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[10 Things About] ‘Nautilus'

Laurel Isbister Irby releases her sophomore album, "Nautilus," Jan. 21 at The Commons at Eudora Welty's Birthplace (719 N. Congress St.). The CD release party will feature a collaboration of ...


Pot's Simmering, Gumbo's Ready

By day, the men are schoolteachers and repairmen. But by night, the gentlemen of Southern Komfort Brass Band bring New Orleans-style brass-band music to Jackson.


Women of Substance

In 1961, Charlayne Hunter-Gault succeeded in integrating the University of Georgia alongside Hamilton Holmes. Hunter-Gault became the university's first black graduate in 1963. From there, she went on to excel ...


From the Ukulele to ‘60s Pop

Completely recorded in his home in Oxford and in a cabin in Taylor, Miss., Dent May's "Do Things" is something of a fresh start. For his first album, "The Good ...


Bridging the Spiritual Gap

In America, approximately 89 percent of people identify with a religion. Faith traditions affect the way people interact with each other and with those not of their religion.


Creative Conversations

The creative community of Jackson has a new way to express itself through artistic means. On the third Monday of each month, all sorts of artists are welcome to show ...

Editor's Note

‘I'm Not Crazy'

Keep up the good work," they'll say. Or, "your folks must be proud." They say this when I show up to interview them or to photograph them. Before even seeing ...

Eating Out

What is your favorite dish at a Jackson-area restaurant?

We ask you, JFP faithful, what sets your mouth drooling? And we received some (very) tasty replies.

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Tonight: ILLLS, BOY Play Martin's

Tonight, two bands will grace the stage of Martin's: ILLLS, a new Oxford-based band, and BOY. This will be ILLLS' first time playing in Jackson and their first time playing ...


Angela Grayson

Angela Grayson has been baking since she was a teenager. "How long does that take?" and "what are you going to put in that?" were among the many questions she ...

Person of the Day

David Guyott

Last week, David Guyott won the Best Paper award at Millsaps College's Arts and Letters Student Research Symposium. This is his second year to win the award. Originally from Schertz, ...

Person of the Day

ML 'The Truth'

When Jackson native Marland "ML" Williams couldn't get a ticket to see R&B artist Monica perform because her concert was sold out a few months ago, he surely did not ...


Arts, More Arts

This weekend, check out one or both of these arts-related activities.

This weekend, check out one or both of these arts-related activities.


Having Fun, Interactively

The FIGMENT FUN-raiser is Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. at North Midtown Arts Center (121 Millsaps Ave.), and features DJ Young Venom, and DJ Hot and Lonely. Ages 21 ...


Parade Weekend Schedule

<b>Thursday, March 22</b>

Follow the trail of fishnets and beads to establish your own queeness at this year's parade.


Rankin County Teens' Hate Spree Punished

As people rallied across the nation calling for justice in the racially charged shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, Jackson was center stage for a landmark hate-crimes hearing.


Opera Lets Its Hair Down

On March 13, Mississippi Opera's Opera Underground series presents Maryann Kyle and James Martin in an Evening with Cole Porter. Kyle and Martin will sing some standard favorites from the ...


Why Not Risko?

Local bands Risko Danza, The Wild Card Charlies and Wicked Gentlemen will grace the stage of Hal and Mal's Red Room tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 14, for a charity bash honoring ...


Debra Wertz

After Debra Wertz's son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder 15 years ago, she made it her mission to help other parents who were going through the same thing. Wertz has ...

Editor's Note

Vow to the Music

Harold Camping and his followers used the gay pride movement as a sign the world was ending last month. One week later, the closing of Be-Bop Record Shop supposedly marked ...