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Let’s say you read a story about a doctor who amputated a patient’s left leg by mistake.
He was supposed to remove the right leg, but he was in a hurry and misread a chart,
and he was tired from having worked 12 hours straight and, well, he screwed up. That
doctor would be criticized in the media. He’d be sued for malpractice. He’d have to go
before the medical board and might lose his medical license.
But his incompetence wouldn’t be seen as an indictment of the entire medical
profession or an attack on all doctors. His fellow doctors wouldn’t demand an apology
from the media or start demonizing patients. They know, as we do, that getting rid of
incompetent doctors is a good thing for all of us, including hospitals and other doctors.
The same standards hold true for most professions. It’s just common sense. You
want to toss out the bad apples.
So why isn’t that the case when it comes to cops? Why isn’t it possible to
acknowledge the difficulty of the job they perform and still criticize those cops who
are bad at doing it? In Cleveland, Ohio, the police basically assassinated a 12-year-old
boy, Tamir Rice. The cop who did it has a history of mental issues and was deemed
unsuitable for police work by another police department. There are protests in the
streets and some of the city’s professional athletes are wearing T-shirts that condemn
the killing, which was ruled a homicide.
But in Cleveland, as in other cities, the police are rallying around the officer in
question. The union head is demanding an apology from the athletes and their teams.
Battle lines are forming on social media; there are countless posts about the great work
that cops do, and about how difficult their job is. Criticizing the behavior of some officers
is portrayed as being anti-police or as being ignorant of how difficult their job is.
I get it. Being a cop is a thankless, life-threatening job. Most cops are good men
and women. But police departments need to man up and acknowledge their bad
apples. Closing ranks behind the blue “code of silence” is hurting them more than
it’s helping them, as is the symbiotic
relationship between district attorneys and
cops that so often results in a sham grand
NEWS & OPINION
jury “investigation.”
LETTERS - 4
I’ve grown to respect Memphis Police
THE FLY-BY - 6
Director
Toney Armstrong’s quiet approach
TRUTH BE TOLD - 9
to the current situation. His department’s
POLITICS - 10
non-confrontational response to local
EDITORIAL - 12
protesters has been spot on, and we should
VIEWPOINT - 13
be grateful for it. It’s important that the
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police recognize that there’s a difference
by Flyer Staff - 14
between a legal, organized protest and
STEPPIN’ OUT
running through the streets and setting
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businesses on fire.
MUSIC - 26
And it’s equally important for police
AFTER DARK - 32
leadership
to recognize that the “thin blue
CALENDAR OF EVENTS - 36
line”
is
there
to serve and protect us, and
FOOD - 44
when
someone
in uniform fails in those
FILM - 47
duties,
it’s
in
their
own best interest that he
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or
she
be
held
accountable
by their superiors
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About Toby Sells’ story, “Tracking Trolleys” ...
Dear Santa (All We Want for Christmas)
It’s our most favorite form of public
transport,
Not a carriage horse with a whinny
or a snort.
Not an Uber or Lyft or even a cab,
Scampering to hop in after paying a tab.
We could cruise along as the hours
went by,
The thought of them now brings a tear to
my eye.
No matter if it’s red, yellow, or blue,
We’d gladly take one, or perhaps even two.
They helped with all of our holiday
shopping,
Even if sometimes they went by without
stopping.
It was the hypnotic sound of them going
clickety clack,
If we were too critical of the schedule, we’ll
take it back.
We miss the drivers as they waved a
cheerful, “Hi,”
You see, we want a streetcar, just passing
on by.
In you, Santa, we leave all of our trust,
In 2015, their presence is a must.
Neither you nor your legion of cheerful
elves,
Want our stores to be left with goods on
their shelves.
It was like a Sinatra song as they picked us
up in the rain,
Please bring back the trolleys that ran on
South Main.
Mark Parsell
About Ruth Ogles Johnson’s Viewpoint,
“Hail the Man!” …
In response to Ruth Ogles Johnson’s
column praising the sanitation workers,
I couldn’t agree more. These men and
women are doing an important job that
the rest of us wouldn’t ever want to do.
Whatever they get paid is not enough.
But, where did Johnson get the idea
that Pay As You Go (PAYG) is somehow
going to increase the funds available to
pay the workers? If they have a contest for
worst idea in history, PAYG is a definite
contender. The idea is that citizens pay
more if they generate more trash. If their
trash exceeds their can capacity, they buy
extra special bags for $3 apiece (no, that
is not a typo), and the increased funds
generated will enhance the city’s coffers.
What will actually happen will be a
lot of uncollected trash, people putting
their extra trash in front of their neighbor’s house, and litter getting even worse.
Also, we’ll have yet one more bureaucratic
department storing and selling “certified”
garbage bags.
I worked 30 years with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, much of it
with the agency’s solid waste programs.
One thing I came to believe is that the
purpose of sanitation departments is to
keep cities sanitary by efficiently picking
up the trash. It is a mistake to use said
departments to push a social agenda to
make citizens act better by recycling more
waste. Another thing I learned is that
while curbside recycling may be environmentally friendly and popular, it is rarely
cost-effective, even with the decreased
landfill costs. If more money is needed to
cover sanitation department expenses, just
raise the monthly fee. Don’t initiate some
cockamanie program like PAYG.
Harry Freeman
About Taylor Berger’s Viewpoint “Dividing
by Zero” ...
Great article! I live in Cooper-Young and
don’t know anyone who is in favor of this
Fairground Fantasy Project. Most cities
would put in a nice park if they were given
this sort of opportunity of (having) vast
land in the middle of the city. Some decent
housing surrounding a park would go
much further in supporting our city with
the subsequent property taxes than what
Robert Lipscomb is proposing.
Mark Jones
Taylor Berger is one of the bright lights
in Memphis, and it’s great to see him
getting involved in the public process. As
a columnist, the emphasis is on opinion
and not always the facts, and there are
some he’s overlooked when it comes to
the Fairgrounds.
When the city council approved and
Mayor Wharton signed the application for
a TDZ at the Fairgrounds after six dozen
presentations to the council and the public,
most people knew that the concept was 20
years in the making from the time it was
first suggested by the Memphis Chamber,
Governors’ Alliance for Regional Excellence, and Shelby County government that
a key economic opportunity for Memphis
was to compete in the $8 billion youth
sports industry, and it was 10 years from
the time that a blue-ribbon citizens group
first recommended the Fairgrounds as a
site for this kind of development. The notion that Memphis should “pause and take
a breath” ignores the project’s long history.
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This is an unfortunate story about
how headlines sometimes have more
than one meaning. It all began innocently enough with a letter to “Annie’s
Mailbox,” an advice column by Kathy
Mitchell and Marcy Sugar: “Dear Annie, I am a 14-year-old boy … and I
take tap dancing lessons.” The column
was picked up by The Commercial
Appeal. And then this happened.
Beale Bosses
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city R e p oRte R
By Toby Sells
Council gets first look at new board of directors to oversee Beale Street.
Temporary managers are now running Beale Street, but
a new set of permanent, Memphis City Hall-appointed
overseers is on the way. The city owns the four-block entertainment district
and had a lease/management deal with the privately held
Performa Entertainment for more than 30 years. That
agreement ended January 1, 2014, and the Downtown
Memphis Commission (DMC) took over. The next step in the overall plan for the street is to
appoint a board of directors to manage the district. That
board will, more than likely, look for another private
company to run the day-to-day operations of Beale Street. The Memphis City Council got its first look this week
at a plan to organize that board of directors, called the
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f ly on the wall
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December 18-24, 2014
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Holy WaR
American Atheists recently set off a
firestorm of criticism by erecting a
billboard that depicts a grumpy-looking dark-haired little girl in a Santa
hat scribbling a note. “Dear Santa,”
it reads. “All I want for Christmas is
to skip church. I’m too old for fairy
tales.” The billboard also advertises the
organization’s Easter week conference
in Memphis. Not to be outdone by
the Godless, a local Christian group
erected a second billboard depicting
a happy little blonde girl wrapped
in Christmas lights. She is wearing a
Santa hat and standing near a family
of holiday bears. A note someone
has written reads, “Dear Santa, all I
want is to keep Christmas sacred and
celebrate without being bullied.” Once
again, in the battle between believers
and nonbelievers for the soul of the
Christmas holiday, the clear winner is
outdoor advertising.
neveRending elvis
Elvis made an appearance in South
Park’s 2014 Christmas extravaganza.
Sort of. The cartoon featured an
animated version of an Elvis hologram
singing “Holly Jolly Christmas” with
Iggy Azalea’s flatulent bottom, decorated to look like a snowman. South
Park’s Cartman, commenting on the
performance like a video blogger, is
unimpressed.
By Chris Davis. Email him at
[email protected]
Q&A}
Q&A with Brian “Skinny” McCabe
New owner of the Hi-Tone
A year after the Hi-Tone
moved from its long-time
Poplar location to a space on
Cleveland in Crosstown, the
iconic Midtown music venue
has a new owner. Former
owner Jonathan Kiersky
announced last week that he
would be selling the Hi-Tone
to former Newby’s manager
Brian “Skinny” McCabe.
Although the Hi-Tone and
Newby’s, which closed its doors last month, both catered to live
music, the bars didn’t have much in common regarding the types
of bands that play at both places. Newby’s bookings leaned more
toward jam bands, folk rock, and electronic music, while the HiTone is known for its indie, punk, and metal acts. And that raised
some concern with Hi-Tone patrons on social media last week.
We sat down with McCabe to find out more about his plans for
the Hi-Tone. — Chris Shaw
Flyer: HoW did tHis oppoRtunity come about?
McCabe: I had been talking with Jonathan for a little while about
doing my own place, and I guess he was guiding me per se,
giving me advice on what he thought worked and what didn’t.
Then, out of the blue, he calls me up and said that he wanted
to travel more and asked if I wanted to own the Hi-Tone. I
can’t stress “out of the blue” enough. I had no idea he was even
thinking of selling. WHen do you officially take oveR?
I’ve got the key in my pocket, so I guess right now. We are doing
a slow and soft transition. There’s still some paperwork that has
to be done here and there, but everything is pretty much solid.
aRe you planning on booking tHe same types of
bands tHe Hi-tone alWays Has? I don’t want to stray far from the formula that’s already working,
but we do come from different backgrounds. Jonathan has
worked with a ton of booking agencies that I haven’t worked
with, and I’ve worked with a lot of booking agencies that
he hasn’t. So if we can combine the two, we should have a stacked
calendar of shows on our hands.
do you plan on using tHe small back Room foR
sHoWs oR tuRning it into sometHing diffeRent?
If you get 100 people in there, it feels like some kind of New York
City sweat box, and I think that adds a cool element to the venue.
There will definitely still be shows in the small room. you’Re planning to bRing food back to tHe
Hi-tone. can you tell me about tHe menu?
[We are going to have] a lot of sandwiches and kabobs, but done
with a really unique twist, and a bunch of appetizers that no one
has ever seen before. The plan is to put the food out there and
see what works and what doesn’t, but I can’t give out any more
information because it’s top secret right now. The stuff on the
menu will be standing food, something people have never eaten
before while they are at a concert venue.
WHat else Will be diffeRent about tHe neW
oWneRsHip?
[The Hi-Tone has] already been working well. I don’t think
it needs to change. I don’t see why everyone is freaking out.
The past couple days, I’ve been getting a lot of hate mail, but I
encourage anyone who has any ideas to bring them to me. I’ve
met with the staff, and everyone is really cool and accepting, so
I encourage anyone who hasn’t met me to come down and see
what I’m all about. Above everything else, I just want to carry on
the tradition.
chris shaw
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Questions, Answers + Attitude
On Racial Profiling
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State a ffai r S
By Louis Goggans
A state bill could require law enforcement to adopt policies prohibiting racial profiling.
organizing coordinator for the Mid-South Peace & Justice Center.
Garner inquired about several things including state and local
officers being required to adhere to the new anti-profiling guidelines and officers wearing body cameras.
“We’re waiting to see what kind of concrete steps are going to
be taken by this administration, and how these new ideas and
these new concepts about community-police relations will be
applied here in Memphis,” Garner said. “If we’re going to talk
about solutions, we also have to talk about history. We have to take
into consideration a whole history of racism.”
m e m p h i s f l y e r. c o m
interaction, whether correct or incorrect, [with the police].”
During the summit’s final session, Holder condemned racial
profiling, reflected on personal encounters with law enforcement,
and discussed the new anti-trafficking guidelines.
Afterward, Holder traveled to the National Civil Rights Museum, where he encountered a crowd of people protesting police
brutality and racial profiling.
As he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, the same place
where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in April 1968,
Holder was questioned through a bullhorn by Paul Garner, the
news & opinion
The decisions by two separate grand juries
to not indict the officers responsible for
the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric
Garner have inspired a bill that would
prohibit all Tennessee law enforcement
agencies from racially profiling citizens.
Sen. Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown),
who is co-sponsoring the bill with Rep.
John DeBerry (D-Memphis), said the
precise details of the policies would be left
to each police and sheriff’s department
as long as they prohibit the detention,
interdiction, or other disparate treatment
of individuals based on race.
“Six in 10 white Americans have quite
a lot of confidence in the police, but only
three in 10 African Americans do,” Kelsey
said. “The Racial Profiling Prevention
Act is not intended as an attack on law
enforcement but rather an attack on
discrimination. Having a clearly written
policy prohibiting racial profiling will help
officers do their jobs better and have confidence that they are following the law.”
If passed, each law enforcement agency
would be required to adopt a written
policy by January 1, 2016.
The proposed bill comes on the heels
of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s
announcement of recently enforced antiprofiling guidelines that ban federal law
enforcement agencies from using race,
religion, gender, or sexual orientation as
a factor during investigations, unless
deemed relevant to a particular case.
Holder was in Memphis on December 9th to participate in the My Brother’s
Keeper local summit — an event inspired by President Barack Obama’s new
initiative of the same name that seeks to
increase the country’s number of successful black men.
The five-hour summit took place at
the Hattiloo Theatre and brought together
representatives from the city, Memphis
Police Department, Shelby County
Schools, and various nonprofit agencies.
Attendees participated in sessions
about education, community outreach,
employment, health care and justice.
The summit’s moderator, Douglas Scarboro, said it’s extremely important to place
more focus on establishing ways to help
young minority males overcome systemic
barriers that could hinder success.
“Over the years, we haven’t had enough
intentional effort around men and boys
of color and helping them be all that they
can be,” said Scarboro, the city’s executive director of talent and human capital.
“I think it’s extremely sad that we’ve had
the instances that we’ve had with Michael
Brown and more recently with a number
of individuals across the nation. I think
what’s the saddest is regardless of the standard of life, I think every African-American male has a story about some kind of
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From Eyesore To Grocery Store {
city r e p orte r
By Bianca Phillips
A blighted apartment building
at the corner of Sam Cooper and
Tillman may be the Binghampton
This blighted apartment
neighborhood’s solution to its food
building on Tillman will
desert problem.
soon be demolished.
The building, which sits on the
southeast corner of the intersection,
has been deteriorating for years, but
until a few months ago, 22 of the 24
apartment units were occupied.
“We acquired the building about
three months ago,” said Robert
Montague, executive director of
the Binghampton Development
Corporation (BDC). “It was fairly
full, but we gave people some
relocation assistance.”
Some of those residents, whom
Montague described as mostly
singles and couples, were relocated
into apartments owned by the BDC,
which over the years has acquired
and rehabbed a number of properties
along Tillman and the surrounding
the Memphis Fire Department because the building
neighborhood. Others moved into other properties
wasn’t in compliance with building codes.
owned by the former landlord of the building at Sam
“The owner wasn’t economically able to address
Cooper and Tillman.
those [problems], so he agreed to sell to us. We’re
“The building had just deteriorated to the point
addressing those problems by removing the property,”
where people shouldn’t have to live there anymore,”
Montague said.
Montague said.
It will cost about $380,000 for the BDC to demolish
He said the previous owner had been cited by
the property, and it should be done within a month,
Montague said. Eventually, the BDC
hopes to replace it with a full-service
grocery store. They’re currently
working on getting commitment
from a grocery anchor.
“We think the traffic pattern and
accessibility really lends itself to
a viable grocery store that would
provide food access and about 70 to
80 new jobs. It would just really be a
symbol of change and hope for the
neighborhood,” Montague said.
