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ree homemade bread pudding from Hal and Mal’s? Free berry tea with any lunch order from Bon Ami? Discounts always have a great ring to them, but imagine receiving a deal just by dining out at your favorite Jackson restaurant or visiting your favorite attraction or museum? Thanks to a new innovative restaurant and attraction campaign the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau, you can show a little soul and save a little money at the same time. Wear your SOUL BAND at any participating restaurant and attraction and receive a special discount while there. The “I’ve Got Soul” Soul Band campaign is designed to encourage local patrons and visitors to show their support for Jackson restaurants and attractions by wearing a Soul Band. The Soul Band is a free promotional wristband with the city’s brand, “Jackson, Mississippi – City with Soul” embossed on it. The campaign runs through December 31, 2010. It’s simple to sign up and receive your very own Soul Band. Become a Facebook friend of Jackson, Mississippi, or the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau, and message us your personal mailing address and you will receive a free Soul Band. The Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau staff will be out and about in Jackson at various events distributing them to the general public, or anyone can stop by the JCVB office at 111 E. Capitol St. in downtown Jackson to pick one up. To sign up for the campaign, submit your name and email address or cell phone number. You will receive discount updates and other Soul Band promotions via text messages and email notifications. After receiving your Soul Band, you must have it on and show it at any of the participating restaurants and attractions to receive their offered discount. Additional restaurants & attractions will be added daily. The “I’ve Got Soul” Band information, such as participating restaurants & attractions and their discounts, will be listed on Jackson, Mississippi and Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau Facebook pages as well as the Bureau’s website ( For more information on the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau, hit us up at or call 601-960-1891.

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7 Lake 255 Again The Levee Board takes its case for Lake 255 to Mississippi’s U.S. legislators.

Katherine West is wearing a black Haven silk jumpsuit from Pieces for $275. The Pella Moda gray snake shoes are also from Pieces for $155. Photo by Jaro Vacek; hair and makeup are by S’Moak Salon. (Note: Be sure to wear a helmet!)


THIS ISSUE: Beer Here, Now

State laws don’t allow for craft beers. Raise Your Pints intends to change that.

6................ Editor’s Note 6..................... Slow Poke Talk

10........................ Editorial 10.......................... Stiggers 10.............................. Zuga 11........................ Opinion 42........................... 8 Days 44.................... JFP Events 46 ...........

Music Listings

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53 .......................... Astro 53 ....................... Puzzles 55 .......

Road to Wellness

kenneth johnson “I like having everything at my fingertips,” Kenneth Johnson says about Jackson. As the director of leasing for the redevelopment of the Jackson Square Outlet Mall, the 26-year-old is dedicated to creating even more options for Jacksonians. “Jackson doesn’t have a lot of cookiecutter shops. Once you’ve been to one Best Buy, you’ve been to them all. Once you’ve shopped at one Belk, you’ve shopped at them all,” Johnson says. “Jackson’s got a lot of really different, unique and interesting places that the suburbs don’t have.” The south Jackson resident, who graduated from Pearl High School, has had an interest in business since he was a child. “I’m a ’90s kid. I grew up back in south Jackson by Metrocenter Mall when Jackson was thriving, (and) places like Metrocenter were thriving. Jackson, especially south Jackson, had life back then, and I want to get that life back,” he says. For Johnson, giving life back to Jackson includes reviving the Terry Road area where the Jackson Square Outlet Mall has struggled with crime and vacancy for several years. “It’s always really interested me, taking a building that doesn’t have any life and giving it life. A lot of these buildings were boarded up and are caving in, and some days we wonder why we’re doing this, but

we’re not going to quit because I want to see Jackson come back. South Jackson is part of Jackson, too. I think it deserves as much as anywhere else does.” Johnson says. Johnson attended Hinds Community College and holds a bachelor’s in business from the University of Phoenix. He opened a gas station in Pearl in 2005 and “made it boom.” He says he wants to make Jackson steal the thunder of its surrounding suburbs. “I want to make the capital city a destination city,” he says. “I want people to be able to come to Jackson and say, ‘I went to Jackson, and I liked it, and it was a lot of fun’, not ‘I went to Jackson, and there wasn’t much to do, so I went shopping in the suburbs.’ I want people to come to Jackson, stay in Jackson and enjoy Jackson.” By leasing space in the shopping center to new tenants, Johnson hopes to bring vital businesses to the area, including a supermarket, which south Jackson currently lacks. Johnson hopes the mall will feature a diverse mixture of shops including department stores, food stores, local shops, national chains and “mom and pop’’ stores. “I’m dedicated to making a difference based on where I’m at,” he says. “This is where I’m from, and I’m starting with my home base.” —Holly Perkins

12 Jackpedia Our annual guide to Jackson for Jacksonians covers everything from arts to the zoo.

55 Road to Wellness The bi-weekly JFP staff report on what we’re doing to achieve healthier lives.



Katie Bonds Editorial intern Katie Bonds has a master’s from the University of Memphis and a bachelor’s from Rhodes College. She is a Madison native, who now delights in calling Belhaven home. She enjoys reading everything, writing, and running the hills of Belhaven.

Jasmine Bowie “Never let the fear of striking out stop you from playing the game” is what FLY/marketing intern Jasmine Bowie uses for motivation. She is a sophomore at the University of Southern Mississippi studying marketing. She hopes to work in the fashion industry one day.

Hanna A. Bowie Living by her favorite quote, “Thy future for which I work for is mine,” FLY/marketing intern Hanna A. Bowie is a sophomore at the University of Southern Mississippi studying business. She hopes to become a marketing executive for a major fashion house.

Sarah Bush Editorial intern Sarah Bush is a recent graduate of Mississippi State where she received a bachelor’s in English. She loves to read, especially Jane Austen novels, travel, cook, study and learn all about food. She is moving to New York City this month.

Holly Perkins Editorial intern Holly Perkins is originally from the Jackson area. Holly loves the arts—acting, painting, photography, writing and music. She plans to attend Belhaven University this fall and travel the world after she graduates.

LeeAnna Callon Editorial intern LeeAnna Callon is a recent graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. She loves reading, travelling and all things Harry Potter. She also enjoys trivia games and watching sitcoms with her Cairn Terrier, Rocko.

Brooke Kelly Brooke Kelly is an editorial intern from Jackson State University. She likes to watch movies, play card games, dominoes or chess, read, hang with family and friends (including her Pekingese, Casey), go to new places and eat good food.

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Alex Dildy


Editorial intern Alex Dildy was born in Florida but spent time between there and Mississippi growing up. She has always enjoyed writing because it allows her to express her innermost thoughts about any subject matter.


by Briana Robinson Intern & Jackpedia editor

‘I’m Not Crazy’


eep up the good work,” they’ll say. Or, “your folks must be proud.” They say this when I show up to interview them or to photograph them. Before even seeing my work, people are proud. Once they actually meet me and see that I am only 18 years old (some think younger), people’s minds begin to wonder, “How did this little girl end up doing such a big job?” Never do they seem to doubt my capabilities and talents. They assume that I must be pretty good if I’m so young and already being given assignments by a real newspaper; but really, I’m just an intern hoping to one day be more. To the staff members and editors at the JFP, being an intern as a high school or (almost) college student probably doesn’t seem like a big deal. It’s just another group of young people coming through and doing some work. To everyone else, however, it’s huge. There are people out there with no type of job, wasting away their days. Here I am, only 18 and already starting to make a name for myself doing what I love. I may not be getting paid, but I feel like I am. It’s rewarding enough just to be allowed to sit in the office and write alongside award-winning journalists. Both strangers and family members tell me to keep up the hard work. By being put suddenly in this professional environment, I really have no other choice but to work hard. I was somewhat familiar with the JFP atmosphere already due to my work with the Youth Media Project here, so it was no surprise that my intern duties didn’t top off at making coffee. I still didn’t think that Lacey would expect me to pump out a story in one day, my very first day. Before, I was allotted weeks to complete my hole-filled stories for my high school newspaper. I thought that working on that high school paper for years gave me the background needed to jump into a bigger paper. I was wrong; everything was different. Donna dispelled everything that my old teachers taught me to do when writing journalistically. All of a sudden, it was about telling a story and telling it well. Gone were the days of quickly writing something to fill the eight pages of The Revelation. No more cliché leads and stories built on the passive voice. In high school, I diligently worked myself up to editor, but at the JFP I was at the bottom all over again. Being expected to produce quality work ready to be published within days can be stressful. The JFP provided me with all the tools I needed to grow in every area that I was interested in. Donna’s workshops opened my eyes to aspects of writing that I never before fully looked at. She also helped show me that I’m not crazy. All of those quirky little things I do, such as my overly organizing some things, actually can be useful to becoming a better writer. As soon as I mentioned that I’m interested in photography, I was trusted

to take dozens of photos for the paper. The appeal of the internship and what makes it so enjoyable stretches far beyond the work experience that I’ve gained. I’ve met other young people who are actually interested in the same thing I am: writing to make a difference. Some are just young writers looking for an outlet or some practice. Almost all the interns are in some way connected to writing, possibly with English degrees or hopes of one day being a major magazine editor. JFP staffers often make jokes about the “over-worked interns” and I’ve always just laughed along with them, never really realizing how accurate they are. Looking through the pages of this weekly newspaper, it’s easy to spot pieces written or rewritten and pictures we took. The truth is —we really are the backbone of the paper. I cannot imagine how issues such as Jackpedia and Best of Jackson could be done without some intern elbow grease. I’m sure Donna would be stressed beyond belief if there were no interns to help with these big issues. Especially after working on Jackpedia, it’s more than evident how helpful the interns are to the creation of the paper. People may not realize how much time it takes to copy, paste, edit, call, verify and describe the Jackpedia entries. Multiply that by all the cool businesses in Jackson, and that’s what this team of interns has been busy with for the past few weeks. In the Jackson Free Press office at the end of July, interns were scrambling, going back and forth from older JFPs to the computer and to the phone. We were thrown into the project of organizing a year’s worth of changes in the city’s businesses and organizations, and we immediately got to work.

Every day at least two of us pored through for correct information. The Jackpedia process may be tedious and at times the very opposite of fun, but I’m sure that all of us found some enjoyment. For those of us who were phone shy, picking up the receiver and dialing those numbers have become second nature. As a group, we have helped each other be stronger and more confident. During this seemingly brainless process, everyone’s strengths started to show. LeeAnna’s fine eye for detail helped create unique descriptions for each business. Kate was diligent in making sure each entry has the correct address and contact information. The stylish Bowie twins took on more than enough work, completing both listings and shorter blurb pieces. Katie miraculously did the same, while still working on pieces for other issues. Throughout this process, we were all able to learn and grow together. I feel like this is one of our greatest accomplishments of the summer: to be able to say that we went from being complete strangers to trusting each other and working as a team to produce an issue of the Jackson Free Press. This issue is our own. We put in the hard work. Our names might not be next to every single thing that we helped with, but it doesn’t matter. We don’t really need the recognition after knowing how big of a help we have been. Hopefully, this issue will stick around in houses and dorm rooms to serve as a guide to our city and as a testament to the value of teamwork. Briana Robinson is a 2010 graduate of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. She enters Millsaps College this month. If you’d like to intern, write

Levee Board Hopeful on Lake 255 THOMAS BECK


embers of the Rankin-Hinds Pearl River Flood and Drainage Control District are hopeful that Mississippi’s congressional delegation will strong-arm top officials at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers into reconsidering a Corps-rejected Lake 255 on the Pearl River. “(Mississippi legislators) are not ready to move unless we’re together,” said Leland Speed, one of the Levee Board members who visited Mississippi legislators in the U.S. House Appropriations Committee chamber last month. “Now that we have voted together, they are really anxious to help us. I was pleased with the tone of the meeting.” Levee Board members decided to lobby state senators and representatives after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shot down the board’s desire to marry the Corps’ levee expansion plan with a smaller lake project to promote lakeside real-estate development. Corps of Engineers Col. Jeffrey Eckstein told board members in a June letter that the Corps would not resume any further study of flood control along the Pearl River “for the purpose of considering any impoundment alternatives or private development features.” Board members who support the Lake 255 plan argue that the benefit of a new development would help convince voters to

Rankin-Hinds Pearl River Flood and Drainage Control District board member Leland Speed said the Mississippi delegation is supporting a small lake plan in its flood control proposal for the Pearl River.

pay the federal match requirement to build the levees. The Corps is currently pressing the Levee Board to approve a plan almost identical to a levee expansion plan the Corps approved in 1996—with the exception of a small levee expansion in Rich-

Kevin Slark is working to bring tastier beer to Mississippi. p 9

by Adam Lynch land. State legislators, such as Rep. Bill Denny, R-Jackson, supported a state bill in 1996 that would have funded the state’s 50 percent matching requirement for the Corps-endorsed levee expansion. Legislators outside Jackson, however, did not support the bill, despite more than $200 million in flood damages resulting from the 1970’s Easter Flood. Denny said legislators in sparsely populated districts outside the 1979 Easter flood damage zone killed the 1996 bill. “I said time and time again to opponents trying to kill my effort: ‘you and your cow pastures are ignoring one of the most densely populated parts of the state,’ and it just didn’t seem to matter to them,” Denny told the Jackson Free Press in February. Denny said he doubted the Legislature would support state financing of another levee plan next session, and that local residents would not agree to accept a property tax hike financing the federal match requirement without the benefit of new revenue from lakefront property. Lake supporters on the levee board complain that the Corps, by rejecting the lake component of flood control, is out of compliance with the requirements of Section 3104 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, which “directs the secretary of the Army to give consideration to a LAKE 255, see page 8



“I just love editing all of these Jackpedia listings.” Editorial intern Kate Brantley late on Tuesday as the Jackson Free Press interns and staff were completing the current issue with bleary eyes and weary minds.


by Ward Schaefer

he Jackson Police Department is mourning the Aug. 6 shooting death of officer Glen Agee. Police have charged Latwan Smith, 24, with capital murder in connection with Agee’s death. Smith fled a patrol vehicle on Highway 18 in Raymond while Agee and two other officers were transporting him to the Hinds County Detention Center on domestic-vio- Jackson Police Department Officer lence charges. Agee, 31, chased Smith into Glen Agee died from a a wooded area where the shooting occurred. gunshot wound Aug. 6 Hinds Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart while on duty. reported that Agee sustained two gunshot wounds to the face. Police captured Smith 45 minutes after the shooting. On Tuesday morning, a search crew retrieved Agee’s gun, which Smith allegedly used to shoot him, from the drainage creek where the Agee was found. Agee was an officer with JPD for two months. Prior to JPD, he worked as a police officer at Jackson State University. A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m., but JPD officials were still finalizing a location as of press time. Check


JPD Mourns Slain Officer

Wednesday, August 4 The U.S. Senate votes on a $26 billion bill to get funds to the states and school districts to keep teachers and civil workers employed. Final approval is still needed from the full House. … Mississippi’s U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, both Republicans, say they will vote against Elena Kagan for the U.S. Supreme Court Aug. 5. Thursday, August 5 The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee endorses Carlton Reeves as U.S. District Court judge for the southern half of Mississippi. Friday, August 6 The Federal Reserve Bank reports consumer borrowing dropped at a rate of $1.3 billion in June as people continue to cut back on credit card spending. Economists had predicted a $5 billion decline. … Officials reopen Mississippi’s Gulf waters for commercial shrimping and fin-fishing. Saturday, August 7 Elena Kagan is sworn in as the 112th justice and fourth woman ever to serve on U.S. Supreme Court. She replaces Justice John Paul Stevens. Sunday, August 8 BP announces that the cement plug put in last Thursday to stop oil from continuing to gush into the Gulf of Mexico is a success. The next step is a relief well, projected to be complete by the end of the month. Monday, August 9 North Korea fired about 110 rounds of artillery near its disputed sea border with South Korea in response to South Korean naval drilling, and to get the U.S. to sign a peace treaty. Artillery shells landed in the water, and no damage was done. … The Federal Elections Commission dismisses a claim against former Mississippi Rep. Chip Pickering for allegedly funneling a $5,000 campaign contribution to Louisiana Sen. David Vitter through Gov. Haley Barbour’s political action committee. Tuesday, August 10 Acknowledging that the economic recovery has slowed, the Federal Reserve announces that it will use the proceeds from its mortgage-bond portfolio to buy long-term Treasury securities or government debt. … Joe Barnett, a Clinton metal detector hobbyist, located a gun thought to have been used by Latwan Smith, 24, last Friday in the killing of JFP officer Glen Agee, 31.

news, culture & irreverence

Hinds County is one of 10 Mississippi counties with two county seats, tying the state of Arkansas. Other states with multiple seats for some counties include Iowa, Kentucky and Massachusetts. Both Jackson and Raymond serve as county seats for Hinds.



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Uniting Medicine and Humanities

by Kate Brantley

Courtesy UMMC


ohn Montgomery and Kendra Schneider spent five weeks this summer at the University of Mississippi Medical Center wearing official hospital name badges. They talked to patients, observed tests and consulted with people all over UMMC. They had privileged access to parts of the hospital most people never see, such as the research laboratories. But they were missing something: white coats. That’s because neither one has any background in medicine or science. Montgomery, 19, of Shreveport, La., and Schneider, 21, of Meridian, are University of Mississippi humanities students. The pair spent five weeks in an immersion program at UMMC to study ethics as the first students to complete the Student Fellowship in Bioethics. Montgomery described them as “guinea pigs,” similar to the rats they observed undergoing medical research. The bioethics fellowship was the brainchild of William Lawhead, chairman of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Mississippi, and Dr. Ralph Didlake of UMMC. The men saw a need to unite the seemingly disparate fields of medicine and the humanities. Didlake, who was in charge of the student fellows, recently founded the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at UMMC. He decided there was a need for such an institution while working as a surgeon. “I witnessed and experienced things that convinced me that the next generation of physicians needs to be more engaged in issues like empathy, respect for those who have limited resources, or interested in how the system works efficiently,” he said. The new center takes a three-pronged approach to uniting medicine and the humanities at UMMC: teaching ethics and professionalism in the medical programs; providing ethics consultations for patient services; and promoting the study of humanities to give medical students greater social and cultural context for their work. “We want to bring humanities scholars and scholarly activities onto this campus that will help us illuminate the intersection of health care and disciplines like philosophy, sociology, anthropology, theology, economics, law—even literature, art and history. When those intersections get illuminated, we can understand what we do technically in its fullest social and cultural context,” Didlake said. During the fellowship, Dr. Didlake tried to expose the students to every aspect of hospital’s operations.

University of Mississippi Medical Center professor of physiology and biophysics Dr. Robert Hester (back) gives a lesson on the effects of obesity to University of Mississippi humanities students Kendra Schneider (center) and John Montgomery (front)

They had access to all sorts of medical situations, from medical research to contemporary medical practices to medical public policy. They had the opportunity to observe kidney dialysis and animal testing; they went to the Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield; spoke with Therese Hannah of the Mississippi Center for Health Policy; and accompanied doctors and medical students on rounds. They spoke with hospital chaplain Dr. Ruth Black about religion in hospitals. They encountered myriad ethical issues: from medical confidentiality to medical research on humans and animals, religion in hospitals and unequal access to health care. To supplement their observations and give them a more comprehensive view of bioethical issues, Dr. Didlake assigned them readings from sources such as court cases, medical manuals and even poetry. Despite having no backgrounds in medicine before their fellowship, Montgomery and Schneider can now talk knowledgeably and casually about subjects such as the ethical dilemma of testing braincooling strategies on blunt-force trauma victims and their ethical implications.

The idea that humanities scholars and medical professionals can have symbiotic relationships is good news for humanities students whose studies are frequently without practical applications. After their shared experience in the hospital, Montgomery (a triple-major in public policy, philosophy and history) and Schneider (a double-major in philosophy and religion) agree humanities students have a place in the field of medicine. “It can be difficult with philosophy to get practical with it—but this is very practical,” Schneider said. “I wasn’t even aware of how much room there is for ethicists in medicine—it’s just chock-full of issues.” Montgomery predicts that ethicists’ roles will become larger in the medical community with the development of so many new medical treatments, which are blurring traditional ethical boundaries. “We’ve advanced so far technologically and medically that we really cannot possibly fathom the future repercussions of some of the things we’ve begun to do medically,” he said.

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LAKE 255, from page 7


locally preferred option as an alternative to the levee plan.” U.S. senators and Jackson metro representatives weighed in on the issue and sent an Aug. 5 letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, urging the Corps to include a small lake design in its preferred levees-only plan. The proposed “one lake,” or Lake 255, plan does not flood valuable wetlands north of Lakeland Drive. Officials who signed the letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy, of the Civil Works division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, were Republican U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wick-

er, Republican U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper and Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson. “We are pleased that the Levee Board has made this decision (on the Lake 255 design),” the letter states. “However, we understand that in order to finalize the preconstruction phase, the Vicksburg District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers must complete the formulation process by resuming the terminated feasibility study, with the addition of the locally preferred one lake plan, and completing said study report.” The letter urges the Corps to follow the flood-control plan, featuring Lake 255, with

an environmental impact statement and a third-party review by a Corps affiliate division. The process also includes a study of the technical feasibility of the plan and scrutiny by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Waggoner Engineering Inc. project engineer Barry Royals said he believed the updated plan stood a better chance of Corps approval because it only floods a section of the Pearl River. Board members approved the smaller Lake 255 because the federal government is not likely allow a lake plan that inundates wetlands containing endangered species, such as the native ringed map turtle.

The project has an estimated cost of about $600 million, although the cost could either shrink or increase as a numerous federal agencies vet it. The Levee Board upgraded the Lake 255 plan last month to extend the lake beyond an unused landfill on the Hinds County side of the river, which could hike project costs. Royals could not offer an estimate on the cost to remove the landfill, which could bottleneck flood control as well as stifle some development on the Jackson side of the river. See and jfpdaily. com for updates and more news.


by Ward Schaefer

Loosening the Beer Bottleneck Jert-rutha Crawford

ing Company, whose regular varieties are available in Mississippi. Abita recently released “Save Our Shore,” a limited-edition pilsner, with a promise to donate 75 cents per bottle sold to restoration efforts after the Gulf oil spill. Ironically, the beer’s 7 percent alcohol content and larger-size bottle meant that it was illegal in Mississippi and in Alabama, which has a legal limit on beer-bottle sizes. “They made this beer, Jackson resident and Millsaps College graduate Kevin Slark brews his own Belgian ales and imperial stouts, but state law is and it’s not even legal to purchase in two of the four ambiguous about whether his craft is legitimate. states affected by the oil evin Slark is a beer connoisseur. He can spill,” Bailey said. “It’s a retell the difference between a Belgian ally ridiculous situation.” Abbey-style Leffe and a German Helle Mississippi’s ABV cap does not only filWeissebier. He is also, if not a criminal, ter out “high-gravity” beers, as more alcoholic someone who spends a good many hours in a brews are also known, it also narrows consumer legal gray area. choice overall, Bailey says. Many smaller-scale As its storied history of moonshining craft breweries produce different beers that fall suggests, Mississippi law bans home-based on either side of the state’s limit. spirit distilleries. Homemade wine making “It’s really expensive for a brewery to gets a special provision in state law. Home beer move into the state, do the marketing, do brewing, however, rests in an uneasy twilight: the permitting and all that,” Bailey said. “As a not prohibited, but not protected, either. business, it’s not worth it if they can only sell Slark’s home brewing evolved from a clan- two-thirds of their portfolio. … We’re talking destine dorm-room hobby at Millsaps College small businesses—American businesses—artito a 200-gallon-per-year operation, involving sans who treat this product like fine wine.” raw grains and a six-foot custom-welded tower Ricky Brown, president of the Mississippi that he houses in a storage unit. He estimates Malt Beverage Association, the trade group for that he spends $30 on every five-gallon batch the state’s beer distributors, says that consumer he brews, making for a $1,000-a-year project. demand also dictates which breweries do busi Because no store in Mississippi sells ness in the state. home-brewing supplies, Slark picks his up on “If (a brewery) had an excess production periodic visits to Birmingham, Ala. The Mag- capacity and wanted to move into the state, I nolia State loses sales tax money by not legiti- don’t see why they wouldn’t,” Brown said. mizing home brewing, but more importantly, More often, Brown says, a brewery’s Slark says, it discounts an important source of products are not available in Mississippi beculture and craftsmanship. cause the company is too small. Companies Home brewers are beer geeks, people like Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing who will spend significant money to make Company, and Yuengling, based in Pennsyland enjoy beverages that can be as complex as fine wine, says Butch Bailey, president of Raise Your Pints Mississippi, a nonprofit group dedicated to modernizing the state’s laws on beer and beer-brewing. A home brewer himself, Bailey sees the or school children and parents, sumstate’s legal lacuna on do-it-yourself beer mer is coming to a close. For those making as only one example of a backward gearing up to go back to school, Mayapproach to ale. More significant to the averor Harvey Johnson Jr. announced the City age beer-drinker is the state’s cap on alcohol of Jackson and Jackson Public Schools’ content in beer. State law only allows the sale First Day Program to help JPS parents and and distribution of beer with an alcohol-bystudents prepare for the upcoming school volume content of 6.25 percent or lower. year. The rule excludes countless “craft” beers, During the event, parents can sign beverages produced in smaller quantities with their children up for tutoring services, high-quality ingredients and, often, higher after-school programs, volunteering opalcohol contents. As a prime example of the portunities and more. Medical and dental absurdity of Mississippi’s alcohol-by-volume representatives will provide minor check restrictions, Bailey points to a recent special ups. Festivities also include book school offering by the Louisiana-based Abita Brew-


vania, produce too little to move into the state, he contends. Brown acknowledges that the cap plays a role in the variety available to Mississippi drinkers. Beer distributors actually helped lift the cap to its present level, from 5 percent ABV, in 1998, to 6.25 percent. The beverage association lobbied the Mississippi Legislature to lift the cap so that distributors could capitalize on the popularity of the “ice” beers produced by Budweiser and other large manufacturers that had higher alcohol contents. “They were brewing it down (in alcohol content) for Mississippi and Alabama at that time, but it wasn’t cost-effective for them to do it,” Brown said. “It took a lot of work, because all alcohol bills are difficult to get through the legislative process. I can’t speak for the Legislature, but a lot of them represent dry areas of the state and then some of them just have a personal belief against alcohol.” Recent efforts to lift the cap further have stalled in the Legislature. Sen. David Baria, D-Bay St. Louis, has pushed the issue, as well as full legal recognition for home brewing, for the past three years, to no avail. “You, of course, have people that drink beer, drink alcohol themselves that would never vote on something like that because they see it as too big a political risk,” Baria said. Baria has hope, however, in the growing support for lifting the cap from distributors. The Malt Beverage Association has moved from opposing the change to staying neutral, to now expressing outright support for it. Home brewing gained a modicum of legitimacy on July 12, when Gov. Haley Barbour declared the last week in July “Mississippi Craft Beer Week.” Barbour’s proclamation added, “(L)et us not forget our home-brewing enthusiasts,” to a list of craft beer-makers. Rep. Bobby Moak, D-Bogue Chitto, who has introduced bills that mirrored Baria’s, believes beer geeks will have to wait a little longer for any legislative change, however. “Next year’s an election year, and it’s going to be tougher,” he said. “People will be ducking for cover.”

