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Construction Is Underway For Airport Modernization

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Graceland Lighting Ceremony

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Fri., Nov. 21, 6 p.m. @ Graceland

John Stamos will “flip the switch” on the traditional lights and decorations. Special visit from Elvis Santa.

Holiday Bazaar

Fri., Nov. 21, 7-9 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. @ Memphis College of Art

Special preview hours on Friday from 5–7 p.m. $20, includes complimentary champagne, tote bag, and purchasing during the preview.

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Teachers Say They Need More Support To Acheive SCS Graduation Goals

Teachers Say They Need More Support To Acheive SCS Graduation Goals

Dr. Sharon Griffin Earlier this year, Shelby County Schools (SCS) unveiled an ambitious goal to get 80 percent of high school seniors prepared to walk into a college classroom or enter the workforce by 2025, 90 percent to graduate on time, and 100 percent to seek a post-secondary opportunity, whether that's a university or a technical school.

FedEx Scores High, AutoZone Scores Low on Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign's 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) assessed LGBT inclusion in a number of major companies and law firms in Memphis. 

Construction Is Underway For Airport Modernization

Demolition of the south end of Concourse A at Memphis International Airport is underway.

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Music

Throwback Thursday: Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”

Throwback Thursday: Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”

A few names come to mind when I think of soul music, but one that really stands out is Al Green.

Ori Naftaly Band at Lafayette’s

Ori Naftaly sees his experience in the United States through the greasy, smoky, and possibly cracked lens of Memphis.

American Fiction Release Debut Album with Eddie Kramer

"This guy worked with Zeppelin and now he's yelling at me," thought Landon Moore, guitarist for American Fiction, a Memphis band celebrating the vinyl release of its debut album at Lafayette's on Tuesday, November 25th.

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Politics

A Truce Prevails on the Shelby County Commission

A Truce Prevails on the Shelby County Commission

With the apparent reaching of a compromise on Monday between feuding factions of the Shelby County Commission, a lawsuit may have been resolved and a modus vivendi of sorts achieved, but the ideologically polarized body still has issues.

County Commission, Chairman Ford Cut a Deal on Power-Sharing (Finally)

Ford is assured of security against removal, while the commission plaintiffs gain majority-vote control of agenda; suit will be dismissed.

The County Commission Girds for One More Battle over Rules — and Power

At the root of the matter, scheduled for another go-around on Monday, is an ideological struggle —and possibly the fate of Justin Ford’s chairmanship. REVISED, WITH NEW INFORMATION AND COPY OF PROPOSED NEW RULES

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Food & Drink

In Memphis this Weekend: Acclaimed Cookbook Author Eugenia Bone

In Memphis this Weekend: Acclaimed Cookbook Author Eugenia Bone

Eugenia Bone grew up around food—and we’re not talking Kraft Mac and Cheese.

Thanksgiving Puddings

You probably got the memo that Thanksgiving, as it is currently celebrated, is a far cry from what probably transpired at the original feast.

Love Pop on South Main; Bleu’s New Lounge

There isn't any furniture at Love Pop Soda Shop.

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Opinion

Why Nobody Can Pay Attention Anymore

Why Nobody Can Pay Attention Anymore

There's a pile of books beside my bed, most of which I've started, few of which I've finished. The last book I finished was a short novel that was compelling enough that I actually went to bed early and finished it over the course of a week earlier this month. But that's rare, these days ...

What They Said (November 20, 2014)…

About Bruce VanWyngarden's Letter from the Editor on urban vs. rural voters and fear ...

The Raging Bull in D.C.

It's ironic that one day after his reelection to a sixth term as senator from Kentucky, Mitch McConnell, the soon-to-be Senate majority leader, characterized the Congress as an angry, raging bull.

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Film/TV

Memphis Comic And Fantasy Convention 2014

Memphis Comic And Fantasy Convention 2014

The 5th annual convention features local science fiction and fantasy films.

Very Extremely Dangerous

How director Paul Duane and producer Robert Gordon made a harrowing movie about a real rockabilly outlaw.

Citizenfour

I truly believe that meaningful personal liberty is impossible without guaranteed personal privacy.

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Sports

"American" Football Picks: Week 13

Last Week: 4-1Season: 56-18

Tigers Fall to Wichita State in Season Opener

The Tigers confirmed some early-season worries this afternoon in their season-opener in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Grizzlies 119, Rockets 93: Reflections on a Grindhouse Beatdown

Anyone who says they expected last night’s game between the Grizzlies and Rockets to be a blowout is probably lying.

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