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Don’t Cut the Creative Industries

A ton of art mediums can provide a different point of view, from painting something in an unfamiliar style, to getting low to the ground and capturing that perfect photo, ...

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18 Artists Inducted into Mississippi Arts and Experience Hall of Fame

Mississippi's top political leaders announced the induction of 18 artists into the inaugural Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Hall of Fame class at the Capitol this morning.

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Jonathan Faulkner’s Unknown Dimensions

Jonathan Faulkner says his artistic medium—abstract drawings with permanent marker on sketch paper—developed more out of necessity at first.

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Being the 'Best of Enemies'

"Right now, we’re in a time in our history where we’re so polarized as groups of people. We need to remember that people can come together and find common ground.”

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Still She Rises

Directors Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules are bringing a new documentary to Mississippi screens: "Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise," which debuted at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and ...

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Verge in the Wild Wild West

Verge is a new community-oriented art project that evolved from FIGMENT Jackson. The website for FIGMENT says the mission of the events, which happen in multiple cities across the United ...

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Writing ‘Desperation’

Many great books start from a small idea. Columbus, Miss., author Michael Farris Smith's latest novel began with a single image: a woman and her child walking down the side ...

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Montage: A Wealth of Dance Perspectives

“Stories can come from many, many different perspectives. And if you broaden it up to different genres, then it’ll outlive you."

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This Is Enrichment

Each year, Jackson area residents get to learn something new with Millsaps College's Community Enrichment Series.

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Best of Jackson 2017: Urban Living

High Heaven Trampoline Park, which received the most votes for 2017's Best New Addition to Jackson, is a kind of wish-fulfillment factory to the vertically challenged among us.

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Best of Jackson 2017: Community & Culture

In the world of Top-40 radio, Y101 is one of the stations that stands out, and not just because it earned two Best of Jackson titles, Best Radio Personality and ...

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Joshua Davis: Colors and Cartoons

Art has been in Joshua Davis' life ever since he was little. He started drawing when he was 4 years old.

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A Space for Experimental Art

A large geometric shield sits in a corner, the word "SUBMIND" projected on it. Local artist daniel johnson, who does not capitalize his name, stands in front of a crowd ...

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Tales From the Vault

“The purpose is for people to come and interact with the museum, and interact with each other. (They) might feel empowered to make their own art, (and) leave feeling more ...

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Give Local

'Tis the season for giving gifts, so why not shop local during this holiday season? Here are some fun ideas from local businesses.