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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”

Tina Brooks


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.

—Abigail Walker

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.

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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. or visit 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

by Arielle Dreher

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 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.


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


MORE MONEY FOR JPS? City of Jackson residents voted on a $65-million bond referendum on Aug. 7. Get results at


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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

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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 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

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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

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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

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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

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


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, / Timothy Quinn (Quinn Healthcare PLLC, 768 N. Avery Blvd., Ridgeland, 601-487-6482, / 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, / Carrie Nash (Baptist Medical Clinic, 1490 W. Government St., Suite 10, 601-825-1936,

Gas: Atmos Energy Visit

Medical Best Doctor: Justin Turner (TurnerCare, 2135 Henry Hill Drive, 601-398-2335,

Uber // Lyft Waitr // Instacart

Electricity: Entergy Visit or call 1-800ENTERGY for service.

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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 Finalists:CornerClinicUrgent Care (132 Lakeland Heights Blvd., Suite A, Flowood, / MEA Medical Clinics (multiple locations, meamedical / TrustCare

Express Medical Clinics (multiple locations,

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 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, 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.”

ISO: 5Ks

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 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.

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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. This website can give viewers a listing of 5Ks that are in their state. 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 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.

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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

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


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.; • Stoli vodka • Ginger • Soda • Lime juice



Mississippi Mule (Fondren Public, 2765 Old Canton Road, • Cathead honeysuckle vodka • Lime juice • Barritt’s ginger beer


Blackberry Mule (Barrelhouse Southern Gastropub, 3009 N. State St., • Cathead vodka • Crème de Mûre • Berry syrup • Lemon juice • Barritt’s ginger beer



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.,; 120 N. Congress St., 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, 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 vegetarian.

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Babalu Tapas & Tacos (622 Duling Ave., Suite 106, 601-366-5757, The Apothecary at Brent’s Drugs (655 Duling Ave., 769-2573517, Barrelhouse (3009 N. State St., 769-2163167, BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 244, 601-982-8111, CAET Wine Bar (3100 N. State St., Suite 102, 601-321-9169, caetwine




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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

Jimmy Turner

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



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!



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.



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


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


Museum Quirks

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, 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, 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, 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 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., 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, 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, 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, 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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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

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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;

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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;

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; 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 •

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;

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); 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; 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; 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;

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;





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 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;



Friday, August 17

Music/Events New Bourbon Street Jazz Band Dining Room - 6pm - Free

Thursday 8/9

ROXY ROCA Red Room - $10 for 21+

and $15 for 18-20 Doors:7:00

D’Lo Trio Dining Room - Free Friday 8/10

Crooked Creek Dining Room - 7pm - Free

Saturday 8/11

Restaurant Open Monday 8/13

Wednesday 8/15

Restaurant Open Thursday 8/16

Brian Jones Dining Room - Free

Friday 8/17

Barry Leach

8/24 Jason Turner 8/25 Legends of the Summer

The Marcus King Band WITH BISHOP GUNN anno


Willie Morris After Party

WITH JOSIE DUNNE dreamy indie rock out of memphis. catch ‘em before they blow up!

7-10pm - See Website for Details

Monday 8/20

Wednesday, September 5

Central MS Blues Society presents:

Dining Room - 6pm


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

come out to duling and celebrate jackson photographer and friend of duling: james patterson

MS Book Festival

Dinner Drinks & Jazz with Raphael Semmes and Friends 8/22 Swear Tapes + Fides



blues rock wunderkind returns to Jackson to rock your world

Tuesday 8/21

Dining Room - 6pm

Saturday, August 18

Saturday 8/18

$3 Members $5 Non-Members

Tuesday 8/14

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:


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

visit for a full menu and concert schedule 601.948.0888

200 s. Commerce St.

Robert earl keen WITH CARY HUDSON

texas country legend live in jackson! WARNING: this show WILL sell out!

Saturday, September 8


when it comes to americana, grayson capps is one of the best to do it!

Wednesday, September 12

Jason Eady

country storytelling that will leave you enamored and begging for more

Thursday, September 13 AN EVENING WITH

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

rock legend and a powerhouse band taking you on a psychedelic trip

just announced!

Friday, October 19


WITH DUSTIN THOMAS AND VICTORIA CANAL multi-genre musician behind hits including “Say Hey (I Love You)” and “The Sound of Sunshine”



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Wednesday 8/8


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Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood

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

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Table 100 - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m.

Saturday 8/11

Sunday 8/12

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.

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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.

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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.





SAT. AUG. 11 | 10 P.M.


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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This award recognizes a woman lawyer who is described as a hidden figure because of her significant contributions to the legal profession that are not widely known.

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For these, and so many reasons, the Board of Directors and staff of the ACLU of Mississippi shine a light on our own Hidden Figure. Thank you, Jennifer, for all you do and congrats on this welldeserved recognition. W W W. M A RT I N S B A R 3 9 2 0 1 . C O M 214 S. STATE ST. DOWNTOWN JACKSON



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The Board of Directors and Staff of the ACLU of Mississippi is very proud to congratulate our Executive Director, Jennifer Riley Collins, who was recognized by the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division as a 2018 Hidden Figure Awardee.


