New challenges for Memphis defense

New challenges for Memphis defense

Top 10 most impactful Tigers in 2015 Reggis Ball ready to lead Memphis’ defense New challenges for Memphis defense Students respond to the ending of Memphis Madness Productive preseason for men’s soccer despite results Huge potential for Memphis offense in 2015 U of M to pay cost of attendance, stipends for student-athletes Junior linebacker Jackson Dillon (34) will be expected to perform as well as becoming a more vocal leader on defense. Photo by David Minkin The 2015 Memphis defense will…
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Greater Memphis unemployment rate for July announced

Greater Memphis unemployment rate for July announced

An unemployment rate of 7 percent for July in Greater Memphis continued a trend of improvement from a year ago, when the rate for the month stood at 8.2 percent. The county unemployment data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development also reported:   Applications for unemployment compensation have eased along with the jobless rate in Greater Memphis….
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First look: One Beale renderings provide new details on project

First look: One Beale renderings provide new details on project

Two projects that will change the Downtown Memphis skyline are on the agenda of the next Downtown Memphis Commission Design Review Board meeting. Design plans for Tennessee Brewery and One Beale must go before the Design Review Board because the projects received a 20-year PILOT tax incentive from the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. Several new details are revealed in the design application submitted to DRB, including a rooftop pool and deck overlooking the Mississippi River atop One Beale, a…
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Onstage in theater and dance in Memphis

Onstage in theater and dance in Memphis

(l to r) Phillip Himebook, Christina Hernandez and Lee Gilliland perform as Max Bialystock, Ulla and Leo Bloom in The Producers at Theatre Memphis on the Lohrey Stage Aug. 21-Sept. 13. “Billy Elliot: The Musical”: Showtimes: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 6 at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. Tickets: $35 Thursdays and Sundays, $40 Fridays and Saturdays. $22 seniors/students/military. $15 children under 18. Information: 901-726-4656…
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Volleyball Opening Season at Georgia Tournament

Volleyball Opening Season at Georgia Tournament

MEMPHIS – The University of Memphis women’s volleyball team, fresh off a 23-11 season in 2014, is on the road and heading toward Athens, Georgia, where the Tigers will open the 2015 season at the Benson Hospitality Invitational with a trio of non-conference matches. Memphis will play one match on Friday, facing High Point, at 3 p.m. (CT). The Tigers then play a pair of Saturday matches, facing Wofford at 9 a.m. (CT), followed by a nightcap match against host Georgia at 6 p.m. (CT).   “We’re…
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On Location: Memphis International Film & Music Fest begins Sept. 3

On Location: Memphis International Film & Music Fest begins Sept. 3

Courtesy of Tri Destined Studios “The Man in 3B” screens at this year’s On Location: Memphis International Film & Music Fest. With new dates on the calendar and new leadership at the helm, the On Location: Memphis International Film & Music Fest enters its 16th season Thursday with an emphasis on films about music, faith and the black experience, while being potentially burdened by the loss of its tax-exempt status. “We believe we can be more than just a film festival,” sa…
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Memphis garage-rock great, Guilloteens singer Louis Paul dies at 67

Memphis garage-rock great, Guilloteens singer Louis Paul dies at 67

One of Memphis’ ’60s garage rock greats, Guilloteens singer Louis Paul, has died. Paul, 67, was killed in an accident Wednesday in Panola County, Mississippi, when he flipped over a four-wheeler, suffering a fatal head injury. His wife, Lynn Paul, confirmed the news of his death. The Guilloteens were formed in 1964 by Mr. Paul, guitarist/vocalist Laddie Hutcherson and drummer Joe “Jett” Davis. They enjoyed a burst of national success in the mid-’60s, scoring a hit …
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Arjen Robben: 'Memphis Depay can lead Manchester United to title'

Arjen Robben: ‘Memphis Depay can lead Manchester United to title’

Playing his first Champions League game for Manchester United on Tuesday, he scored his first two goals for the club with an impressive brace against Club Brugge that involved a wonderful curling effort. It hinted that his £25m transfer fee from PSV Eindhoven may well prove to be a bargain. “It is the same questions that everyone asked about Adnan Januzaj after the match against Aston Villa. No, of course not”, Rooney said. “This is why the team needs a player who stays up t…
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Investment Property in Memphis, TN

