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OUR 1521ST ISSUE 04.19.18 A porn actress, the president of the United States’ lawyer, and the most popular television host in America walk into a court room … Nah, no one’s going to buy that plot, right? It’s too crazy, too over-theSean top. But what did we expect, really? Hannity We elected a reality show host to the presidency, and he’s turned the entire country into a reality show. It’s getting really hard to keep up. I used to bang out this column on Monday and clean it up and revise it a little on Tuesday morning, just before we went to press. Now, that’s become almost impossible, especially if I’m writing about national politics. I’ll get Trumped every time. This past Monday, for instance, I took a break to walk up the five stories to the roof of the Parking Can Be Fun building next to our offices. I do this two or three times a day, because when my Fit-Bit buzzes and tells me to get moving, I must obey or risk not making my daily goal of 8,000 steps. Then I will die — or something. Anyway, I like the view from up there. You can see the river, brown and swollen with snowmelt from Minnesota; you can see the trees over in Arkansas, freshly emerged from the seasonal floods and sporting the tender greens of spring; you can watch the geese fly against a perfect morning-blue sky. You can clear your head and think about what you might want to write about. And I came up with a couple of ideas. Silly me. When I returned to my desk, the internet had blown up with the news that Trump’s fixer’s lawyer, the attorney representing Michael Cohen, had been forced to reveal in court that Cohen was also an attorney for Fox News mega-host Sean Hannity. What? Hannity immediately intimated that Cohen was a liar and didn’t really represent him but that he wanted attorney-client privilege. What? Porn stars and presidents and right-wing nuts, oh my! Twitter went crazy; the cable channels went into overdrive; the news cycle had a shiny new toy — and the never-ending American political circus had a new act. Let’s think a minute about what’s happened in the past few days. First, the speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, announced he wouldn’t run for reelection. Then, on Friday, Cohen, who was supposed to be in court facing off against porn star and former Trump paramour Stormy Daniels, was seen smoking cigars on the street with Russian oligarchs and mafioso types. That night, Trump announced a bombing raid on Syria. The former FBI director, James Comey, released a book that exposed the president as a shallow, self-centered liar (shocker!) and went on television to talk about it. On Sunday, UN Ambassador Nicki Haley announced tough new sanctions on Russia — which were reversed on Monday by Trump. And that was just the weekend. Monday night, the cable shows chewed through the events of the day, trying to stuff in segments on Hannity’s ethical malfeasance in promoting Cohen on his show without revealing his personal connection, Comey’s provocative book, and Trump’s subsequent eviscerating tweets. The fact that the United States had bombed a country in the Middle East three days prior was lost in the shuffle, having been assessed by most as a meaningless wag-the-dog moment with no casualities and no real consequences. In normal times, any of these stories would have consumed a week’s worth of punditry and analysis. Now we’re N E WS & O P I N I O N all just trying to keep up, while the THE FLY-BY - 4 carousel goes round and round. NY TIMES CROSSWORD - 5 Perhaps figuring we all needed a POLITICS - 7 break, the president and his wife flew to EDITORIAL - 8 Trump’s resort in Florida (on separate VIEWPOINT - 9 planes) for five days of vacation, but COVER - “ROUND ONE!” not before leaving us with several BY JACKSON BAKER - 10 tweets about crooked Hillary and lyin’ WE RECOMMEND - 14 AFTER DARK - 16 Jim Comey. Trump will presumably MUSIC - 18 spend the rest of the week golfing and CALENDAR - 20 tanning. We can hope so, anyway. THEATER - 30 Seriously, I’m exhausted just recounting BAR REPORT - 31 all of this. I probably need another trip to SPIRITS - 33 the rooftop of Parking Can Be Fun, but I’m FILM - 34 afraid I’ll miss something. C LAS S I F I E D S - 36 Bruce VanWyngarden LAST WORD - 39 brucev@memphisflyer.com

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IT’S A S I G N While visiting the University of Memphis’ Crews Center for Entrepreneurship, your Pesky Fly noticed a white board with some facts and figures and the words “constant poop.” We don’t know what the business leaders of tomorrow are planning exactly, but this kind of long-range planning is commendable at least, possibly even visionary.

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Booze, Greensward, & Cooper-Young Sunday sales approved, a new parking plan, and C-Y gets historical protection. B O OZ I N’ O N S U N DAY Tennesseans will soon be able to buy wine and liquor in stores on Sundays. Governor Bill Haslam said he would sign a bill allowing Sunday sales after the Tennessee General Assembly passed the measure last week. After Haslam signs the bill, liquor stores would immediately be allowed to open on Sundays. Grocery stores will have to wait until January 1, 2019, to sell wine on Sundays. It’s not yet known when Haslam will sign the bill. PAR K PAR K I N G P LAN Construction on the new, reconfigured parking lot for the Memphis Zoo is set to begin in November and should wrap up around mid-2020. The new timeline and the final plan for the lot were announced last week. Once complete, it will “forever” end parking on Overton Park’s Greensward, according to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland. The plan converts 2.4 acres of green space into hard surfaces for cars. While Doug McGowen, the city’s chief operating officer, said he knew some will be unhappy with the plan, it was built on compromise, and has had more “public input than just about any project” he’s worked on. J UVE N I LES O UT O F AD U LT JAI LS Advocates were slated to ask the Shelby County Board of Commissioners on Monday to set a moratorium on the transfer of juveniles to adult jails. The request followed the legal battle involving Teriyona Winton, the 16-year-old girl being held in isolation at Nashville’s Tennessee Prison for Women. Winton was charged as an adult for the 2017 murder of 17-year-old Deago Brown in Binghampton. C -Y G ETS LAN D MAR K STATUS The Memphis City Council voted last week to approve the longsought historic overlay district status of Cooper-Young — but with a stipulation. To the chagrin of some of the Cooper-Young residents in the crowd last week, the council agreed that, if approved, they would return in two weeks to create a new city ordinance clearing up some of the language in the guidelines.

EDGE BROKEN Memphis City Council member Phillip Spinosa Jr. said last week the Memphis and Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) is “broken.” Spinosa said the lack of accountability is a core issue for the group, which attracts new businesses to locate here and keeps existing businesses. Spinosa said he wants to have EDGE president Reid Dulberger report to the board, not to the mayor. WO M E N EAR N LES S H E R E Tennessee women, on average, make $7,745 less each year than Tennessee men, according to a study released last week. The nonprofit National Partnership for Women & Families found that Tennessee has the 13th-largest gender-based wage gap. White, non-Hispanic women in Tennessee make $10,365 less than men on average. Black women here make $15,059 less. Latina women make $21,740 less than men here. MATA P LAN C OSTS $30M A revamped proposal to increase bus frequency in Memphis would cost $30 million, according to a new plan unveiled last week. A Portland, Oregon, group hired to restructure Memphis Area Transit Authority’s (MATA) bus system said the plan would bring shorter wait times for bus riders. It would also increase service to 5 percent of Memphis and bring transit access to about 100,000 jobs in the city. To get there, though, MATA would need $30 million for new buses and other improvements. Fuller versions of these stories and even more local news can be found on The News Blog at memphisflyer.com.


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Southern Poverty Law Center steps in for a jailed Memphis journalist. A new petition filed in federal court pleads for the release of Manuel Duran, the Hispanic journalist arrested at an immigration protest on April 3rd, who now faces deportation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed the petition last week and calls for the immediate release of Duran. The petition argues Duran’s arrest and detention “were an effort to suppress his reporting and they violate his First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and the press, his Fourth Amendment protection against unlawful arrest and detention, and his due process rights.” “Manuel Duran is a journalist who was simply doing his job — reporting on the Memphis police and ICE — when he was unlawfully arrested and summarily sent to a remote ICE detention center in retaliation for him exposing the truth,” said Michelle Lapointe, acting deputy legal director for SPLC. “We are seeking Mr. Duran’s immediate release from detention. His unlawful arrest and unconstitutional detention only serve to silence free speech and press, and create more fear and mistrust of law enforcement in immigrant communities.” Duran was a television reporter in El Salvador. He is now the owner of and reporter for Memphis Noticias, a Spanish-language newspaper here.

Duran arrested during a protest.

He was live-streaming an immigration protest Downtown earlier this month when he was arrested for obstructing a roadway along with many others. But charges against Duran were dropped and the case was dismissed. “This office has dismissed misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and obstruction of a highway or passageway filed Tuesday against Manuel Duran,” Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said in a statement on April 5th. “There was not sufficient evidence to go forward with prosecution. This ends any legal issues Mr. Duran has with this office.” But Duran was not released from the Shelby County Jail. While there, he was picked up by ICE officials and he

was transported to the LaSalle Detention Center in Jena, Louisiana, where he awaits a hearing before an immigration judge. “The Memphis Police Department made an unjustified arrest and the Shelby County Sheriff ’s Office unjustly held Manuel,” said Mauricio Calvo, executive director of Latino Memphis. “These actions were done at the expense of local tax payers and at a time when trust is needed more than ever within the community. “Working with federal agencies that use our local tax dollars to house immigrants for non-criminal violations for longer than necessary undermines our city and county’s autonomy to make decisions that make sense for us.” The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) also called for Duran’s release last week. “The detention of Manuel and attempt to suppress his reporting is an outrage to our public’s right to an independent and necessary press,” said Brandon Benavides, NAHJ president. The SPLC helped a Mississippi woman win release from ICE detention last year. The group stepped in when Daniela Vargas was arrested after speaking at a press conference in Jackson, Mississippi. She was released after the SPLC filed a petition that argued her right to freedom speech had been violated.

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With seven of its 13 members not on the ballot, the county’s legislature is due for a metamorphosis. interim county commissioner; and lawyer J.B. Smiley are four Democrats contesting the issue on relatively equal terms. No Republicans are running to succeed the term-limited Walter Bailey. DISTRICT 9 (Southwest Memphis, Whitehaven) — Hellzapoppin, it’s a battle royale of talented Democrats: Edmund Ford Jr., Ian Jeffries, Pamela Williams, Kelly Adrian Killebrew, Jonathan M. Lewis, Roz Nichols, Jonathan Lang Smith. Seven Democrats, with the well-connected Ford, leaving the City Council, favored by such a split. Former school board member Sharon Webb is the lone Republican.

