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Wed., Aug. 31, 7 p.m. @ Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Biography of the 91-year old American photographer and documentary filmmaker Robert Frank, who is most known for his 1958 book titled The Americans.

Cooper Young Music Fest

Sat., Sept. 17, 9 a.m. @ Cooper-Young Community Association

Music Lineup for the Main Stage: 11:15 Los Cantadors 12:15 Brennan Villines 1:15 Detective Bureau 2:15 Hope Clayburn 3:15 James and the Ultrasounds 4:15 Susan…

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Pets of the Week

Pets of the Week

Each week, the Flyer will feature adoptable dogs and cats from Memphis Animal Services.

80 Percent of Tennesseans Want Drug-Free School Zone Law Reform

A bi-partisan majority of Tennessee residents support reforming the state's drug-free school zone law — one that's been criticized as being out of line with the legislation's intent. 

Infographic: Memphis in May 2016 Economic Impact

Memphis in May (MIM) bought more than $88 million to the area’s economy this year, according to a new study.

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Q & A: Top Fuel Champion Clay Millican

Q & A: Top Fuel Champion Clay Millican

After more than 60 years in Illinois, the World Series of Drag Racing has found a new home at Memphis International Raceway in Millington.

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The Levitt Shell Announces Fall Series

The Levitt Shell Announces Fall Series

The 2016 Free Music Series at the Levitt Shell kicks back up this weekend with the Stone Soul Picnic on Saturday, September 3rd and a Rock For Love show on Sunday, September 4th.

Young Dolph at the New Daisy

Young Dolph will perform at the New Daisy Theater Wednesday as part of his "Royalty Tour."

Weekend Roundup 77: Sweatfest II, Billy Bob Thornton, Cryptic Hymn

Good afternoon and welcome to a condensed version of my Weekend Roundup.

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County Commission Takes First Step Toward Power-Sharing in Hiring and Firing of County Attorney

County Commission Takes First Step Toward Power-Sharing in Hiring and Firing of County Attorney

Luttrell offers mild protest to measure, which will be imbedded in a referendum, presumably on the November ballot.

Haslam, in Memphis, Suggests Calling Special Session

Governor says bill raising blood-alcohol levels for young motorists must be amended, or state could lose $60 million in federal funds; Haslam also "no fan" of decriminalizing marijuana.

RIP for the Shelby County Democratic Party

For what it's worth — and that is a very open question — the Shelby County Democratic Party has ceased to exist, having been formally decertified last Friday by state Democratic Party chair Mary Mancini of Nashville. 

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Another Best Memphis Burger Fest in the Books

Another Best Memphis Burger Fest in the Books

The 5th Annual Best Memphis Burger Fest took place on Sunday, Aug 28.

Guess Where I'm Eating Contest 110

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Prichard’s Double Barreled Bourbon: Sold Out

Phil Prichard, the Memphis-born master distiller at Prichard's Distillery, Inc., the rum and whiskey manufacturer located some 280 miles due east of us, has a supply-and-demand issue many distillers only dream about: His hand-crafted Double Barreled Bourbon, which typically retails for $50-60 on liquor store shelves, has been unavailable for over a year.

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Offering a little help with Trump’s test.

Offering a little help with Trump’s test.

Some sample questions for Trump's immigrant "vetting" test.

Common Sense Pot Policy

Unlike Bill Clinton, I've inhaled. So have 49 percent of all Americans, according to a recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Marijuana (medical or otherwise) has been decriminalized or legalized in 23 states, and measures are on the ballot to legalize it in five more states this November, including Arizona, Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine, and California (where medical pot is already legal). A recent Gallup poll found that 53 percent of Americans think pot should be legalized and regulated like alcohol ...

The Seismic Shift in Voting Demographics

A seismic demographic shift in the United States has forced some to consider what actually "makes America great."

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Music Video Monday: Don Lifted

Music Video Monday: Don Lifted

Today's Music Video Monday is pretty heavy. 

War Dogs

"Bush opened the floodgates in Iraq," Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill) tells his junior-high best friend turned gun-running associate David Packouz (Miles Teller) over breakfast in a Miami, Florida, diner.

Movies and Video Games Meet at the Cossitt Library

Downtown's Cossitt Library is one of the city's most overlooked and underused assets.

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The Seismic Shift in Voting Demographics

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https://muse.jhu.edu/article/524972 »

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I was going to leave. However, I have GREAT NEWS!!!! King Obama has just granted me unlimited, deferred »

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