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supply giveaways, free food and family entertainment. “We are so pleased to offer this citywide back to school event for Jackson’s young people and their parents,” Johnson said in a statement. “Already there is a lot of excitement building, not only among parents and children, but also among volunteers and organizers, and we expect this to be a huge event” First Day is Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Center. For more information, contact the mayor’s office at 601-960-2378.

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How to Be the Best


very Mississippian flinches when we hear yet another statistic or superlative that shows how bad we seem to have it: We’re the fattest, poorest, most racist, worst educated or such, or we’re trading off with Louisiana or Alabama for such honors. So often being told we’re the “worst” takes its toll—and, in turn, we too often fall down to the world’s bigotry of low expectations for ourselves. Or worse, we believe it ourselves and either leave the first chance we get or whine about how we want to leave because there is nothing to do or no one to have intelligent conversations with. Of course, that is a self-created problem. As this issue shows, it’s just not true. There is plenty to do, and the state is packed with interesting, progressive people if we bother to get out there and find them. One of our more hated stereotypes of Mississippi is that we can’t hang with the big dogs when it comes to something like publishing a high-quality publication. We set our sights nearly eight years ago not on being as good as other media outlets in the state and beyond; we set out to be one of the best. Now we have walls and shelves of awards to show that we can, in fact, produce award-winning journalism; and we have a popular newspaper and a glossy magazine brimming with ads and bolstered by a loyal, diverse readership. We’ve made our point both to ourselves and to the world. But what we are most proud of at the JFP is that many of these awards are not won by long-time journalists, and much of our content is created by people who did their first journalism right here at the JFP, often in an internship. They are people of all ages and backgrounds who decided they wanted to learn quality journalism, and showed up and put the hard work in that it requires to be among the best. This issue is testament to what young Mississippians are capable of when you take time to teach them, encourage them and then empower them with real responsibility. Yes, it takes discipline and learning to do tedious tasks well. Yes, it means that you have to show up when you’re supposed to. And, yes, it means that you are accountable to your team members. An amazing crew of interns came together to do this issue. They picked their own lead editor, they chose and assigned the stories to each other; they factchecked and edited each others work, and they spent many hours gathering information about what makes this city great to share with other young people. They worked their butts off to be great. Put another way, this issue disproves stereotypes about our state and our young people. They can be the best when we allow them to be. Our hat is off to you, summer intern class of 2010. Thank you.


School Daze

August 12 - 18, 2010



ig Roscoe: “School days. People go to school in a daze. Good old you has to go back to school for change-your-career days. Reading, writing and arithmetic taught to a tune of thousands of dollars per semester, and after you complete your accelerated studies at that online university, you’re obligated to pay back that high-interest loan. I guess the golden rule now is: You got to pay to learn and get a job. “Modern people in this society are institutionalized. Why? Because many of us have been forced through a 14-, 18- or 20-year ritual called school. Going through this ritual makes us believe the more ‘treatment’ there is the better the results are, or, ‘escalation’ leads to success. I came to this conclusion after participating in a monthly Ghetto Science Team Philosophy and Book Club meeting; our group discussed commentary from Ivan Illich’s book ‘Deschooling Society.’ “With that said, I invite the unemployed and under-educated members of the Ghetto Science community to attend the ‘Clubb Chicken Wing Back-to-School Pre-registration and Job Fair,’ held at the Club Chicken Wing Multipurpose Complex. Representatives from the Hair-Did University School of Cosmetology and Vocational Studies and the Lord-Have-Mercy-I’m-StillWithout-a-Job Unemployment Center will be there to help you find a job or get some career training to get a new job. Plenty of food and refreshments will be served, courtesy of Momma Roscoe’s Chicken Wing Brigade. “Remember: Escalation leads to success!”

YOUR TURN by James Meredith

Message For Our Time


nly the family of God can solve the problem of education in Mississippi. The Bible says that “You should train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Another wise saying that maintains that is: “It takes a whole village to raise a child.” The principal mistake of education in Mississippi in the last 40 years has been the idea that a child can be trained up in a school building and in a classroom. The truth is that morals and common-sense training are as equally important as the ABCs and the 123s. Only the Christian Church—God’s family—can provide this training in each and every Mississippi Community. The Christian family consists of two parts in Mississippi: the white church and the black church. The education problem in Mississippi can be made right by these two Christian bodies working together to “train up” the children of Mississippi. God’s family is the Church of the Living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.

In God we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. If one part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy, robust and growing full of love. Each one of us is a part of God’s body, and we are chosen to live together in peace and harmony, to share each other’s troubles and problems and in this way obey the law of God. We can develop a healthy community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if we do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor. No more lies; no more pretenses. Tell your neighbor the truth. When you lie to each other, you end up lying to yourself. All the glory belongs to God alone. —Prophet James Meredith James Meredith was the first black American to enter and graduate from the University of Mississippi in 1962.

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arrived in Metz, France, in fall 2007 equipped with new degrees in English literature and French, and enough clothes to survive the reportedly bitter winter. In the middle of the Lycée Cormontaigne high school campus, where I would be working as an English teaching assistant, stood a remnant from one or both of the World Wars. I walked beside that disused army bunker on Oct. 1, my first day of work, not knowing that I would soon be under fire myself. My first visit to every classroom was a question-and-answer session, and the students began their questions harmlessly enough: “How old are you?” “Do you have any brothers or sisters?” “Do you have any pets?” But the atmosphere changed tangibly when I showed them Mississippi—or “Mississipi” on the French maps; in French it inexplicably lacks one p. Then, the real interrogation began. Racism, as it turns out, is a cultural theme that students learn about when studying English, just like students studying Spanish in the U.S. learn about Cinco de Mayo and students studying French learn about the Eiffel Tower. My terminale students, those in their senior year, had just covered a unit on racism and fearlessly fired questions at me: “Is Mississippi racist?” “Is it still segregated?” “Are you a racist?” At first I was cavalier with my answers. Racism was really not so bad these days, I insisted. And of course, segregation ended in the 1960s. But later, I realized that as a middle-class white person, the fact that I hadn’t observed much racism did not mean that it didn’t exist, and I realized how much segregation still exists today—though not enforced by law—in neighborhoods and public schools. After so much reflection, my responses to these questions were not longer so clear. After a month or so, the novelty of my southern-ness wore off, and the students moved on to other subjects in their books. Still, the damage was done to my psyche, and I spent several nights crying on the shoulder of my new Spanish boyfriend, Carlos, telling him that I never wanted to come back to horrible, racist Mississippi. After two years of teaching in France, I joined Carlos on the southern coast of Spain in Almería, a beach town. Algeria and Morocco lay just a brief ferry ride across the blue Mediterranean. Since Spanish people did not seem know a lot about the U.S. history, I felt more comfortable saying where I was from. But when most of them think about the U.S., they picture California or New York City, so I ended up citing Mississippi’s superlative statistics about being the fattest, poorest, least literate to explain where I was from—and why it is nothing like their image of a bustling metropolis like New York City. In January 2010, my co-workers asked

me to give a presentation about Mississippi to the students at the public-language school where I worked. I sat down to a blank PowerPoint presentation, wondering how I could portray my state to an auditorium full of people who knew nothing about it. Despite my desire to only talk about the good stuff—the art, the authors, the music—I knew that ignoring slavery, the Civil Rights Movement and the plight of Native Americans would be dishonest. My voice shook as I talked about Freedom Summer and the Ku Klux Klan, but I was proud when I finally got to tell them about the culture our history has inspired. My students commended me on my honest presentation, and I felt like I had gotten something enormous off my chest—the good and the bad and, particularly, the complexity of my state. I returned in late spring of this year to spend the summer at home after three years. And for the first time in a long time, I am genuinely happy to be home. And it’s not just because people don’t chant “Tom Sawyer!” wherever I go, despite the many times I tell them that he had nothing to do with where I’m from. Part of it has come from realizing that there is no place without racism or discrimination. In France, I picked up on racism, particularly against Algerians, although it was subtle and often veiled under terms such as “national identity.” In Spain, the discrimination is much more outright, and it is not uncommon in a normal conversation for people to deride minorities such as Gypsies, South Americans and Moroccans. The U.S. South and South Africa have been pigeonholed as the “racist places” of the world even though some form of discrimination exists in every corner of the globe. Realizing that there is no such thing as a place with complete racial harmony led me one step closer to coming to terms with my home. I still know that Mississippi has a long way to go. But this summer in Jackson, particularly while working at the Jackson Free Press, I have seen so many people investing time, energy and money to create a better, united community, and that is not something I have seen much in my travels. It is not enough to convince me to stay—I am heading back to Spain in September—but this time I’ll go with a stronger sense of home. I won’t offer up any damning statistics when people ask me where I’m from, but I won’t shy away from the hard questions, either. Most importantly, I won’t feel shame about where I’m from. Achieving that has been a long journey. Madison native Kate Brantley attended Madison Central High School and Birmingham-Southern College. After that, she moved to France to find herself and got even more lost in the process.


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of Belhaven. If the city receives the grant, the chamber has pledged to help with additional funding. The Department of Planning and Development is seeking $282,000 from the grant and will contribute $71,000 out of the city’s general fund for an initial cost of $353,000 for the project. The trail would be about two miles long, 10 feet wide and paved with asphalt. Hays estimated the trail could be completed in 18 months if funding for the project comes through. He also mentioned that the chamber is discussing plans to set up a foundation for the project, which would help with maintenance and longterm funding of the trail. Former Jackson Chamber President David Pharr said that chamber, which serves only Jackson businesses, wants to make sure that plans for a regional bike trail system includes the city. “It’d be possible for it (a regional trail system) to go around Jackson if we’re not careful. So we’ve got to be sure to get the Jackson segment developed,” Pharr says. Pharr, Hays and Corinne Fox, deputy director of the Department of Planning and Development, said that a regional trail system could eventually connect with trails in Ridgeland, Clinton and Flowood. “Jackson would be a central hub, and then we would have spokes going out from the center of Jackson to connect other trails,” Hays said. “Ultimately, someone could get on a trail in Jackson and ride all the way to the reservoir or all the way to Jackson State or beyond,” Fox added. A similar project in Hattiesburg, known as the Longleaf Trace, is designated as a Rails to Trails Recreational District. The 41-mile trail runs from Hattiesburg to Prentiss. The district is made up of four cities and three counties that contribute a portion of their property taxes toward the trail for maintenance. Pharr noted that this will not be necessary for the Jackson trail, but may be a possibility if the trail connects to sur-

Energy in Motion

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Fitness Lady

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G2 Fitness Institute

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ackson’s bike-friendly status could get a boost, with bike advocate organizations, the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, the Jackson Chamber of Commerce and the city working together to develop multi-use bike trails to create a stronger bike presence. Currently, Jackson only has two bike lanes: one on Old Canton Road and one on the parkway near Jackson State University. In June, however, the city received a $2 million grant to improve Fondren’s streetscapes, which may include bike trails, and the city and chambers are working to convert an abandoned railroad track near Belhaven into a multi-purpose trail. In addition, Bike Walk Mississippi moved its office from Oxford to Jackson Aug. 1. Melody Moody, the newly appointed executive director of Bike Walk, says the bike and pedestrian advocacy group’s new location inside the Jackson Community Design Center on Capitol Street downtown will put the office close to the state Legislature and in the midst of new development. “The Jackson Metro Cyclists, one of the most active bicycling clubs in the state, and the Jackson Bike Advocates, a fairly new organization, have been very active in the past year,” Moody says. She hopes that Bike Walk Mississippi moving to Jackson will help build up bike-ability in the city. On the trails front, recent efforts by the two Jackson-area chambers and Jackson’s Department of Planning and Development may bring a segment of a larger bike plan to the city. In May, the department submitted a grant application to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to fund a conversion of the abandoned railroad track that runs east of Laurel Street to High Street into a multi-purpose trail. Dr. Clay Hays, chairman of the Greater Jackson Chamber, said that the multi-use trail will connect the area near the Museum of Natural Science to the Mississippi Farmer’s Market on High Street. The city destroyed the old railroad track long ago and installed a dirt service road in the woods on the eastern side

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Melody Moody, newly appointed executive director of Bike Walk Mississippi, says her organization’s move from Oxford to Jackson will create a stronger bike presence.

rounding counties in the future. “It could be a fantastic regional project that the three counties could work on together, but we’ll have to see what the will of those jurisdictions is,” Pharr said. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will notify the city by Aug. 10 about the funds. The next step would be an engineering design plan, which could take three to four months to develop, Fox says. The city would then need to obtain easements from private property owners along the railroad to build the trail on their land. Construction could take an additional six to seven months. If the grant does not come through, the chambers will pursue other options to fund the trail. If you would like to help efforts to improve Jackson’s bike-ability (or just meet cool people), join Jackson Bike Advocates or Jackson Metro Cyclists who host regular group bike rides. Visit or for more information.

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Pilates Place of Mississippi 4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 150, 601-942-1688 Pilates Place offers pilates instruction programmed specifically for fitness and postural needs in small groups and individualized instruction.

The Pilates Studio

1491 Canton Mart Road, 601-991-3201 500 Highway 51, Ridgeland, 601-856-6777 The Pilates Studio specializes in pilates reformer workouts, which increases strength and muscle tone, conditions efficient patterns of movement making the

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Quest Fitness Club

1693 Lakeover Drive and 225 Highway 18, 601-982-7360 Quest Fitness offers machine weights, cardio equipment, free weights, indoor basketball, cycling, an outside track, as well as a ladies-only area.


Multiple locations, 601-948-0818 Whether your goal is to lose weight, build muscle, find quality child care, become healthier, make friends or simply to have fun in a environment that encourages Christian values, the YMCA is the place to be. There are numerous locations around the metro, but the downtown Y, at 800 E. River Place, is a favorite of JFP readers, even if they did stop allowing our paper to be distributed there. See and add more listings at

[ Move ] Body Benefits Yoga and Spinning Center 731 Pear Orchard Road, Suite 30, Ridgeland, 601-991-9904, Teaches hatha yoga in the Vinyasa style.

Butterfly Yoga

3025 N. State St., 601-594-2313 Butterfly Yoga specializes in Anusara (“flowing with grace�) yoga and regularly hosts special events and introductory workshops.

Joyflow Yoga Studio

7048 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland, 601-6134317, Joyflow Yoga offers restorative and alignment classes to Vinyasa and power classes for more challenge.

Matworks Yoga and Pilates Club

408 Monroe St., Clinton, 601-624-6356 Matworks offers pilates, beginner and intermediate yoga, as well as power, restorative and gentle yoga.

StudiOM Yoga

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Creative Classes Blaylock Fine Art Photography

3017 N. State St., 601-506-6624 Blaylock Fine Art Photography features classes and workshops in all areas of photography and digital imaging. Instructor Ron Blaylock has taught for the University of Mississippi, and currently teaches photography through Millsaps College.

Dream Beads

605 Duling Ave., 601-664-0411 Dream Beads is a full-service bead shop featuring beading supplies, Swarovski crystals, tools, semi-precious, pearls, wood, sterling silver and much more. Dream beads also offers a full range of classes each month, including a free class every Saturday.

Easely Amused

7048 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland 2315 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 769-251-5574 Easely Amused hosts a variety of art classes, everything from cookie decorating to painting.

Fat Cat Ceramics

1149 Old Fannin Road, Brandon, 601-992-6553 Fat Cat offers paint your own pottery, wet clay slab work, ceramic or glass mosaics and kiln fired glass creations. After you have painted your selection, Fat Cat glazes it and fires it in one of their two kilns.

Fondren Art Gallery

601 Duling Ave., 601-259-5636 Fondren Art Gallery offers various artistic classes such as, “Beginners Drawing and Painting,� and “Depicting the Face.�

Gaddis Group Gallery

2900 N. State St., Room 206, 601-368-9522 Gaddis Group holds artistic workshops such as adult figure drawing.

Millsaps Enrichment Series

1701 N. State St., 601-974-1130 Millsaps College’s Continuing Education Office administers classes throughout the year with topics such as photography, ballroom dancing and writing, as well as a lecture series.

StudiOM specializes in Iyengar yoga with gentle through advanced classes for everyone.

Running in the City Manhattan Park

5401 Manhattan Road The park includes a picnic area, restroom facility, walking trail and playground.

Grove Park

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Jayne Avenue

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Mississippi Craft Center

950 Rice Road, 601-856-7546 The Craft Center offers a variety of creative classes such as pottery and quilt-making.

Mississippi Museum of Art

380 S. Lamar St., 601-960-1515 The Mississippi Museum of Art offers educational programs and activities for everyone in a dynamic and energetic environment. The museum offers a variety of activities, where learning can take place much differently than in the classroom.

Nunnery’s at Gallery 119

119 S. President St., 601-969-4091 Jerrod Partridge will teach figure drawing classes starting in September that will last 10 weeks.

Roz Roy Studio

3310 N. State St., 601-954-2147 Roz Roy Studio does private painting lessons and holds children’s summer camps.

Shut Up and Write!

601-362-6121 ext. 16, Learn how to write sparkling, compelling non-fiction pieces with JFP editor Donna Ladd. In these classes, you will learn the process of writing good non-fiction and the tricks to getting past your inhibitions and procrastination.

Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation

1302 Adams St., Vicksburg, 601-631-2997 The Foundation creates and hosts cultural activities at the Southern Cultural Heritage Complex, such as ballroom dance lessons and stained glass workshops.

VSA Mississippi

201 E. Pascagoula St., 601-965-4866 VSA Mississippi offers weekly individual and group art classes for adults with disabilities using different mediums. They also offer gallery tours and exhibit opportunities.

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Raines Park

5260 Clinton Blvd. Enjoy a walk or run at Raines park on a half-mile of trails.


300 Brown St The park includes a picnic area, walking trail and playground.

Northeast YMCA

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It’s a College Town


by Jasmine Bowie

veryone remembers freshman days filled with new faces and being constantly lost. As much as you wanted to call your mom, your pride just wouldn’t let you after an entire summer of saying, “I cannot wait to move out.” Everyone seems to know secrets that you’re missing out on. Don’t be left out of the loop any longer. Here are some facts about Jackson’s local colleges and universities that even the professors may not know.

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500 Cobblestone Court, Madison, Suite C, 601750-9533 Enjoy a day of pampering with a massage or facial, or a pre-natal massage for soon-to-be-mothers.

Aqua the Day Spa

4465 Interstate 55 N., 601-362-9550 1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, 601-898-9123 Aqua offers 12 facials, six body treatments, eyelash extensions, chemical peels, hot stone and prenatal massages, manicures, pedicures and hair removal.

Belhaven University

1500 Peachtree St., 601-968-5940 • Mascot: Blazers • Colors: Forest green and Vegas gold • The newspaper is called the Quarter Tone Paper • Belhaven has one of the best college dance programs in the state. • The school motto is Non Ministari Sed Ministare: Not To Be Served, But To Serve. • Belhaven was chartered in 1894 as a privately owned institution. In 1911 Belhaven was merged with McComb Female Institute and, in 1939, merged with the Mississippi Synodical College.

• The university has taken its news electronic with the media publication Blue and White Flash. • The “Horseshoe” is where plaza parties are held and where sororities and fraternities step. • Many businesses in Jackson accept the Jackson State Super Card, This program permits students, faculty, and staff with funds available in their accounts to use their student/work I.D. to purchase goods and services from participating merchants.

Millsaps College

1701 N. State St., 601-974-1000 • Mascots: Majors and Mr. Majors • Colors: purple and white • The student newspaper is called The Purple and White. • Confederate Veteran Major Reuben Webster founded Millsaps in 1890 with a personal gift of $50,000. • The first nighttime intercollegiate football game in Mississippi was played between Millsaps and Mississippi State University in 1931.

Mississippi College

200 W. College St., Clinton, 601-925-3000 • Mascot: Choctaws • Colors: Blue and Gold • MC is a private, co-educational Christian university of liberal arts and sciences. • Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of Mississippi and second oldest Baptist university in the nation. • The college has two restaurants: Sky Ranch, fastfood; and Jazzman’s, a café. • Boys and girls cannot be in each other’s dorms on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Tougaloo College

significant and an architecture award winner. • The freshmen dorms are color coded and separated by numbers such as House 1-5, up and downstairs. • The campus is rumored to be haunted because of the cemetery on the yard. • There are more than eight places to dine on campus including the café, the Double Treat bakery and Trattoria, an Italian eatery.

University of Mississippi Medical Center

2500 N. State St., 601-984-1000 • UMMC encompasses six health-science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies and pharmacy. • UMMC is one of the largest employers in Mississippi. The Medical Center has a $1.3 billion annual budget. • The Medical Center opened in 1955, but its beginnings date to 1903 when a two-year medical school was established on the school’s parent campus in Oxford. • The institution’s primary functions are the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge through a variety of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and public service activities.

Hinds Community College

Multiple locations; e-mail, or call 1-800-HINDS CC • Mascot: Eagles • Colors: Burgundy and white • Hinds has one of the best nursing programs and the biggest junior-college campus in the state. • The school offers more than 141 programs including academic, technical and career courses. • With the 2 Plus 2 programs, Hinds offers some junior and senior-level courses transferrable to fouryear colleges and universities.

500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo, 601-9777700, • Mascot: Bulldog • Colors: Blue and scarlet • The school newspaper is called The Tougaloo Harambee. • Mission Involvement and Wednesday Chapels are mandatory and a big part of student’s final grade. • Woodworth Chapel, built in 1901, is historically

Holmes Community College

Carolyn’s Day Spa

Erik MacKinnon Massage

Fairview Inn Spa Services

Madison, 601-405-7311 Offers massages, facials, manicures and pedicures.

5040 Parkway Drive, 601-956-3333 Services include mani/pedis, microdermabrasion, facials, lash and brow tinting, massage, waxing.

Body Therapy

Energy Works Massage and Bodyworks

Esteem Mini Medi Spa

Bill Barksdale Massage

1900 Dunbarton Drive Suite E, 601-987-5848 Jacksonians voted Bill Barksdale “Best Massage Therapist” in the 2007 “Best of Jackson” poll.