If and when the grocery store is
constructed, it would fall in the path
of the planned Hamp Line bike lane,
which will connect Overton Park
to the Shelby Farms Greenline via a
two-way cycle track that will run east
on Broad and south on Tillman to the
greenline’s western entrance.
“I think having something that
raises visibility and provides a
destination for trips along the Hamp
Line would be good,” said John Paul
Shaffer, program director for Livable Memphis.
Shaffer said construction on the Tillman segment
of the Hamp Line is expected to begin in the spring.
“There are a number of synergies that are coming
together to help Binghampton get stronger and
stronger including the Hamp Line that will come right
past this site,” Montague said.
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s p otli g ht
By Alexandra Pusateri
The Mid-South Food Bank is not only dealing with hunger but food insecurity.
December 18-24, 2014
With the holiday season well underway, donating
to local food banks is on the minds of many. But
the Mid-South Food Bank might not need your
unwanted cans of syrupy fruit, sugary sodas, or
bags of potato chips.
That’s because the food bank has set a new
challenge of not just assisting those who are hungry
for food, but also those who are hungry for nutrition.
The Mid-South Food Bank provides food to
those in need in the Memphis area and surrounding
counties, but the organization has expanded its
mission to include “food insecurity,” which deals
more with the nutritional quality of food.
Food insecurity refers to those who only have
access to food that has little or no nutritional value
or is over-processed, like chips and soda.
Shelley Alley, the chief development officer of
the Mid-South Food Bank, said food insecurity in
the Mid-South has helped the organization expand.
The organization serves an average of about 23,000
people each month in 31 counties in Tennessee,
Mississippi, and Arkansas.
“At any given time, people don’t have enough
access to nutritional food,” Alley said. “We’ve gotten
8 away from ‘hungry,’ although we still use it, but
‘food insecurity’ is a little broader. There are around
405,000 people in those 31 counties who are food
insecure — about one in five. We’re impacting a lot
of people, but there’s still a lot of room to grow.”
Right now, 250 partners with the Mid-South Food
Bank are working to make sure that families in the
area are not just eating but are eating well.
“Our goal is for at least
80 percent of the food we
distribute to be nutritious,
and we’re hitting at 85 percent
right now.” — Shelley Alley,
Mid-South Food Bank Chief
Development Officer
“We do food distribution. We have partner
agencies — that can be pantries, soup kitchens.
If they are a partner agency of us, then they are
allowed to order from us,” Alley said. “The food
is free to them, but they pay a small handling fee,
which is on average less than 50 cents per pound.
That basically just covers our cost when we deliver
the food and bring it in.”
The most efficient ability the food bank has is
its buying power. Alley said donating money to
the Mid-South Food Bank gives them the ability to
purchase produce, meat, and fresh items that may
not be able to be donated.
“When a dollar is donated to us, we can provide
three meals with that dollar,” Alley said. “When
donating food, we try to tell them to look at the
meat proteins, like canned tuna [and] chunky soup,
then canned vegetables, and canned fruit in 100
percent fruit juice. Sometimes we do get snack
foods and condiments, and while those are needed,
they don’t have much nutrition. We try to provide
nutritious food. Our goal is for at least 80 percent
of the food we distribute to be nutritious, and we’re
hitting at 85 percent right now.”
Alley said she believes that hunger can be solved,
but the issue takes a community effort.
“We’re on track this fiscal year to distribute 16
million pounds of food, which is amazing, but when
you look at the need, we really need to be hitting
closer to 25 million pounds,” Alley said. “We are very
fortunate of the community support that we receive,
especially during the holiday season, but there’s
always more need.”
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t r u t h b e t o l d B y We n d i C . T h o m a s
The Roots of Protest
could end in death.
That’s an oversimplified version
of how the criminal justice system
functions in a larger machine that
devalues black lives. (For the complete
account, read Michelle Alexander’s The
New Jim Crow.) But in this context, it
makes sense that the Ferguson grand
jury decision, announced the Monday before Thanksgiving, spawned
the #BlackOutBlackFriday shopping
boycott. (Black Friday sales were down
11 percent, but pundits were loathe to
credit hashtag activism.)
Sawyer supported the boycott but
wondered about the long game. “You’re
going to boycott on Friday, but when Cyber Monday comes up, you’re going to go
spend money with Best Buy,” she griped.
Her Instagram page became a photo
gallery to encourage people to shop with
black-owned businesses on #buyblackfriday and beyond. “At the end of day,
we don’t make it anywhere, if our own
people don’t support it,” said Sawyer, who
does employee development for government agencies.
Her vision of economic empowerment
grew last week after a chance encounter with D’Army Bailey, a retired judge,
attorney, and activist. At a black-owned
coffee shop/office space in Uptown, Sawyer talked strategy with a man she’d met
through the die-ins.
Bailey sat at a nearby table, eavesdropping. Then he interrupted. “He said,
‘Besides lying in the street, what else do
you have planned?’” Sawyer recalled.
He was brusque, but she listened. “He
said go to the county commission meeting and see what they’re debating today.”
She did. On the agenda was the
economic impact plan for Graceland,
which calls for $125 million in public
investments to build a private hotel on
the property and create 282 jobs.
“The jobs aren’t spelled out,” Sawyer
said. “Are they going to be low-wage?
Are they going to be middle-income?”
Those questions weren’t asked at the
meeting. The lone vote against the plan
came from Bailey’s brother, Walter.
“Being aware of how the money in
this city is spent is important,” she said.
“Our freedom as a culture ties into our
economic freedom.”
Her next protest is planned for
Christmas Eve, outside Graceland.
Wendi C. Thomas is a columnist,
journalist, and founder of Common
Ground: Conversations on Race,
Communities in Action. Her blog is
wendicthomas.com; Twitter:
@wendi_c_thomas. news & opinion
Poverty is a form
of violence.
It holds millions
in bondage, locked
into neighborhoods stripped of
public or private investment, trapped
in low-wage jobs.
Often, this violence is state-sponsored
via policies that benefit the wealthy at the
expense of the poor, who are often brown
and black. So it is a short walk from
national protests against police brutality
to calls for economic justice.
Rookie activist Tami Sawyer wants to
help people in Memphis — the poorest
large metro area in the nation — make
that journey. In the past two weeks, the
32-year-old St. Mary’s alumna organized
two die-ins — one outside the National
Civil Rights Museum and another on
Beale Street. These and dozens of similar
protests nationwide were sparked by
deaths of two unarmed black men —
Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri,
and Eric Garner in Staten Island. In both
cases, a grand jury failed to indict the
white officers who killed them.
But the fury on display at protests and
on social media is not directed solely at a
warped criminal justice system. It is the
entire game that is rigged.
“We can scream, we can yell, we
can cry on TV,” Sawyer said, “but it
will fall on deaf ears. We don’t have
economic power.”
For proof, look at last week’s report
from the Pew Research Center. Although
the economy is recovering, the blackwhite wealth gap is now at its highest
since 1989. In 2013, the median household wealth of white families ($141,900)
was 13 times greater than that of black
families ($11,000).
African Americans make up 14
percent of the country’s population, but
black-owned businesses bring in just 0.5
percent of the nation’s receipts.
It is difficult to amass wealth when just
two generations ago, black people were
shut out of some trades, red-lined out of
more desirable neighborhoods by racist
lending policies, and banned from staterun colleges funded by their tax dollars.
With little inter-generational wealth,
black people are more likely to be unemployed and, regardless of household
income, live in neighborhoods where
property values are falling. These poor
neighborhoods are more likely to be
hyper-policed, which puts black people
at greater risk of encounters that could
be defused by smart policing or that
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Economic inequality underlies the struggle that is
emerging in the wake of recent police incidents.
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politics By Jackson Baker
Surprise Consensus in State Government
As agreement with the feds on Medicaid expansion looms, can the state’s political outlook be turning more moderate?
December 18-24, 2014
Events in Tennessee state government were on center stage this
week, with the convening of the
Tennessee General Assembly just
around the next turn of
the calendar.
The big political/governmental
news of the week was, beyond
doubt, Governor Bill Haslam’s
announcement of a provisional agreement with the federal
government on an alternative Tennessee plan for Medicaid
expansion in Tennessee.
The plan, which Haslam called “Insure Tennessee,”
would, he said, “leverage” Medicaid-expansion money
under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a two-year “pilot
program” that would provide coverage for the currently
uninsured and prepare them for eventual “transition to
commercial health coverage.”
Haslam said the agreement with the federal government was “verbal” at this point, but that a formal request
for waiver from standard ACA requirements would follow,
with expectations of approval.
Under the terms of legislation passed in the last session of the Tennessee General Assembly, any agreement
reached between the governor and the federal government
on Medicaid expansion must be approved by both houses
of the legislature. Haslam said he would work diligently
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to achieve that approval in a special session to be held
in January, in advance of the regular 2015 session of the
General Assembly.
If approved, the plan apparently would, like standard
Medicaid expansion, make the state eligible for millions
of dollars in new funding under the ACA, a result that
the state’s hospital executives, many of them facing critical
shortages, have been aggressively lobbying for.
Initial response to the plan on the part of Tennessee’s
public officials was overwhelmingly positive on both
sides of the party line, with Tennessee’s two Republican U.S. Senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker,
quickly conferring their approval, as did the state’s ranking Democrats, 5th District Congressman Jim Cooper of
Nashville and 9th District Congressman Steve Cohen of
Memphis (though Cohen was one of several Tennessee
Democrats to deplore the GOP-dominated state government’s long delay in responding to the proffer of substantial federal funding.
At stake has been millions of dollars in potential aid
to fund medical coverage for indigent patients through
TennCare, the state’s version of Medicaid (itself, ironically,
established a generation ago through a waiver agreement
with the federal government during the administration of
the late former Governor Ned Ray McWherter).
Several of Tennessee’s hospitals have been experiencing severe financial difficulties, and they, along with
prominent members
of the state’s business
establishment, have
been lobbying hard
for a change of mind
by Haslam, who, confronted by widespread
hostility by his fellow
Republicans in the
legislature to what they
called Obamacare,
had declined to accept
Governor Bill Haslam
funding for Medicaid
expansion in 2013.
Haslam said at the time that he would attempt to reach
an agreement with the Obama administration for an
alternative Tennessee expansion plan that deviated from
strict ACA requirements. He had subsequently been in
protracted negotiations with officials of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services (CMS) to obtain such a waiver.
At his announcement/press conference on Monday,
Haslam told reporters that federal officials had basically
pre-approved a waiver for the plan — which must first,
however, be approved by both houses of the Tennessee legislature under terms of a restrictive statute passed last year.
The chances for that happening were decidedly en-
Alexander for the U.S. Senate.
• Tennessee Democrats, meanwhile,
were engaged in an effort to decide on a
new state chair for their party, to succeed Roy Herron, who is stepping down.
All five contenders for the chairmanship — which will be awarded by the
state Democratic Executive Committee in Nashville in January — were in
Memphis on Saturday making their pitch
before an audience of state committee
members and other interested Democrats
at LeMoyne-Owen College.
Appearing, in sequence, were Mary
Mancini of Nashville, former executive
director of Tennessee Citizen Action and
a recent candidate for a state Senate seat; Terry Adams, the Knoxville attorney who
ran a close second to fellow Knoxvillian
Gordon Ball in this year’s Democratic
primary for U.S. Senate; Gloria Johnson, also of Knoxville, a long-term party
activist and current chair of the Knox
County Democrats, who was narrowly
unseated from the state House this year
by a Republican opponent; Lenda Sherrell of Monteagle, who unsuccessfully
challenged 4th District GOP Congressman Scott Desjarlais; and Larry Crim of
Nashville, chairman of the nonprofit
Democrats United for Tennessee and
a recent candidate for the U.S. Senate
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hanced by what seemed an open-minded
response to the Governor’s plan from Lieutenant Governor/State Senate Speaker Ron
Ramsey.
Said Ramsey on Monday: “When a
state has an opportunity to take power
away from the federal government and
institute real conservative reform, that is an
opportunity that must be taken seriously.
Governor Haslam has negotiated a deal,
which returns tax dollars back to Tennessee while using conservative principles to
bring health insurance to more Tennesseans. I look forward to sitting down with
my fellow legislators to take a hard look at
what has been negotiated to make sure that
the final deal, which must be approved by
the legislature, is in the long-term financial
interest of Tennessee.”
Insure Tennessee does indeed cater to
Republican free-market shibboleths. It
proposes to use the additional federal Medicaid funds to broaden coverage for the
state’s uninsured through their employers’
existing health insurance plans or by requiring modest co-pays and premiums for
those accessing the aid through TennCare.
The plan allows for a reduction in the latter
costs if recipients pursue preventive measures and other “healthy choices.”
Democratic legislators indicated a
willingness to fall in line with the governor.
Typical was the response of the Democratic state House leader, state Representative Craig Fitzhugh (Ripley), who promised to “stand with” Haslam and expressed
“my personal thanks to Governor Bill
Haslam and the Obama administration for
working together on this plan.” And, as noted previously in this space,
Democrats are in a position to provide
Haslam with backup in the governor’s professed intention to resist efforts to repeal
the Hall Income Tax on the part of GOP
ultra-conservatives — several of whom, no
doubt, will endeavor to thwart or amend
the Insure Tennessee plan during the forthcoming special session.
• Given the disproportionate extent of
GOP control in the General Assembly
— 28 of 33 members of the state Senate,
73 of 99 in the state House — it would be
misleading to use the word “bipartisan” in
anticipation of the coming legislative session, but optimists would surely be within
their rights to hope for a greater degree of
political moderation than has been the case
in the past several sessions.
One possible indication of that was
the easy reelection (57-15) in the House
Republican Caucus last week of state
Representative Beth Harwell (R-Nashville)
as House Speaker over state Representative Rick Womick (R-Rockvale), a Tea
Party Republican. Yet another was a vote
in the state Senate Republican Caucus to
replace Germantown conservative Brian
Kelsey on the Fiscal Review Committee
with the relatively moderate Maryville
Republican Doug Overbey. And even Kelsey, a possible thorn in
Haslam’s side on the Medicaid and Hall
Income Tax issues, struck a moderate note
in his announced co-sponsorship with
Democratic state Representative John
DeBerry (D-Memphis) of a measure that
would require law enforcement agencies
in Tennessee to adopt policies outlawing
racial profiling.
Moreover, there had been a decisive
(47-17) vote by the state Republican Executive Committee the week before to reelect
as state GOP chairman the establishment-oriented Chris Devaney over Tea
Party-leaning Joe Carr, the outgoing state
representative from Lascassas who unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Lamar
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Light in the Tunnel
Okay, so what happened to gridlock? In Washington, there
was the passage of the so-called “Cromnibus” spending
bill, which provides safe passage for $1 trillion in federal
expenditures through 2015. No showdowns, no filibusters
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for Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the GOP’s acquiescent but well-intentioned Governor
Bill Haslam has somehow wriggled his
twisted arm free and cut a deal with the
feds! And even Ron Ramsey, the archconservative state Senate speaker and
lieutenant governor who has more or less
directed legislative policy during Haslam’s
tenure, has professed himself openminded about the plan that the governor
is calling “Insure Tennessee.”
Never mind that Insure Tennessee may
or may not be an ideal way of coping with
the problem of uninsured Tennesseans or
of applying the substantial federal subsidies
that come with acceptance of this aspect of
ACA. The plan’s complicated methodology has a Rube Goldberg-like look to it —
one that will, we hope, get spelled out via
debate during the special legislative session
Haslam has called for in early January.
The point is that if the GOP’s legislative
super-majority, which has granted itself
veto power over any proposed version of
Medicaid expansion, can be brought to
accept Insure Tennessee, and, if the feds do
follow through with a waiver for Haslam’s
alternative, there are real benefits. Most
importantly, TennCare, the state’s version of
Medicaid, would get a badly needed infusion of operating funds, enough to help rescue Tennessee’s hospitals, so many of which
are teetering on the edge of insolvency.
Make no mistake: Neither in Washington nor in Nashville is right-wing tunnel
vision over with. In some ways it may be
just beginning. But maybe there is light at
the end of the tunnel — something worth
groping toward, anyhow.
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or cloture battles, no threats to shut down
the government.
