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ON THE COVER illustration by Will Brooks
4 Editor’s Note 6 Talks
8 Councilwoman Lindsay Reflections on her first year on the Jackson City Council.
“Real change only comes to those who are open to new people and new ideas.” —Nancy Anderson, “A Heroine of the Civil Rights Movement”
ina Brooks, 43, says she enjoys working behind the scenes. Between her full-time job at Ross & Yerger Insurance and assisting her husband, Will Brooks, with his business, JellyDonut Studio, she has her hands full, but she says she finds purpose in helping others. Tina Brooks, who was born and raised in Yazoo City, earned an associate’s degree in office systems from Hinds Community College in 1997. She was introduced to the insurance field that same year when she began working for The Bottrell Agency, first in the mailroom, eventually working her way up to transcriber and then account assistant. In 2006, she joined Ross & Yerger Insurance and now holds the title of commercial account representative on the business’ energy team. Brooks says her favorite part of her job is her co-workers and the closeknit community. “It’s like being in a big family,” she says. When she is not at Ross & Yerger, she is usually helping her husband at JellyDonut Studio, a midtown business that specializes in print design and logo cre-
ation, often with a pop-culture emphasis. Brooks says she enjoys spending time at the studio because of the artistic neighborhood. “It gets us out and meeting new people,” she says. But Will isn’t the only person in the family who enjoys creating artwork. Brooks says she dabbles in painting and loves to attend painting classes at places like Easely Amused. “It’s mostly something I do to relax,” she says. “I like to paint angels and crosses. It is therapeutic, and I like to share my paintings with my family.” Much like her day job, Brooks says that the best thing about the capital city is the people who form it. “I like the diversity of the people who live in Jackson, the people that come together to make art happen, the creative people and all the different events,” she says. “People who say that nothing happens in Jackson are people who don’t look.” Tina and Will have been married for 15 years and have two cats, Zoe and Edgar.
12 Cover Story 24 Jackpedia 20 events 20 Music 22 music listings 24 SPORTS 26 Arts
28 Local and Tasty Lauren Rhoades tells us how to best support local farms.
32 Puzzles 33 astro 33 Classifieds 34 Local List
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10 Creating Change
by Micah Smith, Music Editor
Finding Community in a Calendar
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Dang. Our city is cool.
typically so full of invites that just looking over them stresses me out. Facebook event invitations are basically the new Facebook game invitations. I am sure that I am not alone in this boat. So when your simple system is already overly complex, why would I ask you to further complicate things? Well, because our community could really use it. Over the past month or so, I have taken over the task of curating the Jackson Free Press’ online calendar and editing the event listings for printed issues. It is a pretty daunting assignment, to be frank. It has also bizarrely become one of the more rewarding parts of my job. For one thing, there is the fact that I get to play a role in helping thousands of readers around the Jackson metro area connect with each other and with their community as a whole. For another, admittedly less important thing, there are typically several times a week now when I put something on the calendar that makes me go, “Dang. Our city is cool.” Working at the Jackson Free Press, everyone sort of becomes a representative for the whole publication. Pretty frequently, someone I only know in passing will say, “So that story was pretty crazy, huh?” Often, that will be apropos of nothing so I flat-out have no idea which story they’re
referring to, and just as often, Plenty of local restaurants, businesses and venues they’ll be referring to a story also regularly open their doors that I did not write. However, the most comfor all kinds of interesting mon thing for people to ask activities, such as The Hideme is, “What’s going on this away’s pro wrestling matches, week?” Since taking on the The Flamingo’s themed trivia events calendar, that question nights, Offbeat’s kit-building somehow seems a lot harder workshops, Sal & Mookie’s beer to tackle than talking about a dinners and Lucky Town Brewstory I didn’t write and don’t ing Company’s concert series. know the name of. My go-to, Again, though, those are completely honest response has just a few examples of what you become, “Well, everything.” can find in Jackson. It is next to Throughout the year, impossible to spread the word there are quite a few “top billabout every single interesting ing” events. In this issue alone, activity going on here in any we have the Mississippi Book The Jackson Free Press calendar is always full of events given week, but we are sure tryFestival, Lyle Lovett and His at local businesses, such as Sal & Mookie’s, which ing to put a dent in them with Large Band at Thalia Mara occasionally hosts special beer dinners. the JFP events calendar. Even if Hall, and Bright Lights you are someone with a finger Belhaven Nights that immediately come to authors, which can be a rare occurrence in on the pulse of the capital city, put us to mind for me, and I’m sure you have your plenty of other cities around the country. the test. I guarantee you’ll find something own. But when I am tunneling through Most months, OurGlass Media Group on there that you haven’t heard about. mountains of emails and event submis- presents a new installment of the “Country Much of the credit for that goes to sions, the things that make me most proud Cousinz Concert Series,” which hooks up readers who let us know when they or peoto live and work in the Jackson metro area Jackson hip-hop artists with other regional ple they know are doing cool stuff. I keep a are from local people just showing out. up-and-comers. For the science enthusiasts close eye on social media, posters plastered Many readers will be familiar with at among us, the Mississippi Museum of Nat- around town, and services like Eventbrite least a few of the cool monthly happenings ural Science hosts a monthly lecture series and Ticketmaster, but I’m a little embarin Jackson, such as the Mississippi Museum to teach visitors about some of the state’s rassed to admit that I still occasionally learn of Art’s “Museum After Hours” and most unique wildlife and flora. about long-running annual events that I Fondren After 5, but once you’ve done a You may be well acquainted with have somehow missed out on for years. deep dive into the JFP events calendar, you local arts organizations like the Missis- The Jackson Free Press has always will realize those are the tip of a particularly sippi Opera, the Mississippi Symphony intended for its calendar to be a commuawesome iceberg. Orchestra and New Stage Theatre. How- nity calendar. That is to say, it sure as heck There are ongoing, weekly speaker ever, the JFP calendar might let you in on won’t live up to its full potential if only one series, including “History Is Lunch” or “Fri- something that is new to you or that you person is on the job. Thankfully, it never day Forum,” featuring experts on a range of haven’t checked out just yet, whether it’s has been that way. topics from civil rights to city development. Hearth & Mantel Theatre or the Missis- Over the past few years, as I’ve gotNary a week passes without Lemuria Books sippi Community Symphonic Band or ten more and more involved on the events hosting a handful of local and touring Fondren Theatre Workshop. front at work, I have been really encouraged to see the massive number of people submitting events through email and contributors through the calendar itself. Often, organizations and individual users will add handfuls of events at a time, which means that you can look at the calendar and make plans for next month, not just next week. As many events as we see, though, I know there are things that slip past us. If you have something here in town that you’d Ko Bragg Johnie Hannah Lauren Rhoades like added to the calendar, chances are good City Reporter Ko Bragg is a PhilaFreelance writer Johnie Hannah Freelance writer Lauren Rhoades that we will want it on there, too. delphia, Miss., transplant who is a native Jacksonian, musician, wants everybody to love sau Reach out to us via email at events@ recently completed her master’s writer and entrepreneur. He has erkraut as much as she does. jacksonfreepress.com or visit jfpevents.com in journalism. She loves traveling a passion for the human experiShe is a fermenter, writer, lowand has been to 25 countries ence and hopes to narrow the brow foodie and the founder of and click the “Add Event” button. Even if to date and just returned from social gap with positive reflecJackson-based Sweet & Sauer. it’s a little too late for the print publication, a reporting trip to Liberia. She tions of life in the capital city. He She wrote about ways to support we’re always adding things online. interviewed Virgi Lindsay. contributed to Jackpedia. local farmers. Amber Helsel
s anyone who struggles to remember important dates can tell you, calendars can be pretty nifty. Is your sister’s birthday coming up? Throw it on a calendar. Are you planning a weekend trip to the coast? Throw it on a calendar? Is your co-worker hosting a watch party for “The Bachelor” season finale? Conveniently forget to add that one to a calendar. The problem comes when the number of calendars supersedes the ease of using those calendars. Personally, I’m nearly at maximum capacity. Our office has a series of calendars for upcoming deadlines and employee vacations. My wife and I have a shared calendar for everything from movie release dates to family get-togethers. Even socialmedia services have calendars, which are
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“God forbid, what if someone pulls one of those young students in and does something that’s unseemly?”
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Plugging Kids into Mental Health
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n a sticky and still June weekday, kids trickled into the cool, airconditioned room on the second floor of New Horizon Church that smelled like homemade enchiladas. Some had swimsuits on under their clothes and carried backpacks with towels. It was a pool day. To an outsider, this could be any community summer camp or school program—but it is much more. NFusion Metro is a community-based mentalhealth-care program primarily for ages 11 to 18 years old in the Jackson area. During the summer, counselors are doing themed weeks for their lesson time. On June 8, the “Around the World” theme was focused on Mexico. NFusion staff made enchiladas and virgin margaritas for the students to supplement their bag lunches and engage them in the lesson. After lunch the students went to swim at the community pool and then came back for group or individual therapy. NFusion Metro differs from regular therapy for youth largely due to the environment. No part of the program’s rented space on the second floor of New Horizon Church feels like a doctor’s office. A long, open hallway connects staff offices. Counselors, whom the organization calls clinical care coordinators, share office space, and printed-out selfies adorn their doors. “What we’re trying to do is have a non-traditional approach to therapy,” NFusion Metro Program Director Sabrina Vance told the Jackson Free Press in February. “There is such a stigma regarding mental health, so the reason why we’re not at the community mental-health center is because this age we work with— that population—they don’t want anyone to know that they’re receiving services. … “We’re trying to provide a stigma-free environment, and that’s why we’re here at New Horizon Church.” The advantage of a program like NFusion Metro, Shakena Lee-Bowie, one of the counselors at NFusion Metro says, is that she can do non-traditional therapy. Vance said some young people come to the program through referrals from Hinds
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Sabrina Vance, the director of NFusion Metro, hopes the youth mental-health program model she runs will expand to surrounding counties to serve more youth.
