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• Vicksburg’s Got the Blues with Stevie J AmeriStar Bottleneck Blues Bar, Vicksburg MS



• Catfish & Cotton - Highway 61 Blues Museum, Leland, MS • ‘Da Delta Black Music & Me - Hobnob’s, Leland, MS • Bud’s Blues House Kick-Off, Leland, MS Featuring DJ Hot Sauce as Emcee with Pat Thomas, Eddie Cusic, The Delta Connection Band, and John Horton and the Hammers • Live Music at Club Ebony, Indianola, MS • B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars, Memphis, TN • Mark Doyle & Dr. Who, Walnut Hills, Vicksburg, MS



• Highway 61 Blues Festival, Leland, MS • Indian Bayou Arts Festival, Indianola, MS • Gateway to the Delta Festival, Charleston MS Live music by Super Chikan and Blue Mountain • B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars, Memphis, TN • Mark Doyle & Dr. Who, Walnut Hills, Vicksburg, MS



• Holly Ridge Jam, Holly Ridge, MS • Gospel Brunch, da’ House of Khafre, Indianola, MS



• Live Blues Music, Hopson Commissary, Clarksdale, MS • Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues, E.E. Bass, Greenville, MS, Photographs by William Ferris



• Dockery Farm Tours with Bill Lester, Cleveland, MS Live music by Cadillac John and Bill Abel • LD’s Kitchen, Vicksburg, MS Live music by Central Mississippi Blues Society • Po’ Monkey’s Blues Bash, Merigold, MS Terry Harmonica Bean & his blues band • King Biscuit Blues Festival Week Special, The Wild Hog Saloon, Helena, AR, Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones perform at Chicago’s Checkerboard Lounge 1981

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• King Biscuit Blues Festival, Helena, AR, Headliner: Bobby Rush • Art Alfresco, Greenwood, MS • Po’ Monkey’s, Merigold, MS • B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars, Memphis, TN • Memphis Blues Society IBC Competition Rum Boogie Cafe, Memphis, TN • Vicksburg’s Got the Blues with Stevie J AmeriStar Bottleneck Blues Bar, Vicksburg MS



• King Biscuit Blues Festival, Helena, AR, Headliner: Taj Mahal • B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars, Memphis, TN • Eric Hughes Band, Bob Margolin at Rum Boogie Cafe Memphis, TN • Mark Doyle & Dr. Who, Walnut Hills, Vicksburg, MS



• FREE Live Music, King Biscuit Blues Festival Bit ‘O Blues Stage Helena, AR • King Biscuit Blues Festival, Helena, AR, Headliner: Bonnie Raitt • Mississippi Blues Fest, Greenwood, MS • 2nd Street Blues Party, Clarksdale, MS • Otherfest, Hwy 1, The River Resort, Rosedale, MS • Sam Chatmon Festival, Hollandale, MS • B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars, Memphis, TN • Mark Doyle & Dr. Who, Walnut Hills, Vicksburg, MS



• 2nd Street Blues Party, Clarksdale, MS • Cat Head Mini Blues Fest III, Clarksdale, MS • Pinetop Perkins Homecoming, Hopson Commissary Clarksdale, MS



• Live Blues Music, Hopson Commissary, Clarksdale, MS


• FREE Live Music “Biscuits and Jams,” King Biscuit Blues Festival Main Stage, Helena, AR • Birthright Blues Project Jam, Wild Hog Saloon, Helena, AR • Memphis Blues Society IBC Competition Rum Boogie Cafe, Memphis, TN • #BridgingTheBlues #BluesTweetUp, Gateway to the Blues Museum, Tunica, MS, Live music by Super Chikan & Zak Hood

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6 Moving Boundaries The City Council voted 4-2 to approve a redistricting plan, with Ward 1 facing the greatest change. COURTESY JONAAPPS.COM

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well in shows such as the Olde Tyme Flea Market. But working a part-time job at Delphi Packard Automotive in Clinton and experiencing low profitability in her business, Mallard put her art to the side until last year. It wasn’t the first time Mallard strayed from the arts. After graduating from Callaway High School in 2000, she attended Hinds Community College, enrolled in the pre-nursing program. Mallard is also a certified dental assistant. But now, she works full time with her hobby-turned-into-business, Prissy Paint Brush. “I kept going back and forth with what I wanted to do, and this is what I kept falling back into. This is what I am supposed to be doing,” Mallard says. “This is what I love to do.” Most recently, Skate and Shake, a new skating rink on Terry Road, hired Mallard to create art. Her work is prominently displayed on the front window and throughout the building including the walls lining the rink floor. “It’s a passion of mine,” Mallard says about her art. Catch Mallard in action at the Light the Night Leukemia and Lymphoma walk at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Sept. 20; Zoo Party Unleashed in Highland Village, Sept. 27; the Storybook Ball at the Mississippi Children’s Museum, Sept. 29; and Boo at the Zoo in late October. For more info, visit —Darnell Jackson

36 Bootlegger Business Set against a backdrop of moonshine and guns, “Lawless” will have you cheering for the underdogs. MEREDITH SULLIVAN

Hope Mallard has had a passion for art and painting going as far back as grammar school at Isabella Elementary and APAC. She won the Jackson Public Schools’ Martin Luther King Jr. art contest numerous times, she says, in elementary, middle and high school. Her high-school music teacher, Candy Cain, recognized her skill, and Mallard painted a mural of extra-curricular activities that still hangs in her alma mater. Nowadays, Mallard, 30, owns Prissy Paint Brush and is a professional face painter. She also creates murals, does body art—including temporary tattoos and maternity belly art—in addition to painting children’s furniture and unique wall treatments. Mallard credits her older sister, Sabrina Howard, 40, a 1995 Atlanta College of Art graduate, as a big inspiration and an integral part of her creative process. The local artist is a single mother of three—Charity, 9, Charlie, 7, and Faith, 11. She says it was her kids who led her to become a face painter. “My kids decided one Halloween that they wanted their faces painted,” Mallard says. “It was just all in fun, but they kind of challenged me, and I started really looking into it.” In 2008, Mallard tried to get her business off the ground. “I started doing kids’ unfinished furniture and canvases for kids’ rooms,” Mallard says. “I even did a couple trade shows to see how I would do.” She did

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Latasha Willis Events Editor Latasha Willis is a native Jacksonian, a freelance designer, and the mother of one cat. She shamelessly promotes her design skills at latashawillis. com. She compiled the events listings.

Sara Sacks Editorial intern Sara Sacks studies English and communications at Millsaps College. She runs for the Millsaps cross-country and track and field teams. She wrote the cover feature.

Darnell Jackson Darnell Jackson is writer, photographer, graphic designer and entrepreneur. He is a Jackson native and Jackson State graduate. He owns J.Carter Studios. He wrote the Jacksonian and arts blurbs.

Matt Bolian Editorial intern Matt Bolian is a full-time redhead, Christian, husband, Army officer and property developer ( who loves ultimate Frisbee, tacos, fruit smoothies and dreaming big. He wrote arts blurbs.

Piko Ewoodzie Editorial intern Piko Ewoodzie is an out-of-towner from a bunch of different places, (New York, Wisconsin, Ohio, Ghana, West Africa) who is thoroughly enjoying his time in Jackson. He wrote a food feature.

Elyane Alexander Editorial intern Elyane Alexander is a native of Madison. She is a fourth-grade teacher. Her hobbies include reading, writing and shopping. She wrote an arts blurb.

Dustin Cardon Copy Editor Dustin Cardon is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi from Brandon. An English major, he enjoys reading fantasy novels and wants to write them one day. He wrote an arts blurb and produces the JFP Daily.

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Advertising Coordinator Monique Davis is a passionate promoter of all things Jackson. She is a cartoonist, is married to the smartest man on the planet, and a mother of six wonderful children. She can be bribed with red wine (Merlot).

by Kathleen Mitchell, Features Editor

What I Believe


s it just me, or is fall every southerner’s favorite season? It comes swooshing in like a superhero’s cape, all whistling winds and crackling leaves. While I maintain a stubborn soft spot for winter (after all, I once lived in places that actually deliver a clean, white blanket of fresh snow), I have to admit, I’m looking forward to fall more than ever before. For many people, fall means it is finally football season or sweater weather. For some people, it just means they finally aren’t sweating constantly. For me, fall means a blessed respite from the dozens of mosquito bites covering my legs—I’m allergic, and yes, it is as miserable as you probably think, like living in a constant state of Mississitchy. It means we’re on the slide into the glorious holiday trifecta of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. It means I can dig out the old-man sweater made out of sheep’s wool I bought in Ireland—it still smelled like a barnyard when I purchased it, and it might be my favorite item of clothing. Fall also means art, festivals and holiday fairs. The cooler weather makes for a great time to get out and see that gallery you’ve been meaning to, take a walk through the museums downtown or hit up a new flea market or fair to stock up on holiday gifts. Our annual fall arts and events preview (see pages 16-35) is a great place to get inspired or find a great new event to make a yearly tradition. There’s one more thing that fall brings, at least every four years: the start of presidential campaign season. I do not look forward to a campaign fall. Actually, it feels absurd to be calling this the “start” of the campaign season after hearing Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, plus their supporters, take jabs at one another for months now. But as we officially get underway, it is becoming apparent that the nasty rhetoric we’ve heard so far is just the beginning. It seems to me that the political machine in this country is broken. Already, we’ve got vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan spewing blatant mistruths in his first real speech as a VP hopeful—what kind of precedent does that set? (If you need better factcheckers, Mr. Ryan, we have a whole crop of interns here who do a better job than your people). Big-money corporations and individuals throw cash at candidates right and left, in the hopes that they can sway policy—and all too often, it works. The whole concept of campaigning is a three-ring circus, with promises as big as elephants and speeches with barbs that fly like throwing knives. To me, it’s just exhausting. Television news (or “news,” usually) fills up hours on end furthering the nonsense. Do we really need a 24-hour cable news cycle that fills an entire half hour on what Michelle Obama wore and how it affects her ability to be a good first lady, or analyzing some minute word choice in Barack Obama’s speech rather than what his plans for health care really mean, or—what I cannot stand the most—with pundits just

screaming at one another or at the audience? But, for all the ridiculous hoopla that surrounds the campaign, it is a necessary evil. I’m going to pay attention, and I’m going to vote because I want my opinion on what kind of country we could be to matter. I want to live in a world where my niece and my future daugh-

As I gear up for another fall, stocking up on apple cider and pulling out my old-man sweater, I’m also gearing up for a fight. Because there are rights on the line: mine, yours and those of countless future generations. ters can make their own decisions for their bodies and their sexual health; a world where rapists don’t walk free because the government is too busy trying to decide what to do if the victim is pregnant. I want to live in a world where my gay friends enjoy equality; a world where people realize that saying “I believe in gay rights but not gay marriage” is hypocritical hate speech; a world where kids aren’t driven to self-harm because peers and parents and politicians are telling them they aren’t worthy. I want to live in a world where we don’t hear about a new shooting every week, where violent or disturbed individuals have more access to treatment than to dangerous weapons. I want to live in a world where education, science and medicine matter, where a new

presidency means moving forward rather than forced back, undoing the progress from the president before just because it had someone else’s name and party affiliation on it. That’s what I believe. I know the issues are messy and complicated and will take a lot of work and compromise to sort out, but they are too important not to. We need politicians who are willing to actually listen to the whole American people, not just the handful of corporations and lobbyists padding their campaign budgets. We need members of Congress who are willing to have open, meaningful conversations and debates with the intention of getting things done, rather than putting them off until a session break (or worse, delaying until the party majority shifts). We need news and media organizations that cover the real issues responsibly, so citizens can make informed choices. Most importantly, we need to demand these things of ourselves and our public officials. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson recently tweeted something that made me think: “Politicians lie not because they’re evil, but because they say what voters want to hear. So it’s we who are the problem.” We can’t accept just what we want to hear. We can’t settle for less. We have to demand more. So as I gear up for another fall, stocking up on apple cider and pulling out my old-man sweater, I’m also gearing up for a fight. Because there are rights on the line: mine, yours and those of countless future generations. And even as the whole thing borders on the absurd, the annoying and the idiotic, it’s important. Follow Kathleen @JxnKathleen or email feature-story ideas to her at kathleen@ Learn how to register to vote at

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Supes Slash Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Budget by R.L. Nave


n a move that seemed to catch fellow supervisors and Sheriff Tyrone Lewis off guard, District 5 Supervisor Kenneth Stokes proposed cutting $2.5 million from the Hinds County Sheriff Officeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget at an otherwise uneventful Board of Supervisors meeting that included a reappointment to the Jackson-Hinds Library Systems Administrative Board and discussion on the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lack of participation in the Miss Mississippi pageant. Stokes asked that $1 million of the cut go toward giving all county employees, including those in the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, $100 per month raises and that another $1 million be applied to the reserve fund for a total reserve of $1.75 million. Stokes, the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vice president, ran the meeting in the absence of board President and District 1 Supervisor Robert Graham, who participated via speakerphone. Graham called the proposed budget reduction tantamount to a layoff that could result in a crime spike. But Stokes and District 4 Supervisor Phil Fisher, who seconded Stokesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; motion, said because the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office is only charged with policing the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unincorporated areas, that the municipalities should step in and do their parts to keep crime in check. Stokes, a former Jackson city councilman, said that the city of Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s police budget of $42 million roughly equals the


Wednesday, Aug. 29 Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. declares a state of emergency for the City of Jackson due to Hurricane Isaac. ... London holds opening ceremonies for the Paralympics.

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Hinds Supervisors Phil Fisher and Kenneth Stokes teamed up to take money from the sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department to give raises to county employees

countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entire operating budget of $52 million. In his short time on the board, Stokes has consistently stated that the county absorbs too much of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crime-fighting costs and has suggested that Jackson build its own jail or pay the county more for housing Jackson residents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If anything, the city should be out in the county helping us, not us helping the city,â&#x20AC;? Stokes said Tuesday. As of Monday, 504, or 69 percent, of the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 731 inmates were from Jackson, according to the daily inmate count that Fisher posts on his official county webpage. District

3 Supervisor Peggy Hobson Calhoun reminded her colleagues that the county continues struggling to comply with a court order to maintain certain staff-to-inmate ratios at the county jail. Calhoun pointed to the riot at the Raymond Detention Center in July as evidence of an understaffed jail. During the disturbance, about 183 inmates that populated the jailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pod C flooded and took over at least one housing unit. The county has since talked about replacSHERIFF, see page 7



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ing or fixing the jail, which sustained extensive damage during the riot. Stokes countered Calhoun, saying the cuts he proposed would not affect the number of deputies working at the county jail. Calhoun said if the cuts led to more problems at the jail, the county could â&#x20AC;&#x153;end up paying through the noseâ&#x20AC;? in legal costs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No matter how powerful you think you are, or what you think you are, you cannot ig-

nore a court order,â&#x20AC;? she told Stokes. After the vote, Lewis told reporters that any reduction of his officeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget would make it more difficult for deputies to patrol the 900-square-mile county and protect its 245,000 residents. Beyond that, he said his office would have to examine the effects of the unexpected cuts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to hurt big,â&#x20AC;? Lewis said. Contact R.L. Nave at rlnave@ Comment at

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REDISTRICTING DISPLEASES COUNCIL MEMBERS by Jacob D. Fuller he Jackson City Council voted 4-2 in favor of redistricting option 1 at its regular meeting Tuesday morning, which will fracture Ward 1â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foothold east of Interstate 55. Ward 3 Councilwoman LaRita Cooper-Stokes and Ward 1 Councilman Quentin Whitwell voted against the option. Ward 2 Councilman Chokwe Lumumba was absent. Whitwell knew the council would approve the option going into the meeting, but he was not happy about it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was informed this morning by some of (my) closest allies on this council that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m basically going to get steamrolled today,â&#x20AC;? Whitwell said during the meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know when a trainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coming, and I know to get out of the way.â&#x20AC;? Whitwell was upset about option 1â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s removal of the Lefleur East neighborhood from Ward 1. The neighborhood, bordered by Meadowbrook Road and Lakeland Drive to the north and south, and Interstate 55 and Ridgewood Road to the west and east, will move to Ward 7. He said the district change will move his in-laws out of his ward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To add insult to injury, has anyone on this council had a plan that cut out their own family members? I beg to say they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, except for me,â&#x20AC;? Whitwell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the type of thing that I am insulted by, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very disappointed.â&#x20AC;? The U.S. Department of Justice must approve the new map before the city can implement it. One DOJ criteria for redistricting is maintaining cohesiveness among established neighborhoods, when possible. Whitwell said he has received many letters about keeping the Belhaven, Fondren and Midtown neighborhoods together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yet, Lefleur East is going to be the one that is least respected of all neighborhoods,â&#x20AC;? Whitwell said. Of the four options, Whitwell supported option 2, which would have kept Lefleur East in Ward 1 and moved the section of Ward 1 between Interstate 55 and State Street on the east and west, and Meadowbrook Road and Northside Drive to the south and north, to Ward 7.



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bers seconded the motion, quickly killing the plan. Cooper-Stokes made it clear that the goal of her plan was to put more African Americans in Ward 7 and get another black representative on the council in place of Councilwoman Margaret Barrett-Simon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Plan No. 3 seeks to address the white flight from the city of Jackson and the overwhelming African American population,â&#x20AC;? Cooper-Stokes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What plan 3 did was to actually merge the northeast Jackson precincts (Wards 1 and 7) into one ward, which would have allowed the possibility, the greatest possibility of electing a sixth African American to serve on this body.â&#x20AC;? Cooper-Stokes said the DOJ will agree that option 3 was the most viable plan, due to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s racial makeup. All the options created a majorityblack voting population in Ward 7. The approved plan, option 1, set the 18-andolder population of Ward 7 at 51.35 percent black and 45.94 percent white. Cooper-Stokesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; option would have made the wardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voting population 69.57 percent black and 28.6 percent white. Contact Jacob D. Fuller at Comment at



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Voter Rights Wins and Setbacks


September 5 - 11, 2012


constitutional even to the extent they do not violate the (National Voter Registration Act). On Aug. 28, Hinkle made the hold permanent.

Justice, which says it needs more specifics to ensure that the new law doesn’t disenfranchise voters,” the Greenville News reported. “… In a letter to the attorney general, the voting rights chief asked questions including how many registered voters don’t have a state driver’s license or ID and how they will be notified of the new law’s requirements, what types of evidence will be accepted to prove a voter’s identity and how those who can’t reasonably secure an ID will still be allowed to vote.” One of the authors of South Carolina’s law, Republican state Sen. George E. “Chip” Campsen III, admitted that none of the isolated examples of possible voter fraud that he could identify would have been prevented by requiring a photo identification to vote in-person. On Aug. 15, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Robert E. Simpson Jr. ruled that state’s voter ID law was constitutional and could move forward. Opponents of the law have appealed the decision, and the state Supreme Court scheduled a hearing for Sept. 13. Finally, Aug. 31, U.S. District Judge Peter C. Economus ordered Ohio to restore early voting, saying that the state did not offer a convincing argument as to why it was changing its rules just before a presidential election, The Washington Post reported. Earlier in the week, U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley ruled that the state must count improperly cast ballots if an election worker caused DSW4

hree judges, the U.S. Department of Justice and a federal court struck down voter laws in Florida, Texas, South Carolina and Ohio in the last month. Conservatives say laws such as requiring citizens to show government-issued photo identification at the polls prevents voter fraud. Since 2001, 46 states have introduced nearly 1,000 voter-ID laws, the overwhelming majority introduced by Republicans. Twenty-one states passed major legislation from 2003 and 2011. Opponents are quick to point out that the miniscule numbers of actual voter fraud don’t justify the additional costs of such laws, that they disenfranchise voters and skew heavily to affecting minorities, the elderly and the disabled. Civil rights organizations such as the ACLU say that such laws are an unconstitutional method of suppressing votes. Many southern states must get pre-clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice before implementing any changes to voting laws due to the states’ histories of suppressing votes among African Americans. Florida passed laws last year to limit third-party voter registration drives, such as those by the League of Women Voters and the NAACP, by forcing registrars to turn in all registrations within 48 hours. In May, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle halted implementation of that law, writing in his decision that “the statute and rule impose burdensome record-keeping and reporting requirements that serve little if any purpose, thus rendering them un-

In Texas, the DOJ denied preclearance of its voter ID law in March, saying the state did not prove that the bill would not have a discriminatory effect on minority voters. Texas took the case to the federal courts, and on Aug. 30, a federal district court in Washington, D.C., also denied the preclearance. In its decision, the court wrote: “The State of Texas enacted a voter ID law that—at least to our knowledge— is the most stringent in the country. That law will almost certainly have retrogressive effects: it imposes strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor, and racial minorities in Texas are disproportionately likely to live in poverty.” On Aug. 31, the DOJ declined to preclear South Carolina’s voter ID law. “South Carolina’s new voter ID law will be on hold until the state can provide more information to the federal Department of

the mistake instead of the voter. “Recent experience proves that our elections are decided, all too often, by improbably slim margins—not just in local races … but even for the highest national offices,” Marbley wrote in his decision. “Any potential threat to the integrity of the franchise, no matter how small, must therefore be treated with the utmost seriousness.” The DOJ decision on Mississippi’s voter ID law is expected sometime in October, too late to put into place for the November elections. Comment at and email Ronni Mott at See for earlier reports.