Bella Meade

119 Colony Crossing Way, Suite 730, Madison, 601-790-9075 Bella Meade offers quality massages, facials, manicures and pedicures at reasonable rates.

The Bell of Eve

1900 Dunbarton Drive, 601-982-1089 Body Therapy offers deep-tissue massages.

Jackson State University

1400 Lynch St., 601- 979-2121 • Mascot: Tiger • Colors: Navy blue and white

110 Jones Lane, Flowood, 601-613-8371 Massages for all your needs, including Swedish, deep tissue, polarity therapy, reiki and more.

3915 N. State St., 601-540-4756 Known for his deep-tissue massage, Erik MacKinnon also practices Thai massage. 710 Poplar Blvd., 601-487-6670 Esteem offers Botox treatments, facials and peels, and medically supervised weight loss.

412 W. Ridgeland Ave., Ridgeland, 601-856-5400 • Mascot: Bulldog • Colors: Burgundy and white • Holmes has three campuses: Grenada, Ridgeland and Goodman, the location of the original campus • The college was founded 1911. • Central to Ridgeland, Flowood and Jackson. 734 Fairview St., 601-948-3429 The Spa at the Fairview Inn offers massage services, manicures, pedicures, facials, reflexology, aromatherapy, hair removal, detoxification baths and energy healing. They use only homeopathic skin-care products and essential oils. Dr. Hauschka skin-care products are available for sale.

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[ Relax ] 2906 N. State St., Suite B4, 601-366-7800 Gifted Hands Massage offers chair massages, full and half body massages and hot rock therapy sure to induce serious relaxation.

Massage by Adrienne

1935 Lakeland Drive, 601-896-6022 Massage by Adrienne is dedicated to providing therapeutic and relaxation massages. Adrienne also specializes in shoulder, neck and knee pain relief.

Marion Carpenter Massage Therapies & Body Care

199 Charmont Drive, Suite 13, Ridgeland, 601.209.5965, This facility offers genuinely therapeutic massage. They offer deep relaxation, myofascial, therapeutic, certified Ashiatsu and certified prenatal and postpartum massage.

Maternal Touch

199 Charmant Drive Suite 3, Ridgeland 601-714-1954 Maternal Touch prenatal massage offers professional prenatal and postpartum massage, catering specially to mothers and mothers-to-be.

Mind and Body: Magnus Eklund

1935 Lakeland Drive, 601-500-0337 Eklund specializes in deep-tissue massage, sports massage and myofascial therapy for muscular and connective-tissue issues, and injury-prevention massage.

Chiropractic Action Chiropractic

6935 Old Canton Rd., Suite A, Ridgeland, 601956-6050 Action Chiropractic Clinic is a full-service chiropractic, massage therapy and injury rehabilitation office. The entire staff has a genuine concern for your wellbeing and health, and they are committed to providing correction and pain relief for many symptoms and conditions.

Adkins Chiropractic, Dr. David Adkins

210 Woodgate Drive Suite D, Brandon, 601-591-4141 Dr. Adkins is professional, kind and extremely knowledgeable. Adkins Chiropractic designs an affordable personal care plan for each individual, centered on his or her interest and condition.

Dr. Leo Huddleston

6500 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland, 601-9560010 Huddleston’s specialty is providing pain relief for Jackson’s spines.

Rathburn Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Alan Rathburn

Mon Ami Medical Spa and Laser Center

Tullos Chiropractic Clinic

Optimum Health Institute

6501 Dogwood View Parkway, 601-366-7447 This institute seeks to support its patients’ total well being by providing nutrition, exercise and stress management services. Dr. Joseph White, an integrative physician started the institute; his office is on-site.

Spa at St. Dominics

971 Lakeland Drive, 601-200-5961 The Spa at St. Dominics offers massages, clinical skin and nail care, spa parties, laser treatments, waxing, acupuncture (with prescription) by nationally certified acupuncturist Dr. Dennis Holmes, and more.

Skin District

2629 Courthouse Circle Suite B, Flowood, 601981-7546 The Skin District offers massages, waxing, nail services, facials, and medical skin care, including glycolic, lactic, and salicylic-acid peels.

Therapeutic Touch Clinic

110 Jones Lane Suite E, Flowood, 601-939-7667 The services at Therapeutic Touch Clinic include foot reflexology massage, Thai massage, acupressure, ion-cleanse detoxifying foot soak and an independent acupuncturist.

Trio MediSpa Salon

4810 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601-608-8746 Trio offers unique cosmetic, health, and beauty enhancements with everything from ordinary pedicures to juvederm injections.

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While I enjoy relaxing & energetic massage, many times I need massage for deep and lasting structural change. If that is what you are looking for, Magnus is the best! His deep tissue massage, myofascial work, & structural bodywork are incomparable. He even got rid of the residual muscle pain from an injury I suffered years ago.

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737-A Highway 51, Madison, 601-856-8850 Dr. Jones has been offering chiropractic services and wellness treatments for 27 years.

4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 239, 601 942-5014 The 30-minute massage sessions provides an increase of circulation and a definite decrease in pain. 4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 128, 601-366-7721 Mon Ami Medical Spa offers facials, waxing, Botox, laser treatments and more.


Dr. Jeffrey Jones

612 Highway 80 E., Clinton, 601-924-4647 Rathburn Chiropractic Clinic emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Dr. Alan Rathburn is committed to chiropractic wellness care.

Mississippi Medical Massage Therapy

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3710 Interstate 55 N., 601-981-2273 Tullos specializes in the application of chiropractic to reduce stress; provide relief from headaches and migraines; enhance the immune system; improve sleep quality; enhance athletic performance; increase energy level; improve freedom of movement and stiff joints; correct posture; and help trauma and accident recovery.

Reiki Green Chi, Carol Parks

410 1/2 Clinton Blvd, Clinton, 601-201-2227 “Healing from the Heart.” Located on the Clinton Main Street, Carol Parks is a part of the Boulevard Business District.

Reiki OM, Sean Wade

601 918-8668, Reiki is the Japanese word for ‘spiritually guided life force energy.’ It is a healing technique that uses this energy to cause a reduction of stress throughout the body and mind. It involves a gentle touch that balances the whole entire body.

Jim Pathfinder Ewing

P.O. Box 387, Lena, Miss. 39094, 601-654-3301 Jim Pathfinder Ewing (Nvnehi Awatisgi) is the author of four books on energy work: “Reiki Shamanism,” “Healing Plants and Animals from a Distance,” “Finding Sanctuary in Nature” and “Clearing: A Guide to Liberating Energies Trapped in Buildings and Lands.”

Chinese Medicine Dennis W. Holmes MSOM L.Ac

The Spa at St. Dominic’s, 971 Lakeland Drive, 601-200-5961; cell 601-405-0777 Dr. Holmes is a nationally certified acupuncturist (NCCAOM) and one of only four acupuncturists

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Jerusha Degroote Stephens, L.Ac.

Mon Ami Spa and Laser Center 4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 128, 601-366-SPA1 (7721) Stephens is a board-certified diplomat of acupuncture and herbology, nationally certified by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). She is presently founder and president of the Mississippi Oriental Medicine Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to acupuncture advocacy.


501 Marshall St. Suite 208, 800-948-6262 Dr. Shirley Donelson is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and practices gastroenterology and internal medicine.

Anita Griffin

1900 Dunbarton Drive Suite B, 601- 942-2238 A certified colon hydrotherapist located off

of Lakeland Drive. Griffin also provides ionic detoxifying footbaths.

Dr. Vonda G Reeves-Darby MD

1421 N. State St. Suite 203, 601-355-1234 D. Vonda Reeves-Darby specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.


601-862-8275 Jim Simmons welcomes all illnesses, all conditions—including terminal cases for electromagnetic therapy, a safe, painless and quite effective mode of treatment.

FENG SHUI Marilyn Green

601-918-3369 Marilyn Green owns MYCHI, “my chi,” which means your personal life force.

Deborah Abrams

601-398-2586 Deborah Abrams is a certified consultant and owner of Wind and Waterfall Feng Shui.

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Urban Oasis


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by Katie Bonds

never knew that 305 acres of state park with trails and a lake are right in the middle of Jackson. I knew where LeFleur’s Bluff was, but I just thought there was a playground and a small park near the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. After a fellow Jackson Free Press intern told me there was an urban oasis behind the museum, I had to go see it for myself. I started early, about 8:30 a.m. and headed over to LeFleur’s Bluff State Park. After wandering around outside the museum for a few minutes trying to get to the trails, I finally went inside and asked for directions. A pleasant lady sold me a pass for $5 to the museum (you can’t get on the trails from the museum without paying admission) and told me to go down the stairs and out one of the doors to get to the trails. I later found out that if you enter the park on the Mayes Lake side, off Lakeland Drive where you can camp or boat, you only have to pay $2 per car. (This doesn’t give you access to the museum, though). I headed out on my journey, and after getting turned around a few times on the short trails that loop back to the museum, I started off in earnest. My goal was to get to Mayes Lake, which is about a mile-and-a-half hike, while enjoying some exercise along the way. The trails are well maintained, and though some signs warn that the trail that leads to Mayes Lake is difficult, a person of average physical fitness shouldn’t have any trouble. Along the way, I spotted several birds and squirrels and managed to walk through about 20 spider webs. I quickly learned to flap my map in front of me as a shield while going under low branches to knock spider webs out of the way. After walking for about 30 minutes (I was taking my time and stopping to snap photos), I knew I was getting close to Mayes Lake because the ground got sandier, and I kept getting glimpses of the Pearl River through the trees. I finally came up along the edge of Mayes Lake, and saw several picnic tables and a pavilion scattered at one end of the lake and campgrounds on the other side. I caught a glimpse of a boat launch hidden by some trees, and was struck by the thought: “It seems like I’m way out in the country, but Lakeland Drive is really only a couple of football fields away.” My whole trip ended up taking about an hour and a half. It was nice to be able to walk without worrying about oncoming traffic or which side of the street I needed to be on. The aroma of dense forest (rather than blasts of exhaust) greeted my nostrils, and the shade from the tree canopy kept me cool. I’ll go back. Sometimes we all need a break from the urban jungle.

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[ Eat ] VEGETARIAN options Aladdin Mediterranean Grill

730 Lakeland Drive, 601-366-6033 163 Ridgeway Suite Flowood, 601-992-7340 With one location in the heart of Fondren, Aladdin’s is one of the top picks for authentic, fresh-tasting Mediterranean fare. The hummus is easily one of the best in the city, and the lamb is great.

High Noon Cafe

2708 Old Canton Road, 601-366-1513 Fresh ingredients, perfectly cooked tofu and spicy peanut sauce are just a few reasons High Noon was voted Best Vegetarian Options in Best of Jackson 2010.

Keifer’s Restaurant

705 Poplar Blvd., 601-355-6825 120 N. Congress St., 601-353-4976, Sandwiches, such as falafel, which can be made vegan with the omission of the standard sauce. Guests are welcome to bring their own wine.

Mediterranean Grocery and Cafe

6554 Old Canton Road, 601-956-0082 Delicious hummus, tabouli, baba ghanoush, falafel, spinach pies, and more. Open for lunch and dinner.

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Hal & Mal’s

200 S. Commerce St., 601-948-0888 Go to Hal & Mal’s for its award-winning Cajunstyle red beans and rice, gumbo, shrimp po-boys and mufalettas. Regularly voted Best Place for Live Music and Best All-Ages Venue, too. And don’t miss the fried plate, including those famous pickles.

Last Call Sports Grill

1428 Old Square Road 601-713-2700 
 If you want to eat until 2 a.m., Last Call Sports Grill is your spot. The full menu features a variety of burgers and good bar food as well as lunch specials. Go for the pool tournament on Monday nights. Ages 21+.

Mimi’s Family and Friends

3139 N. State St., 601-366-6111 Located in an old dry-cleaning building in Fondren, the recently opened Mimi’s is a good way to start your day with several breakfast options, and you can even customize your grits. (The cheese grits are already famous citywide.) If you come at lunch time, you need to try the pimento cheese or the chicken salad, which is served inside half an avocado. And enjoy the local art while you’re there.

Mansell’s Deli


Majestic Burger


1018 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 106 Ridgeland, 
601-853-3751 Excellent lunch specials that change each day. If you can’t figure out what to order, try the chicken salad. 1491 Canton Mart Road., Canton Mart Square, 601 899-8822 Majestic Burger uses all-natural, hormone-free beef and offers gourmet touches like wheat buns and slices of avocado. It has non-burger options, including a yummy veggie burger as well, and excellent sweet potato fries.


214 S. State St., 601-354-9712 At night Martin’s is a hard music and drinking bar. By day, it’s a popular restaurant for downtown workers. Get a steak, a burger, fried shrimp or try one of their vast multitudes of beers.


4245 Lakeland Drive, 
Flowood, 601-932-4031 Mugshots has been serving Mississippi since 2004 with five locations. Enjoy the pasta and burgers.

2906 N. State St., 601-982-2001 That six-or eight-ounce burger patty sizzles just fine right up until it’s put onto your choice of bun, white, wheat or jalapeno cheddar. Voted Best Burger in 2006 5829 Ridgewood Road, 601-206-1211 Scrooge’s is the perfect spot for blue-plate specials, with more than 20 vegetable choices, and also has nightly seafood and steak specials.

Sportsman’s Lodge

1220 E. Northside Drive Suite 100, 601-366-5441 When you’re feeling hungry, mosey on over to Sportsman’s during lunch hours for one of its many specialty hot dogs, nachos or other traditional bar fare. If you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere at night, pull up a stool, order a cold one and watch the game.


1801 Dalton St. 601-352-4555 For burgers that’ll keep you full until the next day, you’ve got to go to Stamps. You haven’t lived in Jackson until you’ve eaten a perfect Stamp’s burger with fries. Voted Best Local Burger and Best Fries in 2008.

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American Alumni House

574 Highway 51, Ridgeland, 601-605-9903 This sports bar has above-par bar food with generous portions at decent prices. Alumni House also has small TVs stationed at several booths and huge TVs throughout the restaurant.

Burgers & Blues

1060 E. County Line Road, Ridgeland 601-899-0047 The newest addition to Al Stamps’ burger dynasty, Burger & Blues brings the quality of food that Stamps fans have come to expect to a new part of the metro.

Cool Al’s

4654 McWillie Drive 601-713-3020 Cool Al’s veggie burgers are so good, and so meatless, than they won a “National Golden Bun Award,” from P.E.T.A. (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).


1359 N. West St., 601-969-9482 With the Inez burger (chili and cheese) and the Joe burger (mozzarella cheese and jalapenos), CS’s is one of the greatest places to have lunch in Jackson, with friendly waitresses, countless bumper stickers plastering the walls, and rows of old and unusual beer cans.

Cherokee Inn

1410 Old Square Road, 601-362-6388 Get the plate lunch; add a sweet tea for an unbeatable combo. Winner of multiple Best of Awards, including Best Hangover Food and Best Hole in the Wall.

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re you tired of breaking the bank for lunch when you can’t make it home? We’ve listed a few favorite restaurants around town where you can eat for under $10 along with some popular dishes.

Cool Al’s

Lumpkins BBQ

182 Raymond Road, 601-373-7707 Lumpkin’s BBQ has a lunch buffet that includes various meats, such as beef brisket and fried catfish, country meat options that change daily, vegetables like mashed potatoes and fresh greens and some delicious desserts. Eat-in: $8 Take-out : $7

4654 McWillie Drive, 601-713-3020 According to the “Best of Jackson 2010” voters, Cool Al’s has the best burger, best fries and best veggie burger in town. With choices ranging from Sinbad’s BBQ Bacon Burger to the West African Veggie Burger, there’s a burger for everyone, and they’re all under $10 904 E. Fortification St., 601-352-2002 2906 N. State St., 601-982-2100 120 N. Congress St., 601-944-9888 Basil’s offers a great selection of panini and sub sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts under $10. Stop by for dinner, too, at the Fortification Street location in Belhaven for heartier fare.

EDO Japanese Restaurant

5834 Ridgewood Road Suite B, 601-899-8518 EDO Japanese Restaurant has fresh, inexpensive sushi as well as delicious Lunch Bento Boxes that include, soup, salad, appetizer and California Roll all for less than $10.

High Noon Café

Froghead Grill

La Cazuela Mexican Grill

1401 E. Fortification St., 601-353-3014 La Cazuela is a local favorite, voted Best Mexican Restaurant in the Best of Jackson 2010 issue that


327 N. Farish St., 601-354-9267 Located on historic Farish Street, Club Peaches offers plates of soul food which vary daily but include such southern delicacies as smoked pork chops, fried chicken, black eyed peas and, of course, their famous peach cobbler. All meals are under $10.

Pizza Shack

1220 N. State St., 601-352-2001 Pizza Shack is not an ordinary pizza joint. While they have the classics like pepperoni and sausage, they also have tons of exotic pizzas like the Cajun Joe with andoullie sausage and the Thai Chicken with a Thai peanut sauce. All small pizzas cost less than $10, as do all their sandwiches and salads.

Hammontree’s R.J. Barrel & Co.

111 North Union St., Canton, 601-667-3518 Hammontree’s is in the Canton Square and serves salads, strombolis, pizza and sandwiches. All of the bread, pizza crust and cinnamon rolls are homemade and delicious.


120 N. Congress St., 601-968-0857 Located downtown in the Plaza Building, Congress Street Bar & Grill serves po-boys, burgers, pasta and more. There is also a full bar with specialty cocktails. 121 Clinton Center Dr., Clinton, 601-924-0725 A great spot to load up on bar-and-grill fare, plus have a cold one, and do some wireless surfing.

offers a menu full of lunch specials, including enchiladas and tacos all for less than $10.

Kate Brantley, Holly Perkins and Alex Dildy

2807 Old Canton Road, 601-366-1513 All of High Noon Café’s offerings are organic and vegetarian. The cafe offers a wide variety of salads sandwiches, and the Blue Plate lunch special, which changes daily. Blue plate special: $7.99 Roasted vegetable sandwich: $7.99

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862 Avery Blvd, Ridgeland, 601-991-3110 Ruchi is vegan friendly and offers a daily lunch buffet. Not all dishes are 100 percent vegetarian. Ask.

Mama Hamil’s Southern Cookin’

480 Magnolia St., Madison, 601-856-4407 Mama Hamil’s offers an impressive buffet of your favorite home cooking. Daily offerings vary from fried chicken, barbecue ribs, turnip greens, butter beans, peach cobbler, banana pudding and more. Lunch buffet is $8.36 for adults  and $5.61 for children 8-12, $4.67 for children 4-7, and children under 3 eat free.

Mayflower Café

123 W. Capitol St., 601-355-4122 Voted to have the “Best Seafood” in the “Best of Jackson 2010” issue, the Mayflower Café is a historical Jackson staple with great southern food. They offer hot plate specials for lunch that change daily but always cost just $8.95, including tax and tea.

Newk’s Express Cafe

4450 Interstate 55 N., 601-709-4990 and locations in Flowood, Ridgeland and Brandon Newk’s Express Café offers a wide selection of gourmet pizzas, salads, soups and toasted sandwiches. Voted to have the “Best Meals Under $10” in the Best of Jackson 2010 issue, all pizzas, sandwiches, and soups come in under $10, with just one salad costing mere cents over $10.

Sal & Mookie’s

565 Taylor St., 601-368-1919 Sal and Mookie’s New York pizza and ice cream joint serves a wide variety of pastas, paninis, pizzas and ice cream. Their pizza by the slice special available TuesdayFriday 11a.m. to 2:30 p.m. includes a slice of one of the pizzas of the day and a choice of greens, salad or soup for $5.50.

Tony’s Tamales

230 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave., 601-366-9591 Tony’s Tamales has delicious southern food at an affordable price. The best part is you never have to leave your car, thanks to their convenient drive-thru window. Of course they have tamales that are $8.26 a dozen but they’ve got plenty of other options as well, including Philly Cheese Steaks, Red Beans and Rice with sausage, Gumbo, Hot Dogs, Burgers, and Nachos all for well under $10.

Wok To Go

4329 N. State St., 601-981-2112 Wok To Go has a lunch menu with over 45 options to choose from and they’re all less than $5, so you can even add an appetizer and still manage to pay less than $10.

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[ Eat ] 6270 Old Canton Road Of course Time Out has the typical bar food, like nachos and potato skins, but each week day they have a different lunch special.

Trace Grill

558 Highway 51, Ridgeland, 601-853-1014 Trace Grill has a nice home-cooked dinner menu and burgers, with low prices, but no beer or alcohol.


Multiple locations With nine different flavors, including several levels of spicy and sweet flavors like Hawaiian and Teriyaki, any wing connoisseur would be satisfied with this selection. But, don’t forget about the fries.

Asian Pan Asia

720 Harbor Pointe Crossing, Ridgeland 601-956-2686, Not only does the food taste good, but the service is great, and the atmosphere inviting--all essential elements in a restaurant being the best. We suppose that’s why it was voted Best Asian Restaurant 2009.

P.F. Chang’s

910 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, 601-605-4282 P.F. Chang’s is a nationwide chain that is known for its authentic Chinese meals. With many options on the menu, and characters to indicate spicy or vegetarian, there is meal for every a customer’s need.


2640 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601-420-4848 Saigon is a very good Vietnamese noodle joint and restaurant that’s inexpensive, and has super-fresh herbs and ingredients. Try the fresh (not fried) spring rolls with peanut sauce.

Sakura Bana

4800 Interstate 55 N., 601-982-3035 Jackson’s original sushi restaurant wins Best of Jackson honors every year. Now over 20 years old, Sakura Bana has an authentic Japanese menu. Sushi is all about attention to detail, and Sakura Bana gets it right.

Thai House

405 Old Square Road, 601-982-9991

At Thai House the smell of buffet dishes, some simmering in a spicy coconut milk sauce, infuses the dining room. The menu ranges from the everyday fried rice to Paht See Ew, meat stir-fried with rice noodles, broccoli and oyster sauce. Voted Best Asian 2006.

Bakeries/Delis Beagle Bagel

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McAlister’s Deli

Multiple locations, This Mississippi-based deli franchise serves sandwiches, soups, salads and spuds. Their Famous Sweet Tea is exactly that--famous.

Broad Street Baking Company

Palatte Café

4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 101, 601-362-2900 The hungry line up in the morning for eggs, omelets, breakfast sandwiches, homemade granola and cheese grits, plus a wide array of pastries. At lunch, choose from eight different breads, loaded with classic deli meats or Broad Street’s original concoctions. Winner of many Best of awards.

380 South Lamar St., 601-960-1515 A cafe with a southern twist inside the Mississippi Museum of Art, Palette cafe sells soups, salads, sandwiches and paninis.

Primos Café

1149 Old Fannin Road., Suite 7, Brandon 601-992-9623 Candy’s is pure decadence, with gourmet cakes, candy bars, bulk candies, petit fours and divine chocolates.

2323 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601-936-3398 515 Lake Harbour Drive, Ridgeland, 601-898-3600, Good breakfast, excellent plate lunch, and cakes to dream of, and Primos is also a great place for coffee meetings. Definitely get your office-birthday caramel or red velvet cake here.

Campbell’s Bakery

Room Service

Candy’s Confections

3013 N. State St., 601-362-4628 Campbell’s has been serving Jackson since 1962 specializing in birthday cakes, custom-cut tea cookies, caramel cakes, brownies, petit fours, cupcakes, cinnamon buns and pound cake, and smells oh-so-yummy every time you walk through the door.

Crazy Cat Bakers

4500 Interstate 55 N., 601-362-7448 Crazy Cat has decadent desserts and gourmet sandwiches, including several vegetarian options. The pimento-cheese with jalapeno is a stand-out, and the Vidalia onion salad dressing is good enough to lick off the plate.

For Heaven’s Cakes and Catering

4950 Old Canton Road 601-991-2253 These cakes are not only gorgeous, but they’re also delicious. Next time you need a special cake for your special occasion, give For Heaven’s Cakes a call. The carrot cake is not to be missed.

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5006 Parkway Drive, 601-956-4406 Great Harvest Bread offers healthy choices for all your bread needs. The company takes pride in using whole grain, but, Great Harvest also carries sweets.

Multiple Locations Along with fresh breads and bagels, Beagle Bagel makes a chicken salad that is to die for. This local bagel dynasty now has three locations.