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aTo Do Listd Free Day at the Museums Aug. 18, 9 a.m.5 p.m., at Two Mississippi Museums (222 North St.). The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History offer free admission on the third Saturday of each month. Free admission; call 601-576-6800; Rooted Natural Hair Expo Aug. 18, 10 a.m.1 p.m., at Jackson Revival Center (4655 Terry Road). The inaugural expo caters to people of all hair types, races and cultural backgrounds. Includes product and style presentations, workshops, a vendor mall, a blogger panel and more. $15 admission, $25 VIP; Mind Ya Business: A Mixer Event for Entrepreneurs Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at 201Capitol (201 W. Capitol St.). Jessica Marie is the host. The mixer includes networking, vendor booths from local entrepreneurs, a mimosa bar, giveaways, appetizers and more. Admission TBA; find it on Facebook. EPWA Honorary Inaugural Ball Aug. 18, 6-10 p.m., at Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road). The Empowering Progressive Women’s Association presents the fourth annual awards gala honoring 16 women making

FRIDAY 8/10 “Food Truck Friday: Get School’d” is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Smith Park (200 E. Amite St.). The event features food trucks, vendors, music from DJ Black and more. Participants are asked to bring school supplies donations for Jackson Public Schools students. Free admission, food prices vary; find it on Facebook.

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significant contributions to the Jackson metro area. The keynote speaker is Flonzie Brown Wright. Proceeds go to the EPWA scholarship program. $65 per person, $40 for students age 17 and under, $90 VIP admission; call 601594-2330; Meet-the-Prime Contractors Event Aug. 22, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (1152 Lakeland Drive). The conference is for small, women-owned and minority-owned contractors. Includes workshops and discussions on infrastructure bills in the Mississippi Legislature, disaster-relief construction opportunities and working with Mississippi Housing Authorities. Includes details on becoming Mississippi Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certified. Free admission; call 601572-1002; email

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Blue Monday is at 7 p.m. at Hal & Mal’s (200 Commerce St.). The Central Mississippi Blues Society presents the weekly blues show, which features a “Front Porch Acoustic Hour” and a jam with the Blue Monday Band. Cash bar available. For ages 21 and up. $5 admission, $3 for CMBS members; call 601-948-0888;

KIDS Question It? Discover It!—Back to School Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Mississippi Children’s Museum (2145 Museum Blvd.). Children and families learn about a variety of nutrition and safety habits that they can use throughout the school year. Guests include physicians from the General Pediatrics Department at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Included with admission ($10 per person); call 601-981-5469; email sbranson@; Going Blue for Myositis Aug. 19, 2-6 p.m., at Old Trace Park (137 Old Trace Park, Ridgeland). The family-friendly event features a 100foot foam slip-n-slide, food trucks, live music and more. The event is to raise funds and awareness of the autoimmune disease myositis. $10 per person; find it on Facebook.

FOOD & DRINK Food Truck Friday: Get School’d Aug. 10, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Smith Park (200 E. Amite St.). The event features food trucks, vendors, music from DJ Black and more. Participants are asked to bring school supplies donations for Jackson Public Schools students. Free admission, food prices vary; find it on Facebook. Helmet & Heels Aug. 12, 2-3:30 p.m., at The Vault Venue (202 N. College St., Brandon). The event features an afternoon tea with special guest Jill Freeze and a preview of the upcoming Brandon Bulldogs football season with coach Tyler Peterson. $30 per person; find it on Facebook.



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Uncork & Fork: Pinot & Pork Edition Aug. 14, 6-9 p.m., at Table 100 (100 Ridge Way, Flowood). The wine dinner features special guests from Hahn Family Wines in the Santa Lucia Highlands in California. Limited space. Reservations required. $65 per person (tax and gratuity included); call 601-420-4202; find it on Facebook.


“#CanYouHearMeNow” Dinner Theater Aug. 17, 7 p.m., at Anjou Restaurant (361 Township Ave., Ridgeland). The Detectives present the comedic dinner theater show. Seating and cocktail hour at 6 p.m. $50 per person; call 601-291-7444; An Evening in Venice: A Benefit for the Mississippi Opera Aug. 19, 5:30-10 p.m., at Old Capitol Inn (226 N. State St.). The Mississippi Opera Guild hosts the fundraising event featuring a wine bar and silent auction at 5:30 p.m., and dinner and live entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Cocktail attire required. $150 per person, $1,200 table of eight; call 601960-2300;

SPORTS & WELLNESS Mississippi Zydeco Jamboree Homecoming Aug. 9-11, noon, at Mississippi State Fairgrounds (1207 Mississippi St.). The Southern Horsemen Association hosts the fourth annual trail ride, campout, rodeo and horse show. Includes vendors and live blues, R&B, hip-hop and zydeco music. Admission TBA; call 769798-9412; find it on Facebook.


NFL (9 p.m.-midnight, NFLN): Dallas Cowboys v. San Francisco 49ers FRIDAY, AUG. 10

NFL (6:30-9:30 p.m., NFLN): Atlanta Falcons v. New York Jets SATURDAY, AUG. 11

NFL (8-11 p.m., NFLN): Minnesota Vikings v. Denver Broncos SUNDAY, AUG. 12

WNBA (6-8:30 p.m., ESPN2): Los Angeles Sparks v. Phoenix Mercury MONDAY, AUG. 13

MLB (6-9:30 p.m., ESPN): New York Mets v. New York Yankees TUESDAY, AUG. 14

NFL (6-10 p.m., ESPN): “SportsCenter Special: Fantasy Football Draft” WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15

MLS (9-11 p.m., ESPN2): Los Angeles FC v. Real Salt Lake

TUESDAY 8/14 “Uncork & Fork: Pinot & Pork Edition” is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Table 100 (100 Ridge Way, Flowood). The wine dinner features special guests from Hahn Family Wines in the Santa Lucia Highlands in California. Limited space. Reservations required. $65 per person (tax and gratuity included); call 601-4204202; find it on Facebook.