Investment Property in Memphis, TN

4 posts by 3 users 48 views Patrick Scifres, CrestCore Realty LLC E-Mail: [email protected] Telephone: 901-493-8204 Website: http://www.crestcore.com Patrick Scifres AFFILIATE BROKER (AR and TN) P 901.493.8204 l F 901.410.5334 Douglas Skipworth, CrestCore Realty LLC E-Mail: [email protected] Telephone: 9015501998 Website: http://www.crestcore.com I would suggest spending a little more time contributing on the BP forums as it will be difficult to just only post homes for sale and expect buyers to show up, especially cheap ones in tough areas.   Just suggestion!!    Good luck!! Curt Davis, Buy Memphis Now E-Mail: [email protected] Telephone: 901-207-8977 Website: http://www.BuyMemphisNow.com Your Trusted Source for Turnkey Memphis Real Estate Sign up for our thrice-weekly newsletter, containing all the best real estate content from the week. Free. *by joining our list, all your wildest fantasies will come true. Well… we’ll at least give you access to our Real Estate Investor’s Toolkit. Which… is kinda the same thing..
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5600 Cottonwood Rd. Memphis, TN 38115

5600 Cottonwood Rd. Memphis, TN 38115

KEY FEATURES Year Built: 1965 Sq Footage: 1721 sqft. Bedrooms: 3 Beds Bathrooms: 2 Baths Parking: 2 Carport Lease Duration: 1 Year (See Details Below) Deposit: $700 Pets Policy: Cats & Dogs OK Laundry: In Unit Property Type: Single Family House DESCRIPTIONBreakfast Bar* Dining Room* Den* Kitchen* Living Room* Master Bath* Storage Space* Dishwasher* Stove* Vent A Hood* Patio* Fenced Yard* Porch* Landscaped* Central Heat & Air* Ceiling Fans* Security Doors* Fire Place* Blinds* Hardwood* Tile*…
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Southwest Airlines Adds Flights on Memphis-Texas Route

Southwest Airlines Adds Flights on Memphis-Texas Route

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B-17 “Memphis Belle” Joins CAF Atlanta Warbird Weekend

B-17 “Memphis Belle” Joins CAF Atlanta Warbird Weekend

PRESS RELEASE – The mighty B-17, “Memphis Belle,” will join dozens of WWII warbirds on the tarmac at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport Sept. 12-13 for the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing 2015 Atlanta Warbird Weekend. The B-17 will be available for photos and tours, along with other vintage aircraft including a fleet of P-51 Mustangs, British RAF Spitfire, German FW-190, Stearman biplane; a DC-3 and other famous WWII aircraft. Atlanta Warbird Weekend is open free to the public from 10 a.m.to…
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Ann Beattie's Nighttime Reading, Southern-Style

Ann Beattie’s Nighttime Reading, Southern-Style

Wanna know what books Ann Beattie’s got on her night stand right now? The New York Times knows, because the paper just asked her. Top of the list is Memphian Corey Mesler’s latest novel, Memphis Movie. And it’s right up there with Paragon Park by poet Mark Doty, who spent time in Memphis growing up. Among Beattie’s all-time favorite short stories? “The Fireman’s Wife” by Richard Bausch, who taught a few years ago at the University of Memphis, along with “The Womanizer” by Rich…
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Memphis Grizzlies: Which position is most worrisome?

Memphis Grizzlies: Which position is most worrisome?

The Memphis Grizzlies had a quietly good offseason acquiring forward Brandan Wright in free agency and forward Matt Barnes via trade with the Charlotte Hornets. Although these two players seem like big upgrades, the Grizzlies’ still lack some talent in certain areas.  While the Grizzlies’ have a log jam at small forward, shooting guard, and point guard, they lack depth at power forward and center. Even with Memphis lacking depth in their front court, it perhaps isn&rs…
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Review: The Diary Of A Teenage Girl

Review: The Diary Of A Teenage Girl

From the good Avengers: Age of Ultron to the epically horrible Fantastic Four, 2015 has been full of comic-book adaptations. But the best one of them all contains no superheroes, no megalomaniacal villains, and no Robert Downey, Jr. Phoebe Gloeckner’s 2002 book The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures may not be a comic book in the same way X-Men is, but it certainly falls under the umbrella of “sequential art,” the term Scott McCloud coined in Understanding Comics: The Inv…
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Orleans jury convicts accused Memphis pimp 'King Lucci' of attempted murder

Orleans jury convicts accused Memphis pimp ‘King Lucci’ of attempted murder

An accused Memphis, Tenn., pimp was convicted of attempted second-degree murder and three gun violations Wednesday (Aug. 26) after an Orleans Parish jury deliberated for about 90 minutes. By an 11-1 vote, the jury found Timothy T. Jones guilty of attempting to murder a man shot twice in a Gentilly home in February 2014. As a repeat offender, Jones faces 25 to 100 years in prison when he is sentenced Sept. 4 by Criminal District Court Judge Karen Herman. Jones, 25, is awaiting a federal jury tri…
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The Artful Decline

