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  • Sep 4-10, 2008
  • Vol. 1, No. 1019

News

  • Vote for President, Keep the Glass
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Vote for President, Keep the Glass

    Whether you’re all about Barack Obama's promise for change or John McCain's "drill here, drill now," there's a pint of beer waiting for you at the Flying Saucer tonight ...
  • Art on Tap at the Dixon Tonight
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Art on Tap at the Dixon Tonight

    The Dixon Gallery & Gardens' annual Art on Tap event is tonight. You can sample more than 150 beers and groove to music by Dr. Zarr's Amazing Funk Monsters.

    The action starts at 6:00. It's $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. For info check the Dixon website.

  • Racist A--Holes to Gather in Memphis for Convention
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Racist A--Holes to Gather in Memphis for Convention

    On November 8th, white supremacists from around the globe will gather in Memphis for the Euro International Conference, hosted by David Duke.

    According to DavidDuke.com: "Just a few short days after the political and media bosses install a new President of the United States; we will meet in Memphis, Tennessee to issue a clarion call for a Movement across the United States, and indeed across the European-American world ...

  • Q&A: Foxy Jacky
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Q&A: Foxy Jacky

    Recently, 25-year-old Jacqueline McKee made local news after playing on a swing set in Bartlett Park.

    It wasn't because she's an adult, but because she's an adult "star."

  • The Fly-By
  • Rails to Trails

    The Great Memphis Greenline gets a preliminary agreement to acquire the former CSX railway.

We Recommend

  • Win Tickets to Widespread Panic!
  • Events & Promotions
  • Win Tickets to Widespread Panic!

    Win tickets to see Widespread Panic at Mud Island Amphitheater Wednesday, October 15th!

    We're giving away a pair of tickets each week until the show. Each week is a different drawing and each week the tickets get better! Enter as many times as you like, as often as you like. Details after the jump ...

Politics

  • Tennesseans in the Action  at the RNC
  • Politics Feature
  • Tennesseans in the Action at the RNC

    Though there have been disappointments for the Tennesseans at the GOP National Convention (like a near-miss on getting first dibs on a Palin speech), there have been some limelight moments -- like Fred Thompson's version of an Elvis-style '68 Comeback on Tuesday night.
  • The Morning After: McCain's Still Alive
  • Politics Feature
  • The Morning After: McCain's Still Alive

    Republicans had gathered in Minneapolis-St. Paul under something of a cloud. Feeling in the immediate aftermath of the convention was different. Republicans leaving Minnesota seem optimistic that they're at the very least competitive. Many feel that the weekend polls will give the ticket at least a slight lead.
  • Palin's Show-Stopper Boosts GOP Hopes
  • Politics Feature
  • Palin's Show-Stopper Boosts GOP Hopes

    It is one thing to come upon a stage like an impressive unknown and perform well enough at a recital to draw enthusiastic applause. It is quite another to come out of nowhere (not one of ten thousand seasoned political junkies had ever heard of Sarah Palin before last week when GOP standard-bearer John McCain pulled her out of the hat) and come on like Pavarotti.
  • Frist Seconds Palin on Switching "Maverick" McCain's Venue
  • Politics Feature
  • Frist Seconds Palin on Switching "Maverick" McCain's Venue

    Former U.S. Senator Bill Frist on Thursday put a positive spin on the non-conformist aspects of "the maverick, the radical John McCain." Said Frist at the Tennessee delegation's breakfast meeting: "I had to put up with John McCain every single day, and it was hard." But he professed himself to be in agreement with Sarah Palin's advocacy in her Wednesday night speech of "tak[ing} the maverick out of the Senate and putting him in the White House."
  • MAD AS HELL: Palin -- It Rhymes With 'Rich'
  • Politics Feature
  • MAD AS HELL: Palin -- It Rhymes With 'Rich'

    Sez Cheri DelBrocco: Wednesday was quite a night at the Republican National Convention, as the vice-presidential nominee finally made her appearance. After three days of sequestered practice, Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska and goddess of the right wing, pounced up to the podium and started throwing punches at Barack Obama. That's their Sarah -- she can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and never let Todd forget he's a man -'cause she's a woman, W-O-M-A-N!

