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Best of Jackson: Lawyers and Law Firms A Special Edition of Jackson Fre e Press Magazine

Autumn 2018 | FREE Vol 17 No. 1 // September 5 - 18, 2018


to be Fashionable Marie Weidmayer, Delreco Harris

Creating a National Civil Rights Trail Mike McDonald

A New Head Coach for Belhaven Bryan Flynn

Learn ‘The BRAVO! Way’ Jenna Gibson

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ON THE COVER Champagne flutes at Whitney Anglin and Jeff Sharp’s engagement party Photo by Delreco Harris

8 Editor’s Note 11 JXN: Coffee & Prose

12 JXN Making Black Voters Matter LaTosha Brown uses a big bus inspire political involvement.

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usan Bender, 56, fosters a passion for biological sciences among her students. “It’s a wonderful bunch of students that just need someone to tell them it’s OK to try and not be successful the first time, but to keep trying,” she says. Bender grew up near Portland, Ore., and moved to Mississippi in 1977. She attended Jackson State University, where she originally pursued pre-medical studies. However, about three quarters of the way through her degree, Bender realized she wanted to teach science. “It’s not just a calling,” Bender says. “You have to have a passion to be able to instill a confidence in the students for them to be academically successful.” Bender graduated from JSU in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in biology education, and started teaching that year at Northwest Rankin High School. In 1999, she completed a master’s in biology education from Mississippi College. She currently teaches science classes at Jim Hill High School, where she has worked the last 27 years. In 2000, Bender founded a research-focused science program at Jim Hill High School called Students Oriented Academic Research, or SOAR. Students are selected based on interest and willingness to carry

Susan Bender out extensive research projects in a specific scientific field. Bender also requires each of her students, whether involved with the program or not, to complete science-fair projects. At the Jackson State University Region II Science Fair, Jim Hill has won the trophy for most awards among 11th- and 12th-grade projects in 12 out of the last 13 years. In spring 2018, the 10th-graders in her biomedical research class took part in a health fair for one of University of Mississippi Medical Center’s outreach programs, Community Health Advocates. The students learned about screening for blood pressure, blood glucose monitoring, height and weight management, how to correctly read prescriptions and teaching people to read prescriptions (also called general health literacy). Bender believes the community-focused culture of Mississippi has contributed to the success of SOAR and her other scientific education efforts. “So many people in Mississippi know what it’s like to be without that when you can help someone else be successful, when you can show other people compassion so that you can rise above your circumstances, that’s an accepted responsibility of that populace,” Bender says. —Laney Lenox

17 Best of Jackson Truth and Justice Check out this year’s winners for Best of Jackson Lawyers.

21 menu guide 26 hitched 28 arts preview

29 Bites Meet your local baker, Kimmiesweetts.

32 mUSIC 34 music listings 40 Puzzles 41 astro 41 Classifieds 42 local list

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editor’s note

Making the Most of Jackson


own public-transit issues, Memphis seems to have figured its system out. These improvements are thanks in large part to an uptick in interest in urban areas, specifically millennial interest in living and working in a city. A paper published in the Regional Studies journal in 2017 found that millennials are happiest in cities with a population of more than 250,000, and is actually the first generation to feel that way. Census data show that between 2010 and 2015, the millennial population—a generation the U.S. Census Bureau defines as being born between 1982 and 2000— increased 4.7 percent across the nation. A report from the Brookings Institution found that cities with the highest millennial growth in that time period were bigger ones such as San Antonio, Texas; Denver, Colo.; Orlando, Fla.; Austin and Houston, Texas; and Seattle, Wash., with increases Imani Khayyam

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n any given day of the week, downtown is fairly busy. There’s limited parking from all the people who work in the area, and from the ones who just come for the day. Downtown Partners ambassadors patrol the streets on their Segways. People walk across the crosswalks to get to coffee or food or to the bank. When the weather is nice, you may occasionally see people enjoying lunch in the Mississippi Museum of Art’s Art Garden. It’s not as busy as bigger downtowns, but it is busy. Nighttime is a different story, however. After 5 p.m. or 6 p.m., the area becomes a ghost town, with most of the activity happening in clusters, like down Capitol near the King Edward Hotel or at Thalia Mara Hall. If you look at a photo of downtown Jackson from 50 years ago, the neighborhood today is very different. Many of the businesses that used to be there are now gone, and a lot of the spaces are run down and falling apart. It shows us where we were, and how far we have to go. Thanks to white flight starting in the 1960s, a lot of major downtown areas began experiencing neglect. An article from says the suburban sprawl led to the erosion of city centers and massive income-based segregation. The writer, architect Andy Kitsinger, uses his hometown of Memphis as an example. The city expanded from 50.9 square miles in the 1940s to 340.5 square miles around 2013, but the population density dropped from 7,800 to 1,900 people per square mile. Detroit also started seeing a decline around the 1950s, as car manufacturers began building facilities outside city limits. A story from CityLab says that between World War II and 1960s, automakers built about 20 new facilities in southeast Michigan outside the city. That changed the employment structure, as workers began moving closer to the factories, and suburban sprawl began ravaging the city. Then, the city filed for bankruptcy in 2013, resulting in the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. But if you’ve been to either city and its downtown area, you know it is no longer as much of a rundown area. There’s still a lot of urban blight, but now both Memphis and Detroit have vibrant local businesses and restaurants and people walking to and from. And while Detroit has its

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between 10.8 and 14.7 percent. In that same time period, Jackson had one of the lowest increases in millennials with 1.2 percent. Of course, the entire state has to contend with brain drain, or the loss of young people in search of better opportunities (or more tolerant communities) elsewhere. Census data estimates show that between July 2016 and July 2017, around 8,000 more people left than moved here, bringing the outmigration number since 2010 to 42,811. Data from Rethink Mississippi shows that Mississippians under the age of 35 represent 90 percent of net migration loss, and the state lost 3.9 percent of its millennial population (1980 to 2000) between 2010 and 2016. Maybe there are better opportunities

elsewhere, but as sources often tell me, the beautiful thing about Jackson is that you can make anything happen here. We now have at least five or six technology and/or business incubators, including Mantle., Triad Business Systems, The Hatch and The Hangar, Coalesce and the North Midtown Arts Center. We have more locally owned restaurants that I can count on one hand, entrepreneurs are so rampant that we now have the Entrepreneurship Quarterly, and the arts scene is booming. Of course, neighborhoods reveal the reasons people are leaving. Downtown isn’t what it once was; south and west Jackson have been in a steady decline for decades; and midtown still has a lot of vacant buildings. And the streets are a disaster for cars. Improving a city starts with the neighborhoods, and luckily, some people believe in Jackson enough to not only stay, but start making changes. The city’s planning and development department is installing a parklet on Congress Street, and will reveal it to the public on Sept. 21. It’s looking into what to do with 9 acres of vacant land across from the Jackson Convention Complex. Developers are converting the building at the corner of Millsaps Avenue and West Street into The Monastery, with a space for coffee/book store Coffee Prose, and loft apartments. Emily Pote, who will manage the retail space, hopes that it will attract people and get them to venture further into midtown. Ronnie Crudup Jr. and New Horizon Ministries Inc. have been working on the Isaiah 58 Housing Project, which focuses on two areas with a 1-mile radius between New Horizon Church and New Horizon Childcare Center. The city is even participating in Domino’s Pizza’s Paving for Pizza, in which the company will fund $5,000 worth of repairs for potholes. It’s not going to make that big of a difference, but it’s something. It may seem like the city isn’t changing or growing, but it is. It may be microscopic and slow, but progress is happening. We just have to stick around long enough to see it and help make it happen. Urban areas are on the rise, and Jackson is included. Managing Editor Amber Helsel is a storyteller who moonlights as an artist. She loves food, cats, anime and art supplies. You can often catch her running sound and/or production at CityHeart Church. Email story ideas to

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Delreco Harris, also known as RaRCharm Artiste, is a professional photographer, singer, songwriter and artist based out of Brandon. He owns RaR Productions, LLC. He shot the engagement party in Fondren Corner, including the cover

Jenna Gibson

Writer Jenna Gibson is originally from Petal, and is a senior at Millsaps College, planning to graduate with a bachelor’s degree communications and English literature. After college, she plans to travel and pursue a career in journalism. She interviewed author Dawn Dugle.

Marie Weidmayer

Former news intern Marie Weidmayer is a Michigan native who the summer in Jackson and is now back at Michigan State where she edits the college paper, The State News. She wrote about Whitney Anglin and Jeff Sharp’s engagement party.

Malcolm Morrow

Freelancer Malcolm Morrow has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the founder of Jackson-based entertainment blog The Hood Hippie. He wrote about Best Business and Startup Attorney Bobby L. Owens.

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Emily Pote, co-owner of future coffee shop and bookstore Coffee Prose in midtown, says the shop will showcase what the neighborhood has to offer.

Coffee and Prose


building at the corner of West Street and Millsaps Avenue sits seemingly undisturbed, appearing like just another vacant one in midtown Jackson. However, there’s more than immediately meets the eye at the building, now dubbed The Monastery. In mid-August, the inside was being demolished to make way for something new: the coffee-shop-bookstore combination Coffee Prose, slated to open in winter 2018 or early 2019 Co-owner Emily Pote long had a dream of owning her own bookstore. She has been in the Jackson area since age 10. She attended Mississippi College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in English in 2004, later getting an MBA from the University of Mississippi in 2017. Pote was the children’s manager at Lemuria Books from October 2009 to August 2014, and the marketing coordinator for chef Tom Ramsey’s pop-up dinner series stäge. She also worked as the

program administrator at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s The MIND Center and was programs coordinator for the 2017 Mississippi Book Festival. “I’ve been in books for a long time,” she says. However, she did not want to sell new books. “One of the things I love when I travel is I always search out the used bookstore because those books have stories,” Pote says. “New bookstores are going to change who carries what and everything, but you’re bound by what’s in print. A used bookstore is not.” When the group undertaking the project, including her business partner and The Monastery owner Rucker Culpepper; his father David Culpepper, the chairman of Millsaps’ ELSEWorks program; and Millsaps professor Michael Pickard approached Pote about being involved in the bookstore, she jumped at the chance. With her background in the business side of bookstores, Pote knew that they

would need to sell more than books. “When they came to me with this idea, I knew books couldn’t just be the sole thing, but I thought it should be a very important thing,” she says. “We started looking at other things. Coffee seemed like a really smart way to go, especially being right by Millsaps. And while Fondren has two (coffee shops), midtown doesn’t have any. It just seemed like a good fit.” Now, they plan to have a drivethrough for coffee, craft beer, wine, sweets, books and more. “I’m really hoping (this will) be a place where the community wants to come and hang out and stay,” she says. “... (Midtown) does a lot of artistic things really well, but there’s nowhere to just go and hang out.” Pote hopes that the business’ location on the edge of the neighborhood will get people used to going to midtown, and essentially make going a habit. “Get people used to coming there, and they’ll

go to more things in midtown,” she says. In addition to Coffee Prose, The Monastery will have at least four loft apartments upon completion. After demolition in mid-August, developers started working on the build-out. Pote says they will begin putting in equipment for the retail space after plumbing and electrical are done. Coffee Prose and The Monastery will showcase what midtown has to offer, such as beer from Lucky Town Brewing Company, fermented products from Sweet & Sauer, products from Mississippi Cold Drip Coffee & Tea Company, food from FEAST, and art from businesses such as AND Gallery and Pearl River Glass Studio. “We’re just really happy to be part of that story and part of that growth,” Pote says of her new business.

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LaTosha Brown, who co-founded Black Voters Matter, stopped in Jackson on Aug. 24, 2018 to network with black women as part of her organization’s “The South is Rising Tour.”


