Tag Archives: music

Bad rap? County cancels contract for Lil Boosie concert

March 26, 2014

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Folks planning on seeing rap artist Lil Boosie in a concert at the Jackson County Fairgrounds may be in for a disappointment An attorney for a spring break promotion group say they are still hoping to host a Lil Boosie rap concert at the Jackson County Fairgrounds despite a contract dispute with Jackson County. The […]

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Grenada singing the blues, and happy to do so

February 20, 2014

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The Mississippi Blues Trail is getting another marker in a part of the state not commonly thought of as a hub of the genre. Grenada County is the latest community in Mississippi to be recognized with a Mississippi Blues Trail marker. The marker unveiling is scheduled for Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Grenada […]

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Folks singing the blues over missing B.B. King marker

February 4, 2014

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One of the most important markers on the Mississippi Blues Trail appears to have been stolen. A marker commemorating the birthplace of blues legend B.B. King near Berclair in Leflore County is missing. It was located in front of a small clump of trees at the dusty intersection of County Roads 305 and 513 just […]

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Delta State student wins national GRAMMY contest

January 28, 2014

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    Delta State University’s Delta Music Institute student Jessica Faith rocked the competition recently after being named one of three winners in the 2014 GRAMMY® Amplifier Center Stage contest thanks to her song “If I Told You.” Faith, a freshman from Monticello, Ark., impressively took home the victory after going up against nearly 2,700 […]

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Bryant proclaims 2014 ‘The Year of the Creative Economy: Mississippi Homecoming’

December 11, 2013

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JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant proclaimed 2014 as the “Year of the Creative Economy: Mississippi Homecoming” during a ceremony with renowned pianist Bruce Levingston, a Mississippi native. The “Year of the Creative Economy” will feature both ongoing events and new activities throughout the year and will highlight the state’s vast talent across the creative spectrum […]

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Country music and soda pop — old plant might become museum warehouse

October 14, 2013

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Mississippi’s creative economy could soon get a boost if an historic structure can be renovated and re-purposed as a facility honoring one of the state’s successful recording artists. Community Development Partnership is petitioning the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors to allow the old Coca-Cola Building in Philadelphia, currently owned by the county, to be transferred […]

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Family blues — fight continues over Johnson’s estate

September 24, 2013

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Legendary blues musician Robert Johnson’s life was all too short; unfortunately, the in-family fight over his estate continues with all eyes now on the Mississippi Supreme Court. The state’s highest court heard arguments yesterday in a dispute over two photos of Johnson, who died in 1938 at the age of 28. When the justices might […]

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Mississippi blues guitarist, singer ‘T-Model’ Ford dies

July 16, 2013

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By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS / Associated Press JACKSON, Mississippi — James Lewis Carter ‘‘T-Model’’ Ford, a hard-living blues singer who taught himself to play guitar when he was 58 years old and his fifth wife left him, died Tuesday at his home in Greenville, Miss. His age was uncertain. Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson said the […]

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A different beat

August 12, 2011

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Asked if Studio 61 has met his expectations, Eric Fowler studied his coffee as he measured his answer. “I knew in my gut I could make it work,” said the laid back Fowler. He added with a wry smile, “I’ve spent everyday since the studio’s opening proving I was right.” Studio 61 has been a […]

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Creating a new economy

August 12, 2011

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Empty seats were at a premium Aug. 10 at the Jackson Convention Complex as hundreds gathered for the state’s first-ever Creative Economy Summit. Attendees came to learn more about the creative economy, what it is, where it is and how communities can grow it, adding jobs and enhancing their quality of life. The event, the […]

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