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July 6, 2010
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January 19, 2012 | By Howard Shapiro, Inquirer Staff Writer
The pumping musical Memphis celebrates an America whose definition of freedom is always evolving. The national tour, which pulled into the Academy of Music on Tuesday and is staying through Sunday, delivers the show about the '50s with the same high energy and spirit as its Broadway rendition. Memphis , which is loosely based on a true story about a young Memphian who integrated the music on the city's radio stations, won the best-musical Tony in 2010, and its popularity across demographics has helped producers turn it into a new Broadway experience, across formats.
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November 22, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
Paradise agrees with Michigan. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 21 points, Trey Burke added 14 and the No. 15 Wolverines knocked off No. 8 Memphis 73-61 in the the Maui Invitational yesterday in Hawaii. Back in Maui for the first time since 1998, Michigan (4-0), a two-time tournament winner, used its ability to penetrate to shoot 54 percent while hounding the Tigers with a variety of defenses. "We're really pleased we could come away with a win today," Michigan coach John Beilein said.
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March 8, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Marcus Oliver scored a career-high 26 points and Houston hit just enough free throws in the closing minutes to upset Memphis, 80-74, yesterday in the Conference USA Tournament at Cincinnati. Memphis (22-9) never led and never figured out how to stop the Cougars' patient, highly accurate offense, which shot 55.6 percent from the field and pulled away at the free throw line. Houston (18-13) scored its last 14 points from the line, hitting 14 of 24 in the final 3:57. It was a stunning loss for Memphis, which nearly won the regular-season championship on Cincinnati's court Sunday.
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March 24, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Everyone knows Memphis can crank up the tempo and play a fast-paced game. But if someone wants to get down and dirty? Well, the Tigers can slog it out with the best of 'em, too. Joey Dorsey set the tempo with a performance that endeared him to football coaches everywhere, finishing with 13 points, 12 rebounds, a season-high six blocks, five fouls and an untold number of bumps and bruises, and top-seeded Memphis outscrapped Mississippi State, 77-74,...
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March 23, 2006 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Rodney Carney was of average height until a growth spurt during middle school left him at 6-foot-5 as a high school sophomore. He is now 6-7, and he is as thin as angel hair pasta and so gangly that it looks as if his body moves in sections. But in helping Memphis reach the NCAA tournament regional semifinals in Oakland, the leaper of a forward has displayed many of the attributes of a little man: Speed, quickness, agility. "You try to get a man and a half [on Carney]
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December 17, 1999 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
John Calipari has fielded this type of telephone call before. Because of his success as coach at the University of Massachusetts, because of his high profile as coach of the New Jersey Nets and because of his current job as an assistant coach with the 76ers, it is not unusual for his phone to ring when another job is available. This time, it's the University of Memphis, where Johnny Jones has been the interim coach since Tic Price resigned last month. This time, it's Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson - a former Temple athletic director - checking with a onetime Atlantic 10 Conference opponent.
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April 17, 2008 | By JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO For the Daily News
In the end, it came down to a comfort zone for Tyreke Evans, the talented 6-6 shooting guard from American Christian and the nation's top unsigned basketball player. Evans liked the way Memphis played, he liked how far Memphis is from his Chester home, and he liked the way Tigers coach John Calipari prepares players for the NBA. They are among the most important reasons why Evans chose Memphis over Villanova yesterday during a news conference announcing where he'll attend college next season.
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December 8, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Justin Reed scored 17 points, including the winning basket on a three-point play with 24 seconds remaining, to give host Mississippi a 71-67 victory over No. 22 Memphis last night. Ole Miss (6-2) trailed for most of the second half until Derrick Allen got fouled on a layup and completed a three-point play to give the Rebels a 66-63 lead with 1:50 left. Camden High product Dajuan Wagner made a driving layup over two Ole Miss defenders to cut the lead to 66-65 with 1:38 remaining.
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December 10, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
The University of Memphis isn't backing down in its appeal of the NCAA order to vacate the 2007-08 men's basketball season, even though the Committee on Infraction's response has fans worried about even worse punishment. Memphis argues in its 28-page rebuttal to the NCAA's response to the university's appeal that the Committee on Infractions puts the Tigers at risk of double jeopardy. If the appeals committee decides to restore the vacated wins or cut the fine, the Committee on Infractions has asked that the case be remanded back to it to consider other punishment not handed out originally.
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May 23, 2015 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
'Inspired by actual events" has become one of the more misleading phrases used to push entertainment. In Memphis , now in a musically sensational staging at the Walnut Street Theatre, the claim to a factual basis creates huge dichotomies within the production, and makes a mess of the entire evening. In the 1950s, Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips broke radio's color barrier by becoming one of the first white DJs to play "race music," then a euphemism for rock-and-roll and blues sung by African Americans.