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ometimes living on a college budget in Jackson, with its many great restaurants and bars, can be frustrating. But you can enjoy great food and drink t without breaking the bank. Some of the best (and most expensive) Jackson restaurants offer lunch specials that allow you to try the quality of food that you would get at dinner for a fraction of the price. Char (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 142, 601-956-9562) has burgers and sandwiches for under $10 and daily lunch specials from $9-12, with a main course like fried chicken or red beans and rice, served with two vegetables like cornbread dressing or smashed sweet potatoes. Among several affordable large salad and sandwich choices, Walker’s Drive In (3016 N. State St., 601-9822633) has a daily blue-plate special that includes a main course and two vegetables for only $8. Another way to get your money’s worth at lunch is a buffet. Two Sisters Kitchen (707 N. Congress St., 601-353-1180) offers a southern buffet for $12.50, which includes to-die-for fried chicken. Try one of Jackson’s early-bird specials to get the

4107 Northview Drive, 601-362-4617, 601-362-4647 or 601-362-4657 to fax order 
 Some of the best sandwiches and salads in town come from Room Service in North Fondren, offering delivery or takeout. Owner Hays Thompson is a proud grump, and he can put together good food, from the Bay St. Louis avocado and shrimp salad sandwich to the Tuscany pork loin and mozzarella salad.

Barbecue Bully’s

3118 Livingston Road., 601-362-0484 Bully’s is like grandma’s kitchen. It won’t fit a big crowd, but it sure is inviting. You’re likely to get a “Hey Darlin” as you pinpoint which delicious home-cooked smell you’d like to taste, and the smell never lies.

Chimneyville Smokehouse

970 High St., 601-354-4665 This local BBQ place started in a small trailer but has now grown into a family-style restaurant and catering business that offers traditional barbecue dishes and southern comfort food. They have daily specials, like country-fried steak and chicken and dumplings, which are posted by the week on their website.

E & L Barbeque

1111 Bailey Ave., 601-355-5035 Is it the enticing smells wafting across Bailey Avenue or the tall black smokestack slightly tilted into the sky that draws people from near and far to E&L Barbeque? It’s gotta be the smells, right? Voted Best Barbecue in 2004 and 2005.

Hickory Pit

1491 Canton Mart Road, 601-956-7079 Hickory Pit has been serving its famous choppedpork sandwiches along with ribs and chicken since it opened in 1981. Also not to be missed are its home fries, wide, thin fried potatoes that make the extra calories worth it. Voted Best Barbecue 2009.

Lumpkin’s BBQ

Scurlock’s Donut Shop & Eatery 125 S. Congress St. Suite 106, 601-326-8520

182 Raymond Road, 601-373-7707 lumpkinsbbg,com Lumpkins has a lunch buffet featuring smoked meats and all of your beloved southern sides. Lumpkins’ catering is a good choice for your business or social get together, and it is becoming a great networking place over lunch with popular local musicians playing.

Yes, the cream-cheese danishes are made fresh every morning. Yes, the donuts are delicious. Yes, you must.

Rib Shack BBQ & Seafood

Steve’s Downtown Deli and Bakery

124 S. Congress St., 601-969-1110 Besides an array of sandwiches and wraps, Steve’s offers fresh soups, quiche and plate lunches Monday through Friday. Be sure to check out the pastry case.

same great food at a reduced price. At Broad Street Baking Company and Café (4465 Interstate 55 N., 3622900) you can get 15 percent off of your order between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Broad Street’s sister restaurant, Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint (565 Taylor St., 601-368-1919), offers a similar 15 percent off deal from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The popular Italian restaurant Amerigo (6592 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland, 601-977-0563) offers several entrees, like lasagna, for only $9 if you order between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. One way to enjoy dinner and drinks with your friends, and still save some money, is to go to a restaurant and bring your own wine. Thai House (1405 Old Square Road, 601-982-9991) can satisfy all of our cravings for spicy food, has several vegetarian options and lets you bring your own wine. Basil’s in Belhaven (904 East Fortification St., 601-352-2002) has teamed up with Kat’s Wine & Spirits (921 E. Fortification St., 601-354-9181) to give you a double discount. If you go to Kat’s and tell them your wine purchase is for your dinFILE PHOTO

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932 J R Lynch St., 601-665-4952 Come to Rib Shack for all things barbecue, but no trip is complete with a taste of their famous fall-offthe-bone hickory smoked ribs.

Sonny’s BBQ 2603 Highway 80 W., 601-355-7434 Barbecue lovers go to Sonny’s for its signature hard-

ner at Basil’s they will give you 10 percent off (cash only). Bon Ami (1220 E. Northside Drive, 601-982-0405) has a BYOB policy, which sets itself up for the perfect date night, allowing you to treat your date to a nice dinner with drinks while saving some money by bringing your own wine. Most bars in Jackson offer happyhour specials, which is a cheap way to start off your night out on the town. Pi(e) Lounge (inside Sal & Mookie’s, 565 Taylor St., 601-368-1919) definitely has the quirkiest happy hour: it’s Tuesday-Friday from 3:14-6:28 p.m. and offers 31.415 percent off of drinks, cocktails, wine and beer. Enjoy Que Sera Sera’s (2801 N. State St., 601-9812520) happy hour with friends on the patio Monday-Friday from 3:30-6:30 p.m., which includes two-for-one Bud Lite and Miller Lite drafts, $1 off well drinks and $3 margaritas. Fenian’s Irish Pub (901 E. Fortification St., 601-948-0055) is a Jackson landmark with great happy hour deals. Tuesday-Thursday from 3-7 p.m. Fenian’s has half-off domestic bottle beer, well drinks and wine, and Monday-Friday $1 off the same.

The Haute Pig

1856 Main St., Madison, 601-853-8538 Make sure to save room for dessert at this Madison barbecue joint. Haute Pig is well known for its Hershey Bar pie and other sweets, and it also sells awardwinning barbecue by the pound.

CAJUN/CREOLE Fat Tuesday’s Restaurant

6923 Old Canton Road, 601-956-2971 Fat Tuesdays is a popular suburban Cajun food spot, regularly placing in the JFP Best of Jackson awards for their red beans and rice, and gumbo.

times, including 2009. It’s got a wide ranging menu of well-prepared Chinese favorites that absolutely hit the spot when you’re craving food from a paper carton.

China Bell

1855 Lakeland Drive, 601-368-9588 China Belle is a popular Chinese restaurant, often placing in JFP Best of Jackson awards.

Five Happiness

2931 McDowell Road Extension, 601-371-8765 Five Happiness is a popular South Jackson Chinese restaurant, often placing in Best of Jackson awards.

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wood smoked ribs with lots of sauce, smoky barbecued chicken and pork or beef brisket, pulled or sliced. The most popular item on the menu is the baby back ribs, and sides of sweet potatoes and mac`n’ cheese.

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223 Ridge Way, Flowood, 601-919-0100 Oby’s is a casual New Orleans style restaurant that specializes in po-boy sandwiches.

141 E. Capitol St., 601-352-5606 The Elite has been known over the years for its friendly service, signature rolls and house specialties like the Breaded Veal Cutlets and Mexican Enchiladas.

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The Mayflower

Oby’s Cajun Dining

2801 N. State St., 601-981-2520 Sit on the patio and ask for the award-winning gumbo, red beans and rice, or fried pickles. Voted Best Gumbo, Best Outdoor Dining, and Best Red Beans and Rice 2009.

Sal and Phil’s

6600 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland, 601-957-1188 Sal and Phil’s has several po-boy choices including, smoked sausage and soft shell crab.

CARIBBEAN/AFRICAN Taste of the Island

463 E. Capitol St. 601-360-5900 A Taste of the Island is exactly what this Caribbean restaurant is. Try some of traditional island items like jerk chicken and fried plantains, or if you’re feeling a little adventurous go for the curry goat or oxtail.

Chitoes African Deli

1700 Terry Road 769-233-7647 Many people come to Chitoes to try its African stew out of curiosity and come back again and again. Come sample African fare and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of this family-run business.


225 Meadowbrook Road, 601-368-9555 It seems like Best Wok just can’t lose. One of the most consistent winners in the Best of Jackson awards, the Wok has taken top billing in Best Chinese several

123 West Capitol Street 
 601-355-4122 The Mayflower is a downtown Jackson landmark offering a variety of seafood and traditional southern cuisine, plus pasta.

COFFEE/TEA Cups, Espresso Cafe

Multiple locations Cups is locally owned, featuring local artists on the wall and plenty of free local reading material. More than that, Cups bring everyone together in a close approximation of a town square. Multiple Best of Awards winner, including Best Place for Coffee 2009.

Fusion Coffeehouse

1111 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite A, Ridgeland, 601-856-6001 
 Fusion specializes in authentic, hand-crafted espresso drinks and frozen beverages (including frappes and all-natural fruit smoothies). Enjoy a hot breakfast or lunch, and enjoy the free wi-fi for paying customers.

Koinonia Coffee

136 S. Adams St., 601-960-3008 Koinonia is in a pristine yellow house with hardwood floors in the heart of Jackson, with the perfect atmosphere for studying or getting together with friends. Koinonia serves great coffee and espresso beverages, plus pastries, desserts, smoothies, sandwiches and breakfast items.

Seattle Drip

Multiple Locations “The Drip” offers many varieties of coffee from brewed coffee to signature drinks such as the “Rainy Day Latte” and “The Summit.” These small drivethru-only buildings are scattered all across the metro.

Sneaky Beans

2914 N. State St. 601-487-6349 Sneaky Beans is a coffee shop right in the heart of Fondren. It features great coffee, handmade espresso drinks, smooth and creamy frozen and blended to perfection frappes and 100% fruit smoothies, quick hot or cold breakfast, pastries, desserts and lunch.

Wired Espresso Café

115 N. State St., 601 500-7800 Located in the historic Tucker Printing House Building, Wired is an excellent place to unwind during a busy day. Coffee beans are roasted locally to ensure the absolute freshest bean possible.


1220 E. Northside Drive, Suite 230 
 601-982-0405 Located in Maywood Mart in Northeast Jackson, Bon Ami takes a continental approach to fresh seafood, pasta and steak dishes. The food is delicious, and the setting is rather charming.


4500 Interstate 55 N., 601-982-8111 BRAVO! is everything a restaurant should be: delicious and charming with a knowledgeable staff. This Italian restaurant has won many awards, including several from Wine Spectator and multiple JFP Best Restaurant awards.

Char Restaurant

Highland Village Suite 142, 601-956-9562 A perennial favorite in the JFP Best of Jackson awards, placing in multiple fine-dining categories, including Best Steak, Best Place to Eat When Someone Else Pays, Best Dessert, Best Wine Selection, Best Entrees, Best Champagne Brunch, you get the idea. Take people you want to impress here.

Ely’s Restaurant & Bar

115 W. Jackson St. Suite E, Ridgeland, 601-6056359 Ely’s mixes the old with the new, offering prime cuts of beef and fresh seafood with an upscale, casual/con-

temporary setting. Ely’s also has an extensive wine list and creative martinis.

Huntington’s Grille

1001 E. County Line Road, 601-957-3191 Huntington Grille has received Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence and Americas Top Restaurant Award from Wine Enthusiast magazine several times. The atmosphere is cool with dark wood and deep green carpets, but the food is exciting.

Julep Restaurant and Bar

1305 E. Northside Drive Suite 105, 601-362-1411 Voted Best Appetizers, Most Innovative Menu, Best Champagne Brunch, Best Martini and Best Late Night Dining. That says it all, eh?


3000 Old Canton Road, 601-981-8017 Known for its elegance, Nick’s is acclaimed for its steaks and seafood. Food is done Nick’s way, with fresh herbs, seasonings and a Southern flare. Voted Best Place to Eat When Someone Else Pays, Best Server (Janis Boersma) and Best Happy Hour.


4670 Interstate 55 N., 601-366-1366 Olga’s is a great place to find old-time favorites with a Russian flair. Go for the steaks, but stay for the wonderful ambiance and the friendly attitude.

Parlor Market

115 W. Capitol St., 601-373-9841 Starting in September 2010, Parlor Market will be downtown’s newest fine-dining hot spot. Parlor Market will feature seasonal, southern cuisine using fresh local ingredients.

Parker House

104 South East Madison Drive, Ridgeland, 601856-0043, Parker House puts a European and Creole take on traditional Southern ingredients, like its Duck Jezebel with Cranberry, Champagne and horseradish reduction, served with Dwight’s turnip greens and spicy cheese grits.


868 Centre St., Ridgeland, 601-957-3753 Shapley’s has been serving their famous steaks to Jacksonians since 1985. But if you’re not a steak lover, try the seafood dishes.

Sophia’s at the Fairview Inn

743 Fairview St., 601-948-3429 A French-inspired restaurant that uses local ingredients and is open for lunch Monday-Friday and dinner Tuesday-Saturday. Sophia’s features daily three- and four-course prix-fixe menus with or without wine.

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5050 Interstate 55 N. Frontage Road., 601-9787999 Foodie’s offers healthy gourmet dishes for dining in or take-out. Chef Ken Crotwell worked at the Iron Horse, and he has brought that old downtown establishment’s famous tortilla chips with him.

Paul Anthony’s Market

4500 Interstate 55 N. Frontage Road, 601-9817559 Paul Anthony’s is a gourmet food store and butcher offering various steaks, seafood, prepared foods, cakes and desserts, party platters and so much more.

Ice Cream Sal & Mookie’s

565 Taylor St., 601-368-1919 Sal and Mookie’s Scoop Shop offers a selection of desserts and ice cream treats from cookies, cakes, bars and panna cotta to sundaes, shakes, sodas and malts.

INDIAN Ruchi India

862 Avery Blvd., Ridgeland, 601-991-3110 Don’t miss the dosas, a house specialty. Ruchi is vegetarian-friendly and offers a daily lunch buffet with authentic Indian cuisine.

Spice Avenue

4711 Interstate 55 N., 601-982-0890 Spice Avenue’s butter chicken is delicious. If you’re a vegetarian you’ve got lots of good options to choose from. Spice Avenue is also a good place to go to get your fix of something spicy.



970 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, 601354-6600, Biaggi’s is a casual Italian restaurant with generous portions and reasonable prices. The black fettuccini with lobster is decadently delicious.


5417 Lakeland Drive, Suite 1, Flowood, 601919-2829 Cerami’s is a family-owned Italian restaurant with Sicilian influences. It is open for lunch and dinner and has nightly specials.


713 Clinton Parkway, Clinton, 601-924-1101 Franco’s in Clinton is the new location of the classic home-style Italian restaurant in South Jackson on McDowell. The eggplant parmesan and stuffed mushrooms are the best, or get the cheese manicotti with both the white and red sauce.

Little Tokyo

876 Avery Blvd., Ridgeland, 601-991-3800 Trying to decide between Little Tokyo’s sushi and teppan is never an easy decision, but both choices are so yummy you can’t lose. If you like tuna, start your meal off with their delicious tuna boat, which is fresh marinated tuna set inside half an avocado.

Nagoya Japanese Restaurants

6351 Interstate 55 N.Suite 131. 601-977-8881 111 Colony Crossing Suite 380, Madison, 601856-5678 Nagoya must be doing something right, considering that their Madison location is always packed. Its hibachi is a great idea for the family, and their sushi menu has so many choices even the pickiest eater can find something to try. Voted Best Sushi.

MEDITERRANEAN Aladdin Mediterranean Grill

730 Lakeland Drive, 601-366-6033 163 Ridge Way, Flowood, 601-992-7338 In the heart of Fondren, Aladdin is a top pick for authentic Mediterranean fare. The hummus is arguably one of the best in the city, and the lamb is great. Aladdin tied for Best Greek/Mediterranean.

Bill’s Greek Tavern

4760 McWillie Drive, 601-982-9295 This was Eudora Welty’s favorite restaurant: Need we say more? OK, a bit: Bill himself serves classic Greek comfort food, and specializes in fresh seafood.

Jerusalem Café

2741 Old Canton Road 601-321-8797 A great Mediterranean offering located in Fondren, try one of their Kabob plates, the Ultimate Salad, or one of their many vegetarian options. Go during lunch from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the lunch specials.


705 Poplar Blvd., 601-355-6825 120 N. Congress St., 601-353-4976 Nothing satisfies like one of their gyros. The servers are attentive and efficient, such that you can dine quickly over a lunch break or linger longer to savor your food. Tied for Best Greek/Mediterranean. Great hummus.


971 Madison Ave., Madison, 601-605-2266 Madison’s newest Greek addition has tasty pita sandwiches and appetizers. The patio is a nice play to enjoy a cold beer on a hot day with a group of your friends.

Petra Café

104 W. Leake St., Clinton, 601-925-0016 Petra serves delicious Mediterranean and Lebanese cuisine. Its new location mixes Middle Eastern hospitality with old-town America.

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Wraps Restaurant

1220 E. Northside Drive, 601 366-2006 Once you’ve tasted Wraps’ freshly prepared gyros—on warm, fluffy pita bread with a tzatziki sauce to die for—you’ll be back for more.

Rossini Cucina Italiana

207 W. Jackson St., Ridgeland, 601-856-969 Rossini Cucina Italiana has traditional pasta dishes, but also a wide variety of seafood, veal, beef and chicken entrees.

Mellow Mushroom pizza bakers

6592 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland, 601-977-0563, From Shrimp Scampi to Goat Cheese Pasta, Amerigo serves some of the best pasta in town. A large selection of wine is available by the glass or bottle. Voted Best Italian by JFP readers.

1925 Lakeland Drive, 601-981-0606 Bonsai is a Japanese steak house that has some of the best hibachi in town, and the chefs keep will keep your meal interesting with their jokes and daring tricks.

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Latin Casadores

500 Highway 51, Ridgeland, 601-853-4417 Casadores is a Mexican restaurant in the shopping

Gluten free pizza available by request

3016 N. State St., 601-982-2633 When it comes to entrees, consider the Redfish Anna with lump crabmeat on top or the perfectly executed 8-ounce filet. The lunches are delicious, try one of their creative salads like the seared chili crusted tuna. Voted Best Restaurant in 2009.

Walker’s Drive-In

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1220 N. State St., 601-352-2001 Combining a creative menu, great prices and great taste, the Pizza Shack ensures that you’ll always be back for more. The restaurant has large flat-screen televisions and has an impressive selection of local, microbrew and organic beers. Voted Best Pizza 2009.

El Sombrero

Sal & Mookie’s

249 Ridge Way, Flowood, 601-919-8921 Satisfy your yearning for Mexican food at El Sombrero, or meet your friends here after work for one of their popular margaritas.

El Torero

4337 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601-932-0030 The most popular dishes are fajitas and quesadillas, but carnitas and spicy shrimp cocktails are among the more traditional Mexican dishes.


Multiple Locations, 601-932-8278 Fernando’s has affordable lunch specials, popular fajitas and also some American classics like hamburgers and chicken tenders.

King Tortas International Deli

1290 E. County Line Road, Ridgeland, 601-983-1253 A Colombian and Mexican bakery and taqueria; try the fried plantains!

La Guadalupe

6537 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland, 601-2067776 Guadalupe is a taqueria where almost every item on the menu is under $10. Get your tacos made just the way you like them.


729 Highway 49 S., Richland, 601-936-9199 Whenever you’re in Richland, stop at Guanajuato for an authentic taco.

La Cazuela

1401 E. Fortification St, 601-353-3014 There have been days when the Enchiladas Verde made folks cry great big tears of spicy happiness, but it’s the two-for-one margarita we can’t resist. They’re even better on the outside deck. Often voted Best Margaritas and Best Mexican.

La Morena

6610 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland, 601-899-8821 La Morena has quite possibly the most authentic Mexican food in the Jackson metro area. Enjoy one of their simply delicious tacos on their fresh, homemade tortillas.

Papito’s Mexican Grill

111 Colony Crossing Way Suite 1200, Madison, 601-605-0275 173 Promenade Blvd., Flowood 601-919-0448 The Madison location is always packed, has nice outdoor seating and a great place to take the whole family with generous portions and reasonable prices.

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Tony’s Tamales

230 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave., 601-366-9591 Tony’s Tamales has delicious southern food at an affordable price. Of course they have tamales that are $8.26 a dozen but they’ve got plenty of other options as well, including Philly Cheese Steaks, Red Beans and Rice with sausage, Gumbo, Hot Dogs, Burgers, and Nachos all for well under $10.

PIZZA Mellow Mushroom

275 Dogwood Blvd., Flowood, 601-992-7499 Mellow Mushroom is a pizza franchise with 45 loca-

Mississippi,” took top pizza honors for Best Pizza in 2007. Menu selections include “The Mississippian” and “The Jacksonian.”

serves seafood, steaks and other classic American food. The best thing, however, is the onion rings, which were mentioned in the film “Ghosts of Mississippi.”


Eddy and Ruby’s Snack House

Pizza Shack

212 Dogwood Blvd., Flowood, 601-992-9260 El Potrillo offers a wide variety of authentic Mexican dishes and desserts with the average meal being between 7 and 15 dollars, and also offers American dishes like hamburgers and chicken tenders.

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tions in five states with a website self proclaiming them to have the best pizza ever.

565 Taylor St., 601-368-1919 Sal and Mookie’s is a casual, family-friendly full-service restaurant, and guests receive a quality experience from well-trained staff. The pizza is great, but so is the eggplant parmesan, the pastas and oh that fried ravioli. Voted Best Kids’ Menu and Best Place for Ice Cream for 2009.

Soulshine Pizza Factory

Multiple Locations Soulshine Pizza, which bills itself as “Homegrown in

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oing to college is a big transition for everyone, and even with your preparation, once you’re there, you’ll find you’ve forgotten something from home. This semester, check off all your needed items to make sure you start fall 2010 off right. Then make your room a new home and your roommate a new best friend with these tips. q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q

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Dorm, Sweet, Dorm • Use storage containers with different compartments. Matched properly, you can disguise them as furniture such as nightstands. • Bunk beds save space. • Use closet dividers to separate your clothes from your roommate’s. • Store things under your bed. • Prior to moving in, arrange with your roommate who is bringing what to avoid duplications. • Keep your room clear of clutter and trash,

AJ’s Seafood Grille

361 Township Ave, Ridgeland, 601-856-2844 AJ’s serves fresh seafood, steaks and a wide variety of pasta dishes. AJ’s also has a fully stocked bar and two private dining rooms that can be reserved.

Cock of the Walk

141 Madison Landing Circle, Ridgeland, 601856-5500 Cock of the Walk fries up satisfying fillets, fried dill pickles, onion rings and potatoes that they call River Fries. Best is the taste, smell and texture of fried catfish, all golden and a bit crunchy on the outside, white and flaky on the inside. Voted Best Catfish regularly.


3107 Highway 80 W., 601-355-1840 Crechale’s on Highway 80 is a Jackson institution that


center at the corner of 51 and Jackson Street. They have a huge menu, a full-service bar, a nice and helpful wait staff, and the food is reasonably priced.

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1268 Valley St., 601-969-2723 Offers fish sandwiches unlike any other.

Monte’s Steak and Seafood

1855 Lakeland Drive, Suite 10 601-362-8182 Monte’s feels like a little bit of New Orleans, right here in Jackson. Monte’s has steak, seafood and pasta entrees that each have a little Cajun flair.

Penn’s Fish House

Multiple locations 2085 Lakeland Drive, 601-982-9004 If you like it fried, Penn’s is your place. With their famous chicken-on-a-stick, fried catfish, french fries, and shrimp, your arteries may hate you but your stomach will love you.

Shucker’s on the Rez

116 Conestoga Road, Ridgeland, 601-853-0105 Shucker’s specializes in oysters and features daily lunch specials. They also have a variety of steak and seafood items for dinner.

Tico’s Steak House

1536 East County Line Road, Ridgeland, 601-956-1030 If what you’re craving is a delicious steak, Tico’s may be just what you’re looking for. Voted Best Steak.

SOUTHERN/SOULFOOD which can cause odors, arguments and, worse, bugs. • Although you and your roomie might be complete opposites, try to come to neutral ground when decorating. Clashing colors and décor makes a room look cluttered. • Add some nice wall art. • Placement is important. Pushing everything against the wall will make the room uninteresting. Instead, try putting furniture at angles in the corners. Be a Good Roommate • When listening to music, use earphones unless you and your roommate agree on the music and volume. • Earphones are also handy when your roomie is studying or sleeping. • If you and roommate decide to share dorm snacks, be considerate and share 50-50. Don’t be a hog. • This goes for cleaning, too. Keep your side of the room as tidy and odor-free as possible. Imagine that grandma is standing over you telling you, “Clean that room!” • Have cleanup schedules. You and your roommate can alternate weekends for chores like sweeping, dusting, mopping, or cleaning mirrors and picture frames. • Don’t let guests overstay thie welcome. • Always ask, even if you’ve made sharing arrangements; never assume your roommate will be OK with your taking something of his or hers. • Be considerate of your roommate’s beliefs, whether religious, political or personal. • Unless you and your roommate agree, don’t smoke or drink.


