1955, he graduated from Broad Street, but turned down a partial drama scholarship from Jackson State University, opting instead to work as a mechanic in the United States Air Force. Disadvantages right thumb The Mud Island Monorail Mud Island (Image:Memphis front view.jpg) suspended monorail (suspension railway), in Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee), Tennessee (2005) *Monorail vehicles are not compatible with any other type of rail infrastructure, which makes (for example) through services onto mainline tracks impossible. Music radio and culture Music radio, particularly top 40, has often acted as both a barometer and an arbiter of musical taste, and radio airplay is one of the defining measures of success in the mainstream musical world. In fact, the rise of rock music to popularity is intimately tied to the history of music radio. Early forms of rock had languished in poor areas of the South. It was enjoyed mostly by rural blacks, with notable exposure in Memphis, Tennessee due to the all African American programming of WDIA. Rock music entered the mainstream during the 1950s because of controversial white DJs such as Dewey Phillips and Wolfman Jack with an appreciation for black music. 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.


radio hits

was active in Young Life and spent a month working at Young Life's Frontier Ranch in 1999. As a member of the Houston, Texas-based Caedmon’s Call, Webb has seen career sales approaching 1 million records, along with 10 GMA Dove Award nominations and three Dove Award wins ''www.doveawards.com history Gospel Music Awards: Awards History.'' Retrieved 2006-11-06. and six #1 Christian radio hits. ref name "

for a Foristell, Missouri-based band called Trailer. Gertken first declined the position, but when Trailer disbanded a few months later he joined up Pearia, Criebaum, and Pat Ryan (Pat Ryan (musician)). The group considered calling themselves Zero Hour before settling on Mesh instead. The band began playing shows at local bars and clubs with sets composed popular radio hits and some of their original music. By 1998, they had enough of their own material to play all-original shows. In 1998, lead


seminal recording

. Beale Street is a national historical landmark, and shows the impact Memphis has had on American blues, particularly after World War II as electric guitars took precedence. Sam Phillips' Sun Studio, the most seminal recording studio in American popular music, still stands, and is open for tours. Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison all made their first recordings there, and were "discovered" by Phillips. Many great blues artists recorded there, such as W. C. Handy, Father of the Blues. Stax Records created a classic 1960s soul music sound, much grittier and horn-based than Motown. Booker T. and the M.G.s were the label's backing band for most of the classic hits that came out of Stax, by Sam and Dave, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and many more. The sound still lives on in the ''Blues Brothers'' movie (The Blues Brothers), in which many of the musicians starred as themselves. Several notable singers are from the Memphis area, including Justin Timberlake, Ruth Welting and Kallen Esperian. The Metropolitan Opera of New York had its first tour in Memphis in 1906; in the 1990s it decided to tour only larger cities. Metropolitan Opera performances are now broadcast in HD at local movie theaters across the country. Visual art In addition to the Brooks Museum and Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis plays host to two burgeoning visual art areas, one city-sanctioned, and the other organically formed. The South Main Arts District is an arts neighborhood in south downtown. Over the past 20 years, the area has morphed from a derelict brothel and juke joint neighborhood to a gentrified (gentrification), well-lit area sponsoring "Trolley Night," when arts patrons stroll down the street to see fire spinners, DJs playing in front of clubs, specialty shops and galleries. 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.


solo work

, "I Am the Cosmos" and "You and Your Sister", were released on a 1978 single on Car Records. These two songs became popular among collectors of Big Star-related items, and were later included on Bell's posthumously released 1992 solo album ''I Am the Cosmos''. Solo work Bell concentrated on solo work after leaving Big Star, recording demos at Ardent Studios and Shoe Recording in Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) with old friends including Rosebrough


stories news

-founder and a member of the duo Three 6 Mafia (formerly known as Triple Six Mafia). He is also the younger brother of Project Pat. allmusic ((( Project Pat Biography ))) His second solo album, ''Hustle Till I Die'',stories news archive 2009 03 10 20959545.aspx AllHipHop.com Daily News - : Juicy J, DJ Paul Prep New Solo Albums, Tour was released June 16, 2009


