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“How is it that (Gwendolyn Magee’s art) touched the places so deep, of sympathy, of compassion?” —Diane Williams, page 25

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11 JXN Capital City Pictorial See the city of Jackson through Ken Murphy’s eyes. 12 SECRET JXN A Grave Site UMMC’s campus is the site of 20,000 graves left from an old insane asylum. 13 And ... Action! Learn why filmmakers choose Mississippi for their movies. 13 Modern Renaissance Step into medieval times with the Shire of Iron Ox. 14 EXPAT Girl in the Red Glasses Artist and native Avery Nejam takes graphic design to a new level in her art work. 16 Statues of Imitation Learn the history behind three of the metro area’s statues.

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17 Into the Masses Mississippi Faith in Action isn’t your typical religious organization.

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50 FASHION Falling for Fall Look into Carmen’s crystal ball for fall fashion trends. 52 ARTS Metal Maiden Lauren Miltner likes to mix metals in her jewelry making. 54 Storybook Place The Mississippi Children’s Museum’s Literacy Garden places children in the middle of a reading wonderland. 56 MELODIES Delta Songbird jj thames weaves stories into her tunes. 56 Young Guns Simple Gulls is more forward thinking than most high-school bands. 58 DO GOODER CARAing for Animals CARA gives hope to hundreds of stray dogs and cats.

18 PROGRESS Brews and News Midtown’s brewery, the Hilton’s facelift.

58 Pippa Jackson Rescues The owner of Jackson’s ARF started her no-kill animal shelter in 2005.

21 Visionary Spirit Meet Jackson’s most creative businesses, groups and people.

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66 LOCAL LIST Dancing Dreams See a Jackson Irish Dancer’s top 10 favorite places.

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Look a Little Closer // by Amber Helsel

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’ve never been much of an artist. be anything from the creation of a mosaic Sure, that’s what I wanted to be for skull to an extensive antique-car collection a long time. I looked at people like Andy to a quirky gallery filled with all manner of Warhol and Pablo Picasso and thought, folk art. You just have to look a little closer. “I could be in museums, just like them.� This issue of BOOM Jackson features The problem? I wasn’t actually that all manner of creative Jacksonians, includgreat of an artist. ing artists, business people I could take someone’s and everything in between. idea and turn it into someEach featured person or orthing no one saw coming, ganization brings art and like an art teacher telling us creativity to the city, which to do a watercolor still life makes Jackson a better place of shoes and turning it into day by day. They’re singleChuck Taylor flowers, but handedly building a revoluwhen it came to technique, tion and changing the way and sometimes execution, I the world thinks about our fell short. I took a still life of great state and our city, and a stack of toilet paper and for that, we thank them. transformed it into lumpy, I leave you with this Managing Editor Amber white ghosts, purely be- Helsel has found her creative quote from visionary Steve cause what I had in creativ- spirit—but not how she Jobs: “Creativity is just conity, I lacked in skill and the thought she would. necting things. When you patience to learn that craft. ask creative people how they I kept telling myself that I’d did something, they feel a get it; one day, I’d master the techniques. little guilty because they didn’t really do it; To this day, my drawings and paint- they just saw something. It seemed obvious ings look the same as they did then—crude to them after a while. That’s because they representations of subject matter that don’t were able to connect experiences they’ve have exact lines or shading or color. had and synthesize new things.� But just because you can’t paint an exTo read more about Jackson’s creative act representation of a bowl of fruit doesn’t landscape, see pages 21-30. mean you’re not an artist. Art and creativity come in all sizes, shapes and forms. You might have to look a little closer or keep an open mind, but the form is there. Art can SARAH RAHAIM

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3OULof a#ITY // by Micah Smith

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en Murphy is known for capturing his home state’s best qualities on camera. His collections “Mississippi” and “My South Coast Home” have become can’tmiss accessories for coffee tables across the South. Murphy hopes to catch lightning in a slightly smaller bottle this time with his new book, “Jackson” (Lemuria Books, 2014,

$75). He teamed with entertainment attorney Mike Frascogna and his “book guru,” Lemuria owner John Evans, to release the ultimate portrait of Mississippi’s capital city. The photos on this page are Murphy’s shots of the iconic women’s and men’s bathrooms at Hal & Mal’s. Get your copy at Lemuria Books (Banner Hall, 4465 N. Interstate 55, 601-366-7619). KEN MURPHY

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The discovery of about 2,000 bodies buried on University of Mississippi Medical Center’s campus caused the hospital to move new projects elsewhere.

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he discovery of up to 2,000 bodies buried on University of Mississippi Medical Center’s campus isn’t as surprising as you might imagine. “We’ve always known that the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus property contained graves from previous uses,” says Jack Mazurak, former assistant director for media relations at UMMC. Mazurak says some of the bodies could be from an old potter’s field (for indigent people), a former African American church or possibly forgotten Civil War graves. But most of the graves are from the “insane asylum” that operated on those grounds from 1855 to 1935 (where Fondren drew its original name, Asylum Heights). The Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum—which is now named Mississippi State Hospital and since moved to Whitfield, Miss.—was home to hundreds of patients with mental disabilities, some of whom died while institutionalized. In April 2013, UMMC road workers discovered 66 coffins on campus during a street improvement project for University Drive. UMMC archeology faculty and Mis-

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sissippi State University students exhumed the bodies. Just a year later, in February, officials found close to 2,000 graves using a ground-penetrating radar on a piece of land the school wanted to use for campus expansion. UMMC planned to build American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge and Mississippi Children’s Justice Center north of University Drive, and a parking garage to the south. Instead, it will leave the graves undisturbed and move its project elsewhere. Questions about who may be buried on UMMC’s campus and how their bodies ended up there have only resulted in speculation, but the discovery of unmarked graves—and their impact on pending construction projects—isn’t just happening in Jackson or Mississippi. In November 1991, construction of the new federal center in New York was put on hold after the discovery of a colonial burial ground for African Americans in lower Manhattan. In September 2009, a forgotten cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa, caused the construction of a luxury condo to stop after officials found 600 sets of remains.

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In May 2012, construction workers found more than 1,000 coffins while expanding a hotel in San Jose, Calif. In September 2012, construction on a highway in Troy, Texas, resulted in the discovery of four unmarked graves. In June 2014, IKEA began constructing a store near a forgotten cemetery in St. Louis, Mo., but stopped when construction workers found human bones a block away from the site. But before you conjure images of poltergeists or consider performing your own exorcism, you should know that each state has exhuming laws in place for such circumstances. While UMMC respectfully moved 66 graves in 2013 to improve University Drive, archaeologists who inspected close to 2,000 graves in 2014 declared the unmarked cemetery an area of “archaeological significance,” which could require permission from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History before the graves can be dug up for development. For now, discoveries like these are a reminder of the rich history just beneath our feet—in Asylum Heights and beyond.

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Roll Camera // by Mary Spooner

James Franco chose to film “As I Lay Dying” in Mississippi.

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hough Mississippi’s film industry is small, it has supported the production of a number of notable films, including “My Dog Skip,” “O Brother Where Art Thou,” “Mississippi Burning” and “The Help.” Recently, “Get On Up,” based on the life of James Brown, was filmed here, and shooting for “The Hollars,” directed by and starring John Krasinski, is underway as BOOM goes to press.

with troubleshooting and solving problems. The Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Program, developed in 2004 and managed by the film office, offers financial incentives to production companies for filming in the state. The programs ensure returns of 25 percent to 35 percent on investment, as well as returns on services and supplies purchased locally. The program represents a major enticement for production companies. Mississippi offers film crews a diverse array of scenery, including farmland, swampland, rivers, lakes, bluffs and beaches, as well as urban cityscapes and neighborhoods. Locals and businesses are excited to participate in the productions, creating a symbiotic relationship. Reflecting on conversations with crew from “Get On Up,” Parikh says: “They had so much fun here. … The music was great, the food was great, the people were great, and they want to see the industry grow here.” Parikh is thrilled that the industry is singing Mississippi’s praises in Los Angeles and New York. “ They are sharing that story,” she says.

From Here to Iniquity // by Maya Miller

he honorable Portuguese Lady Joanna Alvarez, aka Bethany Pepper, also loves to wield her sword. When she is Alvarez, Pepper, 45, dons medieval period garb—ball gowns and heavier dresses. During fencing battles, Pepper defies tradition and wears clothing meant for men. Pepper is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a group that recreates the skills and arts of the pre-17th century such as sword making, embroidery and dancing. Its Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, or “River Valley,” includes Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Memphis, Tenn. The Shire of Iron Ox is over the metro area. Pepper became involved with SCA at 14. Interested in Portugeuse and Japanese culture, Pepper researches history to ensure that her

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To film in Mississippi, a producer contacts the Mississippi Film Office, a division of the Mississippi Development Authority. “We’re kind of the clearinghouse of knowledge for how the film industry works in Mississippi,” Nina Parikh, Mississippi Film Office deputy director, says. The film office connects producers with locations, crew members and casting agencies, publicizes the film on social media and assists

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performance art,” she says. Finding a niche is key to making the experience an enjoyable one. Interests in calligraphy can lead to work on scrolls and lettering, as well as studying typeface of the

time period. The Shire of Iron Ox has open meetings every month. Most of the time, the meetings have a theme, such as arts and sciences, where members can learn how to weave and embroider, or calligraphy, where they can perfect skills to mimic the art of the century. Every year, several kingdoms in the South sponsor a weeklong event in Lumberton, Miss., known as the “Gulf Wars.” The costumed players build a medieval town while battling, singing, dancing and crafting. Pepper says it’s not about reenactments, but educating people about the Middle Ages. “I’ll be ... doing embroidery and watching my child learn about war fighting,” she says. “What’s more medieval than that?” For more information, visit ironox.org or find it on Facebook. 13


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Artist Avery Nejam doesn’t let Crohn’s Disease or her ulcerative colitis stop her.

