Friday, August 26, 2011

Looking Back

Posted on Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 7:52 AM

From Beyond the Arc: Chris Herrington rounds up the most notable Grizzlies news since the lockout.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Rhyming Life

Posted on Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 7:47 PM

A review of Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest opening Friday.

Cover Issues

Posted on Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 4:59 PM

Who's that girl?

Steve Cropper Looks Back

Posted on Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 4:12 PM

Stax guitarist/producer Steve Cropper pays tribute to forgotten ’50s R&B titans the 5 Royales on a new tribute album, joined by singers such as Lucinda Williams and Bettye LaVette. Chris Herrington says it's one of the very best examples of an often questionable album type.

A Year Without Gravois

Posted on Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 11:37 AM

In preview of this Sunday's Ostrander Awards, Chris Davis asks, Who got robbed?

Green Light

Posted on Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 10:41 AM

The city engineer's office is introducing a $23.5 million coordinated system for traffic signals. Along major thoroughfares, drivers will experience fewer red lights, shorter trips, decreased emissions, and smoother traffic flow.

Hannah Sayle has the details in Fly-By.

Bass Pro: Did the City Land a Whopper?

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 7:44 AM

What does the Bass Pro deal really mean for downtown? John Branston reports in this week's Flyer cover story.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It's a Deal! Principals in School Case Agree on Merger Details

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Certain formalities remain, but as of October 1, all Memphis and Shelby County schools will be governed jointly. Jackson Baker has the details.

West Memphis 3 on Film

Posted on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 2:44 PM

The latest on movies being made about the West Memphis 3 case at Sing All Kinds.

Let the Kids Play!

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 11:08 AM

With the Redbirds out of town this weekend, the best place to get your baseball fix will be in Cordova, at Gameday Baseball’s First Tennessee Field. The 10-field complex will host the National Youth Baseball Championships (NYBC), crowning champions for 10-and-under and 12-and-under divisions.

A total of 16 teams will be competing, representing the top teams from all eight Major Youth Baseball Alliance (MYBA) organizations: American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Amateur Athletic Union of the United States (AAU), Babe Ruth Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF), PONY Baseball, Super Series Baseball of America, and United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA).

The MLB Network will televise much of the action, including the 12-and-under championship contest on Sunday night. (The game will be played at 5 p.m. and televised on tape-delay at 7 p.m.) The 10-and-under championship game will be played Saturday at 3 p.m. Preliminary games (in the 10-and-under division) will begin Thursday at noon, with a full slate of games all day Friday and Saturday. The 12-and-under semifinals will be played at 9:30 a.m. and noon on Sunday.

The 16 teams will be representing seven states: Arkansas (Texarkana and Hamburg), California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi (Brandon), and Texas.

“In addition to the television coverage, the buzz created among the youth sports community is incredible,” says Leigh Fox, president of Gameday Baseball. “Memphis is becoming a preferred destination for both tournament organizers and the youth who want to play on the home field of the New Era NYBC.”

Tickets can be purchased at the First Tennessee Fields: $5 per day or $12 for the entire tournament. On Sunday, everyone wearing a New Era cap will be admitted free.

Stewing

Posted on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 7:28 AM

On the menu at the Memphis Stew food blog: a visit to Jim's Place, Debbie Meyer Green Bags, Trolley Stop burgers, and more.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Food for Kids Backpack Program

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 7:56 PM

The Mid-South Food Bank's "Food for Kids BackPack Program" provides students who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals with backpacks full of healthy food.

Vols Coach Pat Summitt Diagnosed with Dementia

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 1:17 PM

Legendary Tennessee Vols woman's basketball coach Pat Summitt has revealed she has early onset Alzheimer's. Read more here.

Eating on $20 a Week

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Flyer intern Andrew Caldwell is blogging about eating on $20 a week. Check out his first post.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Horn Island 27

Posted By on Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 8:40 PM

The Memphis College of Art's annual Horn Island show opened August 22nd at Rust Hall.
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