NFL (7-10 p.m., ESPN): New York Jets v. Washington Redskins FRIDAY, AUG. 17

Tennis (noon, ESPN2): Western & Southern Open quarterfinals SATURDAY, AUG. 18

NFL (6-9 p.m., NFLN): Cincinnati Bengals v. Dallas Cowboys SUNDAY, AUG. 19

Soccer (6-8 p.m., SECN+): WKU v. University of Mississippi

Craft Beer Night Aug. 14, 6 p.m., at Trustmark Park (1 Braves Blvd., Pearl). The complimentary beer tasting series features selections from New Belgium and Slowboat. Participants receive four tasting tokens with the purchase of a game ticket. Included with ticket price (start at $6); Chef’s Dinner Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m., at McClain General Store & Restaurants (874 Holly Bush Road, Brandon). The dinner includes a fourcourse meal with wine pairings, and an opportunity to meet the McClain restaurants’ chefs. Limited space. $80 per person (plus tax and gratuity); call 601-918-8035; email;

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NFL (7-10 p.m., ESPN): Baltimore Ravens v. Indianapolis Colts TUESDAY, AUG. 21

NFL (7-10 p.m., NFLN): Philadelphia Eagles v. New England Patriots WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22


MLB (9 p.m.-midnight, ESPN): St. Louis Cardinals v. Los Angeles Dodgers



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aTo Do Listd Looking for something great to do in Jackson? Visit JFPEVENTS.COM for more. WEDNESDAY 8/15 History Is Lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums (222 North St.). Author Julia Eichelberger presents on her book “Tell About Night Flowers: Eudora Welty’s Gardening Letters, 19401949.” Sales and signing to follow. Free admission; call 601-576-6800; CLIPART

C Spire YBL Sporting Clay Shoot Aug. 10, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at Turcotte Shooting Range (506 Highway 43 S., Canton). Young Business Leaders of Jackson hosts the 12th annual sporting event, which features a morning flight with breakfast, midday flight with lunch, or afternoon flight with snacks and drink. Must register in advance. $150 per individual, $600 per team of four, $1,000 max of 12; Capital City Roller Girls & Offbeat Block Party Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m., at Offbeat (151 Wesley Ave.). The block party in celebration of the Capital City Roller Girls upcoming doubleheader home games features rollerskating in the street, drinks, games, prizes, food, a deejay and more. Admission TBA; find it on Facebook. Heart of Madison 5K Aug. 11, 7-10 a.m., at First Baptist Church of Madison (2100 Main St., Madison). The fundraising event features a 5K run/walk and one-mile fun run. $35 5K, $10 fun run; find it on Facebook. ACS Tennis Classic Aug. 11, 9 a.m., at The Club at The Township (340 Township Ave., Ridgeland). The American Cancer Society presents the mixed-doubles tennis tournament. Each team is guaranteed four matches. Registration includes t-shirts, breakfast, lunch, and two tickets to “Pops for Prevention” on Friday night. $100 per team;

Choctaw Fanfare Aug. 18, 5-9 p.m., at Mississippi College (200 Capitol St., Clinton). The event features coaches, players and administrators from Mississippi College. Participants can enjoy photo opportunities, Q&A portions and more in anticipation of the football season. $10 for adults, $5 for children; call 601-925-3234.

“Blind Man Looking” Aug. 12, 1-3:30 p.m., at Broadmeadow United Methodist Church (4419 Broadmeadow Drive). Actor and playwright John Maxwell presents his latest one-act play. Includes a pre-show reception and hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds benefit Contact the Crisis Line. Includes a Q&A session with refreshments following the performance. $25 per person; find it on Facebook.


“Do No Harm” Mississippi Premiere Aug. 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at The Westin Jackson (407 S. Congress St.). Documentarian Robyn Symon’s latest film, “Do No Harm: Exposing the Hippocratic Hoax,” explores the pressures of the medical field and why about 400 U.S. physicians take their own lives each year. Admission TBA; find it on Facebook.

Movies in the Park Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m., at Hico Park (4851 Watkins Drive). The family-friendly event includes pre-show entertainment, food vendors and a showing of “Black Panther” on a large outdoor screen. Lawn chairs, blankets and small coolers welcome. Free; call 601-960-0471. “Joke’s on You” Comedy Tour Aug. 10, 8 p.m., at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). The comedy show features veteran stand-up comics Gallagher and Artie Fletcher. Doors open at 7 p.m. $45 in advance, $55 day of show;

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his summer, some children in the Jackson metro area got to go around the world without even leaving Mississippi. Through Kidi-Zen Multicultural Art Camp at Jax-Zen, they learned about the culture, art, food and more of different places around the world, including Japan and Africa. Jax-Zen co-owner Jina Daniels says the camp aims to teach participants about world cultures and lifestyles. “The idea with (the name) Kidi-Zen,” Daniels said, “would


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Museum After Hours is at 5:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). The monthly pop-up exhibition takes place on the third Thursday of