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n August 2012, native Jacksonian and graphic artist Avery Nejam decided to embark on a trip around the world despite her diagnosis of ulcerative colitis in May 2012. Along with her cousin Elise Saab, also her art representative, Nejam explored England, France, Dubai and China for the first time. Her doctors in the United States had prescribed medication for her illness, which had been keeping her health manageable—until the group reached Shanghai. Dehydrated and anemic, Nejam checked into a Shanghai hospital to receive a blood transfusion. After 24 hours of airplane connections and spells in and out of consciousness, Nejam checked into Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Aug. 23, 2012. She was studying at the Museum of Fine Arts. By September, doctors removed her entire large intestine. Nejam’s 21st birthday didn’t include the festivities that many plan for the landmark age. Instead, she underwent a second surgery, when doctors implemented an internal reservoir, known as a “j-pouch,” to do the work her colon could no longer do. After a third surgery, Nejam’s health took another hit when doctors diagnosed Crohn’s Disease in November 2013. With each obstacle that her health presents, Nejam finds strength and refuge in her unique works of digital art. “What would Warhol do?” she asks herself, calling upon the inspiration of iconic pop artist, Andy Warhol. The answer was to “start from square one,” she says. In January 2014, she deleted her Instagram, hoping to have a blank slate for her creations. “Since then, I’ve tried to push myself to create constantly,” Nejam says. She credits her health problems with reorienting her perspective on work. “We all kind of live with a false sensibility that we know what we’re going to be doing tomorrow and the next day, so we put off things we are

passionate about,” she says. Nejam strives to break out of that mindset. Her reward for the hard work came quickly, when just over a month later, Lupita Nyong’o of “12 Years a Slave” saw Nejam’s depiction of her. The Academy Award-winning actress, still a Bostonian, reposted the picture on her Instagram, which prompted Harper’s Bazaar Executive Editor Laura Brown to reach out to Nejam in February for their “Chic of the Week” column. Every Saturday since March, Harper’s Bazaar publishes Nejam’s version of the celebrity they believe is pushing the style envelope. The turnaround for each entry is usually only one day, a testament to Nejam’s new work ethic. Outside of her work for Harper’s Bazaar, Nejam has made a name for herself with graphics that range from the simple to the daringly complex. Her trademark style is often bold caricatures and color schemes that accentuate the details we most identify with stars like Beyoncé, Kanye West and Kurt Cobain. She captures Victoria Beckham with her head down, unaffected by paparazzi flashes. Nejam accentuates Maya Angelou’s famous smile and makes her hair pop by giving it the effect of shining chrome rather than grey. Nejam’s introduction to art was Jackson’s // by Jared Boyd skateboarding community, where graphic designers play a big role in board and advertising designs. In her childhood, she was one of the few female southerners in the sport. Nejam graduated from Jackson Preparatory School in 2010, in the same graduating class as rapper Pell. She created the cover and promotional art for his recent album, “Floating While Dreaming.” Nejam’s personality is as vibrant as her signature red, round-rimmed glasses and the style she uses when capturing the essence of pop culture figures in her art. She also continues to focus on her health, living by her motto, “No colon, still rollin’.”

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Statues 3* Imitation // by Ronni Mott, photos by Trip Burns

ll the best famous folk have statues—Lincoln, David, Buddha. Even some of the worst are honored in marble—think Joseph Stalin, Nathan Bedford Forrest and Saddam Hussein. Jackson has its share of interesting stone figures, including my personal favorites: the gargoyles smirking down from the Lamar Life Building on Capitol Street. Here are a few others of note.

Moses and Socrates

French King Louis XIV

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High atop the Hinds County Courthouse, at 407 E. Pascagoula St., are two figures from days past. The grand art-deco statues are, appropriately, “Moses, the Giver of the Law” and “Socrates, the Interpreter of the Law.” Moses is a Jewish hero who is honored in several modern faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Baha’i Faith. In the Bible story, Moses led the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery. During their exodus, he received the original Ten Commandments directly from God on Mount Sinai. He smashed the originals in a fit over hedonism, and ordered the slaughter of 3,000 fellow refugees. God punished Moses by forcing him to make a copy, which seems lenient, but then, he had to carve it out of stone. Socrates lived in Greece at the close of the 4th century, BCE. He started the legal ethics thing, and he gets credit for Western philosophical thought. Greece tried Socrates for supporting the Spartans—the enemy du jour. Much of what we know of Socrates comes from Plato, his student, and Xenophon, the Yes mercenary whose name lives Way on in xenophobia, the irrational fear of foreigners.

On the side of Thalia Mara Hall at 255 E. Pascagoula St., is a majestic figure of a curly headed, mostly naked guy on a horse. Like the Moses tablets, it’s also a copy. Italian Gianlorenzo Bernini completed the original, of French King Louis XIV, in 1674. The king was not happy with his benign, dandified appearance, and ordered another sculptor to make it look more heroic. Nicknamed the Sun King, Louis XIV “led” several wars from his spectacular palace at Versailles. He created a centralized government and elevated France to a European powerhouse. He also fathered numerous illegitimate children. His legitimate great-grandson, Louis XV, took over at age 5. French revolutionaries beheaded XV’s grandson and successor, Louis XVI, and his wife, second cousin Marie Antoinette, in 1793. Jackson’s version of the sculpture commemorates the French “columbusing” of the mouth of the Mississippi River in 1699, and was the centerpiece of the Mississippi Museum of Art’s 1998 $10.8 million exhibition, “The Splendors of Versailles.” The museum acYes quired the statue in 2007 for an Way undisclosed amount and gave it to the city of Jackson in 2012.

At the intersection of Government and North streets in Brandon stands the Rankin County Confederate Monument. While it lacks the grandeur of Moses or monarchs, it’s dear to the South. The 7-foot granite sculpture depicts a Confederate soldier, rifle by his side, facing west—the direction from which Gen. William T. Sherman’s army caught up with Gen. William Johnston’s retreating forces in July 1863. Making the infantryman hard to miss is its 30-foot-high rectangular base of brick, marble and granite, inscribed on all sides with swords, flags and poetry. On its north face, an unknown sculptor inscribed:

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No Way

States’ rights and home rule Truth crushed to earth Will rise again. Men die, principles Live forever. Although conquered We adore it; Weep for those Who fell before it; Pardon for those who Trailed and tore it.

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Healing from the Pulpit // by Ronni Mott

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Mississippi Faith in Action’s media coordinator Othor Cain works to make AIDS and HIV less of a taboo subject.

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In 2008, Pastor Hosea Hines of the College Hill Baptist Church told the Jackson Free Press that he couldn’t advise condom use because sinful behavior—sex outside of marriage and homosexuality—was responsible for spreading the disease. Advocating protection amounted to condoning sin, Hines said then. “If a sinner steals, I’m not going to tell him how to steal better,” Hines said then. After decades of misinformation and thousands of unnecessary deaths, Mississippi Faith in Action formed in 2013 to engage faith leaders. The coalition is the brainchild of Amy Nunn of Brown University’s Global Health Initiative, based in Providence, R.I. Nunn started the Jackson-based MFA, as well as a sister organization in Philadelphia, Pa., after working for more than five years in the Jackson area researching and implementing programs to fight HIV and AIDS. The alliances have shifted conversations with faith leaders away from changing sexual behavior —which research shows is not effective—toward testing as part of routine health care, treatment and education. It’s an approach consistent with church missions dealing with disparity, social-justice and human-rights issues. “We have developed programs that have responded to what clergy told is most fitting for their faith-based contexts,” Nunn says. Among the Jackson churches in the coalition is Fresh Start Christian Church on Manhattan Road. Pastor James Henley believes ministers must speak out and act to deal with the crisis. “If we’re supposed to heal the body, heal the mind, then we have to talk about things that affect the body, affect the mind,” he says. “We’ve got to educate them. … It’s a natural part of what you should do if you’re in the ministry.” Henley’s 17-year-old son, Joel, said young men need to hear about HIV/AIDS often. Nunn pointed out that blacks do not engage in risky sexual behavior more than other racial groups. The problem, she said, is that if the rate of infected people is already high—as it is among African Americans—a multiplying effect puts the entire community at greater risk. Othor Cain, MFA’s media coordinator, said the organization counts about 30 churches among its members—including College Hill Baptist, Hines’ church. “We’ve got to stop making this a taboo subject,” Cain says. “The silence is killing us.” Central to MFA’s mission is media outreach, to elevate the voices of community faith leaders. People “come out of the shadows,” Nunn says, when their pastors publicly speak out. After every media push, mothers bring their sons to clinics for testing. “We listen to our preachers,” Cain says. “And our mamas!” In May, Mississippi Public Broadcasting televised “HIV in Mississippi,” along with a three-part radio report. Among those interviewed was Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber, whose sister and nephew died of AIDS. He is also the pastor of Relevant Empowerment Church, an alliance member. “We’re going to love on people,” Yarber told MPB. “We don’t care whether you got HIV or full-blown AIDS. And we’re going to empower our people to be as knowledgeable as possible so that they are not a part of those finger pointers, that they are a part of the people who open up their arms and embrace people and help to lead them to the proper care and treatment. We want to encourage people to get tested and understand that this disease is absolutely preventable.” Find Mississippi Faith in Action on its website (mississippifaithinaction. org) and on Facebook (facebook.com/MSFaithInAction). 17


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Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest arts district is exploding. In May, Offbeat opened as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first alternative culture store,â&#x20AC;? in a 2,000-square-foot building on Wesley Avenue, specializing in graphic novels, designer vinyl toys, prints, new and old records, and apparel, including lines from Jackson-based designer Donnie Wahl. Offbeat also functions as a gallery space and has featured Jackson artists such as Adrienne

word-of-mouth, but Rollins is kicking the storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marketing into high gear as he nails down plans for a few events scheduled for the fall. For more information, see page 21. Not far away, as of press time, Lucky Town Brewing Company was finalizing plans to become Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first brewery. Chip Jones, co-owner and sales manager for Lucky Town, told BOOM that he expected the brewing equipment in place and online at the 1710 N. Mill St. microbrewery in August. Lucky Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brews are only available on tap at the moment.

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enne Dominic and Stevie Hendrix have all had their work showcased here since it opened. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I plan on getting some younger artists-tobe to showcase their work and be able to sell it,â&#x20AC;? Rollins says. Music is a large part of what pulls Rollinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; store together. Rare singles and classic LPs sit in wooden crates at the center of the store, an eclectic mix of hip-hop, R&B, soul, funk and world music, including albums from artists such as Roy Ayers and Mississippiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Alexander Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal. Often, Rollins spins live in the store at a turntable and sound system near the cash register. Offbeat carries more than music. Rollins stocks the store with designer figurines from artists like Kronk and Julie West, along with his personal favoriteâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a doll collection made in the image of Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah. The shop also offers graphic novels from DC and Marvel Comics, as well as popular com-

Co-owner Phillip Rollins wants Offbeat to represent art in every form it takes, including music, comics and toys. ics like Imageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Walking Dead.â&#x20AC;? Some of the books are compilations of classic stories, affordable for less serious collectors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to know how to sculpt to design these toys; you have to know how to illustrate to do comics,â&#x20AC;? Rollins says, explaining the misunderstood mastery behind two art forms found in OffBeat. For Rollins, all the smaller items highlighted in his storeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;some of which fall under the â&#x20AC;&#x153;geekâ&#x20AC;? umbrellaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;show what art is to him and what it means to be truly â&#x20AC;&#x153;offbeat.â&#x20AC;&#x153; Offbeat (151 Wesley Ave., 601.376.9404) is open Fridays from 3 p.m.-7 p.m., Saturdays from noon-7 p.m., and Sundays from noon-5 p.m. On weekdays, it is open by appointment and stays open late for events with neighboring art gallery TurnUp Studios (155 Wesley Ave., 769.254.0141). 21


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n 1971, when Lesley K. Silver, then a Vicksburg housewife, accompanied her then-husband, Mike Silver, on a business trip, she had no idea how it would change her life. While visiting Beverly Hills, Calif., the couple decided to bring original art back to their friends instead of souvenirs. When they wandered into Comsky Gallery, owner Cynthia Comsky offered to send more pieces to hang in Mike’s business, a bridal boutique. The couple decided to take Comsky up on her offer and gave her $500 for the paintings. Comsky sent 15 pieces to Mike’s store, prompting the Silvers to continue looking for unique art to place in their home. As they bought more and more art from other dealers and expos, they began to run out of places in their home to hang each one, so they decided to buy the gallery on Washington Street. The Attic is as obscure and endearing as its past. The entire facility can be overwhelming to visitors, as owner and curator Lesley Silver notes. Some people are too intimidated to walk up the stairs. The actual gallery sits atop those stairs on the second floor, where the myriad and colorful treasures of The Attic have resided since 1997, when Silver and her second husband, Daniel Boone, decided to move out of The Attic’s original location to a building further down Washington Street. The first floor belongs to Highway 61 Coffee Shop, operated by Boone since 2006. The couple recently converted the third floor into a home where Silver keeps her own studio and uses almost every inch of space on the walls to hang art for gallery shows. Much of what can be seen throughout the gallery comes from artists who live in the South, such as Amy Glisan and Dayle Rayburn; however, this isn’t the place to go and get sunset paintings or pictures of flowers. Silver veers away from the mainstream expectations of many galleries and collectors. “I’ve always been aware of the unusual,” Silver admits, but it wasn’t until the early 1980s that she began to focus on folk artists. Hundreds of artists currently have pieces in The Attic. Many of them create their art in rural areas, often separated from the art community and society, as a whole. “We have people (showing work within our gallery) who are genuinely artists and are vulnerable,” Silver says. “They do art because they need to do art—it’s not to sell—it’s fulfilling something in them.” She sees herself as a champion for those individuals. A priority of the staff at The Attic is creating a personal relationship with each artist featured within their space. The list of popular artists with a dedicated allegiance to The Attic include Jean Blue, Earl Simmons and 22

Leslie K. Silver and her former husband, Mike Silver, opened The Attic gallery in Vicksburg when they began to run out of space for the art in their home.