The Artful Decline

Tags: Music Features, Decline of Western Civilization, Music Documentaries After years of only being available on VHS, The Decline of Western Civilization documentary series finally got the Blu-ray box-set treatment it desperately deserved. Focusing on three different eras of the underground Los Angeles music scene from 1979 to 1998, The Decline forced viewers to look past the spikes, leather, and spit and into a world of homeless teens, drug and alcohol abuse, and senseless violence. While the…
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Memphis Grizzlies Encourage Excellence in Local Schools

Memphis Grizzlies Encourage Excellence in Local Schools

  The Memphis Grizzlies want to do as much as they can to encourage local youth to succeed in classrooms in and around Memphis, Tennessee. The Memphis Grizzlies are making a commitment to the city of Memphis and surrounding areas in Shelby County (Tennessee) to encourage parents to get their children to school each day. After all, getting good grades starts with excellent attendance in the classroom. Not only do the Grizzlies hold the prominence amongst the youth to make an effective impac…
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Five Touchdown Passes Boost Tigers to 39-14 Victory Over Salisbury

Five Touchdown Passes Boost Tigers to 39-14 Victory Over Salisbury

Aaron Buford hauls in the interception during the first quarter of SCR-I’s win. It took the Scotland County football team a quarter to shake the rust off, but once the Tigers got rolling there was no stopping them in the 2015 debut. SCR-I racked up 39 unanswered points in the second and third quarters Friday night in Memphis en route to a 39-14 win over Salisbury in the coaching debut for Mikel Gragg. “We got contributions from a lot of different players, so there are smiles all aro…
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Sprint Cars Returning to Scotland County Speedway for First Time Since 2001

Sprint Cars Returning to Scotland County Speedway for First Time Since 2001

Sprint-car racing will be returning to the Scotland County Speedway in Memphis for the first time in more than a decade with a special September 4th race. The Scotland County Fair Board is bringing sprint car racing to Northeast Missouri and the Tri-State area at the Scotland County Speedway in Memphis at the Scotland County Fairgrounds on Friday, September 4. Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region winged sprint cars will be joined with the Impact Signs WAR non-wing sprints for two classes of open…
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A Letter to My Unborn Memphis Grizzlies Fan

