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Peavey receives lifetime award

Members of the Peavey Commercial Audio team and colleagues at the AV Awards are, from left, Stuart Hillis, Julian Young, Brian Cleary, Roland Hemming, Rachel Hastings, Hartley Peavey, Shayne Thomas, James Kennedy, Kevin Ivey and Mark Coombes.
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Music and audio innovator Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics, was recently honored as the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual AV Awards ceremony in London, England. Recognized for his pioneering efforts and 50 years of successful innovation and manufacturing, Peavey appeared in person to accept the award before a crowd of 950 cheering ...

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Opening of Grammy Museum delayed till after first of year

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MBJ staff/wire The planned Nov. 14-15 opening of Grammy Museum Mississippi has been delayed till after the first of the year. Lucy Janoush, president of the museum’s board of directors, said Thursday that the complexity of the highly sophisticated museum on the Delta State University campus forced the decision. “The exhibits are not going to be ready,” Janoush said. All ...

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Museum's blues education program garners national award

CLARKSDALE — The Delta Blues Museum Arts and Education Program in Clarksdale is among 12 winners of the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. First Lady Michelle Obama will honor the winners today at the White House. One international program will also be recognized with the International Spotlight Award for a youth-based program in India. The program recognizes ...

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Lance Bass to introduce new film 'Mississippi I Am' at festival

PEARL — Mississippi native Lance Bass will be coming home on Nov. 8 to participate in the Mississippi International Film Festival (MIFF) at the Tinseltown Cinema in Pearl. At 7 p.m. he will introduce his documentary film, “Mississippi I Am,” and receive recognition from the state of Mississippi as part of its “Year of the Creative Economy: Mississippi Homecoming” celebration. ...

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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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Part of U.S. 51 to be dedicated to influential bluesman

CRYSTAL SPRINGS — A segment of U.S. Highway 51 will be dedicated Thursday to blues artist Tommy Johnson. The dedication will be held at 1 p.m. at the intersection of Mississippi Highway 27 and U.S. 51 in Crystal Springs. The Legislature designated the segment of U.S. 51 beginning from its intersection with Highway 27 and extending south to Pat Harrison ...

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‘Little Boogaloo’ Eden Brent happy singing the blues

Mississippi recording artist Eden Brent knew early on that she had musical talent, but it was only after getting her college degree and learning the basics of performing from one of the Delta’s most-respected and loved bluesmen that she realized music would be her career. “When I was in grade school, every morning we would say the Pledge of Allegiance, ...

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Hoyt Ming gets marker on Mississippi Country Music Trail

ACKERMAN — Hoyt Ming, the founder, leader of and fiddler in Hoyt Ming & His Pep Steppers, was honored yesterday with a marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail. The marker was unveiled at 11 a.m. at East Main and North Hobson in Ackerman. The Pep Steppers was a Tupelo-based country string band consisting of Hoyt, his wife Rozelle, and ...

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Sonny Boy Williamson getting Mississippi Blues Trail marker

HELENA, Ark. — Sonny Boy Williamson, a blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter from Mississippi, will be recognized with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail tomorrow at 5 p.m. The unveiling will take place at 324 Phillips in Helena, Arkansas, a city in which Williamson lived and performed. Helena was home to a flourishing blues scene that inspired Williamson ...

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Blues Marker honoring producer/musician Mitchell erected

ASHLAND — Willie Mitchell, a record producer and musician who worked with Al Green and other stars, has received a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail. The ceremony was held yesterday at the Ashland Town Square. Mitchell was born in Ashland in north Mississippi in 1928. He died in Memphis in 2010 at the age of 81. In the 1970s, ...

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