Granted, there are some objectionable
provisions, and Senator Elizabeth Warren
(D-Mass.) inveighed valiantly (but in
vain) against one of them — a proviso that
seemingly opens the door for big financial
institutions covered by the Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation to resume the trading in derivatives swaps that contributed
so much to the Big Crash of 2008-9.
But congressional Democrats didn’t
want another shutdown battle and, for a
change, neither did Republicans, who may,
after their virtual sweep at the polls this
year, simply want a chance to prove they
can actually govern. There is still a gridlock
of sorts. The word “cromnibus,” incidentally, is an amalgamation of “continuing
resolution” and “omnibus.” The former
term, often abbreviated as “CR,” denotes
a decision to continue with the previous
year’s spending and authorizations in lieu
of an agreement. But only one aspect of
this year’s omnibus bill had to be dealt
with in that manner — funding for the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS),
which the GOP held up so as to leverage
DHS funding next spring against President
Obama’s executive actions on immigration.
Still, the end-of-year spending bill hearkens back to what, in comparison to gridlock, were the good old days of bipartisan
wheeling and dealing, mutual backscratching, and backroom deals. That’s what
constitutes “progress” in our time.
And in Nashville … After two years in
which the state’s new Republican supermajority successfully blocked acceptance
of millions of dollars in annual funding
VIEWPOINT By Steve Steffens
Down, Not Dead
Contrary to recently published obituaries, the Democratic Party
in the South is alive and kicking and can still rise again.
Whoever is elected on January 10th to
succeed Roy Herron as chair of the
Tennessee Democratic Party needs to
have a plan in place to get the county
Democratic parties functional at every
level — raising money, recruiting
candidates, and honing a message that
reflects Democratic values.
To paraphrase the great Howard
Dean, we need a 95-county strategy.
This is partially to get local Democrats
excited and get them working for our
values and candidates, and partially to
get money out of Nashville and into the
outlying counties, like Dean did with
his 50-state strategy, by getting money
away from Washington and its tooconservative Democratic consultants.
More than anything else, we need to
stand for specific values that support
families, workers, and small businesses,
and not big business, big banking, and
Wall Street. Draw that line in the sand
and stand by it; respect can only follow. This isn’t going to be easy, especially
when most national media refuse to
challenge or call out Wall Street or big
business, since that’s who owns national media. It’s hard to get a message that
isn’t Fox News or Rush Limbaugh to
areas like Weakley or Obion counties,
who get their televised local news from
Paducah, Kentucky, Cape Girardeau,
Missouri, or Harrisburg, Illinois. The
same can be said for southern Middle
Tennessee, which gets its television
news from Huntsville, Alabama.
This is why our new chair and the
executive committee will have to build
their own communication networks
via person-to-person contact and
social media to get the message out.
That’s where having clear, concise
Democratic values and messages are
crucial to regaining the trust of people
who have been scared off from the
Democratic Party.
It’s time to be proud Democrats in
Tennessee and throughout the South.
The way back starts now.
Memphian Steve Steffens is a Democratic
activist and the proprietor of the
LeftWingCracker blog.
m e m p h i s f l y e r. c o m
We need to stand for
specific values that
support families,
workers, and small
businesses, and not big
business, big banking,
and Wall Street.
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Well, to the surprise of no one, national
political columnists began last week
to suggest that national Democrats
should write the South off for any
major election from this point forward.
This came in the wake of the defeat of
Mary Landrieu recently, as Louisiana
failed to reelect her to the United States
Senate for a fourth term.
No, it’s not good right now for
southern Democrats, confined, for the
time being, to urban areas and rural
areas dominated by people of color.
Why, indeed, shouldn’t we say to hell
with it and all move north, or east, or
to California?
Because we love it here, that’s
why, and the South is worth fighting for. We have to do it slowly; what
happened here didn’t just happen
overnight with the election of Barack
Obama, though that may have
brought things to a head. So, how did
we get to this place?
Part of the problem for Democrats
in the South is that many people were
Democrats not based on a liberal or
progressive ideology, but because those
#$%@ Republicans started the War of
Northern Aggression, as it is inaccurately referred to in these parts. Their
mommas, daddies, grandparents, everyone was a Democrat back then.
However, after the Civil Rights
Act of 1965 was passed, and southern Democrats began to realize that
government assistance was for all
people, not just people who looked
like them, a slow and steady migration
took place. Republicans now control
every house of every legislature in the
South, even Arkansas.
So, we know how Democrats got
here, but how do they swing the pendulum back? The first thing Democrats must do as a party is to stop running away from national Democratic
issues and causes. People respect you
when you stand up for what you are,
clearly and concisely define yourself,
and don’t allow your opponents to do
that for you. That has been a particular
problem here in Tennessee.
What Chris Devaney and the
Tennessee GOP are doing with their
“Red to the Roots” program to elect
Republicans at every level is exactly
what Tennessee Democrats should
have done 30 years ago, when they had
the legislative advantage. Pity that they
never conceived that they would be out
of power.
The road back for Democrats has
to begin at the local and county levels.
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urgers are having their moment in Memphis. Witness the three burger-centric places
that opened just in the past few months
— Oshi, LBOE, and Belly Acres. Now, don’t get us
wrong, we love the classics from Huey’s, Earnestine &
Hazel’s, Rizzo’s, and Kooky Canuck, but there are folks
out there who are stretching the limit of what a burger
is — from the raw, to the bunless, to the innovative
flourishes. Here are 15 of the city’s most awe-inspiring
takes on the all-American classic.
The Big Cheeser
at El Toro Loco
South of Beale’S
Ramen BuRgeR
eaten By executive
chef c.J. White
The Big Cheeser at El Toro Loco is the perfect
Mexican expression of an American favorite. It’s a
basic cheeseburger topped with shredded lettuce,
tomato, and pickled jalapeno. Then the entire burger
is covered in melted Chihuahua cheese. The best part?
It’s topped with a cherry! It comes out looking like a
beautiful dinner/dessert hybrid. The cherry is really
just for show, but the Chihuahua cheese has the delicious effect of steaming the bun underneath. While it
does require a knife and fork, it is truly outstanding
and should not be overlooked.
— Stacey Greenberg
El Toro loco, 2617 PoPlar (458-4414)
Torolocos.com
The Burger
December 18-24, 2014
at Cafe 1912
In keeping with the French bistro ambiance of Cafe
1912, this burger is tres formidable, but with a gourmet feel. A hefty portion of premium ground beef is
topped with Benton Farms bacon, Maytag bleu cheese
(or provolone, if you prefer), roasted garlic aioli, red
onion, fresh tomatoes, and lettuce, all served on a ciabatta bun. It’s accompanied by a pile of skinny, crispy
pomme frites, none of which will be left on your plate.
Cafe 1912’s burger is delicious and filling, and you’ll
probably find yourself using a fork before dinner is
over. This goes perfectly with a nice glass of Pinot
Noir, or my favorite, a Duvel Belgian beer.
— Bruce VanWyngarden
cafE 1912, 243 s. cooPEr (722-2700)
cafE1912.com
The Big Smack
at Imagine Vegan Cafe
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Two non-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese,
pickles, and onion on a dairy-free bun. Isn’t that how
the song went? Oh yeah, that was “all-beef patties.”
Well, screw that song. Imagine Vegan Cafe’s meatfree version of the iconic McDonald’s sandwich is
much better for the animals and your health. Their
vegan burger patties have a toothsome, meaty texture
(this ain’t no flimsy, hippie bean burger), and they’re
guaranteed to hold together until the last bite. The
dairy-free cheddar is so melty that you’ll need napkins
(and maybe a fork). — Bianca Phillips
ImagInE VEgan cafE, 2299 Young (654-3455)
ImagInEVEgancafE.com
The Greek to Me
at LBOE
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15 of Memphis’
biggest,
weirdest,
and tastiest
burgers.
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The Pat LaFrieda
Chopped Steak Burger
STacey GreenberG
at Off the Hoof
First off, be aware that Off the Hoof is a fairly far
piece, especially on a bad rainy night and even if
(like me) you already live way out east. Once at Off
the Hoof, though, you’ll be impressed by the crowds
in the place (even on a bad rainy night), even if that
makes for something like assembly-line service. Now,
ready? The proprietors are specialists. Burgers are basically all they do, and their menu consists of infinite
variations on that theme. (Anyone for ground boar?
I kid you not.) I had their specialty, the Pat LaFrieda
(beef) — which is, I was told, two kinds of steak,
each ground and chopped into a coherent and welltextured patty. I had mine well-done with habanero
pepper jack cheese simmered into the patty. Hearty
and not overly spicy, even so. Several varieties of fries,
too — including the sweet potato kind.
— Jackson Baker
Off thE hOOk BurgErs, 12013 u.s. highway 70,
arLingtOn (867-3565)
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Bi Bim Bop Burger
STacey GreenberG
at Kwik Chek
Kwik Chek, which
is known for its
popular Korean
dish, Bi Bim Bop,
recently introduced
the Bi Bim Bop
Burger. Bi Bim Bop
is typically served
in a sizzling hot
stone bowl and includes rice, meat of
your choosing (or tofu), sliced veggies, bean sprouts,
an over easy egg, and a spicy red sauce.
The Bi Bim Bop burger takes a cheeseburger and
tops it with the veggies, beans sprouts, and egg. It is
a beauty. And it is seriously messy. The addition of
cheese and mayonnaise was a bit off-putting at first,
but the flavors really come together nicely. If you are
a fan of Bi Bim Bop, or just unusual burgers, it’s definitely worth a try. Grab several napkins and a fork.
— SG
kwik chEk, 2013 MadisOn (274-9293)
Voodoo Moo-Moo
at Belly Acres
Others would have played it safe. I’m not others.
“Go for something basic,” they’d say. “Develop a
baseline for comparison.”
Blackened patty. Blue cheese. Sriracha aioli. How
could I say no? I couldn’t, especially with all of the
“Os” in Voodoo Moo-Moo eyeing me from the menu.
Plus, it’s tough to even get a “basic” burger at Belly
Acres, the newest player on the city’s burger stage.
The closest thing to standard is the Dare Ya, a bacon
cheeseburger with “acre sauce.”
Not sure if Belly Acres was going for a New Orleans kind of thing with the Voodoo Moo-Moo. It’s a
guess based on the name, the blackened-ness of the
thing, and the presence of aioli. Also, on the menu it’s
sandwiched between burgers with Mexican and Italian influences.
But after the first bite, the name barely mattered.
Something magical happened when the blue cheese
hit the caramelized onions, the blackened beef, and
the perfectly placed pickles. When it happened to me,
I closed my eyes in a moment of involuntarily and
very public burger worship. No, I was not transported
to the Crescent City but to hamburger heaven.
The Voodoo Moo-Moo is just one daring burger
on a list of daring burgers from Belly Acres. Chorizo.
Waffle buns. Pork belly. Guacamole. Maple ketchup.
The menu alone has put Belly Acres on the Memphis
burger map, and if it maintains the quality I got Monday, it is destined to be a hotspot for a long time.
— Toby Sells
BELLy acrEs, 2102 triMBLE (529-7017)
BELLyacrEs901.cOM
Tora Toro
at Oshi Burger Bar
Newly opened Oshi
features its own Asianinspired burger, the
Tora Toro. It is made
from house ground
Ahi tuna and is topped
with “crushed” avocado, Asian slaw, sesame
seeds, and umami
mayo. It’s super tasty,
especially with a side
of their thin and crispy
French fries, which are served with a spicy ketchup
that has its own Asian flare. For die-hard burger fans,
it is a nice change from the typical beef patty and is
maybe even a tad healthier? At the very least it is a
great way to get your pescatarian friends to join you at
the trendiest new burger joint downtown. — SG
Oshi BurgEr Bar, 94 s. Main (341-2091)
OshiBurgEr.cOM
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chump? Charlie’s Meat Market on Summer (aka the
Avenue of Delights) will set you up with the latest
rage: marrow burgers. There are a trillion recipes online, but basically you get beef bones and some chuck,
knife the marrow out of the bones, salt and pepper the
beef, and wad it all into patties. Grill, griddle, whatever. The result is a crazily moist, beefy burger (if you’re
like me) or a lipid-sodden meat sponge (if you’re like
my wife). Bring some acidity: a pepper relish, pickles,
or a Malbec. — Joe Boone
charLiE’s MEat MarkEt, 4790 suMMEr (683-1192)
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ECCO Burger
at ECCO on Overton Park
ECCO on Overton Park’s signature ECCO burger features a spicy Chorizo sausage patty and is served on a
homemade bun. Inside you’ll find melted manchego
cheese and garlic aioli. It’s quite sophisticated, but
don’t be fooled. It’s not for the weak of stomach as it
packs a punch. — SG
1585 OvErtOn park (410-8200)
EccOOnOvErtOnpark.cOM
The Bacon Burger Wrap
at 5 Guys Burgers and Fries
There are several gourmet options for gluten-free
burger lovers these days, but when you’re on the go
and only have time for fast food, you may have to
forget about the bun. In that case, 5 Guys has you
covered. For those who prefer their food in a pile, 5
Guys will drop any of their burger combinations into
a bread-free bowl, but the lettuce wrap is so much
more convenient and burger-appropriate. The bacon
burger is comprised of two flat-top-grilled burger patties and a healthy serving of crispy bacon. It’s tasty, if a
little plain, but it can be gussied up with grilled onions
and jalapenos, and a wide range of condiments and
toppings that are available at no extra charge. What’s
special about this burger is the care that’s taken in
wrapping it in large, pliable, but still slightly crunchy
lettuce leaves. You may begin to wonder why anybody
would ever use a bun in the first place. — Chris Davis
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The Greek to Me burger at recently opened LBOE
(Last Burger on Earth) is the perfect choice for anyone desiring to sink their teeth into a flavorful delight
with a twist.
Made-to-order with fresh ground beef, the juicy
8 oz. burger is cooked medium-well and dressed
with sautéed spinach, tzatziki sauce, and a dollop of
roasted garlic cream cheese. Two toasted and buttered
ciabatta buns hold everything together.
The burger comes with chips. My recommendation: the spicy, eye-watering Nikki’s Hot Ass Chips.
Reasonably priced at $9.95, the Greek to Me is
enough for two people to split and will leave you full
and satisfied. — Louis Goggans
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The Ramen Burger
at South of Beale
Brittany Cabigao, one of the operating
partners of South of Beale, says they
added a Ramen burger as a special to their
menu after hearing about the New York craze.
Ramen noodle master Keizo Shimamoto blew
people’s minds with his bun made from crispy
Ramen noodles at his restaurant Ramen Co.
The burger, topped with spinach and a
homemade ramen sauce, was supposed to
be a one-day thing, but proved so popular
they added a second day. And while Cabigao
doesn’t think the Ramen burger would ever
make it on South of Beale’s regular menu, the
burger will be on special this week as well as
New Year’s Eve. — SG
361 s. mAin (526-0388)
southofBeAle.com
The Colossus
at 3 Angels On Broad
I must hurry and finish this blurb before I slip into
meat-induced catatonia for I have just eaten a Colossus.
The most aptly named burger on our list stands astride
the menu at the recently revamped 3 Angels On Broad
as a towering achievement in burger architecture. The
burger is a half pound of lean chuck fried to perfection,
married with smoked gouda, and topped with two thick
strips of bacon. On the opposing bun, a garlic mayo
base supports pickles, tomatoes, slaw, and a nest of thin,
crispy fried onions. This is the burger to have if you’ve
been fasting for a few days, or if you’re ready to settle
down into a long winter’s nap. — Chris McCoy
3 Angels on BroAd, 2617 BroAd (452-1111)
3Angelsmemphis.com
The Barbecue
Burger
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Cashew Burger
at 2 Vegan Sistas
This raw vegan burger may well be the healthiest
burger in town. Finely ground seasoned cashews are
shaped into a patty and covered in pickles, onions,
ketchup, and mustard. It’s served on a heart of romaine, but those with heartier appetites can request
gluten-free bread. Pro tip: Order the bread on the side
and take a bite with each forkful of cashew burger. To
complete this super-healthy version of the all-American meal, order 2 Vegan Sistas’ take on a chocolate
milkshake — the Carob Smoothie, made with carob,
tahini, and almond milk. — BP
2 VegAn sistAs, 6343 summer, suite 100
(1-800-984-0379)
twoVegAnsistAs.com
Any burger fan cannot consider him/herself truly serious without a visit to Tops
Bar•B•Q. While many may be aware of their
famous barbecue sandwiches and many may
have heard that their cheeseburgers have a
cult-like following, it is only a few who have
dared to combine the two. For the Barbecue
Burger, order a burger and ask for an ounce
of pork, slaw, and barbecue sauce. Depending on which Tops you go to, the extra meat
may be underneath the hamburger patty.
