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Health Care

Advocates Turn Up for Medicaid's 50th Birthday

Advocates for health-care access celebrated at a "birthday party" for the Medicaid and Medicare programs this morning, both established 50 years ago this week.

City & County

Civil Rights Marker Honors State's Past, Symbolizes Future

The state and city of Jackson commemorated James Meredith's March Against Fear with a marker at the Mississippi Capitol.

Person of the Day

Fred McAfee

The town of Philadelphia, Miss., has produced some great athletes over the years. One of the most famous is Marcus Dupree, and this weekend, Dupree's first cousin, Fred McAfee, will be inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.


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 local soul singer Keyone Starr on Ronson's song "I Can't ...


For Future (’80s) Reference

Author Ernest Cline has been in high demand since the release of his best-selling science-fiction tale, "Ready Player One." A bidding war and two movie deals later, he returns with his sophomore book, "Armada," which hit shelves July 14.

Today's Events


Music Listings

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Bonny Blair's - Ladies Night 8 p.m.

Burgers & Blues - Todd Thompson 5:30 p.m.

F.Jones Corner - Karaoke 11 p.m.

Fenian's - Vulcan Eejits

Fitzgerald's - Johnny Barranco 4:30 p.m.; Doug Hurd & John Powell 8 p.m.

Georgia Blue, Flowood - Hunter Gibson

Georgia Blue, Madison - Jonathan Alexander

The Hideaway - Candybone, Naught, Cledus Snow

Hot Shots, Byram - Karaoke 8 p.m.

Kathryn's - Renegade 6:30 p.m.

Kemistry - Tropical Night w/ DJ Salsa 10 p.m. free

M Bar - Sippin & Trippin Comedy Show w/DJ Shanomak 8 p.m. free

Ole Tavern - Ladies Night

One Block East - College Night w/DVDJ Reign 9 p.m. 18+

Pelican Cove - Jason Turner 6 p.m.

Shucker's - Andrew Pates 7:30 p.m.

Soulshine, Ridgeland - Scott Stricklin 7 p.m.

Soul Wired Cafe - Spit That w/ Khaos 8 p.m.

Underground 119 - Clay Parker & Jodi James 7 p.m. free

University Place - College Night