Kennith Humphrey, a now-renowned painter who went from being homeless to selling his first painting, with Silver’s guidance, in 1998. The future for this tucked-away treasure in a quaint Mississippi town looks to be tremendous, as Silver and Boone continue to put their heads together to expand the customer experience. “What we really care about is connecting the artist to the person who is interested in buying (their art) and putting it on their wall,” she says. For more information on The Attic (1101 Washington St., Vicksburg, 601.638.9221), visit atticgallery.blogspot.com.

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illiam Goodman shows his art in New York City, Chicago and Washington, D.C., but chose to stay in Jackson, keeping his studio in Fondren Corner for more than 10 years. Goodman is an integral part of the art and landscapes of Jackson, with murals at the Mississippi Museum of Art and Steve’s Downtown Deli & Bakery. Find his work at enhancedmixture.com.

Describe your preferred media. It’s all acrylic based. It’s a mixture of design, photography, paint and illustration all kind of wrapped into one thing, if you will, on a canvas or a panel. I tend to work in different series.

Do you have recurring themes? There is this recurring theme of this kind of lost, broken sense of ... something from the past that I’m trying to capture. I’m very drawn to old cars, old signage, old buildings. ... As far as a recurring theme, I mean, I would say nostalgia.

William Goodman likes Jackson’s artistic community because of its humble and collaborative spirit.

That’s very present in my work. Mixed with modern day, kind of an “old meets new,” if you will. The two tend to mesh really well, because there’s that old rustic element and then something new and beautiful.

that gel medium does is it strips the ink from the print, and it embeds the ink into the canvas. I’ll paint back into that, and then I’ll transfer more. I clean it up and rough it up again. A lot of times it’s tough to know when to stop.

Tell me a little about your process.

What keeps you in Jackson?

I’ll get an initial idea, then comes the fun part: the challenge of executing. I’ll decide what size. I’ll start laying down paint, a roughed-up background. From there I’ll take a picture of the painting, and then I will start designing in Photoshop, on top of the painting what I kind of envisioned it to look like with images. I get my images printed backward. Then I transfer those images onto the canvas using gel medium. What

The artist community here is very, very strong. It’s just an amazing place to live and work. ... I can do my art full time here. It’s not cutthroat. Everybody kind of has their own little niche. There’s a lot of collaboration going on. It seems to be a very humble art community (with) artists really believing in what they do and believing in Jackson and wanting to make a difference through their craft.

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mosaics and handmade prints. When Karl Wolfe, who passed away in 1984, created a jar with a tiny bird on the lid, it became popular among customers and inspired the Wolfes to create ceramic bird sculptures. Mildred Wolfe, who died in 2009, retired in 2001 and left the studio to her daughter. The birds are made in a handcrafted mold called a slip cast. Liquid clay is poured into the cast Elizabeth Wolfe, owner of the Wolfe and then dried. The team Studio, handcrafts colorful clay works with specialized potcreations, including those family birds. tery paints called “glazes,” since its start 70 years ago. and the process can take months Wolfe’s parents, Karl Wolfe and to learn. The many colors gives the Mildred Nungester Wolfe, opened birds distinctive appearances. “They (the employees) are the studio in 1946 to create modestly priced artwork. The couple very talented, and their creativity is made paintings, small sculptures, continually changing,” Wolfe says.

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iane Williams was 14 when her hometown of Newark, N.J., erupted in five days of riots in 1967 after police arrested a black cabbie on minor charges and brutally beat him. Before the National Guard restored order, 26 died, 750 were injured, and more than 1,000 went to jail. â&#x20AC;&#x153;State troopers were in the backyard shooting, and people were looting stores,â&#x20AC;? she recalls. Stories were always a part of life. Her mother suffered from severe mental illness, but Williams and she memorized the stories and poetry of Edgar Allen Poe, which they then recited. Williams was 26 when she left for Houston, Texas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then I married a Mississippi farm boy,â&#x20AC;? she says, and 28 years ago, they moved to Jackson, where Williams was a stay-at-home mom to two sons, James and Perry. When Perry was a toddler, Williams went to his daycare and told the children stories of their culture, using whatever means she hadâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;food, song, yodeling, art. She became friends with renowned fiber artist Gwendolyn Magee. Williams watched Magee work, and they discussed nuances of value, color and texture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I watched blacks, and I watched whites, and they were crying,â&#x20AC;? Williams says of a Magee exhibit at the Mississippi Museum of Art. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How is it that it touched the places so deep, of sympathy, of compassion?â&#x20AC;? she asked herself. She found an answer in a Florida library: Arpilleras, Chilean folk artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; colorful, dimensional tapestries. The cooperative art form began under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, who executed and tortured thousands in the 1970s and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He killed Chilean men,â&#x20AC;? Williams says.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;He took them from their homes â&#x20AC;Ś The women had no recourse, beDiane Williams cause they could have been killed if is an artist, a they tried to protest. teacher and a storyteller. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What you see in this art is the fiber of menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothing, their pants, their shirts. â&#x20AC;Ś The women were protesting silently, through fibers and fabrics, and they were showing us, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Our husbands are not here.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? The women would stuff the tapestries with newspaper clippings and notesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking for my husband, Pedro.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;That blew my mind,â&#x20AC;? Williams says. This art provoked action. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The women and the work that they did in Chile impacted the fact that Pinochet stepped down. â&#x20AC;Ś We can have that kind of impact with our art.â&#x20AC;? In 1992, Williams met Mary Carter Smith, co-founder of the National Association of Black Storytellers, in Mengrants with the Mississippi Arts Commission, denhall, who mentored her for 18 years. In her she uses her skills to bring stories to the foreapplication for a National Storytelling Network front. Williams documented Mississippianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scholarship, Williams promised to bring her oral histories, folk life and traditions, which learning back to Mississippi. The Smith Roberttaught her how to collect stories for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mississipson Museum and Cultural Center discovered pi Folk and the Tales They Tellâ&#x20AC;? (The History Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fiber art in 2011. She uses handcrafted Press, 2014, $19.99). â&#x20AC;&#x153;This book is my journey,â&#x20AC;? Williams frames and hand-dyed fabrics to create her intricate and time-intensive pieces, including beads, saysâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;one of strength that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dwell on the jewelry, crochet, seeds and wood in her pieces. past. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was focused on the pride of the people Williams says one word incorporates all that have overcome the struggle â&#x20AC;Ś or the hope her art forms: narrantologist. She speaks, writes, that they (have). ... If I have life, I have hope.â&#x20AC;? Visit mississippistoryteller.com. teaches and creates visual art. As director of

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raphic design duo Bradley Adair, 33, and Sanders Bohlke, 30, seek to raise the aesthetic bar with every client, and they hope to do so again for Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first-ever TEDx conference. Northeast Mississippi natives, the pair created the design agency Land Vs. Ocean in 2009. Since then, they have been â&#x20AC;&#x153;styling livesâ&#x20AC;? and staging artistic events. Attorney David Pharr, organizer of Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TEDx, coming Nov. 6, hired Land Vs. Ocean to design sets for the conference in November. In the past, the pair has worked for or consulted with Jackson businesses Fondren Public, Saltine Oyster Bar and the Apothecary. Land Vs. Ocean (landvsocean.com) draws inspiration from fashion, music and anything visually moving. Bohlke and Adair began as friends and bandmates in The Congregation. Bohlke says his love of music inspired them to organize The Gathering, a free invite-only concert in the fall 2012. They renovated a warehouse in mid-

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life stylistsâ&#x20AC;? Bradley Adair (left) and Sanders Bohlke are Land Vs. Ocean. town, screen-printed invitations and brought in acts like Sleeping Bulls and Taylor Hildebrand. Bohlke says they chose specific audience and venue sizes to create a more intimate environment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to strip down music so you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need amplifiers or all this extra stuff,â&#x20AC;? he

â&#x20AC;˘ The worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first â&#x20AC;&#x153;Singing Christmas Treeâ&#x20AC;? performance debuted at Belhaven in 1933, and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra began on its campus in the 1940s.

â&#x20AC;˘ It is both the second smallest comprehensive university and the second least expensive in the U.S. to have this designation.

â&#x20AC;˘ An estimated 90 percent of Belhaven University art graduates work full time in the arts.

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â&#x20AC;˘ Recent graduate and Jacksonian violinist Jocelyn Zhu was accepted into the masters program at the Julliard School, where there is only a .04 percent acceptance rate for applicants looking to perform violin in the program.

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says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted the crowd to feel the music.â&#x20AC;? Although the duo is able to put any idea into motion, occasionally they have epic ideas that they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a challenge, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of what we like about it, tooâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to actually make it work,â&#x20AC;? Adair says.

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ourtney Orey is racking up acting credits faster than college credits. At 23, the Brandon native is fully focused on film acting and producing. Auditioning to be an extra in the 2012 film, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Help,â&#x20AC;? had a huge impact. She was cast for the church scene near the end of the film. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got to work with Viola Davis, whom I really admire,â&#x20AC;? she says. Orey confessed to Davis that she had looked at the camera. When the scene was shot a second time, Davis actually looked her in the eye, reminding her to stay focused and in the scene. That inthe-moment coaching remains a source of inspiration to this day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After making the film, I knew I would really love to work on a movie set, but I went back to school (at Hinds Community College), studying journalism. My head was telling me one thing, and my heart was telling me another,â&#x20AC;? she says. Now, between working on films such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rumors of Wars,â&#x20AC;? where she played a prisoner, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get on Up,â&#x20AC;? Orey has been studying her craft at the University of Southern Mississippi where she

Brandon actress Courtney Orey thinks thespians can still make it big in Mississippi. Orey hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t decided if sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll stay in Mississippi after graduation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope to do great work and be part of the great filmmaking that goes on in Mississippi, â&#x20AC;&#x153; Orey says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to make a contribution.â&#x20AC;?

