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It's the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Rice Owls colliding in the 55th AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Tues., Dec. 31, at 3 p.m. For Mississippi State it's the 50th anniversary of its 1st Liberty Bowl appearance in 1963, where they met and bested North Carolina State, and 4th trip overall. Their last appearance in 2007, where they beat UCF, drew a record crowd of 63,816. Rice, making its 1st AutoZone Liberty Bowl trip, earned its spot trouncing Marshall in the C-USA Championship game. The Owl’s, with bowl appearances back to 1938, are making their 2nd consecutive bowl appearance – 3rd under head coach David Bailiff. Speaking of the Bulldogs, Bailiff, said, “We’re excited to face Mississippi State. Dan Mullen and staff are doing a great job. They closed ranks and showed great character down the stretch, winning their last 2 games in overtime to become bowl eligible."

New Exhibits at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in 2013 Walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll at Elvis Presley’s Graceland. In addition, to enjoying a tour of Graceland Mansion, the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum, and Elvis’ custom jets. Guests can experience two new exhibits in 2013. Limited time exhibits include Elvis: Live from Las Vegas which explores Elvis’ career from the first time he stepped on stage there to his triumphant return to 1969 and beyond; and Elvis’ Hawaii: Concerts, Movies and More which showcase Elvis’ love of the islands and why it was one of his favorite places to be. Other exhibits to enjoy: Elvis' Tupelo allows fans to explore the city that Elvis first called home with photos, video, and memorabilia. An Interactive Timeline celebrating 1956, the year Elvis and rock & roll riveted the world. If you choose to tour Graceland as a VIP, check out Elvis...Through His Daughter's Eyes which looks at Lisa Marie's experience of growing up with a famous father. Graceland tour options include:

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Graceland Platinum Tour ($37.00 adults; $33.30 ages 62+ & youth/students 13-18; $18.00 ages 7-12; children 6 & under are free), includes an audio-guided tour of Graceland mansion and self-guided tours of Elvis’ Automobile Museum, Elvis’ custom jets, Graceland VIP Tour ($70 per person), includes an audioguided tour of Graceland mansion and self-guided tours of Elvis’ Automobile Museum, Elvis’ custom jets, and more. In addition, VIP guests also enjoy front of the line mansion access, a special all-day ticket, keepsake backstage pass and a special VIP tour only exhibit. Or, if you just have a short amount of time for a visit, you can also enjoy a Mansion Only Tour. In addition, while at Graceland, enjoy shopping in one of the many gift shops or lunch in Graceland plaza. For a FREE online travel planner, more information or reservations, visit or call 901-332-3322 or 800-238-2000. Graceland parking is located at 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis. © EPE, Reg. U.S. Pat. & TM. Off.

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“Mississippi State has great fans" said Steve Ehrhart, Executive Director of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. "They helped set the AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s all-time attendance record the last time they played in our game." The 55th AutoZone Liberty Bowl is Dec. 31, at 3 p.m., in Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood, Memphis 38120. For information: 901-795-7700, or


Dec. 27, Fri. – 6 pm, Team Welcome Party, AutoZone Park. Dec. 28, Sat. – 8 am, FCA Breakfast, Hilton Memphis Hotel; 7 pm, Pro Rodeo Agricenter Showplace Arena. Dec. 29, Sun. – 6 pm, Players & Coaches Dinner, Hilton Memphis Hotel. Dec. 30, Mon. – 3 pm, Beale Street Parade, Beale St.; 5 pm, Bash on Beale Pep Rally, Handy Park, Beale St.; 7 pm President’s Gala, Peabody Hotel. Dec. 31, Tues. – 11:30am-2pm, Pre-Game Buffet Pipkin & Creative Arts Bldgs (next to stadium); 3rd Annual BBQ Bowl Judging, noon, Tiger Lane; 55th AutoZone Liberty Bowl 3 pm.

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denwood Christian Church, 2400 Union Ave., Memphis 38112; 901-458-1652, www. Dec. 5-8, 12-15, 26-29 – Troy Laz Band; Stage 2, GoldStrike Casino, 1010 Casino Center Dr., Tunica Resorts, MS 38664; 800-2457529, Dec. 6 – Styx; Horseshoe Events are compiled from a variety of sources. If there is an event you’re interested in attending, we recommend you call Casino, 1021 Casino Center Dr., (we try to provide a phone number with every listing) and make Tunica Resorts, MS 38664; 800sure the event hasn’t been cancelled or the date changed. 745-3000,, THEATRE Dec. 6-8 – Nutcracker in Wonderland; Ballet Dec. 3-8 – Sister Act the Musical; Orpheum DeSoto, 805 Dilworth, Hernando, MS 38632; 662Theatre, 203 S. Main St., Memphis 38103; 901-525349-6422, 3000, Dec. 6-8 – Nut ReMix; GPAC, 1801 Exeter Rd., Dec. 5-22 – The North Star: An Urban Nativity; Germantown, TN 38138; 901-726-9225, www. Hattiloo Theatre, 656 Marshall, Memphis 38103; 901-502-3486, Dec. 6 – Trans-Siberian Orchestra; FedExForum, Dec. 6-23 – A Christmas Carol; Theatre Mem191 Beale St., Memphis 38103; www.fedexforum. phis, 630 Perkins Ext., Memphis 38117; 901-682com 8323, Dec. 12-15 – Nutcracker Ballet; BPACC, 3663 Dec. 6-15 – Beauty & the Beast; DeSoto Family Appling Rd., Bartlett, TN 38134; 901-385-6440, www. Theatre, 4560 Venture Dr., Southaven, MS 38671; 662-470-2131, Dec. 13-22 – Country Christmas at Gold Strike Dec. 7 – Jim Witter’s Christmas Memories; Casino; Millennium Theatre, Gold Strike Casino, BPACC, 3663 Appling Rd., Bartlett, TN 38134; 9011010 Casino Center Dr., Tunica Resorts, MS 38664; 385-6440, 888-245-7529, Jan. 3-26 – Almost, Maine; TheatreWorks, 2085 Dec. 14 – Gaither Vocal Band; Landers Center, Monroe Ave., Memphis 38104;, 901-274-7139, 4560 Venture Dr., Southaven, MS 38671; 662-470Jan. 9-26 – One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show; 2131, Hattiloo Theatre, 656 Marshall, Memphis 38103; Dec. 15 – Germantown Symphony Orches901-502-3486, tra - A Hernando Christmas; MS Youth Chamber MUSIC Orchestra, 805 Dilworth, Hernando, MS 38632; Dec. 1 – The Christmas Spectacular 2013; Lin662-471-8833, denwood Chancel Choir, Orchestra & Soloists, LinDec. 19-22 – Almost Famous; Stage 2, GoldStrike


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of the 5-block long River Walk. Each of the 24 trolley stations throughout downtown, the riverfront and Madison Ave., are equipped for those with disabilities and unable to use steps. The trolley runs daily on every line, with a car pulling into the station about every 10 to 15 minutes. On the Madison Avenue Line, frequency slows to about every 25 minutes after 6 p.m. and on Sundays. Check the map on the back of the magazine for station locations, schedules and fares. Or call 901-274-MATA (6282) or visit matatransit. com.

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(Key events continued from page 11) Branch, MS 38656; 662-893-0888, Dec. 5 – Christmas in Old Towne & City Tree Lighting; 9200 Pigeon Roost Rd., Olive Branch, MS 38656; 662-893-0888, Dec. 7 – Olive Branch 37th Annual Christmas Parade; Pigeon Roost & Goodman Rd., Olive Branch, MS 38654; 662-895-2600, www.desoto. com. Dec. 7 – Southaven’s Annual Breakfast with Santa; free, 7360 Hwy 51, Southaven, MS 38672; 662-393-6939, Dec. 7 – Southaven Christmas Parade 2013; 3395 Pine Tar, Southaven, MS 38671; 662-8907275, Dec. 7 – Town of Walls Christmas Parade; 9087 Nail Rd., Walls, MS 38680; 662-781-1282, Dec. 7-8 – Memphis Flea Market: The Big One; Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd., Memphis 38120; 901-276-3532, Dec. 21-22 – Memphis Flea Market The Big One; Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd., Memphis 38120; 901-276-3532, Dec. 28-29 – Mid-South Swap Meet & Flea Market; The Arena, 7360 Hwy., 51, Southaven, MS 38672; 901-412-6195 Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve Celebration on Beale; 2nd-4th St., Memphis 38103; 901-526-0110, www. Jan. 8-11 – The Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration 2014; Graceland, 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis 38116; 800-238-2000, Orpheum Theatre. 203 S. Main St., Memphis 38103; 901-525-3000, fax 901-525-5499, www. Dec 3-8 – Sister Act the Musical. Dec 13-15 – Nutcracker. Dec 19 – Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!The Oddly Informative News Quiz from NPR. Dec 21 – Johnny Mathis Christmas Concert. EXHIBITIONS Dec. 5- 21 – DeSoto Arts Winter Art Show & Sale; 564 W. Commerce St., Hernando, MS 38632; 662-404-3361, December 6-8 & 30 – Memphis Flea Market: The Big One; Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove at Germantown Pkwy, 901-276-3532 www.memphisfleamarket. com, or 901-757-7777, Dec. 13 – Film: Detropia; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis 38104; 901-544-6200, Dec. 14 – Annual Horn Lake Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting; Horn Lake City Hall, 3101 Goodman Rd. W, Horn Lake, MS 38637, starts at Horn Lake Fire Station 1 on Tulane Rd.; 662-393-9897, Jan. 5 – Bridal Rhapsody Extravaganza; ExpoCenter Show Place Arena, 901-730-6667, www. Dixon Gallery & Gardens. 4339 Park Ave., Memphis 38117; 901-761-5250, Oct. 20-Jan. 5 – Ashe to Amen: African Americans & Biblical Imagery. Oct. 27-Jan. 12 – Brian Russell: Continuum.

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Elvis' legendary home, Graceland, is dressed for the Holidays through Jan. 8 & the annual celebration of his birthday. The blue lights lining his drive make his famous song come to life. Lights, Nativity & more have been a Graceland tradition since the King first displayed them. Visit for more about Elvis Christmas. Nov. 20-Dec. 8 – It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. 1934 Poplar in Overton Square, Memphis 38104; 901-544-6200, Aug. 11-June 25 – A Decade of Gifts from Howard Foote. Oct. 12-Jan. 6 – Shared: The Sondra Gilman & Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection of Photography. Nov.13-Apr. 20 – The Dorothy & Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States. Nov. 16-Jan. 12 – #Memphis Shared. SPORTS December 13 – Lucky Dog Barrel Race; 8 a.m. daily, Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove at Germantown Pkwy, 901-757-7777,, December 20-22 – Young Champions Regional Competition; Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove at Germantown Pkwy, 901-581-7260,, or 901-757-7777, 55th AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood, Memphis 38120; 901-795-7700, fax 901-795-7826, 901-795-7700, Dec. 27, Fri. – 6 pm, Team Welcome Party, AutoZone Park. Dec. 28, Sat. – 8 am, FCA Breakfast, Hilton Memphis Hotel; 7 pm, Pro Rodeo Agricenter Showplace Arena. Dec. 29, Sun. – 6 pm, Players & Coaches Dinner, Hilton Memphis Hotel. Dec. 30, Mon. – 3 pm, Beale Street Parade, Beale St.; 5 pm, Bash on Beale Pep Rally, Handy Park, Beale St.; 7 pm President’s Gala, Peabody Hotel. Dec. 31, Tues. – 11:30am-2pm, Pre-Game Buffet Pipkin & Creative Arts Bldgs (next to stadium); 3rd Annual BBQ Bowl Judging, noon, Tiger Lane; 55th AutoZone Liberty Bowl 3 pm. Mississippi RiverKings. Hockey, Landers Center. 4560 Venture Dr., Southaven, MS 38671; 662-3421755, Dec. 7-8 – Bloomington Thunder. Dec. 13 – Huntsville Havoc. Dec. 27 – Pensacola Ice Flyers. Jan.3-4 – Fayetteville FireAntz. Memphis International Raceway. 5500 Victory

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C-7. Delicious, home-cooked luncheons, menu changed daily, beverage & dessert included, no tipping. Served 11 :30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Also unique gift shop with fine crafts, beautiful handmade children’s clothes, toys, linens & unusual gifts. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. CASINOS HOLLYWOOD CASINO GIFT SHOP 1150 Casino Strip Blvd., , Robinsonville, MS, 1-800871-0711 - Map G-1. GIFT SHOPS GRACELAND GIFT SHOPS, at Graceland Plaza & Graceland Crossing on Elvis Presley Blvd. across from Graceland Mansion. GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT, Elvis CD's, DVD's, videotapes, books & more. Exclusive Elvis releases from Follow That Dream label, only available at Graceland or www. ELVIS THREADS, Wide selection of Elvis-themed apparel, including t-shirts, jackets, hats & accessories. GALLERY ELVIS, Upscale art pieces & collectibles. ELVIS KIDS, Special gifts for the youngest Elvis fans. HEARTBREAK HOTEL GIFT SHOP, Heartbreak Hotel lobby, open til 10 p.m. daily & offering Heartbreak Hotel merchandise, mugs, post cards, glassware & collectibles. GOLF CHEROKEE VALLEY GOLF CLUB, 6635 Crumpler at Goodman Rd. & Hwy. 78, Olive Branch, MS, 901-525-4653, 662-893-4444. Just minutes south of Memphis, 30 minutes from Tunica casinos, one of Mississippi’s top 5 golf courses. Course features Bentgrass Greens, Zoysia Fairways, full practice facilities, pro shop, Player’s Grill, golf instruction, meeting & banquet facilities. Tee times required on weekends; suggested at all times. MIRIMICHI GOLF COURSE, 6195 Woodstock Cuba Rd., Millington, TN 38053, 901-259-3800, Award-winning, world-class public access golf course only 15 minutes from downtown Memphis off Hwy. 51 N (turn at

Shops&&Services Services Shops APPAREL & ACCESSORIES MISTER HATS, 113 S. Highland at Poplar, 901-452-2099, or, - Map C-8. Most complete hat shop in the Mid-South, has such brands as Bailey, Borsalino, Dobbs, Kangol, Stetson, Tilley. Also a selection of neckties & cuff links. Open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; all major credit cards. ART GALLERIES INSPIRATION ART GALLERY, Wolfchase Galleria, 2760 N. Germantown Pkwy, #112, 901-257-1212 - Map A-10; www., www.ThomasKinkadeMemphis. com. Specializing in limited edition canvas lithographs of works by Thomas Kinkade & many more. Also a wide variety of gifts & collectibles. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; open Sun. by appointment only. Major credit cards accepted. ARTS & CRAFTS CHECKERBERRY SHOPPE, 2247 S. Germantown Rd, 901-754-3601, Map D-10. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. In Old Germantown, a creative outlet with old-fashioned originality & hospitality, features commemorative pottery by Rowe, miniature houses (Germantown, Arlington, Collierville, Bartlett) & Germantown Buildings by Cat's Meow, Boyds Bears & Friends, & the Trail of the Painted Ponies. Also other gift items. WOMAN’S EXCHANGE TEA ROOM & GIFT SHOP, 88 Racine, 901-327-5681,, Map

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Rust Rd.), features 18-hole par 72 Championship Course, 9-hole par 36 Executive Course & 100 acres of practice facilities, in a beautifully secluded area. PLANTATION GOLF CLUB, 9425 Plantation Rd., off Germantown Ext./Riverdale, Olive Branch, MS, 901-525-2411, 662-895-3530. Just minutes south of Memphis, 30 minutes from Tunica casinos, one of Mississippi’s top 5 golf courses features Zoysia Fairways, Bentgrass Greens, full practice facilities, pro shop, Player’s Grill, golf instruction, meeting & banquet facilities. Tee times required on weekends; suggested at all times. INTERNET PROVIDERS GUESTVELOCITY BY WORLDSPICE TECHNOLOGIES, 901-843-9300, 866-466-7733, Highspeed, wireless Internet access for hotel guests, 50 times faster than dial-up, offering access to e-mail, VPN (Virtual Private Networks), home networks, Instant Messaging and the Internet. Compatible with laptops with either standard Wi-Fi (802.11) wireless capability, or standard hardwired Ethernet port. Tech support for guests is available 24/7. JEWELRY JEWELRY MARKET, 43 S. Main at Monroe, at the trolley stop, 901-522-9624, Jewelry for the entire family: ladies’ & men’s watches, pendants, bracelets, rings, diamonds, pearls, precious gems & more. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., closed Sun. All credit cards accepted. MUSEUMS BELZ MUSEUM OF ASIAN & JUDAIC ART 119 S. Main St., Pembroke Sq., concourse level, 901-523-ARTS, The largest & most comprehensive collection of Asian art in the South, with more than 900 objects, ranging in date from 202 BC to the early 20th-century, including intricately carved Chinese jades, ivories, sculptures, paintings, ceramics, lacquer, textiles & funerary art. Also Judaica featuring some of Israel’s most celebrated contemporary artists. Gift shop on site; facilty rental available. Open 10 a.m.-5:30
































