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34th International Blues Challenge

34th International Blues Challenge

Jan. 16-20 @ Beale Street

Worldwide search for those Blues Bands and Solo/Duo Blues Acts ready to perform on the international stage. Judged by blues professionals from across the world.

Fantastical Writers of the Mid-South

Second Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. @ Barnes & Noble

For writers who specialize in science-fiction/fantasy/etc.

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Stakeholders Discuss Pros, Cons of Open Containers on Main

Stakeholders Discuss Pros, Cons of Open Containers on Main

Members of the public joined Memphis City Council member Martavius Jones Thursday to discuss the good, bad, and ugly of allowing open alcohol on Main. 

Work Requirements Sought for TennCare

Tennessee lawmakers hope to institute work requirements for TennCare, the state’s Medicaid program, after new guidelines were issued Thursday from the Trump Administration.

Overton Park Plan Draws Ire, Confusion

Some of Overton Park’s green space will be paved for the Memphis Zoo’s new parking lot, a city official said Wednesday, though some say the plan is “needlessly large,” and some are even calling for protests against it.

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Sports

Tigers 75, Temple 72 (OT)

Tigers 75, Temple 72 (OT)

The Tigers earned their first victory away from FedExForum this season Saturday afternoon, and in thrilling fashion at Temple.

The Hustle Dispatch: Week 10

A long break doesn’t provide any respite for the Hustle

Grizzlies 105, Pelicans 102: The Grizzlies Won? On Purpose?

Last night, the Grizzlies got their first win of 2018 in a tight one at home against the New Orleans Pelicans, 105-102.

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Music

Daniel Eriksen: Straight Outta Oslo with the Arctic Slide

Daniel Eriksen: Straight Outta Oslo with the Arctic Slide

This January 16th through 20th, blues performers hungry for glory (and for Memphis’ famed soul food, a topic that came up in every interview) will descend on Beale Street from all over the world.

Blues Invasion: International Blues Challenge Returns to Beale Street

For one week each year, there is a sudden, temporary population spike in the number of blues musicians on Beale Street.

Blues Music Awards Contenders Announced

The nominees for the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards were announced this morning, and naturally many local greats made the final cut.

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Politics

Politics as Performance Art

Politics as Performance Art

Although Friday night came in with ice and cold, Thursday night just offered a bit of rain, giving some of the pols at large a fair chance to do their stuff.

Norris Says He Now Doubts Judicial Confirmation

Collierville state Senator complains of feared “cruficifixion” in U.S. Senate to fellow members of GOP state Senate caucus.

Democrats Doubling Up in Primary Races

Tennessee may be a certifiably red (i.e., Republican) state, and, indeed election results in recent years, even in Shelby County, which has a theoretical Democratic majority, have generally been disappointments to the once-dominant Democratic Party.

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Food & Drink

Blackstone Brewing Makes a Successful Return to Form

Blackstone Brewing Makes a Successful Return to Form

Kent Taylor, co-owner of Nashville's Blackstone Brewery, pointed to the glass in front of us: "We are all about what is in there," he said.

Chef Travis Tungseth’s long road to becoming a chef

Travis Tungseth sports a "war band" — a thin white tattoo — across his face.

Krog leaves Interim

David Krog has left Interim Restaurant, where he was executive chef, to pursue other interests.

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Opinion

What Prophesy Does this Fulfill?

What Prophesy Does this Fulfill?

Fly on the Wall has a long, proud tradition of pointing out things that look like dingalings but aren't, in fact, dingalings.

White Power Outage in Memphis

Last Saturday, white nationalist Billy Roper, his two bodyguards (dressed in camo), and about 10 other protesters showed up at Health Sciences Park to rally against the city's recent removal of the statue of a Ku Klux Klan founding father and Confederate general, Nathan Bedford Forrest, from the park.

New Year, New Start for the Flyer

For the past 23 years, I've driven to work along the same route — west on Peabody Avenue from my Midtown home, then into downtown on Vance, before turning south on Front Street to the Flyer's offices in an old coffee warehouse high on the bluff above Tom Lee Park.

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Film/TV

Music Video Monday MLK Special: The Staple Singers

Music Video Monday MLK Special: The Staple Singers

Today, Music Video Monday celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with one of his favorite groups: Memphis' own Staple Singers.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

You probably won’t hate this game remake.

Piano Man Pictures Retrospective Screening At Crosstown Arts

UPDATE: The Piano Man Pictures Roadshow screening has been postponed due to weather.

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