Foo Fighters North American Tour coming to Memphis in 2015

The Foo Fighters have announced a big North American tour that will keep them on the road from summer into fall next year.

The band is coming to Memphis Oct. 7 for a show at FedExForum.

SunTrust now offers Apple Pay

Another bank has added the use of Apple Pay to its offerings for customers.

Atlanta-based SunTrust now offers customers the option to use Apple Pay, a new payment system from Apple in which customers don’t share their actual credit and debit card numbers to make purchases. Instead, a device account number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored.

Customers of businesses like SunTrust – as well as First Tennessee Bank, another local institution working with Apple Pay – will add their card information to Apple Pay and then use their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to make purchases without the need to swipe their card or in an app without needing to enter payment and contact information.

Apple never shares the card number with merchants. Also, the cashier never sees the customer name, card numbers or security code.

Longtime Local 24 anchor Cameron Harper signs off

Longtime Local 24 anchor Cameron Harper has signed off for the final time at the station. From his Facebook page:

Alexis Grace finalizing her first EP

Alexis Grace is crowdfunding her debut EP and first music video.

The singer-songwriter from Memphis who was on the eighth season of “American Idol” in 2009 – she finished in 11th place – has since then been, as she puts it, “working hard to put my original music out in the world.” Along those lines, she’s planning to release her first EP in January.

She’s already written and recorded six new songs. She’s got an Indiegogo page set up where contributors can pick from goodies as rewards for donating.
Grace is dedicating the EP to her father, who passed away in the summer. “He was a professional bass player on Beale street for almost 40 years, and didn’t stop until he literally couldn’t play, so neither will I,” she writes on her Indiegogo campaign page.

Newby’s fundraising effort total: so far, $10K of $25K goal

The effort to raise money to keep Newby’s open is still rolling along – as of Wednesday night, Nov. 5, the GoFundMe crowdfunding effort had raised a little over $10,000 of a $25,000 goal.

Newby’s owner Todd Adams posted this updated on the campaign page on Wednesday:

“I have not given up, we are still working with investors to buy our property. The last thing I ever wanted to do, but a difficult decision was made to close the doors and cancel some special events. November 19th we will either reopen for another 40 years working on our goals of renovation or we will look for a new location as the new developer has informed me, ‘they have other plans…'”

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