Behavioral Health Services or HenleyYoung Juvenile Justice Center. Other times, families find the program through word-ofmouth or another doctor’s referral. ‘It Caught Me Off Guard’ Evandia Woods remembers sitting in the room with her son, Von’Tavius, during a regular doctor checkup and was stunned to hear his affirmative answers to questions
about thinking of harming himself. “It caught me off guard,” Woods told the Jackson Free Press in February. “I was thankful because I had no idea. ... (He) went day-by-day just happy and doing things like he normally (would), so I had no idea.” The doctor referred her son to NFusion Metro, and Woods has seen dramatic changes in his behavior and their relation-
ship since then. She said her son was not a big socializer before starting the program, but now that he has been in it for more than a year, he looks forward to interacting with his peers there. “He comes every day that he can,” Woods said. “It was real friendly and open; they made us feel like we were welcome.” When a family signs up to be a part of the system of care, the child, guardian,
Now, Hear This We jam-packed our Jackpedia cover (see pages 14-18) with lots of suggestions and tips for both incoming (and current) college students and newcomers to the area, but there are a lot more things we could say. We decided to compile a list of our most real insider advice. • Summer ends by Halloween. Usually. Maybe. If we’re lucky. • If you get your own apartment or house and get a water bill, it will make no sense. • We’re really not kidding about the potholes. Slow down and be vigilant.
• Bring a sweater in the summer and dress in layers in the winter. (Frequently building interiors are around 60 degrees when it’s hottest outside and 80 degrees when it’s coldest.) • Get out of your comfort zone and meet new people
across the city. Jackson has an extremely diverse culture. •Don’t listen to the naysayers who say Jackson is a bad place. It’s not. It’s got its flaws, for sure, but it’s a creative, innovative city that’s actively trying to do better.
• The Hinds County tax office is the most efficient experience you’ll ever have getting a license plate. It may also be the most expensive—by a factor of 10. Save your pennies. • Get on jfpdaily.com for an invite to best party in town.
Steven O’Neill and Alex Eaton of The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen opened a new Mediterranean restaurant at Highland Village Tuesday, promising falafel, souvlaki, frozen Greek yogurt and “the best stuffed grape leaves in town.”
GOP VS. GOP Fireworks at the Neshoba County Fair were mostly between Republicans, with U.S. Sen. Cindy HydeSmith taking heavy fire from the harder-right Chris McDaniel camp.
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ZOO BLUES The City of Jackson bailed out the Jackson Zoo on Aug 2 because it ran out of money. The City is toying with shuttering the zoo and finding new management. Stay updated at jfp.ms/zoo
MORE MONEY FOR JPS? City of Jackson residents voted on a $65-million bond referendum on Aug. 7. Get results at jacksonfreepress.com.
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PARKLAND BRINGS GUNFIGHT TO JACKSON Thalia Mara Hall 255 E. Pascagoula St. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., were in Jackson on Aug. 2. They held a town hall meeting with students from the metro Jackson area, speaking out against gun violence.
THE THIN SYNCH LINE State Street The Jackson Police Department, Fire Department and Mayor’s office lip synced to “Fireman” by Lil’ Wayne, “God’s Plan” by Drake and more in the nearly four-minute long video. You can find it on Facebook.
and counselor sit at the table and decide on what boundaries and care are necessary. Youth get individual and group therapy sessions as a part of the program, but they also have access to their counselor more directly. NFusion accepts all insurance, including Medicaid, and the program currently runs through a federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant. Parents and guardians get plugged into their child’s mental-health care at NFusion, too. The program hosts nights specifically for parents to help break down the stigma of mental illness and bridge communication gaps. At Their Level Nadia Snyder has struggled with attention-deficit hyperactive disorder and got in trouble for acting out in school during middle school. She went to Hinds Behavioral Health for services, but at some point, her health-care coverage cut out, and she fell into a gap during middle school. When she was referred to NFusion Metro, she was nervous.
“I don’t know these people. How can I relate to these people?” she recalls thinking when she first started. Bowie, Snyder’s care coordinator, agreed that Snyder should stick with it. She had a busy senior year. She was working two jobs, participated in Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and was expected to help at home as the only child still living there. She came to the program when she could. Eventually, Snyder took a break from working and was able to start coming to group more. “It helps me getting along with people because I’m really not a people person,” Snyder told JFP. Snyder, who is 18 and recently graduated from Forest Hill High School, says NFusion Metro is different than other therapies she has gone through. She can text Bowie and keep her updated on how she is doing at school or work. “Because we do nontraditional therapy, she will text me about issues that she has … and she’ll tell me how she handled them in a positive way instead of snapping off or some of the old behaviors,” Bowie said. “So she’ll text me
and say, ‘This is how I corrected it or chose to ignore it.’” The program has eased tensions in Snyder and her mother’s relationship, Snyder said, and she helps out a lot more at home. Bowie attended Snyder’s graduation from Forest Hill High School, and Snyder plans to attend a local junior college. In the meantime, she can still come to group and individual sessions at NFusion Metro because the program can serve youth up to 26 years old. Vance is focused on making the program sustainable in the coming months, so it can continue after 2020 when the grant funds run out. Currently, the program is capped at 30 students a day, with a maximum of 10 students per counselor. This, of course, limits the reach of a communitybased system of care. Vance said her goal is to create Rankin and Madison County NFusion Metro programs. There are six SAMSHA-funded system-of-care programs similar to NFusion Metro statewide, including ones in Oxford, Southaven and Columbus. Comment at jacksonfreepress.com.
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Virgi Lindsay’s Rookie Year and Cautious Optimism by Ko Bragg
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How was your first year on council? You know, I think this has been one of the most interesting years of my life, and that’s saying something because I’ve done some interesting things. There’s been a newness at the City level, some excitement about what could be. But there have certainly been challenges, I mean breathtaking challenges with schools, the infrastructure and the state of the financial bottom line of
“That’s how I like to get things done: under the radar, behind the scenes.” the City. ... While those of us that are new inherited these problems, or these challenges rather ... going into it, my eyes were wide open. So, I feel like in some regards we’ve begun to at least chip away at some of this. But sometimes you know that the
more you chip at things, the more you find that has to be fixed. How do your constituents (of Ward 7) feel about this year? My sense right now is that there continues to be a lot of frustration with the overall infrastructure. These problems certainly did not happen overnight, and
relationship with the mayor and his team and all of the department directors. I really believe that being able to pick up the phone and have a meaningful conversation with all of these people is important to my constituency—that’s how we get things done in Ward 7. We build relationships, and we network, and we identify problems, and we work at getting them done. I know that it’s Delreco Harris
irgi Lindsay’s Belhaven home sits atop a hilled driveway. Inside, it feels like a boutique hotel lobby with large, esteemed coffee-table books such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Inside and Out,” the “Encyclopedia of Southern Culture,” and one about the artist Henri Matisse’s radical years. During an interview in her living room on July 2, Lindsay reflected on her first year as councilwoman for Ward 7, and what she hopes for the City in the future. The next day, her colleagues elected her to serve as vice president of the council. While answering questions, Lindsay chews over the best way to say things, as any journalist would when on the other side of the tape recorder. When she came to Jackson in the 1980s, she worked as a reporter for The Clarion-Ledger. She later served as public relations director for Jackson Public Schools, the executive director of Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation, and on the board of directors for the Jackson Zoo. Over the last year, Lindsay, 61, has been outspoken about the City fund balance, Jackson Public Schools, libraries and the zoo. Shedding her rookie title, she looks forward improving infrastructure and quality of life in the City.
