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Choose901 Top 5: Goldcrest Returns, Sun Sets on Symphony, TechHire Memphis, and Shelby Farms Renovations

Photo by Kyle Kurlick, 2011

One Memphis classic is playing it’s last tune, while another is announcing a comeback tour. There’s lots to read about happening in Memphis.

1. Sun setting on Sunset Symphony

Source: http://kylekurlick.blogspot.com/, 2011

Source: http://kylekurlick.blogspot.com/, 2011

One of the three signature events for Memphis in May will play it’s last concert this year. The Commercial Appeal reports it will be replace by a participatory activity. The paper also reports what the last song will be along with a few more interesting details.

2. Goldcrest 51 to Make It’s Return

The brand that was once brewed at the Tennessee Brewery is set to make a comeback to Memphis restaurants and bars. The brewery is now set for redevelopment. A new website has popped up touting plans for the classic Memphis beer. So far no specifics have been released.

3. Shelby Farms Funds Raised, Renovations Underway


The historic campaign has now raised about $70 million dollars for renovations of the park highlighted in the video above. More details are included in our blog post. Still haven’t visited the park? You should take a tour with Eso…

4. Playing in the Snow

memphis snow photos

Photo: Alex Warble

A lot of people were out making the most of the snowfall we saw last week. We crowned the king of Memphis snowmen and even heard about a spontaneously coordinated snowball fight at the University of Memphis. Also don’t miss this Memphis snow day music video.

5. Memphis Named in new TechHire program by President Obama

“TechHire is a bold multi-sector effort and call to action to empower Americans with the skills they need, through universities and community colleges but also nontraditional approaches like “coding bootcamps,” and high-quality online courses that can rapidly train workers for a well-paying job, often in just a few months. ” You can read more from the Memphis Daily News about how you can be trained.

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