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A Memphis Music Road Map: The Early Years

This year is Memphis' bicentennial, but while there's been Memphis music as long as there's been a Memphis, you can't listen back 200 years. As a result, our three-part Memphis Music Road Map is a de facto centennial (and a little more) of sound. We tell a story of Memphis music's evolution one song at a time, from early blues and the Beale Street sound to the golden age of Sun and Stax and on to the contemporary styles of rock and rap. This first part follows the trail from W.C. Handy to the dawn of World War II.  

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Zoo parking lot reconfiguration to begin Monday

Work on the Prentiss Place parking lot is the first of three phases and sets the stage for the next two phases starting this fall or winter. The work also begins as the new president of the zoo talks about a change in the zoo's direction.


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