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DISTRICT 10 (South Memphis, Orange Mound, Central Gardens, Cooper-Young, Overton Square) — The district has a diverse and multi-cultural constituency, and Democratic incumbent Reginald Milton, an able community organizer who’s had some tight races in his time, is holding it down without opposition this year, save from an independent in the general election. DISTRICT 11 (South Memphis, Whitehaven, Hickory Hill) —  Milton’s fellow first-term Democrat, Eddie Jones, a Memphis law-enforcement and code-enforcement veteran, has another Democrat, insurance man Eric Winston, to worry about. But no Republicans are running. DISTRICT 12 (Hickory Hill) — Easy going here for Democrat Van Turner. No fellow Democrats and no Republicans for this able public figure, who as the president of the nonprofit that bought two Memphis parks, figured large in the fight to get the Confederate statues down. DISTRICT 13 (University of Memphis, Greater East Memphis) — The incumbent, pharmaceutical executive Steve Basar, hopes to hold onto it but faces a huge challenge from well-supported newcomer Brandon Morrison. Meanwhile, two Democrats — former Election Commissioner and entrepreneur George Monger and retired lawyer Charlie Belenky, a California transplant — see 13 as a swing district. It’s a long shot that would widen the nominal Democratic tilt on the Commission, now seven to six, by one.

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County Commission Races: DISTRICT 1 (North Shelby County) — The two Republican candidates are Melody McLeary and Amber Mills, who, as a GOP activist and wife of county party chair Lee Mills, presumably has wider contacts. Democrat J. Racquel Collins, a St. Jude administrator, will attempt to counter the habitual GOP tilt in this area. DISTRICT 2 (East Shelby County, Collierville) — Architect David Bradford, unopposed in this primary, hopes to continue Republican control of the district, while political newcomer Tom Carpenter, head of a consulting firm, offers a Democratic challenge. DISTRICT 3 (Bartlett, Lakeland) — Lindsey Massey and Mick Wright are the Republicans, with Wright seemingly having more GOP credentials and stouter support; attorney Monica Timmerman holds up the Democratic end. DISTRICT 4 (Germantown) — Incumbent Mark Billingsley, one of the six commissioners not termlimited, would be favored even if he weren’t unopposed in the GOP primary; the sole Democrat running is businessman Kevin Haley. DISTRICT 5 (East Memphis, Binghamton, East Shelby County) — Democrats and Republicans have primary contests, with two GOP activists, realtor Geoff Diaz and county accountant Richard Morton vying, and the Democrats fielding retired U of M professor Lawrence Pivnick and Michael Whaley, an educational administrator.  DISTRICT 6 (Frayser, Raleigh) — FedEx administrator Willie Brooks, the Democratic incumbent, is unopposed in his primary; no Republican is running. DISTRICT 7 (Frayser, Raleigh, North Memphis) — Three Democrats — Eric Dunn, former school board member Stephanie Gatewood, and activist Tami Sawyer of Take ’Em Down 901 fame — are competing as Democrats; realtor Sam Goff, a selfdescribed “moderate Republican” has the GOP primary to himself. DISTRICT 8 (Greater Downtown Residential, Frayser) — Daryl Lewis, son of a well-known party activist; Mickell Lowery, son of a longtime eminent city council member; Edith Ann Moore, former

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Herenton’s Choice The re-emergence of former Mayor Willie Herenton as a candidate for Memphis mayor again in the city election of 2019 was a genuine surprise from the MLK50 week of events and — in Herenton’s telling, anyhow — was a direct outgrowth of the re-arousal of progressive hopes that came with the kindling of Dr. King’s memory. Herenton set himself forth as someone who could lift up the martyr’s fallen standard and take the stranded mission to completion. We harbor no disrespect for Herenton, who — before and after his 18 years of service as the city’s chief executive — was a schoolmaster, first and foremost, and who has, publicly and often, expressed the hope of being able to resume that highly useful trade at the charter level. And, in fact, we have vivid memories of our former mayor’s abilities, strength of personality, and determination to succeed. After the stealth passage of the iniquitous “toy towns” bill in the 1997 legislative session threatened to hem in Memphis’ possible expansion within a ring of under-populated MacMunicipalities, it was Herenton and Herenton alone who resolved to fight a long-odds battle against the powers-that-be in state government to turn back the measure. Almost no one expected him to prevail, but prevail he did, when the state Supreme Court found the toy towns bill to be unconstitutional, in that it had sneaked by unsuspecting urban legislators in the form of a misleading bill caption. Herenton’s triumph was the city’s — and that of all Tennessee municipalities potentially affected by the city-killing bill — and it led to a new, duly considered and less Draconian revision of cities’ annexation privileges and to a long overdue reform of bill captioning in the General Assembly.

All of this is to say that the man had his moments, and, of course, the mere fact of his ascension as Memphis’ first elected black mayor was historic and then some. But, especially given the careless hand and outright boredom with the job evinced by Herenton during the latter years of his mayoralty and his one-sided defeat by Representative Steve Cohen in an illadvised Congressional race in 2010, we fear he’d be wasting his time and risking further embarrassment with another mayoral race at the age of 78. And there’s another matter: with apologies to then Senator Lloyd Bentsen’s rebuke of Dan Quayle in a 1988 vicepresidential debate: Mayor, we knew Martin Luther King; Martin Luther King was a friend of all mankind’s. Like yourself, we just got through venerating his memory; and you are no Martin Luther King. That’s not the put-down it may seem, because the fact is, Dr. King had no peers. The surest proof of that is that no one else, in or out of his circle, was able to revive the planned revolutionary Poor People’s Campaign that was disrupted by his murder. We thank you for your past work and for your offer of new service, Dr. Herenton, but, as we look to the future and its challenges, we’d prefer that you’d join with us in looking for and developing the new blood that will guide our destiny in decades to come. You can do that as a teacher and guide, as you have been planning up until now.

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Our local police, sheriff’s department, and district attorney are being co-opted by the Trump administration to upend the lives of our neighbors and friends. Immediately after his inauguration, President Trump and his cohort of nativists took aim at the the refugee and immigrant communities by attempting to enforce a discriminatory travel ban while pushing immigration enforcement resources back into the interior of the country — into schools, apartment complexes, and businesses where families live, work, and play. After some success rebuffing such executive orders in the courts, many thought Trump had been sufficiently brushed back and that he’d move on. But on September 5, 2017, Trump announced that his administration would end DACA, declaring simultaneously that he was giving Congress time to act because he had “a great heart” and “great love” for those whose security he was submerging in a sea of uncertainty. Of course, like most people for whom Trump claims to have had a “great love,” the romance didn’t last long. Last fall, Trump said that he would sign any immigration bill that came across his desk, then as a compromise plan gained ground, he declared that he would never support it after talking with immigration hardliners in his administration (Stephen

Miller) and listening to Ann Coulter and his media friends at FOX News. Throughout all of this back-andforth, immigrants and their allies have tied the rise and fall of their hopes to the 140-character whims of an individual who has demonstrated that he has “great love” only for himself. At the same time, we have allowed our local communities to fall in line with the nativist policies of Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. During the week of MLK50, the MPD arrested a local Hispanic journalist and eight activists for crossing a street. The immediacy with which the charges were dropped highlighted the unreasonableness of the arrests. But quickly dropping the charges did not end the damage caused by the MPD, because the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department chose to honor an ICE hold and turn Manuel Duran, the journalist, over for deportation proceedings. In less than a week, Duran went from covering the events of MLK50 in Memphis to a detention center in Jena, Louisiana. This incident comes just a few months after the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) arrested 20 workers locally, and District Attorney Amy Weirich initially charged them with using fraudulent documents to obtain employment. The collaboration between ICE and THP was so tight in this case that the THP had them processed by ICE before taking them to the Shelby County jail. Weirich’s office dropped the state charges, but only after the U.S. Attorney’s office charged the workers with a federal crime: obtaining employment using false documents. These incidents show that our local police, sheriff’s department, and district attorney are being co-opted by the Trump administration to upend the lives of our neighbors and friends, whose greatest crimes were working to support their families and providing media coverage of a protest. We can’t wait any longer for Trump to show his “great heart.” This dangerous administration is doubling down on harassing immigrants — because that plays well to the base. We can fight by engaging locally — the Lawson way — to ensure that Trump’s efforts at tearing families apart does not occur in our community with the cooperation and consent of local elected officials and law enforcement. Local officials, it’s useful to remember, face a local electorate. Bryce Ashby is a Memphis-based attorney and board member at Latino Memphis; Michael J. LaRosa is an associate professor of history at Rhodes College.

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In Memphis last week, civil rights leader Reverend James Lawson commented on the recent peaceful, anti-gun violence March on Washington, suggesting that the decision to go to the nation’s capitol was a tactical error. He noted how the leaders in D.C., especially those who occupy the White House and Congress, will never change unless a movement takes hold first in our local communities. Sound reasoning from the leading tactician of the civil rights struggle — a man rooted in peaceful protest, the man who invited Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis in support of striking sanitation workers 50 years ago. As immigration becomes the defining 21st-century social struggle, Lawson’s thinking is prescient and steeped in historic relevance. The leadership in Washington is using “immigration” as a wedge political issue, and for the moment, they seem to be winning.

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DEMOCRAT MAYORAL CANDIDATES

Lee Harris (left) and Sidney Chism at NAACP forum

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ROUND ONE! ELECTION GUIDE — A MAJOR POLITICAL YEAR KICKS OFF WITH SHELBY COUNTY PRIMARIES.

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and most crucial county elections in local history is taking place right now, with early voting that began on April 11th and will end on April 26th. This first round of the local election process terminates on election day — May 1st. Two primary slates — Republican and Democratic — will vie to select nominees for a chief executive to head county government, along with various county department heads and the members of the 13-member Shelby County Commission. A two-term limit provision in the county charter, coupled with at least one voluntary decision to eschew reelection, means that voters will be electing seven new members to the commission, a majority. This potential sea change occurs in the middle of serious alterations in the relationship between city and county, with the state legislature threatening to impose some version of de-annexation 10 upon Memphis’ recently added

territories, making them once again the county’s financial responsibility — and with the city compounding the dilemma by vowing to make no new sewer connections outside city limits. A further complication facing county government is a possible carryover of an ongoing power struggle between current county Mayor Mark Luttrell and the present commission over a commission majority’s insistence on a greater share of fiscal oversight and demand for an independent attorney for the legislative body. Both matters remained snagged on Monday, in this week’s regular commission meeting. All that being the background, here are the elective positions and the candidates seeking them this year. SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR — There are serious races among Republicans and Democrats for the right to head county government. The Republican candidates are Trustee David Lenoir, county

Commissioner Terry Roland, and Juvenile Court Clerk Joy Touliatos. The Democrats are state Senator Lee Harris and Sheriff ’s Department employee and longtime political broker Sidney Chism, who has served both as a commissioner and as an interim state senator. Although both sets of candidates have been matched against each other in various public forums and the general election race between the two primary winners could well turn out to be a barn-burner, the Republican race has so far drawn the most attention. From the beginning, Lenoir, far and away the leader in fund-raising, was regarded in most circles as the favorite. An impressive but not flamboyant personality who once was a defensive end for the Alabama Crimson Tide and brought a background in financial services to his office, he has, by most accounts, served competently and efficiently as the county’s chief banker and tax collector and has established various innovative outreach programs.

