TONIGHT

ROAD TO SUC­CESS

The Commercial Appeal - Go Memphis - - Go Out -

The lo­cal chap­ter of the Record­ing Academy presents “Grammy GPS: A Roadmap for To­day’s Mu­sic Biz” to­day and Satur­day. The con­fer­ence and per­for­mance event, de­signed to give artists in­sights into the ever-chang­ing state of the in­dus­try, be­gins at 8 tonight at the Hi-Tone Café with a show­case con­cert fea­tur­ing GIVERS , Cities Aviv, GR Robin­son and Kruxe. On Satur­day at the Stax Mu­sic Academy the GPS Con­fer­ence por­tion takes place with a key­note speech from Daniel Glass of Glass­note Records. A half-dozen panels and sym­po­siums on the mu­sic busi­ness con­tinue through­out the day, end­ing with a clos­ing party at Ernes­tine & Hazel’s with per­for­mances by Skewby , Alexis Marceaux and Fille Cata­tonique. Hi-Tone Café, 1930 Po­plar; Stax Mu­sic Academy, 926 E. McLemore; Ernes­tine & Hazel’s, 531 S. Main. Ad­mis­sion to The Mem­phis Sym­phony Or­ches­tra kicks off its new Clas­sic Ac­cents Se­ries, which re­places its Cham­ber Mu­sic Se­ries, with three stan­dards tonight. Mae­stro Mei-Ann Chen con­ducts Bach’s Bran­den­burg Con­certo No. 3 in G Ma­jor, Brahms’ Vari­a­tions on a Theme by Haydn, and Beethoven’s Sym­phony No. 4 at the Wiener The­ater at Hutchi­son School. 7:30 p.m.; 1740 Ridge­way Road. Tick­ets: $39. Call (901) 537-2525, or go to tick­ets.mem­phissym­phony.org. ... on DVD, that is. “Mem­phis Heat: The True Story of Mem­phis Wrasslin’” — the ac­claimed doc­u­men­tary that grap­ples with the Mid-South’s head­lock hey­day, from Sput­nik Mon­roe to Andy Kauf­man — makes its disc de­but with a DVD re­lease party at Cen­tral BBQ. The film­mak­ers will sign posters

Dav­ina Sow­ers and her band Dav­ina & the Vagabonds per­form Sun­day, Mon­day and Tues­day nights at Rum Boo­gie Café.

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