Memphis music alert:
Isaac Hayes’ 1969 album, “Hot Buttered Soul,” is getting a new exclusive pressing thanks to Newbury Comics and Stax Records. The new run is on translucent gold vinyl and limited to 500 copies.
The gold run will be released Jan. 20.
The Daily News Publishing Co. seeks a Managing Editor to oversee its award-winning coverage of business and government news in both of its publications: The Daily News and The Memphis News. Reporting to the Associate Publisher & Executive Editor, this is the No. 2 position in the newsroom.
The Managing Editor provides day-to-day newsroom leadership, guiding the editorial staff in developing and executing news stories, features, trend pieces and other information of interest to Mid-South community in both the print and digital products. Enthusiasm for the work and the market and a willingness to get involved in the community, be visible and accessible are a must. It is expected that the Managing Editor will work collaboratively with other departments.
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After several weeks of kitchen repairs as a result of a small fire, Wang’s Mandarin House is back to normal, having resumed normal operations. The dining room also has been newly decorated.
Wang’s Mandarin House has been a staple of the Memphis restaurant scene for 32 years. It’s located at 6065 Park Ave. in East Memphis, at the corner of Park and Ridgeway.
In 2011, Wang’s Mandarin House opened East Tapas and Drinks in the adjoining space next door.
(Update to this post: Sony has now pulled the plug on the movie’s distribution)
The Malco cinema chain in Memphis, for now, is still planning to show the controversial Seth Rogen/James Franco flick “The Interview” when it comes out on Christmas Day.
Sony has taken the unusual step of saying theatres don’t have to show it because of the controversy attached to it and because of security concerns. Five of the biggest chains in the U.S. have said they won’t be showing the movie – according to The Hollywood Reporter, they include Regal Entertainment, AMC, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas and Cineplex Entertainment.
A Malco spokesman Wednesday morning said “while no final decision has been made, now we are still playing the film.”
Google released its 2014 trends report today. Here’s what Memphis had on its mind, based on the fastest-rising search requests of the year.
- Robin Williams
- World Cup
- iPhone 6
- 2014 calendar
- Credit Karma
- Google Drive
- Ariana Grande
- Jennifer Lawrence
As for the city’s top image searches in 2014, Ebola came in at first (search that one at your own risk), followed by Iggy Azalea and Frozen.
You can dig into all of Memphis’ top searches here.