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Happening this Weekend in Region 8

Things are happening this weekend in Region 8.

  New Graceland Exhibition Center opens Saturday

  Thursday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey & Jim

  Happy birthday, Memphis! How to celebrate the city’s bicentennial

City council adds to push for filming incentives for Bluff City Law

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

  ‘Stranger Things’: New Coke, from 1985, to make comeback on TV show

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  Tuesday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Jim Frigo

Country music legend Lee Greenwood to perform at UACCB

  ‘Game of Thrones': Water bottles join coffee cup in guest-starring roles

  Monday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey & Jim

Blast into the past this weekend

  Mick Jagger back with Rolling Stones after illness to start North American tour

  Thursday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey & Jim

You are never too old to experience something for the first time.

Put your lumberjack skills to the test

This will be a large, indoor entertainment area that allows guests to check their axe throwing skills.

  Comedy actor Tim Conway dies at age 85

Conway won several Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for his work. In 1989, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Mr. Ratburn from ‘Arthur’ comes out as gay and gets married on season premiere of PBS Kids show

The 22nd season of the PBS show kicks off with a memorable episode.

  Disney takes over Hulu in deal with Comcast

  Monday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Jim Frigo

Work underway on $100 million expansion at Oaklawn

  NBC releases first look at Bluff City Law

Peggy Lipton, ‘Mod Squad’ and ‘Twin Peaks’ star, dies at 72

Happening this weekend in Region 8

Large donation made to performing arts program

Arkansas State University - Mountain Home received a gift of stock valued at more than $200,000.

Students baited hooks instead of sharpening pencils at school

250 children threw in their hooks and tried their luck as beginning fishermen.

Check out the youngest animals at the Memphis Zoo Saturday for Baby Day

Enjoy special keeper chats and shows featuring the zoo’s giraffe babies, sea lion pups, a baby sloth and more.

  Thursday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey Stafford

Check out these adorable polar bears taking a bubble bath.

  Wednesday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey Stafford

Hundreds of people turned out in Norway to watch some happy cows.

  Tuesday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey Stafford

Newborn babies at a hospital in Iowa celebrated Star Wars day with some adorable galactic headgear.

  ‘Game of Thrones’: What was a Starbucks coffee cup doing on the show?

During the first 20 minutes of Sunday night’s episode, sharp-eyed fans spotted what looks like a Starbucks to-go cup on a banquet table.

  It’s a boy! Meghan Markle gives birth to her first child

The baby boy, weighing 7 lbs., 3oz., was born to Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry.

BlocBoy JB, attorney confident they’ll ‘beat’ charges

Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB is set to appear in court Monday morning.

  Monday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey & Jim

Four classic games were inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

Day 3 of Beale Street Music Festival becomes a sold-out success

The third and final day of Beale Street Music Festival has come to a close. Officials say this weekend has been one of their most successful.

Gates open for 2019 Beale Street Music Festival

The gates have opened for the 2019 Beale Street Music Festival, the official kick-off of Memphis in May.

Facebook sponsoring 2019 Beale Street Music Festival

Organizers made it official with a post on BSMF’s Facebook page Friday afternoon but teased the announcement a day earlier at a news conference.

More Missouri company’s bottled wines at risk of exploding

Consumers are asked not to consume the wine.

Memphis Zoo named 8th best zoo in the US in USA Today Readers’ Choice poll

The Memphis Zoo is celebrating being named one of the top 10 best zoos in the country.

  Friday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey & Jim

Now you can actually ask your GPS how to get to the most famous street on TV.

  BSMF kicks off Friday night with big name acts

Friday kicks off the 2019 Beale Street Music Festival.

  Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the ‘Star Wars’ films, dies at 74

Mayhew's family said in a statement Thursday that he died at his home in Texas on Tuesday. He was 74. No cause was given.

  Thursday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey & Jim

An interesting friendship blossomed between a duck named Curly Bob and a dog named Zita.

‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek says outpouring of support ‘making a difference’

His primary plan for the next few months is to concentrate on his health.

  Wednesday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey Stafford

A Croatian man pushed a car for nearly 24-hours straight, setting a distance record for the feat.

Longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America to open in Gatlinburg, TN

It measures 680 feet long and has glass floor panels at its highest point, which is some 140 feet above the valley below.

Kids’ suicides spiked after Netflix’s ′13 Reasons Why,' study finds

The study published Monday can't prove that the Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" was the cause, but there were 195 more youth suicides than would have been expected in the nine months following the show's March 2017 release, given historical and seasonal suicide trends, the study estimated.

Road closures begin this week for Memphis in May events

Memphis in May will operate in the park for 37 days, but Riverside will only be completely closed during 18 of those days. The rest of the month Riverside will only be partially closed.

  Monday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey & Jim

Digby the seeing eye horse is an American miniature helping a blind woman make her way around London.

