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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Fridays, Saturdays, 7 p.m. and Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Continues through July 23 @ Harrell Performing Arts Theatre

Comedy in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero,…

Archival Revival: Jaws

Fri., July 21, 7 p.m. and Sat., July 22, 7 p.m. @ Memphis Pink Palace Museum

A Great White Shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc.

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Tennessee Breaks Record for Student Aid Requests

Tennessee Breaks Record for Student Aid Requests

A record-high number of high school seniors in Tennessee filed for federal student aid this year, leading the nation in filings for the third year in a row.

MLGW's Water Test Comes Back Clean

Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) found no detectable traces of arsenic or lead in drinking-water wells that are within two miles of wells where the Tennessee Valley Authority TVA recently found high levels of both toxins.

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Sports

An Athlete's "Third Death"

An Athlete's "Third Death"

Thirteen days before Christmas in 1980 — I was 11 years old — I received quite the opposite of a Santa Claus delivery.

Memphis Redbirds’ All-time All-Star Team

A pair of Redbirds — catcher Carson Kelly and pitcher Ryan Sherriff — will represent Memphis for the Pacific Coast League in Wednesday’s Triple-A All-Star Game in Tacoma.

Grizzlies sign Tyreke Evans to 1 year deal

According to reports, the Grizzlies have signed Kings/Pelicans/Kings guard Tyreke Evans to a 1-year, $3.3M contract.

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Music

WYPL brings you the Memphis Sound

WYPL brings you the Memphis Sound

I recently stopped by the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library to see a local legend at work.

Another Shot at Glory for the Masqueraders

The Masqueraders, America's Got Talent, Memphis Soul

The Secret Service rides again

Roughly a decade ago, the Secret Service – a hard-rocking pop quartet featuring singer/guitarist Justice Naczycz, guitarist Steve Selvidge, bassist Mark Edgar Stuart, and drummer John Argroves – were one of the biggest and busiest bands in Memphis.

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Politics

Roland vs. Lenoir: Next Year’s Mayoral Battle Flared Up in County Budget, Tax-Rate Debate

Roland vs. Lenoir: Next Year’s Mayoral Battle Flared Up in County Budget, Tax-Rate Debate

The County Commission gave final approval to a $4.11 tax rate on Wednesday despite public claims by the Trustee that it will cost taxpayers.

Democratic Prospects for TN Governor. Dog-and-Pony at County Commission

Weighing the chances of Dean and Fitzhugh; And: The strangely harmonious meeting Monday of the Shelby County Commission, almost like a scripted TV show, with some of the lines improvised around agreed-upon themes.

Karl Dean, Confident a Democrat Can Win the Governorship, Tours Memphis

The former Nashville mayor, on the first of two days here, says his "moderate," pragmatic positions resonate with those of Tennesseans and that a political pendulum swing will favor a Democratic gubernatorial candidate.

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Food & Drink

Now open: Beale Sweets Sugar Shack and 901 Scoop

Now open: Beale Sweets Sugar Shack and 901 Scoop

Woodworking, gardening, horses.

Drinks With Ace Atkins

Ace Atkins, the Oxford, Mississippi-based novelist, specializes in gritty, hardboiled characters who know their way around a liquor cabinet.

Beer Run to Mississippi

On the afternoon of July 1st, I drove into a changed Mississippi under gray clouds that foretold a fine summer rain.

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Opinion

Tennessee GOP Hopefuls Aim at Governor’s Office

Tennessee GOP Hopefuls Aim at Governor’s Office

The process of giving elective birth to Tennessee's 50th governor got underway this week, with the first filings of campaign financial disclosures.

Made in America

A reporter called my house the other night.

Jared Kushner and the Big Con

Kushner.

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Film/TV

War For The Planet Of The Apes

War For The Planet Of The Apes

Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson get down to serious monkey business

Music Video Monday: Young Warriors

Music Video Monday has a message of peace.

The Big Sick

The course of true love never did run smooth.

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Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

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Roland vs. Lenoir: Next Year’s Mayoral Battle Flared Up in County Budget, Tax-Rate Debate

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Goodbye Josie: The Memphis Theatre Community Loses a Beloved Educator

H. Richard Greene: I worked with Josie during the summer of '65 at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. I was 19 and knew »

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