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eyes just light up,â&#x20AC;? Junior says of the children. Junior has also encouraged women to talk about their experiences with domestic violence. As a survivor herself, she wants women to learn and grow from each other, taking what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gone through to help and inspire. Junior believes it is important for others to recognize their growth as well as she has done through her â&#x20AC;&#x153;words spoken.â&#x20AC;? She recalls one session where she wrote her number down on the board behind her after speaking to a group of women. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted (the women) to call me,â&#x20AC;? Junior says, and a few of them did call to talk to her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not everyone can afford therapy. Junior is a single mother of Jarrel, 25, and Rashad, 27. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are my first loves, and everything Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done was for them,â&#x20AC;? she says.

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ocal mosaic artist Teresa Haygood says that art has made her who she is. Growing up in an artistic household sparked her creativity as a child and continues to inspire her throughout her art career. Haygoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passion for creating glass mosaics comes from the combination of her parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; passions: creating watercolors and engineering. Haygoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business, Creative Minds Glass Studio, is the culmination of her artistic endeavors. She operated a part-time T-shirt design business while attending Millsaps College. Haygood began exploring art of stained glass after buying a book on the subject. With supplies from Alley Katâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Glass in Starkville, she started experimenting. As people began buying her pieces, Haygood left her part-time job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to morph it into something more,â&#x20AC;? she says. In 1998, Haygood began creating mosaics with scraps from her stained-glass business. Soon, she shifted the main craft of her business to glass mosaics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I fell in love with it,â&#x20AC;? Haygood says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I found my true passion.â&#x20AC;? From her quirky and inspiring home studio in Sherwood Hills, Haygood focuses on creating glass mosaics for clients as well as teaching. Haygood recently completed an 8-foot glass mosaic dragon, which took 32 days to complete, for a private pool. Haygoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mosaics are on display in the Mississippi Craft Center (950 Rice Road, Ridgeland, 601.856.7546) and the Attic Gallery (1101 S. Washington, Vicksburg, 601.638.9221). Haygood is a fellow of the Craftsmenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guild of Mississippi. Currently, she is preparing for the Chimneyville Crafts Festival, her biggest show, which takes place in the first weekend in December. Work. Live. Play. Prosper.

Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the coolest tattoo the Electric Dagger has created? I know Jason likes doing skulls, which are his thing, roses and daggers. Mallory does more feminine-type tattoos like flowers and watercolor-style tattooing. Mikey does a lot of animals, portraits, snakes and foxes. He also does a lot of black and gray work. Everybody has their own kind of niche, but everybody can do everything proficiently.

Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best thing about being a tattoo artist? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably having the longevity of having your art on somebody for the rest of their life. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty cool that people can have a medium that is just forever. It wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go away.

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Her most sought-after records: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead and all the classics.

What Strachan listens to: Satellite radio. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so busy that I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough time to put a record on.â&#x20AC;?

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Her favorite record: The Rolling Stonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first album. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the time I liked The Stones better (than The Beatles) because it was blues music. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize that (it) was just reconstituted blues made into rock-n-roll. I liked The Rolling Stonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; early stuff better than I like The Beatles.â&#x20AC;?

Little Big Store visitors of distinction: â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the girls who was in Lynyrd Skynyrd came here one day, and she sat behind the counter with me all day, telling me stories about her day, one of which was about how her dad and Hank Williams Sr. used to sit and play music together into the night.â&#x20AC;?

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Now with a 12-person staff, Liquid Creative passed its 15th anniversary on Aug. 31. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I honestly think there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t another animal like us,â&#x20AC;? says Crisler, 55. Liquid Creative recently designed a complete rebranding of Jackson Eye Associates, including a cohesive advertising and interior design plan. The team is also researching and designing a permanent exhibit at Belhaven University, telling its history through the eyes of past students. Each December, the team focuses on one nonprofit organization, giving it an online presence and identity. They also hold a charity benefit in the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honor. This year, Liquid Creative chose Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi, which seeks to help abused children by encouraging investigation and prosecution. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what is next on the horizon, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re up for it,â&#x20AC;? Crisler says of her next big thing. TRIP BURNS

hen vinyl was the way to listen to music, Betty Strachan was there. When everything changed to cassette, then CD, she was there. She is here to see vinylâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revival. Since 1981, Strachan, owner of Little Big Store (201 E. Main St., Raymond, 601.857.8579), has been collecting and buying albums at the storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s location inside the Raymond Train Depot. The store has weathered the evolution of music through CDs, music streaming and now back to vinylâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;her favorite.

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Little Big Store in Raymond has been around since 1981.

Liquid Creative specializes in brandingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Web design, videography, photography, social media, public relations and interior design. In 1999, when Dallas-based advertising agency Squires and Company wanted to expand its operation to Mississippi, they asked Elizabeth Crisler to open a Jackson office. Then, in 2003, Crisler bought out her share of the company and began Liquid Creative. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I literally started with $10,000, a telephone and a card table. We had about five or six people then,â&#x20AC;? she says.

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Aladdin

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Bravo

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Broad Street

p 42

Cherokee

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Eslava’s

p 40

Fenian’s Pub

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Fusion Thai

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Hal & Mal’s

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Hickory Pit

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King Edward

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Local 463

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Mellow Mushroom p 36 Nagoya

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Nandy’s Candy

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Norma Ruth’s

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Steve’s

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Time Out

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Walker’s Drive In

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Wing Stop

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TRIP ADVISOR’S #1 RESTAURANT IN JACKSON

SELECTED ENTREES Monday - Saturday, 5:30pm - Until

WOOD-GRILLED WAGYU HANGER STEAK ROASTED FINGERLING POTATO, ARUGULA, PICKLED ONIONS, CRISPY ONIONS, RED WINE SAuCE 16 oz DUROC PORKCHOP SWEET POTATO MASH, THIN BEANS, PEACH CHUTNEY, MADEIRA WINE SAUCE PAN-ROASTED GULF GROUPER SHRIMP-FETA RISOTTO, CARMELIZED FENNEL, CUCUMBER & TOMATO SALAD, PARMESAN BROTH EVERYTHING CRUSTED #1 TUNA SPICY CHEESE GRITS, CHIPOTLE GLAZE, TOMATO RELISH

Artist Series: Jacqueline Ellens southern breeze gallery

PAN-SEARED JUMBO “DRY-PACKED” SEA SCALLOPS ARUGULA-PESTO RISOTTO, GRILLED CORN & SWEET ONION SALAD, CHARRED TOMATO LEMON BUTTER WOOD-GRILLED GULF SHRIMP CHIPOTLE GLAZED, FORBIDDEN BLACK RICE, DAIKON, CUCUMBER & CARROT SLAW, COCONUT-CURRY BROTH CRISPY POULET ROUGE RED CHICKEN-SEMI BONELESS, WILD MUSHROOM BREAD PUDDING, BRUSSELS SPROUT-CELERY ROOT SALAD, SPICY THYME JUS REDFISH ANNA WITH LUMP CRAB MEAT GARLIC MASH, THIN BEANS, CHARRED TOMATO LEMON BUTTER

DRIVE-INARTS DISTRICT 3016 NORTH STATE STREET - FONDREN 601.982.2633 - WALKERSDRIVEIN.COM

Dinner Reservations Welcome. Private Dining & Catering Services Available. Walkers Also Serves Lunch Monday Through Friday.

TRIP ADVISOR’S #1 RESTAURANT IN MADISON

Selected Entrees

Blackened Chicken Penne with sweet peas, grape tomatoes and fresh herbs in a light parmesan cream Redfish 463 with sauteed crabmeat, garlic mash, thin beans and a charred tomato lemon butter Grilled Jumbo Shrimp with pepper jack grits, grilled pineapple salsa and a spicy tomato vinagrette Apricot-Teriyaki Glazed Grilled Salmon on sesame spinach, with shiitake mushrooms and soy lemon butter Pan Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops on fresh pea risotto, corn and crispy okra salad, with parmesan tomato broth The “Original” Honey-Rosemary Fried Chicken all natural chicken breast in a Mississippi honey-rosemary glaze with garlic mash and thin beans

Lunch MONDAY - SATURDAY, 11:00 - 2:00 PM Dinner MONDAY - SATURDAY, 5:30PM - UNTIL

Dr. Pepper Braised Beef Short Ribs in a braising liquid with redskin mash, fresh asparagus, crispy onions and a horseradish creme fraiche 8 oz. Filet wood-grilled Hereford beef filet with baconcheddar mash, fresh asparagus and crispy onions in a red wine demi-glace Southern-style plate lunch on weekdays

121A COLONY CROSSING - MADISON, MS 601.707.7684 - LOCAL463.COM

reservations welcome bar open all day

Walker’s Drive-In and Local 463 are owned and operated by Derek & Jennifer Emerson. M34

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“1st Place Best Wings 2009-2014” Best of Jackson Awards

Order online - www.wingstop.com CLINTON RIDGELAND JACKSON JACKSON (601) 969-6400 (601) 605-0504 (601) 969-0606 (601) 924-2423 952 N. State St. 398 Hwy 51 N 1430 Ellis Ave. 1001 Hamptead Blvd.

WING FLAVORS

ATOMIC, CAJUN, ORIGINAL HOT, MILD, TERIYAKI, HICKORY SMOKED BBQ, LEMON PEPER, GARLIC PARMESAN, HAWAIIAN

Sauced and Tossed in your favorite flavor!

COMBO MEALS

FAMILY PACKS

MIX AND MATCH REGULAR AND BONELESS WINGS

REGULAR/ BONELESS WINGS

Wing Combo Meals are sauced and tossed and served up with Specialty Dip, Fries, and Beverage.

6pc (1 flavor, 1 dip) .........7.99 8pc (2 flavors, 1 dip) ...... 8.99 10pc (2 flavors, 1 dip) .... 9.79 15pc (2 flavors, 2 dips, 2 drinks) ...................................... 16.99

BONELESS STRIP COMBOS

3pc (1 flavor, 1 dip) .........7.99 5pc (1 flavor, 1 dip) ........ 8.99 10pc (2 flavors, 2 dips, 2 drinks) ...................................... 17.99 Add 5 wings to any order ....................................... 3.79

GLIDERS

2 Gliders...............................$4.99 4 Gliders...............................$9.89 6 Gliders.............................$13.99 Glider Combo......................$6.99 Add a Glider to any order 2.59

REGULAR/ BONELESS WINGS

10pc (2 flavors) .............7.29 20pc (2 flavors) .......... 14.19 35pc (3 flavors) ......... 24.29 50pc (4 flavors) ......... 33.49 75pc (4 flavors) ..........47.99 100pc (4 flavors) ........ 60.99

BONELESS STRIPS

4pc (1 flavor) ................ 5.99 7pc (2 flavors) ............. 8.99 16pc (3 flavors)............ 17.99 24pc (4 flavors) ......... 24.99 32pc (4 flavors) .......... 33.99

Complete meals for large orders. Packs the perfect size to feed family, small gatherings and large parties.