During her first year as councilwoman, Virgi Lindsay of Ward 7 has been outspoken about how the City manages its fund balance and the zoo.
solving water, sewer, streets (and) drainage issues will not be fixed overnight. I often tell my friends that I am not doing this for my generation, or even for my children’����� s generation, but I’m doing this for my grandchildren because I think it’s going to take that long to get it resolved. How was your time on the zoo board? Any thoughts about the zoo? My time on the zoo board was again filled with a lot of hard decisions to be made. I just am very sad that here we are at the 100th anniversary at the zoo and it is, for all practical purposes, just not doing well. So I think some hard decisions have got to be made. ... The zoo is a long way from moving, I think. It’s going to cost a whole lot of money, and it will take a real commitment from the city to get that done. Not the city with a capital “c”—it will take a real commitment from the community to get that done. What’s it like working with Mayor Lumumba? I’m fortunate to have a good working
easier to get things done when people answer your phone calls. Are you looking forward to cementing a better process of what the City will fund? I thought we’d done that last year. I think as we move forward, we really have to look at what’s practical for this city. We all would like to fund everything that makes folks feel good—that’s lagniappe for politicians. But, we’re not at that place right now in our city. While I think it’s really important that our departments look at ways to improve quality-of-life activities for people who live here, and really draw people back to the City, I think we have to be very careful to put some specific processes in place. I think the Department of Parks and Recreation should be completely self sufficient. ... At some point in time, we really, in essence, threw away some of our greatest assets, and that’s our city parks. And we quit using them, and we quit funding them, we quit taking care of them. And there is no reason why that department, with all the activities it’s planning and is doing, shouldn’t be operating in the black with a
surplus. And I think we’re moving in that direction, but, it’s going to take a minute. How do you feel about JPS since avoiding the state takeover? (A)t the time (of the looming state takeover) the politics of it had to be handled really carefully, but I was really involved behind the scenes, and that’s how I like to get things done: under the radar, behind the scenes. So, I am cautiously optimistic. One of the most important things that happened was that we got to look at the school board in a totally different way. That was a real gift. ... I’m anxious to see who they’re going to hire as the new school superintendent. I think that is critical. It’s got to be someone who, and I hope, is someone who can make really, really hard decisions because a lot have got to be made. From what I’ve seen, the organizational and operational structure are going to be key. What are your focus points going to be in the next year on council? I’m looking forward to working a little more closely with the (Hinds County) Board of Supervisors. My ward is so bizarre; I think I touch almost every supervisor’s district. I’ve been working with the administration to figure out these interlocal agreements. ... We’ve got to get the ball more down the road on all the issues in the consent-decree requirements, and doing all this within a balanced budget. … I continue to watch for ways to grow and improve the departments for our first responders. ...We need to find a way to pay our public-works employees more so we can actually hire some to do the work—I think that’s a priority. I continue to be concerned about the state of our library facilities. I believe that cities must have good libraries, and I want to work with the administration to see what we can do to resolve some of these facility issues. ... Also, I think it’s real important for us to continue to find ways to attract new businesses and industry to our city and housing. I very much want to continue to work with our planning department in assisting them in any way possible to do that. We’ve got to keep looking at ways to bring people to our city. … Read a longer version of this interview at jfp.ms/lindsay. Follow city reporter Ko Bragg on Twitter @keaux_ for breaking news.
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hen I started first grade at Anniston Avenue Elementary in Gulfport, Miss, there was one little girl in the class who was African American. Her name was Mary. The year was 1965, and it would be a few more years before other children of color were bused into our school for forced integration. I don’t remember any of the others, but I remember Mary. She was in my class all the way through high-school graduation. She appeared at subsequent high-school reunions, showing off pictures of her children and telling of her life journey since our parting. She became a school teacher. Yes, there were other classmates of color along the way who became our friends, but Mary was different. Different because she was there on the first day of first grade. At 6 years old, I knew my colors, and I knew Mary’s skin was different from mine. I knew her hair and pigtails were different from mine. I knew her parents were older and lived on the edge of the neighborhood our school served.
Real change only comes to those who are open to new people and new ideas.
But she was just Mary, our playmate. Mary, the girl we ate lunch with in the cafeteria. Mary, the one we gossiped with before class. Mary, who turned into a woman and shared our memories of growing up in Gulfport. On a trip home for one of those high-school reunions, I sat around my 10 parents’ kitchen table recounting the
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A Heroine of the Civil Rights Movement
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President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which included Title IV provisions to de-segregate public schools that the U.S. Supreme Court had ordered in 1954. However, it would take another high court decision in 1969 to force desegregation of all Mississippi schools.
journeys of my classmates. I mentioned Mary. And that is when my father spoke up and told an incredulous story. Basically, he claimed Mary was planted in my first-grade class to ease the way for integration. Yes, I noticed her parents were much older—more like the age of my grandparents. They had been childless until Mary came along, and she was exceptionally gifted. But a plant? Was this a conspiracy theory espoused by my father, or did this really happen? I could hardly believe my ears, but a 6-year-old would never question the arrangement that brought in a new classmate and playmate. My parents did. I may never know if this really happened, but it made me look at the situation differently. I grew up in the transition between Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But I grew up on the white side. Mary was on the other side, maybe assigned to straddle the fence as a firstgrader. I didn’t see her as different, but she was. She faced the barriers in place for people of color, dealt with the prejudice of those around her. Nonetheless, she stood bravely as the only little black girl in that first-grade classroom full of white faces. I wonder about her memories from those days. If the intent was to change the at-
titudes of a generation, it worked. Unlike the flight to council schools that occurred in other parts of the state, integration on the coast came and went without much notice. White families there lacked the resources to afford private schooling, so we stayed put and learned to get along. The moral of the story? Real change only comes to those who are open to new people and new ideas. A 6-year-old is a delightful open book, which is why segregated schools, churches and neighborhoods are such “dangers” to society. They lock us into a mindset as adults that change can rarely touch. I hope Mary was a plant. That would make her a heroine of the Civil Rights Movement—a heroic 6-year-old staring down generations of oppression, changing minds and opening doors with her big grin and gangly legs. Nancy Lottridge Anderson is the president and chief financial officer of financial advising company New Perspectives, Inc., and co-host of MPB’s Money Talks.
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Many people know “Orange Is the New Black” but are maybe more familiar with the show. It’s one thing to tell your own story in the book, but what was it like to trust someone to adapt it? The adaptation obviously is not a biopic. [Laughs] Even in the very first season, there are these big deviations from the true stories that are told in the book. But I think the thing that’s most important about the adaptation is not anything related to my own personal stories, but the inherent truth of all the stories and all the protagonists it represents. So some of the characters are familiar adaptations of people who appear in the book. So there’s a “Pennsatucky” in the book, and there’s a “Crazy Eyes” in the book, though both of those real people are very, very different from those characters. There are some of the characters in the show who are not adapted from the book, like Gloria, but have these incredibly truthful, real stories. And that’s the thing that makes me really happy about that adaptation. You know, I think, stepping back, it’s hard 12 to do an adaptation from the page,
Black, White and Orange
with the book and hopefully what the show has done, is really establish these people as protagonists who happen to be prisoners. I really hope that fans of the show extend their thinking about these characters they love so much to the real people who are right there in their community, in their states, who are part of the same (group) who have either done time in the past or are doing time now.
Piper Kerman on Prison Reform by Micah Smith
Michael Oppenheim/ courtesy Lyceum Agency
or five years, audiences across the world have tuned in to watch Netflix’s hit show “Orange Is the New Black.” The comedy-drama became a cultural phenomenon early on, earning a dozen Emmy Award nominations in its first season and picking up a GLAAD Media Award, a Peabody Award and many other acknowledgements along the way. Despite the show’s popularity, some viewers may not realize the story of lead character Piper Chapman is loosely based on the true story of author Piper Kerman, laid out in her memoir, “Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison” (Spiegel & Grau, 2011, $16). Like her TV counterpart, a romantic partner introduced Kerman into a heroinsmuggling ring, and although she left that life after a short time, her decisions led to an indictment for drug smuggling and money laundering nearly a decade later. After getting out of prison in 2005, Kerman faced a decision: put the experience behind her or use it to effect change. She began advocating for criminal-justice reform, most recently through her work with organizations such as the Women’s Prison Association and as a creative writing educator in Ohio state prisons. The Jackson Free Press recently got on the phone with Kerman, who will be the guest speaker for the Greater Jackson Arts Council’s 2018 Creative Impact Luncheon on Aug. 23, to talk about the reality in “Orange Is the New Black” and the role of the arts in prison reform.
“Orange Is the New Black” author Piper Kerman’s experiences in a women’s prison have been a catalyst for her work in criminal-justice reform.
from a book, whether it’s fiction or nonfiction (brought) to the screen. The screen, television or film, is just a very different medium. It’s much more reliant on external conflict, right? Person-to-person conflict. It’s a much harder medium in which to illuminate internal conflict, introspection. You often have to turn to a book for that. So the two are different in many, many ways, but I couldn’t be more grateful and happy that someone has created this. (Show creator) Jenji Kohan wanted to adapt the book, and of course, Jenji attracted so many incredibly talented people to work on it, and here we are already at work on the seventh season, so I’m thrilled.
