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Comedy's Most Wanted

Sat., June 24, 7:30 p.m. @ The Orpheum

Five of the funniest comedians come together for laughs. Featuring Lavell Crawford, Corey Holcomb, J.J. Williamson, Dominique, and DC Young Fly. Celebrity DJ Traci Steele…

Sound Scavenger Hunt

Sat., June 24, 2:30-4:30 p.m. @ Crosstown Concourse (formerly Sears Crosstown)

Meet at the reception desk in Crosstown Concourse’s Central Atrium. Search for sounds in two sessions to create an online “sound” map that lists the…

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Mayor: Greensward Deal Is a 'Win-Win-Win'

Mayor: Greensward Deal Is a 'Win-Win-Win'

Designers with Memphis-based Powers Hill Design could officially kick off their work this week to create a new main parking lot for the Memphis Zoo, a move that will eventually end parking on the Overton Park Greensward.

Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

Those who want to take down Confederate monuments in Memphis are “losers,” according to the Memphis Brigade of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (MBCSV), and if they illegally take down any statues they can spend years in prison with a “swarthy convict.”

Tropical Storm Cindy Knocks Out Power to Thousands

More than 8,500 Memphis Light Gas & Water (MLGW) are without power Friday morning as the weakened but powerful Tropical Storm Cindy moved through the area bringing heavy rains and high winds.

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NBA Draft: Grizzlies turn nothing into something in 2nd round

NBA Draft: Grizzlies turn nothing into something in 2nd round

The Grizzlies didn’t have any picks heading into last night’s NBA draft, but the consensus was that they’d be active in trying to move into the second round to take some chances on players they thought could develop into NBA assets.

Grizzlies draft Ivan Rabb 35th Overall

The Grizzlies went into the 2017 NBA Draft without any picks, having traded them both away, but the general consensus was that they’d find a way to get into the second round.

Memphis Redbirds Revival

In mid-May, not long after the Memphis Redbirds reeled off a franchise-record 11-game winning streak, I asked first-year manager Stubby Clapp about the secret sauce he’d concocted at AutoZone Park.

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Stax Music Academy to play Levitt Shell, European tour

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Yesterday I stopped by the Stax Museum of American Soul Music for the thousandth time.

Memphis Concrète Festival: Making Synthesizers Weird Again

Just up the river from Memphis, in 1944, one of the first compositions known as musique concrète was presented, The Expression of Zaar, using manipulations of wire recordings to create an audio collage independent of the sources it was based on.

'From Memphis to the Mersey' forges trans-Atlantic bonds

Memphis has long figured in the musical imagination of Liverpool, England.

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Echoes of Discord

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As partisan disagreements on pending legislative measures continued to dominate the Washington political scene, there were distinct local echoes.

County Officials Seek End of Federal Monitoring of Juvenile Court

Letter from Mayor Luttrell, Juvenile Court Judge Michael, and Sheriff Bill Oldham is follow-up to personal request made to Jeff Sessions on occasion of AG's recent Memphis visit; officials allege Court's shortcomings underscored in 2012 MOU with DOJ have been dealt with. (WITH UPDATED RESPONSES

GOP's Vaughan Wins Special Election for House District 95

Republican defeats Democrat Ashworth and two independents with 60+ percent of final vote; will be third representative within the last year to serve the Collierville, Eads, Germantown district.

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Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman to open restaurant at Old Dominick Distillery

Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman to open restaurant at Old Dominick Distillery

Chef/restaurateurs Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman will operate a restaurant in Old Dominick Distillery.

Margarita Time

This week officially marks the beginning of summer, although, truth be told, it feels like we're already a few months into the sultry weather season.

Now open: Ono Poke and Agavos Cocina and Tequila

Tinawat Klaimongkol-Gai likes being a foodie ambassador in Memphis.

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On the Record

Last week, the Flyer's Toby Sells reported that the Gannett Corporation, which owns the Commercial Appeal, was refusing to pay severance to 23 former employees the company had laid off in April.

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47 Meters Down

47 Meters Down

Conflicted as to whether or not to see 47 Meters Down?

On Location: Memphis Brings 15 Films to Clayborn Temple

In this month's Memphis Magazine, I wrote about the rebirth of the Clayborn Temple.

Tav Falco Premieres New Feature Film Urania Descending

Tav Falco, long known for his game-changing musical ventures with the Panther Burns, will forever be associated with Memphis, for it was here that he and Alex Chilton collaborated in the late 1970s to found the group.

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Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

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Mayor: Greensward Deal Is a 'Win-Win-Win'

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Frayser to Have New Grocery-Anchored Shopping Center

LoveBC: Oh yeah, I think the Treasury closed in 1982. Mayor Crump never wanted the annex Frayser and Frayser was a »

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