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Music Video Monday: “Barbershop” by Amber Rae Dunn

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Music Video Monday gets a haircut. If you’re like me — and I know I am — your pandemic look has been pretty shaggy. That time is over! Once your vax kicks in, it’s time to get shorn by a pro again. Our hairdresser friends have been hurting, and they’re going to do a much… Continue reading Music Video Monday: “Barbershop” by Amber Rae Dunn

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Music Video Monday: “Barbershop” by Amber Rae Dunn

Music Video Monday gets a haircut. If you’re like me — and I know I am — your pandemic look has been pretty shaggy. That time is over! Once your vax kicks in, it’s time to get shorn by a pro again. Our hairdresser friends have been hurting, and they’re going to do a much… Continue reading Music Video Monday: “Barbershop” by Amber Rae Dunn

Mayor’s Police Pick Would Be First Female Chief

Davis is now the Police Chief of Durham, North Carolina. She is that department’s first Black female chief.

Brooks Pulls Grizzlies Past Bulls in Chicago

Unlike the NFL, NBA teams don’t have enough time in between games to focus on hard losses. They have to get their mind right because other games could be only a few days away.  After an excruciating loss to the Dallas Mavericks, 114-113, on Wednesday night, the Grizzlies had to put it behind them and… Continue reading Brooks Pulls Grizzlies Past Bulls in Chicago

Porchfest: National Trend Comes to Cooper-Young

“Porchfest” may be an unfamiliar word here in Memphis, but it’s an idea that’s been catching on across the country for over a decade. Begun in Ithaca, NY, in 2007, the idea is a simple one: Ask homeowners in a neighborhood to offer their front porches as stages for musicians; then listeners can go from… Continue reading Porchfest: National Trend Comes to Cooper-Young