Among Jenji’s previous work, I was most familiar with “Weeds,” so I understood sort of the tone and approach of that show. … It’s not a surprise to me that she took that approach. It obviously does differ from the book. I think that I do have a sense of humor, but the book is not comic. The show is sometimes comic, but it’s sometimes incredibly tragic, and that’s an honest reflection of what it is like to survive behind the walls of a prison. There are times when you’re incarcerated where if you didn’t laugh, you would cry, and it’s important to include those moments, right? That’s part of being human, and that’s what I wanted to do
Even in the subtitle of your book, you don’t shy away from the fact you spent a relatively short amount of time in prison. Why was that important to you? I came home from prison in 2005, and you know, I was very lucky. I spent a short amount of time in prison. I served 13 months of a 15-month sentence. I was much, much more fortunate than many of the women I served time with. I had a safe place to live. I had a job. I had access to health care. I had many, many things. You know, I had a college education that no strip search could take away from me. So I came home, and I was very conscious of the fact that all those privileges and benefits were going to help me come home successfully, with support and love from my family and friends. And I really want that for everybody. But it was important that—you know, I had potentially more prospect at “putting this experience behind me,” but I just couldn’t really do that. I felt like I had seen and witnessed a lot of injustice in the criminal justice system, ironically, and that many people in this country have no idea what’s happening. More people ought to think about that and know about it if we’re going to be the most incarcerated society in history, which is what we are. There is no society that has ever locked so many of its people up. So I think people need to be much more aware of that reality and why that’s true, how much race has to do with who is incarcerated and who goes into the criminal justice system—that’s a huge determinant factor—and how much poverty determines who goes into the criminal justice system— that’s a huge determinant factor. Then, when people have been informed, they can (decide) whether they really think it’s a good thing for us to be the most incarcerated society in human history. Everyone has to make up their own mind about that, but people should be well informed about who’s really behind bars in this country and why that’s so. For a while now, you’ve been involved with advocacy for prison reform. How has that experience affected you? I am an inherently glass-half-full
courtesy Lyceum Agency
TV writer and producer Jenji Kohan adapted Piper Kerman’s memoir into an award-winning Netflix show.
of (connection to them), even though not everyone’s family has actually gone through the experience of incarceration. But you know, these questions bedevil every single community, and they’re very serious problems that confront us, in terms of substance-abuse disorder, in terms of violence between intimates—you know, almost all violence is between people who know each other—and in terms of mental illness. And the blunt truth is that prisons and jails are not good tools to fix those problems, and yet, that’s exactly what we task them to do. I think many people in this country, after 40 years of mass incarceration, are alert to the reality that what we’re doing currently is not working. People are interested in dialog, in learning more and talking more, and there is an increasing interest in holding the people who operate the criminal justice system more accountable. That’s sort of the ironic truth, that police and prosecutors and judges and correctional workers are often not accountable for what happens under their watch. We see that with police violence, we see that with false convictions, and we see that with some of the abuse that happens within prison walls. And I think there is an increasing call for people who we’ve endowed with a great amount of power over other people’s lives
to be more accountable and to make better choices themselves. … That kind of conversation needs to happen at the local level, at the city level, at the county level. That’s where the action is. A lot of your advocacy work has revolved around things like creative-writing programs for inmates. Why do you feel the arts are important to combat these problems? Well, there are several reasons. So yeah, I live in Ohio now, and I teach narrative nonfiction writing in two state prisons there: a men’s medium-security facility and the primary women’s prison in Ohio. And I do that because, first and foremost, I was so fortunate to be able to share my own story, and I think that we should have a lot more stories to really understand where we’re at. A single story could never explain something as complex as the American criminal justice system. But I think for that to happen, we really have to listen to the men, the women and the children— because we do lock up a lot of children in this country in the juvenile justice system. We really want to understand how are we at this point where we’re at. … These stories are fascinating and incredibly compelling, and some of them are funny, and some of them are, I can’t even tell you how heartbreaking. But when they learn how to tell their story in a way that is more easily understood by a wider number of people, I think that’s important for them, as well. I think my students start to recognize that their stories and their lives are important, and quite frankly, many of them, especially my female students, have been told their entire lives that their lives are not important. We’re talking about some of the most marginalized people in our communities, whether you’re talking about people of color, whether you’re talking about sex workers, whether you’re talking about mentally ill people or people with substance-abuse disorder. These are people we push to the margins of society. We tell them directly or we tell them with our actions that they’re not important. When my students get to tell their own story on their terms, they start to recognize the importance of their lives, and that’s a really important turning point for them to then have a greater sense of agency over their lives. I love this work. I’ve done it for almost four years now, and it’s one of the most important things I’ve ever done. The GJAC Creative Impact Luncheon is Thursday, Aug. 23, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Old Capitol Inn (226 N. State St.). Admission is $50 per person. Visit greaterjacksonartscouncil.com.
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person, which is a reflection again of having a fortunately safe childhood and an education—there’s a reason I’m an optimist; I have reason to be optimistic. But I’ve been so encouraged. I’ve been to 48 states in this country now, and I’ve met people all over the country, and people are very interested in talking and thinking more about these questions because, of course, everyone has some sort
The Guide for Newcomers Newcomers: Need to Know
Need-toKnow: Best of Jackson
by Amber Helsel
Drivers License Department of Public Safety (1900 E. Woodrow Wilson Drive, 601-987-1281) Hinds County location (1101 Metrocenter Mall, Space #1, 601-352-6928) MHP Troop C Building (3851 Highway 468, Pearl, 601-420-6342) Voter Registration sos.ms.gov/vote
Jackson’s Historical Landmarks
Jackson Public Schools
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum (222 North St., Suite 2205, 601-576-6800) The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is a labyrinth of historical facts, photographs and records from the Civil Rights era. It offers glimpses into the lives of African
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The Eudora Welty House and Garden (119 Pinehurst St., 601-353-7762) Eudora Welty was one of the most popular authors in the 20th century. Her home is now a landmark that shows her life and work, including exhibits of her literary works and photography. While at Eudora Welty House and Garden, visitors can see her books and furniture, among other at14 tractions.
Medgar Evers Home and Museum
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by Logan Williamson ackson has a rich and storied past, and today, a few landmarks help remind us of where we’ve been. Here are a few you can find.
Finalists: D’Ellia McKinneyEvans (Odom’s Eye CareOptical, 1461 Canton Mart Road, Suite A, 601-977-0272, odomseyecare.com) / Timothy Quinn (Quinn Healthcare PLLC, 768 N. Avery Blvd., Ridgeland, 601-487-6482, quinntotalhealth.com) / Kimberly Smash (Prolific Health and Wellness, 2675 River Ridge Drive, 601-718-0308) / Patrick Boler (Magnolia Dermatology, 815 Highway 80 E., Clinton, 601-910-3004, magnoliaderm.org) / Carrie Nash (Baptist Medical Clinic, 1490 W. Government St., Suite 10, 601-825-1936, mbhs.org)
Gas: Atmos Energy Visit atmosenergy.com
Medical Best Doctor: Justin Turner (TurnerCare, 2135 Henry Hill Drive, 601-398-2335, turnercarems.com)
Uber // Lyft Waitr // Instacart
Electricity: Entergy Visit entergy.com or call 1-800ENTERGY for service.
Water, sewer and sanitation services Call 601-960-2000 or visit 1000 Metrocenter Mall, Suite 103 Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Make payments online at ipn.paymentus. com/otp/stde/coj. The City suggests that children and pregnant women have a filter on their faucet.
Stay Plugged Into Your Neighborhood
f you are a newcomer to Jackson, you may not know things like how to get your water turned on or where the DMV locations are. Luckily, we’re here to help. Here are some need-to-know things when moving to the capital city.
Americans in Jackson before Jim Crow law and before integration, and then follows the Civil Rights Movement through to the present day. On the third Saturday of every month, admission is free for both the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History, its joint museum on the left-hand side.
Best Urgent Care: Baptist Medical Clinic (multiple locations, baptist medicalclinics.org) Finalists:CornerClinicUrgent Care (132 Lakeland Heights Blvd., Suite A, Flowood, cornerclinicurgentcare.com) / MEA Medical Clinics (multiple locations, meamedical clinics.com) / TrustCare
Express Medical Clinics (multiple locations, feelbetterfaster.com)
Home Improvement Best Plumbers: Buford Plumbing (5625 Hwy 18 W., 601-372-7676) Finalists: D Ray’s Plumbing, Heating & AC (205 Ebenezer Road, Ridgeland, Z
Farish Street Historic District (Farish Street) From the early- to mid-20th century, Farish Street was a booming African American community. However, during desegregation in the 1960s, business began to decline in the neighborhood, and eventually most moved away. However, these days, you can still find businesses such as Johnny T’s Bistro & Blues, F. Jones Corner and Big Apple Inn, which has been in the neighborhood since 1939. Medgar Evers Home and Museum (2332 Margaret W. Alexander Drive, 601-9777839) Nothing stands as a piece of history more than Medgar Evers’ family home. It was here that Byron de La Beckwith shot the civil-rights activist in his driveway in 1963. These days, you can tour the house and museum and reflect on this moment in our history. See and add more at jfp.ms/jxn historiclandmarks.
601-278-7470) / Davis Plumbing and Gas (2031 Causey Drive, 601-540-0185) / Dent Air Conditioning and Plumbing (200 Sheppard Road, 601-912-0535) / Skeen Plumbing (220 Christopher Cove, Ridgeland, 601-8565758) / Weiand Plumbing, Inc. (Multiple locations, 601540-5972)
Food & Drink Best Restaurant: Babalu Tapas & Tacos (622 Duling Ave., Suite 106, eatbabalu.com) Finalists: BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 244, 601982-8111) / Char Restaurant (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 142, 601-956-9562) / Lou’s Full-Serv (904B E. Fortification St., 601-487-6359) / The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen (1200 N. State St., Suite 100, 601-398-4562) / Walker’s Drive-In (3016 N. State St., 601-982-2633)
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PERSON ON THE STREETS Question: What does Jackson need?
Johari Jackson Age: 34 Assistant manager at Family Dollar “Fixing the obvious issues like infrastructure, poverty and crime is a good start. Finding ways to narrow the generation gap to guide the youth in a more positive direction will help. Providing an outlet for community activities would help. We don’t even have a movie theater.”
