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The music of Emily White

Photography By Marianne Todd

A healthy crowd has gathered at The Sports Page, a hideaway night spot favored by Meridian locals for its good food and great music.

Sporting the only cowboy hat in the room, Emily White steps onto the stage and undern...

Hattiesburg’s yearly music event!

This multi-week, multi-genre favorite Mississippi festival returns this month featuring country music legend Mac McAnally, and this year's slated music and film festival performances will not disappoint.

Families will enjoy the tale of 1...


Jun 16, Jul 14 … Abbeville Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market in Magdalen Square. An open air market featuring seasonal produce, eggs, preserves, and homemade items on sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit or call (337) 652-6148....

Photography by MICHAEL BARRETT

Earlier this year, the Cottonwood Public House opened in downtown Vicksburg overlooking the Mississippi River. The space is a brewery, bar, and restaurant, serving pizza, small plates, craft cocktails, and locally produced beer (some made...

The Poser of Music

Photography by Melanie Thortis

The first night Dexter Allen took the stage at Frank Jones Corner in Jackson, Mississippi, co-owner Daniel Dillon made sure to pay special attention. Like most authentic blues joints, F. Jones is a small juke with close q...

By Sean Murphy

Photography by Chad Edwards

The Big-Ass fan cuts through the August swelter at Laurel’s Slowboat Brewing Co. on a Saturday night. City councilmen, mushroom foragers, day laborers and bankers mill through the once-dilapidated building in revitalized downtow...

Photography by Euphus Ruth and Bill Steber

It seems everyone has a story about the Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival … I’m talking about deep experiences that somehow altered life courses and inspired and encouraged people in ways they couldn’t have imagined.


The King Biscuit Blues Festival showcases the nation’s foremost blues music. Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule are this year’s Saturday night headliner at the 32nd annual King Biscuit Blues Festival, the crowning event of the blues festival season, taking place in historic...

Affection for someone he loves inspired musician Steve Gardner to bring joy to those lost to their former selves.

      When words no longer illuminate – when a person becomes impervious to the memories found in spoken words, or is unable to react to them –  it is music...

Delta Preservationist inspires Vicksburg Guild

Bill Luckett has made a mark on his Delta home, and if he has a say in it, he hopes to inspire others to do the same in their cities and towns so likewise rich in history and music.

Luckett is an attorney, former mayor of Cl...

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August 26, 2018

August 26, 2018