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urricanes Katrina and Ritaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which occurred, respectively, in August and September 2005â&#x20AC;&#x201D;cost Entergy $1.5 billion to rebuild electric distribution, transmission and generation, and gas infrastructure. The damage in the Crescent City was so severe that one of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s subsidiaries, Entergy New Orleans, lost $320 million in revenues and had to file for bankruptcy. The intervening years have been relatively quiet. On Aug. 29, the post-Katrina and Rita rebuilding efforts got their first real test when Hurricane Isaac made landfall in southeastern Louisiana. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Isaac has certainly been a storm unlike any weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen before. â&#x20AC;Ś Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely leaving its mark as it moves through our service area,â&#x20AC;? Entergy Mississippiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s President and Chief Executive Officer Haley Fisackerly said in a news release Friday. Because reports of damage came in over a 45-county swath that the utility serves, Entergy estimated that the restoration could take a long time. Even after Isaac diminished to tropical-storm strength, the 30 mile-an-hour


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winds combined with snailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pace with which Isaac crept northward posed a challenge to work crews from Entergy as well as city of Jackson public-works crews. In some cases, workers had to halt work in the middle of trying to restore power to wait

for the wind to die back down. At the height of Isaacâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assault, Entergy said approximately 63,000 of its Mississippi customers lacked power. The company brought in crews from surrounding states to build a 12,000-person workforce of Entergy crews, electrical contractors and mutual-assistance workers from utilities in 24 states. The workers put in 16 hours per day to restore power to all its customers. Joey Lee, a Mississippi Entergy spokesman, said the company had not calculated damages but said the storm knocked out eight substations and knocked down 13 high-voltage transmission lines, mostly in southwest Mississippi. Lee said last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drought killed trees that made it easier for their limbs to break or become uprooted, making Isaac a unique weather system to recover from. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just dumped so much water on us,â&#x20AC;? Lee said. By Tuesday, Entergy had restored service to almost all of its customers who lost power. Contact R.L. Nave at rlnave@ Comment at

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Getting Political on the Web



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omething that ought not be remarkable, but is, happened over the last week: Media started calling out politicians for blatant lies. Now, that should (and is, actually) a major role of the media: to demand truth from power. But in recent decades, many media outlets—especially corporates that answer to shareholders—abdicated that responsibility. Instead, media has devolved into he-said-she-said reporting of two “sides” (meaning opinions) with facts too often getting false equivalency with lies. That is, if you say something bad about one “side,” you have to say something good about it—and you have to come up with something equally bad about the other side. The truth is that most important stories do not split down the middle. And how is the electorate to know if a politician is habitually lying about everything from who was president when a plant closed, to what President Obama actually did on welfare and Medicare, to his best time in a marathon? Here’s a hint about whether you should call it a lie: Is it factually incorrect, as all those were, rather than a different interpretation of the same sets of facts? We all should learn to tell the truth between fact and opinion in high school, but it seems that many don’t. Of course, it was Rep. Paul Ryan’s lies ranging from trivia (his marathon times; who cares?) to blaming Obama for a plant that closed under President Bush that started this tide of hand-wringing in the media about the need to report when a public servant or candidate is outright lying. What’s remarkable to us is that they need to have that discussion at all. It’s our job, pure and simple. Jackson faced this problem in a huge way with former and now-deceased Mayor Frank Melton—a man who lied constantly, whether about trivia or important issues. What was remarkable to us when we starting covering and researching Melton during his mayoral campaign in 2005, was how many lies he’d gotten away with over the years with no media attention to it. This abdication of media responsibility astounded us, considering how much evidence of Melton’s lies existed. We are proud that we chose to actually research what he said and follow up his false statements with the actual facts—a primary role of a news outlet. Meantime, we also reported that The Clarion-Ledger was involved in a lawsuit with Melton, a Democrat, in which they knew he was lying under oath—but did not report it during his mayoral campaign. And they endorsed him, even with knowledge that he was lying in court. Our approach to lies is nonpartisan. We believe factchecking is the role of every journalist, no matter what party the liar belongs to, as we have shown with our reporting here, not to mention the editor-in-chief’s past support of President Bill Clinton’s impeachment based on the lies and cover-up of his intern affair. We urge Democrats to tell the truth at their convention in Charlotte—and urge media to hold all political feet to the fire, regardless of party.

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“There is a stampede away from Akin among Republican candidates, unsurprisingly. What does surprise me is that some of them are urging Akin to withdraw. That suggests they now consider him a weak candidate. Could Akin allow McCaskill to survive? And would that ensure Democratic control of the Senate? It brings to mind the extraordinarily weak candidates the tea party put forward in Colorado, Delaware, and Nevada in 2010. Had Republicans run moderate candidates in those races, they would probably control the Senate now. “That aside, Akin certainly demonstrates why we shouldn’t allow politicians to meddle in a woman’s medical decisions, as Obama noted: “Rape is rape, and the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people and certainly doesn’t make sense to me,” Mr. Obama said. He said Mr. Akin’s comments showed “why we shouldn’t have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women.” — brjohn9



Cochran Retirement Could Be Interesting


admit: I thought when Sen. Trent Lott retired, Congressman Chip Pickering and former Attorney General Mike Moore would be the top contenders for his seat. Neither ran. The suspense is going to build up again across Mississippi in the next few months, and the question is: Will Sen. Thad Cochran retire from the U.S. Senate when his term expires in 2014? If he does, who will replace him? I don’t see any of the three GOP congressmen running, which is unusual because this state has a history of promoting representatives to the Senate. The GOP lineup could well be State Auditor Stacy Pickering and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. The wild card will be state Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Laurel. McDaniel is a Tea Party favorite and will get a lot of votes from the far right wing of the Republican Party. That could be enough to carry the day in a GOP primary, especially as it will be an off year without a presidential race to generate turnout. On the Democratic side, I believe we can count Attorney General Jim Hood out. I thought he would run, but party insiders tell me he will stand for re-election in 2015 or maybe make a future run for governor. He wants to stay in Mississippi. Clarksdale businessman Bill Luckett, who made an unsuccessful attempt for governor last year, would also be a credible candidate and has plenty of resources to finance another statewide race. Luckett would have the advantage of running as a Washington outsider. Also, former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, from north Mississippi, has a lot of support through the courthouses and could

make an attempt for the Democratic nomination. If President Obama is defeated in November, look for Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to return home and run for the Senate seat. As Mississippi’s governor from 1988 to 1992, a former cabinet member and an ambassador during the Clinton administration, Mabus could raise a lot of funds. If the GOP does not win back the Senate in November, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Cochran announce his retirement plans after the 2012 General Election; however, if the Republican party gains the majority in the Senate, Cochran would be in line for a chairmanship of a powerful committee. That gavel would be hard for him to turn down. When Cochran was first elected to the Senate in 1978, I was 4 years old. He succeeded Big Jim Eastland after Eastland retired. That race was between Cochran, Democrat Maurice Dantin of Columbia and Fayette Mayor Charles Evers, the brother of the late Medgar Evers, who ran as an independent. Cochran did not receive 50 percent of the vote, but he won by the numbers. If Dantin and Cochran had run without Evers, there is no doubt in my mind that Cochran would have never been a U.S. Senator. A friend of mine who I used to work with in Winona always said, “Things will come back to see you.” If the GOP in Mississippi doesn’t satisfy some in the right wing of the party, McDaniel may run as an independent like Charles Evers did decades ago. And that could give the Dems the lift they need, just like the GOP got in 1978. Ken Strachan is a former mayor of North Carrollton and serves as Carroll County coroner.

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Singing to My Soul


s a part of my mission to be a better me, I recently began searching for a part of me that I’d lost over the years. This part of me was connected to the earth through the love and honor of being born black and female. I started refreshing myself on historical women of African descent. I began with Harriet Tubman just because, for me, she’s a sure thing. She has been a constant motivator throughout my life. I find her strength and determination remarkably admirable. It felt good to dive into her story again and regain that sense of connection that had been dormant in me. This new desire to reconnect to my ancestral mothers didn’t really take off until I got to Alice Walker who said: “It’s so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that’s what I get from these older black women. That every soul is to be cherished; that every flower is to bloom.” That was my confirmation. It was the spirit of my foremothers tapping me on my shoulders to say that I was on the right path to rediscovery. My voyage to myself was approved and welcomed by my she-roes. I’d been floating around this universe as a mere shell of myself since my mother transitioned. I really can’t remember anything significant that’s happened in the last two years. I mean, I know there have been many things, but I wasn’t spiritually connected to them. I was motherless, and thus, vacant. I am the baby of my family, which means that I have had a safety net for my entire existence that disappeared one day and left me feeling abandoned. The loss of a mother is quite daunting, scary and life changing for a woman. A grown woman, married with kids, 30 something years old, I resorted back to my childhood where my mother was the most important thing in my life. I stayed in that place because I was too afraid to move. I was void of hope and will. I was disconnected from the earth, the universe and from myself. I had no idea who I was now that I wasn’t my mother’s baby. I’m automatically supposed to be a matriarch now. Really? Me? I tried to write about it, but I was so broken that I could not write. I have hundreds of unfinished poems. I’ve tried to go back to them but I can’t even find the place I was in when I started them. Writers hate to leave a work undone, and this added to my level of anxiety. Instead, I sang. Like the women did in the cotton fields back in the day to get through the day or to communicate with each other, I sang to my soul because that was the only way I could reach

me. I sang like Shug Avery sang to Celie in “The Color Purple.” I sang Negro spirituals. I sang gospel. Then, without any thought, I began to sing my mother’s favorite song: “Just the Two of Us” by Bill Withers. She was with me. She was there, and she had come to comfort me and remind me that she will never leave me, and it’s OK to be a grown woman now. Soon, I could feel an emerging smile. When my teeth broke through my lips, I knew it was better. I was ready when, moments later, I could feel my ancestral mothers filling my bedroom and singing along with me like a choir of angels. With my eyes closed, I could see faces and feel spirits joining in unison, offering my soul some peace. Lending their comfort and confirming that they have custody of my mother now, they joined forces to lend me their wisdom, strength and courage. And I, most proudly, accept. I was always taught an appreciation for women like Sojourner Truth, Madam C.J. Walker, Alice Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks, Fannie Lou Hamer, Mary McCleod Bethune and Harriet Tubman. Yet, I did not understand until recently that I have their powers in me. I can tap into that leadership, that motherhood, that frustration, that determination, that hope, that grace, that power at any time—they lived so I could live. They existed so that black women would understand our value and our purpose our communities and in the world. This world needs us, sisters. There is no doubt about it. The attributes passed along through our bloodlines tell the story of greatness, and we should be yelling and screaming about it every chance we get. Each day of my life, I am thankful for the breath I breathe, and I am thankful for the lives of the mothers who have guided this universe. I am proud to be a black woman. I am proud of my full lips and thick hips. I am proud of my outspoken attitude and self-righteous ideas about success. Alice Walker learned to cherish every from black women before her. I’ve learned to embrace the courage and determination of the black women before me. There’s a powerful gift in the souls of black women that can’t be matched, and it gets stronger generation after generation. It’s called resilience. We get it from our mothers. Funmi “Queen” Franklin is a word lover, poet and advocate for sisterhood. She has a weakness for reality shows and her puppy, Shaka.

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the sunny streets of Los Angeles. But there’s something unusual about this film crew: All except one of them are teens. “Capitol building one! Action!” calls 17-year-old director Ceili Hale, who also interned at the Jackson Free Press this summer. Crewmen pull the umbrellas away, and dialogue starts up between the two lead actresses. It’s the beginning of a long 48 hours for the Blu August film crew. Aug. 17-19 marked the inaugural 48 Hour Film Project for Mississippi. In this grueling competition, filmmaking teams have 48 hours to create an original short film between five and seven minutes long. The other catch is they don’t get to choose all of the elements that go into the creative process. For the 2012 project in Jackson, all films were required to include the same three elements: the character Roland or Rhonda Pettit (a mechanic), a wrapped gift as a prop and the line of dialogue, “Let me get this straight.” Furthermore, all the teams chose a genre at random. Genres ranged from horror, time travel and fantasy to film de femme and drama. Though at least one member must be 18 or older, teams of all ages are invited to participate in the competition. It is unique opportunity for young filmmakers to show their colors, just one of the ways budding moviemakers can develop their In just two days, crews write, film and edit a five- to seven-minute movie in a randomly assigned genre. talent in Mississippi.

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t is raining in downtown Jackson. The humidity is stifling and uncomfortably sticky even under a rain jacket, yet a film crew is hard at work in the middle of a deserted street. The Capitol building stands behind them, somewhat obscured by fog. Complete with camera, sound men, a director and two straining crewmen with umbrellas shielding actors from the rain, this crew seems pretty legitimate, as if it were pulled off


Somewhere I Really Belong Cameron Kitchens, 13, and her cousin, 17-year-old Kirsten Kitchens, have been working with film since a young age. “We were always doing film stuff when we were little,” Cameron says. What started out as just entertainment for the family turned into a mutual passion. The Kitchens cousins entered a fantasy short film they shot in their grandmother’s back yard, “Fire it Up,” into the 2011 Crossroads Film Festival where producer of the 48 Hour Film Festival, Shari Goins, found out about them. Goins later asked the youngest Kitchens to be the spokeswoman for young people wanting to join the festival. And to get their 48-hour film rolling, the Mississippi Film and Video Alliance awarded the girls a $500 grant—$125 to cover the entrance fee and $325 that they spent on editing software, Final Cut Pro, and other material to make their film possible. At the kickoff for the 48 Hour competition, the cousins couldn’t believe it when they pulled the horror genre. “We were so glad,” Kirsten says. “We were really hoping to get horror, that was one of our top choices. ... The women who plays the evil entity in the woods, our aunt Raven, we knew that she could be really creepy,” Kirsten adds with a laugh. “So we knew if we got horror we could use her because she’s really good at that kind of stuff.” Having the helping hand of a few adults behind them gave the girls a slight advantage. “Normally I would be really intimidated,” Kirsten says of being so young among a group of mostly adults. “But we have had lot of experience, so that was good.

A State to Raise a Filmmaker Mississippi is no Hollywood, but the film industry here is more developed than you might think. The Mississippi Film Office is constantly working on films both lowbudget and blockbuster. Hinds Community College has begun a workforce training program to better supply our state with a knowledgable crewbase for filmmakers to utilize,

Young Filmmakers Workshop,” Parikh says. “This is our tenth year to do that. And it’s always full, always with a waiting list.” Canton is a popular filmmaking destination for Hollywood studios that want to shoot on location rather than on set. Movies such as “Mississippi Burning,” “My Dog Skip” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” have all been filmed in and around Canton. “We want to get Mississippi stories told by Mississippians,” says Kristen Lucas, an instructor at the workshop. “We want the kids to start thinking about that and practicing filmmaking when they’re really young, so that they can be the next big film producer in Mississippi. The best way to make the industry grow in the future is to go to the kids.” The workshop in Canton spans three days of filmmaking. Day one is for writing and storyboarding; on day two the kids shoot the film; and day three is for editing. “We do all the stuff you would do if you were making a film for real,” 21-year-old Lucas says. Group leaders help children from ages 8-18 through the entire process. The camp provides cameras, computers and software. The only items kids are asked to bring are costumes and a creative mindset.


At the Premiere A week after the 48-hour shoots wrap, the audience simply can’t stay silent while the Kitchens cousins’ film plays on the big screen in the Millsaps College auditorium. In less than seven minutes, the final product elicits a wider range of emotions than any other film on screen: laughter, fear, shock and awe. After the screening, multiple viewers even assure the Kitchens girls that they voted for the cousins’ film, “Again,” for the Viewer’s Choice Award. “I don’t remember, when Kirsten and I started, if we were actually aiming to be where we are now. It’s just like little girl dreams, you know? We started out with our family, and now we’re on our own, and it feels really good,” Cameron says. “We didn’t think we’d get this far, but we did and I have a lot of faith in this.” At the end of the premiere, Goins gives a special thanks to the youth that participated in competition. A loud round of applause rings Kristen Lucas teaches young kids the basics of moviemaking at throughout the packed the Canton Young Filmmakers Workshop. auditorium for some young filmmakers we’ll and financial incentives such as tax breaks to certainly be hearing more of one day. film here are some of the best in the country. To prepare Mississippi youth to come To get involved with the Canton Young into a film-friendly environment Nina Parikh, Filmmakers Workshop, visit cantontourism. manager of the Mississippi Film Office, started com/wells or call 601-859-0347. To learn a program for kids interested in film. “I just got more about the Mississippi Film Office, visit finished teaching two weeks in Canton at the or call 601-359-3297.


Most classes begin the week of Sept. 24. For more information, call 601-974-1130 or go online at Series

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My dad is a graphic designer so he knows a lot about that kind of stuff and what looks good.” Her father, Mark Kitchens, shot the film with an iPhone, and directed the girls, who played the two lead characters. “Our whole family is really creative,” Kirsten continues, “so if we all sit down together, we end up thinking of something good.” Kirsten intends to pursue dancing professionally, and is already on the “preprofession track,” she says. But her cousin, Cameron, wants to chase a career as a filmmaker and a video game developer. “Since the first grade, I always wanted to act,” Cameron says “and then when we started directing, I really fell in love with that.” The youngest Kitchens has found her niche in the entertainment business. “At first I felt like I had to earn respect from some of the other participants (in the 48 Hour Film Project) because they see us as little kids, but they’re really nice people, and I really enjoyed talking to them about their experience. It seemed like somewhere I really belong,” she says.



Exhibits and Openings • “Home” and “Submerged” Art Installations through Sept. 19, at The Emerging Space. See Ann Schwab’s mixed-media pieces and photography. • Millsaps Faculty Art Show Sept. 24-Oct. 24, at Lewis Art Gallery and The Emerging Space. Exhibitors include Sandra Murchison and Molly Morin. A gallery talk and reception is Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. in Lewis Art Gallery. ERIC HUNTINGTON

Events at Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.). Free; call 601-960-1557. • Ralph Windham Art Exhibit Sept. 1-30. See Windham’s pencil drawings in the lower atrium. • “Combat Boots and High Heels” Art Exhibit through Sept. 28, See Talamieka and Charles Brice’s graphic art and photography in the main galleries. • Artist Guild of Mississippi Annual Exhibit Oct. 1-31, See works from guild members in the main galleries. The opening reception is Oct. 4 from 6:30-8 p.m. • VSA Mississippi Annual Exhibit Nov. 5-30, VSA Mississippi provides creative opportunities to people with disabilities. The show hangs in the main galleries. Events at Fischer Galleries (3100 N. State St., Suite 101). Free; call 601-291-9115; • Mississippi Oil Painter’s Association Art Show Sept. 6, 5-7 p.m. MOPA promotes oil painting throughout the region. • James Patterson Art Show Oct. 11, 5-7 p.m. See the photographer’s portraits of Mississippi artists. • “Show of Devotion” Art Show Nov. 15, 5-7 p.m. Exhibitors include Rob Cooper, Wendy Eddelman, K.C. Williams, Ron Lindsey, Paul Fayard and Teresa Haygood.

September 5 - 11, 2012

Events at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). $10, $6.75 ages 2-12, children under 2 and members free; call 601-352-2580; • Grandparent’s Appreciation Day Sept. 9, 9 a.m.5 p.m. Grandparents get half off admission with the purchase of a child ticket. • Senior Day Sept. 12, 8 a.m.-noon. Seniors ages 65 and older enjoy refreshments, games, crafts, animal encounters and informative sessions on health, diet and more. Groups of 10 or more receive discounts on admission and bus parking. • Carousel Day Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy a 50-percent discount on carousel rides.


Events at Millsaps College, Ford Academic Complex (1701 N. State St.). Galleries open 9 a.m.4 p.m. weekdays. Free; call 601-974-1762 or 601497-7454. • “Tracings” Art Exhibit through Sept. 19, in Lewis Art Gallery. Mary Jane Parker’s work combines printmaking techniques with drawing and media such as paper. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. The show hangs through Sept. 19. The gallery talk and reception is Sept. 14 at 12:30 p.m. in room 215.

Jackson State University’s Dollye M.E. Robinson Liberal Arts Gallery’s “Mirrors of Clay” exhibit of ancient Andean vessels shows through Nov. 15.