A’Walkin’ We Will Go
5Ks are a great fitness goal to work toward, but sometimes, it can be hard to find information about them. Luckily, there are a few websites where you can find information about local running and walking events.
by Jenna Gibson
Active.com This website allows runners to find 5Ks, marathons and similar events in their area, but it’s not just for running. As the name suggests, it covers anything and everything active, from martial arts class listings to tips on fitness and health.
6) Coming Soon: Museum Trail This 5-mile trail will connect downtown Jackson to Lakeland Drive. It will provide Jacksonians with a path to cultural attractions such as the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History, and the Mississippi Farmers Market. As of May 2018, the Jackson City Council approved the final easements, and the project moved into the final bureaucratic design approval with the Mississippi Department of Transportation.
2) TC Squared Walking Trail (Tougaloo College) College students are lucky, as they have access to a walking trail on campus. This one at Tougaloo is a third of a mile long. 3) Parham Bridges Walking Trail (5055 Old Canton Road) Parham Bridges isn’t just a park—it also has a walking path.
7) Clinton Community Nature Center (617 Dunton Road, Clinton) The nature center features 2.1 miles of shaded walking trails, an amphitheater, native plants, wildlife and more.
9) Cypress Swamp (Natchez Trace Parkway, milepost 122, Canton) This swamp is home to many types of trees, including the red maple and the bald cypress, as well as many animals, like alligators and snakes. It also has a loop trail that is a fifth of a mile long.
Runningintheusa.com This website can give viewers a listing of 5Ks that are in their state. Jfpevents.com Not to toot our own horn, but our events calendar is pretty extensive. We work hard to keep it that way, so you can find everything from a 5K to a painting class. —Amber Helsel
10) Flowood Nature Park (4077 Flowood Dr., Flowood) This park located on 40 acres, is home to paved trails that follow a path through patches of woods and a lake. This list is not complete. See and add more at jfp.ms/walkingtrails. Zil
4) LeFleur’s Bluff State Park (3315 Lakeland Terrace) LeFleur’s Bluff State Park is home to 305 acres of lakes and forests that makes for a great hike.
8) Natchez Multi-Use Trail (Natchez Trace Parkway, mileposts 105.6-100.7) On this trail, you can hang out at the Reservoir Overlook at milepost 105.6 and then traverse the trail, heading to the Choctaw Agency parking area at 100.7.
5) Campus Gold Trail and Academic Green Trail (Belhaven University) Belhaven has not one, but two campus trails.
1) Ridgeland Multi-Use Path (Natchez Trace Parkway, mileposts 101-103, Ridgeland) This trail parallels the path from Highland Colony Parkway to Harbor Drive, and has lots of greenery, animals, plants and more. It connects to the Natchez Trace Multi-Use Trail.
Fleet Feet Jackson (500 Highway 51, Suite Z, Ridgeland, 601899-9696) Fleet Feet has race events all the time, from 5Ks to weekly pub runs. The business even has running clubs, if that is your thing. For more information, visit fleetfeetjackson.com.
PERSON On The Streets
Christopher Rash Age: 28 Student at Jackson State University Shawn Gaar Age: 31 Placement manager for Payment Alliance International “Simply respecting one another and not stereotyping can end a lot of issues and help build stronger bonds within the city.”
“The one thing that I can say can be improved about the Jackson area is to make it more millennial-friendly. I think Mississippi overall is … a retirement state. And I think, for the retention of getting millennials to stay and work here in the state—I think if we make it more millennial-friendly and bring … activities and different events and … restaurants and … fun things to do here in the city, that would actually make (Jackson) overall a better experience for everyone.”
Jamey and Melanie Burrow Jamey: doctor at Baptist Health Systems; Melanie: stay-at-home mom “Lack of viable industries creates a non-friendly business environment. Having a true vested interest in the community can help to uplift it.”
Historical Landmark: Greenwood Cemetery (701 N. West St.) This is a resting site for many people, including Confederate solders, former governors, mayors and more. Mississippi author and Pulitzer Prize recipient Eudora Welty was laid to rest here in 2001.
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Question: What does Jackson need?
From Mississippi with Love
Cups Espresso Cafe Features New Mocktails by Marie Weidmayer
by Micah Smith
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Spigner then pours two shots of espresso ﬁll into the cups. The Cherry Americola mocktail features Coca-Cola, a shot of espresso and grenadine. MA R IE
Spigner pours the espresso and grenadine mixture into a cup of ice before adding the Coke.
Spigner pours dark cherry grenadine into a cup. She says she originally made this drink during college because it had a lot of caffeine to help keep her and her friends awake. MA R
Old Mule (Lou’s Full-Serv, 904-B E. Fortiﬁcation St.; lousfullserv.com) • Stoli vodka • Ginger • Soda • Lime juice
Mississippi Mule (Fondren Public, 2765 Old Canton Road, fondrenpublic.com) • Cathead honeysuckle vodka • Lime juice • Barritt’s ginger beer
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Blackberry Mule (Barrelhouse Southern Gastropub, 3009 N. State St., barrelhousems.com) • Cathead vodka • Crème de Mûre • Berry syrup • Lemon juice • Barritt’s ginger beer
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he Moscow mule is a simple, yet delicious drink made with vodka, ginger beer and lime juice. So why reinvent the wheel? Well, because sometimes the wheel tastes better with crème. Here are some fun takes on the classic cocktail from a few local bars and restaurants.
hile Cups Espresso Café in Fondren has been supplying us with needed caffeine, it’s got something new now: a mocktail menu. The four new drinks are $5 each. Barist Lauren Spigner recently walked us through how to make one of them, the Cherry Americola.
The completed Cherry Americola mocktail sits next to the full mocktail menu at Cups in Fondren.
Eat Your Greens
by Alexis Carter f you’re vegan or vegetarian, eating at restaurants can be difﬁcult. Luckily, Jackson has a decent amount of good options. Here are a few.
Aladdin Mediterranean Grill (730 Lakeland Drive, 601-366-6033) Aladdin has foods such as hummus, rice, falafel, baba ganul (also known as baba ganoush: mashed eggplant, similar to hummus in consistency, eaten with pita) and more
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16 Hummus at Aladdin Mediterranean Grill
Kiefer’s (705 Poplar Blvd., keifers.net; 120 N. Congress St., keifersdowntown.com) Kiefer’s has some vegan and vegetarian options, including vegan and vegetarian wraps (felafel, veggies and cheese, and mushroom), salads such as the Grecian and artichoke-heart salad, sides such as the business’ popular cottage fries and more. Babalu Tapas & Tacos (622 Duling Ave., Suite 106, eatbabalu.com) Babalu has dishes such as the black bean burger and vegetal tacos. To veganize these, ask for no egg wash on the burger and for no cotija on the tacos. The restaurant has several veggie and potato side options, as well as guacamole, which servers can make at customers’ tables. See and add more at jfp.ms/vegan vegetarian.
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Babalu Tapas & Tacos (622 Duling Ave., Suite 106, 601-366-5757, eatbabalu.com) The Apothecary at Brent’s Drugs (655 Duling Ave., 769-2573517, apothecaryjackson.com) Barrelhouse (3009 N. State St., 769-2163167, barrelhousems.com) BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 244, 601-982-8111, bravobuzz.com) CAET Wine Bar (3100 N. State St., Suite 102, 601-321-9169, caetwine bar.com)
EVERY THIRD THURSDAY
Fall 2018 | millsaps.edu/enrichment | 601-974-1130 Course
Arts and Crafts Basic Glass Fusion Cabochons Basic Stamped Jewelry Beginning Knitting Beginning Photography Copperplate Calligraphy Intro to Mosaics - Garden Brick Class Precious Metal Clay Round Medallion
Laura Tarbutton Laura Tarbutton Donna Peyton Ron Blaylock Cathleen O’Rear Teresa Haygood Laura Tarbutton
Health and Fitness Jimmy Smith Davis Elkins Jimmy Smith Jeremy Gordon Scott DeLoach Davis Elkins Mike Chadwick Sally Holly
Heritage and History A Brief Architectural History of Woodland Hills Fondren: A Brief Architectural History The Architecture of Antebellum Jackson What Style is My House?
Todd Sanders Todd Sanders Todd Sanders Todd Sanders
Language and Literature How to Edit What You Write How to Sell What You Write How to Write Your Book in 60 Days Jane Austen Book Club: “Sense and Sensibility” To Tell the Truth: Creative Nonfiction Transformational Writing: How to Find Your Voice
Gerard Helferich James Dickerson Tonya Hairston Ware Susan Allen Ford & Carolyn Brown Ellen Ann Fentress Jean Farish
Money and Business Basics of Investing Mark A. Maxwell Beyond the Basics: Advanced Social Media Workshop Sophie Wolf Facebook Advertising Sophie Wolf Music Beginning Guitar
Personal Development Everyday Psychology Mindfulness, Compassion and Buddha’s Way Understanding Your Dreams: A Brief Introduction Wellness and Wholistic Living in Everyday Life
Angela Essary Elizabeth Wolfe Karen Mori Bonner Jean Farish
Special Offerings ACT Test Prep Course Dance for Parkinson’s Garden Design Law School Admissions Test Preparation Math Reboot The Selection and Care of Indoor Plants
Leonard Blanton Phoebe Pearigen Rick Griffin Jacques Grant Jacques Grant John Malanchak
“ON THE VERGE”
5:30 PM-UNTIL VERGE JXN takes over the Art Lab for “Creativity Never Ages!,” a myriad of collaborative art-making activities. Projects began on Third Thursday will continue on Saturday, October 20, at The Hatch Midtown. FEATURED ACTIVITIES Evapo Paint, Wax Sculpting led by artist Phoenix Savage, The Pendulum Project, Marbling, Faces of Jackson, Felt It Up, Mr. Dali Head, and Handprint a Masterpiece (Full descriptions available online)
LIVE MUSIC | 7-8:30 PM Krystal Gem will fill the night with soulful covers and original songs on the C Spire Stage!