3118 Livingston Road, 601-362-0484 Bully’s is like grandma’s kitchen. It won’t fit a big crowd, but it sure is inviting. You’re likely to get a “Hey Darlin” as you pinpoint which delicious home-cooked smell you’d like to taste, and the smell never lies.

Collins Dream Kitchen

1439 Terry Road, 601-353-3845 Authentic soul food, buffet style. The rich blackberry cobbler is to. die. for. The service is excellent, and the tea doesn’t get any sweeter.


327 N. Farish St., 601-354-9267 Even without anyone telling you, if a restaurant is named Peaches, something in your soul tells you it’s a soul food restaurant. Greens, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, fried chicken, smothered pork chops, just the thought tickles your taste buds, and causes your arteries to take a deep breath.

Sugar’s Place Downtown

168 E. Griffith St., 601-352-2364 Sugar’s has a full breakfast menu, and several lunch options including weekly lunch specials, which are posted on their website, salads, and sandwiches.

Two Sisters Kitchen

707 N. Congress St.,�601-353-1180 Two Sisters regularly takes home the trophy for the best fried chicken. What did you expect? You can’t find that kind of panache just anywhere. Maybe there’s something about the way they stick the buffet right under your nose as soon as you walk through the door.

Valley Street Fish

1234 Valley St., 601-354-0939 Tucked into tiny spots throughout West Jackson are all sorts of little fried-fish and barbecue joints. One of the best is near Jackson State, and is a favorite for its fried fish. It doesn’t get much more southern than this. See and add more listings at

February Black Hearts Ball Diabetes Foundation’s Mardi Gras Ball HeARTS Against AIDS MissiHIPPYs Black Hearts Ball

March Fenian’s Pub St. Patrick Day Festival Jackson 2000’s Friendship Ball Mal’s St. Paddys Parade Performing Arts Festival for Children Stewpot’s A Taste of Mississippi

April Bagwell Antique Show Crawdad Hole Music Festival Crossroads Film Festival Earth Day Celebration Fondren Arts, Eats and Beats Lynch Street Heritage Festival Tougaloo College Two Rivers Gala Tour LeFleur Bicycling Championship

May Canton Flea Market Mississippi Symphony Pepsi Pops Pickin’ & Paddlin’ Outdoor Festival Good Samaritan Center’s Scooper Bowl

June City of Jackson’s Medgar Evers Parade National Appaloosa Horse Show

July JFP Chick Ball Jackson Zoo Ice Cream Safari Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest RCA Black Rodeo Red, White and Jackson Top of the Hops Beer Festival

My Perfect Night


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hen you’re just entering the over21 club scene, Jackson’s nightlife can be a little overwhelming. But here is a foolproof Saturday night game plan that will show you a little taste of what the Jackson nightlife scene has to offer. Any great night out begins with dinner and drinks, and Julep (1305 E. Northside Drive, 601362-1411) offers some of the best of both. You and your friends can make a meal splitting some of Julep’s deliJulep cious appetizers, like the crunchy portobello fries or the cleverly created crawfish egg rolls. But if you don’t feel like sharing, try one of Julep’s entrees—the blackened tuna filet is my favorite. No matter what you order, don’t forget about the martinis. If you can’t decide from the long list of choices, let the bartender decide for you, or give the Bellini martini a try.

Bright Lights Belhaven Nights Harbor House Annual Fundraiser Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza Storytellers Ball - Greater Jackson Arts Council

September CelticFest Farish Street Heritage Festival Mississippi’s Animal Rescue League’s Fur Ball GermanFest Light the Night Walk for Leukemia and Lymphoma Symphony Ball at Jackson Country Club Symphony at Sunset at The Cedars Viking Classic PGA Golf Tournament Wells United Methodist Church’s Wellsfest

October Buddy Walk, Central Miss. Down Syndrome Society American Heart Walk Friendship Golf Outing - Jackson 2000 Mississippi Center for Justice Road Trip Mississippi State Fair Safe Schools Coalition’s Queer and Allies Summit Unity Mississippi’s OUToberfest UMC Medical Center’s Candlelighter’s Art Auction Grace House’s Walk of Grace Boys & Grils Club Fundraiser

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December 100 Black Women Top Hat Brunch Ballet Magnificat! Christmas Dance Concert Ballet Mississippi: The Nutcracker Belhaven College’s Singing Christmas Tree Carols by Candlelight at First Baptist Church Celebration of Lights at Smith Park Jackson Chimneyville Crafts Festival Old Jackson Christmas by Candlelight Tour Festival of Christmas Trees at Smith Robertson Jackson Christmas Parade Sounds of the Season at the Old Capitol Museum


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by Sarah Bush After dinner, head over to the Ole Tavern on George Street (416 George St. 601-960-2700), or as the locals call it, “George Street.” George Street is like two bars rolled into one. Upstairs is more of a music venue, with the best local bands constantly gracing its stage and an attentive audience. If you’re in the mood to socialize, stay downstairs where the environment is relaxed, and it isn’t too loud to meet some new friends or chat with old ones. No night out in Jackson is complete without a late-night trip to F. Jones Corner (303 N. Farish St., 601-983-1148), which feels more like a serendipitous basement party than a bar. When all the other bars close, everyone heads to F. Jones for their last few drinks and some after-hours dancing. Introduce yourself to Daniel Dillon, one of the nicest bar owners in Jackson, and he’ll make you feel right at home.

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Fun For 21 and Under


inding fun in and around Jackson can be hard when you are under 21. Here’s a list of places to go and things to do that you might not have thought about or haven’t done in awhile. Some ideas may sound lame, but you never know unless you try it for yourself.

Daytime: • Hang out at the Ross Barnett Reservoir: Barbeque, hang out, feed the ducks, play Frisbee or any other outdoor game. (If the name offends you, just call it “The Rez.”) • Go window-shopping: Try on random wigs, clothes, and dresses at different stores and take pictures. • Explore the Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St., 601960-1515): Visit the website ( to find out what exhibitions are now showing, or just walk in and take a look at some of the permanent collection for free. • Ditto for the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (2148 Riverside Drive, 601-354-7303): See all the wild animals, bugs, fish, and sea creatures, and take a walk on the nature trails.

Attractions Jackson Zoological Society

2918 W. Capitol St., 601-352-2580 Visitors enjoy more than 50 acres of exhibits, including the popular African Rainforest Boardwalk, the African Savannah, Wilderness Mississippi, Jewels of South America, the Discovery Zoo, the newly expanded tiger habitat and others. You can also have a picnic in Livingston Park and take a ride on the Endangered Species Carousel or the train.

The Petrified Forest

124 Forest Park Road, 601-879-8189 Located near Flora, the Mississippi Petrified Forest has been designated a Registered Natural Land. This privately owned attraction features a large array of giant stone logs uncovered by erosion and are viewed along a half mild nature trial that is well designed, excellently maintained and is handicap accessible as well as friendly to strollers and well-behaved pets on leashes.

Cypress Swamp

Mile Post 122 Natchez Trace, 1-800-377-2770 A favorite spot on the Natchez Trace is Cypress Swamp, a beautiful drive north from Jackson, first along the reservoir and then past River Bend. The half-mile walk through Cypress Swamp is hauntingly beautiful as you stroll slowly on a boardwalk through the old bald cypress and water Tupelo trees.

August 12 - 18, 2010

Mynelle Gardens


4736 Clinton Blvd., 601-960-1894 Mynelle Gardens is the largest public garden in Jackson. With large azalea plantings, it’s especially beautiful in the spring, but the trails (some of them wheelchair accessible) that meander among the different areas, past ponds and small waterfalls, and over a series of distinctive bridges, make a trip to this garden a pleasure at any time of the year.

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• Head to a skating rink like Funtime Skateland of Pearl (123 Legion Lake Road, Pearl, 601- 939-0880). • Make something: Try Harry the Potter (381 East Ridgeway St., Flowood, 601-992-7779) or Different Strokes (500 Highway 51, Ridgeland, 601-605-8114), choose an ornament or other object to paint, then get it glazed and take it home. • Go play in the park: Swing on the swings, play hide and seek, fly a kite.

• See a play at New Stage Theater (1100 Carlisle St., 601-948-3531) or other local theater. • Go bowling at Cotton Bowl Lanes (3003 J.R. Lynch St., 601-354-5738) or Fannin Lanes (1145 Old Fannin Road, Brandon, 601-919-8001). • Play Paintball: Mississippi has 15 paintball parks. Choose one to visit at • Try a new restaurant: Whether it’s a Mediterranean Grill or a Japanese steak house, try something new!


Between the ages of 18-20

• Eat wings at Wingstop (multiple locations; go to www. for the nearest one) or eat for 50 cents each at Buffalo Wild Wings (808 Lake Harbour Drive, Ridgeland, 601-856-0789) on Tuesdays. • Hang out at a coffee shop like Cups (multiple locations; go to for the nearest one) with friends and listen to live music.

• Have a hotel party. • Go to a 18+ club. • Rent the Friendship II party boat on the reservoir (Main Harbor Marina, Ridgeland, 601-862-3569). • Rave a party at Pump it Up (1576 Old Fannin Road, Brandon, 601-992-5866) and jump and play on their inflatable party zone.



• Play miniature golf at Mac & Bones Golf and Grill (1 Mac & Bones Blvd., Pearl, 601-932-4653) near the Tinseltown movie theater. • Check out the Russell C. Davis Planetarium (201 E. Pascagoula St., 601-960-1550): Go see a sky show, laser light show or large-format film. Call or check out the website ( for show times and titles.

• Read random Facebook bios. • Get together with friends and play a card game, board game, video game, or any other game. • Rent a movie and have movie night. • Get outside. Ride bikes, play soccer, basketball or tennis. • Read the Jackson Free Press “Best Bets,” events, live music and venue list sections and find something to do.

Russell C. Davis Planetarium

201 East Pascagoula St., 601-960-1550 Open seven days a week, the planetarium has Sky Shows, Laser Light Shows, Laser Light Concerts featuring music from legendary band Pink Floyd and Mannheim Steamroller, and Large-format films.

Music Central Mississippi Blues Society Their band performs every Monday night at Hal and Mal’s. Blues singers and musicians are invited to join the society.

The Mississippi Boychoir

P.O. Box 16395, Jackson 39236, 601-665-7374 Founded in 1995, the Mississippi Boychoir ranges in boys ages six to 18. They hold weekly rehearsals in Jackson and Hattiesburg, and boys from each rehearsal area gather to present concerts.

The Mississippi Chorus

P.O. Box 13407, Jackson 39236, 601-278-3351 The Mississippi Chorus sings such works as Bach’s “Magnificat,” and, “In Quiet Resting Places,” by Daniel Gawthrop.

The Mississippi Girlchoir

3318 N. State St., 601-981-9863 The Mississippi Girlchoir is a choral music education and performance program open to girls in grades three through twelve. All choirs perform holiday and spring concerts in church services and community events.

Mississippi Jazz Foundation

201 E. Pascagoula St., 601-594-2314 The Jazz Foundation is a non-profit cultural organization that strives to motivate young musicians.

The Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music

103 Magnolia St., Edwards 601-852-4848 The Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music offers early or ancient music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods of European music. Take a trip back to the 16th century and become familiar with the distinctive sounds of the harpsichord, lute, harp and fiddle. Watch the Jackson Free Press events lisings and Herman’s Picks for scheduled performances of ancient music.

The Mississippi Opera

P.O. Box 1551, Jackson 39215 601-960-2300 The Mississippi Orchestra is the 11th oldest producing professional opera company in the country. They jump into their 65th season this year, which offers Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” and Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana.” On Aug. 20, the Opera hosts its “Dancing with the Stars” fundraiser at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson.

Your Rx Kit

by LeeAnna Callon


othing is worse than being sick, but being sick your first time away from home can be particularly rough. Grab a container with a lid and fill it with these must-have items. Keep it nearby in your dorm, and you’ll be ready to hit the books (or the parties) again in no time. • Pre-packed first-aid kit with bandages, antiseptic and ointment (see Redcross. org for a complete list). • Bottles of acetaminophen and ibuprofen for headaches, body aches and fever. • Thermometer. • Your favorite flavor of cough drops. • Cold and allergy medicine (daytime and nighttime formulas). • Medicine for nausea and upset stomach. • Saltine crackers. • A can of your favorite soup. Chicken

noodle is always a popular choice (or fake, organic chicken noodle if you’re a vegetarian). • Bags of your favorite herbal tea. • Tissues. • Toothbrush (there’s nothing better than a new toothbrush after being sick). • Hand sanitizer. • Multi-vitamins . • Peppermint essential oil to breathe through a headache. • Lavender essential oil to take the sting out of mosquito bites; breathing the scent will help you sleep. • Antiseptic spray for post-sickness room decontamination.

The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

201 East Pascagoula St. Jackson, 601-960-1565 Under the leadership of Conductor Crafton Beck, the orchestra presents its Bravo, Pop, Chamber, and Special series during the season.

The Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra


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Congress Street Bar and Grill

120 N. Congress St., 601-968-0857 With a New Orleans–themed menu, night time appetizers and a neighborhood bar atmosphere, Congress Street Bar and Grill is a spot to go to for a taste of the Big Easy. Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant is located downstairs in the Plaza Building and is a popular after-work watering hole.

Electric Cowboy

6107 Ridgewood Road, Considered wild and fun, Electric Cowboy can provide an all-around good time and even has an electric bull to ride for the extra adventurous.

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601-906-1347 The orchestra is a community orchestra composed of approximately 40 non-professional musicians who perform classical chamber music for the public free of charge in the Jackson metropolitan area. They perform at least three concerts during each season.

Cultural Expressions

426 W. Capitol St. , 601-979-3994 � With a new name and a new look, Dreams JXN offers a social atmosphere with a nice size stage for performances. Big televisions and VIP sections give the spot an extra flare. Come to hear R&B, hip hop, while enjoying a drink or two.

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147 Millsaps Ave. If you’re looking for a different, more chill, club experience, Cultural Expressions may be a good fit for you. Open-mic nights and spoken word events plus hip hop music you probably won’t hear at the other clubs, makes Cultural Expressions a unique stop.

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105 E. Capitol St. The party happens at 105 every Saturday starting at 10p.m. There is no dress code, so casual works. Ladies drink for $2 til 11p.m., and other drink specials are available. Music: hip hop/R&B.

88 Keys Banquet and Entertainment

1315 Metrocenter Mall, 601-906-1668 Available for parties, weddings, receptions and more.

9:30 Blues Café

9:30 Congress St., 601-948-3344 � � At 9 30, you can sit back and enjoy the blues or get up and dance along to the music. On, Herman Snell describes it as “The House-of-Bluesmeets-juke-joint” and recommends the fried okra and chicken wings. Cost $15, 21+. Open Wednesday-Sat, 5 p.m. until

180 Raymond Road, 601-346-8283 If you’re looking for a great beer bar with a supercasual atmosphere, Debo’s is the place for you. Ages 21+. Monday through Friday can beers are $1.25.

Dick & Jane’s

206 W. Capitol St., 601-944-0123 Dick & Jane’s is a gay dance club, where you can hang out, dance, or enjoy or enter a drag show. Open Fridays and Saturdays, 18 and up.

574 Highway 51 N., Ridgeland, 601-605-9903 Alumni House has a comfortable atmosphere, great food and drink, and countless hi-def televisions. Friday and Saturday nights come for live music. Party and event bookings available. 6111 Ridgewood Road, 601-978-3502 � � The Bulldog is an international beer tavern serving more than 130 beers with 50 taps. Try some red beans and rice or a rice bowl, dragon stout chicken or a filet. Yes, they have wine, too. Ages 21+.

Burgers and Blues

1060 E. County Line Road, 601-899-0173 At Burgers and Blues you can eat a burger to fit anyone’s likings and listen to blues or live entertainment on the hardwood deck. Open Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m. to midnight.

Cherokee Inn

1410 Old Square Road, 601-362-6388 Winner of different reader choice awards, Cherokee Inn is a restaurant with a jukebox and video games in the back. Alcohol is served.

City Lights

220 W. Amite St, 601-454-5027 The self proclaimed oldest LGBTQ club in Jackson, City Lights offers fun for everyone. City Lights puts on various shows and plays a variety of music consisting of R&B, old school, and house.


hen JFP managing editor Ronni Mott moved to the south from Washington, D.C., she quickly noticed some of the rules and sounds of the South. Social niceties such as asking complete strangers, “How you doin’?” were all of a sudden social requirements. Horrendous things could be said about people as long as the insult started or ended with “bless their heart.” Some one-syllable words were really drawn out and made to sound like two-syllable words, while other words were just jammed together like “Nawlins” instead of New Orleans. The small town-ness of the area sort of jarred Mott during her early years in Jackson. Everyone asked her “What church do you belong to?” and “Who’s your family” as if these questions were part of her credentials. Below is a list of words and phrases to get you Jackson-ready. We southerners can be an interesting and funny bunch when it comes to the things we say.

Club Metro Reloaded

4670 Highway 80 W. Specializing in R&B, rap, hip-hop, bounce old skool, and house, Metro Reloaded is a LGBT club with a website saying they welcome “everyone and anyone who wants to party!”

901 E. Fortification St., Fenians is an Irish pub-style bar. Free music is available

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• ‘preciate it/’preciate cha: Minus the “a,” means thank you. • y’all: The most widely known southernism that really isn’t just southern anymore.

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The Bulldog

303 N. Farish St., 601-983-1148 � � Live blues music going on at lunch and dinnertime make the new F. Jones Corner a good place to stop by at any time. Menu includes a daily pasta, salad specials, crab-cake burgers, and fresh desserts.

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Fun variation: “all y’all” as a possessive. • fixin’ to: Used in place of “going to.” “I’m fixin’ to fix some dinner as soon as this show goes off.” • axed: Instead of asked. “I axed her was she comin’ to the party tonight.” • No ma’am/sir. Yes ma’am/sir: A social nicety used to refer to anyone older than you. • Visit a little: Going to talk to someone, having a chat. • I’m blessed: Said in response to “How are you doing?” • fellowship (as a verb): Meaning either to eat together or simply hang out together with a group of people. • make groceries: Said instead of “buy groceries.” • cold drank: Not soda. Not pop. Cold drank. • Democrat: A word that is only to be whispered by some non-Democrats, often used as a synonym for African American. From • Bobby-Q n. A delicious meat dish made from pulled pork roasted over hickory wood and doused with red pepper boiled in vinegar: “Pass me some moa dat bobbyQ, Leniel, foh ah stahves to death.” • Cut up v. Show off, as in, “Now don’t you young’ns cut up in church today; do you hear? • Err n. A colorless, odorless gas containing oxygen, as in: “He cain’t breathe. . . givvim some err!” • Pocketbook n. A woman’s purse. (A bag is something different). • Purse n. pro. The capital of France.

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on just about every night, with Thursday nights being reserved for traditional Irish/Celtic music. Ages 18+ most of the time, but anyone is welcome until 9:30 p.m., and families are encouraged to bring children to Irish nights.


209 Commerce St., 601-592-1000 Fire has live music Wednesday through Saturday, from local bands to national acts. VIP section with private bar available. Past performers include Alter Bridge, 12 Stones, Evans Blue, Drowning Pool, David Allen Coe, Five Finger Death Punch, U.S., The Molly Ringwalds and The 17th Floor. Ages 21+. For national acts, 18+.

Fitzgeralds’ Martini Bar

1001 E. County Line Road, 601-957-2800 Located inside the Hilton, Fitzgeralds is a place to go to hear local jazz and R&B musicians. A full food menu is available along with a variety of premium liquors. Live music Monday through Saturday from 8 to midnight. Ages 21+ after 5 p.m.

Footloose Bar and Grill

4661 Highway 80 W., 601-922-9944 
 Footloose offers free karaoke three times a week: Wednesdays from 8 p.m. to midnight, Fridays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Sundays from 7 to 11 p.m. Choose from over 120,000 songs. Happy hour is from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday: Bottles are $1.50 and cans are $1.25.

Freelons Bar & Groove

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440 N. Mill St., 601-949-2535 or 601-832-6771 Open Thursday through Saturday, Freelons has plenty of room for those who like to dance and plenty of tables for those who like to drink and socialize. Music: R&B/hip-hop.

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Hal & Mal’s

200 S. Commerce St., 601-948-0888 Go to Hal & Mal’s for its award-winning Cajun-style red beans and rice, gumbo, shrimp po-boys and mufalettas. Listen to music ranging from traditional old time to current rockers. Spaces available in the Red Room and the Big Room for music and fundraisers.

Hamp’s Place

3028 W. Northside Drive, 601-981-4110 
 Hamp’s is a bar, restaurant and lounge serving all the necessities: chicken, shrimp, steak, fish, burgers and salads. Closed Tuesdays and Sundays, but open till 2 a.m. other nights. Ages 21+.

Irish Frog

Suite F. 507 Springridge Road, Clinton 601-488-4185 Mondays 6:30-10 Open-Mic nights, performances throughout the week. A few appetizers and dessert items include their famous corn bread fritters, homemade cheese sticks, shepherd’s pie, and bread pudding. The Irish Frog offers traditional Irish pub options, like Shepherd’s Pie, and American bar food like Beefy Nachos and chicken tenders.

5049 Highway 80 W., 601-922-6191 Thursday night is traditionally “college night” at the Horseshoe, complete with a dance-music DJ and $1 cans of beer. Or if you’d rather sing than dance, come in for karaoke all other nights. Ages 18+.

The Hunt Club

1525 Ellis Ave., 601-944-1150 Relax in the Hunt Club lounge, located in the Budget Inn and Banquet, and enjoy a drink and a burger. Enjoy live music in a variety of genres--from country to rock, blues and jazz--Wednesday through Saturday. Ages 21+.

Huntington’s Grill

1001 E. County Line Road, 601-957-1515 Menu.pdf Located at the Hilton Jackson, Huntington’s offers a casual dining experience with a full bar and 120 wines to choose from. For a romantic evening, try a sunset dinner on the patio. Depending on the night, you’ll be serenaded by a pianist, a classical guitarist or a jazz duo.

425 N. Mart Plaza, 601-3623108 A LGBT club where it is “always easy to have fun” according to their voice mail. Open 5p.m.-2a.m. Tuesday through Sunday.


4500 I-55 North in Highland Village, Suite 105, 601-362-1411 Serving southern cooked food until 1 in the morning on Fridays and Saturdays, Julep offers unique southern cuisine along with a martini and wine list and more. Ages 21+ after 10:30 p.m. It can also look like a gathering of the beautiful people on many weekend nights, especially late as the bar crowd spills over and fills up the restaurant. Great scene.

Last Call Sports Grill

1428 Old Square Road, 601-713-2700 
 If you want to eat until 2 a.m., Last Call Sports Grill is your spot. The full menu features a variety of burgers and good bar food--and go for the pool tournament on Monday nights. There is also a happy hour Monday-Friday from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Ages 21+.

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elly dancers dancing. An upright base playing. Computer sound effects clanging. A saxophone honking. What do these things have in common? You might experience all of them at once as part of a performance of the Mississippi Improv Alliance. I went to my first “spontaneous creative interaction,” as performer daniel johnson deemed it, July 25 at the Mississippi Arts Center, and I was skeptical. How could anyone create anything that is worth watching and listening on the spot, I wondered. Wouldn’t it just be total cacophony? I was pleasantly surprised, although I must admit I heard some discord. The

four pieces each consisted of various configurations of performers. The musicians used traditional instruments such as trombones, guitars, drums and keyboards, and also less common ones such as synthesizers and slide whistles. One man scraped a cymbal with a rake, and another shook his guitar violently in front of the amplifier, creating eerie noises. The moments when the performers achieved synchronization and created something beautiful were triumphant because they had done it without practice. The moments when the sound was not as pleasing to the ear were still fun; the energy of the performance swept me away, and I was not the only one. Audience members improvised their own instruments, beating on tables and chairs along with the musicians. johnson, organizer of the Summer

Left Field Sports Grill

1198 Lakeland Drive Known for great entertainment, comfortable atmosphere and food. The liquor selection includes high-end tequilas with people who know how to serve them.

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Sunday and Winter Wednesday performance MIA series, explained his philosophy of improvisational art. “You’re watching creators going through their process, and you’re getting a chance to see how they grapple with their particular discipline and discover new things,” said johnson, who does not capitalize his name. He explained that the variation of interpretations is one thing that makes this controversial art worthwhile. “One of my favorite things about MIA is the conversation that surrounds it,” he says. “Everyone that comes to it really has their own background of their expectations about it how it hits them and how they feel about it when it’s over.” For me, the performance served as a powerful reminder that art doesn’t have to be over-labored or practiced, that it can occur at anytime with any object. Those interested in participating or organizing events are encouraged to contact johnson. Performances take place Sundays in July, Wednesdays in February and other times throughout the year at various venues throughout town. Check the JFP events listings for dates and times.

