The man himself will bring his songs, his guitar and his distinctive, gravelly voice to the Orpheum April 30, fresh on the heels of the release of his latest CD, “Shadows in the Night,” a collection of Sinatra covers.
For ticket info, go here.
Congratulations to archer-malmo senior digital art director Kong Wee Pang, who is featured four times in the new book “Creative Anarchy: How to Break the Rules of Graphic Design for Creative Success” by Denise Bosler.
Check out the book here: http://creativeanarchy.is/awesome
Congratulations to Emmanuelle Ciara Jones, a native Memphian and designer whose collection will be shown this month at the annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
Jones was born and raised in Memphis, and her work will be shown at one of the biggest fashion events in the world. She got a degree in painting and interned at 440 Brannan Studio in San Francisco.
Her collection was inspired by hip-hop street culture and music. Especially inspirational to Jones as she designs her fall 2015 collection has been renowned artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Applications are now open for ZeroTo510, the local entrepreneurship accelerator program that helps startups bring medical device products and services to market.
Applications will be accepted until March 15.
The goal of the 12-week, mentor-driven program is to help medical device entrepreneurs navigate the start-up process, refine their business models and achieve the Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) pre-market notification filing. Now in its fourth year, the program has accelerated the creation of 16 new companies, more than 30 jobs, and $7.5 million in investments.
ZeroTo510 is operated by Memphis Bioworks Foundation and is an initiative of the Greater Memphis Regional Accelerator, a program funded by Launch Tennessee and the State of Tennessee.
From the Department of Secrets That Never Were: Kuran Iverson is leaving the University of Memphis basketball program.
The U of M made the official announcement Friday – after coach Josh Pastner spent several days giving only his name, rank and serial number when asked about Iverson’s status.
The move confirms everyone’s suspicion of the wrong way for a player to conduct himself while on suspension for an undisclosed “violation of team rules.” Namely, taking to Twitter and retweeting someone else’s over-the-top criticism of your coach, including the accusation that he uses players as “scapegoats.”
Iverson, a 6-9 sophomore, never made much of an impact on the court. He played in 27 games over the last season and a half and was averaging 4.6 points and 1.9 rebounds in eight games this season. That’s not a lot of production from a former Top 50 recruit.
And not much protection when you put yourself in the position Iverson did. Iverson will transfer after the spring semester, Friday’s announcement said, and no doubt some program will give him a look despite the baggage.
“We thank Kuran for his contributions to the program and wish him well in his future academic and athletic endeavors,” Pastner said in a statement.
Just a guess, but Iverson’s future basketball coach will have an even more definitive statement on Iverson’s way in the door: No Twitter, not ever.