| WEDNESDAY, JULY 09, 2014
Elvis sang there. The Beatles played there. Professional wrestler Jerry Lawler pile-drove comedian Andy Kaufmanthere in 1983 in an infamous match that landed the two on national television with “Late Night with David Letterman.”
For several generations of Memphians, the Mid-South Coliseum was the center of the entertainment universe. Despite this status as a pop culture altar, its future is bleak. The Coliseum most certainly faces destruction, either quickly, by wrecking ball, or slowly, by neglect.
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