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OUR 1530TH ISSUE 06.21.18 Let me introduce you to Number 47. He’s the sixyear-old boy pictured to the right. Some people claim he’s being held in a cage-like facility by DHS agents in Texas. Others believe conservative pundits Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham, who say he’s a “child actor” who’s living in a “summer camp.” If they’re right, I just have to say, What a talent! I mean, look at him. You’d think he is a sad and confused and lost little boy. But, apparently, he’s so good in his role, he can convince all of us bleeding-heart liberals that he really doesn’t have any idea where he is or where his parents are. If you didn’t know he was an actor, you could almost believe he is terrified and in a state of shock, and suffering a psychological trauma that may affect him for the rest of his life. It’s a good thing his wardens, er, camp counselors, aren’t allowed to hug or comfort him or any of the other child actors in their custody. Otherwise, this kid might blow their cover. How the bloody hell did we come to this? How did we get to a place as a country where the president and his administration’s spokes-toadies, a major television news network, and millions of seemingly sentient Americans are defending taking kids away from their parents for the misdemeanor crime of illegal entry into the U.S? How did we get to a place where we are literally tearing families apart for an offense that is punishable by, at most, a $250 fine or six months in jail? Why are we putting babies, children in diapers, and pre-teens in prison because their parents committed the sin of taking the verse at the foot of the Statue of Liberty seriously? Even more horrific and indefensible, many of these families committed no crime whatsoever; they appeared at a border crossing and asked for asylum. We are sending poor and struggling people home to Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador without their children — and in most cases, without even the knowledge of where their children are. These aren’t gang members. These are families fleeing gangs. These aren’t rapists. These are women who are fleeing rapists and the culturally ingrained misogyny of their Central American home countries. These aren’t crooks and thieves. They are people seeking to build a new life. These are the poor and huddled masses yearning to breathe free. So, let’s destroy their lives. That’ll show ’em. It is wrong. It is sick. It is racist. It is un-Christian. I would say it’s unAmerican, but I’m beginning to believe that it’s not. If another country split American families within their borders and imprisoned 2,000 American children because their parents committed a minor crime, we’d launch an invasion. Pictures of little tow-headed American kids in captivity would be all over Fox News. But terrified little brown kids in cages in Texas? Not so much. I hear the Trumpists say that people who commit crimes get separated from their kids every day in America. That’s such a stupid analogy. In America, if you commit a crime — let’s say a misdemeanor, such as speeding — you get arrested and you get a court date. If, for some reason, you think you might go to jail, you make arrangements for someone to care for your children. If you go to jail, yes, you are separated from your children, but at least you know where they are. We are taking children — as young as five months old — from their parents and putting them in prison-like camps. They don’t know where their parents are. Their parents don’t know where they are. Nobody knows how long the situation will last or if they will see each other again. Why are we debasing ourselves and our “family values” in this way? Because N E WS & O P I N I O N the Trump administration purposeTHE FLY-BY - 4 fully instigated this policy. It is not a NY TIMES CROSSWORD - 5 “law” created by Democrats, no matter POLITICS - 7 how many times that lie is spewed by EDITORIAL - 8 the president. It is a policy decision VIEWPOINT - 9 designed to provoke outrage and get COVER - “HIP-HOP Congress to fund Trump’s ridiculous RENAISSANCE” wall. You know, the one that Mexico BY ALEX GREENE - 10 was going to pay for. WE RECOMMEND - 14 MUSIC - 16 The children are hostages. The wall AFTER DARK - 18 is the ransom. CALENDAR - 21 Unless, of course, you believe NumBOOKS - 28 ber 47 and the other 2,000 children in FOOD NEWS - 30 American detention camps are actors. SPIRITS - 33 In which case, you are beyond hope. In FILM - 34 which case, maybe we all are. C L AS S I F I E D S - 36 Bruce VanWyngarden LAST WORD - 39 brucev@memphisflyer.com

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WBDS-MEMPHIS This week’s award for most awkward, faintly porny moment goes to Action News 5 reporter Janice Broach. Broach redefined teaser with a promotional clip introducing the Germantown psychiatrist Valerie Augustus of Christian Psychiatrist, who has been accused of, “using riding crops and whips on some of her patients.” To illustrate the story, Broach held a riding crop in her right hand and gave her left hand a fierce little swat when she said, “riding crop.” It totally happened.

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BARBECUE SNEAKER Memphis barbecue is allegedly the inspiration for artist Lizzie Darden’s Tennessee sneaker. Adidas commissioned female artists to design a one-of-a-kind Ultraboost X sneaker for each U.S. state. Darden’s shoe is pink with what appears to be a slice of ham on the toe.

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Bird, Coffee, & Tom Lee Park Bird drops, a new coffee shop, and park in for a transformation. IT’S A B I R D Bird launched a dockless, shared electric scooter system in Memphis last week. Birds are available around Downtown, Midtown, Uptown, South City, and Cooper-Young. Bird pledges to collect all of its vehicles each night for charging and maintenance. The company will add more vehicles only when each Bird averages three or more rides per day. The company will also give $1 per vehicle per day to the city to build more bike lanes, maintain shared infrastructure, and promote safe riding. J UST S U IT Last week, a federal judge moved ahead a lawsuit that seeks to stop the state’s practice of allowing driver’s licenses to be suspended for not paying fees and fines associated with traffic tickets. The class action suit, filed by Just City and others, wants state officials to immediately reinstate the driver’s licenses of some 250,000 Tennessee drivers whose licenses are currently suspended because they couldn’t pay traffic tickets. C O M E B AC K C O F F E E A new coffee shop, Comeback Coffee, may be headed for a now-vacant space at 358 North Main in The Pinch District. Comeback owners Hayes and Amy McPherson called the space an “empty canvas” in their application for grant funds to the Center City Development Corp. (CCDC). The project would renovate the interior of the space and brings new signs and gates to the exterior. The building’s northern alley would be transformed into a patio with furniture, a stamped concrete floor, plants, and globe lights. C O R K E R’S ALL, “WTF?” Senator Bob Corker said last week it was unclear to know what actually got done in the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said “… it is difficult to determine what of concrete nature has occurred.”

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games opened last week in Tom Lee Park. The Memphis River Parks Partnership (MRPP) and the Memphis Grizzlies partnered together to activate RiverPlay for a second season. MRPP board members also unveiled a $45 million plan to completely transform Tom Lee Park and make permanent some of the infrastructure there for the Memphis in May International Festival. Representatives with Studio Gang, the Chicago-based design firm working with the city to redo the riverfront, said it would take about two years to complete the makeover of the park from start to finish. M I S S I N G C O N N ECTI O N S Nearly half of Memphis households were not connected to broadband internet in 2016, according to the latest figures from the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), ranking the city in the top five least-connected cities in the country. Of the 256,973 households in Memphis in 2016, the NDIA said 126,428 of them had no broadband connection. The group used census data collected in 2016 and released in late 2017. G ETTI N G TH E S HAD E Contemporary Media, the Memphis Flyer’s parent company and publisher of Inside Memphis Business and Memphis magazine, brought home 12 Green Eye Shade Awards this year. Writers and designers won in several categories including reporting, commentary, criticism, and graphics. Fuller versions of these stories and even more local news can be found on The News Blog at memphisflyer.com.


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CITY REPORTER B y To b y S e l l s A proposed apartment complex on Broad.

When development comes to neighborhoods, who listens to the neighbors? This week, developers of a massive apartment complex planned for Broad Avenue are in line for $12.1 million in public assistance, but the public — business owners around the development — say their voices are not being heard. 3D Realty, a conglomerate of Loeb Properties and M&M Enterprises, has planned a $51 million project for the north side of Broad that will raze an existing warehouse there and raise multiple four-story buildings that will house 414 apartments. The Memphis and Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) was slated to consider Wednesday whether or not to slash the property taxes — money that pays for police, fire, parks, and more — of the project over the next 15 years. Broad Avenue business owners have been meeting with the developers since October, they said, but no one is listening. “From the beginning … the process has felt extremely one-sided,” said Lisa Toro, co-owner of City & State and The Liquor Store. “We were asked what we think and provided some thoughts but there has been no resulting action or compromise.” James Maclin, principle owner of M&M Enterprises, said “conversations with neighborhood partners are absolutely ongoing” but provided no other comment on

neighborhood concerns. “We look forward to continuing our commitment to be good neighbors in the area through 3D Realty’s [Historic Broad Avenue Arts Alliance] membership — [Loeb Properties owner Bob Loeb] and I are already members — as well as our active community participation,” Maclin said. Parking and traffic are already major concerns on Broad, according to Pat Brown, co-owner of T Clifton Art Gallery. She worried about adding (possibly) 414 more cars to the area. “We asked the developers to fund a mobility study

that would allow us to look at the entire area and the traffic congestion coming from Sam Cooper, and options for vacant lots and blighted property that could be converted into parking lots,” Brown said. “We just wanted to be ahead of the situation, but the developers said they feel [traffic and parking] are the city’s responsibility.” Small businesses — many from first-time business owners — have been Broad Avenue’s life blood since it came back to life a few years ago. Brown and Toro worry that when the new apartment complex arrives, rents will rise, those small business owners will be forced out, and Broad’s unique energy will be zapped. Both say they can only watch, their voices muted in a conversation about a project that will directly impact their lives, their businesses, and the community they’ve help to build. “Fifty percent of Broad Avenue is about to change,” Toro said. “Not making that a community-based effort is a huge disservice to the businesses who have been there for years.” Brown wondered “what is the role of neighborhoods as development goes into neighborhoods?” “The neighborhood is often viewed as a barrier to development,” she said. “But the neighborhood is why those developers want to come in the first place.”

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What a Week! On Saturday morning, Republicans turned out en masse for the opening of the party’s 2018 campaign headquarters in the Trinity Commons shopping center. Shelby County party chair Lee Mills introduced GOP candidates in the forthcoming county general election and federal and state primaries on August 2nd. Partisans of both political parties got close-up looks at the rival candidates for Shelby County mayor and Tennessee governor when Republican mayoral candidate David Lenoir and Democratic candidate Lee Harris squared away on Wednesday at the Kiwanis Club. And four candidates for governor appeared on Thursday at a forum on legal issues before members of the Tennessee Bar Association.

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Suddenly the people of the suburbs, where private schools had done much of their recruiting, became as zealous about preserving the perquisites of free public schools as the parents of the left-behind Memphis school district, now rechristened as Shelby County Schools. And one of the effects of this cluster of parental commitment to the new municipally operated suburban school districts was to spur a wave of new residential development and commercial development. That has also been a sermon preached by Shelby County Commissioner David Reaves, also of Bartlett and a former member of the SCS school board. Reaves, along with other suburban members of the Shelby County Commission, consistently joined with Memphis’ urban Commissioners to oppose state legislation favoring private school vouchers and other, now largely dormant, efforts to undermine public education in the General Assembly. And he was prominent in the commission’s budget session of Monday, in which suburban commissioners labored strenuously to find ways to flush out the enhanced revenues that SCS sperintendent Dorsey Hopson and the SCS board insisted were necessary for the functioning of that Memphis-based district. In ways that could not have been foreseen during the harsh days of disputes over the school merger, city and county seem now to be operating with a single motive, and both realms seem to be profiting from this cooperation, both educationally and in other ways, as well.