Seth Agranov, founder of the Best Memphis
Burger Fest, says, “The barbecue should be
on top, not under the burger. Placement
counts!” He suggests going “all in” and adding an extra hamburger patty.
It seems like a lot for one bun to handle,
but the burger/barbeque combo goes down
surprisingly well. It’s so good that it may
be gone before you get a chance to fully appreciate it. — SG
tops BAr•B•Q, multiple locAtions
topsBArBQ.com
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Beale Street Tourism Development
Authority (BSTDA). The plan is the
work of Memphis Mayor
A C Wharton and city council cosponsors Kemp Conrad and Edmund
Ford Jr. The council reviewed the
plan on Tuesday. The board of directors is to be
comprised of nine voting members, all
appointed by the mayor and approved
by the city council, according to the
council resolution. The board would
also have two non-voting members,
one to represent the mayor and the
other to represent the council. The
members would have to be Memphis
residents and registered voters. Conrad said the framework for
the BSTDA exists under Tennessee
law. He pointed to examples in
Memphis like the New Arena
Public Building Authority, which
oversees the FedExForum, and the
Memphis and Shelby County Airport
Authority, which oversees Memphis
International Airport.
“We are tapping into the best
and brightest in our community of
people that understand real estate
and entertainment,” Conrad said.
“But [the BSTDA] will make sure that
[Beale Street] is ultimately controlled
by the city, through mayoral
appointments and county and city
council confirmations.”
The DMC took charge of Beale
Street at the stroke of midnight
between 2013 and 2014. Wharton
gave the task to the board a little
more than a month before New Year’s
Eve, making for what DMC President
Paul Morris called “an extremely
aggressive ramp-up.” After adjusting to the basics of
Beale Street management (things like
responding to maintenance calls and
collecting rent), the DMC began to
develop the district. The group cut
expenses and tried to reintroduce
locals to the tourist hot spot through
social media and events like “Lunch
on Beale Street Day.”
Everything the DMC did on Beale
Street in 2014 netted about $216,000
for the city’s coffers. Morris said it was
the first time Beale Street operations
showed a profit for the city “in maybe
forever.” Also, the street became fully
leased under the DMC’s watch. He said establishing Wharton’s
Beale Street board is the right next
step. Also, he said Beale Street needs a
long-term “developer manager.” “I don’t think we should be looking
for somebody to just manage day
to day,” Morris said. “We should be
looking for somebody to have a vision
to grow Beale Street’s product and
brand and get it better connected to
what’s going on Downtown.”
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Creatures Stirring
By Chris Davis
Are you looking for a Christmas diversion that’s a little bit modern and a little bit traditional? Project: Motion directors
Rebecca Cochran and Louisa Koeppel have curated “House Happening 2: All Through the House,” which sounds a
little like a holiday-themed scary movie, but is, in fact, an evening of site-specific dance works including a twist on The
Nutcracker and additional performances inspired by various rooms in the sprawling Woodruff-Fontaine House.
“It’s really more like an art installation than a concert,” Koeppel explains. “It’s choose your own adventure.” Following a brief orientation, audiences are set free to tour the beautifully preserved Victorian home at their own pace, as if
they were walking around a gallery. Along the way, they will discover various dance pieces that are being performed
simultaneously. Halfway through the evening, all but two of the performances will reset and begin again, allowing
everybody an opportunity to have a completely different experience.
“Mollie Woodruff had a Christmas wedding in the 1800s,” Koeppel says, describing one way the modern troupe has used the house and its history as a creative
touchstone. “She wrestles with the veil, and the veil takes control. So you get to see this dancer struggling and being controlled by this wedding veil against the backdrop
of this beautiful bedroom.”
Other performances will reflect Victorian holiday traditions and solstice themes. “We’re hoping to bring the house to life and just make this gem really sparkle,”
Koeppel says.
The event benefits both Project: Motion and the Woodruff-Fontaine House. Choreographers include Wayne M. Smith, Erin Walter, Louisa Koeppel, and Bethany Wells.
PROJECT: MOTION’S “HOUSE HAPPENING 2: ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE” AT THE WOODRUFF FONTAINE HOUSE, FRIDAY-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19TH-20TH AT 7:30 P.M., AND SUNDAY,
DECEMBER 21ST, AT 2 P.M. $25. WWW.PROJECTMOTIONDANCE.ORG
Did we really need an Annie remake?
Film, p. 47
December 18-24, 2014
Snowy Nights at Memphis Botanic Garden
Calendar, p. 36
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THURSDAY December 18
FRIDAY December 19
The Maitre D’s
Lafayette’s Music Room, 9 p.m.
A performance by Booker T & the
MGs tribute band the Maitre D’s,
featuring Graham Winchester, Joe
Restivo, Adam Woodard, and Frank
McLallen. Expect to hear such
Booker T tunes as “Let’s Go” and
“Green Onions.”
A Christmas Carol
Bartlett Performing Arts &
Conference Center, 8 p.m., $25
A one-man show of the Dickens
classic with British actor Jeremy
Webb playing all the roles — from
Tiny Tim to Scrooge.
“Cartesian Jetstream”
Crosstown Arts, 6-9 p.m.
Opening reception for Nick
Canterucci’s latest show, featuring new works by the artist. Film
screenings follow the show at
9:15 p.m.
An Amazing Christmas
Rose Theatre, University of
Memphis, 7-8:30 p.m., $10-$35
An evening of jazz, gospel, R&B,
and musical theater from TC Carson, who played Kyle on the sitcom
Living Single.
Lucero Family Christmas Show
Minglewood Hall, 8 p.m., $24
Annual Christmas show by country-punk group Lucero. Opening
are the Mighty Souls Brass Band.
BealeCanto
Calvary Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m.
A concert by the local professional
men’s chamber ensemble
BealeCanto.
Home for the Holidays
Cannon Center for the Performing
Arts, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Annual holiday concert by the
Memphis Symphony Orchestra
featuring all the yuletide favorites.
Two Bit Waltz
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art,
7 p.m., $5-$9
A screening of the independent
coming-of-age film about a girl
who inherits a pile of cash from her
grandmother. But there’s a catch:
She must go to college.
SATURDAY December 20
Jim Dandy and Rickie Lee
Jim Dandy Christmas
Imagine, if you will, an alternative reality where Black Oak
Arkansas (BOA) frontman and washboard virtuoso Jim Dandy
is Santa Claus, streaking through the winter sky in a red-leather
duster festooned with raccoon tails, bringing joy to all mankind
and nasty Southern guitar jams to all the good little boys and girls
of Memphis. If that’s your kind of rock-and-roll fantasy, the next
best thing might be a visit to Murphy’s Irish Pub Sunday, December 21st for IATSE Local #69’s 10th Annual Holiday Bash,
benefiting the Church Health Center.
Everybody knows it’s the people working behind the curtain who make Peter Pan fly and Tinkerbell sparkle. This year,
the stage technicians’ union hopes to make holiday magic of a different kind with a concert by BOA stalwarts Dandy and
his longtime partner in rock, guitarist Rickie Lee.
Dandy’s story is classic rock. He was born James Mangrum, but his father sometimes called him “Dandy,” a nickname
derived from the Lavern Baker hit song “Go Jim Dandy Go!” Years later, Elvis Presley contacted Dandy to ask why the
outrageous, raspy-voiced singer didn’t perform a cover version of his namesake song, and the rest is history. In 1973,
BOA’s version of “Go Jim Dandy Go!” spent 15 weeks at number one, and shortly thereafter the group was on tour with
Black Sabbath.
The IATSE #69 benefit also features a raffle for Memphis Grizzlies tickets and supporting performances by the Electrick
Nobody, the Candy Company, and Raymond’s Last Day.
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LUCERO
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WILD FIRE
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THURSDAY, 12/18 • 6PM
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LaVinnia London’s Cabaret
1884 Lounge (in Minglewood Hall),
7:30 p.m., $12-$18
A performance by LaVinnia
London and a cast of Vaudeville
entertainers including magicians,
acrobats, dancers, LED artists, aerialists, illusionists, and more.
Blues + Brews
Young Avenue Deli, 8 p.m., $10
The Blues + Brews series returns
with a concert by Blues Challenge
runner-up Ghost Town Blues Band.
Webb Wilder and Dan Montgomery
Otherlands, 8-11 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Webb Wilder
performs tonight with local songwriter Dan Montgomery.
Snowy Nights
Memphis Botanic Garden,
5:30 p.m., $10
Snowy holiday fun at the garden’s
My Big Backyard including hot cocoa, crafts, and a musical light show.
Holiday Ice Spectacular
Gold Strike Casino, 3 p.m. and
7 p.m., $10-$20
Last day to check out this ice show,
featuring the quickest Nutcracker
ever.
Ugly Sweater Run
Shelby Farms, 3-5 p.m.
Don your tackiest holiday sweater
for this run benefiting Save the
Children. More info at
www.uglysweaterrun.com.
ZOOGMA
w/Agori Tribe
FRIDAY, 12/26 • 8PM
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December 18-24, 2014
t’s got this vibe to it,” Cris
Brown says. “It was a
no-brainer for us. Some
of our favorite records
were made here. We had
a chance to take it over,
and we jumped on it.”
Brown and business partner John
Falls are the new owners of the studio
on Rayner Street that since the late
1960s has been known as Sound of
Memphis, Kiva, and House of Blues.
The newest owners are proprietors the
of production company Tattooed Millionaire Entertainment.
“If you look at it, and you look at
the history of it from back when it was
Kiva through House of Blues, there
have been legendary records made
here. Legends who ran the place.”
Music publisher Linda Lucchesi
recalls the original legends who built
this unique studio. Her father Gene
Lucchesi Sr. built the studio with his
earnings as producer for Sam the
Sham & the Pharoahs’ “Woolly Bully.”
“There were three men who worked
together. There was my dad, Stan
Kessler, and Paul Bomarito,” Linda
Lucchesi says. “My dad got so gungho when ‘Woolly Bully’ became a hit
that he wanted to build a studio. They
had been doing everything over at
Sam Phillips’. So he built it, and Stan
didn’t like renting the studio out to
make money, because he really is a
creative person. Dad had to work over
at Delta. That was the real bread and
butter other than the hits they got on
Sam. ‘Li’l Red Riding Hood’ was right
behind it.”
In the 1970s, Lucchesi caught a
break when he met modern country
super producer and Velvet Underground nemesis Mike Curb.
“Dad struck a deal with Mike
Curb, and it became a joint venture,
which was Mike Curb and Sounds of
Memphis. That was the logo on the
front of the building. It was a brick
building. The deal between MGM and
Sounds of Memphis was the first huge
deal in Memphis. Then right behind
that came Atlantic. They used it as an
in-house production company. Mike
Curb brought all of his people in. Tons
of people.”
Solomon Burke, Martha Reeves,
Gloria Gaynor, and Rufus Thomas are
just some of the artists who worked at
26 Sound of Memphis.
“The Bar-Kays bought the place,”
Lucchesi adds. “A lot of people do not
know that. But I have all the paperwork on it. I was involved back when
that happened. The Bar-Kays weren’t
able to pay the bills, so it went back
into my father’s lap, and we got involved again. What I wanted to do was
get it stable where I didn’t have to rent
it out, because that is just so hard, I’m
not going to lie about it. Then Gary
came into the picture next.”
Gary Belz bought the building
in the late 1980s with James Gang
guitarist Joe Walsh and had the
tracking room redesigned by legend-
pressing. I suggest you don’t read it.
The studio’s new owners are aware
of what they are getting into.
“It’s a huge part of the history of
Memphis music,” Falls says. “Isaac Tigrett was involved, one of the founders
and creatives behind the Hard Rock
Cafe and the House of Blues brand.
From conception, you have Tom
Hidley and John Meredith working
together to build this tracking room.
That is an incredible combination.”
Brown and Falls have done well for
themselves and look forward to taking
up the mantle of this historic place.
Brown signed with Universal in 2004
Cris Brown and
John Falls
ary acoustic designer Tom Hidley, a
man responsible for what we think
of when we think recording studio.
Hidley designed rooms to have a
neutral response (neither bassy nor
trebley sounding) so projects could be
worked on in multiple locations and
not have the problems associated with
rooms that had conflicting acoustic
responses. John Meredith, a specialty
contractor who worked on Abbey
Road Studio in London and is based
in Memphis, did the construction in
1987 and 1989 on what would become
Kiva Studios.
Kiva Studios eventually became
House of Blues when Belz partnered
with Isaac Tigrett in the 1990s. House
of Blues recently moved operations to
Nashville. A Mix magazine interview
with Belz described his decision to
abandon Memphis. It’s terribly de-
as the singer for One Less Reason.
Falls signed with Atlantic and Warner
Music Group as the singer for Egypt
Central.
“I signed two major label deals,
and John had major label deals,”
Brown says. “We never felt that as
artists we were represented correctly.
They soaked up all the money. Then
independently, once we broke free
from the labels, we were able to make
a really good living playing music and
selling records. Now, we want to take
that expertise and push it. There’s so
much talent in this area, Memphis
being the birthplace of rock-and-roll.
There’s a band here called Empire
City that we signed. It’s one of those
things: We’re going to be an artistfriendly label. It’s about everybody
making a living moreso than an entity
taking all the money and starving out
the artists.”
Given the industry’s issues over
the past decade, the two will need
more than a recording studio to make
things work.
“If you’re going to use it as a rental
facility in Memphis, you’re really up a
creek,” Lucchesi says.
Fortunately, Falls and Brown have a
wider outlook on the business.
“Multiple people who work at the
label — as well as Cris and myself —
either engineered or produced,” Falls
says. “We have that in-house. But on
this particular project, Tom Lord-Alge
(U2, Simple Minds, Dave Matthews,
Avril Lavigne) is going to be mixing.
So we will do some things outside. We
can make any record for any artist that
we sign. We have a production company in-house, so we can do videos,
documentaries, behind-the-scenes,
and live footage. We’re really trying to
build a one-stop shop and base it out
of Memphis.”
“That’s why it’s called Tattooed Millionaire Entertainment,” Brown adds.
Brown and Falls are currently in
the middle of their own renovations.
But that hasn’t slowed them down or
diminished interest from people who
have worked there in the past.
“We have a lot of people calling
about House of Blues because of the
historical value of the building. People who recorded here years ago are
trying to get back in. We’re renovating at this moment. So we’re actually
using Young Avenue Sound right now
until we have all the wiring redone.
We’re really redoing this building and
bringing it up to date.”
Those lucky enough to have
worked there may recall the freaky
oxygen-depleting fire suppression
system or the exponentially freakier
(like getting into crystal skull freaky)
holographic angel that decorated the
main tracking room.
“The Halon is gone,” Brown says
of the Star Trekkish fire suppressant.
“The holographic angel is gone. But
the reverb tanks are still here.”
What did the angel look like when
they pulled her out of the wall?
“It was a huge chunk of glass,” Falls
says. “We still have the spotlight for
the hologram. We’re in the process of
figuring out what we’re going to put
in there.”
It better be weird.
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Kidnapped
Electric bass ruins another life.
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If you’ve seen a band in a living room or at a nontraditional venue in Memphis, chances are Ryan Azada
had something to do with it. He’s been bringing touring
bands through the city since his teens. When New Jerseybased Dads played Memphis for the first time earlier
this year at Crosstown Arts, Azada was pulling 70-80
hours a week running shows and art exhibits out of the
space. The emo two-piece teased the crowd that they
were going to kidnap Azada and take him on the road.
But they weren’t kidding. When the band came back to
the Hi-Tone in July, Azada was playing bass for them. In
October, Dads released their sophomore LP I’ll Be the
Tornado, and early next year they will be hitting the road
with Kevin Devine. The Flyer caught up with Azada to
talk about his first show with Dads, booking shows in
Memphis, and his other project, Small Fires.
Flyer: How did you get involved with Dads?
