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‘No, I Can’t Lose’: Mississippi Rappers Pass Mic, Change Narrative at Jackson Indie Music Week

Jackson rapper Navihon was the first artist to hit the stage at “The Culture Rap Concert,” part of the seventh-annual Jackson Indie Music Week held at Hal and Mal’s.

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Mississippi Entertainment Museum Taps 5 for Hall of Fame

Three musicians and two writers will be inducted into the hall of fame at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience.

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Buffalo Nichols Launches LP, Celebrates Black Blues Sounds at The End of All Music

When Carl “Buffalo” Nichols was 10 years old, he decided to expand his musical tastes beyond the tracks that dominated the radio scene in his hometown of Milwaukee, Wis. “I ...

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Mississippi State Fair Opens

“We have spent many hours this year preparing for a unique State Fair,” Mississippi State Fair Director Michael Lasseter said. “This year we introduce our new Frontier Village, which will ...

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JSU Student Overcomes Personal Obstacles to Showcase Talent on ‘American Idol’

Deshawn Goncalves, who presently studies music technology and performance at Jackson State University, placed in the Top Nine of the 2020 season of “American Idol,” in spite of personal challenges. ...

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#StandAgainstHate Concert Encourages Medical Testing and Vaccinations

Yolanda Singleton, a Jackson native concert promoter who owns her own company called Xperience Jxn, has partnered with the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to ...

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Rapper D.O.N.O Vegas Brings Bright Lights, Big City to Jackson

Kevin McGhee, who goes by the stage name D.O.N.O. Vegas, released “No Excuses” last summer during the pandemic. The album has since become his most popular release, and he hopes ...

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Tht Kid Ker: Dropping Tapes and Making a Name for Himself

(Parker DeLoach), who goes by Tht Kid Ker, didn't dream of a career in music. At Chicago Heights Bloom Township High School, recruiters approached the standout athlete for both track ...

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Nellie "Mack" McInnis

Jackson-born musician Nellie "Mack" McInnis earlier this year received the 2021 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Music for her 40-year career as a jazz, funk, blues and bass performer.

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Ardenland and Wratchet Entertainment Group Host Socially Distanced ‘Twilight Concerts’

Breaking the drought that began after concert tours around the world ground to a halt last spring and remained shuttered through the summer and fall, the Renaissance at Colony Park ...

Twilight Concerts at the Renaissance

Ardenland and Wratched Entertainment Group will host the second installation of the Twilight Concerts at ...

2019 Cathead Jam

On May 31 and June 1, a large crowd gathered on the lawn of Cathead ...

Marcus King Band

The Marcus King Band performed at Duling Hall on Monday, May 6. Here are photos ...

Jenny Lewis - April 10, 2019

Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis performed at Duling Hall on Wednesday, April 10. Here are some photos ...

Cathead Jam 2018

Cathead Jam 2018 was June 1-2, 2018, at Cathead Distillery.

Empty Atlas, Jared & The Mill Perform at Duling Hall

Empty Atlas and Jared & The Mill perform at Duling Hall on Feb. 4, 2017.

Flaming Lips "Do You Realize?"

Flaming Lips kick-off their world-record eighth concert in 24 hours at the House of Blues in New Orleans with "Do You Realize?".