You can catch the first-ever Stax Music Academy Alumni Band performing on Beale Street this month.
The AlumniBand will be performing at B. B. King’s Blues Club every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in June from 1 to 5 p.m.
The Alumni Band is also performing in the Stax Museum’s Studio A every Tuesday in June from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission to the Stax Museum is free after 1 p.m. on Tuesdays for residents of Shelby County with proper identification.
You can learn more about the Stax Music Academy here.
Hideko Karasawa and Kendall G. Britt Jr. of Ballet Memphis will perform at the Ballet Asteras 2013 Gala in Tokyo.
Ballet Asteras is a showcase for Japanese dancers who perform outside Japan. Karasawa and Britt are one of only eight pairs of dancers from around the world invited to participate in Ballet Asteras and Ballet Memphis is the only U.S. company represented.
You can find out more about Britt, Karasawa and Ballet Asteras here.
As they head into a new conference, the University of Memphis basketball teams are asking fans to help develop a new playing floor at FedExForum. The floor will be featured on national television regularly through the new American Athletic Conference television agreement with ESPN and CBS. The Tigers have narrowed the field down to four final designs, which you can see here.
The National Ornamental Metal Museum is bringing back former apprentices to showcase their recent work along with works they made while at the museum.
It should provide an interesting look at the connections between the museum’s metal shops and its galleries.
The program will be on view from June 14 to September 8.
On this day in history Elvis started shaking those famous hips during an appearance on the Milton Berle Show. via @sterlingtology. Here’s “The King’s” performance: