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Running Trend in Memphis: Coming in Fast

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It’s no longer only the St. Jude Marathon that gets Memphians running these days. The constant street closings and neon-clad runners that consume Memphis roads nearly every weekend now can only mean one thing: Memphis has officially caught the running bug! read more

Memphian to Meet: Mitch Buckner

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I’ve enjoyed making different house-made syrups and coming up with new drinks (coffee, or non-coffee). I’ve loved helping build our ever-evolving food menu. I’ve always loved cooking and I get to play around a little with food items. I enjoy the interaction with the community and our customers. I love it all. read more

Just Press Alt and then J

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We all have our favorite bands. You know, that one artist who seems to sing right to the interworkings of your soul, or the album that has the only song in the world that makes you want to dance without regard to who’s watching. The artists that you can listen to repeatedly without ever tiring, or the album that you refuse to turn off even though you’ve listened to it millions of times in the car causing your sister to yell “Make it stop!” at the top of her lungs. Or is that just me? read more

Featured Artist: Apollo Mighty

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In the song Ascend he croons, “I’m not just some guy from Orange Mound”, and “I put it down for the people of M-town” within the lyrics of Sunrise. read more

Event Spotlight: Monster's Ball

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Memphian to Meet: Rick Trotter

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“It was one of the most Memphis moments I’ve experienced. You had the crowd chanting, ‘Whoop That Trick’ was playing, Al Kapone was there leading the chant as Zach Randolph left the game, and he's cheering even though he just got thrown out of the game. It wasn't the most kosher moment but it felt okay because it’s Memphis.” Trotter smiles and concludes, “We’re a little rugged, a little gritty, but that’s us.” read more

Meritocracy in Memphis Schools

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In a meeting last fall with leaders from the newly unified Shelby County School District, education leaders provided an organized slideshow presentation that highlighted the significant difference between student test scores from Memphis City and Shelby County schools in third grade reading and math. You can likely guess how this story ends. read more

Three Ways to Maximize Study Time

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School is in full swing, and with midterms upon many students, it is important to stay focused and make the most of your time studying. Here are three tips on how to maximize your time while hitting the books: read more

Tunes, Toothpicks, and Traditions: Why Students Love Memphis

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Every year, students flock to Memphis, whether it be for school, a job or internship opportunity. However, as new students arrive, they often do not know what Memphis holds in store for them. Therefore, we asked new and returning Memphians what they thought the most talked about Memphis sights, sounds, and traditions are, and asked returning students what they most looked forward to returning to. Here are the results: read more
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Tears roll down cheeks and hands rise to God, to innocence. Tempers flare, conversation ensues, memories spark, and a community mourns. read more

Praising the Peabody: Celebrating its 145th Anniversary

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The Peabody is not simply a hotel for wayward travelers passing through Memphis. No, it serves a higher purpose. It is an icon of the city itself, contributing to the flavor and identity of Memphis. Therefore, as the hotel celebrates its 145th anniversary, all Memphians should take a moment to find the hotel in the city skyline, smile, and think about the role that a seemingly simple business can play in the city that we call home. read more

Flight Plan

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The added services from both Frontier and Southwest will boost the profitability and availability of the Memphis Airport, which recently has been affected by massive cutbacks from Delta Air Lines. read more

It’s Bigger than Basketball

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For the October issue of theGRIND, we want to show you a different side of sports. It’s not always about wins and losses or game stats and playoffs. The fans are ultimately the driving force behind all great teams, college and professional. Below you will find the story of a true BLUE Memphis Grizzlies fan. read more

Grizzlies Further Entrenched in Community with FanBank

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FanBank allows customers to accumulate FanCoins (reward points) for shopping and dining at the same places they already know and love. By simply paying with an existing credit or debit card at FanBank partnered businesses, you will be entered in drawings for unique prizes while earning FanCoins. Avoiding a separate rewards card saves you the hassle of remembering to use it. You shop, dine, and pay like you normally do, but get rewarded in the process. Plus, it’s completely free. read more

The Saga of Skal Labissiere

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Labor Day weekend signals two cultural conventions. Summer is technically over. But, football is back. read more

The Key to a New Memphis: The New Memphis Institute

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The New Memphis institute, an organization dedicated to developing the potential of leaders in the Memphis area, is making waves in the city. read more

Reinventing the #Hashtag: HIFI App on the Rise

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After a year of dedicated hard work, HIFI brings the hashtag to life by allowing you to create, organize, and follow personalized hashtags under lifestyle interests that you have a passion for. read more

6 Memphis Music Events You Absolutely Cannot Miss This Fall

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Summer may be ending but that doesn’t mean that the fun has to be over just yet. Music lovers or anyone looking to relax and enjoy a mix of local acoustics, check out what shows are happening in Memphis this fall! read more

PRESS RELEASE: MEMPHIS MUSIC DOC ‘TAKE ME TO THE RIVER’ PREMIERES SEPT. 12

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Take Me to the River is about the sparks that fly in live recording sessions between legendary performers and a new generation of artists: William Bell with Snoop Dogg; Mavis Staples with the North Mississippi All-Stars; Bobby “Blue” Bland with Yo Gotti; Bobby Rush with Frayser Boy; Otis Clay with Lil’ P-Nut; Booker T. Jones with Al Kapone; Terrence Howard with Hi Rhythm Section; Charlie Musselwhite with the City Champs; and Howlin’ Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin with Eric Gales and Ian Siegal. read more

Memphian to Meet: Evan Deere

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“Though I wanted to make an app to impact others, I also made this app to somewhat help myself,” he says laughing. “What brought me to this idea was all the fliers around campus at Rhodes. Some fliers are put in weird places on campus where people never see them. I remember looking at fliers like ‘that would be cool to go to’ and then realize that this event happened four days ago,” Deer explains. read more

Missing Memphis: Realizing it's Home

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The final piece to Katie Butler's "Missing Memphis" series: read more

K. Palace Cafe: “King” of Beale Street

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I was showing my friend who was visiting for the weekend around Memphis and we finally ventured to Beale Street. I had one place in mind that would show my New Jersey friend what Memphis is all about- hot weather, cold beer, and gritty, soulful music. King’s Palace never fails to intertwine all three of those things effortlessly. read more

Having “DeJaVu”: My New Orleans Moment in the 901

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As I walked away, one of the waiters opened the door with a huge smile and said, “come on in!” I resisted at first, saying I felt bad since they were already closing. “It’s no problem at all!” he urged with enthusiasm and genuinity. read more

Optional Schools Implemented in Shelby County School District

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I leapt with joy while perusing the Shelby County School Webpage to discover that they have implemented what they call “Optional Schools.” These are 48 schools across the county that accepts transfer students from anywhere in Shelby County to participate in special programs. read more

Is Memphis’ 'Berlin Wall' Coming Down After School Merger?

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Is Memphis’ 'Berlin Wall' Coming Down After School Merger? By: Breanna Sommers The complex in downtown Memphis has two adjacent buildings: the Frances E. Coe for Memphis City Schools and George H. Barnes for Shelby County Schools. The irony that two buildings so close to one another would se... read more
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