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Michael Donahue

Title: Memphis nightlife and area music writer
Contact: 901-529-2797 | Send Michael an email

About Michael Donahue

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Michael Donahue

Position History

  • Memphis nightlife and area music writer
    10/02/2008 - current

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Recent Work

  • 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.

  • Best Bets: Mudbug crawl yields plenty of delicious finds Published 04/17/2014 at 10:59 a.m.

    It’s crawfish season, so festivals and crawdad boils are popping up all over. But if you’re not a fan of pulling tails and sucking heads, you can enjoy crawfish a variety of other ways around town.

  • Party Line: Movie troupe from '50 to 1' gallops into Collierville Published 04/14/2014 at 6:17 p.m.

    Mine That Bird, the long shot who won the Kentucky Derby in 2009, did a star turn Sunday afternoon at a party celebrating the new movie "50 to 1" at the home of Jackie and Donna Welch at Menagerie Farms ...

  • New England native Jo Dee Messina took unlikely path to country stardom Published 04/10/2014 at 11:24 a.m.

    Messina, whose hits include “Bring on the Rain,” “Heads Carolina, Tails California” and “You’re Not in Kansas Anymore,” will perform an acoustic show at Ave Maria Foundation’s annual Silent Auction and Concert on Saturday in the Sally Hook Performing Arts ...

  • Best Bet: Tacos at Chiwawa Published 04/10/2014 at 11:16 a.m.

    Ryan McCarty, Chiwawa’s executive chef, came up with the recipe for the carne asada taco at Chiwawa’s. The filling consists of skirt or flank steak marinated in lime, orange and lemon zest, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper; and chimichurri made ...

  • British royals may attend Memphis wedding Published 04/08/2014 at 6:21 p.m.

    Prince William and Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and other royals are expected to be in Memphis May 3.

  • Fame, fortune came and went, but faith is constant for Frances Kelley Updated 04/04/2014 at 11:15 a.m.

    Frances Kelley lives without fear now, but it wasn’t always so. The former singer and local television host shed her fear after finding God, and taking charge of her destiny.

  • Best Bets: Rick's Power Chili at Ultimate Foods Published 04/03/2014 at 11:40 a.m.

    I didn’t jump on the squat machine or hit the floor and do 50 push-ups after I finished my turkey chili from Ultimate Foods, but I did feel healthier.

  • With 75 songs, 4 gold records, Stan Kesler's pen won't be still Updated 03/30/2014 at 12:05 a.m.

    Stan Kesler has written about 75 songs in his 85 years, four of which won gold records. And he is still writing.

  • Best Bets: Hamburger at Folk's Folly Published 03/27/2014 at 11:04 a.m.

    When I think of Folk’s Folly Prime Steak House, I, naturally, think about thick juicy steaks. Now “thick juicy hamburgers” come to mind. Their hamburger — offered in the lounge on Fridays and Saturdays — costs $15.95, but it’s incredibly ...

  • Party Line: Ayres' sky paintings take flight at ANF Architects Published 03/25/2014 at 3 a.m.

    Jimpsie Ayres’ attraction to the sky began two years ago. She now depicts the sky under different conditions at every time of day in her paintings.

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