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p.m. Tues.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission $6 adults; $5 seniors; $4 students. Group rates available. STAX MUSEUM OF AMERICAN SOUL MUSIC 926 E. McLemore Ave, 901-942-SOUL (7685),, Map D-4. Less than 3 miles from Beale St., the neighborhood studio that gave us Isaac Hayes, Booker T & the MGs, Otis Redding, Rufus & Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave, the Staple Singers, the Mar-Keys & more, features more than 2,000 fun & fascinating exhibits. Hours: Tues.Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.; closed Mon.; gift shop open during museum hours. RECREATION GOLF & GAMES FAMILY PARK, 5484 Summer Ave., 901-386-2992, Map A-10. Features 3 Putt-Putt golf

(Key shopping continued on page 27) Hats! Hats! Hats! At Mr. Hats, the most complete hat shop in the Mid-South, 113 S. Highland at Poplar. Also features neckties, cuff links and other accessories. 901-452-2099 or December 16-31, 2013 • KEY 15 November 1-15, 2013

MMHLA and Key Hotels The Madison Hotel, 79 Madison in downtown Memphis. — AIRPORT AREA —

ELVIS PRESLEY'S HEARTBREAK HOTEL Map G-4 3677 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN, 38116, across the street from Graceland Mansion. Phone 901-332-1000, www. 128-room, fashionable boutique hotel, is convenient for Elvis-related activities as well as general sightseeing and business travel. Amenities include: security-patrolled parking lot, complimentary airport shuttle, heart-shaped outdoor pool, complimentary exercise room. Clarion Brooks Road. 1471 E. Brooks Rd., Memphis, TN, 38116; 901-332-3500. Comfort Inn East Airport. 2575 Thousand Oaks, Memphis, TN 38118. Phone 901-365-2575. Memphis Airport Hotel & Conference Center. 2240 Democrat, Memphis, TN, 38132; 901-332-1130.


COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT - COLLIERVILLE Map G-10 4640 Merchants Park Cir., Collierville, TN, 38017. Phone 901850-9390. Within walking distance of shopping & dining at The Avenue Carriage Crossing Mall, offers hot breakfast buffet complete with omelet & waffle stations. Spacious rooms feature complimentary high-speed internet access, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, coffeemaker. Also indoor pool, on-site guest laundry, meeting space for up to 100 & onsite Market with room service delivery. Four Points by Sheraton. 4090 Stansell Court, Memphis TN, 38125. Phone 901-309-3020. Hampton Inn Collierville. 1280 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN, 38017. Phone 901-854-9400. Holiday Inn Express & Suites. 4068 Stansell Cv., Memphis, TN, 38125. Phone 901-309-6474.

fers shuttle service to the entire downtown area and specializes in upscale southern hospitality. Features include 230 luxurious guest rooms with complimentary high speed internet, outdoor pool, fitness center, Canal Bar & Bistro restaurant, business center, and 5,000 square feet of event and meeting space. DOUBLETREE DOWNTOWN Map C-3 185 Union Ave., Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-528-1800. 1-800-222-TREE. Just minutes from Beale St. Features include swimming pool, sauna, exercise room & T.G.I. Friday's restaurant. HAMPTON INN - BEALE STREET Map C-2 175 Peabody Place, Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-2604000. Multi-award winning hotel, one block from Beale St., in downtown Memphis. 144 deluxe guest rooms with 30 suites, each offering large work desk, dual-line accessible phone, voice mail, coffee maker, iron & ironing board, remote-controlled TV with premium movie channel, CNN & ESPN. Complimentary breakfast bar, indoor pool & spa, fitness facility, laundry for the use of hotel guest. Holiday Inn Express - Medical Center. 1180 Union Ave., Memphis, TN,, 38104; 901-276-1175.


Best Western Galleria Inn & Suites. 8635 Ricky Bell Cv., Memphis, TN, 38133. Phone 901-372-0000. Hampton Inn & Suites Wolfchase Galleria. 2935 N. Germantown Rd., Bartlett, TN, 38133. Phone 901-382-2050. Holiday Inn & Suites Memphis - Wolfchase. 2751 New Brunswick Rd., Memphis, TN, 38133. Phone 901-266-1952. Memphis Fairfield Inn & Suites. 8489 US Hwy 64, Memphis, TN, 38133. Phone 901-381-0085. SpringHill Suites by Marriott. 2800 New Brunswick Road, Memphis, TN, 38133. Phone 901-380-9700.


Comfort Inn - Downtown. 100 N. Front St., Memphis, TN 38103. Phone 901-526-0583. COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT Map B-2 75 Jefferson Ave., Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-522-2200. On the trolley line at Court Square, a few blocks from the Cook Convention Center to the north & Beale St. to the south. Offers Bistro/Bar in lobby, high-speed internet access & mini-refrigerators in all rooms. CROWNE PLAZA Map C-3 300 N. Second St., Memphis, TN, 38105. Phone 901-525-1800, Find the rhythm of Memphis here! Located one block from the Cook Convention Center with easy access to I-40 and walking distance from Beale Street. Hotel of-

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Holiday Inn Downtown. 160 Union, right in the heart of downtown Memphis. HOLIDAY INN DOWNTOWN Map C-2 160 Union Ave., Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-525-5491, 888-300-5491. 192-room downtown high-rise hotel, near Beale St., Trolley, FedEx Forum, AutoZone Park, Orpheum Theater, as well as Mississippi River, Mud Island, Memphis Convention Center, National Civil Rights Museum, Sun Studios, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and more. Full-service restaurant, lounge, coffee shop, exercise facility, outdoor terrace pool, complimentary wireless internet access, business center and over 6800 square ft. of meeting and banquet space. MADISON HOTEL Map B-2 79 Madison Ave., in the heart of downtown Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-333-1200 or toll-free 866/44-MEMPHIS. Affiliate of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, combines the distinct contemporary design of a luxury boutique hotel with southern hospitality and charm. Features wet bar, mini refrigerator & coffee maker, 2 phone lines & high-speed internet connection in every room; fitness center; indoor pool; valet parking; restaurant, lounge, meeting room & beautiful rooftop views of the Mississippi River.

Peabody Hotel. 149 Union Ave., Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-529-4000. RESIDENCE INN - DOWNTOWN Map B-2 110 Monroe Ave., Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-578-3700. Close to AutoZone Park, Fire Museum of Memphis, Orpheum Theater. Also nearby: Sun Studio, Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Features include: tub, business center & services & small meeting rooms, complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet, complimentary breakfast. Also library, bbq grills, laundry facilities as well as coffee/tea maker, microwave, refrigerator, complimentary newspaper, separate sitting area with desk & sofa bed. Room service during limited hours. River Inn of Harbor Town. 50 Harbor Town Square, Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-260-3333. SHERATON MEMPHIS DOWNTOWN Map C-3 250 Main St., Memphis, TN, 38103, adjoining Cook Convention Center. 901-527-7300, 1-800-228-9290, 12,434 total square feet of meeting/banquet space, 600 rooms on 19 floors, 2 concierge level floors, full-service restaurant & lobby bar. Also indoor pool, health club, whirlpool, sauna & high-speed internet access. In-room movies. Peabody Hotel. 149 Union Ave., Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-529-4000. SLEEP INN AT COURT SQUARE Map B-2 40 N. Front St., Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-522-9700. Platinum Hospitality Award Winner, 2001-2002, With a Main Street Trolley just outside the door, Beale St. & all downtown attractions are just m inutes away. Free, deluxe Continental breakfast; free high-speed internet; free local phone calls; free HBO; & fitness center. SPRINGHILL BY MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN Map B-2 21 N. Main St., Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-522-2100, 1-800-593-6415. All-suite hotel offers up to 25% more space than a traditional hotel room with separate areas for sleeping, eating/working and relaxing. Pantry features in-room refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, 2 phones, data ports & voice mail. Complimentary breakfast, pool & fitness center, free high-speed internet. Adjoining the historic Kress Conference Center. Westin Memphis Beale Street. 170 Lt. George W. Lee Ave., Memphis, TN, 38103. Phone 901-334-5900.


