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Madison’s Malco to open IMAX Theater on Thursday

Memphis-basedMalco Theatres, a 104 year-old family-owned motion picture exhibition company, announced today that guests visiting the Grandview Cinema in Madison, Mississippi can now enjoy The IMAX Experience® starting December 13 with the release of Jumanji: The Next Level. The new IMAX at Grandview is the first and only commercial IMAX in Mississippi, offering moviegoers a truly immersive cinematic experience and allowing them to enjoy the ...

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GOOD TOWNS — Vicksburg, Mississippi

This Mississippi River hotspot is known for history, haunts and a 20th Century phenomenon. By Doug Segrest » Spotlighting special towns across Mississippi, Good Towns, presented by Regions Bank, is about the character, the history, the people and the unique things that make a town a special place. High above downtown Vicksburg, overlooking the Yazoo River as it snakes its ...

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GOOD TOWNS — Clarksdale, Mississippi

Home of the Delta Blues, this crossroad of cultures gave birth to a uniquely American sound By DOUG SEGREST » Spotlighting special towns across Mississippi, Good Towns, presented by Regions Bank, is about the character, the history, the people and the unique things that make a town a special place. The intersection of Highways 61 and 49 is where Robert ...

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Mississippi Aquarium will reach hearts and minds beginning in April

By LYNN LOFTON Occupying 5.8 acres in downtown Gulfport, the Mississippi Aquarium expects to open on April 30, 2020. All Mississippians can be proud of this new attraction that’s located on Highway 90 across from Jones Park and Gulfport Harbor. It will contain more than 80,000 square feet of exhibits connected by landscaped walkways with plants representing all the physiographic ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — On the road with Jim Dees as the mountain comes to Livingston

Jim Dees is sporting his regulation Hawaiian shirt, with a black undershirt to ward off the night chill and mist, as he prepares to hold forth as host of the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour. He sits on the first row as he reads over his notes and chats with the night’s literary and musical guests. The house band, The Yalobushwhackers, ...

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Shearwater Pottery still selling affordable art after 91 years

By BECKY GILLETTE A small business institution in Ocean Springs, Shearwater Pottery, has been drawing visitors from far and wide now for 91 years since it was founded by what might be considered the “first family” of Ocean Springs, the Andersons. The painter Walter Anderson earned considerable fame for his nature drawings and artwork such as decorating pottery and the ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Art is in the eye of the beholder

M[/dropcap]y wife loves art museums. I love car shows. We agree that art can be found in both places. We also agree that car shows and auto-related events can be an excellent way to attract visitors to a community. Car shows and classic car events are growing in popularity.  No doubt that the Baby Boomer generation’s love for nostalgia is ...

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Mississippi band plays impromptu show from hot air balloon

A Mississippi band playing at Natchez’s annual hot air balloon festival played an impromptu concert from a balloon soaring above the festival site. Two members of hometown band Bishop Gunn went for their first ride in a hot air balloon Saturday. To celebrate the occasion, the Natchez Democrat reports that lead singer Travis McCready and guitarist Drew Smithers played a guitar and ...

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Mississippi Aquarium sets opening date in 2020

The Mississippi Aquarium is now set to open on April 30, 2020. The Sun Herald reports that the opening date for the Gulfport attraction was announced at the recent Splash Bash fundraiser for the aquarium. Aquarium supporters are aiming to raise $10 million so the aquarium can open debt-free. The aquarium will include a 360-degree tunnel where sharks, rays and ...

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Taj Mahal headlining blues and gospel fest in Mississippi

Grammy-winning guitarist and singer Taj Mahal is headlining a blues and gospel festival in Mississippi, and organizers say he chose the list of performers. The Mississippi John Hurt Homecoming Festival is Oct. 5 and 6 in rural Carroll County. Hurt was born in Mississippi in 1893 and started playing guitar as a child. He worked on farms and for the ...

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