30pc (3 flavors, 3 dips, large fries, veggies) .............. 25.99 40pc (4 flavors, 4 dips, large fries, veggies) .............. 33.99 50pc (4 flavors, 4 dips, large fries, large side, veggies) ...................................... 41.99

SPECIALTY DIPS

Creamy Ranch, Chunky Bleu Cheese or Honey Mustard. Great for wings (fries too). Single Serving......................$0.59 Large........................................$3.29

HOMEMADE SIDES

FRESH CUT SEASONED FRIES Regular.....................................$1.99 Large.......................................$3.19 CREAMY COLE SLAW Regular.....................................$1.99 Large........................................$3.19 FRESH POTATO SALAD Regular.....................................$1.99 Large........................................$3.19 BOURBON BAKED BEANS Regular.....................................$1.99 Large........................................$3.19 HOT AGED CHEDDAR CHEESE SAUCE Regular....................................$0.99 Medium....................................$1.75 Large........................................$3.49 CRISP VEGGIE STICKS Regular....................................$0.99 FRESH BAKED YEAST ROLLS Each.........................................$0.59 Half Dozen.............................$2.99 Dozen.......................................$5.79

BEVERAGES

ICED TEA/SODA 20 oz. $1.99 32 oz. $2.49 BEER Domestic $3 Specialty $4

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Phone 601-948-0055 Fax 601-948-1195 KITCHEN HOURS Mon-Thur 11am-11pm Fri 11am-Midnight Saturday 4pm-Midnight

Appetizers

Burgers

Scotch Egg A traditional Celtic

Pub Burger $8

staple. (Allow 15 min.) $5

Irish Nachos $8 Chicken & Chips $6 Fish & Chips $7 Fried Cheese Balls $6 Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos $6

Mushroom Swiss Burger $9 Chilli Cheese Burger $9 Bleu Cheese & Bacon Burger $9 Fried Egg Burger $9 Western Burger $9 Scotch Egg Burger $9

Fried Dill Slices $4

Shepherd’s Pie Burger $10

Grilled Sausage & Cheese Platter $9

Reuben Burger $10

Slider Basket $7 Corned Beef Slider Basket $7 Basket O’ Okra $3 Basket O’ Chips $3

Sandwiches Chicken & Cheese $8 Buffalo Chicken $8 Hawaiian Chicken $8

Salads

Pub Club $8

House Salad $5 large $8

Blackened Tilapia Sandwich $9

Add a grilled chicken breast $3

Chef Salad $9 Caesar Salad $5 large $7

Add a grilled chicken breast $3

Entrees Shepherd’s Pie $10

Bookmaker $9 Reuben $9 Portabella Sandwich $10

Desserts Irish Bread Pudding $5 Dirty Ice Cream Sandwich $6

Corned Beef & Cabbage $10 Grilled Tilapia Plate $9 Grilled Chicken Plate $9

Irish Boxties Reuben Boxty $10 Shepherd’s Pie Boxty $10 Veggie Boxty $9 Grilled Tilapia Plate $9

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YOU WORK HARD.

DON’T WORK HARDER FOR LUNCH. STEVE’S BOX LUNCHES

Made from the freshest ingredients and include a sandwich or wrap of your choice, side item, and one of our famous fresh-baked cookies.

Jackson’s Best BBQ

Side Item Choices

JFP’s Best of Jackson

2003 • 2006 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012

Sandwiches

Extra Fixin’s

BBQ Chicken (chopped w/ slaw relish) Garlic Bread ............................. .95 ..................................................... 6.35 Brunswick Stew w/ homemade BBQ Pork (chopped w/ slaw relish) cornbread: 1/2 pint - 5.45, pint - 9.10, ..................................................... 5.45 1/2 gallon - 29.05, gallon - 54.45 BBQ Beef (chopped w/ slaw relish) .................................................... 5.80

Assorted Potato Chips .......... 1.10 Onion Rings ........................... 3.90

Smoked Ham (lettuce, tomato & mayo) Fries (fresh cut taters) ................. 3.60 ..................................................... 6.35 Regular or Sweet Potato with cheese ................................ 6.95 Small Garden Salad .............. 4.70 Smoked Turkey (lettuce, tomato & mayo) (Come Back, Ranch, or Raspberry ..................................................... 6.35 Vinaigrette) with cheese ................................ 6.95 Chef Salad ............................. 12.55 Hamburger ............................. 4.75 (topped with cheddar and swiss (lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard, cheese, boiled egg, smoked chicken or pickles & onion) with cheese ....... 5.99 smoked ham & turkey, with a choice Double Hamburger ............... 5.99 of Come Back, Ranch or Raspberry with cheese ................................. 7.99 Vinaigrette)

Miss Vickie’s Chips, Baked Lay’s Chips, Pretzels, Sugar-Free Fruit Cup, Lemon Dijon Pasta Salad, or Cole Slaw.

Metro Deli Box | $8 per person

Oven-roasted turkey breast, smoked ham, or chicken salad sandwich on house-baked focaccia, croissant or wheat bread.

Club Box | $9.75 per person

Oven-roasted turkey breast, smoked ham, bacon & provolone on house-baked focaccia, croissant or wheat bread.

Wrap Box | $9.75 per person

Chicken Club Wrap, Smoked Brisket, Sausalito Wrap, Area 51, or Mediterranean Wrap on wheat or sun-dried tomato tortilla

QUICHE BOX LUNCHES

Thinking outside the box? Looking for a sandwich alternative? How about a slice of our hand-made quiche with a salad or a cup of one of our famous soups. Vegetarian options always available.

Po-Boys your choice of Pork, Chicken, Beef, Ham or Turkey (lettuce, tomato, mayo & Ruffles) .......................... 10.45 with cheese ............................... 11.99

Tater Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, BBQ Sauce: single - 2.45, 1/2 pint - 3.25, pint - 5.45, 1/2 gallon - 18.50, gallon - 32.95

Quiche & Greens Box $10.75 per person

Grilled Cheese ........................ 4.15 extra cheese ................................ 1.25

Homemade Pies

Quiche & Soup Box $10.75 per person

Special Sandwich Platter ...... 9.45 (BBQ Chicken, Pork, Beef, Ham, Hamburger, or Turkey Sandwiches. Choice of two fixins: garden salad, slaw, tater salad, home fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings or baked beans)

Lemon or Pecan ..................... 4.80

BBQ Plates

Party Packs

Choice of 2 of our delicious fixins: garden salad, slaw, tater salad, home fries or baked beans and Texas toast! BBQ Pork (chopped) ............. 12.95 BBQ Beef (chopped) .............. 13.50 Pork Ribs (wet or dry) 1/2 slab ..................................... 16.45 whole slab ................................ 28.55 BBQ Chicken (1/2 cluck) .......... 13.15 Combination (1/2 cluck, 1/2 slab) .................................................. 24.95 BBQ Nachos ........................... 8.99

Serves 10 Adults .................. 49.85 (2lb. pork or beef or 2 whole chickens; 2 pints beans, 2 pints slaw & 6 slices of Texas toast or 10 buns)

Hershey Bar ............................ 5.45 Carrot Cake ............................. 5.45 Coconut Cake .......................... 5.45

We also sell Whole Pies!

1/2 Party Pack ....................... 26.15 Rib Party Pack (serves 4) ....... 57.35 (2 slabs ribs, 1 pint beans, 1 pint slaw, 1 pint potato salad, 4 slices of Texas toast) We sell BBQ Pork, Beef, Ribs, Chicken, Ham & Turkey by the pound.

Ask About Our Catering!

One slice of quiche; field greens salad with dressing; and a fresh-baked cookie.

One slice of quiche; 8 oz. cup of soup; and a freshbaked cookie.

SANDWICH TRAYS Small Sandwich Tray | $50

Eight cut deli sandwiches (turkey breast, ham, chicken salad). Feeds 8 – 12

Large Sandwich Tray | $73

Twelve cut deli sandwiches, Feeds 12-18

Custom Catering Starts at $12 per person

Hot lunches served buffet style with tea and desert. 125 S. Congress St. | Capital Towers T:601-969-1119 F: 601-969-7058 200 S. Lamar St. | City Centre North T: 601-714-5683 F: 601-714-6989 www.StevesDowntown.com Steve@StevesDowntown.com Catering@StevesDowntown.com

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JAPA N E SE SU SH I BAR & HIBACH I GRI LL

VOTED BEST SUSHI AND JAPANESE 2009-2014

APPETIZERS

DINNER SPECIAL

* indicates raw material

U.S. Farm Raised Catfish•All Shrimp North American Gulf Shrimp•WE ALSO SELL FRESH GAMBINOS BREAD FROM NEW ORLEANS APPETIZERS LUNCH SPECIALS Tuesday through Friday Only Crabmeat Stuffed 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Jalapeños (5) 5.50 Served with salad bar add 1.00 Fried Crabclaws 9.95 Fish Plate (french fries & Fried Crawfish Tails 8.95 hushpuppies) 7.99 Crabcakes (2 large) 7.95 Pork Chop Plate (rice Oysters on Half Shell w/gravy & squash) 7.99 1/2 doz. 6.95 doz. 10.95 Red Beans & Rice (sauFried Pickles 3.75 sage & bread) 7.99 Onion Rings 4.49 Chicken Fried Steak 7.99 SOUPS & SALADS Grilled Red Snapper (new All salads served on a bed of potatoes & squash) 7.99 lettuce with cherry tomatoes Boiled Popcorn Shrimp 8.75 Stuffed Flounder (new Fried Popcorn Shrimp 8.75 potatoes & squash) 7.99 Fried Crawfish Tails 9.50 6 Fried Jumbo Shrimp Crabmeat (Lump) 10.95 (new potatoes & squash) 7.99 Fried Chicken Salad 7.95 Oyster Salad 10.95 PLATES All FRIED and served with Seafood Gumbo french fries and salad Cup 3.95 Bowl 6.25 bar. Baked potato served after 5:00 pm. French bread Crawfish Ettoufee Cup 3.95 Bowl 6.25 served on request. Trio (8 shrimp, 4 oysters, 3 Red Beans & Rice 14.50 Cup 3.95 Bowl 6.25 catfish) Combo PO-BOYS (10 shrimp, 3 catfish) 12.95 Served on Gambinos New Orleans french bread Combo Add .50 for swiss, american, (8 oysters, 3 catfish) 14.95 or provolone cheese Shrimp (10) & Oysters (6) Sal’s Supreme (roast beef, ham & cheese) 9.50 Stuffed Shrimp (5) 13.95 11.95 Roast Beef 8.50 (15) 12.95 Veal Cutlet 7.25 Shrimp (12) 14.95 Hamburger 6.25 Oysters (6) 12.95 Ham 6.25 Catfish Crab (2) 11.95 Ham & Cheese 7.25 Stuffed Shell Crab Chicken Strip 6.75 Soft 12.95 Smoked Sausage 6.75 (1 - in season) Tails 11.95 Oyster 10.95 Crawfish Popcorn Shrimp Shrimp 9.50 Chicken Strips (4) 11.95 7.50 Catfish 9.25 Seafood Platter 15.95 Crawfish Tails 9.25 (3 catfish filets, 8 shrimp, 4 Soft Shell Crab (in season) oysters, and 2 stuffed shrimp) 10.95 BEVERAGES Crab Cake 8.75 Soft Drinks, Tea, Fried Grouper or Lemonade 1.75 Red Fish 9.50 & Domestic Beer 3.00 Muffuletta 4.00 Half 7.45 Whole 12.95 Import Beer EXTRAS BOILED SHRIMP 10 Large 5.99 French Fries 1.75 18 Large 9.25 Baked Potato 1.75 30 Large (with salad bar) 1.50 13.50 Hushpuppies DESSERTS Chips 0.95 Cobbler (with vanilla ice (only after 5) 2.95 cream add 0.50) 2.25 Pasta Fried/Grilled Squash 2.49 Homemade Bread 2.95 Pudding 3.50 Salad Bar

