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Carpenter Art Garden 5th Anniversary Exhibition

Carpenter Art Garden 5th Anniversary Exhibition

Fri., June 23, 5-8 p.m. @ Carpenter Art Garden

Artwork for sale by the kids from Binghampton and the local artists who have taught them benefiting the Carpenter Art Garden. Tour properties and witness…

Privileged Music Festival

Fri., June 23 and Sat., June 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. @ W.C. Handy Park

Kick-off on Thursday in Madison Square Gallery, 1819 Madison. All-day festival on Friday featuring artists covering gospel, R&B, hip hop, and pop. Conference on Sunday…

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A Trio of Lawyers to Investigate Alleged Misconduct in Shelby County School System

A Trio of Lawyers to Investigate Alleged Misconduct in Shelby County School System

An independent investigation into allegations of misconduct in the Shelby County Schools (SCS) system is being led by the former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee Edward Stanton, III.

Memphis Braces for Tropical Storm Cindy

Tropical Storm Cindy is already impacting the MidSouth, even though the tangible effects of the storm have yet to reach it.

City Receives Grant to Enhance Diversity of City Vendors, Contractors

The City of Memphis will now benefit from a nationwide cohort called City Accelerator that aims to support local government projects that impact lower income residents.

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Sports

Grizzlies draft Ivan Rabb 35th Overall

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.

St. Louis Cardinals in Crisis: What's Gone Wrong

When presented a good news-bad news scenario, I like receiving the bad news first.

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Music

Stax Music Academy to play Levitt Shell, European tour

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.

'From Memphis to the Mersey' forges trans-Atlantic bonds

Memphis has long figured in the musical imagination of Liverpool, England.

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Politics

Echoes of Discord

Echoes of Discord

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

County Officials Seek End of Federal Monitoring of Juvenile Court

Letter from Mayor Luttrell, Juvenile Court Judge Michael, and Sheriff Bill Oldham is follow-up to personal request made to Jeff Sessions on occasion of AG's recent Memphis visit; officials allege Court's shortcomings underscored in 2012 MOU with DOJ have been dealt with. (WITH UPDATED RESPONSES

GOP's Vaughan Wins Special Election for House District 95

Republican defeats Democrat Ashworth and two independents with 60+ percent of final vote; will be third representative within the last year to serve the Collierville, Eads, Germantown district.

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Food & Drink

Margarita Time

Margarita Time

This week officially marks the beginning of summer, although, truth be told, it feels like we're already a few months into the sultry weather season.

Now open: Ono Poke and Agavos Cocina and Tequila

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

UberEats Now Delivering McDonald's

McDonald's has partnered with UberEats for what they're calling  McDelivery.

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Opinion

WMC's Jerica Phillips Interviews a Dog

WMC's Jerica Phillips Interviews a Dog

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Memphis in New Orleans: Visiting the Cecil's Hi-Hat Sign

Leaving New Orleans is hard, but Fly on the Wall has a tip for Memphians returning from the Crescent City.

On the Record

Last week, the Flyer's Toby Sells reported that the Gannett Corporation, which owns the Commercial Appeal, was refusing to pay severance to 23 former employees the company had laid off in April.

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Film/TV

On Location: Memphis Brings 15 Films to Clayborn Temple

On Location: Memphis Brings 15 Films to Clayborn Temple

In this month's Memphis Magazine, I wrote about the rebirth of the Clayborn Temple.

47 Meters Down

Conflicted as to whether or not to see 47 Meters Down?

Tav Falco Premieres New Feature Film Urania Descending

Tav Falco, long known for his game-changing musical ventures with the Panther Burns, will forever be associated with Memphis, for it was here that he and Alex Chilton collaborated in the late 1970s to found the group.

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