Comfort Inn East Airport - 2575 Thousand Oaks Cv., Memphis, TN 38118. Phone 901-365-2575. Courtyard by Marriott - Lenox Park. 3076 Kirby Parkway, Memphis, TN, 38115. Phone 901-365-6400. Courtyard by Marriott - Park Ave. 6015 Park Ave., Memphis, TN, 38119. Phone 901-761-0330. DOUBLETREE MEMPHIS Map C-9 5069 Sanderlin, Memphis, TN, 38117. Phone 901-767-6666, 1-800-445-8667. 264 rooms on 8 floors. King-size rooms (20% larger than regular), & handicap rooms available. Exercise room, indoor/outdoor pool, cable TV, 9 meeting rooms for 10300. Lynchburg Legends for breakfast, lunch, dinner daily. Embassy Suites. 1022 S. Shady Grove Rd., Memphis, TN, 38120. Phone 901-684-1777. Four Points by Sheraton. 5877 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN, 38119. Phone 901-767-6300. Hampton Inn - Poplar. 5320 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN, 38119. Phone 901-683-8500. Hampton Inn - Thousand Oaks. 2700 S. Perkins Rd., Memphis, TN, 38118. Phone 901-367-1234. HILTON MEMPHIS Map D-10 939 Ridge Lake Blvd, Memphis, TN, 38120. Phone 901-6846664, 1-800-HILTONS, In the heart of the East Memphis business district, just minutes from the airport, downtown, Beale St. & FedExForum, Liberty Bowl, Memphis Zoo & more. Amenities include high speed internet, dataport and voicemail, hairdryer, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board, pool & fitness facilities, laundry/valet service. Holiday Inn Select - East. 5795 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN, 38119. Phone 901-682-7881. Holiday Inn/Fogelman Executive Center. 3700 Central Ave., Memphis, TN, 38111. Phone 901-678-8200. HOMESTEAD STUDIO SUITES HOTEL Map D-10 6500 Poplar Ave., 901-767-5522, 1-888-STAY-HSD. Studio suite rooms feature a fully-equipped kitchen complete with

At the Hollywood Hotel, enjoy the casino & the magnificent Epic Buffet! refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, dining & cook utensils. Also on-site laundry, iron & full-size ironing board, in-room computer data ports. Off-site fitness club access (fees may apply) & dry cleaning available. Residence Inn - East. 6141 Old Poplar Pike, Memphis, TN, 38119. Phone 901-685-9595. StayBridge Suites. 1070 Ridge Lake Blvd., Memphis, TN, 38120. Phone 901-682-1722.


Comfort Inn & Suites - Germantown. 7787 Wolf River Blvd., Germantown, TN, 38138. Phone 901-757-7800. Courtyard by Marriott - Germantown. 7750 Wolf River Pkwy, Germantown, TN, 38138. Phone 901-751-0230. HAMPTON INN HACKS CROSS Map G-10 3579 Hacks Cross at Winchester, across from the Tournament Players Club, 901-754-8454. Four-story, 133 East Memphis hotel with 63 mini-suites. Features include deluxe Continental breakfast, 2-line phones & voice-mail, free local calls, outdoor pool, exercise room, business center, coin-operated laundry. Mini-suites feature separate living room & work area, 2 TVs, microwave & refrigerator. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. 7784 Wolf Trail Cove, Germantown, TN, 38138. Phone 901-309-6700. Homewood Suites - Germantown. 7855 Wolf River Pkwy. Germantown, TN, 38138. Phone 901-751-2500. Homewood Suites Hacks Cross. 3583 Hacks Cross, Memphis, TN, 38138. Phone 901-758-5018. Hyatt Place - Germantown. 9161 Winchester Rd., Germantown, TN, 38138. Phone 901-759-1174. Residence Inn - Germantown. 9314 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN, 38138. Phone 901-752-0900.


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Map A-4 5090 Copper Creek Blvd., Millington, TN, 38053. Phone 901872-3640. 1-888-HOLIDAY (465-4329), millingtontn. Amenities include Express Start Breakfast Bar & Free hi-speed internet.


Gold Strike Casino Resort. 1010 Casino Center Dr., Tunica Resorts, MS, 38664. Phone 888-245-7829. Harrah’s Casino & Hotel. 13615 Old Hwy 61 North, Robinsonville, MS, 38664. Phone 800-946-4946. Hilton Garden Inn. 6671 Towne Center Loop, Southaven, MS, 38671. Phone 662-349-0277. Holiday Inn Southaven. 280 Marathon Way, Southaven, MS, 38671. Phone 662-349-0444. Whispering Woods Hotel & Conference Center. 7300 Hacks Cross Rd., 38654. Phone 662-890-2941. HOLLYWOOD CASINO TUNICA Map G-1 1150 Casino Strip Blvd., Robinsonville, MS, 1-800-871-0711. Luxurious 506-room Hollywood Hotel features 5-story tower, overlooking casino floor, & 8-story tower. Amenities & services include luxury suites, indoor pool & hot tub, outdoor sundeck. 24-hour room service, gift shop & priority tee times at River Bend Links Golf Course. Horseshoe Casino & Hotel. 1021 Casino Center, Robinsonville, MS, 38664. Phone 800-303-7463. Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel. 1107 Casino Center, Robinsonville, MS, 38664. Phone 662-363-0711.

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CATHOLIC Beautiful, Historic St. Mary’s, 257 North Third; Pastoral Center at 155 Market, 1 block south of I-40; 1 block east of Convention Center. Masses: Sun. Vigil at 5 p.m. Sat., Holyday Vigil 5 p.m., Sun. Eucharist 8 & 10:30 a.m. Gathering after Sun. Masses. Penance 4:15-4:45 p.m. Sat. Daily Mass or Communion Service Tues.-Thurs., 5:30 p.m. 901-522-9420. St. Michael Catholic Church, 3863 Summer Ave. (Take Graham exit from Sam Cooper Blvd.). Holy Mass: Mon.-Sat. 8:15 a.m., Mon.-Fri. 5:30 -p.m., Sat. Vigil 4 p.m., Sun. 8 & 11 a.m., Spanish Mass Sun. at 1 p.m. Church Office: 901-323-0896.

Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 N. 2nd at Adams, downtown. St. Peter Catholic Church, 190 Adams at Third, 901-527-8282, Come celebrate at the oldest Catholic Church in Memphis! Mass Schedule: Sat. 5 p.m.; Sun. 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Weekday - Tues.-Fri. 12:05 p.m. in St. Martin de Porres Shrine Chapel. EPISCOPAL Calvary Episcopal Church, Making God's love visible in downtown Memphis since 1832; 102 N. 2nd at Adams;; 901525-6602; Sunday Worship Services: 8:00 am Traditional Worship; 10:00 am Eucharist with Children's Chapel; 11:15 am Formation for all ages; 12:00 pm Coffee Hour.

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EVANGELICAL First Evangelical Church, 735 Ridge Lake Blvd., just down the street from the Hilton in East Memphis, Sunday A.M. Services: Classic S 8:45 a.m., Contemporary 11:15 a.m.; Sun. P.M. Service: 6 p.m. Wednesday Night (Sept. – April) 5:15 p.m. Dinner & 6:15 p.m. Electives, (901) 682-8452, website: GREEK ORTHODOX Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 573 N. Highland, 901-327-8177, Services: 10 a.m., Rev. Jim Berends. UNITARIAN-UNIVERSALIST First Unitarian Church of Memphis, (The Church of the River), 292 Virginia Ave. W. (S. on Riverside Dr. near old Mphs.-Ark. Bridge). Mail: P.O. Box 683, Mphs., TN 38101. 901-526-8631. Sun. Services: Worship 11 a.m., Religious Education Classes/Church School begins at 11:00 a.m., Adult Education Classes 9:30 a.m. UNITED METHODIST Christ United Methodist Church, 4488 Poplar Ave., across from the Oak Court Mall, 901-6833521, Worship Services: Saturday Night Alive 5:30 p.m. Sat.; Traditional Family Worship 8:30 a.m. Sun.; Praise & Worship 9:45 a.m. Sun.; Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Sun.; The Hour 11 a.m. Sun.; Service of Prayer, Healing & Holy Communion 5:30 p.m. Sun.

