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Jewish Literary and Cultural Arts Festival

Jewish Literary and Cultural Arts Festival

Oct. 30-Nov. 23 @ Memphis Jewish Community Center

Hosting six author events over a four week period and an Israeli Artist Market held Nov. 16-21 showcasing artists from Israel. See website for more…

Booksiging by Ruth Feldstein

Thu., Oct. 30, 5 p.m. @ University of Memphis

Author gives lecture on How it Feels to Be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement. Reception with food and music preceding lecture.

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News

Halloween in Memphis: Ranked, Watched, and Composted

Halloween in Memphis: Ranked, Watched, and Composted

Alright, Memphis, here’s what we know so far going into Friday’s Halloween holiday.

New Fund Established to Help Test City’s Rape Kits

Testing the thousands of backlogged rape kits that surfaced in Memphis last year is estimated to cost more than $6.5 million, and officials said this month that more than $3.7 million is still needed to reach that goal. 

LGBTQ Radio Show To Air on KWAM 990

Life coach Gwendolyn Clemons and her son Davin are two peas in a pod — they are both gay, both ministers, and both work in the criminal justice system.

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Music

Throwback Thursday: DJ Zirk's "Lock 'Em N Da Trunk"

Throwback Thursday: DJ Zirk's "Lock 'Em N Da Trunk"

Hailing from Orange Mound, one of Memphis' most historic and culturally rich communities, DJ Zirk took the city by storm when he dropped the bass-ridden track “Lock ’Em N Da Trunk.” Although it was released to the masses nearly two decades ago, the Memphis classic continues to get played in whips, nightclubs, and at Jookin’ events.

Wertheimer Photographed Young Elvis

Alfred Wertheimer, the New York photographer who took some of the earliest and most iconic professional photos of Elvis Presley, died on October 19th at the age of 84.

The Soundtrack to Indie Memphis

This week, the Indie Memphis Film Festival kicks off with a long weekend full of interesting programming.

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Politics

Ben Jones Chapter Says 'No' to Amendment 2

Ben Jones Chapter Says 'No' to Amendment 2

Predominantly African-American legal association objects to proposed new process for appointing state appellate judges.

Election Year 2015 is Upon Us

Even as time was running out on the elections of 2014, with early voting ending this week in the election process that ends Tuesday, November 4th, the stirrings of Election Year 2015 were at hand. 

Outlook Uncertain for Roland Ordinances Amending County Wage Requirements

Proposal to strike "living-wage" language from Shelby County Code gets tentative approval on first reading; one on "prevailing wage" fails. WITH VIDEO

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Food & Drink

The Creamery Memphis: gelato with a twist.

The Creamery Memphis: gelato with a twist.

What is the most unlikely flavor combination you can think of?

Logan Guleff to compete on Master Chef Junior.

He cooks beets and Brussels sprouts and can talk knowledgably about the unique layering of smoke flavors.

Stax's Heart Full of Soul Dinner at Napa Cafe

The third annual Heart Full of Soul dinner, benefiting the Stax Music Academy, is set for Sunday and Monday, November 16th and 17th at the Napa Cafe.

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Opinion

Vote No on Amendment Three

Vote No on Amendment Three

State Senator Brian Kelsey is a sponsor of Amendment 3.

The Rant (October 30, 2014)

Every day when I wake up, I go look in the bathroom mirror and say, "Hello, Dad."

What They Said (October 39, 2014) …

About Toby Sells' story, "Confederate Heritage Groups Vow to Fight Park Name Changes" ...

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Film/TV

A Visit to Zebra Lounge

A Visit to Zebra Lounge

The new-to-Memphis Zebra Lounge fits — forgive me — squarely into Overton Square, providing a new option for bar-hoppers in the area.

Negative Approach at the Hi-Tone

Negative Approach come to the Hi-Tone next Tuesday night, marking the second time in two years the Michigan hardcore legends have rolled through town.

"Memphis Rocks" Book Signing Friday

On Friday at Bookseller of Laurelwood, author and archivist Ron Hall will sign his latest book, Memphis Rocks: A Concert History: 1955-1985.

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Sports

Next Day Notes: Grizzlies 105, Timberwolves 101

Next Day Notes: Grizzlies 105, Timberwolves 101

Last night, the improbable happened: the Grizzlies won their season opener for the first time since the franchise moved to Memphis.

"American" Football Picks: Week 10

Last Week: 4-0Season: 47-13

Welcome to Grizzlies Season.

Tonight, it begins.

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