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Delta Farm Press
Battle to control navel orangeworm gets federal assistance.
Delayed planting and weather conditions may increase seed treatments. Here are tips for safe handling.
Officials plan state-based focus in partnership with Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Watch for removal of 232 tariffs, Congress&039 take on ITC report, and appetite for cooperation before new North American free trade agreement secures approval.
Light maneuvering drives grain prices to narrowly mixed results to end the week.
Memphis Business Journal
651 Oakleaf Office Ln
Memphis, TN 38117 Directions
As the saying goes, birds of a feather flock together. In the case of snowbirds and sunbirds affectionate nicknames for traveling retirees this is definitely true. Snowbirds are residents of northern states who flock to the South to escape harsh winters, while sunbirds travel to the North in droves to get away from summer heat and humidity. However, if youre tempted to take flight in the off-season, think through the costs and logistics first.Keep tabs on your house. Youre right
Weve met with four superintendents from Bartlett, Germantown, Lakeland, and Collierville. They are ecstatic.
The Memphis in May International Festival will be wrapping up its month-long salute to the city in honor of its bicentennial year by inviting everyone to come celebrate at no cost. On April 16, Memphis in May revealed the entertainment lineup for a free, bicentennial concert that will be held Saturday, May 25. Featuring five stages throughout Tom Lee Park, the event is produced in conjunction with the City of Memphis, Shelby County, and the Memphis Brand Initiative and will offer a wide
A new East Memphis abode led this weeks home sales roundup, despite selling for less than $800,000. Houses in Collierville and Germantown took the other four spots, selling for between $575,000 and $700,000.The No. 1 home, which sold for $770,000, is located on Pecan Grove Lane in ZIP code 38120. Located on .46 acres, the 4,000-square-foot house holds five bedrooms and four full bathrooms. A 1998 abode on Coton Hall Cove in Collierville sold for just under $700,000. The ZIP 38017 residence has
A sports fanatic is set to open a three-room restaurant and entertainment venue inside a former pool hall near Bartlett.
460 Tennessee St
Memphis, TN 38103 Directions
Whats the purpose of noise In propaganda its an effective tool. A barrage of information traumatizes us. It tests our will and patience. Noise and competing facts disrupt, confuse, and numb us until basic self care not even preservation becomes a mighty instrument of control. Its slow, low-impact torture, but the cumulative result is stunningly effective. Im leading with this because weaponized information is a fact of modern life, and the major theme explored in Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillans recent adaptation of George Orwells landmark novel, 1984. As the story veers away from Winston and Julias secret, desperate romance in a broken, paranoid society, and jets down a tunnel of pure horror, this interpretation evolves into an academic lecture on the art and science of manufactured reality.I appreciate the experiment and visual inventiveness but Im not always sure what this latest interpretation of Orwells cautionary tale hopes to accomplish. Projected fields of text against gray, Bauhaus inspired set pieces are as stunning, as the authors ever- prescient words: War is peace, ignorance is strength, freedom is slavery. There are moments when the action on stage at Circuit Playhouse leans in the direction of dance, and all these layers create an environment thats visually remarkable but at odds with itself. Its difficult tocommunicate how artlessness degrades humanity in an world made of overwhelming artistic gestures. As the long one act plays itself out, Carter McHanns tremendous, anxiety-core sound design proves almost too effective. It comes on strong but its ability to punctuate and frame the action gets lost in droning persistence. Propagandists benefit when the crowd numbs out. Theatrical goals are different, so an immersive approach to torture techniques yields mixed results. Stripping Orwells story down to principal characters, with only a handful of secondary voices, robs us of any real opportunity to experience the soul crushing imbalance of individuals flickering in and out of self-awareness inside a monolithic, fear-motivated society. There are glimpses when children rat out their proud, thought criminal parents, but the bigger picture is always out of focus. For the most part, director Courtney Oliver wrestled this seemingly minimal, but spectacle-heavy show into a matter of substance and relative clarity. Her cast seems uniquely grounded, resulting in honest, humane performances led by Danny Crowe as the shows protagonist Winston Smith. Even when the text gives actors only a note or two to blow, they blow them fearlessly. Olivers prudence is also evident in a stubborn avoidance of contemporary political tropes. She carefully navigates the storm of projected information and noise and lets the adapted work speak, more or less, for itself. Greg Boller goes sleazy as OBrien, the inner-party member posing as a gateway to the resistance. Like a good sadist, he tells his