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Morgan Freeman series filming footage in Mississippi

Film crews will be in Mississippi to shoot footage for a National Geographic TV series hosted by Morgan Freeman, an Oscar-winning actor who lives in the state. The Oxford Eagle reports filming for an episode of “The Story of Us With Morgan Freeman” will take place Friday in Oxford. The series is set to premier this fall. City officials have approved a location release ...

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Glen Campbell’s last record ‘was therapeutic,’ says daughter

Glen Campbell’s last record, “Adios,” is a swan song for the ailing Grammy-winning performer and TV personality, but his daughter said the recording was also therapeutic for him as well. Campbell, known for his hits such as “Wichita Lineman” and “Gentle on My Mind,” was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. His farewell tour was captured in an Oscar-nominated documentary ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — On being a Mississippi tourist at the Grammy Museum

My wife and I became Mississippi tourists on a recent Monday holiday and motored to the Delta town of Cleveland to check out the Mississippi Grammy Museum. We had been meaning to go since its opening in March of 2016. It is, after all, a national attraction in our own backyard. We were not disappointed, but what happened on the ...

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Mississippi Arts Commission hires Ehrgott, Zeringue

The Mississippi Arts Council recently filled two positions on its staff.  Anna Ehrgott, of Jackson has been named communications director, and Maria Zeringue is Folk and Traditional Arts Program Director. Ehrgott previously served as digital media strategist for Mississippi Development Authority, and takes eight years of public relations experience to MAC. She has written two winning entries for the Public Relations Association ...

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Edds to chair Arts group

Butler Snow attorney Stephen C. Edds has been named chairman of the Mississippi Arts Commission. The Commission, made up of 15 governor-appointed members, serves as the official grants-making and service agency for the arts in Mississippi. Edds joined Butler Snow’s public finance group in 2016 and focuses his practice on public finance, tax credits, economic development and tax. He also ...

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Art lessons are drawing tourists to stay and learn in Bay St. Louis

By LISA MONTI Bay St. Louis, a popular beachfront city that has earned spots on many a Top 10 list for its amenities and casual lifestyle, is known in large part for its robust arts community. Every month, the Second Saturday Art Walk through the Old Town showcases art galleries, musicians, artisans and others who contribute to the creative economy. Crowds ...

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City accuses company of committing trademark infringement

A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against a T-shirt company ordering owners to halt the sale of merchandise advertising the Double Decker Arts Festival. News outlets report a Chancery Court judge issued the order Tuesday. The request claims the Oxford T-Shirt Co. has committed trademark infringement by selling Double Decker items. The order states it was granted to ...

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Marty Stuart set for next Mississippi bicentennial concert

Country singer and songwriter Marty Stuart will have top billing at a concert to mark 200 years of Mississippi statehood. The show is part of a bicentennial celebration set for June 23 and 24 in Oxford. The first bicentennial celebration was March 31 and April 1 in Gulfport, and another one is set for Dec. 9 in Jackson. Gov. Phil ...

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Remote controlled aircraft now much more than toys

Gene Chambliss first became interested in remote controlled aircraft about 35 years ago when his parents bought him a gas-powered, remote controlled Cessna 172. “After that I was pretty much hooked on remote control aircraft of one type or another,” Chambliss said. » READ COMPLETE STORY at Hattiesburg Business Today by clicking here …

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Legislature drops key part of motion picture rebate package

By JACK WEATHERLY The bad news is that a key component in the Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Program will fade to black after July 1. The good news is that the cash rebate on 25 percent of the salaries paid to nonresidents of Mississippi is the only part that was lost. Going into the current session of the Legislature, talk ...

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