205 W. Capitol St., 601-9614632 Pool tables, drinks, and a chilled environment make the locker room a cool spot if you’re looking for fun outside of the big club scene.

Mardi Gras

824 S. State St., 601-383-7774 Mardi Gras is a hip-hop/R&B club that books different events including parties, concerts and comedy shows.


214 S. State St, 601-354-9712 At night, it’s a hard music and drinking bar. By day, it’s a popular restaurant for downtown workers and the older set. Get a steak, a burger, fried shrimp or try one of its vast multitudes of beers.


815 Lake Harbour Dr., Ridgeland, 601 9568362‎ McB’s Restaurant in Ridgeland has been serving up their classic “Wineburger” for over two decades. It features live music every Friday and Saturday night, and their Christmas parties are becoming legendary.


4245 Lakeland Dr., Flowood, 601-932-4031 Good food with a good story to back it up. Mugshots has been serving Mississippi since 2004 with four locations; from pasta to burgers, and beer and music,

Ole Tavern on George Street

416 George St., 601-960-2700 George Street, as the locals call it, is a popular music venue and bar by night, nice place to grab some lunch during the day. It offers weekly lunch specials, like chicken spaghetti and meatloaf, and also salads, burgers and sandwiches.

Poets 2

1855 Lakeland Dr., 601-364-9411 During the week, they offer a sports bar-type atmosphere. Thursdays through Saturdays, Poets 2 offers live music in country, southern rock, and dance genres. Happy hour is everyday 11a.m. to 7p.m.

Pops Around the Corner

2636 S. Gallatin St., 601-961-4747 Country music and bands on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Pub

387 U.S. Highway 51, Ridgeland, 601-898-2225 A pool hall and beer bar with a jukebox and darts.

Que Sera Sera

2801 N. State St., 601-981-2520 With patio seating, southern/New Orleans-style menu, and a variety of drinks, Que Sera Sera is a JFP reader favorite, having won a variety of awards.


5829 Ridgewood Road, 601-206-1211 Scrooge’s is the perfect spot for blue-plate specials, with 20 vegetable choices. Scrooge’s has nightly seafood and steak specials. Scrooge’s also boasts a full bar with a patio for smoking complete with umbrellas and an airboat fan. Drink specials Monday through Saturday.

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Black Rose Theatre

116 Conestoga Road, Ridgeland, 601-853-0105 Wednesday night is ladies night and on Monday, Saturday and Sunday Shucker’s offers $2 Landshark and Cactus Lime-flavored Michelob Ultras. It offers free shuttle service to those in the Ridgeland area.

103 Black St., Brandon, 601-825-1293 Black Rose Theatre, a community group, puts on five productions every year. It’s worth a drive to Brandon to catch some top-notch local talent.

Soulshine Pizza

P.O. Box 1976, Ridgeland, 39158, 601-953-0181 The Center Players provide affordable entertainment and act as a catalyst for community involvement, inspiration and support.

1111 Highland Colony Pkwy. I, Ridgeland, 601-856-8646� 1139 Old Fannin Road C, Brandon, 601-919-2000� You can create your own pizza, or try one of their specialty pizzas, like the Palmero, the Jacksonian and the Boss Hawg. Other Italian dishes include calzones and spaghetti with meatballs. Come on Fridays to have a drink and see local musicians.

The Center Players

Fondren Theatre Workshop Fondren Theatre Workshop is committed to provid-

ing quality theater experiences for the residents of Jackson, and for the training and education of actors, directors and others involved in theater productions.

The Mississippi Improv Alliance

Contact daniel johnson: 601-497-7454 The Mississippi Improv Alliance is the state’s premier improv group, dedicated to creating art through improvisation only.

Mississippi Puppetry Guild

P. O. Box 12123, Jackson 39236, 601-977-9840 An excellent diversion for children over the age of three, the Puppet Arts Theatre tours Mississippi and other southern states performing musicals, fairy tales and other shows that engage children.

New Stage Theatre

1100 Carlisle St., 601-948-3533 New State Theatre is the only not-for-profit professional theater in the state. New Stage produces five plays each year in its subscription series, in addition to a Christmas show, an annual student matinee, and a kids-only show that features local area talent.

Thalia Mara Hall

225 E. Pascagoula St., 601-960-1537 Thalia Mara Hall hosts local, national and international theatrical, dance and musical productions, including the International Ballet Competition and Kessler Broadway productions. See and add more listings at

Sportsman’s Lodge

1220 E. Northside Drive Suite 100 601-366-5441, If you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere at night, pull up a stool, order a cold one and watch the game. Billiards tables and hand shuffleboard are also available. Live music on Friday and Saturday; Karaoke on Wednesday; and Jackpot Trivia on Tuesday.


2906 N. State St. In August 2010, the venue will reopen in a new location. Come watch good local bands. All ages welcome.

Time Out Sports Bar

6270 Old Canton Road, 601-978-1839 The Time Out Sports Bar has all sports packages OnDemand so if you’re into sports, this is the place for you. Tuesdays are acoustic open-mic night if you want to try out your singing, but if you’re just feeling hungry try the Home Run Nachos or the T.K.O Jalapenos. Live music Tuesday through Saturday. Drink specials every day.

Underground 119

119 S. President St., 601-352-2322 Blues, jazz, and bluegrass music are all at Underground 119. The menu is New Orleans-style, and it opens at 4p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Entertainment starts at 8p.m. Wednesday through Thursday and at 9 on Friday and Saturday.

Walker’s Drive-In

3016 N. State St., 601-982-2633 Sit outside and enjoy the local life of Fondren, or sit inside and prepare yourself for fine cuisine in a drive-in from the past. Wine list available.

The Warehouse

9347 Highway 18 Raymond, 601-502-8580 A bar room/pool hall with features including: daily happy hour, dance floor, karaoke (on Friday nights), live music, mega touch interactive games, open mic night on Sunday, and deer hunter.


6340 Ridgewood Court, 601-977-9920 A restaurant and bar with a live blues band every Friday. Mondays and Tuesdays kids 10 and under eat free. Wednesday, well drinks are 50 cents starting at 9p.m. Margaritas are two for one on Fridays.

Actor’s Playhouse

121 Paul Truitt Lane, Pearl, 601-664-0930 Actor’s Playhouse puts on a Company Show Choir and Drama Troupe during the year.



[ Arts ] Arts Organizations Crossroads Film Society

P.O. Box 22604 Jackson 39225 The Crossroads Film Society sponsors year-round films, filmmaker workshops and the Annual Crossroads Film Festival each April.

Greater Jackson Arts Council

255 E. Pascagoula St., 601-960-1557 This organization has a year-round funding program that averages 100 grants annually.

The Jackson Arts Collective

601-497-7454, The Jackson Arts Collective is made up of visual artists, musicians, writers, poets, and everyone in between. Its goal is to help and promote artists throughout the community. Meetings are once a month.

Mississippi Arts Commission

William Patrick Butler

501 N. West St., Suite 1101A, 601-359-6030 Since 1968, the Mississippi Arts Commission has been the official grant-making and service agency for the arts throughout the state. The Commission is an active supporter and promoter of the arts in community life and arts education.

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Dream Beads is a full-service bead shop featuring supplies, crystals, tools, semi-precious, pearls, wood, sterling silver. etc.. Offers a full range of classes each month, including a free class every Saturday.

Dance Applause Dance Factory

242 Stephens St., 601-856-6168 Offering both private and group classes in styles such as ballroom, Latin, and swing. It also throws practice parties every Friday night.

Ballet Magnificat

Art Resources Art Supply Headquarters

707 Monroe St., 601- 948-4141 This is the artist’s one-stop-shop for specialized fine art supplies. Visit the custom framing shop for framing, mounting and shrink-wrapping your work.

Deville Camera and Video

5058 Interstate 55 N., 601-956-9283 Can develop your film, print from your digital camera and enlarge your pictures. It also has photography supplies, cameras, video cameras and all the accessories.

Digital Imaging

513 Liberty Road, Suite 4B, Flowood, 601-939-2008, Does graphic design, commercial signage, vehicle wraps, photo restoration, scanning and much more.


5711 Highway 80 W., Clinton, 601-922-3305 140 Dyess Road, Ridgeland, 601-977-0754 Specializing in framing and woodwork, Neblett’s also has a nice selection of crafty items and art prints.

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Village Beads


398 Highway 51, Suite 30, Ridgeland, 601-853-3299 A wide selection of the best beads available: gemstones, pearls, semi-precious stones, etc., local artists’ work, collectibles, ethnic and tribal. Village Beads also carries books and tools, and offers glass bead-making classes.

Dream Beads

605 Duling Ave., 601-664-0411

Mississippi Library Commission

Talk Dance Co.

North Midtown Arts Center

953 North St., 601-944-1315 Offers private and group lessons in styles such as ballroom, salsa and swing. Every third Friday is has a practice party with live music and refreshments.

121 Millsaps Ave. This organization has affordable studio for rent and serves a community venue and performance space.

Art Galleries

119 S. President St., 601-969-4091 Nunnery’s Gallery and Gallery 119 have combined to form Nunnery’s at 119. This gallery features eclectic art from Mississippi artists.

Blaylock Fine Art Photography

Ballet Mississippi

630 Fondren Place, 601-982-4844 Brown’s Fine Art and Framing carries art from local artists, from sculpture to silkscreen prints. Provides other services such as framing, restoration, and appraisals.

201 E. Pascagoula St. Suite 106, 601-960-1560 Offers ballet training for all students, ages 3 through adult, performing The Nutcracker each winter at Thalia Mara Hall. In spring, Ballet Mississippi presents an eclectic evening of classical and neoclassical ballets.

Dance Connection

306 N. Bierdeman Road, 601-932-2374 Offers private lessons and a weekly dance lesson and practice party on Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m. Practice parties include ballroom, swing and Latin dance.

Go Long Productions

948-A Glastonbury Circle, Ridgeland 601-8537480, Go Long Productions provides dance choreography services for video, stage and talent competitions and coaching sessions for individuals, teams and groups.

Jazzy Dancer

880 Avery Blvd., Ridgeland, 601-956-1595 Offers the finest in dance, cheerleading and liturgical clothes and shoes.

Magnolia Ballroom Dancers Association

601-506-4591, Magnolia Ballroom Dancers Association holds monthly dances at the Madison Center for the Arts.

MissiHIPPY MissiHIPPY classes are available at Butterfly Yoga, Joyflow Yoga in Ridgeland, and through the Millsaps Enrichment Classes. Belly dancers are available for performances and bellygrams.

Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet

110 Homestead Drive, Madison, 601-853-4508 106 Autumn Ridge Place, Brandon, 601-9929016, MMB provides professional dance training and performance opportunities for serious students. The Mississippi Metropolitan Dance Academy is the official school for the Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet.

Salsa Mississippi

303 Mitchell Ave., 601-213-6355 Winner of the 2010 Best Place to Learn Dancing award. Offers beginner and intermediate salsa and zumba instruction and dance parties every Saturday.

3881 Eastwood Drive, 601-432-4111 The Mississippi Library Commission is home to exhibits and speakers.

5822 Lake Trace Circle, 601-291-0158 Talk Dance Co. is a contemporary dance company whose choreography is inspired by the human experience in Mississippi.

5406 Interstate 55 N., 601-977-1001 This world-traveled company is dedicated to unite dance and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Ballet Magnificat! tours 11 months out of the year, returning for each summer for a dance intensive and teacher workshop.

Mississippi Crafts Center

950 Rice Road, Ridgeland, 601-8567546 The Mississippi Crafts Center sells crafts and Salsa Dancing provides classes and demonstrationsthroughout the year and sells crafts from local artisans.

Strictly Dancing Studio

3017 N. State St., 601-506-6624 This full-service photography studio also hosts music events from time to time.

Brown’s Fine Art and Framing

Bryant Galleries

3010 Lakeland Cove Suite A, Flowood, 601-9325099, Bryant Galleries sells fine art from all over the world.

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One Blu Wall

2906 N. State St. Suite 107, 601-713-1224 The art at One Blu Wall varies from sculpture to painting to photography to furniture.

Pearl River Glass Studio

142 Millsaps Ave., 601-353-2497 Works by Pearl River Glass artists and friends.

Richard McKey Studio

Multiple Locations, Not only a great place for coffee, but a wonderful place to see and buy art from some of the state’s best artists.

3242 N. State St., 601-573-1060 Mostly experimental paintings and sculpture. Much of the work is abstract, though blended with form. Check the JFP events for periodic painting and sculpture workshops at the studio.

Fondren Art Gallery

Roz Roy Studio

Cups an Espresso Cafe

601 Duling Ave., 601-259-5636 An eclectic collection of funky, experimental, abstract, expressionist and local art. Offers classes and workshops.

Gaddis Group Gallery

2906 N. State St. Suite 206, 601-368-9522 Group of 25 artists working in water-based media; they sell their work and paint in the gallery.

Jackson Street Gallery

500 Highway 51 Suite E, Ridgeland, 601-8531880, The Jackson Street Gallery features art in various types of media from local artists. Some Thursdays, artists paint at the gallery. Call in advance for details.

Josh Hailey Studio

3310 N. State St., 601-954-2147 Roz Roy paints and sculpts folk art available for sale in her studio.

Sami Lott Gallery

1800 N. State St., 601-212-7707 Store open by appointment only unless the red truck is parked outside. This studio carries original designer clothing, vintage fabrics, tapestries and lace.

Southern Breeze Gallery

1000 Highland Colony Parkway Suite 5005, Ridgeland, 601-607-4147 Southern Breeze Gallery promotes artists living in the South, and has one of the largest collections of local artists. They have works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, ink, mixed media, and ceramics.

2906 N. State St. Suite 322, 601-214-2068 Josh Hailey is relocating to California in December. On Dec. 2, see his Jackson Retrospective Show at the Mississippi Arts Center.

Wolfe Studio

Light and Glass Studio

Wyatt Waters Gallery

523 Commerce St., 601-942-7285 This gallery features artwork by Jerri Sherer and Roy Adkins, who specialize in glasswork and photography.

Lil McKH Jewelry Gallery and Atelier

200 Commerce St. (Above Hal & Mal’s) by appointment: 601-259-6461, Jewelry designer and silversmith Lil McKinnon-Hicks makes unique jewelry creations.

Lounge Interiors/Lounge Arts

1491 Old Canton Mart Road, 601-206-1788 Specializes in working directly with clients and designers to find the perfect piece for their environment.

Mimi’s Family & Friends

3139 N. State St., 601-366-6111 Offers food, fun and funky art to its patrons.

4308 Old Canton Rd., 601-366-1844 The Wolfe Studio sells ceramic birds, gilded nativity figures, block prints, and paintings. 307 N. Jefferson St., Clinton, 601-925-8115 Nationally renowned original watercolor paintings, prints, signed books and gifts by Wyatt Waters.

Museums Eudora Welty House Museum and Garden

1119 Pinehurst St., 601-353-7762 Come see the home and garden of one of Jackson’s most famous authors. Tours are by reservation only.

International Museum of Muslim Culture

201 E. Pascagoula St., 601-960-0440 America’s first and only Islamic history museum, the International Museum of Muslim Culture’s mission is to educate the American public to the contributions of Muslims to the world and also to highlight Mississippi’s diverse culture.

Jackson Public Fire Safety Education Center and Fire Museum

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Margaret Walker Alexander National Research Center

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum

1150 Lakeland Drive, 601-432-4500 ag_museum/ Come learn about Mississippi history and agriculture. Take a step back in time and explore the model Victorian Mississippi village and enjoy a frosty glass-bottled coke at the general store.

Mississippi Children’s Museum Set to open in December 2010, this museum will contain interactive exhibits to help children learn about Mississippi history, health and nutrition and more.

Mississippi Museum of Art

380 South Lamar St., 601-960-1515 Featuring an exhibit of the art collection of Herb and Dorothy Vogel through Sept. 12. Keep a eye out for new exhibits opening this fall.

1152 Lakeland Drive, 601-982-8264 Take a trip to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum and experience the history of sports in the Magnolia state.



The Oaks House Museum

823 N. Jefferson St., 601-353-9339 Built in 1853, The Oaks is one of the few structures left standing in Jackson after Union troops burned the city during the Civil War.

Old Capitol Museum

100 S. State St. 601-576-6920 This historic landmark has recently re-opened after a long period of repairs. The exhibits are new and improved, with lots of interactive activities to teach about early Jackson history, architecture, and government. Closed Mondays.

Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center

528 Bloom St., 601-960-1457 Built in the city’s first public school for African Americans, the museum focuses on cultural contributions by African American Mississippians.

MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART A premier after-hours event in downtown Jackson offering an intriguing mix of food, music, drinks and, of course, ART!


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380 S. Lamar Street, Downtown Jackson 601.960.1515

Ayer Hall, Jackson State University, 601-9793935, Both an archive and museum, the Alexander Center is dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and dissemination of 20th century African American history and culture.

2148 Riverside Drive, 601-354-730 Learn about the flora and fauna of Mississippi through exhibits, aquariums, nature trails and more. Currently featuring “Megalodon,” the largest shark that ever lived, until January 2011.


355 Woodrow Wilson Ave., 601-960-2433 educationcenter Provides an entertaining and educational showcase of the history of fire fighting.


[ Shop ] 4500 Interstate 55 N. Suite 235, 601-981-2838 Best of Health is tucked on the top floor of Highland Village back near Bravo! Restaurant. It has many of the staples that one looks for in a health-food store and an excellent vitamin section.

Healthy Body Health Food Center

1495 W. Northside Drive, 601-713-3818 In central north Jackson, the health food store has a great list of health foods and items. It’s an easy spot to find and has a very helpful staff.


Multiple Locations McDade’s Grocery, 601-366-8486 McDade’s is a local mom-and-pop grocery store company dedicated to the city. Shop there. That’s all.

Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative

2807 Old Canton Road, 601-366-1602 Fifty local families participating in two distinct buying clubs established Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative in 1980. Rainbow’s mission is to provide the purest, highest quality food at the lowest possible price.

Accessories Alex and Lele

1481 Canton Mart Square, Suite C, 601-2067720, The jewelry designs at Alex and Lele have a vintage quality coupled with a trendy and modern feel that shimmers with style and elegance. They can also design custom bridal jewelry for your big day.

Amy Head Cosmetics

120 W. Jackson St, Ridgeland, 601-853-3098 With unique color choices and creative makeup application techniques, the artists at Amy Head Studio will teach you how to apply makeup confidently for everyday or special occasions.

Carter Jewelers


s manager of Rainbow Green Services in Fondren, Katherine West knows a thing or two about living green. Green Services offers a variety of ways to help you live more environmentally aware, from fun and useful green products to organic garden consulting and permaculture landscaping. It also provides home and business energy audits and workshops on reducing your carbon footprint. West says she likes living green because it’s fun, it feels good, but mostly it makes her feel less afraid and more grounded to know what’s going on around her. Here are her 10 tips for living green: • Support the local economy. If you know the business owners, you can suggest to them ways to be greener, like using fewer plastic bags and offering reusable bags. West says farmer’s markets are a great example of local green economies; the products are affordable and delicious, and the atmosphere is fun. • Enjoy the outdoors. There are plenty of parks, nature trails, lakes and rivers are accessible in or near Jackson. If you don’t want to do it alone, check out groups to connect with, she says, like the Mississippi Outdoor Club, the Jackson Audubon Society, the Sierra Club and the Jackson Bike Advocates. • Get your “green brain” on. Read up on being green and get informed. Green Services has a great selection of books, West says, or you can visit the local library. • Reuse and buy recycled. Visit any of the great thrift stores in Jackson, West says. She also suggests having “swap parties” with your friends where you swap clothing or other items that you may be tired of, but will be re-energized by a new owner.

Each month they feature a different artist and a musician. As always, refreshments are provided.

Pink Lamborghini

Craftmens Guild of Mississippi

310 Mitchell Ave., 601-850-9613 This little boutique recently opened, featuring lingerie, accessories and upscale consignments.

Earth Walk Shoes


2475 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601-933-0074 Glamorous, romantic and a little exotic, the boutique is filled with women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories. Offers salon services, including eyebrow threading.

Lamia’s Boutique’s Formals & Accessories

109 E. Capitol St., 601-354-0256 Lamia’s has all the latest fashions and accessories in formal wear for prom, pageants or any formal occasion.

Lipstick Lounge

304 Mitchell Ave., 601-366-400 Yolanda Minniefield recently opened Lipstick Lounge, a boutique offering women’s shoes, handbags and other accessories.

Pampered Sole

307-C Clinton Blvd., Clinton, 601-218-6213 The boutique is only the second minority womanowned business in Clinton. The owners recently

• Know the world around you. Keep up with the moon cycles, tour the local dump and watertreatment facility, visit the Katherine West mouth of the Pearl River. It helps you get to know how the surrounding land supports you and how other things affect it, West says. • Grow something. There’s no reason that you can’t grow something in Jackson, whether it’s in a window box or a full garden that’s going to sustain you. • Visit local farms and farmers to get a better perspective on how your food goes from a seed to your plate. • Imagine your community as an eco-system. Look at how energy and products move throughout a community, and you’ll see where its strengths and weaknesses are. • Give yourself credit for the small things, otherwise it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Feel good about whatever you do in a day, whether it’s bringing your own bag to a store or reusing a cup, West says. • Believe there are other green-minded people around. West says it is important to not feel isolated. “It’s not always obvious, but there’s a ton of people who are doing some really fascinating things,” West says. “It is such a rich environment for starting anything up that anyone wants to do.”

opened the shop with hopes to provide a more relaxed, social shopping experience for women.

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711 High St., 601-354-3549 Family owned and operated since 1849, Carter Jewelers has one of the largest selections of fine jewelry in the South. Carter’s provides you with a large selection of semi-precious jewelry, gifts, and watches. Highland Village 4500 Interstate 55 N. Suite 144, 601-981-1975, Since 1998, has provided Mississippi with quality comfort footwear, featuring world-class brands: Dansko, Birkenstock, Mephisto, Ecco, Merrel, Fit Flop, Alegria, Finn Comfort, Think!, Naot and Rockport.


Living Green in Jackson

425 Mitchell Ave., 601-939-5203 This place is packed with style, and not just shoes. There are also accessories, purses, and clothing to keep you stylish whether you are lounging or out with the girls. 4500 Interstate 55 N. Suite 123, 601- 981-4000 The shelves at Turkoyz in Highland Village are filled from top to bottom with one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories. Anything from high fashion metal to semiprecious stone pieces can be found in the unique and distinct items in this store’s collection.

Artsy Annelle Primos and Associates

4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 126, 601-362-6154 Annelle Primos and Associates is located in Highland Village and offers interior design services, antique and contemporary furniture, accessories, and art.

Blaylock Fine Art Photography Studio

3017 N. State St. 601-506-6624 The gallery features the photography work of Ron Blaylock and shows work from other contemporary southern photographers. The studio also hosts photography classes and workshops, and is a working portrait and commercial studio.

Brown’s Fine Art and Framing

630 Fondren Place, 601-982-4844 Voted Best Place to Buy Art in 2007. The first Thursday of every month is happy hour at Brown’s, 5-8 p.m.

950 Rice Road, 601-856-7546 Featuring handcrafted artwork by guild members, Glasswork, jewelry, ceramics and more. Additionally, space is available for holding special events that can be rented to the public.

Deville Camera and Video

5058 Interstate 55 N., 601-956-9283 Deville Camera can develop your film, print from your digital camera and enlarge your pictures. They also have basic photography supplies, and they can sell you a camera or a video a camera with all the accessories you might need.

Just Joy Art-Joy McAllister

622 Duling Ave. Suite 205A, 601-368-9568 The gang at Just Joy Art believes life is way too short not to enjoy each and every day. Therefore, their mission is to produce hand-painted creations that make everyday living a little bit more fun!

The Museum Store at MMA

380 S. Lamar St., 601-965-9939 Located right inside of the Mississippi Museum of Art, the sleek design of the shop reflects much of the contents within it. Many items highlight the works seen throughout the museum, but there’s also a wide variety of gifts and books that simply relate to art and creativity in general including unique ceramics, gifts, children’s toys and jewelry.


2906 N. State St., Suite 102, 601-713-2595 At Mosaic, you can find an eclectic mix of furniture, art, handmade pottery and beautiful home decor. Be sure to pick up some orignial pottery by shopkeeper/ artist Courtney Peters in this delightful shop.

Hair Salons Barnette’s Salon and Aqua the Day Spa

4465 Interstate 55 N., 601-362-9550 1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland 601898-9123 Barnette’s Salon has been selected as one of the “100 Best Salons” in the country by Elle Magazine and has placed in the “Best Salon” category of our “Best of Jackson” issue for years. Husband and wife Susan and Ralph Barnette keep this salon relaxing, chic, and stocked with some of the best products and best hairstylists in town.


