The Little House on the Corner

May 28, 2015

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BY: KATRINA CYMERMAN Located on one of Midtown’s busiest streets, The Yellow House on Union is easy to find, yet is often overlooked. However, once spotted, this gem of Memphis culture is hard to forget. Walking through this art gallery and vintage boutique, one feels as if she is walking through a life-sized dollhouse. The multifaceted house creates […]

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Broad Avenue Art “Walking in Memphis”

May 28, 2015

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BY: MARGUERITE SPIOTTA What did you do Saturday, April 24th, from 5-10pm? Were you enjoying a quiet evening watching Netflix on your couch while the rained trickled down your windows? Did you saunter over to Lafayette’s Music Room to absorb the live sounds? Maybe you participated in Relay for Life in an effort to support […]

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Glitch

May 28, 2015

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BY:ANNA SINGLETARY In the summer of 2013, artist Adam Farmer opened up his house in the Cooper-Young district as a free art gallery called GLITCH. “A glitch is a mistake,” he said, “a small hiccup in time.” The gallery shows different art exhibits once a month, displayed in the main room of the house. Over […]

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Keeping Music in Memphis Classrooms

May 28, 2015

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BY: MAGGIE RIPPETO Schools across the nation have recently been forced to continually make major budget cuts, and when schools around the U.S. are forced to make such financial sacrifices, the Arts programs, deemed unnecessary, are usually the most impacted. Most school administrators do not see the importance of arts programs, but instead they see […]

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Featured Artist: Blue Day Band

May 28, 2015

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BY: ASHLEY DILL & ANNA SINGLETARY   “People identify Memphis with music, and with the future of Memphis is the future of music, and when tourists come to town, they expect live music with Graceland. We like to be a part of this as one of Memphis’ best kept secrets.”- Blue Day Band Blue Day […]

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Summer Rooftop Parties at the Peabody

May 28, 2015

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BY: PRENTISS SMITH Summertime in Memphis is an exciting time because it means Rooftop Party season at The Peabody Hotel is finally here! There is no better way to spend a warm summer night than with cool drinks and a sky-high view of the sun setting over the Mississippi River. The motto at the Peabody […]

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Guide to Special Dietary Needs

May 28, 2015

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BY: NICHOLE REED Trying to eat better is difficult, but living with specific dietary needs is an entirely different battle. As more Memphians start joining the healthy movement, it is important to understand the differences and purposes of the most followed diets, especially because people often follow diets without having a full understanding of them […]

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Raising the (Cardio) Barre

May 28, 2015

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BY: KELSEY YOUNG Situated in the hustle and bustle of Overton Square above Breakaway Running rests Cardio Barre, a boutique fitness studio offering a unique workout that originates in Los Angeles, California. Cardio Barre, created by Los Angeles dancer and choreographer Richard Giorla in 2001, is a studio workout featuring one-hour classes that use a […]

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Ten Ways to Get Fit in May

May 28, 2015

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BY: SHEA MCCORD With summer right around the corner, it seems like everyone want to be more active.  If you are anything like me, you are also on a never-ending search for new and exciting ways to get in shape.  I have compiled a list of my top ten ways to get in shape this […]

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“One Eyed Charlie”, “First Team All Defense” Shake Up Series

May 27, 2015

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An attempt to put Game 2 in the context of Grizzlies history, and how it positions the team going forward for the rest of the series: BY: TRAVIS NAUERT Tony Allen produced some all-time Grindfather moments, including dubbing masked Mike Conley as “One Eyed Charlie”, and the Grizzlies turned a best of 7 series against […]

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Role Players in the Spotlight with Mike Recovering

May 27, 2015

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BY: TRAVIS NAUERT Entering these 2015 NBA Playoffs, the Grizzlies knew their key players would need to perform at a high level if their dreams of playing in June were to come to fruition. In the wake of Mike Conley’s injury, the need for an effective supporting cast has multiplied exponentially. Courtney Lee and Beno […]

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The Memphis Redbirds Could be Flying on to St. Louis

May 27, 2015

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BY: CAMERON ANDREW The Redbirds are off to a rough start with a current record of 6-13.  While additions to AutoZone Park have created a wonderful environment to watch baseball games, the actual play of our Memphis team has been sloppy and inconsistent thus far. Yet despite the poor record, a few individuals are putting […]

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My Favorite Piece

May 27, 2015

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STORIES FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PORTRAIT BY: CLARE SHELBURNE Nestled in the middle of Overton Park is the Brooks Museum of Art, a well-known staple to most in the Memphis community. However, there are a few voices from within the Brooks Museum that are not heard as often as others. The Staff at […]