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Solving the backlog of homicide cold cases could be expedited with outside help.

Law enforcement today is about the present and the future and rarely about the past. Research tells us ignoring cold cases or trying to fix the problem without a dedicated unit can diminish law enforcement effectiveness. Besides the cold case expertise, I also offer specialty training that can be certified for continuing education credits and funding to offset the costs of hiring a crime analyst; increasing levels of reward money; purchasing of computers and software; bringing in outside trainers who specialize in homicide/cold case investigations; and paying for expedited forensic services (currently, it takes 10-12 months to get a DNA sample analyzed by the state crime laboratory). With an outside certified forensic laboratory, that can be reduced to 30 to 60 days. We can overcome this dilemma. It is just going to take a concerted effort with a dedicated cold case unit that is structured properly. Whether that includes me or not is up to the police department(s) to decide. My services are pro bono. Just remember, doing nothing or having part-time cold case detectives there for optics does not resolve the problem. Only a properly structured dedicated unit provides maximum effectiveness. Jim Adcock has more than 40 years of experience as an investigator, chief deputy coroner, and professor.

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their time on administrative functions, so why not alleviate some of that with outside support and get them doing what they do best — investigating. In Memphis, a similar approach could work, especially considering the department is severely short on personnel. They are doing their best just to keep up with the day-to-day activities. Having someone with the prerequisite knowledge about the nuances of conducting cold case investigations and one who has the organizational ability to structure the process for maximum effectives could truly help. My nonprofit, the Mid-South Cold Case Initiative, with my expertise as the president/founder could be a possible solution. I have offered my services to Memphis (pro bono) and am open to other police agencies in the Mid-South, seeking assistance with their cold cases.

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In its May 10th issue, the Flyer published a Q&A with me entitled, “Gone Cold.” I discussed the problem of unresolved homicides in Memphis and what my nonprofit organization could do to help solve some of these murders. The basic issue is that between 1980 and 2016, the United States has accumulated over 242,355 cold cases. Memphis has more than 1,500. Considering that in 2016 the rate of solving homicides nationwide was at its lowest in our history, at 59.4 percent, these unsolved cases are increasing each year all over the country. Memphis is not alone. For the past three years, I have been serving on the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Cold Case Working Group putting together a “best practices” guide for implementing and sustaining a cold case unit within police departments. The final document is expected to be released/published late this year. This group of professionals from around the country believes that we have a problem that needs addressing, sooner rather than later. And that having a dedicated cold case unit within a police department is not a luxury but rather a necessity. As I have said many times, law enforcement today is about the present and the future and rarely about the past. Research tells us ignoring cold cases or just trying to fix the problem without a dedicated unit can severely diminish law enforcement effectiveness. In turn, this could result in an increase of homicide incidents and cost us hundreds of thousands of dollars investigating other violent crimes — because the bad actors are still on the streets. Additionally, it means that justice is not being served and more families are going without answers, which in turn contributes to an environment of distrust of our police within the community. But we can overcome this dilemma. One method — adopted by the police in Charlotte, North Carolina, and in Tulsa, Oklahoma — is to allow professionals from outside the department (non-police who are properly vetted with non-disclosure agreements) to work with the cold case unit by reviewing cases for solvability factors. Other agencies have used grad students in the same manner. This method works under the premise that a new set of eyes nearly always finds things previously missed and helps to move the case forward toward a proper conclusion. Detectives spend around 60 percent of

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RENAISSANCE HOW MEMPHIS MUSIC IS CAPTURING THE WORLD AGAIN.

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Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy- and Pulitzer Prize-winning DAMN. Beyond new material, classic sounds from the 1990s and early aughts are being revived as well. Steel explains, “There’s a resurgence of Three 6 Mafia, with people reusing their beats for a lot of popular songs. Like that classic Juicy J song, ‘Slob on My Knob.’ G-Eazy took that record, put Cardi B on it and just redid the record. It’s the same record!” Indeed, a recent article in Rolling Stone calls Juicy J’s track “the most influential rap song of 2018,” naming no less than three artists who have used it. It’s a rare accomplishment for a song cut a quartercentury ago. One thing made clear by this is the way a track can live on, independent of any one artist. Aside from Memphis performers who have topped the charts, the success and longevity of those tracks rely heavily on Memphis producers — the unsung heroes of this story. Many of the new hits, such as “Look Alive,” the BlocBoy JB collaboration with Drake that reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100, grew out of tight connections between artists and producers dating back to childhood. Tay Keith, the 21-year-old who produced “Look Alive,” grew up with BlocBoy JB in Raleigh, and they helped refine each others’ skills in their early teens. As Keith told Fader magazine, “We used to have everybody in the neighborhood record their music in the garage … [BlocBoy] used to be freestyling to the beat the whole time while I’m making it.” As Keith developed his reputation, he went on to work with Blac Youngsta and Moneybagg Yo. But when Drake connected with BlocBoy JB, it brought a sea change. “It definitely changed my life and opened a lot of doors for me,” he says. “It helped me elevate to the next level. But I’m actually still in college, so I’m basically just working this summer.” Lawrence Matthews, aka Don

Lifted, recalls a similar friendship. “Cody Jordan — ThankGod4Cody — he’s a friend. We grew up producing together in a friend’s attic. He ended up moving to Atlanta, then moving to L.A., and now he has two platinum records. He’ll also be featured on my upcoming album. I remember when we used to have parties in my living room in 2011. We were talking about that last week at his place, outside his new studio that they’re building. Sitting in the back yard with a pool and a basketball court, and it’s just like, ‘We’re out here! How did seven years lead us to this?’” The tale of youthful collaborations leading to great things is common in Memphis hip-hop. As the now-legendary producer DJ Squeeky told the Memphis Flyer of his early days in the late 1980s, “I was probably about 15 [or] 16 years old. I did some work with 8 Ball & MJG, Criminal Manne, Project Playaz, and Tom Skeemask. We all kinda grew up together in the same neighborhood.” Some 30 years later, DJ Squeeky is still making hit records, now with Young Dolph, born about the time Squeeky got started. Their track, “100 Shots,” was just certified gold — Squeeky’s second gold record to date. Pondering the fact that he, unlike many Memphis-bred artists and producers, still lives in his hometown, Squeeky reflects on the lack of recognition Memphis gets, given its high ratio of talent. “People are just milking Memphis. They’re getting millions of dollars. Everybody’s got the sound of Memphis,” he says. “But Memphis ain’t getting the acknowledgment as the source where they’re getting all this music from, where they’re making all this money. They keep pointing at Atlanta. And it’s really not Atlanta. In Atlanta, they have more belief in rap than we ever had in Memphis. Because they look at it like it’s a business venture. They look at it like, if we spend money, we make money. In Memphis, we get kinda skeptical about spending our money. We gotta think about it three or four minutes.” It’s a familiar story, going back to a producer Squeeky cites as an early

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inspiration: DJ Spanish Fly. Now, with his early mixtapes being rediscovered on the internet, Spanish Fly is recognized as a pioneer of the crunk sound. But for years, aside from a few shout-outs by the Three 6 Mafia crew, he went unappreciated. As Squeeky notes, “We’ve been having this sound for the longest time, but nobody called out what we was doing, ’cause we was before our time. But over time, that’s how everybody sounds now. It’s like the sound of the world now is Memphis.” DJ Squeeky, since before his earliest hits with 8 Ball and MJG, has also been an architect of that sound. As Steele says, “His name is coming up a lot with the whole trap vs. crunk debate, over who came up with what, where it came from. Atlanta’s taking credit. Memphis came up with it.” But what is the Memphis sound? Ever evolving, it’s not easy to define nowadays. “In Memphis, we have our own sound: the bounce,” Tay Keith explains. “That bounce sets us aside from everybody else.” The prominence of the Roland TR-808 drum machine is a part of that. It figured heavily in hip-hop’s earliest days, but as rap explored sampling more through the 1980s, loops of classic funk and soul drum breaks came to dominate. That is, until Memphis producers stepped up, bringing continued on page 12

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Mark down 2018 as the year that Memphis music conquered the world — again. We can dwell on the chart conquests of yore by Sun and Stax, all fueled by the fiercely independent spirit of those studios’ producers and artists. Or we can fast forward to the widespread use of Memphis soul samples by NWA, Snoop Dogg, and others in the late 1980s. Or skip ahead to DJ Paul, Juicy J, Crunchy Black, and Frayser Boy winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Even that was a dozen years ago, and was only the tip of the iceberg. As it turns out, that iceberg has been chugging along for decades now, gathering momentum. Now, once again, it has crushed the charts. “It’s been a big year for Memphis hip-hop,” says Devin Steele, DJ for K97 FM. “Just with Yo Gotti, BlocBoy JB, Moneybagg Yo, and Young Dolph, alone. About a month ago, all four of those artists had records in the top 20. You hear Memphis records on the radio in every major city now.” And that’s not even including less visible Memphians like Teddy Walton, who produced a track on

