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First Horizon Foundation Grants $450,000 to 18 Local Arts Organizations

Samuel X. Cicci

The local arts are getting another boost, this time to the tune of a cool $450,000. Eighteen local organizations are set to benefit from the investment thanks to a partnership between ArtsMemphis — the primary arts funder for Memphis and Shelby County — and First Horizon Foundation. “Arts organizations have persevered during this pandemic and,… Continue reading First Horizon Foundation Grants $450,000 to 18 Local Arts Organizations

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First Horizon Foundation Grants $450,000 to 18 Local Arts Organizations

The local arts are getting another boost, this time to the tune of a cool $450,000. Eighteen local organizations are set to benefit from the investment thanks to a partnership between ArtsMemphis — the primary arts funder for Memphis and Shelby County — and First Horizon Foundation. “Arts organizations have persevered during this pandemic and,… Continue reading First Horizon Foundation Grants $450,000 to 18 Local Arts Organizations

Booze-To-Go Could Stay Legal Here Through 2023

Booze-to-go could stay legal in Tennessee through 2023 pending Senate action on a bill that passed the House Thursday.  Last year, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued a temporary order to sell alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption. The effort was a way to help restaurants and bars struggling in the wake of COVID-19 lockdown orders. Lee… Continue reading Booze-To-Go Could Stay Legal Here Through 2023

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, April 22-28

As stages and restaurant patios open up in the idyllic days of April, the live-streamed music ecosystem remains vibrant in the Bluff City. Many venues, such as Hernando’s Hide-a-way and B-Side, have invested in online streaming technology and continue to offer that as an alternative, even as they host limited-capacity audiences. Even if you’re just… Continue reading The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, April 22-28

Two Bills Would Quash Legal Challenges to State Authority

The Republican campaign against the kind of expanded voting rights that produced Democratic victories in November has moved into overdrive in the Tennessee legislature, where two far-reaching bills are on the verge of passage. One bill is SB915/HB1072 (Kelsey, Curcio), which would effectively immunize state government against legal actions by local jurisdictions — or at… Continue reading Two Bills Would Quash Legal Challenges to State Authority