Roland, a Millington store owner who worked for more than a decade as a rodeo performer, still has roughneck aspects to his personality but is a far more serious (and centrist) public figure than the caricatured version of him in some circles would suggest. Though his position on social issues like abortion and LGBTQ rights is still far to the right of the spectrum, Roland functioned as a facilitator during the year he served as commission chair and was instrumental in calling for a disparity study and establishing the county’s new MWBE (minority and women’s business enterprise) program for equity in county contracts. Along with current chair, Heidi Shafer, he has been in the forefront of the commission power struggle with Luttrell and sees himself at odds with established interests generally. Touliatos has been fairly low profile as Juvenile Court clerk but has been at the helm during years of significant reform at the court and, as she likes


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Left to right: Terry Roland, Joy Touliatos, and David Lenoir at Rhodes College forum

Democratic candidates, though at his formal announcement of candidacy last November, Chism (who had been running for a year, more or less, already) accused Harris of being a tool of “the fat boys that make the decisions for this town” and vowed to “beat up on him, morning, noon, and night.” The two were all sweetness and light to each other at a recent forum sponsored by the NAACP and agreed on virtually all matters, including that of establishment “fat boys,” with Harris doing the populist turn this time, condemning most financial incentives (PILOTs, TIFs, etc.) for attracting industry as “transferring tax money to corporate interests.” The real heyday of Chism, whose involvement with local politics began decades ago, was when he was a Teamster liaison to the worlds of politics and government, and reached its height during the Memphis mayoral tenure of Willie Herenton, his close friend and ally. He was always able to walk the tightrope between a redeyed populist rhetoric and pragmatic relationships with such mainstream political types as Bartlett banker Harold Byrd and current Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, and he served briefly in the 1990s as chairman of the Shelby County Democratic Party. Another distinction was that he was elected to serve two consecutive terms as chairman of the county commission. Though after leaving the commission in 2014, Chism has kept his hand in the game and continues to preside over an annual summer picnic for political

types, his influence, focused on his home base of South Memphis, is not what it once was. Simultaneously, his support across party lines for political figures like Sheriff Bill Oldham, his current employer, put him in the line of fire for Democratic purists. Nevertheless, Chism keeps keeping on, though he is up against it in his duel for votes with the relatively youthful Harris, a polished speaker who teaches law at the University of Memphis and has a talent for galvanizing support for issues appealing to political crossover types. During his truncated single term on the city council, Harris led the fight for an ordinance requiring equity in hiring and contracting for LGBTQ individuals, and his abundant list of issues in the state Senate — where he has served as minority leader for that body’s small band of Democrats — have included environmental protection, voting rights, criminal justice reform (in tandem with GOP members), and, once again, LGBTQ rights. He also lent time and effort to the drive to divest his home city (and the state) of monuments to the Confederacy. Harris wears his ambition on his sleeve, a personality characteristic that may put off some while, to others, it testifies to his candor and determination to have a maximum public impact. He also has done his homework on county-specific problems. Chism may not like it, but Harris is openly regarded by many local Democrats as their nominee-inwaiting. If elected county mayor, he will be reckoned as having good chances

to hold his own against whomever the Republicans nominate, thereby ending — or at least braking — a counterintuitive but all-too-real Republican domination of countywide elections in recent years. REGISTER OF DEEDS — Wayne Mashburn, who was term-limited as county clerk, is the lone Republican running. The two Democrats seeking the position are Adrienne Pakis-Gillon, a veteran and well-respected party activist, and newcomer Shelandra Ford. In her campaign appearances, Pakis-Gillon has consistently lamented the fact that the position of Register comes last on the ballot. Presumably she (and Ford) will appreciate that it is mentioned first here. SHERIFF — The position of Shelby County’s chief law enforcement officer is one that places a premium on preparedness, and candidates for it must be certified as eligible under requirements monitored by theTennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Commission. The FBI-trained Republican candidate, unopposed in his primary, is Dale Lane, a repeat candidate from eight years ago, who began his career as a Millington patrolman, occupied several administrative positions in the Sheriff ’s Department, and in recent years, has served as director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness. Two Democrats are vying for the right continued on page 12

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to tell audiences, has steadily worked her way up through a variety of county-government positions. Behind a gracious public exterior, she is a worker bee by nature and served as a vital cog in the successful 2015 election campaign of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland. Her campaign has stressed such elements as crime control and harmony between the elements of county government. On the basis of his conspicuous place in the public arena and his unrivaled ability to generate free media, Roland was regarded as the early leader in the GOP race but has lagged well behind both Lenoir (whom Roland calls “Mr. Drysdale” after the banker character in The Beverly Hillbillies) and Touliatos in fund-raising and support from the party establishment. In one of the race’s late developments, copies of a 1999 petition for divorce by Lenoir’s wife Shannon were distributed anonymously to selected Republicans and members of the media. (The couple did divorce but remarried several years later and make regular church appearances on behalf of issues relating to marital fidelity and mutual support.) At least two independent attempts by recipients to trace the source of the mailout appeared to lead to a member of Touliatos’ campaign group, but Touliatos herself said she had no knowledge of any such involvement by her campaign and said her only awareness of the Lenoirs’ divorce matter came from the fact that she had been one of the recipients of the petition. There has been conspicuously less sturm und drang between the two

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continued from page 11 to oppose Lane in August: One is Bennie Cobb, another prior candidate and the owner of a security and training firm. He is a retired captain from the Shelby County Sheriff ’s office. Another, widely considered the favorite in his primary, is Floyd Bonner, who has headed numerous divisions in the Sheriff ’s Department and is the current chief deputy to Sheriff Bill Oldham, and carries the endorsement of Oldham, a Republican. TRUSTEE — Back in 2010, the first of several successive sweep elections for Republican countywide candidates, Regina Morrison Newman, the Democrat who had been appointed to fill the term of the late Trustee Paul Mattila, was a clear favorite. After her surprise defeat, lawyer Newman, a veteran of several financialmanagement jobs in state and local government, went on to serve as a deputy city attorney before resuming private practice. Aspiring to return as trustee, she now faces two primary opponents, Derrick Bennett, who has a background as an activist in both major political parties and has run for various offices, and Joseph Lee III, a veteran of the Herenton administration in city government, where he served as chief financial officer and later as CEO of MLGW. Newman has her work cut out

for her again. Among Republicans, county Commissioner George Chism, who has a background in mortgage banking is the presumed favorite over Dexter Orman, a self-employed CPA who has his own firm. ASSESSOR — Both major parties have contests for this key position, charged with determining the correct values for county property and with providing property owners channels for appeal of these appraisals, which form the basis for property taxes. Republican candidates include lawyer Keith Alexander, a Central Gardens resident and critic of the appraisal process, and Robert “Chip” Truoy, a 32-year employee of the office, whose considerable experience with the appraisal process over the years may give him an edge. On the Democratic side, Melvin Burgess, term-limited after service on the county commission, and a veteran auditor with Memphis/Shelby County Schools, has the edge in name recognition and support over activist Lorie Ingram.   PROBATE COURT CLERK — This is one of those positions that will be contested pretty seriously in August, when the Republican winner is matched against the Democratic

candidate, City Councilman Bill Morrison, who is unopposed in his primary. The GOP contest is a threeway affair, featuring incumbent Paul Boyd, former incumbent Chris Thomas, and George “Dempsey” [Summer]. Boyd, an African American and a dedicated Republican activist for years, won the seat in 2010 when Thomas, expecting a countywide Democratic tide, opted to run instead for a safely Republican County Commission district, leaving Boyd to become the beneficiary of a surprise GOP sweep. Predictions on a winner are split, but Thomas has a fair chance of regaining his job. CRIMINAL COURT CLERK — The Republican incumbent, Richard De Saussure III, who was appointed to succeed his former boss, Kevin Key, in 2014, is unopposed. There are three Democrats running: Heidi Kuhn, a Sheriff ’s Department employee and model; Carla Stotts-Hills, a longtime party activist and sister of the late Judge Rita Stotts; and a newcomer named Amanda Scott Hill, whose name is close enough to that of the relatively well-known Stotts-Hills that supporters of the latter fear Hill could be the source of voter confusion. JUVENILE COURT CLERK — Spirited races are on tap for both

the Democratic and Republican primaries. Memphis City Council member Janis Fullilove, Morrie E. “Jimmy” Noel, and Shelby County School principal Harold Smith are running as Democrats. The Republicans are Robert Hill, who serves as an aide to County Trustee David Lenoir, and Bartlett alderman Bobby Simmons.   CIRCUIT COURT CLERK — Of the four Republicans running, the clear favorite is Tom Leatherwood, the former state senator and longtime county register, who was term-limited in the latter position. Other GOP candidates are Michael Finney, John Lackey, and Steve Moore. Democrats running are newcomer Temika Gipson and veteran Democrat Del Gill. COUNTY CLERK — Wanda Halbert, the former longtime city council and school board member, is the best known of three Democratic candidates; the others are Jamal Whitlow and Mondell B. Williams. Republican candidates are Donna Creson, Soheila N. Kail, whose husband, Danny Kail, had earlier ventured to run but deferred to her candidacy, and Arnold Weiner, a longtime rank-and-file party activist. See Politics, p. 7, for a rundown on County Commission races.

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Ruth and Paul McLain love barbecue. They’ve been judges at Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. Paul, who’s a priest at Calvary Episcopal Church, has blessed some of the tents at the contest. “This is a barbecue town,” says Ruth. But one thing bothered these barbecue stans. All the things they wanted to know — questions on meat, fuel, and technique — went unanswered. The teams during Barbecue Fest were just too busy to answer. Enter Pre-Squeal, a day-long event at Calvary where guests can get up close and personal with four championship barbecue teams. “You can go up to them as early as 5 a.m.,” says Ruth. “We’re starting way early and going into the night.” Jamie Cochran of Pigs N Gin says it’s a chance to knock off the rust. He’s a member of Calvary and will be donating the food and time, and the team is making a monetary donation as well. “Obviously, we’re having fun,” Cochran says. “And it’s a good cause.” That cause is Calvary’s Community Breakfast, a Sunday breakfast for the homeless. In addition to a full breakfast, these guests get access to books, clothes, and toiletries. As the breakfast is about fellowship, so too is the Pre-Squeal. “The church is all about fellowship,” Ruth says. CALVARY PRE-SQUEAL AT CALVARY EPISCOPAL CHURCH SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST, 5 A.M.-5 P.M. $10 TO SAMPLE BARBECUE.

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Outflix Film Festival Launch Party Crosstown Arts, 6:30 p.m. The launch of this annual film festival plus info on festival events. From Harlem to Hamilton McCoy Theatre, Rhode College, 7:30 p.m. A showcase of modern AfricanAmerican theater.

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Crazy Cat Ladies’ Night Out Pitter Potter Studio (845 Germantown Pkwy), 6-9 p.m., $12 The ladies are invited to paint something special for the kittens in their lives. Benefiting the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County. Booksigning by Eddie Hernandez Novel, 6 p.m Eddie Hernandez signs and discusses his cookbook, Turnip Greens & Tortillas.