Making ‘Black Voters Matter’ in the Deep South


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aTosha Brown, co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund, often breaks out into song when she speaks to a crowd. Two weeks ago, she kicked off a bus ride from Jackson into the Mississippi Delta with a rendition of “Eyes on the Prize.” Other passengers joined her, but Brown’s raspy voice rose to the top. Brown and co-founder Cliff Albright had recently come from a Georgia community that was then at risk to lose seven out of nine voting precincts in a majority-black county near Alabama. Brown, and those on her tour, contributed to the public pushback that kept those polling places open. The bus is a moving advertisement, with images of black people holding up the Black Power fist above the tour’s title. Brown sees the bus as a “connector” because it belongs to the people, not a candidate, and sends a message of empowerment. With the exception of Albright, a photographer and a local reporter, everyone on the bus was a woman, and mainly African American—a contingency of the population Brown has become a firebrand for organizing. Brown gained national attention when she led the Alabama Grassroots Mobilization Project to get the vote out in 18 counties last December during the special election to fill Jeff Sessions’ seat. The results were outstanding: 96 percent of black voters supported Doug Jones, with 98 percent of black women and 93 percent of black men backing him. Just before the bus pulled off to make its way to the Mississippi Delta, Brown re12

By Ko Bragg joiced that even the bus driver was a black woman.“I don’t know if y’all know how happy I am that I am in a bus filled with black women in Mississippi, and we’re on the way to the Delta,” Brown cheered into the bus microphone. “We’re on a fire bus.” ‘A Whole Lot of Black’ Brown set out to reconnect with the rich organizing history in the Deep South, and to build new networks with people on the ground who are getting people out to vote. She intentionally invited both national and local media to join the ride. “There’s this whole image, and this narrative that those of us in the South, that we’re in these red states and the only thing going on is red—no, there’s a whole lot of black in these states…,” Brown said. Later, she added that the media often portray rural southerners as “white Trump men.” On the bus ride, Brown got very impassioned during a chat with a local radio reporter. Brown used the common comparison between two video services, Blockbuster and Netflix, to illustrate the change she wants to see in politics. “The needs that are in our communities, those needs are not getting met, and the needs continue to be the same,” Brown said. “If the Blockbuster model and approach to politics is not working, then we’ve got to come up with the Netflix.” For the Black Voters Matter Fund, innovation in part comes from shifting the paradigm and investing in black women. “(I)t’s not just about black women as voters,

we know that black women do when they go to vote, we know that black women tried to save the world in 2016, right?” Albright said to a crowd of women in the Delta. Social media after Doug Jones’ and Donald Trump’s elections decried for more people to “Trust Black Women.” However, others reminded the nation that the resolve is not for black women to “save” anyone. This year, there has been a surge of black women candidates for national office. But, in Mississippi, no black woman is on the ballot in any major race. While Brown showed support for Mike Espy’s campaign for U.S. Senate, she wants more support for black women in Mississippi. “Y’all have strong black women in this state,” Brown said. “(We need) to really invest in the leadership and help give them the tools so that they can manifest their vision to really be able to use culture as a tool to empower us...” ‘Still Fighting the Fight’ With a police escort, the bus rolled into Greenville, Miss. and stopped at the Mississippi Action for Community Education headquarters. Fannie Lou Hamer was one of the founding board members of MACE in 1967. The mention of Hamer’s name almost brings Brown to tears. Brown and Albright invited local women politicians to MACE. Mound Bayou Mayor Eulah L. Peterson talked about a protest underway as she spoke. Students at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School in Mound Bayou refused to go to school after

a Mississippi Supreme Court ruling closed their high school and consolidated it with Broad Street High School in Shelby. Black people once traveled over 100 miles away, to go to high school in Mound Bayou. “We are still fighting the fight,” Peterson said. Brown’s journey through Mississippi in August retraced those of Hamer. After leaving MACE, the next destination was the M.W. Stringer Grand Lodge where Mississippi Freedom Democrats assembled in August 1964 and chose delegates to challenge the national Freedom Democrats at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, N.J., later that month. Hamer was among them. “How damn long we got to sit here and say that black folks are at the bottom of the list?” Brown asked rhetorically on the bus ride to the Stringer Lodge. “I don’t know about other folks, but I’m tired,” she added, perhaps unintentionally evoking Hamer’s famous line from the Democratic National Convention of 1964: “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Brown broke out into her final song and favorite of the evening, “This Little Light of Mine,” also Hamer’s favorite. She was also well known for her voice. Brown evokes Hamer’s legacy on purpose. “We’ve got a strong, radical history in the Deep South...,” she said. “We know how to fight, we know how to win, we know how to transform and we know how to build power. Sometimes we forget because of all of the assaults that happen to us.” Email:

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Civil Rights Trail Goes National By Mike McDonald

February 2018, showcases about 130 sites of civil rights significance. Mississippi already had the Freedom

Bryant Grocery, the site where Emmett Till first encountered Carolyn Bryant in 1955, is a marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail and a highlighted spot on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail.

added 70 sites to that list. That effort eventually became the U.S. Civil Rights Trail., which launched in

Trail in place, and had been expanding the list of historic sites each year. The Mississippi tourism department knew it could

be part of United States trail. Ray’s ideal scenario is that it would provide tourists an opportunity to research one state’s history to the next, moving around a region with civil-rights tourism in mind. “The goal of the U.S. Trail was to give people across the country a chance to read and visit sites around the South,” Craig Ray, director of Visit Mississippi, says. “Civil-rights history just happens to be southern history. The trail includes churches, courthouses, schools, businesses and other sites, and also memorials and museums, including the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. “It’s important to tell this history and the truth about what happened,” says Maggie Lowery, the cultural programs manager for Visit Mississippi’s tourism development division. “A U.S. trail would bring more visibility, highlight other states and give us national recognition,” Dr. Leslie Burl McLemore, Freedom Trail task-force chairman and former Jackson mayor says. For more information, visit civil Delreco Harris xxxx

Telling the ‘BRAVO!’ Story by Jenna Gibson


uring a Friday night dinner rush at BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar in November 2017, the restaurant was a madhouse. Amid the chaos was local author Dawn Dugle, observing its inner workings for her book, “The BRAVO! Way: Building a Southern Restaurant Dynasty.” Dugle, the chief executive officer of Dugle Media, is a Mississippian by choice— twice. Her company, Dugle Media, which she started in 2015, seeks to help local entrepreneurs tell their stories. Recently, she got to tell one close to home: the story of Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal, and their business, Mangia Bene (Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint, BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar and Broad Street Baking Company) in “The BRAVO! Way: Being a Southern Restaurant Dynasty.” Tell me about your book. “The BRAVO! Way” ... is about (the restaurant), and how it was quite revolutionary 25 years ago when they were founding it. No bank would give these guys

money, because they’d never run a restaurant before. Nobody had ever heard of the (different) food they wanted to serve like polenta and risotto. ... It’s really about what does it take to be successful in that, and the drive and persistence you have to have every single day, and a lot of people don’t realize just how hard they worked behind the scenes. For five years, Jeff and Dan worked at that restaurant every day. It’s an amazing story whether you’re a fan of the restaurant, a restaurateur or just a regular person.

cept work or home. This was what was important, so I devoted the time to get it done.

What was your writing process like? Well, thank God Jeff Good is a hoarder. He has a closet that is chock-full of 25 years of stuff. He never throws away a memo, and he had all of the documents for the business plan. I went through all of that and did five months of interviews. Once I got through all of that stuff I knew where the book was going. I just had to really sit down and be intense and write every single day. Every single day. The month of April was a blur because I didn’t go anywhere ex-

What do you want people to take away from your book? Well, I’d like them to take away just what it takes to make something like that successful. And the other thing, there’s a lot of conversation in there. ... [R]eally getting a sense of who they are as people and what drives them, I think, is gonna be a real eye opener for people who may not know them very well. I’m excited to share that with the world, because they’re amazing people, and I just want the world to see how amazing they are.

What has been your favorite part of this whole experience? Jeff and Dan are two of my favorite people, and being able to really tell the world their story is really exciting for me. They were great help and gave me all access. Author Dawn Dugle releases her book, “The BRAVO! Way,” on Nov. 1.

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Rights Movement landmarks. Researchers at Georgia State University identified 60, and other southern state tourism directors

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n April 24, 1960, a group of about 125 African Americans stormed Biloxi Beach, swimming in the water and playing on the beach. It was not long before a mob of white people showed up and began assaulting the protesters. The event triggered a series of riots across the city, and the day ultimately became known as Bloody Sunday. Mississippi is no stranger to triumph and strife when it comes to civil rights, from the wade-ins to the murder of Emmett Till to the sit-in at the Woolworth store in downtown Jackson. In 2011, the Mississippi Development Authority created an initiative, The Mississippi Freedom Trail, to commemorate those sites and numerous others with markers for historical sites of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. After a task force identified 20, MDA unveiled the first marker, which honored Emmett Till, on May 18, 2011. The trail now has more than 25 across the state. Now, Mississippi joins 13 states in the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. In 2016, then-National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis challenged historians to find surviving Civil

“The BRAVO! Way: Building a Southern Restaurant Dynasty” (Sartoris Literary Group, November 2018, $9.95) eBook is available for pre-order on Amazon. The book will come out in digital and print formats on Nov. 1. For more information, visit dawn or find the page on Facebook. Read a longer version at thebravoway. 13

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The City of Jackson’s planning and development department will debut its parklet on Congress Street, which will have outdoor furniture, bike racks and more, on Sept. 21.


evelopment often happens in fits and starts in Jackson, but fall 2018 should see a lot of bulldozers and hard hats around town.

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Belhaven Town Center The Greater Belhaven Foundation recently announced plans to construct a new Belhaven Town Center beginning in fall 2018. The center will be a mixeduse residential and commercial building on Manship Street. David Turner, owner of David Turner Companies (147 Republic St., Madison), is heading up the construction. “The construction of this new town center is part of an effort that began back in 2012, when the Greater Belhaven Foundation was working with Baptist Hospital during the construction of the Belhaven Building,” Greater Belhaven Foundation Executive Director Casey Creasey said. “We wanted to come up with a strategic long-term plan for an economic corridor in Belhaven. The idea is to develop that area and turn it into a center of commerce for this part of Jackson, with boutiques and restaurants located in a more walkable and livable area.” When it is finished, the Belhaven Town Center’s 117,000 square feet will have retail and office space, mixed residential space, an outdoor deck, coworking offices and parking spaces. Development will include both new construction and renovation of existing structures in the area. Patrick’s Produce (6234 Highway 18, Puckett) plans to open a shop in the center that will offer seasonal vegetables and flowers. Mitchell Moore, owner of Campbell’s Bakery (3013 N. State St.), plans to set up a new shop called Campbell’s Craft Donuts inside the Belhaven Town Center. For more information, call the Greater Belhaven Foundation at 601-352-8850 14 or visit

New Horizon Isaiah 58 Ronnie Crudup Jr., a lifelong Jackson resident and executive director of New Horizon Ministries Inc., has been hard at work renovating parts of south Jackson. Over the summer, New Horizons renovated the Terry Road swimming pool, which had been closed for nearly two years before the organization fixed leaks, repainted and performed other needed repairs. Now, Crudup’s focus is on tearing down more abandoned and blighted properties in south Jackson and refurbishing others for residents to move into. “We call it the Isaiah 58 Housing Project, or I-58 for short,” Crudup told the Jackson Free Press. “We trying to take dilapidated properties and rehabilitate them so we bring families back into south Jackson. We’re also not going to use any kind of cookie-cutter approach to this; every project we work on is going to be tailored depending on the needs of individual families and the area.” Currently, Crudup says the I-58 project is focusing on two areas within a one-mile radius of New Horizon Church (1770 Ellis Ave.) and the New Horizon Center (3565 Wheatley St.). New Horizon is working on three properties in the Alta Woods subdivision in south Jackson and is preparing another property off of McDowell Road for a new family to move in. New Horizon is installing new plumbing, acquiring new appliances and doing tree and landscaping work at the refurbished homes. For more information on the Isaiah 58 Housing Project, visit www.newhmi. org/i-58.html. Congress Street Renovations The City of Jackson was one of 129 organizations nationwide that received a portion of $1.3 million in grant money from nonprofit AARP as part of the 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant pro-



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gram. Jackson received $15,000, which will go toward renovations to Congress Street to make the area more pedestrian friendly. The city plans to complete the renovations by Sept. 21. As part of the renovations, the area between Pascagoula and Pearl streets will get new outdoor furniture, landscape design, bike infrastructure and shaded areas. The renovations are part of the Jackson Planning Department’s “Open Streets” program, which aims to turn automobile-oriented streets into more vibrant social spaces. On Sept. 21, the City will host a full day of events and a Downtown Design Dialogue session about Congress Street. The debut will coincide with a nationwide event called PARK(ing) Day, which turns parking spots into parks for the day. Growing Around the Convention Complex City of Jackson’s Planning and Development Department hosted a Downtown Design Dialogue on June 30, where it revealed plans to develop 9 acres in front of the Jackson Convention Complex s. Jackson originally took out a $7-million loan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop the convention center space in 2008, but the plan fell through when the initial developer that purchased the land from the City went bankrupt, and the land returned to the Jackson Redevelopment Authority. Among the plans for what to do with the space are residential apartments among condominiums, office space, vertical parking, green spaces, a movie theater and a hotel connecting to the convention center. Participants also discussed using the stormwater from the floodplain the center sits on to create a body of water for swimming or boating. Mukesh Kumar, Director of Plan-

ning and Development, suggested increasing the amount of greenspace downtown. Fuse.Cloud to Landmark Center Fuse.Cloud, a Jackson-based technology company that provides voice, data, fiber Internet and cloud-based services, recently announced that it will move its headquarters to the Landmark Center in downtown Jackson this October. With the move, Fuse.Cloud will be the first commercial tenant to have its corporate headquarters in the center. The company will also add a Louisiana-based sales director and eight additional staff members after the move. The company opened in 2006 as Broadband Voice and changed its name to Fuse.Cloud in April 2016 after switching to cloud-based services from its original focus on Voice over Internet Protocol technology, or VoIP (it uses Internet protocol networks to deliver voice and multimedia communications). The Landmark Center will also bring a new grocery store to downtown Jackson when the redevelopment of the 366,000-square-foot building is complete. Corner Market, a full-service deli from Hattiesburg-based Robert Co., will open a 17,500-square-foot store with indoor seating. Construction on Corner Market should be finished by 2020. Robert Co. owns eight Corner Market locations in Mississippi along with Mississippi chains Grocery Depot and Sunflower. The company signed a 10-year lease with Weinstein Nelson Management, a Baton Rouge-based company that is managing and directing the Landmark Center’s redevelopment. WN Management acquired the Landmark Center building in 2016 and plans to build 200 apartments inside it. For details, visit Send business and development news to


A New Kind of Sex Pill Beats Generic Viagra to the Market


A patented pill costing less than $1 a dose stands to help millions of men with failing sex lives; no prescription will be required

AHP− A new sex pill is set to take the spotlight with the Viagra patent about to expire. But unlike the former, it won’t require a prescription and is priced just under a $1 a dose. The new pill called Vesele is part of a new class of performance enhancers for men, which work instantaneously on the body and mind triggering arousal and firmer, harder erections. Formulated with a special compound known as an “accelerator”, Vesele can transport its active ingredients faster and more efficiently into the blood stream, where it begins to work its magic. The patented ingredient blend initiates a process known as vasodilation, which causes arteries and vessels throughout the body to expand. This allows blood to flow directly to penis and genitals, resulting in harder erections which last longer. Cialis and Viagra are based around a simlilar concept. But what makes Vesele so remarkable, and what these other sex pills can’t do, is that also directs a small portion of this blood flow to the brain, which creates feelings of intense arousal. In laymen’s terms, users become incredibly excited and turned on. This is why the makers of Vesele say their pill has worked so effectively in clinical trials. It stimulates the two most important organs for great sex, the penis and the brain.

