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Jana Brady named Director of Marketing for Mississippi Museum of Art

The Mississippi Museum of Art recently announced that Jana Brady has been appointed to Director of Marketing. Brady has more than a decade of experience in strategic marketing and communications. Brady most recently worked at The Ramey Agency as Account Director, where she led strategic planning, created new brands and managed existing brands across a variety of industries. She previously ...

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MCEF honors Dianna Zendejas as President’s Award Recipient

Dianna Zendejas of Brandon is a 2020 recipient of the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation’s President’s Hard Hat Award for her role in improving the quality and outreach of Mississippi’s career and technical education programs. Zendejas serves as MCEF’s assessment administrator and marketing and public relations director. She has more than 20 years of experience in both workforce development and the ...

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Art community providing escape with “Stay @ Home Fest”

OXFORD — This week was supposed to be one of the biggest on Oxford’s art community’s calendar, but COVID-19 pulled the plug. On Wednesday (March 18), the 17th Annual Oxford Film Fest was scheduled to begin, but was postponed last week due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Other events from the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council were also scheduled every day, but now ...

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Legendary rodeo clown Lecile Harris dead at 83

A legendary rodeo clown who spent decades performing has died after the final performance of the 55th Annual Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show in Mississippi. Lecile Harris, 83, died in his sleep after the show Wednesday night in Jackson, news outlets reported citing a release from the Mississippi Fair Commission. Born in Lake Cormorant, Mississippi, Harris gained popularity after ...

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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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Musician gets nods for independent artist awards

GREENWOOD SPRINGS, Miss. — Leah Rose Duncan has been mumbling tunes since before she could talk. Adding to that, she used to get in front of the TV screen at home when “American Idol” was on and perform for her parents, stealing the spotlight from notable artists in the making. The 18-year-old Smithville High School graduate is hopeful to have ...

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Artist pursues her artistic dreams and painting passions

NATCHEZ  — Jadelia Ealey said she has been drawing her whole life, but only in the last year did she take up painting. Ealey said even on her worst days she could paint. It has a way of calming her down and completes her day. “My mind is totally focused on the painting,” Ealey said. “When I’m drawing or painting, ...

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Group aims to bring international art museum to Vicksburg

The wonders of Spain, the majesty of Russia and some of the greatest works of art from throughout the world may soon have a home in Vicksburg. The Mississippi Commission for International Cultural Exchange, which previously organized four international exhibitions in Jackson, is working to bring a permanent museum focusing on international art to downtown Vicksburg. The Mississippi International Arts ...

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