Christmas, Broadway, Caesar, more: TN Shakespeare Company announces season

 Christmas, Broadway, Caesar, more: TN Shakespeare Company announces season

"The play's the thing." 

Shakespeare wrote those words for Hamlet, who had a specific purpose in mind — he hoped a theatrical production would expose his father's murderer.

More generally, that statement suggests that plays, theater, the stage — whatever you want to call it — are important, significant and worthwhile.

"Pericles, Prince of Tyre": This play, attributed to Shakespeare, will be performed in 10 different and often surprising spaces all over the Mid-South (including the Wiseacre Brewery and the small stage at "Chimes Square" in Overton Square), from Sept. 10-21. Admission to these performances is free.

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Five to Try: Some of our favorite restaurant patios from Downtown Memphis to Germantown

Five to Try: Some of our favorite restaurant patios from Downtown Memphis to Germantown

Summer is here — and that means it is prime outdoor dining season. From backyard patios to sunny courtyards, we've assembled a list of five of our go-to Memphis-area patios for al fresco drinks and dining.

Whether in search of an after-work happy hour, a romantic night under the stars or a lazy Sunday in the sun, head outside and take advantage of the warm weather at one of these spots.

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Upscale restaurant set to open in Overton Square in the fall

Upscale restaurant set to open in Overton Square in the fall

The restaurateurs behind two of TripAdvisor's "Best Fine Dining Restaurants in the United States" are preparing to open their third Memphis-area concept.

Russ Graham and Tom Powers, the duo behind Downtown's Flight Restaurant & Bar and Germantown's Southern Social, plan to open the much-anticipated Porch & Parlor restaurant this fall in Overton Square. The restaurant will take over the space formerly held by Bar Louie, at 2125 Madison Ave. at the corner of Madison and South Cooper Street.

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Developer files $16 million building permit for Overton Square hotel

Developer files $16 million building permit for Overton Square hotel


By WMCActionNews5.com Staff | June 18, 2019 at 4:25 PM CDT - Updated June 18 at 4:40 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A Memphis property developer filed a $16 million building permit Monday for a hotel at Overton Square.

Overton Square hotel pegged for 2020 opening

Loeb Properties announced in 2018 plans to build the hotel on land currently being used as a parking lot.

According to the Memphis Business Journal, the owner and tenant on the permit are listed as “The Memphian Hotel LLC," which you can see in the latest renderings of the seven-story hotel from Loeb.

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$16M building permit brings Overton Square hotel closer to reality

$16M building permit brings Overton Square hotel closer to reality

A $16 million building permit was filed Monday for The Memphian Hotel, a boutique hotel development planned for Overton Square. 

The full project is expected to cost more than $24 million. The Memphian Hotel will be seven stories and about 100 rooms next door to the Hattiloo Theatre between Trimble Place and Monroe Avenue at 21 S. Cooper St. 

The project, led by Loeb Properties, was first announced in 2017 when developers were granted a 15-year tax break worth more than $6 million.

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The Memphis Theater That's Performing Blackness Unapologetically

The Memphis Theater That's Performing Blackness Unapologetically

MEMPHIS—When Ekundayo Bandele invited a group of journalists to tour Hattiloo, his independent theater in Memphis, he spoke as much about the community surrounding it as he did the plays performed inside. For most people who want to visit Hattiloo Theatre, they’d just go online and buy tickets. But for kids who live in certain areas of the neighborhood where the theater is located, they need a hood pass—literally.

A local gang controls a route on the way to the theater, located in the Overton Square Performing Arts District, through which some neighborhood kids must pass but can’t in fear of being attacked. So Bandele did what any theater director would do: negotiate safe passage for the kids.

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