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Great Expectations

Brinda Willis shares lessons from her first school experiences as a child.

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Johnny Rawls: Letting Life Flow

Mississippi bluesman Johnny Rawls encountered the music for the first time on a cool Christmas morning when he was 12 years old.

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Johanne d’ Arc: An Experiment in Improvisation

Laina Faul, who plays the lead role in “Johanne d’Arc,” and her cast mates used many improvisation techniques while in rehearsal to get into the story of Joan of Arc.

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Delving into the Delta King

As the director of B.B. King Recording Studio and chairman of the Fine Arts Department at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Alphonso Sanders wanted to acknowledge more than ...

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A Jazzy Night in Jackson

The South meets the North for the latest installment of the Mississippi Jazz Foundation's annual "Night of Musical Artistry," an evening of jazz beats and sultry vocals at Duling Hall ...

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Follow the Jug: Fondren Public Opening Sept. 2

If you see the hashtag #followthejug floating around social media, it means something sure to make beer lovers salivate is coming.

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Yolanda Singleton

After 26 years in the entertainment business, concert promoter Yolanda Singleton says she feels like she has finally carved out a niche in the male-dominated industry.

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Garry Burnside’s Blues Lineage

In the blues world, you have families: your biological one and your blues one. Holly Springs-based musician Garry Burnside carries both with him at all times.

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Growing the Gospel Artist Showcase

When Percy Davis and his daughter, Parkisha Davis, started Nighthawk Productions in 2005, he hoped to bring gospel music back to the forefront in the city of Jackson and around ...

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Keeping a Blues Legacy Alive

Tera Johnson-Collins, the paternal niece of blues icon Tommy Johnson, says that she has always felt a spiritual connection to her famous family member, who died on Nov. 1, 1956—three ...

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Seth Power

Singer-songwriter Seth Power may plan on putting down roots in the songwriter's Mecca, Nashville, in the near future, but for now, he says that Brandon, Miss., is his home base, ...

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Dylan Goes Eclectic

Operation Shoestring, a Jackson-based nonprofit organization that focuses on providing for the educational, cultural and social needs of children, is incorporating the music of Bob Dylan in its upcoming fundraiser ...

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Follow the Jug

The owners and managers of Fondren Public worked a long time to make the bar a hotspot for a unique blend of young professionals and Fondren locals, and it paid ...

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The Souls of Windsor

Ignorance is bliss for most of the ancestrally indigenous people who live and work at the doorsteps of Windsor Ruins in southwest Claiborne County near Port Gibson, Miss., because plantation ...

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Not Just Another Package Store

Natchez holds a little sweet secret that has been a part of the historic landscape since 1979. It's the Old South Winery, which uses one of the state's perfect fruits: ...

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Jarekus Singleton: A Story to Tell

Alligator Records artist Jarekus Singleton wouldn't trade anything for his life's journey, as it provided him with the material for his new album, "Refuse to Lose," which remained on the ...

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Gil’s Bread for Life

Since August, Ridgeland residents have reaped the benefits of a frustrated investment banker's new passion.

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UPDATED: From Mississippi Blues to Grammy Gold

When the 59th annual Grammy Awards air Sunday, Feb. 12, Mississippians will have more reason to watch than just the performances and celebrities at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Artists to Watch

Arabella Landrum may only be a junior at Sumrall High School in Sumrall, Miss., but she has already achieved something that many other musicians won't in a lifetime: She opened ...

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Dudes We Dig

Jackson Free Press' 2014 Dudes We Dig consist of men who help their communities, including a veteran who is an veterans' advocate, a conservative baker who is fighting against the ...