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“Chicken Soup for the Soul” to film in Mississippi


RIDGELAND — “Chicken Soup for the Soul” is coming to the small screen. Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of the motivational book, tells WAPT-TV he plans to shoot the series in Mississippi. The book takes a look at dozens of inspiring stories from everyday people. Hansen spent Monday morning motivating students at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Hansen says Mississippi is the ...

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Coroner: No evidence B.B. King was poisoned before death

B.B. King bows following a performance.

LAS VEGAS — Medical examiners found no evidence to prove the allegation that blues legend B.B. King was poisoned before he died of natural causes in May, according to autopsy findings made public Monday. Tests conducted after two of the musical icon’s 11 adult children said their father had been murdered showed the cause of death was Alzheimer’s disease, plus ...

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Plan would give up to $1.5M to music recording, concerts

JACKSON — Mississippi license plates and highway welcome signs proclaim the state as the Birthplace of America’s Music, bowing to the state’s blues heritage. Now, a legislative proposal wants to pay to make sure more music makes a home in Mississippi. The House Tourism Committee passed House Bill 907 on Wednesday, moving to subsidize some music recordings, concerts and theater ...

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C Spire, Blast Motion partner to offer motion-technology products

C Spire and Blast Motion are offering a pioneering new motion detection and smart video capture technology for athletes at all levels to track vital sports metrics, harness their power and improve performance through motion sensor and user-friendly fitness apps on smartphones and tablets. C Spire is the first company globally to offer these Blast Motion athletic solutions in its ...

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Don Barnes returns to Mississippi College

Don Barnes is the new operations manager at STAR 93.5. A 47-year-old Brandon resident and Mississippi College alumnus, Barnes began his radio career at WHJT on the Clinton campus when he was a student in the MC Communication Department in the 1980s. Away from the Clinton campus, Barnes serves as the owner of AMP Entertainment of Mississippi, a full-service DJ ...

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Still looking good at 60 — Restaurant group provides training, legislative support for businesses in Mississippi

There aren’t many people around who remember the early days of the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association (MHRA), which is celebrating turning 60 years old this year with a big event, the Restaurant University & The Summer of Seafood Extravaganza/Anniversary Bash Drawdown June 23 at the Old Capital Inn. MHRA began primarily as an informal networking organization. Today, it is ...

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Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet to present The Little Mermaid

The Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, under the artistic direction of JenniferBeasley, will present a brand new full-length ballet based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen tale “The Little Mermaid.” Performances will take place April 5 and 6 at 2 pm at the Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center on Ridgewood Road in Jackson. Choreographed and conceived by Atlanta-based choreographer Kristy Nilsson, the ...

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Organizers want new festival on Gulf Coast to go regional

Organizers of ArtsAlive! 2014 are billing their March 22 multimedia event in Bay St. Louis as a new sort of arts festival in this festival-rich coastal region. The daylong program will showcase a blend of art, music, food and literature throughout the historic downtown area, drawing artists and art lovers from all directions. Response to the buildup has been enthusiastic, ...

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