victims exactly what hes doing while hes doing it. Bollers mic drop moment is painfully literal, but he delivers a solid crash course in gas-lighting and the mechanics of the long con. So much is made of Room 101 and OBriens use of torture in 1984, but thats all endgame last mile delivery. We are the dead, indeed.Adaptations give us a chance to explore specific narrative threads and shine new light through old windows. In this case, exposing the audience to low grade torture techniques by way of flickering or flashing light, grating inescapable sound, triggering imagery and making us all hold our pee through the intermission-free show, drowns out a more interesting theme struggling to escape a relentlessly bleak events sadistic gravity: Are our heroes, villains, allies and enemies all fictional constructs Have they always been By the time this idea expresses itself in dialogue, were, once again, too agitated to see the elusive bigger picture. Maybe thats also the point. As historic text, 1984 mocks us, predicting a black mirror environment of compromised privacy, nationalism and weaponized mass-information. As a piece of contemporary theater, this version of the story is neither agitprop or entertainment. Its an experience. Whether its pleasant or not may prove to be a subject of contention, and probably beside the point. event-1
Time Warp Drive-In organizer Matt Martin says the most requested theme in the six-year history of the monthly retro movie night has always been the teen 80s movies of John Hughes.Saturday night, April 20th at the Malco Summer Drive-In, Time Warpers will get their wish. Hughes grew up in suburban Grosse Point, Michigan. After getting his start with National Lampoon, he became one of the most prolific and successful writers of his generation. For better or worse, his insightful depictions of high school hierarchy became the default view of teenage life in the 80s and 90s. When they were released, they were often controversial due to their frank depictions of teenage sex, drugs, and rock and roll, while teenagers of the time praised the emotional honesty. Todays audiences in the teenage target demographic might find the films almost exclusively white cast and creaky gender role assumptions problematic. Its the rare artist who can remain controversial over the decades, only for changing reasons. Ferris Buellers Day Off is probably Hughes tightest screenplay, comedy wise. Putting the majority of those words in the mouth of a fourth-wall breaking Matthew Broderick made it an instant classic. Would Bueller have gotten away with his low-key crime spree if hed been a black teenager who couldnt leverage his whiteprivilege Probably not. Does he show signs of borderline sociopathy Arguably. But when this film is really clicking, you cant help but root for Brodericks portrayal of the consummate teenagecon man with a heart of gold. The Breakfast Club is Hughes at his most empathetic. He created the perfect portrayals of the teenage stereotypes of the jock, the beauty queen, the introvert, the waste-oid criminal, and the geek, and then proceeded to rip them to pieces by revealing the scared and hopeful people underneath. Weird Science was Hughes second film as director in 1984, and, as the title says, its probably his weirdest. In what must be the most egregious example of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl in film history, two nerds, Gary Anthony Michael Hall and Wyatt Ilan Mitchell Smith use...well, weird science...to semi-accidentally create a super-powered supermodel, played by real life supermodel Kelly LeBrock. But like most stories of summoning a genie from a lamp, the wishers end up getting more of what they need than what they think they want. The Time Warp Drive-in rolls at 7:30 PM on Saturday, April 20th at the Malco Summer Drive-In.
The Binghampton neighborhood is named for its founder and first mayor, W.H. Bingham. He was an immigrant who came to America from Ireland and settled in the Memphis area, where he became a businessman and politician. The neighborhood has changed many times in the ensuing years, but in the modern era it has become a haven for immigrants, and the Binghampton International Festival celebrates the communitys global diversity with musical performances, dancing, and a bike parade. The Binghampton International Festival came about as the result of work being done through the Center for Transforming Communities. We go to neighborhoods and work alongside people to fulfill their dreams, passions, and aspirations, says community organizer and festival spokesperson Kate Kananura, recounting work the center has previously done in North Memphis, South Memphis, and Highland Heights. Binghampton is one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in Memphis, and it is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the entire state of Tennessee, she adds. There are few other neighborhoods like Binghampton, where there are people from Africa, Mexico, Nepal, and Asia. Its just a wonderful mix of people who have lived together for a long time and who want to know more about each others culture. According to Kananura, the Binghampton International Festival was created so, one very beautiful neighborhood filled with immigrants and the families of immigrants could tell its story to Memphis and to the world.
