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Elvis Costello coming to Memphis in March

Later this week, tickets go on sale for Elvis Costello’s just-announced show in Memphis at Minglewood.

He’s playing the Midtown venue March 10, and tickets go on sale Dec. 5.

Costello just announced 13 new North American tour dates that will take him through the Midwest and Southern U.S., kicking off March 1 in Boulder, Colorado. Tour info is here.

The Louisville Courier-Journal has described Costello’s solo tours as giving him the “opportunity to dig deep into one of modern music’s deepest and most intensely satisfying catalogs.”

 

Malco debuts photo magnet to benefit St. Jude

Malco has debuted a limited edition Malco Memories Photo Magnet to raise money for St. Jude.

The drive coincides with Malco’s “Century of Cinema” celebration, highlighting the company’s 100th anniversary next year. The photo magnet is available for $1 each from Nov. 27 through Christmas Day at all Malco locations. And 100 percent of the money raised will be donated to St. Jude.

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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.

10 Quick Impressions from Memphis Tigers’ debacle vs. CBU

Division 2 CBU defeated the University of Memphis 74-70 Wednesday night in an exhibition game at FedExForum and by Thursday morning cars were sliding across bridges and roadways because the world had been turned on its side.

Here are 10 quick impressions

1. Turnovers will be a major problem all season. The Tigers made 21 against CBU and also struggled with turnovers in the scrimmage against Saint Louis. Kedren Johnson, the guard transfer from Vanderbilt, had six of those turnovers.
2. This is a worse shooting team than a year ago. The Tigers went 5-for-22 from 3-point range vs. CBU. Think they’ll get better looks against No. 11 Wichita State next Tuesday in the opener?
3. They will be easy to defend. Pack it in on Shaq Goodwin and Austin Nichols, who went 14-for-17 Wednesday, and force anyone else to make a shot.
4. There’s a contradiction between what they can do and what coach Josh Pastner wants them to do. He says they need more pace on offense, which may be true, but if you make turnovers at a slower pace how many will you make at a faster pace?
5. With this small sample size, we’ve seen no indication this crop of guards can drive to the rim or at least deep into paint. Miss Joe Jackson yet?
6. Transfer forward Calvin Godfrey, who does have plenty of D 1 experience, looked lost in his 14 minutes.
7. Guard Avery Woodson plays extremely hard on defense but has very real limitations offensively.
8. Guard Pookie Powell has offensive potential but needs an introduction to defense.
9. Fans, those who came in the first place, left in two waves Wednesday. At the end of regulation and late in overtime when the loss was obvious. Patience is already thin.
10. This collection of players would be a challenge for a seasoned, top-shelf, X’s and O’s guy. Pastner will have to elevate his coaching game for the Tigers to reach the NCAA Tournament for a fifth straight season.

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