A Letter to My Unborn Memphis Grizzlies Fan

Grizzly Bear Blues, a Memphis Grizzlies community The world can be a dark and confusing place. Sports allow for an opportunity to unite and strengthen us though, a fact of life that I look forward to sharing with the newest Mullinax very soon. How are things? Still hanging out in your Mommy’s tummy for the time being I know, but the moment of departure is rapidly approaching. We will finally get to meet you here in a couple weeks. Your Mom and I are pretty excited- as ready as we can possibly be and still be slightly terrified. We’ve heard all the stories, good and bad, and we have well to not find out if you are a boy or girl. It will be the best surprise of our lives, and as long as you and your Mom are healthy I couldn’t care less. Over the past nine months, since we found out about your impending arrival in early September, I have done a lot of soul searching. I have thought about what my Dad, your Grandpa, taught me about life and being a good Father. I’ve thought about your Great Grandpas, who I wish you could have met, and all their awesome lessons about being men of strength while making it known that each of their children and grandchildren were loved beyond measure. Your Mom and I both were very fortunate to have great role models for parenthood and life in general. We look forward to passing what we learned on to you. I do have to warn you, though, that some of these lessons will not be all sunshine and rainbows. Along the way, you will learn the hard way about a variety of things. The world has a lot of problems, things that even the smartest adults haven’t been able to figure out yet for a lot of reasons. As you get older, you’ll see some ugliness that no matter what I cannot shield you from. You’ll learn about loving someone other than a family member, and sometimes how that can end up hurting you. It sucks. But you learn from these things and move on, and hopefully you’ll be someone who makes the world better. One of the greatest, and hardest, things that I look forward to passing on to you is my love of sports. A good bit of who I am as a person is made up by my life in athletics, and a part of that is my fandom of a variety of sports teams. I do have to apologize for one thing; if I have my way, you will be a fan of Washington D.C sports teams like the Redskins, the Nationals and the Capitals. Passing that on may be harder than our eventual “Birds and the Bees” talk… Anyway, being involved in sports can teach you a lot about the highs and lows of life. It can teach you that failure is a part of being human, and that the key to failing is learning and growing from the failure. It shows the value in hard work, how fulfilling it is when you overcome adversity and achieve your goals. Being a fan can bring us together and strengthen a bond for a lifetime and beyond; my Grandpas were Redskins fans, my Dad is a Redskins fan and hopefully you will be too. And in particular, hopefully you will be a Memphis Grizzlies fan. Why, do you ask? Well, Memphis is a big part of your Mom and I’s relationship. We were already in love when we went to Memphis, but it strengthened us, and me in particular a better man and person. I learned so much about life in just three years there, and my strongest tie to the city outside of good friends is the Memphis Grizzlies. And over the years they have taught me one of my greatest life lessons, one that I look forward to passing on to you. Winning used to be all that I cared about. Literally the only thing. I lived and died with my own wins and losses, as well as those of the teams that I cheered for. If I, or they, didn’t win a title, “the big game”, it was a failure that needed to be learned from and fixed as soon as possible. If the players lost, go get new ones. Win, or else. Then, I met your Mom and sports suddenly weren’t my life, she was (shocking, I know). Then, I went to Memphis and met the Grizzlies. Don’t get me wrong, they win a good bit (and they play a song about it after they win at home in the FedExForum, you’re going to love it. Also, I’ll sneak you a BBQ nacho when your Mom isn’t looking.) But they’d lose in the playoffs on the way to a title, and I’d get mad. And want guys to go away so new, better guys could come in and win “the big one.” But as I got older, and married your Mom and started to get ready for you, and talked to some pretty smart people I realized something… I was missing the whole point way too often! All the yelling and happiness of wins and anger and over-analysis of losses as a player, coach and fan made me blind to the truly beautiful thing about sports, and life; the journey with the people you are with! The ends don’t always justify the means. Only one team a year can win “the big one”, and if that is the only way to be happy you will miss out on a lot of the good times between that game and the start. In Memphis it is the Marc Gasol butt-slaps and Tony Allen outbursts, the Mike Conley salutes and Zach Randolph push-ups and Growl Towels flying in the air. You’ll get to know those things soon enough, but the point is that one of sports’ greatest lessons is the one I didn’t get until Memphis- winning is great, but loving the journey and being better for having gone through it all with people you care about truly is greater. The miracles and day-to-day grind, the times both good and bad, are what make life worth living, not just winning. Time with great people like your Mom, Grandma and Grandpa have taught me that off the field and court, but in sports I learned that from the Grizzlies. I appreciate all of them and love them for it, and I hope that I do a good job showing that, and many other things, to you in the coming years. We’re excited to see you very soon! Remember, life can be hard, but the people and things you love make it all worth it and then some. 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This Would Be An Awesome …

This Would Be An Awesome …

When I’m meandering about the city by myself, I play games to keep myself company. If this sounds weird to you, please ask anyone who has ever been an only child to explain. I played a game called “Count the Accents on Beale Street” on my lunchtime walks during Elvis Week. The name could use some work, but you get the gist. When I’m driving, I also like to imagine what the other drivers on the interstate are listening to. Suburban SUV Mom? Either Mystic Stylez or some kind of Swedish death meta…
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Politics or Government in Shelby County?

Politics or Government in Shelby County?

