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At the Shady Nook convenience store in Lyon, Mississippi, there are 19 cars in the parking lot and none at the pumps. It’s lunchtime on a Wednesday, and a line stretches from the entrance to a hot bar some ten yards inside and to the left. It’s $6.99 for a meat and thr...

Sitting on the river side of Decatur Street, across from Jackson Square, Café du Monde customers sit covered in powdered sugar. It starts out heaped on top of hot beignets, then falls to their feet, dissolving on the pavement. A look around the wrought iron outdoor din...

There’s a new chef in town, and he’s smokin’.

     James Palen, the executive chef of the Sandbar Fish House & Grill located inside the newly-renovated WaterView Casino & Hotel, has joined the ranks of the newest restaurant in Vicksburg. 

Hailing from...

Dusky smells rise from damp bottomlands on hot southern Louisiana nights.

Lightning bugs flash randomly, while crickets saw out tunes like maniacal fiddlers competing with buzzing cicadas. Tree frogs chirp in concert, singing to the clouds for a little more rain.

Soft So...

  Now in its seventh season, FestivalSouth returns to Hattiesburg event venues May 30 through June 18 with an unprecedented lineup.

     Mississippi’s only multi-week, multi-genre festival, offering both free and ticketed events that showcase the area’s c...

August 19-20 marks the fourth anniversary of the Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival, featuring 30 performances on five stages including headliners Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and T-Pain.

     The event brings together musicians from around the country, many of the...

If there’s one thing the Delta is known for, it’s music. And food. And when you visit a festival in the Delta, these local specialties are on display in all their glory.

Washington County has a festival for every taste, a perfectly synced jam or gutbucket wail for every...

Just as day broke and the sun peeked over the horizon, a loud racket was heard in Grenada, Mississippi. It was the sound of dogs. Not of strays or mutts fenced into backyards, but of serious sportsmen of the canine type, raring to go and letting out the enlivened woofs...

 No one in Memphis really knew Jack Robinson. They didn’t know that the Meridian, Mississippi-born, Clarksdale, Mississippi-raised, gay graphic artist – whose designs for stained glass were the work of an intuitive savant – had lived a former life as a sought-after New...

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August 26, 2018

August 26, 2018