Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Blues Trail’

New Blues Trail marker to be unveiled in Tunica

TUNICA — The iconic Hollywood Café will be the newest site recognized with a Mississippi Blues Trail marker this week. The marker unveiling is scheduled for today at 5 p.m. at 1585 Old Commerce Road, Tunica Resorts. The Hollywood Café, both at this site and its original location in Hollywood, Miss., earned fame as a […] [...]

Blues Trail marker ceremony moved due to weather

JACKSON — Due to the possibility of inclement weather, the location for today’s Mississippi Blues Trail marker unveilings has been changed. The markers for both Charley Patton and the Chatmon Family/Mississippi Sheiks will be unveiled at 1 p.m. at the Mississippi e-Center @ Jackson State University located at 1230 Raymond Road in Jackson. Live entertainment […] [...]

State erects 173rd Blues Trail marker; honors Handy

CLEVELAND — The “Enlightenment of W.C. Handy” is the subject of the next Mississippi Blues Trail marker to be unveiled Thursday at the Bolivar County Courthouse. The Mississippi Development Authority’s Tourism Division says in a news release that Handy’s account of his “enlightenment” in Cleveland is one of the most widely circulated stories in blues […] [...]

‘Gatemouth’ Moore honored with Blues Trail marker

by Published: November 8,2010

Tags: Gatemouth Moore, Mississippi Blues Trail, Yazoo City

YAZOO CITY — Bishop Arnold Dwight “Gatemouth” Moore, a former national blues star who left the nightclub stage for the pulpit, is being honored with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail. The marker was unveiled Monday in Yazoo City. Moore, a blues singers of the 1940s, experienced a dramatic conversion when he went onstage […] [...]

Blues Trail marker to honor singer Otis Clay

by Published: October 22,2010

Tags: Mississippi Blues Trail, Otis Clay

JACKSON — A Mississippi Blues Trail marker is going up in Waxhaw in honor of native son, soul and gospel singer Otis Clay. The ceremony will be held Friday, and Clay will give a performance after the dedication. Clay and his band will travel from Chicago for the event in a park just east of […] [...]

There was some good news

by Published: December 21,2009

Tags: art, Botox, Mississippi Blues Trail, Old Capitol Museum, Tutwiler

By Stephen McDill and Amy McCullough ONE: ‘Tutwiler: Mississippi’s boomtown?’ Oct. 21, 2009 Despite the economic downturn, Tutwiler’s sales tax revenues doubled, thanks to a new Double Quick that replaced the town’s Shell station. The Delta town with a population of 1,364, according to the 2000 census, is one of a handful of Mississippi communities […] [...]

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