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A recent Memphis Music Magnet concert paired the Memphis Symphony Orchestra with 
(left to right) Booker T. Jones, Susan Marshall, Wendy Moten, William Bell, and Kirk Whalum.

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An innovative music project hopes to bring new life to the Soulsville neighborhood. Read more

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Property taxes weren't lower years ago, and selecting the correct rate today comes down to simple math. Read more

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Rendering courtesy of Bass Pro Shops

After years of delay, the Bass Pro Shops deal actually seems to be happening. Read more

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Who should raise their sales taxes to pay for schools – the city, the county, or both? Read more

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Budget cuts are hampering MATA's innovative plans to add new passengers. Read more

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As city leaders ponder ways to improve public services, MATA seems stuck in neutral. Read more

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Two factors could derail any chances our city has for improving its fortunes. Read more

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They said it couldn't be done, but that hasn't stopped political gadfly John Willingham from thinking big. Read more

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Annexation at all costs sometimes means we are paying for the decline of our own city. Read more

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In our efforts to cut costs, the quality has suffered on our city's major civic projects. Read more

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St. Jude opening ceremony with Danny Thomas, 1962

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Other cities beckoned, but, thanks largely to Danny Thomas, Memphis kept St. Jude here. Read more

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Brandon Dill

Experts ponder ways to make better use of Tom Lee Park. Read more

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Now the real work begins for Mayor Wharton. Read more

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Jonathan Postal

For too long, Memphis hasn’t taken full advantage of its musical heritage. That’s about to change. Read more

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Brian Anderson

The direct link between race and poverty will always cause economic woes for Memphis. But we’re seeing progress. Read more

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It’s nice to finally be in the news for all the right reasons. Can Memphis stay that way? Read more

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City mayor A C Wharton and county mayor Mark Luttrell have put aside their differences for the betterment of our region. Read more

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Cooper-Young can serve as a shining example of how to improve other neighborhoods Read more

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When it comes to tax freezes, it's time for Memphis to chill out. Read more

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Can Memphis turn its space into place? Read more

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