The Brain Erection Connection Until now, medical researchers did not fully understand the brain-erection connection. It has now been made clear with Vesele. When both are supplied with a constant blood flow, men are harder and firmer for longer...and have unbelievable sex drives. “Most of the research and treatment methods for men’s sexual failures have focused on physiological factors and have neglected the emotional ones. For the leading sex drugs to work, like Cialis and Viagra, you need visual stimulation” explains Dr. Henry Esber, the creator of Vesele. “And although they work for some men, the majority experience absolutely no fulfillment during sex. According to research published by the National Institute of Health, 50% of men taking these drugs stop responding or can’t tolerate their side effects...and on top of that they spend $50 per pill and it doesn’t even work half the time. This is what makes Vesele so different and effective. It floods the blood stream with key ingredients which cause arteries all over the body to expand. The patented accelerator speeds up this process even more.

The result is a rush of blood flow to the penis and brain, helping to create an impressive erection and a surging desire for sex. Often, this is all men need to get going. And when taken regularly, many men say they are energized and aroused all day.”

Great Sex At Any Age With the conclusion of their latest human clinical use survey trial, Dr. Esber and his team are now offering Vesele in the US. And regardless of the market, its sales are exploding. Men across the country are eager to get their hands on the new pill and according to the research, they should be. In the trial above, as compared to baseline, men taking Vesele saw a staggering 85% improvement in erection hardness over a four-month period. Their erections also lasted twice as long. These same men also experienced an astounding 82% increase in the desire for sex (libido/sex drive) and an even greater improvement in overall satisfaction and ability to satisfy their partners. Many men taking Vesele described feeling horny and aroused through the day. The anticipation before sex was amazing. They were also easily turned on. Their moods were more upbeat and positive, too.

Faster Absorption into the Blood Stream Vesele is made up of three specialized ingredients: two clinical strength vasodilators and a patented absorption enhancer often called an accelerator. According to an enormous amount of clinical data, each is very safe.

Expiring Patent Opens the Door to a New Sex Pill: Vesele is a new pill that cost just $1 a dose does not require a prescription. It works on both body and mind to increase arousal and erection hardness.

Recent Studies Show Positive Effects on Women In the same study referenced throughout, Vesele was also shown to have an amazing (and somewhat surprising) effect on women too. That’s because the same arteries and vessels that carry blood and oxygen to the brain and genitals are the same in men and women. “In our most recent study, women taking Vesele saw a stunning 52% improvement in arousal and sex drive. Perhaps more impressive, they also experienced a 57% improvement in lubrication. You can imagine why some couples are taking Vesele together. Everything feels better. Everything works better. Everyone performs better. It’s truly amazing.”

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Research shows that with age, many men lose their desire and interest in sex. They also struggle to produce an erection firm enough for penetration.

With daily use, Vesele is helping men (and women) restore failing sex lives and overcome sexual lets downs without side effect or expense.

And although there are many theories as to why this happens (including a loss in testosterone) one thing is certain, inadequate blood flow is virtually always to blame. That’s why sex drug manufacturers focus on blood flow, it makes your erection hard.

Through a patented absorption enhancer, the Vesele formula hits the bloodstream quickly, resulting in phenomenal improvements in erection firmness and hardness. By boosting blood flow to the brain, users also experience sexual urges and arousal they often haven’t felt in years.

But what’s more surprising, and what these manufacturers have failed to consider, is that lack of blood flow can also kill your sex drive. That’s because blood supplies energy for the brain. This energy is required for creating brainwaves that cause excitability and arousal. Studies show the Vesele stimulates the entire cardiovascular system, including the arteries that lead to both the brain and penis. The extreme concentration of the ingredients combined with the accelerator ensures that this process starts quickly. The sexual benefits of Vesele are also multiplied as its ingredients build up in the system over time. This is why many men take it every single day.

Where to Find Vesele This is the official release of Vesele in Mississippi. As such, the company is offering a special discounted supply to anyone who calls within the next 48 hours. A special hotline number and discounted pricing has been created for all Mississippi residents. Discounts will be available starting today at 6:00AM and will automatically be applied to all callers. Your Toll-Free Hotline number is 1-800-826-4125 and will only be open for the next 48 hours. Only a limited discounted supply of Vesele is currently available in your region.


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ach year, we ask you about the best things in Jackson—from places to eat and drink to people to nonprofits and everything in between, including lawyers. Here are who you voted as 2018’ Best of Jackson lawyers and law firms. Read more about Best of Jackson at

Best Local Lawyer; Best Defense Attorney: Carlos Moore

Best Personal Injury Attorney; Best Local Law Firm: Richard Schwartz, Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A.

Tucker Moore Group, LLP, 100 Highland Colony Pkwy., Suite 5203, Ridgeland, 877.227.9920,

162 E. Amite St., 601.988.8888,

Best Local Lawyer finalists Amanda Fritz (Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A., 120 N. Congress St., Suite 200, 601.948.8005, / Dorsey Carson Jr. (The Carson Law Group PLLC, 125 S. Congress St., Suite 1336, 601.351.9831, / Eugene Carlos Tanner III (Tanner & Associates, LLC, 263 E. Pearl St., 601.460.1745) / Richard Schwartz (Schwartz & Associates, 162 E. Amite St., 601.988.8888, Best Defense Attorney finalists Aafram Sellers (Sellers & Associates, PLLC, 395 Edgewood Terrace Drive, 601.352.0102, / Eugene Carlos Tanner III (Tanner & Associates, LLC, 263 E. Pearl St., 601.460.1745) / Merrida Coxwell (Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, 500 N. State St., 601.948.1600, / William H. Creel Jr. (Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A., 1044 River Oaks Drive, 601.969.1010,

If you have been in the Jackson metro area for a while, chances are, you have either heard the familiar “One Call, That’s All” phrase, or seen a billboard with it on there. This year’s winner for Best Personal Injury Attorney Richard Schwartz is behind that familiar phrase. He received his law degree from the University of Mississippi in 1978. He founded his firm, this year’s winner for Best Local Law Firm Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. more than 20 years ago. Schwartz practices in areas such as car accidents, wrongful death, maritime lawsuits, drug recalls, product liability, workers’ compensation, motorcycle accidents and more. In the past, Schwartz RICHARD SCHWARTZ has served as the assistant city prosecutor in Jackson for 10 years and one for Ridgeland for two years. He was also a licensed real estate broker and closing attorney for title and mortgage companies, though he no longer holds those titles. —Amber Helsel COURTESY SCHWARTZ & ASSOCIATES


Carlos Moore, managing partner of Tucker Moore Group, LLP, says he always saw working as a defense attorney as a natural fit for him. “I’ve always been passionate about fighting for the rights of others,” Moore says. “I want to fight for the little guy against big corporations and the government, and level the playing field to give my clients a fair chance in court.” Born in Pascagoula, Moore, 41, received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of South Alabama in 1999 and his law degree from the Florida State University College of Law in 2002. Moore’s areas of practice include personal injury, worker’s compensation, civil rights, socialsecurity disability, wrongful death, product liability and more. He is a member of the Mississippi Bar, the Tennessee Bar, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice, and is a CARLOS MOORE former vice president of the National Bar Association. He and his wife, Natalie Moore, have been married for 17 years. They have a 7-year-old daughter named Avery Nicole Moore. — Dustin Cardon

Best Personal Injury Attorney finalists Carlos Moore (Tucker Moore Group, LLP, 100 Highland Colony Pkwy., Suite 503, Ridgeland, 301.577.1175, / Darryl Gibbs (Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A., 120 N. Congress St., Suite 200, 601.948.8005, / Everett Pepper (Pepper & Odom, P.C., 460 Briarwood Drive, Suite 420, 601.202.1111, / Katrina S. Brown (Brown Bass & Jeter, PLLC, 1755 Lelia Drive, Suite 400, 601.487.8448, Best Local Law Firm finalists The Carson Law Group PLLC (125 S. Congress St., Suite 1336, 601.351.9831, / Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. (120 N. Congress St., Suite 200, 601.948.8005, / Robert Moorehead Attorneys At Law PLLC / (220 W. Jackson St., Ridgeland, 601.427.5356, / Tanner & Associates, LLC (263 E. Pearl St., 601.460.1745) ROBERT MOOREHEAD

Best Real Estate Attorney: Robert “Bobby” Moorehead Robert Moorehead Attorneys At Law PLLC, 220 W. Jackson St., Ridgeland, 601.427.5356,

When you are dealing with real estate, a lawyer with experience is a necessity. This year’s winner for Best Real Estate Attorney, Robert “Bobby” Moorehead, has conducted thousands of title examinations and real estate closings over his career as an attorney. The Jackson native received bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and psychology from the University of Mississippi in 1992, and then his law degree from Mississippi College in 1996. He did his closing attorney training with local real estate lawyer D.J. Horecky. Moorehead was then a closing attorney for Underwood Law Firm from April 1997 to May 2006, a partner at Holaday, Yoder, Moorehead and Eaton, PLLC, from September 2006 to June 2010, and he opened his current firm around 2011.


“I enjoy seeing people buy homes and put themselves in a better situation,” he says. “It’s not confrontational, and it’s very satisfying being a closing attorney.” Moorehead also owns M7 Coffeehouse in Ridgeland. —Amber Helsel

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Best of Jackson: Legal

Finalists Corey Aiken (Butler | Snow, 1020 Highland Colony Pkwy., Suite 1400, Ridgeland, 601.948.5711, / Frank “Buddy” Youngblood (Title and Escrow Services Inc., 111 Office Park Drive, Suite A, Brandon, 601.825.5200) / Jay Cooke (Jack W. Cooke Jr. Pa., 1437 Old Square Road, 601.981.1912) / John D. Moore (Law Offices of John D. Moore, P.A., 301 Highland Park Cove, Suite B, Ridgeland, 601.853.9131, / R. Paul Randall Jr. (Randall | Segrest, 1030 Northpark Drive, Ridgeland; 439 A Katherine Drive, Suite C, Flowood; 601.956.2615, 17


Teresa Harvey, winner of the Best Family Law Attorney for a second year in a row, says she is passionate about her work with CG Law Group, a sister firm of Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A., which often involves assisting families when they are dealing with issues such as, estate, divorce and guardianship. “I do this work because I want to help people in what is often one of their most difficult and emotional times in life,” Harvey says. She graduated from Delta State University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and then from the University of Mississippi in 2001 with her law degree. Before joining Chhabra & Gibbs in 2011, she ran her own Madison-based law firm, Panter and Harvey, together with Craig Panter from 2005 to 2008. Harvey is a member of the Mississippi Association for Justice. —Dustin Cardon

Sometimes entrepreneurs and business-owners need to figure out many aspects of a business, and that is where attorneys such as this year’s winner for Best Business and Startup Attorney Bobby L. Owens come in. Owens graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 2004. He attended The George Washington University Law School from 2004 to 2005 and received his law degree from Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law in 2007. He moved to Jackson in April 2014 and began working at Owens Moss PLLC. The majority of his practice experience includes contract negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, start-ups, corporate governance, corporate expansion, public finance, real estate and civil litigation. He has been a member of Hinds County Economic Development Authority’s board of trustees since June 2014, and a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and Mississippi Bar Association. —Malcolm Morrow

Finalists Jennifer L. Boydston (The Law Offices of Roberts, Bridges, & Boydston, PLLC, 618 Crescent Blvd., Suite 2015, Ridgeland, 601.607.4144, / Matthew Thompson (Thompson Law Firm, PLLC, 745 Avignon Drive, Suite D, Ridgeland, 601.850.8000, / Pamela Hancock (Hancock Law Firm, PLLC, 855 S. Pear Orchard Road, Building 100, Ridgeland, 601.843.0985, / Tametrice E. Hodges (Hodges-Childress Law, LLC, 199 Charmant Place, Ridgeland, 601.376.9604, / William Wright (Wright Gregg & Proctor, P.A., 1062 Highland Colony Pkwy., Suite 250, Ridgeland, 601.366.8090,

Butler | Snow, 1020 Highland Colony Pkwy., Suite 1400, Ridgeland, 601.948.5711,

Thomas C. Rollins Jr., 34, says knew he wanted to make a difference somehow, but the path to was uncertain after he got a serious injury while serving as a U.S. Marine in Iraq. He served from May 2002 to August 2006, when he retired and returned to the U.S. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance in 2007. “In that field the only thing you can really do is financial advising,” Rollins says, “but I wanted to be self-employed, study law and at the same time help people, which you can’t do in all types of law.” He decided to become a bankruptcy attorney. He attended law school at Mississippi College, where he received his law degree in 2009. He opened The Rollins Law Firm in May 2010. His central office is in Jackson, but he also has offices in Vicksburg, Hattiesburg, Gulfport and Meridian. —Mike McDonald

