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Hockey and the Hoop Hall

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OMGWTF: Sister Agnes is Back and Bleeding All Over Theatreworks

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Marc Gasol, Works of Heart, Peabody's 150th and more

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"Tributaries"

"Tributaries"

Through April 7 @ Metal Museum

Exhibition of new work by Tanya Crane.

Spring Mix

Through Feb. 23, 8-10 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 24, 2-4 p.m. @ Ballet Memphis

A colorful celebration of the earthly elements, including Steven McMahon’s Flyway, Julia Adam’s water-themed Dew Point, and a new work from Rafael Ferreras.

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City Council Considers Backing Legislation on Cannabis

City Council Considers Backing Legislation on Cannabis

The Memphis City Council will consider a resolution expressing its support for cannabis-related bills introduced in the ongoing Tennessee General Assembly legislative session.

City Prepares for Heavy Rains, Flash Floods

As heavy rain is forecast for the coming days here, city officials are preparing for flash floods and asking the public to do the same.

Russell Sugarmon: 1929-2019

The past few years have seen the passing away of numerous giants whose imprint on Memphis history (and on human history, for that matter) has been huge, and only the inevitable likelihood of one of them being inadvertently overlooked prevents me from attempting to list them severally.

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Sports

Hockey and the Hoop Hall

Hockey and the Hoop Hall

I've come to believe the essence of team sports — its purest form at the highest level you can find it — can be experienced on Division 3 college campuses.

Futures Trading

When my daughters were younger, I had some uncomfortable conversations with them, trying to explain why one of their favorite players was traded by one of their favorite teams.

Tigers 78, UConn 71

The time will come, surely, when Memphis-UConn on a Sunday in mid-February is one of college basketball's spotlight games.

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Music

DittyTV: A Global Music Network on South Main

DittyTV: A Global Music Network on South Main

I want my MTV!

This Year's Beale Street Music Festival Lineup Announced

The lineup of the 2019 Beale Street Music Festival, scheduled for May 3rd-5th at Tom Lee Park, has been announced, featuring headliners from the worlds of rock, alternative, R&B, hip hop, indie, pop, and blues.That includes some old favorites like the Dave Matthews Band, The Killers, G-Eazy, Charlie Wilson, Shinedown, and Gary Clark Jr. But some relatively new names also top the bill, including Khalid (nominated for five Grammys, but shut out of a win) and OneRepublic.

Hunt Sales Rues, Rules & Rocks On New Memphis-Tinged Album

Memphis music fans vividly recall a spate of shows by drummer Hunt Sales in 2017-18.

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Politics

Prospects Exist for Modest  Legislative Cooperation between the Parties

Prospects Exist for Modest Legislative Cooperation between the Parties

But there is no bridging of the gap on major issues -- notably Medicaid expansion and abortion.

Rocky Issues at Shelby County Commission

Monday's meeting of the Shelby County Commission began with the attendees under instruction to take a deep breath.

Shelby Legislators in the Thick of It in Nashville

NASHVILLE — As the 2019 session of the Tennessee General Assembly concluded its first full week of activity last Friday, it became obvious that several Shelby County legislators are in the eye of the tiger.

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Food & Drink

Prank Calls to Satan: Wiseacre’s Wicked Good Beer.

Prank Calls to Satan: Wiseacre’s Wicked Good Beer.

Once, in my younger days, I thought it was a terribly clever idea to prank call the planet.

Edge Alley’s Tim Barker.

As a child, Tim Barker spent summers on his grandparents' farm in Kentucky.

Best Bets: Creamed spinach at 117 Prime

Popeye had a lot to do with me liking greens.

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Opinion

It Was 30 Years Ago Today ...

It Was 30 Years Ago Today ...

It was 30 years ago this week — February 16, 1989 — that a stalwart band of dreamers snuck out in the pre-dawn darkness, setting up newspaper boxes all over Memphis and filling them with the first issue of the Memphis Flyer.

The Best People: Trump’s Cabinet of Horrors

Let's forget about the Giant Orange Menace for a moment, if that's at all possible, and check out how "The Best People" are doing.

Call Out the Pences

I have a question for those Republicans who, along with Democrats, demand the resignation of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam for the abhorrent photo that appeared on his page in his medical school yearbook: If bigotry is repugnant, why not demand the resignation of Vice President Pence for his ugly views on homosexuality?

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Film/TV

Music Video Monday: Impala

Music Video Monday: Impala

Music Video Monday is kicking in the door to your week!

High School Magic and a Pam Grier Double Feature this Weekend at the Cinema

Saturday is packed with cinematic treats this week.

What Men Want

One of these days, someone's going to write a leading role worthy of Taraji P. Henson.

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