The Riverfront Development Corporation has plans for some upgrades to Mississippi River Park, the former Jefferson Davis Park at Riverside and Jefferson. These include tree houses and other equipment for children to climb on, a meadow, and a booth for food vendors. An additional proposal would temporarily close Riverside Drive and put basketball courts there. The city has received grant money to improve the four blocks of public land along the river including Mississippi River Park. The park sounds good but I am really not sure closing Riverside is a smart move, especially right there near the Bass Pro entrance.
One of my friends who works at St. Jude has posted that they are in desperate need of platelets this week. If you want to donate platelets or blood, call 901-595-2024 and they can pre-screen you over the phone. These donations are vital to saving the lives of children at St. Jude.
The Experience Hendrix Tour comes to the Orpheum tomorrow night. A diverse group of well-known musicians comes together to explore the works of Jimi Hendrix.
Attention wrasslin’ fans: The stars of NXT are coming to Landers Center in Southaven.
Blessing Boxes are popping up all over the country. People leave nonperishable food items and personal hygiene products in boxes. For those in need, the understanding is “take what you need.”
The Memphis Flyer is back with its Beer Bracket Unflitered series, bonus web-exclusive content that didn’t fit in the current issue. In this edition of Unflitered: An interview with two of the founders of High Cotton.
There was a high-speed police chase Downtown yesterday about 5:30. Two police cars crashed into each other and one officer was injured. The chase resulted from a call about suspicious vehicles at Bass Pro.
Jerry “The King” Lawler has started a new podcast called Dinner with The King.
Memphis music legend Don Bryant comes back to his hometown for a show Friday night. Bryant and the Bo-Keys fill play Loflin Yard 9-midnight. Admission is free.
YOGA! Downtown Yoga is offering a discount this week:
— Downtown Yoga (@dtown_yoga) March 15, 2017
That’s it for this news update. Most likely I will do my usual Wednesday happy hour at Silly Goose.