Joyce Cobb is an American singer, teacher, and renaissance woman. She is closely associated with traditional Blues and Jazz in the style of Memphis Minnie, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday. She has had a wide-ranging career as a solo artist and vocalist.
Since becoming President of Friends of the Library, Jacqueline Wallace has put her creative and entrepreneurial skills to work building more and more programs for the benefit of the Memphis Library system. Jacqueline is a positive force of nature when it comes to her passion for spreading the good work of the library. She is one of the great things about Memphis.
Back in August of 2017, my producer, Randy Chertow, set this up. It was interesting to have someone else (my lovely wife, Kim), asking the questions. We actually met in this studio in 2002 when I was doing interviews for my Elmwood Cemetery film. I tell it all.
Lynne Sachs is a filmmaker, poet, world traveler, and one of the most intriguing, open, and creative people to grace our show. Get to know her in this fascinating conversation.
Herman Markell is one of those people who has excelled at so many things it's impossible to say exactly what he does. He has been a successful executive, but now spends his retirement years as a volunteer for Friends of the Library. In that position, he has streamlined the intake and sale of books at Second Editions Bookstore, and has been at the forefront of raising millions of dollars for the Memphis Library.
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John Kilzer (1957-2019) was a Highschool All American basketball player and a Memphis State Tiger. John was a talented singer, songwriter and performer who recorded for Geffen Records, appeared on MTV, and perfromed in concerts around the world. He later became a doctor of theology and was known for his work as a minister to those with addiction problems.
One of the most acclaimed artists in the Mid-South, Murray Riss has been working in photography for most of his life. He received his master's degree from Rhode Island School of Design, and came to Memphis at the request of Ted Rust to establish a photography department at Memphis College of Art, where he taught for nearly 20 years. His work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the George Eastman House Museum of Photography; and Harvard University.
Henry Turley began his real estate career as a property manager, spent some time brokering investment properties and founded Henry Turley Company in 1977. Since then, he has invested a lot of time, thought, energy and money in urban development. He was at the forefront of revitalizing downtown Memphis.
John McIntire, a sculptor and former professor at Memphis College of Art, is known for his multi-media creations. A master at using found objects in his work, he is the king of yard sales and flea markets. His contributions to Memphis music and literary history as well, as he once was the proprietor of The Bitter Lemon, a coffee shop that hosted bluesmen and folk artists, and lived in a house fondly called the “Beatnik Manor”
Reigning over sports-entertainment since the 1970s, Jerry “The King” Lawler has thrilled in the ring as the pride of Memphis, TN. Lawler gained national attention for his rivalry with comedian Andy Kaufman, who made the mistake of insulting The King in front of his hometown crowd in the Mid-South Coliseum in 1982. Lawler responded by blasting the “Taxi” actor with two pile-drivers, which led to an incendiary showdown on “Late Night with David Letterman”. Lawler is also a talented artist.
Bobby Whitlock is an American singer, songwriter and musician. He is best known as a member of the blues-rock band Derek and the Dominos, with Eric Clapton, in 1970–71. CoCo Carmel is a multi-talented artist and musician, composer, and photographer. CoCo Carmel and Bobby Whitlock, have been making music together since 2001.
David H. "Dave" Brown is an American meteorologist. He is the former chief meteorologist from 1977 to 2015 for WMC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Brown is an American Meteorological Society Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. He began his career as a disk jockey, and is best known as the host of Saturday Morning Wrestling, the highest rated TV show in Memphis for many years.
Mark Fleischer is editor and publisher of the free monthly print journal StoryBoard Memphis. He serves on the Midtown Development Corp. board of directors and lives in Midtown.
Bruce VanWyngarden is the editorial director of Contemporary Media, and editor of The Memphis Flyer. He joined the Contemporary Media staff in 1993. Previously, he was managing editor of Missouri Life Magazine and The Saturday Review, and editor of Pittsburgh Magazine.
2020 Blues Music Awards Virtual Show