• “Vowing to Storm the Capital” Art Exhibit Oct. 29-Dec. 6, at Lewis Art Gallery and The Emerging Space. See Jonathan McFadden’s prints and mixed-media installations. A gallery talk and reception is Nov. 9 at 12:30 p.m. in room 215. Events at Mississippi Children’s Museum (2145 Highland Drive). Open Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 1-6 p.m. $8, children under 12 months and members free; call 601-981-5469; • MCM’s Members Appreciation Month through Sept. 30. Museum members receive special gifts, activities and surprises throughout the month of Sept.. Activities include a free Zumba class Sept. 12 p.m. at 4 p.m., an art project Sept. 18 and discounts Tuesday-Friday at the Louis LeFleur Trading Post.

• “World at Work” Exhibit. The gallery showcases career opportunities, industry and commerce in Mississippi. • “Exploring Mississippi” Exhibit. The exhibit features a climbing map that shows the state’s diversity in geography, natural science, culture, work, history and leisure. • “Wild About Reading” Exhibit. This gallery exposes visitors to the joy of words and creative expression. • “Healthy Fun” Exhibit. The gallery teaches visitors about living an active lifestyle and making healthy food choices. • “Express Yourself” Exhibit. Visitors learn about expressing themselves through the visual and performing arts. • Visiting Artist: Ellen Langford through Sept. 30, This month’s artist-in-residence shares her painting techniques that include making sense of space and object connections. Call for specific dates and times. • Jim Henson’s Birthday and World Wide Day of Play Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Activities include making Muppets, a scavenger hunt and outdoor play. • Visiting Artist: Bill Pevey Oct. 17-26, 10 a.m.2 p.m. October’s artist-in-residence shares his blacksmithing skills. • Visiting Artist: Chuck Galey Nov. 1-30. November’s artist-in-residence shares his illustrating skills. Call for specific dates and times. Events at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Call 601-960-1515; • Unburied Treasures: Greatest Hits Sept. 18, Oct. 16 and Nov. 20, 6 p.m. in Trustmark Grand Hall. Sept. 18, Wyatt Waters discusses his plein-air painting methodology, and Robert St. John talks about research done in Italy on the culinary arts. Both discuss their book “An Italian Palate” and Waters performs. Oct. 16, Dr. George Bey talks about Mayan polychrome ceramics. Canta Grupo Santa Ana performs Guatemalan songs. Nov. 20, curator Robin C. Dietrick talks about the life of artist William Hollingsworth, and Marta Szlubowska performs. Cash bar at 5:30 p.m. Free. • Artists on “Artists by Artists” Sept. 29, 11 a.m., in the Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions. Exhibiting artists share their experiences on creating portraits of fellow artists. Free with paid admission to exhibit. • Open Studio Sept. 29 and Nov. 11, 1:30-4 p.m. Learn about the creative process behind an artist

or exhibit in the museum, and create art to take home. Adults must accompany children ages 10 and under. $5, members free. • Town Creek Arts Festival Oct. 6, 10 a.m. Enjoy art, crafts, food and music in the Art Garden. The Mississippi Boychoir performs. The Art Remix is at 7 p.m., and performers include the Southern Komfort Brass Band and Uncle Lucius. Free admission, $5 and up for food plus cash bar during Art Remix. • “Resilience and Recovery: Reflections of Mississippi” Juried Flower Show Oct. 12, 1-5 p.m., and Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-noon, in Trustmark Grand Hall. The Garden Club of Jackson is the host. See 20 floral designs, 20 photography entries and samples of horticulture in 72 classes. Free. • “The Mississippi Story,” in the Gertrude C. Ford Galleries for the Permanent Collection. The exhibit contains art inspired by the state’s history and culture. Featured artists include Walter Anderson, George Ohr, Sam Gilliam, William Dunlap, John McCrady and Richmond Barthé. Free. • “Southern Wall,” in the public corridor. See William Christenberry’s sculptural tableau of rural landscape and building remnants. Free. • Pre-Columbian Ceramics Exhibit, in the public corridor. See ancient ceramic pieces from Peru, Mexico and Central America. Free. • “Panorama of the American Landscape,” in Trustmark Grand Hall, except for when the Bethlehem Tree is on display. William Dunlap’s mural of Virginia’s hunt country and the Antietam battlefield is accompanied by a 28-minute video. Free. • Look and Learn with Hoot Sept. 21, Oct. 19 and Nov. 16, 10:30 a.m. This educational opportunity for 4-5 year olds and their parents features a hands-on art activity and story time. Please dress for mess. Free. • “To Paint and Pray: The Art and Life of William R. Hollingsworth Jr.” through Jan. 13. The exhibit includes the late artist’s paintings and other artifacts from his life. $3-$5. • “Artists by Artists” through Jan. 13. See how artists have portrayed each other through loose sketches and formal portraits. $3-$5. • Mississippi Watercolor Society Grand National Watercolor Exhibition through Jan. 6, See watercolors from artists across the country. Free. Events at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). Open Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Free; call 601-576-6920;

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Events at The Cedars Historic Home (4145 Old Canton Road). Open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free; call 601-9819606; â&#x20AC;˘ Inaugural Cedars Juried Art Exhibition Sept. 6Oct. 1, See more than 300 pieces including two-dimensional and three-dimensional works through Oct. 1. Open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The opening reception is Sept. 6 from 5-8 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Color of Waterâ&#x20AC;? Winter Art Show Nov. 1-28, Exhibitors include watercolorists Vicki Armstrong, Ton Reitvelt and Sally Todd. The opening reception is Nov. 8 from 5-8 p.m. Events at Walter Anderson Museum of Art (510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs) through Dec. 31. $10, $8 seniors, military and AAA members, $5 children ages 5-15, free for members and children under 5; call 228-872-3164; â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Artwork of Christopher Inglis Steblyâ&#x20AC;? through Dec. 31. The artist, Walter Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandson, presents 40 works of art in various media. â&#x20AC;˘ The Wooten-Rosenberg Collection through Dec. 31. See more than 200 works of art from the Anderson brothers, including Shearwater Pottery. Serendipity Art Show and Silent Auction Sept. 6, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Mississippi State Hospital (3550 Highway 468 W., Whitfield) in Building 71. Hundreds of pieces including paintings, drawings, ceramics and collages are on display and for sale. The creators are patients and residents who are taking part in the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Services program. Free; call 601-351-8262. Fondren After 5 Sept. 6, Oct. 4 and Nov. 1, 5-8 p.m. This monthly event showcases the local shops, galleries and restaurants of Fondren. Free; call 601-981-9606; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Missinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mississippiâ&#x20AC;? Art Show and Concert Sept. 6, 5 p.m., at Fondren Art Gallery (601 Duling Ave.). See works from Kelli Heath Berry. Ally Magee of Swing de Paris performs. Free; call 601981-9222. Open Space Sept. 17, Oct. 15 and Nov. 19, 7 p.m., at The Commons at Eudora Weltyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Birthplace (719 N. Congress St.). The Mississippi Improv Alliance hosts the event on third Mondays at 7 p.m. Local creatives are welcome to express themselves through their art forms. Free; call 601-497-7454. P.R. Henson Art Show through Sept. 21, at Hinds Community College, Raymond Campus (501 E. Main St., Raymond), in Marie Hull Gallery. Patti Henson specializes in watercolors and block prints. Open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m.-noon. Free; call 769-798-5539; email or phensonstudio@

Art Exhibit through Sept. 30, at Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fine Art (630 Fondren Place). See works from Greg Gustafson. Open weekdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free; call 601982-4844. Art in the Library through Sept. 30, at Flowood Library (103 Winners Circle, Flowood). See Mar-C tha Harrellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paintings in the front living room. M Free; call 601-919-1911. Stephen D. Cook Art Exhibition through Oct. 3,Y at Samuel Marshall Gore Galleries (199 Monroe CM St., Clinton). Cook is an art professor at Mississippi MY College. The exhibition features oil, watercolor and pastel paintings, and recent drawings. The show CY hangs through Oct. 3. The artist reception is Sept. CMY 13 from 6-8 p.m. Free; call 601-925-3880; K Wolfe Studio Art Exhibition Opening Reception Oct. 11, 5:30-8 p.m., at Wolfe Studio (4308 Old Canton Road). Exhibitors include K.C. Williams, Wendy Eddleman, Ed Lowther, Janice Fulton, daniel johnson, Bebe Wolfe, Sarah Grafton, Linda Bartling, Sarah Baggett and Katey Carter. The show hangs through Nov. 11. Free, artwork for sale; call 601-366-1844; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Timeâ&#x20AC;? Art Show Oct. 12, 7-9 p.m., at Attic Gallery (1101 Washington St., Vicksburg). Exhibitors include Ron Lindsey, Ellen Langford, Wendy Eddleman, Jean Blue, Jamie Tate, Patt Odom, Kennith Humphrey, Susie Ranager and Mary Hardy. Free; call 601-638-9221; email â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Am a Craftsman: 40 at 40â&#x20AC;? Reveal Party Oct. 18, 6-8 p.m., at Mississippi Craft Center (950 Rice Road, Ridgeland). The premiere of the book featuring 40 Craftsmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guild members is in honor of the guildâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 40th anniversary. Limited tickets. $40, $25 book (regular retail price of $40); call 601856-7546; Tony Davenport Exhibit through Oct. 20, at Gallery1 (One University Place, 1100 John R. Lynch St., Suite 4). The artist and educator specializes in painting music themes and Jackson landmarks. Open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from noonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. Free; call 601960-9250;


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Conserved Mississippi Flags Exhibit through Oct. 29, at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). See historic flags from the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection along with photographs of how they looked before restoration. Open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Free; call 601-576-6850.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mirrors of Clay: Reflections of Ancient Andean Life in Ceramics from the Sam Olden Collectionâ&#x20AC;? through Nov. 15, at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.), in the Dollye M.E. Robinson Liberal Arts Gallery. See 60 ceramic vessels from ancient Andean cultures. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.5 p.m., Thursday 1-8 p.m. Sunday 1-4 p.m. Free; call 601-979-2191.


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dinosaurs: Big, Bad, Bold and Backâ&#x20AC;? through Jan. 6, at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (2148 Riverside Drive). The exhibit has more than 20 robotic dinosaurs, a rubbing station and a fossil dig site. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. $6, $5 seniors, $4 ages 3-18, children under 3 and members free; call 601-576-6000; See and add more events at

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â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pieces of the Past: Mississippiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chief Executive.â&#x20AC;? The rotating exhibit features artifacts from former Mississippi governors. â&#x20AC;˘ The Mummy Returns Oct. 1-31. The famous â&#x20AC;&#x153;mummyâ&#x20AC;? returns to the museum for the month of October. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pieces of the Past: Mississippiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Voiceâ&#x20AC;? Oct. 9-Dec. 16. The rotating exhibit features artifacts relating to state and local campaigns, and the role citizens play in elections. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Present Meets Past: Voices from Mississippi Historyâ&#x20AC;? Oct. 25, 5-8 p.m. Walk through the restored Old Capitol and meet key figures who shaped the history of the national historic landmark.

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B. Liles Studio (215 W. Jackson St., Ridgeland). Betsy Liles specializes in custom jewelry. Find products from several local artists. Jewelry-making classes offered. Open weekdays from 10 a.m.5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 601-607-7741; visit Blaylock Fine Art Photography Studio and Gallery (3017 N. State St.) in Fondren. Featuring the photography of Millsaps College instructor Ron Blaylock. Private lessons and workshops available. Call 601-506-6624; email info@blaylockphoto. com; visit

Oct. 11, “Show of Devotion” Art Show Nov. 15; all shows from 5-7 p.m. Call 601-291-9115; visit Fitness Lady Art Gallery (331 Sunnybrook Road, Ridgeland) in Fitness Lady North. New exhibits every eight weeks. Free admission; call 601-856-0535. Gallery1 (One University Place, 1100 John R. Lynch St., Suite 4). Exhibitors include Ted Ellis, Samuel McCain, Yolanda Juzang, Gerard Howard, Friends of Uganda and the Mississippi Craftsmen’s Guild. Open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from noon-4 p.m. Tony Davenport’s exhibit hangs through Oct. 20. Call 601-960-9250; visit PATTI HENSON

Artful Hours Painting Lounge (111 Colony Crossing Suite 200, Madison). The studio offers painting parties and encourages visitors to bring beverages. Art and beverage supplies included; reservations required. Call 270604-3418; email; visit

Brown’s Fine Art (630 Fondren Place). The gallery represents more than 30 Mississippi artists, including the late Walter Anderson. Open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See works from Greg Gustafson through Sept. 30. Monthly art receptions during Fondren After 5. Call 601-982-4844 or visit

The Commons at Eudora Welty’s Birthplace (719 N. Congress St.). Periodic exhibits and art shows held throughout the year. The Mississippi Improv Alliance hosts the event Open Space third Mondays at 7 p.m.; local creatives welcome to participate. Call 601-352-3399. Daniel MacGregor Studios (4347 Lakeland Drive, Flowood). Daniel MacGregor specializes in abstract paintings and fine art photography. Open by appointment only. Adult acrylic painting classes every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. for $15; pay $10 if you bring you own 11-by-14-inch canvas. Call 601992-6405; visit

September 5 - 11, 2012

Dollye M.E. Robinson Liberal Arts Gallery (1400 John R. Lynch St.) at Jackson State University. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday from 1-8 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Call 601-979-2191.


Lounge Interiors/Lounge Arts Gallery (1491 Canton Mart Road, Suites 10 and 10a). Lounge Arts features the works of several artists including Lacy Barger, Ginger Williams-Cook, Libba Blue, Ellen Langford and Jason Avery Kelch. Call 601206-1788, visit or email Millet Studio and Gallery (167 Moore St., Suite F, Ridgeland). Featuring illustrations by Mark Millet. Photography services offered. Limited edition prints for sale. Call 601-856-5901. Learn more about Millet’s watercolor painting classes at Mississippi Craft Center (950 Rice Road, Ridgeland). Featuring works by members of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi. Craft demonstrations from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Adult craft classes Sept. 20, Oct. 18 and Nov. 15, 6 p.m.; $25. “I Am a Craftsman: 40 at 40” Reveal Party Oct. 18 from 6-8 p.m.; limited tickets. $40, $25 book (regular retail price of $40). Call 601-856-7546 or visit

circa. Urban Artisan Living (2771 Old Canton Road) in the Historic Fondren District. 601362-8484. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.5:30 p.m. Featuring functional and decorative artisan-created items for home, garden and body. See works from artists including Tony Davenport, Virginia Weathersby, Sarah McTaggart, Bruce Niemi, Christy Henderson and Donna Davis. Visit The Creative Thumb ( Gena Stringer creates painting with musical themes, and David Steele makes custom frames. Stringer’s art hangs at Kathryn’s Steakhouse, Parker House, Olga’s Fine Dining and at Cups in the Quarter. Call 601-832-5351.

Lisette’s Photography and Gallery (1800 N. State St.); enter from Euclid Avenue. Photographer and artist Lisette Otero Lewis’s gallery showcases contemporary photography and modern art. Grand opening Sept. 6 from 5-8 p.m. Call 601500-5161; email; visit

The Mustard Seed Gift Shop (1085 Luckney Road, Brandon). Call 601-992-3556; visit 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Featuring ceramics by local artists and Mustard Seed residents.

See Patti Henson’s block prints (such as “Which Do You See?”) at her studio and at several other Jackson locations.

Negrotto’s Gallery and Custom Framing (2645 Executive Place, Biloxi). Open MondaySaturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featured artists include Gerrol Benigno, Bob Brooks, Lamin Dibbs, Sadako Lewis and Danni Ball Shobe. “Saturdays @ Negrotto’s” exhibit and meet-and-greet Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 15. Call 228-388-8822; visit

Gaddis Group Studio (2900 N. State St., Room 206). Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 601-3689522. Features the work of 28 watercolorists, many of whom studied under John Gaddis, a renowned local artist and teacher. Commissioned work is welcome.

North Midtown Arts Center (121 Millsaps Ave.), Jackson’s only DIY contemporary and modern-art gallery. Gallery hours vary with exhibits. Visit northmidtownartscenter.

Harry the Potter (381 Ridge Way, Flowood). Select from a large variety of unpainted bisque items, and hand paint your own masterpiece. Call 601829-0077; visit

Nunnery’s at Gallery 119 - Fine Art & Framing (119 S. President St.). Nunnery’s Gallery, specializing in fine art and distinctive custom framing, merged with Gallery 119, a contemporary fine-art gallery specializing in the works of Mississippi and southern artists. Featured artists include Anthony DiFatta, Ginny Futvoye, Yvette Sturgis and Bill Wilson. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 601-969-4091; visit Jerrod Partridge’s Fall Figure Drawing Class is Sept. 10-Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m. $275; call 601-668-5408.

Heavenly Designs by Roz (3252 N. State St.). Artist Rosalind Roy is a folk painter, sculptor and Mississippi Craftsman’s Guild member. She also offers children’s art camps in the summer. Next student art exhibit in December at the Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.); reception Dec. 15 from 2-4 p.m. Call 601-954-2147; email

Fondren Art Gallery (601 Duling Ave.). Hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. See an eclectic mix of paintings, sculptures and local art, including Richard McKey’s artwork. Custom paintings, portraits and framing also offered. “Missin’ Mississippi” Art Show and Concert Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. Call 601-981-9222; visit

Jackson Municipal Art Gallery (839 N. State St.). Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Call 601960-1582.

Fischer Galleries (3100 N. State St., Suite 101). Open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mississippi Oil Painter’s Association Art Show Sept. 6, James Patterson Art Show

Light and Glass Studio (523 Commerce St.) Open Tuesday-Saturday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. and by appointment. Call 601-942-7285 or 601-942-7362; visit Glassworks by Jerri Sherer and photography by Roy Adkins.

Lewis Art Gallery and the Emerging Space (1701 N. State St.), third floor of the Academic Complex, open weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 601-974-1200; visit

NunoErin (533 Commerce St.). Erin Hayne, a Mississippi designer, and Nuno Gonçalves Ferreira, a sculptor from Lisbon, Portugal, founded the art and design studio in 2006. Permanent exhibit: “Kinetic Vapor” at the Jackson Convention Complex. Call 601-944-0023; visit One Blu Wall Gallery First floor of Fondren Corner (2906 N. State St.). Featured artists include Howard Barron (black-and-white photography exhibit available now), Christina Cannon (currently showing: “Faith in India”), Robin Jayne Henderson and Studio2Concrete. Hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays. Call 601-713-1224.