Participants in The Community Canvas at Jax-Zen’s Kidi-Zen Multicultural Art Camp this summer learned about other cultures through creativity.


each month and features art activities, food and drinks for sale, live music, an outdoor film screening and more. Free admission; call 601-960-1515;

Heather Land Aug. 19, 7 p.m., at Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St.). The Tennessee comedian, musician and social-media personality performs as part of her “I Ain’t Doin’ It” comedy tour. Doors open at 6 p.m. $43-$103;



Cornhole for a Cure Tournament Aug. 18, 3 p.m., at Reunion Beach (Lake Village Drive, Madison). The 64-team, double-elimination cornhole tournament is a fundraiser benefitting

people with cystic fibrosis through the Steps for Shep Foundation. $50 for team of two; email;

JAM Aug. 20, 5-8 p.m., at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). At Center Court. The kickoff celebration for the football season features representatives from Jackson State University, Alcorn State University and Mississippi Valley State University. Includes food, giveaways and more. Participants encouraged to wear school colors. Free;

be kind of like that world citizen, global kid—that’s kind of how I came up with that name. ... Teaching kids or helping kids become ... citizens of the world.” Daniels, who is originally from Arizona, met her husband Jason Daniels when she was working as a business consultant for Nationwide Insurance in California. The couple moved to Nashville in 2006 and then married in 2007. In December 2012, they

moved to Jackson. Last year, they opened Jax-Zen with the goal of giving Jacksonians both a place to relax, and a place to explore creation and mindfulness. About six months ago, the Daniels officially launched the creative arm of the business: The Community Canvas at Jax-Zen. “I bring in different artists to facilitate, and I teach as well,” Jina Daniels says. “ ... It’s been in progress for the last year and a half. We pretty much just launched the Community Canvas and formally rebranded (it) ... about six months ago. But it’s always been a work in progress.” This summer, they decided to add the camp, and plan to continue it with a six-week afterschool camp in August. She says it is essential to personal development that children grow up aware of the similarities as well as the differences between their own cultures and the cultures of the rest of the world. “...We’re learning about other cultures through art, currently. Eventually I’ll add music and mindfulness and body movement— maybe kiddie yoga to it,” she says. “I want it to be well-rounded, kind of like we talked about with the adults. ... Currently, It’s mostly art, but there’s this element of learning.” She says that as she adds different incentives to the program like dance, music and more mindfulness practices, the name may change to include more of what the camp offers, not just the art aspect. Daniels kept the summer classes small, at about seven or eight students, so she could teach the camps herself, but she hopes to bring the number of children involved up to 12, and maybe hire an assistant after that. Though she says that Kidi-Zen is “just in its infancy,” she’s planning to collaborate with other organizations in future because she wants this to be a community-driven project. The Kidi-Zen After School Multicultural Art Camp is Aug. 16Sept. 20. The cost for the six-week program is $150, and drop-in rates are $35 per session. For more information about Jax-Zen Float (155 Wesley Ave.) and the Kidi-Zen Multicultural Art Camp, visit kidi-zen. com and, or find the businesses on Facebook.

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Lyle Lovett and His Large Band perform at 8 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St.). The Grammy Award-winning musician is known for his blend of country, swing, folk, gospel and blues. Doors open at 7 p.m. $30.50-$75.50; call 877-987-6487;

Events at Hal & Mal’s (200 Commerce St.) • Roxy Roca Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m. The Texas soul, funk and rock band performs to promote its latest single, “Taurus.” Anissa Hampton and Stonewalls also perform. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $10 admission, $5 surcharge for under age 21; call 877-987-6487; • Swear Tapes Aug. 22, 9 p.m. The Mississippi garage-pop act performs to promote its debut album, “Second Son.” Fides also performs. Doors open at 8 p.m. $10 admission; call 877987-6487;

Events at Martin’s Restaurant & Bar (214 S. State St.) • Hyndesight Aug. 10, 10 p.m. The Nashville musicians performs a tribute to The Pretenders and original music as Ainsley. Admission TBA; • Kalu & the Electric Joint Aug. 11, 10 p.m. Kalu James fronts the Texas psychedelic soulblues band. $10; • Winston Ramble Aug. 17, 10 p.m. The Florence, Ala.-native folk-rock band performs. Admission TBA;

• Davis Coen & the Downstream Drifters Aug. 18, 10 p.m. The Memphis roots band’s latest album is titled “These Things Shall Pass.” Admission TBA; Cornhole for a Cure Kickoff Concert Aug. 17, 5:30 p.m., at Town of Livingston (Livingston Church Road, Flora). The Delta Mountain Boys and Mustache the Band perform. Food, drinks and adult beverages for sale. Proceeds go to the Steps for Shep Foundation, which works to fund cystic fibrosis research, raise awareness and assist patients. Free admission;

SATURDAY 8/18 The Mississippi Book Festival is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mississippi State Capitol (400 High St.). The annual literary festival features authors from around the country, book signings, panel discussions, book vendors, children’s activities and more. Free admission;

McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour Aug. 10, 7-10 p.m., at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The gospel concert features performances from Ricky Dillard, Deitrick Haddon, Léandria Johnson, JJ Hairston, Todd Dulaney, Canton Jones and Donald Lawrence. Lonnie Hunter is the host. Free (while supplies last); COURTESY MS BOOK FESTIVAL


Six Easy Way to Support Your Local Farmers by Lauren Rhoades



Try a community-supported agriculture program. Basically, a CSA is a season-long investment in your groceries. You pay a farmer up front for 12 or 18 weeks of produce, and each week you pick up a box filled with that week’s harvest. If you’re not sure you can use up all those veggies, split the box (and the cost) with a friend.


