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Shenandoah: Ready & ‘Reloaded’

When the Dixie National Livestock Show & Rodeo returns to Jackson from Feb. 7 through Feb. 13, another southern institution will be returning with it: Grammy Award-winning country act Shenandoah.

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Best of Jackson 2019: Music and Nightlife

We here at the Jackson Free Press like to keep our focus on local: local people, local business, local food—you get the idea. There’s nothing to us more local than ...

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The Magical Music of Harry Potter

For Ron Spigelman, there is just as much magic in a conductor's baton as the wand of any witch or wizard. "Music, in my opinion," he says, "is the true ...

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The Mississippi Sound—2018 Edition

Mississippi has some incredible musical roots, but the state often does not get enough attention for its current crop of original music, oddly.

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Ring in the Jackson New Year

2018 has flown by fast, and 2019 is fast approaching. Celebrate the new year with these events from local businesses, restaurants and people.

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The Wonders of 'Wonderland'

Thalia Mara Hall in downtown Jackson has featured plenty of orchestral events over the years, but the latest concert from touring act Cirque Musica plans to do something a little ...

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Armory Sessions, Unlocked

Layoffs ended up paving the way for Clinton resident Kody Gautier to combine his love of music with his skills as a videographer.

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Buddy Guy

Baton Rouge, La., will honor blues legend and Louisiana native Buddy Guy during a ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 8.

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Yayo the Drummer: Making the One-Man Band

Jackson-native musician Matthew Mayberry, better known as Yayo the Drummer, has been performing with Lil Wayne for about two years, but he says that he has worked to promote live ...

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The Man with the Horn and a Brush

Jackson State University is the first university in the United States to host a gallery of Miles Davis' visual artwork, with more than a dozen of his paintings and personal ...

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The Heart in Hilarity

The members of the Mississippi Opera are clearly fans of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, and as the legendary duo's music has been performed across the globe for more than ...

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Collective Soul at 25 Years

Bassist Will Turpin describes the 25th anniversary of Collective Soul with one word in particular: "surreal."

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Halloween Boos & Things to Do

Businesses and organizations around the Jackson area feature a variety of Halloween events throughout the month of October.

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SILAS: Hope, Hops & Hokage

Silas Stapleton III, better known to fans as SILAS, is blending hip-hop and hops for his upcoming album, "The Last Cherry Blossom."

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Artists to Watch

Jackson officially earned the nickname of the "City with Soul" back during Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr.'s administration, and it's fitting. If you pick up any issue of the Jackson Free ...

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