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Blues Music’s Spell Hits a Resonant Note in New Stage Play in Jackson

Austin Hohnke and Mark G. Henderson star in New Stage Theatre’s production of “I Just Stopped by to See the Man” as English rocker Karl and blues musician Jesse “The …

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‘We Back Laughing’: RaDeazy Herrin Drive Brings Comedy to Picayune

After a three-month hiatus, Herrin Drive Entertainment of Picayune, Miss., will host the “We Back Laughing” comedy show on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, as a means of celebrating the new …

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Jessie Daniels’ ‘Nice White Ladies’ Sparks Discussion About Race, Privilege In Jackson

Louwanda Evans, who said she was one of two Black women on faculty at the private college in downtown Jackson, said her daily encounters with race complicated her reading of …

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Galey’s Pictures Prompt ‘Adventures in the Imagination’ at The MAX

Even the standalone illustrations from Chuck Galey spark stories, igniting the imagination with a crackling warmth of character, narrative and action.

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CAPE Publications, Meals That Heal and The Village at Livingston

Husband and wife Yasmin Gabriel and Eric Collins opened Meals That Heal together with their friend Detrice Roberts and chose Aug. 29 as the opening day because it coincides with …

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What Makes a Man: Alfred Nicols Rethinks a Southern Man’s Duty in ‘Lost Love’s Return’

In Mississippi author Alfred Nicols’s “Lost Love’s Return,” the return is all the sweeter for the loss, as Nicols spins a tale of World War I sweethearts separated by illness, …

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The Chosen Productions to Film ‘Love Never Fails’ Pilot in Jackson

At 15 years old, Jackson native Essence Odomes finagled her way into an acting class that actress, director and producer Tasha Smith hosted in Atlanta. Smith offered the teenager a …

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‘The Ripper Gene,’ a Serial Comic about Serial Killers in Mississippi

This year, music artist Jason Turner has tapped into his passion for visual art to collaborate with Michael “Ted” Burczynski, pen name Michael Ransom, to create a serialized comic of …

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Greater Jackson Public Art Tour

Whether you’re new to the metro or are looking for something to do, the Jackson area features a number of vibrant public artworks you can soak in at your leisure.

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UPDATED: In-Person Mississippi Book Festival Cancelled, Tentative Virtual Watchlist

The annual Mississippi Book Festival features panel discussions, book signings and sales, food trucks and more.

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An Examination of ‘The Last Soul Company: The Malaco Records Story’

Malaco Records's success was synonymous with the success of its Black artists, who pioneered the stylings and sounds that helped the label stay afloat even during the rocky years when …

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Two Sisters, Redemption and Regret: ‘The Gravedigger’s Guild’

Susan Farris' debut novel, cleverly set over a period of three days, allows readers to witness the deaths and subsequent resurrections of the long-diseased relationships in the Matins family, which …

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A Mother’s Advice: Irma Mae Rogers on ‘Mother Wit’

Irma Mae Rogers became a mother at the age of 15, and she shares the lessons she learned along her journey (many of them the hard way) in her book …

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‘Brown Money’ Introduces Black Children to Economics and Potential Careers

"Brown Money," Warn Wilson Jr.'s first children's book, is his first attempt to share information with young people about careers in STEM areas—science, technology, engineering and math.

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The Beacon Spotlights Local Art and Vendor Creations, Supports Community

Longtime artists Nicole Wyatt Jenkins and her husband, Jason Jenkins, own and operate The Beacon, an art-supply store that also sells a variety of local vendor-produced goods.