Cook more. People who cook at home tend to eat healthier and consume fewer calories than people who don’t. Cooking at home also saves money, which you can invest in higher quality, locally grown ingredients. Ask your farmer for tips on roasting that head of cauliflower or making a homemade tomato sauce.

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ave you ever bitten into a juicy heirloom tomato from the farmers market? Or have you fried an egg from a pasture-raised chicken and noticed its bright orange, nutrient-rich yolk? If you answered yes, then you know we have our local farmers to thank for those incredible taste experiences. But of course, our palates are not the only ones that benefit from choosing to buy local. Supporting our small farmers strengthens the local economy, is better for the environment and leads to better public-health outcomes. Do you want to know how you can support local farmers beyond your weekly trips to the farmers market? Here are a few ways to start:


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the money we spend on our meal is circulating back into our community. Many items that restaurants use could easily be sourced locally. If your favorite restaurants or cafes are not sourcing locally, you can point them in the direction of a local producer. They may not know that they have these options. Be sure to say that you would support their decision to buy local even if that means a slight increase in price. Because it’s worth it, right?


Choose local items at the grocery store. In a sea of produced shipped in from California, Mexico and even Chile, there is occasionally a glint of something grown locally. I’ve found Mississippi-grown strawberries at McDade’s Markets, local collard greens at Piggly Wiggly and local hydroponic lettuce at Whole Foods Market. Tell your grocers that you appreciate the local items and that you would buy more if they carried more.


Get the most out of your farmers market. It all comes back to that, doesn’t it? Think beyond fruits and veggies. Buy your milk in returnable glass bottles. Ask the farmer for pork bones to make your own nutrientdense bone broth. Buy bundles of zinnias and sunflowers for a fraction of what they’d cost at the florist. And buy in bulk. You’ll save money by getting a flat of blueberries or 10 pounds of eggplant at once.


Take pictures of your local produce. Fresh fruits and veggies tend to be highly photogenic. Share pictures of your farmers market haul, your CSA box or your homecooked dinner. Follow your farmers on social media, and be sure to tag them in your posts! Encouraging our friends and family to buy local goes a long way in creating a healthier, more sustainable food system. Lauren Rhoades wants everybody to love sauerkraut as much as she does. She is a fermenter, writer, lowbrow foodie and the founder of Jackson-based Sweet & Sauer.




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aTo Do Listd Looking for something great to do in Jackson? Visit JFPEVENTS.COM for more. SUNDAY 8/19 “An Evening in Venice: A Benefit for the Mississippi Opera” is from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Old Capitol Inn (226 N. State St.). The Mississippi Opera Guild hosts the fundraising event featuring a wine bar and silent auction at 5:30 p.m., and dinner and live entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Cocktail attire required. $150 per person, $1,200 table of eight; call CLIPART Lyle Lovett and His Large Band Aug. 17, 8 p.m., at Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St.). The Grammy Award-winning musician is known for his blend of country, swing, folk, gospel and blues. $30.50-$75.50; Alfred Banks EP Release Party Aug. 17, 8-11 p.m., at The Flamingo (3011 N. State St.). The New Orleans hip-hop artist performs to celebrate the release of “Mere-Exposure Effect.” Yung Jewelz and Jo’De Boy also perform. $10 admission; find it on Facebook. Events at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.) • Rock Eupora Album Release Show Aug. 17, 8 p.m. Jackson native Clayton Waller fronts the rock-and-roll band, which performs to promote its latest album. TW!NS and Newscast also perform. Doors open at 7 p.m. $7 in advance, $10 day of show; • “With Friends Like These ...”—An Evening for James Patterson Aug. 18, 7-11:30 p.m. The concert raises money for photographer James Patterson, who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. Includes music from The Windbreakers, Radio London, Used Goods, Lee Barber, Beat Temptation and more. $10 in advance, $15 at the door;

Center Stage Customer’s Appreciation Aug. 17, 9 p.m.-midnight, at Center Stage of Mississippi (1625 E. County Line Road, Suite 330). The event features giveaways, free food and punch while supplies last, and music from Stephanie Luckett, Jonte Mayon, Mike Rob, Nick Black and Gerald Richardson. Comedian Merc B. Williams is the host. $15; find it on Facebook. Mississippi Community Symphonic Band Concert Aug. 18, 3-5 p.m., at Christ United Methodist Church (6000 Old Canton Road). The Mississippi Symphonic Band performs for the opening of its 15th season with a special appearance from Mississippi Swing. Free admission;

