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VOL. 132 | NO. 167 | Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Graceland To Fill City Arena Gap With $50 Million Whitehaven Theater

The next phase in Graceland’s expansion in Whitehaven will be a $40 million to $50 million investment in a 6,000- to 7,000-seat theater and event center about where the Heartbreak Hotel currently stands.

Council Considers Other Legal Options on Confederate Monuments

Memphis City Council members are exploring new options for the Confederate monuments in city parks that include boarding up statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis as nuisances, to prevent them from being vandalized to maintain public order, or by citing a provision of the state’s Civil Rights Act.

Memphis Music Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Class

The Memphis Music Hall of Fame unveiled its list of 2017 inductees to a packed house Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Clayborn Temple in Downtown Memphis that included Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

Parking at Crux of Cooper Street Plan

It’s no secret that adding density in core areas like Midtown and Downtown has become one of the city’s more high-profile developmental goals, which is why more plans for multifamily projects have been popping on the agendas of governing bodies recently.

Pop-up Food and Drink Concept Activates Underused Spaces

A few doors down from the main entrance to Cafe Society, a small chalkboard message announces in bright colors “Down the rabbit hole,” with an arrow pointing to the door that visitors are encouraged to walk through.

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EVENTS

Indie Memphis will screen the documentary “The Reagan Show” as part of the Indie Wednesday film series Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. at Malco Studio on the Square, 2105 Court Ave. General admission is $10; Indie Memphis members get in free. Visit indiememphis.com to buy tickets and view an Indie Wednesday series schedule.

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UTHSC Readies New Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility

UTHSC is putting the final touches on its new $20 million Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Systems, a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility at the site of a former warehouse at 208 S. Dudley St. in the Memphis Medical District.

SPORTS

With Same QB and New 3-4 Defense, Arkansas Aims to Surpass 7-6 Mark from 2016

Given the Arkansas Razorbacks’ second-half implosions – notably blowing a 24-7 lead to Missouri and a 24-0 lead over Virginia Tech in the Belk Bowl – they wouldn’t mind forgetting that part of their 2016 season.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Artist Cat Peña Named Director Of CBU’s Ross Gallery

Cat Peña, a Memphis-based artist, arts administrator and independent public art consultant, has been named director of the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University. As an artist, Peña’s work in recent years has centered on public art installations, including “There’s More To Be Proud Of,” a canopy of metallic streamers on display in the Edge District through next February. In addition, she is the founder of Collabortory, a creative platform that expands public art practices through collaborative and social practices.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

3 Job Search Tips for The Introvert

I have to confess: I’m an introvert. People I’ve met in person are often surprised by this little-known fact. They assume that public speaking and networking skills equate to extroversion. And, this makes sense on the surface. But, introverts can excel too. If you struggle, here are three tips to help you excel in your job search.

Igniting Customer Advocacy

Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” indicates it’s not the strongest of species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change. Likewise, your marketing strategies must evolve to align with the changing ways consumers are progressing through the customer lifecycle. For example, many are relying much more on advocacy, often in the form of social media reviews by customers, than they are on brand messaging to drive purchase decisions.

How to Stand Out From Your Competition

Over the past couple of years, Tennessee has experienced a boom in several areas of business.

US NEWS

The Latest: University Barricades Confederate Statue

The Latest on efforts to remove Confederate monuments and the nationwide fallout from a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local):

Officials Say Trump's Afghan Plan Involves 3,900 More Troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to end America's longest war and eliminate Afghanistan's rising extremist threat involves sending up to 3,900 additional U.S. troops, senior officials said Tuesday. The first deployments could take place within days.

Analysts say Trump's warning to Pakistan could backfire

ISLAMABAD (AP) — President Donald Trump's warning to Pakistan to put an "immediate" end to harboring militants operating in Afghanistan didn't spell out the consequences of defiance or suggest a new strategy to get it to yield to longstanding U.S. demands, analysts said Tuesday.

Los Angeles Wants In on Suit Over Trump Sanctuary Conditions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles is seeking to join a lawsuit by San Francisco over immigration restrictions placed on a major federal grant by the Trump administration.

SPORTS

50 Million Could Watch Mayweather-McGregor in US Alone

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Combat sports and TV experts say the Connor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight should be the biggest pay-per-view event in history with more than 50 million watching in the U.S.

Perfect Game, Then No-Hitter for North Carolina Little Leaguers

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — At the Little League World Series, the question now is not whether anyone can beat the team from Greenville, North Carolina.

Memphis Music Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Class

The Memphis Music Hall of Fame unveiled its list of 2017 inductees to a packed house Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Clayborn Temple in Downtown Memphis that included Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

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