Mark Giannotto Memphis Commercial Appeal Published 11:24 p.m. UTC Jul 27, 2018 Looking to keep up with the latest recruiting developments for the Memphis men's basketball program under new coach Penny Hardaway? We've got you covered with a list of all the prospects the Tigers are currently evaluating and what their scholarship situation is like. The players are listed in the order of their 247Sports composite ranking. Stay informed, support local journalism: Become a digital subscriber and keep updated on Memphis and Penny Hardaway 2018 signees G Antwann Jones, 6-6, Florida — Rivals 4 stars (117); ESPN 4 stars (No. 17 SG); 247Sports 4 stars (No. 103 composite, No. 118 247Sports) G Tyler Harris, 5-9, Memphis — Rivals 4 stars (No. 70); ESPN 4 stars (No. 34 PG); 247Sports 3 stars (No. 125 composite, No. 122 247Sports) G Alex Lomax, 5-10, Memphis — Rivals 4 stars (131); ESPN 4 stars … [Read more...] about Memphis Tigers basketball recruiting hot board
John Beifuss and Bob Mehr Memphis Commercial Appeal Published 11:00 p.m. UTC Jul 27, 2018 FRIDAY Buoyed by a soundtrack of songs by Cat Stevens and winning lead performances by Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon, director Hal Ashby's 1971 "Harold and Maude" is one of the more unusual "cult classics" of its era: an improbable romance involving a suicide-obsessed young introvert (Cort) choking on the silver spoon in his mouth and a gusto-grabbing septuagenarian (Gordon) with a concentration camp tattoo on her wrist. The movie's weekend screenings mark the end of this month's "Midnight at the Studio" program of late-night cult favorites. Midnight Friday and Saturday, Studio on the Square. Tickets: $10. Visit malco.com. Midtown’s Shangri-La Records will host a special in-store performance from J.D. Westmoreland. The newest artist signed to the local Royal Records label — the imprint/offshoot of the famed South Memphis studio led by Lawrence … [Read more...] about Go Out: Things to do in Memphis for July 27 to Aug. 2
51s catcher Jose Lobaton during the 51s media day at Cashman Field in Las Vegas on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Patrick Connolly Las Vegas Review-Journal @PConnPie Good teams are usually good, in part, because they don’t often beat themselves. But Monday, the Pacific Coast League’s top team, which entered the day tied with a league-best .983 fielding percentage did just that. The Memphis Redbirds were shaky defensively all night, committing five errors. Las Vegas won the series finale 10-8 at Cashman Field, surging ahead of the Redbirds in the seventh inning when right fielder Adolis Garcia dropped a Dominic Smith fly ball that would have been the final out of the inning. Instead, two runs scored and the 51s (52-56) took the lead back right after Zach Borenstein had tied the game up with an RBI single. “I was telling Smitty right as he was hitting, the wind changed directions. It came in hard. The right fielder never made an adjustment,” manager Tony DeFrancesco … [Read more...] about 51s capitalize on Memphis errors in win
Mr. and Mrs. William Price Morrison Jr. of Memphis announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Price Morrison, to Paul Jackson Gunn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lee Gunn of Jackson. Grandmothers of the bride are Mrs. Dial Boyle Jackson of Lakeland, Fla., and Mrs. William Price Morrison of Germantown. The couple will be married August 11 in a worship service at Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, to be followed by a reception at the Memphis Country Club. Matrons of honor will be the bride’s sisters, Dial Morrison Abernathy, Ruth McCaughan Andrukonis and Gray Morrison Byrd. Best man will be the bridegroom’s father. Bridesmaids will be Mary Rodgers Brashier, Victoria Smith Dearman, Elizabeth Folk Doolin, Sarah Elizabeth Ellis, Lee Morgan Gunn Graves, Catherine Anna Hayes, Mary Caroline Hepner, Virginia Kathryn Jones, Keely Grace Kennedy, Elizabeth Grace McLarty and Laura Kathryn Wegener. Groomsmen will be Sloan Lowry Abernathy, David Paul Andrukonis, Brandon Andrew Byrd, … [Read more...] about Miss Morrison and Gunn to exchange wedding vows August 11 in Memphis
Shannon Heupel Montgomery Advertiser Published 3:32 p.m. UTC Jul 29, 2018 About six months from now, the streets of Memphis will be packed with the world’s best blues musicians for the 35th annual International Blues Challenge. As of Saturday, we know two of Montgomery’s finest will be among them. John Bull and Ed Pickett earned the spot during a trip to north Alabama at the fourth annual Shoals Blues Challenge. They’ll be representing the Shoals area in the competition. “The important thing for me is to get to Memphis, and that’s what we did,” Bull said Sunday. At Saturday’s competition, held in Florence at the University of North Alabama, Bull said they did a mix of blues classics and originals in their 20 minute set. They did a Muddy Waters tune, and they did a 1951 one from Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats that’s connected to both the Shoals and Memphis. “We did ‘Rocket 88’ because … [Read more...] about Bull & Pickett going back to Memphis!