LITERARY & SIGNINGS Events at the Two Mississippi Museums (222 North St.) • History Is Lunch Aug. 8, noon-1 p.m. David Beito presents on his book “T.R.M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer.” Sales and signing to follow. Free admission; call 601-576-6800; • History Is Lunch Aug. 15, noon-1 p.m. Julia Eichelberger presents on her book “Tell About Night Flowers: Eudora Welty’s Gardening Letters, 1940-1949.” Sales and signing to follow. Free admission; • History Is Lunch Aug. 22, noon-1 p.m. Brenda L. Travis presents her book “Mississippi’s Exiled Daughter.” Sales and signing to follow. Free admission; Events at Lemuria Books (Banner Hall, 4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 202) • “South Toward Home” Aug. 8, 5 p.m. Author Julia Reed signs copies of her book. Reading at 5:30 p.m. $25.99 book; • “Catfish Dream: Ed Scott’s Fight for His Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta” Aug. 9, 5 p.m. Author Julian Rankin signs copies. Reading at 5:30 p.m. $24.95 book; • “Mississippi’s Exiled Daughter: How My Civil Rights Baptism Under Fire Shaped My Life” Aug. 21, 5 p.m. Brenda Travis signs copies. Reading at 5:30 p.m. $21.95 book; call 601-366-7619;

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“JAM” is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). At Center Court. The kickoff celebration for the SWAC football season features representatives from Jackson State University, Alcorn State University and Mississippi Valley State University. Includes ALCORN STATAE ATHLETICS activities, food, giveaways and more. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite school’s colors. Free admission;

TUESDAY 8/21 Author Brenda Travis signs copies of her book, “Mississippi’s Exiled Daughter: How My Civil Rights Baptism Under Fire Shaped My Life,” at Lemuria Books (Banner Hall, 4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 202) at 5 p.m. Reading at 5:30 p.m. $21.95 book; call 601366-7619;

ARTS & EXHIBITS Mississippi Craft Show Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Clyde Muse Center (515 Country Place Pkwy., Pearl). The seventh annual indoor shopping event features artists and craftspeople from across the state presenting their work for sale. $7 for adults, free for ages 12 and under; The Market Aug. 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at The District at Eastover (1250 Eastover Drive). The monthly market features artwork and crafts from local makers Emily Hamblin, Emmi

Mississippi Book Festival Aug. 18, 9 a.m.5 p.m., at Mississippi State Capitol (400 High St.). The annual literary festival features authors from around the country, book signings, panel discussions, book vendors, children’s activities and more. Free admission;

BE THE CHANGE Pops for Prevention Aug. 10, 6-9 p.m., at The Club at The Township (340 Township Ave., Ridgeland). The opening celebration for the fourth annual American Cancer Society Tennis Classic features live music, food trucks, drinks and more. $40 (includes entry, two drinks and dinner voucher); find it on Facebook. Queens Night Out JXN Aug. 17, 6-8 p.m., at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). In the Thad Cochran Center. Kommunity Builders presents the event for women featuring networking, vendors, a fashion showcase, refreshments and more. For ages 21 and up. $6 per person; The Pearl Factor: An All-White Affair Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m., at The Railroad District (824 S. State St.). The Ebony Pearls Foundation fundraiser features heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a cash bar, live music from Tiger Rogers and Ron tha DJ, and more. $60 per person; call 601-8032669; find it on Facebook.

WEDNESDAY 8/22 The Marcus King Band performs at 8 p.m. at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). The South Carolina-native psychedelic southern-rock band’s latest EP is titled “Due North.” Bishop Gunn also performs. Doors open at 7 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 day of show; call 877987-6487;


Sprayberry, Ashleigh McDaniel, The Prickly Hippie, Beverleigh Nelson, Meredith Neill, Lashunda Thomas, Phelan Harris, Sam Thomas, Kellie Grantham and more. Also includes live music. Free admission; find it on Facebook. Museum After Hours Aug. 16, 5:30 p.m., at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). The monthly pop-up exhibition takes place on the third Thursday of each month and features art activities, food and drinks for sale, live entertainment, an outdoor film screening and more. Free admission; Fleetwood DeVille & Gallery Show Aug. 18, 7-11 p.m., at The Flamingo (3011 N. State St.). The event features music from Washington, D.C., hip-hop artist Fleetwood DeVille and an improvised duo set from Skipp Coon and Silent G, along with an exhibition of artwork from Michaela Fisk and Christina McField. Admission TBA; find it on Facebook.

LGBT • The Marcus King Band Aug. 22, 8 p.m. The South Carolina-native psychedelic southern-rock band’s latest EP is titled “Due North.” Bishop Gunn also performs. Doors open at 7 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 day of show;

HRC Mississippi: Night at the Braves Aug. 16, 7 p.m., at Trustmark Park (1 Braves Way, Pearl). Human Rights Campaign of Mississippi hosts the community event celebrating uniqueness. Includes discounted advance ticket prices and reserved seating. Ticket prices vary;

HRC Connect Aug. 9, 6-8 p.m., at Cantina Laredo (200 District Blvd.). Human Rights Campaign of Mississippi hosts the happy hour networking event, bringing together members of the LGBT community and allies. Free admission, food prices vary;

“A Second Wind” Fundraiser Gala Aug. 17, 7-11 p.m., at Mississippi e-Center (1230 Raymond Road). The gala benefits Jerri Lynn Kennedy, who is battling sarcoidosis. Semi-formal attire. $25 per person; “The Time Is Now” Pearls of Wisdom Women’s Empowerment Breakfast Aug. 18, 9 a.m.noon, at Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road). The event features breakfast, vendors, and guest speakers such as Atty Katina Gibbs and Kallie Hargrove, Miss Black West Hinds County. Registration required. Free admission, registration required; Yappy Hour Aug. 18, 3-7 p.m., at Char Restaurant (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 142). The Rescue Revolution of Mississippi fundraiser features raffles, treats for dogs, drinks, adoptable dogs, and more on the restaurant patio. Char will donate $1 for each Tito’s vodka drink purchased, and Tito’s will match the donation. Free admission, prices vary; find it on Facebook.

