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Booksigning by Mark Greaney

Sat., Feb. 23, 2 p.m. @ Novel

Author discusses and signs his new novel, Mission Critical.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Sat., Feb. 23, 8-9:30 p.m. @ Gold Strike Casino

@ Gold Strike Casino Resort, 1010 Casino Center Dr., Tunica Resorts, MS 38664 Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the…

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Memphis Cited For Two Roads With Country's Most Cell Phone Use

Memphis Cited For Two Roads With Country's Most Cell Phone Use

Memphis is home to two of the country’s top ten roads where the most cell phone use by a driver was observed last year, according to the company Lytx.

Officials: Memphis in May Won't Work at Other Downtown Sites

Memphis in May (MIM) officials say the six locations explored as an alternative sites for the festival next year won’t work and are calling for a phased construction schedule for the redesigned park to allow MIM to return to Tom Lee Park in 2020.

Juvenile Judge Declares "Mission Accomplished"

Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael declared “mission accomplished” during his annual state of the court address Friday, touting last year’s ending of federal oversight.

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Jackson and Rabb: Addition by Subtraction

Jackson and Rabb: Addition by Subtraction

The Grizzlies' two young big men have a prime opportunity to shine, now that a path has been cleared for them.

Tigers 102, Tulane 76

The Jeremiah Martin farewell tour rolls on.

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.

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Music

Previously Unreleased Tracks By Alex Chilton: Songs from Robin Hood Lane

Previously Unreleased Tracks By Alex Chilton: Songs from Robin Hood Lane

When Alex Chilton reinvented himself in the 1980s, he mined cleaner sonic territory, playing tightly focused R&B, soul, country, blues and pop that he would stick with for the rest of his life.

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.

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Russell Sugarmon: Memphis Loses a Civil Rights Pioneer

Russell Sugarmon: Memphis Loses a Civil Rights Pioneer

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.

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.

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Food & Drink

The Scoop on Knifebird

The Scoop on Knifebird

Knifebird, the new wine bar in Cooper-Young, is set to open in May.

A Visit to Pontotoc Lounge

The only reason that the Pontotoc Lounge wasn't packed the night I went is that, presumably, not enough people know that there's an actual bar that is equal parts the "Be Our Guest" set from Beauty and the Beast and a contemporary art funhouse.

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.

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Opinion

Chaos Country

Chaos Country

I grew up a child of privilege.

Truth Lies at the Border: Trump’s Fake National Emergency

President Trump's "national emergency" at the border with Mexico is a wholly manufactured crisis designed to please his base and divert attention away from recent political defeats.

Changing the Narrative: More Police Isn’t the Answer

The Memphis Police Department wants to hire more officers in an effort to reduce the violent crime rate here, according to department and city of Memphis officials.

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Film/TV

Russian Doll

Russian Doll

Groundhog Day has become a touchstone of American comedy.

Alita: Battle Angel

Today's useful Hollywood term is "development hell."

Music Video Monday: Impala

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

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Former Love In Action Leader Marries His Same-Sex Partner

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Memphis In May Cites "Challenges," "Issues" in Tom Lee Park Redesign

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Officials: Memphis in May Won't Work at Other Downtown Sites

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Memphis In May Cites "Challenges," "Issues" in Tom Lee Park Redesign

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