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Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

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Booksigning by Greg Iles

Fri., March 24, 12 p.m. @ Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

Author reads and signs copies of the final book in Natchez Burning trilogy, Mississippi Blood.

"Hello My Name Is …"

Fri., March 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m. @ Crosstown Arts

Exhibition by artists from multiple states share stories of who they are and what they’re trying to get out of life through illustration, animation, photography,…

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Alexander to TVA: Don't Buy Wind Power

Alexander to TVA: Don't Buy Wind Power

Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander urged Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) board members on Wednesday not to buy electricity from a proposed project that would bring wind energy here from Oklahoma and Texas.

Memphis Theological Seminary Stands with Refugees

The Memphis Theological Seminary is calling for solidarity with their undocumented and refugee brothers and sisters.

Down by the Riverside

The Downtown Memphis riverfront does not suffer from a lack of planning.  Over the last quarter-century, a good dozen documents that could rightly be called plans have been completed for the area between the A.W. Willis Bridge and French Fort.

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Sports

Beyond the Arc Podcast #73: Z-Bo: Sixth Man of the Year?

Beyond the Arc Podcast #73: Z-Bo: Sixth Man of the Year?

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

Memphis: Hoop City, Indeed

Perspective can be challenging when it comes to basketball in Memphis, Tennessee.

Beyond the Arc Podcast #72: Torn Knees, Mended Lineups

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

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Music

Memphis Magic at SXSW

Memphis Magic at SXSW

Rolling into Austin last week for South By Southwest (SXSW) was both exotic and familiar to me. Having first played there in 1990, this year offered more than five times as many bands, with more tech-oriented attendees (due to the growth of the non-musical conference) and a more pronounced Memphis presence than ever.

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm at Loflin Yard

Robert Cray brought his friend and Grammy award-winning producer, Steve Jordan, to Memphis to record his new record, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm.

James Cotton, King of the Blues Harp, Dead at 81

No matter who was headlining, James Cotton was always the act to see at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas.

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Politics

Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday

No sausages got made in this week’s Shelby County Commission meeting. The bottom line: No Democrat and no Republican to represent District 95, nobody at all from the district to vote on vouchers or anything else.

Mae Beavers for Governor?

Yes, Flyer folk, you may have the General Assembly's Iron Maiden to deal with in 2018!

An Even 10 Candidates to Seek District 95 House Seat

Seven Republicans, two independents, and one Democrat qualify for special election race at filing deadline for seat vacated by Lovell.

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Food & Drink

A Secret Weapon for Your Pantry

A Secret Weapon for Your Pantry

If you're like me, you went through a balsamic vinegar phase soon after you "discovered" it.

Vino Italiano

The subject of Italian wines always puts me back at Pete & Sam's over on Park, inevitably two tables over from a quartet of priests gathered around their veal parmigiano and one of those grass-wrapped bottles of Chianti.

Opening soon: Mama Gaia and Area 51

On Saturday, the first commercial sign in decades will hang in the Sears Crosstown building.

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Opinion

Riding Shotgun on Politics

Riding Shotgun on Politics

Something magical happened in our federal government last week.

Nashville Changes Fred Douglass Park to Frederick Douglass Park. Finally.

When it comes to honoring African-American heroes, Memphis has had its own awkward moments as witnessed by text on the original Tom Lee monument erected in 1954.

Stay in the Woods

Hillary Clinton gave a speech last week in her father's hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Film/TV

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Disney's 1991 production of Beauty and the Beast was a success by any measure.

Music Video Monday: Idle & WIld

Today's Music Video Monday is gonna patch things up.  We're going to wish you a happy first day of spring with a world premiere from Memphis duo Idle & Wild. Caleb Sigler and Sara Jo Cavitch have been playing together since meeting in church in 2014, and they have just released their first single "Come A Little Closer", a bubbly homage to togetherness recorded at the Gove Studio.  “Every person involved was not only someone we respect at what they create,” Sigler said, “but also a dear friend.” The song is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp.

Kong: Skull Island

Five lessons from the ape-pocalyse

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Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

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'Modern' Retail Center Coming to Midtown

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Alexander to TVA: Don't Buy Wind Power

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