Im usually pretty good at spotting inaccuracies in shows but I missed most of the facts you stated because I was just too busy enjoying the show I guess. I love Dwight, I absolutely love the fact that the show is filmed in Memphis and features locations and sights in Memphis whether they are named correctly or not, (sometimes names are changed to protect the innocent) and the show also features some of the greatest music. Im definitely hooked and I LOVE it!!
I am lucky to know Janiva Magness personally and to have done an interview with her for Blues Matters Magazine. She is a fabulous entertainer and gives a performance that you do not want to miss.
I am right behind you. I was having my knee drained regularly about ten years ago and then had surgery where they just smoothed the bones. It relieved most of my symptoms and I no longer had the fluid but I have no cartalage at all. My doctor had told me then that I would not be able to walk in five years...that was in about 1995...I am still walking but no running or tennis for me anymore...knee replacement is looming so you must keep me informed as to the whole surgery procedure and your progress. I am scared.
This is just shameful. You have taken an incident that had absolutely nothing to do with anything more than parents not being responsible for their kids, where they were or what they were doing and turned it into a racial debate. This has absolutely nothing to do with race but of course as I am so often reminded this IS the South and with attitudes like this it shall remain racist and backward. White parents or people for that matter need to realize that white kids are just as capable of doing the wrong thing and it doesnt matter which way you wear you hat.
The Paradisio has drawn teenagers to its parking lot as a hangout spot and has had a problem controlling the crowd long before this incident occurred. There are more kids dropped off to just hang out at Ben and Jerrys or McAllisters than there are kids actually going to the movies from what I have seen. It is also a known fact that teenagers can usually find someone to purchase cigarettes or beer for them there in exchange for a small fee.
I have a teenage son and one night when I came to pick him up from the movie I found him in the back of a police car along with several other boys he had never met before. Apparently someone reported minors drinking in the parking lot and the police just started apprehending whoever was in the area regardless of whether they were the guilty parties or not. The police officer indicated to me that this was their way of getting a grip on the many kids who were running rampant that night. I am new to the Memphis area...and even coming out of Los Angeles had never experienced anything like this before.
My son was not a participant in the drinking and was released to me on the spot. That incident was enough for both of us. Needless to say we do not go to that theater unless it is before 5:00 pm...
After my last experience at Kings Palace I would never go back even if the food might be free. Poor service, bad food and an overcharge on my bill was enough for me!!
I was told by someone at work yesterday that the City of Memphis has come up with a plan to work with homeowners who are at risk of losing their homes. Does anyone know anything about this or who you would contact for assistance?
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