Monday, February 21, 2011

A New Plan for Overton Square?

Posted By on Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 4:03 PM

There appears to be a new proposal in the works for Overton Square.

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Oscars Predictions: The Screenplays

Posted By on Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 2:42 PM

Our resident film geeks, Chris Herrington and Greg Akers, are having another prediction-off contest for the 2011 Oscars. First, they tackle screenplays.

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Albert Pujols: Will He Stay?

Posted By on Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 8:59 AM

Contract negotiations between Albert Pujols and the Cardinals have stalled. Frank Murtaugh is a little worried.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

All in the Family

Posted By on Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 9:59 PM

A man cheats with his lover's brother and wants to confess. Jack Waggon sets him, er, straight.

The Memphis Addys Winners

Posted By on Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Marketing/advertising agency archer>malmo took home the most awards at Saturday's ADDY Awards at Minglewood Hall, with 27 gold certificates and 22 silver. At one point, the disembodied voice announcing the award winners quipped that she was getting tired of calling out the same names.

But other agencies took home many of the top honors, including Harvest, which followed closely on archer>malmo's heels with 14 gold awards and eight silvers.

Here are the winners of the evening's top honors:

Best of Show: Harvest, for its "321 Oil Relief Dinner -- Wooden Sign," for Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen.

Best of Print: Oden, for the Festival 2 (Clanjamfry) poster featuring the Scotty McSurly dog character for Evergreen Presbyterian Church.

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Outstanding Art Direction: Harvest, for the "321 Dinners for Relief" menu.

Best of Out-of-Home: Harvest, for its "Swine & Wine" wooden sign for Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen.

Best of Web: the Greater Memphis Chamber for "The Soundtrack Project."

Judges Choice Award: Oden, for its "Open Holiday Message."

People's Choice Award: Harvest, for 321 Oil Relief.

Other top winners at Saturday's event included Combustion, CS2, Red Deluxe, Tactical Magic and others. Winners in the top categories will advance to a district competition and possibly to the National Advertising Federation's ADDYs. Entries were judged on originality, creativity and strategy.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Rice Crushes Memphis,67-52

Posted By on Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 9:23 PM

The Memphis Tigers played one of their worst games of the season, losing to Rice in Houston. Frank Murtaugh has details.

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Arcade Fire Headed to Memphis

Posted By on Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 8:47 AM

Fresh off their Grammy win, eclectic rockers Arcade Fire will play Memphis in April. Details at Sing All Kinds blog.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

The Return of Rodney Carney

Posted By on Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 10:36 AM

Former U of M great, Rodney Carney, will apparently be signed to a temporary contract by the Memphis Grizzlies. Chris Herrington has some thoughts on the deal.

Memphis' $70 Million Problem

Posted By on Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 7:56 AM

The city of Memphis is facing a $70 million budget shortfall. John Branston has the latest.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

And the Winners Are ...

Posted By on Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 5:02 PM

The winners of our reader poll of the hottest male and female Hotties were crowned last night at the Flyer's Hotties party at Minglewood Hall.

The crown went to Chase de Saint-Felix, while Cyndii Jo Hartley snagged the tiara and scepter. Both winning Hotties were also awarded gold fire extinguishers as a token of their extreme hotness.

Hartley and de Saint-Felix were chosen based on the number of votes they received from our week-long reader poll benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Memphis. Each vote cost $5, and all of that money went directly to BBBS. We also charged a $10 fee at the door for last night's Hotties party, which also benefited BBBS.

In total, our readers raised more than $3,400 for the organization.

In case you somehow missed the Hotties hoopla, click here to read our interviews with the hottest people in Memphis for 2011.

Where Are the Incentives?

Posted on Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Martin Lane, a freelance producer/location manager in Memphis, asks: If we can come up with money for Electrolux, why is it so hard to convince our leaders to come up with funding to lure film projects?

Love for Da Hater

Posted on Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 11:49 AM

After hip-hop artist Jason "Da Hater" Harris was carjacked, his friends came together to create a mixtape to help him buy a new car.

Louis Goggans has the story in this week's Fly-By.

Tigers Top UAB

Posted on Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 7:49 AM

The Tigers get their 20th win of the season, besting UAB, 62-58, last night at FedExForum. More at Tiger Blue.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Conference Addresses Memphis' Economic Destiny

Posted By on Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Reporter Lindsay Jones spent the day learning how to retain Memphis' young talent and improve its economic future at the Opportunity Challenge conference. Read all about it on the Flyer News Blog.

Folk Alliance Kicks Off

Posted By on Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 2:36 PM

The International Folk Alliance begins in Memphis tonight with a show that's open to the public. More info at Sing All Kinds blog.

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