Pat Walker Gallery (133 W. Peace St., Canton). Artist Pat Walker specializes in oil paintings. Open Wednesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.5:30 p.m. or by appointment. Stay tuned for details on the grand opening in September. Art classes held Tuesdays at 9 a.m.; choose half- or full-day sessions. Five-day oil painting workshop with Stapleton Kearns Oct. 22-26; $595. Call 601-855-0107; email; P.R. Henson Studio (1115 Lynwood Drive). Featuring the work of Patti Henson. Open year-round by appointment only. Art show at Hinds Community College in Raymond hangs through Sept. 21. Also exhibiting at The Cedars through Oct. 1 and in the “Artists by Artists” exhibit at the Mississippi Museum of Art). Call 601-982-4067 or email Pearl River Glass Studio (142 Millsaps Ave.). Featuring works from artists such as Andrew Young. Call 601-353-2497 or visit Richard McKey Studio (3242 N. State St.). See paintings and sculptures from Richard McKey, including the large “Obama Head” in front of his studio; by appointment only. Works for sale at Fondren Art Gallery. Art classes offered throughout the year. Call 601-573-1060 or visit Sami Lott Designs and Gallery (1800 N. State St.). Featuring designer Sami Lott’s clothing. Trunk shows held throughout the city. Call 601-212-7707; visit Samuel Marshall Gore Galleries (199 Monroe St., Clinton) on the Mississippi College campus. Stephen Cook’s art show hangs through Oct. 3; artist reception is Sept. 13 from 6-8 p.m. Call 601925-3880; Studio AMN/Sanaa Gallery The Quadrangle (5846 Ridgewood Road, Suite C-212). The galleries sell fine art. Artists include Lorenzo Gayden (solo exhibition Sept. 30) and Melanie John. Sanaa Gallery’s boutique features jewelry and body products from Kiwana Thomas Gayden, and offers custom framing. Humpday Hangout held Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. with music from the Southern Komfort Brass Band; no cover. Studio AMN hosts wine glass painting parties and teaches children’s art classes three Saturdays a month; next sessions Sept 8, 15 and 22 from 10 a.m.noon ($25 registration fee, $15 per session). Call Sanaa at 769-218-8289 or Studio AMN at 769-218-8165; visit and Southern Breeze Gallery (1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 5005, Ridgeland). Different artists are featured each week, including artist and gallery owner Jacqueline Ellens. Open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Call 601-607-4147 or visit Wolfe Studio (4308 Old Canton Road). Featuring paintings, prints and colorful ceramics. Open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 601366-1844; visit or find Wolfe Studio on Facebook. See and add more events at




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Events at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). Cocktails is at 5:45 p.m. John Paul performs Sept. 25, served an hour before each show. Call 601Viola Dacus performs Oct. 9, and Stephen Sachs 292-7121 or 800-745-3000; performs Nov. 6. Free, donations welcome; call 601-960-1515. â&#x20AC;˘ Ben Nichols of Lucero Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. Cockâ&#x20AC;˘ High Note Jam Oct. 18-Nov. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m., tails at 6:30 p.m. For ages 18 and up. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Enjoy music and refreshments in the Art Garden Thursday evenings. Cash bar available. Free â&#x20AC;˘ The Dirty Guvâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nahs Sept. 7, 8 p.m. $8 in admission; call 601-960-1515; advance, $10 at the door. â&#x20AC;˘ Snarky Puppy and Funky Knuckles Sept. 10, Events at Soul Wired Cafe (111 Millsaps Ave.). 7:30 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Cover charges apply. Call 601-863-6378. â&#x20AC;˘ Set the Controls Sept. 20, â&#x20AC;˘ Build Soulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream Kitch7:30 p.m. For ages 18 and en Music Festival 2 Sept. 15, up. $12 in advance, $15 at 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Polycanon, The the door. Bluesman, the Smooth Funk â&#x20AC;˘ An Evening with CaroBand, the Backyard Band, Vicline Herring Sept. 21, 8 toria Cross and Poet Williams p.m. $12 in advance, $15 perform. Proceeds go toward at the door. completing the cafeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen. â&#x20AC;˘ An Evening with Chris $5, equipment and service Robinson Brotherhood donations welcome. Sept. 23, 8 p.m. $20 in â&#x20AC;˘ Soul Lesson Thursdays advance, $25 at the door. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Nickel G is â&#x20AC;˘ The Jimmy Herring Band the host. Enjoy soul and neoSept. 27, 7:30 p.m. For ages soul music from DJ Sketch. 18 and up. $20 in advance, â&#x20AC;˘ Karaoke with the Smooth $25 at the door. Funk Band Fridays, 8 p.m.â&#x20AC;˘ The Charlie Mars Band 4 a.m. Enjoy old-school music Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. $12 in from the band and sing-alongs. Steve Lippia joins the advance, $15 at the door. â&#x20AC;˘ Reggae and Salsa Saturdays Mississippi Symphony â&#x20AC;˘ The Melvins Lite Oct. 16, Saturdays, 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Orchestra to bring Las Vegas 7:30 p.m. Tweak Bird also Enjoy reggae, salsa and samba tunes to Jackson. performs. $14 in advance, music from DJ C-Lecta. $18 at the door. â&#x20AC;˘ Monday MayHAM/Alterâ&#x20AC;˘ Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys native Night Mondays, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The alterNov. 1, 7:30 p.m. $15 advance, $20 at the door. native night for the LGBTQ crowd has soul, rock and house music. â&#x20AC;˘ A.J. Croce Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. For ages 18 and up. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Events at Mississippi Coliseum (1207 Mississippi â&#x20AC;˘ Mary Gauthier and Scott Nolan Nov. 15, St.). Call 800-745-3000. 7:30 p.m. For ages 18 and up. $15 in advance, â&#x20AC;˘ Elton John Sept. 11, 8 p.m. $77-$137. $20 at the door. â&#x20AC;˘ Brantley Gilbert Oct. 13, 7:30 a.m. For free Events at Hal & Malâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (200 Commerce St.). Cockadmission to the Mississippi State Fair Oct. 13, tails served an hour before each show. Call 601present the concert ticket at the gate. $20-$35. 292-7121 or 800-745-3000; Events at Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St.). â&#x20AC;˘ Big Smo and the Bailey Brothers Sept. 6, Call 800-745-3000 or 601-960-1565 for Missis7:30 p.m. Ages 18+. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. sippi Symphony Orchestra performances. â&#x20AC;˘ Theresa Andersson, and Marlowe and the Sea â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bravo I: Mahlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fifthâ&#x20AC;? Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m. For ages 18 and up. $8 in The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents advance, $10 at the door. Gustav Mahlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Symphony No. 5.â&#x20AC;? $20 and up. â&#x20AC;˘ Ha Ha Tonka Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m. $5 in advance, â&#x20AC;˘ Ruben Studdard Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. Sir Charles $8 at the door. Jones also performs. $29-$54. â&#x20AC;˘ Seryn Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. For ages 18 and up. $5 â&#x20AC;˘ NEEDTOBREATHE and Parachute Oct. 12, in advance, $10 at the door. 8 p.m. $20-$25. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Champagne and Supernovaâ&#x20AC;? Concert Sept. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bravo II: Rachmaninoffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thirdâ&#x20AC;? Oct. 20, 7:30 26, 7:30 p.m. Performers include Cherub and p.m., The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and Mansions on the Moon. For ages 18 and up. $8 pianist Alexander Ghindin perform. $20 and up. in advance, $10 at the door. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pops I: Simply Swinginâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., â&#x20AC;˘ T-Bird and the Breaks Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. For ages The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and vocalist 18 and up. $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Steve Lippia present the music of Tony Bennett, â&#x20AC;˘ Micky and the Motorcars Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For ages 18 and up. $12 $15 and up. in advance, $15 at the door. Events at Underground 119 (119 S. President St.). â&#x20AC;˘ Frontier Ruckus Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. $8 in â&#x20AC;˘ Underground UK Sept. 10, 5 p.m.. Enjoy music, advance, $10 at the door. food and beverages from the United Kingdom, â&#x20AC;˘ Robert Earl Keen Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. $30 in a street art festival and a silent auction. $5 cover advance, $35 at the door. plus $5 per plate; call 601-352-2322. â&#x20AC;˘ The Molly Ringwalds Nov. 23, 8 p.m. For ages â&#x20AC;˘ Opera Underground. The Mississippi Opera 18 and up. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. hosts the cabaret concert series; shows at Events at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). â&#x20AC;˘ Music in the City Sept. 25, Oct. 9 and Nov. 6, 5:15 p.m., in Trustmark Grand Hall. Hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres are served first, and the performance

7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Enjoy art and free wine from 5-6 p.m. upstairs at Nunneryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at Gallery 119. Performers include Heather Clancy Sept. 17 and Emily Harris Oct. 15. Season tickets: $100, $94 seniors, $40 students, $30 children

ages 15 and under; individual tickets prices TBA; call 601-960-2300; â&#x20AC;˘ Mississippi Funk Summit Oct. 6, 6 p.m., in the courtyard. Ivan Nevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dumpstaphunk headlines the funk-band showcase. Gates open at 5 p.m. For ages 18 and up. $15 in advance, $20 at the door; call 601-292-7121 or 800-745-3000. â&#x20AC;˘ Marcia Ball Oct. 27, 9 p.m. The Southern Komfort Brass Band also performs. $25; call 800745-3000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Missinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mississippiâ&#x20AC;? Art Show and Concert Sept. 6, 5 p.m., at Fondren Art Gallery (601 Duling Ave.). See works from Kelli Heath Berry. Ally Magee of Swing de Paris performs. Free; call 601981-9222.

Symphony at Sunset Sept. 20, 7 p.m., at The Cedars Historic Home (4145 Old Canton Road). Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Free; call 601-981-9606; Farish Street Heritage Festival Sept. 22, 4 p.m., at Historic Farish Street District (Farish Street). The annual event includes food vendors, a Kiddie Cottage and concerts. Performers include Sugafootâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ohio Players, Eddie Cotton, Zac Harmon and Cupid. Bring a JSU game ticket stub for an admission discount. $10 in advance, $15 at the gate; call 601-948-5667; Trio Settecento Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., at St. Philipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church (5400 Old Canton Road). $20, $5 students; call 601-594-5584; Bassnectar Oct. 8, 7 p.m., at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). Gramatik and Gladkill also perform. $25; call 800-745-3000.

Shawn Leopard and John Paul Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., at St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Cathedral (305 E. Capitol St.). $20, $5 students; call 601-594-5584; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mostly Mozartâ&#x20AC;? Nov. 8, 7 p.m., at Trinity Presbyterian Church (5301 Old Canton Road). The Jackson Choral Society presents the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Solemn Vespers,â&#x20AC;? shorter Mozart pieces and octavos by other composers. $10, $8 seniors and students; call 601927-9604.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chamber I: Haydnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 73rdâ&#x20AC;? Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church (305 N. Congress St.). The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra performs. $16; call 601-960-1565;

Mississippi Opera Gala Concert Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., at Wesley Biblical Seminary (787 E. Northside Drive). The Mississippi Opera Chorus headlines with Ed Dacus debuting as interim artistic director. Season tickets: $100, $94 seniors, $40 students, $30 children ages 15 and under; individual ticket prices TBA; call 601-960-2300;

Vine-yl Night, at North Midtown Arts Center (121 Millsaps Ave.). On Wednesdays from 5-8 p.m., play, sell and swap records, and enjoy an artist reception, free wine and beer specials. Free; call 601-376-9404. Mississippi Happening, at Pizza Shack, Colonial Mart (5046 Parkway Drive, Suite 6). On second and fourth Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m., Guaqueta Productions hosts performances and interviews. Download podcasts at or iTunes. Free; call 601-497-7454. Drum Circle, at Unitarian Universalist Church (4866 N. State St.). Held on second Saturdays at 7 p.m. Extra drums available. Free; email

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Events at Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts (100 University Ave., Oxford). Admission TBA; call 662-915-7411. • “The Complete History of America (abridged)” Sept. 20-30. Ole Miss Theatre presents American history as a combinations of vaudeville sketches, puns and movie parodies. • “The Crucible” Nov. 2-4. The adaptation of the Arthur Miller novel is a fictionalized account of the Salem witch hunts. • “Home Grown” Nov. 28-Dec. 1. Mississippi: the Dance Company presents original choreography from artistic director Jennifer Mizenko, guest artists and Ole Miss students. Events at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.) • “Miss Representation” Film Screening Sept. 13, 5:30 p.m. The Women’s Fund hosts the screening. The film is about the lack of representation of women in positions of power and influence in America due to mainstream media. Space limited; RSVP. Free; call 601326-3001; email; • Jackson Comedy Festival Nov. 10, 8 p.m. Performers include D.L. Hughley, Adele Givens, Eddie Griffin and Earthquake. $37.50-$45.50; call 800-745-3000. Events at MSU Riley Center (2200 Fifth St., Meridian). Call 601-696-2200; • “The Velveteen Rabbit” Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Enchantment Theatre Company presents the lifesize puppet show derived from Margery Williams’ classic story. $10-$18. • Philadanco Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. Members of the Philadelphia Dance Company perform in styles such as ballet and hip-hop. $21-$27. Events at New Stage Theatre (1100 Carlisle St.). $28, $22 seniors and students; call 601-948-3533; • “The Foreigner” Sept. 11-15 and Sept. 19-22 at 7:30 p.m., and Sept. 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. The comedy play is about a shy man at a fishing lodge who pretends to not speak English and ends up in several unusual scenarios.

Events at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl) Call 601-932-2562. • Senior Friday Flicks Sept. 14, 1-3 p.m. Senior adults are welcome to enjoy a movie and popcorn. Call the library for the movie title. Free. • Teen Movie Saturday Sept. 15, 1-3:30 p.m. Enjoy a movie and snacks. Call the library for the movie title. Free. Events at Soul Wired Cafe (111 Millsaps Ave.). Call 601-863-6378. • Sugar Water Purple Sunday Open-mic, Sundays, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Nickel G is the host, and DJ Spre provides music. Free admission for poets and singers. $3-$5. • Erotic Poetry Night Tuesdays, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Poets and singers are welcome and receive free admission. $3. Events at Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St.) Call 601-981-1847 or 800-745-3000. • “Shrek the Musical” Nov. 12-13, 8 p.m. The musical is based on the award-winning film and contains 19 original songs. $25-$62.50. • Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. Enjoy the dance troupe’s 20th anniversary of the classic holiday tale. $27.50-$175. • Ballet Mississippi’s “The Nutcracker” Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. The annual holiday performance is based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s classic story. Tea party info TBA. Tickets go on sale Oct. 1. Call 601-960-1560;

“The Prodigal.” Actor and playwright John Maxwell presents the monologue derived from the parable about the Prodigal Son and is set in the Mississippi Delta. Free; • Sept. 5, 7 p.m., at Briarwood Presbyterian Church (620 Briarwood Drive). Call 601-956-4553. • Sept. 16, 10 a.m., at Chapel of the Cross (674 Mannsdale Road, Madison). Call 601856-2593. • Sept. 16, 7 p.m., at Fondren Church (622 Duling Ave.). Call 601-208-0800. • Nov. 11, 7 p.m., at Northminster Baptist Church (3955 Ridgewood Road). Screen on the Green, at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.), in the Art Garden. Cash bar and concessions before the film. Screenings at 7 p.m. Free; call 601-960-1515. • Sept. 6. See “Darby O’Gill and the Little People.” • Oct. 31. “Psycho” is the featured film. Bourbon Street Blues Burlesque Show Sept. 7, 9-11 p.m., at Club Friction at the Joint (206 W. Capitol St.). The Billion Dollar Baby Dolls, Tori Mattison and the Reverend Spooky Le Strange perform. $10; call 601-376-9006. Neil Simon’s “Rumors” Sept. 13-16, 2:30 p.m., at Madison Square Center for the Arts (2103 Main St., Madison). The play is about an upscale dinner party gone awry. Shows are Sept. 13–15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m. $12, $10 seniors and students; call 601-953-0181. Mississippi State Fair Talent Competition Call for Contestants, through Sept. 14. Actor’s Playhouse is the sponsor. Participants ages 3-99 are welcome, and categories include vocals, dance and variety. Medals and cash awards

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by Darnell Jackson

n a stage play adaptation of F. Scott director at New Stage Theatre and the Fitzgerald’s acclaimed American novel, play’s director. “We’re the first to put on “The Great this play in the Gatsby,” New southeastern reStage Theatre is gion,” she adds. bringing Long Is“I’m looking land of the roaring forward to it .a ’20s to the South. Actually, I really The same theater think it captures that has put on the essences of countless gripthe novel,” Reynping and compelolds says. “I think ling adaptations, the audience will such as “To Kill a really appreciate Mockingbird” and this adaptation.” “A Raisin in the “The Great Sun,” will stage the New Stage Theatre is bringing “The Great Gatsby” is on stage obsession, danger Gatsby” to a southeastern stage. at New Stage Theand greed-filled atre (1100 Carlisle story of Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan and St., 601-948-3533) Oct. 23-27 and Oct. 31Nick Carraway. Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. There are 2 p.m. matinees Simon Levy wrote the script, the Oct. 28 and Nov. 4. Tickets are $28 for adults first adaptation of the novel authorized and $22 for senior citizens and students and by the F. Scott Fitzgerald Foundation, can be purchased at the box office or online at says Francine Thomas Reynolds, artist

given. Ages 3-14 must register by Sept. 14, and ages 15 and up must register by Sept. 21. $50 per act; call 601-201-6620; email Natasha Trethewey Poetry Reading Sept. 20, 3 p.m., at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.), in the Dollye M.E. Robinson College of Liberal Arts, room 166/266. Trethewey is a Pulitzer Prize winner, and the Mississippi and national poet laureate. Reception follows in the Margaret Walker Alexander Center. Free; call 601-979-3935. “Red Rum” Dinner Theater. Mississippi Murder Mysteries presents the play about a murder at a masquerade ball. Three-course meal included. RSVP. Visit • Sept. 10, 7 p.m., at Wasabi Sushi and Bar (100 E. Capitol St., Suite 105). $42.50 plus tax and tip; call 601-948-8808. • Sept. 21, 7 p.m., at Cool Water Catering & Events (1011 Lake Harbor Drive, Ridgeland). BYOB. $40 (includes tax and tip); call 601668-2214 or 601-331-4045. • Sept. 25, 7 p.m., at Rossini Cucina Italiana (207 W. Jackson St., Suite A, Ridgeland). $42.50 plus tax and tip; call 601-856-9696. Henry Rollins Oct. 14, 9 p.m., at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). The spoken-word artist performs on his “Capitalism” tour. Cocktails and cartoons at 7 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door; call 601292-7121 or 800-745-3000; “The Rocky Horror Show,” location and date TBA. Fondren Theatre Workshop presents the biannual production in late October. A portion of the proceeds benefits Mississippi HeARTS Against AIDS. Visit fondrentheatreworkshop. org; call 601-301-2281 for updates. Free. “Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove” Nov. 15-18, 5 p.m. at Mississippi Coliseum (1207 Mississippi St.). The show features the Disney princesses and other characters such as Peter Pan and characters from “The Lion King.” Show times vary. $15-$45; call 800-745-3000. Crossroads Film Festival Call for Film Submissions. Filmmakers may submit through Nov. 30 for the annual festival April 12-14, 2013. Mississippi filmmakers can submit for free through Aug. 31. Discounts apply for entries submitted by Nov. 15. Special pricing for students and youth. $25-40 through Sept. 30, $30-$45 through Oct. 31, $35-50 through Nov. 15, $45-$65 through Nov. 30; info Fondren Theatre Workshop Playwright Nights, at Brent’s Diner and Soda Fountain (655 Duling Ave.). Actors read scripts from local playwrights on first Tuesdays. Dinner is at 6 p.m., and the reading is at 7 p.m. Food prices vary; call 601301-2281; Sky Shows, at Russell C. Davis Planetarium (201 E. Pascagoula St.). Options include “WSKY: Radio of the Stars” Saturdays at 1 p.m. and “2012: End of the World?” Saturdays at 3 p.m. $5.50, $4.50 seniors, $3 children; call 601-960-1552. Nameless Open-mic, at Suite 106 (106 Wilmington St.). On first and third Saturdays at 9 p.m. Poets, singers, actors and comedians are welcome. $5 admission, $3 to perform; call 601-720-4640. See and add more events at

Events at Black Rose Theatre (103 Black St., Brandon). Reservations recommended. $15, $10 seniors and students (cash or check); call 601-825-1293; • “Godspell” Sept. 13-23. The musical is based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew. Ron Pirtle directs. Shows are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. • “Southern Hospitality” Auditions Sept. 22, 10 a.m., and Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m., Production dates are Nov. 8-11 and Nov. 15-18. • “Southern Hospitality” Nov. 8-11 and Nov. 15-18. The play is about three sisters who plot to save their hometown from extinction. Shows are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

• “The Great Gatsby” Oct. 23-27 and Oct. 31Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, 2 p.m., The adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel is about the trials of a self-made millionaire during the Jazz Age.


Events at Actor’s Playhouse (121 Paul Truitt Lane, Pearl). Call 601-664-0930; • “Pinkalicious” Sept. 27-30. The musical is about a girl who wishes she was pink, but gets more that she bargained for when her wish comes true. Shows are Sept. 27-29 at 7:30 p.m., and Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. $15, $10 seniors, students and military. • “Time Stands Still” Auditions Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m. Production dates are Dec. 6-9.


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Book Signings at Lemuria Books (4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 202). 5 p.m. signings include readings at 5:30 p.m. Call 601-366-7619. â&#x20AC;˘ Sept. 13, 5 p.m., Angela Fordice Jordan signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;We End in Joy: Memoirs of a First Daughter.â&#x20AC;? Jordan is the daughter of the late Mississippi Gov. Kirk Fordice. $25 book. â&#x20AC;˘ Sept. 15, 1 p.m., Jennifer Paddock signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Weight of Memory.â&#x20AC;? $24 book. â&#x20AC;˘ Sept. 17, 5 p.m., Tal McThenia signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Case for Solomon: Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping That Haunted a Nation.â&#x20AC;? $26.99 book. â&#x20AC;˘ Sept. 18, 4 p.m., Myra McEntire signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Timepiece: An Hourglass Novel.â&#x20AC;? $17.99 book. â&#x20AC;˘ Sept. 20, 4 p.m., Nick Bruel signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bad Kitty for President.â&#x20AC;? $13.99 book. â&#x20AC;˘ Sept. 21, 5 p.m., Joseph Crespino signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Strom Thurmondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s America.â&#x20AC;? $30 book. â&#x20AC;˘ Sept. 24, 4 p.m., Anna Dewdney signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Llama Llama Time to Share.â&#x20AC;? $17.99 book. â&#x20AC;˘ Sept. 24, 5 p.m., Kira Peikoff signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Living Proof.â&#x20AC;? $24 book. â&#x20AC;˘ Sept. 25, 5 p.m., Michael Morris signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Man in the Blue Moonâ&#x20AC;? books. $19.99 book. â&#x20AC;˘ Sept. 26, 5 p.m., Lawrence Norfolk signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;John Saturnallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feast.â&#x20AC;? $25 book. â&#x20AC;˘ Sept. 29, 5 p.m., Francoise N. Hamlin signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta After World War II.â&#x20AC;? $39.95 book. â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 1, 5 p.m., John Shelton Reed signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s.â&#x20AC;? $38 book. â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 2, 5 p.m., Sherye Simmons Green signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Abandon Not My Soul.â&#x20AC;? $25.95 book. â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 3, 5 p.m., Henry T. Gallagher signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot: A Soldierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Story.â&#x20AC;? $26 book. â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 9, 5 p.m., William J. Cooper signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;We Have the War Upon Us: The Onset of the Civil War, Nov. 1860-April 1861.â&#x20AC;? $30 book. â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 10, 5 p.m., Michael Kardos signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Three-Day Affair.â&#x20AC;? $24 book. â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 11, 5 p.m., Steve Kistulentz signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Black Daydream.â&#x20AC;? $14.95 book. â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 15, 5 p.m., Paul Smith signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Color of Mississippi.â&#x20AC;? $38 book. â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 16, 5 p.m., Fred Thompson signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Southern Sides: 250 Dishes That Really Make the Plate.â&#x20AC;? $35 book.



Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 3009, Ridgeland). The author signs copies of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Giving Away the Collection Plate.â&#x20AC;? $12.99 book; call 888-361-9473.

â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 17, 5 p.m., George Singleton signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stray Decorum.â&#x20AC;? $15.95 book. â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 18, 5 p.m., Molly Walling signs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Death in the Delta: Uncovering a Mississippi Family Secret.â&#x20AC;? $28 book. Lemuria Story Time Saturdays, 11 a.m., at Lemuria Books (4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 202). Children enjoy a story and make a related craft. Call for the book title. Free; Events at Madison Public Library (994 Madison Ave., Madison). Free; call 601-856-2749. â&#x20AC;˘ Baby Bookworms Wednesdays, 10 a.m.10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. through Dec. 12. The programs for children ages 0-2 and their parents or caregivers includes nursery rhymes, action rhymes, songs and stories. â&#x20AC;˘ Rising Readers Story Time Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. -11 a.m. and 3:30-4 p.m. through Dec. 11. Preschoolers ages 3-5 enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more. The Rising Reader program is also at the Flora (601-879-8835) and Canton (601-8593202) libraries. Call for days and times. â&#x20AC;˘ Youth Storytelling Club Sept. 13, 3:305:30 p.m., Children in grades 2 and up learn the art of storytelling on second Thursdays. Snacks provides. Free; call 601-856-2749. Events at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). Free; call 601-932-2562. â&#x20AC;˘ Weekly Storytime Each Tuesday, Baby Bookworms Storytime for children ages birth36 months is at 9:30 a.m., and Preschool Storytime for children ages 3-6 is at 10:30 a.m. The event includes stories, rhymes and music. Puppet shows on the last Tuesday of the month. â&#x20AC;˘ Chapter 1 Book Club Sept. 13, 6-7 p.m. In honor of Banned Books Week, select a banned book to discuss at the meeting. Door prizes and refreshments included. â&#x20AC;˘ Break the Binding Book Club Sept. 17, 6:307 p.m., Teens ages 12 and up meet to discuss a chosen book. This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book is â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Thiefâ&#x20AC;? by Megan Whalen Turner. Refreshments served. Free; call 601-932-2562. Story Time Tuesday Oct. 2, 10 a.m., at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). A zookeeper reads an animal story, and the kids make a related craft project or have an animal encounter. Free with paid admission; call 601-352-2580. John Richardson Book Signing Event Sept. 8, 2-4 p.m., at Barnes & Noble Booksellers (1000

Stuart Towns Lecture and Book Signing Sept. 18, 6 p.m., at Southern Cultural Heritage Center (1302 Adams St., Vicksburg). In the SCH Convent. Towns discusses his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enduring Legacy: Rhetoric and Ritual of the Lost Cause.â&#x20AC;? Free admission, $37.50 book; call 601-631-2997; email; Natasha Trethewey Poetry Reading Sept. 20, 3 p.m., at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.). In the Dollye M.E. Robinson College of Liberal Arts, room 166/266. Trethewey is a Pulitzer Prize winner and the Mississippi and national poet laureate. Free; call 601-979-3935. Thomas R. Ruffin Book Signing Oct. 18, 8-10 p.m., at ToMaraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (9347 Highway 18 W., Raymond). The author signs copies of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Empty.â&#x20AC;? Books sold at 7 p.m. Free; call 601-502-8580; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Choctaw Gardensâ&#x20AC;? Oct. 25, 6 p.m., at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Photographer Hilda Stuart signs from 6-7:30 p.m.; discussion follows. The authorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son, Marty Stuart, and Connie Smith perform. $38 book or 601-960-1515. Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest. High school students at participating schools may compete. Regional finalists compete March 7. Winner advances to the national contest in Washington, D.C., April 29-30. Schools must register by Nov. 2. Free; call 601-327-1294; Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Contest. Saints and Sinners LGBT Literary Festival seeks original, unpublished short stories between 5,000-7,000 words on the theme of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saints and Sinners.â&#x20AC;? Awards include cash and publication in an anthology. Submit by Dec. 3. $15; call 504-581-1144; Weekly Storytime, at Campbellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bakery (3013 N. State St.). Children and teens are welcome to listen to a story Wednesdays from 4:30-5 p.m. Volunteers and book donations welcome. Free; call 601362-4628. Ready to Roar Reading Time, at Mississippi Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum (2145 Highland Drive). Tuesdays-Fridays at 1 p.m., children enjoy listening to a story at the Between the Lions exhibit in the Literacy Gallery. $8, children under 12 months and members free; call 601-981-5469; See and add more events at

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Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society Events at Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive) Oct. 13. Call 601397-3696; • Buddy Walk 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds from the 10th annual walk benefit the organization. $15. • An Evening with Steve Azar 6-10 p.m. Also enjoy a silent auction and food. $40-$50. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Mississippi State Capitol (400 High St.) Oct. 27, 9 a.m. Registration is at 8 a.m. Teams and individuals welcome. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Fundraising encouraged, donations welcome; call 601-321-5516. Events at Renaissance at Colony Park (1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland) • Walk for Wishes Oct. 27, 8 a.m., near Altar’d State. T-shirts sold at the walk. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi. Registration required. $5-$25 registration, $15 T-shirt; call 601-366-9474; • Mississippi Run to Remember Oct. 20, 2:30 p.m. The race includes a run/walk, a onemile fun run and a balloon release ceremony. Proceeds benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Register by Oct. 5 for a $5 discount. $30, $15 fun run, $1 balloon; call 601-519-0900; Events at Trustmark Park (1 Braves Way, Pearl). • Red Beans and Rice Celebration Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Enjoy food and live music. Children can participate in a costume contest and trick-or-treating. Proceeds benefit Stewpot Community Services. $10 in advance, $12 at the gate, $5 children; call 601-353-2759; • Light the Night Walk Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Checkin is at 5 p.m., the remembrance ceremony is at 6:15 p.m., and the walk is at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Free; call 601-956-7447;

September 5 - 11, 2012

The Bridge 5K Sept. 8, 8 a.m., at Broadmoor Baptist Church (1531 Highland Colony Parkway, Madison). Registration is from 6-7:30 a.m. The race includes a 10K run, a 5K run/walk, a one-mile fun run, door prizes and refreshments. Proceeds benefit the Mississippi SIDS Alliance. $25, $15 fun run, $80 family; call 601-898-4969; broadmoor. org/thebridge. 9/11 Memorial Fun Run Sept. 9, 1-4 p.m., at Lakeshore Park (Lakeshore Drive, Brandon). St. Mark’s United Methodist Church hosts the 11-mile run and kids’ fun run. Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Burn Foundation and the Reservoir Fire Department. Registration required; pick up packets at Stinky Feet (153 Ridge Way, Flowood). $25, $10 fun run; email


Make-A-Wish Volunteer Training Sept. 11, 6-9 p.m., at Make-A-Wish Mississippi (576 Highland

Walking Your Problems Away

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bout a quarter of the deaths in Mis- help reduce the risk of heart disease. sissippi are due to heart disease, ac“For every hour of brisk walking, life cording to the 2009 National Vital expectancy may increase for some adults by Statistics Report. The American as much as two hours,” Claude W. HarbargHeart Association er, president and wants to reverse CEO of St. Domithat alarming stanic Health Sertistic, by raising vices, said. “That’s funds and encoura ‘healthy’ return aging healthy lifeon investment.” styles. The AHA The non-comexpects more than petitive, three-mile 4,000 Jacksonwalk and one-mile metro residents survivor route, is to participate in Heart Walk raises awareness and funds for free, and you don’t the American Heart Association. its annual Heart need a babysitter to Walk Sept. 30 to come; Metro Jackraise funds to fight heart disease and stroke, son Heart Walk will have a special “Kid’s America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. Zone” area for children to enjoy. Research shows that walking is the Activities begin at 1 p.m. The walk starts single most effective form of exercise to at 2 p.m. at the Mississippi State Capitol (400 achieve heart health. Experts say the ben- High St.). For more info, call the American efits of walking and moderate physical ac- Heart Association at 601-321-1216, or visit tivity for as little as 30 minutes each day can COURTESY METRO JACKSON HEART WALK

Events at Baptist Healthplex, Clinton (102 Clinton Parkway, Clinton). • Cyclists Curing Cancer Century Ride Sept. 22, 7:30 a.m. The annual bike ride along the Natchez Trace benefits Baptist Cancer Services’ Serenity Garden. Ride 25, 50, 62 or 100 miles; rest stops included. Lunch served after the ride. $40 through Sept. 7, $45 after; call 601-968-1038. • Bike MS: Bike to the Battlefield Oct. 6-7. Take a two-day, 150-mile ride to Battlefield Inn in Vicksburg and back. Proceeds benefit the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Riders should raise at least $250 in addition to registration. Teams welcome. $30 through Sept. 6, $40 from Sept. 7-Oct. 4, $50 Oct. 5-6; call 601-856-5831.

Colony Parkway, Suite 120, Ridgeland). Volunteers learn how to visit and interview participating children and make wish-granting arrangements. Free; call 601-366-9474, ext. 1-302. Race for Lionheart Sept. 15, 8 a.m., at Time Out Sports Cafe (6720 Old Canton Road). The event includes a 5K run/walk, food, a raffle and live music. Proceeds go toward medical expenses for Time Out owner Richard Hartung. $20-$25; call 601-978-1839. Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sept. 15, 9 a.m., at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.), in the Art Garden. Event includes a walk and special tribute from the honorary mission chair, Gail Brown. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Raise at least $100 to receive a T-shirt; recommended goal is $225. Free; call 601-987-0020; St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway through Sept. 16, Purchase a ticket for a chance to win a new home in Madison’s Longleaf Subdivision with a value of $525,000. The drawing is Sept. 16. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. $100; call 800-371-6789; DFM Invitational Sept. 17, 11 a.m., at Annandale Golf Club (419 Annandale Parkway, Madison). Registration is at 11 a.m., and the shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the golf tournament benefit the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. Registration fees vary; call 601-957-7878.

St.). The program includes testimonials from people who transitioned from homelessness and information on homeless services. Free; call 601-213-5301. Flowood Chamber Cup at The Refuge Golf Course (2100 Refuge Blvd., Flowood). The tournament is a four-man scramble and includes lunch. Shotgun starts are Sept. 20 at 11:30 a.m., and Sept. 21 at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Registration required. Proceeds benefit Mississippi Blood Services. $500 team, $5-$20 mulligans, $125 hole sponsorship; call 601-932-8007; Purple for Peace Sept. 28, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road). The luncheon includes the presentation of the Purple for Peace Prize and a raffle ($10-$20 tickets). The speaker is Anne Menard of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence $30, $300 tables; call 601-981-9196; Miles for Meals 5K Sept. 29, 7:30 a.m., at Wilson Drive, Richland. The race includes a run/walk, a fun run and a Tot Trot. Proceeds benefit South Rankin Food Resource Center. Extra registration fee for racing with a stroller. Registration fees vary, canned good donations welcome; call 769-2163149;

Project Homeless Connect Service Fair Sept. 18, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Smith Park (Yazoo St.). Service providers, government agencies and volunteers provide information on housing, services and resources. Free; call 601-213-5301.

Pink Tie Gala Oct. 4, 6 p.m. at Jackson Marriott (200 E. Amite St.). The Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias host the event. VIP reception is at 6 p.m., and dinner is at 7:30 p.m. Event features a silent auction, a three-course dinner, live music and dancing. Dr. Powell Brown is the guest speaker. Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. $50, $100 VIP; call 601-441-1889.

Project Homeless Connect Homeless Conference Sept. 20, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church (305 N. Congress

Jackson Jamboree Oct. 7, 1-10 p.m., at Spencer Perkins Center (1831 Robinson St.). Enjoy basketball and soccer games (registration required to play),

children’s activities, food and an extensive music lineup with Switchfoot as the headliner. Proceeds benefit the Spencer Perkins Center’s Sound Studio and Music School projects. $7; call 601-354-1563. Mississippi Walk for Diabetes Oct. 7, 2 p.m., at Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance (1401 Livingston Lane). Registration is at 1 p.m. The purpose of the 3.15-kilometer walk is to raise awareness of diabetes as a major health problem in Mississippi, and to raise funds to support the programs and services of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. $20, $50 with T-shirt; Taste of Fondren Oct. 11, 6-9 p.m., at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). The program showcases dishes from Fondren restaurants. Proceeds go toward afterschool programs for the Cedars and Boyd Elementary. Advance tickets only. $32; call 601-981-9606; Scarecrow Cruise and Car Show Oct. 19, 10 a.m.5 p.m., Oct. 20, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Madison Square Center for the Arts (2103 Main St., Madison). The event includes a car caravan, a car show, a magic show and a visit from Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers. Proceeds benefit Hope Hollow Ministries, a camp for children and young adults with disabilities. Car registration is $20 by Oct. 8, $25 after, T-shirt prices vary, $12 license plate; call 601-853-0291; Sweet Soles 5K Trail Run Oct. 20, 8 a.m., at Lakeland Drive, Mayes Lake entrance. Registration is at 7 a.m. The race also includes a one-mile fun run. Proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. $20, $15 fun run, $60 family; call 601-981-1184. Forks & Corks Food and Wine Tasting Oct. 28, 4-6 p.m., at Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Enjoy cuisine from local restaurants and businesses. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Fund. Advance tickets. $30; call 601326-3001; Walk Against Hunger 5K Nov. 3, 7 a.m., at Reunion (Highway 463, Madison). Proceeds from the run/walk benefit Our Daily Bread Ministries. $25; call 601-859-9211; Hot Diggity Dog 5K and Festival Nov. 3, 8 a.m., at Mayes Lake at LeFleur’s Bluff (115 Lakeland Terrace). The event includes a 5K run, a one-mile fun walk for dogs and their owners, food, vendors, a kids’ zone and dog demonstrations. Proceeds benefit Gallant Hearts Guide Dog Center. $20 in advance, $30 day of race, $10 fun walk; call 601-853-6996; NAMIWalks Nov. 3, 10 a.m., at The Salvation Army (570 E. Beasley Road). Registration is at 9 a.m. The event includes a run/walk, snacks and entertainment. Proceeds benefit NAMI Mississippi, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Free registration, fundraising encouraged; call 601-899-9058; St. Jude Give Thanks Walk Nov. 17, 9 a.m., at Winners Circle Park (100 Winners Circle Drive, Flowood). Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Free registration, fundraising encouraged; email brian. Run 4 Rehab through Dec. 15. The fundraising project benefits rehabilitation services at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital. Registered runners raise money for each kilometer run through Dec. 15. Donors determine pledge amount per kilometer; visit See and add more listings at

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Events at Applause Dance Factory (242 Stephens St., Ridgeland). $10 per class, $5 students; call 601856-6168. • Latin Dance Class: Rumba Sept. 5-26. Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m., • Ballroom Dance Class: Waltz Sept. 7-28. Fridays from 6-7 p.m. • Ballroom Dance Class: Foxtrot Sept. 4-25. Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. Events at Mississippi Craft Center (950 Rice Road, Ridgeland). $25; call 601-856-7546. • Discover Series - Real Men Craft Class Sept. 20, 6 p.m. Choose from blacksmithing or spoon-carving. • Discover Series - Ladies’ Night Craft Class Oct. 18, 6 p.m. Choose from wire jewelry, hammered jewelry or pottery. • Discover Series - Adults-only Craft Class Nov. 15, 6 p.m. Choose from leather, fused glass or glass-blowing. Events at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Call 601-960-1515. • The Museum After School Sept. 18-Nov. 8. Ginger Williams-Cook is the instructor. Students in grades 6-8 learn about painting, photography and other creative media during the 16-session course. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:15 p.m. $300, $285 members. • Figure-Drawing Class Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7, 6-8:30 p.m. Ginger Williams-Cook is the instructor. Supplies not included. $10. • Cityscapes and Landscapes with Wyatt Waters Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Participants learn to paint on site at two designated locations. Registration required; boxed lunch included. $75. • Party Portrayals Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m. The gesture drawing workshop includes on-site sketching during the High Note Jam. Finished pieces will be displayed on the museum’s website. $10. • Hoot and Holler Day Camp Nov. 20, 9 a.m.noon. Children ages 5-10 explore the museum’s galleries and participate in hands-on activities. Registration includes supplies and a snack. $45; call 601-960-1515; Events at Pat Walker Gallery (133 W. Peace St., Canton). Call 601-855-0107; email ritsartist@aol. com; • Oil Painting Classes. Pat Walker teaches the class Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Call for price. • Five-day Oil Painting Workshop Oct. 22-26. Stapleton Kearns teaches the class with a focus on plein air painting. $595. Events at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). Free; call 601-932-2562.

• Rubber Stamp and Paper Craft Session Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bring supplies. • Mississippi Magnolia Tatters Sept. 11, 1:303 p.m., and Sept. 25, 6-7:30 p.m. Learn the art of lace-making. No materials fee. • Simply Crafts Sept. 11, 6 p.m. Call the library for details on the next craft project. • Polymer Clay Class Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. The Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild is the host. Learn to be creative with polymer clay. Visit for a supply list. • Anime and Manga Night Sept. 17, 6-7 p.m. Enjoy drawing, reading, crafts and other related activities. Refreshments served. Bring a manga book. • Sticks and Strings Sept. 4, 5:30-6:30 p.m., and Sept. 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Participants of all skill levels meet to crochet together. Bring materials. Events at Salsa Mississippi Studio and Club (605 Duling Ave.). Call 601-213-6355. • Bachata Class Sept. 10-24. Classes are Mondays at 7:30 p.m. $10 per class. • Ballroom Preview Class Sept. 6-Oct. 25. John Malone teaches the eight-week series Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Learn the rumba, waltz, cha cha and foxtrot. $10 per class, $70 series. • Dance Grooves and Hip-hop Party. Roger and Tena Long teach the dance class Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. $10. Kids’ Art Classes Sept. 8, 15 and 22, 10 a.m.noon, at Studio AMN & Designs Art Gallery (5846 Ridgewood Road, Suite C-212). Children ages 5 and up attend classes Supplies included; registration required. $25 registration, $15 per session; call 769-218-8165; Events at Viking Cooking School (1107 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). Call 601-898-8345; • Lunch and Learn Ridgeland Sept. 11, noon1 p.m., in the Demo Theater. Instructors share cooking tips, showcase products and provide food samples. $15. • Viking University Oct. 8-Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m. The six-week culinary program covers cooking basics such as knife skills, making sauces, grilling and braising. $599. • Tailgating Party Class Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m. Topics include food safety and storage, setting an outdoor table, making a supply list and grilling tips. $89. Fall Figure-Drawing Class Sept. 10Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m., at Nunnery’s at Gallery 119-Fine Art & Framing (119 S. President St.). Jerrod Partridge teaches the 10-week class Mondays 6-9 p.m. $275; call 601-668-5408;

Sharing her Gift


by Elyane Alexander


Creative Classes

rtist Pat Walker has had a desire to paint since she was in elementary school. She has traveled throughout the United States learning from worldrenowned artists such as Daniel Greene and David Leffel, and now she is sharing what she’s learned with others. “I love to teach because I feel that I am giving back and making it simple as possible Pat Walker, known for oil paintings like for a beginner to understand,” “Fall Blankets,” shares tips for creating Walker says. masterpieces in her workshop series. Walker offers art classes at her gallery Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Choose half- or full-day sessions. She also hosts painting style. The studio offers a wide Pat Walker Workshops, a series of inten- variety of oil painting styles, from porsive oil-painting workshops and retreats. traits, still life, plein air and landscapes. The workshops stand out because of the When she’s not teaching, Walker is caliber of instructors presenting here in busy painting and setting up for the grand Mississippi—the series features several opening of her new gallery, which will be artists in addition to Walker, including held the first week of October. “It’s my lifeStapleton Kearns, Fongwei Liu and Wil- long goal and passion,” she says of painting. liam Kalwick, Jr. Kearns teaches the fall Workshops are held at the Cantonworkshop Oct. 22-26. Madison County Historical Society’s Old Classes are hands-on with lectures, Jail (234 E. Fulton St.). For more ininstructions and demonstrations. The formation, email, or instructors answer questions and give visit or gallery. advice about how to improve your

Needles & Pens Sept. 10-Nov. 12, at Canton Public Library (102 Priestley St., Canton). Tweens and teens learn the basics of knitting Mondays from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Yarn included; bring size 7 or 8 needles. Free; call 601-859-3202. Basics of Knitting Course Oct. 4-Nov. 29, at Hinds Community College, Raymond Campus (501 E. Main St., Raymond), at the Adult Education Center. The class is for adults ages 40 and up. Classes are on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. excluding Thanksgiving. Register by Sept. 20. $65; call 601857-3773. Adult Acrylic Painting Class, at Daniel MacGregor Studios (4347 Lakeland Drive, Flowood). MacGregor teaches on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. Bring a 11-by-14-inch canvas for a $5 discount. $15; call

601-992-6405; Puppet Play Workshop, at Mississippi Children’s Museum (2145 Highland Drive). Wednesdays at 3 p.m., children create puppets and give puppet shows at the Reader’s Theater Puppet Stage. $8, children under 12 months and members free; call 601-981-5469; Shut Up and Write!, Nov. 3, 10 a.m., at the JFP Classroom (2727 Old Canton Road). JFP Editor Donna Ladd teaches her popular creative non-fiction writing classes. $150 for six classes. $75 deposit. Write to reserve spot or get on mailing list. 601-362-6121 ext. 16. See and add more events at

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Sidewalk Soiree Sept. 6, 6 p.m., at One University Place (1100 John R. Lynch St.). See Tony Davenport’s artwork at Gallery 1, and enjoy outdoor music, food from The Penguin and Envision Eye Care’s open house. Free; call 769-233-8180 or 601-960-9250. Magnolia Roller Vixens Roller Derby Sept. 8, 7 p.m., at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The team takes on the Acadiana Rollergirls. Doors open at 6 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 children; email info@

Jackson 2000 Friendship Golf Outing Oct. 4, 8:30 a.m., at Colonial Country Club (5635 Old Canton Road). The shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m., and lunch is at 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit Jackson 2000, an organization dedicated to racial harmony. Sponsorships available. $125 individual (will be matched to a team), $500 team of four, $1,000-$2,500 sponsorships; call 601-948-3071 or 601-957-0434; Mississippi International Film Festival Oct. 2628, The Mississippi Film Institute hosts the annual event. See independent films in various genres.

