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Different Kind of Gumbo

From 1994 to 2003, the Kudzu Kings were Mississippi roots-rock royalty, performing with popular acts such as Widespread Panic and featuring guest musicians including Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi ...

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Say ‘Yes, MAAM’ to Classical Music

You may not be a die-hard classical-music purist, but the Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music, known as MAAM, can make you feel like one.

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The Source of Southern Songwriting

Millsaps College's Arts & Lecture series is known for featuring gifted speakers and talented artists, but on Monday, Nov. 24, the series steps into new territory with a focus on ...

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Jerry Lee Lewis

By the end of 1957, the world knew Jerry Lee Lewis. "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" and "Great Balls of Fire" were early slices of unbridled rock 'n' roll energy. ...

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‘Everything Will Be Alright’ for Weezer

The first time I heard Weezer, the band was a musical guest on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."

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Performing with Purpose

Yazoo City native Brandon Mitchell has been singing as long as he can remember, but it wasn't until he took his talent to church that he realized how it could ...

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Ghost Town Blues Band

When Memphis, Tenn., sextet Ghost Town Blues Band plays Underground 119 on Nov. 8 for its first official show in Jackson, it promises to bring some of Memphis with it.

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Cory Branan: The Hitless Hero

Southaven native Cory Branan is coming close to home on Nov. 9 with a stop at Duling Hall in support of his newest album, "The No-Hit Wonder," his second release ...

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Two Years of Trainwreck-Town

Local record labels Elegant Trainwreck and Homework Town have played a big role in expanding music in Jackson.

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Hootenanny Blues

On Nov. 2, Duling Hall will host the Harvest Hootenanny, featuring performances by Cicero Buck and the Double Wide House Band. All proceeds of the event go to the Pediatric ...

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Motopony’s Metaphysical Music

Forming the best possible band can be an arduous process, and it was no different for Motopony. The Seattle-based indie band, fronted by singer-songwriter Daniel Blue, has cycled through about ...

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HanaLena: Hardworking Women

Sisters Hannah and Caroline Melby of the country-bluegrass duo HanaLena (formerly known as Nash Street) are two of the busiest young performers from Mississippi.

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Jarekus Singleton: A Story to Tell

Alligator Records artist Jarekus Singleton wouldn't trade anything for his life's journey, as it provided him with the material for his new album, "Refuse to Lose," which remained on the ...

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‘Twanging-Out’ with Young Valley

Jackson is already home to a vast stable of genre-defying original music, but in the last few months, Young Valley has emerged as the new band on the block.

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Facing ‘The Problem’ with 7evenThirty

Jackson native and Dallas, Texas, resident Marques "7evenThirty" Phillips' early musical influences helped shape the eccentric lyrical style of his rap.

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