Since her junior year of high school, this year’s Best Tax Attorney, Ashley Wicks, has been interested in business and money. Wicks received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Jackson State University in 2001 and her professional accountancy degree from JSU in 2002. She passed the Certified Public Accountant exam and then attended law school at Tulane University in New Orleans, where she graduated with her law degree in 2005. She specializes in public finance, state and local taxation, tax credits and tax. She has been involved in organizations such as the American Bar Association, National Bar Association and more. “My goal is to continue to grow my practice and be an asset to my community,” she says. —Richard Coupe

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Best Tax Attorney: Ashley N. Wicks

Rollins Law Firm, 774 Avery Blvd N., Suite B, Ridgeland, 601.500.5533,



Finalists Craig Panter (Panter Law Firm PLLC, 7736 Old Canton Road, Suite B, Madison, 601.607.3156, / David Humphreys (The Carson Law Group PLLC, 125 S. Congress St., Suite 1336, 601.351.9831) / Joseph E. Varner III (Brunini Attorneys At Law, 190 E. Capitol St., Suite 100, 601.948.3101, / Matthew McLaughlin (McLaughlin PC, 111 N. State St., 601.487.4550, / William J. Dukes (The Law Office of William J. Dukes, PLLC, 1000 Highland Colony Pkwy., Suite 5203, Ridgeland, 601.448.0015,

Best Bankruptcy Attorney: Thomas C. Rollins Jr

Finalists Elizabeth Johnson Spell (Robert Moorehead Attorneys At Law PLLC, 220 W. Jackson St., Ridgeland, 601.427.5356, / Rachel Coxwell (Coxwell Attorneys, PLLC, 1675 Lakeland Drive, Suite 102, 601.948.4450, mississippibankruptcyhelp. com) / Robert “Bobby” Moorehead (Robert Moorehead Attorneys At Law PLLC, 220 W. Jackson St., Ridgeland, 601.427.5356, / Tylvester Goss (Davis, Goss & Williams PLLC, 1441 Lakeover Road, 601.255.7225,


Best Business and Startup Attorney: Bobby L. Owens Owens Moss PLLC, 770 N. West St., 601.352.8443,


Best Family Law Attorney: Teresa Harvey CG Law Group, 120 N. Congress St., Suite 200, 601.948.8005,

FinalistsDavid R. Lynch (Lynch Law, PLLC, 4811 Old Canton Road, 601.812.5104) / James G. McGee (McGee Tax Law, 125 S. Congress St., Suite 1240, 601.965.6155) / Louis G. Fuller (Brunini Attorneys At Law, 190 E. Capitol St., Suite 100, 601.948.3101 / Ralph Yelverton (Stubblefield & Yelverton PLLC, 1400 Meadowbrook Road, Suite 102, 601.936.4910) / Walt Dallas (Capital Preservation Services, LLC, 213 Katherine Drive, Suite A, Flowood, 877.432.0921)







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he white walls and sofas served as a backdrop for the gathering of about 20 people. Spots of yellow—from the lemons doubling as décor and cocktail ingredients— punctuated the space, along with a silver upright piano. Seven large pieces of artwork adorned the apartment’s walls, adding pops of color. Before Whitney Anglin and Jeff Sharp married on June 23 at Algiers Point in New Orleans, they had an engagement party at the Fondren Corner apartment of Fondren Barber Shop and William Wallace Salon owners Eddie Outlaw and Justin McPherson Outlaw on June 16. The event spilled out into an art-filled outdoor roof deck. The bride-to-be wore a flowy, sliver dress with strappy, metallic yellow heels, while Sharp chose a straw hat with a black, white and blue Hawaiian shirt. Guests wore blacks, blues and gray. “They’re my best friends,” Anglin said of the Outlaws, whom she works with. “The party’s small and intimate, just like we wanted.” Jackson resident Beth Brown catered food for the party, creating a menu where everything was miniature, so attendees could eat without plates. The Thai chicken salad was her favorite recipe, because it was inspired by the street

food she ate in Thailand. Instead of a cake, guests enjoyed delicate Tiffany blue petit fours with gold accents from Melinda’s Petit Fours, a company that Melinda Sarullo from Madison runs. Local musician Cody Cox played his acoustic guitar as guests drank a signature cocktail with vodka, St.-Germain elderflower liqueur, Lillet aperitif, lemon juice, simple syrup, tonic water and basil, created by Fondren Cellars bartender Kellie Grantham. “The weather is really hit, and it’s a refreshing cocktail for it,” she said. Cox is a local musician in the Jackson area. “I’ve played around forever,” he said. He met the Outlaws at William Wallace Salon, where he gets his hair cut, he said. As the sun set, guests moved to the enclosed balcony where strands of blue and green lights highlighted an abundance of purple, pink, yellow and white flowers. Low chatter and happy laughter filled the balcony as guests reminisced about their friendships and talked wedding plans. “(We’re) dear friends and family that chose one another,” host Justin said. Enjoy more party photos at

The couple, Jeff Sharp (left) and Whitney Anglin (right), mingled with friends at the party. “Good friends are here,” Anglin said. “The food is to die for. I’m in love with everything.”

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A vase was filled with fresh flowers for the engagement party.


Goat-cheese h’ordeuvres waited on a bed of endive at the party.

Eddie Outlaw’s and Justin McPherson Outlaw’s apartment is filled with lots of earth tones and mid-century-modern furniture.

The melon-ball-and-prosciutto skewers were a popular choice at the party.

The party spilled into the lush outdoor living space.

Tiffany-blue petit fours with gold accents from Melinda’s Petit Fours sat on a table at the June 16 engagement party.

Cody Cox performed an acoustic set at the party on June 16.

Eddie Outlaw (left) and Justin McPherson Outlaw (right) hosted the engagement party at their arty home in Fondren.

Kellie Grantham’s signature cocktail had vodka, St.-Germaine, Lillet, lemon juice, simple syrup, tonic water and basil. Champagne-filled flutes wait on a counter at the engagement party.

Attendees lined up for cocktails inside the Fondren Corner space.

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Caterer Beth Brown also served roast-beef crostinis at the engagement party.


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COMMUNITY Fondren After 5 Sept. 6, Oct. 4, 5 p.m., in Fondren. The family-friendly street festival takes place on the first Thursday of each month and includes live entertainment, food and drinks for sale, art and crafts vendors, pop-up art exhibits, and more. Free admission;

Events at Mississippi e-Center at JSU (1230 Raymond Road) • A Denim & White Tiger Affair Sept. 21, 7:30-11:30 p.m. The annual event for JSU alumni, friends and family features music from DJ Eddie Williams and Sonja Stamps, food, a cash bar and more. $30;

Canton Flea Market Oct. 11, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at Historic Canton Square (Historic Canton Square, Canton). The flea market features more than 1,000 artists, craftsmen and vendors selling items such as antiques, jewelry, pottery, visual arts and more. Prices vary; Courtesy Eat Y’all

Corkscrews & How Do You Do’s Sept. 6, 5 p.m., at The Vault Venue (202 N. College St., Brandon). The Rankin County Chamber hosts the event featuring a wine tasting, a silent auction, music, hors d’oeuvres and more. Purchase tickets in advance. $25; find it on Facebook. Entrepreneur Quarterly Meetup Sept. 6, 6:308:30 p.m., at Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza and Ice Cream Joint (565 Taylor St.). Local entrepreneurs network and hear from a panel of speakers from various groups and co-working spaces. Includes pizza and drink specials. Free admission; call 601-982-4443, ext. 17; email; find it on Facebook. Events at Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.) • All 4 Children Consignment Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The seasonal children’s consignment event features sales on clothing, shoes, toys, baby equipment and more. Admission TBA; • Magnolia Classic Dog Show Sept. 13-16. The Mississippi State Kennel Club and Greenville Kennel Club present the competition featuring a variety of breed specialty shows, obedience and rally events, and more. Visit website for full schedule. Registration prices vary; call 601-613-2069;

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Sparkz and Restoration Car & Truck Show Sept. 14, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sept. 15, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., at Pearl City Park (3603 Highway 80 E., Pearl). The automotive show features antique hot rods, rat rods, big rigs, mini-trucks and more. Includes music, food, vendors, door prizes, a kids’ zone and more. Participants are asked to bring cat and dog food donations. $20 pre-registration, $25 registration; find it on Facebook.


Cruzin’ Clinton Car Show Sept. 15, 9 a.m.2 p.m., at Olde Towne Clinton (300 Jefferson St., Clinton). The annual car show features a parade of vintage and classic cars, as well as live music, food and drinks for sale, and more. Includes more than 20 awards for show favorites. Registration at 8 a.m., parade at 9 a.m., and car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free for spectators, $20 car registration; find it on Facebook. EPWA Marketplace Festival Sept. 15, 10 a.m.3 p.m., at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). In Thad Cochran Center. The Empowering Progressive Women’s Association hosts the festival featuring speakers, networking, door prizes and more. $10; Women of Vision Sept. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi hosts the cocktail party celebrating past “Women of Vision” and introducing the new class. $75, $50 for age 35 and under;

• Beginner Chess Tournamen Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The second annual chess tournament is for children in Kindergarten through eighth grade. Included with admission ($10 per person); call 601-981-5469; email; • Discovery Night: Around the Campfire Sept. 22, 6-9 p.m. The family-friendly fundraising event celebrates children’s literature and STEM education. Includes food and drinks, music, a raffle and more. Admission TBA; call 601-9815469; • Chess Tournament Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The annual grade level chess championships are for children in Kindergarten through 12th grade. $10-$25; Events at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.) • Hoot & Holler Family Creation Lab Sept. 9, Oct. 14, 2-3:30 p.m. A museum educator leads families with children ages 6-10 in an art project taking inspiration from a different artist each month. $10 per child; • Look & Learn with Hoot Sept. 21, Oct. 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m. The event for children up to 5 years of age and their parents features creative play, an art activity and story time. Dress for mess. $10 per child;

“Sweetest Chefs of the South,” which features desserts from 12 of the best pastry chefs in the region, takes place Sept. 10 at The Lake House in Ridgeland. • “Live 2 Lead” Live Simulcast Oct. 12, 7 a.m.-noon. The event is a simulcast of the annual leadership conference, which features guest speakers such as John C. Maxwell, Tyler Perry, Carly Fiorina and Debra Searle. $79 through Sept. 15; call 601-613-1764; email;

MsECA Imagine Conference Oct. 11, 8:30 a.m., at Jackson Marriott Hotel (200 E. Amite St.). The Mississippi Early Childhood Association conference features speakers such as Lisa Murphy, Cate Heroman and Pam Schiller. The event is for early child professionals. Visit website for prices;

Cruizin’ the Vine: Car, Truck & Bike Show Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Northwest Rankin High School (5805 Highway 25, Flowood). The automotive show also features local food vendors, t-shirts, raffles and more. Prizes awarded at 2 p.m. Registration at 9 a.m. Registration ends Aug. 31. $35 registration; find it on Facebook.

Pink Table Talk Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Rankin County Community Center (2230 Spillway Road, Brandon). The Genesis Project presents the empowerment brunch and panel discussion. $7 in advance, $10 day of event for panel, see event page for more ticketing options; find it on Facebook.

YBL Jackson Fall Banquet Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Country Club of Jackson (345 St. Andrews Drive). Young Business Leaders of Jackson hosts the outreach and networking event. The speaker is CJ Stewart, a U.S. Army veteran, Purple Heart recipient and founder of Camp Down Range. $40; call 601-957-6860;

Renaissance Euro Fest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Renaissance at Colony Park (1000 Highland Colony Pkwy., Ridgeland). The 10th annual car show and festival features more than 150 European cars and motorcycles. This year’s installment features the “Legends of the Insterstates” allGerman display. Free admission;

Mississippi State Fair Oct. 3-16, at Mississippi State Fairgrounds (1207 Mississippi St.). The annual fair features rides, entertainment, livestock competitions, food and drink vendors, and more. The music lineup includes performances from Chris Janson, Hinder, En Vogue, The Marshall Tucker Band, Colt Ford and more. $5 admission, free under age 6, $5 per car; Pumpkins in the Park Oct. 6, 5:30-9 p.m., at Belhaven Park (1000 Poplar Blvd.). The familyfriendly event features pumpkin decorating, music from Sara Sullivan and a screening of “Hocus Pocus.” Free; find it on Facebook.

