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South Lawn Cinema Movie Series: Arachnophobia

South Lawn Cinema Movie Series: Arachnophobia

Thu., June 21, 7 p.m. @ The Dixon Gallery & Gardens

United Way of the Mid-South Day of Action

Thu., June 21, 5-7 p.m. @ Mid-South Food Bank

Invites the Memphis community to improve the conditions in which we live by volunteering to inspire and engage people around the world to join United…

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EDGE Awards Tax Break for South Memphis Grocery Store

EDGE Awards Tax Break for South Memphis Grocery Store

A new grocery store could soon take the place of the former Kroger in South Memphis that closed in February.

Corker Among Senators to Introduce Law to Keep Families Together

As President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to stop the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexican border, Tennessee’s Bob Corker, along with 25 other U.S. senators, introduced legislation that promotes keeping immigrant children and their parents together.

Memphis Pets of the Week (June 21-27)

Each week, the Flyer will feature adoptable dogs and cats from Memphis Animal Services.

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Sports

Baseball's Bruises

Baseball's Bruises

If you’ve read this column with any regularity over the last 16 weeks, let alone 16 years, you know I have an affection for baseball.

Redbirds Roll as Roster Revolves

Roster churn is a way of life in Triple-A baseball.

7 Can't-Miss Wrestling Events in Memphis during Summer 2018

Here are seven notable pro wrestling events happening in Memphis this summer:

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Music

A Rare Appearance by Lee Ritenour

A Rare Appearance by Lee Ritenour

It's rare to find a musician accomplished enough to have played and recorded with such luminaries as Oliver Nelson, Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Lalo Schifrin, and Stanley Turrentine.

McKenna Bray Celebrates New Album

Yes, there are many Americana singers in Tennessee.

Harbert Ave. Porch Show Rides Again, With a New Label in the Making

If this city has music coming out its ears, with pop-up shows, festivals, house shows, buskers, and impromptu jam sessions springing up in every corner, none of these is quite as Memphis as the Harbert Avenue Porch Show.

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Politics

In First General Election Debate, Lenoir Hits Harris on Safety Issue

In First General Election Debate, Lenoir Hits Harris on Safety Issue

Issue was Democratic County Mayor nominee's No vote on Norris "Crooks with Guns" bill.

Shelby County Remains a Beehive of Political Activity

The pending visit to The Orpheum on Friday by former Vice President (and possible 2020 presidential candidate) Joe Biden for his "American Promise" tour highlights what continues to be a busy election season.

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Food & Drink

Best Bets: Grilled Cheese

Best Bets: Grilled Cheese

I never thought I’d visit the Rendezvous and pass up the ribs, shoulder, brisket, and chicken for - a grilled cheese sandwich.

Lisa's Lunchbox Opening New Location

A fourth location of Lisa’s Lunchbox is slated to open in early July at 6070 Poplar in Triad Centre III at the corner of Poplar and Ridgeway.

Got Lemons? Refreshing Summer cocktails to Beat the Heat.

It feels like summer has hit a little earlier — and a lot harder — this year.

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Opinion

The "T" Word: A Memphis Collective Looks at Black Masculinity, Nomenclature

The "T" Word: A Memphis Collective Looks at Black Masculinity, Nomenclature

In the time honored spirit of the answer song, the mixed-media art exhibition "Thug" was organized to converse with a past exhibit called "Fiber,"  a deep dive into black femininity.

Commercial Appeal Mistakes Memphis Band Lucero for Mexican Entertainer — DAMMIT

Everybody makes mistakes, even your pesky Fly on the Wall.

Tom Lee Park Redesign 'Totally Unrelated To Atlantis' New Riverfront Chief Says

At a press conference in their Front Street headquarters on Tuesday, Carol Coletta, head of the Memphis River Parks Partnership (MRPP), previously called the Riverfront Development Corporation (RDC), told reporters that her organization’s plans to dramatically alter the landscape of Tom Lee Park have nothing to do with her predecessor’s ambitious project to raise the lost, subaquatic city-state of Atlantis from the depths of the Mississippi River.

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Film/TV

This Week At The Cinema: Singing, Art, Poetry, Dance, and Gymnastics

This Week At The Cinema: Singing, Art, Poetry, Dance, and Gymnastics

Toni Morrison, poet, Nobel laureate, and all-around advocate for empathy, curated an art show at the Louvre in 2006.

Incredibles 2

This is the fourth superhero movie review I will write this year.

Music Video Monday: McKenna Bray

It's a love song Music Video Monday.

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