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continued from page 11 the 808 into the foreground once again. Over such beats, DJ Squeeky, Three 6 Mafia, and others layered more orchestral sounds, creating the doom-laden “horror movie” sound of the 1990s. That’s still a defining sound, as the current recycling of old Three 6 Mafia tracks proves. But records from the new generation of Memphis producers, like JUNE 21 SPONSOR Keith, can be spare, almost bleak, with the 808 percussion foregrounded even more. This is calculated. As Keith explains, “You make the beats simple so you give the artist more JUNE 22 SPONSORS room to ride the beat. If you put too much into a beat, artists really don’t have much room to do what they want. The simplicity is the creativity.” DJ Squeeky puts it another way: “The new people making the new trap sounds, they’re making the beat with less of the SPONSOR music. When I was coming up, we had JUNE 23 more music. It was in our blood with the Memphis sound, to have more music in a track — guitar, pianos, and all that other stuff. I grew up on a lot of that. So I added a lot of that to my tracks.” Having spent JUNE 24 his early years as a drummer at the First Baptist Beale Church, where his family attended services, he’s still committed to layering more sounds over his beats. But DJ Squeeky isn’t the only producer from Memphis with a musical background. SUMMER LINEUP AVAILABLE NOW LEVITTSHELL .ORG THE LEVITT SHELL APP Alan Hayes is possibly the least recognized Memphis hip-hop producer/engineer, emerging as he did out of the white rock and new wave scenes of the 1970s and 1980s. He, too, notes the change in the The recent hip-hop soundscapes. “It seems to me that the tracks have gotten a lot less musical and a lot more beat-oriented. Now it just seems like the music is just some kind of ethereal bed underneath a big giant on 808 kick and snare.” We’re delivering all the perks of apartment living, with the A paradoxical figure in Memphis rap, extra added features that make renting easier and accessible. Hayes is a missing link between the city’s The Marilyn on Monroe We offer amenities like: We’re delivering all the perks of apartment living, with electronic the extra added features that​ m ​ ake renting of the 1980s and the music scene and accessible. We offer amenities like:  Free Utilities • Free WiFi • Fully Remodeled Inside & Outeasier The Marilyn on Monroe hip-hop that was to come. Having played - Free Utilities  Onsite Laundry • All New Appliances • Courtyard with - Free WiFi  with successful​ electronic new wavers Outdoor BBQ • Gated Parking - Fully Remodeled Inside & Out  Calculated X, he already had a TR-808 and - Onsite Laundry  1639 Monroe Ave | Memphis, Tennessee 38104 - All New Appliances  many other synthesizers when he built his - Courtyard with Outdoor BBQ  House of Hayes studio around 1988. Thus, - Gated Parking  NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS he was perfectly poised to catch the initial Text or Call Chelsea @ 461.2090 or Tom @ 483.71771639 Monroe Ave | Memphis, Tennessee 38104 wave of Memphis rappers. Now Taking Reservations. Text or Call Chelsea @ 461.2090 or Tom @ 483.7177 “The first rapper I worked with was named AlleyCat. The producer was Carlos The Marilyn on Monroe Broady (another Memphis native). This Tired of getting this look ​ was right after he had done the stuff with from your friends after Biggie Smalls.” Soon thereafter, Hayes you smoke? cut the first demos of a 15-year-old named Yo Gotti, whose success led to Phone-based treatment more work in the genre, such as Gangsta Blac’s 74 Minutes of Bump. But he credits and six months of another studio as the scene’s true pioneer. Chantix™ at no cost. “MegaJam was probably the earliest commercial hip-hop studio in Memphis. One of the guys there was Michael Patterson. He’s now done a lot of big time stuff.” Kojack, another renowned producer from Memphis, also started at MegaJam. FIT & QUIT IS A RESEARCH STUDY DESIGNED TO HELP YOU QUIT SMOKING Though Hayes produces and engineers AND STAY HEALTY DOING IT. many styles of music, he hasn’t lost the

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MARK DOWN 2018 AS THE YEAR THAT MEMPHIS MUSIC CONQUERED THE WORLD — AGAIN. The idea of “going wild” is significant. Though the current trend is minimalist, the more expansive possibilities of hip-hop are still alive and well in Memphis, and not just with musician-producers like Squeeky or Hayes. Under the surface of the Memphisderived hits, the city is witnessing an explosion of creative approaches. The Unapologetic label/collective, for example, is premised on the notion of diversity. Memphian James Dukes left town after high school for a job at Quad Recording Studios in New York, working with Talib Kweli, Common, Missy Elliott, Ludacris, and others. Unlike many, he returned here in 2011. “New York toughens you up in a very interesting way, in a very social kind of way,” he says. “I would say I went up there as Nemo, which was just a nickname, and I came back IMAKEMADBEATS, a kind of scarily dedicated guy.” Dukes found himself pursuing a richer vision of what Memphis hiphop could be. Inspired by other likeminded Memphians who chafed at the new “Memphis sound,” he founded Unapologetic to nurture their work. Now, a few years on, Unapologetic has developed a stable of artists and producers who evoke the freewheeling spirit of the Native Tongues collective in late-1980s New York: rappers like Daz Rinko, PreauXX, and A Weirdo From Memphis; producers like C Major and Kid Maestro; less rap-oriented artists like angelic singer Cameron Bethany or bass phenom MonoNeon; and even a clothing line. The musical environments created by IMAKEMADBEATS and his fellow producers are imaginative and eclectic. One precursor to the Unapologetic model was the Iron Mic Coalition, which held to a similar set of values, though not with the same production and marketing savvy as Dukes and his cohort. Dukes counts them as an inspiration, especially the work of Ennis Newman, aka Fathom 9, who passed away in 2014. Dukes recalls, “While the I.M.C. has various talents,


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version of Pavé’s Welcome to Grc Lnd. He finds Pavé’s approach “very interesting. His vision is huge. It could be a landmark piece to come from this town.” But it was not Shoup’s first run at genre-busting. “This started about four or five years ago, when I arranged the Opus One show for Al Kapone [with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra],” Shoup recalls. “That was one of the first orchestral rap things ever done. And so we kind of pioneered that. Recently Nas did a concert with the National Symphony. Al Kapone was texting me and saying, ‘Man, we did this four years ago!’” Wayne, whose brother is producer WeboftheMacHinE (a collaborator with Missy Elliot, Timbaland, and Young Dolph), is far from alone in breaking into the realm of live musicians. During Memphis’ MLK50 commemorations, students from the University of Memphis Department of Music staged an original hip hop symphony, “Echoes of a King.” With a jazz band on the left, a string section on the right, and several impressive rappers and singers weaving in vocal parts, the work was a stunning taste of what R&B-tinged hip-hop can become. While it’s difficult to call such grand explorations “underground,” they certainly exude an indifference to the usual markers of commercial success. But that’s not to say any of these alternative artists would shun more public acclaim. There’s always the chance that, in following their unique visions, they’ll build a larger following. Indeed, they already are. The bottom line: Memphis is teeming with producers, and even the chart-toppers are pushing their creativity to the limit. As Tay Keith says of his success with BlocBoy JB, “We just did it in more of a creative way than other people. My advice would be to be more creative with it. Stick with a new rhythm, your specific way.” Clearly, dividing producers or rappers into commercial vs. underground realms is too simplistic. As IMAKEMADBEATS notes, “I don’t think there’s a binary way to look at it in 2018. I think the angle that we want to focus on most is the future progression. For example, what has been deemed an underground sound, like Memphis crunk in the ’90s, became commercial simply because it got the right visibility. So what is underground is very relative.” This in turn has a direct bearing on a city’s musical identity. Pavé notes that “for Memphis to become the city that it needs to become, music-wise, we definitely have to create other types of sound, other types of rappers with different images.”

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Fathom 9 to me was the most left wing. He was past the point of comfortable and cute. He did it in a way to where it was daringly uncomfortable.” Which brings us to the “message”: While overt politics mostly emerge in rappers’ lyrical choices, they inform the production as well, and it’s clear that groups like Unapologetic and I.M.C. create a milieu where politically conscious rap can flourish. Of course, you can’t dismiss the raw political impact of Three 6 Mafia or Yo Gotti raps, even if they mainly celebrate the classic outlaw hero. But conscious rap is less conducive to the calland-response chants of crunk. When I ask IMAKEMADBEATS about political rappers in Memphis today, he singles out two. “Marco Pavé is one. He’s built a whole identity around it. And Don Lifted. His stuff is maybe not as aggressive in that sense, but he’s very aware.” Don Lifted and Marco Pavé are indeed a study in contrast. Don Lifted, a member of the mostly visual arts-based group The Collective, curates his own and others’ artwork in local galleries, creates objets d’art as set pieces for his concerts, and is one of many local rappers who produce their own tracks. C’Beyohn, Cities Aviv, and Kenny Wayne (also a visual artist in The Collective) all work in this way, often combining autobiography with “message” rap. Pavé presents himself as more of an activist and auteur, though he relies on producers like Broady to create striking juxtapositions of samples and lyrical protest. Wayne also creates tracks for Pavé, and the two have recently been scoring their hip-hop works for live orchestra. This may represent the newest frontier in the genre. Sam Shoup, an arranger and instructor at the University of Memphis, tutored Wayne in conducting classical musicians and assisted with an operatic

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All good things must come to an end. How else can you charge a premium for reunion tours? “You have to grow,” says Tuesday Show Comedy co-founder Doug Gillon, explaining why, after three years of showcasing local, regional, and touring comedians on a school night famous for not much going on, he’s calling it quits. “The idea that I’m going to stop doing productions or stop being around comedy is just silly,” Gillon says. “But the point of Tuesday Show Comedy, initially, was to build up exposure for quality comedy in Memphis on a regular basis. And I think we’ve done that.” Gillon thinks he, former co-host Kyle Kordsmeier, and current co-host Jonny Bratsveen have contributed to building Memphis’ thriving comedy scene. “Now I can look at different avenues to bring things to people and be more adaptable,” he says. “Also, my own performance has improved. I’ve become a much better comedian in three years. Not necessarily any good, but I’m better and I get a lot more opportunities to perform just by myself. I want to be able to take advantage of those as well.” Gillon has big plans for the last Tuesday Show — a rapid-fire retrospective featuring 20 Tuesday veterans doing just a couple of minutes each followed by headliner Dusty Slay. Memphis band Glorious Abhor provides music and rimshots. Raised in a trailer park and uncertain as to why they’re called parks, Slay has performed his brand of blue collar comedy on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Comic Standing. Looking back over three years of comedy, Gillion is able to identify several high points, like the time his Tuesday crew worked on Kevin Hart’s Comedy Central series. He’s particularly fond of the night Memphis comic Brandon Sams asked Midtowners if they could identify on a map, “Where the zoo touched you.”

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THURSDAY June 21

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Arachnophobia The Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 7 p.m., $5 Creepy creatures your thing? Then head down to the Dixon for a screening of this 1990 thriller/comedy with John Goodman and Jeff Daniels. Part of the South Lawn Cinema movie series.

All About Eve Elmwood Cemetery, 8:45 p.m. Screening of this 1950 film starring Bette Davis, as a star actress being usurped by young starlet.

Mike Monteiro EmergeMemphis, 6:30 p.m., $10 Design and technology talk by design legend Mike Monteiro, known for his talk “F$@% You, Pay Me.” United Way of the Mid-South Day of Action Mid-South Food Bank, 5-7 p.m. Improve Memphis through volunteering.

Memphis Concrète Crosstown Arts Listening Room, 5 p.m., $15 per day, $40 weekend pass A three-day experimental electronic music festival with IMAKEMADBEATS, Circuit des Yeux, Gel Set, and more.

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Feast on the Farm Gala Agricenter International, 6-11 p.m., $125 Annual “country chic” party with food, a live and silent auction, dancing, and more benefiting the Agricenter’s educational program. An Evening With Dreamgirls Playhouse on the Square, 6:30 p.m., $45 Party with beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres benefiting the Step Ahead Foundation, before the Dreamgirls show.


