The Real Beale

16 Mar


The Memphis Commercial Appeal provided a nice look at Beale Street Dynasty plus the lowdown on this weekend’s celebration of the street in Memphis. You’re not going to want to miss the return of Calvin Newborn, Friday night March 20 at the Daisy, or the walking tour of Beale Street, known in some circles as the Beale Street seance, which will happen Saturday March 21 at 4pm. The walking tour will be like an expert panel discussion on the move, with me moderating, and insight from several veterans of the street in its heyday, former hustler and black power leader Sweet Willie Wine, drummer Howard Grimes, Roz Withers, daughter of late great photojournalist Ernest Withers, and former NAACP leader and witness to the 1968 Beale Street riot Dr. Warner Dickerson will all say some things you won’t hear anywhere else.

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