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  • Mar 15-21, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 942

News

  • Diva Workshop
  • Diva Workshop

    Do you have no interest in being in show-biz? Could care less about being the center of attention? Do your hissy-fits fizzle rather than sizzle? Then you, my friend, should really meet “The Diva Maker” — Jason Williams of the reality show Making the Band 3, who’ll be leading a workshop this Saturday….
  • Vanity Fair, Playboy, and . . . Memphis magazine?
  • Vanity Fair, Playboy, and . . . Memphis magazine?

    The Society of Publication Designers (SPD) has announced winners in its annual competition, and Memphis magazine makes its first appearance on the list this year, joining well-known national publications Esquire, GQ, Rolling Stone, and Time, among others. Not too shabby for a city magazine.

    But what the heck is SPD ...

  • FedEx Goes To Bollywood
  • FedEx Goes To Bollywood

    FedEx is getting cinematic these days with its marketing strategy. On March 16th in India, Hattrick, a movie about cricket (yes, the sport) opened, and FedEx plays a prominent role in the film. ...
  • Shall We Dance?
  • Shall We Dance?

    Even with a record of 30-3 and a top-five ranking, the Memphis Tigers have something to prove in the NCAA tournament.
  • Free Food! Faux Meat Fo' You at Wild Oats
  • Free Food! Faux Meat Fo' You at Wild Oats

    Think tofu looks less like dinner and more like something you’d use to stop up your bathtub drain? If so, you might change your mind at the free tofu cooking demo and food give-away at Wild Oats this weekend.

    In honor of the Great American Meatout ...

  • "To Kill A Mockingbird" Fund-Raiser
  • "To Kill A Mockingbird" Fund-Raiser

    Catch the Wednesday night performance of To Kill a Mockingbird at Theatre Memphis and raise money for a good cause. Proceeds from the special showing of the racially-themed courtroom classic will benefit the Community Legal Center (CLC). ...
  • New Humane Society Building is a Success
  • New Humane Society Building is a Success

    Earlier this month, after nearly 30 years in Midtown, the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County opened its new multilevel facility at 935 Farm Road near Shelby Farms.

    Built at a cost of $5.6 million on four acres leased by the county for $1 a year ...

  • Sivad in Cyberspace
  • Sivad in Cyberspace

    Any kid who grew up in Memphis during the 1960s remembers Sivad, the ghoulish host of Fantastic Features, which aired some of the best (and sometime hilariously worst) horror movies ever made. During the day, he was mild-mannered Watson Davis ...
  • Marrero Proposes Anti-Cockfighting Bill
  • Marrero Proposes Anti-Cockfighting Bill

    Former state representative (and newly elected state senator) Beverly Marrero sponsored a House bill in February that would increase the penalty for cockfighting from a misdemeanor to a felony.

    John P. Goodwin of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) spent last week in Nashville ...

  • New Arts Fest Set for Downtown
  • New Arts Fest Set for Downtown

    Rumors have been around for months that the much-beloved annual Arts in the Park, which has been held at various locations — chiefly the Botanic Garden and Overton Park — will be moving to the South Main Arts District. ...
  • Yahooo! It's Yazoo Beer For Memphis.
  • Yahooo! It's Yazoo Beer For Memphis.

    Yazoo Brewing has begun shipping its popular beers into the Memphis area. Yazoo was started three years ago, by the husband-and-wife team of Linus and Lila Hall, in an old automobile factory in north Nashville ...
  • Tennessee Tempts Tourists
  • Tennessee Tempts Tourists

    According to Tourism Works for America, a “2007 travel industry snapshot” just released by the Travel Industry Association, Tennessee ranks 14th nationally in the amount of money generated by travel within our state.

    California is ranked number one ...

  • COGIC Bishop G.E. Patterson Dies at 67
  • COGIC Bishop G.E. Patterson Dies at 67

    AP -- G.E. Patterson, the presiding bishop of the Church of God in Christ and a minister for almost 50 years, died of heart failure Tuesday, the church announced. He was 67.

    The predominantly black Protestant denomination, headquartered in Memphis, claims 6 million members worldwide ...

  • Memphis Needs Mr. Methane!
  • Memphis Needs Mr. Methane!

    It's been reported that Memphis Light, Gas and Water’s Allen Power Plant generates electricity by supplementing its normal fuel source — coal — with methane gas from the city’s wastewater treatment facility.

    If methane gas is indeed a good source of energy, then we are missing out on a huge, untapped supply

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Politics

  • Where’s Ophelia? Ailing Memphis Senator Among the Missing on Capitol Hill
  • Where’s Ophelia? Ailing Memphis Senator Among the Missing on Capitol Hill

    Democrats in the state Senate have been under strength of late. Although present (at far right) during last Thursday’s gubernatorial CoverTennessee announcement, Memphis senator Ophelia Ford, pleading illness, has been largely absent from the floor this session. With senators Cooper and Wilder out with injuries, that hurts the ‘D’ column, notes the Nashville Tennessean.
  • Republican State Senator Micheal Williams Bolts Party
  • Republican State Senator Micheal Williams Bolts Party

    GOP state senator Micheal (sic) Williams of Maynardville was scheduled to announce his departure from the Republican Party on Wednesday, according to NashvillePost.com. It is generally conceded that if Sen. Rosalind Kurita (D-Clarksville) had not voted for Republican Ron Ramsey as speaker, making Williams’ vote moot, he would have been a deciding vote for former speaker John Wilder.

