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Orpheum Board Names New Centre After Longtime President Pat Halloran

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Hip To Be Square

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Lady of the Lake

Martha McKay's love affair with Arkansas' iconic Horseshoe Plantation.

Kallen Redux

The greatest diva Memphis has ever produced, Kallen Esperian has sung with Pavarotti and Domingo, performed before kings and queens, and starred in opera classics all over the world.

A Murder in Central Gardens Part I

The story behind a horrific Midtown murder that took a dozen years to solve.

A Murder in Central Gardens Part II

The story behind a horrific Midtown murder that took a dozen years to solve.

Honor Bound

What really happened in the Trinity Commons parking lot?

Art Attack

Naked girls, death threats, car bombs, even a kidnapping. Are you kidding? Nope — Just a day in the life of Memphis College of Art 40 years ago.
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Famed Memphis trivia expert Vance Lauderdale answers reader questions weekly here on his blog!

The Strange Obsession of Memphis Artist Miriam Haas

A Memphis artist named Miriam Haas embarked on a campaign to paint oil portraits of seemingly every dog she encountered. After her death, her home was filled with hundreds of these little paintings. Why did she do it?

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Growing, cooking, and eating food in the Mid-South

Another Broken Egg Cafe Brings Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch to East Memphis

Don’t miss biscuit beignets, dressed up chocolate milk, or Popeye’s Favorite.

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Famed Memphis trivia expert Vance Lauderdale answers reader questions weekly here on his blog!

Years Ago, Concrete Contractors Set Their Names in Stone ... Well, Cement.

Look closely as you walk along old sidewalks, and you can often find the names of the companies who poured them pressed into the cement.

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Looking good in Memphis

Best Dressed Play Off Style Numero Tres

Rounding out the last of the Best Dressed and Honorable Mentions.

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Famed Memphis trivia expert Vance Lauderdale answers reader questions weekly here on his blog!

Helen of Memphis Began Life as the Woman’s Art Building

As depicted in “The Art Work of Memphis” (1926), the Woman’s Art Building later housed the well-known boutique, Helen of Memphis.

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Growing, cooking, and eating food in the Mid-South

Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill Serves American Favorites

Eat, drink, and bowl at the downtown Bass Pro Shops’ new restaurant.

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Growing, cooking, and eating food in the Mid-South

Looking for Raw Desserts in Memphis? Here Are Our Top Three Picks

Creative and satisfying raw desserts are delicious and good looking.

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Famed Memphis trivia expert Vance Lauderdale answers reader questions weekly here on his blog!

Bicycle History For Sale This Weekend

A Summer Avenue icon, the historic Memphis Bicycle Company is selling off its entire inventory — more than 50 years of bicycles, parts, and accessories, May 16th-17th.

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Famed Memphis trivia expert Vance Lauderdale answers reader questions weekly here on his blog!

The Pig Pen’s Pig Pen Painting

Jack Crump, brother of Allen Crump, who owned the old Pig Pen barbecue joint on Summer, was a talented artist who contributed a painting and even little pig figurines to his brother’s restaurant.

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Famed Memphis trivia expert Vance Lauderdale answers reader questions weekly here on his blog!

What Happened to Teddy?

A Grand Champion steer named Teddy took to the roads in the 1940s to promote Firestone tires.

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Looking good in Memphis

Best Dressed Play Off Style Part Deux

Memphis fans giving some Fierce Face in the name of Baller Style.

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Famed Memphis trivia expert Vance Lauderdale answers reader questions weekly here on his blog!

Remembering a Bookworm Cat

A cat named Dudley served as the mascot of Albert Wilckes’ bookstore overlooking Court Square in the 1940s.

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Famed Memphis trivia expert Vance Lauderdale answers reader questions weekly here on his blog!

Elevator Excitement

When Bass Pro Shops opens, visitors can pay $10 to ride an elevator to the top. More than a century ago, another downtown elevator offered a similar attraction.

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Snaps and pics from events around Memphis, by our staff photographers

Power Players Reception

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Buy the Ask Vance Books

Memphis' premier trivia expert tells all in his new book Ask Vance: Book Two. Order your copy for $24.00 today!

Office Rehab

Creating great workspaces
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More »Food & Wine

The Faces of Memphis BBQ: Bobby Ellis

Kitchen manager at Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous in downtown Memphis for 38 years.
May 1, 2015 12:00 PM

Chef Erling Jensen Is Streamlining Fine Dining

New casual and affordable dining options at Erling Jensen.
May 1, 2015 12:00 AM
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More »Home & Garden

At Home with the Fricks

This light-filled house reflects the owners’ love of art, traditions, and family history.
May 1, 2015 12:00 AM

Ten Destinations for Your Honeymoon

Taking your first trip as newlyweds.
February 1, 2015 12:00 PM
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More »Arts

Father Don Mowery

A new book and award recognize the work of this spiritual pioneer.
May 1, 2015 12:00 AM

“Everything That Makes You” and “Catfish”

Moriah McStay’s debut novel is aimed at young adults, but no reason grownups can’t enjoy it too; plus, a cookbook by the Knipples for lovers of catfish.
May 1, 2015 12:00 AM
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Spring Forward

With petal-pushing fashions.
May 1, 2015 12:00 AM

“Dancing George” Nettles

The beat is in the feet!
April 10, 2015 05:16 PM
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