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Musical heritage takes center stage at MEC meeting

The Mississippi Economic Council’s annual meeting is this Thursday at the Jackson Convention Complex.

Headlining the event are Gov. Haley Barbour and two Mississippi music legends — Marty Stuart and Dorothy Moore. The meeting will concentrate on the state’s musical heritage, which has become a focal point of the tourism industry with the Mississippi Blues Trail, the B.B. King Museum in Indianola and the recently unveiled Mississippi Country Music Trail.

That Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives will be there is especially exciting for Magnolia Marketplace. Stuart’s early 1990s duets with Travis Tritt have been mainstays on the Official iPod of Magnolia Marketplace. For our money, not many things are finer than spending a spring Friday afternoon commute with the windows down and Marty and Travis blaring on the speakers. This and this are two of the pair’s better efforts, in our humble opinion.

Registration starts Thursday morning at 8:30. Online registration has closed, but you can register on site at the JCC. We’ll be there, and couldn’t be more excited about it.

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