A visit to the colorful Mi Tierra. Imagine a whimsical wonderland of sombreros vueltiaos, artificial flowers, and empanadas right near the Memphis-Bartlett border, a true beach within reach, a wild place of music, dcor, and margaritas to which words cant do justice. Thats Mi Tierra, a Colombian restaurant at 5883 Summer, and thats where we ventured last week for a change of pace and just the right amount of tequila. Mi Tierra is nestled in a bizarre shopping center, but its hard to miss with its bright colors and Colombian flags. The first thing that greets you is a sandy beach out front. This is a beachside bungalow of a restaurant, complete with two covered patios and fake parrots aplenty. Inside, no surface goes uncovered. From the windows to the walls, its a tropical canopy, a mish-mash of tiki and jungle, a fanciful paradise. Mirna Garcia, the owner, explains, We go for decorations here. Garcia opened Mi Tierra nearly 16 years ago this Halloween will mark her official anniversary. She has had plenty to celebrate in those 16 years. Besides her weekly reggae parties and Saturday late nights, she is also a regular competitor in the Flyers annual Margarita Festival. Last year, she won second place with her passion fruit margarita, a delicious concoction that wholly masked the tequila, which could be dangerous on a warm patio day. Speaking of patios, Mi Tierra does it right. Besides their front porch patio, they also feature a large covered patio to the side of the building. Its the perfect place to throw a real afternoon rager. Theres a bar, TVs, and enough seating to accommodate 50 of your most fun-loving friends. Owing to its roof, this is a patio to be enjoyed whenever its warm, rain or shine. The patio is just one of many hidden gems lurking in the restaurant, though. While exploring the restaurant, theres a lot to take in. More so than any other place Ive visited and Ive been to a lot of Cracker Barrels, Mi Tierra is absolutely covered. The flowers above hide large speakers and at least one speaker is wearing a soccer kit and televisions. Theres a fish bowl in one wall, small houses embedded in another, and a large drop-down screen that, the night we visited, was showing some salsa dancing. Mi Tierra celebrates its regulars and its history by showcasing photos on each table and I aim to make it in a table photo one of these days disregard that print film is on the outs Ive always wanted to be a table photo person and this seems like the place to be one. Mi Tierra is yet another place that caters to the very deserving service industry crowd. As Garcia says, At 10 p.m., the lights go down and the music goes up She keeps the bar open until 3 a.m. and the kitchen open until 2 a.m. on the weekends for late-night entertaining, dancing, and revelry. For those looking for delicious food after-hours, this is the place. We enjoyed a large platter between four of us full of plantains, empanadas, arepas, various meats, and a cilantro dipping sauce that was unbelievably good. None among us, however, was willing to order the mysterious bebida con queso. My Spanish is at the intermediate level, but if my translation is correct, itll take more than three margaritas for me to try a cheese drink. But the margaritas They were delicious. Its easy to see why this group took second place in the Margarita Festival and why Ill be rooting for them to take home the first place prize this year. As is well-established, I often go to bars in the Midtown and Downtown areas and dont venture out to the Bartlett area for much. We could all take a page from Bartletts book, though, and support such a thriving Latino-owned culinary scene. Mi Tierra is one of many treasures in the area, and with a patio and drinks like that, it should be a go-to spot for not just Bartlett-dwellers but all the rest of us, too. Dont believe me Check out the length of their line at the Margarita Festival and let that do the talking. Mi Tierra, 5883 Summer Avenue
The work of Frances Berry. Alot of activity goes on in Frances Berrys studio when her friend, James Captain Stovall, is in Memphis. Berry works on her stream of consciousness paintings while he works on his. Or theyll work together on a painting or a mural. Its more of an energy thing with us, says Berry, 34. Its almost like dance when were working. We move independently of one another. Berry paints on big sheets of paper. The paintings and her method of working are reminiscent of when, as a child, she drew on the back of old blueprints her grandfather, who was an engineer, brought home from the office. My work is just pure energy moving through me. The reason I started doing time lapse videos of me doing it is because sometimes I would step back when they were done. Im like, Holy shit. Where the fuck was I, and what the fuck is this Berry constantly works when shes in her studio. I made at least solidly 5,000 paintings and maybe 8,000 drawings in the past three years. Her murals can be found at private residences and businesses, including Crosstown Arts, mind/body HAUS yoga studio, and Altown Skatepark. She recently painted a mural on the vert ramp at Society Memphis skatepark. I did the whole skatepark in like 15 and a half hours over three days. Berry feels comfortable in her skin these days. I must say that Im as closely, authentically Frances as Ive ever been, and more comfortable with myself than I have ever been. Ive always, always been painfully uncomfortable, painfully self-conscious. Painfully self-conscious like to the point where it made me a little agoraphobic almost. Like, honestly, I felt like I had no confidence whatsoever. Growing up in Columbus, Mississippi, Berry went to a small private school. She made her debut in the Southern Debutante Assembly in