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City & County

Jackson Asks State to Pitch In for Capital

When the City Council passed its legislative agenda at its last regular meeting on Nov. 29, the members sent a message to the state legislature that emphasized the need for the state's investment in its capital city.


Legislative FY18 Budget Plan: Agencies Prepare to Operate at 'Leanest Levels'

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn, who chairs the Legislative Budget Committee, said on Thursday that state agencies should be prepared to operate "efficiently and with potentially [fewer] dollars" in the coming fiscal year.

Person of the Day

Robert Day

Robert Day, a local magician and balloon artist who was a regular entertainer at events such as Jubilee Jam, KidFest! Ridgeland and the Jackson Free Press' Best of Jackson parties, died of leukemia on Friday, Dec. 2. He was 58.

City & County

Think Global, Art Local

December is always an interesting month at the Jackson Free Press. Right after Thanksgiving, we promote local shopping with our Small Business Saturday focus and our local gift guides throughout the month of December; it's also right now that the ...


Hipster Hip-Hop

Although Jackson-based hip-hop artist Jewelee Wilson has only performed publicly as Yung Jewelz for about a year, entertaining audiences at venues such as Offbeat, Doc 36 Skatepark and Soul Wired Cafe, she says she has been making music all her ...

Today's Events


Music Listings

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4th & Goal - Karaoke 7:30 p.m.

Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar, Vicksburg - Nashville South 8 p.m. free

Burgers & Blues - Robin Blakeney 6 p.m.

Char - Ronnie Brown 6 p.m.

CS's - Rock'n'Roll Office Christmas Party feat. Spacewolf, Lisbon Deaths & Baxter Arender 9 p.m. $5

F. Jones Corner - Live Music midnight $10

Fenian's - Crux 9 p.m.

Fitzgerald's - Andrew Pates & Jay Wadsworth 7:30 p.m.

Georgia Blue, Flowood - Shaun Patterson

Georgia Blue, Madison - Ron Etheridge

Hal & Mal's - Long Time Coming 7 p.m. free; Musicians' Annual Christmas Ball 7 p.m.-midnight $15

Hot Shots, Byram - Karaoke 8 p.m.

Iron Horse Grill - Friends Fly South 9 p.m.

Kathryn's - Acoustic Crossroads 7 p.m. free

Lucky Town Brewing Co. - Lucky Town Fourth Anniversary feat. Alex Fraser & the Vagrant Family Band, Scott Albert Johnson w/ Chalmers Davis & Betzenzo 4-9 p.m.

M Bar - Flirt Fridays feat. DJ 901 free

Martin's - Gunboat 10 p.m.

McB's - Chasin' Dixie 8 p.m.

Ole Tavern - Stevie J Blues 9 p.m.

Pelican Cove - Travelin' Jane 6 p.m.

Pop's Saloon - Burnham Road

Reed Pierce's, Byram - Lovin Ledbetter 9 p.m. free

Shucker's - Crocker & Reynolds 5:30 p.m. free; Bonfire Orchestra 8 p.m. $5; Todd Smith 10 p.m. free

Soulshine, Flowood - Southern Grass 7 p.m. free

Soulshine, Ridgeland - Steve Chester 8 p.m. free

WonderLust - DJ Taboo 8 p.m.-2 a.m.