Friday, July 24, 2009

Beale St. Flippers

In case you missed the Beale St. Flippers on America's Got Talent on Wednesday night, check it out! These guys are amazing. It makes one proud to be a Memphian.


The Beale Street Flippers from Memphis impressed the judges last night on America’s Got Talent as they flipped and danced to Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”. Needless to say, the Beale Street Flippers are advancing to the next round of competition in Las Vegas. You can watch America’s Got Talent in Memphis on the NBC affiliate WMC-TV.

The Beale Street Flippers have been performing in Memphis for years, entertaining Beale Street patrons. According to Resource Entertainment Group, “They don’t sing or play an instrument, but they are the most popular act on Memphis’ legendary music mecca, Beale Street. While music blares from the clubs all around them, the Beale Street Flippers astonish the crowds with feats of acrobatic prowess that are, honestly, unbelievable.”

Monday, July 20, 2009

Honda Fit for $100

The Orpheum is once again raffling an automobile for the Arts. In past years, the car has been a MINI Cooper, but this year the Theatre will raffle off a new 2009 Honda Fit. The Fit gets roughly 28mpg city and 35mpg highway. MSRP for the Honda Fit is $16,260. This raffle for the Arts is made possible by Wolfchase Honda.

For more information on the Honda Fit, visit 2009 Fit

Tickets are on-sale NOW. They are $100 each, and there will only be 1200 sold. Proceeds benefit The Orpheum's Education and Preservation programs. The drawing will be held November 14, 2009 at the 31st Annual Orpheum Auction.

But let's say you don't win the grand prize. There are great runner-up prizes as well.

Second prize: Orpheum Broadway Season Tickets
- Two Suite tickets and a parking pass to Cirque Dreams Holidaze, The Wizard of Oz, Jersey Boys, South Pacific and Chicago.

Third prize: An Evening with the Jersey Boys
- You and three guests will be swept away by a limo to enjoy a pre-theatre dinner, a suite for a performance of Jersey Boys and an invitation to the cast party (subject to availability)

Fourth prize: An Evening in Oz
- You and three guests will enjoy an imaginative evening in a suite for a performance of The Wizard of Oz and an invitation to the cast party (subject to availability)

Fifth prize (6): "Movie Madness" party for 20
- Twenty tickets to the 2010 Orpheum Movie Series, popcorn and soft drinks for you and your guests, your name in lights on the Orpheum Marquee over Main Street

Purchase tickets here

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Orpheum Art Auction this Thursday the 16th

View this year's Art by going to the online preview. Art Auction kicks off tomorrow at the Theatre at 5pm with the silent auction. Admission is free, and there will be hors' d'oeuvres from Itta Bena, Majestic Grille, Circa, and Automatic Slims. There will also be happy hour drink prices. The live auction gets underway at 7pm.

Some of the featured artists include:
Betsy Bird
Mike Maness
Rollin Kocsis
Martin LaBorde
David Lynch
Betsy Brackin

And from 5:45 to 7pm, there will also be live music from violinist and fiddler Donna Wolf