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World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest & Festival

Thu., May 25, 7 p.m.-12 a.m., Fri., May 26, 10-12 a.m., Sat., May 27, 9-12 a.m. and Sun., May 28, 9-12 a.m. @ University of Mississippi

The largest, most comprehensive competitive events for pianists steeped in the musical genres of ragtime, traditional jazz, and blues. Trophies and prizes, workshops, performances, and…

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Through June 2 @ Sharpe Planetarium

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Expungement Fees for Nonviolent Offenders to be Lowered

Expungement Fees for Nonviolent Offenders to be Lowered

 Mayor Jim Strickland announced today that expungement fees for Memphians who have committed nonviolent offenses will be lowered.

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium to Implement New Bag Policy

A new bag policy meant to increase safety and speed up the entry process at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium will be put in place beginning in the 2017-2018 season.

Council Recap: Beale Street Bucks, Railgarten Get New Ways Forward

Two big votes came down last night at the Memphis City Council meeting, one reduces the cover charge on the Beale Street Bucks program and the other paves the way for the future of Railgarten.

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Lord Stanley Comes to Tennessee

Lord Stanley Comes to Tennessee

Hockey will never stick in Nashville.

Beyond the Arc Podcast #81: Chandler Parsons, Year One

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

Triathlon Tandem

Shared interests strengthen a marriage.

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Tobin Sprout and Elf Power Down By The River

Tobin Sprout and Elf Power Down By The River

The 1990s lo-fi rock movement had its roots in Memphis and Ohio.

Sarah Simmons and Star & Micey Throw Benefit for Homeless Memphians

Sarah Simmons was born in Birmingham, Alabama, but she says she owes a big debt to the Bluff City.

Listen Up: Harlan

m Harlan Hutton’s songs are like diary entries.

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Luttrell Praises Press, Hints at Picking Successor

Luttrell Praises Press, Hints at Picking Successor

In remarks to a luncheon of the Rotary Club of Memphis on Tuesday, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell made a strong statement in defense of the media’s role vis-à-vis the government, and the term-limited official, who is destined to leave office at the end of his current four-year term, indicated that he intends to intervene directly in next year’s Republican primary to determine his successor.

Closing Out the Session in Nashville

The 2017 session of the Tennessee General Assembly, which came to an end last week, was one of the more momentous in recent years, as measured by the triumph of Governor Bill Haslam's "IMPROVE Act," which levies significant gasoline and diesel price increases to begin the long overdue process of rebuilding and renovating the state's thoroughfares.

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Food & Drink

On the Scene at Barbecue Fest

On the Scene at Barbecue Fest

Another Barbecue Fest is the books, folks.

From ping pong to fancy ice cream, Railgarten offers something for everyone

People always say you have to have a lot of money to enjoy New York.

Ghost Gauntlet

I was drinking a brown ale.

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Opinion

Bartender Turns Off TV During Band Set, World Ends

Bartender Turns Off TV During Band Set, World Ends

The world ended Wed, May 17, 2017 when Ima Moran, a part time bartender at Shenanigans, accidentally turned off the TV while attempting to change channels.

Highly Invisible

Did you read this week about the two Australian guys who devised a scheme to enter any facility or event without being checked for identification or asked to pay?

Remembering Irvin Salky: One of a Kind

There will be — indeed, there already have been — major statesmen, captains of industry, stars of stage and screen, inventors, wizards, and saints who come and go in this world without leaving the kind of imprint on their environment and on humankind that Irvin Salky did.

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Film/TV

Twin Peaks and American Gods Bring Surrealism To TV

Twin Peaks and American Gods Bring Surrealism To TV

Last Sunday night may have been the weirdest night in the history of American television.

Music Video Monday: Snowglobe

Today's Music Video Monday has a story to tell.

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Richard Gere gets in way over his head in this Israeli-American production

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Council Recap: Beale Street Bucks, Railgarten Get New Ways Forward

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Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

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Expungement Fees for Nonviolent Offenders to be Lowered

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