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Last Week’s Answers 44 Ending for bow or brew 45 River blocker 48 Newspaper dist. no. 49 Pig’s enclosure 50 Top-of-the-line 51 Pump, e.g. 53 Back muscle 55 Org. that goes around a lot 57 Schticky joke ender 58 Requesting versions of items at a restaurant that aren’t on the list 60 “Breaking Bad” network 61 Jouster’s weapon 62 PiÒata part 63 Minigolf’s lack 64 Out of money 65 Golfing great Sam


34 Velvet Underground singer Reed 35 Runner on soft surfaces 36 Fridge sound 37 Settle securely 41 Vague 42 Endeavoring to, much less formally 45 Tamed 46 Key disciple of Buddha 47 Went from two lanes to one 49 Unmovable 50 Be hospitable to

51 Little argument 52 Philosopher David 54 Domini preceder 56 Shakespearean quintet? 58 Pirates’ org. 59 “___ Haw” ©2018 Jonesin’ Crosswords (editor@

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1 World book? 6 Steakhouse order 11 Hominy holder 14 “Rocky IV” nemesis Ivan 15 “What the Butler Saw” playwright Joe 16 Moron’s start? 17 Question from one possibly out of earshot 19 Pizzeria order 20 “The Treasure of the ___ Madre” 21 Sammy Hagar album with “I Can’t Drive 55” 22 Rapidly

23 Edible pod 24 Sketchy craft 26 Nicholas I or II, e.g. 28 “The World Is Yours” rapper 29 Pomade alternative 30 Picturesque views 33 “Taxi” actress with a series of health and wellness books 35 Bundle of wheat 38 Hunk of goo 39 Oven protectors 40 2004 Stephen Chow comedy-martial arts film 43 “That really wore me out”

1 Compounds 2 Three-horse team, Russian for “a set of three” 3 Onion features 4 Ancient Greek marketplace 5 Like some gummy candy 6 Nail site 7 B, in the NATO phonetic alphabet 8 Other, in Oviedo 9 Barely competition (for) 10 Paris-to-Warsaw dir. 11 One with shared custody, maybe 12 Planet’s turning point 13 Putin putoff? 18 Actor Rutger of “Blade Runner” 22 ___ Mae 25 Set of steps? 27 Fitting 29 Movie crew electrician 30 Group within a group 31 Out of business, for short 32 They consist of four qtrs. 33 Noisy bird

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“Greater-Than Sudoku”

For this ‘Greater-Than Sudoku,’ I’m not giving you ANY numbers to start off with! Adjoining squares in the grid’s 3x3 boxes have a greater-than sign (>) telling you which of the two numbers in those squares is larger. Fill in every square with a number from 1-9 using the greater-than signs as a guide. When you’re done, as in a normal Sudoku, every row, column and 3x3 box will contain the numbers 1-9 exactly one time. (Solving hint: try to look for the 1s and 9s in each box first, then move on to the 2s and 8s, and so on).


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Classifieds as low as $35 You probably gaze at the sky enough to realize when there’s a full moon. But you may not monitor the heavenly cycles closely enough to tune in to the new moon, that phase each month when the lunar orb is invisible. We astrologers regard it as a ripe time to formulate fresh intentions. We understand it to be a propitious moment to plant metaphorical seeds for the desires you want to fulfill in the coming four weeks. When this phenomenon happens during the astrological month of Leo, the potency is intensified for you. Your next appointment with this holiday is Aug. 10 and 11.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):

In her poem “Dogfish,” Virgo poet Mary Oliver writes, “I wanted the past to go away, I wanted to leave it.” Why? Because she wanted her life “to open like a hinge, like a wing.” I’m happy to tell you, Virgo, that you now have more power than usual to make your past go away. I’m also pleased to speculate that as you perform this service for yourself, you’ll be skillful enough to preserve the parts of your past that inspire you, even as you shrink and neutralize memories that drain you. In response to this good work, I bet your life will open like a hinge, like a wing—no later than your birthday, and most likely before that.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):

Libran fashion writer Diana Vreeland (1903-1989) championed the beauty of the strong nose. She didn’t approve of women wanting to look like “piglets and kittens.” If she were alive today, she’d be pleased that nose jobs in the U.S. have declined 43 percent since 2000. Journalist Madeleine Schwartz wrote in Garage magazine that historians of rhinoplasty say there has been a revival of appreciation for the distinctive character revealed in an unaltered nose. I propose, Libra, that in accordance with current astrological omens, we extrapolate some even bigger inspiration from that marvelous fact. The coming weeks will be an excellent time for you to celebrate and honor and express pride in your idiosyncratic natural magnificence.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):

“Maybe happiness is this: not feeling like you should be elsewhere, doing something else, being someone else.” This definition, articulated by author Isaac Asimov, will be an excellent fit for you between now and Sept. 20. I suspect you’ll be unusually likely to feel at peace with yourself and at home in the world. I don’t mean to imply that every event will make you cheerful and calm. What I’m saying is that you will have an extraordinary capacity to make clear decisions based on accurate appraisals of what’s best for you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):

