King played a selection of his hits and masked his heartbreak after losing his son Leonard to colorectal cancer.
King, who lost a 14-year-old grandson earlier last week after he was gunned down in a store, drove through the night from Mississippi to arrive in New York on time, according to the New York Daily News.
Owners Corey and Cheryl Mesler mailed a letter to the stores customers this week, saying we are not generating enough revenue to pay our bills. They cite a number of reasons: Sales are down. Superstores are soaking up every available book dollar from independents. And people are shopping online instead of browsing.
The Meslers say they are searching for a way to save the store, located at 1719 Poplar. Among other things, they are encouraging people to do more shopping there. In the long run, however, it must be said right now that we need cash in the form of donations. This may seem like a desperate move, but they point out that other communities have saved bookstores this way.
And Burkes, we are sorry to say, has come to that, concludes their letter. This is our plea for help. We are hoping for a positive response.
For more information, visit the Burke's Book Store Web site here.
The decision represents a substantial victory for the citizen-activist group Save Libertyland! which has contended for months that the Fair Board did not own the historically significant carousel and roller coaster.
After two and a half years as the paper's metro columnist, Thomas left last month to take a similar position at the Baltimore Sun. Apparently, the change didn't take. "My heart is in Memphis," Thomas told the CA Monday. "The Sun is a wonderful paper, and Baltimore is a great city, but it's not home."
Her first column this time around will be in early May. We're betting Memphis barbecue and Momma get a shout-out.
Because she wanted to give Tennesseans the opportunity to see and buy the items which include a Jacuzzi, pool table, and several toilets, including this black Kohler model from the governors master bath they have been posted online here.
The toilet, which looks like crap, is up to $75. But governors bare butts have touched this, which surely makes it a collectors item.
Let's see ... white nymphomaniac chained to a radiator by a black blues singer. Yep, that ought to qualify. We still want to know where Justin Timberlake fits in with all this.
"It will have all the bizarre things that Elvis Presley believed in," including his fascination with UFOs, Geller told Reuters. "He was ahead of his time."
Presley lived in the house for 13 months with his parents before moving to Graceland. The property features a swimming pool and the hallway showcases musical note themed wallpaper from 1956, according to the online listing.
Geller faced a setback on Friday when his $300,000 bid for the property was topped by someone willing to pay $300,100. The auction ends May 14. More here.
Apparently, the Memphis return trip came as a complete surprise to the Sun's editor and staff. In fact, Thomas' first column for the Sun was set to debut tomorrow.
A copy of the now-never-to-be-published piece was given to City Paper. Some choice excerpts: "Nearly a month ago, I left Memphis, the city in which I grew up, the city where my parents and boyfriend still live, to take this job. I left behind a city and a state that I know all too well, and a great gig as a columnist there, to opine about a city and a region I barely know at all. I left behind the easy eating of pulled pork barbecue to work for my dinner, hammering out the white goodness in steamed crabs. And sometimes, I wonder if I left my good sense somewhere between the River City and Charm City."
No comment. Well, okay, one comment: That "white goodness" line is icky.
Four years ago, the Valenti Management Group purchased the property to build a Wendys and donated the 1954 diner to the American Diner Museum. They allowed the neglected eatery to remain on the site during construction of the fast-food restaurant. Just long enough for diner buff Ronald Fezz Linden to learn about the former Community Diner, purchase it, move it to a new location, and restore it. Oh, and to rename it Fezzs Diner.
Its a complicated story with a happy ending. Read more about it here:
And yes, theyre looking for babe-ish women to work there. Think youve got what it takes? Start practicing your bumpin two-step because tryouts are this weekend at 326 Beale.
For more, go here.
Learn more about what it takes to shoot extreme wildlife on Wednesday, April 26th at 3:30 p.m., when Marshall speaks at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus. For information, call 678-5105.
So which one goes best with a peanut butter and banana sandwich?
But here's rub: Memphis is apparently not on Rich Uncle Pennybags radar. Nashville made the list of cities to vote on, as did Atlanta and New Orleans. But the Bluff City was snubbed. Oh well, Monopoly is so 19th century. We prefer the subtle intrique of CLUE.
An hour later, they were all hungry again.
What adjustments should the Grizzlies make? We break it down at Beyond the Arc, the Flyers Grizzlies blog here.
Originally from Columbus, Georgia, he coached at UT-Martin and Arkansas State before joining the staff of Les Miles at Oklahoma State. When Miles was named head coach at LSU last year, Porter came along. For the full story, go here.