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Jurassic Journeys On Land, Sea, and Air

Jurassic Journeys On Land, Sea, and Air

Through Sept. 10 @ Memphis Pink Palace Museum

Featuring animated dinosaurs and other animals from Kokoro. Featuring some new and old friends.

Friendship Popsicle Day

Tue., July 25, 7-8 p.m. @ Epiphany Lutheran Church

Enjoy a cool treat from the Paws Ice Cream Truck at Epiphany Community Garden, Home Place at the corner of Bray Station and Wolf River.…

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MLGW Offers Special Program to Help Keep Customers' Utilities On

MLGW Offers Special Program to Help Keep Customers' Utilities On

Memphis Light, Gas, and Water (MLGW) is putting a program in place today to help its customers keep their utilities connected as heat waves move through Shelby County.

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.

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Music

Circa Survive Rekindles Magic At Growlers

Circa Survive Rekindles Magic At Growlers

From existing as the dojo where Elvis Presley practiced karate to the venue where Elvis Costello and The Imposters filmed a live performance when The Hi-Tone called the address home, 1911 Poplar Ave has stood as a sanctuary for both acclaimed artists and local musicians. After The Hi-Tone changed locations, however, the magic of that room fell away as the rebranded Sports Junction struggled to find footing.

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

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Politics

It’s Alive! Local Democrats Resuscitate the Official Local Party

It’s Alive! Local Democrats Resuscitate the Official Local Party

In Part One of a reorganizational process on Saturday, conventioneers in a packed hall at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church elected two bodies to guide the fortunes of the SCDP, reborn after its decertification a year ago; Part Two on August 5 will see the election of a new party chair.

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.

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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

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.

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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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