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  • Jul 12-18, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 959

News

  • Love in Action Protest Tuesday in Memphis
  • Love in Action Protest Tuesday in Memphis

    On Tuesday, July 17th at 10:30 a.m., an "ex-gay" survivors group is scheduled to protest Love in Action, the nationally famous and controversial Christian residential program which claims to help people escape from the temptations of a "homosexual lifestyle." ...
  • There's a Graceland in ... Iowa?
  • There's a Graceland in ... Iowa?

    To most people, Graceland is the former home of the King of Rock-and-Roll. To devoted fans of Elvis Presley, it is Mecca -- a place where they can worship all things EP.

    But to the people in the little town of Lamoni, Iowa ...

  • SNAP! The Stax Summer Music Camp Finale
  • SNAP! The Stax Summer Music Camp Finale

    This Saturday night, July 14th, at 7 p.m., the Stax SNAP! Grand Finale will take place at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.

    The concert is the culmination of the six-week SNAP! Summer Music Camp ...

  • Sauce Boss Plays the Blues, Makes Gumbo
  • Sauce Boss Plays the Blues, Makes Gumbo

    Bill Wharton's music performances are smokin' -- from his swampy Florida blues to the gumbo he cooks onstage.

    For 17 years, Wharton (better known as "Sauce Boss") has fed his fans gumbo that he specially prepares during each show. He'll perform and cook at the Blues City Cafe from July 18 to 21 and at Memphis Union Mission July 22...

  • Timberlake to Open NYC Soul Food Restaurant
  • Timberlake to Open NYC Soul Food Restaurant

    You can't say Justin Timberlake lacks ambition. He's got the second-largest grossing concert tour of 2007, his own clothing line, his own record label, a hotacious girlfriend, and now ... he's opening a soul food restaurant in New York City. ...
  • Life Expectancy Not So Great in Tennessee
  • Life Expectancy Not So Great in Tennessee

    A Columbia University economist has released a new study detailing the increase in life expectancy, by state, from 1991 to 2004. New Yorkers gained the most, adding another 4.3 years to their life expectancy over the decade.

    Tennesseans did not fare so well. ...

  • Memphis Trivia Contest to Raise Money for Clothes for the Needy
  • Memphis Trivia Contest to Raise Money for Clothes for the Needy

    Calling all trivia night nerds! Here's your chance to show off your vast and useless knowledge for a good cause.

    Dignity U Wear, a nonprofit group that distributes new clothes to the needy, will receive the proceeds from "Memphis Blues -- Midsummer Night Clues," a trivia contest at Christian Brothers High School on Sunday from 6-9 p.m. ...

  • Oh Baby! Memphis Woman Uses Infant To Pull Robberies
  • Oh Baby! Memphis Woman Uses Infant To Pull Robberies

    Would you give this woman a ride? Well, what if she had a baby with her? A Grand Jury indicted 21-year-old Shani Butler yesterday for attempted murder and aggravated robbery in March 2007.

    Allegedly, the woman used her infant child as bait to target victims

  • Memphis Company Will Do Your Grocery Shopping
  • Memphis Company Will Do Your Grocery Shopping

    Ever order pizza delivery and think, "Man, if only I could get my groceries delivered to my door?" Well, now you can. With Memphis Shopping Bag, you can send someone else out for your week's food supply without ever moving off the couch.

    Here's how it works ...

  • Louisville Courier-Journal Loves Stax
  • Louisville Courier-Journal Loves Stax

    From the Louisville Courier-Journal: "Memphis will forever be entwined with Elvis Presley and rock 'n' roll, with a generous side order of the blues. That's understandable. Presley is among a handful of legitimate American icons, and B.B. King came of age on Beale Street. "But for some music lovers, Memphis means one thing: Soul music, with a dirty groove ...
  • Bill Heard Chevrolet Dealerships Sued by State of Georgia
  • Bill Heard Chevrolet Dealerships Sued by State of Georgia

    The state of Georgia is suing the Bill Heard Chevrolet Dealership for fraudulent business practices.

    According to the suit, filed by the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs, roughly 10,000 Georgia car owners received an urgent recall notice on their General Motors vehicles last October. ...

We Recommend

Politics

  • Joe Frazier Lending Punch to Tinker Campaign?
  • Joe Frazier Lending Punch to Tinker Campaign?

    Has Nikki Tinker, the Alabama import and Pinnacle Airlines attorney, picked up some hard-hitting support in her reprised congressional race against U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen? A press release boasting some $100,000 in "grass roots" contributions lists such sources as "Whitehaven, Orange Mound, Frazier, Hickory Hill, Binghampton, Germantown, Cordova, Midtown and Downtown..." Frazier? Joe Frazier, who once decisioned Muhammad Ali and fought an exhibition here last year against Mayor Willie Herenton? Wow! Tinker must hope for an early knockout.

    Oh, wait...did she mean Frayser? Never mind!

  • Fred Thompson: Will He or Won't He?
  • Fred Thompson: Will He or Won't He?

    "He has collected millions of dollars. Aides go to work every day in a secret suite of offices in McLean, Va. He has policy briefings. He is preparing for nationally televised Republican debates. He just named a communications director and a political director.

    "But yet, Fred Thompson still says he's not sure ...

  • Crutchfield Cops a Plea, and Bowers Says She'll Follow Suit
  • Crutchfield Cops a Plea, and Bowers Says She'll Follow Suit

    The government came ever closer to a perfect record in the Tennessee Waltz saga Thursday - after Chattanooga state Senator Ward Crutchfield pleaded guilty in federal court here to accepting a "gratuity" (i.e., a bribe) and former Memphis state Senator Kathryn Bowers let it be known she, too, would cop a guilty plea on Monday.

Opinion

Music

  • Black Oak Arkansas Has a Jim Dandy of a Story
  • Black Oak Arkansas Has a Jim Dandy of a Story

    "During the first part of the '70s, Black Oak Arkansas was a wildly popular touring band and Southern-rock entity with no immediate sonic contemporaries. Some fans of the genre view them as an acquired taste, and there are a couple of reasons why. ...

Film/TV

Art

Food & Drink

  • Vegetarians Party at the Comedy Club
  • Vegetarians Party at the Comedy Club

    With items on the menu like fried oysters, po' boys, and something called a steak burger, the Creole Cafe at Comedy, TN in Bartlett isn't exactly known for its plant-based options.

    But on Saturday, July 14th, the Creole kitchen crew will be testing their skills with wheat meat as they prepare a meal of vegan seitan enchiladas for the first annual Food Awareness summer luncheon.

Sports

  • Grizzlies Sign Darko
  • Grizzlies Sign Darko

    The Grizzlies have signed 7-footer Darko Milicic to address their need for a big man in the middle to complement Pau Gasol.

    Chris Herrington has lots of thoughts on the deal at Beyond the Arc, the Flyer's Grizblog.

  • FROM MY SEAT: Another Seven Wonders (of Sports, That Is)

    Sez Frank: 'Earlier this month — on July 7th, 2007, of course — the new Seven Wonders of the World were announced. This got me thinking about the “wonders” who have left us slack-jawed from the world of sports. I can’t claim insight for marvels that occurred before 1969, but here are the Seven Sports Wonders of my lifetime.
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