Ryan Azada: I had booked a band named Run Forever
here, and they were just so nice. They took me to a
festival in Florida, but we got along so well that I toured
with them for three years. I started out just doing merch,
but I tour managed them when they got a bit bigger. We
did a weeklong tour with Dads, but we had never met
them before. After that, I would go out and do a few days
with Dads just to hang and do merch. They wanted me to
run sound for them on a tour, but they found out I play
bass, and now my life is ruined.
It was that fast? They had never heard you play?
They were just like, “Oh, you play bass? Well, here
are the songs.” They flew me out to rehearse with them,
and I think when we got there, we played 30 seconds of a
song before the power went out. We went back to John’s
[drums, vocals] house, and Scott [guitar, vocals] played
the guitar parts on a practice amp. I played unplugged
bass over that. We pretty much just hung out. They were
like, “We just needed to make sure you weren’t glaringly
awful before we sent you home.”
And you were booking and running shows at
Crosstown Arts around the time you met them, right?
Yeah, I was working there like 70-80 hours a week.
Actually, the first time I could have met them, Scott
emailed my Crosstown email address to book a show for
Dads, and I totally forgot to respond. The next time when
they came through during SXSW, they were joking on the
mic, saying stuff like, “We love Ryan, we’re gonna steal
him from you one day.” When they came back to the HiTone with Touché Amoré, I was playing with them, and
they were like, “Yo, we did it.”
What’s been your most rewarding experience on the
road with Dads so far?
My first show with them was crazy because I had never
played a show with a band that wasn’t out of a basement.
I also had never played with monitors or lighting around
me, so I had no idea about mixes and how I wanted
it to sound. It was unreal to play to 1,000 people. Our
Memphis show at the Hi-Tone was really special because
nobody, aside from seeing me play acoustic guitar really
quietly, had any idea that this was the world I was in. It
was cool seeing all of my friends.
How did you get involved with Crosstown Arts?
I was booking random shows everywhere all over
town. I found out about the Crosstown development
project and I was like, this is a multi-million dollar
nonprofit, they are not going to care about a kid booking
shows in a basement. I finally met with Chris Miner [the
director of Crosstown Arts], but I went into it expecting
him to be some weirdo businessman who wouldn’t be
receptive to it at all. But he was so nice and was so into
what I was doing, and, since then, he has become one of
my best friends. We did shows in the basement of their
office for six months before shutting down that space
and moving into the actual art gallery where they book
things now.
You have another project named Small Fires. How
did that get started?
I taught myself to play acoustic guitar because I
wanted to write songs. I’ve been working on an EP that
I’ve been recording in my friend’s backyard studio, and
my friend Julien Baker from the Star Killers just joined.
Hopefully one day it will be a full band, but right now
it’s just the two of us. We’re putting the EP out online
on January 2nd and releasing a tape on January 9th at
Spillit: Survival at Amurica Photo Studio. We’re leaving
for a short tour January 2nd-9th.
At what point did you realize you wanted to be
touring fulltime?
I went to college for a day, and then I dropped out. I
had a full ride to University of Memphis, which I don’t
know why anyone gave me a scholarship because I wasn’t
a good student. But I went for like half of a day. I was
going to study film, and it just sucked. I was working
on movies anyways. So, I just quit. I think if you’re just
willing to do stuff, you’ll be fine.
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After Dark: Live Music Schedule December 18 - 24
Alfred’s
197 BEALE - 525-3711
Karaoke Thursdays, 9 p.m.1 a.m., Sundays-Mondays,
10 p.m.-2 a.m., and TuesdaysWednesdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.;
Jim Wilson Fridays, Saturdays, 6-9 p.m.; DJ J2 Fridays,
Saturdays, 9:30 p.m.-5 a.m.;
Kevin and Bethany Paige
Fridays, Saturdays, 10 p.m.2 a.m.; Memphis Jazz Orchestra Sundays, 6-9 p.m.
B.B. King’s Blues Club
147 BEALE - 524-KING
B.B. King All Stars Thursdays, 7 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays, 9 p.m., and Mondays,
7:30 p.m.; The Will Tucker
Band Fridays, Saturdays,
5 p.m.; Lisa G and Flic’s Pic’s
Band Sunday, Dec. 21,
12:30 p.m.; Preston Shannon Sundays, 7 p.m. and
Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.; Memphis Jones Mondays, 5 p.m.;
Blake Ryan Trio Tuesdays,
5 p.m.; King Beez Tuesdays,
7:30 p.m.
Flynn’s Restaurant
and Bar
159 BEALE
Chris Gales noon-8 p.m.;
Karaoke ongoing, 8:30 p.m.
Itta Bena
145 BEALE - 578-3031
December 18-24, 2014
Susan Marshall Fridays,
Saturdays, 7-10 p.m.
Jerry Lee Lewis Cafe &
Honky Tonk
Rum Boogie Cafe’s
Blues Hall
310 BEALE - 654-5171
182 BEALE - 528-0150
The Jason James Trio
Fridays-Sundays, 7-11 p.m.;
Rockin’ Joey Trites and the
Memphis Flash Saturdays,
3-7 p.m. and Wednesdays,
7-11 p.m.
King’s Palace Cafe
162 BEALE - 521-1851
David Bowen Thursday,
Dec. 18, 5:30-9:30 p.m. and
Fridays, Saturdays, 6:3010:30 p.m.
King’s Palace Cafe’s
Tap Room
168 BEALE - 576-2220
Don Valentine Thursdays,
Tuesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight;
Delta Crush Friday,
Dec. 19, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Delta
Project Saturday, Dec. 20,
8 p.m.-midnight; Cowboy
Neil Sundays, Mondays,
8 p.m.-midnight.
Rum Boogie Cafe
182 BEALE - 528-0150
The Boogie Blues Band
Thursdays, 8 p.m.-midnight,
Friday-Saturday, Dec. 19-20,
8 p.m.-midnight; Memphis
Bluesmaster Thursday,
Dec. 18, 8 p.m.-midnight;
Pam and Terry Fridays,
Saturdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m.;
Memphis Blues Society Jam
Sundays, 7-11 p.m.; Plantation All Stars Monday,
Dec. 22, 7-11 p.m.; Little
Boys Blue Tuesday, Dec. 23,
7-11 p.m.
Plantation All Stars Fridays,
Saturdays, 3-7 p.m.; The 901
Blues Band Friday, Dec. 19,
8 p.m.-midnight; Memphis
Bluesmaster Saturday,
Dec. 20, 8 p.m.-midnight;
Brandon Santini Saturday,
Dec. 20, 8 p.m.-midnight;
The Dr. “Feel Good” Potts
Band Mondays, Sundays,
8 p.m.-midnight; McDaniel
Band Tuesdays, 8 p.m.midnight.
Silky O’Sullivan’s
183 BEALE - 522-9596
Barbara Blue ThursdaysFridays, 7-9 p.m., Saturdays,
5-9 p.m., Sundays, 4-9 p.m.,
and Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.;
Dueling Pianos Thursdays,
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 9 p.m., Sundays, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight, and
Wednesdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Wet Willie’s
209 BEALE - 578-5650
Live Bands Fridays, Saturdays, 7-11 p.m.
414 South Main
414 S. MAIN
“The $1 Jump Off ” featuring live hip-hop and R&B
Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Blind Bear Speakeasy
Huey’s Downtown
Purple Haze Nightclub
119 S. MAIN, PEMBROKE
SQUARE - 417-8435
77 S. SECOND - 527-2700
140 LT. GEORGE W. LEE
577-1139
Live Music Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 p.m.
Ghost Town Blues Band
Sunday, Dec. 21, 8:30 p.m.12:30 a.m.
Brass Door Irish Pub
Kudzu’s
152 MADISON - 572-1813
603 MONROE - 525-4924
Live Music Fridays.
Brinson’s
341 MADISON - 524-0104
Melting Pot: Artist Showcase Thursdays, 7-11 p.m.;
Strictly Hip Hop Sunday
Sunday, Dec. 21, 5 p.m.; Reggae Sundays featuring Ras
Empress and more Sundays,
7 p.m.-midnight.
Double J’s
Smokehouse & Saloon
124 E. G.E. PATTERSON
335-0251
Live Music Thursdays, 711 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays,
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Grawemeyer’s
520 S. MAIN - 526-6751
Brennan Villines Thursdays,
6:30 p.m.; John Lane Williamson Thursdays,
6:30 p.m. and Sundays,
5-9 p.m.; Eddie Harrison
Fridays, 6 p.m.; Evan Farris
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
and 4:30-10 p.m. and Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.;
Wally Wright Wednesdays,
6 p.m.
Mean Mary Thursday,
Dec. 18; Rhythm Hounds
Friday, Dec. 19; Open Mic
Mondays; Blues Jam
Tuesdays.
Memphis Sounds
Lounge
22 N. THIRD - 590-4049
Grown Folk’s Music
7:30 p.m.
Onix Restaurant
& Jazz Lounge
412 S. MAIN - 552-4609
Smooth R&B Thursdays, Fridays, 8:30 p.m.; Jazz Fridays,
Saturdays, 8:30-11:30 p.m.
Paulette’s
DJ dance music ongoing,
10 p.m.; Neo Soul Saturdays
featuring Tamara Jones
Monger, Carmen, Pat Register, and more Third Saturday
of every month, 7-10:30 p.m.
Rumba Room
303 S. MAIN - 523-0020
Dance and Salsa Night
Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Saturday Salsa Night Saturdays,
8:30 p.m.-3 a.m.
The Silly Goose
100 PEABODY PL ACE
435-6915
DJ Cody Fridays, Saturdays,
10 p.m.
Spindini
383 S. MAIN - 578-2767
Jeff Crosslin Thursdays, 711 p.m.
RIVER INN, 50 HARBOR TOWN
SQUARE - 260-3300
Live pianist Thursdays, 5:308:30 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays,
5:30-9 p.m., Sundays,
11 a.m.-2 p.m., and MondaysWednesdays, 5:30-8 p.m.
The Plexx
380 E.H. CRUMP - 744-2225
Old School Blues & Jazz
Fridays, Saturdays, 9 p.m.
Bhan Thai
1324 PEABODY - 272-1538
Two Peace Saturdays, 710:30 p.m.; Loveland Duren
Sundays, 6-9 p.m.
Blue Monkey
2012 MADISON - 272-BLUE
Karaoke Thursdays, 9 p.m.midnight; Kirk Smithhart
CD Release Friday, Dec. 19,
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Hi-Tone
Sunday, Dec. 21, 6 p.m.
2120 MADISON - 432-2222
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278-TONE
Otherlands Coffee Bar
The Subtractions Friday,
Dec. 19, 10 p.m.; Lost and
Young Saturday, Dec. 20,
5-7 p.m.; Gringos, Buldgerz
Sunday, Dec. 21, 5-7 p.m.;
Devil Train Mondays, 8 p.m.;
Richard James and Dave
Cousar Tuesdays, 11 p.m.;
Skip Town Wednesday,
Dec. 24, 10 p.m.
Chasin’ Crazy Thursday,
Dec. 18, 8-11:45 p.m.; The
Family Ghost Album
Release with Strengths,
Foxglove Friday, Dec. 19,
9-11:45 p.m.; Samantha Fish
Saturday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m.;
“Kickback” hosted by Devin
Steel Saturday, Dec. 20,
9 p.m.; “Holi-Dazed” featuring Sing for Glenn, Los
Psychosis, Red Tape Riot,
and more Sunday, Dec. 21,
5 p.m.; Open Mic Comedy
Night Tuesdays, 9 p.m.
Camy’s
Huey’s Midtown
3 S. BARKSDALE - 725-1667
1927 MADISON - 726-4372
The Buccaneer
COURTESY OF DEVIN STEEL
1368 MONROE - 278-0909
Live Music Fridays.
Celtic Crossing
903 S. COOPER - 274-5151
KICKBACK AT THE HI-TONE
The Kickback reboots at the Hi-Tone on Saturday, December 20th.
The classic hip-hop music appreciation class/get-down is the work of DJ
Devin Steel.
The first Kickback started out as a DJ-driven effort to focus on hiphop’s formative cuts from the 1980s and ’90s. Then they added some
curveballs and a live drummer. And it was good.
“It ended up being a jam session.” Steel says. “We’ve added a little
more band.”
Steel will perform with DJs Hou Hefner, Chris Superman McNeil,
and Suzie. They form a full apocalyptic foursome of working DJs whose
roots run deep into these sounds.
“This is music we grew up with, and Memphians aren’t exposed it
to when they go out,” Steel says. “We don’t get to play a lot [of this] at
normal gigs. You’ll get Outkast and Run DMC, but Hall & Oats and Rick
James [too]. It’s a nice mash-up of a capellas and instruments. Its easy to
play, but to do it with a group of DJs who have the ability to go deep and
a four turntable set up, there’s no better feeling.”
About that feeling … if you need more if it, you should tune into
“Rapper’s Delight.” Former Flyer writer Andria Lisle hosts the new
WEVL show that mines the golden age of hip-hop.
Lisle, a music journalist, label impresario, and communications ninja
for the Brooks, has long been captivated by Memphis rap and hip-hop.
After a lifetime of listening, she noticed a gap in the WEVL schedule and
jumped into it.
“There was this dark underground element that reminded me a lot of
punk rock,” Lisle says. “It had a very similar energy. The rap scene here
reminds me a lot of the wrestling scene. You’ve got band guys and good
guys, and there’s so much mythology. That always made it really fun.”
— Joe Boone
The Kickback 2 is at the Hi-Tone on Saturday, December 20th.
Rapper’s Delight airs Saturdays on WEVL (FM-89.9) from 11 p.m. to
midnight.
Chris Johnson Thursdays,
10 p.m.; DJ Tree Fridays,
10 p.m.; DJ Eggroll Saturdays, 10 p.m.; The Reel McCoy Sundays, 11 a.m.; Jeremy
Stanfill and Joshua Cosby
Sundays, 5 p.m.; The Candy
Company Wednesdays,
10 p.m.
Cooper Walker Place
1015 S. COOPER
303-990-3999
Bluezday Thursday hosted
by Abdul Wahid Mostafa
Thursdays; Cowboy Bob’s
Roundup Mondays.
The Cove
2559 BROAD - 730-0719
Jazz with Jeremy & Ed
Thursdays, 9 p.m.; The Pistol
and the Queen Friday,
Dec. 19, 10 p.m.; Martini
Madness Saturdays, 5-8 p.m.;
The Bluff City Backsliders
Saturday, Dec. 20, 10 p.m.;
Open Jam Sundays, 6 p.m.;
Open Mic with Justin White
Mondays, 6-10 p.m.; Karaoke
Wednesdays, 9 p.m.
Dru’s Place
1474 MADISON - 275-8082
Karaoke Fridays-Sundays.
Evergreen Presbyterian
Church
613 UNIVERSIT Y - 274-3740
First Tuesdays at 4 Concert
Series: Music of Samuel
Barber featuring Rhodes
College music faculty
Tuesdays, 4 p.m.
Interstate 55 Sunday,
Dec. 21, 4-7 p.m.; Breeze
Cayolle Sunday, Dec. 21,
8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Java Cabana
2170 YOUNG - 272-7210
641 S. COOPER - 278-4994
Cary Hudson of Blue Mountain with Buckles and Boots
Friday, Dec. 19, 8-11 p.m.;
Webb Wilder and Dan
Montgomery Saturday,
Dec. 20, 8-11 p.m.
P&H Cafe
1532 MADISON - 726-0906
Rock Starkaraoke Fridays;
Open Mic with Tiffany
Harmon Mondays, 9 p.m.midnight.
The Phoenix
1015 S. COOPER - 338-5223
Bluezday Thurzday Thursdays, 8-11:45 p.m.; Cowboy
Bob’s Roundup Mondays,
8-11:45 p.m.
Rockhouse Live
Midtown
2586 POPL AR
Open Mic Nite at Java Cabana Thursdays, 8-10 p.m.
Live Music Thursday,
Dec. 18.
Lafayette’s Music Room
Strano Sicilian Kitchen
2119 MADISON - 207-5097
“Tribute to Booker T &
the MG’s” - The Maitre D’s
Thursday, Dec. 18, 9 p.m.;
The Ghost Town Blues Band
Friday, Dec. 19, 9:30 p.m.; A
Charlie Brown Christmas:
The Music of Vince Guaraldi
and The 2014 IBC Winner
Mr. Sipp Saturday, Dec. 20,
11 a.m.; The Joe Restivo
4 Sunday, Dec. 21, 11 a.m,
Motel Mirrors Sunday,
Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m.
