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Private Prisons Flourish on Desperation

If you drive around Natchez, a sleepy river town of 16,045 people, and talk to folks, everybody has an opinion on whether Adams County Correction Center and its parent company, …

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Boxing's Final Hit?

It seemed unreal. Were we back in 1997, in Montreal?

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Artful Music

On June 21, Lost in the Trees performs at Duling Hall alongside Daytona. The orchestral folk band features songwriter Ari Picker on guitar and vocals; Andrew Anagnost on cello; Jenavieve …

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The Mysterious (and Noisy) New Duo

When the indie group Youth Lagoon performed at the Cats Purring Dude Ranch in Oxford, Miss., they needed an opening act. At the time, ILLLS was just a side project …


Shimmy to The Church Keys

When The Church Keys release their new album, it's bound to be a funky night. With songs such as "Scrimshaw" and "NSFW," the album should prove to be a crowd …


Diana's Friendship Playlist

Mixtapes go way back. Some of you might remember receiving them as gifts or giving them to someone special. While we don't use cassette tapes anymore and digital formats of …


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 …


[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 …


[10 Things About] The Weeks

After missing the Esperanza Plantation Holiday Showcase in December, The Weeks return to Jackson. On Friday, Feb. 3, the band performs with Colour Revolt at Hal and Mal's at 8 …


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 …


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.

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From the Sidewalk to the Gallery

In 2005, Scott Sorensen was living in a three-bedroom house with his wife and had a decent job. Now, he lives in a tent in a friend's backyard and sells …


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 …


The Down There Blues

The waiting room at the Hinds Comprehensive Health Center's women's clinic was full. Women of all ages and races sat, some silent and some on the phone, anxious to go …

Editor's Note

Stop Being a Regular

Everywhere I go, I see people who are not satisfied with where they are. My friends in New Orleans can't wait until they can move to New York or Japan, …


'We're A Miracle'

Ballet Magnificat! Marks 25 Years

As a professional ballerina, Kathy Thibodeaux began to pray about her career and her future when she became a Christian in 1979. "Should I keep dancing? Do I give up …


Hell in Jackson

Madison Spencer is 13 years old and is in hell. She claims that her death had something to do with marijuana and has a lot to say while sitting in …


Fresh Produce in Byram

The Byram Farmers Market (20 Willow Creek Lane, Byram, 601-373-4545) has been open for seven years and is off Siwell Road behind BankPlus. The market is open Monday through Saturday …


Break Out Your Biking Gear

Did you bring your bike with you to Jackson but don't know what to do with it? The city and surrounding area have plenty places with beautiful designated biking trails. …