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Total Virus Cases Top 12,000, Deaths At 200

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Zoo Rendezvous Canceled on COVID-19 Concerns

Zoo Rendezvous Canceled on COVID-19 Concerns

The Memphis Zoo announced the "difficult" decision to cancel Zoo Rendezvous 2020 Monday morning.

The Ghosting of Memphis Sports (Part 3)

“Just as every restaurant, company, and organization across the country has had to change the way they operate to keep their customers safe, we’re having to do the same thing.

Total Virus Cases Top 12,000, Deaths At 200

Test results reported Monday morning showed 190 new cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County. The latest data available shows 10.3 percent of all tests were positive for the week of June 14th.

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New WYXR Station to Air From Crosstown

New WYXR Station to Air From Crosstown

WYXR, a new, non-commercial radio station will hit the air (and digital devices) here this fall in a partnership between Crosstown Concourse, The Daily Memphian, and the University of Memphis.

Gretchen Wollert McLennon to lead Ballet Memphis

Ballet Memphis has named Gretchen Wollert McLennon as its new president and CEO, replacing Dorothy Gunther Pugh who is retiring.

Total Virus Cases Top 12,000, Deaths At 200

Test results reported Monday morning showed 190 new cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County. The latest data available shows 10.3 percent of all tests were positive for the week of June 14th.

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Sports

The Ghosting of Memphis Sports (Part 3)

The Ghosting of Memphis Sports (Part 3)

“Just as every restaurant, company, and organization across the country has had to change the way they operate to keep their customers safe, we’re having to do the same thing.

The Ghosting of Memphis Sports (Part 2)

“I coach and mentor young people who are hurting, angry, and expressing themselves in the only way they know how.

901 FC Learns Group Opponents for Regular Season Return

With the United Soccer League (USL) season set to return on July 11, 901 FC learned its placement in the league’s provisional format for the remainder of the 2020 season.

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Music

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, July 2-8

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, July 2-8

While some venues are back to hosting live music on patios and decks, most Memphis musicians are erring on the side of caution.

Listen Up: Brooke Fair — Taking Ukuleles Seriously. And a New Single July 17th.

Brooke Fair wrote her first song when she was in the third grade.

The Stax Heritage: William Bell Honored by NEA

The legacy of Stax Records lives on.

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Politics

Alexander Says Trump Should Wear Mask, Addresses Other Controversies in Chat with Rotary

Alexander Says Trump Should Wear Mask, Addresses Other Controversies in Chat with Rotary

Retiring U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, who, like any seasoned politician, knows how to pull a punch, didn’t pull many in discussing President Donald Trump with members of the Rotary Club of Memphis this week.

Candidates for Senate and State House are Running Hard

On the surface of things, Nashville physician Manny Sethi, GOP primary candidate for the U.S. Senate seat that incumbent Republican Lamar Alexander is vacating this year, would seem to have a long row to hoe.

Gov. Lee Extends Emergency Order on Coronavirus

Evidently spurred on by rising numbers of coronavirus cases in Tennessee, Governor Bill Lee has extended his state-of-emergency order (or “Executive Order Number 50,” as the Governor’s office refers to it) until August 29th.

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Food & Drink

Zoo Rendezvous Canceled on COVID-19 Concerns

Zoo Rendezvous Canceled on COVID-19 Concerns

The Memphis Zoo announced the "difficult" decision to cancel Zoo Rendezvous 2020 Monday morning.

High Point Grocery Bought by Cash Saver Owner Rick James

High Point Grocery has been purchased by Rick James, CEO and owner of the local Castle Retail Group, the company behind Cash Saver grocery stores.

Bardog Tavern, Slider Inn, Aldo’s Pizza Pies Close Temporarily After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Local restaurant chain Packed House Productions (PHP) announced Thursday, July 2nd, it would be closing its restaurants temporarily after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

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Opinion

American Idiot

American Idiot

Was it only a little more than three months ago when President Trump was loudly disparaging countries that hadn't controlled the coronavirus — like China, Italy, Greece, and Germany?

Trump’s DACA Defeat

Ten years ago, 41 senators voted down the “Dream Act” which — if passed — would have allowed young people not born in America but brought here by migrant parents the opportunity to apply for U.S. Citizenship.

Big, Loud, Quiet, Calm

I've walked nearly 300 miles over the course of quarantine.

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Film/TV

Music Video Monday: Star & Micey

Music Video Monday: Star & Micey

Music Video Monday's got the right profile.

History Has Its Eyes on You: Hamilton Bows on Disney+

I have a confession and a prediction.

Never Seen It: Watching Malcolm X with Flyer Writer Matthew Harris

Matthew Harris is the newest edition to the Contemporary Media team.

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