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Party Line: SRVS parties with "The Color Purple"
Published 06/24/2013 at 7:32 p.m.
Anita Ward, who recorded the 1979 disco hit “Ring My Bell,” was in the audience watching her daughter, Dominique Duarte, perform in “The Color Purple” on Sunday afternoon at Playhouse on the Square.
Party Line: Unicorn art from different points of view
Published 04/08/2013 at 10:03 p.m.
A unicornucopia of art works dealing with the mythical horse-like creature with a horn on its forehead were featured at The Super Epic Memphis Magical Unicorn Exhibition Show recently held at Marshall Arts.
Party Line: Rufus' kids reunite
Published 09/06/2011 at midnight
One of those musical happenings took place Sunday night during Center for Southern Folklore's Memphis Music and Heritage Festival. Children of the late Rufus Thomas -- singers Vaneese and Carla Thomas and their brother, Marvell Thomas, on keyboards -- reunited ...
Party Line: Radiothon kickoff
Published 01/18/2011 at midnight
Memphis celebrities, including basketball great Elliot Perry and WMC-TV anchor Joe Birch, participated in Celebrity Waiters Night last Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings on U.S. 64. The event kicked off the 20th annual Rock 103 Ronald McDonald House Radiothon.
Party Line: Holiday traditions
Published 12/21/2010 at 12:04 a.m. 2 Comments
The Memphis Junior Cotillion Club held its revamped Presentation and Holiday Ball Sunday night at The Peabody.
Party Line: Flip-flops, tank tops at Phoenix Club summer bash
Published 08/30/2010 at 5:52 p.m.
The invitation to Phoenix Club's "Party at the Palace" read "Attire is casual, flip-flop & tank tops (you get the picture)." "I didn't realize people were gonna take that to heart and actually wear tank tops and flip flops," said ...
Party Line: Sideburns for life
Published 08/09/2010 at 5:46 p.m.
Jordan Janawitz took home the gold -- or, rather, a colorful plaque bearing a picture of Elvis in a white jumpsuit -- after winning first place in the Mr. Sideburns contest at the 24th Elvis 7's rugby tournament. Players from ...
Party Line: Party over here
Published 05/18/2010 at 12:03 a.m.
The Memphis in May International Festival World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is one big party, but within that party are hundreds of little parties held by cooking teams.
Party Line: How sweet it is
Published 05/11/2010 at midnight
"La Dolce Vita" was the theme of the Art of Good Taste Grand Auction Saturday night at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. In addition to the auction, where bottles of wine were sold for thousands of dollars under a tent ...
Party Line: Second Chance Prom time-travels to assist Neighborhood School
Published 02/16/2010 at 12:03 a.m.
It was big hair and spiky pumps for some women and mullets and checkered Vans for some men -- along with dated formal attire -- at the Second Chance Prom on Saturday night at Minglewood Hall.
Memphis Connection: Songwriter spreads music across TV, cheese across Memphis
Published 03/08/2014 at 10 p.m.
When he’s not selling pimento cheese, Ross Flournoy is selling his melodies, some of which have ended up on TV shows and commercials.
Best Bets: Gumbo at eighty3
Published 03/06/2014 at 10:59 a.m.
The best gumbo I’ve ever eaten is at eighty3 food & drink at the Madison Hotel. It’s rich, flavorful, spicy. It’s not soupy or super thick. I ate just about every grain of rice in the bowl.
Best Bets: Lobster tamales at Cafe Ole
Published 02/27/2014 at 10:21 a.m.
I never thought of making lobster tamales, but Javier Lopez did. Lopez, the executive chef at Cafe Ole, created the tamales and added them to the menu about four months ago.
Party Line: Guests fall into 'Ring of Fire' at Memphis Heart Ball
Published 02/25/2014 at midnight
Flickering lights on circular tables depicted “Ring of Fire,” the theme of the 2014 Memphis Heart Ball on Saturday night at The Peabody.
Memphis Connections: Latest role ditches type-cast for former Memphian Patrick Cox
Updated 02/23/2014 at 12:05 a.m.
Former Memphian Patrick Cox lands a lot of prisoner and “general thug” roles on TV and in movies.
Art, couture clothing at Jewish Home benefit
Published 02/20/2014 at midnight
Art and couture dresses will be featured at “Home is Where the Art is” from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab at 36 Bazeberry Road.
Best Bets: Open-faced roast beef sandwich at The Cottage
Published 02/19/2014 at 5:03 p.m.
The restaurant on the corner of Summer and Holmes with the Amish wagon in front still serves an open-faced roast beef sandwich, an item I remember eating back in the 1950s and ‘60s.
Party Line: Valentine's Gala benefits Tennessee Shakespeare
Published 02/18/2014 at midnight
“Fully taxable donation” wasn’t one of Romeo’s lines in the Shakespeare play, but Romeo aka Joey Shaw uttered those words on stage during the live auction at Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s Valentine’s Gala on Friday night at Germantown Performing Arts Center.
Spaceface put personal spin on psychedelic pop
Published 02/13/2014 at 11:06 a.m.
When he’s not on the road playing keyboards with The Flaming Lips or working backstage as a guitar tech for the band, Jake Ingalls puts his energy into Spaceface, the Memphis group he formed with bassist Matt Strong.
Best Bets: Pollo en Mole Poblano at Las Tortugas
Published 02/13/2014 at 10:27 a.m.
A nice dinner, chocolates and flowers is the traditional Valentine’s Day combo. You can kill three birds with one stone by ordering Pollo en Mole Poblano at Las Tortugas Deli Mexicana. You get chicken with chocolate sauce on tacos served ...
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