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Big Star documentary soundtrack, limited release on Record Store Day

Omnivore Recordings is releasing a limited-pressing vinyl collectible on Record Store Day (April 20)- the soundtrack to the upcoming Big Star documentary “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me.”

The film, via Magnolia Pictures, will be in theaters this summer, and it chronicles Big Star’s initial commercial failure and later critical acclaim. For the Record Store Day release, the double-LP was mastered by Larry Nix at L. Nix Mastering, and the project was overseen by the documentary’s executive producer, John Fry, at Ardent Studios in Memphis.

The Hi-Tone is coming back

Good news music fans – Hi-Tone owner Jonathan Kiersky confirmed today that the shuttered music venue is coming back and that it’s signed a lease at 412-414 N. Cleveland.

The space fronting Poplar Ave. closed a few months ago.

Next year’s startup conference will be here before you know it

Plans already are underway for the next “Everywhere Else” startup conference in Memphis.

Additions for 2014 include more content, a hackathon with Amazon Web Services, free breakfast and lunch and $100,000 in cash to give away for startup pitches. Sponsors include archer-malmo and the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, among others.

For more information: http://nibletz.com/

Memphis-based Barnhart Crane and Rigging is buying Steel City Crane

Memphis-based Barnhart Crane and Rigging has reached a deal to buy the assets of Birmingham-based Steel City Crane.

Steel City Crane has for more than 50 years offered operated crane service to industrial clients in the Southeastern United States. It has offices in Alabama and Mississippi.

Barnhart has 25 branches nationwide and has one of the nation’s largest equipment inventories. The purchase will expand Barnhart’s ability to serve heavy industrial customers in Alabama and Mississippi.

Steel City’s crane inventory will be maintained and managed by Barnhart’s branch in Mobile.

Midtown gets a new neighbor – the Launchpad is now open

After a shift from Downtown Memphis that began a few weeks ago, the hub of Memphis’ startup community has relaunched itself in Midtown. LaunchYourCity’s Launchpad workspace is now open on the 4th floor of Playhouse on the Square.

In February, it was announced that the LaunchYourCity entrepreneurial platform, which includes elements like Upstart Memphis and the Seed Hatchery startup accelerator, would leave the EmergeMemphis building Downtown and move to Playhouse on the Square in Midtown.

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