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Ripe From the Farm to You: Eating Local and Eating Fresh

May 27, 2015

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BY: LILY KATE ANTHONY The Memphis Farmers Market When: Saturdays, April through October, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., “rain or shine.” Where: Central Station (S. Front Street at GE Patterson in the Historic South Main District), Downtown Memphis. In a covered pavilion just north of the Central Train Station, the Memphis Farmers Market–currently reveling in […]

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In Memory

May 27, 2015

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BY: AUDREY PETIT-TRIGG  “We comfort ourselves by reliving memories of protection. Something closed must retain our memories, while leaving them their original value as images.” Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, Beacon Press, Boston, 1994. The idea was to write about the haunts of Memphis. There we were, sitting in the booths of one of […]

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Shelby Farms Park Conservancy

May 27, 2015

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SUMMER EVENTS & ENHANCEMENTS AT SHELBY FARMS PARK CONSERVANCY BY: CLAIRE CARR The 4,500 acres of Shelby Farms Park Conservancy may be under construction this summer, but the planned renovations have done little to hamper the number of family-friendly events at the park scheduled this summer. For the months of May-August, Shelby Farms boasts a […]

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Renovating the Historic Chisca Hotel

May 27, 2015

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REVIVING MEMPHIS; RENOVATING THE HISTORIC CHISCA HOTEL BY: KATIE BUTLER It is no secret that Memphis has been going through a period of “facelifts;” buildings in Overton Square have been revived and are now home to some of the most popular Memphis restaurants, such as Babalu, Lafayette’s Music Room, and Local.  Deteriorating structures, all holding […]

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The Pyramid & The Pinch

May 27, 2015

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WHAT BASS PRO’S NEWEST DOWNTOWN WONDERLAND WILL MEAN FOR THE PYRAMID’S CLOSEST NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR BY: DAVID MARSHBURN On April 11th, just a few weeks away from Bass Pro Shop’s grand opening of the newly renovated Pyramid, a festive scene occurred in the district neighboring the once-vacant tomb’s eastern border; livable Memphis was putting on its […]

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Iron Art: Inside the Metal Museum of Memphis

April 28, 2015

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By: Anna Singletary The Metal Museum, situated atop a bluff that overlooks a sharp bend in the Mississippi River, was once the site of a United States Marine Hospital until the facility closed in 1965. Ten years later, a group of businessmen with a dream to create an industrial museum received a charter from the […]

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Trolley Nights

April 28, 2015

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By: Jessica Trivizas On the last Friday of every month, you can take a drive downtown to the South Main arts district where the famous Trolley Night is held. Galleries, restaurants, and shops all open their doors to host live performances, and Memphians who want a taste of the arts going on in the 901 […]

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Jay Etkin Gallery Memphis: Building Artistic Success Through Relationships

April 28, 2015

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BY: MARGUERITE SPIOTTA If you are like me, you have noticed the steady resurgence of art venues, music scenes, and restaurants in Memphis since the recession hit in 2007-08. Among others, these three aspects breathed fresh life into the Jay Etkin Gallery after the national financial crisis that left many without much hope for our […]

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A Glimpse: A Week in the Life of a Midtowner

April 28, 2015

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By: Mary Crowell I came to Memphis an uninformed East Tennessean, associating Memphis with BBQ, basketball, and little else. As I’ve explored more, I’ve discovered pieces of the soul of this captivating city. Here’s a sampling of a week in my life as a Midtowner, a collection of moments: Memphian storytellers gathered to share their […]

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Star & Micey: Memphians & Musicians

April 28, 2015

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BY: ADRIAN WILLIAMS It wasn’t until the end of the song that I snapped out of my daze, confused about where the tear on the end of my lower eyelash came from. I was listening to “No Pets Allowed” by Star & Micey. The sound was ethereal and nostalgic and the lyrics were fitting. Nick […]

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Peaceful Places in Memphis: The Peabody Rooftop as the Sun Sets at 7:16 PM

April 28, 2015

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By: Lily Kate Anthony In a city of over 600,000, known for its sound and certainly not its silence, I often thought that I needed to escape to find peace. Only recently did I realize that I did not have to go so far after all. I pause at the marble-topped bar in the lobby […]

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Featured Artist: The Local Saints