Additional events include a concert Oct. 27 at noon with Tommy Johnson Blues Festival as the headliner, the Zombie Flash Mob at 4:30 p.m. at the King Edward Hotel, a Zombie Crawl from the hotel to the planetarium and the Zombie Ball at 7 p.m. Admission TBA; call 601-665-7737; An Evening with David Sedaris Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m., at Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St.). Enjoy a night of commentary from the humorist and author known as the “rock star of writers.” $33-$43; call 800-745-3000.

Events at Russell C. Davis Planetarium (201 E. Pascagoula St.). $6.50, $5.50 seniors, $4 children ages 4-12; call 601-960-1552; • “Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs.” The film is about Egypt and its mysterious mummies. Shows are weekdays at noon and Saturdays at 4 p.m. • “Wild Ocean.” The film shows the migration of marine animals and their encounters with humans. Shows are Monday-Saturday at 2 p.m. $6.50, $5.50 seniors, $4 children ages 4-12.



Events in Fondren. Free; call 601-981-9606; • Fondren After 5 Sept. 6, Oct. 4 and Nov. 1, 58 p.m. This monthly event showcases the local shops, galleries and restaurants of Fondren. • Rock Around the Block in Fondren Nov. 17, 10 a.m., Owners of classic and custom vehicles cruise through the Fondren Business District and park in designated places to showcase their vehicles. The event is in honor of Street Rod Hall of Famer Paul “Rock” Acey’s 80th birthday. Events at Choctaw Trails (McRaven Road, Clinton). • Fit 4 Faith 8K Trail Run Sept. 13, 7 p.m. The off-road night race also includes a half-mile fun run and children’s activities. The male and female first-place winners receive a pair of shoes from Stinky Feet. Bring lights. The race is a fundraiser for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. $20, free fun run; call 601-992-1439. • Monarch Rescue Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-noon, Dr. Bill P. Stark, Sadler Professor of Biology at Mississippi College, conducts the rescue. Participants collect samples of milkweed, and butterfly egg and larval specimens for rearing. Free; call 601-926-1104; Events at Clinton Community Nature Center (617 Dunton Road, Clinton). Call 601-926-1104; • Nature Nuts Preschool Program Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., in Price Hall. The nature discovery program is for children ages 2-5. Adults must accompany children. Registration required. $8, $5 members. • Mississippi Paleontology Lecture Sept. 20, 7 p.m. George Phillips, paleontology curator at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, talks about fossils and dinosaur bones found in the state. Free, donations welcome. Events at Country Club of Jackson (345 St. Andrews Drive). • MS Dinner of Champions Sept. 24, 7-9 p.m., The Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is the host. This year’s HOPE Award recipient is Paul Moak of Paul

Events at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). • Winter-Reed Partnership Award Dinner Sept. 10, 7 p.m., Education leaders Jim and Claiborne Barksdale are honored for their leadership and philanthropy. Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Association of Partners in Education. Sponsorships available. $75, $750 table of eight; call 601960-2321; • Black Tie Scholarship Gala Sept. 21, 6 p.m., The Jackson State University National Alumni Association’s scholarship fundraiser includes a five-course dinner, a silent auction, exhibitors and music. Special guests include BET’s Ed Gordon and Marcus D. Wiley of the Yolanda Adams Morning Show. $100; call 601-979-2281. • Mission Mississippi Reconciliation Celebration Oct. 25, 7 p.m. The theme is “Our Challenges and Casting the Vision” Mission Mississippi seeks to promote racial reconciliation in the state. The reception with honorees is at 6 p.m., and the banquet is at 7 p.m. Sponsorships available. $65; call 601-353-6477, ext. 202. • UNCF Masked Ball Oct. 26, 7 p.m., in Trustmark Ballroom. Tougaloo College’s annual fundraiser for the United Negro College Fund features local entertainment. Music lineup TBA. $60, $600 table of 10; call 601-977-7870. • A Conversation About Community Nov. 12, noon-1 p.m. Operation Shoestring’s annual discussion explores ways to improve the community. Speakers include Walter Isaacson of the Aspen Institute, America’s Promise Alliance chair Alma Powell and education advocate Jim Barksdale. Lunch included. RSVP. $50; call 601-353-6336. • Mississippi Black Leadership Summit Nov. 28-30. One Voice and the Mississippi State Conference NAACP are the hosts. Speakers include U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson, and Primus Wheeler and Dr. Aaron Shirley of the Jackson Medical Mall. Registration required. Admission TBA; call 601-353-8452. Events at Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road). • Young Business Leaders of Jackson’s Fall Banquet Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Major Jeff Struecker, the former U.S. Army Ranger featured in “Black Hawk Down,” speaks. Sponsorships available. $35, $280 table; call 601-201-5489; • Mississippi Minority Business Alliance Awards Gala Oct. 5, 6-8 p.m. Theme is “EMERGE: Empowering Minority Enterprises through Responsible Growth and Excellence.” Christopher Gardner, author of “The Pursuit of Happyness,” speaks. $125 plus process fee; call 601-965-0366. • Conference on Eliminating Health Disparities Oct. 11-12. The theme is “Pathways to Affordable Healthcare.” Registration required; space limited. Recommended for health professionals, students and community advocates. Free; call 601-979-1101. • Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Growers/ Agritourism Conference and Trade Show Nov. 28-29, 9 a.m. Attend seminars on improving produce yields and visit with exhibitors.

’Easy’ Money


by Dustin Cardon

he Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. in the Thad Cochran Center. “Keeping Woodrow Wilson Ave.) is hosting Your Home and Your Dollars” is Monday, the “Getting on Easy Street” pro- Oct. 1. Participants will learn how to fight gram—a series of personal finance off foreclosure or avoid it altogether and and credit workshops offered to the gen- how “living green” means keeping money eral public free of in your pocket. charge. Two more “We started sessions are schedthese courses in uled for DecemOctober 2011 ber: “Budget Now, and average 15 Ballin’ Later: A to 20 people per Savings Guide” on workshop,” KelDec. 3. and “The lie Sharp, deMost Wonderful velopment and The Jackson Medical Mall is hosting a Time of the Year!” outreach services series of workshops to help locals keep a on Dec. 18. director for the little more green in their pockets. The particiJackson Medical pant with the most Mall Foundation, said. “We have assisted improved credit score at the end of the anywhere from 50 to 60 people in improv- course will receive a prize. Participants must ing their credit scores. We hope to empower have attended at least two of the six “Getthose who attend the workshops to be more ting on Easy Street” workshops held this financially astute and aware of their resourc- year in order to be eligible for the prize. es, and to build personal wealth. We want Participants are asked to register at to help them make life-sustaining purchases least one week before each workshop date. such as for homes or automobiles, or to save Registration for all workshops begins at 5:30 for their children’s college educations.” p.m. You must register to attend workshops. Three workshops remain for 2012. Sessions may be added or cancelled based on Each is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the scheduled demand or attendance. For information, call date in the mall’s community meeting room 601-982-8467.

Register by Sept. 15 for a discount. $100-$125; call 662-534-1916; Events at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). • “Getting on Easy Street” Finance Seminar Oct. 1, 6 p.m., in the Community Meeting Room. The topic is “Keeping Your Home and Your Dollars.” Registration required; limited seating. Free; call 601-982-8467. • ENCOUNTER Teen Empowerment Corps. On first Tuesdays from 5:30-9:30 p.m., Youth Solutions hosts a rally for teens in the Community Room. Activities include spending time with mentors, motivational talks, IGNITE Vocal Talent rehearsal, teen dramas and character development. Free; call 601-829-0323. Events at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). Call 601-974-1130; • “Environmental Sustainability in the 21st Century” Sept. 15. Learn about what is being done to improve the environment for future generations. For high school students. Registration required. Bring or buy lunch. $50. • Fall Community Enrichment Series. Most classes begin the week of Sept. 24 and fall into the categories of art, music, fitness, design, business and technology. Call to request a brochure with classes and fees. • “Do You See What I See: Media and Meaning Mondays” Sept. 24, 6-8 p.m., and Oct. 1,

6-8 p.m. Learn how media images convey ideas and tell stories through advertising. For high school students. Registration required. $50. • Abnormal Psychology Class Sept. 25 and Sept. 27, 4-6 p.m. Learn about disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol dependence and eating disorders. For high school students. Registration required. $50. • “Big Apple Style Bluegrass” Oct. 9, 7 p.m. The New York City Slickers perform as part of the Millsaps Arts and Lecture Series. $10, $5 students. • “One Writer’s Garden: New Perspectives from the Authors” Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Authors Susan Haltom and Jane Roy Brown and photographer Langdon Clay talk about the life of Eudora Welty. Clay also shares photographs from his exhibit “Eudora Welty’s Garden.” $10, $5 students. Events at Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive). • CelticFest Mississippi Sept. 7-9. Enjoy music, dance, heritage workshops, children’s activities and more Sept. 7-9. Performers include Bua, Téada and the Máirtín de Cógáin Project. Visit for a schedule. $15, $10, $5 ages 5-17, $1 ages 4 and under; • Kindred Spirits Whisky Tasting Sept. 7, 7-10 p.m., in Sparkman Auditorium. Enjoy a self-paced tasting of more than 40 whiskies, hors d’oeurves and a lecture on distilling. Proceeds

Events at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). • WellsFest Art Night Sept. 25, 5:30 p.m., The preview party is at 5:30 p.m., and the live auction is at 7 p.m. Refreshments and live music included. Proceeds from sales benefit the Farish Street YMCA’s playground upgrade. Free; call 601-353-0658; • BSidesJackson 2012 Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The conference for those who work in information, cyber or physical security features discussions and networking. Volunteers and sponsors welcome. Those would like to present a paper have until Sept. 3 to submit an abstract. Free tickets; email;

Moak Automotive. Enjoy dinner, a silent auction, a raffle and cocktails. $150; call 601-856-5831. • Golf-A-Palooza Oct. 15, 2-8 p.m., The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership hosts the nine-hole golf game and networking event. Beginners welcome. The after-party is from 6-8 p.m. Fee TBA; call 601-948-7575; email


Events in downtown Jackson • Be Bold Beer Run Sept. 15, Oct. 20 and Nov. 17, 4 p.m. Lucky Town Brewing Company and the Home Brewers Association of Middle Mississippi are the sponsors. Registration is at 4 p.m., and the run/walk is at 4:30 p.m. The race includes stops at designated restaurants for drinks. Drink prices vary; call 262-391-9265. • Jacktoberfest Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., on Congress Street between Amite and Capitol streets. The annual street festival includes concerts, a craft beer competition and refreshments for sale such as bratwurst, burgers and drinks. Free admission;



Community benefit CelticFest Mississippi. Admission includes a commemorative glass. Must be 21 to enter. $40 in advance, $60 at the door; call Wine and Spirits in the Quarter (601-366-6644) or Aimee Cole (601-812-5470);

• Mary Libby Payne Endowed Lectureship Series Sept. 27, The event includes a banquet and lecture; reception at 5 p.m. The speaker is Thomas D. Morgan, professor at George Washington University Law School. $50; call 601-925-7172. • Mississippi Main Street Training Oct. 16-17,


Events at Mississippi Children’s Museum (2145 Highland Drive). 8, children 12 months and under and members free; call 601-981-5469 or 877-793-5437; • Fall Fix-up through Sept. 6. Volunteer to help spruce up the museum, which will be closed during the maintenance period. Free; call 601709-8976; email • “Once Upon a Fall Festival” Fundraiser Sept. 25, 26 and 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sept. 27, 1-6 p.m. Activities leading up the Sept. 29 Storybook Ball include book Tougaloo College’s UNCF Mayors’ Masked Ball is readings, literary workshops and a writing Oct. 26, 7 p.m., at the Jackson Convention Complex. contest. $8, children under 12 months and members free; call 601-981-5469; 8 a.m., in Anderson Hall. The topic is “Design: Emphasis in Outdoor Spaces.” Must register. • Once Upon a Fall Festival ... There Was a $125, $110 members, $90 Main Street managers; Storybook Ball Sept. 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m., The email fundraising event includes book readings, age-specific activities, food and the Storybook Ball (fairy Events at Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State tale costumes welcome). RSVP; advance tickets University (1230 Raymond Road). Registration only. $30, $20 children under 18. Talent comrequired; seating limited. Free; call 601-979-2795; pentition entrants $100, additional $25 per each unless otherwise stated. extra member if in a group. Space limited. • Starting a Business: First Steps Sept. 6, Oct. 4 • Fueled for Adventure Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. at and Nov. 1, 6-8 p.m. Topics include regulations, the Red Rocket Café. Parents and children learn legal forms of ownership, marketing concepts and to make healthy, tasty snacks. Enjoy a different creating a business plan. food theme each month. • How to Develop a Business Plan Sept. 11, • Tinker with Tuesdays. Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 11 and Nov. 20, 1-3 p.m. Topics include children ages 4-11 learn about science, technolindustry research, identifying target customer ogy, engineering and mathematics. groups and developing a marketing plan. Events at Mississippi College (200 Capitol • Successful Selling Systems Workshop Sept. 22, St., Clinton). 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Topics include selling philosophies and principles, tools and practices, and cus• “The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted” Martomizing a selling system. Register by Sept. 16 for riage Conference Sept. 8, 9 a.m., in Anderson a $50 discount; other discounts available. $249; Hall. The speaker is Dr. Gary Chapman. $70, call 601-540-5415; $7.50 lunch; call 601-925-3235. • Record Keeping for a Small Business Sept. 27,

1-3 p.m. Learn what records to keep, and manual and computerized accounting systems. • Management for a Small Business Oct. 18, 1-3 p.m. Learn how to manage personnel, time and cash flow. Events at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Call 601-960-1515. • Mississippi Museum of Art Fall Volunteer Kick-Off Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and Sept. 11, 4-7 p.m., in the Yates Community Room. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at the museum. Free. • Dog Day Afternoons through Sept. 30, Bring your dog to the Art Garden for an afternoon of play Sundays at noon. Shelter dogs available for adoption. Free. • New Docent Training Oct. 15-19, Docents receive training on “The Mississippi Story” exhibit, giving tours and more. Registration required. Free. • Putting It in Context: The Art and Life of William R. Hollingsworth Jr. Oct. 15, 5:30 p.m. The seminar is an exploration of how Hollingsworth’s life influenced his artwork. Sessions are Mondays from 5:30-7 p.m. through Oct. 29. Preregistration required. $50, $45 members. • “Jackson Then and Now” Trolley Tour Oct. 25, 4:30 p.m. The cash bar opens at 4:30 p.m., and the trolley leaves at 5:30 p.m. Architectural historian Bill Gatlin leads the tour. Explore the area through the eyes of artist William Hollingsworth. Pre-registration required. $20, $15 members (includes admission to the “To Paint and Pray” exhibit). Events at Mississippi State Fairgrounds (1207 Mississippi St.). • Magnolia Classic AKC Dog Show Sept. 15-16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Mississippi State Kennel Club is the host. Dogs compete in obedience and rally trials at the Mississippi Trade Mart, and conformations at the Mississippi Coliseum. $2; call 601573-8133; • Mississippi State Fair Oct. 3-14, The annual fair includes livestock shows, rides, food, games and

concerts. Open daily through Oct. 14. Performers include Hinder, Keith Sweat, En Vogue, Loretta Lynn and Brantley Gilbert. Admission varies; call 601-961-4000 or 601-353-0603. Events at the Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). • All 4 Children Consignment Sale Sept. 5-8. Purchase clothing, furniture and more at the seasonal sale. Pay a $10 donation for access to the Sept. 5 preview sale; proceeds benefit local church missions. Many items will be 50 percent off on Sept. 8. Free admission; call 601-566-7046; email • Chimneyville Crafts Festival Nov. 30-Dec. 2. More than 150 artisans sell their creations at the annual event. The preview party is Nov. 30 from 7-10 p.m. Festival hours are Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.5 p.m. and Dec. 2 from noon-5 p.m. Admission TBA; call 601-856-7546; Events at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium (2531 N. State St.). $25-$45; call 601-979-2420 or 800-745-3000; • “Battle of the Big Cats” W.C. Gorden Classic Sept. 22, 4 p.m., Jackson State University takes on Southern University in the annual football game. • Jackson State University Homecoming Game Oct. 20, 3 p.m., JSU’s football team tales on Mississippi Valley State University. The parade is at 9 a.m. in downtown Jackson. Events at Ridgeland Public Library (397 Highway 51, Ridgeland). Free; call 601-856-4536. • Mother Goose on the Loose! Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. through Dec. 5. {rogram for children ages 0-2 and their parents or caregivers includes rhymes, songs and stories. • Creative Arts Club, Grades 1-2 Sept. 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Children participate in creativewriting exercises and craft projects. • Rising Readers Story Time Tuesdays, 4:30-5 p.m. through Dec. 11, Children ages 3-7 enjoy interactive session that includes songs and rhyme. • Anime Club Sept. 15, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Youth in grades 7-12 meet to talk about anime and practice their manga drawing skills. Snacks provided.


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Events at Fleet Feet Sports (Trace Station, 500 Highway 51 N., Ridgeland), at the multi-use trail. Free; call 601-899-9696. • Super Star Senior Adult Walking Club. The group walks Thursdays at 10 a.m. • Weekly Group Run. Run 5.4 miles Thursdays at 6 p.m. • Weekly Group Walk. Walks are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Walk two or four miles. • Poker Run Sept. 12 and Oct. 10, 6 p.m. Participants receive five playing cards during the three-mile run/walk, and the people with the best hand and worst hand win prizes. Afterparty at Cazadores (500 Highway 51, Suite R, Ridgeland).


Shalom: A Day of Health and Wellness Oct. 20, 8 a.m., at Central United Methodist Church (517 N. Farish St.). The event includes a run/walk, a health fair, a concert and children’s activities. Pre-register for the race by Oct. 13 for a $10 discount. $30, $60 family (3-5 members) for race, other events free; call 601-355-7858; email

KNOW Hunger Nutrition Fair. The program includes health screenings, health and wellness training, and tips on affordable meal planning and preparation. Volunteers and food donations welcome. Free; call 601-714-4660 or 601-973-7086; • Sept. 19, 3-6 p.m., at Vicksburg Convention Center (1600 Mulberry St., Vicksburg). • Sept. 20, 3-6 p.m., at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). It’s a Girl Thing Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m., at Table 100 (100 Ridge Way, Flowood). River Oaks Hospital and Woman’s Hospital host the event for women that includes a wine tasting, a light dinner, door prizes, giveaways and medical advice. RSVP. Free; call 877-907-7642. Arrow Dash Sept. 22, 8 a.m., at Northside Elementary School (451 Arrow Drive, Clinton). The race includes a run/walk and a one-mile fun run. Awards given. Register by Sept. 14 for a $5 discount. $25, $10 fun run, $20 ghost runner, $65 family (up to five); email arrowdash5k@gmail. com;

Tuesday Zumba Fitness Classes, at Richland Community Center (410 E. Harper St., Richland). Paula Eure leads the Latin-inspired dance classes. Visit for a schedule. Donations welcome; call 601-209-7566; Fitness Center, at Jackson Roadmap to Health Equity Project’s Farmers Market (2548 Livingston Road). Options include aerobics and Zumba classes, equipment for resistance training and toning, and a children’s gym. Hours are 8 a.m.7 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 30. Free; call 601987-6783. Art in Mind Art Program, at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). The Alzheimer’s Association of Mississippi offers the program on fourth Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for people with early-stage dementia and their caregivers. Participants tour the galleries and make art in the studio classroom. Registration required. Free; call 601-987-0020; Hill Training Workout, at Avondale Street and Old Canton Road in Fondren. liveRIGHTnow

hosts the training session Mondays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 6 p.m. Free; call 601-717-2012; Cancer Rehab Classes, at Baptist Medical Center (1225 N. State St.), in the Activity Room of the Hederman Cancer Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. The class helps cancer patients enhance cardiovascular strength and increase stamina. Free; call 601-948-6262 or 800948-6262. NAMI Connection Support Group Meetings. The alliance of individuals with mental illnesses meets Tuesdays at 2 p.m. to share experiences and learn new ways to cope. Trained facilitators lead the meetings. Free; call 601-899-9058 for location. Gentle Joints Aquatic Program, at The Club at St. Dominic’s (970 Lakeland Drive). The Arthritis Foundation sponsors the low-intensity water class. Sessions are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m. Registration required; club membership optional. $35 for 12 classes, $60 for 24 classes; call 601-200-4925.