The Midtown
Crossing Grill
394 WATKINS - 443-0502
Karaoke Thursdays, 8 p.m.;
The Southern Drive Fridays,
8 p.m.
Minglewood Hall
948 S. COOPER - 552-7122
Davy Ray Bennett Sundays,
6-9 p.m.; Davy Ray Bennett
Sundays, Wednesdays, 69 p.m.
Wild Bill’s
1580 VOLLINTINE - 207-3975
Soul Survivors FridaysSundays, 10 p.m.-3 a.m.; The
Soul Connection Fridays,
Saturdays, 11 p.m.-3 a.m.
Young Avenue Deli
2119 YOUNG - 278-0034
Blues + Brews: With the
Ghost Town Blues Band Saturday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
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Lucero with the Mighty
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Dec. 19, 7 p.m.; Party Xpress
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8 p.m.
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Sunday Brunch with Joyce
Cobb Sundays, 11:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.
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Oasis Hookah Lounge & Cafe
Church of the Holy Communion
El Toro Loco
663 S. HigHl and - 729-6960
4645 walnuT grove - 767-6987
2809 kirBy Pkwy. - 759-0593
Live DJ Saturdays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Ubee’s
521 S. HigHl and - 323-0900
University of Memphis
Karaoke Wednesdays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Juicy Jim’s Pizzeria
East Memphis
551 S. HigHl and - 435-6243
L.G.B.T. Sunset Sundays Sundays, 9 p.m.2 a.m.; “Toke Up Tuesdays” Open Mic &
Hookah Nite Tuesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Wet
Wednesdays Wednesdays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Booksellers Bistro
THe BookSellerS aT l aurelwood, 387
PerkindS exT. - 374-0881
Michelle Bush Shrader and Amy May
Saturday, Dec. 20.
Choral Evensong Sunday, Dec. 21, 5:307 p.m.; Christmas Eve at Church of the Holy
Communion Wednesday, Dec. 24, 411:45 p.m.
Karaoke and dance music with DJ Funn
Mondays, 7-10 p.m.
Dan McGuinness Pub
Intimate Piano Lounge featuring Charlotte
Hurt Thursdays, Mondays-Wednesdays,
5-9:30 p.m.; Larry Cunningham Fridays,
Saturdays, 6-10 p.m.
4698 SPoTTSwood - 761-3711
Acoustic with Seth Walker Thursday,
Dec. 18; Open Mic Night with Frankie
Hollie Thursdays, 8 p.m.-midnight; The
Dantones Friday, Dec. 19; Jam Cracker Band
Saturday, Dec. 20; Acoustic with Charvey
Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m.; Karaoke Wednesdays,
8 p.m.
Folk’s Folly Prime Steak House
551 S. MendenHall - 762-8200
Fox and Hound English Pub & Grill
5101 Sanderlin - 763-2013
Karaoke Tuesdays, 9 p.m.
Huey’s Poplar
4872 PoPl ar - 682-7729
Soul Shockers Sunday, Dec. 21, 8:30 p.m.12:30 a.m.
Mortimer’s
590 n. PerkinS - 761-9321
Van Duren Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Second Presbyterian Church
4055 PoPl ar - 454-0034
Advent Evensong with Buddy Greene
Sunday, Dec. 21, 6-7 p.m.
T.J. Mulligan’s
1817 kirBy - 755-2481
Karaoke Tuesdays, 8 p.m.
The Windjammer Restaurant
786 e. BrookHaven CirCle - 683-9044
Karaoke ongoing.
Poplar/I-240
Neil’s Music Room
5727 QuinCe - 682-2300
The Thrill at Neil’s featuring Jack Rowell
and Triplthret Thursdays, 8 p.m.-midnight;
Eddie Smith Fridays, 8 p.m.; Eric Hughes
Band Saturday, Dec. 20, 9 p.m.; No More
Drama Sunday, Dec. 21, 6-10 p.m.; Eddie
Harrison and Debbie Jamison Tuesdays,
6 p.m.; Elmo and The Shades Wednesdays,
8 p.m.-midnight.
Owen Brennan’s
THe regalia, 6150 PoPl ar - 761-0990
Lannie McMillan Jazz Trio Sundays,
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Summer/Berclair
Maria’s Restaurant
6439 SuMMer - 356-2324
Karaoke Fridays, 5-8 p.m.
The Other Place Bar & Grill
4148 waleS - 373-0155
December 18-24, 2014
Karaoke Saturdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. and
Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.
South Memphis
Stax Museum of American Soul
Music
926 e. MCleMore - 946-2535
“Live in Studio A” Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m.
Whitehaven/Airport
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Club Superior
1459 Elvis PrEslEy
503-5544
Old School and Blues Fridays, 7 p.m.; Hottest Track
Show with various artists
Sundays, 6 p.m.
Hawaiian Isle
Bar and Grill
1542 Elvis PrEslEy
569-3217
Happy hour with Live
DJ Thursdays, MondaysWednesdays, 4-6 p.m.
Cordova
Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Fox and Hound English
Pub & Grill
Frayser/
Millington
Haystack Bar & Grill
847 ExocEt - 624-9060
6560 hWy 51 n. - 872-0567
Live Music on the patio
Thursdays-Saturdays, 710 p.m.; Half Step Down
Fridays, 7-10 p.m.
Karaoke Tuesdays, 9 p.m.
Huey’s Cordova
1771 n. GErmantoWn
PkWy. - 754-3885
9087 PoPl ar - 755-0092
Karaoke Nights at The Stack
Thursdays-Fridays, Sundays,
and Wednesdays, 7 p.m.1 a.m.
Dan McGuinness
Hollywood Casino
3964 GooDman, southavEn, ms - 662-890-7611
1150 casino striP rEsort,
tunica, ms - 662-357-7700
Acoustic Music Tuesdays.
Fitz Casino & Hotel
711 lucky ln., tunica, ms
Live Entertainment Thursdays-Sundays, Wednesdays,
6 p.m.
Grassfire Sunday, Dec. 21, 47 p.m.; The Chaulkies Sunday,
Dec. 21, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Live Entertainment Fridays,
Saturdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Horseshoe Casino
Tunica
38664 casino cEntEr,
tunica, ms - 800-357-5600
In Legends Stage Bar: Live
Entertainment Nightly
Ongoing.
Huey’s Southaven
7090 malco, southavEn,
ms - 662-349-7097
Marlowe’s Ribs &
Restaurant
Adrenaline Sunday, Dec. 21,
8 p.m.-midnight.
4381 Elvis PrEslEy
332-4159
Main Street Pizza
Karaoke with DJ Stylez
Thursdays, Sundays, 10 p.m.
1800 main, southavEn, ms
662-253-8451
Gary Wayne and The Mainstreet Band Saturdays,
9 p.m.-midnight.
Mesquite Chop House
5960 GEt WEll, southavEn,
ms - 662-890-2467
Arlington/Eads/
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Pam and Terry Thursdays,
7-10 p.m.
Rizzi’s/Paradiso Pub
Tunica Roadhouse
6230 GrEEnlEE - 592-0344
1107 casino cEntEr DrivE,
tunica, ms - 662-363-4900
Hadley’s Pub
2779 WhittEn - 266-5006
Twin Soul Duo Thursday,
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Loose Goose
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8014 cluB cEntEr
343-0860
DJ Tree Saturdays.
SkiMo’s
1166 n. houston lEvEE,
suitE 107 - 756-5055
Tony Butler Fridays, 6-8 p.m.
Live Music Fridays, 8:3011:30 p.m.
Collierville
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2130 W. PoPl ar - 854-4455
Beat Generation Sunday,
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Huey’s Southwind
7825 WinchEstEr
624-8911
The King Beez Sunday,
Dec. 21, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Huey’s Germantown
7677 FarminGton
318-3034
The Dantones Sunday,
Dec. 21, 8-11:30 p.m.
Ice Bar & Grill
4202 hacks cross
757-1423
Nick Garrison Thursday,
Dec. 18; Twin Soul Friday,
Dec. 19 and Saturday,
Dec. 20; Karaoke Wednesdays, 10 p.m.
Unwind Wednesdays
Wednesdays, 6 p.m.midnight.
T.J. Mulligan’s Cordova
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The Lineup Tuesdays,
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Pam and Terry Wednesdays,
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143 BrickhousE Dr.,
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4396 ralEiGh-laGranGE
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2794 colEman
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Third Thursday of every
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Open Mic Blues Jam with
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Bartlett Performing Arts
and Conference Center
A Christmas Carol, awardwinning British-born actor
Jeremy Webb plays all 30 roles
in this Christmas classic. $25.
Fri., Dec. 19, 8 p.m.
Registration for Theatrekids’
Footloose, for students in
grades 7-12. Everyone is cast
with auditions for specific
roles. All skill levels accepted.
www.bpacc.org. $75. Through
Dec. 19.
3663 APPLING (385-6440).
Buckman Arts
Center at
St. Mary’s School
Christmas Dinner with
Grandma, Scrooge, & the Devil!,
things get interesting around
the holidays when family shows
up that you haven’t seen all year
long. www.jsyinc.org. $15-$25.
Thurs.-Fri., Dec. 18-19, 7 p.m.
60 N. PERKINS EXT. (537-1483).
Circuit Playhouse
Sanders Family Christmas,
sequel to Smoke on the
Mountain. It’s December 24,
1941, and the lovable, quirky
Sanders clan has gathered for
one last performance at the
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
www.playhouseonthesqare.
org. Through Dec. 28.
51 S. COOPER (725-0776).
The Dixon Gallery &
Gardens
Twelfth Night, inspired by both
titles of William Shakespeare’s
popular, musical comedy, Tennessee Shakespeare Company
performs a turn-of-the-century
musical hall production. www.
tnshakespeare.org. $33. Sun.,
3 p.m., and Thurs.-Sat., 7 p.m.
Through Dec. 21.
4339 PARK (761-5250).
First Congregational
Church
Holiday Spin with Sister Myotis,
dressed in her Christmas finery
for the funniest interactive
holiday theatrical event of the
Season. (726-0800), www.
voicesofthesouth.org. $23.
Thurs.-Sat., 8-10 p.m., and Sun.,
4-6 p.m. Through Dec. 21.
Germantown
Community Theatre
Benjamin L. Hooks
Central Library
The Velveteen Rabbit, on
Christmas night Alex receives
a stuffed bunny from her
grandmother. The bunny
meets all of Alex’s toys and
makes discoveries about
life. Based on the novel by
Margery Williams. www.gctcomeplay.org. $21. Thurs.-Sat.,
7 p.m., and Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Through Dec. 21.
“Italy Through the Lens,”
exhibition of still camera photographs by Richard L Copley.
Signed 11x14 prints available
for $25. (850-9056), Through
Dec. 28.
3030 POPLAR (415-2700).
Box Gallery
“BigManJapan,” exhibition of
new work by John Vincent
Burrell, curated by Corie Walker.
www.facebook.com/boxgallery.
Through Dec. 19.
3037 FOREST HILL-IRENE (754-2680).
Hattiloo Theatre
If Scrooge was a Brother, in
this major rewrite, Eb Scroo is
a successful African-American
businessman warned about
the punishment he’s making
for himself in the afterlife with
his surly attitude.
www.hattiloo.org. $28.
Through Dec. 21.
3715 CENTRAL.
Cafe Pontotoc
Exhibit by Jeffrey
Stayton at Eclectic Eye
37 S. COOPER (502-3486).
Hernando High School
Performing Arts Center
Schoolhouse Rock Live!, www.
kudzuplayers.com. $5. Fri.,
Dec. 19, 7 p.m.
805 DILWORTH LANE, HERNANDO, MS.
Playhouse on the
Square
Peter Pan, Wendy, John, and
Michael Darling’s world is
turned upside down when
Peter Pan swoops into their
nursery and leads them to
Neverland. www.playhouseonthesqare.org. $22. Through
Jan. 4.
66 S. COOPER (726-4656).
Theatre Memphis
A Christmas Carol, www.
theatrememphis.org. $30.
Thurs.-Sun., 7 p.m., and Sat.,
Sun., 3 p.m. Through Dec. 23.
630 PERKINS EXT. (682-8323).
University of Memphis,
Rose Theatre
An Amazing Christmas with
T.C. Carson & Friends, will
range in music from jazz,
gospel, and R&B to musical
theater. (628-7618), www.cdlentertainment.com. $10 - $35.
Sat., Dec. 20, 7-8:30 p.m.
470 UNIVERSITY.
a r T i s T r e ce pT i o n s
Crosstown Arts
Artist reception for
“Cartesian Jetstream,” exhibition of new artwork by Nick
Canterucci. www.crosstownarts.org. Fri., Dec. 19, 6-9 p.m.
430 N. CLEVELAND (507-8030).
oTher arT happenings
Art After Dark: Movie
Night
Thurs., Dec. 18, 6-8 p.m.
THE DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS, 4339
PARK (761-5250), WWW.DIXON.ORG.
The Artful Flea
The Artful Flea features art,
photography, jewelry, and
other items in a flea market
setting. Third Saturday of
every month, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
COOPER WALKER PLACE,
1015 S. COOPER (338-5223).
Colorcopia
Program for senior citizens
offering three different classes
based on the Dixon’s collections
and special exhibitions. Free.
Fri., Dec. 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
BENJAMIN L. HOOKS CENTRAL
LIBRARY, 3030 POPLAR (415-2700).
December 18-24, 2014
1000 S. COOPER (278-6786).
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For rules and further details,
see website. $10 entry fee per
story. Through Feb. 1.
VARIOUS LOCATIONS, SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION,
WWW.MEMPHISMAGAZINE.COM.
WinterArts
Showcase of fine-craft, exceptional, and unique works
created by the region’s finest
artists. Through Dec. 24.
SHOPS OF SADDLE CREEK, POPLAR
AND WEST FARMINGTON RD.
ongoing arT
Art Museum at the University of Memphis (AMUM)
“Africa: Art of a Continent,”
permanent exhibition of African
art from the Martha and Robert
Fogelman collection. Ongoing.
142 COMMUNICATION & FINE ARTS
BUILDING (678-2224).
Belz Museum of Asian
and Judaic Art
“Chinese Symbols in Art,”
exhibition of ancient Chinese
pottery and bronze. www.
belzmuseum.org. Ongoing.
119 S. MAIN, IN THE PEMBROKE
SQUARE BUILDING (523-ARTS).
“Uncontrollable Insides,” exhibition of photography by Claire
Brumleve. www.cafepontotoc.
com. Through Dec. 31.
314 S. MAIN (249-7955).
Circuit Playhouse
“Luminosity,” exhibition of
works by Janice Nabors Raiteri.
www.playhouseonthesqare.org.
Through Jan. 5.
51 S. COOPER (725-0776).
Crosstown Arts Gallery
“Trance,” exhibition of digital
media work by Derek Larson.
www.crosstownarts.org.
Through Dec. 20.
422 N. CLEVELAND.
David Lusk Gallery
“Strand,” exhibition of works by
Maysey Craddock.
www.davidluskgallery.com.
Through Dec. 20.
4540 POPLAR (767-3800).
Diane’s Art, Gift, and Home
“Holiday Open House,” exhibition of silk scarves by Rollin
Kocsis, photography by Suzánne
Galloway McClain, and forged
steel crowns by Stephanie Savic
Polk. www.dianesartgifthome.
com. Through Dec. 23.
1581 OVERTON PARK (276-7515).
The Dixon Gallery &
Gardens
“Portraits and Figures,” exhibition
of works by Joyce Gingold and
Carl E. Moore. Through Jan. 4.
“Rodin: The Human Experience,”
exhibition of the human figure in
bronze, ranging from small scale
sketches to monumental works.
www.dixon.org. Through Jan. 4.
4339 PARK (761-5250).
Eclectic Eye
“Self-Portraits with Guitars:
Visualizing Music,” exhibition
of self-portrait paintings by
Jeffrey Stayton. www.eclecticeye.com. Through Jan. 2.
242 S. COOPER (276-3937).
Fountain Art Gallery
“Small Treasures,” www.fountainartgallerymemphis.com.
Through Dec. 31.