KIDS Events at Mississippi Children’s Museum (2145 Museum Blvd.) • 529 Day Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Representatives from College Savings Mississippi present on the importance of saving for college and provide information about Mississippi’s 529 college savings programs. Guests can enter to win one of two $529 MACS Scholarships. $5.29 admission;

“T. Rex Time Machine” Sept. 22, 10 a.m., at Lemuria Books (4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 202). Author and illustrator Jared Chapman presents a story time of his children’s book. $16.99 book; Mississippi Science Fest Sept. 22, 10 a.m.4 p.m., in LeFleur Museum District. The festival features science activities, demonstrations and more at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, the Mississippi Children’s Museum, the Agriculture & Forestry Museum and the Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. $10 admission; Story Time with Uncle Story Oct. 2, 10 a.m., at Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive). Children ages 2-5 can enjoy the puppet show and story time. Included with admission; find it on Facebook. Disney Junior Dance Party! Oct. 12, 6 p.m., at Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St.). The stage show allows families to dance and sing along with characters such as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Doc McStuffins and more. Doors open at 5 p.m. $18-$142.50;

FOOD & DRINK “Go Pink” Wine & Seafood Dinner Sept. 6, 7-9 p.m., at Drago’s Seafood Restaurant (1005 E. County Line Road). The American Cancer Society fundraiser features a five-course dinner with wine pairings. $75; find it on Facebook. Sweetest Chefs of the South Sept. 10, 7 p.m., at The Lake House (135 Madison Landing Circle, Ridgeland). The competition features desserts from 12 of the South’s top pastry chefs, as well as live music, a cigar bar, wine, spirits, coffee and more. $49, $100 VIP;

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The People’s Bakery by Amber Helsel


the Jackson Free Press. “It’s coming along.” Ruffin grew up in a family that loved baking, but she found her love for cake decorating while working in baking departments for grocery stores such as Kroger, where she worked for seven years before

associate’s degree in hospitality, she decided to find a job in a hotel, but had no luck in the field and returned to decorating cakes. ‘Well, I guess this is where I’m supposed to be, God, but if this is where I’m supposed to be, I don’t want to just work at AMBER HELSEL

wo customers gathered around the counter at Kimmiesweett in Brandon. One patiently waited as owner Kimberly Ruffin finished preparing a caramel cake—an emergency birthday cake—for another guest. “Give me just a minute, and then we’ll go in the back,” Ruffin said to this reporter. After White took care of the first two customers, a third one—a server at Fernando’s Mexico City Dining—came in to get a cupcake before her shift started. It was Tuesday, and in keeping with Fernando’s $2 tacos on that day, Kimmiesweett does $2 cupcakes. The décor of the shop is bright and playful, with shades of neon green, pink and a purple reminiscent of pansies. On one wall is a bouquet of pink, purple and white flowers, with a backdrop of dark green leaves. Beside that is the outline for a flower mural, which Ruffin’s sister, Christy White, is creating for the shop. Pink and yellow streamers hang down from the ceiling near the front door. Ruffin’s mom, Gloria White, took over at the front counter as Ruffin headed to a room off to the party room in the back to talk. It had long tables in an Lshape. Brightly colored aprons hung on chairs, and blue-and-white teacups sat in front of each seat. “This is our classroom,” Ruffin told

Kimberly Ruffin owns and operates local bakery Kimmiesweett, which she started as a home business around 2008 and expanded with a Northpark Mall storefront in 2017. Now located in Fannin Mart in Brandon, the bakery is growing to offer cake-decorating classes, coffee and more.

launching Kimmiesweet. “I loved the artistry,” she said. After the Canton native graduated from Hinds Community College with an

a grocery store,” Ruffin told herself then. “I want to have my own bakery.’” She started Kimmiesweett as a homebased business around 2008. Over time,

it grew so big that, Ruffin decided to take it on full time in 2017, opening her first location in Northpark Mall. When Northpark began an extensive remodel earlier this summer, though, the mall informed Ruffin that Kimmiesweett’s space would not be available once construction is completed. “We were like, ‘We’ve got to go somewhere. The people are looking for us,’” Ruffin said. “... We were not going to let Kimmiesweet die.” Ruffin shuttered the business in June 2018 and reopened in the Fannin Mart shopping center in Brandon on Aug. 1. The new location gives Kimmiesweett more possibilities, she said. They are developing a co-working bakery space, which will have WiFi, a kitchen for guests to practice decorating and a classroom. In the future, Ruffin wants to have multiple bakery locations. “I want to be everyone’s community bakery. ... I think this (business) is my platform to teach. This is my platform to tell people to follow their passion. This is my platform to help,” she said. “This is where I’m supposed to be. I know that.” Kimmiesweett (1149 Old Fannin Road, Brandon, 601.720.9774) is open Tuesdays from noon to 8 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, find the business on Facebook.

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Food Truck Friday: Tailgate Takeover Sept. 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Smith Park (302 Amite St.). The Greater Jackson Arts Council hosts the tailgating-inspired event featuring food trucks, vendors and more. School colors encouraged. Free admission, prices vary; find it on Facebook. Taste of West Jackson Sept. 15, noon-4 p.m., at Claiborne Park (785 Claiborne Ave.). The family-friendly festival features food from West Jackson restaurants, live music, arts and craft vendors, and more. Free; Cocktails for a Cause Sept. 17, 6-8:30 p.m., at Barrelhouse (3009 N. State St.). The dinner is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Includes champagne, live music, a silent auction and a four-course dinner with cocktails pairings. $75, plus gratuity; find it on Facebook.

Events at The Gathering at Livingston Mercantile (106 Livingston Church Road, Flora) • Mississippi Gulf Seafood Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. The three-course dinner features a showcase of Gulf Coast seafood with drink pairings. Champagne hour at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. $45; • Memories of a Chef Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. Chef and owner Paul Adair presents the three-course dinner showcasing foods from his travels and his childhood. Champagne hour at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. $45; call 601-665-4282, ext. 3;

SPORTS & WELLNESS Cyclocross Clinic Sept. 7, 6-7:30 p.m., Sept. 8, 8 a.m.-noon, Sept. 8, 1-5 p.m., Sept. 9, 10-11 a.m., at Ridgeland Trails (521 Gile Lane, Madison). Jonathan Page, a USA Professional Cyclocross champion, presents the biking clinic. The chat with Page is Friday, and the Mississippi Cyclocross Project Kids Ride is Sunday at Freedom Ridge Park (253 W. School St., Ridgeland). $80 clinics, free chat, free kids ride; find it on Facebook.

Mind, Body and Soul 5K & Health and Wellness Expo Sept. 15, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The Jackson Department of Parks & Recreation presents the event featuring a 5K run/walk, a free one-mile fun run for ages 12 and under, and a free health and wellness expo. Registration at 7 a.m. $20 5K, free fun run; find it on Facebook.

Mississippi SKATE Fair: Fair-Food Cook Off Sept. 29, 5-8 p.m., at Lucky Town Brewing Company (1710 N. Mill St.). Jackson chefs compete to see who can create the best version of traditional fair foods, based on audience votes. All proceeds go toward the community-built skatepark on Mill Street. $5 one food item, $20 to try all food and judge; find it on Facebook.

Whitley Grace Mathis Golf Tournament Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Castlewoods Country Club (403 Bradford Drive, Brandon). The Ridgeland Police present the golf tournament benefitting Sgt. Kevin Mathis’ daughter, who has acute aplastic anemia. Registration at 10 a.m., lunch at noon and tee time at 1 p.m. $125 per person, $500 per team; find it on Facebook.

9/11 Heroes Run Sept. 15, 8:46 a.m., at Old Trace Park (Ridgeland). The 5K run/walk honors people who died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, as well as fallen first-responders, civilian and military members. All experience levels and ages welcome. Opening ceremony at 8:15 a.m. $27.50-$35 5K, $17.50-$25 fun run;

The Village Social | Bend & Brew Sept. 12, Oct. 10, 6:15-7 p.m., at Highland Village (4500 Interstate 55 N. Frontage Road). In the courtyard. The yoga class is open to all fitness levels and includes a free craft beer or popsicle after the session. Free admission; find it on Facebook.

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Chef’s Dinner Sept. 10, 7-9:30 p.m., at McClain (874 Holly Bush Road, Brandon). The event includes a four-course dinner with wine pairings. Reservations required. $80 plus tax and gratuity; call 601-829-1101;


Blazing a New Belhaven Trail hen head coach Hal Mumme left to become offensive coordinator at Jackson State University, Belhaven University needed to find a new leader for its football program. The Blazers found one in Blaine McCorkle. McCorkle has spent the last nine seasons in three programs—Liberty University, the University of Richmond and the University of Delaware—with current UD head coach Danny Rocco. After 19 years coaching, this is McCorkle’s first time in the lead position. He has spent most of his career as an offensive line coach but has worked with tight ends, wide receivers and special teams. This is an unusual choice, as most head coaches were offensive and defensive coordinators before moving up. “The biggest fallacy in coaching (in my mind) is that you have to be a coordinator before becoming a head coach,” McCorkle says. The coach has plenty of work to do at Belhaven. The Blazers have not had a winning season since 2012 and have not won more than seven games since 2006. But he has worked in programs with quick turnarounds. He joined Rocco at the University of Richmond in 2012 to rebuild a team that was coming off a 3-8 record in 2011. The Spiders reversed their record in year one to 8-3 and followed it up with a 6-6 in the 2013 season

“Our slogan is ‘win today,’ and that doesn’t mean before winning between nine and 10 games from just on the field but making the right choices and doing 2014 to 2015. The same thing happened at Delaware, where the Blue Hens went 4-7 in the 2016 season before Rocco and McCorkle arrived. In the 2017 season, the team reversed its record again to 7-4. McCorkle hopes lessons he learned from Rocco will allow him to be successful quickly at Belhaven. “First, you have to get the kids to trust you, and when things haven’t been going well, they are hungry for trust,” he says. “As quickly as you can try to get trust so kids will buy in to what you want to do with the program. Then you need administrative support, student support and alumni support, and that is what we got right away when we arrived at Belhaven.” McCorkle says getting the right coaching staff is vital to turn around a program. He singled out defensive Blaine McCorkle stepped into the head coach coordinator Melvin Smith as an important hire after Car- position at Belhaven University after Hal Mumme lton Buckels left to take a job at the University of Tulsa. left to become offensive coordinator at JSU. “He has been phenomenal after coming in midway through spring, and brings toughness and discipline to the right things,” he says. “Every team has goals but our our team,” McCorkle says of Smith. “He is great mentor goals are developmental and improvement. I want us to improve everyday.” to our young staff, and we are lucky to have him.” While coaches are mostly judged on wins and Belhaven plays Texas Lutheran University on Sept. 15. losses, McCorkle knows this team should be judged on For more information, visit how it improves.


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Ovarian Cycle Jackson Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at The Club at The Township (340 Township Ave., Ridgeland). The indoor cycling event is to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and funds for research. Limited space. $50 registration, free for survivors; find it on Facebook.

Walk to Defeat ALS Jackson Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Trustmark Park (1 Braves Blvd., Pearl). The ALS Association hosts the annual walk raising funds for research to develop treatments and a cure. Registration at 9 a.m. Registration required;

WellsFest Golf Tournament Sept. 20, 1-4 p.m., at Live Oaks Golf Club (11200 Highway 49 N.). The four-person scramble tournament features prizes for first, second and third place, as well as longest drive and closest to pin. Register by Sept. 17. $400 per team;

Friendship Golf Tournament Sept. 27, 8 a.m., at Lake Caroline Golf Club (118 Caroline Club Circle, Madison). The four-person scramble format golf tournament is a fundraiser for Dialogue Jackson. Includes lunch at 1 p.m. $125 individual, $500 four-person team; email todd@;

5K4Kids Canopy Care Run Sept. 22, 8 a.m., at Colonial Heights Baptist Church (444 Northpark Drive, Ridgeland). The fundraiser features a 5K run/walk, a mile kids’ fun run, a “tot trot” for preschoolers, and a kids’ zone. Registration at 6:45 a.m., and warm-up at 7:45 a.m. $10 tot trot, $15 fun run, $25 5K; find it on Facebook. Milk Run 5K Run & Walk Sept. 22, 8-11 a.m., at Flowood Nature Park (4077 Flowood Drive, Flowood). The fifth annual 5K run/walk is to raise awareness and funds for the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Mississippi. $30 registration; Central Mississippi Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sept. 22, 8:30 a.m.-noon., at Mississippi State Capitol (400 High St.). The Alzheimer’s Association Mississippi hosts the nationwide fundraising walk, which takes place annually in more than 600 communities. Registration at 8:30 a.m., ceremony at 9:30 a.m., and walk at 10 a.m. $100 fundraising minimum for T-shirt;

“Wells Done!” Run Sept. 29, 8-9:30 a.m., at Smith-Wills Stadium (1152 Lakeland Drive). The 5K run/walk and one-mile fun run is part of WellsFest and benefits Growing Up Knowing. The 5K starts at 8 a.m., and the fun run starts at 9 a.m. Register in advance. $10 fun run, $30 individual, $90 family; RyanMan Triathlon Oct. 7, 7 a.m., at Lakeshore Park (Brandon). The annual race honors Ryan LaSource, who died of leukemia at age 3. Proceeds go toward fighting children’s cancer at Batson Children’s Hospital. $225 individual half distance, $375 relay half distance; Mississippi’s Walk for Diabetes Oct. 7, 2-5 p.m., at Southern Farm Bureau Life (1401 Livingston Lane). The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi hosts its fundraising walk, with funds going toward children and adults in the state with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Registration at 1 p.m. Fundraising encouraged;

Events at Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St.) • An Evening With Jim Caviezel Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m. Catholic Charities of Jackson hosts the fundraiser featuring philanthropist, producer and actor Jim Caviezel. VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. $25-$100; • “Jersey Boys” Oct. 10, 7 p.m. Broadway in Jackson presents the Tony Award-winning musical centered on the music and inside story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Admission TBA; Events at New Stage Theatre (1100 Carlisle St.) • “Morningside” Sept. 11-15, 7:30 p.m., Sept. 16, 2 p.m., Sept. 18-22, 7:30 p.m., Sept. 23, 2 p.m. The comedy is about nine women at a baby shower gone wrong. $30, $25 for seniors, students and military; • “Diary of Anne Frank” Oct. 23-27, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 28, 2 p.m., Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 4, 2 p.m. The play is based on the true story of a young Jewish girl who documented her life in hiding during Nazi occupation. $30, $25 for seniors, students and military; “Cornbread Cosa Nostra” Encore Screening Sept. 12, 7 p.m., at Malco Grandview Cinema (221 Grandview Blvd., Madison). Britton Webb and Marcus Hinton star in the thriller based on true events surrounding the Dixie Mafia. $10 in advance, $15 at the door; find it on Facebook. On Tap: The Brewery Comedy Tour Sept. 20, 7:30-9 p.m., at Hops & Habanas (2771 Old Canton Road). The 300-stop national tour features comics from New York City and Los Angeles. $15 in advance; find it on Facebook.

