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Jamie Harmon’s “Quarantine Portrait” Series

Jamie Harmon’s “Quarantine Portrait” Series

Memphis photographer documents the new normal in the wake of coronavirus.

311: The Number to Call if You See Violations of Stay at Home Order

What can you do if you see someone violating the city’s Safer at Home order?

UPDATE: Highest Coronavirus Cases in East Memphis, Cordova, South Memphis

UPDATE: New data from the Shelby County Health Department shows the county's highest concentrations of coronavirus are in Cordova, East Memphis, and South Memphis.

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311: The Number to Call if You See Violations of Stay at Home Order

What can you do if you see someone violating the city’s Safer at Home order?

UPDATE: Highest Coronavirus Cases in East Memphis, Cordova, South Memphis

UPDATE: New data from the Shelby County Health Department shows the county's highest concentrations of coronavirus are in Cordova, East Memphis, and South Memphis.

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Our Pivot Point

Our Pivot Point

World-changing events are rare, to say the least.

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Music

Kenny Brown: Mississippi Blues Heavyweight Weighs In On His Country Heroes

Kenny Brown: Mississippi Blues Heavyweight Weighs In On His Country Heroes

Kenny Brown, R.L. Burnside, Big Legal Mess, North Mississippi, Country Music, Blues Guitar

Video Pairs Amurica's Indelible Local Portraits With Gifted Teen Singer

As it has for so many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted some long-anticipated events in the life of teenager Skyy Jordan.

Listen Up: Tony Holiday

Tony Holiday just released his first single, “It’s Gonna Take Some Time,” from his debut album, Soul Service, but the album’s release-date party has been postponed because of the COVID-19 virus.

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Politics

Election Commission Hears from Public, Will Delay Vote on New Voting Machines

Election Commission Hears from Public, Will Delay Vote on New Voting Machines

Decision means probable wait on new machines' purchase until next year; County Mayor, County Commission will have role.

More Voting Machines Controversy

Among the potential local casualties of the coronavirus, there is an unexpected one — the democratic process itself. A scheduled meeting of the Election Commission to vet alternatives for new voting machines is mired in uncertainty.

Lee Issues Order "Urging" Statewide Shutdown, Stops Short of Mandating It

Under increasing pressure from numerous quarters, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Monday issued what he called “safer at home guidelines in every Tennessee county as a response to the coronavirus pandemic."

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Food & Drink

Working — and Drinking — From Home

Working — and Drinking — From Home

Like a lot of people in my profession, I work at home.

Best Bets: Steelhead Trout Fish Tacos to go at Elwood's Shack

With social distancing, it’s great to get close to an old friend at my dining room table.

Emergency Rule Allows Restaurants to Sell Beer for Takeout, Delivery

A temporary rule will allow restaurants and bars to sell beer for takeout and delivery thanks to quick moves by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and the Memphis Alcohol Commission (MAC).

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Opinion

“Your Money or Your Life”

“Your Money or Your Life”

I'm writing this on Tuesday, the day Mayor Strickland's "shelter in place" edict goes into effect.

Times are Tough, So We Need to Pull Together

So far, 2020 has played out like a bad movie, one that's far too dramatic.

That Escalated Quickly

To quote noted television anchor, Ron Burgundy: "Well, that escalated quickly."

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Film/TV

Uncorked

Uncorked

In what must be a coincidence, both major productions that filmed in Memphis in 2019— Bluff City Law and Uncorked — have protagonists named Elijah.

Supernatural Polygamy! Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands On This Week's Indie Memphis Movie Club

Marriage is a sacred institution between two people and also sometimes a nude ghost.

Music Video Monday: Stephen Chopek

Hit the (virtual) road with Music Video Monday.

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