ARTWORK ON VIEW:
James Patterson: Life in Pictures; McCarty Pottery: Love. Life. Clay.; Joe Overstreet: Justice, Faith, Hope and Peace; Pre-Columbian Art; and Four Freedoms by Mildred Nungester Wolfe Food and snacks available at La Brioche at the Museum and food trucks in The Art Garden: Taqueria La Reata, 2 for 7 Kitchen, Grumpy Dave’s Kettle Korn, and Deep South Pops. Cash bar available. The Museum Store will be open late.
THESE EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Give the gift of learning! Enrichment classes make great gifts. Gift certificates are available for community enrichment classes. The fall series classes begin in August 2018. See the full fall schedule of classes at millsaps.edu/enrichment.
artwork. art play. 380 South Lamar St. | Jackson MS 39201 | 601.960.1515
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Advanced Basketball Advanced Tennis Beginning Basketball Boxers Rebellion Hybrid Kickboxing Fundamentals of Baseball Introduction to Tennis Tai Chi Yoga for Everyone
by Jenna Gibson The Herb Shop (5310 Lakeland Drive, Suite 2, Flowood, 601-992-6859) The Herb Shop is home to vitamins and herbs to assist in overall health. The store also carries beauty, hair and skin products. The Herb Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Delreco HArris
Fair Trade Green recently opened a new location in Fondren.
Fair Trade Green (3417 N. State St., 601-987-0002) Fair Trade Green, which recently reopened in Fondren, carries products such as incense made in Japan, tumbled stones from around the world and items such as herbal bath and body products. Jax-Zen Float (155 Wesley Ave., 601-691-1697, jax-zenfloat.com) While Jax-Zen is mostly known for massage therapy and its float tanks, the shop also has a selection of natural products, such as different types of CBD oils, plant-based bath and body products, and more.
Soul Synergy Center (5490 Castlewoods Court, Suite D, Flowood, 601-992-7721) Soul Synergy may offer services such as a salt-cave therapy, yoga and massage therapy, but its shop in the front also sells products including Himalayan salt lamps, crystals, candles, incense and incense burners, essential oils and oil diffusers, and more. Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St., 601-354-6573) Many people who sell herbal- and plant-based products often set up shop here, including EasyKale, local honey sources and more. The market is open Thursday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., though hours may vary based on the season.
Historical places: Merci Train (648-698 E. Pearl St.) This is one of the 49 train cars France gave the U.S. in 1949 as a thank you for American aid during World War II.
useums are rich with knowledge, culture and history, and the city of Jackson is lucky to be home to so many of these great establishments. Here is a list of mustsee quirky or interesting things for you to experience as a museum visitor.
“Wailing Woman,” now on display at the museum. It is a statue of a woman who is partially naked and crying. old CApiTol MuSeuM (100 S. State St., 601-576-6920, oldcapitolmuseum.com) During the Civil War era, a Union soldier removed draperies from the building, and had the fabrics sewn into a shirt and cap. Descendants of the soldier gave the artifacts to the state, and a replica made of the shirt now appears on display. MiSSiSSippi MuSeuM oF nATurAl SCienCe (2148 Riverside Drive, 601-5766000, mdwfp.com/museum) In 2005, a father and daughter gave a two-headed snake to the museum. It has a rare condition known as diprosopus, which causes two heads to grow.
Living the Natural Life
by logan Williamson
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
MiSSiSSippi MuSeuM oF ArT (380 S. Lamar St., 601-960-1515, msmuseum art.org) The Mississippi Museum of Art is full of interesting paintings, but one of its quirkier features isn’t a painting—it’s the Art Garden. In the spring and summer, the garden turns into a picturesque scene with colorful flowers and tall plants, and outdoor art such as Pearl River Glass Studio’s glass wall against the back fence. inTernATionAl MuSeuM oF MuSliM CulTureS (201 E. Pascagoula St., muslimmuseum.org) The museum’s exhibition, “Legacy of Timbuktu: Wonders of the Written Word” has ancient African manuscripts on display that represent the Islamic and intellectual heritage of West Africa before enslaved Africans were brought to America. The documents reveal that Timbuktu was an important learning center during a legacy of great development for West Africa.
MiSSiSSippi CHildren’S MuSeuM (2145 Museum Blvd., 601-981-5469, mschildrensmuseum.org) The Literacy Garden, inspired by the poem, “The Enchanted Land of Story” by Sherry Norfolk, is an interactive environment for children to explore books and nature. The museum’s website says that since 2014, this oasis has encouraged learning outside of the classroom with “literacy-inspired sculptures, innovative technology, and native plants.” It even has pink mushrooms. MiSSiSSippi AGriCulTure And ForeSTry MuSeuM (1150 Lakeland Drive, 601-432-4500, msagmuseum.com) If you’re afraid of getting your mustache wet while drinking tea, this museum has the solution. It has an antique teacup with a built-in mustache guard in the center. It also has another oddity: a sixfingered glove with two thumbs. MiSSiSSippi Civil riGHTS MuSeuM (222 North St., Suite 2205, 601-576-6800, mscivilrightsmuseum) An imprisoned Freedom Rider, Carol Ruth Silver, made a chess set using breadcrumbs and saliva while at Parchman Prison. Some of the darker chess pieces are marked with blood. The artifact is on loan from the Tougaloo College Civil Rights Collection.
SMiTH roberTSon MuSeuM And CulTurAl CenTer (628 Bloom St., 601960-1457) Wood artist Laverne Hamberlin from Fayette, Miss., carved a piece called the
MiSSiSSippi MuSeuM oF HiSTory (222 North St., Suite 1206, 601-576-6800, mmh.mdah.ms.gov) Sicilian immigrants brought a vintage wine press Natchez, Miss. It’s now on exhibit in a museum gallery, where it represents Sicilian life and culture in Mississippi.
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August 8 - 21, 2018 • jfp.ms
Question: What Jackson Needs
Elisha Parris Age: 22 Teacher at Northwest Jackson Middle School
“Jackson obviously needs to increase infrastructure and funding going toward infrastructure and education. We need more affordable options for adolescents within the city limits. … There need to be more opportunities for students to show and display their art.
Zac Zachow Age: 24 Engineer at Siemens
“I think that if we want real progress in our state, and in Jackson especially, we need to focus on improving our primary public education. I think that we should raise teacher salaries so that we can compete for the best teachers and put money more into the academics, not just more towards athletics. Cutting education budgets is shooting the next generation in the foot.” —Jenna Gibson
Maisie Brown Age: 16 Student at Murrah High School
“I know that Jackson has good leadership and effective leadership, but I think what Jackson needs is more input (from) the community, and more communication within the administration and the community, so that people don’t feel so left out, and people will feel like their voices are heard.”
Jake Tipton Age: 20 Student at Millsaps College
“What I’d like to see changed in Jackson is the negative assumptions that are placed on this city by people who haven’t necessarily been to or have lived in Jackson—because although the city does have a lot of issues, so do most capital cities. Jackson has a lot of potential to grow, and we can already see some of that hospitality and determination paying off with the development of Fondren (and) The District. I wish people saw Jackson more for its opportunities instead of its downfalls.”
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Bright Lights Belhaven Nights Aug. 11, 5-10:30 p.m., at Belhaven Park (1900 Poplar Blvd.). The 14th annual street festival features arts and craft vendors, children’s activities, food and beverages from Mississippi restaurants and breweries, and live music on three stages, with artists such as Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, The Weeks, Becca Mancari and more. $15 per person (cash only), free for ages 12 and under; call 601-3528850; greaterbelhaven.com.
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Big Laughs in the City Aug. 18, 8 p.m., at Jackson Marriott Hotel (200 E. Amite St.). The comedy show features performances stand-up comics Kev on Stage, Rita Brent and Merc B. Williams. Includes music from DJ Rafe. Doors open at 8 p.m. Cash bar available. $25 at JFP Deals, $30 in advance, $35 at the door, $40 reserved seating; jfpdeals.com.
COMMUNITY Bringing Washington to You Aug. 9, 8-11 a.m., at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). Greater Jackson Partnership presents the legislative breakfast featuring guest speaker Sen. Trent Lott. Registration at 7:30 a.m. $40 individual, $380 reserved table for 10; email firstname.lastname@example.org; find it on Facebook.
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Robert Randolph & the Family Band perform as part of the 14th annual Bright Lights Belhaven Nights on Saturday, Aug. 11.
August 8 - 21, 2018 • jfp.ms
Julia Reed signs copies of her book, “South Toward Home: Adventures and Misadventures in My Native Land,” at 5 p.m. at
Lemuria Books (Banner Hall, 4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 202). Reading at 5:30 p.m. $25.99 book; call 601366-7619; lemuriabooks.com.
