Posts Tagged ‘Blues’

Lease signed for site of Grammy Museum Mississippi

CLEVELAND — Delta State University has entered into a lease agreement with the Cleveland Music Foundation to provide the property for the construction of the Grammy Museum Mississippi in Cleveland. Delta State University president Dr. John M. Hilpert and Lucy Janoush, president of the Cleveland Music Foundation, the non-profit entity set to build the museum, […] [...]

Grammy Museum is expected to bring an economic boom to the Mississippi Delta

The first Grammy Museum outside Los Angeles is coming to Cleveland, and with it comes an economic boom for Cleveland, Bolivar County and the Delta. With a goal of raising $15 million and getting the project completed in the next 24 months, hopes are high. “The fund raising is going quite well,” said Allan Hammons, […] [...]

Blues Archive gets memorabilia of Mayfield, Fulson

OXFORD — The memorabilia of two legendary bluesmen has found a home in the Blues Archive at the University of Mississippi, thanks to two patrons who generously donated the materials. Thousands of items once owned by singer-songwriters Percy Mayfield and Lowell Fulson were donated by Mick and Molli Kolassa to the archive housed in UM’s […] [...]

New Blues Trail app for iPhones now available

by Published: August 12,2011

Tags: Blues, culutural tourism, music, musician, telecommunications, tourism

JACKSON — The Mississippi Blues Trail mobile app is now available for download from the iTunes store. The free app, currently available only for iPhones, has a variety of features to allow users to navigate the trail and create customized itineraries to explore Mississippi’s musical heritage. “Blues enthusiasts will be able to map their travels […] [...]

It ain’t just about the music

by Published: July 4,2010

Tags: Blues, Cathead, Delta, getaways

Delta getaway includes great music, food, people and attractions Sometimes people don’t appreciate what is in their own backyard. A case in point might be a blues getaway to the Mississippi Delta. While many people in the state might not know how many great blues attractions there are in the Delta, it is no secret to […] [...]

Winters brothers honored with Blues Trail marker

by Published: June 7,2010

Tags: Blues, cultural tourism, music

LELAND — Blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter and singer-keyboardist brother Edgar Winter were honored yesterday with the placing of a Mississippi Blues Trail marker in Leland. The dedication site is the address where the Winter brothers’ father and grandfather once operated a cotton brokerage firm. The dedication ceremony followed yesterday’s Highway 61 Blues Festival, where Johnny […] [...]

Mississippi Economic Council Annual Meeting

JACKSON- Music is a big part of Mississippi’s heritage, according to some of the state’s public and private business leaders. [...]

Cleveland officials: Lost population not real

by Published: August 24,2009

Tags: Blues, census, Mississippi Delta, population, Sales Tax

Population figures released recently by the Census Bureau don’t contain any major surprises. The Mississippi Gulf Coast was the hardest hit as far as population loss, with Long Beach having lost 29 percent of its residents after Hurricane Katrina, highest in the state. Moss Point was in the top five, having seen 12 percent of […] [...]

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