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VOL. 130 | NO. 128 | Thursday, July 2, 2015

Memphis Symphony Eyes Move to Midtown

Memphis Symphony Orchestra president and CEO Roland Valliere is not shy when it comes to talking about the future of the organization.

New Forrest Front

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 Takes $16 Million Step Toward Memphis Store

Ikea is moving forward with its massive retail store in Cordova.

Fino’s Taking a Bite Out of East Memphis

The Brookhaven Circle area, an emerging restaurant row in the heart of East Memphis, is welcoming a new neighbor.

Memphis Election Fundraising Deadline Prompts Flurry of Appeals

For the last week, candidates in the October Memphis elections have had fundraising fever.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Light Rain
Wind: 8 mph
Humidity: 79%


Metal Museum will host Whet Thursday on July 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 374 Metal Museum Drive. Attendees can participate in a foundry class, tour the galleries, and enjoy food trucks, cash bar and live music. Cost is free. Visit metalmuseum.org.

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Grizzlies Rookies Jarell Martin, Andrew Harrison Have Much to Prove

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?

Marc Gasol of Memphis Is Already Right at Home

He appreciates a fine wine, but at least symbolically does so with a dab of barbecue on his chin.


My Kind of Crazy

CRAZY LIKE CHISCA. Lauren Crews told me that people think he’s crazy.

Take Charge of Your Career Independence

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.

Timing the Market

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.

Southern Heritage Defined Differently Across Tennessee

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.

Stephen & LeBron: Destined to Cross Paths?

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.


All Tennessee Counties Ready to Issue Gay Marriage Licenses

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.


RadioShack Lives On: Closes $26.2 Million Deal to Sell Brand

NEW YORK (AP) – RadioShack will live on after its bankruptcy.

US Manufacturing Growth Improves in June; Hiring Jumps

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. manufacturing growth improved in June, helped by a jump in employment.

SUVs, Muscle Cars Help Auto Industry Maintain Momentum

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.

Trade Schools Have to Find Grads Jobs, or Lose Financial Aid

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.


US Sues to Block GE Appliance Business Sale to Electrolux

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.

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