Memphis Grammy winners celebrate at Lafayette’s

Memphis Grammy winners celebrate at Lafayette’s

Memphis Grammy winners celebrate at Lafayette’s

By WMCActionNews5.com Staff | March 12, 2019 at 6:27 PM CDT - Updated March 12 at 6:40 PM

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Who’s Who in Memphis Music converged in Overton Square on Tuesday to celebrate their Grammy wins.

The Memphis Chapter of the Recording Academy celebrated Mid-South Grammy nominees and winners at Lafayette's.

The talented musicians took part in a photo op before the ceremony.

We caught up with Grammy winner "Dr. Dave" Evans who won for the box set "Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris,” and Grammy nominee Victor Wainwright and The Train, nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

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Whiskey Warmer Coming at You!

Whiskey Warmer Coming at You!

The Flyer's Whiskey Warmer will be held Friday, March 22nd at Overton Square, from 6 to 9 p.m.

This whiskey-centric event is ideal for whiskey newbies and connoisseurs alike. With some 40 varieties to sample, guests can hone in on the whiskey that really suits them. Representatives from the brands will be on hand to discuss their products. 

Ticket holders get a card for 15 whiskey tastings. Tickets are $39 and must be purchased in advance. 

There will be bluegrass music from Graber Grass and food from the Second Line, that white-hot food truck Cousins Maine Lobster, and Laura's Kitchen. 

Some of the brands featured at the event include George Dickel, Crown Royal, Bird Dog, Four Roses, Russell's Reserve, Louisa's Liqueur, and Southern Comfort. Memphis' Old Dominick will be there as well. 

Proceeds benefit Volunteer Memphis. 

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Go Out: Things to do in Memphis for March 1 to 7

Go Out: Things to do in Memphis for March 1 to 7

Sunday

Everyone's favorite British Invasion-loving band Jeffrey and the Pacemakers return to Overton Square for a concert Sunday afternoon. The group will be playing the best of the Beatles, Stones and more at Lafayette's Music Room this Sunday starting at 4 p.m.

Lafayette's is located at 2119 Madison Ave. For more information go to lafayettes.com/memphis.

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Mark your calendar: 19 can't-miss Memphis events for 2019

Mark your calendar: 19 can't-miss Memphis events for 2019

Is there anything as full of hope and as empty of worry as a new calendar?

Maybe you have one for 2019 already, and maybe the squares on its pages are still as blissfully pristine as a blanket of new-fallen snow.

Soon enough, however, that pretty whiteness will be marred by scrawls of ink and hectoring reminders of responsibilities: doctor's appointments, school meetings, business dinners and so on.

Before that happens, why not mark your calendars for fun instead of for chores? To that end, here is a list of upcoming Memphis events — 19 happenings for 2019 that promise good times for (as the saying goes) kids of all ages.

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THIS ENTREPRENEUR IS HELPING WOMEN INVEST IN MEMPHIS RESTAURANTS

THIS ENTREPRENEUR IS HELPING WOMEN INVEST IN MEMPHIS RESTAURANTS

Through the Broad Angels Network, founder Lisa Toro is helping female-run businesses thrive in the city.

Among Broad Angels’ recent success stories is the business of pastry chef Nuha Abuduhair, who after running a successful pop-up in Memphis opened a patisserie specializing in macarons called 17 Berkshire on Overton Square. To help make it happen, Toro helped her square away her loan paperwork and even made a soft introduction at the bank. 

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Go Out: Things to do in Memphis for December 7-13

Go Out: Things to do in Memphis for December 7-13

TUESDAY

The party never stops during the award-winning documentary "Shakedown," which screens Tuesday at the Studio on the Square. (Photo: Leah Weintraub)

The winner of the Best Documentary Feature award at this year's Indie Memphis Film Festival, director Leilah Weinraub's "Shakedown" is described as an "intimate chronicle" of a Los Angeles party scene of "go-go dancing and strip shows," organized by African-American women to serve the "lesbian underground" and galvanize "a community of freaks and queers of color." If that doesn't pique your interest, stay home and watch that Chevy Chase Christmas movie; otherwise head to the Malco multiplex in Overton Square.

7 p.m., Studio on the Square. Admission: $10. Visit indiememphis.com.

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