The subject of this week’s 5 Star Story is an institution of higher learning with some stories to share. U.S. Supreme Court Justices, Bronze Star Medalists, generals, and even Pulitzer Prize-winning authors are among the list of graduates.
One Memphis restaurant is at the top of so many “best-of” lists it’s hard to keep up! USA Today ranks it number one among the nation’s best hotel restaurants--we’re talking about Chez Philippe inside the Peabody Hotel in Downtown Memphis.
Overnight summer camp is a rite of passage for many kids, but it’s also something kids with special needs or disabilities—roughly 40,000 in the Memphis area alone—might never get the opportunity to enjoy.
Bull riding is a rodeo sport that requires a rider stay on a bucking bull, and it might bring to mind activities at ranches in western states. However, it’s also pretty big in the Mid-South, even offered as a school-sanctioned sport at Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia.
It’s not unusual to hear all kinds of music throughout the halls of the Dr. Willard R. Sparks Performing Arts Center at Briarcrest High School, which has a music program that could rival some colleges.
Business is brisk for the floral business this time of year; the last three weekends were filled with corsage and boutonniere orders for prom. And with Mother’s Day and graduations just around the corner, Rachel’s Flowers at 2486 Poplar Avenue is one busy place.
Burke’s Book Store is one of the oldest independent book stores in the country and is rapidly approaching 150 years in business. Located on Cooper Street, Burke’s has an inventory of books as eclectic as the midtown neighborhood where it now sits.
In this 5 Star Story about the things that make us proud to call the Mid-South home, we celebrate an urban jungle in the heart of the Bluff City, the Memphis Botanic Garden. For 70 years now, the garden has been a perennial favorite for Memphians.
A new exhibit at the Museum of History and Science (MoSH) takes visitors on a trip through that history, as well as its future. In our quest to showcase the people, places and things that make us proud to call the Mid-South home, we’re delving into “Artificial Intelligence: Your Mind & the Machine.”
Temple Israel, founded in Memphis in 1853 as Congregation B’nai Israel (Hebrew for Children of Israel), is the only Reform synagogue in the city and home to the oldest and largest Jewish congregation throughout the Mid-South.
This 5 Star Story is about one of the best businesses and tourist attractions in Memphis that’s celebrating 30 years, as Blues City Cafe’s recipe for good food and good times keeps rolling on the iconic Beale Street.
Billboard magazine recently named Rhodes College one of the Top Music Business Schools in the U.S. -- even though the school does not have a music business major. But, it does have a music institute that celebrates Memphis’ role in the “Tennessee Music Miracle.”