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Return to the Old South in the Mid-South's Antebellum Capitol: Holly Springs, MS. Just 45 minutes south of Memphis off Hwy. 78, featuring daily home & garden tours, historic museums, art galleries, shopping, camping, world famous burgers at Phillip's Grocery & a one-of-a-kind shrine to Elvis you can tour all day everyday: Graceland Too! Call 888-687-4765 or visit www.Visit

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Key Dining AMERICAN break Hotel, featuring B R U S H M A R K sandwiches, salads, RESTAURANT appetizers, specialty Map B-6 drinks & more. Open Memphis Brooks Muto 11 p.m. nightly; food seum of Art, 1934 Popavailable til 10 p.m. lar, zip code 38104, in 83 FOOD & DRINK Overton Park, 901-544Map B-2 6225. Delicious, South8 3 M a d i s o n Av e . , ern gourmet creations adjacent to downtown’s served in a bistro setluxurious Madison ting. Panoramic view of Hotel, zip code 38103, the greens and trees of 901-333-1224 for Overton Park. Serving reservations, www. lunch Wed.-Sat. 11:30 - Gourmet a.m.-2:30 p.m. Brunch dining in the heart Sun. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 of downtown! This p.m. Dinner offered intimate & sophisticated Thurs. 5-8 p.m. Wine restaurant serves up list; full bar. Major credit a deliciously creative cards accepted. blend of classic CANAL BAR & & contemporary BISTRO on 2nd American cuisine. Map B-3 The acclaimed menu 300 N. 2nd, zip code Texas de Brazil, 150 Peabody Place in downtown Memphis, features a selection of 38105, in the Crowne offering select cuts of beef, lamb, pork, chicken & Brazilian prime steaks & fresh Plaza Memphis, 901seafood, including 312-2357, www.cp- sausage. its Signature Bonem e m p h i sh o te l .com. In Kansas City Filet, Offering the best in Seared Scallops with Smoked Gouda Grits, Roasted Salmon Southern bistro cuisine as well as tried & true classics - fresh, Napoleon & more. From the boutique vintage wine cellar to the imaginative and always delicious. Open daily for breakfast, chic lounge décor, Grill 83 is a regional culinary standout. Open lunch & dinner. Most credit cards accepted. 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Valet parking is CORKY’S available, as are private bookings. 5259 Poplar, zip code 38119, 901-685-9744, Map D-9. 1740 THE HALF SHELL Germantown Rd. (Cordova), zip code 38018, 901-737-1988, 688 S. Mendenhall, zip code 38117, 901-682-3966 -- Map Map B-10. 743 W. Poplar (Collierville), zip code 38017, 901D-9. 7825 Winchester, zip code 38125, 901-737-6755 -- Map 405-4999, Map F-10. Memphis’ finest G-10. Two locations for the BBQ. Delicious sandwiches, pork or beef, wet & dry ribs & freshest quality seafood in the Mid-South. Also hand-carved BBQ salad. Also BBQ chicken, BBQ & spaghetti, hot tamales, steaks, sandwiches & salads; week-end brunch Sat. & Sun. chili & Cajun shrimp. Try a loaf of onion rings! Beer served. til 3 p.m. Open daily for lunch & dinner. Lunch & dinner daily. M.C., D.C., Visa, Amex, Discover. HOLLYWOOD CAFE Map G-1 GRACELAND RESTAURANTS Map G-4 1585 Old Commerce Rd., off Hwy. 304, Robinsonville, MS, On Elvis Presley Blvd., across from Graceland Mansion, 38664, (662) 363-1225, Home 901-332-3322, of the fried dill pickle, serves delicious steaks, catfish & CHROME GRILLE, Automotive-themed restaurant offers shrimp for lunch & dinner. Also features live entertainment Southern-style plate lunches & world-famous Memphis BBQ. Fri. & Sat. nights. Close to the casinos. Open for lunch 11 ROCKABILLY'S DINER, Casual fare in nostalgic 50'sa.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri., serving dinner from 6 p.m. Fri. & Sat. style diner, includes Elvis' favorite peanut butter & banana Full bar. Visa, MC, Discover. sandwich, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, HOLLYWOOD CASINO Map G-1 fries & more. 1150 Casino Strip Blvd., Robinsonville, MS, 38664, 1-800SHAKE, SPLIT & DIP, Open Memorial Day to Labor 871-0711. Fairbanks Steakhouse & Bar, voted “Best Day, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor serving cold & Steakhouse in Tunica”, hours: Thurs.-Mon. opens at 5 p.m. tasty treats. (Key dining continued on page 26) JUNGLE ROOM LOUNGE, at Elvis Presley's Heart-

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KeyPoints Points of ofInterest Interest AGRICENTER INTERNATIONAL Map C-10 7777 Walnut Grove Rd. in E. Memphis, (901) 757-7777, World’s 1st year-round, international agricultural marketing center. Exhibitors & company offices in 160,000 square ft. exhibition pavilion & on 1,000 acre demonstration farm. Latest agricultural technology on display. Location for National Weather Service. Closed Sat. & Sun. ART MUSEUM of the UNIVERSITY of MEMPHIS Map D-8 142 Communication Fine Arts Bldg., University of Memphis, near Central Ave., 901-678-2444, Includes the Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, the largest public collection of Egyptian antiquities in the South; the Spirit of Africa collection of West African art objects; and changing exhibits of contemporary art. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.Sat., closed between changing exhibits & UM holidays, admission free. AUTOZONE PARK Map C-2 200 Union Ave. at 3rd, downtown, (901)721-6050, www. The best minor league ballpark in America, and home of the Memphis Redbirds, features beautiful redbrick exterior, double-decked seating, paved walkway around the park, 24-foot climbing wall, picnic tables, walkway overlooking Redbirds bullpen. Memphis

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music Soulsville USA, at 926 E. McLemore. Call 942-SOUL.

Redbirds Baseball Foundation is the only non-profit teamowner in the U.S. BEALE STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT Map C-2 Downtown Memphis between 2nd & 4th St. (901) 526-0110, One of America’s famous streets; where W.C. Handy gave birth to the blues. Features restaurants, shows, shops, music, Handy statue in Handy Park. Also W.C. Handy home. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF MEMPHIS Map D-7 2525 Central Ave. at Hollywood, by Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 458-2678, Hands-on learning adventure for children & their families. Open 7 days a week 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & some major holidays. Call for prices. (H20h! Splash opening May 2013. Open seasonally.) DANNY THOMAS-ALSAC PAVILION/ST. JUDE Map B-3 332 Lauderdale N. in front of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 495-3300, Information center for St. Jude contains posters, photos, fund-raising memorabilia & audio-visual displays pertaining to hospital. Danny Thomas & ALSAC (the fund-raising arm of St. Jude). For tours of pavilion & hospital call 495-4414. Pavilion open daily. Free admission. Gift shop open daily 8:30 a.m.-4 :30p.m. DAVIES MANOR HOUSE MapA-10 9336 Davies Plantation Rd., in northeast Shelby County, 901-386-0715, Historic log house begun around 1830, open for tours Tues.-Sat., 12-3:30 p.m. when last tour begins. Season runs Apr. 1-Dec.15. Visit the pioneer log & chink dwelling of the Davies family who farmed the land for over 100 years. Nominal admission. Handicap access first floor. Call for information & directions. THE DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS Map D-8 4339 Park, 901-761-5250, One of South’s