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May 18, 2015 | By Roberta Sandler, For The Inquirer
CLARKSDALE, Miss. - In the 1930s, a mediocre young guitar player stopped at a rural Mississippi crossroads at midnight to sell his soul to the devil. In return, Satan gifted him with wondrous skill. So goes the legend of the real-life Robert Johnson, seminal bluesman - "the master" in worshipper Eric Clapton's words. Today, Johnson's name beckons from roadside markers along a magical meander called the Mississippi Blues Trail. Wending through not only the Mississippi Delta and environs but down through the decades, back more than a century to the birth of the blues, the path was trod as well by Big Joe Williams, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Muddy Waters, Charley Patton, Johnny Young, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, and so many other icons-to-be looking for a way out of the dim-lit, whisky-soaked juke joints and the destitution of the Deep South.
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May 15, 2015
AS SIDE projects by rock 'n' rollers go, David Bryan 's is a doozy. Bryan, best-known as the keyboardist for Bon Jovi (and as the lifelong pal/musical sidekick of Jon Bon Jovi ), is cowriter of the hit Broadway musical "Memphis," which runs through July 12 at the Walnut Street Theatre. Considering that "Memphis," which was inspired by the 1950s birth of both the civil-rights movement and rock 'n' roll, was the Central Jersey native's first stab at musical theater, it's tough not to be impressed: The show opened on Broadway in the fall of 2009 and copped four Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score (which Bryan shared with lyricist-author Joe DiPietro )
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May 13, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
POOKIE POWELL, a 6-1 guard from Orlando, Fla., and a borderline top-100 recruit out of high school, will transfer to La Salle after playing one season at Memphis. Powell averaged 4.3 points while shooting 37.7 percent overall and 28.8 percent from three-point range last season. He had 72 assists. He had a season-best 18 points against South Carolina Upstate at a time in the season when he was getting significant minutes. His time dwindled later during the American Athletic Conference season.
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April 22, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
AS MOTIVATIONAL signs go, it was far from letter-perfect. According to a report in the Oregonian, Portland posted a laminated card in its locker room at the FedExForum in Memphis before battling the Grizzlies in Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs on Sunday. The card contained various messages, including "We don't lose to Spanish players," which caused a bit of politically incorrect stir, seeing as Barcelona-born Marc Gasol plays for the Grizzlies. Blazers coach Terry Stotts addressed the situation at a news conference yesterday.
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April 17, 2015 | By Nick Cristiano, Inquirer Staff Writer
While Motown Records billed itself as "Hitsville U.S.A.," Stax Records pointedly took the title of "Soulsville, U.S.A. " The reissue of two voluminous box sets covering the Memphis label's final eight years offers another reminder of just how much Stax lived up to the "Soulsville" name, even as it expanded beyond its gritty, gospel-based roots. The box sets - also available digitally for the first time - highlight some notable new releases in the roots and country fields. The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles Vol. 2 (Concord ****)
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April 6, 2015 | By Sarai Flores, Inquirer Staff Writer
Demonstrators in North Philadelphia on Saturday marked the 47th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with demands for a $15 minimum wage. Sharon Sobukwe, a political science professor at Eastern University, told more than 100 people gathered before the march that the poverty rate in the United States has been reduced to 15 percent, but that still means "there are 45 million people living in poverty. " Among African Americans, she said, the poverty rate is 28 percent.
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March 20, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
STAN VAN GUNDY knows 76ers guard Jason Richardson pretty well after coaching him for two seasons with the Orlando Magic. He got an appreciation for Richardson then and it has only grown over the years. Like many, Van Gundy is amazed the 34 year-old Richardson has bounced back after missing 2 years due to injury and surgeries to his knee. "I called him from time to time over the last couple of years just to see what he was doing," said Van Gundy. "He's one of my favorites. He's a great, great pro, a great worker, a great person and a tremendous guy to coach.
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March 15, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
HARTFORD, Conn. - Temple passed yesterday's quiz. Now, can it ace today's killer midterm? The Owls took care of Memphis, 80-75, in a game that was part American Athletic Conference quarterfinal and part meat grinder. It was Fran Dunphy's 500th coaching victory and, more urgently, critical for Temple's NCAA Tournament hopes. "It was great, just paying back coach Dunphy for giving us all scholarships," senior guard Will Cummings joked. "It's great just being here from my 4 years, we've kind of been bounced out the first round of our conference tournaments every year.
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March 15, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
HARTFORD, Conn. - The risks and rewards were out there on the floor at the XL Center, with Temple's season on the line. A trainer had walked over and whispered in Fran Dunphy's ear, confirming what the Owls coach already had suspected, that power forward Jaylen Bond was done for the afternoon with a sprained ankle. For the last 9 minutes, 34 seconds of Friday's American Athletic Conference quarterfinal against Memphis, the Owls stuck to four guards and a freshman forward on the court, their NCAA hopes maybe contingent on how that worked out. Was such a lineup a no-brainer for Dunphy?
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