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Reefer Madness Marijuana laws may be loosening up in various regions around the country, but what kind of effect does that have on places like Tennessee where they’re not? Lee Otts, executive director for the Memphis Chapter of the National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Legislation (NORML) says there’s a propaganda campaign happening, if you know where to look. That’s one of the reasons Otts organized Hydro at the Hi-Tone. “We need to stop the reefer madness and misinformation that’s been getting out,” he says. Otts shares a news article from ABC affiliate WKRN in Nashville. Set in dark allies where the threat of violence always looms, it tells a terrifying story of big money and potent pot. “Agents are concerned because they are seeing an increase in marijuana coming from the West Coast states like Colorado and Washington, where pot laws are more relaxed and the pot more potent,” the report states. “The pot [that] used to come to middle Tennessee from Mexico is being replaced with marijuana hydroponically grown.” (Insert Dragnet theme here). The article Otts shared describes how the quality product commands higher prices. More money means more violence. Well, in places where it’s not legal, anyway. “A lot of money stands to be lost with legalization,” Otts says, specifically addressing law enforcement and the issue of forfeiture. In some regards, Hydro at the Hi-Tone is just a regular monthly meeting for Memphis’ Norml but with a twist. Laws will be addressed, elections will be considered, chapter business will be discussed. Also, hydro rigs will be on display, and there will be a demonstration comparing hydroponically and soil-grown plants. “We’re trying to come up with different events for monthly meetings, and we had a lot of success with our class on how to make edibles,” Otts says, hoping Hydro at the Hi-Tone will have a similar appeal. HYDRO AT THE HI-TONE PRESENTED BY THE MEMPHIS CHAPTER OF NORML SUNDAY, JUNE 24TH. 7 P.M. - 8 P.M. FREE.

SUNDAY June 24 Guilt Free Ride Along Series Memphis Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m. An all-ages bike ride through Downtown. West Side Story Malco Paradiso, 2 p.m. Screening of this 1950s musical, a contemporary take on Romeo and Juliet.

WEDNESDAY June 27 Fierce & Fabulous Fashion Show Great Hall and Conference Center, 5-9 p.m., $30 The latest looks from some of Memphis’ top designers. Pup Pool Party Overton Park, 1 p.m. Puppies can splash about in kiddie pools or enjoy the sprinklers during this event hosted by Spay Memphis and other animal organizations.

Strawberry Moon: Music & Art Two Rivers Book Store (2171 Young), 6-9 p.m. A pop-up with planetary-inspired art, vintage clothes, and various vendors. Includes music from DJ Heather Cee. Music with a Message Dixon Gallery & Gardens, noon Lecture by Tim Sampson about how Stax turned out the music of the civil rights movement. Part of the Dixon’s Munch & Learn series.

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n Triangles: Sound in Geometry Series Vol. 1 borrows its title from a 15thcentury collection of treatises by Johannes Regiomontanus. The German renaissance astronomer and mathematician, often identified as simply Regiomontanus, claimed his book would explain “all things necessary for anyone wishing to reach perfection” in his or her knowledge of the astronomical sciences. Similarly, On Triangles is a generous 17-track sampler CD showcasing electronic music and soundscapes crafted by the artists playing at this year’s Memphis Concrète Festival. It can make clearer what to expect from a three-day event devoted to experiments and improvisations in electronic sound better than any descriptive overview could ever hope to do. On Triangles is a varied collection of sonic exotica that ranges from popinspired and percussive to freaky and free-form. “Memphis Concrète 3:06 PM was a play on words,” festival organizer Robert Traxler says, explaining a desire to mix this cerebral approach to musicmaking with a hint of regional grit. “Musique concrète,” the expression Traxler was riffing on when he christened the festival, describes various methods of collecting, organizing, and manipulating recorded sound in ways that aren’t restricted by traditional conventions of melody, harmony, and rhythm. The approach was employed by a variety of 20th-century European artists inspired by the idea of “acousmatic sound” — sound that’s been uncoupled visually from the original source of production. That concept was inspired, appropriately enough, by the Greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, who sometimes lectured his students from behind screens, so they might focus their attention not on him, but on triangles. “Last year’s festival was basically a proof of concept,” Traxler says. That event was two nights, featured primarily local and regional artists, and all events took place sequentially in Crosstown Arts’ tiny gallery space on Cleveland. This year’s festival moves across the street to the main Concourse and picks up a second

stage. The event has also expanded to three nights. The Memphis Concrète lineup features several area performers, including IMAKEMADBEATS (see cover story, p. 10), singer/songwriter Linda Heck, and DJ/recording artist Mike Honeycutt. “I think a lot of people around Memphis probably think of Heck playing rock music,” Traxler says. But of “Right,” Heck’s sometimes dreamy, sometimes anxiety-inducing contribution to On Triangles, Traxler says Heck’s “doing something different, and it’s phenomenal. It’s the most straight-up musique concrète on the CD.” This year’s festival brings a number of national acts to town, including Wolf Eyes, STARFIGHTER YELLOW SUPEROVERDRIVE, and former Dirty Beaches artist Alex Zhang Hungtai. Zhang moved from rock to jazz to even freer forms, creating epic soundscapes and intimate little suites that mix electronics and traditional instruments such as guitar, piano, and drums. Fans of Showtime’s Twin Peaks reboot may also recognize Zhang as a member of the show’s fictional band, Trouble. Linda Traxler describes Heck Circuit des Yeux as being, “probably the most like what you might think of as a rock band.” Fronted by Haley Fohr, a singer with a multi-octave range, Circuit des Yeux’s sound can be difficult to pin down, with tracks that range from ambient burbles to guitar-driven knife-fights. “It’s an eclectic sound with pop roots,” Traxler says. “And a lot of surprises.” There’s quite a bit of surprise built into Memphis Concrète’s lineup, including three films with electronic or electronicfriendly soundtracks that will be performed live by festival artists. “Woman in the Moon is a silent film,” Traxler says. “Those are always some of the most fun to do live soundtracks for.” That’s just a small sample of what’s available at the Memphis Concrète Festival, which is bringing more than 30 artists to the Crosstown Concourse this weekend. On Triangles: Sound in Geometry Series Vol. 1 is available at Shangri-La Records now. Memphis Concrète Festival at Crosstown Arts, Friday, June 22nd-Sunday, June 24th.

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After Dark: Live Music Schedule June 21 - 27 and Mondays, 7 p.m.; FreeWorld Sundays, 9:30 p.m.

Club 152 Alfred’s 197 BEALE 525-3711

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.; Memphis Jazz Orchestra Sundays, 6-9 p.m.

B.B. King’s Blues Club 143 BEALE 524-KING

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.

Blue Note Bar & Grill 341-345 BEALE 577-1089

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

Blues City Cafe 138 BEALE 526-3637

King’s Palace Cafe Tap Room 168 BEALE 576-2220

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

Big Don Valentine’s Three Piece Chicken and a Biscuit Blues Band Thursdays, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Cowboy Neil Band Friday, June 22, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Myra Hall Band Saturday, June 23, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Itta Bena

New Daisy Theatre

Handy Bar 200 BEALE 527-2687

Silky O’Sullivan’s 183 BEALE 522-9596

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.

330 BEALE 525-8981

145 BEALE 578-3031

Nat “King” Kerr Fridays, Saturdays, 9-10 p.m.

King Jerry Lawler’s Hall of Fame Bar & Grille 159 BEALE

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.

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

Saturdays, 4-8 p.m. and Sundays, 3-7 p.m.; Delta Project Friday, June 22, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Little Boy Blues Saturday, June 23, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Brian Hawkins Blues Party Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Sensation Band Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Chris McDaniel Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8 p.m.midnight.

Sonny Mack Mondays-Fridays, 2-6 p.m.; Cowboy Neil Mondays, Thursdays, 7-11 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 2-6 p.m.; Sensation Band Tuesdays, Fridays, 7-11 p.m. and Saturday, June 23, 7 p.m.-midnight; Fuzzy

Blunts & Bombs Tour Friday, June 22, 7 p.m.; Lyfe Jennings Saturday, June 23, 7 p.m.; Blaze The Runway Trap & Fashion Showcase Sunday, June 24, 6 p.m.

Rum Boogie Cafe 182 BEALE 528-0150

Eric Hughes Band Mondays, Thursdays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Young Petty Thieves Thursdays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Pam and Terry Fridays, Saturdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; FreeWorld Friday, June 22, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. and Saturday, June 23, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Sensation Band Sunday, June 24, 7-11 p.m.; Gracie Curran Tuesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Cowboy Neil Band Tuesday, June 26, 8 p.m.midnight; Plantation Allstars Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Rum Boogie Cafe Blues Hall

130 PEABODY PLACE 523-8536

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

117 BARBORO ALLEY 249-6580

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

Brass Door Irish Pub 152 MADISON 572-1813

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

Dirty Crow Inn 855 KENTUCKY

Nancy Apple Thursdays, 8 p.m.; The Po Boys Friday, June 22, 9 p.m.; Jack Rowell and TripleThret Saturday, June 23, 9 p.m.; Bobbie Stacks and friends Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m.

Earnestine & Hazel’s 531 S. MAIN 523-9754

Amber Rae Dunn Hosts: Earnestine & Hazel’s Open Mic Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m.

Stock&Belle 387 S. MAIN 734-2911

An Intimate Night with Talibah Safiya Saturday, June 23, 7-9 p.m.

Huey’s Downtown 77 S. SECOND 527-2700

Soul Shockers Sunday, June 24, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

Paulette’s RIVER INN, 50 HARBOR TOWN SQUARE 260-3300

Live Pianist Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30-9 p.m., Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and Mondays-Wednesdays, 5:30-8 p.m.

Bar DKDC 964 S. COOPER 272-0830

NOTS Friday, June 22; Marcella & Her Lovers Saturday, June 23; LAPD Sunday, June 24; Devil Train Monday, June 25; Dave Cousar Tuesday, June 26; Baby Men Wednesday, June 27, 7:30 p.m.

Canvas 1737 MADISON 443-5232

149 UNION 529-4000

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

The Vault

903 S. COOPER 274-5151

The Peabody Hotel Belle Tavern

182 BEALE 528-0150

Memphis Bluesmasters Thursdays, Sundays, 8 p.m.midnight; Vince Johnson and the Plantation Allstars Fridays,

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Peabody Rooftop Parties Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. 124 GE PATTERSON

Heath and Bobbie Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Frank Caswell Friday, June 22, 8 p.m.; Katrina Burgoyne Saturday, June 23, 8 p.m.

South Main Loflin Yard 7 W. CAROLINA

Electric Church Sundays, 2-4 p.m.

South Main Sounds 550 S. MAIN 494-6543

Frank Caswell, Massimo Bevilacqua Friday, June 22, 7 p.m.

South of Beale 361 SOUTH MAIN 526-0388

Celtic Crossing 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, June 21, 8 p.m.; Lickety Grit Friday, June 22, 10 p.m.; Wayde Peck Saturday, June 23, 6-8 p.m.; Hope Clayburn & the Soul Scrimmage Saturday, June 23, 10 p.m.; David Collins & Frog Squad Sunday, June 24, 6-9 p.m.; Amigo Tuesday, June 26, 8 p.m.; Petty Gene Tuesday, June 26, 10 p.m.; Ben Minden-Birkenmaier Wednesday, June 27, 6-8 p.m.; Karaoke Wednesdays, 9 p.m.

