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Repticon Memphis

Repticon Memphis

Sun., Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. @ Landers Center

A reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and raffles.

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First Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. Continues through Dec. 2 @ Midtown Crossing Grill

Unwind at a meet-up. All levels of talent (or not) invited for a night of sketching.

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Health Department Has Monitored 20 Returned from China for Coronavirus

Health Department Has Monitored 20 Returned from China for Coronavirus

There are still no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Shelby County, but health officials said late Friday that 20 people who have recently returned to Shelby County from China have been monitored.

Road-Rage Woman Waves Gun, Impersonates Cop, Busted By Cop

Pro tip: If you're going to impersonate a police officer, make sure you're not doing it in front of a real police officer.

TEP Finalizes "Slate of Hate" Bills for 2020

With the filing deadlines passed for both the Tennessee House and Senate this year, the Tennessee Equality Project (TEP) has unveiled the final version of its “Slate of Hate,” bills targeting the LGBTQ community.

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Sports

Grizzlies' Rising Stars at NBA All-Star Weekend

Grizzlies' Rising Stars at NBA All-Star Weekend

Brandon Clarke went up against teammates Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson, Jr. in the NBA Rising Stars game.

Cincinnati 92, Tigers 86 (OT)

The Tigers' diminishing chances for an NCAA tournament berth took a cruel hit Thursday night in Cincinnati.

Morant Saves the Day as Grizzlies Top Wizards 106–99

Is anyone else sensing a pattern here? It will almost certainly not be the last time we witness Ja Morant put this Grizzlies team on his shoulders, but watching it against the Wizards on Monday reminded me of just how special a player this young man is. Down five heading into the 4th quarter, and by as much as 12 earlier in the match, it seemed as though it was all over but the shouting.

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Music

The Triumph of Melting Pot: Reevaluating Booker T. & the MGs’ Swan Song

The Triumph of Melting Pot: Reevaluating Booker T. & the MGs’ Swan Song

Booker T. & the MGs, Booker T. Jones, Stax Records, Craft Recordings, Memphis Masters, Al Jackson Jr., Duck Dunn, Steve Cropper

Come Go With Me: The Complete Staple Singers on Stax

In 1968, Stax was bouncing back from having lost its back catalog to Atlantic, even as the entire African-American community was bouncing back from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.

Beale Street Music Festival: Memphis in May Reels in Global, Local Stars

Back in December, Memphis in May announced a few of the headliners for this year's Beale Street Music Festival.

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Politics

Cohen Defends Former Opponent Hart Against Trump Attack

Cohen Defends Former Opponent Hart Against Trump Attack

Ex-Memphian was foreperson of jury that convicted presidential pal Roger Stone and was targeted in a Trump tweet as a consequence.

Ballot Bombshell: Election Machine Issue Becomes Moot

Some drama was expected, but nothing like the more-than-audible gasp that exuded from the audience at Monday's meeting of the Shelby County Commission, when Tami Sawyer articulated what was suddenly and shockingly becoming obvious:

Medicaid Will Be Focus of TN General Assembly

As much as any other issue impinging on the fortunes of Tennessee is the imminent prospect of federal block grants to pay for the state's Medicaid expenses.

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Food & Drink

New Dining Options — and Maybe Alcohol — at Memphis Zoo this Year

New Dining Options — and Maybe Alcohol — at Memphis Zoo this Year

Memphis Zoo Food & Beverage Director Eric Delmez is planning to roll out a variety of new dining options at the zoo later this year.

Dixie Beer: The Story Behind NOLA’s Iconic Brew

On television, investigative journalists are never shown wasting most of their time on leads that go absolutely nowhere — but it happens.

Park + Cherry’s Phillip Dewayne Is Cooking — Thanks to “Dad”

Phillip Dewayne had no desire to be a chef when, as a teenager, he landed a job washing dishes at The Peabody.

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Opinion

The Four Primary Colors

The Four Primary Colors

By the time you're reading this, the all-important New Hampshire primary vote will have been completed.

Make MATA Free: Improve the Lives of Thousands of Memphians

Last spring I found myself in a position of unimaginable privilege.

Don’t Just Vote: Lead Others to Do the Same

Pulling up to El Gallo Giro on Lamar Avenue, I hurried behind my mom as she grabbed a handful of volantes from the car and walked into the restaurant.

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Film/TV

Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

Ah yes, the first superhero movie of the year.

Parasite Returns, The Harder They Come, and After Parkland In Theaters This Week

It's a gloomy week in February, but there's lots to see on the big screen in Memphis.

Music Video Monday: Louise Page

Music Video Monday is murder.

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