Showing posts from January 12, 2012

Danny Thomas immortalized with US postage stamp

Fellow Memphian and legendary entertainer and humanitarian Danny Thomas has been immortalized with his face on a forever stamp.   The United States Postal Service revealed the stamp honoring Thomas over the weekend. The unveiling celebrated Thomas' 100th birthday and the 50th anniversary of St. Jude, the hospital Thomas founded in 1962. A portrait of Thomas appears on the stamp with the hospital in the background. It will be available for sale by the middle of February.

Memphis renames street for Dr. Martin Luther King Ave

Board approves re-naming Memphis street for MLK :

Elvira learned everything she needed to know from Elvis Presley and Drag Queens?

 Starpulse's Stephanie Nolasco recently interviewed Cassandra Peterson (Elvira). Nolasco told Cassandra she heard the Mistress of the Dark learned everything she needed to know from none other than Elvis Presley and drag queens. Below is Cassandra's answer. "I don’t know if I learned everything from Elvis, but I definitely got great advice from him. At the time I was the youngest showgirl in Vegas and if it weren’t for Elvis, I would now be the oldest showgirl in Vegas history. I thought I had made it. It went all downhill from there (laughs). Elvis was the one who convinced me I could go further, instead of just staying in Vegas and dancing. It made a big impact on my life, obviously. Coming from Elvis you’re going to take his advice, right?" Read full Elvira interview here

Memphis Sanitation Worker Recalls the Strugle for Equality

Sanitation Worker Recalls the Strugle for Equality: Thank You Mr.Nickleberry!