Edamame 4.95 Gyoza 5.95 Soft Shell Crab 8.95 Oyster Tempura 8.95 Chicken Tempura 5.95 Shrimp Tempura 5.95 Vegetable Tempura 4.95 *beef Tataki 7.95 *tuna Tataki 7.95 BbQ Squid 7.95 Yellow Tail Neck 6.95 Shrimp And Avocado 4.95 Baked Salmon & Scallop 7.95 Japanese Egg Roll 4.95 Cheese Wonton 4.95 Sashimi (8pcs.) 11.95 LUNCH SPECIAL * indicates raw material

L1. Chicken Teriyaki 8.95 L2. Beef Teriyaki 9.50 L3.*sushi Lunch Special 9.95 L4. *chirashi Lunch Special 10.95 L5. Tempura 8.95 L6. Chicken Tempura 8.95 CREATE YOUR OWN COMBO LUNCH (any two items) 11.95 Shrimp/Chicken Tempura Chicken/Beef Teriyaki * Sushi HIBACHI LUNCH Served with soup, fried rice and veg. Vegetable 6.95 Chicken 7.95 Steak 9.95 Shrimp 9.95 Salmon 9.95 Scallop 10.95 Combination (Choose two) 12.95

Chicken, Steak, Shrimp, Scallop, Salmon

Nagoya Lunch

(Chicken, shrimp and steak)

Share Plate NOODLES Yakisoba Yakiudon Udon Tempura Udon FRIED RICE Plain Fried Rice Chicken Fried Rice Steak Fried Rice Shrimp Fried Rice Combo Fried Rice SIDE ORDERS Scallops Shrimp Filet Mignon Steak Chicken Lobster Vegetables Fried Rice KID’S MENU

14.95

5.95 8.95 8.95 10.95 10.95 2.95 7.95 8.95 8.95 10.95 7.95 7.95 9.95 6.95 6.95 13.95 3.95 2.95

(For Dine in Only)

Fried Chicken Strip 4.50 French Fries 3.50 KID’S HIBACHI (Dine in Only, for 10 years old and under)

Chicken Shrimp Steak

5.95 5.95 5.95

(All dinner served with miso soup and house salad) * indicates raw material

Chicken Teriyaki 14.95 Beef Teriyaki 15.95 Grill Salmon 15.95 Shrimp Tempura 15.95 Chicken Tempura 14.95 Seafood Tempura 16.95 Unagi Donburi 13.95 *tekka Donburi 14.95 *sushi Combination 18.95 *sushi & Sashimi 18.95 *sashimi Dinner 22.95 *chirashi 19.95 CREATE YOUR COMBO DINNER (any two items) 18.95 *Sushi, *Sashimi Shrimp/Chicken Tempura Chicken/Beef Teriyaki HIBACHI DINNER Served with soup, salad, fried rice, and vegetable

Vegetable 9.95 Chicken 13.95 Steak 17.95 Shrimp 17.95 Salmon 16.95 Scallop 19.95 Filet Mignon 19.95 Lobster 27.95 Filet and Lobster 29.95 Seafood lover 28.95 Nagoya for Two 39.95 Combination (Choose two) 20.95

Chicken, Steak, Shrimp, Scallop, Salmon

Sub Filet 6.95 Sub Lobster 6.95 Share Plate 6.95 SUSHI NIGIRI OR SASHIMI(2 PCS.) Tuna 3.75 Fresh Yellow Tail 3.75 White Fish 3.50 Fresh Salmon 3.50 Sweet Shrimp (Raw) 6.50 Octopus 3.95 White Tuna 3.50 Smelt Roe 3.75 Salmon Roe 3.75 Smoked Salmon 3.75 Shrimp 2.95 Crabstick 2.95 Eel (Unagi) 3.50 Squid 3.95 Egg Omelet 2.95 ROLLS California Roll 3.95 Special Eel Roll 4.95 Alaska Roll 4.95 Miami Roll 4.95 Tuna Roll 4.95 Spicy Tuna Roll 4.95 Fresh Yellow Tail Roll 4.95 Fresh Salmon Roll 4.95 Spicy Salmon Roll 4.95 Sashimi Roll 6.95 Rock & Roll 8.95 Soft Shell Crab Roll 8.95 Jackson Roll 10.95 Rainbow Roll 10.95 Ultimate Roll 12.95 Oyster Tempura Roll 10.95

Note: Consuming raw animal products such as egg, beef, or fish can be hazardous to your health. *A gratuity may be added to the bill for a group with six or more. You are free to remove any item from any order. But any substitution may cost you extra money. And for some specific items, no special request is available.

BOILED AND LIVE CRAWFISH 6600 Old Canton Road • 601-957-1188 Tues - Thurs 11am - 9pm • Fri - Sat 11am - 10pm Sun 11am - 8pm • CLOSED MONDAYS TAKEOUT: Call ( 601) 957-1188 OR Fax: (601) 957-2939 Jackson Menu Guide

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Fondren Corner | 2906 N. State St. 601.982.2001 | Monday - Saturday 11:00am-9:00pm roostersfondren.com

Sandwiches All sandwiches are served with fresh

lettuce, tomato, pickle, and onions with your choice of white, wheat, or jalapeno cheddar buns baked fresh daily.

BEEF Hamburger

6oz. 8oz.

Cheeseburger Bacon Cheeseburger Mushroom Swiss Burger Jalapeno Cheeseburger

CHICKEN Grilled Chicken Sandwich

6.5 6.75 7.25 7.25 7.25

Fried Chicken Sandwich Chicken Club Chicken Mushroom Swiss Chicken Jalapeno

7.75 8 8.5 8.5 8.5

6 6 6.5 6.5 6.5

Hamburger Steaks One 1/2 lb. Angus ground chuck hamburger steak with choice of two sides Classic Hamburger Steak 10.75 Brown gravy and sautéed onions Swiss Steak 10.75 Sautéed mushrooms and melted Swiss Bacon Cheddar Steak 11 Bacon, melted cheddar, and topped with two onion rings

Parmesan Steak

11.25

Sautéed mushrooms, butter, and parmesan

Plates

Mushroom Chicken Cutlet

9.75

5 oz. pan-broiled chicken breast topped with sautéed mushrooms and Swiss. Choice of two sides.

Country Fried Steak 10.75 Topped with white gravy. Choice of two sides Chicken Tenders 9.75 Three tenders with honey mustard. Choice of two sides.

Red Beans & Rice

9.5

Topped with smoked sausage, jalapenos and onions. Served with side salad.

Side Orders

2 Curly Fries 2 Cole Slaw Green Beans 2 Mac & Cheese 2.75 Onion Rings 2.75 Mashed Potatoes 2 Baked Beans 2 Extra Toppings .5 Side Salad 3.25 Red Beans & Rice 2 .5 Rice & Gravy 2 Extra Sauces

Desserts

Homemade Banana Pudding Cookies

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One Of The Many Reasons You Keep Coming Back!

The Original

Comeback Dressing

Voted Number One by Delta magazine.

$6.99

per bottle + tax Available only at The Cherokee.

601-362-6388

1410 Old Square Road • Jackson M40

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&OOD Nachos, Burgers, SMALL PLATES

Sausage & Cheese Plateâ&#x20AC;Ś8.99 Pimento Cheeseâ&#x20AC;Ś5.99 Boudin Linksâ&#x20AC;Ś5.99 Pork Belly Corn Dogsâ&#x20AC;Ś7.99

NACHOS BBQ Nachosâ&#x20AC;Ś8.99 (Choice of Pulled Pork or Smoked Chicken) Brisket BBQ Nachosâ&#x20AC;Ś9.99

SALADS

BLT Saladâ&#x20AC;Ś8.99 The P&P Caesar Saladâ&#x20AC;Ś7.99 (Add Smoked Chickenâ&#x20AC;Ś1.99)

IB U R G E R S & S A N D W I C H E S Choice of 1 side:

Collard Greens / Fries / Smoked Tomato Cole Slaw / Potato Salad Pasta Salad / Smokehouse Beans Pork Rinds / Side Salad

Boudin Burgerâ&#x20AC;Ś10.99 Fried Green Tomato BLTâ&#x20AC;Ś8.99 (Add Pulled Pork or Smoked Chickenâ&#x20AC;Ś1.99 Add Brisketâ&#x20AC;Ś2.99) Smoked Chicken Salad Sandwichâ&#x20AC;Ś8.99 Bacon Meltâ&#x20AC;Ś10.99 BBQ Sandwichâ&#x20AC;Ś8.99 (Choice of Pulled Pork or Smoked Chicken) Brisket BBQ Sandwichâ&#x20AC;Ś.9.99

Salads, Hot Wings, Pasta and much more

3PECIALS Happy Hour

4-7 everyday Half off bottle beer 2-for-1 all liquor drinks

Late Night Happy Hour Sun - Thur 10pm-midnight

2-for-1 everything except pitchers and bottles of wine

6270 Old Canton Rd, Jackson

601-978-1839

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TACOS

Pulled Pork BBQ Tacosâ&#x20AC;Ś6.99 Smoked Chicken BBQ Tacosâ&#x20AC;Ś6.99 Brisket BBQ Tacosâ&#x20AC;Ś7.99 BBQ Taco Samplerâ&#x20AC;Ś9.99 (One Pork / One Chicken / One Brisket)

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;QUE PLATES Choice of 2 sides:

Collard Greens / Fries / Smoked Tomato Cole Slaw / Potato Salad Pasta Salad / Smokehouse Beans Pork Rinds / Side Salad

Herford Brisket Plateâ&#x20AC;Ś14.99 Smoked Chicken Plateâ&#x20AC;Ś11.99 Pulled Pork Plateâ&#x20AC;Ś11.99 Baby Back Ribs Full Slabâ&#x20AC;Ś24.99 Half-Slabâ&#x20AC;Ś14.99 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Que Sampler Platterâ&#x20AC;Ś16.99 Pulled Pork / Hereford Brisket / Pulled Chicken

DESSERTS

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parker Houseâ&#x20AC;? White Chocolate & Cranberry Bread Puddingâ&#x20AC;Ś3.99 Bananas Foster Puddingâ&#x20AC;Ś3.99

3139 N STATE ST, JACKSON WWW.PIGANDPINT.COM

(601) 326-6070

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$

10.00

Includes Dessert and Ice Tea MONDAY: Fried Green Tomato B.L.T. Salad Fried green tomatoes – thick apple wood smoked bacon – pickled green tomatoes - fresh spring mix – boiled egg choice of dressing TUESDAY: Smothered Pork Chops Local southern sweet onions – sweet peppers mushrooms – white rice – fried okra WEDNESDAY: Southern Fried Chicken Black tea brined chicken – creamy mac and cheese – green beans – hoe cake THURSDAY: Open Faced Meatloaf Sandwich House made meatloaf – cheddar gravy tomato jam - grilled crusty bread crispy onions FRIDAY: Catfish PoBoy Fried catfish – dill tartar sauce – tomato lettuce – pickle spear house cut fries

235 W. Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39201 601-353-5464 KingEdwardHotelJackson.com Facebook.com/HGIJacksonKingEdward Twitter.com/!/hgijacksondtn M42

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Patio Brunch

Prime Rib Herb Crusted And Slow Roasted Petite 8oz $16 â&#x20AC;˘ Sheaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cut 12oz $24 â&#x20AC;˘ Chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cut 16oz $32 With 2 Eggs, Home Fried Potatoes, Fresh Fruit And A Muffin Sheaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Loaded Delta Omelet $12 Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Onions, Bell Peppers, Tomato, Cheese Fried Green Benedict $18 2 Fried Green Tomatoes, Topped With Our Crab Cakes, Poached Eggs And Remoulade

On The Start

Oystersâ&#x20AC;Ś On The Half Shell 1/2 Dozen $7 Or Full Dozen $13 Charbroiled 1/2 Dozen $10 Or Full Dozen $16 Spicy Deep Fried $12

Traditional Eggs Benedict | $14 2 Poached Eggs Over Grilled Ham On English Muffins With Hollandaise Sauce Steak & Eggs $18 8 Ounce Ribeye, Grilled Or Blackened With 2 Eggs Any Way Sheaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fried Chicken & Waffles $16 A Thick Belgium Topped With A Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast And Maple Syrup. Served With Fresh Fruit And A Blueberry Muffin

Fried Green Tomatoes $7 Jalapeno Mac & Cheese Bites $7 Crab Fritters $10 Mozzarella Caprese $9

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Chef Jesse Houston will open Saltine later this year. “We’ve found these great antique naval plates that they stopped producing in the ’40s, but they were the plates that you could find on naval ships,” Houston said in an interview with Jackson Free Press in January. “We’re going to have a really old-school beer engine where we have to manually handpump oxygen to dispense the beer, and then a Randall system that will let us flavor beers on demand. That will allow us to be creative and come up with a beer of the day.”

