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EVENT & ATTRACTION NOTES: MTV SPORTS WALK IN MEMPHIS
Published July 23, 1998
MTV has selected Memphis, TN, to host the second annual Sports & Music Festival, the net's "answer to" the X Games. The event, which combines alternative sports and live music performances, will be held October 16-18, and will broadcast for the weekend of November 7 (USA TODAY, 7/23). NOTES: A USTA source "confirmed" to the RICHMOND TIMES- DISPATCH that the U.S.-Italy Davis Cup semi-final match set for September 25-27 will not be held in Richmond. The USTA is expected to announce the site today, and "all indications are that it will be Milwaukee." Other potential sites include San Diego and Detroit (TIMES-DISPATCH, 7/23). ...Magic Johnson Theatres "will be one of the anchor tenants" in the $75M complex expected to break ground Monday in Harlem. The complex will also feature a Modell's, which has plans for a Harlem-themed Hall of Fame. Inductees will include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Nate Archibald, Rod Carew and Althea Gibson (N.Y. POST, 7/23)....The USFSA has selected Los Angeles and Portland, OR, as finalists to host the 2002 National Figure Skating Championships (USFSA).