733 Lake Harbour Drive, Ridgeland, 601-8988640 Gloss boasts a fabulous new location and a staff of hairstylists, a few of whom have placed on the “Best of Jackson- hairstylist” lists.

Lacey’s Salon

1935 Lakeland Drive, 601-906-2253 For a good time and a great hairstyle, Lacey’s Salon is a local favorite. Winner of the “Best Hairstylist” award from our “Best of Jackson” issue three years in a row, owner and Canton native Lacey Norris obviously knows what she’s doing.


4058 Beasley Road, 601-982-9762 Facials, shaves, cuts and more.

SMoak Salon

622 Duling Ave., 601-982-5313 SMoak has been featured in many publications and is one of Fondren’s favorites, offering services from Men’s and Women’s haircuts to nail services and waxing .

Social Agenda

2945 Old Canton Road, 601-982-5575 This hybrid full-service salon-boutique offers everything from nail care, hair-styling, waxing and casual clothing with a staff that’ll make your salon experience fun, interesting and unique.

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Grocers & Health stores Best of Health

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3000 N. State St., 601-987-0123 Visit Tangle, and you’ll leave with a stylish hairdo from one of their laid-back stylists and most likely a few funky purchases from the gift store in front.

William Wallace Salon

2939 Old Canton Road, 601-982-8300 William Wallace Salon is a swanky little salon with a great crew. It also features Kerastase products, wonderful local art and stylish jewelry.

Wave Lengths

20 North Towne Drive, 601-956-6224 Wave Lengths is a full-service salon committed to providing exceptional service in a family friendly atmosphere . Customer service is Wave Length’s priority.

Books Afrika Book Café

404 Mitchell Ave., 601-951-8976 Afrika Book Café in Fondren sells books, clothing, fragrances and refreshments. The African-themed café also hosts events and open-mic sessions for artists.

Choctaw Books

926 North St., 601-352-7281 The small space houses 80,000 editions ranging in price from $1 used books to thousands of dollars for collector’s items.

Lemuria Books

4465 Interstate 55 N., 601-366-7619 Lemuria is a local bookstore that has been around since 1975, and at its current location in Banner Hall since 1988. Lemuria offers numerous rare first editions and autographed books for sale and hosts literary events such as author-readings.

St. Andrew’s Bookstore

305 E. Capitol St., 601-353-2021 St. Andrew’s Bookstore houses a comprehensive collection of Episcopalian identity items, Christian books, Bibles, Books of Common Prayer, music, jewelry and gifts - all at great prices.

Tattered Pages

719 N. Congress St., 601-352-339 Tattered Pages offers a diverse selection of books, focusing on Southern history and literature, with a special emphasis on Mississippi authors and Mississippi-related books.

Union Street Books

107 N. Union St., Canton, 601-427-0703 Located on the square in Canton, Union Street Books stocks used and new books at reasonable prices. Most used books are hardcover and the majority are priced at $3 or less, while most new releases are discounted 20 percent.

Clothing (Men) Henry Torrence

622 Duling Ave., Suite 205B, 646-922-8463 Friendly and fashionable, Henry takes great pride in the merchandise he chooses to stock his shelves with -so he only stocks the best.

Kinkade’s Fine Clothing

120 W. Jackson St., Suite 2B, Ridgeland, 601898-0513, Kinkade’s offers classic men’s clothing with a luxurious shopping experience.

Great Scott

4400 Old Canton Road, Suite 101, 601-9843500, For gentlemen who appreciate exceptional attention

to detail and impeccably tailored clothing, a level of gracious, attentive service and an atmosphere of collegiality, Great Scott is a delightful discovery.

Red Square Clothing

1000 Highland Colony Parkway 601-853-8960 Red Square is dedicated to bringing high quality fashion and service-just for the men. Red Square carries an extensive collection of denim by True Religion, 7 for All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, Rock & Republic, and other new brands and styles arrive weekly.

The Rogue

4450 Interstate 55 N., 601-362-6383 The Rogue is centered around the professional man with sharp and stylish fashions. Shop for suits, shoes, outerwear, and accessories by many different designers. Shirts can be ordered made-to-measure.


2906 N. State St., 601-981-FLIP Owner Ron Chane offers fresh, hip design in the form of shoes, skateboards and T-shirts at Swell-OPhonic. Be sure to check out the various series of shirts featuring Jackson, Pearl, Oxford and the upcoming Starkville series.

Clothing (Women) Azul

733 Lake Harbour Drive, Suite E, Ridgeland, 601-605-1066, Azul offers “High-end denim, edgy fashions and eclectic collections” with brands such as Diesel, Frankie B., 1921, Cambio and Rerock. It also carries accessories like jewelry, belts, and clutch purses.

Az Well

344 Ridgeway Road, Suite 3,Flowood, 601-9927530 Trendy boutique Az Well has all the up-to-date trends and helpful fashion consultants.


111 W. Jackson St., Ridgeland, 601-853-1313 You’ll find the season’s most sought-after names in apparel, accessories, shoes and skincare. Browse flirty tops, sassy sundresses, designer denim and our maternity collection.

Juicy Drama

214 Dogwood Blvd., Suite 214-B, 601-992-5530 Juicy Drama is constantly getting new, stylish inventory and has the latest in dresses, tops and denim.


1491 Canton Mart Road Suite 8, 601-914-3181 Once part of Aqua the Day Spa in Banner Hall, Lemongrass Boutique became such a hit with customers, moved into their own store in Canton Mart Square. Brands like Rebecca Taylor, Citizens of Humanity, Policy , 12th Street by Cynthia Vincent and Me &Ro are some of the first-class designers.

MiGi’s House of Style

5352 Lakeland Drive, Suite 100, Flowood, 601919-8203 1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 9005, Ridgeland, 601-898-1126 This hip, young, and trendy store carries unique clothing and the latest styles. Brands include Free People, Citizens of Humanity, William Rast, PRVCY, Tarina Tarantino, Waxing Poetic and more. These fashions are worth the drive.

Libby Story

120 W. Jackson St. Suite A, Ridgeland, 601-7173300, Libby Story features one-of-a-kind recycled vintage clothing, accessories and house wares made from flea market finds, as well as the most up-to-date and in-fashion clothing. Definitely drive to Ridgeland to check out one of the coolest boutiques in the metro.

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[ Shop ] 4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 109, 601-981-4621 This upscale Highland Village store ensures a special shopping experience for women in the metro area. It offers the finest clothes and accessories to choose from, as well as a wide selection of cosmetics. It’s an excellent way to shop local.

Material Girls

1000 Highland Colony Ridgeland, 601-605-1605 182 Promenade Blvd., Flowood, 601-992-4533 Winner of “Best Jackson Boutique” three years in a row, Material Girls celebrates an eclectic array of established designers like Betsey Johnson, Chinese Laundry, Jessica Simpson and HOBO International, as well as emerging designers such as Cupid and Flying Monkey.

Pink Bombshell

270 Dogwood Blvd., Flowood, 601-919-1366 1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 5007, Ridgeland, 601-853-0775, Pink Bombshell was fashioned after Los Angeles boutiques to bring affordable, trendy fashion to Mississippi. It has a philosophy of mixing high-enddesigner-wear with trendy cutting edge pieces.

options for an anniversary or housewarming, offering cutlery, cookware, cookbooks, glassware and more.

Funky Monkey

1069 Highway 51, Madison, 601-605-0024 You’ll find a tons of “funky’’ cute gifts and some especially unique items for baby gifts.


2078 Main St., Madison, 601-853-9595 Tables filled with picture frames, candles, dishes, lamps and so much more, are arranged in a way that makes Persnickety feel so natural and inviting. 5417 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601-919-3470 This store has all of the memorabilia for those who still miss the ‘70s, such as purses, T-shirts and posters.

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Lakeland Music

1491 Canton Mart Road, Suite 1, 601-957-1166 Kitchen-related gifts and grab-and-go entrees.

W by Az Well

132 Market St., Flowood, 601-992-1661 The W has the same sense of style as Az Well with an expanded store and the latest fashions.


2906 N. State St., Jackson, 601-981-FLIP With a name like Wilai, which means “woman” in Taiwanese, how could this store not have some of the sleekest, sassiest women’s clothing and accessories in the metro? You’ll find clothing that’s simple but striking, with brands such as French Connection and To The Max, as well as Paper Denim jeans.

Wink Fashions

111 Colony Crossing Suite 270, Madison, 601898-4643 At Wink you’ll find affordable and stylish clothes that are a “little bit retro yet fashion forward.”

GIFTS Bridgette’s

2725 N. State St, 601-362-9947 If you can paint, embroider, engrave or think your initials onto it, there’s a good possibility that Bridgette’s carries it. A wide selection of polka dots, paisley and bright, cheery colors, give these gift items a ton of style.

The Everyday Gourmet

1625 E. County Line Road, Suite 500, 601-9779258 1107 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 111 In addition to boasting one of the largest bridal registries in the South, Everyday Gourmet has plenty of

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5200 Highway 25, Flowood, 601-992-0089 Lakeland Music is a combo music store specializing in new and used Guitars and Drums, as well as vintage instruments. It has a complete Pro Audio department and do custom installations for churches, schools and other businesses.

Morrison Brothers Music Inc.

127 Dyess Road, Ridgeland, 601-956-0135 The local company has grown from a small twoman music store into a progressive music, sound and lighting store and service. It has an inventory of more than 20,000 products, including most major brands.


3000 N. State St., 601-982-3433 Treehouse boutiques is fashionable and chic. Situated in a cute little house in Fondren, Treehouse boutique has been a local favorite for years.

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Shaggy’s Novelty Inc.

4312 N. State St., 601-364-2244 This boutique meets all your needs for clothes that are stylish, fun and posh.


1220 E. Northside Drive, 601-981-5000 3887 Metro Drive, 601-969-3181 Looking for folk, pop, soul, new age, classical, jazz, blues, hip-hop, movie soundtracks, local artists? Be-bop’s unique stock catalogue and customer service, plus underground music and archive records, combine to make this Jackson’s favorite place to search for that special music your soul needs. 607 Fondren Place, 601-362-0313 Fondren Guitars is located in the historic Fondren district. This small mom and pop shop is Mississippi’s center for the best in used and vintage gear. Fondren Guitars also stocks many new guitars and does lessons and repairs as well.

Posh Boutique

677 S. Pear Orchard Road, Ridgeland, 601-9562863 Sportique can provide you with a wardrobe to fit all of your sporting and outdoor needs. They also sell men’s clothing.

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The Bike Rack

Bargain Boutique

2282 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601-936-2100 Jim Ballard and Tom Martin have focused their efforts on providing quality cycling products at a fair price for almost 35 years as a metro-area business.

Indian Cycle Fitness & Outdoor

677 S. Pear Orchard Road, Ridgeland, 601-9568383 Carries bicycle brands such as Trek and Gary Fisher and custom bicycles and fitness equipment.


2807 Old Canton Road, Suite B, 601-981-6925 and 601-982-4471, The world’s first computer cooperative (providing services since 1998) soon will be owned by its members. More than 200 individual and business member receive discounts on computers, parts and services, plus a newsletter and priority support. Say hey to the übercool Luke and Charlotte while you’re there; they have been building community in Jackson for a long time.


Colonial Mart Shopping Center 5070 Parkway Drive, 601-991-0500 Sometimes less is more. This store is a treasure trove for the trendy person on a budget. With bargain handbags, accessories and clothing, it’s easy to rack up on items for many occasions.

Good Samaritan Center/N.U.T.S.

114 Millsaps Ave, 601-355-7458 N.U.T.S. - Neat Used Things For Sale is a different kind of resale store that carries a variety of donated items including, household goods, furniture, collectibles and clothing. NUTS is a fundraiser for The Good Samaritan Center, a non-profit social service agency serving the Jackson community.

Repeat Street

626 Ridgewood Road, Ridgeland, 601-605-9393 Repeat Street has 9,000 square feet of apparel, furniture, and home decor. Styles range from antiques, mid-century, and vintage to contemporary items. More than 3,000 unique items are added to the sales floor every week. A friendly sales staff and funky finds make Repeat Street a fabulous place to visit.

Allegrezza Piano Company of Mississippi

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The Orange Peel

608A Highway 51, Ridgeland, 1-800-898-0354 From concert grand pianos to spinets, consoles, uprights, player pianos and digital pianos, Allegrezza Piano Company offers a complete range of styles for your selection. 1001 Sara Lane, Flowood, 601-922-1200 All Mississippi Music stores are full line music stores, which means they stock all types of musical instruments including pianos, organs, band and orchestra instruments, guitars, amplifiers, sound reinforcement equipment, synthesizers, sheet music, software and accessories for all musical instruments.

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110 Presto Lane Thrift Store Phone: 601-968-3987 Donation Pick-up: 601-948-0737 Jackson’s largest thrift store with a complete line of good used products. 3026 N. State St., 601-364-9977 An amazing, affordable vintage-clothing store in the heart of Fondren where people support creative shopping. The selection is remarkable, with clothes and shoes in a wide variety of sizes. The JFP will run additional “shopping” listings in future issues. Be sure to go to to add yours.

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[ Give ] HEALTH CAMPAIGNS Lets Go Walkin’ Mississippi You’ll get that good feeling that comes from being active, and you will set a good example for others.

March of Dimes As a leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health, March of Dimes dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The community is very involved in walks for raising knowledge and discovering ways to help infants and babies.

Mississippi Blood Services

1995 Lakeland Drive, 601-981-3232 Founded in 1979, MBS is a non-profit blood service with a mission of providing voluntarily donated blood to medical facilities.

Mississippi Blues Marathon This marathon donates money to the Blues Commission and is held annually in January. Professionals, non-professionals, children, and those in wheelchairs are welcome to participate.

Marathon Makeover Marathon Makeover is a 40 week marathon training wellness program.

RAT – Reject All Tobacco The RAT Pack is made up of teenagers who travel across the state. They perform and teach children about the harms of tobacco in schools.

PLACES TO VOLUNTEER 100 Black Men of America Inc.

5360 Highland Drive, 601-366-8301 With more than 106 chapters and 10,000 members, the 100 continues to strive to improve the quality of life in African American communities and involves more than 100,000 youth in its mentoring programs, designed to focus on mentoring, education, health and wellness, and economic development.

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AIDS Action in Mississippi

931 Highway 80 W., Suite A2-5, 601-944-1403 AAIM is a statewide grass roots organization dedicated to advocating for the rights of all people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Using the voice and experiences of persons living with and affected by this pandemic, they are committed to ending the effects of HIV/AIDS on Mississippi.

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Belhaven Improvement Association

38 BIA’s objectives remain much the same almost 40 years later, with more than 250 members led by a 15-person volunteer board of directors working to protect, preserve and improve the Belhaven neighborhood.

Bethlehem Center

920 N. Blair St., 601-355-0224 The center serves low-income families and individuals through affordable quality child care, a free income

tax-assistance program, a counseling center, and various community development initiatives.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

601-961-9286 175 E. Capitol St. #222 BBBS’s mission is to help children reach their full potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships with proven results.

Bike Walk Mississippi BWM is a bicycle and pedestrian advocacy group dedicated to the development, enhancement and promotion of alternative forms of transportation and recreation throughout the state. The group enlists citizens from across the state to promote alternatives to current transportation, to provide a wider choice of recreational activities, and to improve the quality, availability and safety of existing facilities and programs.

Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children

2500 N. State St., 601-984-1100 As part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children shares in the mission to provide high-quality treatment for all patients using the disciplines and specialties of modern health care; to respond to community needs through continuing education and outreach programs that extend beyond the campus.

Center for Violence Prevention

P.O. Box 6279, Pearl, 39388, 601-932-4198 CVP is a private, nonprofit organization partnering with the communities it serves to provide innovative, quality solutions for individuals experiencing intergenerational cycles of abuse. CVP is committed to providing a continuum of services to address the growing populations of at-risk children and adults in the Central Mississippi area as it offers an alternative to the continuing cycle of violence, abuse, neglect, and related traumas. The Jackson Free Press works with the Center to host the JFP Chick Ball every July.

Community Outreach for Health Awareness

1850 Chadwick Drive, 601-376-2397 Community Outreach’s mission is to engage the community by mobilizing its resources to improve the quality of life for the less fortunate, reduce health care costs and improve the life expectancy of the disadvantaged and disenfranchised residents of Mississippi.

The Young & the Faithful

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Broadmeadow United Methodist Church

4419 Broadmeadow Drive, 601-366-1403 Broadmeadow’s Hoops Project, also known as Books, Bibles and Basketball, involves tutoring for seventh to 12th grade students, particularly at-risk youth, in the north Fondren area and beyond. The students who participate in tutoring make up a junior and senior varsity basketball league that competes with teams from other area churches and synagogues. Church members, Millsaps College students, interns from the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, and young professionals in the area volunteer to serve as tutors, mentors and coaches. Tutoring is Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the church, following a meal at 5:30 p.m. Basketball practices Monday afternoons. Ask for Ryan McGough or Pastor Rob Hill for more information.

Jackson Zen Dojo

4308 Old Canton Road, 662-263-4754 The Jackson Zen Group welcomes all ages to the

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Health Help for Kids

Education Services Foundation

Hinds County Human Resource Agency

Office: 601-713-4099; Crisis Hotline: 601-7134357 CONTACT the Crisis Line volunteers have been answering the telephones 24/7 since 1971. This confidential, anonymous crisis line is nationally accredited and is a ministry of listening and availability. 260 Lakeland Terrace, 601-321-5555 ESF College Planning Centers are friendly environments where both students and parents can come to learn more about what it takes to get in and pay for college. Counselors are available to assist with: ACT/ SAT preparation, resume building, career exploration, college selection and scholarship searches.


212 Oaks Circle, 601-922-3916 Goodwill helps people with job training and family support services. They accept clothing donations.

Good Samaritan Center

114 Millsaps Ave., 601-355-6276 The Good Samaritan Center’s mission is to assist families and individuals in crisis situations. The Good Samaritan works closely with other organizations to form a “network of helping hands, and their motto is: “If we can’t help, we should know (or be able to find out) who can.”

Grace House

236 Millsaps Ave., 601-353-1038 Grace House is a transitional living facility for people with HIV/AIDS. The staff and facility provide room and board, assistance in obtaining support services, outreach programs, site or outpatient treatment, educational/informational programs to groups upon request, coordination of grief counseling, and coordination with numerous physicians and health care providers.

Habitat for Humanity

1260 Ellis Ave., 601-353-6060 Habitat’s mission is to build and sell decent affordable housing at non-profit and no-interest to lowincome families who need better housing. Habitat is very active in Jackson and offers opportunities for groups—from women to students—to build a home. dojo for meditation. The group practices in the Soto tradition of Zen Buddhism with ordained monk Tony Bland. Meetings are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. for 30-minute sessions and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. for two 30-minute zazen periods with kinhin, walking meditation, in between. The only requirements are to follow the form used for practice and wear comfortable clothing that covers the legs. The dojo asks that you call ahead of time and plan to arrive early, so someone can introduce you to the practice.

Beth Israel Congregation

5315 Old Canton Road, 601-956-6215 The Beth Israel Congregation is the largest Reform Jewish congregation in Mississippi, according to its website. Friday Shabbat Services are at 6:15 p.m. Saturday Shabbat Services are at 9 a.m., followed by Torah study at 10:15 a.m. College-aged students have the opportunity to participate in community service through Stewpot, Meals On Wheels and the Dream Street Foundation.

First Baptist of Jackson

431 N. State St., 601-949-1900, The college ministry at First Baptist of Jackson offers a casual and contemporary Sunday morning

800 N. President St., 1-877-31-GETHELP This non-profit program provides parents with counseling and assistance on behalf of their children and help Mississippi parents attempting to apply for health care for their children. 258 Maddox Road, 601-923-3950 HCHRA is part of a state and national coalition of community action agencies, whose goals are to eradicate poverty in local communities. HCHRA serves eligible, disadvantaged residents of Hinds County through programs and services that foster economic empowerment and self-reliance.

Keep Jackson Beautiful

2906 N. State St., Suite 212, 601-366-4842 The mission of Keep Jackson Beautiful is to provide volunteer leadership in developing positive attitudes about the environment by education and community involvement. The organization has specialized programming for beautification, education, and litter prevention, including civic pride awards, educational materials and the Great American Cleanup.

Jackson 2000 Jackson 2000 is a 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to improving race relations in the metro area. It sponsors the annual Friendship Ball, Friendship Golf Tournament and regular study circles on race relations.

Jackson Medical Mall Foundation

350 West Woodrow Wilson Drive, 601-982-8467 The foundation’s mission is to foster a holistic approach to health care for the under-served and to promote economic and community development in the Jackson Medical Mall area.

Jackson Bike Advocates The Jackson Bike Advocates (JBA) are a local group of bike enthusiasts dedicated to creating a greater bike presence in the capitol city. The JBA desires to bring awareness to the needs of cyclists through: community outreach, education, policy reform and safety issues. JOSHHAILEYSTUDIOS.COM

P.O. Box 2242, Jackson, 39225, 601-354-3408 Founded to protect the First Amendment rights of civil rights workers working against Jim Crow laws in Mississippi, its mission has expanded to include the protection and enhancement of all freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. The Mississippi actively works for the rights of young people.

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worship option, called The Link, which meets at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall east. On Wednesday night, there is a service at 6:30 p.m. Congregants also volunteer with the inner-city non-profit organization, Mission First.

St. Alexis Episcopal Church

650 E. South St., 601-944-0415 A church that was started with the goal of being opened to everyone, St. Alexis puts an emphasis on welcoming young people to join in their services. The average age of the congregation is 28 years old. Services are held Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. Dress is informal. Add other worship options at

5 Old River Place, 601-352-2269 The Mississippi Center for Justice is a nonprofit, public interest law firm committed to advancing racial and economic justice. Supported and staffed by attorneys, community leaders and volunteers, the Center develops and pursues strategies to combat discrimination and poverty statewide.

Mississippi Children’s Home Services

1900 N. West Street, 601-352-7784 Mississippi Children’s Homes Services’ mission is to improve the lives of children and families by providing a continuum of compassionate, measurable and effective behavioral health and social services.

Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence

P.O. Box 4703, 1-800-898-3234; 1-800-7997233 (after hours) The Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence was founded in 1980 by domestic violence shelter programs and advocates for battered women to help all victims of domestic violence.

Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women

P. O. Box 13372, Jackson, 39236-3372 The mission of the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women is to assess and influence policies and practices that affect women through an inclusive, collaborative process. The Commission serves by administering and supporting; collecting and disseminating information; and recommending policies to public and private groups and persons.

Mississippi Health Advocacy Program

800 N President St., 601-353-0845 MHAP promotes health system change by developing innovative health and human services policy and monitoring implementation. The program also provides information and support to poor communities as they work to address problems at the local level.

Mississippi HeARTS against AIDS

601-668-6648 Mississippi HeARTS Against AIDS is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds to supply grants to local organizations that specialize in serving persons with HIV/AIDS.

Mississippi Hispanic Association

P.O. Box 7138, Jackson, 39282, 601-371-9009 Mississippi Hispanic Association’s mission is to promote cultural activities in, and education about, the Hispanic community in Mississippi.

Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance

P.O. Box 1963, Batesville, 38606, 662-560-7342 The Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance is a formal coalition of immigrant and non-immigrant groups that began an organization in 2000 to advocate for immigrant rights in Mississippi.

Mississippi League of Women Voters

P.O. Box 55505, Jackson, 39296-5505, 601-3524616 The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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By Katie Bonds

recently volunteered through Operation Shoestring at Brown Elementary School. After a teacher confused me with someone who was supposed to give a talk on alcohol and drugs, she took me to a third grade classroom where eight kids were working on compound words. The kids were there for Operation Shoestring’s summer program, Project K.I.D.S. They were flipping through small, tri-fold booklets, matching pictures with compound words. Some kids were breezing through their booklets, obviously comfortable with the activity. Others struggled in frustration and wanted to give up. That’s where I came in. I helped them identify the pictures and sound out the words. One of the main things they needed was encouragement. While I was there, I decided that kids never fail to impress me with their honesty or their willingness to accept new people into their lives. Within my first hour, one girl told me that my hair looked like Justin Bieber’s (a testament to their brutal honesty),

and another started calling me her “sister.” (I was her new friend the minute we introduced ourselves). Volunteering at Brown reminded me of how badly some kids need extra help. One boy in particular, I’ll call him Andy, stood out to me. He barely knew what the letters of the alphabet sounded like, let alone could he put them together to sound out a word. He was restless and unable to focus, most likely because the activity was above his academic level. But with a child like Andy, a few minutes a day spent on the alphabet with the help of a mentor or a volunteer could change the rest of his life. Kids like Andy make me want to keep going back to volunteer. And that’s the thing about volunteering. It’s addictive. Once you start, you see how badly you’re needed, what a difference you can make, and you don’t want to stop. To see how you can get addicted to volunteering, check out our listings of the nonprofits in the area in this issue (and more at Also, Operation Shoestring is holding a volunteer fair Aug. 12 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.