Events at Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road, Pearl). Free; call 601-932-2562. • Pearl Peanuts. Children in grades K-6 meet Wednesdays at 4 p.m. during the school year for story time and other activities. • Computer Class for Adults Sept. 6, 10 a.m.11 a.m., Learn to use Internet search engines. • Jackson Astronomical Society Meeting Sept. 6, 6-7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in astronomy or space science is welcome. • Wii Play 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every Saturday. • PHS Night Sept. 10, 5-7:30 p.m. Pearl High School students are invited to learn about the library’s programs, get library cards and receive classroom credit for attending. Door prizes and giveaways included. • Computer Class for Adults Sept. 13, 10-11 a.m. Learn to send and receive email. • Game On! Sept. 13 and Sept. 27, 4-6 p.m. Play Xbox 360 games; no mature games permitted. • Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting Sept. 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m. New members welcome. $5 annual dues. • History Café Sept. 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Join the men’s group for coffee and conversation. The discussion will be on the Civil War. • Computer Class for Adults Sept. 20, 10-11 a.m. Learn to use Microsoft Word. • Pajama Party Sept. 20, 5-6 p.m. Enjoy pancakes, stories and crafts. Bring a stuffed animal. • Brown Bag Luncheon Sept. 28, noon-1 p.m. WXVT-TV assistant news director Anne Martin tells stories about the Mississippi Delta. Bring a sack lunch; drinks and dessert provided. Events at Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo). Free; call 601-977-7870. • Borinski Presidential Lecture Series Oct. 16, 6 p.m., at Woodworth Chapel. Speaker is Dr. K.C. Morrison, professor and head of Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Mississippi State. Morrison is the senior associate in African American studies. • Coronation of Mr. and Miss Tougaloo College Oct. 18, 7 p.m., at Kroger Gymnasium. Destiny Kyles and Jamal Perkins are honored at the annual Founders’ Week event.

The annual Township Fall Festival at Township at Colony Park is Oct. 27 and includes activities for children.

• Debut Event of the Civil Rights Anniversary Celebration Oct. 20, 11 a.m., At Woodworth Chapel. The college unveils the pavers that have been purchased and engraved so far in the Woodworth Chapel Legacy Initiative. • Founders’ Convocation Oct. 21, 10 a.m., at Woodworth Chapel. The speaker is attorney Shirlethia Franklin, senior associate at Alston and Bird, LLP in Atlanta. • Art, Poetry and Justice Slam Oct. 27, 6 p.m., at the Bennie G. Thompson Center. Students share art and poetry with a youth justice theme, and compete for prizes in the elementary, middle and high school categories. Entries due by Oct. 6. Free; call 601-291-4060 or 334-322-8218.

COPS Meetings. These monthly forums are designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. • Precinct 1 COPS Meeting Sept. 6, Oct. 4 and Nov. 1, 6 p.m., at Jackson Police Department, Precinct 1 (810 Cooper Road). Call 601-960-0001. • Precinct 2 COPS Meeting Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Nov. 8, 6 p.m., at Jackson Police Department, Precinct 2 (711 W. Capitol Street). Call 601-9600002. • Precinct 3 COPS Meeting Sept. 20, Oct. 18 and Nov. 15, 6 p.m., at Jackson Police Department, Precinct 3 (3925 W. Northside Drive). Call 601960-0003. • Precinct 4 COPS Meeting Sept. 27 and Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m., at Redeemer Church (640 E. Northside Drive). Call 601-960-0004.

Events at WMPR 90.1 FM and • Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. Radio Show. Every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30 p.m., Jackson mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. discusses activities, issues and other newsworthy items that are occurring in the city of Jackson. Free; call 601-960-1084. • Women for Progress Live Radio Broadcast. Dorothy Stewart and Willie Jones host the program on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. Topics include education, economics and politics. Free; call 601918-5137.

Friday Forum, at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St., Suite C). Sessions are at 9 a.m. Free; call 960-3008; email • Sept. 7, speaker Kristi Hendrix, executive director of Midtown Partners. • Sept. 14, speaker to be determined. • Sept. 21, speaker Kelvin Moore, general manager of the Jackson Convention Complex. • Sept. 28, speaker Shellie Michael, executive director of the Mississippi Minority Business Alliance. • Oct. 5, speaker Carol Penick, executive director of The Women’s Fund.

“History Is Lunch” at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.) unless otherwise stated. Sessions are at noon. Bring lunch; coffee and water provided. Free; call 601-576-6998. • Sept. 5, Author Seetha Srinivasan and filmmaker Kathryn Rodenmeyer talk about the history of nursing in Mississippi. • Sept. 12, Millsaps College Library director Tom Henderson presents “Finding Hooch and Homicide on the Gold Coast: Liquor and Crime in East Jackson.” • Sept. 19, Francoise Hamlin talks about her new book “Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta After World War II.” • Sept. 26, at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.), historian Charles Eagles talks about the admission of James Meredith into Ole Miss on the 50th anniversary of the historic event. • Oct. 3, Henry T. Gallagher talks about and signs copies of his new book, “James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot: A Soldier’s Story.” $26 book. • Oct. 10, Susan Haltom, co-author of “One

Jackson Touchdown Club Meetings, at River Hills Club (3600 Ridgewood Road). Club members with an interest in football meet on most Mondays at 6 p.m. through Nov. 26 to listen to speakers involved in athletics. Call for information on membership dues. $30 non-members; call 601506-3186; • Southern Miss head football coach Ellis Johnson speaks Sept. 10. • ESPN college football analyst Brad Edwards speaks Sept. 17. • Mississippi head football coach Dan Mullen speaks Sept. 24. • ESPN columnist Mark Schlabach speaks Oct. 1. • CBS Sports analyst Phil Fulmer speaks Oct. 8. • Former National Championship head coach Gene Stallings speaks Oct. 15. • Former NFL quarterback Brodie Croyle speaks Oct. 22. • Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork speaks Oct. 29. • Texas A&M associate athletic director Jason Cook speaks Nov. 5.

• New Orleans Saints radio announcer Jim Henderson speaks Nov. 13. • Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage speaks Nov. 19. • Most Valuable Senior Night Nov. 26, Top seniors in all 10 collegiate programs receive awards. Teddy Bear Picnic and Story Time Sept. 7, noon, at Madison Public Library (994 Madison Ave., Madison). The program encourages children ages 3-5 and early-elementary students to get library cards. Story time, refreshments and door prizes included. Bring a quilt and a teddy bear. Free; call 601-856-4536. Citizens Police Academy Registration through Sept. 7, The Jackson Police Department seeks applicants for the program held Sept. 10-17. Learn the police department’s public safety and crime prevention methods. Free; call 601-960-1389; email Free Spanish Demo Classes Sept. 7, Oct. 5 and Nov. 2, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at Lingofest Language Center (7048 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland). Enjoy free classes at 6:30 p.m. and free Hawaiian, Colombian, and Brazilian food from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Music included. Guests may bring food, beer and wine. RSVP. Free; call 601-500-7700; email lingofest@ Critters and Crawlers Sept. 8, Oct. 13 and Nov. 10, 10 a.m., at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). The program for toddlers ages 2-3 and their caregivers includes indoor and outdoor activities, and animal encounters. Discounts available for members. Prices vary. Free; call 601-352-2580, ext. 241. Raw Food Potluck Sept. 8, Oct. 13 and Nov. 10, 1-2 p.m., at the office of Dr. Leo Huddleston (6500 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland). Please notify the facilitator what dish you are bringing. Free; email “The Outcome of Black Males in Urban Institutions” Panel Discussion Sept. 13, 11:30 a.m., at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.), at the Dollye M.E. Robinson Building, room 166/266. Panelists include Cassio Batteast of Fathers Active in Their Hoods, Shawna Davie of United Way, and Dr. Johnnie Griffin and Dr. Rodney Washington of Jackson State University. Free; call 601-979-1563; email Back to School Night for Educators Sept. 13, 3-7 p.m. The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, the Mississippi Children’s Museum, the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame give educators free admission and stay open late to provide resources. Free; call 601-576-6000, 601-981-5469, 601-982-8264. Artapalooza Mississippi Sept. 15, noon-7 p.m., at Duling Green (Duling Avenue and Old Canton Road). Artists and hobbyists sell and create artwork on site; musicians and dancers are welcome to perform. $10; email Farish Street YMCA Best of BBQ Competition Sept. 15, noon, at I.S. Sanders YMCA (806 N. Farish St.). Amateur and professional cooking teams compete, and guests enjoy samples and vote for the best barbecue. Judging is at 3 p.m., and the awards ceremony is at 5 p.m. Entertainment and door prizes included. $10 admission, $50 amateur team, $150 professional team; call 601-948-3643. Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women’s Interagency Council Meeting Sept. 18, time TBA, at Mississippi State Capitol (400 High St.), in the old Supreme Court Chamber, room 216. Free; email

Events at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). • “The Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln, Grant and Mississippi” Sept. 11, noon. Dr. Edna Greene Medford, chair of the history department at Howard University, talks about the Emancipation Proclamation’s role in the Civil War. A panel discussion and reception follows. Free; call 601-576-6920. • Social Studies Teachers Workshop Nov. 2, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Scholars and professionals explore the theme “Mississippi’s Civil War at Home.” Lesson plans for grades 4–6 and 7–12 included. 0.5 CEU credit available. Register by Oct. 26. $40; call 601-576-6800.

Writer’s Garden,” presents “Reading and Writing: The Progressive Welty Women.” • Oct. 17, at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.), enjoy a preview of the Old Capitol program “Present Meets Past: Voices from Mississippi History.” • Oct. 24, noon, Archaeologist Brad Lieb talks about the Battle of Ackia. • Oct. 31, noon, Archaeologist Patty Miller Beech talks about Nazi POWs at Camp Shelby. • Nov. 7, Will Morgan and Amanda Lyons talk about the Dutch fliers stationed in Jackson during World War II. • Nov. 14, Mississippi Museum of Art curator Robin Dietrick talks about the art of William Hollingsworth. • Nov. 28, at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.), Mike Stoll, education historian at the Old Capitol Museum, presents “Presidential Elections in Mississippi.”


Events at Unitarian Universalist Church (4866 N. State St.). • New Vibrations Network Gathering Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Nov. 8, 6:30-8 p.m. The mixer is held every second Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. Bring business cards and brochures to share. Free; email • “Freedom for Birth” Documentary Screening and Discussion Sept. 20, 6 p.m. The film is about the midwifery and home-birth movement. A discussion about maternal care in Mississippi follows. Free; call 877-99-BIRTH;




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Community Mississippi Greek Weekend 2012 Sept. 20-23. The festival unites fraternities and sororities, and raises awareness of blood disorders. Options include the Mix and Mingle, College Night, a JSU tailgate, a Block Jam, a worship service and the Cure Sickle Cell 5K; visit the website for a schedule. The Block Jam is Sept. 21, 5 p.m., at Dreamz JXN (426 W. Capitol St.), and the event includes a Greek stepand-stroll challenge, food, vendors and music. Happy hour is from 5-9 p.m., the main event is from 7-10 p.m. and the after-party is at 10 p.m. $35 VIP, $5 Dreamz JXN events, some events free; call 601706-YARD; find Jackson Audubon Society Chapter Meeting Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m., at Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St.). Biologist Andrew Whitehurst of the Gulf Restoration Network is the speaker. Open to the public. Free; call 601-956-7444. Zoo Party Unleashed Sept. 27, 6-10 p.m., at Highland Village (4500 Interstate 55 N.). The Jackson Zoo’s annual fundraiser includes refreshments such as animal-themed martinis, animal encounters, and more. The Chad Wesley Band performs. For ages 21 and up. $75; call 601-352-2500. Community Bike Ride Sept. 28, Oct. 26 and Nov. 30, 6 p.m., at Rainbow Whole Foods Cooperative Grocery (2807 Old Canton Road). Bikers ride to a different destination on the last Friday of each month. Jackson Bike Advocates is the sponsor. Free; find Jackson Bike Advocates on Facebook. WellsFest Sept. 29, 8 a.m., at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park (1398 Lakeland Drive). The annual event includes a 5K race at 8 a.m., a pet a parade at 9 a.m., and a festival with food, children’s activities and more from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mac McAnally and Greg “Fingers” Taylor perform. Proceeds benefit the Farish Street YMCA. Free admission; race: $20, $60 family (maximum of four); call 601-353-0658; Homebuyer Education Class Sept. 29, Oct. 27 and Nov. 17, 9 a.m., at Jackson Housing Authority (2747 Livingston Road). Topics include personal finances, home inspections and the role of lenders and real estate agents. The class is required to qualify for a Jackson Housing Authority loan. Free; call 601-362-0885, ext. 115. Writing a Winning Business Plan Sept. 29, 11 a.m., at Mediterranean Fish and Grill (6550 Old Canton Road). Dynamic Business Solutions hosts the seminar. Seating limited; registration required. Free; call 956-0082;

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Artsfusion Open Air Market Sept. 29, noon7 p.m., at The Commons at Eudora Welty’s Birthplace (719 N. Congress St.). Artists and business owners sell their wares. Enjoy music, food and children’s activities. $10, children free; email if you would like a vendor table (fees apply).


Labor Doula Training Oct. 5-7, in Brandon (call for location details). Topics include conducting prenatal and postpartum visits, providing support to the mother during childbirth and maintaining client confidentiality. $365; call 769-232-9968; email; 4 the Record Swap Oct. 6, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at North Midtown Arts Center (121 Millsaps Ave.). Buy, sell or trade vinyl records at the biannual event. Early-bird admission until noon. Music lineup TBA. Jackson Audubon Society First Saturday Bird Walk Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, 8 a.m., at Mayes Lake at LeFleur’s Bluff (115 Lakeland

Terrace). An Audubon Society member leads the walk. Bring binoculars, water, insect repellent and a snack. Call ahead if you would like to borrow a pair of binoculars. Adults must accompany children under 15. Free, $3 car entrance fee. Call 601-956-7444. Euro Fest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at Renaissance at Colony Park (1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). See vintage and newer special-interest vehicles. Car and bike owners can enter for free; classic cars must be built prior to 1988. Free; call 601-946-1950; email; visit Girls’ Nite Out Oct. 11, 6-8 p.m., at Northpark Mall (1200 E. County Line Road, Ridgeland). Patrons enjoy meeting vendors who offer services such as fashion, beauty, wellness, financial and home design. Raffle, silent auction and gift bags included. Sponsorships available through Sept. 14; vendor booths available through Sept. 25. Free admission, $150 vendor booth, $500 sponsorship; call 601-956-3438; email or Mississippi NOW Chapter Meeting Oct. 27, Nov. 17 and Dec. 22, 2-3:30 p.m., at Sneaky Beans (2914 N. State St.). Attendees cover several topics including reproductive rights, racism and gender discrimination. Children welcome. Free; call 662-607-8868. Township Fall Festival Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Township at Colony Park (1037 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). Enjoy live entertainment, a chili cook-off (team registration required) and children’s activities. Free; call 601-368-9950; Hearts of Compassion Family 5K and Fun Run Nov. 3, 8 a.m., at Colonial Heights Baptist Church (444 Northpark Drive, Ridgeland). Registration is at 7 a.m. The theme is “Run to Share Hope with the Hopeless.” $25 in advance, $30 day of race, $10 fun run (ages 12 and under), family: $70 in advance, $75 day of race; call 601956-6000; Mission Mississippi Prayer Breakfasts. Mission Mississippi hosts the event on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:45-7:45 a.m. to encourage unity across racial and denominational lines. Visit the website for a schedule and locations. Donations welcome; call 601-353-6477; 4 Suits Bridge Club, at Flowood Library (103 Winners Circle, Flowood). Players compete Mondays from 1-4:30 p.m. Registration required. Free; call 601-503-3705. Burn the Dance Floor, at Salsa Mississippi Studio and Club (605 Duling Ave.). Every Saturday, enjoy a free salsa class at 9 p.m. and a salsa party from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $10, $5 with college ID; call 601-213-6355. “This Is My Vote” Campaign. The Mississippi State Conference NAACP seeks to boost voter registration among African-Americans Free; call 601353-8452; Senior Aides Program. The city of Jackson offers the part-time job program to low-income seniors ages 55 and up. Receive assistance in finding a job during the training process. Applicants must have state ID, a Social Security card, proof of income and a utility bill. Free. See and add more events at



Boo at the Zoo Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27, 6-9 p.m., at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). Enjoy live music, face painting, haunted hay rides, a lighted carousel, games and treats. Admission TBA; call 601-3522580.

Events at Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). • Mistletoe Marketplace Nov. 7-9, 11 a.m.9 p.m., and Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., More than 100 vendors sell their wares at the annual holiday shopping event. Proceeds benefit the Junior League of Jackson. $10, $20 three-day pass, $5 children ages 6-12 and seniors; call 888-324-0027; • Handworks Holiday Market Nov. 16, 9 a.m.7 p.m. and Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Shop for handmade gift items from more than 140 exhibitors at the annual event. Concessions included. Reservations required for groups. $5, children 12 and under free, $3 per person Costumes are welcome during Boo in group of 12 or more; call at the Zoo Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27 205-937-4834; handworksat the Jackson Zoo.

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Events at Mississippi Children’s Museum (2145 Highland Drive). $8, children under 12 months and members free; call 601-981-5469; • The Park After Dark Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m., The Halloween event includes spooky crafts, story time and mad science experiments. • Mississippi Heritage Commemoration Nov. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Visitors write what they are thankful for on the Thanksgiving Tree.

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Trunk or Treat Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m., at Freedom Ridge Park (235 W. School St., Ridgeland). Enjoy car-to-car trick-or-treating, games, train rides, face painting and more. Bring a large bag of candy per family to enter; call 601-856-7113; Renaissance Fall Festival Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Renaissance at Colony Park (1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). The event includes children’s activities such as a costumes contest for ages 12 and under at 11 a.m. (register at 10 a.m.), games, face painting and Halloween tattoos. Food for sale. Free; call 601-519-0900;

Events in downtown Clinton. Free; call 601924-5472; email • Olde Towne Holiday Market Nov. 10, 9 a.m.2 p.m. Enjoy holiday shopping, food and entertainment on the brick streets of Olde Towne Clinton. Vendors must register by Nov. 6 ($50). • Holiday Happening Nov. 11, 2-5 p.m. Participating businesses hold open houses. The Clinton Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Clinton the sponsor. Free; call 601-924-5472; email

Fondren Unwrapped Nov. 15, 5 a.m.-8 p.m., at Fondren. The event includes a visit from Santa and Fonzy the Fondren Reindeer, a Christmas tree lighting with the Jim Hill Singers at Duling Green, a concert at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, shopping, dining and more. Free; call 601-981-9606; Victorian Christmas Festival Nov. 23-Dec. 23, at Historic Canton Square (Courthouse Square, Canton). The annual month-long celebration includes vintage car, truck and train rides, animated museums and light displays. $3 museum admission, $1 rides; call 601-859-5816;

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Belhaven Singing Christmas Tree Nov. 30, and Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., at Belhaven University (1500 Peachtree St.). A choir sings Christmas carols at the annual outdoor concert. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Free; call 601-968-5930; Ballet Mississippi’s “The Nutcracker” Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 2, 2 p.m., at Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St.). The annual performance is based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s classic story. Tea party information TBA. Free; call 601-960- 1560.

Farmers Markets Doris Berry’s Farmers Market (352 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). Open Monday-Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Oct. 31. New satellite location: Berry’s Produce (3139 N. State St., call 601-850-7298) open 7:30 a.m.5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 601-354-0529 or 601-353-1633.

Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.) through Dec. 15. Open 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Free; call 601354-6573.