Trivia Night at the Old Capitol Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m., at Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). The Mississippi-themed trivia competition includes a cash prize for the first-place team. Includes food and an open bar. For ages 21 and up. $10 (cash only); mdah.ms.gov. The Village Social | Trivia : Luau Aug. 10, 7-9 p.m., at Highland Village (4500 Interstate 55 N. Frontage Road). The luau-themed trivia event features prizes for first and second place, best team name and most spirited. For ages 21 and up. Themed attire is strongly encouraged. Free admission; highlandvillagejxn.com. Chicagorilla Pop-up Shop Aug. 11, noon4 p.m., at 201Capitol (201 W. Capitol St.). Van Johnson, star of VH1 TV show “Black Ink Crew: Chicago,” presents a pop-up shop featuring merchandise from his clothing line, Chicagorilla. Includes light refreshments while supplies last, music from DJ Lil Walt and more. $5 in advance, $8 at the door, $35 meet-and-greet; find it on Facebook. Pokemon Go Community Day Aug. 11, 1-4 p.m., Aug. 12, 1-3:30 p.m., at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). The Jackson Zoo hosts the celebration the international event for Pokemon Go players. Game company Niantic will drop special lures and bonuses, adding to the zoo’s 30 Pokestops and two gyms. Included with admission; call 601-352-2580; jacksonzoo.org. Coffee & Conversation Aug. 16, 8:15-10 a.m., at The Farmer’s Table (929 High St.). The Mississippi Center for Nonprofits hosts the event covering topics such as identifying strategic needs, the value of good evaluation plans and more. The speaker is James P. McCrary. Breakfast and coffee provided. $25 for members, $35 for non-members; msnonprofits.org.
Thinker’s Fair Aug. 9, 5-8 p.m., at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The family-friendly event features interactive stations to teach visitors about topics such as rockets, computer coding, robotics, art and more. Includes food. For all ages. Free admission; email email@example.com; commongroundjxn.org.
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he City with Soul will once again welcome the man behind “Got Soul” this month. New Jersey outfit Robert Randolph & the Family Band will return to Jackson on Aug. 11 to play for the 14th annual Bright Lights Belhaven Nights. The latest installment of the festival will also feature performances from Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, The Weeks, Becca Mancari and many others. The Jackson Free Press recently spoke with Randolph over the phone about his career, his art and the appeal of pedal steel. Here’s an excerpt from the interview. Pedal steel isn’t typically seen as a “front and center” instrument. Why do you think that is, and why has Robert Randolph & the Family Band been able to make it work? Man, everybody is just a little different. Every band sort of has a significant sound, and you know, you go back in history and you think of guys like Bo Diddly, who was really just like a rhythm player with different rhythms that he brought to the industry. Certain guys—you know John Popper, who was a harmonica player—and all these guys who were so different, it’s just, you focus on your craft, and you be the best you can be, you write good songs, and you bring good energy. That’s what makes people different. Visit jfp.ms/familyband to read the full interview.
THURSDAY 8/9 The Thinker’s Fair is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). The family-friendly event features interactive stations
to teach visitors about topics such as rockets, computer coding, robotics, art and more. Includes food. For all ages. Free admission; email firstname.lastname@example.org; commongroundjxn.org.
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8/24 Jason Turner 8/25 Legends of the Summer
The Marcus King Band WITH BISHOP GUNN anno
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Willie Morris After Party
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Wednesday, September 5
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8/23 Women’s Foundation of MS: Consider This
Wednesday, August 22
just Thursday, August 23 unced!
Dinner Drinks & Jazz with Raphael Semmes and Friends
8/22 New Bourbon Street Jazz Band 8/23 D’Lo Trio
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MS Book Festival
Dinner Drinks & Jazz with Raphael Semmes and Friends 8/22 Swear Tapes + Fides
WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE...
AN EVENING FOR JAMES PATTERSON
blues rock wunderkind returns to Jackson to rock your world
Dining Room - 6pm
Saturday, August 18
$3 Members $5 Non-Members
WITH TW!NS, NEWSCAST, AND FLYWALKER nashville-via-jackson indie rocker returns to celebrate the release of new self-titled album
Dining Room - 7pm - Free
Blue Monday Dining Room - 7 - 11pm Blue Monday $3 Members $5 Non-Members Dining Room - 7 - 11pm Central MS Blues Society presents:
ROCK EUPORA ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
8/27 Blue Monday
8/28 Dinner, Drinks and Jazz 8/30 Cary Hudson
8/31 The Country Cousins Concert Series 6: Jxn vs South MS Hosted by OurGlass Media Group Promotions
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Robert earl keen WITH CARY HUDSON
texas country legend live in jackson! WARNING: this show WILL sell out!
Saturday, September 8
GRAYSON CAPPS BAND WITH ERIC STRACENER
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Wednesday, September 12
country storytelling that will leave you enamored and begging for more
Thursday, September 13 AN EVENING WITH
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
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Friday, October 19
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8/8 - 8/21 WEDNESDAY 8/8 Alumni House - Jerry Brooks & Jack Beal 6:30-8:30 p.m. Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m. Drago’s - Sid Thompson 6-9 p.m. Hal & Mal’s - New Bourbon Street Jazz Band 6:30-9:30 p.m. free Kathryn’s - Gator Trio 6:30-9:30 p.m. McClain - Gena Steele 6:30 p.m. Pelican Cove - Phil & Trace 6-10 p.m. Shucker’s - Proximity 7:30-11:30 p.m. Table 100 - Andy Henderson 6 p.m.
Thursday 8/9 1908 Provisions - David Keary 6:30-9 p.m. Bonny Blair’s - Larry Brewer 7-11 p.m. Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m. Drago’s - Johnny Crocker 6-9 p.m.
Shucker’s - Acoustic Crossroads 7:30 p.m. Table 100 - Andrew Pates 6 p.m.
Friday 8/10 1908 Provisions - Andrew Pates 6:30-9:30 p.m. Ameristar, Vicksburg - BB Secrist 8 p.m. Char - Ronnie Brown 6 p.m. Doe’s - Jacob Lipking 6:30-8:30 p.m. Drago’s - Chris Gill 6-9 p.m. F. Jones - Sherman Lee Dillon & the MS Sound midnight $10 Georgia Blue, Flowood Brandon Greer Georgia Blue, Madison Shaun Patterson Hal & Mal’s - Crooked Creek 7-10 p.m. free Iron Horse - Eric Deaton Blues 9 p.m. Jackson Convention Complex - Ricky Dillard, Deitrick Haddon, Leandria Johnson & more 7-10 p.m. free
See more music at jfp.ms/musiclistings. To be included in print, email listings to email@example.com. WonderLust - DJ Taboo 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Table 100 - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m.
Ameristar, Vicksburg - BB Secrist 8 p.m. Belhaven Park - Robert Randolph & the Family Band, The Weeks, Kingfish, Becca Mancari & more 5-10 p.m. $10 Burgers & Blues - Womble Brothers 6 p.m. Cerami’s - Ron Sennett 6 p.m. free Char - Bill Clark 6 p.m. Club 43, Canton - Trailer Park Disco 9 p.m. $10 Doe’s - Joe Carroll 6:30-8:30 p.m. F. Jones Corner - Big Money Mel & Small Change Wayne 10 p.m. $5; Sherman Lee Dillon & the MS Sound midnight $10 Georgia Blue, Flowood Chad Wesley Georgia Blue, Madison Skip McDonald The Hideaway - Miles Flatt & South of 20 9 p.m. $10
1908 Provisions - Knight Bruce 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Char - Big Easy Three 11 a.m.; Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m. The Flamingo - Goth Dad, Surfwax & Schaefer Llana 8-11 p.m. $5 Iron Horse - Tiger Rogers 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Kathryn’s - Phil & Trace 6 p.m. McClain - Zack Bridges 6:30 p.m. Pelican Cove - Hunter Gibson & Ronnie McGee noon; Bonfire Orchestra 5 p.m. Shucker’s - Acoustic Crossroads 3:30 p.m. Table 100 - Raphael Semmes Trio 11 a.m.2 p.m.; Dan Michael Colbert 6-9 p.m. Wellington’s - Andy Hardwick 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Monday 8/13 Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m. Hal & Mal’s - Central MS Blues Society 7 p.m. $5 Kathryn’s - Joseph LaSalla 6:30 p.m. McClain - Doug Hurd 6:30 p.m. Pelican Cove - Skip & Mike 6-10 p.m. Table 100 - Andrew Pates 6 p.m.
Tuesday 8/14 Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m.
August 8 - 21, 2018 • jfp.ms
Drago’s - Simpatico 6-9 p.m.
F. Jones - Maya Kyles & the F. Jones Challenge Band 10 p.m. $5 Georgia Blue, Flowood Jason Turner Georgia Blue, Madison Stevie Cain Hal & Mal’s - D’Lo Trio 7-9:30 p.m. free; Roxy Roca w/ Anissa Hampton & Stonewalls 7 p.m. $10 ages 21 & up $15 ages 18-20 Iron Horse - Seth Power 6 p.m. Kathryn’s - Scott Turner Trio 6:30 p.m. Market Street, Flowood South of 20 6-8 p.m. McClain - Joseph LaSalla 6:30 p.m. Pelican Cove - Chris Gill 6-10 p.m.