Revolutionizing the Seafood World September brings a revolution to the Jackson metro area—a seafood revolution, to be precise. Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto have teamed up to bring upscale coastal eats to Ridgeland. The fine dining spot will give new life to familiar favorites such as gumbo, crab bisque and, of course, oysters. Seafood R’evolution is a spinoff of Restaurant R’evolution, which Gayot.com named the best new U.S. restaurant in 2013, and will reside in the Renaissance at Colony Park shopping center. At an April 23 press conference, Gov. Phil Bryant said the restaurant would make Jackson the “new culinary epicenter of the South,” bringing an estimated 150 new jobs to the area. In October, Jackson will become the third location for Drago’s Seafood Restaurant, whose claim to fame is its charbroiled oysters and traditional Creole flavors. The family-owned restaurant originated in Metairie, La., has a second location opening in New Orleans and is now expanding to Mississippi. Drago’s will be located next to the Hilton at the intersection of Interstate 55 North and County Line Road. The company confirmed rumors of its third location July 11, on founder Drago Cvitanovich’s 92nd birthday. 47


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Though jeweler Lauren Miltner says she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a creative bone in her body, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made a name for herself with LoLady Fashion.

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fordable, with pieces priced in the $30 to $60 range. Items commanding the highest prices are the mixed-metal pieces and those with embellishments, such as beading and double chains, and ones incorporating one-of-a-kind trinkets. She prides herself on the versatility of

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espite having parents and an older brother with creative inclinations, Lauren Miltnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early years centered on sports rather than jewelry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For years I was the biggest tomboy. I played soccer, basketball, volleyball,â&#x20AC;? she says. Miltnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural talent for design has only surfaced in recent years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so artsy.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a lick of for real artistic talent in my body,â&#x20AC;? she insists. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(But) I can style people and make jewelry.â&#x20AC;? After leaving Grand Rapids, Mich., where she was born and grew up, Miltner worked for a ministry in Louisiana before coming to Mississippi 10 years ago. She began designing jewelry two years ago. In March, the 30-year-old moved her jewelry-design business, LoLady Fashion, to Fondren Corner. The second-floor studio space displays Miltnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offerings, including handmade pendants, rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My whole taste is very vintage. My house looks like you stepped off the set of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mad Men,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; very 1950s,â&#x20AC;? she says. Her vintage-art pendants often feature botanicals, birds, bugs or childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s storybook characters, and involves a labor-intensive process of restoring 80- to 100-year-old artwork. Her French fashion pendants have proved especially popular with her retailers in New Orleans. Miltner aims to keep her offerings af-

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her pieces, which can be dressed up and down and are suitable for all ages. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done little custom crosses for little girls, up to their moms. Your grandmother could wear my stuff,â&#x20AC;? she says. The vintage aesthetic of Miltnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work often brings in customers with an eye to repurpose their personal possessions. One mother wanted to incorporate the wallpaper of her daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s childhood bedroom into a pendant to be part of her bridal bouquet (â&#x20AC;&#x153;something oldâ&#x20AC;?). For another order, a granddaughter wanted part of her late grandfatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mississippi pin styled into a bracelet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love doing custom vintage, anything that has sentiment.â&#x20AC;? For Miltner, mother to 6-year-old son Kayden, having received so much grace in her life, she wants to extend that to her new home in Fondren. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a unique sense of community here,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just have a heart for this area. This is where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll plug in my roots.â&#x20AC;? No source of inspiration is too farfetched for Miltner. A toolbox inspired her to incorporate nuts and washers into a mixed-metal piece. She loves the reactions to those types of creative novelties. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great compliment (to me)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so weird, but I like it!â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Visit LoLadyFashion.com or call Miltner at 601-613-9334. boomjackson.com


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iant, pink mushrooms have popped up in Jackson. While they are not real, they are a part of the Mississippi Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest exhibit: The Literacy Garden. A whimsical but also educational exhibit, The Literacy Garden is a $2.25 million expansion and extension of the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s indoor literacy gallery. It combines art, health, nature and literacy to help children flourish while developing reading skills, as well as early development skills such as narrative skills, vocabulary and letter knowledge. Susan Garrard, Mississippi Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum president and CEO, says the gardenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal is to engage Mississippi children. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we did concept design, we had been very concerned about literacy for our children in Mississippi. We just think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foundational,â&#x20AC;? Garrard says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So we wanted our literacy garden to have some built-in early-development skills that we could use to bolster language development.â&#x20AC;? In the exhibit, children run on the Topsy Turvy Pathway, with words and phrases from Sherry Norfolkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Enchanted Land of Storyâ&#x20AC;? line that guide them through the garden to different adventures and experiences. Once they conquer and climb the Tall Tale Tree House, surrounded by sycamore trees that will grow with the children, they can crawl through the Dancing Waters Wordfall, where the 30-foot-tall waterfall reveals words such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;hello,â&#x20AC;? and letters and pictures including arrows and hearts. The tykes can then weave through the Fairytale Mushroom Forest, where they develop active listening skills while listening to stories such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Old Lady who Swallowed a Flyâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Giving Tree,â&#x20AC;? as well as mad libs. They can perform at the Act It Out Amphitheater, which is 54

The Mississippi Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum (2145 Highland Drive, 601.981.5469) is $10 for adults and free for children under 1 year old. For more information, visit mississippi childrens museum.com. a stage where children can perform what they learned from their adventures. Finally, they can use the Creativity Wallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dry-erase canvas to document the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adventures. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stories are how children learn how to read and learn how to speak,â&#x20AC;? Garrard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(These are) larger-than-life experiences that engage children in learning and imaginative play.â&#x20AC;? An outdoor garden, which became the Literacy Garden, was part of the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original master plan. Alicen Blanchard, Mississippi Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum director of education and The Literacy Garden project manager, says the garden started as a science and art garden but morphed into focusing on literacy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really addresses the skills and development of children who already know how to read. We realized that we needed an inspirational, magical space to help children learn to read,â&#x20AC;? Blanchard said. The Literacy Gardenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 12,280 square feet wrap around the museum in an L-shape, she said, and the vegetables and fruit the children grow in it will be used in the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cafĂŠ. The outdoor play space ties in stories from the inside literacy gallery including the fairy tale â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jack and the Beanstalk.â&#x20AC;? The Mississippi Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Build. Play. Grow.â&#x20AC;? campaign funded The Literacy Garden. Seventy percent of the campaignâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proceeds come primarily through private donors, Garrard says. Dr. James Hays, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Build. Play. Grow.â&#x20AC;? honorary chairman, says the campaignâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reserve fund needs to be replenished â&#x20AC;&#x153;to keep us goingâ&#x20AC;? and help fund the museum for future projects. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything that you see here inspires a child to create a story of his (or her) own,â&#x20AC;? Blanchard says of the garden. Visit mississippichildrensmuseum.com for more details.

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“That’s when I started focusing on learning technique,” thames says. “I did classical vocal training until 12th grade. After that, I concentrated on singing and learning jazz technique.” At age 15, an A&R agent from Warner Bros. Records discovered thames in a grocery store. However, because of the legalities of signing a minor, her father put on the brakes, insisting that she wait until she turned 18. Thames then attended Mississippi College in 2000, majoring in business administration, marketing and communications. Today, when younger artists ask her what the most important thing they should learn to do is, thames encourages them to learn to market themselves. “Learn how to put a flyer together because, when you’re getting started, you have to market yourself,” she says. “It’s wonderful to be surrounded by a great team of people to do all that. Until then, you’ve got to fake it till you make it.” Thames remains rooted in Jackson,

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hen jj thames’ debut single “Tell You What I Know” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Singles Chart in March, the singer became a rising star—one whose artistic self-assurance is attributed to her schooling, family and mentors. Like many central Mississippi-based songbirds, thames has been singing all her life, but this chanteuse didn’t get her start in church. The 32-year-old Brandon resident, who does not capitalize her name, discovered her musical ability as a child attending Montessori School in Detroit. The school allowed thames to choose her activities, and she naturally gravitated toward music, foreign languages and creative writing. Eventually, thames attended a more traditional school, but her love of music endured. Once again, schoolteachers recognized her potential and advised her parents to nurture those gifts. Thames sang in choir and began taking piano lessons in fourth grade.

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Gene Loper says. “I think the fact that we’re all from the Jackson area, though, and sort of made the band here, makes a big difference.” Simple Gulls began at St. Joseph Catholic School in Madison, where Loper, now 18, bassist and singer Loden Snell, 19, and guitarist Blake Rueff, 18, met former gui-

Mississippi songbird jj thames found her love for music at Montessori School in Detroit and developed it into a career.

home to all of her musical mentors, like Andy Hardwick. “It was like music college for me,” she says. “I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

tarist Nick Maloney. Maloney left the band after enrolling at Delta State University and focusing on his instrumental band The Empty Handed Painters. With Maloney’s blessing, Simple Gulls added guitarist Warren Beebe, 17, and began to write and perform more frequently. Unlike many Jackson bands, Simple Gulls performs all original music. “We don’t try to leech off of anyone else’s success,” Loper says. “We strive to be unique and have fun with it.” While writing, the band tries to synchronize Loper’s beats, riffs from guitarists Rueff and Beebe, and the melodies of vocalist Snell, the son of Jackson music and film

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icon Herman Snell, who passed away suddenly in 2010. Loper says the process can be arduous at times, but the results often make up for the effort. As everyone, save Beebe, has now graduated from St. Joseph, Simple Gulls enters treacherous territory. Loper and Snell will be at the University of Mississippi, while Blake will attend Louisiana State University. Even with this geographical split, the band remains optimistic and has agreed to work together through college. Beebe is glad to be involved with something he knows will be influential in his future. “Even if we don’t pick up and become big ole rock stars, I can say I’m honestly very happy. I’ve learned how to work within a unit and how to compromise, in a good way, to achieve a common goal,” he says. “It’s completely true: You get out what you give.”