  • <i>Flyer</i> Semi-Exclusive:  'Terrorist Mastermind Coached Miami Heat '
  • Flyer Semi-Exclusive: 'Terrorist Mastermind Coached Miami Heat '

    And that's not all: The infamous Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, grilled extensively at Guantanamo, has confessed to personally ordering the 9/11 attacks, to single-handedly beheading journalist Daniel Pearl, and to almost every other recent act of Islamic terrorism. But, thanks to contributing writer Derek Haire (a.k.a. 'Autoegocrat'), we now know a much fuller range of his infamies....

Opinion

Music

  • Memphis Rock 'n Soul Museum Honors Isaac Hayes
  • Memphis Rock 'n Soul Museum Honors Isaac Hayes

    The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum hosts the first of its two “Memphis Music Salute” receptions scheduled for 2007 on Saturday, March 17, from 5 until 7 p.m., honoring Memphis music and Stax soul legend, Isaac Hayes.

    The museum will ...

  • Amy LaVere Releases New Album
  • Amy LaVere Releases New Album

    Fresh from her acting stint in Black Snake Moan, Memphis’ own Amy LaVere is still thumping away at the stand-up bass and cranking out new albums.

    Her newest CD, Anchors and Anvils, will be released May 15. The follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut release ...

  • The Flyer at SXSW Music Fest
  • The Flyer at SXSW Music Fest

    SXSW Diary: Wednesday: By the time my companion and I pulled into Austin last night, checked into our hotel, noshed on Tex-Mex (fish tacos and enchiladas colorado at Curra’s Grill — highly recommended), and wormed our way through the bizarrely inefficient cattle-call that was the festival registration desk, the opening night showcases at Austin’s South By Southwest Festival were half over. ...
  • SXSW Diary: Day 2 &#151; It's Memphis Time
  • SXSW Diary: Day 2 — It's Memphis Time

    On the back of every NBA locker room pass is language forbidding media members from asking players for autographs. Not that this is needed. I can’t imagine a credentialed media person coming up to Shaquille O’Neal after a game, asking him a question, and then whipping out a game program to be signed. It just isn’t done.

    Alas, no such decorum exists in the world of music ...

  • SXSW Diary: Friday &#151; Tanlines, Amy Winehouse and Brother Ali
  • SXSW Diary: Friday — Tanlines, Amy Winehouse and Brother Ali

    They say there are more than 1,200 bands in Austin this week for the South By Southwest Festival, but that’s only bands playing “official” festival showcases. Throw in bands that come into town to play gigs off the festival’s grid, such as the phalanx of Memphis indie-rock bands playing an afternoon showcase on Sunday, and ...

Film/TV

  • "Sisters in Law" at the Memphis Brooks
  • "Sisters in Law" at the Memphis Brooks

    Looking for something out of the ordinary? Take a jaunt over to the Memphis Brooks Museum this afternoon (Sunday) for a 2:00 screening of the African documentary, Sisters in Law.

    Sisters in Law was the winner of the Prix Art en Essai at the Cannes Film Festival. ...

Books

  • Burke's On the Move
  • Burke's On the Move

    Burke's Book Store is moving this week from its Poplar location to its new home in Cooper-Young. To clear the book store before its move, they have a couple of deals they want to make...
  • Collierville: Now in Paperback!
  • Collierville: Now in Paperback!

    It was once a stagecoach rest stop, then it was a railway stop. It was once on the other side of the Tennessee state line.

    Major General William Tecumseh Sherman escaped capture there, and after the Civil War, its "public square" housed a deer and peacocks inside a white picket fence. ...

Art

Theater

Food & Drink

Sports

  • Griz Treated Cavalierly by Cleveland
  • Griz Treated Cavalierly by Cleveland

    AP -- LeBron James recovered from a back injury to score 29 points, leading seven Cavaliers in double figures to help Cleveland win its seventh straight on Wednesday night and defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 118-96.

    James connected on 11 of 17 shots from the field ...

  • Grizzlies Edge Bulls, 104-103
  • Grizzlies Edge Bulls, 104-103

    AP -- The Chicago Bulls had been getting away with less-than-stellar play against some of the NBA's weakest teams. On Saturday night, the league's worst team made them pay. ...
  • FROM MY SEAT: Sweet, Again
  • FROM MY SEAT: Sweet, Again

    The Tennessee legislature should consider replacing the three stars on the state flag with basketballs. All three regions of the Volunteer State will be represented in the NCAA's Sweet Sixteen, with the University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Memphis all two wins shy of the Final Four.
  • Memphis Beats Nevada, 78-62; Advances to Sweet 16
  • Memphis Beats Nevada, 78-62; Advances to Sweet 16

    AP -- (Updated 8:25 p.m.) Their top scorer was in the locker room getting X-rays. The lead they'd been nursing was down to two points. And the other team's star player was finally rolling.

    If the Memphis Tigers were going to crack, this was the time ...

  • Nevada's Coach is the Emotional Sort
  • Nevada's Coach is the Emotional Sort

    The Tigers' win over North Texas Friday pits them against the University of Nevada on Sunday. What do you know about the Wolfpack? Not much, probably. But we do know this: their coach, Mark Fox, is one emotional dude. ...
  • Tennessee's Triple Sweet Show in the NCAA
  • Tennessee's Triple Sweet Show in the NCAA

    The Tennessee legislature should consider replacing the three stars on the state flag with basketballs. All three regions of the Volunteer State will be represented in the NCAA's Sweet Sixteen, with the University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Memphis all two wins shy of the Final Four.
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