Jackson Roadmap to Health Farmers Market (2548 Livingston Road) through Nov. 30. Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. WIC vouchers accepted. Free; call 601-987-6783.

Clinton Olde Towne Market Oct. 13, 9 a.m.1 p.m. Vendors sell their goods on the brick streets of Olde Towne Clinton. This month’s theme is “Fall for Clinton.” Enjoy a talent show at 10 a.m. Free; call 601-924-5472; email

Livingston Farmers Market (129 Mannsdale Road, Madison) through Oct. 11. Open from 4-8 p.m. Thursdays. Free; call 601-898-0212.

Byram Farmers Market (20 Willow Creek Lane, Byram) through Oct. 31. Open MondaySaturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free; call 601373-4545. See and add more listings at

Canton Farmers Market through Oct. 31, at Historic Canton Square (Courthouse Square, Canton), at the courthouse green. Open Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon until the end of harvest. Free; call 601-859-5816.

Old Fannin Road Farmers Market (1307 Old Fannin Road, Brandon) through Dec. 24. Open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free; call 601919-1690.



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by Anita Modak-Truran

Shia LeBeouf, who plays moonshiner Jack Bondurant (foreground), is part of an all-star cast in “Lawless,” a film with a loose Mississippi connection.

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received a call on my cell phone when I was cabbing through some now-forgotten city for a deposition. The caller was Tom Bondurant, whom I know from early mornings at 16-WAPT. Tom’s not a big talker, so words count with him. He asked simply, “Are you reviewing ‘Lawless’?” The trailer looked promising, but this call was weeks before the opening. I replied definitively with a “maybe.” That’s when Tom told me that the movie was about his father’s side of the family and based on a book written by Matt Bondurant, a distant relative. A rough-and-tumble gangster flick with a loose Mississippi connection piqued my curiosity. Also, when the Weinstein brothers back a film with a cast that includes Shia LeBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain and Guy Pearce, moviegoers might expect a few razor-sharp edges that could cut up this year’s limpingalong cinematic landscape. You are forewarned that bootlegging is not for sissies; it’s a messy business, with lots of blood spilled from slashed necks and dissections of uniquely male anatomy. This Mountain Bootleggers versus Chicago Gangsters epic is about guts, gore and survival among lawbreakers. Set in Franklin County, Va., during prohibition (known variously as the Moonshine Capital or the wettest county in the world), the movie distills the usual historical facts. The county sheriff (Bill Camp) and his men enjoy the bounty of their fair region by not being heavy handed with their constituents. They chug the booze. They accept protection fees from the local moonshiners. Moonshiners are rugged men—folk heroes among the destitute— beating the system. Unchecked by law enforcement, illegal stills pop up everywhere in the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills, until they’re lit up at night like Christmas. The county gets rich, and people are drunk and happy. It would be a fairytale ending except for the infiltration of city thugs seeking their piece of the profits and the feds trying to enforce the U.S. Constitution.

The movie, directed by John Hillcoat (“The Road”), romanticizes the Bondurant brothers. Forrest (Hardy), the oldest, believes that nothing can kill them. He survived World War I when no one in his unit came home alive; he’s invincible and a legend. Howard (Clarke), the middle brother, successfully fought off the Spanish flu, which killed nearly everyone else who had it. But Jack (LeBeouf), the youngest, doesn’t fit the mold. He’s the kitchen lap dog, who needs lots of protecting. The opening scene establishes the relationship among the brothers. Little Jack can’t pull the trigger to kill a pig for dinner. The older boys get the job done, and that’s the family way until Special Deputy Charley Rakes (Pearce) poaches on their territory. Jack gets into the action like a frisky puppy that doesn’t know boundaries. He’s endearing, although all of the brothers have a powerful pull. The beautiful Jessica Chastain sexes up the film. She’s the girl who’s been there and done that and wants a more peaceful life than flapping feathers around in a Chicago strip club. In contrast, the preacher’s daughter Bertha (Mia Wasikowska) represents the virtuous soul in pilgrim dress. Jack, smitten by Bertha, swaggers and preens to win her affection. “Is that what you call courting,” she asks him. When he’s not running from Bertha’s dad, Jack makes moonshine with his best friend Cricket (Dane DeHaan), a frail boy man. “Lawless” gives us a secure basis for identification with Jack. He’s the most emotionally accessible of the brothers, and LeBeouf’s performance is exquisitely nuanced. The audience knows up front that Jack and his brothers are guilty of their crimes, but these guys are still more innocent than the corrupt politicians and the slick gangsters. In a private battle between urban sharpsters with machine guns and scrappy mountain men with knives and brass knuckles, we align ourselves with the underdogs. And then there’s the nostalgia for the thirties—the tokens of poverty, the dreary rural settings and folks scrabbling through a hard life. All that combined make it easy to root for the Bondurant boys.

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Author Seetha Srinivasan and filmmaker Kathryn Rodenmeyer speak during “History Is Lunch” at noon at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Free; call 601-576-6998. … The All 4 Children Consignment Preview Sale is from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.); The main sale is Sept. 6-8. $10 donation for preview sale, free admission to main sale; call 601-566-7046. … Enjoy a three-course meal made with farm-fresh ingredients during Farm to Table 100 at 6 p.m. at Table 100. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Farm Families of Mississippi. $95; call 601-420-4202 to RSVP. … Bill and Temperance perform at Underground 119. … Pieworks has weekly live music at 6 p.m. … Philip’s on the Rez has karaoke.

R. Lynch St.). See Tony Davenport’s artwork at Gallery 1. Free; call 769-233-8180 or 601-960-9250. … Screen on the Green featuring “Darby O’Gill and the Little People” is at 7 p.m. at the Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Free, cash bar; call 601-960-1515. … Ben Nichols performs at 7:30 p.m. at Duling Hall. $12 advance, $15 at door; call 800-745-3000. … Big Smo and the Bailey Brothers perform at 7:30 p.m. at Hal & Mal’s. $8 advance, $10 at door; call 800-745-3000.


Fire and Feast kicks off at 5 p.m. at Yazoo County Fairgrounds (203 Hugh McGraw Drive, Yazoo) and runs through Sept. 9. Proceeds benefit the Delta Boys and Girls Clubs. $5, $1 children 12 and under; call 800-381-0662. … Lingofest Language Center (7048 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland) gives a free Spanish class with food and music at 6:30 p.m. Free; call 601-500-7700 to RSVP. … CelticFest Mississippi kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive) with the Kindred Spirits Whisky Tasting in Sparkman Auditorium ($40 in advance, $60 at the door; call 601-366-6644 or 601-812-5470). More events through Sept. 9. $15, $10, $5 ages 5-17, $1 ages 4 and under; … The Dirty Guv’nahs play at 8 p.m. at Duling Hall. $8 advance, $10 at door; call 800-745-3000.


The Bridge 5K is at 8 a.m. at Broadmoor Baptist Church (1531 Highland Colony Parkway, Madison) and benefits the Mississippi SIDS Alliance. $25, $15 fun run, $80 family; call 601-898-4969. … The Magnolia Roller Vixens’ roller derby bout against the Acadiana Rollergirls is at 7 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex. $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 children; magnoliarollervixens. com. … Scott Albert Johnson performs at 9 p.m. at Yellow Scarf. BYOB. $15 online, $20 at door; yellowscarf-jackson. com. … Roundhouse Groove is at Martin’s. … Soul Wired Cafe has Reggae and Salsa Night. … Renegade is at Shuckers. … Bluesinator plays at Burgers & Blues. See Paul Fayard’s artwork (“Rosa Lee Hemphill” above) during the opening reception of the Inaugural Juried Art Exhibition Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. at The Cedars.

The Serendipity Art Show and Silent Auction is from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Mississippi State Hospital (3550 Highway 468 W., Whitfield), in Building 71. Call 601-351-8262. … Fondren After 5 is from 5-8 p.m. in the Fondren neighborhood. Events include the “Missin’ Mississippi” Art Show and Concert at Fondren Art Gallery (601 Duling Ave.; call 601-981-9222), the Mississippi Oil Painter’s Association Art Show at Fischer Galleries (3100 N. State St., Suite 101; call 601-291-9115), the grand opening of Lisette’s Photography and Gallery (1800 N. State St.; call 601-500-5161) and the reception for the Inaugural Juried Art Exhibition at The Cedars (4145 Old Canton Road; call 601-981-9606). … The Sidewalk Soiree is at 6 p.m. at One University Place (1100 John

The 9/11 Memorial Fun Run is from 1-4 p.m. at Lakeshore Park (Lakeshore Drive, Brandon). Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Burn Foundation. $25, $10 fun run; … Eat at two pop-up restaurants Sept. 9-12 at the Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). The Crescent City Grill is open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Purple Parrot Café has seatings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (prepay with credit card). Call 601-960-1515. … The GenerationNXT Indie Concert Series is at Dreamz JXN.


Enjoy United Kingdom-inspired cuisine during Underground UK at 5 p.m. at Underground 119. $5 cover plus $5 per plate; call 601-352-2322. … Snarky Puppy and Funky Knuckles perform at 7:30 p.m. at Duling Hall. $10 advance, $12 at door; call 601-292-7121 or 800-7453000. … Mississippi Murder Mysteries presents “Red Rum” at 7 p.m. at Wasabi Sushi and Bar (100 E. Capitol St., Suite 105). $42.50; call 601-948-8808 to RSVP.


The play “The Foreigner” debuts at 7:30 p.m. at New Stage Theatre (1100 Carlisle St.); runs through Sept. 23. $28, $22 seniors and students; call 601-948-3533. … Elton John performs at 8 p.m. at the Mississippi Coliseum. $77-$137; call 800-745-3000.


Millsaps College Library director Tom Henderson presents “Finding Hooch and Homicide on the Gold Coast” during History Is Lunch at noon at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Free; call 601-576-6998. … Theresa Andersson, and Marlowe and the Sea perform at 7:30 p.m. at Hal & Mal’s. $8 in advance, $10 at the door; call 800-745-3000. More at and

Téada performs Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. during CelticFest Mississippi at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. COURTESY COMPASS RECORDS






Natalie’s Notes

Too Much VIP

by Natalie Long

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the sun and ducked into Ground Zero Blues Club, I heard other festival patrons complaining about the same thing. Why on earth would you hold a free concert, then force music lovers from all over the state, country and world sit off to the side while the affluent get to see the headliners?

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A VIP section that keeps the majority of the fans well at a distance makes for a dreadful concert experience.

One of the guys I met was from England and had flown in for the show, and he was heartbroken that he was forced to sit off to the side to see his music hero. Hell, we all were. Of course I heard the sorry excuses: “Well, how can the festival promoters afford Robert Plant if we don’t get VIP sponsorship?” “How else is Clarksdale going to make a profit from this festival?” It does not take a super genius to figure out that if you can’t afford whomever the artist is, then don’t make it a free concert. I’m sick of attending music festivals, either locally or regionally, that these so-called VIP seating arrangements. Not everyone works for a law firm, hospital or a bank. Many of us that attend these festivals do so because of our love of music, because it’s in our hearts, not in our wallets. To the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival promoters: I really hope to attend your event next year, because even though I was in a land far, far away, I enjoyed the music you brought to our state. I enjoyed the people I met, as well as the fun times I had with my friends. Please think about the debacle of this year’s festival when planning for 2013.

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the bands’ requests from miles away, somehow they fell deaf on the ears of the sound engineers. My blood (as well as my skin) began to boil. While Erica and I took a break from NATALIE LONG


bout three weeks ago, my friends Erica, Sam and Jonathan and I ventured up to Clarksdale to the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival to see Robert Plant, the legendary frontman for rock royalty Led Zeppelin, and indie singer/ songwriter siren Patty Griffin. Not only were we going to see this dynamic duo, but the concert was free. We couldn’t turn down the chance to attend the festival, plus we were all excited because a few of us had never been to Clarksdale proper. Our journey through the back roads of the Delta to Clarksdale was filled with jokes, comical sightings, laughter and great music spun by our chauffeur, Erica. As we approached Clarksdale and found a pretty easy parking space, all of us bolted out of the car to run to the main stage to get a good spot for Sir Robert, as well as blues great Super Chikan and Jimbo Mathus, both Mississippi music troubadours. Imagine our shock and horror, then, as we entered the main gates to the festival and saw barricades and country-club white tents set up all within the entire width of the main

stage. I approached a security officer and asked him what all of the tents were set up for, and he replied, “VIP only.” My crew and I found a spot, but it seemed like miles away from the stage. Bands had been playing all afternoon, so I expected the VIP section to be filled with music lovers with money to spare, the press or even the bands performing later. I was sadly mistaken. These VIP tents were set up, costing anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000, and they were all empty. Bands who had been playing the festival for years played to no one. All the indentured servants like myself and countless others were forced to sit stage left or even further back. I was furious, and even more furious as we observed that the VIP section didn’t start filling up until Super Chikan (who opened up for Plant and Griffin) took the stage. Members of the press could not take any pictures until three songs in and had a special “zone” to stand in that was still several yards away from the main stage. Bands performing throughout the time we were there kept requesting the sound engineers adjust their settings, and even though we heard

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ississippi, along with the rest of the South, is blessed with a long growing season, and now is the time to plant a fall garden so that you can enjoy fresh, leafy organic vegetables often until Christmas. Good fall plants include mustard greens, spinach, turnips,

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If you are just starting out, you can buy topsoil at some of the local yard and garden stores in bulk. Better yet, find a tree-covered spot behind a garage or next to a fence where leaves have fallen and decomposed over the years leaving the soil nice and loamy. Then find a sunny spot with southern exposure. Put down newspapers or cardboard to keep weeds out of your garden, and cover with the soil. Start a compost pile with vegetable scraps, coffee grounds and eggshellsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;no meat! Use the compost to keep your soil fertile. How late can you plant? For a general guideline, count backward from first frost. Here in central Mississippi, we usually have first frost around Nov. 1, and the first killing frost Dec. 1. So, you can expect 60 to 90 days of growing if you plant now. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a hard-and-fast rule. Frost can come early. I remember one October when the weather turned bitterly cold. Or, like last year, we could have a warm winter where the problem was keeping the plants from bolting (going to seed) rather than dying from frost. Plant now to have wholesome, organic produce later. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing better on a cold winter day than steaming cooked greens with cheese, onions, garlic and hot sauce.

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hose who practice Another tip: No matter what â&#x20AC;&#x153;homesteadingâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;or time of day, you can usually barself-sufficiencyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;are ter down the price of a bruised or busy preserving or picked-over item. In fact, some â&#x20AC;&#x153;putting upâ&#x20AC;? the produce farmers could throw in the damthey have grown this sumaged items for free if you buy mer. But urban homesteadothers in quantity and offer to ers who may be limited in take them off his hands. You can the amount of land available cut out any bad parts of fruits or to them arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t left out in the vegetables without harming the cold. In fact, they have a taste. And remember: If you are cornucopia of fresh fruits dicing them for canning or makand vegetables available to ing preserves, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter themâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;as close as the local what they look like. farmers market. Lastly: Quiz farmers over Now is a great time to get bargains from local farmers markets to As always, now is a great can vegetables or make preserves for winter. their growing techniques. Ortime to buy whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s available. ganic is the way to go. At this time of year, most Some local farmers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t farmers are wrapping up their traditional cause a customer who wants to buy in bulk â&#x20AC;&#x153;certifiedâ&#x20AC;? organic (the Mississippi Degrowing time and looking forward to a final can usually obtain a bargain. partment of Agriculture ended its orfall harvest and a winter season of rest. A tip: Go to the market just before clos- ganic-certifying program in December The amount of available fresh foods lull ing time. While some of the items may be sold due to budget cuts), but they may still consumers who may not be buying as eagerly out or picked over, farmers are usually more be using organic methods. Most farmers as they did early in the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;many may than willing to sell the remainder at a huge will be more than happy to tell you how even be burned out on local crops. This all discount just so they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to haul it back they grow their crops. If they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;tâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or 42 works to urban homesteadersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; advantage, be- and compost it or give it away. wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;tâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy.




Chef St. John Pulls Up an Extra Table


hen the Edwards Street Fellowship Center, an outreach ministry of the United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg, didn’t have enough food to feed their clients, they called Robert St. John. The effervescent St. John, a well-known chef, restaurateur, author, blogger and self-described “world-class eater” from Hattiesburg, wanted to help. He called Sysco, a food-service company he’s been working with, to see if he could get them to deliver food that he would pay for to


Hattiesburg chef Robert St. John is bringing his two successful restaurants to Jackson for a four-day fundraiser.

the food bank. After working out some tricky details about with food pantries in Jackson, such as Stewpot and Gatethe portion sizes and food quality to be donated, St. John way Missionary, and begin providing them with food. realized he could help others do the same. “The easiest is for restaurants to just make an order “Once I finally put the order together and got it sent, through Sysco, and the food will be delivered to the food I thought, I bet restaurants will give more freely and often pantries,” she says. She added that individuals can doif there was an easier way to do so,” he says. That’s what nate at their website or through Greater Pine Belt Comprompted him to create his nonprofit organization, Extra munity Foundation or the Community Foundation of Table. “The idea,” he says, “is what if every restaurant, Greater Jackson. business and household in this country had an extra table The Crescent City Grill Jazz brunch will be served from to feed the needy? What would that look like?” His organi- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and seating is first-come, first-served (no reszation is on a mission to show just how it would look. ervations taken). The Purple Parrot dinner serves 60 at each This week, Jacksonians will have the chance to not seating; at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. each night. The four-course only sample St. John’s cuisine, but to contribute to Extra meal is $50, or $80 with wine pairings. Reservations required, Table’s cause as well. For four days, Sept. 9-12, St. John call 601-960-1515. To learn more about Extra Table, visit and his team are taking over the Mississippi Museum of or call 601-264-0672. Art’s Palette Café. During lunch, the Palette Café will host the Crescent City Grill Jazz Brunch, with a live jazz trio entertaining guests while St. John himself whips up food in the museum kitchen. In the evenings, the space will become the Purple Parrot Café, with the same attention to detail the AAA 4 Diamond-winning restaurant offers in Hattiesburg. St. John will hand the reins over to chef Jeremy Noffke, who planned the menu for dinner. Both meals are fundraisers—the Crescent City Grill brunch will raise money for the MMA, and dinner at Purple Parrot Café benefits Extra Table. Raven Tynes, executive director of Extra Table, hopes that after this event, the organiza- To preview chef Jeremy Noffke’s menu for the Purple Parrot at the tion will be able to strengthen their partnership Mississippi Museum of Art, visit

Pass the Bread Pudding


by Robert St. John



first ate white chocolate bread pudding at the Palace Cafe in New Orleans in 1991. I fell in love with the idea and immediately drove home and developed my version. We’ve been serving it in the restaurants ever since. It’s our best-selling dessert, but it’s also a dish easily served in a banquet setting. Almost everyone goes back for seconds on white chocolate bread pudding. I once served 1,200 portions at an event for Emeril Lagasse when there were only 900 people in attendance. In the end, people hope to be reTry your hand at Robert St. John’s bestmembered for some- selling white chocolate bread pudding. thing substantial in their life. Maybe they accomplished an amazing feat, made a major advancement in the field of science, or showed overwhelming compassion and charity to help those in need. At the end of the day, I would like my tombstone to read, “He was a great dad, a loving husband, and a good friend who helped feed the needy.” Though at this rate, it will likely read, “Pass the white chocolate bread pudding, please.”

5 ounces white chocolate 4 egg yolks 1 egg 3/4 cup sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 large loaf of sourdough bread (crusts cut off and cut into 1-inch cubes, approx. 5 cups) 2 cups fresh raspberries, (if frozen, they must be thawed, reserve juice)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt white chocolate in a double boiler. In another double boiler over moderate heat, combine eggs, sugar, vanilla, whipping cream, milk, and salt. Stir the cream mixture often to prevent eggs from scrambling. When the cream mixture is warm,

add melted chocolate and stir well. Fold bread cubes into custard mixture. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then mix on low speed in an electric mixer using the paddle attachment. Remove the paddle attachment, and using a rubber spatula, gently fold the raspberries into the pudding mixture. Pour into a buttered 2.2-quart Pyrex baking dish and cover with parchment paper. Place the baking dish in a large roasting pan, and fill the pan with 2 inches of hot water. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove paper and cook an additional 15 minutes to brown the top. Raspberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding can be held in the refrigerator for 2 or 3 days. When cooled completely, scoop out individual portions and heat to just warm in a microwave. Top with the warmed sauce. Makes 8–12 servings.

RASPBERRY WHITE CHOCOLATE SAUCE 8 ounces white chocolate 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, warmed 2 tbl raspberry juice (pureed if fresh, drained if frozen) 2 tbl Framboise Liquor

Melt white chocolate in a double boiler. Add

heavy cream, raspberry juice and Framboise and blend thoroughly. This sauce will hold in the refrigerator and can be reheated in the microwave until just warm. Makes 8–12 servings.


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