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Country music star opens bar in Delta casino

TUNICA — Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill has opened at Harrah’s Tunica. The new bar and restaurant featuring country music, dancing and sports on high-definition flat screen and projection screen TVs, officially opened for business Aug. 24. Named after the singer/songwriter’s hit single “I Love This Bar,” the 15,000-square-foot restaurant features live music every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday ...

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City earns first Entertainment District designation

MERIDIAN — Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry, along with Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, announced yesterday Meridian’s designation of an Entertainment District. The City of Meridian is the first city in the State of Mississippi to receive the designation. Under the Entertainment District Act, a local governing body may apply for an area to be deemed as an entertainment district through ...

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Buffet concert cancellation deals tourism another blow

GULF SHORES, Ala. — Realty companies and hotels on Alabama’s oil-stricken coast were hit with another wave of cancellations and lost business yesterday after the free beachfront Jimmy Buffett concert was postponed because of the threat of Tropical Storm Alex. With coastal tourism business already off by about half because of the huge BP oil spill in the Gulf of ...

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Big Star Media to launch IPTV channel

CLARKSDALE — Big Star Media Group Inc. plans to develop a television channel intended for broadcast distribution over the Internet. The channel, “Clarksdale TV,” will originate from the company’s production facilities in Clarksdale, and will feature proprietary blues-related music news and entertainment programming. Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) refers to the delivery of scheduled and video-on-demand TV programs and movies over ...

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Winters brothers honored with Blues Trail marker

LELAND — Blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter and singer-keyboardist brother Edgar Winter were honored yesterday with the placing of a Mississippi Blues Trail marker in Leland. The dedication site is the address where the Winter brothers’ father and grandfather once operated a cotton brokerage firm. The dedication ceremony followed yesterday’s Highway 61 Blues Festival, where Johnny Winter appears as the headliner. ...

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Stuart unveils Country Music Trail

TUPELO — Musician Marty Stuart wants the world to know all about Mississippi’s contribution to county music, and he thinks as series of markers similar to the Mississippi Blues Trail is the way to spread the word. Stuart officially announced the creation of the Mississippi Country Music Trail March 1 during the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Tupelo, where ...

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Kimbrough drops Fat Possum lawsuit

OXFORD — The son of the late Mississippi bluesman Junior Kimbrough has agreed with a record company to dismiss a copyright lawsuit over songs performed by the father and son, according to The Associated Press. U.S. District Judge W. Allen Pepper closed the case Jan. 19 after both sides agreed that it should be dismissed, court records said. There was ...

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Another blues marker to be erected

JACKSON — On Oct. 5, the Mississippi Development Authority/Tourism Heritage Trails Program, the Mississippi Blues Commission and the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau will unveil a historic marker honoring Ace Records. Ace Records, a major player in the development of New Orleans rhythm and blues and subsequently rock and roll, was the first local record company of New Orleans based ...

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Peavey product wins another award

MERIDIAN — The editors of [ITAL]Guitar World[ITAL] magazine have honored the Peavey Electronics’ VYPYR 75 modeling guitar amplifier with its Gold Award for Overall Value. “Peavey’s new Vypyr Series modeling amps are packed with so many sounds and features that they offer boom, rather than bang, for the buck,” wrote Chris Gill in the August 2009 issue of [ITAL]Guitar World[ITAL]. ...

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