Even as most political attention locally is trained on an ongoing city election season, Shelby County government has a political crisis on its hands in the form of an ongoing power struggle between branches of government. When the Shelby County Commission concluded its last public meeting of the 2014-15 cycle on Monday, it was still in a state of uncertainty and division as to the nature of its own leadership in the year to come, having elected Steve Basar as its chairman two weeks ago, only to un-elect him in a reconsideration vote an hour later. But the commissioners seemed to have less difficulty on Monday in unifying against a common foe: the administration of Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, which has gotten involved in a power struggle with the commission — one that consistently has put the two entities at loggerheads as to just who is the boss in the county system. The contest was joined in two ways on Monday. First, when Luttrell requested and was given the opportunity to address the commission to open the meeting, in his remarks, the mayor made an effort to review some of the differences between his administration and the commission on budgetary and spending priorities and proposed a forthcoming “summit” with the county’s legislative body to review priorities and to try to get them in sync. One item mentioned in the mayor’s remarks — a workforce development grant of $175,000 to Seedco, a national nonprofit organization, to train local residents for retail positions — would become the focus of a debate and test-case vote, one that the mayor, who opposed the grant, would lose by a 10-2 vote. Luttrell’s opposition to the Seedco grant, much of which would be in conjunction with the opening of a Just-A-Buck dollar store, was that routing economically at-risk citizens into relatively low-paying retail-sales positions was not the proper focus for the county’s workforce-development efforts. In the commission’s later debate on the Seedco grant, the mayor’s position was supported by Commissioners Basar and David Reaves, two Republicans who often find themselves on opposite sides of the commission’s internal politics, but who concurred in opposition to the grant. Basar, as Luttrell had, challenged the emphasis on retail sales vs. higher-paying kinds of employment, and pointed out that Seedco had in 2012 been charged by the federal government with fraud in its New York City job-placement operation. Reaves made the point that the commission, once having made a grant to Seedco, would have no further oversight over its disposition, contrasting that with workforce development programs conducted under two existing entities, the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce (GMACW), operated under the auspices of the city/county EDGE board, and the federally sponsored Workforce Investment Network (WIN). The commission would have significant input in either of those workforce development programs without having to “spend a nickel,” said Reaves, who called the proposed Seedco grant an exercise in “pork.” He offered a motion, seconded by Basar, to refer the matter of the Seedco grant back to committee while the commission looked into doing something with GMACW or WIN. The motion went down, however, and it became apparent that something more than pure cost-accounting or workforce-development policy was involved in the debate when influential GOP Commissioner Heidi Shafer, the body’s budget chair and normally an opponent of grants in principle, came down hard for the Seedco grant. Shafer has made no secret of her view that the Luttrell administration had arrogated too much authority to itself, particularly in its dealings with the commission during recent budget negotiations, when the administration declared a $6 million surplus but opposed efforts by Republican members to offset enough of that amount to allow for a one-cent decrease in the county tax rate. Other members, Democrats and Republicans, have nursed other grievances, and there developed an apparent post-budget consensus on the commission for the body to look into having its own legal recourse and independent vetting sources. The commission has meanwhile pressed for more candor from the administration on the county fiscal situation and secured an administration pledge in last week’s committee sessions for a “truing-up” this fall of the county’s fluid revenue status. At one point in Monday’s discussion of the Seedco grant, after Luttrell had left the auditorium, GOP Commissioner Terry Roland confronted administration CAO Harvey Kennedy with an accusation that “it was kind of disrespectful for the mayor to come up here and talk about a summit when he has run roughshod over us for five years. … When you look at that charter, what it says is that this body has the power. … At the end of the day, we are the governing body.” Later in the debate, Kennedy called Roland’s characterization of relations between the commission and administration “extremely inaccurate” and insisted that the county charter provided “shared responsibility” for the branches of government and that “we don’t work for the commission.” Whatever the case, relations between the two branches could hardly be more strained, and it would seem that Luttrell’s desired “summit” with the commission, if and when it ends up taking place, could be the last best chance of patching things up. Meanwhile, the commission will attempt once again to resolve its chairmanship question at its September 14th public meeting, with Commissioner Van Turner, a first-term Democrat, presiding as acting chair. DOGGING THE VOTE: click to enlarge JB Three candidates in the Memphis city election who are running along similar and somewhat unorthodox lines are including an emphasis on shoring up animal rights in their platforms and collaborated in a meet-and-greet at the Overton Bark dog park at Overton Park on Saturday. It didn’t take long for this little terrier, belonging to an attendee, to commit himself and come looking for a constituent service — to wit, a dog biscuit — from (l to r) mayoral candidate Mike Williams; Lynn Moss, candidate for City Council, District 9, Position 2; and Robin Spielberger, candidate for Super district 9, Position 1. Two other issues held in common by the three are support for retaining the Mid-South Coliseum and restoration of lost benefits for city employees. Tags: Politics Feature, Shelby County Commission, Mayor Mark Luttrell, Terry Roland, Steve Basar, David Reaves, Heidi Shafer, Mike Williams, Robin Spielberger, Lynn Moss
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Late Night Noshing in Memphis

