VOL. 130 | NO. 128 | Thursday, July 2, 2015
Memphis Symphony Orchestra president and CEO Roland Valliere is not shy when it comes to talking about the future of the organization.
Confederate relic debate reverberates in Memphis with Forrest statue
The political battle over an equestrian statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest and the park that houses it has opened a new front.
Ikea is moving forward with its massive retail store in Cordova.
The Brookhaven Circle area, an emerging restaurant row in the heart of East Memphis, is welcoming a new neighbor.
For the last week, candidates in the October Memphis elections have had fundraising fever.
The bottom-line question about Memphis Grizzlies rookies Jarell Martin and Andrew Harrison is the same as after every other NBA Draft: What does the team really have in these guys?
He appreciates a fine wine, but at least symbolically does so with a dab of barbecue on his chin.
CRAZY LIKE CHISCA. Lauren Crews told me that people think he’s crazy.
With the Fourth of July just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about the importance of independence. So often, I meet people who are struggling. Whether they’ve lost their job, or work for a boss who doesn’t appreciate them, they’re going through a rough time.
Ray’s take: I once had a client tell me that all she wanted me to do was have her in the market while it went up, and get her out of it before it went down. Sounds great! The only problem is that an honest person can’t do that on a consistent basis.
Tennessee’s loyalty was divided in the Civil War, and 150 years later, little is changed as the debate over Confederate symbols arises in the wake of the racist-fueled South Carolina church massacre.
When NBA MVP Stephen (pronounced Steff’n) Curry was in high school, he attended a basketball camp sponsored by LeBron James. The first time LeBron saw Steph, though, was in March 2008. James’s Cleveland Cavaliers were playing the Detroit Pistons, a night game. That afternoon LeBron showed up at Ford Field, with 53,000 others.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – All of Tennessee's county clerks are ready to or are already issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, according to county staffers and gay marriage advocates.
NEW YORK (AP) – RadioShack will live on after its bankruptcy.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. manufacturing growth improved in June, helped by a jump in employment.
DETROIT (AP) – Americans again bought vehicles that sit up high and come loaded with features like backup cameras and smartphone capabilities in June. Horsepower was also in; gas-sipping not so much.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line.
NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. government is suing to stop Electrolux from buying General Electric's appliance division, saying the combined company would dominate sales of kitchen appliances to customers like home builders, property managers, hotels, and governments.