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Health Department Says Memphis Had ‘Successful’ Memorial Day Weekend

Health Department Says Memphis Had ‘Successful’ Memorial Day Weekend

Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) officials believe Memphis had a “successful” Memorial Day weekend in terms of curbing the spread of COVID-19, but won’t be certain for another two weeks.

COVID-19 Cases Rise by 127, One New Death

The Shelby County Health Department reported 127 new cases of coronavirus here Tuesday, May 26th, bringing the total from 4,404 to 4,531.

New Model Predicts Virus Surge Pushed to November

The rate of positive coronavirus remained steady in Shelby County from Thursday to Friday.

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News

The Music Issue: Music in the Time of Corona

The Music Issue: Music in the Time of Corona

With shelter-in-place still the most responsible policy for all of us, a lot of people are imagining that the once-thriving music scene in Memphis is withering on the vine.

Bus Riders Union Member ‘Happy’ to See County Step up with MATA Funding

The Shelby County Commission approved a $2.5 million allocation in CIP (capital improvement plan) funds to the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) last week, which the agency plans to invest in three projects.

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Sports

Professor Baseball

Professor Baseball

For 12 years now, Curt Hart has had the best teaching gig in town.

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Music

Local Luminaries Lend Talent To New Push For COVID-19 Relief

Local Luminaries Lend Talent To New Push For COVID-19 Relief

When the age of quarantine began, we wrote about the many initiatives to raise money for musicians caught over a barrel with the collapse of paying gigs and other work.

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, May 21-27

The floodgates have been thrown open, and music will be inundating the internet this Memorial Day Weekend, including some impressive festivals.

GPAC's New Front Porch, The Grove, is Ready and Waiting

Paul Chandler, executive director of the Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC), has long felt there was a problem with the magnificent performance space he helps to manage.

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Politics

The Virus and the Vote

The Virus and the Vote

Tennessee gets a passing grade for its medical prep but problems with jails and voting land it in court this week.

Numbed by the Numbers: County Commission Struggles to Agree on Budget

Separate attempts to produce a budget for Shelby County failed to produce anything resembling a consensus on a marathon meeting day of the County Commission on Monday.

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Food & Drink

Comeback Beer: Sampling Ghost River’s Zippin Pippin

Comeback Beer: Sampling Ghost River’s Zippin Pippin

The beard is coming in a slightly different shade than I remember.

Cooking & Crooning: Nick and Lena Black’s Facebook Show

Nick Black and his wife, Lena, are cutting up in the kitchen.

Magnolia & May Restaurant Will Open May 26th

Magnolia & May will make its debut with takeout food only on May 26th.

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Opinion

Green Dad Meets Iggy Poo

Green Dad Meets Iggy Poo

The little girl stands shyly in front of her beaming parents.

Viewpoint: Our Jail is a Petri Dish for Covid-19.

Pretrial detention should not and must not be a death sentence.

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Film/TV

Is What We Do In The Shadows the Funniest Show on TV?

Is What We Do In The Shadows the Funniest Show on TV?

One of the most quietly influential films of the last 30 years is Man Bites Dog.

Music Video Monday (on Tuesday): Doter Sweetly

Music Video Monday is on Tuesday, because Memorial Day.

Jaws Leads Classic Summer Film Weekend at the Summer Drive-In

With the 2020 summer film season on hold for at least another month, the newly reopened Malco Summer Drive-In is offering classic blockbusters for your socially distant entertainment this Memorial Day weekend.

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Final Plans Unveiled for New Tom Lee Park

ALJ2: Interesting and somewhat confusing piece.

"Final Plans Unveiled..."
"The final concept for the new design... was unveiled..."
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COVID-19 Cases Rise by 127, One New Death

Iwana: Just one death? And I didn't even know him. I want out. That's what sneeze guards at the buffet are »

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Nightmares Do Come True

Scott Banbury: Awesome! »

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Nightmares Do Come True

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