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Rod Man Live

Sun., Nov. 24, 8 p.m. @ Chuckles Comedy Club

Writer, actor (Funny People), and comedian Rod Man brings his stand-up act.

Moonshine Ball

Fri., Nov. 22, 6:30 p.m. @ Graceland Exhibition Center

High-class event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and honors Tennessee musicians. Supports the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

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News

Former Employee in Federal Suit Against Playhouse on the Square

Former Employee in Federal Suit Against Playhouse on the Square

Leanna Keyes seeks jury to assess damages for "retaliatory discharge" for her role in investigating allegations of sexual assault at POTS.

Former SCS Student Petitions for Inclusivity in Schools’ Cosmetology Program

A former Shelby County Schools (SCS) student started a petition last month asking that ethnic hair be a part of the elective cosmetology courses offered at SCS high schools.

Judge Denies City’s Request to Modify Decree on Police Surveillance

The city’s motion to immediately modify the 1978 consent decree prohibiting police surveillance was denied this week by a federal judge.

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Sports

#18 Tigers 45, Houston 27

#18 Tigers 45, Houston 27

Memphis quarterback Brady White tossed five touchdown passes (to four different receivers) to lead the 18th-ranked Tigers to a comeback throttling of the Houston Cougars Saturday afternoon in Texas.

#13 Tigers 102, Alcorn State 56

If you have to play a game without your preseason All-America, it helps to have the Alcorn State Braves on the other bench.

Ja Morant, the Hero Memphis Needed

Rookie Ja Morant scored a game-winning bucket after splitting three defenders with a left-handed drive to the rim with 0.7 seconds left on the clock to lift the Grizzlies over the Hornets on Wednesday night, 119–117. Not all heroes wear capes, but he does wear number 12.

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Music

Obruni Dance Band Celebrates That Memphis Beet & Community Table Garden

Obruni Dance Band Celebrates That Memphis Beet & Community Table Garden

In Ghana, music and community go hand in hand.

A Big Score for Jozzy: "Old Town Road" Nabs a Country Music Award

Music history was made last night at the Country Music Awards, with an assist from an up-and-coming Memphis artist and songwriter.

RIP Zeke Johnson: Performer and Teacher Extraordinaire

Last week, Memphis lost its most famous unknown blues legend, hippie folk singer, Zeke Johnson.

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Politics

Challengers Logan, Easter-Thomas Win Council Runoffs

Challengers Logan, Easter-Thomas Win Council Runoffs

Outcomes bring city election season to an end.

Democrats Gear Up for Suburban Races in 2020

Now that the "nonpartisan" city election is over and done with — as presumably it will be after two runoff elections for Memphis City Council seats, in District 1 (incumbent Sherman Greer vs. Rhonda Logan) and District 7 (incumbent Berlin Boyd vs. Michalyn Easter-Thomas), are completed this week — it is high time for local Republicans and Democrats to resume their more or less nonstop competition for influence in public affairs.

Final Wash: County Commission Approves Funding for UM Natatorium

Monday's meeting of the Shelby County Commission was either an exercise in the art of democratic compromise at its best, or it was wishy-washy pretend legislation at its worst.

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Food & Drink

Say Hola to the New Pancho's Man

Say Hola to the New Pancho's Man

Pancho's quietly rolled out its new Pancho Man recently, a decidedly less cartoon-y version of the Pancho Man who has been the face of the beloved cheese dip since 1956.

Underground: The Lounge at 3rd & Court

Memphis has welcomed a handful of new spots to the Downtown area in recent weeks, and I took it upon myself to find the one with the dimmest light and richest jams.

Grind City Coffee Hosts Caffeine Crawl this Weekend

Grind City Coffee is bringing Caffeine Crawl to Memphis on Saturday, November 16th, with three caffeinated routes.

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Opinion

Thank You For Your Service

Thank You For Your Service

You are being discharged from the Army today — from your Army.

Hands Off CLERB

Councilmen Kemp Conrad and Worth Morgan are attempting to disband the Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB) in favor of a City Council Law Enforcement Review Board.

The NCAA is Wrong. The University of Memphis is Right.

You knew it was bound to happen.

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Film/TV

When They See Us Screening Connects The Central Park Five Case With Contemporary Social Justice

When They See Us Screening Connects The Central Park Five Case With Contemporary Social Justice

In April, 1989, a crime wave was happening in New York's Central Park.

Doctor Sleep

Ewan McGregor stars in this fitting sequel to The Shining.

Music Video Monday: Indie Memphis Winners

Have all you cinephiles recovered from Indie Memphis yet?

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Former Employee in Federal Suit Against Playhouse on the Square

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#14 Oregon 82, #13 Tigers 74

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