Late Night Noshing in Memphis

Would you order a bowl of ramen noodles from an Italian joint or pick up a fried-rice grilled cheese from a place that specializes in German cuisine? If it’s past any respectable person’s dinnertime and you aren’t going to scarf down a bean burrito in a parking lot in the passenger side of your buddy’s Toyota Corolla, you most certainly would. Lucky for you, the creative chefs at two popular restaurants ditch the constraints of their restaurant concepts and switch up their menus for dinner procrastinators and late-nighters. David Todd, executive chef at Schweinehaus in Overton Square treats his fourth-mealers to something off-kilter and off-menu. “I think late-night eaters get the short end of the stick sometimes,” he said, “so it’s kind of cool to offer specials and cool new dishes to those who have most likely been serving others in some capacity all day.” Todd admits that he’s really cooking these imaginative dishes for himself as a creative outlet but loves to share his wild creations with a wider audience. “It’s a nice little window of time every day of no-pressure idea exploration,” he said. So what can you expect if you show up hungry to Schweinehaus between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m? You’re presented with a menu that’s printed up nightly with eight late-night staples, and at the top is a “Late-Night Chef’s Creation” section that has two to three unique choices, including such dishes as Brat-chos (yes, bratwurst nachos), the aforementioned fried-rice grilled cheese, Pancake Breakfast Sandwich, NY Reuben Fries, or the Third Grader, a grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The choices range in price from $7 to $13. I stopped in after 10 p.m. last Saturday and found a full patio and the front room packed with a party of 20-plus millennials having a big time. The menu that night was geared toward the Elvis Week crowd, with an ice-cream sandwich aptly called “The Elvis” and “Fools Loaf,” which is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with bacon on buttery brioche bread. Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman’s Hog & Hominy on Brookhaven Circle draws late-night eaters in with the smell of oak burning in a traditional wood-fired pizza oven, but the star of the after-hours menu, available from 10 p.m. to midnight, or later if the restaurant is full, isn’t the pizza. It’s two dishes that are pretty far removed from the place’s Italian roots. The chef duo fell in love with ramen noodles while traveling the country cooking at places like the James Beard House. “The first guest-chef dinner we did at Hog & Hominy was with Chef Tien Ho [of Ma Peche fame],” Hudman told me. “He taught us the proper way of making ramen broth, so we put it on the late-night menu as a way of paying homage to him.” The chefs are also frying up the much lauded John T. Edge Burger, a deceptively simple-sounding sandwich with onion, yellow mustard, pickled lettuce, and American cheese on a white bun. “The ramen and burger are staples that are always on, but we also do specials like our Frito Pie from time to time,” Nick Talarico, general manager, said. Hog & Hominy is less than a mile from my house, so I dropped in around 11 p.m. on a weekend night to find an unusually quiet scene. The regulars were all at Live at the Garden’s ZZ Top concert nearby, no doubt singing along to “Sharp Dressed Man” and spinning their fuzzy air guitars. So Talarico joined me at the bar to paint a picture of the typical scene. “We’ll have people in tuxedos and evening gowns eating hot dogs, right alongside servers and cooks from other establishments slurping down ramen noodles,” he said. A look at the full dinner menu, which is also available until closing, made no mention of the John T. Edge Burger or the ramen noodles. “We make sure to tell every table … although those in the know come here just for the ramen,” Talarico said. This is one of those rare times when procrastination is rewarded. So go out late and enjoy the creative food being served to other night owls. You could nap through your regular dinnertime or, heck, just go ahead and have another dinner. Or you could call it a really early breakfast.
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Editorial: Southwest Tennessee Community College, TNPromise ready to change lives in Memphis

Editorial: Southwest Tennessee Community College, TNPromise ready to change lives in Memphis

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise initiative, which will let students attend a community college or state college of applied technology tuition free, kicked off this week. Full story available to subscribers only. Log in | Subscribe Already a subscriber? Activate Need Help? Call us at 1-888-789-0831. Monday-Friday: 6am-5pm / Saturday: 6:30am-11:30am / Sunday: 6am-1pm Want to participate in the conversation? Log in or become a subscriber today. Subscribers can read and comment on an…
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CBU's Progressive DACA Plan

CBU’s Progressive DACA Plan

While the nation fixates on Donald Trump’s vitriolic anti-immigrant plan — a plan that effectively delivers the presidency to the Democratic candidate in 2016 — a very different and refreshing approach to immigration has emerged here in Memphis. Christian Brothers University recently announced a $12.5 million initiative to educate DACA (deferred action for childhood arrivals) kids. DACA kids are children who were born elsewhere and brought here by their parents, which makes this pop…
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Adam Pascal's Broadway Scrapbook: Rent, Aida, Chess, Memphis and More

Adam Pascal’s Broadway Scrapbook: Rent, Aida, Chess, Memphis and More

Tony nominee Adam Pascal (Rent, School of Rock) returns to the big screen as The Agent in the new horror musical Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival. Co-starring fellow B’way icons Barry Bostwick (Grease, Rocky Horror) and Ted Neeley (Jesus Christ Superstar), the film has an awesome score and a built in cult-following from the previous Devil’s Carnival movie. Check out the trailer below. In anticipation of the new project, Pascal shared with BroadwayBox his Broadway scrapbook—filled with rar…
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The Urban Child Investment