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finest collections of French Impressionist art, antique furniture & 17 acres of formal & informal gardens. Also Stout Collection of 18th Century German Porcelain. Open Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m., closed Mon. Admission $7 adults, $5 seniors 65 & over, $5 students with ID, $3 children 7-17, Dixon members free. Group rates available. ELMWOOD CEMETERY Map D-4 824 S. Dudley, 901-744-3212, www.elmwoodcemetery. org. Established 1852, the final resting place of prominent Memphians, yellow fever victims, politicians & Civil War generals. Free. Open daily 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Office open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-noon Sat., office closed Sun. Handicap accessible. FEDEXFORUM Map C-3 191 Beale & 3rd, 901-205-2640, Home of the Memphis Grizzlies, the University of Memphis Tiger basketball team and the Smithsonian Rock 'n' Soul Museum. FIRE MUSEUM OF MEMPHIS Map B-3 Fire Engine House No. 1 at 118 Adams, downtown, 901-3205650, Teaches Memphis fire history and fire safety and prevention. Exhibits include the FedEx Fire Room that recreates the experience of a real fire and rare historic equipment dating to 1870’s. Fire Engine House No. 1 built in 1910 is on the National Historic Register. Memorial Wall commemorating firefighters who died in the line of duty. Open Monday-Saturday, 9-5. GOLF & GAMES FAMILY PARK Map A-10 5484 Summer, 901-386-2992, Features 3 Putt-Putt Golf Courses, 100-plus video games, 100 tee lighted golf range, Max Flight “Virtual Rollercoaster” & LaserTron “The Ultimate Laser Action Game”, Go-kart Supertrak & Funtrak, bumper boats, batting cages, Funland for toddlers, private picnic area & birthday parties. Individual, wristband or group rates available. Open year round with seasonal hours. Call for specific hours. GRACELAND Map G-5 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd., home of Elvis Presley, King of Rock & Roll! Stroll through Graceland Mansion & see his famous pink cadillac in the Elvis Presley auto museum. Climb aboard his custom jets, the “Lisa Marie” & “Hound Dog II”. Excellent souvenir shops & restaurants. Open Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mansion tours not available Tuesdays Nov.-Feb. Call for seasonal changes in hours. Reservations suggested during summer. (901) 332-3322 or 1-800-2382000, MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN Map D-9 96 acres with 23 unique gardens: Japanese Garden of Tranquility; Little Garden Club-Sensory Garden; Four Seasons Garden; & Tennessee Bicentennial Iris Garden. Rental facilities & outdoor pavilion for events. Art exhibits, horticulture programs. Fratelli’s in the Garden Restaurant Tues.- Sat. 11am-2pm. Garden hours: Mar.- Oct.: Mon.- Sat. 9-6pm; Sun. 11am-6pm. Nov.-Feb. Mon.-Sat. 9am-4:30pm;

Sun Studio, 706 Union Ave., is where it all began for the members of the Million Dollar Quartet: Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley & Johnny Cash.

Sun. 11am-4:30pm. $5 adults; Seniors (62+) $4; children (3-12) $3; 2 & under FREE; Garden members FREE. Group Discounts, Wheelchair accessible, free parking, 750 Cherry Rd, 901-685-1566, . MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART Map B-5 In Overton Park, 901-544-6200, Look! Lunch! Shop! Spend an afternoon in the Museum galleries, BrushmarkRestaurant and Museum Store. Outstanding collections of fine art dating fromantiquity to present and superb international traveling exhibitions. Permanent collection includes Italian Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculpture, European and American paintings, and more. The Brushmark Restaurant, overlooking Overton Park, offers southern gourmet in a bistro atmosphere. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed.-Fri. (til 8 p.m. Thurs.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., closed Mon. & Tues. Admission prices: $7 adults; $6 seniors (65+); $3 students with ID; children 7-17 $3; children under 6 free. Discounted admission for scheduled groups; free admission on Wed. MEMPHIS PINK PALACE MUSEUM Map C-7 3050 Central, 901-320-6320, www.memphismuseums. org. Explores natural & cultural history of Mid-South. Also features Sharpe Planetarium, Union Planters IMAX Theater & temporary exhibits throughout the year. Open Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. Handicap accessible. MEMPHIS ROCK 'N' SOUL MUSEUM Map C-2 191 Beale St. & 3rd, at FedExForum, (901)-205-2533. The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum’s exhibition about the birth of rock & soul music, created by the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of musical pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial & socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the entire world. The museum offers a comprehensive Memphis music experience from the rural field hollers & sharecroppers of the 1930s, through the explosion of Sun, Stax & Hi Records, & Memphis’ musical heyday in the 70s, to its global musical influence. Open daily, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (last entry at 6:15). Adults $10, youth (5-17) $7. Group rates; AAA, AARP & military discounts. MEMPHIS ZOO Map B-5 In Overton Park, 901-276-WILD,, CHINA exhibit is home to giant pandas Ya Ya and Le Le, and Northwest Passage - featuring polar bears, black bears, sea lions and bald eagles - opens in March 2006. Also features Cat Country, Animals of the Night, Cat House Cafe, Children’s Rides, Discovery Center, Primate Canyon & Once Upon A Farm. Open (Mar.-Oct.) 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, last admission 5 p.m. Winter hours (Nov.-Feb.) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., last admission 4 p.m. MUD ISLAND RIVER PARK Map B-2 125 N. Front St. Features 18-gallery Mississippi River Museum, River Walk, Adventure Center, gift shops, 5,000seat amphitheatre for concerts & shows, food concessions & special events. Open 2nd weekend of April to Memorial Day Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend open daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. After Labor Day weekend open til end of Oct. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Special attractions throughout season. Call (901) 576-7241, NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM Map B-2 450 Mulberry St., downtown, 901-521-9699, The Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. & Wed.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun., closed Tues. NATIONAL ORNAMENTAL METAL MUSEUM Map D-1 374 Metal Museum Dr., by DeSoto Park. Changing & permanent exhibits of metal or pertaining to metalwork. Historical & contemporary exhibits. Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. First floor, grounds & smithy are handicap accessible. 901-774-6380, ORPHEUM THEATRE Map C-2 Main & Beale, 901-525-7800, A Memphis landmark since opening in 1928. Once part of Vaudeville’s great Orpheum Circuit. Call for tours of restored

Saint Blues Guitar Workshop, 645 Marshall Ave. between Union & Madison.

lobby & auditorium. SAINT BLUES GUITAR WORKSHOP Map C-4 645 Marshall Ave., 901-578-3588, Originally launched in Memphis in 1984 by one of Schecter Guitar Research’s early founders, Tom Keckler, Saint Blues quickly became one of the sought-after boutique guitar brands in the mid & late 80’s, but closed the production line in 1989. The line was restarted in 2006 with Tom Keckler once again involved. Artists who played or still play original Saint Blues are a who’s who of rock & blues legends including Bono, Albert King, Billy Gibbons, Jeff Carlisi, Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton & Billy Squier. Based in Memphis, Saint Blues’ line of handmade, Workshop Series custom guitars & their roots instruments line including the electric washboard & cigar box guitars are available for sale at a discount in the factory showroom. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 am-6 pm; Sat. 11 am-5 pm; Sun. by appointment. Factory floor tours: Mon.-Fri. at 11 am. Tours $4.00. Group rates for tours of 20 or more. SHELBY FARMS SHOW PLACE ARENA Map C-10 At the corner of Germantown Rd. & Walnut Grove in E. Memphis, 901-756-7433. Multi-purpose facility for equestrian events like horse shows, sales & auctions, races & rodeos. Also hosts trade, boat & car shows, concerts, crusades & catered banquets. SUN STUDIO Map C-4 706 Union, 901-521-0664, Experience Guided Tours of the “Birthplace of Rock N’ Roll.” Hear session outtakes, touch Elvis’ 1st microphone, see loads of memorabilia & re-live the history of the world’s most famous recording studio, that launched careers of Johnny Cash, Rufus Thomas, Charlie Rich, BB King, Howlin’ Wolf, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and many other legends! Our Special Anniversary Tour features previously unseen early Sun Studio memorabilia including early Elvis items on loan from Graceland & private collectors. Recently (2003) designated Memphis’ 2nd National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. Sun Studio open daily, 10a.m.-6p.m. Tours every hour at half past 10:30 a.m.5:30 p.m. Admission $9.50 adults; kids under 12 free. Start in the Sun Studio Soda Shop & Record Store for a journey back to the 1950s. STAX MUSEUM OF AMERICAN SOUL MUSIC Map D-4 926 E. McLemore Ave, 901-942-SOUL (7685), www. Less than 3 miles from Beale St., the neighborhood studio that gave us Isaac Hayes, Booker T & the MGs, Otis Redding, Rufus & Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave, the Staple Singers, the Mar-Keys, the Bar-Kays & more, features more than 2,000 fun & fascinating exhibits. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.; closed Mon.; gift shop open during museum hours. WOODRUFF-FONTAINE HOUSE Map B-3 680 Adams, 901-526-1469. French-Victorian home, built in 1870, complete with period furnishings & large collection of antique clothing. Open Wed.-Sun. 12-4 p.m. Limited handicap access. Also gift shop. Foreign language translations of house history.

