Happening this weekend in Memphis!!!

“Extreme action” dance company Streb pushes bodies and boundaries

Story by Jon W. Sparks

“Action and movement and especially the extreme stuff my dancers are doing on stage has the capacity to make you cry, break your heart and scare you out of your wits.” So says the founder of Streb, which you might label a dance company, but that would be a bit incomplete.

Article

3/21/14

12:24 a.m.

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Broadway hit ‘War Horse’ makes Memphis debut at The Orpheum
Broadway hit ‘War Horse’ makes Memphis debut at The Orpheum

Story by Jon W. Sparks

With “War Horse” galloping into Memphis for the first time, the Orpheum is having to prepare for one of its most unusual leading characters.

Article

3/27/14

3:58 p.m.

Discussion

Jewels from the Brooks’ permanent collection showcase a moment in modern art
Jewels from the Brooks’ permanent collection showcase a moment in modern art

Story by Fredric Koeppel

This display, in several galleries upstairs and down, is not a formal exhibition with the attendant announcements and press releases; rather, it represents an opportunity for exploration of the Brooks’ permanent collection as a way of illustrating a historic era in American art. While it would require the collection of the Museum of Modern Art or the Whitney Museum of American Art to encompass such a thesis comprehensively, the diverse pieces on view at the Brooks provide a tidy and cogent overview.

Article

3/27/14

3:53 p.m.

Discussion

Film Review: ‘Noah’
Film Review: ‘Noah’

Story by By Ann Hornaday The Washington Post

Old Testament fury has rarely come to such spectacularly fearsome life than in “Noah,” Darren Aronofsky’s audacious adaptation of one of the Bible’s best-known but still enigmatic chapters.

Article

3/27/14

11:04 a.m.

Discussion

Best Bets: Hamburger at Folk’s Folly
Best Bets: Hamburger at Folk’s Folly

Story by Michael Donahue

When I think of Folk’s Folly Prime Steak House, I, naturally, think about thick juicy steaks. Now “thick juicy hamburgers” come to mind. Their hamburger — offered in the lounge on Fridays and Saturdays — costs $15.95, but it’s incredibly delicious.

Article

3/27/14

3:20 p.m.

Discussion

Live Up Fest puts reggae in the local-music spotlight
Live Up Fest puts reggae in the local-music spotlight

Story by Mark Jordan

On Saturday, the Memphis-based band Chinese Connection Dub Embassy will hold what may be the city’s first stand-alone reggae festival, Live Up Fest, at the Hi-Tone.

Article

3/27/14

3:30 p.m.

Discussion

Film Review: ‘Enemy’
Film Review: ‘Enemy’

Story by John Beifuss

“Enemy” represents a rather bold career move for Canadian director Denis Villeneuve. Grim? Surreal? Yes and yes, but also darkly funny.

Article

3/27/14

11:43 a.m.

Discussion

The Luther Dickinson Discography
The Luther Dickinson Discography

Story by Chris Herrington

Since debuting as a teen in the Antenna Club-era trio DDT, Luther Dickinson has graced — by an inexact count — more than 30 albums. Sorting through it all, here’s one critic’s take on the most essential titles in the Luther Dickinson discography.

Article

3/27/14

3:47 p.m.

Discussion

Film Review: ‘Tim’s Vermeer’
Film Review: ‘Tim’s Vermeer’

Story by John Beifuss

Produced and narrated by Penn Jillette and directed by Teller, the movie raises compelling questions about the value of art and the process of painting.

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