Posts Tagged ‘music’

Jay Dean, Gwen James honored as Hub Award recipients

by Published: December 13,2013

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, music

Jay Dean, music director of the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, and Gwen James, co-owner and president of Coldwell Banker Don Nace Realty, are the 2013 Hub Award recipients. The Hub Award has been presented annually since 1979 to recognize individuals for outstanding contributions to the community, commitment to excellence and dedication to public […] [...]

Bryant proclaims ‘Year of the Creative Economy’

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has announced a yearlong celebration in 2014 to showcase Mississippi people, communities and enterprises that are moving the state’s economy forward. Bryant made the announcement yesterday with state tourism officials. He says the “Year of the Creative Economy” will bring home many well-known artists, performers and others to join the […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Film on James Brown to start shooting today; Aykroyd added to cast

NATCHEZ — Filming begins today in Natchez for “Get On Up,” a biopic about the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Executive producer Trish Hoffman said extras are still needed for several scenes, including a Vietnam scene that will be filmed at the Natchez-Adams County Airport in December. “Slowly but surely, we’re getting all the cast […] [...]

BRIDGING THE BLUES — Multi-state effort expects to boost blues-related development

by Published: September 20,2013

Tags: Blues, buisness, Delta, Delta State University, Mississippi, music

At first take, the Bridging the Blues initiative sounds like a case of misplaced loyalty. Why would a bunch of Mississippians work so hard to boost attendance at the upcoming King Biscuit Blues Festival in Arkansas, and why would Mississippi tourism organizations and leaders — and their counterparts in Tennessee — back their effort? However, […] [...]

Officials to break ground tomorrow for Grammy Museum

CLEVELAND — The Grammy Museum Mississippi will showcase the state’s role in developing blues, country and genres that shaped American music. Officials are breaking ground tomorrow for the museum. It will be at the south end of the Delta State University golf course, off of Mississippi Highway 8 in Cleveland. The museum is scheduled to […] [...]

Owners selling Elvis’ ranch; want it to be tourist destination

HERNANDO — A group of Elvis Presley fans wants to preserve the memory of the king’s cowboy side by finding a buyer for a DeSoto County ranch to make it a destination for visitors. Elvis bought the roughly 150-acre Circle G ranch in 1967 as a place to ride horses and get away from Graceland. […] [...]

Despite sinking stage, Coast festival draws 25,000 fans

GULFPORT — Organizers of a weekend music festival in Gulfport say it drew 25,000 fans, despite high wind and rain. The Sun Herald reports the Gulfport Music Festival’s first day on Friday came within an hour of being cancelled due to bad weather. And it was almost shut down Saturday when workers discovered the main […] [...]

Local officials hoping for state help in funding Wynette museum

TREMONT — Officials in northeast Mississippi are hoping for some money from the state to help to finance construction of the Tammy Wynette Museum in Tremont. Wynette, a country music legend who died in 1998, is a native of the Tremont area in Itawamba County. She was married for six years to George Jones, who […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On Kamel King

Age: 33 Entertainment Attorney, Frascogna & Courtney Law Firm You could literally say that Kamel King was born into the entertainment industry. The son of a James Brown promoter, Kamel King grew up behind-the-scenes of the music industry, a business that King calls a “living, breathing and evolving creature.” “Even in my off time, I surround […] [...]

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