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Ribs, pulled pork, BBQ salad, BBQ & spaghetti, hot tamales & chili, all that & more at Corky's Barbecue, 5259 Poplar, 6859744; 1740 Germantown Rd., 737-1988 in Cordova; 743 W. Poplar, 405-4999, in Collierville; & throughout the Mid-South!

(Key dining continued from page 22) Celebrity Grill, dine like a star right on the casino floor. Open 24 hours daily. Epic Buffet, hours: BREAKFAST Mon- Fri. 7 – 11a.m., Sat. & Sun. 7 a.m.- noon, LUNCH Mon.- Thurs. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m, Sat. noon-3 p.m, Sun. noon – 4 p.m., DINNER Sun. – Thurs. 4 -9 p.m, Fri.- Sat. 4:00pm - midnight. JERRY LEE LEWIS' CAFE & HONKY TONK Map C-2 310 Beale St., 901-654-5171; www.jerryleelewismemphis. com. Live entertainment & dancing nightly as well as entertainment in the Great Balls of Fire Courtyard, drink specials & a whole lotta great stuff shakin' from the kitchen! Great view of Beale from 12 Bar Balcony & Bistro, Souvenirs & memorabilia available in the gift shop. MAGNOLIA GRILLE Map C-3 250 N. Main St., zip code 38103, in the Memphis Marriott Downtown, 527-7300. A full-service restaurant serving break-

fast, lunch & dinner daily, offering a wide variety of Southern specialties. All major credit cards accepted. PEABODY HOTEL Map C-2 149 Union Ave., zip code 38103, 901-529-4000. The South’s Grand Hotel offers a variety of dining experiences, from the casual elegance of the Lobby Bar to the awardwinning cuisine of Chez Philippe and Capriccio Grill: Chez Philippe, the only Mobil 4-star restaurant in the Mid-South, offers innovative French-Asian cuisine from Chef Reinaldo Alfonso. Open Tues.-Sat. for dinner only; reservations suggested. Capriccio Grill an Italian grill, features prime steaks, steaming seafood and fresh seafood. Open daily; serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. The Corner Bar is chic downtown nightlife with cocktails, martinis, light bites and live blues Thurs.-Fri. Open daily. Peabody Deli and Desserts features famous Peabody pastries, deli sandwiches and Starbucks coffee. Eat in or take-out; open daily. Said to be the “living room” of Memphis, the Lobby Bar is the place to see and be seen – and watch The Peabody Ducks swim in their marble fountain. ROOK’S CORNER Map D-10 939 Ridge Lake Blvd., zip code 38120, at Poplar & I-240, in the Hilton Memphis, 901-684-6664. Delightful bistro atmosphere and a menu of classic American cuisine. Features: daily breakfast buffet with made-to-order omelettes and waffles; affordable lunch buffet Mon.-Fri.; nightly dinner specials. Open daily, 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Major credit cards accepted. RUSSWOOD PARK BAR & GRILL Map C-2 160 Union Ave., zip code 38103, in the Holiday Inn Select Downtown, 901-525-5491. Sports-minded restaurant dedicated to the memory of a long-gone Memphis sports landmark: Russwood Park. Menu features a full roster of game-stopping appetizers, sandwiches, salads & steaks as well as fascinating trivia about the famous Memphis ballpark. Open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Major credit cards accepted. TEXAS de BRAZIL Map C-2 150 Peabody Place, #103, zip code 38103, 901-526-7600. Fixed price menu features select cuts of Certified Angus beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage slowly roasted over an open flame and served with garlic mashed potatoes and fried bananas. Also a 40-item seasonal selection bar that features appetizers, soups, salads and side items. Brazilian cheesecake and papaya cream for dessert. Extensive wine list; hand-rolled cigars. Open daily for dinner; lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wed.-Fri. Major credit cards accepted.

Who's gotta chicken (& a whole lot more!) in the oven? Jerry Lee Lewis' Cafe & Honky Tonk, 310 Beale St. Enjoy the good times on the Great Ball of Fire Courtyard.

Luncheon At Woman's Exchange

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If you like to eat and shop, you'll like the Woman's Exchange, 88 Racine. Offering oneof-a-kind, handmade crafts, children's clothing, toys, linens and gifts, the unique consignment store also operates one of the city's most delightful Tea Rooms, offering delicious, home-cooked luncheons, beverage and dessert included, 11:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Call 327-5681 (www.


Index of Advertisers & Advertisers' Websites

Advertiser Page Backbeat Tours,, 9, 13 Calvary Episcopal Church, Canal Bar & Bistro............................................................................9, 23 Checkerberry Shoppe...........................................................................14 Cherokee Valley Golf Club, Corky’s, Courtyard Mphis Collierville, Davies Manor, Doubletree Hotel Downtown...................................................................9 First Evangelical Church, First Unitarian Church of Mphis, Golf & Games, Graceland/Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel, Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation........................................20 Grill 83, Guest Velocity by WorldSpice, Half Shell, Hampton Inn Hacks Cross, Hampton Inn & Suites Bartlett, Hampton Inn & Suites@Beale Street, Haunted Tours, Hilton Inn Memphis, Holiday Inn Select downtown, Holly Springs Tours,, 27

(Key shopping continued from page 15) courses, 100-plus video games, 100 tee lighted golf range, Go-kart Supertrak & Funtrak, bumper boats, batting cages, Funland for todllers, private picnic area & birthday parties, Route 66 Bowling Game, Max Flight “Virtual Rollercoaster” & multi-level LaserTron “The Ultimate Laser Action Game”. Individual, wristband or group rates available. Open year round with seasonal hours. Call for specific hours. TUNICA RIVERPARK. 1 RiverPark Dr. off Fitzgeralds Blvd., Tunica Resorts, MS, 1-866-51RIVER (517-4837), www. In the heart of the Mississippi Delta, a one-of-a-kind interactive, interpretive center showcasing the legend, life and history of the Mississippi River. 9 a.m.5 p.m. 7days a week; closed Christmas day. $5 adults, $4 children 12 & under and seniors 65 & older. Ecotrail is free. Call for group rates. SHUTTLES, TROLLEYS MAIN STREET TROLLEY & RIVERFRONT LOOP, Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA), 901-274-MATA. Daily downtown service with stops at Central Station, Beale St., Civil Rights Museum, Mud Island, Peabody Place, Pyramid, Fire Museum, South Main Historic District & more. $1 each way; 50¢ 65+ & handicap; 4 & under free. Exact fare required. TOURS BACKBEAT TOURS. 2nd & Beale St. (Blues City Cafe), zip code 38103, 901-527-9415, www. Relive the music of 1950s & 1960s Memphis with these one-of-akind music tours, complete with musician/tour guides who perform live (extra instruments are available: join in!) as you tour Memphis’ musical heritage aboard a vintage 1950s-era bus. Tours include the Memphis Mojo Tour, an 80-minute swing through the best of musical Memphis, from blues to rock to soul; the Big Muddy Blues to Superfly Soul, a 3 hour in depth tour that includes admission to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music; and the Hound Dog Tour, 3 hours focused on Elvis. DAVIES MANOR, 9336 Davies Plantation Rd., zip code 38133. Log & chink house, built 1807, early furnishings. Tours Tues.-Sat. 12-3:30 p.m. when last tour begins. Season runs Apr. 1-Dec. 15. Nominal admission. Handicap access first floor. For information & directions call 901-386-0715. SAINT BLUES GUITAR WORKSHOP Map C-4 645 Marshall Ave., 901-578-3588, Originally launched in Memphis in 1984 by one of Schecter Guitar Research’s early founders, Tom Keckler, Saint Blues quickly became one of the sought-after boutique guitar brands in the mid & late 80’s, but closed the production line

