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Organizers choose Clarksdale for R&B hall of fame

CLARKSDALE — The Official Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame will be in Clarksdale, says founder and CEO LaMont Robinson. Robinson announced the decision at Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club, The Clarksdale Press-Register reports. Detroit, Memphis, Nashville and Jackson also had been named as potential locations. “Clarksdale is the perfect home for this project,” Robinson said. “This area ...

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Editors share stories of Mississippians who left home and returned

“Mississippi isn’t a state, it’s a club,” the late Willie Morris once wrote. The Yazoo City native and author of such classics as “North Toward Home” and “My Dog Skip” is just one of the many Mississippians featured in the new book “Coming Home to Mississippi” edited by Charline McCord and Judy Tucker and available through University Press. The 230-page ...

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State film office, film festivals mark milestones, continue to grow industry

Look out Georgia and Louisiana. The Mississippi Film Office, the Mississippi Development Authority’s extended economic hand to Hollywood, is celebrating its 40th year of operations and many premier film festivals are ready for another summer of marketing the state to the inner echelons of the film industry. In the last two decades alone, producers, location scouts and film crews have ...

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Clarksdale’s new fixed-up look has a familiar face

Ten years after setting out to add a spark to downtown Clarksdale’s revitalization with the opening of the Madidi restaurant and Ground Zero Blues Club, Bill Luckett likes what he sees. “I’m very excited. There’s a lot of development of downtown Clarksdale going on now,” says Luckett, who figures he and business partner Morgan Freeman, the Academy Award winning actor, ...

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Luckett, Freeman reach crossroads, decide to sell Clarksdale’s Madidi

Lawyer Bill Luckett and actor Morgan Freeman have decided to end their 10-year run as owners of Clarksdale’s Madidi Restaurant, a fine dining establishment that joined with Luckett and Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club to help make the Delta town a destination for visitors seeking a taste of Mississippi’s blues heritage. Other commitments have been piling up on the partners ...

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Dining Out Spotlight: Madidi, Clarksdale

A dream come true for Luckett and Freeman Ten years ago, when Bill Luckett and Morgan Freeman were preparing to open their Clarksdale restaurant, Madidi, they could park just about anywhere they wanted downtown. A few weeks ago as Luckett drove to the restaurant, he lucked out and got the only available parking spot on the block. “There used to ...

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