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by (RSS) Arts and Culture, Livability, Planning and Urban Design | September 17th, 2012 3:00pm CDT | 1 Comment

If all goes as it should, in a few years a museum celebrating the work of William Eggleston will open in Overton Park in Midtown, the heart of the Memphis arts community.  No other visual artist from Memphis has had such a profound effect on the fine arts. Arguably, no other American photographer has had […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | March 30th, 2012 3:00pm CDT | 9 Comments

Last week a teenager in Mississippi was sentenced to two life sentences for murder. Deryl Dedmon ran over James Craig Anderson with a pick-up truck because he was black. On the surface Dedmon looked like a typical American kid. What we used to call “All American” – white, blue eyed and blond. But clearly something […]

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by (RSS) Neighborhoods | March 13th, 2012 3:00pm CDT | 12 Comments

Perhaps it was the idea that somehow Memphis got the short end of the stick on Beale Street. But in the past few years our city has decided that it is a property developer. Think The Pyramid and The Fairgrounds. Memphis city government is about to develop a third high profile project. The Union Avenue […]

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by (RSS) Arts and Culture | February 28th, 2012 3:09pm CDT | 4 Comments

Growing up in Memphis as a fan of off beat independent film, I was often envious of the venues of our peer cities. The Belencourt in Nashville, The Plaza Cinema in Atlanta, Zeitgeist Multi- Disciplinary Arts Center in New Orleans. These are all non-profits that are dedicated to showing off beat, independent, foreign films many […]

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