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COVID-19 Response Lead: Signs of Cautious Optimism After 'Brutal' July

COVID-19 Response Lead: Signs of Cautious Optimism After 'Brutal' July

David Sweat’s team is usually chasing food-borne illnesses this time of year.

New Virus Cases Rise By 415

* as of Thursday, July 30th

Pediatrician: ‘No Good Choice’ for Schools, Contact Sports ‘Not Safe at This Time’

No good choice exists for parents of Shelby County school children heading into the 2020-2021 school year this year, and contact sports, like football, are not safe.

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Health Department Cites 258 New COVID Cases

Health Department Cites 258 New COVID Cases

The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) reported 258 new COVID cases on Monday, bringing the county's total cases to 21,913.

COVID-19 Response Lead: Signs of Cautious Optimism After 'Brutal' July

David Sweat’s team is usually chasing food-borne illnesses this time of year.

New Virus Cases Rise By 415

* as of Thursday, July 30th

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Sports

Live Sports: Pandemic Therapy

Live Sports: Pandemic Therapy

I went to bed angry Sunday night for the first time in months.

Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers Preview

The Memphis Grizzlies return to regular season action Friday afternoon after nearly a five-month absence.

901 FC Gathers Momentum with Saint Louis Looming

Memphis has plenty of positives from the Charlotte draw to take into tomorrow's showdown with Saint Louis FC.

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Music

Listen Up: Branson Summers and His Zen Drumming

Listen Up: Branson Summers and His Zen Drumming

Branson Summers now lives in Nashville, but he’ll return to Memphis at the drop of a yoga mat to demonstrate the soothing tones of his crystal bowls and steel drums.

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, July 30-August 5

This week, we not only have an extra show from the live-stream stalwarts at B-Side Bar, there's an award show dedicated to the great country music of Arkansas.

Stax Music Academy to “Pump It Up” with Elvis Costello to Keep Music Flowing

Of all the gems in the crown of the thriving Memphis music education scene, the Stax Music Academy (SMA) may shine the brightest, by virtue of its location right beside the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

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Politics

Lee Calls Special Session for Next Monday

Lee Calls Special Session for Next Monday

Subjects to be "COVID-19 liability protections, telehealth services and laws governing the Capitol grounds."

"Fire Fauci!" — Candidates Call on High-Powered Surrogates

Senate candidate Sethi, with Ted Cruz in tow, demands firing of Dr. Fauci; Leatherwood has the Gov in; and Joe Towns seeks the company of mayors.

GOP Senate Candidate George Flinn Bashes Trump

Rivals Hagerty and Sethi won’t hold Trump to account, says Memphis physician, who denounces President’s conduct on Putin, coronavirus.

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Food & Drink

Independent Memphis Restaurant Owners Send Open Letter to Haushalter

Independent Memphis Restaurant Owners Send Open Letter to Haushalter

A group of independent Memphis restaurant owners has released a letter to the media addressed to Alisa Haushalter, head of the Shelby County Health Department.

Marinated to the Bone: Peggy’s Healthy Home Cooking

Dining-in is down, but Peggy Brown’s chin is up at Peggy’s Healthy Home Cooking.

Brittney Adu Turns Unemployment Into Opportunity With Furloaved Breads + Bakery

When Brittney Adu was furloughed in May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sitting around was never an option.

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Opinion

Irony Week

Irony Week

Every so often, like a recurring skit on Saturday Night Live, there is talk from this administration about an “Infrastructure Week” — several days (one presumes) where the focus would be on improving the nation's bridges and power grid and highways and such.

The Trump Virus

Okay, let me answer the only talking point the Trump campaign has left: The president’s team is demanding that critics tell them what Joe Biden could have done better than President Trump to prevent the deaths of 140,000 Americans, and counting, due to the coronavirus.

The Pot is Bubbling

This country, like most around the world, has its haves and its have-nots.

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Film/TV

Music Video Monday: Chinese Connection Dub Embassy

Music Video Monday: Chinese Connection Dub Embassy

Music Video Monday will televise the revolution.

Bob Marley, The Beatles, and The Force Awakens This Weekend at the Drive-In

Five months into the pandemic, the Malco Summer Quartet Drive-In is one of the few places in America where you can see a movie with an audience.

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets: An Ode to a Vanishing Dive Bar

The greatest irony of the COVID-19 pandemic is that the two most dangerous things you can do are go to church and go to a bar.

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