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  • Aug 7-13, 2008
  • Vol. 1, No. 1015

News

  • Buy Cheap Art and Get Crunk This Weekend
  • Buy Cheap Art and Get Crunk This Weekend

    Last week, we recommended the "Price Is Right" show at David Lusk Gallery, where art is priced below $1,000. But if that still seems a little high for your pocketbook, head to the P&H Cafe Friday night for "The Price Is Even More Right ..."
  • Writer Implicates Scientology in Isaac Hayes' Death
  • Writer Implicates Scientology in Isaac Hayes' Death

    My friend, Isaac Hayes, died on Sunday, and his passing leaves many unanswered questions.

    The great R&B star, actor, DJ, performer and family man, the composer of "Soul Man," "Hold On I'm Coming" and other hits by Sam Moore and Dave Prater like "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby," also was a member of the Church of Scientology ...

  • Memphis: A City of Losers That Produced Elvis?
  • Memphis: A City of Losers That Produced Elvis?

    We're losers. That's what one Brit writer decided anyway ...

    "By the time we got to the Zippin' Pippin it was midnight. My guide, Mike McCarthy, had led a ghost tour of Beale Street -- a thoroughfare routinely described as the birthplace of the blues -- which ended at the statue of the young Elvis Presley. Then, the real tour began ..."

  • Music Legend Isaac Hayes Dies
  • Music Legend Isaac Hayes Dies

    Isaac Hayes, the great Memphis singer/composer who helped make Stax-Volt a major record company in the ‘60s and ‘70s and whose extended oeuvres of soul and r & b hits made himself a household name for the last several decades., was pronounced dead Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East. Hayes, who had been in declining health for some time, could still electrify audiences in his increasingly rare public appearances.

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Politics

  • Obama Denounces Tinker Ads
  • Obama Denounces Tinker Ads

    Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has denounced the recent ads run by 9th District congressional candidate Nikki Tinker. The ads, which link Cohen to the KKK and claim he is keeping children from praying in school, have drawn national attention in recent days ...
  • EMILY's List Condemns Tinker's Latest Ad

    Congressman Steve Cohen has had quite a day. This morning, he called a press conference to address the latest attack ad from opponent Nikki Tinker. In the ad, Tinker alleges that Cohen doesn't support "our churches," a remark considered by most observers to be anti-semitic ...

  • Tinker Time Out
  • Tinker Time Out

    Nikki Tinker's visit to her unhappy "victory" party was brief and uneventful. She never addressed the crowd and as soon as she walked out the door, an event that had never begun was definitively over. What's the failed candidate going to do now that she's a two-time congressional-race loser with a new reputation for low-road politics?
  • Cohen's Close Encounters: An Election-Eve Battle on Two Fronts
  • Cohen's Close Encounters: An Election-Eve Battle on Two Fronts

    Even as one 5 o'clock local newscast was summing up a bizarre development in the 9th District congressional race as a matter of incumbent congressman Steve Cohen "losing his cool," a veteran observer, looking at the same scenario from an ideological and disinterested distance, saw the case in point in another light altogether.
  • So Who'll Be Running for Scott McCormick's Council Seat?
  • So Who'll Be Running for Scott McCormick's Council Seat?

    Round One, the August part of this year's election cycle, is over, and Round Two, the November portion, just got a little lengthier - what with city council chairman Scott McCormick's surprise announcement that he's giving up his seat to head the Plough Foundation. Here are some of the prospects to succeed him.
  • Cohen Wins Big Over Tinker; Democrats Victorious Countywide
  • Cohen Wins Big Over Tinker; Democrats Victorious Countywide

    This is what Steve Cohen wanted to happen the first time he ran for Congress in the 9th District, in 1996 - a 4-1 victory over his nearest opponent, a win so overwhelming and so uniform in his favor throughout the demographic corners of his district that he could truthfully claim to represent the entirety of his people.

Opinion

  • Bianca Knows Best ... And Combats Burnout
  • Bianca Knows Best ... And Combats Burnout

    Dear Bianca,

    For the past couple years, I've been heading up a nonprofit health organization in addition to my day job and other social obligations. We don't make any money, so all our events are funded out of my own pocket. I don't mind the expense as I have money to spare, but I'm starting to feel a huge strain on my time ...

  • Thank You, Mr. Hayes
  • Thank You, Mr. Hayes

    I was watching the Olympic swimming trials, when the news flashed that Isaac Hayes had died. Getting to see him as his career skyrocketed has always been a cherished childhood memory for many kids like me, who grew up in south Memphis. He was our attainable icon, a living, breathing example of life's possibilities ...

Music

  • Isaac Hayes' Homecoming Interview With the <i>Flyer</i>
  • Isaac Hayes' Homecoming Interview With the Flyer

    For the last seven years of his life, Isaac Hayes lived among his fellow Memphians as a revered musical and cultural figure. In late 2001, Flyer music editor Chris Herrington interviewed Hayes upon his return here after a six-year professional sojourn in New York.
  • Sundance Channel Presents MGMT at Abbey Road Studios
  • Sundance Channel Presents MGMT at Abbey Road Studios

    The Sundance Channel's "Live from Abbey Road" program will feature MGMT Thursday night. The band, which features former Memphian Andrew VanWyngarden, will be interviewed and perform two songs in the legendary Beatles' recording studio in London ...

Film/TV

Art

Theater

  • Nominees for 25th Annual Memphis Theater Awards Announced
  • Nominees for 25th Annual Memphis Theater Awards Announced

    The Ostranders, Memphis' annual Theater awards sponsored by ArtsMemphis and Contemporary Media, turn 25 this year. Salud! Let's celebrate with cake, champagne and some controversial nominations. I mean, C'mon. What in the world is going on with the Best Original Script category ...

Food & Drink

Real Estate

  • Hot Properties: A Recession Special
  • Hot Properties: A Recession Special

    All right, you renters who assume you will never own a home, here's your chance, so don't blow it. This is a solid brick and stucco bungalow in a well-maintained Midtown neighborhood. And it's priced right! ...

Sports

  • Grizzlies in Free Agent Pursuit
  • Grizzlies in Free Agent Pursuit

    The Memphis Grizzlies are extending a contract offer to Josh Smith, a high-flying free agent forward with the Atlanta Hawks, according to reports today in both The Commercial Appeal and The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
  • FROM MY SEAT: Putting Elvis' Stamp on the Sports Scene
  • FROM MY SEAT: Putting Elvis' Stamp on the Sports Scene

    Frank Murtaugh: "With Elvis Week upon us, I found myself considering suitable theme songs for certain sports figures (and a local event). All made famous by the King, of course. Next time you see these jocks, may their tune be ringing in your ears...."

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