Music on Main Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

June 21-27, 2018

Blind Mississippi Morris Fridays, 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 5:30 p.m.; Brad Birkedahl Band Thursdays, Wednesdays, 8 p.m.; Jonathan Ellison Friday, June 22, 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 23, 9:30 p.m.; Earl “The Pearl” Banks Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 7 p.m.; Brandon Cunning Band Sundays, 6 p.m.,

152 BEALE 544-7011

Sean “Bad” Apple Thursdays, Sundays, 5 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 4 p.m.; Live Music Thursdays-Sundays, 7-11 p.m.; DJ Ron Fridays, 11 p.m.; DJ DNyce Saturdays, 11 p.m.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 7 p.m.midnight and Friday, June 22, 7 p.m.-midnight; 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 June 21 - 27 Crosstown Concourse

P&H Cafe

N. CLEVELAND AT NORTH PARKWAY

1532 MADISON 726-0906

Memphis Concrète Friday, June 22, 5-10 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 4-10 p.m. and Sunday, June 24, 3-9 p.m.

Rock Starkaraoke Fridays; Xetas, Funeral Horse Saturday, June 23; Open Mic Music with Tiffany Harmon Mondays, 9 p.m.-midnight.

Growlers

Railgarten 2160 CENTRAL

Wood and Wire Thursday, June 21, 7 p.m.; Jeff Plankenhorn Friday, June 22, 8 p.m.; Impala Saturday, June 23, 8 p.m.; Tonya Dyson’s Sunday School Sunday, June 24, noon.

Oasis Hookah Lounge & Cafe 663 S. HIGHLAND 729-6960

Live Music with DJ ALXANDR Fridays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; Live Music with Coldway Saturdays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

East Memphis East of Wangs 6069 PARK 763-0676

Lee Gardner Fridays, 6:30-9

Shady Grove Presbyterian Church 5530 SHADY GROVE 683-7329

PRIZM Music Camp & International Chamber Music Festival; Perfect Harmony: 2018 PRIZM Festival Concert Thursday, June 21, 7-9 p.m.; PRIZM International Chamber Music Festival: Music as Conversation Friday, June 22, 7-9 p.m.; Music as Conversation: 2018 PRIZM Festival Concert Friday, June 22, 7-9 p.m.; The Show Must Go On: 2018 PRIZM Festival Concert Saturday, June 23, 1-3

Owen Brennan’s THE REGALIA, 6150 POPLAR 761-0990

Lannie McMillan Jazz Trio Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Summer/Berclair Cheffie’s Cafe 483 HIGH POINT TERRACE 202-4157

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

Sunday, June 24, 5:30 p.m.; Charlie & Juno’s All Star Experience Wednesday, June 27, 8 p.m.

Shelby Forest General Store 7729 BENJESTOWN 876-5770

Steak Night with Tony Butler and the Shelby Forest Pioneers Fridays, 6-8 p.m.

Side Car Cafe 2194 WHITTEN 388-0285

Neon Velvet Friday, June 22, 7-11 p.m.; Dantones Saturday, June 23, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Collierville Huey’s Collierville 2130 W. POPLAR 854-4455

Hi-Tone

The Dantones Sunday, June 24, 8-11:30 p.m.

412-414 N. CLEVELAND 278-TONE

Nobigdyl Thursday, June 21, 8 p.m.; The Artisanals Friday, June 22, 9 p.m.; The Neverhawks, Flirting with Sincerity, Joybomb Saturday, June 23, 8 p.m.; Bart Crow, Forlorn Strangers Monday, June 25, 7 p.m.; Kites and Boomerangs, The Everdeens Tuesday, June 26, 9 p.m.; Smile Empty Soul, Flaw, Kaleido, Talia, Lifecurse Wednesday, June 27, 7 p.m.

Cordova Huey’s Cordova 1771 N. GERMANTOWN PKWY. 318-3030

The Natchez Brothers Sunday, June 24, 8:30 p.m.-midnight; Nelson & Newman Tuesday, June 26, 6-9 p.m.

T.J. Mulligan’s 64 2821 N. HOUSTON LEVEE 377-9997

Huey’s Midtown 1927 MADISON 726-4372

Nick and Wade Thursday, June 21.

Spank Sunday, June 24, 4-7 p.m.; The Heart Memphis Band Sunday, June 24, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

Frayser/Millington

Indian Pass Raw Bar Memphis

Huey’s Millington 8570 US 51 NORTH,

2059 MADISON 207-7397

Paul Taylor Jazz Quartet Thursdays, 7-10 p.m.; Marcella and her Lovers Friday, June 22, 7-10 p.m.; Eric Lewis and Paul Taylor Saturday, June 23, 7-10 p.m.

The Amber McCain Trio Sunday, June 24, 6-9 p.m.

Lafayette’s Music Room

Akers Brothers Sunday, June 24.

2119 MADISON 207-5097

Germantown

Levitt Shell OVERTON PARK 272-2722

The Steel Wheels Thursday, June 21, 7:30-9 p.m.; Mike Farris and The Roseland Rhythm Revue Friday, June 22, 7:30-9 p.m.; Liz Vice Saturday, June 23, 7:30-9 p.m.; Ray Wylie Hubbard Sunday, June 24, 7:30-9 p.m.

Midtown Crossing Grill 394 N. WATKINS 443-0502

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.

6748 OLD MILLINGTON 873-4114

Huey’s Germantown 7677 FARMINGTON 318-3034

Marcella and Her Lovers Sunday, June 24, 8-11:30 p.m.; Patio Pirates Wednesday, June 27, 6-9 p.m.

North Mississippi/ Tunica Wild Bill’s 1580 VOLLINTINE 207-3975

Juke Joint All Stars Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; The Wild Bill’s Band with Tony Chapman, Charles Cason, and Miss Joyce Henderson Fridays, Saturdays, 11 p.m.-3 a.m.; Memphis Blues Society Juke Jam Sundays, 4 p.m.

University of Memphis The Bluff 535 S. HIGHLAND

DJ Ben Murray Thursdays, 10 p.m.; Mustache The Band Friday, June 22; DJ Ben Murray Saturday, June 23; Bluegrass Brunch with the River Bluff Clan Sundays, 11 a.m.; Memphis

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

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 Settlers Sunday, June 24, 4-7 p.m.; No More Drama Sunday, June 24, 8-11:30 p.m.

Mortimer’s 590 N. PERKINS 761-9321

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

Gold Strike Casino

p.m.; Center Stage: 2018 PRIZM Festival Concert Saturday, June 23, 7-9 p.m.

TJ Mulligan’s 1817 KIRBY 755-2481

Section 8 Friday, June 22, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

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

Eric Lewis and Friends Thursday, June 21, 7-11 p.m.; Eddie Smith Fridays, 8 p.m.; No Hit Wonders Friday, June 22, 9 p.m.; Natchez Saturday, June 23, 8 p.m.; Flashback Sunday, June 24, 4-7 p.m.; Debbie Jamison & Friends Tuesdays, 6-10 p.m.; Elmo and the Shades Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

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

Whitehaven/ Airport Rock-n-Roll Cafe 3855 ELVIS PRESLEY 398-6528

Elvis Tribute featuring Michael Cullipher Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.

Everclear Saturday, June 23, 8-9:30 p.m.

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

Aaron Lewis Sunday, June 24.

Raleigh Stage Stop 2951 CELA 382-1576

Bartlett Hadley’s Pub

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

m e m p h i s f l y e r. c o m

Lee Ritenour Thursday, June 21, 8 p.m.; Opal Agafia & the Sweet Nothings Friday, June 22, 6:30 p.m.; Almost Elton John Friday, June 22, 10 p.m.; John Paul Keith & Co. Saturday, June 23, 6:30 p.m.; Forever Abbey Road Saturday, June 23, 10 p.m.; Joe Restivo 4 Sundays, 11 a.m.; Amber Rae Dunn and the Mulberries Sunday, June 24, 4 p.m.; Scotty Bratcher Sunday, June 24, 8 p.m.; Wampus Cats Monday, June 25, 6 p.m.; Kyndle & Adam Tuesday, June 26, 5:30 p.m.; Brad Birkedahl Tuesday, June 26, 8 p.m.; Supersuckers with Joecephus and the George Jonestown Massacre Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 p.m.

Old Millington Winery

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

1911 POPLAR 244-7904

Nora Jane Struthers with Logan Magness Thursday, June 21, 8 p.m.; Laramie with Andrew Elder Friday, June 22, 7:30 p.m.; So Long and Goodnight: A Tribute to My Chemical Romance Saturday, June 23, 7 p.m.; Crockett Hall Tuesdays with the Midtown Rhythm Section Tuesdays, 9 p.m.

LIVE Wednesday, June 27, 8 p.m.-midnight.

2779 WHITTEN 266-5006

The Brian Johnson Band Friday, June 22, 9 p.m.; The Superfive Saturday, June 23, 9 p.m.; Area 51

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June 21-27, 2018


CALENDAR of EVENTS:

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.

JUNE 21 - 27 TH EAT E R

Circuit Playhouse

Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody, when a mysterious invitation brings Blanche DuBois back to New Orleans, she finds herself once again face-to-face with the smoldering Stanley Kowalski. www.playhouseonthesquare.org. $25-$40. Fri., Sat., 8 p.m., and Sun., 2 p.m. Through June 24. 51 S. COOPER (725-0776).

Germantown Community Theatre

Arsenic and Old Lace, a madcap cast of characters, including the Brewster sisters who feel that poisoning solitary, friendless old men is a charitable act. www. gctcomeplay.org. $24. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., and Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Through July 1. 3037 FOREST HILL-IRENE (453-7447).

Hattiloo Theatre

Raisin, musical adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s revolutionary A Raisin in the Sun. Set in segregated 1950s Chicago, the story depicts a black family’s struggle in the face of change. www.hattiloo.org. $30-$35. Thursdays, Fridays, 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, 3 p.m. Through July 1. 37 S. COOPER (502-3486).

Playhouse on the Square

Dreamgirls, follows the journey of a young female singing group from a revolutionary time in American music history. The trio learns that show business and stardom isn’t always as glamorous as it seems. www.playhouseonthesquare.org. $25-$40. Sundays, 2 p.m., and Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through July 15.

Theatre Memphis

42nd Street, star-struck Peggy Sawyer arrives in New York City from Allenstown, PA, hoping to become a Broadway star. She learns about show business and discovers which relationships are most important in life. www.theatrememphis. org. $30. Sundays, 2 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Through July 1. 630 PERKINS EXT. (682-8323).

TheatreWorks

Neuro Plastic City, original multidisciplinary performance piece exploring elastic patterns of humans in natural and unnatural habitats, from neurons firing in our brains to major societal trends. (274-1000), $12. Fri., Sat., 8-9:30 p.m. Through June 23. 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.

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

Metal Museum

Artist reception and gallery talk for “Forge,” exhibition of work by 15 international metal artists whose practice has been identified as having a significant impact in the field of blacksmithing. www.metalmuseum.org. Sun., June 24, 3 p.m. 374 METAL MUSEUM DR. (774-6380).