Stupid F**king Bird Circuit Playhouse, 8 p.m., $25-$40 A comic remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull.

TAPography Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 8 p.m., $10-$20 A show by the Hot Foot Honeys.

Africa in April Festival Robert Church Park, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Annual festival with food, a market, demos, health testing, and more honoring African country, the Republic of Chad.

Art in the Hall Howard Hall (2282 Madison), 7 p.m., $100 Highlighting the art of Terry Lynn, Danny Broadway, Martha Kelly, Mollie Riggs, Terry DeWitt, Mary Norman, and Maggie Russell.

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SATURDAY April 21 Still We Rise Elmwood Cemetery, 10:30 a.m., $20 A new tour featuring the remarkable African-American women buried in the cemetery. A Tribute to Prince The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m. The Memphis Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the pop star through his hits like “Little Red Corvette” and “Purple Rain.” Southern Hot Wing Festival Tiger Lane, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. All about them hot wings, y’all.

Kool & the Gang Gold Strike Casino, 8 p.m., $49.95-$84.95 Celebrate good times, c’mon! Performance by these ’80s hitmakers.

South Main 420 Smokin’ Bar Crawl Ghost River Brewing, 11 a.m. Celebrating 420 day with dank beer, smoked meats, jam bands, hacky sack, and more.

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Club 152 152 BEALE 544-7011

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Gary Hardy & Memphis 2 Thursdays-Saturdays, 6-9 p.m.; Karaoke Thursdays, TuesdaysWednesdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. and Sundays-Mondays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; Mandi Thomas Fridays, Saturdays, 6-9 p.m.; The 901 Heavy Hitters Fridays, Saturdays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; Flyin’ Ryan Fridays, Saturdays, 2:30 a.m.; I Love the 90s Bash Saturday, April 21, 7-10 p.m.; Memphis Jazz Orchestra Sundays, 6-9 p.m.

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The King Beez Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.; B.B. King’s All Stars Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m.; Will Tucker Band Fridays, Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Lisa G and Flic’s Pic’s Band Saturdays, Sundays, 12:30 p.m.; Blind Mississippi Morris Sundays, 5 p.m.; Memphis Jones Sundays, Wednesdays 5:30 p.m.; Doc Fangaz and the Remedy Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.

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Queen Ann and the Memphis Blues Masters Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

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The Amazing Rhythmatics Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 7 p.m.-1 a.m.

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Big Don Valentine’s Three Piece Chicken and a Biscuit Blues Band Thursdays, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Myra Hall Band Friday, April 20, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Juke Joint Allstars Saturday, April 21, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

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Chris Gales Solo Acoustic Show Mondays-Saturdays, noon-4 p.m.; Eric Hughes solo/acoustic Thursdays, 5-8 p.m.; Karaoke Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 8 p.m.; Live Bands Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.

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Young Petty Thieves Thursdays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Anthony Gomes Friday, April 20, 8 p.m.midnight and Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m.-midnight; Eric Hughes Band Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Gracie Curran Tuesdays, 8 p.m.midnight; Plantation Allstars Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

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King’s Palace Cafe 162 BEALE 521-1851

David Bowen Thursdays, 5:309:30 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 6:30-10:30 p.m., and Sundays, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

King’s Palace Cafe Patio 162 BEALE 521-1851

King’s Palace Cafe Tap Room

Sonny Mack Mondays-Fridays, 2-6 p.m.; Cowboy Neil Mondays, Thursdays, 7-11 p.m. and

182 BEALE 528-0150

Memphis Bluesmasters Thursdays, Sundays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Vince Johnson and the Plantation Allstars Fridays, Saturdays, 4-8 p.m. and Sundays, 3-7 p.m.; Chris McDaniel Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight and Friday, April 20, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Myra Hall Band Saturday,

April 21, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Brian Hawkins Blues Party Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Sensation Band Monday, April 23, 8 p.m.midnight.

Earnestine & Hazel’s Open Mic Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m.

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium 130 PEABODY PLACE 523-8536

Silky O’Sullivan’s 183 BEALE 522-9596

Songwriters with Roland and Friends Mondays, 7-10 p.m.

Dueling Pianos Thursdays, Wednesdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 9 p.m.-3 a.m., and Sundays, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.midnight.

The Halloran Centre

Boscos

225 S. MAIN 529-4299

2120 MADISON 432-2222

Jim Witter’s Fire & Rain Friday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.

Huey’s Downtown 77 S. SECOND 527-2700

Scott Thompson’s Dog Horse Rescue Unit Sunday, April 22, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

Belle Tavern 117 BARBORO ALLEY 249-6580

Bourbon and Jazz with Quelude Sundays, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

St. Mary’s Cathedral

Brass Door Irish Pub

Creation — A Rock Cantata, Earth Day Concert Sunday, April 22, 4-5 p.m.

700 POPLAR 527-3361

152 MADISON 572-1813

Live Music Fridays; Carma Karaoke with Carla Worth Saturdays, 9-11 p.m.

Cannon Center for the Performing Arts MEMPHIS COOK CONVENTION CENTER, 255 N. MAIN TICKETS, 525-1515

Bloss, Olivia Linam with Terri Harris Friday, April 20, 7-9 p.m.; Bartlett Songwriter Alliance Showcase Saturday, April 21, 7-9 p.m.

The Peabody Hotel 149 UNION 529-4000

Peabody Rooftop Parties Thursdays, 6-10 p.m.

The Vault 124 GE PATTERSON

Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s Tribute to Prince Saturday, April 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Katie Williams and Justin Bloss Friday, April 20, 8:30 p.m.midnight; Katrina Burgoyne Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m.

Dirty Crow Inn

South Main

855 KENTUCKY

Loflin Yard

Nancy Apple Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Hillbilly Mojo Saturday, April 21, 9 p.m.; Bobbie Stacks and friends Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m.

Electric Church Sundays, 2-4 p.m.

Earnestine & Hazel’s

South Main Sounds

531 S. MAIN 523-9754

550 S. MAIN 494-6543

Amber Rae Dunn Hosts:

7 W. CAROLINA

Katie Williams, Justin Paul

Sunday Brunch with Joyce Cobb Sundays, 11:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.

Canvas 1737 MADISON 443-5232

Karaoke Thursdays, 9:30 p.m.; Kyle Pruzina Live Mondays, 10 p.m.-midnight.

Celtic Crossing 903 S. COOPER 274-5151

Jeremy Stanfill and Joshua Cosby Sundays, 6-9 p.m.; Candy Company Mondays.

The Cove 2559 BROAD 730-0719

Jazz with Ed Finney, Deb Swiney, and David Collins Thursday, April 19, 8 p.m.; Drunken Horns Friday, April 20, 9 p.m.; The Skitch Saturday, April 21, 5:30 p.m.; Backsliders Saturday, April 21, 10 p.m.; David Collins & Frog Squad Sunday, April 22, 6-9 p.m.; Richard Wilson Tuesday, April 24, 5:30 p.m.; Ben MindenBirkenmaier Wednesday, April 25, 6-8 p.m.; Karaoke Wednesdays, 9 p.m.

Growlers 1911 POPLAR 244-7904

Negro Terror with Hogan’s Goat & Evince Thursday, April 19, 8 p.m.; Luxotica Lounge Cabaret Friday, April 20, 9-11:45

April 19-25, 2018

Blind Mississippi Morris Fridays, 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 5:30 p.m.; Brad Birkedahl Band Thursdays, Wednesdays, 8 p.m.; Earl “The Pearl” Banks Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 7 p.m.; Brandon Cunning Band Sundays, 6 p.m., and Mondays, 7 p.m.;

Sean “Bad” Apple Thursdays, Sundays, 5 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 4 p.m.; Live Music Thursdays-Sundays, 7-11 p.m.; The Blues Players Club Thursday, April 19, 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, 8 p.m.; Thump Daddy Friday, April 20, 7 p.m.; DJ Ron Fridays, 11 p.m.; John Paul Keith Saturday, April 21; DJ DNyce Saturdays, 11 p.m.

Saturdays, Sundays, 2-6 p.m.; Sensation Band Tuesdays, Fridays, 7-11 p.m.; Fuzzy and the Kings of Memphis Saturdays, 7-11 p.m.; Chic Jones and the Blues Express Sundays, 7-11 p.m.; North and South Band Wednesdays, 7-11 p.m.

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After Dark: Live Music Schedule April 19 - 25

Dick Dale with Steve Selvidge Thursday, April 19, 8 p.m.; JT Habersaat, HEELS Friday, April 20, 8 p.m.; The Kickback Friday, April 20, 9 p.m.; H.A.R.D, Guaranteed, and Wax Deep Paul Saturday, April 21, 9 p.m.; Sirsy Merit, Koch Mile, Twenty Four Sunday, April 22, 6 p.m.; Cavi Sunday, April 22, 7 p.m.; Shamefinger, American Pinups, The Gloryholes, Joybomb Wednesday, April 25, 8 p.m.

Railgarten 2160 CENTRAL

Hunt Sales Midtown Revue Thursday, April 19, 8 p.m.; Grateful Dead Tribute Friday, April 20, 8 p.m.; Silent Disco Saturday, April 21, 9 p.m.; Live Band Karaoke with Public Record Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Ben Murray Thursdays, 10 p.m.; Bluegrass Brunch with the River Bluff Clan Sundays, 11 a.m.

East Memphis The Dixon Gallery & Gardens 4339 PARK 761-5250

Memphis ChoralArts Presents: Peace Flows Into Me Sunday, April 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Wang’s East Tapas 6069 PARK 685-9264

Lee Gardner Fridays, 6:30-9 p.m.; Randal Toma, Solo Guitar Tuesdays, 5:30-8 p.m.; Eddie Harrison Tuesdays, 6:30-9 p.m.

Poplar/I-240 Neil’s Music Room 5727 QUINCE 682-2300

5 O’Clock Shadow Thursday, April 19, 7-11 p.m.; Eddie Smith Fridays, 8 p.m.; Royal Blues Band Friday, April 20, 8 p.m.; A tribute to The Allman Brothers

South Memphis FireHouse Community Arts Center 985 S. BELLEVUE 948-9522

Voices Open Mic Variety Show Third Friday of every month, 7 p.m.

8071 TRINITY 756-4480

The Southern Edition Band Tuesdays.

Frayser/Millington Huey’s Millington 8570 US 51 NORTH

The Pistol & the Queen Trio Sunday, April 22, 6-9 p.m.

Old Millington Winery 6748 OLD MILLINGTON 873-4114

2059 MADISON 207-7397

Paul Taylor Quintet Thursday, April 19, 7-10 p.m.; Memphis 2nd Line Brass Band Friday, April 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Greg Fallis Quintet Saturday, April 21, 7-10 p.m.

Drew McLillie Sunday, April 22, 3-6 p.m.