dark matches

'''Gangsta Boo''', also known as '''Lady Boo''' (born August 7, 1979) was the first female member of the Memphis, Tennessee-based rap (hip hop music) group Three 6 Mafia. She left the group following the release of their album ''When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1'', over money disputes. History The first Waffle House opened on Labor Day weekend, 1955 at 2719 East College Avenue in Avondale Estates, Georgia. That restaurant was conceived and founded by Joe Rogers Sr. and Tom Forkner, who both continue to own a majority of the company today. Rogers had started in the restaurant business as a short-order cook in 1947, at the Toddle House in New Haven, Connecticut. ''Atlanta Journal-Constitution'', December 24, 2004 By 1949, he had become a regional manager with the now-defunct Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee)-based Toddle House chain, and was moving to Atlanta (Atlanta, Georgia). He met Tom Forkner when buying a house from him in Avondale Estates. * In 2003, the Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) Adam's Mark was sold to a joint venture of Dallas (Dallas, Texas)-based Crow Holdings, manager of the real estate holdings of the Trammell Crow family, and Wilton D. 'Chick' Hill, the president of Memphis-based Davidson Hotel Co. The hotel underwent a US $12 million renovation and reopened as the Hilton (Hilton Hotels) Memphis Hotel in 2005. http: www.bizjournals.com memphis stories 2003 04 14 story3.html http: investing.businessweek.com businessweek research stocks private snapshot.asp?privcapId 34427934 thumb 300 px Buckman Hall (Image:RhodesCollege01.jpg) '''Rhodes College''' is a private (private school), predominantly undergraduate, liberal arts college (Liberal arts colleges in the United States) located in Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee), Tennessee, USA. Originally founded by freemasons in 1848, Rhodes became affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian Church (USA)) in 1855. Rhodes enrolls approximately 1,800 students pursuing bachelor's and master's degrees. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In 1925, president Charles Diehl led the move to the present campus in Memphis, Tennessee (the Clarksville campus would later become Austin Peay State University). At that time, the college shortened its name to '''Southwestern'''. In 1945, the college adopted the name '''Southwestern at Memphis''', to distinguish itself from other colleges and universities containing the name "Southwestern (Southwestern University (disambiguation))." Early life Bates was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the youngest of three daughters of Bertye Kathleen (née (married and maiden names) Talbert 1907–1997), a homemaker, and Langdon Doyle Bates (1900–1989), a mechanical engineer. Her paternal grandfather was lawyer and author Finis L. Bates. Her great-great-grandfather was an immigrant from Ireland to New Orleans and served as President Andrew Jackson's doctor. She graduated from White Station High School, and later attended Southern Methodist University, where she majored in theatre, is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and graduated in 1969. She moved to New York City in 1970 to pursue an acting career. Conversely, KMSP is also one of a few Fox O&Os without a midday newscast (along with WFXT in Boston and WOFL in Orlando (Orlando, Florida)) and one of five Fox O&Os with a 5 p.m. newscast, but no 6 p.m. newscast (along with KTBC (KTBC-TV) in Austin (Austin, Texas), WHBQ (WHBQ-TV) in Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee), KRIV (KRIV-TV) in Houston (Houston, Texas) and WFXT in Boston. His introduction to the international entertainment arena began while working at WMPS AM (WMFS (AM)) 680 ("The Great 68") in Memphis, Tennessee, during the disco craze of the late 1970s when he wrote and recorded "Disco Duck", the award-winning hit that sold more than six million copies. The song can be heard in the movie ''Saturday Night Fever'' in a brief scene in which a group of older people were learning to "move their feet to the disco beat". While this platinum recording earned him a People's Choice Award, and the BMI Award for record sales in one year, Dees was expressly forbidden from playing the song on the air by station management (rival stations refused to play it for fear of promoting their competition). Dees was fired from WMPS when he mentioned that his song, Disco Duck was almost #1 and his own radio station wouldn't let him play it. The station manager said it was a conflict of interest. '''Edmund Theodore Sylvers''' (January 25, 1957 – March 11, 2004) was the lead singer of the 1970s family disco soul music group The Sylvers. Born in Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee), Tennessee, Sylvers was 15 years old when he started singing with the family-based musical group, and was 18 when he


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, 1949, the son of Genevieve (née Goldsand) and pediatrician Morris David Cohen. He has two older brothers, Michael Corey and Martin D. Cohen. ''Project Vote Smart'' biography Fiery Cohen builds loyal support base, by Halimah Abdullah

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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