April 28, 2015

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BY: ISABELLE NELSON “Our pop’s were preachers and we grew up in the Bible-belt, but they aren’t going to be putting us up for sainthood anytime soon. We sing about life and love. Sometimes whiskey and we might throw in a dog or a train, or an angry girl…. We’re from the south and that’s […]

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Memphis in May: Hidden Gems of the 38th Annual Beale Street Music Festival

April 28, 2015

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BY: MAGGIE RIPPETO It’s almost that time of year again; the Beale Street Music Festival is just around the corner! For Memphians and music lovers all over the world, this is a much-anticipated event. The Beale Street Music Festival, the World Championship Barbeque Cooking Competition, and the Sunset Symphony combine to create what is known […]

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Spring Into Healthy Eating

April 28, 2015

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BY: KATIE BUTLER After a long and rather icy winter, I think I can say that all Memphians, including yours truly, is ready for the spring. I can’t wait to shed my sweaters and gloves for shorts and sunglasses, to see the trees bloom and the clouds part, and to be able to run outside […]

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Gathering Around the Common Table

April 28, 2015

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BY: KELSEY YOUNG Since 2000, Common Table Health Alliance has been in the Memphis area encouraging health and healthcare equity. Initially a public benefit cooperation called Justice in Health Care Foundation, the company evolved into a nonprofit organization first entitled Healthy Memphis Common Table. Then, in 2014, the organization changed its name one last time […]

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Anxiety: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

April 28, 2015

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BY: SHEA MCCORD For me, anxiety and nervousness have always gone hand in hand. But if anxiety is different from nervousness, then what is the distinguishing factor that separates anxiety from nervousness? Also, how is it decided when a person has a normal amount of anxiety versus when a person is anxious enough that he […]

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Grizz Fighting for Division Title, Homecourt

April 28, 2015

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BY: TRAVIS NAUERT The regular season is winding down, and the Grizzlies are trending in the same direction. After strong wins against the Trailblazers and Clippers out of the All Star break, the team is struggling to produce results against playoff teams. Most recently, the Cavaliers and Warriors put on clinics posting 20+ point blowouts. […]

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Top Prospects on the Memphis Redbirds

April 28, 2015

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BY: CAMERON ANDREW The weather might not have caught up yet, but spring has arrived, and along with it we welcome the return of Redbirds baseball. With spring training in full swing and the first game at AutoZone Park against the Iowa Cubs on April 9th, here are a couple of the top prospects in […]

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Learning to Love the Grit and Grind

April 28, 2015

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BY: CAMERON ANDREW Something about Memphis’ sports draws a person in close and grabs ahold of his or her heart. Whether it’s the way the city and impassioned fans rally around their teams or the athletes being more than a name on the court or field, it is no question that sports are not only […]

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Celebrating Spring and Summer in Memphis

April 28, 2015

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BY: PRENTISS SMITH With spring rapidly approaching, Memphis is an electrifying and exciting place to be! After a long winter, it has never felt better to finally spend a little time outside, bathing in the sunshine. Memphians should take advantage of this change in weather by attending the many popular events at numerous venues in […]

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GrowMemphis

April 28, 2015

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By: Mary Grace Stoneking Memphis is a beautiful city packed with parks, restaurants, and places of repose.  But for all that it brings to the table, the city ranks as number one in the nation for hunger, a prize that no metropolitan area hopes to claim as their own.  For the bluff city, this fact […]

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Barcade in Memphis

April 28, 2015

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BY: GRACIE ERWIN All of us secretly want to feel like a little kid again. Remember those good times when your parents gave your quarters, and you gleefully pushed them into little slots, watching an Arcade game light up? You aggressively grab the joystick and push buttons, playing the game to win as if your […]

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Crosstown Change

April 28, 2015

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BY: CHI WHITLEY While driving down North Parkway in the last twenty years, one might have admired the green lawns and old Victorian houses along the tree-lined and winding road. On the corner of North Cleveland Street, however, stands an enormous concrete structure, seemingly out of place. This building seems distinct among its surroundings—a slab […]

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“Hail, Britannia” – A Surprising Exhibit in our Local Corner

March 27, 2015

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By Marguerite Spiotta Our lovely city of Memphis currently boasts a national treasure on loan from the Denver Museum of Art. The Dixon Gallery and Gardens features an exhibit entitled “Hail, Britannia! Six Centuries of British Art from the Berger Collection,” which is now on display through April 19, 2015. According to sources at the […]