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Events at Eudora Welty House and Garden (1119 Pinehurst St.) • “Persuasion” Sept. 21, 5:30-9:30 p.m. The kickoff of the third Jane Austen Film Series features a screening of the 1995 film starring Amanda Root and Ciarán Hinds. Free; • “Belle” Oct. 5, 5:30-9:30 p.m. The event includes a screening of the 2013 film starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Tom Wilkinson. Free; • “Austenland” Oct. 19, 5:30-9:30 p.m. The event features a screening of the 2013 parody starring Keri Russell, Jane Seymour and Bret McKenzie. Free admission; John Crist—The Human Being Tour Sept. 23, 7:30-10:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church Madison (2100 Main St., Madison). The Christian stand-up comic performs. Aaron Chewning and Mike Goodwin also perform. $25-$150;

CONCERTS & FESTIVALS Events at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.) • Robert Earl Keen Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m. The Houston-native singer-songwriter performs. Cary Hudson also performs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $35 in advance, $40 day of show; • Grayson Capps Band Sept. 8, 8 p.m. The Alabama singer-songwriter’s latest album is “Scarlett Roses.” Doors open at 7 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the door;

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llen Luke sat on the patio outside of Crown Studios in Fondren, taking a quick break before jumping back into an already long day in late July. While he was technically on vacation visiting his family, who were throwing him and his wife, Jessie, a baby shower in Flora, Miss., work came with him. Thankfully,

AL-X7 series, transformer-less field effect transistor (FET) style microphones. He followed that with the Y56, which is a large-diaphragm tube condenser microphone with three interchangeable capsules, in February 2018. Although pricing challenges made it impossible to keep all the parts Americanmade like on the X7, Luke outsourced courtesy Luke Audio

Flora, Miss., native Allen Luke turned his years of tinkering with musical equipment into a full-time career as the founder of Luke Audio in Nashville, Tenn.

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his work fits in a convenient carry case. For most of that day, Luke, 27, had been on a tour of local studios, including Crown and Malaco Recording Studio, to demonstrate his latest product, the AL-Y56 microphone. He also invited the studios to compare his microphone to some of their most expensive vintage equipment. “For one, it’s about confidence, but the confidence comes from playing with vintage mics and having them side by side with your product and knowing what you’re offering for $1,000 can outperform or stand with something that costs $20,000 or $30,000,” he said. Luke experienced his “competition” firsthand after moving to Nashville, Tenn., in 2013. There, he entered an engineering education program at Blackbird Studio, which has recorded artists such as Buddy Guy, Taylor Swift and Willie Nelson. He spent six months in the program and another six months as an intern, working with high-end gear. “When I got done with Blackbird, I worked repairing vintage mics for a little while and doing DIY stuff, capsule mods,” he said. “From that, I kind of figured that I could build my own, basically. I could offer something that people would want (that is) much more affordable than all this vintage stuff that everybody’s crazy over.” In 2015, he incorporated as Luke Audio and released his first product, the 32

the metalworking, and builds the circuits and capsules himself in order to keep his products affordable. “I’m aiming more for the home-studio people is the point,” Luke said. “It’s aiming for that, but it’s also something the major studios can use, too, not only if they want to lighten their load and get rid of vintage mics, (but also) if they just want to free up some of the vintage mics ... for something here and use my mic there.” As to why he puts a high priority on keeping his prices low, Luke said it might have something to do with his formative years in Flora, playing in rock bands and tinkering with instrument electronics. “I guess when I was coming up here, we were always trying to record ourselves, to make band demos and stuff,” Luke said. “We never had good gear because it was way too expensive.” Between the friendships and business connections, remaining in Nashville has been beneficial in launching Luke Audio, he said. With he and his wife welcoming a new child in October, Luke said Tennessee is the best place for his family for now, but he wouldn’t rule out returning to the Jackson area one day. “For the time being, (Nashville) is the place to be, but there is something about home, too, you know,” he said. For more information, find Luke Audio on Instagram or visit

for more events, visit • Jason Eady Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m. The Jacksonnative singer-songwriter and country artist’s latest album is titled “I Travel On.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $10; • Chris Robinson Brotherhood Sept. 13, 8 p.m. The California rock-and-roll band’s latest album is titled “Barefoot in the Head.” Doors open at 7 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 day of show, $79-$249 VIP options; • Cabaret at Duling Hall: “My Way” Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. The Mississippi Opera presents the Frank Sinatra tribute concert featuring vocalist Peter Lake. Doors open at 6 p.m. $25, $10 for students and military; • Muscadine Bloodline Sept. 22, 8 p.m. The Mobile, Ala., country duo’s latest EP is titled “Movin’ On.” Jobe Fortner and Jordan Fletcher also perform. Doors open at 7 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 at the door; • Ian Moore Sept. 27, 8 p.m. The singer-songwriter is known for his blend of blues, soul, folk and psychedelic rock. Magnolia Bayou also performs. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the door; • Zoso Oct. 4, 8 p.m. The tribute band recreates the sounds and visuals of Led Zeppelin. Doors open at 7 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door; • Alexander Awards Concert Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. The Mississippi Opera presents the annual concert featuring performances from the top six performers of the John Alexander Vocal Competition. $25, $10 for students and military; Events at Martin’s Restaurant & Bar (214 S. State St.) • Zoofunkyou Sept. 6, 7 p.m. The Chicago psychedelic blues performs on its “I Thought You Said Weast” Tour. Stonewalls also perform. Admission TBA; • Little Raine Band Sept. 7, 10 p.m. The Birmingham, Ala., band is known for its blend of progressive-rock, fusion, electronic and soul music. Taylor Hannicutt also performs. Admission TBA; • Kudzu Kings Sept. 8, 8 p.m. The Oxford, Miss., roots-rock jam band performs. T.B. Ledford & the Accumulators also perform. Admission TBA; • American Aquarium Sept. 11, 9 p.m. The Raleigh, N.C., rock-and-roll and alternativecountry band’s latest album is titled “Things Change.” Admission TBA; • Honyock Sept. 13, 10 p.m. The California psychedelic-rock band’s debut album is titled “El Castillo.” El Obo also performs. Admission TBA; • The Stolen Faces Sept. 14, 10 p.m. The Grateful Dead tribute band performs. Admission TBA; • The Iceman Special Sept. 15, 10 p.m. The New Orleans psychedelic funk-rock band performs. Admission TBA; • John “Papa” Gros Sept. 21, 10 p.m. The New Orleans-native musician is known for his blend of funk, rock, jazz, blues and Americana music. Admission TBA; • TRUETT Sept. 22, 10 p.m. The Atlanta rock artist’s latest EP is titled “Lies and Lightning.” Admission TBA; • MONTU Sept. 29, 10 p.m. The electronic jam band’s latest single is titled “Phases.” Admission TBA;

CommUNITY Cafe Sept. 7, 7 p.m., at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Includes pre-show art activities, and music from Omar Offendum, Tawanna Shaunte, Tubad and the Kings of New Orleans, 5th Child and more. $10; find it on Facebook. Events at Brandon Amphitheater (8190 Rock Way, Brandon) • Alabama Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. The country and southern-rock band performs. The Charlie Daniels Band also performs. Doors open at 6 p.m. $49-$312; • The Beach Boys Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. The California surf-rock band performs.Doors open at 6 p.m. $20-$320; • ODESZA Oct. 10, 7 p.m. The electronicdance music duo performs. Jai Wolf and Evan Giia also perform. Doors open at 6 p.m. $24.50-$39.50; Chamber I: Baroque Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m., Sept. 9., 2 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral (305 E. Capitol St.). The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents a concert featuring pieces from Pachelbel, Rameau, Handel, Vivaldi and more. $22; RidCon 2018 Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at Ridgeland Public Library (397 Highway 51, Ridgeland). The pop-culture event features hourly giveaways, fandom basket raffles, card game tournaments and more. $3 for adults, $1 for ages 4-10; find it on Facebook. Events at Smith Park (302 Amite St.) • Soggy Sweat Craft Beer & BBQ Festival Sept. 15, 1-4 p.m. The Mississippi Brewers Guild presents the celebration of craft beer in Mississippi. Includes barbecue, the release of collaborative beer projects, music and more. $20, $5 for children; find it on Facebook. • BankPlus International Gumbo Festival Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The festival features a gumbo cook-off, drink vendors, and music from Cedric Burnside, Webb Wilder Band and more. $10 in advance, $15 day of event; The Gospel Showdown Sept. 15, 2 p.m., at Grammy Museum Mississippi (800 W. Sunflower Road, Cleveland). The competition features music from 10 groups. $5 in advance, $8 at the door; “Queendom Come” Concert Sept. 15, 8 p.m., at The Flamingo (3011 N. State St.). The concert features performances from Sika, Vitamin Cea, Krystal Gem and Yung Jewelz. $10 in advance, $15 at the door; find it on Facebook. Symphony at Sunset Sept. 20, 5 p.m., at The Cedars (4145 Old Canton Road). The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra performs for the annual outdoor concert. Blankets, chairs and picnic baskets welcome. Free; Sing! with Keith and Kristyn Getty Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., at Christ United Methodist Church (6000 Old Canton Road). Contemporary Christian artists Keith and Kristyn Getty present the summit and evening concert. Free summit and concert, $12 lunch; Events at Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St.) • “Dancing Queen: The Music of ABBA” Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m. The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and the vocalists of Jeans ‘n Classics perform a concert of songs from the pop band. $16-$51;

LITERARY SIGNINGS Events at Lemuria Books (Banner Hall, 4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 202) • “Rush” Sept. 5, 5 p.m. Lisa Patton signs copies. $26.99 book; • “The Stars Now Unclaimed” Sept. 10, 5 p.m. Drew Williams signs copies. Reading at 5:30 p.m. $24.99 book; • “Ohio” Sept. 18, 5 p.m. Stephen Markley signs copies. $27 book; • “The Good Demon” Sept. 19, 5 p.m. Jimmy Cajoleas signs copies of his young-adult novel. $18.99 book; • “Suffer the Children” Sept. 22, 4 p.m. Adair Sanders signs copies. Reading at 4:30 p.m. $12 book; • “Gravesend” Sept. 26, 5 p.m. William Boyle signs copies. $25.95 book; • “Southern Splendor: Saving Architectural Treasures of the Old South” Oct. 2, 5 p.m. Marc R. Matrana and Robin S. Lattimore sign copies. 40 book;

ARTS & EXHIBITS Events at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.) • Late Night Cabaret Sept. 6, 9:30-11:30 p.m. The event follows the members-only opening reception of “Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer” and features performances from drag queens Annie Bellym and Shandy DIPA. Includes a cash bar, food trucks and more. $10 admission, free for members; • Museum After Hours Sept. 20, Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m. The monthly pop-up exhibition features art activities, food and drinks for sale, music, a film screening and more. Free admission; • “Fight for Freedom” Art Show & Garden Party Sept. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. ACLU Mississippi presents the event featuring visual arts and creative writing pieces from the “Fight for Freedom” competition. Includes a silent art auction, food, live music and more. Register by Sept. 7. $50; • “Central to Their Lives” & “Pulses” Exhibit Openings Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. “Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the YONI LEVY

The Town of Livingston Food & Wine Festival Sept. 28, 6-9 p.m., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Town of Livingston (116 Livingston Church Road, Flora). The festival features food and drinks from a variety of Mississippi chefs, restaurants, vintners and brewmasters. Includes a wine tasting on Friday, a chef’s party, a wine and cheese pairing event, and more. Admission TBA; find it on Facebook.