Shake Rag Bar 8902 RANKIN BRANCH 876-5255

Lafayette’s Music Room

Brian Johnson Band Friday, April 20, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

2119 MADISON 207-5097

Minglewood Hall 1555 MADISON 866-609-1744

The Outcry, Mobius Pieces Friday, April 20, 8 p.m.; Carl Thomas Saturday, April 21, 7 p.m.

Germantown Germantown Performing Arts Center 1801 EXETER 751-7500

Iris Orchestra featuring Elena Urioste Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m.

North Mississippi/ Tunica Landers Center 4560 VENTURE, SOUTHAVEN, MS 662-280-9120

Jon Pardi Friday, April 20, 8-11 p.m.

Rhodes College West Campus 613 UNIVERSITY 843-3775

Scenes from Broadway & Opera Saturday, April 21, 7:30 p.m.; Instrumental Ensembles Concert II Monday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.

Southern Hot Wing Festival TIGER LANE

The ShotgunBillys Saturday, April 21, 5:30 p.m.

TNA Friday, April 20.

P&H Cafe 1532 MADISON 726-0906

Rock Starkaraoke Fridays; You Look Like A Comedy Show Saturday, April 21; Laith, Not Tight,

Folk’s Folly Prime Steak House 551 S. MENDENHALL 762-8200

Intimate Piano Lounge featuring Charlotte Hurt MondaysThursdays, 5-9:30 p.m.; Larry Cunningham Fridays, Saturdays, 6-10 p.m.

Huey’s Poplar 4872 POPLAR 682-7729

The Chaulkies Sunday, April 22, 8-11:30 p.m.

Laurelwood Shopping Center

Murphy’s 1589 MADISON 726-4193

Cordova

T.J. Mulligan’s Cordova

Indian Pass Raw Bar Memphis

Natalie James and the Professor Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; “The Happening” Open Songwriter Showcase Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The Amy LaVere Band Sunday, April 22, 8-11:30 p.m.

Twin Soul Sunday, April 22, 8:30 p.m.-midnight; Amy LaVere Trio Tuesday, April 24, 6-9 p.m.

The Lucky Losers Sunday, April 22, 4-7 p.m.; Bluff City Soul Collective Sunday, April 22, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

394 N. WATKINS 443-0502

Huey’s Collierville 2130 W. POPLAR 854-4455

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Collierville

1771 N. GERMANTOWN PKWY. 754-3885

1927 MADISON 726-4372

The Low Country Nationals Thursday, April 19, 6 p.m.; Dead Soldiers Thursday, April 19, 9 p.m.; The Bluff City Bandits Friday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.; Almost Famous Friday, April 20, 10 p.m.; Lydia Waldrop Saturday, April 21, noon; Ashton Riker Saturday, April 21, 6:30 p.m.; Thumpdaddy Saturday, April 21, 10 p.m.; Joe Restivo 4 Sunday, April 22, 11 a.m.; The Skeleton Krew Sunday, April 22, 4 p.m.; Thirsty Curses Sunday, April 22, 8 p.m.; Amy Jamison’s Jam for Jimi Monday, April 23, 6:30 p.m.; Marcella Simien Duo Tuesday, April 24, 5:30 p.m.; Mighty Souls Brass Band Tuesday, April 24, 8 p.m.; 3RD Man Wednesday, April 25, 5:30 p.m.; The Lucky Losers Wednesday, April 25, 8 p.m.

20, 9 p.m.; Animal Cracker Saturday, April 21, 9 p.m.; ShotgunBillys Sunday, April 22, 5:30 p.m.; Juno Marrs Wednesday, April 25, 8 p.m.

University of Memphis The Bluff 535 S. HIGHLAND

Memphis LIVE MondaysSundays, 8 p.m.-midnight; DJ

422 S. GROVE PARK 682-8436

Marcella Simien Thursday, April 19, 6-8 p.m.

Mortimer’s 590 N. PERKINS 761-9321

Van Duren Solo Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

featuring Trouble No More Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m.; Eddie Smith Sunday, April 22, 5-9 p.m.; Dantones Band Sunday, April 22, 6-10 p.m.; Dantones Sunday, April 22, 6-10 p.m.; Debbie Jamison & Friends Tuesdays, 6-10 p.m.; Elmo and the Shades Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Gold Strike Casino 1010 CASINO CENTER IN TUNICA, MS 1-888-245-7829

Arlington/Eads/ Oakland/Lakeland Rizzi’s/Paradiso Pub 6230 GREENLEE 592-0344

Cheffie’s Cafe

Live Music Thursdays, Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m.; Karaoke and Dance Music with DJ Funn Fridays, 9 p.m.

483 HIGH POINT TERRACE 202-4157

Bartlett

Summer/Berclair

Songwriter Night hosted by Leigh Ann Wilmot and Dave “The Rave” Saturdays, 5-8 p.m.

Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center

High Point Pub

Everly Brothers Sunday, April 22, 3 and 7:30 p.m.

477 HIGH POINT TERRACE 452-9203

Pubapalooza with Stereo Joe Every other Wednesday, 8-11 p.m.

3663 APPLING 385-6440

Kool & the Gang Saturday, April 21, 8-9:30 p.m.

Horseshoe Casino & Hotel AT CASINO CENTER, SOUTH OF MEMPHIS, NEAR TUNICA, MS 1-800-303-SHOE

Sinbad Friday, April 20.

Raleigh Stage Stop 2951 CELA 382-1576

Blues Jam hosted by Brad Webb Thursdays, 7-11 p.m.; Open Mic Night and Steak Night Tuesdays, 6 p.m.-midnight.

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Hi-Tone 412-414 N. CLEVELAND 278-TONE

Pancho Casanova Tuesday, April 24; CHEW, On & Ohn, Glorious Abhor Wednesday, April 25.

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p.m.; Smoke Signals featuring CCDE & Friends Saturday, April 21, 9 p.m.; Mandy Rowden CD Release Sunday, April 22, 8 p.m.; Taste of Science Monday, April 23, 7 p.m. and Tuesday, April 24, 7 p.m.; Crockett Hall Tuesdays with the Midtown Rhythm Section Tuesdays, 9 p.m.

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Ghost Music

Mellotrons return — in force — to Crosstown Arts.

April 19-25, 2018

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composer with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and he’s gonna be contrasting the Mellotron with real flutes and real cellos in his chamber music pieces. Then, we have the New Ballet Ensemble (NBE) working with [keyboardist] Ross Rice.” The capstone of this year’s project, known as Mellotron Variations, will be a performance by a quartet of Mellotron players including Grant, Kirkscey, Sansone, and jazz/funk keyboardist John Medeski, of the trio Medeski, Martin & Wood. Sansone says he’s excited to be playing with Medeski. “He is such a deep musician. He’s a fearless player.” For Medeski, fearlessness is key. “How do you push the limits of an instrument? That’s what Hendrix and so many great musicians did. This instrument can be

John Medeski

both a sampler and, by messing with the speed of the wheel inside it, you can be a DJ. It’s really an expressive thing.” Grant and Kirkscey were committed to pushing the instrument’s boundaries as well, in part by recording new sounds, previously unheard in vintage Mellotron iterations, including eerie cello and flute harmonics, backwards guitar, and children reciting spoken word pieces. Together, the four have created semi-improvised works that they’ll premier this week. Medeski notes, “Improvisation is composition; it’s just immediate. … It’s such a cool project, I’m just excited to be part of it.” Mellotron Variations at Crosstown Arts Galleries, Wednesday, April 18th at 7 p.m. (music by Patterson, Rice and the NBE, and a film featuring Audie Smith); Saturday April 21st, 7:30 p.m. (quartet performance and visual projections by Winston Eggleston and John Markham); and Sunday April 22nd, 12:30 p.m. (reprise of Wednesday’s show, Q&A with all performers). All events are free and open to the public.

JAMIE HARMON

hen I’m playing a real Mellotron, it’s like I’m playing ghosts,” says Pat Sansone, multiinstrumentalist for Wilco, who’s in town for a series of concerts this week. It’s not a comment you would hear about many instruments, but the Mellotron is unique. Its immediate precursor was the Chamberlin, in which strips of audio tape triggered by a keyboard could mimic various orchestral instruments. When a Chamberlin employee absconded to England with two of the machines in 1962, he created his own consumer-oriented model, and the Mellotron was born. The new instrument, using lower fidelity recordings, tended to color the sound of the instruments with its own warble and woof. Before long, it was appearing on records by the Beatles, the Kinks, and others. It’s that slightly corrupted sound that makes the Mellotron a sought-after keyboard to this day, and it’s what brought Sansone to Memphis to collaborate with three other musicians in shows using multiple Mellotrons simultaneously. “The way the old Mellotron tapes were recorded, with the amount of degeneration that happened before they got to the machines themselves, they’re just instantly evocative,” Sansone explains. “There’s already a sense of passed time built into those sounds. It’s like a faded photograph, where you see somebody in the corner. There’s a humanity creeping around inside those sounds.” It was that mechanically tweaked humanity that appealed to Winston Eggleston (the son of photographer William Eggleston) when he plunged into the world of Mellotron schematics to make his own. Eggleston, ended up building and collecting a few of them, leading his friend Robby Grant to ask, “What now?” As Grant describes the process, “I reached out to cellist Jonathan Kirkscey and we created new music using only Mellotrons. Neither of us was a keyboard player.” But technical virtuosity was not the point. All of Memphis was abuzz with the results: two sold-out shows in 2016, dubbed Duets for Mellotron. Following the success of the duets, “a person from Crosstown mentioned an interdisciplinary NEA grant — that we eventually were awarded. What we did was make it a lot bigger,” Grant says. “We’re gonna put on multiple shows. The first piece will be Robert Patterson. He’s a


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April 19 - 25

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Circuit Playhouse

Stupid F**king Bird, discover how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be in this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull. www. playhouseonthesquare.org. $25-$40. Sundays, 2:30 p.m., and Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through May 13. 51 S. COOPER (725-0776).

Landers Center

Camelot, an idealistic young King Arthur hopes to create a kingdom built on honor and dignity, embodied by his Knights of the Round Table. www.dftonline.org. $22. FridaysSundays. Through April 29. 4560 VENTURE, SOUTHAVEN, MS (662-280-9120).

Hattiloo Theatre

Jitney, the owner of an unlicensed cab station descends into an emotional spiral when his son, Booster, comes home from jail. Characters who come in and out of their lives pose questions about an uncertain future. www.hattiloo.org. $22-$30. Sundays, 3 p.m., Saturdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m., and Thursdays, Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Through May 13. 37 S. COOPER (502-3486).

Hernando High School Performing Arts Center

Kudzu Playhouse Call for Male Vocalists: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, be part of the choir in upcoming production. Show dates are July 13-22. Rehearsals begin May 5. For more information, visit website. www.kudzuplayers. com. Through April 30. 805 DILWORTH LANE, HERNANDO, MS.