66 S. COOPER (726-4656).

OT H E R A R T HAPPE N I NGS

Accepting Applications: Crosstown Arts Residency Program

Visit website for more information and registration. $10 application fee. Through July 15. CROSSTOWN CONCOURSE (FORMERLY SEARS CROSSTOWN), N. CLEVELAND AT NORTH PARKWAY, WWW.CROSSTOWNARTS.ORG.

Blue Star Museums Program

Free admission to Pink Palace Family of Museums for the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Visit website for more information. Through Sept. 3. 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.

Eighth Annual Woman’s Exchange Art Gallery Open House View and purchase local art shown in the recently renovated gallery benefiting the artist and our mission “Helping others to help themselves.” Through Aug. 24, 2-4 p.m. WOMAN’S EXCHANGE TEA ROOM, 88 RACINE (541-331-0077).

Girls’ Night Out

A fun evening of painting. Snack bar included. BYOB. $12. Third Thursday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Through Dec. 31. PITTER POTTER STUDIO, 845 GERMANTOWN PKWY (901.443.7718), WWW. PITTERPOTTERSTUDIO.COM.

DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS, ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS WILL APPEAR IN THE FLYER’S ONLINE CALENDAR ONLY.

Jazz-A-Fire

Performances and bring your own instrument to join. $12. Last Sunday of every month, 4-7 p.m. BRINSON’S, 341 MADISON (524-0104), WWW.MEMPHISBLACKARTSALLIANCE.ORG.

Looking Inward: Mindfully Looking at Art

Program, led by Stephen Black, delves into the restorative powers of art and meditation to help participants quiet the mind, observe art, and let go of mental clutter to experience art in new ways. Free. Fourth Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. THE DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS, 4339 PARK (761-5250), WWW.DIXON.ORG.

“Por Vida”

Pop-up shop and graphic design showcase with live music. Fri., June 22, 5 p.m. CROSSTOWN ARTS, 430 N. CLEVELAND (507-8030), WWW.CROSSTOWNARTS.ORG.

Strawberry Moon: Music & Art

Featuring planetary-inspired art pop-up by Nikka Valken, vintage clothing and accessories from Tako’s Treasures, music by DJ Heather Cee of Obscura, and other vendors. Wed., June 27, 6-9 p.m. TWO RIVERS BOOK STORE, 2171 YOUNG (630-8088), WWW.TWORIVERSBOOKSTORE.COM.

ONGOI NG ART

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.

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ANF Architects

“The Best of the Best,” exhibition showcasing the winners of the Memphis Camera Club’s 2017 Year End Awards. www.anfa.com. Through Aug. 2. 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).

Bingham and Broad

“My Kin Is Not Like Yours,” exhibition of works by Debra Edge. Ongoing. 2563 BROAD (323-3008).

Crosstown Concourse

“Distilled: The Narrative Transformed,” exhibition of a 30-year survey of works by Pinkney Herbert. www.crosstownarts.org. Through July 4. N. CLEVELAND AT NORTH PARKWAY.

David Lusk Gallery

“Arcadia,” exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Pinkney Herbert. Through

June 23. “Arboretum,” exhibition of drawings and sculpture by John Salvest. June 26-July 27. “Southern Obscura,” exhibition of enhanced photography by Jeane Umbreit. www. davidluskgallery.com. June 26-July 27. 97 TILLMAN (767-3800).

The Dixon Gallery & Gardens

“Contemplating Character: Portrait Drawings & Oil Sketches from Jacques Louis David to Lucian Freud,” exhibition of portrait drawings and oil sketches extends almost two-and-a-half centuries organized thematically, providing the viewer with provocative visual juxtapositions. Through June 24. “’IN LAK’ECH ALA K’IN,’ Tú eres mi otro yo, You are my other self,” exhibition of installation transforming the Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries into a work of art by Richard Lou. www.dixon.org. Through July 15.

Mike Monteiro at Emerge Memphis, Thursday, June 21st FireHouse Community Arts Center

4339 PARK (761-5250).

Eclectic Eye

Mosal Morszart, exhibition of works by Black Arts Alliance artist. www.memphisblackartsalliance.org. Ongoing.

“Escape to the Sea,” exhibition of acrylic and watercolor paintings by Carolyn Moss. www.eclectic-eye.com. Through July 25.

985 S. BELLEVUE (948-9522).

Graceland

242 S. COOPER (276-3937).

“Hillbilly Rock,” exhibition featuring items from The Marty Stuart Collection. www. graceland.com. Ongoing.

Edge Arts

“Memphis Landmarks,” exhibition of works by John Sadowski. Through June 30.

3717 ELVIS PRESLEY (332-3322).

600 MONROE (262-6674).

Bidding is

Harrell Performing Arts Theatre

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

L Ross Gallery

“Olly Olly Oken Free,” exhibition features playful paintings by Memphis artists Pam McDonnell and Stephanie King and tactile works by Sloane Bibb. www.lrossgallery.com. Through June 30. 5040 SANDERLIN (767-2200).

Marshall Arts Gallery

“Love of Art” and “Memphis,”

exhibition of work by Nikki Gardner and Debra Edge by appointment only. Ongoing. 639 MARSHALL (679-6837).

Memphis Botanic Garden

“Seeing Green,” exhibition by the Bartlett Art Association bringing together the BAA members’ collected interpretations and visions of the many meanings of nature’s favorite color. www.memphisbotanicgarden.com. Through June 29. 750 CHERRY (636-4100).

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. “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 College of Art

“We Rise: The Final Biennial,” exhibition by Memphis College of Art’s Alumni Association. All alumni and community invited to celebrate the MCA art and artists that will continue to progress forward. www.mca. edu. Through July 15. 1930 POPLAR (272-5100).

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just scare tactics. See the difference between soil and hydroponically grown. Sun., June 24, 7-8 p.m.

Metal Museum

HI-TONE, 412-414 N. CLEVELAND (305-7070), WWW.NORMLMEMPHIS.ORG.

“Forge,” exhibition of work by 15 international metal artists whose practice has been identified as having a significant impact in the field of blacksmithing. Through Sept. 16. “Tributaries: Venetia Dale-Next After the First in Order, Place and Time,” exhibition of installations that refocus attention on overlooked support objects secondary to the items they hold up, contain, or aid. Appreciated as individual creations when removed from context and made in pewter. www.metalmuseum.org. Through Sept. 9. 374 METAL MUSEUM DR. (774-6380).

Playhouse on the Square

“DreamESCAPES,” exhibition of multi-media series of imagined, constructed landscapes of famous cities, iconic places, and sometimes rural, non-descriptive corners of the world by O. Gustavo Plascencia. www.mca.edu. Through July 29. 66 S. COOPER (726-4656).

Ross Gallery

“Connecting Memphis,” exhibition of selections from photography-and-storytelling project by Cindy McMillion. www.connectingmemphis. com. Through July 18.

Munch & Learn Lectures: Music with a Message, Tim Sampson, Communications Director, Soulesville Foundation

Free. Wed., June 27, noon.

THE DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS, 4339 PARK (761-5250), WWW.DIXON.ORG.

Sierra Club: Meet Memphis Tilth

Kelven Keeley will speak about the work of Memphis Tilth and other efforts to grow food. Free. Thurs., June 21, 5:45-7:30 p.m. BENJAMIN L. HOOKS CENTRAL LIBRARY, 3030 POPLAR (415-2700).

Talk About It Tuesday

Monthly panel discussion with Q & A designed to bring people from the local community together to inspire discussion about the significant impact of cultural history in movements for economic and social justice. Free. Every fourth Tuesday. Through Dec. 18. ERNEST WITHERS COLLECTION GALLERY & MUSEUM, 333 BEALE (523-2344), WWW.WITHERSCOLLECTION.ORG.

Vaco Memphis CPE Series

Speakers from Pfizer and PwC. CPE credits in the following fields: Computer Software & Applications, Specialized Knowledge, Taxes, and Accounting. Happy hour afterward at Babalu. $75. Wed., June 27, 1-5 p.m. CHICKASAW COUNTRY CLUB, 3395 GALLOWAY (3332250), WWW.EVENTBRITE.COM/E/VACO-JUNE-CPE-TICKETS-46938686876.

“Images of Africa Before & After the Middle Passage,” exhibition of photography by Jeff and Shaakira Edison. Ongoing. 826 N. SECOND (527-3427).

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Talbot Heirs

Debra Edge Art. Ongoing.

Join Horticulture staff member Carson Ellis for a guided stroll through the Butterfly Garden. Thurs., June 21, 6 p.m. MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN, 750 CHERRY (636-4100), WWW.MEMPHISBOTANICGARDEN.COM.

City Tasting Tours

Savor tastings at five eateries, interact with chefs and managers, and sample local flavors while strolling down Main Street and enjoying new art installations and historic landmarks. WednesdaysSaturdays, 1:30 p.m. WWW.CITYTASTINGTOURS.COM.

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Slavehaven Underground Railroad Museum

926 E. MCLEMORE (946-2535).

30 Thursdays - Nature at Night

THE BIGGEST & THE BEST

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY, PLOUGH LIBRARY, 650 E. PARKWAY S. (321-3000).

“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.

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99 S. SECOND (527-9772).

Tops Gallery: Madison Avenue Park

“Lion Tamers,” exhibition of paintings by Paul Edwards. www.topsgallery.com. Through July 15. 151 MADISON (340-0134).

Trezevant Manor

Anne Hughes Sayle, exhibition of oil on canvas realistic landscapes and figures work and fabric art pieces. www.trezevantmanor.org. Through Aug. 10. 177 N. HIGHLAND (325-4000).

Village Frame & Art

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

“Tennessee Craft-Southwest Fine Craft Showcase,” exhibition of fine craft in an array of media and styles by members of Tennessee Craft-Southwest. www.wkno.org. Through June 29. 7151 CHERRY FARMS (458-2521).

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2nd Annual Teen Op: Opportunities for Leadership

Free for all teens, ages 12-21. Sessions include finance and budgeting, life skills, social media responsibility, teen dating and violence, and career panel including professionals. Free. Thurs., June 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. BROWN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 980 STATELINE, SOUTHAVEN, MS, WWW.NFUSIONIVXP.COM.

Creative Works Presents: Mike Monteiro

Design and technology were supposed to point the way toward utopia. Instead, we designed a nightmare. You might know Monteiro from his CreativeMornings talk, “F$@% You, Pay Me.” $10. Thurs., June 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. EMERGEMEMPHIS, 516 TENNESSEE (218-7135), WWW.CREATIVEWORKS.CO.

“Hydro”

Hear police talk about higher potency and the dangers because it’s hydroponically grown. These are

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REVOLUTIONS COMMUNITY BICYCLE SHOP, 1000 S. COOPER (INSIDE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH) (726-6409), WWW.REVOLUTIONSMEMPHIS.COM.