Young Valley Rock & Roll BBQ II Sept. 29, 6-11:30 p.m., at Fondren Corner (2906 N. State St.). The local country band hosts its annual outdoor festival featuring music, food and drink vendors, and more. Gates open at 5 p.m. Admission TBA; find it on Facebook. Air1 Positive Hits Tour Oct. 5, 7 p.m., at Broadmoor Baptist Church (1531 Highland Colony Pkwy., Madison). The contemporary-Christian concert features performances from Zach Williams, We Are Messengers, Joshua Micah, Aaron Cole and Branan Murphy. $26 admission, $49.50 VIP meet-and-greet; Drake Bell Oct. 5, 8 p.m., at Hal & Mal’s (200 Commerce St.). The California-native actor and pop artist performs. Kira Kosarin also performs. Doors open at 7 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 day of show; call 877-987-6487; MercyMe: Imagine Nation Tour Oct. 11, 7 p.m., at Mississippi Coliseum (1207 Mississippi St.). The contemporary-Christian band performs in support of its latest release, “I Can Only Imagine: The Very Best of MercyMe.” $20-$253;

by Bryan Flynn, follow at, @jfpsports

The college football season is off to a great start, and it could be an exciting year for some teams if the results from week one hold up. The NFL season also starts this week, giving us football until February. THURSDAY, SEPT. 6

NFL (7:20-11 p.m., NBC): Falcons v. Eagles FRIDAY, SEPT. 7

College football (7-10 p.m., ESPN2): TCU v. Southern Methodist SATURDAY, SEPT. 8

College football (11 a.m.-2 p.m., ESPN): MSU v. Kansas State … (3-6 p.m., SECN): Southern Illinois v. UM SUNDAY, SEPT. 9

NFL (noon-3 p.m., FOX): Buccaneer v. Saints … (3:25-6:30 p.m., FOX): Cowboys v. Panthers MONDAY, SEPT. 10

NFL (9:20 p.m.-1 a.m., ESPN): Rams v. Raiders

John Alexander Vocal Competition Sept. 29, 8 a.m., at Belhaven University Center for the Arts (835 Riverside Drive). The Mississippi Opera presents the annual competition featuring musical-theater and operatic singers in and from Mississippi. Culminates in a concert on Oct. 15. Admission TBA; WellsFest Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park (1398 Lakeland Drive). The annual festival features music on two stages, food and drinks for sale, kids’ activities, a 5K run/ walk and kids’ fun run at 8 a.m., a pet parade, vendors and more. Proceeds benefit Growing Up Knowing. Free admission;


the best in sports over the next two weeks


Soccer (7:30-10 p.m., ESPN): USA v. Mexico WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12

Author Wayétu Moore signs copies and reads an excerpt from her debut novel, “She Would Be King,” on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Lemuria Books. • “Southern Discomfort: A Memoir” Oct. 3, 5 p.m. Tena Clark signs copies. Reading at 5:30 p.m. $27 book; • “The Darkdeep” Oct. 6, 2 p.m. Ally Condie signs copies. $16.99 book; • “Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates” Oct. 8, 5 p.m. Eric Jay Dolin signs copies. $29.95 book; • “She Would Be King” Oct. 9, 5 p.m. Wayétu Moore signs copies. Reading at 5:30 p.m. $26 book; • “Grim Lovelies” Oct. 9, 5 p.m. Megan Shepherd signs copies. Reading at 5:30 p.m. $17.99 book; “Florists in the Field” Demo & Signing Sept. 11, 4-6 p.m., at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Floral designers Greg Campbell and Erick New sign copies of their book and present a demonstration. Registration required. $15-$75 VIP; find it on Facebook. Joseph Crespino & Ralph Eubanks Sept. 18, 7 p.m., at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). Joseph Crespino discusses “Atticus Finch: The Biography,” and Ralph Eubanks discusses the book “Can I Get a Witness?” $10;

Johnson Collection” features works from artists such as Dusti Bongé, Anne Goldthwaite and Minnie Evans, and “Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints” features works from Mary Lou Alexander, Claire Benn and more. Included with admission; WellsFest Art Night Sept. 25, 5:30-9 p.m., at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). The art sale features a preview party and buy-now section at 5:30 p.m., a live auction at 7 p.m., live music, live painting, refreshments and more. Free admission; call 601-353-0658; Art on the Rez Sept. 28, 6-9 p.m., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 30, noon-3 p.m., at St. Peter’s by the Lake (1954 Spillway Road, Brandon). The second annual event features work for sale from local artists. Includes a preview party on Thursday. Admission TBA; find it on Facebook. “In the Dark” Exhibit Opening Sept. 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (2148 Riverside Drive). The exhibition explores dark ecosystems such as caves, forests and the deep sea. On display through Dec. 31. Included with admission;

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WNBA (7-9:30 p.m., ESPN2): WNBA Finals game three THURSDAY, SEPT. 13

NFL (7:20-10:30 p.m., NFLN): Baltimore v. Cincinnati FRIDAY, SEPT. 14

College football (6-9 p.m., ESPN): Georgia State v. Memphis SATURDAY, SEPT. 15

College football (6-9 p.m., ESPN): Alabama v. UM … (6:30-9:30 p.m., SECN): Louisiana-Lafayette v. Missississippi State SUNDAY, SEPT. 16

NFL (noon-3 p.m., FOX): Browns v. Saints MONDAY, SEPT. 17

NFL (7:15-10:30 p.m., ESPN): Seahawks v. Bears TUESDAY, SEPT. 18

MLB (7-10 p.m., ESPN): “MLB Post Season Impact Games” WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19

MLB (6-9 p.m., ESPN): Red Sox v. Yankees

September 5 - 18, 2018 •

• “Fiery Flight” Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra performs a concert featuring John Adams’ “Lollapalooza,” Igor Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” and more. $21-$64; • Buddy Guy—Live in Concert Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. The Grammy-winning blues artist is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Admission TBA; • Black Jacket Symphony Oct. 18, 8 p.m. The band of veteran musicians performs the songs of Journey’s 1981 album, “Escape.” Doors open at 7 p.m. $25-$35; • Maxwell: “50 Intimate Nights Live” Tour Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. The R&B and neo-soul artist performs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $53.50-$343.50; call • Cyndi Lauper Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. The pop and new-wave artist performs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $35.50-$65.50; • Gov’t Mule Oct. 26, 8 p.m. The southernrock jam band’s latest album is titled “Revolution Come...Revolution Go.” Doors open at 7 p.m. $25.50-$45.50; • Lauren Daigle Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. The Christian singer-songwriter performs to promote her latest album, “Look Up Child.” AHI and Scott Mulvahill also perform. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets include free copy of the album. $28-$78.50;


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9/5 - 9/18 WEDNESDAY 9/5 1908 - Bill Ellison 6:30 p.m. Alumni House - Johnny Crocker 6:30-8:30 p.m. Barrelhouse - Barry Leach 5-7:30 p.m. Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m. Drago’s - Larry Brewer 6-9 p.m. Duling Hall - Robert Earl Keen w/ Cary Hudson 7:30 p.m. $35 advance $40 day of show Hal & Mal’s - New Bourbon Street Jazz Band 6-9 p.m. free Kathryn’s - Gator Trio 6:30 p.m. Lounge 114 - “Jackson Got Talent” 7:30 p.m. $10 McClain - Gena Steele Pelican Cove - Doug Hurd 6-10 p.m. Shucker’s - Proximity 7:30 p.m. Table 100 - Andy Henderson 6 p.m.

Thursday 9/6 1908 - Dan Gibson 6:30 p.m.

Monsour’s, Vicksburg Simpatico 7 p.m. Pelican Cove - Bad Example 6 p.m. Shucker’s - Road Hogs 7:30 p.m. Table 100 - Andrew Pates 6 p.m.

Friday 9/7 1908 - Bill Ellison 6:30 p.m. Ameristar, Vicksburg - Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster 8 p.m. Char - Ronnie Brown 6 p.m. Drago’s - Jason Turner 6-9 p.m. F. Jones - Lonn’e George & Flasche midnight $10 Georgia Blue, Flowood Shaun Patterson Georgia Blue, Madison Aaron Coker Hal & Mal’s - A’akeela & the Beats 6-9 p.m. free Iron Horse - Deeb’s Blues 9 p.m. Kathryn’s - Travelin’ Jane 7 p.m.

American Aquarium WonderLust - DJ Taboo 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

8 p.m.-3 a.m. free before 10 p.m.

Saturday 9/8

Sunday 9/9


1908 - Knight Bruce 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Char - Big Easy Three 11 a.m.; Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m. Iron Horse - Tiger Rogers 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Kathryn’s - Soul Stew 6 p.m. McClain - Zack Bridges Pelican Cove - Ronnie Brown noon; Road Hogs 5 p.m. Shucker’s - Steele Heart 3:30 p.m. St. Andrew’s Cathedral - MS Symphony Orchestra’s “Chamber I: Baroque” 2 p.m. $22 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.

Alumni House - Hunter Gibson & Chris Link 6:30-8:30 p.m. Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m. Drago’s - Joseph LaSalla 6-9 p.m. Duling Hall - Jason Eady w/ Cody Rogers 7:30 p.m. $10 Hal & Mal’s - Pierce Edens 6:30-9:30 p.m. free Kathryn’s - Larry Brewer & Doug Hurd 6:30-9:30 p.m. Lounge 114 - “Jackson Got Talent” 7:30 p.m. $10 McClain - Barry Leach Pelican Cove - Carlos & Cucho 6 p.m. Shucker’s - Proximity 7:30 p.m. Table 100 - Andy Henderson 6 p.m.

Krystal Gem

Monday 9/10


Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m. Hal & Mal’s - Central MS Blues Society (rest.) 7 p.m. $5 Kathryn’s - Joseph LaSalla 6:30 p.m. McClain - Doug Hurd Millsaps Ford Academic Complex - “Le Voyageur” feat. Bethany Naef Ammon & Tyler Kemp 7:30 p.m. free Pelican Cove - Robin Blakeney 6 p.m. Table 100 - Andrew Pates 6 p.m.

Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m. Drago’s - Chad Perry 6-9 p.m. Duling Hall - Chris Robinson Brotherhood 8 p.m. $25-$149 F. Jones - Maya Kyles & the F. Jones Challenge Band 10 p.m. $5 Georgia Blue, Flowood Phil & Trace Hal & Mal’s - D’Lo Trio 7-9:30 p.m. free Iron Horse - Wes Lee 6 p.m. Kathryn’s - Scott Turner Trio 6:30 p.m. Martin’s - Honyock w/ El Obo 10 p.m. McClain - Joseph LaSalla Pelican Cove - Buzz Pickens & Gena Steele 6 p.m. Shucker’s - Acoustic Crossroads 7:30 p.m. Table 100 - Andrew Pates 6 p.m.

September 5 - 18, 2018 •

Tuesday 9/11


Martin’s - Little Raine Band w/ Taylor Hannicutt 10 p.m. MS Museum of Art - Pam Confer 11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. free; “CommUNITY Cafe” feat. Omar Offendum, 5th Child, Lula Saleh, Kameelah Furquaan & more 7 p.m. $10 Papito’s, Ridgeland - Travis Dunlap 7 p.m. Pelican Cove - Phil & Trace 6 p.m. Shucker’s - Andrew Pates 5:30 p.m.; Spunk Monkees 8 p.m. $5; Topher Brown 10 p.m. Soulshine, Ridgeland John Causey 7 p.m. Table 100 - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m.

Table 100 - Chalmers Davis 6 p.m.

Ameristar, Vicksburg - Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster 8 p.m. American Legion Post 112 - The XTremeZ 9 p.m.midnight Brandon Amphitheater - Alabama w/ Charlie Daniels Band 7:30 p.m. $49-$312 Char - Bill Clark 6 p.m. Duling Hall - Grayson Capps Band w/ Eric Stracener 8 p.m. $10 advance $15 day of show F. Jones - Big Money Mel & Small Change Wayne 10 p.m. $5; Sorrento Ussery midnight $10 Georgia Blue, Flowood Brandon Greer Georgia Blue, Madison Skip McDonald The Hideaway - All DJ Dance Music 9 p.m. $10 Iron Horse - Ms. Pleschette 9 p.m. Kathryn’s - Faze 4 7 p.m. Delreco Harris

Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m. Drago’s - Larry Brewer 6-9 p.m. F. Jones - Maya Kyles & the F. Jones Challenge Band 10 p.m. $5 Georgia Blue, Flowood Phil & Trace Georgia Blue, Madison Stevie Cain Hops & Habanas - Risko Danza 6-9:30 p.m. Iron Horse - Jimmy “Duck” Holmes 6 p.m. Kathryn’s - Steele Heart 6:30 p.m. Martin’s - Zoofunkyou w/ Stonewalls 9 p.m. McClain - Joseph LaSalla

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Kemistry - Kujho & The Nasty Sho 9 p.m. Martin’s - Kudzu Kings w/ TB Ledford & the Accumulators 10 p.m. Pelican Cove - Kenny Davis Duo 6 p.m. Route 471 - Phil & Trace 7 p.m. Shucker’s - Acoustic Crossroads 3:30 p.m.; Spunk Monkees 8 p.m. $5; Chad Perry 10 p.m. St. Andrew’s Cathedral - MS Symphony Orchestra’s “Chamber I: Baroque” 7:30 p.m. $22 Table 100 - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m. WonderLust - Drag Performance & Dance Party feat. DJ Taboo

Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m. Drago’s - Joseph LaSalla 6-9 p.m. Fenian’s - Open Mic 9 p.m. Hal & Mal’s - “Dinner, Drinks & Jazz” feat. Raphael Semmes & Friends 6-9 p.m. free Kathryn’s - Keys vs. Strings 6:30 p.m. Martin’s - American Aquarium 9 p.m. McClain - Bill & Temperance w/ Jeff Perkins Millsaps Ford Academic Complex - Joe Goodkin 7:30-9 p.m. free MS Museum of Art Alex Sullivan 5:45 p.m. free Pelican Cove - David Lee Murphy 6 p.m.; Acoustic Crossroads 7 p.m.

FRIDAY 9/14 Ameristar, Vicksburg Eddie Cotton Jr. 8 p.m. Burgers & Blues - Larry Brewer & Doug Hurd 6-10 p.m. Char - Ronnie Brown 6 p.m. Drago’s - Johnny Crocker 6-9 p.m. F. Jones - Lucky Hand Blues Band midnight $10 Hal & Mal’s - The Kats 7-10 p.m. free

Iron Horse - Stan Man Blues 9 p.m. Kathryn’s - Acoustic Crossroads 7 p.m. Lounge 114 - Malcolm Shepherd & the Unit 9 p.m. $10 before 10 p.m., $15 after Martin’s - The Stolen Faces (Grateful Dead tribute) 10 p.m. MS Museum of Art Krystal Gem 11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. free Pelican Cove - Third Degree 6 p.m. Pop’s Saloon - Framing the Red 9 p.m. Route 471 - Chad Perry 7 p.m. Shucker’s - Road Hogs 5:30 p.m.; Faze 4 8 p.m. $5; Brian Jones 10 p.m. Soulshine, Ridgeland Jonathan Alexander 7 p.m. Table 100 - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m. WonderLust - DJ Taboo 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

SATURDAY 9/15 Ameristar, Vicksburg Marc Broussard 8 p.m. $25 American Legion Post 112 - The XTremeZ 9 p.m.midnight Char - Bill Clark 6 p.m. Club 43, Canton - Hired Guns 8 p.m. $10 F. Jones Corner - Big Money Mel & Small Change Wayne 10 p.m. $5; T-Baby midnight $10 The Flamingo “Queendom Come” feat. Sika, Krystal Gem, Vitamin Cea & Yung Jewelz 8 p.m. $10 advance $15 door Guitar Center - Brandon Paul Guitar Clinic 5-7 p.m. free Iron Horse - Chris Gill 9 p.m. Kathryn’s - Lucky Hand Blues Band 7 p.m. Kemistry - Kujho & The Nasty Sho 9 p.m. Lounge 114 - Henry Rhodes 9-11 p.m. Martin’s - The Iceman Special 10 p.m. Monsour’s, Vicksburg Rewind 8 p.m. Offbeat - dj cereal milk 10 a.m.-noon free Pelican Cove - Silvertree Crossing 6 p.m. Shucker’s - Andrew Pates 3:30 p.m.; Faze 4 8 p.m. $5; Billy Maudlin 10 p.m. Table 100 - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m.