Hollywood Cafe, Hollywood Casino, Inspiration Art Gallery, Jerry Lee Lewis' Cafe & Honky Tonk, Jewelry Market, Madison Hotel..........................................................................................9 Marriott Downtown, Memphis Area Transit Authority, Memphis Hotel/Lodging Association, Metro Cab..............................................................................................11 Mirimichi Golf Course, Mister Hats, Plantation Golf Club, Quality Inn Brooks.................................................................................15 Rook's Corner, Saint Blues Guitar Workshop, St. Mary’s Catholic Church....................................................................20 St. Michael Catholic Church..................................................................20 St. Peter Catholic Church......................................................................20 Sleep Inn at Court Square, Spring Hill Suites, T.G.I. Friday's, Texas de Brazil,, 7 Woman’s Exchange Tea Room & Gift Shop, Yellow Cab, in 1989. The line was restarted in 2006 with Tom Keckler once again involved. Artists who played or still play original Saint Blues are a who’s who of rock & blues legends including Bono, Albert King, Billy Gibbons, Jeff Carlisi, Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton & Billy Squier. Based in Memphis, Saint Blues’ line of handmade, Workshop Series custom guitars & their roots instruments line including the electric washboard & cigar box guitars are available for sale at a discount in the factory showroom. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 am-6 pm; Sat. 11 am-5 pm; Sun. by appointment. Factory floor tours: Mon.-Fri. at 11 am. Tours $4.00. Group rates for tours of 20 or more. VISIT HISTORIC HOLLY SPRINGS! 888-687-4765, www., 45 miles south of Memphis, out Hwy. 78. The Antebellum Capitol of the Mid-South, offering daily home & garden tours, historic museums, art galleries, shopping on it's historic square, camping, world famous burgers at Phillip's Grocery and a one-of-a-kind shrine to Elvis that you can tour all day everyday: Graceland Too! Also home to Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, Fitch Farms Galena Plantation, Kirkwood National Golf Club & Cottages, Wall Doxey State Park, Chewalla Lake & National Forest, Rust College & Hillcrest Cemetery, the resting place of 13 Confederate generals & the first African-American senator. GRACELAND Map G-5 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd., 38116, home of Elvis Presley, King of Rock & Roll! Stroll through Graceland Mansion & see his famous pink cadillac in the Elvis Presley auto museum. Climb aboard his custom jets, the “Lisa Marie” & “Hound Dog II”. Excellent souvenir shops & restaurants. Open Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mansion tours not available Tuesdays Nov.-Feb. Call for seasonal changes in hours. Reservations suggested during summer. (901) 332-3322 or 1-800-238-2000, TRANSPORTATION SERVICES METRO CAB & ADVANTAGE CAB. 901-322-2222. Fast, friendly, professional service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The area’s largest fleet features a professionally trained staff & safe, clean sedans & vans. Serving Collierville, Cordova, Germantown, Olive Branch, Millington, Southaven, West Memphis & Memphis. Quick access; local or long distance fares; fully insured. Visa, MasterCard & American Express accepted; corporate direct billing available. YELLOW CAB. P.O. Box 400, Memphis, TN 38101, 901577-7777, Transportation throughout the Memphis area, just a phone call away. Also chauffeured limousines and sedans, charter buses and vans, & package delivery.

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Key After Dark GOLD STRIKE CASINO. Casino Center, Tunica, MS, 1-888-24K-PLAY; MILLENNIUM THEATRE: A Country Christmas at Gold Strike Casino Dec. 13-22. STAGE 2: Troy Laz Band Dec. 5-8, 12-15, 26-29; Almost Famous Dec. 19-22. -- Map G-1. HARRAH'S TUNICA. Robinsonville, MS, Live entertainment. Smokey Robinson Dec. 29. 1-800-946-4946, -- Map G-1. HOLLYWOOD CASINO. Tunica, MS. 1-800-8710711, In Safari Bar:

Free Live Entertainment Fri. & Sat. -- Map G-1. HORSESHOE CASINO. Casino Center, Tunica, 1-800303-7463, Styx Dec. 6; Eli Young Band with Eric Paslay Dec. 27. -- Map C-2. JERRY LEE LEWIS' CAFE & HONKY TONK. Beale St, 901-654-5171; Live music: Joey Trite & the Memphis Flash Mon.Wed.; Blues Express @ Great Balls of Fire Fri.-Sun.; Poker 12 p.m. Thurs; Jumpin' Jason James 7 p.m. Thurs.-Sun.; Killer Karaoke 11 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. & Sun. Mon. 12 Bar Lounge: Light Entertainment from 7:30 p.m.. Fri.-Sat.-- Map C-2. RUSSWOOD PARK SPORTS BAR & GRILL. Beale St. Live entertainment & great food. -- Map C-2. SAM'S TOWN CASINO. Tunica, MS, 1-800-456-0711; ROXY'S: live entertainment. -- Map G-1. TROLLEY STOP BAR. 250 N. Main, Memphis Marriott Downtown , 901-527-7300. For snacks & hors d'oeuvres - surrounded by sports TV! Seats 100. - Map C-3


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Tour Memphis Brochures

Backbeat Tours........................2nd & Beale at Blues City Cafe, 901-272-2328,

Davies Plantation............................9336 Davies Plantation Dr., 901-386-0715, Dixon Gallery & Gardens........4339 Park Ave., 901-751-5250, Gold Strike Casino.......................1010 Casino Center Dr., Tunica, MS 38664, 1-888-24K-PLAY, Golf & Games Family Park.......................5484 Summer Ave., 901-386-2992, Graceland....................3734 Elvis Presley Blvd., 901-332-3322, Harrah’s Casino.....................13615 Old Hwy. 61 N., Robinsonville, MS 38664, 1-800-WIN-4-WIN, Holly Springs Tours.......................1-888-687-4765, Horseshoe Casino............1021 Casino Center Dr., Tunica Resorts, MS 38664, 1-800-303-7463, Incredible Pizza.................................1245 Germantown Pkwy. 901-309-3132, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art..................In Overton Park, 901-544-6200, Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau Quik Reference Guide............47 Union Ave., 901-543-5300, Memphis Rock & Soul Museum.......................191 Beale St., 901-205-2533, Plantation Golf...............9425 Plantation Rd., Olive Branch, MS, 901-525-2411, 662-895-3530, Segway of Memphis.......................................149 Union Ave., 901-529-4108, Sun Studio........................706 Union Ave., 901-521-0664, Woman’s Exchange...88 Racine, 901-327-5681,

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901-259-3800 • 6195 Woodstock Cuba Rd. • Millington, TN 38053 Photo by Aidan Bradley






















MADISON AVENUE LINE (Outbound about every 16 minutes) MONDAY – FRIDAY 7:00 AM – 5:45 PM SATURDAY (every 25 minutes) 9:20 AM – 5:45 PM SUNDAY – NO SERVICE (Inbound about every 16 minutes) MONDAY – FRIDAY 7:15 AM – 6:00 PM SATURDAY (every 25 minutes) 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM SUNDAY – NO SERVICE Madison line terminates at Main and Madison at the South Couirt Station.

RIVERFRONT LINE (About every 13 minutes) MONDAY – FRIDAY 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM SATURDAY 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM SUNDAY 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Trolley travels in a counter-clockwise loop Southbound only along the Riverfront and Northbound only on Main Street.

For more information: 901-274-MATA (6282) or MAIN STREET LINE

(Northbound about every 10 minutes)

(Southbound about every 10 minutes)

MONDAY – THURSDAY 7:20 AM – 10:40 PM FRIDAY 7:20 AM – 11:40 PM SATURDAY 8:40 AM – 12:00 AM SUNDAY 10:15 – 6:15 PM

MONDAY – THURSDAY 7:00 AM – 10:20 PM FRIDAY 7:00 AM – 11:20 PM SATURDAY 8:20 AM – 11:45 PM SUNDAY 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

KEY Memphis December 16, 2013 Issue  

KEY Magazine, Memphis, Events, 55th AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Sights, Shopping, Dining, Nightlife and Much More!

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