Opinion

  • A "No-Tell Motel" From Memphis' Past
  • Viewpoint
  • A "No-Tell Motel" From Memphis' Past

    By all accounts, Bob Berryman was a shady character. A rather notorious gambler and bootlegger, he served eight years in prison for murdering a bouncer at a downtown nightclub. Even so, his name brings back fond memories with many Memphians, for he was the owner and operator of the Silver Slipper, one of our city’s most popular nightspots before it burned in 1958 ...

    Read more about one of Memphis' first "no-tell motels" at Vance Lauderdale's blog.

  • Viewpoint
  • Two Farewells

    Finding the right exit line is difficult, but Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton managed it.
  • Karl Rove and the Blue and Red
  • Viewpoint
  • Karl Rove and the Blue and Red

    The Globe and Mail explains McCain's strategy for dividing America into rural (red states) and urban (blue states) areas under Karl Rove's playbook. The concept was written about as the urban archipelago during the last election (or was it the one before?) and the idea was that it wasn't a contest between red or blue; it was a contest between cities and rural areas ...

    Read more from Mary Cashiola's "In the Bluff Blog."

  • Bianca Knows Best ... And Helps the “Other Woman”
  • Viewpoint
  • Bianca Knows Best ... And Helps the “Other Woman”

    Dear Bianca,

    I have the hots for a married man. We met in Arkansas at a rock show. I was visiting to see my friend's band play, and the married man is also in the band. I had no idea he was married, and so we made out a little bit.

    And then I saw the ring ...

  • Charley Reese Says Goodbye
  • Viewpoint
  • Charley Reese Says Goodbye

    This is the last Charley Reese column, as the author is retiring.

    Years ago, the first time I saw my friend Brother Dave Gardner after he had survived a plane crash, the comedian smiled and said, "The devil like to got me." That's a good explanation for my last trip to the hospital ...

  • Letter from the Editor
  • Letter from the Editor

    "Don't tell anybody about this."

    The speaker was Memphian John Gary, and the "this" he was wanting me to keep secret is the Mississippi River

Music

  • Lucero signs to Universal/Republic
  • Music Features
  • Lucero signs to Universal/Republic

    After 10 years together, local rock quartet Lucero is also making the leap to the majors, recently signing a four-album deal with Universal/Republic. The band has recorded demos for the label recently at Young Avenue Sound studio and will travel to Sweet Tea Studios in Oxford, Mississippi sometime in December or January to record its major-label debut with producer Dennis Herring.

    Read more about Lucero's big move after the jump.

  • Overton Park Shell Re-Opens Tonight
  • Music Features
  • Overton Park Shell Re-Opens Tonight

    Dormant since 2004 and in disrepair for many years before that, the once-proud Overton Park Shell makes a comeback this week. Rechristened the Levitt Shell — after the nonprofit, Los Angeles-based Mortimer-Levitt Foundation, which has helped finance the venue's renovation as part of a bid to rehab classic band shells across the country — the venue that hosted Elvis Presley's first paid concert, classic hippie-era blues and folk festivals, and other memorable events is being reborn as a family-oriented venue.

    The Levitt Shell debuts on tonight when Amy LaVere performs to kick off a five-week, 25-concert fall season.

  • Saved
  • Music Features
  • Saved

    After a million-dollar renovation, the Levitt Shell prepares for its close-up.

Film/TV

Books

Food & Drink

Real Estate

Sports

  • FROM MY SEAT:  Weekly Top 40, U of M-Style
  • From My Seat
  • FROM MY SEAT: Weekly Top 40, U of M-Style

    The University of Memphis has been playing football since 1912, and the program has had its share of struggles, suiting up plenty of teams that were, if not down right sorry, quite forgettable. But not since 1924 had the Tigers given up more than 40 points in each of their first two games.
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