Love Memphis Well 5K and Festival

Jimmy Ogle’s Walking Tour

Meet at Hebe Fountain, Court Square, for tour of Court Square and surroundings. Free. Tues., June 26, 11:45 a.m. COURT SQUARE, AT N. MAIN AND COURT, WWW.JIMMYOGLE.COM.

Benefiting Serenity Recovery Center in Memphis. Sat., June 23, 8 a.m.-noon.

The Lego Movie

SEMMES MURPHEY CLINIC, 6325 HUMPHREYS (522-7700).

Saturdays, 4 p.m. Through June 30.

CTI 3D GIANT THEATER, IN THE MEMPHIS PINK PALACE MUSEUM, 3050 CENTRAL (636-2362), WWW. MEMPHISMUSEUMS.ORG.

S P O R TS / F I TN ES S

Judge D’Army Bailey Courthouse Tours

Meet historian Jimmy Ogle on the Courthouse steps for a tour. Free. Thurs., June 21, noon. SHELBY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, ADAMS AND SECOND STREET, WWW. JIMMYOGLE.COM.

Old Forest Hike

Walking tour of the region’s only urban oldgrowth forest. Last Sunday of every month, 10 a.m. OVERTON PARK, OFF POPLAR (276-1387).

Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce 2018 Stakeholders’ Cup Golf Tournament

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

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Thurs., June 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. PROMISE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, 379 COSSIT (347-2586).

Recommended for ages 2-5 years. Free. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Through Aug. 31.

QUAIL RIDGE GOLF COURSE, 4055 ALTRURIA (386-6951), WWW. BARTLETTCHAMBER.ORG.

NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM, 450 MULBERRY (521-9699), WWW. CIVILRIGHTSMUSEUM.ORG.

Bendy Brewski Yoga

45-minute all-levels yoga class and stay for a beer. Beginners welcome. Bring your mat or borrow one of ours. $15. Sat., June 23, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Guilt Free Ride Along Series

Suitable for all ages. Free. Fourth Sunday of every month, 8:30-10 a.m. Through Sept. 23. MEMPHIS FARMERS MARKET, PAVILION OF CENTRAL STATION, S. FRONT & G.E. PATTERSON AVE (602-6856), WWW.GUILTFREEPASTRIES.COM.

Redbirds v. New Orleans

Employment and Resources Fair

Small but Mighty Storytime

Fri., June 22, 11 a.m.

CROSSTOWN BREWING CO., 1264 CONCOURSE.

Yellow Fever Rock & Roll Ghost Tour

June 21-27, 2018

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West Side Story, Paradiso, Sunday, June 24th and Wednesday, 27th (721-6000), WWW.MEMPHISREDBIRDS.COM.

Ride For Life 2018

Featuring a 25-mile ride and kids one-mile fun ride to promote organ and tissue donation awareness by Mid-South Transplant Foundation. $15-$20. Sun., June 24, 7-11 a.m. MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, 5668 POPLAR (328-4438), WWW. MIDSOUTHDONOR.ORG.

Tai Chi in Health Sciences Park

KIDS

HEALTH SCIENCES PARK, CORNER OF MADISON AND DUNLAP, WWW. DOWNTOWNMEMPHIS.COM.

Participating Malco Theatre locations will offer G- and PG-rated movies at a discounted price benefiting children’s hospitals across the Mid-South. $2. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Through Aug. 1.

Mondays, 11:45 a.m.

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The Dixon Book Club

To request a copy of a book, email lschmidt@dixon.org Free with admission. Third Thursday of every month, 6-7:30 p.m. THE DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS, 4339 PARK (761-5250), WWW. DIXON.ORG.

AUTOZONE PARK, THIRD AND UNION

WWW.MALCO.COM.

Advanced Wrench & Ride Bicycle Summer Camp

During this week, we will teach the process Revolutions uses for fully overhauling a bicycle. $250. June 25-29, 8:30

On Thursday nights throughout Daylight Savings Time extended hours until sunset open to members at no cost and to guests paying daily fee for free and sometimes with an added cost. Thursdays. Through Oct. 31. MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN, 750 CHERRY (636-4100), WWW.MEMPHISBOTANICGARDEN.COM.

Best of Memphis Nominations Open

Vote online now for the business/service/media personality that makes Memphis special. You know you have a

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If you are between the ages of 18 and 50 and in good health, you may be eligible to donate platelets for support of important research activities. Eligible donors can donate every two weeks. Donations require about two hours of your time and you will receive $150 in compensation. Walk-in donations are not accepted. For more information or to make an appointment contact:

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Big Wig Ball

$100. Fri., June 22, 7 p.m. ANNESDALE HISTORIC MANSION, 1325 LAMAR (490-9460), WWW.LEBONHEUR.ORG.

“Dugout Canoes: Paddling Through the Americas”

Object-rich and interactive exhibition featuring American dugouts from ancient times to present. $12.75. Through Sept. 14.

MEMPHIS PINK PALACE MUSEUM, 3050 CENTRAL (636-2362), WWW.MEMPHISMUSEUMS.ORG.

An Evening with Dreamgirls

Pre-show shindig with wine, beer, and heavy hors d’oeuvres benefiting A Step Ahead Foundation. $45-$100. Sat., June 23, 6:30 p.m. PLAYHOUSE ON THE SQUARE, 66 S. COOPER (726-4656).

Explore Memphis

Kids from birth-18 can register for summer fun featuring art-making, book talks, sharing perspectives, and building character. Kick off on Saturday, June 2. Through July 31. BENJAMIN L. HOOKS CENTRAL LIBRARY, 3030 POPLAR (415-2700), WWW.MEMPHISLIBRARY.ORG.

Feast on the Farm Gala

Country chic evening of fun featuring the area’s finest chefs, live and silent auction, entertainment, dancing ,and more benefiting agricultural education programs. $125. Sat., June 23, 6-11 p.m. AGRICENTER INTERNATIONAL, 7777 WALNUT GROVE (757-7777), WWW.AGRICENTER.COM.

Fierce & Fabulous Fashion Show 2018

Featuring spring and summer collections from some of Memphis’ top designers and boutiques along With Nava Sanctum belly dancer. 21+ $30. Sun., June 24, 5-9 p.m. THE GREAT HALL AND CONFERENCE CENTER, 1900 S. GERMANTOWN (512-7792), WWW.VVANSHANNON.COM/.

Golden Girls Trivia

Test your knowledge of this classic ’80s TV show in the Halle Room. Register as teams of four to win first place and Golden Girls-themed door prizes. 18+ Fri., June 22, 2-3:30 p.m. LUCIUS E. & ELSIE C. BURCH JR. LIBRARY, 501 POPLAR VIEW, COLLIERVILLE (457-2601), COLLIERVILLELIBRARY.LIBCAL.COM.

“Making Memphis: 200 Years of Community” Community Engagement

Be part of the bicentennial exhibit scheduled for March 2019. Show up on community engagement days to be included. For more opportunities and more information, visit website. Fourth Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Through Aug. 25. MEMPHIS PINK PALACE MUSEUM, 3050 CENTRAL (636-2362), WWW.MEMPHISMUSEUMS.ORG.

To promote and foster unity, love, acceptance, and understanding with the goal of creating a city in harmony. Sun., June 24, 4-6 p.m. W.C. HANDY PARK, BEALE AT THIRD, WWW.BEALESTREET.COM/ ONEMEMPHIS.

Party of the Century

Scheduled on the 100-year anniversary of the founding of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, a celebration of the impact that the healthcare system has had on Memphis and the Mid-South. $150. Sat., June 23, 7-11 p.m. FEDEX EVENT CENTER SHELBY FARMS, 415 GREAT VIEW (5160500), METHODISTHEALTH.ORG.

Peabody Rooftop Parties

Live music and beautiful views of the sun setting over the Mississippi River. Ladies get in free before 7 p.m. Visit website for scheduled entertainment. 21+ $10$15. Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Through Aug. 16. THE PEABODY HOTEL, 149 UNION (529-4000), WWW.PEABODYMEMPHIS.COM.

Perfect Little Planet

Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes — a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Ongoing. SHARPE PLANETARIUM, MEMPHIS PINK PALACE MUSEUM, 3050 CENTRAL (636-2362), WWW.MEMPHISMUSEUMS.ORG.

Pup Pool Party

Join Spay Memphis and other animal organizations at the Overton Park Rainbow Lake Pavilion and let your pets cool off in kiddie pools and sprinklers. Free. Sun., June 24, 1 p.m. OVERTON PARK, OFF POPLAR, WWW.SPAYMEMPHIS.ORG.

“Remembering the Dream”

Exhibit of a chronological story of the Civil Rights Movement covered by the Ernest Withers “I Am A Man” portfolio, including MLK’s involvement in the sanitation workers’ strike. $12.75. Through Jan. 31, 2019. MEMPHIS PINK PALACE MUSEUM, 3050 CENTRAL (636-2362), WWW.MEMPHISMUSEUMS.ORG.

Stargazing with Memphis Astronomical Society (MAS)!

Telescopes provided to help view constellations, planets, and star clusters. Gazing events begin at sunset. Sat., June 23. SHELBY FARMS, 500 N. PINE LAKE (767-PARK), WWW.SHELBYFARMSPARK.ORG.

United Way of the MidSouth Day of Action

Invites the Memphis community to volunteer to inspire and engage people around the world to join United Way. Thurs., June 21, 5-7 p.m. MID-SOUTH FOOD BANK, 239 SOUTH DUDLEY STREET (433-4324), BIT.LY/UWMSDAYOFACTION2018.

VR Gaming Date Night

$20. Fridays, 6-10 p.m.

BLUFF CITY VIRTUAL REALITY, 1026 N GERMANTOWN PKWY (585-5964).

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Muddy’s Kitchen Evening Tour + Tasting

Watch baking team create cupcakes, pies, and other treats while learning some secrets of the trade. $25. Fri., June 22, 6-8 p.m. MUDDY’S BAKE SHOP, 2497 BROAD, MUDDYSBAKESHOP.COM.

Taste of Gallery

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boards, she encounters and learns from other wannabe actresses. She abandons this as well; she wanders; she fails continuously at attempts to find herself. Comparing herself to a friend she says, “Unlike herself, Ethel was busy; unlike herself, Ethel had not stooped to love and thereafter found herself sitting idly about waiting for a man to whisper kind words in her ears as he unfolded his wallet.” She is married twice, loses a child, and has a daughter who survives her. She drinks. Her marriages are unhappy. “Is it possible, she wonders, that she might well be participating in a modern marriage: attachment and detachment at one and the same time?” Poor Gwennie! Phillips is a colorful writer, even with such dour material. His sentences are as sharp as etchings in glass. And he’s a storyteller of the first water. His Gwennie is a sad wreck; often one wonders where the triumphant Jean Rhys is in this gloomy, inchoate life. Of his heroine Phillips says, “She understands that it doesn’t matter where you are, on land or sea, you always hear the noises before you see the light — and then soon after, the new day will arrive to torment you.” But, perhaps the most telling statement about Gwennie is this: “Mabel always insisted that the key to happiness was to simply stay quiet and make them fall for you. Eventually she learned how to do this, but it was afterward that always proved difficult, when she invariably decided that she no longer wished to remain quiet.” Of course, we know the conclusion. She does not remain quiet. She emerges as one of the most unforgettable female voices in all of literature. In the end, A View of the Empire at Sunset is more novelistic than biographical. If Phillips doesn’t give us the Jean Rhys, he gives us a Jean Rhys, a fascinating portrait of a clever, sensitive woman, who never quite gets where she’s going. At novel’s end, Wide Sargasso Sea cannot even be discerned on the distant horizon, but Caryl Phillips’ Gwennie is still moving, still moving on.


