Corker Opens Up on Trump's Shortcomings, Sees Need for "Radical Changes"

On Thursday, a day after he had declined to make any statements critical of President Trump during a Knoxville stop, U.S. Senator Bob Corker reversed course, facing the issue of presidential problems squarely while speaking with a media group after a luncheon speech to the Chattanooga Rotary Club. Asked about Trump’s performance as President in [...]

2017-08-18T00:59:00+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

When Geeks Icons Collide: RiffTrax Takes On Doctor Who

Tonight and next Thursday, August 24, at the Malco Paradiso, Doctor Who gets skewered. The longest running sci fi TV series in the world—indeed, one of the longest running TV series anywhere—is Doctor Who. It originally ran from 1963 (its premiere was interrupted by BBC's reporting on the assassination of President Kennedy) to 1989, and [...]

2017-08-17T21:00:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Orion Negotiating Wonder Bread Site for New HQ

Orion Federal Credit Union issued a press release today announcing plans to move the company's headquarters into the former Wonder Bread building on Monroe in the Edge District. The Flyer recently reported on proposed redevelopment of the site with retail, condos, and an unnamed "120-employee financial services firm," which would seem to indicate negotiations may [...]

2017-08-17T18:34:48+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Cohen to Introduce Articles of Impeachment against Trump

In the wake of Charlottesville and President Trump's apparent defense of the white nationalists who were the focus of disturbances there, Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen, ranking member of the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, announced Thursday morning that he will introduce articles of impeachment against the President. The Congressman's statement follows: [...]

2017-08-17T13:49:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Pick a Side

1960s: Threat of nuclear war, civil rights protest marches, bloody clashes in the streets, riots. 2017: Hold my beer. Early last week, we were all concerned when the president of the United States offered the possibility of the U.S. taking military action against Venezuela in off-the-cuff remarks. A few days before that, most of us [...]

2017-08-17T09:01:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Downtown Rotary to Move to Clayborn Temple

Next month, the Rotary Club of Memphis, which was chartered in 1914 and has seen much local history, will embrace one of the most honored and venerable symbols of that history when it begins its regular weekly club meetings at the historic Clayborn Temple downtown. Our move, which was approved this month by an overwhelming [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Chris Ellis’ “The Quick and the Dead” at AMUM

Were I to write a Chris Ellis-style obituary for the one-and-only Mr. Chris Ellis (the Memphis ex-pat actor who's alive and on his way to the Art Museum at the University of Memphis for an exhibit of his acerbic celebrity obituaries/caricatures), it would go something like this ... I don't know much about that motion [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Hattiloo opens Ruined, welcomes artistic director Hall.

Katori Hall has good lines. Hall's the playwright behind Hurt Village and Hoodoo Love. She won an Olivier for The Mountaintop, which ran on Broadway with Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett in leading roles. She's also the newly appointed artistic director for the Hattiloo Theatre. "I bleed barbecue sauce," she said last Friday, stressing [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Institute Changes

The Urban Child Institute starts new chapter with a new leader, new focus. Major changes could be on the way for the Urban Child Institute (TUCI) as board members are set to soon vote on some new directions for the non-profit organization as it prepares a physical move into Crosstown Concourse. Much has already changed [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|
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