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‘Small’ museums offer big treasures

    Mississippi is home to some large, impressive museums. Facilities such as Beauvoir in Biloxi, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson and the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale are just a few of the museums that are known throughout Mississippi and beyond.   But, there are scores of smaller museums scattered across the Magnolia State that, while ...

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A busy season ahead

Performing arts centers have full slate of shows   Performing arts centers around the state are gearing up for a busy season, providing an eclectic lineup of performances, in some cases state firsts. A tribute to Buddy Holly, the drama of Robert Kennedy and the Civil Rights movement, the musical stylings of Marty Stuart — there is a little of ...

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‘All without a penny of taxpayer money’

Sports Hall of Fame and Museum offers meeting space as well as trip down memory lane   The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (MSHOF) is not exactly your great-grandfather’s place of exhibition. If you want to view dusty artifacts in cramped, musky rooms, the museum would not be your cup of Gatorade.  At the MSHOF, traditional artifact displays ...

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People still showing up hungry

  Mayflower has been feeding folks in Jackson since 1935   Defining a landmark is pretty simple. It has to have been around a while and it has to have stayed in the same place. For a business to become a landmark, folks have to know where it is and there has to be something there they’re willing to pay ...

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Recession not hurting business at Doe’s

Greenville steak and tamale house recognized as one of the great restaurants in America   “Truly unlike anything else, Doe’s will always be my favorite, with apologies to Peter Luger’s & Ruth’s Chris. The incredible steaks and atmosphere are truly hard to describe. Like remembering the absolute best meal your grandma made, Doe’s is the best. An incredible experience for ...

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Any Coast restaurant talk starts with Mahoney’s

  The Mississippi Gulf Coast has long staked a big part of its economic future to tourism, with casinos and their affiliated resorts serving as the bell cow. The past two decades, it’s worked out pretty well, though Hurricane Katrina did her best to cripple the region permanently.  Outside of the casino floors and the golf courses, the primary beneficiaries ...

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Lusco’s is a Delta favorite

The grocery store- turned-restaurant has its roots dating to the 1920s   The idea of folks separating themselves from others at restaurants is a popular one, used by many an exclusive restaurant. You could argue that they stole the concept from Lusco’s in Greenwood. The restaurant that has filled up an old grocery store since 1933 offers booths with curtains ...

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Healthy ticket sales

State’s performing arts centers say it is the artists who are struggling more so than them Considering the recession, ticket sales at the state’s performing arts centers are surprisingly healthy. Some even report increased sales. However, performers continue to feel the pinch, forcing some to forego touring. The Mississippi State University Riley Center for Education & Performing Arts in downtown ...

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City Grocery proves Oxford not just about football

    One of the more popular and long-held myths surrounding the Oxford business community is that businesses there make the bulk of their money during football season.   It’s an easy notion to hold. Restaurants and bars usually have lines out the door. Parking is more often than not an exercise in disappointment. Since it opened in 1992 on ...

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