3092 POPLAR, SUITE 1 (458-7100).
Fratelli’s
“Recent Landscapes,” exhibition
of works by Elizabeth Garat.
www.memphisbotanicgarden.
com. Through Jan. 4.
750 CHERRY (766-9900).
Gallery Ten Ninety One
Works by Members of the
Bartlett Art Association, www.
wkno.org. Through Dec. 30.
WKNO STUDIO, 7151 CHERRY FARMS
(458-2521).
Germantown
Performing Arts Center
“Ramshackle Wilderness,”
exhibition of work by Michelle
Duckworth and Erica McCarrens. www.gpacweb.com.
Through Jan. 4.
1801 EXETER (751-7500).
Jay Etkin Gallery
“The Old Forest,” exhibition
of photographs by P J Ceren.
Through Jan. 5.
942 COOPER (550-0064).
The Salvation Army
Kroc Center
“Art+Five,” exhibition by
students of Fred Rawlinson.
www.krocmemphis.org.
Through Dec. 20.
800 E. PARKWAY S. (729-8007).
L Ross Gallery
Holiday Group Art, exhibition of paintings, sculpture,
and mixed-media by gallery
artists. www.lrossgallery.com.
Through Dec. 31.
5040 SANDERLIN (767-2200).
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639 MARSHALL (679-6837).
66 S. COOPER (726-4656).
Memphis Botanic
Garden
Stax Museum of
American Soul Music
Marshall Arts Gallery
“Fire in the Delta,” exhibition
of works by Katheryn Daniel.
www.memphisbotanicgarden.
com. Through Jan. 4.
750 CHERRY (636-4100).
Memphis Brooks
Museum of Art
“In Print,” exhibition of
prints by Federico Castellón.
Through Jan. 9.
William Wegman: Video
Works: 1970-1974, Wegman
was one of the many artists
who proclaimed that the
medium of painting was
“dead,” creating playful and
imaginative short-video
works. Through Jan. 10.
Recent Photography Acquisitions, exhibition of photographs acquired between
2006 and 2012 includes
many images that have not
been previously exhibited.
Through Jan. 11.
“Soulful Creatures,” exhibition features 69 works of
Egyptian art related to the
ceremonial use of animal
mummification and 30
animal mummies. Through
Jan. 18.
“Looking at Women,” exhibition of images of women
appearing in a variety of
roles: goddess, harlot, mother,
or femme fatale. Through
Feb. 22.
“Discover Me: Exploring Identity Through Art
Therapy,” this exhibition is a
culmination of the creative
exploration and self-discovery by participants in the
art therapy access program
at South Park Elementary
School. www.brooksmuseum.
org. Through March 15.
1934 POPLAR (544-6209).
Metal Museum
“Soul: Memphis’ Original
Sound,” exhibition of photography by Thom Gilbert. www.
soulsvillefoundation.org.
Through June 13.
926 E. MCLEMORE (946-2535).
Sue Layman Designs
“Conclusion of Delusion,”
exhibition of original oil
paintings by Sue Layman
Lightman. www.suelaymandesigns.com. Wednesdays,
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Through March 28.
125 G.E. PATTERSON (409-7870).
TOPS Gallery
“Voice of the Turtle,” exhibition of work by Kenneth
Lawrence Beaudoin, Peter
Bowman, Jim Buchman, Guy
Church, William Eggleston,
John Fahey, John McIntire,
Johnathan Payne, and Terri
Phillips. www.topsgallery.
com. Through Feb. 8.
400 S. FRONT.
DanCe
Brooks Milongas
Members of the Argentine
Tango Society give lessons
and tango demonstrations in
the Rotunda. Included with
museum admission. Third
Thursday of every month,
6:30 p.m.
MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART,
1934 POPLAR (544-6209).
Nutcracker
The Children’s Ballet Theater
presents a family-friendly
length version of this fairytale
classic. $35. Sun., Dec. 21,
2:30 p.m.
GERMANTOWN PERFORMING ARTS
CENTER, 1801 EXETER (751-7500),
WWW.GPACWEB.COM.
“All That Glitters,” exhibition reflecting the diversity
of the museum’s permanent
collection divided into three
sections showcasing pieces
made of gold, silver, and copper. Through March 1.
“Tributaries: Susie Ganch,”
exhibition of jewelry with
suspended precious stones
and enameled copper in
intricate webs of silver and
steel. www.metalmuseum.org.
Through March 1.
COmeDy
374 METAL MUSEUM DR. (774-6380).
3659 S. MENDENHALL (485-1119).
Painted Planet
Holiday LINK, exhibition of
works by members of Artist
Link. Through Dec. 31.
Gallery Artists on View, exhibition by gallery artists. (3385223), Tuesdays-Saturdays,
11:45 a.m.-6 p.m.
1015 S. COOPER (725-0054).
Playhouse on the
Square
“Pile,” exhibition of art by
Leandra Urrutia. www.mca.
edu. Through Jan. 4.
“Cold Wax in Color,” exhibition of works by Rebecca
Cafe Eclectic
The Wiseguys Present:
Storytellers Unplugged,
combines fast-paced improv,
guest storytellers, and scenic
improv. $5. Third Saturday of
every month, 10:30 p.m.
603 N. MCLEAN (725-1718).
Flirt Nightclub
Trippin on Thursday, hosted
by K-97 Funny Man Prescott.
Thursdays, 6 p.m.
P&H Cafe
Open Mic Comedy, Thursdays, 9 p.m.
1532 MADISON (726-0906).
POeTry/SPOken
WOrD
Brinson’s
Melting Pot: Artist Showcase,
open mic night hosted by
Darius “Phatmak” Clayton.
$5. Thursdays, 7-11 p.m.
341 MADISON (524-0104).
The Broom Closet
Open Mic Nite with Rootz,
join local artists for an
evening of spoken word,
creative performances, and
music. www.thebroomclosetmemphis.com. $5. Tuesdays,
7-9 p.m.
3307 PARK (443-5692).
Cordova Branch
Library
Poetry That Pops!, exploration into descriptive poetry
including writing techniques
and connecting with audiences. (415-2764), www.
livingbreathingpoetry.com.
Free. Sat., Dec. 20, 2-4 p.m.
8457 TRINITY (754-8443).
House of Mtenzi
Open Mic with DJ WyzLyfe,
$7. Fri., Dec. 19, 8 p.m.
1289 MADISON.
The HUB
LoveSpeaks, Fridays,
11 p.m.-2 a.m.
Live.Seed, Third Saturday of
every month, 6-8 p.m.
515 E.H. CRUMP.
Java Cabana
Open Mic Nite, www.
javacabanacoffeehouse.com.
Thursdays, 8-10 p.m.
2170 YOUNG (272-7210).
CALL FOR INFORMATION.
BOOkSIgnIngS
Booksigning by
Bill Haltom
Author discusses and signs
The Other Fellow May Be
Right: The Civility of Howard
Baker. Thurs., Dec. 18, 5:30 p.m.
BURKE’S BOOK STORE,
936 S. COOPER (278-7484),
WWW.BURKESBOOKS.COM.
LeCTure/SPeaker
Munch & Learn
Lectures
Bring brown bag lunch; sodas
and water will be supplied.
Listen to lectures on art by
various speakers. Free for
members, $5 nonmembers.
noon-1 p.m.
THE DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS,
4339 PARK (761-5250), WWW.DIXON.
ORG.
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Holly Hike
Self-guided tour of holly
collection featuring all of the
major species, many cultivars
available in the trade, and
several rare or unusual
varieties. Map available at
front desk. Free with garden
admission during regular
hours. Sundays-Fridays,
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Through
Dec. 31.
MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN, 750
CHERRY (636-4100), WWW.MEMPHISBOTANICGARDEN.COM.
Tours at Two
Join a Dixon docent or
member of the curatorial staff
on a tour of the current exhibitions. Free for members.
$5 nonmembers. Tuesdays,
Sundays, 2-3 p.m.
THE DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS,
4339 PARK (761-5250),
WWW.DIXON.ORG.
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LoMele, exhibition of paintings, illustrations, and installation work. Through Dec. 30.
Chappell. Through Jan. 5.
“This Green and Pleasant Land,” exhibition of
watercolors and block prints
by Martha Kelly. www.
playhouseonthesqare.org.
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Exhibition also features an interactive play table of Ancient
Egypt and an X-Ray viewing
screen where kids can look
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$7 adults, $3 children, free
for kids under 6. Through
Jan. 18.
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cultural symbolism. See
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Jan. 23.
BELZ MUSEUM OF ASIAN AND JUDAIC
ART, 119 S. MAIN, IN THE PEMBROKE
SQUARE BUILDING (523-ARTS).
Kid’s Hoop, Yoga, &
Craft Day
A fun-filled day for children 6+
creating a handmade hoop to
take home. Snacks provided.
$40. Sat., Dec. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
CO-MOTION STUDIO,
416 N. CLEVELAND (316-7733),
WWW.COMOTIONMEMPHIS.COM.
Snowy Days Camp
Finish last-minute shopping
while your children enjoy
games, crafts, lunch, and a
movie. Different crafts &
movie each day. Lunch will be
provided. $25 members, $35
nonmembers. Tues., 9 a.m.3 p.m. Through Dec. 23.
MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN,
750 CHERRY (636-4126).
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Play in the “snow,” sip hot cocoa
or spiced tea, create a winter
craft, and enjoy fun, games,
and a musical light show. $7
members, $10 nonmembers.
Through Dec. 30, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN,
750 CHERRY (636-4100).
Winter Fantasy
Tea
Wear fairytale best, sip on
tea, nibble pastries with
a princess, make a crown
of jewels and a snowman
craft. Advance reservations
required. $15 members, $25
nonmembers. Wed., Dec. 24,
noon-1 p.m.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF MEMPHIS,
2525 CENTRAL (320-3170),
WWW.CMOM.COM.
Special eventS
“Adoption is the New
Black”
50 percent off adoption fees
on all black or mostly black
dogs and cats. Through
Dec. 21.
HUMANE SOCIETY OF MEMPHIS
& SHELBY COUNTY, 935 FARM
(272-1753), WWW.MEMPHISHUMANE.
ORG.
The Haven Holiday
Alumni Bash
25+ party celebrating and
showing pride for alumni
schools and neighborhoods
in Whitehaven. $10. Fri.,
Dec. 19, 9 p.m.
THE VINEYARD, 3270 ELVIS PRESLEY
(650-0021).
Hoop Church: Drum
Circle + Hoop Jam
Drum, dance, hula hoop
& play. All instruments
welcome, hoops provided.
Pay-what-you-can. Sun.,
Dec. 21, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
CO-MOTION STUDIO,
416 N. CLEVELAND (316-7733),
WWW.COMOTIONMEMPHIS.COM.
House
Happening 2: All
Through the House
Evening of dance, which includes modern twists on The
Nutcracker, the rich Victorian
history of the house, and the
holiday mayhem of our lives
today. $25. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 20,
7:30 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 21,
2 p.m.
WOODRUFF-FONTAINE HOUSE,
680 ADAMS (526-1469),
WWW.PROJECTMOTIONDANCE.ORG.
Ladies Night Out
Hoopy Hour
Unwind and relax at the end
of the week while learning
how to hula hoop. Cocktails
and wine provided. $20. Fri.,
Dec. 19, 7-9 p.m.
CO-MOTION STUDIO,
416 N. CLEVELAND (316-7733),
WWW.COMOTIONMEMPHIS.COM.
LaVinnia London’s
Cabaret
Join LaVinnia London and
her cast of Vaudeville entertainers including acrobats,
aerialists, illusionists and
magicians, comedians, musicians, dancers, and LED artists. 18+ show. $12-$18. Sat.,
Dec. 20, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
1884 LOUNGE, 1555 MADISON (6055520), WWW.MEMPHISCABARET.COM.
Pet Adoptions by
Southern Friends
Animal Society
Midsouth Greyhound Adoption Organization on site
with adoptable pets from
1-3 p.m. Sat., Dec. 20,
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
HOLLYWOOD FEED OLIVE BRANCH,
5070 GOODMAN (662-892-8066),
WWW.HOLLYWOODFEED.COM.
Pet Adoptions by
C.A.R.E.
Santa available for pet photos.
Sat., Dec. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
HOLLYWOOD FEED, 11154 HWY. 51
(842-2081), WWW.HOLLYWOODFEED.
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Pet Adoptions by
Streetdog Foundation
Sat., Dec. 20, noon-3 p.m.
HOLLYWOOD FEED, POPLAR AT ERIN.
Pet Adoptions by
LUCRA (Legg Up Cat
Rescue Association)
Hours are 3-6 p.m. on Fri.,
noon-5 p.m. on Sat., and
2-5 p.m. on Sun. Fri.-Sun.
Through Dec. 21.
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A service of remembrance
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renewal of grief over loss
as well as celebration of
the season. Mon., Dec. 22,
6:30-7:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF THE HOLY COMMUNION,
4645 WALNUT GROVE (767-6987),
WWW.HOLYCOMMUNION.ORG.
“Wonders of the
Universe”
Flat-screen tour through the
current night skies showing
constellations and related
classical stories of mythology with historical notes and
seasonal astronomical events.
$4.50. Through Feb. 28.
MEMPHIS PINK PALACE MUSEUM,
3050 CENTRAL (636-2362),
WWW.MEMPHISMUSEUMS.ORG.
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102 N. SECOND (525-6602).
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Dr. William Skoog leads the
professional men’s chamber
ensemble in singing music of
the holiday season. Fri.,
Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.
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Call for reservations. $19.
Sun., Dec. 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
BONNE TERRE, 4715 CHURCH RD. W.,
NESBIT, MS (662-781-5100),
WWW.BONNETERREINN.COM.
Bud Davis Cadillac Toy
Truck Drive
New, unwrapped toys and
monetary donations can
be dropped off for children
and families served by
Porter-Leath. Santa will be
on-site Wed.-Fri. Mon.-Fri.,
Dec. 15-19.
BUD DAVIS CADILLAC, 5433 POPLAR
(761-1900), WWW.PORTERLEATH.ORG.
Choral Evensong with
the Holy Eucharist
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Church of the Holy
Communion
Wed., Dec. 24, 4-11:45 p.m.
CHURCH OF THE HOLY COMMUNION,
4645 WALNUT GROVE (767-6987),
WWW.HOLYCOMMUNION.ORG.
Coat Drive at the
Cotton Museum
Collecting new and lightly
used coats for local middle
school students at Grizzlies
Prep in downtown Memphis and Lester Prep in the
Binghampton community.
Through Dec. 31.
THE COTTON MUSEUM, 65 UNION
(531-7826), WWW.MEMPHISCOTTONMUSEUM.ORG.
Enchanted Forest
Festival of Trees
Benefiting Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. $6. Through
Dec. 31.
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MEMPHIS PINK PALACE MUSEUM,
3050 CENTRAL (636-2362),
WWW.THEENCHANTEDFOREST.ORG.
Holiday Arts
Pop-up shop featuring local
artists from eastern Arkansas.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.5:30 p.m. Through Dec. 23.
MAIN STREET WEST MEMPHIS,
113 BROADWAY (870-735-8814),
WWW.BROADWAYWESTMEMPHIS.COM.
Holiday Ice Spectacular
$10-$20. Through Dec. 21.
GOLD STRIKE CASINO, 1010 CASINO
CENTER , TUNICA, MS
(1-888-24K-PLAY),
WWW.GOLDSTRIKEMISSISSIPPI.COM.
Holiday Magic of
Science
Family-friendly program
using many different science
concepts as decorations for
the holiday season. All ages
can participate in physical
science demonstrations.
$4.75. Through Dec. 19.
MEMPHIS PINK PALACE MUSEUM,
3050 CENTRAL (636-2362),
WWW.MEMPHISMUSEUMS.ORG.
Holiday Pops presents
Home for the Holidays
Annual holiday concert
performed by Memphis Symphony Orchestra. $79. Sat.,
Dec. 20, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.
CANNON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, MEMPHIS COOK
CONVENTION CENTER, 255 N. MAIN
(525-1515),
WWW.MEMPHISSYMPHONY.ORG.
Holiday Show and Sale
Showcase of jewelry, homewares, sculpture, and more by
artists and special ornament
display crafted by students
and professionals alike.
Through Jan. 4.
METAL MUSEUM,
374 METAL MUSEUM DR. (774-6380),
WWW.METALMUSEUM.ORG.
