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Jackson’s own Papa Peachez wows on “American Idol”

January 31, 2013

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Jackson resident Papa Peachez made it through a successful audition Wednesday night and secured a spot on Season 12 of Fox’s “American Idol.” Self-described as “a big black woman trapped in a little boy’s body,” Peachez said he enjoys dancing and working with Jackson’s homeless population. While Idol judge Keith Urban found Peachez to be […]

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Greenville native stars on “American Idol”

January 18, 2013

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Greenville native Courtney Williams has won a spot on this year’s season of “American Idol.” Check out this video to hear her story including her struggle with juvenile diabetes. “I’m the next American Idol because I have what it takes,” Williams says. Last year, Brandon native Skylar Laine made it to the show’s top ten […]

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Skylar Laine can’t wait for Mistletoe Marketplace

November 2, 2012

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Mississippi country singer and “American Idol” Season 11 finalist Skylar Laine dropped by the Mississippi Business Journal newsroom yesterday to catch our readers and viewers up on her life after Idol. The Brandon native is finalizing plans for her first album (look for it next spring) and is continuing a search for a music label that […]

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Keeping Our Eye On: Mary Margaret May

March 30, 2012

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Jackson soprano vocalist Mary Margaret May is back with another release of classical and inspirational songs. I Asked the Lord (available on iTunes, Pandora and Amazon.com) is the third album from May, who got her start singing in church and at Jackson Preparatory School. She earned a bachelor’s in vocal performance from Mississippi College where she […]

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