The Urban Child Investment

Memphis children need help. The city is reminded of that fact each year when The Urban Child Institute [TUCI] publishes its annual report called, “The State of Children In Memphis and Shelby County.” It says that children here, from birth to age three, are some of the most vulnerable to poverty, poor health care, delayed development in their education, and early death. The report brims with grim warnings of what might happen to the children if someone doesn’t do something soon.  And yet, T…
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The View From Afar

The View From Afar

The gentle breezes of the tropics stream through the open doors of our casa here in Belize. We leave these doors open from sunrise to sunset. It’s a far cry from our life in Memphis — bars on the windows, a security system, and two dogs who went ballistic every time the MPD blue lights flashed in front of our house for traffic stops made at the busy intersection of Jackson and McLean. That’s because there is an inherent sense of tranquility here and not the constant fear and worry generat…
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Allen Lund Company's Memphis Office Promotes Matt Gronostaj to Manager

Allen Lund Company’s Memphis Office Promotes Matt Gronostaj to Manager

LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE, CA – The Memphis office for the Allen Lund Company welcomes a new manager as Matt Gronostaj moves up the ranks. “Matt has been an extremely hard worker since joining Allen Lund Company,” Eddie Lund, Vice President of Sales and Branch Operations for Allen Lund Company, said in a release, adding that he is really excited to work with him. “His leadership skills have blossomed over the last few years which made him an ideal candidate to run the office and take it to the …
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Former Chelsea star: Memphis Depay could help Manchester United win the title

Former Chelsea star: Memphis Depay could help Manchester United win the title

Wayne Rooney has shrugged off his slow start to the season by insisting that he has only had “one bad game” and vowing that he can cope with the main striker’s duties at Manchester United. But Rooney has responded with a blunt assessment of his display at Villa Park and is targeting Newcastle United this weekend as he bids to score his first club goal since April. Rooney’s performance against Tottenham Hotspur and Club Brugge came in for criticism from various quarters,…
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Rooney, Depay exceptional vs. Brugge

Rooney, Depay exceptional vs. Brugge

Louis van Gaal’s side swaggered into the group stages of the UEFA Champions League, brushing off a poor Club Brugge side with impressive ruthlessness, 4-0 on the night and 7-1 on aggregate. The star performances came from Memphis Depay, Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Bastian Schweinsteiger and, of course, Wayne Rooney, who claimed a hat-trick. Rooney has had sustained criticism in recent games but his all-round play on Wednesday evening was a timely reminder of just how good he can be. Far tougher t…
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Memphis on Twitter: "That's how it's done lads. Congrats with your 3 goals @WayneRooney …

Memphis on Twitter: “That’s how it’s done lads. Congrats with your 3 goals @WayneRooney …

@Memphis Henderson > That’s how it’s done lads. Congrats with your 3 goals @WayneRooney🏼 #GGMU #MUFC pic.twitter.com/fOysQ3Ol7r @The_MUFC_Agent So, what do you say to that? Oh wait you can’t. Henderson > Depay @MCFC_Corner @Memphis @ChampionsLeague @WayneRooney yeah cause sterling has scored 2 wonder goals in Europe for MCFC? Another failed purchas @MCFC_Corner we will see then won’t we, sterling is overrated always has been always will be. MCFC’s version o…
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Day Trips: Sun Studio, Memphis, Tenn.Birthplace of rock & roll still all right, mama

Day Trips: Sun Studio, Memphis, Tenn.Birthplace of rock & roll still all right, mama

Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, survives by being more than just a shrine to the birth of rock & roll. The hallowed site to American music is a soda and souvenir shop, entertaining history lesson, and working recording studio after the tourists go home. First off, everyone who works there is genuinely enthusiastic. Brazilian-born Claudia is a celebrity on Trip Advisor for the passion that she brings to her tours. She often drifts from the scripted history lesson to include personal anecdo…
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Memphis' Bigger Brothers

Memphis’ Bigger Brothers

If spending begins with saving, then Brother Adrian Powers’ fingerprints are all over the $25 million improvement campaign at Christian Brothers High School that includes a $10 million athletic development center. No matter that Brother Adrian passed away in 2008, at 91, and had retired as the school’s superintendent and director some 20 years prior. Brother Adrian was assigned to open the new facility on Walnut Grove Road in East Memphis in 1965 when the Brothers moved from the Par…
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NY State Fair Food 2015: Inside the Memphis Pulled Pork Sammich

