Posts Tagged ‘music’

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 […] [...]

Johnson elected VP

by Published: April 19,2013

Tags: mississippi music, music, Rosi Johnson

Rosi Johnson, CEO and president of Mississippi Music and Mississippi Music Acceptance Corporation, was elected vice president of the National Association of School Music Dealers during its 51st annual convention, held in San Antonio, Texas. She is on track to become the first woman to serve as president of the association. Johnson is president of […] [...]

Bond money to move Marty Stuart museum forward

Included in the $196-million bond bill that awaits Gov. Phil Bryant’s signature is funding to advance a proposed Marty Stuart museum. Stuart, a Philadelphia native, has long been recognized as one of traditional country music’s leading performers and preservationists. His Sparkle and Twang memorabilia collection has been displayed across the U.S., including a recent stint […] [...]

Rock/R&B songwriter Jackson dies at home of cancer

RIDGELAND — Songwriter George Jackson, co-author of “Old Time Rock and Roll” and hundreds of other soul, rock and rhythm and blues tunes, has died. He was 68. Jackson died yesterday morning at his home in Ridgeland, said Thomas Couch Sr., board chairman of Malaco Records. Jackson had been sick with cancer for about a […] [...]

Entrepreneur hoping for ‘something big’ from reality show

MCCOMB — Scott Johnson has a lot on his calendar. The 46-year-old owner of Chilly Willy’s — a sno-ball stand, restaurant, bar and concert hall — is busy preparing to defend his business in a chancery court lawsuit, a misdemeanor criminal trial in justice court and a noise ordinance violation charge in municipal court. The […] [...]

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