03 Feb 2011
- Written by Myron Mays
This Thursday night I will be featured on WKNO’s “Local Color.” No, it has nothing to do with my skin or anybody else’s for that matter. “Local Color” is a program that talks about the best of the city of Memphis as well as surrounding areas in terms of entertainment, attractions and eateries. What better person to be a part of the show than the “What’s Happening” man?
I’m excited to not only be a part of the show, I’m also excited to essentially do the exact thing that I am known for already and that is informing everyone where they should spend their leisure time. “Local Color” can be seen on WKNO Channel 10 each Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.
‘A Raisin in the Sun’
“A Raisin in the Sun” will be running at Hattiloo Theatre Feb. 3 through Feb. 27. The Youngers are a poor African-American family in Chicago. An opportunity to escape from poverty comes in the form of a life insurance check that the matriarch of the family, Lena Younger, receives upon her husband’s death. Each family member has their own idea of how to escape their conditions and how the check should be used. Don’t wait too long to get your tickets! Performances scheduled for Feb. 10 through Feb. 13 and Feb. 17 have already sold out.
Rance Allen Group at Stax
They began singing in their grandfather’s church in Monroe, Mich., and began recording for Stax in 1971. Now, the Rance Allen Group comes back to Memphis on Feb. 25 to perform at the Stax Museum from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. For more information, contact the Stax Museum of American Soul Music at 901-261-6338 or visit www.staxmuseum.org.
Mid South Radio & Music Conference
Here’s an event that has my name written all over it. The third annual Mid-South Radio & Music Conference is returning to Memphis March 4-5. The focus of this year’s conference is “The Future of Radio.” With the growth of Internet radio, online marketing and a new generation that doesn’t turn on the radio first thing in the morning, the radio community has to adapt and change to stay relevant. Does that sound like you? Go to www.midsouthradiomusic.com for information. You’re likely to see me there.
N’Dambi at the Basement Soul Lounge
The Basement Soul Lounge continues this month with Stax recording artist N’Dambi on Saturday, Feb. 18. The Basement Soul Lounge is a monthly event and is now located at The Vine, 1819 Madison Avenue. Visit Memphis Rebirth at www.memphisrebirth.com for more information.
Myron’s Book Club February
February is here and so is the new book selection for Myron’s Book Club. “Someday” follows the life of Tina Long, a sought-after event planner who seems to have it all together, is there for everyone else, but is missing love in her own life. To find out more information or to place preorders for “Someday,” visit whatshappeningmyron.com and click on “Bookclub.”
D’Monet & The EssTribe return
D’Monet & The EssTribe are back at it again and they are now at The Vine, 1819 Madison Ave. Come and hang out with my girl this Saturday, Feb. 5. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is 10. V.I.P. seating is available! For more info, contact Lashena @ 901.485.7419 or dmonetmusic @live.com.
Next week, it’s the countdown to Valentines Day and there are a lot of events centered on love. If you’re in the doghouse, I’ll have ways for you to get out and stay out. I got the 411 and I’ll share it all next week. Just call me Cupid. Until then, that’s what’s happening!