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Vick Allen Headlines ‘Christmas in the City’

Jackson native and soul-music singer Vick Allen said his interest in music started at a very young age. He sang in his church choir and also played the piano for ...

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Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia Barrino is enjoying a freedom she says she has not felt in years, and it is all thanks to her independent album, "Sketchbook."

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The Vernon Brothers, Hood Baby and the Barnacles, Arkansauce and Fruition

Ardenland holds its annual BankPlus International Gumbo Festival on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Smith Park. This year, proceeds benefit the Harold T. and Hal White Memorial Scholarship. At the event, ...

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Groovin’ and Chewin’ with Gumbo Fest

Each year, the BankPlus International Gumbo Festival allows attendees to sample a number of gumbo dishes and vote for their favorites. Additionally, though, the annual event also features musical acts.

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Elephant Wrecking Ball Swings by Jackson

Elephant Wrecking Ball brings its woven concoction of experimental jazz, hip hop and electronic music genres to Jackson on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Martin's Downtown as part of the group's ...

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ACRI Lecture Series: Shooting the Enemy

Hip-hop activist and photojournalist Harry Allen has earned a tenured position in hip-hop culture for his prominent voice in politics, race relations and history for more than 30 years.

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The Guitar Man: Chad Wesley Takes the Long View

For 15 years, Chad Wesley has bent strings in nearly every venue in Jackson. He has pounded the road relentlessly through at least 10 states.

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Switchfoot Still Rides the Wave

From his home in the North County section of San Diego, Switchfoot lead guitarist Drew Shirley describes the controversy that surrounded the band's move away from gospel-centric music, into the ...

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Mississippi Hometown to Honor Late Temptations Singer

The City of Meridian will honor the late David Ruffin, one of the lead singers of the Motown group The Temptations, on Oct. 26. The Meridian Star reports the city ...

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Artists to Watch 2019

The Jackson local music scene is constantly evolving, with new acts springing up each year and with veteran ones continuing to make waves. This overview covers a handful of music ...

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Will Hoge

Grammy-nominated country music singer-songwriter and producer Will Hoge is making his way to Jackson to share the stage with Stephen Kellogg at Duling Hall as part of the "Gentlemen on ...

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Rapper Vitamin Cea Wants to Bring More Realness To Hip-Hop

When Charity Hicks was in eighth grade, her friend Jasira introduced her to Nicki Minaj after Jasira remixed one of Minaj's songs. Hicks loved the remix, and it inspired her ...

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Music and Art at WellsFest 2019

Wells United Methodist Church in Jackson will host its 36th annual WellsFest music festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park on ...

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The Road Doesn’t Go on Forever: Medlocke on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Farewell Tour

Since May 2018, Lynyrd Skynyrd has been on a global farewell tour, entitled "Last of the Street Survivors." The Jackson Free Press caught up with Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist and vocalist ...

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The Millennium Temptations

The city council honored the Millennium Temptations with a resolution for enriching community through music of reflection at the Aug. 20 city council meeting.

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