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fter several household bills went unpaid to pay veterinary bills for stray animals, Elizabeth “Pippa” Jackson realized her passion was more than just a hobby. Jackson, a real estate broker for the Overby Company (and a long-time Sweet Potato Queen), founded the Animal Rescue Fund in 2005, based at 395 W. Mayes St. in Fondren. ARF, a no-kill animal shelter, rehabilitates and restores the health and welfare of abandoned animals and find families to adopt them. Jackson rented a small corner of the Community Animal Rescue and Adoption’s building (960 Flag Chapel Road, 601.922.7575) for her rescued animals. The employees also helped her learn how to run a shelter properly. “As we grew and grew, we moved out and bought our own space,” Jackson says. ARF offers several programs including a future dog therapy program, which she hopes to have running next year, and

Pippa Jackson, who is obsessed with animal care, founded the Animal Rescue Fund in 2005.

taking in soldiers’ pets while they’re deployed. In the future, Jackson hopes to build an agilitytraining course and implement a reading therapy program for young kids, because studies show that reading to dogs and cats can improve children’s reading abilities. For more information about Animal Rescue Foundation (395 W. Mayes St., 769.216.3414), visit arfms.org.

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hen Denise Cantrell began volunteering for Community Animal Rescue and Adoption (960 N. Flag Chapel Road) in 2007, she did not expect to become the executive director of the no-kill shelter. Cantrell, 59, serves the nonprofit by coordinating its events, food drives and fund-

relies on volunteers to help get the animals adopted. CARA also offers rehabilitation services for rescued animals, as well as routine vet care, including spaying and neutering from local veterinarians. In the future, Madden hopes to have trainers on staff to teach the dogs socializing skills, agility skills and commands.

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When she began volunteering at Community Animal Rescue and Adoption in Jackson, Denise Cantrell didn’t expect to become executive director of the organization. raisers for more than 400 rescued animals. CARA began in 2001 with five rescued In addition to the many services and events dogs in Shelter Director Janet Madden, Jerri CARA offers, it recently opened Bree’s Bark Bennett, Pat Sellers and Marita Smith’s backPark. For $10 a month, dogs are free to play in yards. Since then, the organization has grown to the area and cool off in the splash pool. Dogs accommodate about 300 dogs and 120 cats. The must be spayed or neutered and up to date on organization accepts as many animals as it can their shots to go to the park. The organization’s core values promote and rescues strays from the streets or those left on the organization’s doorstep. responsible and informed pet ownSince the shelter doesn’t euthaership. Cantrell believes that spayCARA can nize animals, some stay for months, ing and neutering pets will help house about sometimes even years, before somekeep the growing population of 300 dogs and one adopts them. Staffers attend pet stray animals down. She also wants 120 cats in its facility. adoption days at Petco, PetSmart and to create programs to get schools Hollywood Feed to raise awareness and families involved in teaching pet of dogs needing forever homes. They also orhealth and training. On adoption, Cantrell says that “you try to ganize “Pet of the Week” on Facebook and the organization’s website, showcasing a cat and a stay as positive but as honest as possible. We dog in desperate need of adoption. want to make perfect matches.” CARA is the one of the few no-kill shelters For more information about CARA in the central Mississippi area. A part-time staff (960 N. Flag Chapel Road), visit carams.org or takes care of the animals, but the organization call 601.922.7575.

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Events // soul

September History Is Lunch Sept. 3, noon, at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Douglas Richardson presents “The Clinton Riot of 1875.” Free; call 601-576-6998.

“The Stump Ghosts Call Me Sweetheart” Gallery Talk and Show Sept. 12, 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Lewis Art Gallery (Millsaps College, Ford Academic Complex, 1701 N. State St.). Ming Donkey talks about his art exhibit at 3:30 p.m. and performs at 7 p.m. Free; call 601-497-7454; email johnsda1@millsaps.edu.

Fall Festival: In the Land of Oz Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., at Mississippi Children’s Museum (2145 Highland Drive). Dress up as your favorite Oz character for the museum’s annual fundraiser. Includes music, hands-on science experiments, crafts, face painting and giveaways. Sponsorships available. $25 per person; call 601-981-5469; mississippichildrensmuseum.com.

Carbon Leaf Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. The band plays a blend of bluegrass, Celtic, folk, Americana, pop and rock music. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $3 surcharge for patrons under 21; call 601-292-7999; email arden@ardenland.net; ardenland.net.

CelticFest Mississippi Sept. 5, Sept. 6, Sept. 7, at Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive). The annual celebration of Celtic culture includes concerts, dancing, a whiskey tasting and food. Details pending. Admission TBA; call 432-4500; celticfestms.org.

Youth Fishing Rodeo Sept. 6, 8:30 a.m., at Mayes Lake at LeFleur’s Bluff (115 Lakeland Terrace). The event is for children ages 15 and under. Bring fishing gear, catfish bait and stringers. Free; call 601656-7376 or 601-432-2209; mdwfp.com.

“The Future for Curious People” Sept. 10, 5 p.m., at Lemuria (Banner Hall, 4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 202). Gregory Sherl signs his book. Reading at 5:30 p.m. $14.95 book; call 601-366-7619; email info@lemuriabooks.com.

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“South Pacific” Sept. 18-20, 7 p.m., Sept. 21, 2 p.m., Sept. 2527, 7 p.m., Sept. 28, 2 p.m., at Mississippi College (200 S. Capitol St., Clinton). In the Jean Pittman Williams Recital Hall. The musical is about love on a South Pacific island during World War II. $20, $10 students with ID; call 601-925-3440; mc.edu/marketplace.

BankPlus International Gumbo Festival Sept. 20, 11 a.m., at Smith Park (302 E. Amite St.). The BankPlus Gumbo Festival returns to Jackson. It features a gumbo cook-off, blind judging, and live music. Tickets are $10 for those over the age of 12. $12.

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WellsFest Sept. 27, 8 a.m., at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park (1398 Lakeland Drive). Wells Church’s annual event includes live music, food vendors, arts and crafts, a 5K race, a pet parade, children’s activities, a silent auction and a plant sale. Proceeds benefit Partners to End Homelessness. Free admission; call 601-353-0658; wellsfest.org.

Gluckstadt GermanFest Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church (127 Church Road, Gluckstadt). The cultural event includes German food, music and games. Free admission, meal tickets: $5 in advance, $6 day of event; call 601-856-2054; stjosephgluckstadt.com.

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High Note Jam Sept. 11, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Enjoy live music in the Art Garden. Cash bar included. Free; call 601-960-1515; msmuseumart.org.


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Events // spooky

Mississippi State Fair Oct. 1, 5 -11 p.m., Oct. 2, 5-9 and 12, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Oct. 3 and 10, 10 a.m.-1 a.m., Oct. 4 and 11, 9 a.m., at Mississippi State Fairgrounds (1207 Mississippi St.). The annual fair includes livestock shows, rides, food, games and concerts. Admission TBA; call 601-961-4000 or 601-353-0603; msfair.net.

For King & Country in Concert Oct. 2, 6 p.m., at Christ United Methodist Church (6000 Old Canton Road). The Christian pop duo has Australian roots and currently reside in Nashville. $10; call 956-6974; christunitedjxn.org.

Pumpkins in the Park Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m., at Belhaven Park (Poplar Boulevard). Includes pumpkin decorating, family-friendly activities and refreshments. Free, donations welcome; call 601-352-8850; greaterbelhaven.com.

Pink Tie Gala Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m., at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). The Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure hosts the black-tie fundraiser that includes a silent auction, a three-course dinner, honoring survivors and other events. $50 per person; call 601-932-3999; komencentralms.org.

Scarecrow Cruise and Car Show Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 18, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Tulane University, Madison Campus (2115 Main St., Madison). Includes a car show, a silent auction, a visit from Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers, and arts and crafts vendors and more. Car exhibitors must register. Free admission, car entries: $25 through Oct. 6, $30 after; call 601-720-4606; msclassiccruisers.com.

“All the Way” Oct. 21-25 and 31-Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 2 p.m., at New Stage Theatre (1100 Carlisle St.). The play features dynamic figures from the civil rights era such as J. Edgar Hoover, Martin Luther King Jr., Sen. Hubert Humphrey, Secretary of Defense Robert J. McNamara and President Lyndon B. Johnson. $28, $22 seniors and students; call 601-948-3533, ext. 222; newstagetheatre.com.

Olde Towne Market Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Olde Towne Clinton (Jefferson Street and West Leake Street, Clinton). In front of City Hall. Shop at the open-air market in Olde Towne Clinton. The theme is “Fall for Clinton.” Free; call 601924-5472; clintonms.org.

Take It to the Streets Oct. 12, 9 a.m., at North Ridge Church in Fondren (3232 N. State St.) and Madison (inside St. Joseph High School) . Participants meet to serve the community through activities such as feeding the homeless, repairing homes for the disabled or another designated task. Call for details. Free; call 769-218-5140; northridgejackson.com.

Lettuce Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m., at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). The funk band from Brooklyn, N.Y. performs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For ages 18 and up. $20 in advance, $25 at the door; call 601292-7999; email arden@ardenland.net; dulinghall.com.

WitchCrafted Crafting Competitions Oct. 23, at Mississippi Craft Center (950 Rice Road, Ridgeland). Runs through Oct. 31. Pumpkin Carving: $10; Mastercrafted Creatures: $10 individuals, $25 groups; call 601-856-7546; craftsmensguildofms.org.

JFP Chick Ball Masked Jam Nov. 1, 6 p.m. at Hal & Mal’s (200 S. Commerce St.). The Jackson Free Press hosts this brand-new event with live music, Southern Fried Karaoke, and more. Benefits the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence. For ages 18 and up. $5 at the door; call 601-362-6121; email director@jfpchickball.com; jfpchickball.com.

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1. Fenian’s Pub (901 E. Fortification St., 601.948.0055). Every Thursday night is Irish night, which is an opportunity to listen to traditional Irish music and do a little Irish dancing (and enjoy the Shepherd’s Pie!). 2. The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive, 601.432.4500) Not only does the museum host great festivals like CelticFest (Sept. 5-7), they have a quaint small-town village that houses a working print shop. See celticfestms.org. 3. The Flea Market (1325 Flowood Drive, Flowood, 601-953-5914) What a fun place to spend some time on a weekend! Find many interesting and unique things there.

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4. Fondren Park (Northview Drive and Dunbar Street) There’s a neat play space for children, a community garden, a stage for performances and a squishy walking trail.

7. Hutto’s Home and Garden Center (1320 Ellis Ave., 601.973.2277) Hutto’s staff is always so helpful, and I love the architecture of the late ‘60s building.

5. Davis Magnet School (750 N. Congress St., 601.960.5333) I think this historic school on Congress Street, where I work, is about the best place to be.

8. Rainbow Co-op (2807 Old Canton Road, 601.366.1602) Just walking in and smelling all the yummy smells is enough to brighten my day.

6. OZ in Lemuria Books (4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 202, 601.366.7619) Lemuria has a great collection of children’s books and its knowledgeable staff love to recommend a good read.

9. Allen Enterprises (215 E. Rankin St., 601.949.7057) It might seem odd to add my Volvo repair shop to this list, but George and Harrison are just the coolest.

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10. Fondren—I love everything about the neighborhood, and it’s home.

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