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  • Aug 9-15, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 963

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  • Jus' Blues Awards Come to Memphis
  • Jus' Blues Awards Come to Memphis

    The Jus' Blues Music Awards show takes place Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Old Daisy Theatre on Beale Street, and it's not your middle-aged white man's blues awards.

    Jus' Blues honors the finest overlooked African-American blues and soul music talents. After six years in Atlanta, this is the first year for the awards show in Memphis ...

  • First Sculptures Erected in Cancer Survivors Park
  • First Sculptures Erected in Cancer Survivors Park

    Crews from the National Ornamental Metal Museum and the city's Division of Park Services battled the heat last week to erect a series of massive bronze sculptures in the Cancer Survivors Park at the corner of Perkins and Southern.

    The two-acre park, located across from Theatre Memphis, is the 19th in the nation funded in part by the R.A. Bloch Foundation...

  • King for a Day
  • King for a Day

    Photographer Erin Feinberg's new book, King for a Day, features portraits of Elvis "tribute artists" taken in Memphis in 2005 and 2006 during Elvis Week. She recently talked about her book.
  • Guy Sebastian Is Getting Closer to Memphis
  • Guy Sebastian Is Getting Closer to Memphis

    He's getting closer, Memphis. We're speaking, of course, about Guy Sebastian, the Australian Idol winner who's coming to Memphis to record a "soul" album.

    From Week 2 of Guy's "Memphis Diary": "I'm going to be recording a tribute album to the great soul music of the Memphis music scene. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Stax record label and Memphis soul music, so the timing couldn't be better.

    "Soul music sits deep in my heart ...

  • Timberlake's Music Sexy to Sharks
  • Timberlake's Music Sexy to Sharks

    German scientists have come up with a novel way to get their captive sharks to breed: a little mood music. While Britney Spears' croonings failed to inspire, there was success with music by Salt n Pepper and Memphis' own Justin Timberlake...
  • Elvis Dies in Mississippi At 72
  • Elvis Dies in Mississippi At 72

    What??? Well, not really. But, hey, wouldn't it be cool if it was true? Check out Chris Herrington and Greg Akers' cover story in this week's Flyer and learn all about the life Elvis should have had.
  • Ancient Crystal Skull Visits Memphis
  • Ancient Crystal Skull Visits Memphis

    Learn from the wisdom of ancient civilizations. Open your mind to self-discovery. Rid your body of sickness.

    These are just a few of the things that may happen to you if you choose to visit an ancient crystal skull named "Synergy" this weekend at the Sanctuary for Mind, Body, and Spirit in Bartlett.

    Then again, none of that stuff could happen ...

  • Harold Ford, Blondes, and Sushi
  • Harold Ford, Blondes, and Sushi

    Fresh off his appearance on Meet the Press Sunday, Harold Ford is again in the news. That is, if you call the New York Post's gossipy "Page Six" column news.

    From the Post: One woman's not enough for 37-year-old bachelor Harold Ford Jr. ...

  • New Suitor for The Pyramid?
  • New Suitor for The Pyramid?

    With the Bass Pro deal for The Pyramid still not closed, a substantial alternative buyer may be closer than anyone knew to acquiring the facility (and relieving Memphis and Shelby County of $10 million in indebtedness and responsibility for half a million in annual maintenance costs.)
  • Elvis to be Inducted into Duck Walk Hall of Fame
  • Elvis to be Inducted into Duck Walk Hall of Fame

    The Peabody will celebrate more than just its 138th birthday at its annual Anniversary Party this year. The hotel will pay tribute to the "King of Rock 'n Roll" by inducting Elvis Presley into the Duck Walk Hall of Fame.

    Priscilla Presley will be the guest of honor at the event, which will take place Thursday, August 16 ...

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Politics

  • Ford Takes Job As Jeter Stand-In (Spoof)
  • Ford Takes Job As Jeter Stand-In (Spoof)

    At a press conference Friday, DLC chairman/Merrill Lynch executive/Vanderbilt professor Harold Ford Jr. announced that he is accepting an offer from New York Yankee owner George Steinbrenner to become a stunt double for Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter (right), handling mostly public relations appearance in lieu of the baseball star.

    “After all, we were separated at birth,” the former congressman said. “Now do I get to hang with Jessica Biel, too?”

  • EDITORIAL: Pyramid Dreams

    With the Bass Pro deal for The Pyramid still not closed, a substantial alternative buyer may be closer than anyone knew to acquiring the facility (and relieving Memphis and Shelby County of $10 million in indebtedness and responsibility for half a million in annual maintenance costs.)
  • Better Dead Than "Fred"?
  • Better Dead Than "Fred"?

    If Fred Thompson were to make a bid for the White House in 2008, his greatest threat may not be Hillary Clinton or Barak Obama. In fact it may not be any of the Presidential nominees. According to the Washington Post, Thompson’s chief obstacle just might be his own name: Fred...

Opinion

  • Letter from the Editor

    You might have seen the cover with Elvis' photo and the dates "1935-2007" and thought, What ... !?

Music

  • Lisa Marie, Elvis to duet on "In the Ghetto"
  • Lisa Marie, Elvis to duet on "In the Ghetto"

    AP -- A new video of Lisa Marie Presley singing "In the Ghetto," accompanied by her late father, Elvis Presley, will be posted Friday on the AOL Internet site Spinner.com, a company spokesman said Tuesday.

    To mark the 30th anniversary of her father's death, Lisa Marie Presley's voice was added to the original version of her father's hit song from 1969. The video duet also features images of her late father.

  • Daniel Johnston Tonight at the Hi-Tone
  • Daniel Johnston Tonight at the Hi-Tone

    Performing tonight at the Hi-Tone: Daniel Johnston, probably the best-known musician within the touchy world of "outsider artists." His mental stability (he's manic depressive) has undergone mercurial changes over the course of a 20-plus-years career, yet his prolific nature and straight-from-the-heart homegrown folk music have yielded a worldwide cult following. ..
  • Sunflower Blues Fest This Weekend
  • Sunflower Blues Fest This Weekend

    The Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival, Mississippi's largest, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with artists including Bobby Rush, Denise LaSalle, Billy Rivers, and the Angelic Voices of Faith...

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Sports

  • Rick Ankiel Called Up to the Cardinals
  • Rick Ankiel Called Up to the Cardinals

    After smashing 32 homers in 102 games as a Memphis Redbird, former pitching phenom Rick Ankiel is heading back to the big leagues. The outfielder will be in uniform Thursday night when St. Louis hosts the San Diego Padres ...
  • FROM MY SEAT: Ten Up, Ten Down (Part I)

    As this 10th summer of Redbirds baseball winds down, the time seems right for a year-by-year reflection on names and memories that should stand the test of time (perhaps with a gentle reminder now and then). We'll look at 1998 through 2002 this week.
  • Tailgatin' For The Kids
  • Tailgatin' For The Kids

    We don't think of the Children's Museum as a "hotty-totty" kind of place. But come football season -- which starts September 1st with the U of M versus Ole Miss -- fans with families can use CMOM's parking lot for tailgating activities and parking ...

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