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The Writing on the Wall

March 27, 2015

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By Lees Romano A few weeks ago, some dear friends of mine and I took advantage of the beautiful weather (its hard to believe that existed) and ventured through Cooper-Young to capture an important characteristic of the area; street murals. You’ve driven past them, parked next to them, and walked by them, but have you […]

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Bridgman Pottery Interview

March 27, 2015

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By Jessica Trivizas I recently had the honor of interviewing Melissa Bridgman, the owner and sole artist of Bridgman Pottery. She creates all of her eco-friendly pottery by hand in her fully equipped art studio located on the second floor of her quaint, yet artsy, Memphis Midtown home. Check out her website: J: Where are […]

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The Alabama Shakes: A Story of Soul and Success

March 27, 2015

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By Ashley Dill More than a month out from their show at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, Tennessee, the Alabama Shakes have sold out their show twice. Tickets had been on sale for just three days before eager fans snatched all of the tickets. Due to this immense popular demand, Minglewood added additional tickets that have, […]

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Big City, Even Bigger Dreams: Alexis Grace Shines in the Spotlight

March 27, 2015

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By Isabelle Nelson Alexis Grace has made it a long way since her days on American Idol. In season 8, Grace was recognized as the petite blonde who wowed the judges and audience with her booming vocals. Advancing to the top 11, Grace was featured on segments such as Ellen and The Today Show. Singing […]

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“An Evening at Elvis” with Bill Frisell

March 27, 2015

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By Ashley Dill Pulling onto Audubon Drive, there is nothing extraordinary about the neighborhood or its location, except, of course, that Elvis Presley lived there in 1956. As you drive further down the street, Elvis’ first house can be recognized by the large “P’s” displayed on off-white awnings covering the windows of a dark green, […]

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Greenprint’s Imprint on Memphis

March 27, 2015

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By Kelsey Young While driving on East Parkway past Overton Park, it is hard not to notice the bright and colorful conglomerate of bikes atop a steel arch. The arch is the entrance to the pedestrian-bike trail in Overton Park and was recently built about a year ago, further beautifying the park. Yet Overton Park […]

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Suicide: Identity and Prevention

March 27, 2015

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By Shea McCord According to the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s “Shatter the Silence,” “suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among teens in Mississippi.” Is a teenager you know contemplating suicide? How are you supposed to know if someone is considering suicide? But most importantly, what can you do to help? Shatter the […]

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Soda- Just How Bad is it?

March 27, 2015

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By Mimi Butler Whether you’re strolling down the soda isle at your local grocery store trying to decide between Coke and Pepsi or driving through the nearest fast food joint because you just have to have that large Diet Coke with ice and a straw, you might have that nagging voice in the back of […]

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Trade Deadline Deals Make Western Confrence Opponents Tougher

March 27, 2015

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By Cameron Andrew This year’s trade deadline saw 37 players move, and multiple high-valued picks changed organizations as teams either continued to build their teams with the future in mind or looked to push for a long playoff run. While our favorite Grizzlies stayed quiet, several Western Conference playoff teams made moves that could shake […]

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Calathes Solidifying His Role

March 27, 2015

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By Travis Nauert After last year’s perpetual uphill battle that was the playoff chase, the Grizzlies were left with one lasting image; a Zach Randolph-less team getting tossed from the playoffs in a winner takes all Game 7. Easily forgotten is Mike Conley playing on one leg. He was physically limited after straining his right […]

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AutoZone Park in for Massive Rennovation

March 27, 2015

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By Cameron Andrew Memphis is about to be the home of one of the nicest Minor League Baseball stadiums in the country; the updated AutoZone Park. As the home of the Memphis Redbirds, AutoZone Park is undergoing a multimillion-dollar stadium renovation that will improve the ballpark experience for Memphians all around. The St. Louis Cardinals, […]

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Shades of Memphis: A Color Tour Through the Bluff City Cornflower Bluf

March 27, 2015

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By Clare Shelburne I came across these gentle giants while battling the unfamiliar Memphis ice as I headed downtown on my weekly Bluff City Coffee excursion. As I drove down North Parkway, I saw some blue peeking through the frost of the late afternoon. Curious, I turned onto a side street, hopped out of my […]

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Peaceful Places in Memphis: Burke’s Book Store in the Midst of Winter at 2:13 p.m.

March 27, 2015

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By Lily Kate Anthony In a city of over 600,000, known for its sound and certainly not its silence, I often thought that I needed to escape to find peace. Only recently did I realize that I did not have to go so far after all. Outside the midtown storefront of Burke’s Book Store, a […]

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