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Yo Gotti and Friends

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Thu., June 29, 7 p.m. @ FedExForum

Peabody Rooftop Party

Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Continues through Aug. 17 @ The Peabody Hotel

Meet on the roof for music and fun.

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Gateway to Frayser

Once the site of a department store, a near-20-acre lot on Hollywood has sat vacant and blighted for over two decades.

Herman Green: Living Legend

Imagine being born into the Great Depression, growing up in South Memphis.

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Sports

NBA Draft: Grizzlies turn nothing into something in 2nd round

NBA Draft: Grizzlies turn nothing into something in 2nd round

The Grizzlies didn’t have any picks heading into last night’s NBA draft, but the consensus was that they’d be active in trying to move into the second round to take some chances on players they thought could develop into NBA assets.

Grizzlies draft Ivan Rabb 35th Overall

The Grizzlies went into the 2017 NBA Draft without any picks, having traded them both away, but the general consensus was that they’d find a way to get into the second round.

Memphis Redbirds Revival

In mid-May, not long after the Memphis Redbirds reeled off a franchise-record 11-game winning streak, I asked first-year manager Stubby Clapp about the secret sauce he’d concocted at AutoZone Park.

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Music

Pezz: Hardcore Survivors

Pezz: Hardcore Survivors

What is Pezz fighting for?

Stax Music Academy to play Levitt Shell, European tour

Yesterday I stopped by the Stax Museum of American Soul Music for the thousandth time.

Memphis Concrète Festival: Making Synthesizers Weird Again

Just up the river from Memphis, in 1944, one of the first compositions known as musique concrète was presented, The Expression of Zaar, using manipulations of wire recordings to create an audio collage independent of the sources it was based on.

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Politics

Luttrell’s Triple Whammy

Luttrell’s Triple Whammy

Give Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell points for coming front and center to account for an effort by himself and two other county officials to ask the U.S. Department of Justice to discontinue its oversight of Juvenile Court operations.

5 Attorneys File for Circuit Court Vacancy

State Trial Court Vacancy Commission to meet in Memphis on July 21 to select three finalists for Governor Haslam to choose from. Vacancy is result of retirement this week by Judge Robert L. "Butch" Childers.

Echoes of Discord

As partisan disagreements on pending legislative measures continued to dominate the Washington political scene, there were distinct local echoes.

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Food & Drink

Writer’s Bock

Writer’s Bock

Suffering from writer's block, I went over to see David Smith at Hammer & Ale in Cooper-Young, because the guy knows an awful lot about local beer.

The Beauty Shop at 15

Some folks still think Beauty Shop restaurant is a beauty salon.

Now open: Ono Poke and Agavos Cocina and Tequila

Tinawat Klaimongkol-Gai likes being a foodie ambassador in Memphis.

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Opinion

John Daly Seen as a Renaissance Painting

John Daly Seen as a Renaissance Painting

The best thing that happened on Twitter yesterday involved a vintage photograph of Memphis Golfer John Daly.

Into the Forrest

On June 20th, a few hundred people gathered at Bruce Elementary School to discuss strategies for taking down Memphis' monuments to Confederate war heroes — specifically, the Jefferson Davis statue downtown and the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue near the University of Tennessee Memphis.

A Very Memphis Meal

I had one of those Very Memphis Moments last week.

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Film/TV

Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight

Michael Bay’s $200 million cry for help

Love Cat Videos? Kedi Is The Movie For You

As you're probably aware, the internet is made of cats.

Music Video Monday: Chris Milam

It's just another gig for Music Video Monday.

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Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

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Memphis Redbirds Revival

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