Theatre Memphis

An Act of God, it turns out that God is sinfully funny as he introduces a radical rewrite of the Ten Commandments. Sometimes using strong language and acerbic humor, he answers existential questions. www.theatrememphis.org. $25. Fri., Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m., and Thurs., 7:30 p.m. Through April 22. 630 PERKINS EXT. (682-8323).

TheatreWorks

Little Friend Tell Me a Story, fantastic world of fables where everyone can learn a special lesson. This bilingual play will teach kids about tolerance and friendship. Kids will practice basic Spanish words. www. theatreworksmemphis.org. $12. Sat., 3 & 6 p.m., and Fri., 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Through April 21. 2085 MONROE (274-7139).

Universal Parenting Place

PlayBack Memphis, bringing stories to life in a safe space to unlock healing, transformation, and joy. Families welcome. (207-3694), Free. Third Thursday of every month, 4:30-6 p.m. LEMOYNE-OWEN COLLEGE, 990 COLLEGE PARK.

University of Memphis

The Servant of Two Masters, love, mystery, and buffoonery in the wild story of servant Truffaldino who wreaks havoc when he attempts to wait on two different masters at the same time. (678-3184), www.memphis.edu. $20. Thurs.-Sat., 7:30-9:45 p.m. Through April 21. THEATRE AND COMMUNICATION BUILDING, 3745 CENTRAL.

April 19-25, 2018

RHODES COLLEGE, 2000 N. PARKWAY (843-3000).

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Alchemy 4 at the Metal Museum through April 29th www.rhodes.edu. Fri., April 20, 5-7 p.m. Opening reception for Senior Thesis Show, www.rhodes.edu. Fri., April 20, 5-7 p.m. RHODES COLLEGE, 2000 N. PARKWAY (843-3000).

David Lusk Gallery

Opening reception for “Abstracted Still Life,” exhibition of new paintings by Kit Reuther. www.davidluskgallery. com. Fri., April 20, 6-8 p.m. 97 TILLMAN (767-3800).

Everbloom Designs

McCoy Theatre

From Harlem to Hamilton, students in Dr. Chaddock’s spring 2017 course will perform a three-night showcase of their research of African American theater in the 20th and 21st centuries. www.rhodes.edu. Thur.-Sat., Apr. 19-21, 7:30 p.m.

Send the date, time, place, cost, info, phone number, a brief description, and photos — two weeks in advance — to calendar@memphisflyer.com or P.O. Box 1738, Memphis, TN 38101. DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS, ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS WILL APPEAR IN THE FLYER’S ONLINE CALENDAR ONLY.

A R TI S T R EC E P TI O N S

Clough-Hanson Gallery Artist reception for “Enter Through the Window,” exhibition of thesis work by graduating seniors Reagan Alley, Frank Beiser, Mattie Boyd, Erin Burman, Hope Hudson, and Olivia Thomas.

Artist reception for “I’ve Had Some Time to Think About It,” exhibition of an exploration of memory by Grace Porter. Sat., April 21, 5-7 p.m. 2489 BROAD.

Evergreen Presbyterian Church Artist reception for “Text |

subtext |,” exhibition of works including photography, painting, and collage by Lauren Blair connecting transitioning and mental health. www. rhodes.edu. Sun., April 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 1567 OVERTON PARK (274-3740).

Germantown Performing Arts Center Artist reception for “Reflections on Beauty,” exhibition of landscape paintings by Matthew Lee. www.gpacweb.com. Fri., April 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 1801 EXETER (751-7500).

OT H E R A R T HAPPE N I NGS

Art in the Hall

A cocktail and hors d’oeuvres event with a focus on the works of seven accomplished area artists and artwork from

past Mid-South Scholastic Gold Key student winners benefiting education programs. Fri., April 20, 7-10 p.m. HOWARD HALL, 2282 MADISON, WWW.BROOKSMUSEUMLEAGUEMEMPHIS.ORG.

“Beneath the Surface: Life, Death & Gold in Ancient Panama”

Exhibition of finds from Pre-Columbian cemetery of Sitio Conte in central Panama, a mysterious and complex society that thrived there more than 1,000 years ago. Ongoing. MEMPHIS PINK PALACE MUSEUM, 3050 CENTRAL (636-2362), WWW. MEMPHISMUSEUMS.ORG.

Casting Demonstration Saturdays, Sundays, 3 p.m.

METAL MUSEUM, 374 METAL MUSEUM DR. (774-6380), WWW.METALMUSEUM.ORG.

Crazy Cat Ladies’ Night Out

Paint something special for your kitties. A portion of all proceeds benefit Memphis Humane Society. $12 and pottery. Thurs., April 19, 6-9 p.m. PITTER POTTER STUDIO, 845 GERMANTOWN PKWY (4437718), PITTERPOTTERSTUDIO.COM.

East Buntyn ArtWalk

Celebration of art and community featuring music, food, and drinks. Free. Sat., April 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. EAST BUNTYN NEIGHBORHOOD, 461 S. PRESCOTT.

Girls’ Night Out

Fun evening of painting an Irish themed “Kiss Me — I’m Irish!” plate. Snack bar included. BYOB. $12. Third Thursday of every month, 6-9

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“The Visceral World,” exhibition of color photography by William Eggleston, Huger Foote, Adam Bartos, and Stephen Shore. www.20twelve. com. Through July 25. 2531 BROAD.

Art Museum at the University of Memphis (AMUM)

“Monster Marks,” exhibition of work from Memphis collections that make us think about how we define monsters. www. memphis.edu/amum. Through July 28. “Africa: Art of a Continent,” exhibition of African art from the Martha and Robert Fogelman collection. Ongoing. 142 COMMUNICATION & FINE ARTS BUILDING (678-2224).

ArtsMemphis Gallery

2018 Spring MFA Shows, exhibition of works by Darcie Beeman-Black will be on view in the ArtsMemphis Gallery in the Easterwood House, 156 N. Tucker. Exhibition of works by Li Chen will be on view in the Tom Johnston Gallery in the Faiers House, 150 N. Tucker. mca. edu. April 19-28. 156 N. TUCKER (272-5100).

ANF Architects

“Suburban Cigar” and “A Perfect Home,” exhibition of photography by Bruce Meisterman and sculpture by Nikii Richey. www.anfa.com. Through May 17. 1500 UNION (278-6868).

Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art

“Chinese Symbols in Art,” ancient Chinese pottery and bronze. www.belzmuseum. org. Ongoing. 119 S. MAIN, IN THE PEMBROKE SQUARE BUILDING (523-ARTS).

Clough-Hanson Gallery

Senior Thesis Show, www. rhodes.edu. April 20-27. “Enter Through the Window,” exhibition of thesis work by graduating seniors Reagan Alley, Frank Beiser, Mattie Boyd, Erin Burman, Hope Hudson, and Olivia Thomas. April 21-27. RHODES COLLEGE, 2000 N. PARKWAY (843-3000).

The Cotton Museum

“Went Out for Cigarettes,” exhibition of images and titles that explore and rediscover the American South with contradictions and hidden meanings by Ryan Steed, grandson of a cotton farmer and son of a literature teacher. Through May 31. 65 UNION (531-7826).

Crosstown Concourse

“Goodnight My Love,” exhibition of photographs from the Ernest Withers collection, including works from Withers’ archive of more than one million negatives that have never been seen by the public. www.crosstownarts. org. Through May 13.

oil sketches extends almost two and a half centuries organized thematically, providing the viewer with provocative visual juxtapositions. www.dixon.org. April 22-June 24. 4339 PARK (761-5250).

FireHouse Community Arts Center

“I Am Here,” exhibition of work by Najee Strickland, Immon Johnson, Rahn Marion, and Naima Peace. www.mbaafirehouse.org. Through April 30. Mosal Morszart, exhibition of works by Black Arts Alliance artist. www.memphisblackartsalliance.org. Ongoing. 985 S. BELLEVUE (948-9522).

Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, University of Memphis

“Proxemics,” exhibition of spring 2018 BFA thesis work by Alexandra Barnett, Megan Chen, Lizzie Dean, Natalie Eddings, Paige Ellens, Whitney Gresham, Kit Huddleston, Emilio Norman, and Denise Wakeman. www.memphis.edu/amum. Through April 27. 3715 CENTRAL.

Fratelli’s

“Papercutting of Countryside and Cities,” exhibition combining the art of papercutting with the beauty of landscapes in cities, towns, and countryside by Gillian J. Furniss. www.memphisbotanicgarden. com. Through April 28. 750 CHERRY (766-9900).

Germantown Performing Arts Center

“Reflections on Beauty,” exhibition of landscape paintings by Matthew Lee. www.gpacweb.com. Through May 9. 1801 EXETER (751-7500).

Harrell Performing Arts Theatre

“Where We Gather,” exhibition of works by Erika Roberts. www.erikaroberts.studio. Through June 25. 440 POWELL, COLLIERVILLE (853-3228).

Java Cabana

“Ice Cream Cake,” exhibition of new paintings by Colleen Laurel. Through April 30.

N. CLEVELAND AT NORTH PARKWAY.

2170 YOUNG (272-7210).

The Dixon Gallery & Gardens

L Ross Gallery

“Contemplating Character: Portrait Drawings & Oil Sketches from Jacques Louis David to Lucian Freud,” exhibition of portrait drawings and

“Under a Midnight Rainbow,” exhibition of paintings by Chuck Johnson and ceramics and sculpture by Niles Wal-

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First Congregational Church

They wanted a church where faith was more than talk. Now, each week they feed hungry people.

Life feels better.

www.firstcongo.com Phone: 901.278.6786 1000 South Cooper Memphis, TN 38104 Sunday Worship 10:30 am

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TAPography at the Buckman Arts Center, Friday through Sunday, April 20th-22nd

continued from page 22 lace. www.lrossgallery.com. Through April 28. 5040 SANDERLIN (767-2200).

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

“Black Resistance: Ernest C. Withers and the Civil Rights Movement,” exhibition focuses on and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the events from March 27 through April 8, 1968. Through Aug. 19. “African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style,” exhibition of dynamic traditions of African dress featuring colorful, boldly patterned printed cloth highlighting the interplay between regional preferences and cosmopolitanism. Through Aug. 12. “Rotunda Projects: Lisa Hoke,” exhibition of over-the-top installation of recycled and repurposed materials reflecting aspirations for the work and fears of expecting too much. Through June 3. “About Face,” exhibition located in the Education Gallery highlighting the different ways artists interpret the connection between emotion and expression. Ongoing. “Drawing Memory: Essence of Memphis,” exhibition of works inspired by nsibidi, a sacred means of communication among male secret societies in southeastern Nigeria by Victor Ekpuk. www.brooksmuseum. org. Ongoing. 1934 POPLAR (544-6209).

