There's a party at Delray's, an underground black Rock and Roll bar in 1950s Memphis ("Underground"). Huey Calhoun, a white man, arrives on the scene. The regulars begin to leave, but Huey convinces them to stay, claiming he is there for the music ("The Music of My Soul"). Later, Huey is about to be fired from his job as a stock boy at a local department store, but he makes a deal with the owner, if he can sell 5 records by playing them over the speakers, he can have a sales job. Huey plays a rock & roll hit ("Scratch My Itch"). He sells 29 records in five minutes, but the store owner fires him anyway, incensed at the type of music being played.
According to legend related by Manetho, the city was founded by the pharaohMenes. Capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, it remained an important city throughout ancient Mediterranean history. It occupied a strategic position at the mouth of the Nile delta, and was home to feverish activity. Its principal port, Peru-nefer, harboured a high density of workshops, factories, and warehouses that distributed food and merchandise throughout the ancient kingdom. During its golden age, Memphis thrived as a regional centre for commerce, trade, and religion.
Memphis was believed to be under the protection of the god Ptah, the patron of craftsmen. Its great temple, Hut-ka-Ptah (meaning "Enclosure of the ka of Ptah"), was one of the most prominent structures in the city. The name of this temple, rendered in Greek as Aί γυ πτoς (Ai-gy-ptos) by the historian Manetho, is believed to be the etymological origin of the modern English name Egypt.
The name of a seventh Memphis police officer who was fired shortly after the fatal January beating of TyreNichols is revealed in a March document collected by a state law enforcement training and certifying commission, CNN learned this week ... Five then-Memphis police officers – ...
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In late November, unimaginable tragedy struck a Memphis family ... Eight Memphis police officers entered the church, taking their seats alongside other pall bearers. Gray, at first believing the officers were present for protection, quickly learned from the family that these were the officers who saved the life of one of the victims.
Memphians will have the opportunity to vote on whether they believe the next Memphis mayoral candidates need to win over 50% of the vote to assume the office and send the mayoral election to a runoff if they do not reach that threshold after the Memphis City Council passed a referendum Tuesday night putting the issue on an upcoming ballot.
Similar to Florida, Skrmetti repeatedly stated his office's view that the ruling meant the new state was only blocked in Memphis, and that the law would still be enforced throughout the rest of the state ... Skrmetti's office appealed the decision to block the law in the 6th U.S.
These last few unforgettable months took me, a 20-year-old, first-generation college student, from enjoying his first summer break to appearing on the ballot for a MemphisCity Council seat ...Around this time, I was asked to consider running for elected office ... At first, it was hard to imagine myself running for office.