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The inspiring journey of drummer Adam Box

By Stephen Corbett

Photography by Marianne Todd

Witb his place in history as the “Father of Country Music,” Jimmie Rodgers is easily Meridian, Mississippi’s, most historically famous musical figure. But if Rodgers is the fath...

No Ceilings at the Crossroads

By Julian Rankin

Photography by Rory Doyle

Clarksdale’s New Roxy Theater, one of the region’s most unique music venues, is constructed of the Delta’s rich and colorful past. 

Every inch of the New Roxy’s Issaquena Avenue thoroughfare – once kn...

The unexpected arrival of Joel Hamilton

By Jacky Jack White

Photography by Marianne Todd

All he really wanted was a positive start to 2017.

And what he got was a place in history, an odd and unexpected space at an odd and unexpected time. Somewhere between Thanksgiving and...

300 years of Cane River Creole History

By Meghan Holmes

Photography by Marianne Todd and Rachel Leigh

In late 2016, Louisiana’s oldest permanent settlement saw the opening of its first boutique hotel. The Chateau Saint Denis Hotel opened in November, adjacent to the town’...

Load up on Lafayette’s Cajun Food Tours

By Meghan Holmes

Photography by Marianne Todd

Marie Ducote, a vice-principal and educator of 23 years, hesitated before telling her friends and family that she had made a life changing decision to shift career paths, giving up her p...

Bringing a world of music to Mississippi

By Meghan Holmes

When Jay Dean took over as orchestra director at the University of Southern Mississippi's School of Music, there were only four string programs in the state. There were, by comparison, 150 band and 100 choral prog...

Join the Sinfonia Gulf Coast for A Mad Hatter’s Garden Party

By Zandra Wolfgram

Visitors to February’s “Mad Hatter’s Garden Party” along the pristine shores of Northwest Florida are sure to escape down the rabbit hole at this year’s Sinfonia Gulf Coast Wine Women & Shoes...

By Kara Martinez Bachman
Photography by Marianne Todd 

In Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales,” the idea of a pilgrimage – a trek for spiritual purposes – was dramatized in a way that solidified it as an important act for the devoted. As Chaucer’s collection of sto...

By Adrienne Dison Photography by Marianne Todd

At the end of the Florida panhandle's popular 30A beach side roadway, just past award-winning Rosemary Beach, but not quite to bustling Panama City, lies a quiet seaside community where fall beckons beach lovers to savor th...

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August 26, 2018

August 26, 2018