Greenwood, Mississippi. She was in Chi Omega sorority at the University of Alabama. I was engaged at 25. I called off the wedding. I tried to do that thing that I saw everybody else doing and they seemed so happy doing it. But anytime I ever got close to it, I just felt like I was dying and Id end up in this space where Im living one foot trying to do one thing and one foot trying to do another. I finally decided to put both feet on one side and just roll with it. Dont get me wrong. Look. I tell people this all the time. You want me to describe myself I am one part self deprecating, one part silently thinking Im a genius. And they keep each other in check. But, she says, Basically, there was some part of me that just knew that I didnt want to be like everybody else. Berry got into the interior design program in college until she realized three weeks later it wasnt for her. I was a photojournalism major for like five and a half hours one day. I went to one class. They asked me what an adverb was. And I was like, I think Im in the wrong class. After taking her first photography class during her senior year, she took photographs for the next seven years. I took photos of everything. I went through a phase where I photographed underneath peoples furniture for like a month. Things changed after she went to graduate school at Memphis College or Art. My first semester, I sold all my cameras. Every single one of them. The only photos she now takes are with her phone to document things, she says. I went from taking about 1,500 a week to not taking any. Berry, whos won numerous photography awards, says taking pictures quit being interesting. It was magic for the longest time, and then one day it wasnt. She then got into projectors. I would go to Dollar Tree and I would buy anything that was transparent, reflective, anything. I was using tin foil, Mylar balloons, fucking shower curtains. Berry made installations, which might include 15 projectors battling one another. I was using still projectors with moving projectors. I would have them coming at different angles. The space between a projector and the surface it lands on and then what happens once it does makes you very aware that light is a real thing. Her Memory Machine installation in La Rochelle, France, incorporated moving images from the 50s to the 80s. It included images from the La Rochelle archives and audio crowdsourced from her Facebook friends. After she graduated from MCA, Berry took drawing paper, went to the beach with friends during Memorial Day weekend, and began drawing. One of those drawings will be in Flower Show in April 2020 at Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Berry and Stovall, who lives in Henderson, Nevada, met at a residency 18 months ago in upstate New York. In the first three days of hanging out, we made something like 60, 70 pieces of work. She describes their relationship as seven-year-old playground friends. Stovall studied advertising at the Art Institute of Philadelphia before transferring to the Art Institute of California in San Diego. He dropped out in 2017. I knew I wasnt going to do advertising, he says. I didnt have any interest in sitting in an office. I knew what I wanted to do, which was create. He describes his paintings as conceptual with random, dreamlike themes. For now, its strictly painting and drawing for Berry. She is currently painting on leather purses designed by native Memphian Rich Fresh, who lives in Los Angeles. All the shits been in me this whole time, and its not had a way out, Berry says. Its in me and the world convinced me I was something I wasnt.
460 Tennessee St
Memphis, TN 38103 Directions
Hop in and clean up on eggstra special fun during Memphis holiday weekend events.
Springboard Music Festival makes its debut in Memphis.
How Fred Smith confounded the experts and turned an impossible idea into a $160 million reality.
Two Memphis entrepreneurs chart a course to success with new card game.
Marrying comfort with class at Hu. Diner
The Commercial Appeal
495 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38103 Directions
Memphis Avery Downing was paralyzed after a gymnastics accident at age 13, and her journey to Alabamas wheelchair basketball team is an inspiring one.
FedEx Logistics employees can now earn a tuition-free degree online, a development its CEO says gives them a pathway to opportunity.
Shelby County Schools launched an investigation several months ago into now-Superintendent Joris Ray after receiving allegations of misconduct with women.
Music, film and arts events in Memphis include trio of John Hughes movies, of Montreal and North Mississippi Allstars Cody Dickinson.
Rep. Brandon Ogles, R-Franklin, wants $200,000 for chandeliers paying tribute to womens suffrage and civil rights.
803 Channel 3 Dr
Memphis, TN 38103 Directions
Born and raised in Dyersburg, the 32-year-old father of two has never flown on a plane or been north of Kentucky.But now, hes a millionaire.
Local soccer player, Anna Della Rosa, inspires people in the community after battling cancer during her junior year of college.
The Shelby County Sheriffs bomb squad hosted a special Easter egg hunt for local children with disabilities Friday.
Videos posted online purportedly showing migrants held by the United Constitutional Patriots group and handed over to the US Border Patrol drew swift condemnation from the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico.
Informed Sources show April 19, 2019 Guests: Sen. Brian Kelsey, Janis Fullilove and Heidi Shafer Topics: Bill Opposes Student Athlete Compensation Ban, Governor Lee Announces Money for Tom Lee Park, Memphis City Budget Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
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