NY State Fair Food 2015: Inside the Memphis Pulled Pork Sammich

The New York State Fair is famous for its over-the-top, gut-busting food. Then there are those treats that are, perhaps, a little less so. For the 2015 fair, we’re bringing you an inside look — an autopsy of sorts — for some of its most famous (and infamous) offerings. We’ve enlisted the advice of an expert — Syracuse University registered dietitian and instructor Jane Burrell Uzcategui. Whatever you eat at the Fair, she advises, use caution. “With the Fair comes more creative fried creations,” Uzcategui says. “These foods are tasty, attention grabbers that should set off the nutrition alarms — but eating them occasionally won’t kill you.” This selection is … MEMPHIS PULLED PORK SAMMICH What it is: Slow-smoked pork shoulder, “pulled” or shredded into small pieces, piled high and thick on a bun and slathered in Dinosaur barbecue sauce. The vendor: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, in a giant stand shared with Gianelli Sausage. This is one of the iconic State Fair stops, probably the largest food vendor at the fair (certainly luring some of the biggest crowds). The pork sandwich is based on a signature item at the original Dino restaurant in Syracuse. Location: At the southwest corner of Chevy Court, near the pavilion facing the stage (and across from the Dairy Products Building). Cost: $7 solo / $9 with sides Tag it: #smokin, #pig, #BBQ, #meaty, #Dino, #didwesaypig Instant analysis: One of the most traditional of the State Fair favorites, it’s certainly a handful — not to mention a mouthful and a belly-full. From nutritionist Jane Burrell Uzcategui of Syracuse University: And here are her general State Fair tips: • Drink plenty of water (this will keep you hydrated and ready to make good choices) • Consider sharing the splurge • Hit the local NYS produce that lines the perimeter of the fair. There are beautiful summer and fall fruits and vegetables waiting to be devoured. • Don’t skip meals before going to the Fair. This leads to overcompensating when you get there. More inside looks at State Fair food: » What’s in those Oompa Loompyas? » What’s in The Defibrillator?  
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Kudzukian's 'Neo-Radio' Platform Has Room to Grow

Kudzukian’s ‘Neo-Radio’ Platform Has Room to Grow

What does kudzu have in common with a media content company in Memphis that bears its name? Kudzukian founder Larry Robinson is hoping that his new, neo-radio concept will mirror the foot-a-day growth of the invasive southern vine. Robinson coined the phrase “neo-radio” to describe the clearinghouse of on-demand radio platform content available at Kudzukian. The Kudzukian network currently produces four niche talk and entertainment shows. “R&R Sports,” the flagship show of the n…
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A Dog Named Memphis, Fraud And South Dakota

A Dog Named Memphis, Fraud And South Dakota

© By June Maxam BLOOMFIELD, NJ—In July and August, 2012, one of the biggest stories on Facebook was the plight of a little tan pit bull named Memphis, picked up as a stray in February 2012 by Bloomfield Animal Control,  taken to the town’s animal shelter where he encountered a woman  named Karen Lore. Lore, then the acting health and welfare director for the township, claimed the dog was unadoptable and hid him away from the public in the back of the shelter. Lore, who has absolu…
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Memphis leaders tell students to 'be present!' while launching school attendance campaign

Memphis leaders tell students to ‘be present!’ while launching school attendance campaign

Addressing a chronic problem that drains both critical learning time and valuable state funding from schools, community leaders in Memphis launched a campaign Wednesday targeting student absenteeism. The campaign, titled “Represent Everyday,” coincides with national Attendance Awareness Month and is being conducted by Shelby County Schools in partnership with local officials, the nonprofit Seeding Success organization, and the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. “Nothing good com…
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UTHSC Pursuing Hotel-Conference Center in Medical District

UTHSC Pursuing Hotel-Conference Center in Medical District

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is looking for a developer to build a hotel and conference center at the southwest corner of Madison Avenue and South Pauline Street. The university won approval from an executive subcommittee of the Tennessee Building Commission on Monday, Aug. 24, to issue a request for proposal on the project. The site, at 969 Madison Ave., is currently home to a 12-story, 400,000-square-foot building. Built in 1968, the structure includes a parking garage, o…
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Memphis Police set to soon use body cameras

Memphis Police set to soon use body cameras

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – In less than a month, body cameras are set to roll out on Memphis Police. While the delivery date for the new equipment was Wednesday, it is unclear if the cameras will be ready on time. Local leaders who work closely with police said the body cameras cannot come soon enough. For now, it is unclear how soon they will be actually put to use. “It’s an open environment for everybody to judge for themselves,” said Memphis resident Christopher Biddle. Many Memphians app…
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