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Cedric Burnside Named NEA National Heritage Fellow

Alex Greene

Long ago, North Mississippi Hill Country was overlooked in standard perspectives on the blues. While the Delta Blues had been a buzzword in music circles for generations, the variation to the east and north of the flatlands was little-recognized until artists like R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Robert Belfour, Calvin Jackson, and Sid Hemphill gradually came […]

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Cedric Burnside Named NEA National Heritage Fellow

Long ago, North Mississippi Hill Country was overlooked in standard perspectives on the blues. While the Delta Blues had been a buzzword in music circles for generations, the variation to the east and north of the flatlands was little-recognized until artists like R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Robert Belfour, Calvin Jackson, and Sid Hemphill gradually came […]

We Saw You: Najee Strickland to Premiere Latest Black Fist movie

Najee Strickland’s Black Fist Series: Short Film Pt. II will premiere at a red carpet event June 17th at Fourth Bluff Park between Front and Riverside Drive. “The Black Fist Series started out as a series of paintings I did based on social issues, propaganda, and things that were noticed or not noticed in the […]

Farewell, Forrest

For some time, I’ve been the de facto book reviewer for the Memphis Flyer, as well as Memphis magazine and Memphis Parent. It’s a gig I’ve cherished and enjoyed, and I fully expect my byline will still appear alongside the occasional book review, if with a somewhat diminished frequency. The downside of being the company […]

MEMernet: Hat Flap at Memphian Hotel, Pass the Phone, and a Target Fire

A roundup of Memphis on the World Wide Web. Memphian Hat Flap Nextdoor user Lisa Boling called out what she believes is a double standard at The Memphian Hotel over the weekend. She claims her daughter and her boyfriend were asked to remove their full-brim hats before they could enter the hotel’s rooftop for drinks. […]