Gate of National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis

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By Annie Churdar in Cool Travel on Thursday 4 April 2013

National Civil Rights Museum is notable for several reasons. One, it’s the actual location of MLK’s assassination. The museum is the original motel building. And it actually houses police evidence concerning the investigation. Recently, money was donated by theBill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand. The museum is now a full campus with a stronger focus on education […]

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Dylanesque tunes from Memphis songwriter Blair Combest

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By Serena Matthews in New Music on Friday 4 May 2012

A Dylanesque singer soaked to the bone with charisma and flaunting a deep Memphis accent (which almost rivals my own) sits on a barstool next to his buddy and a jukebox. He sings and plays his guitar as one of the locals requests old obscure songs. Who wants to go to Memphis now? I’ll bring […]

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Incredible Gangster Walkin’ to DJ Wayne music

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By Luke Roberts in Video on Tuesday 6 September 2011

This other kind of bucking has been going on in Memphis for a long time: Buckin’ Jookin’ and Gangster Walkin’. It is really good with Chopped and Screwed music, which is also totally awesome.

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12 Bones Smokehouse

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Travel on Tuesday 12 October 2010

Obama knows. Now I know. 12 Bones Smokehouse in Asheville, NC, is the shit. I know some dyed-in-the-wool North Carolinians may think blueberry chipotle barbecue sauce is for effete Northerners, but fuck that.

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Lord T and Eloise

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By Ari Stein in New Music on Friday 29 February 2008

It goes without saying that Hip Hop has taken a few very low hits in the past decade. Thanks to the likes of 50 Cent and company, it accounts for around 40% of all music sold in America. It’s a huge industry. So where does that leave Hip Hop artists doing something a bit different? […]

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