Bob Phillips or Melinda Medlin
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Andrew J. Groveman
Belz Enterprises
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Musical Menu Varied for Memphis Symphony’s Free Concert on Friday Night at Peabody Place

Memphis, Tenn. (September 16, 1998) -- Music ranging from Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” to Billy Holiday’s “God Bless the Child” to Victor Herbert’s “March of the Toys” from “Babes in Toyland” will be performed by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra during a free concert Friday night at Peabody Place.
    The free “Pops” concert by the symphony, sponsored by Belz Enterprises, will be at the foot of the new Belz Office Tower downtown at Peabody Place. The entertainment will begin with singer Joyce Cobb and her band at 5 p.m. The Memphis Symphony will begin at 7 p.m.
    Limited seating will be provided.
    Terry Mike Jeffrey, noted singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist will join the symphony.
    The symphony will be conducted by Vincent L. Danner, newly named resident conductor. The symphony’s two-hour program will include music from Broadway shows, marches, gospel, semi-classical pieces and popular music.
    Terry Mike Jeffrey has been performing since the late 1970s when his band toured the United States and Canada, playing casinos, conventions, night clubs and even cruise ships. He has released seven albums, the latest on a Warner Brothers classical label of a symphonic album featuring his guitar work.
    The event is part of the monthly block parties at Peabody Place that are sponsored by Belz Enterprises. September’s event is a slight departure from the usual block party because it is being held on a Friday instead of the usual last Wednesday of the month.
    Friday’s event also is sponsored by Arthur Andersen, CB Richard Ellis, Archer Malmo, Memphis Business Journal, MATA, WMC FM-100, the Center City Commission, The Memphis Flyer, Metro Construction, and Thompson & Company.
    Food and refreshments will be available at outside venues from Ciao Cucina, Breckenridge Brewery, Java Blues, and City Grocery.
    The Peabody Place block parties have proven popular since being introduced late last summer. Hundreds attend the early-evening celebrations that feature live music, a variety of food and drinks, and something unusual – from cheerleaders to a high-wire act.

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