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Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience names Trahan Marketing Director

Jerome Trahan, a native of Biloxi and long-time resident of Meridian, is returning to Mississippi as the Marketing Director for The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX). Trahan is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and is a former resident of Northern Virginia, where he spent 11 years working in Amtrak’s Washington D.C. headquarters. Trahan began his career ...

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A Legacy’s Path: Stebly takes tattoo art to new heights

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT As the grandson of Ocean Spring’s famed Walter Anderson, Matt Stebly found painting as “just something that was normal to me.” But from his legacy he forged a new path in tattooing, an artistic passion that was taboo at the time. “I mainly got into tattooing because I was fascinated by it, and also it was ...

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Monique Davis takes helm of Center for Art & Public Exchange

The Mississippi Museum of Art (MMA) is has announced Monique Davis as the incoming Managing Director of the Museum’s Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE). Davis succeeds founding CAPE director Julian Rankin, who will begin his tenure as Director of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) in Ocean Springs, Mississippi on October 15. Davis and Rankin are collaborating ...

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Head is new chorusmaster for Opera

Andrew Head The Mississippi Opera recently announced that its new chorusmaster for the 2018-2019 season is Andrew Head. Head has appeared in operatic roles in The Crucible, Rigoletto,Susannah, Les Troyens), Abu Hassan, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Un ballo in maschera, Carmen, Werther, and others. He has performed in New York, Texas, Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Since 2016, ...

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Eudora Welty gets first marker on Mississippi writers trail

Mississippi has markers noting a blues trail, a country music trail, a civil rights trail and even an Indian mound trail. Now, with the dedication of a marker to author Eudora Welty, the state is starting a writer’s trail. Gov Phil Bryant and National Endowments for the Humanities Chairman Jon Parrish Peede dedicated the first marker Monday at Welty’s Jackson ...

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GRAMMY Museum Mississippi has attracted 80,000 visitors since opening

By BECKY GILLETTE Emily Havens The GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, which opened in March 2016, has been a game changer not just for Cleveland, but the entire Delta music tourism scene. Asked if this has been as big a deal as anticipated, Cleveland Mayor Billy Novell answers unequivocally, “Absolutely! It has been better than anticipated. The Grammy Museum Mississippi is the ...

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Po’ Monkey’s items to be auctioned

By JACK WEATHERLY Po’ Monkey was not a rolling stone. He stayed put for decades in a shack on flat Delta farmland near Merigold. Willie Seaberry (aka Po’ Monkey) left the house for the last time in July 2016. But his spirit is still in much demand. In fact, the decorations in his juke house will be sold in auction ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — Book festival: the written word, things left unsaid and mysteries

JACK WEATHERLY It’s probably safe to say that the sanctuary of the Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church hadn’t seen such a crowd since a revival service back in the old days. The gathering Saturday at the 102-year-old building in downtown Jackson was overflowing on both levels. It was just one session of more than 40 with over 160 authors holding ...

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Construction of Malco theater at Renaissance begins

MBJ staff Malco Theatres announced Wednesday that construction has begun on its 6-screen boutique theater development in the Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland.  The cinema is scheduled to open next summer. It will anchor the second phase of the development and be located at the entrance to the new synchronized water and music feature.  The new building will encompass ...

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New owner has big plans for historic music location

The new owner of a historic music venue in Bay St. Louis has big plans for the location The Sun-Herald reports that Rachel Dangermond is the new owner of 100 Men Hall. The 1922 blues hall was a center of African-American social life and entertainment. Such legendary artists as Etta James, Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry and James Brown ...

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