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Morgan Freeman series filming footage in Mississippi

Film crews will be in Mississippi to shoot footage for a National Geographic TV series hosted by Morgan Freeman, an Oscar-winning actor who lives in the state. The Oxford Eagle reports filming for an episode of “The Story of Us With Morgan Freeman” will take place Friday in Oxford. The series is set to premier this fall. City officials have approved a location release ...

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Glen Campbell’s last record ‘was therapeutic,’ says daughter

Glen Campbell’s last record, “Adios,” is a swan song for the ailing Grammy-winning performer and TV personality, but his daughter said the recording was also therapeutic for him as well. Campbell, known for his hits such as “Wichita Lineman” and “Gentle on My Mind,” was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. His farewell tour was captured in an Oscar-nominated documentary ...

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Mississippi Arts Commission hires Ehrgott, Zeringue

The Mississippi Arts Council recently filled two positions on its staff.  Anna Ehrgott, of Jackson has been named communications director, and Maria Zeringue is Folk and Traditional Arts Program Director. Ehrgott previously served as digital media strategist for Mississippi Development Authority, and takes eight years of public relations experience to MAC. She has written two winning entries for the Public Relations Association ...

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Edds to chair Arts group

Butler Snow attorney Stephen C. Edds has been named chairman of the Mississippi Arts Commission. The Commission, made up of 15 governor-appointed members, serves as the official grants-making and service agency for the arts in Mississippi. Edds joined Butler Snow’s public finance group in 2016 and focuses his practice on public finance, tax credits, economic development and tax. He also ...

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City accuses company of committing trademark infringement

A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against a T-shirt company ordering owners to halt the sale of merchandise advertising the Double Decker Arts Festival. News outlets report a Chancery Court judge issued the order Tuesday. The request claims the Oxford T-Shirt Co. has committed trademark infringement by selling Double Decker items. The order states it was granted to ...

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