Memphis Music Mondays Monday mission: Connect the Memphis business and creative communities while bringing Memphis music to the forefront. Mission accomplished at the every-other-Monday networking event that targets artists, concert promoters, agents, talent managers, and musicians. The gatherings are designed for music business networking, to exchange ideas, hear great music, and have good fun. Held (where else?) At the Hard Rock Cafe, 315 Beale, this initiative by the Memphis and Shelby County Music Commission to support local musicians includes complimentary appetizers and an engaging atmosphere where anyone, any age, interested in participating in the growth of the Memphis music community is welcome. April’s first Music Monday is the 6th, 5:30pm, free. Call 529-0007 or visit hardrock.com. Making Room Just in time for the start of the 2009 tourism industry, the 13- year-old Sleep Inn & Suites — the first in a trio of hotels nestled into Court Square by Atlanta-based developer Summit Management Corp. — steps out in allnew finery, floor to ceiling. The interior makeover marks the second significant upgrade of the hotel since October 2008. Guests will notice the lobby upgrade first, with its stylish furniture, lighting, walnut wood floor, and other accessories. In addition to 10 ultra high-quality suites, each of the 108 rooms sports new carpet, wall coverings, lighting, beds, and bedding. Accessories to the new look include custom-designed case goods — which include a spacious work desk and ergonomic desk chair — in every room, state-of-theart 32-inch LG LCD flat-panel television, LG jack packs, granite countertops, in-room safes, and more. Rounding out the updated wardrobe is the extensive meeting room makeover and a workout room with all new equipment. For more information, call 522-0820. A Silver Anniversary The Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center — the only level-one trauma center in a 150-mile radius — celebrates a quarter of a century of providing care to more than 4,000 critically injured patients per year. Equipped with a highly skilled staff and state-of-the-art equipment and technology, the center has treated more than 80,000 trauma patients over the past two decades, making it the busiest in the nation. Celebrate 25 years by donating $25 to this vital community partner. Call 545-8372 or donate online at themedfoundation.org.
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