Bert Gamboa dealt cocaine, hip-hop, and Mexican food from a club called The Complex at 704 Madison in an upstart section of downtown called The Edge, according to a federal complaint.
On March 5, 2003, federal narcs secretly videotaped a $170,914 payoff to Gamboa at The Complex, according to an affidavit made public Wednesday.
The Complex has been written up in The Memphis Flyer and The Commercial Appeal as a restaurant and music club.
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The lounge and theater, which open for business this week with a production of Samm-Art Williams' Tony Award-winning drama Home, is Bandele's second attempt to create a new kind of live-performance space on downtown's artsy eastern border ...
Read Flyer writer Chris Davis' story about Memphis' newest theater here. Performances begin this week.
Among the new items at the Hard Rock are Isaac Hayes green suit, Albert Kings overalls, and a pair of boots belonging to Rufus Thomas (though possibly not those shown in the picture).
Proceeds from the concert go to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation.
Meroney, a former Fox 13 anchor, turned himself in to the Wicomico Sheriff's office in July. For more, go here.
At any rate, Variety is now reporting that Adventures in Hollywood, the MTV reality/comedy show starring the Memphis rappers will be produced by Ashton Kutcher's Punk'd production company. After seeing all the dirty tricks Kutcher plays on his friends on Punk'd, we wonder if Demi's BFF has the cojones to punk Three 6?
Will the Oscar-winning crunksters show up for the first day of shooting only to discover that everything has gone wrong? Will the situation spiral hilariously out of control until DJ Paul loses it on one of Kutchers hidden cameras? Stay tuned.
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The altercation with a photographer took place early Tuesday morning in Hollywood (The attached photo was taken during the incident).
Here we go again. The elusive and theoretically extinct ivory-billed woodpecker has been spotted in Florida, according to Auburn University researchers. Last year's "sighting" in Arkansas is still controversial. For news of the latest encounter, go here for more.
It's too late to do much about what happened in that unfortunate nation more than a decade ago. But genocide continues on the African continent, notably in Darfur, and there is something that we here in Memphis can do about it. On behalf of the Save Darfur Coalitin, Gloria Kahn, a long-active member of the local political commuity, offers a response available to anyone within reach of a telephone.
So what's the deal, Le Le and Ya Ya? Break out the panda negligee, put on some Barry White, get with the sexual healing, already. (Read about Lun Luns delivery here.)
The concert has been rescheduled for October 27th at GPAC. All tickets purchased for the October 5th concert will be honored.
Now, we love Pat, we really do ... but what the hell is she talking about? Huh? A "permission-based, on-demand, voice messaging system?" Oh, that clears things up. But hey, you hype the Blues Ball any way you can. (It's October 7th, by the way.)
According to the press release: "The research found a 'gray area' exists in the minds of most Memphians as to when you should call 9-1-1. While the majority of Memphians would call 9-1-1 in the instance of a stabbing, drowning, fire or choking, many would not know if they should call in the case of someone selling drugs, burglarized property if the burglar is clearly gone or a car accident with no injuries."
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As part of its "Friday Night Lights Hometown Sweepstakes," students have a chance to win $50,000 for their school's athletic department as well as a chance to appear, with five friends, in the series.
High school students can download a pass to the screening at NBC.com.
These days, its become a place where minors purchase beer and liquor. A beer sting conducted last week by the city/county Metro D.U.I. squad netted 10 businesses along Summer Avenue. Clerks at Exxon Tigermart, Rainbow Express, Tee Jays Liquor, the Shop-n-Save (next to Brown Jug Liquors), and others were caught selling to minors.
So far this year, the squad has conducted 20 such stings across the city, and 262 clerks have either been cited or arrested for selling alcohol to minors.
According to a press release issued by Trojan, the schools were judged on the availability of "resources about sexual health, the depth of information available on the schools Web site and the availability of condoms on campus."
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In it, she says she downplayed her involvement with Harold Ford Jr. while she was a student at Georgetown University, not wanting to be known as that girl who dated Harold Ford.
From her blog: [reporter]: A few years back, you were publicly linked to Rep. Harold Ford, has that element of celebrity benefited your career at all or opened any doors that may have been closed? [Allison]: Being publicly linked to Harold has neither helped nor hurt my career. Perhaps if I had gone public with more information, it might have had more of an impact ...
"How y'all doin?" Three shirtless boys do handsprings down the street's center -- closed to cars during the evenings. Diners jam sidewalk cafes and shoppers eye the voodoo dolls on sale at Tater Red's. The street scene of this historic district thumps with blues music; the smoky smell o barbecue hangs in the air. ..."
The Sacramento Bee sent a reporter to Memphis and Indianapolis to evaluate the economic and social impact of those cities' NBA arenas. Sacramento is in the midst of a civic debate over whether to grant the owners of the Sacramento Kings public money to finance the building of a new arena. Read it all here. (The only questionable part of the story is the claim that "150 acres" adjacent to the FedExForum were going to be developed.) One hundred and fifty acres!!!? Are they talking about razing Midtown?
"It's not a dark side," he's insisting. "My top five movies of all time would probably be, um, at No. 1 would be the remake of the 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre.' Okay, at Number 2 and 3 would be 'Saw 1 and 2.' But coming in at 4 would be 'The Butterfly Effect.' That's really good, just the concept. At No. 5 is 'Shrek 2.' What's so funny? Those are my top five favorite movies of all time."
For the record, DeAngelo Williams is charming the crap out of the North Carolina sportswriting world. Read this hilarious account of a day in the Panther locker room here.
Wagner, a guard, led the Tigers to an NIT championship in 2002. He left school after his freshman season, was a lottery pick in the 2002 NBA draft, had a solid rookie season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, then began to be plagued by injuries and illnesses. He hasnt played an NBA game since January 2005. Good luck, Dajuan. Here's hoping we see you at the FedExForum this fall.
On October 1st at the Fair, theres more gorging, when area Krystal eaters take on top-ranked champs in an eight-minute contest.
For more information, go the Fairs web site, here.