WonderLust - Drag Performance & Dance Party feat. DJ Taboo 8 p.m.-3 a.m. free before 10 p.m.

SUNDAY 9/16 1908 Provisions - Knight Bruce 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Char - Big Easy Three 11 a.m.; Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m. Iron Horse - Tiger Rogers 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Pelican Cove - Larry Brewer & Doug Hurd noon-4 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 9/17 Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m. Duling Hall - MS Opera’s “Cabaret at Duling Hall: My Way” feat. Peter Lake 7:30 p.m. $25, $10 students & military Hal & Mal’s - Central MS Blues Society (rest.) 7 p.m. $5 Kathryn’s - Stevie Cain 6:30 p.m. Pelican Cove - Jonathan Alexander 6 p.m. Table 100 - Andrew Pates 6 p.m.

TUESDAY 9/18 Drago’s - Simpatico Duo 6-9 p.m. Fenian’s - Open Mic 9 p.m. Kathryn’s - Road Hogs 6:30 p.m. Pelican Cove - Robert King 6 p.m. Soul Wired - “Vibrate the Mic” Open Mic 7-11 p.m. $10 Table 100 - Chalmers Davis 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 9/19 Alumni House - Johnny Barranco 6:30-8:30 p.m. Drago’s - Barry Leach 6-9 p.m. Kathryn’s - Gator Trio 6:30 p.m. Lounge 114 - “Jackson Got Talent” 7:30 p.m. $10 McClain - Larry Brewer 6-9 p.m. Pelican Cove - Stace & Cassie 6 p.m. Shucker’s - Proximity 7:30 p.m. Table 100 - Andy Henderson 6 p.m.

Wednesday, September 5

Robert earl keen WITH CARY HUDSON

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

Saturday, September 8



southern folk rocker grayson capps returns to duling for a special night of music!

Wednesday, September 12


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

Saturday, September 22

MUSCADINE BLOODLINE Thursday, September 27


WITH MAGNOLIA BAYOU austin guitar rock veteran brings his catalog of tunes to town!

Thursday, October 4


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State Arts Conference Oct. 18, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at Mississippi State Capitol (400 High St.). The Mississippi Arts Commission hosts the conference for artists, organizations, educators and art enthusiasts. Includes speakers, workshops and more. The first 200 people to register receive a free lunch. RSVP. Free admission;

GALLERIES Afrikan Art Gallery and Gift Shop (800 N. Farish St.). The gallery sells a variety of sculptures, paintings, apparel, jewelry and books, and also serves as a venue for Afrocentric events. Call 601-979-1413 or 601-918-5075. AND Gallery (133 Millsaps Ave.). The art gallery showcases the works from emerging contemporary artists from the Deep South, including Adrienne Domnick, Adam Farcus and Tyler Tadlock. Call 601-351-5075; Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.). The Greater Jackson Arts Council presents a gallery of works from Mississippi artists. Open weekdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 601-9601500; The Attic Gallery (1101 Washington St., Vicksburg). The gallery specializes in southern contemporary art and fine crafts. Open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 601-638-9221; The Beacon (3030 N. State St.). The general store, art supplies seller and gallery also features artwork from owners Jason and Nicole Jenkins. Call 601-919-7477; Brown’s Fine Art and Framing (630 Fondren Place). The gallery represents more than 30

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Mississippi artists, including the late Walter Anderson. Open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.4 p.m. Call 601-982-4844; The Cedars (4145 Old Canton Road). The historic home hosts several art events each year. The Cedars Juried Art Show is on display through Sept. 28. Free admission; Fischer Galleries (Dickies Building, 736 S. President St., fourth floor). The gallery features works from more than three-dozen artists. Open Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 601-291-9115; Fondren Art Gallery (3242 N. State St.). The gallery sells paintings, sculptures and local art, including owner Richard McKey’s artwork. Open Tuesday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 601-981-9222; The Gallery at Deep South Pops (1800 N. State St.). The coffee and popsicle shop features a space to showcase work from Mississippi artists. Open daily from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Call 601-3982174; Lewis Art Gallery and The Emerging Space at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St., third floor of the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex). Open weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 601974-1762; Mississippi Craft Center (950 Rice Road, Ridgeland). The arts center features works from members of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi. Also hosts craft demonstrations, classes, arts camps and other events. Gallery open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Call 601-856-7546;

Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). The museum features several ongoing displays at once, in addition to its monthly pop-up events and rotating exhibitions. “Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer” opens Sept. 8, and “Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints” and “Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection” open Oct. 6. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Call 601-960-1515; Municipal Art Gallery (839 N. State St.). The gallery displays permanent collections that date back to the 1940s and features semi-regular exhibitions. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m.5 p.m. Call 601-960-1582; Pearl River Glass Studio (142 Millsaps Ave.). Artists include Andrew Cary Young, Rob Cooper, Amelia Key, Janice Jordan and more. Open from Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 601-353-2497; Sanaa Fine Art and Framing (5846 Ridgewood Road, Suite C-212). The gallery sells art from artists such as Lorenzo Gayden and Melanie John. Call 769-218-8289; Southern Breeze Gallery (Trace Station, 500 Highway 51 N., Suite U, Ridgeland). The gallery and store features works from more than 50 artists. Open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 601-607-4147; View Gallery (Canton Mart Square, 1491 Canton Mart Road, Suite 7). The gallery holds works from more than 20 Mississippi artists. Open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 601-4876477;

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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).

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):

By volume, the Amazon is the largest river in the world. But where does it originate? Scientists have squabbled about that issue for more than 300 years. Everyone agrees the source is in southwestern Peru. But is it the Apurímac River? The Marañón? The Mantaro? There are good arguments in favor of each. Let’s use this question as a poetic subtext as we wonder and meditate about the origin of your life force, Virgo. As is the case for the Amazon, your source has long been mysterious. But I suspect that’s going to change during the next 14 months. And the clarification process begins soon.

When Warsan Shire was a child, she immigrated to the UK with her Somalian parents. Now she’s a renowned poet who writes vividly about refugees, immigrants and other marginalized people. To provide support and inspiration for the part of you that feels like an exile or fugitive or displaced person, and in accordance with current astrological omens, I offer you two quotes by Shire. 1. “I belong deeply to myself.” 2. “Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself—what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat.”

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):

“Once in a while came a moment when everything seemed to have something to say to you.” So says a character in Alice Munro’s short story “Jakarta.” Now I’m using that message as the key theme of your horoscope. Why? Because you’re at the peak of your ability to be reached, to be touched, to be communicated with. You’re willing to be keenly receptive. You’re strong enough to be deeply influenced. Is it because you’re so firmly anchored in your understanding and acceptance of who you are?

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):

In 1928, novelist Virginia Woolf wrote a letter to her friend Saxon Sidney Turner. “I am reading six books at once, the only way of reading,” she confided, “since one book is only a single unaccompanied note, and to get the full sound, one needs ten others at the same time.” My usual inclination is to counsel you Sagittarians to focus on one or two important matters rather than on a multitude of semi-important matters. But in accordance with current astrological omens, I’m departing from tradition to suggest you adopt Woolf’s approach to books as your approach to everything. Your life in the coming weeks should be less like an acoustic ballad and more like a symphony for 35 instruments.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):

Not many goats can climb trees, but there are daredevils in Morocco that do. They go in quest of the delicious olive-like berries that grow on argan trees. The branches on which they perch may be 30 feet off the ground. I’m naming them as your power creature for the coming weeks. I think you’re ready to ascend higher in search of goodies. You have the soulful agility necessary to transcend your previous level of accomplishment.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):

From 49-45 B.C., civil war wracked the Roman Republic. Julius Caesar led forces representing the common people against armies fighting for the aristocracy’s interests. In 45 B.C., Caesar brought a contingent of soldiers to Roman territory in North Africa, intent on launching a campaign against the enemy. As the general disembarked from his ship, he accidentally slipped and fell. Thinking fast, he exclaimed, “Africa, I have tight told of you!” and clasped the ground, thus implying he had lowered himself on purpose in a ritual gesture of conquest. In this way, he converted an apparent bad omen into a positive one. And indeed, he won the ensuing battle, which was the turning point that led to ultimate victory and the war’s end. That’s good role modeling for you right now.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):

Below are sweet words I’ve borrowed from poets I love. I invite you to use them to communicate with anyone who is primed to become more lyrically intimate with you. The time is right for you to reach out! 1. “You look like a sea of gems.” —Qahar Aasi 2. “I love you with what in me is unfinished.” —Robert Bly 3. “Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born.” —E. E. Cummings 4. “Tell me the most exquisite truths you know.” —Barry Hannah 5. “It’s very

rare to know you, very strange and wonderful.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald 6. “When you smile like that you are as beautiful as all my secrets.” —Anne Carson 7. Everything you say is “like a secret voice speaking straight out of my own bones.” —Sylvia Plath

ARIES (March 21-April 19):

Now is an excellent time to feel and explore and understand and even appreciate your sadness. To get you in the mood, here’s a list of sadnesses from novelist Jonathan Safran Foer: sadness of the could-have-been; sadness of being misunderstood; sadness of having too many options; sadness of being smart; sadness of awkward conversations; sadness of feeling the need to create beautiful things; sadness of going unnoticed; sadness of domesticated birds; sadness of arousal being an unordinary physical state; sadness of wanting sadness.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20):

Do you have any feral qualities lurking deep down inside you? Have you ever felt a mad yearning to communicate using howls and yips instead of words? When you’re alone, do you sometimes dispense with your utensils and scoop the food off your plate with your fingers? Have you dreamed of running through a damp meadow under the full moon for the sheer ecstasy of it? Do you on occasion experience such strong erotic urges that you feel like you could weave your body and soul together with the color green or the sound of a rain-soaked river or the moon rising over the hills? I ask these questions, Taurus, because now is an excellent time to draw on the instinctual wisdom of your feral qualities.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20):

“Close some doors today,” writes novelist Paulo Coelho. “Not because of pride, incapacity, or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.” I endorse his advice for your use, Gemini. In my astrological opinion, you’ll be wise to practice the rough but fine art of saying NO. It’s time for you to make crisp decisions about where you belong and where you don’t; about where your future fulfillment is likely to thrive and where it won’t; about which relationships deserve your sage intimacy and which tend to push you in the direction of mediocrity.

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To casual observers you may seem to be an amorphous hodgepodge, or a simmering mess of semi-interesting confusion, or an amiable dabbler headed in too many directions at once. But in my opinion, casual observers would be wrong in that assessment. What’s closer to the symbolic truth about you is an image described by poet Carolyn Forché: Grapes that are ripening in the fog. Here’s another image that resonates with your current state: sea turtle eggs gestating beneath the sand on a misty ocean beach. One further metaphor for you: the bright yellow flowers of the evening primrose plant, which only bloom at night.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):

I want to make sure that the groove you’re in doesn’t devolve into a rut. So I’ll ask you unexpected questions to spur your imagination in unpredictable directions. Ready? 1. How would you describe the untapped riches in the shadowy part of your personality? 2. Is there a rare object you’d like to own because it would foster your feeling that the world has magic and miracles? 3. Imagine the perfect party you’d love to attend and how it might change your life for the better. 4. What bird most reminds you of yourself? 5. What’s your most evocative and inspiring taboo daydream? 6. In your past, were there ever experiences that made you cry for joy in ways that felt almost orgasmic? How might you attract or induce a catharsis like that sometime soon?

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Johnny T’s Bistro & Blues (538 N. Farish St., 601.954.1323) It’s a triple-threat venue with the restaurant downstairs, a lounge upstairs and a patio. King Edward Hotel Bar & Grill (235 W. Capitol St., 601.353.5464) The King allows you the freedom to feel elegant and be sociable simultaneously. It’s an impressive downtown staple I’m very proud of. Taste of the Island (436 E. Capitol St., 601.360.5900, One word: oxtails. Even if you’ve never had them before, I’m convinced you’ll love them after one taste.


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Smith Robertson Museum & Cultural Center (528 Bloom St., 601-960-1457) Whenever I need to go back to my roots, this museum fills that need. It is a hidden gem stocked with must-know racial history. The Farmers Table (Mississippi Farmers Market, 929 High St., 601.940.4241) I’ve told everyone about the breakfast burritos ... even people who don’t live in Jackson, hoping they’ll add the burritos to their breakfast bucket list. Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave., 601.292.7121) It’s an ideal place for concerts and congregating, and the venue easily pulls off a local-yet-big-city vibe.

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