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Delving into the Delta King

As the director of B.B. King Recording Studio and chairman of the Fine Arts Department at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Alphonso Sanders wanted to acknowledge more than ...

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Kwame Braxton: The Art in Hip-Hop

Jackson hip-hop artist Kwame Braxton's song "Carbon Copy Man" plays on a person's egotistical nature—that line between who you already are and who you are trying to be.

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Who Is K. West?

Jackson hip-hop artist Kimberly West, known to her fans simply as K. West, has stayed busy since the release of her debut album, "He Say She Say," in 2012 and ...

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Drake Elder

Jackson music impresario and Bebop Record Shop co-founder Drake Elder died the morning of Friday, Aug. 14, at his home in Brandon.

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The Hustlers

Musician Aven Whittington likes to call The Hustlers "howl-at-the-moon music." Another description may be "front-porch music."

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The Pre-Fest Playlist

For many people, the preparation for a major music event is almost as important a part of the festival-going experience as attending.

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Eden Brent: Born into Blues

Greenville native singer and pianist Eden Brent says she owes her love of the blues to the Mississippi Delta.

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Dexter Allen’s Banner Years

While Jackson-based blues artist Dexter Allen describes himself as "a little country boy with a little talent," the last two years of his career have earned him enough attention to ...

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The Strangest Dance

Music is a treasure. But the luster is wearing off, and we can't blame that all on venues. There's a reason that the hoops artists jump through are so widespread.

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In the Middle of Claire Holley

Jackson-born singer-songwriter Claire Holley didn't dream of being a professional musician as a child, but she wasn't avoiding it, either.

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Keyone Starr: Hometown Special

When producer Mark Ronson released his hit song "Uptown Funk" last year, the mention of Jackson threw some listeners. An explanation came in the form of a powerhouse performance from ...

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The Israel Blues

As a 5-year-old, Ori Naftaly couldn't stay away from his father's record collection.

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Delta Rae

Durham, N.C., sextet Delta Rae is eager to meet more of the South and share its patented blend of blues, rock and Americana while touring for its second studio album, ...

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A New Side of Broadside

Before Broadside of Richmond, Va., became one of Alternative Press' "100 Artists You Need to Know in 2015," the band consisted only of drummer and Musicians Institute alumnus Andrew Dunton ...

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Patrice Moncell

Mississippi music legend Patrice Moncell, 52, died the morning of Monday, July 13, following her hospitalization in Georgia three days earlier.

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