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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Overton Square: A Rock in the Heart of Midtown

March 25, 2015

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By Prentiss Smith Midtown is the core of many popular cultural attractions and historic districts in Memphis. Urban style commercial strips such as Overton Square and Cooper Street were developed in Midtown before World War II. Throughout the years and especially in recent times, positive changes have been made in order to make these locations […]

St. Patrick’s Day: When Memphis Turns Green

March 25, 2015

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By Kelsey Young With the snow and ice melting away, March quickly approaches, toting along St. Patrick’s Day. Although the holiday finds its origin in the 4th century with St. Patrick bringing Christianity to the pagan Gaelic culture in Ireland, its meaning has morphed and now stands as a holiday for Irish culture and heritage. […]

Attention All Memphis Foodies

March 25, 2015

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By Gracie Erwin Do you like fast, easy food, offered in a timely manner? Does the thought of cuisine such as gourmet Mexican or BBQ tempt your taste buds? Then the Memphis food trucks are definitely for you. Throughout the past year and a half, food trucks around Memphis have been making a major comeback. […]

Elvis Presley’s 80th Birthday in Memphis and Beyond

January 29, 2015

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By Ashley Dill On January 8, 2015, the city of Memphis celebrated what would have been Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday. Presley, born in Tupelo, Mississippi, moved to Memphis in 1948 during a time of massive change in the United States. Presley became immersed in the culture of Memphis and was exposed to racial collision, a […]