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Tue., Aug. 21, 6-9 p.m. @ Southland Park

Taste foods from local chefs and bakers. Listen to live music and bid on silent auction items provided by local artists benefiting Main Street West…

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Tue., Aug. 21, 7 p.m. @ BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove

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Police Official Says Bob Smith Account Friended Over 200 Activists

Police Official Says Bob Smith Account Friended Over 200 Activists

Day one of the federal trial over Memphis’ police surveillance wrapped up Monday with Sgt. Timothy Reynolds of the Memphis Police Department (MPD) on the stand.

Fans Flock to Franklin's Home

Memphians, tourists, and all-around fans of Aretha Franklin made a pilgrimage to the singer's birthplace, leaving flowers, posters, tiaras, and written tributes on the home.

State Law Includes 538 Exceptions to the Open Records Act

There were only two exceptions to the Tennessee Public Records Act when it was enacted in 1957; now there are 538, and a panel of lawmakers began reviewing them last week.

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Sports

Stubby's Stretch Run

Stubby's Stretch Run

Daniel Poncedeleon tossed a one-hitter for the Memphis Redbirds on July 15th at Omaha, a gem that earned the 26-year-old righty his ninth win of the season.

Penny Hardaway: Hall of Famer?

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame recently inducted their 2018 classes, Chipper Jones, Vlad Guerrero, Randy Moss, and Brian Urlacher, among others, joining their respective sport's pantheon of immortals.

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Music

James & the Ultrasounds: None of the Above and Then Some

James & the Ultrasounds: None of the Above and Then Some

“I never cared for the typical; I kind of like being difficult,” sings James Godwin of James and the Ultrasounds on “None of the Above,” the opening track of the new album of the same name.

Jose Feliciano Plays Unannounced Memphis Gig

Jose Feliciano played Memphis Friday night — at the tiny Bar DKDC in Cooper-Young.

Gillian Welch Wows GPAC

An audience sat in rapt attention Thursday evening as Gillian Welch and David Rawlings presented the austere songs and sublime harmonies they've perfected over the past couple decades.

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Politics

Most Shelby County Election Results Were Predictable

Republicans were not the only ones dismayed at the results of the August 2nd election.

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Food & Drink

Welcome back, Restaurant Iris!

Welcome back, Restaurant Iris!

Restaurant Iris opened its door to invited guests for a soft opening, Friday, August 17th.

Pyro’s Expands Its Brand.

Chad Foreman and Kirk Cotham met while in grad school.

Cool As a Cucumber Drinks for Summer

I was enjoying dinner at Char last week — a payday tradition for me and a good friend — on one of those August days when the temperature soars so high that it feels like fall is a long way off.

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Opinion

Space Force: The Final Frontier of Lunacy

Space Force: The Final Frontier of Lunacy

Sorry, border wall.

Life Its Ownself, No Filter

The PGA Championship tournament was held in St. Louis last weekend.

Tribunes of the People

Let's get one thing straight: There is such a thing as "fake news," but 1) it isn't what Donald Trump says it is; and 2) his claim that he invented the term is itself a bit of fake news.

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Film/TV

This Week At The Cinema: Outflix Kicks Off and Rifftrax Conquers Krull.

This Week At The Cinema: Outflix Kicks Off and Rifftrax Conquers Krull.

The movie week starts off with a bang tonight, as Indie Memphis presents the Grand Jury Prize winner from this year's South By Southwest film festival.

Music Video Monday: Stephen Chopek

Happy Minimalist Music Video Monday!

Alpha

Ever since I saw Werner Hertzog’s 2010 documentary Cave Of Forgotten Dreams, I have been interested in—possibly obsessed with—deep prehistory.

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Police Official Says Bob Smith Account Friended Over 200 Activists

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Police Official Says Bob Smith Account Friended Over 200 Activists

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24 Ways Germantowners are Preparing for the Arrival of Trader Joe's

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No Memphis Music and Heritage Festival This Year

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