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  • Jan 29 - Feb 4, 2009
  • Vol. 1, No. 1040

News

  • George Jones to Sing at Sam's Town
  • The Daily Buzz
  • George Jones to Sing at Sam's Town

    For those who may not have heard, times are tough, cash is scarce, and everybody is wondering what new troubles this new year will bring. Well, folks, nobody feels your pain like George Jones, the Cadillac of country music. Over the years he's seen good times -- like gold records -- and bad times -- like having his liver cut in half in a car wreck ...

    More about Ol' Possum's upcoming gig here.

  • What Bad Economy?
  • The Daily Buzz
  • What Bad Economy?

    In the midst of bad times it's worth noting a remarkable achievement for Memphis and FedExForum.

    In slightly less than 24 hours, from Friday night to Saturday night, the arena attracted more than 53,000 people to three events: The AC/DC concert, the University of Memphis-Houston basketball game, and the Grizzlies-Lakers basketball game ...

  • AC/DC Concert Blasts FedExForum
  • The Daily Buzz
  • AC/DC Concert Blasts FedExForum

    I know quite a few people who feel the cannons fired during "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)" -- the number that usually closes an AC/DC show -- is hokey, but I happen to think it's one of the iconic images in rock-and-roll theater ...
  • Amy LaVere on Conan O'Brien
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Amy LaVere on Conan O'Brien

    Memphis chanteuse and bass player extraordinaire Amy LaVere will perform on Late Night With Conan O'Brien Monday. LaVere is expected to play a number from her Archer Records album, "Anchors and Anvils." Late Night airs at 11:35 p.m. on WMC Channel 5 in Memphis.
  • The Fly-By
  • Take-Home Test

    Memphis Area Legal Services trains volunteers to look for housing discrimination.
  • Flyer Flashback

    To mark the Flyer's 20th anniversary, we're looking back at stories from our first two decades.

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Politics

  • Tumult for Tennesseans: Saltsman, Davis, Kelsey Take Flips
  • Politics Feature
  • Tumult for Tennesseans: Saltsman, Davis, Kelsey Take Flips

    Somebody better check the Seventh House again and see just what is aligning with what and what kind of weird moon is shining - or not shining - on Tennessee.. Thursday saw three of the Volunteer State's public careers gone strangely awash. Chip Saltsman and Lincoln Davis dropped out of major races, and Brian Kelsey found himself in danger of being damned by his own words.
  • Luttrell Now Wary of Running for "Weak-Mayor" Job
  • Politics Feature
  • Luttrell Now Wary of Running for "Weak-Mayor" Job

    The many Republicans who, as Sheriff Mark Luttrell acknowledges, have been urging him to run for Shelby County Mayor in 2010 may have to start looking hard in another direction. Although Luttrell won't announce a decision for a month or two yet, he's now leaning strongly toward seeking reelection as sheriff.

Opinion

  • Go Jump in the Mississippi
  • Viewpoint
  • Go Jump in the Mississippi

    Despite much advice to the contrary, I have jumped in the Mississippi River. In the middle of winter.

    And I'm not the only one ...

    Read more about the Polar Bear Plunge at In the Bluff.

  • Bianca Knows Best ... And Helps You Save Money
  • Viewpoint
  • Bianca Knows Best ... And Helps You Save Money

    Dear Bianca,

    With the economy in the crapper, I'm looking for a few ways to save some extra dough. I don't want to downgrade my quality of life by giving up cable, Internet, or anything recreational, but I'm scared my company could have lay-offs later this year ...

Music

Film/TV

Fashion

Food & Drink

Real Estate

Sports

  • Sports Feature
  • Do Over

    The Grizzlies bring back a familiar name to reboot their rebuilding process.
  • Beyond the Arghhhh: Lakers Top Griz, 115-98
  • Sports Feature
  • Beyond the Arghhhh: Lakers Top Griz, 115-98

    1. The Pattern Holds: For anyone who hadn't watched the three Grizzlies games since Lionel Hollins took over head-coaching duties, it probably seems like not much has changed. Each of the three games has conformed to the same pattern ...

    Read Chris Herrington's thoughts on the Griz/Lakers game, Lionel Hollins, and other matters at Beyond the Arc.

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