Monday News Update: A New Grizzlies Player, Google Fiber In Memphis, and A New Mural

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 14th 2014 1607 0

Today's news includes a Grizzlies roster update, a shameless plug for your vote for I Love Memphis in this year's Best of Memphis ballot, a few save-the-dates, a chance to get Google Fiber to Memphis, and more. First, here's a photo from @cheriecheezcake from Instagram. Take your photos #ilovememphis and they might show up on the blog!

Mike Miller is gone, Zach Randolph is staying, and the Grizzlies have acquired veteran guard/small forward Vince Carter for three years. Welcome to the Bluff City, Vince! You can watch his introductory press conference from today right here.

It's time for the 2014 Best of Memphis voting. If you dig what I'm doing with the blog, or enjoy following I Love Memphis on Twitter or Instagram, please **write in** my name or "I Love Memphis" for Best Blogger or Best Local Website or @ilovememphis for Best Twitter, or @ilovememphisblog for Best Instagram. Here's the link to the ballot

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There's a brand-new I Love Memphis mural at the corner of Scott Street and Broad Avenue. The artist is MCA graduate artist Michael Roy. Letting was done by Brandon Marshall. Tip: Go before noon for the best photos. There will be a total shadow in the late afternoon/evening. 

Mark your calendars for August 7: the Orpheum is throwing a Backstage Bash so you can see what goes on behind the scenes in Memphis' Broadway-away-from-Broadway, and then party on stage with local beer, cocktails, Central BBQ and Gus', and tunes. Go here for info and tickets. 

I haven't fact-checked this, but I agree with the sentiment, and it makes sense:

By fall of 2015, "Old Dominick", a new "ultra-premium" spirits distillery will be open in downtown Memphis across the street from Gus' Fried Chicken. I want to know more about these "ultra-premium" spirits…

There was a mouth-watering article about Memphis pie in the New York Times last week (and in the Sunday print edition!) 

The Avett Brothers are coming back to the Mid-South (they've played at Music Fest and Mud Island) but this time they're heading south to Snowden Grove Amphitheater on September 21. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.

If you want to bring Google Fiber to Memphis, you can sign this petition. The organizers are trying to get 10,000 signatures. Go here to read the petition and sign.

Have a great week!

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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