Last Stop Christmas
Shop
Shop for local pottery, woodworks, jewelry, terrariums,
fair trade merchandise, vintage items, and more. Thurs.,
Dec. 18, 2-9 p.m.
THE TROLLEY STOP MARKET,
704 MADISON (526-1361).
Memphis Arts
Collective’s Holiday
Artist Market
Live craft demos at 1:30 p.m.
Sun., noon-5 p.m., and Mon.Sat., 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Through Dec. 24.
B A FRAMER, 1501 UNION, WWW.
MEMPHISARTSCOLLECTIVE.COM.
Merry Christmas Tree
Farm
Choose and cut your favorite
tree or have it cut for you.
Hayrides and gift shop on
site. Through Dec. 24.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TREE FARM,
1890 GETWELL (662-429-2773).
Photos with Santa
Through Dec. 24.
CARRIAGE CROSSING, HOUSTON LEVEE & BILL MORRIS PKWY. (854-8240),
WWW.SHOPCARRIAGECROSSING.COM.
Pictures with Santa
For more information and
registration for meals with
Santa, visit website. Free-$13.
Through Dec. 20.
CEDAR HILL FARM, 8 LOVE,
HERNANDO, MS (662-429-2540),
WWW.GOCEDARHILLFARM.COM.
Santa’s Village
Christmas crafts and treats,
caroling with Elsa, hot chocolate and cookies, and visit
with Santa after using the
Naughty or Nice Meter, Sat.,
Dec. 20, 5 p.m.
THE SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER,
800 E. PARKWAY S. (729-8007),
WWW.STAGEDOORMEMPHIS.ORG.
Starry Nights
Featuring new lights display,
camel rides, photos with
Santa, and more. $20 per car.
Through Dec. 28, 6 p.m.
SHELBY FARMS, 500 N. PINE LAKE
(767-PARK), WWW.SHELBYFARMSPARK.ORG.
SunTrust Zoo Lights
See snow at the farm, Santa in
his shop, reindeer, thousands
of holiday lights, and much
more. $6 members, $8 nonmembers. Through Dec. 30.
MEMPHIS ZOO, 2000 PRENTISS
PLACE IN OVERTON PARK (333-6500),
WWW.MEMPHISZOO.ORG.
WMC-TV Toy Truck
Drive
New, unwrapped toys and
monetary donations can be
dropped off for children and
families served by PorterLeath. Santa will be on site
Mon. and Tues. Mon.-Fri.,
Dec. 15-19.
WMC-TV, 1960 UNION,
WWW.PORTERLEATH.ORG.
Visit with Santa
Free with admission. Sat.,
11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Through
Dec. 20.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF MEMPHIS,
2525 CENTRAL (320-3170),
WWW.CMOM.COM.
Food & drink
Wine, Music,
and a Book
Featuring half-price wine
and live music. Every other
Saturday.
BOOKSELLERS BISTRO, THE BOOKSELLERS AT LAURELWOOD,
387 PERKINDS EXT. (374-0881),
WWW.THEBOOKSELLERSATLAURELWOOD.COM.
Film
Two-Bit Waltz
Maude’s Granny died
leaving her loads of money,
under one condition: Maude
must go to college, which she
doesn’t want to do. $9. Thurs.,
Dec. 18, 7 p.m.
MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART,
1934 POPLAR (544-6200),
WWW.BROOKSMUSEUM.ORG.
The Light Before
Christmas 3D
Join two children lost in a
snowstorm who learn about
the true meaning of Christmas. $9. Through Dec. 31.
IMAX THEATER, IN THE MEMPHIS
PINK PALACE MUSEUM,
3050 CENTRAL (636-2362),
WWW.MEMPHISMUSEUMS.ORG.
Polar Express 3D
On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical
train that’s headed to the
North Pole and Santa’s home.
$11.50-$13.50. Through
Dec. 31.
IMAX THEATER, IN THE MEMPHIS
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Chef Mike Patrick takes the Farmers Market Challenge.
G
oing to the Memphis Farmers Market with Mike Patrick is a bit
like walking around with the mayor. Everybody knows him, and
we end up stopping every few feet to talk feed with pig farmers
and chanterelles with mushroom hunters. And, you know, kiss
babies.
“I’ve been coming here since day one,” admits Patrick. “I used
to have a piece of ribbon from the ribbon cutting on my refrigerator.”
Patrick is the owner and chef at Rizzo’s Diner, which will open at its new
location on South Main this Saturday. Today he’s taking the Flyer’s Farmers
Market Challeng, where I team up with a local chef, we go shopping at the farmers market. Then we make something delicious with what we buy.
Patrick is a good-natured guy and built like a house. This is a good thing,
because today the temperature is 49 degrees, and the wind is howling. Here and
there, shoppers in heavy overcoats pick through the last of the year’s harvest,
while at one end of the market, a valiant guitarist plucks out the chords to the
Beatles’ “Eight Days a Week.” Searching through a crate of winter apples, Patrick sings along.
“Ooh, I need your love, babe,” he croons, “guess you know it’s true.”
Patrick’s road to the kitchen has been an interesting one. He says it all started
at age 15 when he got kicked out of high school for fighting. Never one to sit
and sulk, he went out and found a job as a dishwasher, simultaneously enrolling
in a culinary arts class at a vocational school.
“What made up my mind was the teacher,” he confesses. “She was 32 and
super hot.”
Michael Patrick at left; his brat sandwich at right
From there, he went on to work with chefs Mac Edwards and Erling Jensen,
before opening Rizzo’s in late 2011. At the time, he described his menu as “comfort food, uncommonly comfortable,” and it wasn’t long before people started
taking notice. To cite just one example, Food Network’s Guy Fieri, for his show
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, stopped by in 2012 for a taste of Patrick’s Chorizo
Meatloaf with Green Tomato Gravy ($18).
“You get a completely blindside shot from that green tomato gravy,” raved
Fieri, through a mouthful of meatloaf. “That green tomato gravy is nuts.”
To warm us up on this chilly Saturday, Patrick is planning to make a grilled
bratwurst sandwich with green tomato chutney. I’m all for it. We get the brats
from Lazy Dog Farms and the tomatoes from Jones Orchard — then round out
our shopping bag with a loaf of ciabatta from Cucina Bread, barbecue pickles
from Old Apple Hill Brine, and some herbed goat cheese from Bonnie Blue
Farm. Then, it’s time for lunch.
Patrick lives in a cozy, one-bedroom apartment in a converted hotel on North
Main. It’s a grand old building with crown molding and a marble lobby, but the
best part is definitely the view. When we head up to the roof to grill the brats, it’s
all there: City Hall, the M Bridge, and the Pyramid.
“I like to come up here in the summer and watch the fireworks,” says Patrick,
while the brats sizzle on the grate. “I’ll grill up some steaks and make margaritas.”
Back in Patrick’s kitchen, we start slicing the tomatoes. And if you’ve never
seen the inside of a green heirloom tomato, let me recommend it to you. They’re
like little works of art in there — little paintings by William Turner, grading in
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We sauté the tomatoes with apples
and pears, then add a mixture of vinegar, sugar, and pickle juice. While the
chutney reduces, we slice the pickles,
goat cheese, and some kale. Then it’s
go time.
Ladies and gentlemen, there are
moments in life when the planets align,
the clouds open up, and the sandwich
gods smile down on us. This was one
of those moments. The green tomato
chutney was sweet and tart, beautifully
cutting against the heartiness of the
brats. And the goat cheese added just
the right note of herbed creaminess to
the blend.
To make a sandwich that good, you
have to believe in what you’re doing.
You have to mean it. Fortunately, that’s
not a problem for Patrick. As we finish
our sandwiches, scraping the leftover
goat cheese off our plates, he confesses
that for him, cooking isn’t just a job —
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But I can cook. And by being able to
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Hard Knock Life
Quvenzhané Wallis stars in Jay-Z’s vanity remake of Annie.
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n the beginning of this version of Annie,
Quvenzhané Wallis, starring as the famous
cartoon orphan, gives a presentation to her
class about her favorite president, Franklin
D. Roosevelt. During the Great Depression,
she says, lots of people were poor and very few were
rich. It was like today, only without the internet, she
explains as her classmates beat light hip-hop rhythms
on their desks, Stomp style. But then FDR made all
the poor people rich, and everybody was happy.
This is not quite how the history books record it,
of course, but I guess family entertainment needs an
educational aspect to partially justify its existence,
or, in the case of Annie, to justify two hours of
product placement.
Annie has the feel of a vanity project for Jay-Z.
The hip-hop mogul who had one of his biggest hits
in 1998’s “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem),” which
samples one of the two songs everyone knows from
the 1977 Broadway musical. But poverty must seem
like a distant memory to Jay-Z at this point, since his
musical output for the past few years has pretty much
been songs about how rich he is, and how he wants to
get even richer. So as part of his “getting even richer”
program, he enlisted fellow super-rich dad hip-hop
star Will Smith to co-executive produce this remake of
the class-conscious musical for the mobile phone age.
For Wallis, however, the memory of poverty must
be much clearer. At age 5, the child of a teacher and
truck driver was found at a cattle-call audition by
the director of 2012’s Sundance winner Beasts of
the Southern Wild, and subsequently became the
youngest person ever nominated for a Best Actress
Oscar. She was reportedly paid more to play Annie
than was spent in total on her film debut.
You may have noticed that I have been writing
about money for this entire review. That’s appropriate,
since that’s pretty much what Annie is about. As
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an orphanage, she lives in a foster
home/child services scam run by
Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz,
who at least looks like she’s having
fun most of the time) with a bevy of
other unfortunates. She pines for her
parents until one day, while chasing
a stray dog she names Sandy, she is
saved from certain death by Mr. Will
Stacks (Jamie Foxx, who is usually
more able to convincingly look like
he’s having fun), a cell phone mogul
whose Bloomberg-like mayoral bid
is floundering. His two campaign
handlers, Grace (Rose Byrne) and Guy
(Bobby Cannavale) think he needs to
look more human to the voters, so he
takes Annie to live in his Tony Starklike penthouse high above New York
City, where she charms him and the
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rest of the city with her wit and spunk.
Wallis remains a compelling screen
presence, but for any actor, it’s one
thing to do indie realism and quite
another thing to do musical theater.
She’s game, even when she’s being out
danced and out sung by her fellow
orphans, and she at least doesn’t
embarass herself like Foxx, who will
likely go to his grave remembering the
time a director told him to stand still
and hold the Purell bottle so the camera
can get a nice long shot of the label.
Product placement has long been a
scourge of Hollywood filmmaking, but
Annie is the most egregious offender
in recent memory. When a character
takes a moment to read off the model
number of the Bell helicopter he’s
piling into for the big chase scene,
it’s clear the balance has tipped from
escapist movie musical to extended
SINCE
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infomercial. It’s so egregious that the
film finds itself compelled to comment
on it, with Grace wisecracking to
Annie at the clumsy film-within-a-film
Twilight parody they attend, “Product
placement is the only thing keeping the
film industry afloat these days.” Annie
is an argument that it’s time to let that
kind of filmmaking sink.
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I am happy to report that Cookie’s baby weighs, as of this
writing, four pounds. Cookie is my friend who works at the Ballinger’s
gas station and convenience store at Cooper and Union in Midtown. I first mentioned
the rant
the way to work.
Since that time, Cookie and her equally awesome
boyfriend, Terrance, had a premature baby boy. And a
movement started.
I guess many of the customers there are regulars who
also love Cookie and Terrance, and since their baby was
born, there has been an outpouring of support for them.
It’s been kind of like a reality television show, only not
disgusting and idiotic like 99 percent of the ones that are
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Angeles and Chopped, two of my secret guilty pleasures.
But I’ve seen commercials for the other ones. Over and
over and over and over and over and over I have seen the
commercials, especially about that closet queen millionaire and his nouveau-rich family in Atlanta. Chrisley
something or another. Ugh. It makes me ashamed to be a human being.
No, Cookie and Terrance are real. And it has been a journey. Things didn’t look too promising at first, but now the baby has been moved from an incubator to a crib and might even get to go home Christmas Day. All of this has been very expensive for Cookie and Terrance, and they’ve had a little collection box at the cash register, where all of their regular customers and friends have been able to pitch in a little bit to help. And every morning when Cookie
is at work, she updates everyone on the baby’s progress. And on Terrance’s shift, he does the same. All the while, both of them have huge smiles on their
faces and can make anyone’s bad day turn into a great day.
I hope one person is reading this. At one point, this unknown person stole the collection box with the money in it. Whoever you are, I hope you are
reading this, and I hope you get shingles. I hope you are forced to watch the Chrisley show 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with shingles, for the rest of
your horrid, putrid life. And you know what? You didn’t ruin anything. You just made all of us want to cheer that baby on even more and get even more
excited. You are nothing. We hope you change into a better person.
I best stop now or I’m going to embarrass Cookie and Terrance. Oh, but one more thing: Cookie asked me one morning if I would do her a favor and thank
the nurses at Methodist Hospital in print if I got the chance — all of the nurses who have been so wonderful to her, Terrance, and the baby. So THANK YOU,
Methodist Hospital nurses. You might not ever know how much
you made this situation better than it could have been.
This is the only thing that has happened to me in more than a
decade that made me feel any kind of holiday season spirit. It is
making up for all of the over-commercialization of the holidays that annually makes me feel like I am losing my mind. The
consumerism, gifts that are “trending,” people waiting in long
lines on Black Friday, and at their computers on Cyber Monday,
looking for deals on crap no one needs, all of it. It makes me nuts
every year.
Take, for example, a recent survey that was featured on the
Today show. It was a sampling from Consumer Reports of what
people voted on as the worst-ever holiday gifts. The top four
worst-ever holiday gifts were listed as 4) books, 3) home décor,
2) flowers and plants, and, coming in at number 1 for the worst
gift: booze.
Who the hell are these people answering the questions in this
survey? Books? Booze? What is it that they want? How could
you not want a great novel and a bottle of champagne for the
holidays? Would you rather have the latest contraption that
allows you to fluff your bed pillows from work with an app on
your iPhone because that makes you feel so much hipper? See,
this is where I have the problem with everyone saying they love
Christmas because it’s supposed to celebrate the birth of Jesus,
even though they probably didn’t even have calendars back then
and no one really knows the date. If you are all so into Christmas
because of this, why don’t you lie down on some straw and stop
it with the social media and shopping?
Personally, I want to start my own reality show for the holidays: Cookie’s Fortune. I sure hope that baby gets to come home
from the hospital by Christmas.
m e m p h i s f l y e r. c o m
her on this page several months ago, as someone who helps make my day almost every day when I stop for coffee on
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NEW DAISY THEATRE
330 Beale St. • 525-8981
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12/19: Sleeping Seasons
12/20: Southern Creed Reunion
12/27: Boxing On Beale
12/31: Pyramid Vodka Presents The
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12/17: $3 Pint Night!
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GOD’S CREATION
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A loving in-home daycare center is now hiring
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12/17: Telegraph Canyon, Holly Cole
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MINGLEWOOD HALL
1555 Madison Ave. * 901-312-6058
12/18: Wildfire Wrestling w/ Jerry Lawler & Bill
Dundee
12/19: Lucero Family Christmas w/ Mighty Souls
Brass Band
12/20: Bobby Rush
12/30: Mindless Behavior
1/16: Black Jacket Symphony Performs “Dark Side
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2/10: Lotus w/ Kung Fu
2/12: Turnpike Troubadours
2/19: RL Grime (DJ)
3/8: Bush w/ Theory of a Deadman
3/10: Elvis Costello
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12/20: LaVinnia London’s Cabaret
12/26: Zoogma w/ Agori Tribe
1/9: W. Kamu Bell (Comedy) w/ Josh McLane
2/7: Wakarua Winter Classic
2/19: Jeff Austin Band (YMSB) w/ Graber Grass
3/26: Martin Sexton
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Thu & Sun - College Night, $2 drafts, $7 pitchers
12/18: Scott & Vanessa Sudbury
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421 N. Watkins St. 278-8965
1500 sq. ft. of Vintage & Antique Jewelry. Retro
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Nov. 28-Dec. 14, 1501 Union Ave.
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Solstice Party on Sat Dec. 20, music by
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Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10:30-6:60; Fri til 7:30,
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