Memphis Jewish Community Center’s Shainberg Gallery

“Collaborations,” exhibition of work by 16 pairs of Mid-South artists. www. tennesseecraftsouthwest.com. Through April 26.

April 19-25, 2018

6560 POPLAR (761-0810).

Metal Museum

“Alchemy4,” exhibition of jewelry, objects, and wall sculpture by 98 enamelists highlighting enameling techniques and innovations within the field. Through April 29. “Everyday Objects: The Evolution and Innovations of Joseph Anderson,” exhibition of works by artist-blacksmith and sculptor highlighting utensils and functional objects. www.metalmuseum. org. Through April 22. 374 METAL MUSEUM DR. (774-6380).

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“Looking at the World,” exhibition of paintings by Claudia Tullos-Leonard. Through May 2. “Riding the Bevel,” exhibition

of work by artists from the Mid-South Woodturners Guild in the gallery foyer. www.cbu. edu/gallery. Through April 24. CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY, PLOUGH LIBRARY, 650 E. PARKWAY S. (321-3000).

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

“The Chaos and the Cosmos: Inside Memphis Music’s Lost Decade, 1977-1986,” exhibition of photography by Patricia Rainer. www.staxmuseum. com. Through July 31. 926 E. MCLEMORE (946-2535).

Village Frame & Art

“20th Century Memphis Photographs,” exhibition of work by Charlie Ivey and Virginia Schoenster, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Gallery Artists, exhibition of work by Charlie Ivey, Virginia Schoenster, Lou Ann Dattilo, and Matthew Hasty. Ongoing. 540 S. MENDENHALL (767-8882).

WKNO Studio

“Green Lights and Lifelines,” exhibition of mosaics, pottery, and paintings by Kristi Duckworth and terrariums by Nancy Morrow. www.wkno. org. Through April 27. 7151 CHERRY FARMS (458-2521).

OPERA

Rhodes College Scenes from Broadway & Opera Sat., April 21, 7:30 p.m.

RHODES COLLEGE WEST CAMPUS, 613 UNIVERSITY (843-3775), WWW.RHODES.EDU.

DAN C E

Luxotica Lounge Cabaret

Luxotica Lounge Cabaret is a lush burlesque show featuring stunning striptease talent, with a twist. $15 door. Fri., April 20, 9-11:45 p.m. GROWLERS, 1911 POPLAR (244-7904).

Maks, Val & Peta Live on Tour: Confidential

The hottest stars of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars are back with an all-new spectacular show and this time the family has grown. $35-$100. Tues., April 24, 8 p.m. THE ORPHEUM, 203 S. MAIN (5253000), ORPHEUM-MEMPHIS.COM.

Moscow Festival Ballet: Giselle

Tale of a beautiful, young peasant girl, Giselle, who falls madly in love with a count disguised as a simple villager. $48-$75. Fri., April 20, 8 p.m. GERMANTOWN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 1801 EXETER (751-7500), WWW.GPACWEB.COM.

TAPography

High-energy and innovative show by the Hot Foot Honeys. $10-$20. Fri., April 20, 8-10 p.m., Sat., April 21, 8-10 p.m., and Sun., April 22, 2-4 p.m. BUCKMAN ARTS CENTER AT ST. MARY’S SCHOOL, 60 N. PERKINS EXT. (537-1483), WWW.HOTFOOTHONEYS.COM.

C O M E DY

P&H Cafe

You Look Like, a monthly showcase of spite, battle of bitchery, and competition of “Oh hell no.” (283-3814), $8. Third Saturday of every month, 9-11 p.m. 1532 MADISON (726-0906).

B O O KS I G N I N G S

Booksigning by El and Zina Henry

Authors sign and share intimate stories from their new book, After the Dust Clears, a memoir on the pain of infidelity. Sat., April 21, 4-7 p.m. CROSSTOWN ARTS, 430 N. CLEVELAND (507-8030), WWW.CROSSTOWNARTS.ORG.

Booksigning by Joseph Rosenbloom Author discusses and signs Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last 31 Hours. Mon., April 23, 7 p.m.

NOVEL, 387 PERKINS EXT. (9225526), WWW.NOVELMEMPHIS.COM.

Booksigning by Melissa De La Cruz

Author discusses and signs Love & War, sequel to Alex & Eliza. Wed., April 25, 6 p.m. NOVEL, 387 PERKINS EXT. (9225526), WWW.NOVELMEMPHIS.COM.

LECT U R E /S P EA K E R

Accessible Gardening: Josh Spece

Wheelchair-bound webmaster/ author for the American Hosta Society will show how handicapped and elderly gardeners can overcome limitations. Thurs., April 19, 7 p.m. MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN, 750 CHERRY (636-4100), WWW.MEMPHISBOTANICGARDEN.COM.

Energy EfficiencyResidential and Commercial

Monthly program meeting of the Sierra Club’s local group, Chickasaw. Second of a threepart series. Free. Thurs., April 19, 5:45-7:30 p.m. BENJAMIN L. HOOKS CENTRAL LIBRARY, 3030 POPLAR (415-2700).

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City Tasting Tours

Savor tastings at five eateries, interact with chefs and managers, and sample local flavors while strolling down Main Street. WednesdaysSaturdays, 1:30 p.m.

S PO R TS / F IT N ES S

36th Annual YV5K & 10 Miler

WWW.CITYTASTINGTOURS.COM.

Graceland Excursions Trips: Musical Landmarks of the Mississippi Delta

Featuring two race distances, awards for the top finishers by each age group, and a post-race party featuring musical entertainment, refreshments, and activities for kids. Sat., April 21, 8 a.m.

Explore the deep roots of blues culture and history, while reliving a musical revolution powered by raw emotion. $119. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

RIDGEWAY LOOP, EAST MEMPHIS, WWW.YOUTHVILLAGES.ORG.

GUEST HOUSE AT GRACELAND, 3600 ELVIS PRESLEY (332-3322), WWW.GRACELAND.COM.

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Still We Rise: African-American Women of Elmwood History Tour Join volunteer tour guide Mable Barringer as she leads guests on a tour to visit some of the outstanding African-American women who rest within Elmwood. $20. Sat., April 21, 10:30 a.m. ELMWOOD CEMETERY, 824 S. DUDLEY (774-3212), WWW.ELMWOODCEMETERY.ORG.

Yellow Fever Rock & Roll Ghost Tour

See what used to be, Memphis style, with Mike McCarthy. Call to schedule a personal tour. Ongoing. (486-6325), WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/YELLOWROCKGHOST/.

E X P OS/ SALES

Mid-South Baby & Kids Expo Sat., April 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

AGRICENTER INTERNATIONAL, 7777 WALNUT GROVE (757-7777), WWW.MIDSOUTHBABYANDKIDSEXPO.COM.

Soul Market

Unique products and great food, music, and more. Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. THE DEN, 656 MARSHALL (773-738-9019).

F ES T IVALS

Africa in April Festival

Honoring the Republic of Chad featuring vendor’s marketplace focusing on African dignitaries, culture, education, history, the arts, crafts, music, self-esteem, and more. Fri., April 20, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat., April 21, 8 a.m.-11 p.m., and Sun., April 22, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

$52,500 cash match Fridays and Saturdays in April • 6pm – 10pm

(Excludes April 28)

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THAT’S NOT ALL THE WINNING!

5 winners will be selected at 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm to win $250 in Promo Cash.

10X ENTRIES ON SUNDAYS 15X ENTRIES ON MONDAYS 20X ENTRIES ON TUESDAYS

ROBERT R. CHURCH PARK, CORNER OF FOURTH AND BEALE (615-480-0098).

Black to the Future: Revival on the River

Memphis’ first Afrofuturism festival featuring original comics and comic book art, science fiction and fantasy, and the Black Pot Mojo Film Festival and digital art. Sat., April 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ART VILLAGE GALLERY, 410 S. MAIN (521-0782), WWW.ARTVILLAGEGALLERY.COM.

Hopped IV

MEMPHIS MADE BREWING COMPANY, 768 S. COOPER (207-5343), WWW.MEMPHISMADEBREWING.COM.

The Memphis Fringe Festival

Twelve shows from 12 different companies over two weekends. $10 per show, $65 festival pass. Through April 22. THEATRESOUTH, INSIDE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 1000 S. COOPER (726-0800), WWW.VOICESOFTHESOUTH.ORG.

Saint Joseph Community Festival

Family environment with fun, soccer tournament, and prizes. Sat., April 21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH, 3825 NEELY (396-9996).

Southern Hot Wing Festival

The Southern Hot Wing Festival is a celebration of the chicken hot wing, the drummie, the flat, flap, and everything in between. Benefiting Ronald McDonald House charities. Tiger Lane. Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. TIGER LANE, WWW.SOUTHERNHOTWINGFESTIVAL.COM.

Sultana Heritage Festival

Commemorating America’s largest maritime disaster. Sat., April 21. MARION COURTHOUSE SQUARE, DOWNTOWN MARION, WWW.SULTANAHERITAGEFESTIVAL.COM.

FitzgeraldsTunica.com • 1-662-363-LUCK (5825) • Must be 21 and a Key Rewards member. See Cashier•Players Club for rules. While supplies last. Tax and resort fee not included in listed price. Advance hotel reservations required and subject to availability. $50 credit or debit card is required upon hotel check-in. Arrivals after 6pm must be guaranteed with a credit card. Management reserves the right to cancel, change and modify the event or promotion. Gaming restricted patrons prohibited. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-522-4700.

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Hop-heavy beer festival with limited-run beers, live music from Amy LaVere, Will Sexton, Hash Redactor, and River City Tanlines, comedy, and more. Free. Sat., April 21, 12-10 p.m.

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WNBA Assistant Coach Atlanta Dream Darius Taylor will be in Memphis scouting GWBA talent. $75. Sat., April 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. LEMOYNE-OWEN COLLEGE, 807 WALKER (435-1000), WWW.TNFEVER.ORG.

15th Annual Regatta, Duck Dash 5K, and Family Fun Run

Fun for the whole family. All proceeds benefit the Maria Montessori School. $20-$25. Sat., April 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

MARIA MONTESSORI SCHOOL, 740 HARBOR BEND (246-2956).

KIDS

4H Club for 4th & 5th Graders: “Friends in Our Gardens” Melisa Knirr and Joni Roberts from the Shelby County University of Tennessee Extension office, to kick off the Urban Earth 4H Club at Urban Earth Garden Center. Free. Sat., April 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

THE URBAN EARTH, 80 FLICKER (3230031), 4-H.ORG/.

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

Tea time in the garden with Alice and friends. Enjoy Eat Me treats and snacks, craft projects,

and pictures with whimsical characters. Advance tickets required. $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Sat., April 21, 1-4 p.m.

Dinstuhl’s Spring Open House and Candy Kitchen Tour

Eat your way through the Candy Kitchen, watching the candies being made. Twenty percent off all purchases. Free. Sun., April 22, 12-4 p.m.

MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN, 750 CHERRY (636-4100), WWW.MEMPHISBOTANICGARDEN.COM.

S P EC I A L EVE N TS

DINSTUHL’S, 5280 PLEASANT VIEW RD (377-2639), WWW.DINSTUHLS.COM.

30 Thursdays at the Garden

Kaleidoscope Food Festival

On Thursday nights throughout Daylight Saving Time extended hours until sunset. Thursdays. Through Oct. 31.

Celebrate the diversity in Binghampton. Sat., April 21, 3-7 p.m.

MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN, 750 CHERRY (636-4100), WWW.MEMPHISBOTANICGARDEN.COM.

Roar and Pour

5 Percent for Overton Park

MEMPHIS ZOO, 2000 PRENTISS PLACE IN OVERTON PARK (333-6500), WWW.MEMPHISZOO.ORG.

Five percent of all sales at Whole Foods’ East Memphis store will be donated to Overton Park Conservancy to support maintenance and operations at the 326-acre park. Thurs., April 19, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. WHOLE FOODS, 5014 POPLAR (2145450).

I Love the ’90s Bash

Beale Street bar crawl featuring ’90s music and ’90s gear. Wear your best ’90s outfit. Sat., April 21, 7-10 p.m. ALFRED’S, 197 BEALE (525-3711).

Outflix Film Festival Launch Party

Screening of a short film highlighting the 20th anniversary of the Outflix Film Festival plus a preview

WISEACRE BREWERY, 2783 BROAD.

A culinary and cocktail experience. $125. Fri., April 20, 7-10 p.m.

F I LM

Roar and Pour at the Memphis Zoo, Friday, April 20th of new festival events for 2018. Thurs., April 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m. CROSSTOWN ARTS, 430 N. CLEVELAND (507-8030), WWW.OUTFLIXFILMFESTIVAL.ORG.

Peabody Rooftop Parties

The Tambourine Bash

Fund-raiser for the pilot of Music Export Memphis’s Ambassador program. Free-$25. Thurs., April 19, 7-10 p.m. OLD DOMINICK DISTILLERY, 305 S. FRONT, WWW.MUSICEXPORTMEMPHIS.ORG.

Live music and views of the sun setting over the Mississippi River. 21-plus. $10-$15. Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Through Aug. 16.

FOOD & DR I N K E V E N TS

THE PEABODY HOTEL, 149 UNION (5294000), WWW.PEABODYMEMPHIS.COM.

Sample pork dishes from 15 of

Memphis’ best restaurants and some of the best bourbons in the U.S. Features live music. Proceeds benefit Memphis Farmers Market. 21-plus. Sat., April 21, 6-9 p.m. MEMPHIS FARMERS MARKET, PAVILION OF CENTRAL STATION, S. FRONT & G.E. PATTERSON AVE, WWW. MEMPHISBACONANDBOURBON.COM.

Bacon & Bourbon

the ARCADE at

ST. GEORGE’S

Antique, Home & Garden Show

April 19-25, 2018

Entire video short story series, centered around first-hand accounts from 1968 Memphis sanitation strikers and their families. Sun., April 22, 7 p.m. BENJAMIN L. HOOKS CENTRAL LIBRARY, 3030 POPLAR (415-2700), WWW.INDIEMEMPHIS.COM.

Hometowner Showcase: Mark Jones Featuring four short films. Tues., April 24, 7 & 8:30 p.m. MALCO STUDIO ON THE SQUARE, 2105 COURT (725-7151), WWW.INDIEMEMPHIS.COM.

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Celebrating vintage for 46 years!

Featuring dealers from throughout the U.S. specializing in antiques, art, garden pieces, and interior design. The weekend will include food trucks, live music, guest speakers, and plant sales. Benefitting: Church Health, Emmanuel Center, MIFA & Room In The Inn-Memphis

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1,300 Men: Memphis Strike ’68

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Experience Holly Springs’ Slave Dwelling History First-Hand

April 19-25, 2018

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CITY POINT, VIRGINIA CA. 1864 “AFRICAN AMERICAN ARMY COOK AT WORK,” LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PRINTS & PHOTOGRAPHY

Guests will be allowed a rare look into the other side of antebellum life through a rare surviving structure with historic interpretations by Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project, featured in Garden & Gun Magazine. Culinary Historian, Michael W. Twitty will discuss the cooks of antebellum kitchens and the lives of enslaved people’s unique role in giving the South her mother cuisine through live cooking demonstrations. Additional historic interpreters will illustrate the roles of an antebellum brick maker and laundress all during The Holly Springs Pilgrimage of Historic Homes Tour.

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lampoon having great fun with Biblical inconsistency and God’s “mysterious ways.” You could build a whole show around sassy edicts like, “I’m flattered but don’t kill in my name — I can kill all by myself.” Most of the zingers have stingers. But as Kevar Maffitt works the room in his lordly robes, sharing illuminating personal anecdotes and popping his points, it’s hard to shake the sense that this avatar of the almighty is testifying to a congregation, if not preaching to the proverbial choir. Sometimes I laughed. But mostly I just sank into myself and wondered about the big philosophical questions that weren’t being addressed. Questions like, “Are all theater seats uncomfortable or only the ones I sit in?”

Maffitt’s a great God with a winning personality and offbeat charm. This material can’t sustain itself without a strong personality lifting it up, and Maffitt’s got what it takes to do the heavy work. He’s especially good during a deserving smitedown of the horrible bedtime death prayer, “Now, I lay me down to sleep.” But there’s a reason TED talks cut off at 18 minutes, and even mild antagonism from Stuart Turner (standing in for Archangel Michael) fails to give the monologue a dramatic spine. Theatre Memphis’ Act of God has a lot going for it, including a supporting cast that’s way too accomplished to stand in as magician’s assistants. Director Cecelia Wingate’s eye for detail is evident, and Jack Yates’ scenic design is heavenly, per usual. Javerbaum’s gags are also good. Some of them are great. It will tickle many skeptics and make affirmation-seeking atheists happy as fundamentalists at a footwashing. Also, Act of God’s a brave season choice for a donor-dependent community theater in the South. Theatre Memphis is to be commended for trying it on. Outside that context the material doesn’t break any new ground. Not my cup of blasphemy. An Act of God continues at Theatre Memphis through April 22nd. $25 Theatrememphis.org


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Memphis actor Nathan Ross Murphy stars in writer/director Sam Bahre’s I Filmed Your Death. and just kept making my movies with my friends. I think of him as a shadow self. And that’s what this whole process has been like for me — creating a shadow self, and then creating this whole play world and then watching what happens when he’s let loose.” Pierce is stunned by the reaction his work produces before it’s even released, but that’s nothing compared to what happens once the film, which is also called I Filmed Your Death, is revealed. A satanic LSD murder cult inspired by Ridgeway decides to start their latest murder spree against Pierce’s cast. “I like to think of this as The Muppet Movie in reverse,” Bahre says. “It’s Kermit making a movie in the beginning and then losing all of his friends.” I Filmed Your Death splinters into a funhouse

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THE LAST WORD by Jen Clarke

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There’s talk of a “blue wave” sweeping the country in 2018. It already has elevated Democrats in impossible places such as Alabama and Pennsylvania and scared the likes of Paul Ryan into retirement. And it is going to graze Tennessee like a fizzling tropical depression. I don’t want it to be true, and I hope I’m wrong. When it comes to Bob Corker’s soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat, Tennessee has two options: flip it or get used to hearing the words “Senator Marsha Blackburn.” Recent polling has shown Blackburn lagging behind her opponent, former Governor Phil Bredesen, by up to a double-digit margin, prompting behind-the-scenes pleading for Corker to reconsider. Of the 600 registered voters surveyed, more independents said they would pick Bredesen over Blackburn. Cool. So this strategy of finding the one Democrat who has proven an ability to win a statewide election in Tennessee is working so far. Not my first choice, but keep doing what you’re doing, I guess. How long will it work if he sticks with the message of “There’s no reason the president and I can’t work together?” Just because half the state hasn’t figured out that nobody can work with the guy doesn’t mean their votes are gettable. Trusting Marsha to stick to her proven track record of being The Actual Worst and hoping it all works out seems a little naive. The president announced on a Friday night he’d done another little war, and totally not to distract us from the avalanche of scandal that befell him in that particular week, by the way. No dog-wagging here. He doesn’t even like dogs. He’s a germaphobe, okay? I checked Twitter, as I usually do when these things go down, and I swear I heard a TV-show record-scratch sound effect when I read this tweet from Bredesen: “The President is justified in his actions. The chemical attacks in Syria compel us to act decisively in cooperation with our allies. If the President intends further action, I trust Congress will take up its Constitutional war-making responsibilities. Godspeed to our military.” I usually abhor articles about other people’s tweets. I think it’s lazy. But I have been stewing about this particular post for days now, and I just have to ask: why? Why tweet this, Phil Bredesen? Who put you up to this? Who even asked? It looks to me as if someone got a little too confident and decided to let that tepid neoliberal flag fly on a Friday night. If Marsha Blackburn wins the Senate election, it will not be because the people of Tennessee abhor net neutrality and funding disaster relief, and love Blackburn’s folksy brand of Bought and Paid For. It will be because the Democratic candidate let his eagerness to be Reach Across the Aisle Guy overshadow the fact that there is ostensibly a (D) next to his name. “Reaching across the aisle” isn’t a thing anymore. It’s a nice notion, but it doesn’t work when the people on the other side reach back only to steal your watch. “Bomb first, explain later” is never a good look. “The president was justified” is not the way to say that. Especially as a Democrat. Especially with this president. “I trust Congress” should have stayed in the Drafts folder. Nobody trusts Congress. Not even Congress trusts Congress. That’s why Trump didn’t ask for their permission. Even though the majority party has not yet displayed a willingness to defy him, they can’t afford for their war votes to become a talking point when they’re up for re-election. I’m out of the social media management game for now, but if I worked on the Bredesen campaign, I would have advised staying mum on this and focusing on localized issues. But here’s what he should have said: What Assad is doing is wrong, and we deplore his actions. We turn to violence only as a last resort and in a way that minimizes harm to civilians. The Syrian people need our support, and as your Senator I’ll do my best to ensure any future action is taken with their human rights in mind. The state of Tennessee ranks in the bottom 10 in education, median household income, and employment rate. We’re top 15 in opioid deaths. There’s plenty of evidence that the people who represent this state in our federal government aren’t fighting for us. Pandering to the people who elected them — the same ones who’d rather die than vote Democrat — won’t get it done. Jen Clarke is a digital marketing specialist and an unapologetic Memphian.

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This issue: Election season kicks off with the upcoming Shelby County primaries! Here's our preview of the races to watch. Plus: big moves f...

Memphis Flyer 4.19.18  

This issue: Election season kicks off with the upcoming Shelby County primaries! Here's our preview of the races to watch. Plus: big moves f...