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Leland, Muppets to get new landscaping thanks to grant

The Muppets’ Kermit the Frog is famous for singing, “It’s not easy being green.” Perhaps he is feeling better about that color after a landscape architecture grant awarded to the city of Leland. Mississippi State University was recently recognized by a $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant benefitting the city of Leland. Officials with the university’s landscape architecture program ...

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Muppets co-founder Jane Henson dies

CNN is reporting that Jane Henson, wife of Muppets founder Jim Henson, has died. Jane Nebel Henson who was married to the late Muppets creator Jim Henson and was instrumental in the development of the world-famous puppets — died Tuesday morning, a representative for the Jim Henson Company said. She was 79. Henson died at her home in Connecticut after ...

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Muppets dump Chick-Fil-A in favor of same-sex marriage

  Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of the Muppets have weighed in on same-sex marriage. Or at least their employer has. The Jim Henson Company, a multiple Emmy and Grammy Award winning puppet company founded by Mississippi native Jim Henson, says on its official Facebook page that it is no longer affiliated with the equally popular Chick-fil-A restaurant ...

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Jim and Kermit

Through the years, Mississippi has contributed much to the arts and culture of the region, and the nation. The number of prize-winning authors, artists, musicians, journalists and others who have called Mississippi home is truly impressive, and Mississipians should be justly proud of this tradition. Among all these people and their accomplishments, one stands out in a way that is ...

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