I’ve compiled a list of new blessings you need and deserve during the next 14 months. To the best of my ability, I will assist you to procure them. Here they are: a practical freedom song and a mature love song; an exciting plaything and a renaissance of innocence; an evocative new symbol that helps mobilize your evolving desires; escape from the influence of a pest you no longer want to answer to; insights about how to close the gap between the richest and poorest parts of yourself; and the cutting of a knot that has hindered you for years.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):

“It has become clear to me that I must either find a willing nurturer to cuddle and nuzzle and whisper sweet truths with me for six hours or else seek sumptuous solace through the aid of eight shots of whiskey.” My Capricorn friend Tammuz confided that message to me. I wouldn’t be surprised if you were feeling a comparable tug. According to my assessment of the Capricorn zeitgeist, you acutely need the revelations that would become available to you through altered states of emotional intelligence. A lavish whoosh of alcohol might do the trick, but a more reliable and effective method would be through immersions in intricate, affectionate intimacy.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):

Not even 5 percent of the world’s population lives in a complete democracy. Congratulations to Norway, Canada, Australia, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Denmark, New Zealand, Switzerland and Sweden. Sadly, three countries where my column is published—the U.S., Italy and France—are categorized as “flawed democracies.” Yet they’re far

better than the authoritarian regimes in China and Russia. (Source: The Economist.) I offer this public service announcement as a prelude to your homework assignment. According to my astrological analysis, you will personally benefit from working to bring more democracy into your personal sphere. How can you ensure that people you care about feel equal to you, and have confidence that you will listen to and consider their needs, and believe they have a strong say in shaping your shared experiences?

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):

Mystic poet Kabir wrote, “The flower blooms for the fruit: when the fruit comes, the flower withers.” He was invoking a metaphor to describe his spiritual practice and reward. The hard inner work he did to identify himself with God was the blooming flower that eventually made way for the fruit. The fruit was his conscious, deeply felt union with God. I see this scenario as applicable to your life, Pisces. Should you feel sadness about the flower’s withering? It’s fine to do so. But the important thing is that you now have the fruit. Celebrate it! Enjoy it!

ARIES (March 21-April 19):

Palestinian American writer Susan Abulhawa writes that in the Arab world, to say a mere “thank you” is regarded as spiritless and ungenerous. The point of communicating gratitude is to light up with lively and expressive emotions that respond in kind to the kindness bestowed. For instance, a recipient may exclaim, “May Allah bless the hands that give me this blessing,” or “Beauty is in the eyes that find me beautiful.” In accordance with current astrological omens, I propose that you experiment with this approach. Be specific in your praise. Be exact in your appreciation. Acknowledge the unique mood and meaning of each rich exchange.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20):

According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you need this advice from mythologist Joseph Campbell: “Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.” He says it’s “a rescue land ... some field of action where there is a spring of ambrosia—a joy that comes from inside, not something external that puts joy into you—a place that lets you experience your own will and your own intention and your own wish.” Do you have such a place, Taurus? If not, now is a great time to find one. If you do, now is a great time to go there for a spell and renew the hell out of yourself.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20):

When he was 20 years old, future U.S. President Thomas Jefferson had an awkward encounter with a young woman who piqued his interest. He was embarrassed by the gracelessness he displayed. For two days afterward, he endured a terrible headache. We might speculate that it was a psychosomatic reaction. I bring this up because I’m wondering if your emotions are also trying to send coded messages to you via your body. Are you aware of unusual symptoms or mysterious sensations? See if you can trace them back to their source in your soul.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22):

There’s a zone in your psyche where selfishness overlaps generosity, where the line between being emotionally manipulative and gracefully magnanimous almost disappears. With both hope and trepidation for the people in your life, I advise you to hang out in that grey area for now. Yes, it’s a risk. You could end up finessing people mostly for your own good and making them think it’s mostly for their own good. But the more likely outcome is that you will employ ethical abracadabra to bring out the best in others, even as you get what you want, too.

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prime for reading a good book or studying for an exam. 4. Smith Robertson Museum & Cultural Center (528 Bloom St., 601-960-1457) The Smith Robertson Museum is a must for any Jacksonian. The permanent and temporary exhibits are rich in content. The museum also doubles as a fantastic venue space. 5. Picante’s Mexican Grill (960 N. State St., 601-398-1344; 132 Port Gibson St., Raymond, 601-526-9070) My wife and I have most of our date nights at this restaurant. It’s one of the best local Mexican spots around.


6. The Beacon (3030 N. State St., 601-919-7477, The lifestyle and art supply store has everything I need and didn’t know I needed. 7. Fine & Dandy (100 District Blvd., 601-202-5050, For almost any special occasion, I look to Fine & Dandy. Its shakes, burgers and pimento cheese are all phenomenal. “Yes, waiter, you heard me correctly. I’d like three orders of the pimento cheese.” 8. Belhaven I have lived in Belhaven my whole life—aside from the four years at Mississippi State

University. I still learn new things with every walk around the neighborhood, despite exploring it for over two and a half decades. 9. The Murals (750 N. Jefferson St., 601-927-3730, This clothing store provides a well-curated selection of T-shirts, hats, shoes and even artwork that you won’t find anywhere else in Jackson. 10. Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St., 601-960-1537 This probably one of the coolest buildings to work at in Jackson. And the upcoming shows this year cannot be missed.


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