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JACK WEATHERLY — Riding with B.B.

My big sister would tune the brown tabletop radio to WDIA, the pioneering black-music format station in Memphis. She listened when my father wasn’t around. If he caught her listening to that station, he’d say: “Turn off that music!” Except he would add an adjective or two that I won’t use here. One of the disc jockeys on that first-of-its-kind ...

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DAVID DALLAS — Mississippi’s greatest ambassador ‘irreplaceable’

The “King of the Blues,” Mississippi’s B.B. King, passed away last week. His trajectory to fame and fortune was much like that of Elvis Presley’s, the “King of Rock and Roll.” Both were born in Mississippi and moved up to Memphis to hit it big. But this King, B.B. King, did so much more for his home state of Mississippi. ...

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B.B. King viewing Friday in Vegas before Mississippi burial

LAS VEGAS — A public viewing for blues legend B.B. King will be held in Las Vegas before his body is sent to Mississippi, where plans are being made for services in his hometown next week, King’s business manager said Monday. A private family funeral also will be held in Las Vegas for the guitar genius dubbed theKing of the Blues, who died at his home ...

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Vegas judge: No evidence bluesman B.B. King is being abused

LAS VEGAS — A dispute over B.B. King’s health and wealth was tossed out of court on Thursday by a judge in Las Vegas who said two investigations found no evidence the blues legend is being abused. King’s doctor said the 89-year-old musician was in home hospice care. The ruling keeps King’s longtime business manager, Laverne Toney, in legal control ...

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PHIL HARDWICK’S THE ALIBI, a serial novel: Chapter 2: The Assignment

» Jack Boulder, Mississippi’s premier private investigator, seeks to recover the special Brett Favre MVP exhibit that has been stolen from the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.   By PHIL HARDWICK   Sunday afternoon, March 1 Jackson, Mississippi Jack Boulder, retired St. Louis, Missouri homicide detective and now Mississippi private investigator, downshifted his 1968 Camaro and made a ...

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It’s all about the bounce: Flowood getting trampoline park

CircusTrix, which claims to be the largest developer and operator of indoor trampoline parks in the world, will open a park for bounce enthusiasts in Flowood in early fall. The HighHeaven Trampoline Park will open at 2280 Lakeland Drive in a building previously used as a gym and a skating rink. Circus Trix promises High Heaven will be a cutting-edge ...

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PHIL HARDWICK’S THE ALIBI, a serial novel: Chapter 1: The Break-in

» Jack Boulder, Mississippi’s premier private investigator, seeks to recover the special Brett Favre MVP exhibit that has been stolen from the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.   By PHIL HARDWICK   Chapter 1: The Break-in Early Saturday Morning, February 28, 2015 The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Jackson, Mississippi At precisely 4:04 A.M. the burglar ...

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