• Issue Archive for
  • Feb 15-21, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 938

Art

News

  • Herenton Presents Fairgrounds Redevelopment Proposal

    Mayor Willie Herenton’s calling his fairgrounds redevelopment proposal Project Nexus, since the land in question sits at the center of the city proper. But with his $150 million proposed football stadium at the project’s nexus, the name seems especially fitting....
  • SCLC To Lead March for Jobs

    This just in, from the Memphis chapter of the SCLC: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is inviting the public to participate in a civil action march on Thursday, February 22, to spur the city business leaders and elected officials to prioritize job accessibility for the city's economically deprived citizens ...
  • Sleep Out Louie Stolen!

    All right, someone needs to 'fess up on this one.

    The venerable Sleep Out Louie's, a downtown drinking destination for decades, is shutting its doors for good on Saturday ...

  • Gay-friendly License Plates for Tennessee?

    Two state legislators have proposed a bill that would establish a license plate benefiting the Tennessee Equality Project (TEP), an organization that promotes equality for the state's gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered population. ...
  • Elvis Versus James Brown: Who's the King?

    Has the Godfather knocked the King off his throne?

    The editors of Parade magazine — that weekly publication that comes with your Sunday Commercial Appeal — have made a musical statement in their current issue that should provoke considerable "water cooler" discussion ...

  • The Wit and Wisdom of John Ford

    John Ford and his Rolex got their day in court Tuesday, and if a wristwatch going on trial wasn't surreal enough, the proceedings featured a playback of audio and video footage gathered by the FBI in Operation Tennessee Waltz. ...
  • Nobel Peace Prize Winner to Speak at the U of M

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams will speak at the University of Memphis at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in Room 136 of the Fogelman Executive Center. The event is free and open to the public.

    Williams was co-recipient of the 1976 honor ...

  • Ozzy Osborne's Memphis Mugshot

    Okay, we admit it. Sometimes here in MemphisFlyer.com-land, we get bored. We get tired of trolling for Memphis-related news items. It is at these times when we're at our most dangerous. We stumble upon silly things ...

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Music

  • B.B. King Skips Lecture; Takes Richmond by Charm

    From the Richmond Times Dispatch: "Neil Armstrong talked about his experience being the first man on the moon. Shimon Peres discussed the always-explosive situation in the Middle East. Cal Ripken Jr. looked back on his long career in baseball.

    "But nobody has rocked the joint like B.B. King. ...

  • Folk Alliance Conference Comes to Memphis

    Ask most Memphians to define folk music, and they'll immediately conjure up images of rural white Americana, the flipside to Mississippi Delta blues. Appalachian fiddlers, hokum guitar pickers, and longhaired, dulcet-toned groups singing about war: That's the folk-music stereotype.

    A more realistic picture will come into sharper focus this week when the International Folk Alliance Conference rolls into town.

    Read the rest of Andria Lisle's preview of this week's Folk Alliance Conference.

Politics

  • Cohen from the Well on Iraq: Take Two

    "...[E]scalating this war by putting 20,000 Americans into the streets of Baghdad, ala Mogadishu, aka Blackhawk Down, is inviting a 21st century Pickett's Charge or a Charge of the Light Brigade...."
  • Watergate Legend John Conyers in Memphis This Week

    In 1974 Michigan congressman John Conyers voted articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon on the House Judiciary Committee. Now chairman of Judiciary, he'll be in Memphis Thursday night at the behest of committee member Steve Cohen, a longtime Conyers admirer.

Sports

  • Where's Federer? Roger Dodges Memphis Tourney Again

    The sad truth is that the continued absence from Memphis of one Roger Federer — as dominant on the tennis court today as Tiger Woods has ever been on the golf links — turns this week's local ATP event into a B-list audition for pretenders to the throne.
  • Memphis Thumps Tulsa, 69-52

    CBS Sportsline: Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 20 points and tied his career-high with four steals, and Antonio Anderson returned from an injury to score 15 points as No. 8 Memphis clinched a bye in the Conference USA tournament by beating Tulsa 69-52 Wednesday night. ...
  • Grizzlies News: Pau Trade Talk and a Heisley Interview

    "We're a little more than 48 hours from the trade deadline, with a Gasol trade looking less and less likely (per, among other sources, Peter Vecsey of The New York Post, who broke the Gasol trade request to begin with).

    "The best bit of Griz material on the Web today is an interview with Michael Heisley on CNN/SI.com. ...

    Check the Flyer's Griz Blog, Beyond the Arc for details.

  • FROM MY SEAT: Roger Dodges (Again)

    The sad truth is that the continued absence from Memphis of one Roger Federer — as dominant on the tennis court today as Tiger Woods has ever been on the golf links — turns this week's local ATP event into a B-list audition for pretenders to the throne.
  • Memphis Squeaks by Gonzaga in OT, 78-77

    (AP) Nonconference didn't mean unimportant to Memphis coach John Calipari. For the Tigers, winning at Gonzaga was huge.

    Chris Douglas-Roberts provided the game-winning play, slashing across the key to hit a one-handed layup with 5.6 seconds remaining in overtime as No. 8 Memphis edged Gonzaga 78-77 on Saturday for its 15th straight victory. ...

Film/TV

Opinion

  • Letter from the Editor

    When I moved to Memphis in 1993, one of the first things I did was to take my modest financial business to a local bank ...

Food & Wine

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