Kathryn’s - Chasin’ Dixie 7 p.m. Last Call - DJ Spoon 9 p.m. Lounge 114 - Anissa Hampton 9 p.m. Martin’s - Hyndesight w/ Ainsley 10 p.m. Pelican Cove - Road Hogs 7-11 p.m. Pop’s Saloon - Dylan Moss Band 9 p.m. Route 471 - Chad Wesley 7 p.m. Shucker’s - Barry Leach 5:30 p.m.; Ian Faith 8 p.m. $5; Topher Brown 10 p.m. Soulshine, Flowood - Casey Phillips 7 p.m. Soulshine, Ridgeland - Ben Payton 7 p.m. Table 100 - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m.
Iron Horse - Blues Perfect Connection 8 p.m. Kathryn’s - Lucky Hand Blues Band 7 p.m. LD’s Kitchen, Vicksburg Straighten It Out 8 p.m.midnight $10 Lounge 114 - Grady Champion 9-11 p.m. Martin’s - Kalu & the Electric Joint 10 p.m. Pelican Cove - Steele Heart 2-6 p.m.; Faze 4 7-11 p.m. Pop’s Saloon - Chase Tyler Band 9 p.m. Shucker’s - Big Al & the Heavyweights 3:30 p.m.; Ian Faith 8 p.m. $5; Chad Perry 10 p.m. Soulshine, Flowood - Keys vs. Strings 7 p.m. South Street - Tony the DJ & DJ G-Linzy 10 p.m.
Fenian’s - Open Mic 9 p.m. Hal & Mal’s - Raphael Semmes & Friends 6-9 p.m. free Kathryn’s - Keys v. Strings 6:30-9:30 p.m. McClain - Bill & Temperance w/ Jeff Perkins 6:30 p.m. Pelican Cove - Stace & Cassie 6-10 p.m. Table 100 - Chalmers Davis 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY 8/15 1908 Provisions - Bill Ellison 6:30-9 p.m. Alumni House - Jerry Brooks & Jack Beal 6:30-8:30 p.m. Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m. Drago’s - Hunter Gibson 6-9 p.m. Kathryn’s - Larry Brewer 6:30-9:30 p.m.
McClain - Barry Leach 6:30 p.m. MS Legends Grill - Phil & Trace 6:30-9:30 p.m. Pelican Cove - McCain & Reynolds 6-10 p.m. Shucker’s - Proximity 7:30-11:30 p.m. Soul Wired - Open Mic feat. Grant Terry 8 p.m. $5 Table 100 - Andy Henderson 6 p.m.
THURSDAY 8/16 1908 Provisions - Dan Gibson 6:30-9 p.m. Bonny Blair’s - Sid Thompson 6-10 p.m. Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m. Drago’s - Hunter Gibson 6-9 p.m. F. Jones - Maya Kyles & the F. Jones Challenge Band 10 p.m. $5 Hal & Mal’s - Brian Jones 6-9 p.m. free Iron Horse - John Causey 6 p.m. McClain - Joseph LaSalla 6:30 p.m. MS Museum of Art “Museum After Hours” feat. Krystal Gem 5:30 p.m. free Pelican Cove - Marvin Curtis 6-10 p.m. Shucker’s - Lovin Ledbetter 7:30 p.m. Table 100 - Andrew Pates 6 p.m.
FRIDAY 8/17 1908 Provisions - Andrew Pates 6:30-9:30 p.m. Ameristar, Vicksburg - Area Code 8 p.m. Center Stage - Stephanie Luckett, Jonte Mayon, Mike Rob & more 8 p.m. $15 Char - Ronnie Brown 6 p.m. Doe’s - Stace & Cassie 7-9 p.m. Drago’s - Greenfish 6-9 p.m. Duling Hall - Rock Eupora w/ TW!NS, Newscast & Flywalker 8 p.m. $7 advance $10 door F. Jones - Smokestack Lightnin’ midnight $10 The Flamingo - Alfred Banks w/ Yung Jewelz & Jo’De Boy 8 p.m. $10 Hal & Mal’s - Barry Leach 7-10 p.m. free Iron Horse - John Bull Band 9 p.m. Kathryn’s - Faze 4 7 p.m. Lounge 114 - Just Allen w/ Mark A., Marco & more 9-11 p.m.
Martin’s - Winston Ramble 10 p.m. Pelican Cove - Lovin Ledbetter 7-11 p.m. Pop’s Saloon - Cody Cooke & Bayou Outlaws 9 p.m. Route 471 - Phil & Trace 7 p.m. Shucker’s - Sonny Brooks 5:30 p.m.; Lovin Ledbetter 8 p.m. $5; Billy Maudlin 10 p.m. Soulshine, Flowood - Brian Smith 7 p.m. Soulshine, Ridgeland Thomas Jackson 7 p.m. Table 100 - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m. Thalia Mara - Lyle Lovett & His Large Band 8 p.m. $30.50-$75.50 Town of Livingston Delta Mountain Boys & Mustache 5:30 p.m. free WonderLust - DJ Taboo 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
SATURDAY 8/18 Ameristar, Vicksburg - Area Code 8 p.m. Bonny Blair’s - Fannin Landin’ w/ Don Grant 9 p.m. Capitol Grill - Luckenbach 7:30 p.m. Char - Bill Clark 6 p.m. Christ UMC - MS Community Symphonic Band w/ MS Swing 3-5 p.m. free Club 43, Canton - Chad Perry Band 9 p.m. $10, $15 under 21 Doe’s - Big Earl from Pearl 6:30-8:30 p.m. Duling Hall - The Windbreakers, Used Goods, Beat Temptation, Lee Barber, Radio London & more 7 p.m. $10 advance $15 door F. Jones - Big Money Mel & Small Change Wayne 10 p.m. $5; T-Baby midnight $10 The Flamingo - Fleetwood DeVille w/ Skipp Coon & Silent G 7-11 p.m. Hal & Mal’s - Jackson Gypsies 7-10 p.m. free The Hideaway - Splendid Chaos 9 p.m. $10 Iron Horse - Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood 9 p.m. Kathryn’s - Jay Wadsworth 7 p.m. LD’s, Vicksburg - Stanley Dixon Jr. 8 p.m.midnight $10 Lounge 114 - Henry Rhodes 9 p.m. Martin’s - Davis Coen & the Downstream Drifters 10 p.m.
Pelican Cove - Travelin’ Jane 2-6 p.m.; Jason Turner Band 7-11 p.m. Regency Hotel - Jay Lewis w/ Lil Cool, Tony the DJ & more 10 p.m. Shucker’s - The Axeidentals 3:30 p.m.; Faze 4 8 p.m. $5; Shayne Weems 10 p.m. Soulshine, Flowood - Chad Wesley 7 p.m. Table 100 - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m.
SUNDAY 8/19 1908 Provisions - Knight Bruce 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Char - Big Easy Three 11 a.m.; Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m. CS’s - Upsetting, Kicking & more 4-7 p.m. $5 Iron Horse - Tiger Rogers 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Kathryn’s - The Slingers 6 p.m. McClain - Gena Steele 6:30 p.m. Old Capitol Inn - MS Opera’s “An Evening in Venice” 5:30 p.m. $150 Pelican Cove - Marvin Curtis noon; Lucky Hand Blues Band 5 p.m. Shucker’s - Greenfish 3:30 p.m. Table 100 - Raphael Semmes Trio 11 a.m.2 p.m.; Dan Michael Colbert 6-9 p.m. Wellington’s - Andy Hardwick 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
MONDAY 8/20 Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m. Hal & Mal’s - Central MS Blues Society 7 p.m. $5 Kathryn’s - Barry Leach 6:30 p.m. McClain - Doug Hurd 6:30 p.m. Pelican Cove - Chad Perry Duo 6-10 p.m. Table 100 - Andrew Pates 6 p.m.
TUESDAY 8/21 Drago’s - Johnny Crocker 6-9 p.m. Fenian’s - Open Mic 9 p.m. Hal & Mal’s - Raphael Semmes & Friends 6-9 p.m. free Kathryn’s - Andrew Pates, Jay Wadsworth & Jenkins 6:30 p.m. McClain - Larry Brewer 6:30-9:30 p.m. Pelican Cove - Robert King & Anna Livi 6-10 p.m. Table 100 - Chalmers Davis 6 p.m.
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KALU & THE ELECTRIC JOINT UPCOMING
We believe that Jennifer embodies each of the selection criteria. Jennifer is bold, daring, and unapologetic about her desire to dismantle barriers to opportunity for others. She has consistently demonstrated resilience to change and advanced the trajectory toward success for others. Jennifer is an overcomer, hurdling obstacles that dared attempt to block her own personal career path, as she was determined to be in pursuit of creating equitable opportunities for others. Jennifer has often been heard remarking that she is “blessed with privilege; the privilege of education, opportunity, a secure family and position, and with that privilege comes a responsibility to empower others”. Our organization as well as the legal profession, and the state of Mississippi, are fortunate to have her constantly and intently working toward a society where there is “justice for all”. Her tireless efforts often go unspoken and unnoticed by those she seeks to assist. She never demands gratitude nor acknowledgment. Instead, she “looks long” to see what next she can do for “we the people”.
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