The conference, being held November 1-3 at the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, will focus in part on the role cultural centers and museums in defining communities within the lower Mississippi Delta.
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Curb also managed to snag Elvis' Audubon house even after spoon-bending psychic Uri Geller won it from an eBay auction. (Geller is suing).
On Thursday, Curb will be at the Arts Leadership Conference at Rhodes College, where college president William Troutt will announce Curb's latest venture, which a press release issued by Rhodes says is a "sizable donation to bring together educators, students, archivists, and artists as well as business and communities leaders to promote Southern musical traditions."
As a weekend article in The Nashville Post makes clear, that aint all. In one of her own depositions, Grindstaff er, Costa, acknowledges having had sexual relations with three employees of the Memphis RiverKings hockey team during the period of its ownership by the foundation. ... (click headline for more)
According to a press release: "Yellow Cab got its start in Memphis in 1856, when Patterson Transfer & Storage Company started business here, transporting passengers by stagecoach. In 1926, the company purchased the Yellow Cab Company, which consisted of a fleet of 50 cabs, 26 Drive UR-Self cars and four trucks. The company later split into two different companies, Patterson Storage and Yellow Cab, both of which are still going strong today."
Mayor Willie Herenton says the city needs 650 more police officers and a 50-cent increase in the property tax to pay for them.
Herenton met with reporters Thursday to respond to an increase in violent crime in the Memphis area that he called unacceptable. He said it will take at least two years to hire and train the new officers, and he urged members of the Memphis City Council to support his request for a tax increase even though 2007 is an election year.
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The 30-second commercial will feature Shelby County mayor AC Wharton, Grizzly Mike Miller, Beauty Shop chef Brett Shaggy Duffee, musician Muck Sticky, and local breast cancer survivors. It will debut on Tuesday, October 3rd, during a broadcast of WREGs Live at 9" from Peabody Place. Audience members are encouraged to wear pink. For more, go here.
"Against the Wind," one of the show's strongest works, is a rush of emotion and energy. The day after several tornadoes roared across the Mid-South and his father had a heart attack, Spillman loaded a brush with white, yellow, and pink oils. In one spontaneous, continuous gesture he swirled the paint diagonally across 72-by-66 inches of canvas and created a multi-hued whirlwind.
Read Flyer critic Carol Knowles' take on this and other current exhibits here.
For the last five years, the Hes have been fighting in court to regain custody of their daughter, Anna Mae He, who the Bakers have raised from infancy. To read more, go here. To read a comprehensive Flyer story on the case, go here.
The exhibit runs in conjunction with the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest, the entries for which are on display at the Memphis College of Art (MCA) through October 7th, when the winner will be announced. To learn more, go here.
The show will tentatively be rescheduled for spring '07.
Drastic change-ups so close to the election usually indicate trouble within a campaign. DC Republicans have expressed their concern over the race and recently reprimanded Corker for running a lackluster campaign. Read more here.
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Alas, Chris, we hardly knew ye.
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Get Flyer reviewer Greg Akers' take on the new Jet Li flick here. And as long as you're scoping out movies for the weekend, you should read what Chris Herrington has to say about the quirky Science of Sleep.
It appears that the cane in Memphis was found, but not by someone who using the Dr. Jekyll web site. According to a press release issued by the film's company, the unnamed person is not eligible for the prize because "he did not enter the quiz, respond to the clues, nor did he find the buried cane as outlined in the rules of the game.
The release also says that the person who found the cane has threatened to sue to get the $1,000.