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enough alone, I will substitute lemon, or mint or cucumber, for the traditional lime. It had never occurred to me to simply drag my cocktail through the garden and stick it all in there. Which explains why Joyce makes her living as a bar consultant and I don’t. Babalu is famous for its tacos and tapas — it says so right on the sign — so Mrs. M and I thought it prudent to get into the shrimp tacos at this point. In a place also known for super-fresh guacamole, it seems obvious that at least one cocktail would involve the creamy avocado. To wit, the Strawvacado, which Lav described as an “adult smoothie.” Made with Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka, avocado, strawberry, and fresh squeezed sour, this is the Guinness beer of tropical cocktails.

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The last of the new menu was more fruity goodness with the La Paloma. It wasn’t nearly as spirit-forward as the Cuban Cigar or the Baba-breeze, but the booze wasn’t entirely in stealth mode, like the Lemon-Berry sour. This is because it is made with Cazadores Reposada Tequila — which is tasty but next to impossible to entirely hide — along with grapefruit, blood orange, and agave to soften the whole thing up. The menu isn’t entirely new. The classics remain, and after still another round of shrimp tacos, we finished off with an old-fashioned daiquiri — shaken, not frozen. Babalu is big and loud and takes all kinds — the new roll-out reflects that with something for those who’d rather be in a leather chair with a cigar, and those who’d rather think they were drinking a smoothie.

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’ve always liked the idea of a fine Cuban cigar better than actually smoking one. So, when Michelle Laverty, “Lav” to one and all, over at Babalu, slid a creation called a Cuba Cigar across the bar, I was intrigued. A single massive square of ice swimming in Bacardi Gran Reserva Rum with Havana, hyde and smoked bitters, with an orange slice. It is a solid drink, with the bitters supporting, not hiding the rum. And here it was, that smoky, leathery ideal of a cigar without the reality of it. Which is good, because in reality I’m allergic to tobacco. This is just one of the five new cocktails rolled out by Babalu Tapas and Tacos in Overton Square this summer. The new drinks were created under the direction of Lisamarie Joyce, a bar consultant you’ve probably never heard of and frequent guest of Bar Rescue, which you probably have. She became a bartender at 15, and has been one ever since, worked for TGI Fridays and created training programs and films for bartenders. “I don’t do anything over email,” Joyce says. “It’s all ‘human touch’ training.” Babalu wasn’t in any real need of rescue; they just wanted to shake up the cocktail list. “I don’t just come up with a new menu,” Joyce says. “I like to make a partnership with the company, talk to the employees, the guests. I do secret shopping. See what works — I collaborate with the staff to come up with a new menu.” The Cuban Cigar was one of those collaborations — the brainchild of Joyce and Lav, who likes to work with spirit-forward cocktails. Some of the new choices are more a celebration of fruit than booze, though. The LemonBerry Sour tastes like a delicious booze-free sorbet. Mrs. M’s review was simple and straightforward: “Wow.” Be warned, there is Grey Goose vodka in there, with that swirl of blackberry, raspberry, and fresh squeezed sour, all lightened up with a good splash of soda. Others at the bar were eyeballing the colorful drink, and Mrs. M., being more delightful than myself, was making friends. Next on the list, and tied for my personal favorite with the Cuban, was the Baba-Breeze: Bombay Sapphire Gin, cucumber, mint ginger, lemon, and soda. My summer go-to is a gin and soda (and yes soda, not tonic — long story), and because I can’t leave well

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FILM REVIEW By Chris McCoy

Radical Compassion Mr. Rogers biodoc Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is essential viewing.

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’ve started to become suspicious when someone points and says “This is what America is all about” or “this is not America.” America is many things. Americans wrote: “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Americans also owned slaves — and later, freed slaves. America is a nation of immigrants that erected a statue welcoming the tired, poor, and hungry masses yearning to breathe free. Americans have also looked down on, at various times, Irish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Cuban, and Hispanic immigrants. America is, as the bad term paper cliche goes, a land of contrasts. Because America is made up of humans, who are themselves a mixture of good and bad, the American identity is always a tug of war between extremes. From 1968 to 2002, one of our perpetual tug of war’s strongest pullers for good was Fred Rogers. He was a Presbyterian minister from Pennsylvania who fell in love with television, and saw in it a potential to do good on a vast scale. His TV show, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, started on a Pittsburgh area educational television station in 1968 and became PBS’ first

hit. As one producer puts it early in the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Mr. Rogers’ show was the exact opposite of everything conventional wisdom held was “good TV.” The sets were cheap, the puppets nowhere near Muppet levels of sophistication, and there were often long stretches of silence. And yet it became a cultural touchstone, thanks to the steady magnetism and stalwart humanity of its host. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is helmed by Morgan Neville, one of the finest documentary directors working today. He won the Best Documentary Oscar in 2013 with his film about backup singers, 20 Feet From Stardom, and last year he shared an Emmy with Memphian Robert Gordon for Best of Enemies, the story of the epic political debates between William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal during the 1968 election season. (Neville’s new film also boasts a Memphis connection: composer Jonathan Kirkscey provides the score.) Documentaries are always judged first by their subject, and Neville has a knack for choosing exactly the right ones. A master of documentary structure, he makes the case for Rogers’ continued relevance

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on kid’s shows. Through it all, Rogers’ uncanny talent for connecting onscreen shines through as he makes friends with everyone from cellist Yo Yo Ma to Coco the gorilla, who signs “friend” and “love” at the TV host. You can tell a lot about a person by the quality of his enemies. Rogers was a lifelong Republican who advocated for an “open, accepting Christianity.” During the early years of Fox News, Rogers was routinely attacked as a decadent influence whose doctrine of radical compassion had raised a generation of soft liberals. When he died, his funeral was picketed by the notorious hate group Westboro Baptist Church. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is what you would call a warts and all documentary — or at least, you would call

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What would you call a nation that separates children from their immigrant parents and warehouses them in abandoned Big Box stores behind chain-link fences? What do you call a regime that institutes a “zero tolerance” policy for immigrant families fleeing violence, political upheaval, and poverty in their own countries? What does it say about the law when the attorney general quotes Bible scripture to justify the administration’s gestapo tactics while grinning at the camera? And what do you say about a national leader who demands that all followers of a global religion be banned from entering the country? It used to be verboten for any responsible person to compare our democratic republic with Nazi Germany. But how do Stephen you avoid the comparison, when two Texas public defenders testify that some parents were told by U.S. Customs agents that Miller their children were being taken “to be bathed” and were never returned? Reporters have told of nursing babies taken from their mothers; the screams of parents following the realization that their children were gone; and the tears of refugees who presented themselves at proper border crossings seeking asylum but instead were hustled off into criminal custody. I saw a documentary about children torn from their parents’ arms once, only it took place in 1939 and I had to read the subtitles because it was in German. This is no longer the home of the brave and the land of the free. It’s the home of the intolerant and the land of the incarcerated. I don’t know about you, but I want my country back. Always looking to deflect his assholism on to someone else, Trump tweeted in his own ungrammatical way, “Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation, for a change.” He’s lying. No law requires this. During the influx of mothers and children from Central America in 2014, the Obama administration attempted to detain families with Immigration and Customs Enforcement until their cases could be adjudicated, which was administrative rather than criminal detention. Even then, a federal judge ordered a stay for confined asylum seekers and ruled that families could be held in detention for only a short period of time — usually 20 days. And children were not taken from their parents. In Trump’s America, immigrants are taken into federal criminal custody, thus transforming their children into unaccompanied minors who are then whisked away to one of 200 immigrant detention centers all across the fruited plain. Presidential Chief of Staff John Kelly claimed that children and their parents would be separated “in order to deter more movement along this terribly dangerous network. The children will be taken care of — put into foster care or whatever.” Or whatever. Currently, the government has opened a “tent city” near El Paso, Texas, to house 360 minors in 100-degree heat, with plans to construct numerous such “cities” across Texas. They are also actively looking at military bases to house immigrant children. Even conservative pastor Franklin Graham said it was “disgraceful.” It only figures that a corrupted corporatocracy like the United States would eventually cough up a hairball like Donald Trump, but you’d have to look far and wide to find a Jewish Nazi like Stephen Miller. A far-right icon, Miller is a senior advisor to the president at the age of 32. Born into a liberal Jewish family in Santa Monica, California, Miller is a descendant of ancestors who fled the pogroms of what is now Belarus. His conversion to conservatism took place after reading Guns, Crime, and Freedom, a screed against progressive ideas and criminal justice reform written by National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre. While at Duke University, quasi-Nazi and white nationalist Richard Spencer claims he mentored Miller, although Miller disavows knowing Spencer. Miller’s first D.C. gig came as spokesman for Minnesota’s moron Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who said in 2014 that American Jews “sold out Israel” by voting for Obama, and apologized in Jerusalem only last week for her calls for converting “as many Jews as we can” because “Jesus is coming soon.” In 2009, Miller became advisor and communications director for then-Senator Jeff Sessions. In an interview with Breitbart News, Sessions praised the National Origins Act of 1924 which restricted immigration from Eastern Europe, saying, “It was good for America.” The irony was lost on Miller. Miller followed Sessions into the White House, where his white nationalist views meshed perfectly with the new administration. After cozying up to the incendiary Steve Bannon, Miller invited the writers and editors of Breitbart News to the White House to discuss immigration. He played an integral part in Trump’s illegal travel ban and was a crusader for restricting refugee resettlement and immigration from Muslim countries. He even wrote Trump’s “American Carnage” Inaugural speech. His initial appearance on national news was notable for his assertion that “the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.” A recent New York Times article said, “Mr. Miller was instrumental in Mr. Trump’s decision to ratchet up the zero tolerance policy.” Senator Lindsey Graham opined, “As long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating immigration, we are going nowhere.”  I don’t know the conditions that create a self-loathing Jew. If Miller was oblivious to the darkest chapter of the 20th century, you’d have thought he’d at least seen Schindler’s List.  The Times reports that over the last six weeks, an estimated 12,000 children have been separated from their families. One immigrant from Honduras killed himself in custody after being separated from his wife and child. With Josef Goebbels wannabes like Miller advising the president, the time has come to decide whether the United States will retain its status as a beacon of liberty to the world or become just another “shithole country.” Randy Haspel writes the “Recycled Hippies” blog.

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