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  • Oct 15-21, 2009
  • Vol. 1, No. 1077

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  • It's Wharton and "One Memphis"
  • It's Wharton and "One Memphis"

    Shortly before 9:00 p.m., Myron Lowery conceded the Memphis mayoral election to County Mayor A.C. Wharton. Wharton led incomplete returns with 63 percent of the vote. Lowery was his closest competitor, with approximately 16 percent ...

    UPDATED, with final totals

  • Reminder: Elvis and Lebowski at Levitt Shell Tonight
  • Reminder: Elvis and Lebowski at Levitt Shell Tonight

    The show will go on: Indie Memphis' double-feature of Elvis Presley's famous 1968 "comeback" NBC special (co-sponsored by Elvis Presley Enterprises) and the Coen brothers' shaggy cult comedy The Big Lebowski (co-sponsored by The Memphis Flyer) will happen at 7 p.m. tonight at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park. The screening is FREE.

    The weather looks to be dry but cool, so dress warm and maybe bring a blanket, but definitely show up. This should be a great event and, crucially, could be a precursor to future film events in Overton Park. We'll see you there. (Sample some clips here.)

  • Reviewing Robyn
  • Reviewing Robyn

    Last night, surrealist singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock officially closed the week-long Indie Memphis Film Festival with a sold-out concert at Studio on the Square.

    After a comedic entrance through the exit door, Hitchcock strapped on an acoustic guitar and launched into a performance that spanned more than an hour and included favorites such as "Bass" and "Raymond Chandler Evening,"

    Read more at Sing All Kinds.

  • The Pizza Shack's Shark Attack
  • The Pizza Shack's Shark Attack

    The terms of the "Shack Attack" challenge hang in a small frame near the register at The Pizza Shack on Summer Avenue, and the feat to beat is this: Eat a large Shack Attack pizza by yourself, in an hour or less, and the pizza is free. Plus, your photo is added to the restaurant's wall of fame.

    Read more in Pamela Denney's Food News column.

  • Lucero in New York
  • Lucero in New York

    Flyer contributor Stephen Deusner is a former Memphian now living in New York City. He remembers local rockers Lucero playing to 100 people at the Hi-Tone Cafe. So when he went last night to check out the Manhattan stop on the band's current "Ramblin' Roadshow & Memphis Revue" tour, he was in for a surprise. Deusner reviews Lucero's Big Apple concert for our pop culture blog, Sing All Kinds.
  • Flyer Flashback
  • Flyer Flashback

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

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  • Letter From the Editor

    When I heard that President Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize, I was surprised and a little cynical about it. It seemed premature, to say the least ...

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