  ‘Avengers: Endgame’ obliterates records with $1.2B opening

The "Avengers" finale far exceeded even its own gargantuan expectations, according to studio estimates Sunday.

  Coliseum Coalition, Clean Memphis clean up Mid-South Coliseum

A group of citizens are hoping to save the Mid-South Coliseum and re-open it.

Register now to buy tickets for ‘Hamilton’ at the Orpheum

The Orpheum has announced ticket information for “Hamilton" the musical, which visits the Bluff City this summer. Performances are July 9 through 28.

  Friday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey & Jim

A replica russet built to mark the Idaho Potato Commission's 75th anniversary is now a hotel in Boise.

  Plans for Tom Lee Park may jeopardize future of Memphis in May festival

We are now just one week away from this year's Memphis in May, and Beale Street Music Fest starts next Friday. But as the stages go up in Tom Lee Park, questions remain about the future of the festival.

John Singleton of ‘Boys N the Hood’ in coma after stroke

In 1992, Singleton became the youngest person, and the first African American, to ever be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director.

  Thursday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey & Jim

We introduce you to a man with an amazing Air Jordan shoe collection.

  Wednesday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey Stafford

The Louisville Slugger factory is painting bats pink in honor of Mother’s Day.

  Film crew members get married at Graceland

A Tennessee couple got a dream wedding at Graceland while they were on the job!

Watch where you step: Jellyfish washing ashore in Myrtle Beach

On your next trip to the beach in the Grand Strand, you may want to keep an eye on where you step.

  Samsung’s new ‘Galaxy Fold’ faces delay

Samsung has announced that it is delaying the retail launch of its first foldable smartphone due to problems with the screen.

Hard Rock proposes Pope County casino resort

An entertainment company has said they're partnering with hotel, restaurant and casino brand Hard Rock International to propose a casino and resort in Pope County

  Tuesday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey & Jim

Celebrations are underway for Queen Elizabeth's 93rd birthday.

Hall & Oates coming to Verizon Arena this fall

The number-one selling duo in music history is coming to N. Little Rock this fall.

  Friday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey & Jim

Doug Coupe loves golf balls so much he now has 15-thousand of them, organized, categorized, and alphabetized.

  Brands roll with stoner ‘holiday’ as pot legalization grows

Many other businesses inside and outside the multibillion-dollar cannabis industry are using April 20, or 4/20, to roll out marketing and social media messaging aimed at connecting with consumers driving the booming market.

  Kodak Black arrested on drug, gun charge at Canadian border

Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was driving two other people in a Cadillac Escalade with temporary California registration across the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to New York state police.

  WATCH: 96-year-old dancing nana still has the moves

Shirley Goodman has been dancing since she was 8, but it took a video of her cutting the rug at a wedding last month for her to become an internet sensation.

  Thursday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey & Jim

We have an amazing story about a dog and an incredible journey.

Memphis Zoo among candidates for Best Zoo in U.S.

Memphis Zoo nominated for 'Best Zoo' award.

Here’s an update from ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek, who has been busy since his diagnosis

Long-time “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek has stayed busy.

Jussie Smollett case: Prosecutor questioned overcharging ‘washed up celeb’

Kim Foxx describes the embattled Smollett as a "washed up celeb who lied to cops" in messages to her staff.

  Wednesday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey Stafford

Check out the displays at the 12th peepshow at the Carroll County Arts Center in Maryland.

Jeopardy! record-breaker brings total winnings past half a million dollars

Professional sports gambler James Holzahuer's total winnings now stand at $566,660.

  Tuesday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey & Jim

Dozens of skiers braved the icy temperatures and water in Alaska to test their limits.

  Graceland exec: We’re not leaving Memphis

Despite some outrage on social media, Graceland does not appear to be moving from Memphis any time soon.

  Thursday’s GMR8 Foxhole with Trey & Jim

South Africa’s youngest DJ has been making waves on the music scene.

  Wednesday’s GM8 Foxhole with Trey Stafford

Jonesboro police officers are going viral.

  WATCH: ‘The Lion King’ full trailer is out and July can’t come soon enough

Get ready to watch this trailer on repeat today - there's so much to take in!

  San Diego Zoo returning giant pandas to China

A research program is ending after over two decades in partnership with China.

  Actor Alan Alda recognized for philanthropic work, support of broadcasters

Known for his roles on M.A.S.H. and West Wing, Alan Alda hosts a podcast called "Clear+Vivid."

  Arkansas distillery releases ‘Trump Tonic’ vodka

Postmaster Spirits received its first order from a distributor on Friday, asking for more than 100 cases of Trump Tonic. Half-pints of the vodka are selling at $2.99 each.

  Esports athletes can face health issues

The popularity of esports has skyrocketed in recent years, and is predicted to reach a global audience of more than 500 million by 2021.