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All the way from Memphisnew

Southern rock road warriors Lucero keep their work ethic intact
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Lynne Margolis  |  04-02-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

West Memphis Three are Freednew

Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley, and Jason Baldwin were released from custody Friday in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The three men plead guilty in exchange being released for time served.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Flyer Staff  |  08-19-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Memphis' Media-Friendly Floodnew

The Mississippi River flood of 2011 went viral over the weekend, with television reporters for all of the major networks donning waders to report from low-lying areas in Memphis. That caused a combination of amusement and exasperation for local officials as the river passed 47.7 feet on the Memphis gage, one foot below the all-time record set in 1937.
The Memphis Flyer  |  John Branston  |  05-09-2011  |  Disasters

Bill Gibbons Bows Out of Governor's Race, Cites Cash Shortagenew

As expected, District Attorney General Bill Gibbons of Memphis announced Friday that he is withdrawing from the governor's race difficulties in fundraising.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Jackson Baker  |  03-27-2010  |  Politics

Lost Horizon: Hey Capital One, What's In Your Wallet?new

The Horizon is the $67 million, brand-new, almost finished, red-and-tan building that bookends the southern end of the downtown skyline. It is, as its backers predicted, the gateway to downtown, if you're coming from the south.
The Memphis Flyer  |  John Branston  |  03-12-2010  |  Housing & Development

Memphis Politicians Have Been Accounting for Some of the Local Stormsnew

The most attention-getting circumstances were undoubtedly the unexpected announcement by Sheriff Mark Luttrell that he would be running for Shelby County mayor and the weekend kickoff of former Memphis mayor Willie Herenton's 9th District congressional campaign.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Jackson Baker  |  02-12-2010  |  Politics

In Greater Memphis, Two Long-Awaited Greenways are Becoming a Realitynew

When the greenways projects are complete, the attendees of a meeting were told, a person will be able to walk or bike from downtown to Cordova. Some touted the benefits such exercise opportunities offer to a city ranked one of the unhealthiest in America.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  02-05-2010  |  Environment

New Ballet Ensemble Brings Dance to a Diverse Cross-section of Memphis Youthnew

Katie Smythe has delicate features that belie her toughness as an instructor. "We're only supposed to rehearse until 5 p.m. today," she says. "It's already after 4 p.m. and everybody's tired and looking a little pale. Before we do anything else, I think we all need to do an African warm-up."
The Memphis Flyer  |  Chris Davis  |  12-11-2009  |  Performance

Punk Heroes Get Back Together for a Pair of Sold-Out Memphis Showsnew

One reason the Oblivians' two Memphis reunion shows feel more impressive than most is that it doesn't feel like musicians trying desperately to reclaim former glory. It was more like conquering heroes returning home: they return to a scene they've helped make bigger.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Chris Herrington  |  06-26-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Public Input Study Proposes Skate Park, Carousel, and Aquarium for River Parknew

Nearly half the respondents of a new public survey about Memphis' Mud Island think there aren't enough events or interesting things to do at the Mud Island River Park. But the idea for Mud Island that drew the most support — from the public, at least — is a skate park.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Mary Cashiola  |  05-15-2009  |  Housing & Development

A Challenging Year for the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contestnew

A year ago, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest was hoping that 2009 would be the year that the organization would put extra effort in emphasizing the "world" in the contest's name by recruiting teams from around the globe. As it happens, 2009 is "the economy, the swine flu, and days and days of rain."
The Memphis Flyer  |  Susan Ellis  |  05-15-2009  |  Food+Drink

Pretty Brutal: Work By Five Edgy Memphis Artistsnew

"Double Date" is an exhibition mounted by partners who are passionate about art and each other.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Carol Knowles  |  02-13-2009  |  Art

Local Initiative Strives to Define, Grow Green Jobs in Memphisnew

Last week, Green Jobs Initiative of the Mid-South, a program funded by BioDimensions to grow green jobs in Memphis, held two meetings to discuss what a green job should look like.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Mary Cashiola  |  01-23-2009  |  Economy

Go Deep: Self-Taught Artists Exhibit at Memphis College of Artnew

A group of self-taught Memphis artists, not well-known in their own city but revered by folk-art aficionados around the world, are featured in Memphis College of Art's "Close to Home: African American Folk Art from Memphis Collectors."
The Memphis Flyer  |  Carol Knowles  |  01-23-2009  |  Art

Craig Brewer Readies '$5 Cover', Adds New Projectnew

While Craig Brewer has been at the Sundance Film Festival this week promoting his upcoming Web series $5 Cover alongside a group of his Memphis collaborators, he's also added yet another potential project to his to-do list.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Chris Herrington  |  01-23-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

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