The circus with a purpose – UniverSoul Circus – was back in Memphis on Tuesday, with some new acts and the same agenda.
The only African-American Circus in the world, UniverSoul Circus always makes a point to tell the children to tell their parents that they love them and that they thank them for bringing them to the circus.
Tuesday's opening-night performance started with a local flavor, featuring The Millennium Madness Fancy Trick Drill Team that many have seen do their thing at the Southern Heritage Classic, area high schools and other Memphis venues.
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One of the most fun things in life is reminiscing, and this Friday (Aug. 30) the New Daisy Theatre, 330 Beale Street, will feel like the inside of a way-back machine, with a special musical performance by Home Grown Funk.
Quite a few Memphians have connection to the band that became a household name but never made it over the national hump.
"I've met so many people over the years who have come up to me and told me how they will never forget Home Grown Funk," said Jerry "Big Jerry" Jones, who formed the band in 1972, along with John Harris and Alvin Potts (keyboards). The trio then expanded to include Lee Chastain (bass) and James Lewis (guitar).
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If you haven't gotten out with the family in a while here's your chance to turn that around!
It's BIG family fun under the big top as the UniverSoul Circus returns Memphis, next Tuesday (Aug. 27) through Monday (Sept. 2) at the Hickory Ridge Mall. If you haven't gotten a chance to check out this circus, you have missed a really fun experience. Put it on your calendar and make plans to take the family. Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets and online at Ticketmaster.com.
Family fun continues with the Delta Fair Friday Aug. 30 through Sept. 8. Fun games, rides and a lot of fair food, that's always good, right? They even have special discount rates for students as well as wristbands. It's taking place at the Agricenter located at 7777 Walnut Grove. For more information, visit www.deltafest.com.
She did it – and well!
Valerie June made her network television debut as a solo act on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Wednesday (Aug. 21). She nailed "Workin' Woman Blues" from her breakthrough album – "Pushin' Against A Stone."
After the set up by Letterman – "...And I think she used to be married to Johnnie Cash," Letterman said, joking with his sidekick. – the former Memphis singer-songwriter flashed her signature smile and let it rip.