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  • Apr 26 - May 2, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 948

News

  • Sing It, Celine and Elvis!
  • Sing It, Celine and Elvis!

    In case you missed it, last night on American Idol Celine Dion and Elvis Presley sang a duet — and, yes, Elvis is still dead as far as we know. We cannot vouch for Celine...
  • Explore Spanish Architecture
  • Explore Spanish Architecture

    This Memphis In May, vow to do something besides than chugging beer and pigging out on barbecue. After all, isn’t this year’s festival really about honoring Spain? Start by exploring Spanish architecture...
  • Be a Frynd
  • Be a Frynd

    Now this could be interesting. Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr. are holding a "Rowdy Frynd" contest to promote their current Rowdy Frynds tour. ...
  • Gest Wearing Out His Welcome in the UK?
  • Gest Wearing Out His Welcome in the UK?

    "How many times can a guy say 'Holy focaccia' before it ceases to be funny? Once."

    Oops. The early reviews are in on former Memphian David Gest's new British TV show. And, like Gest himself, they aren't pretty. ...

  • Stolen SWAT Team Assault Weapons Recovered
  • Stolen SWAT Team Assault Weapons Recovered

    Memphis Police have recovered most of the assault weapons stolen from a North Carolina SWAT team van parked outside Interstate Bar-B-Que on South Third Monday afternoon.

    Clent Green and Brian Bowles were both arrested in connection with the incident ...

  • Memphis in May to Keep Riverside Drive Open Longer
  • Memphis in May to Keep Riverside Drive Open Longer

    Memphis in May will keep Riverside Drive open longer as it prepares for the annual month-long Festival. Work on the Festival in Tom Lee Park began today, but Memphis in May officials plan to work in and around Tom Lee Park and keep Riverside Drive open to traffic as much as possible. ...
  • Hyatt Hotel to Anchor the One Beale Project
  • Hyatt Hotel to Anchor the One Beale Project

    Carlisle Corporation announced in a press conference Monday morning that it had signed a management agreement with Global Hyatt Corporation to manage a 240-room Hyatt Regency Memphis Hotel and Spa at One Beale. ...
  • Hot Panda Sex ... Or Not
  • Hot Panda Sex ... Or Not

    Once the San Diego Zoo traded its distant, brooding male panda Shi Shi for panda playboy Gao Gao, their female panda, Bai Yun, has given birth twice. They didn’t even have to artificially inseminate her, as Gao Gao was reportedly up to the task time and time again. ...
  • DA’s Office Contradicts Wright Family Claims in Mardis Case
  • DA’s Office Contradicts Wright Family Claims in Mardis Case

    Jennifer Donnals, communications director for Shelby County attorney general Bill Gibbons' office, responded to the claims of members of Mickey Wright's family that appeared in this week’s Flyer.

    Wright’s widow, Frances, and her sister, Gail Miller, say that the state failed to inform them of their victims' rights ...

  • Justin Timberlake Bringing Waxy Back
  • Justin Timberlake Bringing Waxy Back

    From the "We couldn't make this up," department comes word from English website daventrytoday that Justin Timberlake is getting waxed. To wit: Justin Timberlake shows he has Justified a Madame Tussauds waxwork model after proving a hit with female fans. ...
  • On the Bayou
  • On the Bayou

    Before the land around Memphis was developed, it looked a lot like Shelby Forest's Eagle Lake.
  • Benefit for Musician Mickey Gregory on Sunday
  • Benefit for Musician Mickey Gregory on Sunday

    Mickey Gregory lent his trumpet-playing talents to many of Isaac Hayes’ Stax recordings and to numerous other bands and recordings through the years. Now, after a recent surgery, Gregory’s friends have gotten together to lend the recovering horn-blower a hand. ...
  • The Zippin Pippin -- Elvis' Favorite Ride -- Is Donated to Save Libertyland
  • The Zippin Pippin -- Elvis' Favorite Ride -- Is Donated to Save Libertyland

    On Monday, Carolina Crossroads, the company that bought Libertyland's Zippin' Pippin, the second-oldest wooden roller coaster in the world, for $2,000, donated the coaster to Save Libertyland — which was incorporated as a nonprofit organization last week.

    Steven Mulroy, lawyer and County Commissioner, burned the midnight oil last week to get Save Libertyland incorporated as a nonprofit. ...

  • Oxford American's "Southern Film" Issue
  • Oxford American's "Southern Film" Issue

    The Oxford American, now in at least its third incarnation, continues to turn out impressive work. The latest, an issue devoted to Southern Film, (with an accompanying DVD) may be their best yet. ...
  • Shelby County's Wet Wilderness
  • Shelby County's Wet Wilderness

    "Morning light slants through bald cypress trees as the howls and screeches of wild animals echo through the air. Mist curls from the surface of the swamp. I dip my paddle into the water as my partner and I maneuver our canoe around another cypress knee. ...
  • Get Your Rocks Off in Memphis Sunday
  • Get Your Rocks Off in Memphis Sunday

    Ever have a pet rock as a kid? It was probably some lame-ass gravel rock - brown, oddly shaped with dirt stuck in its crevices. Well, now you're all grown up, so it's time to upgrade. ...

We Recommend

Politics

  • Memphis Anti-War Protest Wednesday
  • Memphis Anti-War Protest Wednesday

    Congress is planning to send a bill to the White House tomorrow that would require the president to start bringing our troops home from Iraq this year. President Bush has said repeatedly he's going to veto it. ...
  • Assessor Clark Won't Run Again
  • Assessor Clark Won't Run Again

    Shelby County assessor Rita Clark, the Germantown homemaker and Democratic activist who surprised herself and everybody else by winning her maiden political race in 1996, then went on to win twice more, won't run again in 2008.

Opinion

Music

Film/TV

Books

  • Hampton Sides Takes on MLK
  • Hampton Sides Takes on MLK

    Native Memphian Hampton Sides, who wrote Ghost Soldiers, will be taking on the King assassination for his next book project. Sides is planning on writing a "big, multi-tentacled narrative" of "novelistic intrigue." ...
  • Elvis and the Cops
  • Elvis and the Cops

    Nearly 30 years after the death of Elvis Presley, you'd think every possible book had been written about the late King of Rock-and-Roll.

    And you'd be wrong. ...

Theater

Food & Drink

Real Estate

Sports

  • FROM MY SEAT: Racing Through Clouds

    I miss Barbaro. I'd like to believe that racehorses have their own special field (track?) in heaven. That they are able to gallop at speeds mortal horses can't approximate, and in front of other loved ones to whom we've said goodbye too early.
  • Alabama Football -- Red, White, and Green
  • Alabama Football -- Red, White, and Green

    Much has been written about the University of Alabama’s spring football game held last Saturday, an event that brought 92,138 screaming fans to Tuscaloosa’s Bryant-Denny Stadium for a “glorified practice. ..."
  • Maholm Sweet Maholm
  • Maholm Sweet Maholm

    Paul Maholm — the pride of Germantown High School — hurled a three-hit shutout at the Houston Astros Tuesday night ...
  • FROM MY SEAT: Racing Through Clouds

    I miss Barbaro. I'd like to believe that racehorses have their own special field (track?) in heaven. That they are able to gallop at speeds mortal horses can't approximate, and in front of other loved ones to whom we've said goodbye too early.
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