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Fourth Bluff Fridays

Fourth Bluff Fridays

Fridays, 4:30-9 p.m. Continues through June 30 @ Memphis Park (Fourth Bluff)

Featuring food trucks, beer garden, arts and crafts vendors, and live music.

"Metal in Motion"

Through Aug. 27 @ Metal Museum

Exhibition and group show of work involving moving parts including hand operated or run on a motor inviting the viewer to interact with the art.

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MATA Board Approves New Version of 31 Crosstown Route

MATA Board Approves New Version of 31 Crosstown Route

The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) board of commissioners voted Tuesday to instate four new routes, including the 31 Firestone which will restore service to areas once served by the 31 Crosstown that was discontinued in 2013.

Russell Named New Commercial Appeal Editor

Mark Russell has been named the new executive editor of The Commercial Appeal, the newspaper announced Wednesday, becoming the first African American to lead the newsroom in the paper’s 176-year-old history.

Memphians Rally for 'Health Care, not Wealth Care'

Although on Tuesday the vote to overhaul Affordable Health Care (AHC) was postponed until after the Independence Day recess, groups from around the city gathered Wednesday morning to rally against the possible repeal.

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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

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

5 Attorneys File for Circuit Court Vacancy

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.

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

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Food & Drink

Now open: Ono Poke and Agavos Cocina and Tequila

Now open: Ono Poke and Agavos Cocina and Tequila

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

Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman to open restaurant at Old Dominick Distillery

Chef/restaurateurs Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman will operate a restaurant in Old Dominick Distillery.

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.

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Opinion

WMC's Jerica Phillips Interviews a Dog

WMC's Jerica Phillips Interviews a Dog

Well, sort of...

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

Love Cat Videos? Kedi Is The Movie For You

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.

47 Meters Down

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

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A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

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