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Mississippi NAACP

1072 W. Lynch St., 601.353.6906, Mississippi’s NAACP continues to fight for the civil liberties of all people as well as hold governmental (and non- governmental) agencies responsible when they violate someone’s rights.

Mississippi Protection & Advocacy System

210 E. Capitol St. Suite 600, 601-981-8207 Since 1982, Mississippi Protection and Advocacy System, Inc. (MPAS), has been advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. MPAS is independent of any agency, organization.

Mississippi Reproduction Freedom Coalition, Reorganized in 2004 during the March for Women’s Lives, the main goal of the Coalition is to educate Mississippians on reproductive health care using truthful and accurate information.

Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition

P.O. Box 3442, Jackson 39207 The Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition believes that no student should ever feel too afraid to go to school. Its anti-bullying work trains students and allies to make schools safer while fighting for long-term policy change regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression/identity.

Mississippi Youth Justice Project

921 N. President St., Suite B, 601-948-8882 The Mississippi Youth Justice Project works to break the cycle of juvenile incarceration by making juvenile justice and education systems more responsive to the needs of children, families and communities. It seeks reform through education, organizing, litigation, legislative advocacy, training and technical assistance.

145 Executive Drive, Suite One, 601-856-7575 The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis.

National Organization for Women

P.O. Box 55525, Jackson, 39296-5525, 601-5663722 Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women.

The Neighborhood Christian Center

417 W. Ash St., 601-352-9049 The Neighborhood Christian Center provides academic enrichment programs that focus on empowering underprivileged children to work towards solutions to their problems and equips them with the academic and life skills to finish school successfully and become leaders in their own communities.

North Midtown Community Development

329 Adelle St., 601-354-5373 Desiring to have the greatest impact on families and recognizing that at-risk children benefit most from wrap-around services, NMCDC seeks to improve the quality of life and academic potential of neighborhood children through the use of family intervention, parent support, reading instruction, an off-site residential summer camp, a neighborhood health clinic, roundthe-clock crime prevention, and after-school care.

Operation Shoestring

P.O. Box 25, Coila, 38923, 662-820-5539 Mississippians Educating for Smart Justice (MESJ) is a non-partisan, non-sectarian organization. It includes members from ALL major political parties and from many different professional and religious affiliation who believe in abolishing the death penalty.

Mississippi Rainbow Alliance

Parents for Public Schools Mississippi Rainbow Alliance’s goal is to provide education on issues that affecting the gay community, to work with other regional organizations, to promote advocacy on important matters and to provide a place where people can support each other and encourage each other.

Mustard Seed

1085 Luckney Road, Brandon, 601-992-3556 Mustard Seed is a Chrisitian-based community home for mentally challenged adults, all of whom are unable to live independently due to mental disabilities. Mustard Seed is privately funded, and boasts a gift shop of ceramics and artworks painted by the residents; the proceeds of which go toward the organization.

My Brother’s Keeper, Inc.

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society

1711 Bailey Ave., 601-353-6336 Today, Operation Shoestring works as an interfaith ministry with support from a variety of individual and corporate funders, local congregations and several public entities. Its programs and services promote health and self-sufficiency in our target neighborhoods, uplifting the needy and brightening the future for us all.

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Mississippi works to foster greater public awareness of serious mental illness and to overcome stigma and misconceptions associated with mental illness.

404 Orchard Park, Ridgeland, 601-957-3625 500 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave., 601-500-7660 MBK is a nonprofit organization designed to enhance the health and well-being of minorities through leadership in public and community health practices, collaborations and partnerships.

NAMI Mississippi

411 Briarwood Drive, Suite 401, 601-899-9058 NAMI Mississippi, founded in 1989, is a local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI

200 N. Congress St., Suite 500, 601-969-6015 Parents for Public Schools of Jackson is part of a national organization of community-based chapters working to strengthen public schools through broadbased advocacy. Driven by a diverse membership, its proactive involvement helps public schools attract all families in our community by making sure they serve all children. 

The Salvation Army

110 Presto Lane, 601-982-4881 Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from the Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.

Stewpot Community Services

1100 W. Capitol St., 601-353-2759 Stewpot Community Services was started by seven churches in 1981. While Stewpot is perhaps best known for its community kitchen, which provides meals to an average of 170 people daily, the ministry also offers many other support services, including family counseling, community legal and medical clinics, Virginia’s Playhouse, Matt’s House and Sims House.

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he kids squealed and jumped up and down with delight and fear, oblivious to the wet Mississippi heat. The shy kids poked the writhing mass of squirming red wigglers with sticks or blades of grass; the braver ones took the creatures in their cupped hands and admired them. Katherine West of Rainbow Green Services sat just in front of the many lushly green fruit and vegetable beds that make up the one-acre Tougaloo-Rainbow Community Garden, explaining to these third- through sixth-graders how these lowly worms transform garbage into soil. The kids were at a July 2 workshop, as part of a new effort called Seeds for the Future to reach out to children of all ages. “We do want to reconnect kids with nature. We’d like to have them to come out and see the frogs and see the insects and feel the heat,” said Michael Gentry, a garden coordinator. Garden coordinators encourage community-based groups such as day cares, church groups, after-school programs and schools to call the coordinators to schedule events like this one so that the children can “get out and see what your environment is all about,” as the Everlast Health and Wellness Center’s Rev. Noah Moore put it. The garden has long been open to adults, but recently garden coordinators began Seeds for the Future to help instill the values of eating well, exercising and protecting the environment at a young age so that children can develop healthy habits that will serve them for the rest of their lives. Garden coordinator Dr. Delilah Moore of the Everlast Health and Wellness Center believes growing fruits and vegetables is a solution to many problems facing Mississippi kids by helping them eat healthy, exercise, learn science and math in a practical environment, and relieve stress. “It’s so important for early prevention, for even the obesity movement, teaching children to develop healthy lifestyles. Children are faced with so much stress, in terms of divorce and the family problems and the learning problems, (and) the intense testing environment. It’s just so important for them to experience a natural type of learning environment,” Moore said. During the July 2 workshop, Michael and Sarah Gentry taught 23 kids from Noah’s Ark Daycare ways of re-using and recy-

Katherine West (left) of Rainbow Services shows off red wigglers to kids from Noah’s Ark Daycare.

cling materials and encouraged children to think creatively about ways to re-use things they might throw away. The children learned how to identify different kinds of leaves, and then had a scavenger hunt in piles of dry leaves used for mulch. The children jubilantly threw the leaves in the air looking for different kinds of leaves. To cool off, they went on a nature walk, through the shady woods, where they learned how to spot and stay away from poison ivy, and identify other plants and insects. Felicia Bell from RD&S Farms in Brandon brought two tiny black dwarf goats and a red-haired rabbit, and the children took turns petting them and learning about what they eat and how they adapt to the summer heat. “We’re talking about an ecological system and learning about how everything is connected in terms of the water, the sunlight and the soil,” Moore explained. With Sarah Gentry’s help, they planted their own bean plants seeds in small pots to take home and nurture. “[A] cucumber becomes a different cucumber when (the children) have engaged in the growing process,” Moore said. By the end of the morning, the children had planted seeds, both literally and metaphorically. Though tired from a morning of healthy exercise, they walked around the garden excitedly spotting melons and tomatoes on the vine and talking about wonderful and unbelievable it was to have touched a worm. The Tougaloo-Rainbow Community Garden is open to the public every Saturday morning and various days throughout the week, and adults are welcome to bring children. Gentry posts the availability on the garden’s Facebook page and on its Yahoo group page. Volunteers get to partake in the harvest and get gardening advice from Gentry, who acts as an organic gardening coach. Groups who are interested in attending Seeds of the Future children’s workshops such as the one mentioned above can call 601-982-8624 to register for dates and times.

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1100 W. Capitol St., 601-353-2759 Sims House is a transitional housing facility for women and their children. The shelter provides parenting classes, counseling and day care services, nutrition and budgeting seminars among many other services.  Sims House is a ministy of Stewpot Community Services. P.O. Box 37, Mize, 39116, 601-733-0090 TEAAM, Together Enhancing Awareness about Autism in Mississippi, is a non-profit, volunteer organization comprised of parents, family members, educators and service providers interested in autism.

P.O. Box 4212, Jackson 39296, 601-672-7181 or 601-566-3722 This group promotes unity among the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) and heterosexual communities by serving as the catalyst for statewide education, interaction, entertainment, community growth, visibility and awareness. 531 W. Capitol St. The world-famous Voice of Calvary Ministry provides holistic programs that build strong individuals, families, churches, and communities to enable them to reach their full potential in Christ, physically, spiritually, economically and socially.

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Thursday 8/12

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An artist reception for Roger Long at Cups in the Quarter is from 5:30-8 p.m. The art is on display until Oct. 31. Free; call 601-981-9088. … Chefs from Jackson and Vicksburg compete at “Clash in the Kitchen” at the Vicksburg Convention Center (1600 Mulberry St., Vicksburg) at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Firefighters Memorial Burn Association. $40; call 601-540-2995 or 601-506-1313. … The Greater Jackson Arts Council’s Storytellers Ball at the Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.) is at 6:30 p.m. $50; call 601-960-1557. … Johnny Bertram and the Golden Bicycles kick off their summer tour at North Midtown Arts Center (121 Millsaps Ave.) at 8 p.m. The Gary will also perform. $5; visit

Saturday 8/14

“Health Care Concerns in the Wake of Oil” is in the Millsaps College Leggett Center (1701 N. State St.) from 10 a.m.-noon. Speakers include Riki Ott, marine toxicologist and state epidemiologist Paul Byers. Free. … Come to Lingofest Language Center (7048 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland) at 4:30 p.m. for a free Spanish lesson, free refreshments and zumba dancing. Free; call 601-500-7700. … The art reception for Lorenzo Miller at Koinonia Coffee House is at 5 p.m. Free; call 601-372-0954. … The “Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights” arts and music festival is from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Carlisle St., Kenwood Place and the Belhaven McDade’s parking lot. Performers include Virgil Brawley, Swing d’Paris, The Weeks and many others. $4, $1 children; call 601-352-8850. … Area teenagers are invited to TeenSpree 2010 at Northpark Mall (1200 E. County Line Road, Ridgeland) for shopping, fashion tips, makeovers, music and special discounts. $5; call 601-863-2300. … The play “Congregation Gone Wild” at Thalia Mara Hall starts at 8 p.m. $25; call 601-960-1535 or 800-745-3000.

Sunday 8/15

“Splash & Slide” at the Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.) ends today. Hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $4.50 per child; cal 601-352-2580. … See artwork by Charlie Busler, Lee Gibson, Amy Giust, Virginia Shirley and Jackie Ellens at Southern Breeze Gallery (1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland) from 1-5 p.m. Free; call 601-607-4147. … Norman Clark and Smokestack Lightning perform at F. Jones Corner from 6-10 p.m. Free.

Monday 8/16

Bring your pom-poms to the SWAC Football Jam at the Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.) at 5 p.m. at center court. Call 601-954-4662. … Kathryn Erskine signs copies of “Mockingbird” at Lemuria Books Local American Idol contestant Santore Bracey appears in the play “Congregation Gone Wild” at Thalia Mara Hall Aug. 14.

August 12 - 18, 2010

J. Auberney signs copies of “Just a Shadow of Me” at PrissyKatz Boutique (Swinging Bridge Market, 24 Holiday Rambler Lane, Suite 305, Byram) at 4 p.m. $10 book; call 601-212-7295. … Nevada Barr signs copies of “Burn” at Lemuria Books (202 Banner Hall, 4446 Interstate 55 North) at 5 p.m.; reading of the book at 5:30 p.m. $25.99 book; call 601-366-7619. … ArtRemix at the Mississippi Museum of Art is from 6-11 p.m. and includes music by Mr. Nick, Nash Street and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk. $25; call 601-960-1515. … The Contra Dance at The Commons at Eudora Welty’s Birthplace (719 N. Congress St.) is at 7:30 p.m. $5; call 601-540-1267. … Unkl Ryan, Larry Love and DJ Swamp perform at Sam’s Lounge 42 from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10.

Tuesday 8/17

The Storytellers Ball art exhibit at the Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.) is on display through Aug. 22. Free; call 601-960-1557. … Sherman Lee Dillon performs during the blues lunch at F. Jones Corner at noon. Free. … The Szlubowski Duo plays piano at Unburied Treasures at the Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.) at 6 p.m. in Trustmark Grand Hall. Free admission; call 601-960-1515.

Wednesday 8/18

Artwork by Alfred Nichols and Susan Clark at the Mississippi Library Commission (3881 Eastwood Drive) is on display until Aug. 31. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Free; call 601-432-4056. … Mississippi Murder Mysteries presents “The Case of the Birthday Surprise” dinner theatre at Rossini’s (207 W. Jackson St., Suite A, Ridgeland). $38.50; call 601-200-6698 to make a reservation. … The Battle of the Bands Playoffs at Electric Cowboy starts at 8 p.m. Call 601-899-5333.

Thursday 8/19

The “Left of the Dial” art show at Light and Glass Studio (523 Commerce St.) closes today. Free; call 601942-7285. … Downtown at Dusk at the Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.) starts at 5 p.m. and includes music and food from local vendors. Free admission; call 601-974-6044, ext. 221. More events and details at

Johnny Bertram (second from left) and the Golden Bicycles perform at the North Midtown Arts Center Aug. 12. Courtesy Johnny Bertram

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(202 Banner Hall, 4465 Interstate 55 North) at 5 p.m. $15.99 book; call 601-366-7619. … Open Mic at The Irish Frog is from 6:30-10 p.m. Call 601-448-4185. … The Central Mississippi Blues Society Jam at Hal & Mal’s is from 8-11 p.m. $5.

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jfpevents JFP-Sponsored Events Radio JFP on WLEZ ongoing, at WLEZ 100.1 FM and Join Donna Ladd and Todd Stauffer every Thursday from noon-1 p.m., where they discuss vital issues and play local music. This week: Taylor Hildebrand and more. Listen to podcasts of all shows at Free; call 601362-6121, ext. 17. Fifth Annual Storytellers Ball Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m., at Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.). The theme is “Life Is a Cabaret: Broadway Magic.” The annual fundraiser benefits the Greater Jackson Arts Council. $50; call 601-960-1557. ArtRemix Aug. 13, 5 p.m., at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). The premier after-hours event is a mix of music, food, drinks and art. Performers include Mr. Nick, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk and Nash Street. There will also be museum scavenger hunts and adult art activities. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. $20, $15 members in advance; $25, $20 members at the door; call 601-960-1515. Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights Aug. 14, 5:309:30 p.m., at Belhaven McDade’s (904 E. Fortification St.). Come enjoy “The Hottest Festival in Town!” The festival begins at McDade’s parking lot, extends up Carlisle Street to New Stage Theatre and also turns on Kenwood Place and extends into Belhaven Park. There will be live music on six stages, children’s activities including space jumps, climbing wall and crafts, festival food and artisan’s booths. $4, $1 children 12 and under; call 601-352-8850. Dance With the Stars Aug. 20, 7 p.m., at Old Capitol Inn (226 N State St.). The fundraiser for the Mississippi Opera will feature a line-up of local celebrity dancers including JFP editor-in-chief Donna Ladd, dinner, drinks, and dancing for all to the music of The Capitol City Stage Band. $75; call 601-960-2300. The Market in Fondren Aug. 21, 8 a.m., at 3270 North State St., in the parking lot across from Mimi’s. Local artists and food producers will be selling their goods. Entertainment provided. Free; call 601-832-4396.


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Joint Replacement Aug. 17, 11:45 a.m., at Baptist Medical Center (1225 N. State St.), in the Baptist for Women Conference Center. Join orthopedic surgeons Dr. Jeff Almand and Dr. Trevor Pickering to learn how the latest technology is making this surgery more precise. Registration is required. $5 optional lunch; call 601-948-6262 or 800-948-6262.


Events at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). • SWAC Football Jam Aug. 16, 5 p.m., at center court. The Jackson-Hinds chapters of Jackson State, Alcorn State and Mississippi Valley State Universities will hold the annual kick-off reception for the football season which includes food, music and fellowship. Alumni are encouraged to wear school colors. Call 601-954-4662. • Youth Flag Football Registration through Sept. 3. Youth ages 9-14 may participate. Interested individuals can fill out registration forms from 8 a.m.-5 p.m..The deadline for registration is Sept. 3. Call 601-960-0471. • NFL Youth Punt, Pass and Kick Competition Registration through Sept. 14. The competition is divided into four separate age divisions: 8-9 years old; 10-11 years old; 12-13 years old; and 14-15 years old. During registration, proof of age will be required Registration forms may be filled out from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free; call 601-960-0471. Global Connect Luncheon - Korean Protocol and Culture Aug. 12, 11:30 a.m., at Mississippi World Trade Center (175 E. Capitol St., Suite 255). Gina Regan and Kookie Kim will give a presentation on

the Korean language and culture, North and South Korea, business etiquette and much more. $10, Korean lunch included; call 601-353-0909. Volunteer Fair Aug. 12, 5:30 p.m., at Operation Shoestring (1711 Bailey Ave.). Find out how to become a part of the Operation Shoestring Service Corps and what volunteer opportunities are available during the upcoming school year and next summer. Additional parking available at Wells United Methodist Church. Visit Precinct 2 COPS Meeting Aug. 12, 6 p.m., at Jackson Police Department, Precinct 2 (711 W. Capitol St.). These monthly forums are designed to help resolve community issues or problems, from crime to potholes. Call 601-960-0002. “The Right Way to Start a Nonprofit” Workshop Aug. 13-14, at Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (921 N. President St., Suite C). Learn how to get state and federal approval, the requirements for registering, completing the IRS application and how to legally solicit funds in Mississippi. Paperwork for establishing the nonprofit organization will also be completed. Sessions are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. $249; call 601-968-0061. Interstitial Cystitis Aug. 13, 11:45 a.m., at Baptist Health Systems, Madison Campus (401 Baptist Drive, Madison), in the Community Room. If you have this disease, find out how to improve your quality of life. $5 optional lunch; call 601-948-6262 or 800-948-6262. Health and Wellness Fair 2010 Aug. 14, 8 a.m., at Total Praise & Worship (120 Cedar Lane). Come for free eye, dental and mental health screenings as well as free massages. Children entering grades K-12 can get free school supplies, book bags, uniforms and hairstyling. Face painting and a space jump will be available. Free; call 601-201-6664, 601-2018374 or 601-922-7618. First Day Program Aug. 14, 10 a.m., at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). JPS students and parents are invited to book bag and school supply giveaways, tutoring and after-school program sign-ups, and medical and dental checkups. Live entertainment and food are included. Hosted by the City of Jackson and Jackson Public Schools. Free; call 601-960-1084. Events at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). $7.20, $4.50 children ages 2-12, members and babies free; call 601-352-2580. • Back to “Zool” Aug. 14, 10 a.m. See how and what the animals do while they are at “zool.” Also, meet the zoo docents and education staff and learn what animal education is really like. • Splash & Slide through Aug. 15, at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). Children get to enjoy inflatable water slides and story time in addition to complete access to the zoo. Free Spanish Lesson Aug. 14, 4:30 p.m., at Lingofest Language Center (7048 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland). Adults and children are welcome. Free refreshments and zumba dancing are included. Free; call 601-500-7700. Magnolia Ballroom Dancers Association Dance Aug. 14, 8 p.m., at Madison Square Center for the Arts (2103 Main St., Madison). A deejay will provide ballroom and Latin music for dancing, and mixers will be held. Water and soft drinks will be provided. The dress code is hard-soled shoes and no blue jeans. $10 members, $15 guests; call 601-506-4591. FORMCities Call for Design Proposals through Aug. 15, at Jackson Community Design Center (509 E. Capitol St.). Mississippi State University’s Jackson Community Design Center (JCDC) will host a design competition and symposium focused on addressing barriers created by an urban divide. Student and professional teams may enter, and the deadline is Aug. 15. $60 professional teams, $35 student teams; e-mail

Project Redirectory Recycling Program through Aug. 31. Telephone book recycling bins are located throughout the metro Jackson area, and you can schedule a pickup from your business if you have 50 books or more. Contact Keep Jackson Beautiful for a list of locations. Books may also be dropped off at Recycling Services (3010 N. Mill Street). Call 601-366-4842. Center for Cultural Interchange Call for Hosting Families through Aug. 31. CCI needs to place 1,000 foreign-exchange students from more than 40 countries for the 2010-2011 school year. All of the students to be placed are 15-18 years old and are proficient in English. The application deadline is Aug. 31. Call 800-634-4771.

Farmers’ Markets Greater Belhaven Market through Dec. 18, at Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Buy fresh produce or other food or gift items. The market is open every Thursday and Saturday from 8 a.m.2 p.m. Free; call 601-506-2848 or 601-354-6573. Farmers’ Market through Dec. 24, at Old Fannin Road Farmers Market (1307 Old Fannin Road, Brandon). Homegrown produce is for sale MondaySaturday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and noon-6 p.m. Sunday until Christmas Eve. Call 601-919-1690. Farmers’ Market ongoing, at Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Shop the Mississippi Farmers Market for fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables from Mississippi farmers, specialty foods, and crafts from local artisans. The market is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8 a.m.2 p.m. Call 601-354-6573. Farmers’ Market ongoing, at Jackson Roadmap to Health Equity Project’s Farmers Market (2548 Livingston Road). Buy from a wide selection of fresh produce provided by participating local farmers. Market hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Tuesday and Fridays, and 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Free admission; call 601-951-9273.

Stage and Screen Open Auditions for Adults Aug. 14, 9 a.m., at New Stage Theatre (1100 Carlisle St.). The theatre is seeking male and female non-Equity and Equity actors ages 18 and up to portray roles in “The Miracle Worker,” “A Christmas Carol,” “A Soldier’s Play,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Twelfth Night,” “The 39 Steps,” the Unframed Series and the Eudora Welty New Play Series. Schedule an audition by Aug. 12. Call 601948-3533, ext. 222. “Congregation Gone Wild” Aug. 14, 8 p.m., at Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St.). The play about unruly church members is produced by Unstoppable Entertainment Group. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available through the Coliseum Box Office or Ticketmaster. $25 and up; call 601960-1535 or 800-745-3000. “The Case of the Birthday Surprise” Dinner Theatre Aug. 18, 7 p.m., at Rossini Cucina Italiana (207 W. Jackson St., Suite A, Ridgeland). The play by Mississippi Murder Mysteries includes a threecourse dinner. A cash bar will be available. Reservations are required. $38.50; call 601-200-6698. Jackson Comedy Night ongoing, at Dreamz Jxn (426 W. Capitol St.). Stand-up comedians perform every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $7; call 601-317-0769.

Literary and Signings “Just a Shadow of Me” Aug. 14, 4 p.m., at PrissyKatz Boutique (Swinging Bridge Market, 24 Holiday Rambler Lane, Suite 305, Byram). J. Auberney signs copies of her book. Customers who purchase a book will receive 10 percent off any boutique purchase for that day. $10 book; call 601-212-7295.

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Poetry Contest through Aug. 15. Submit two to four poems with a combined length of up to 400 lines to be judged by Louisiana poet laureate Darrell Bourque. The grand prize is $1,000, a public reading at and VIP pass to the 2011 festival, and publication in Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine. Visit for guidelines. $20 entry fee; call 504-581-1144. Events at Lemuria Books (202 Banner Hall, 4465 Interstate 55 North). Call 601-366-7619. • “Burn” Aug 13, 5 p.m. Nevada Barr signs copies of her book; reading of the book at 5:30 p.m. $25.99 book. • “Mockingbird” Aug. 16, 5 p.m. Kathryn Erskine signs copies of her book; reading of the book at 5:30 p.m. $15.99 book.

Creative Classes Jewelry Making Class ongoing, at Dream Beads (605 Duling Ave.). This class is offered every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Free; call 601-664-0411. Afrikan Dance Class ongoing, at Afrika Book Cafe (404 Mitchell Ave.). The class is taught by Chiquila Pearson on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. $5; call 601-951-8976.

Exhibits and Openings Art Exhibit through Aug. 13, at Fannie Lou Hamer Library (3450 Albermarle Road). See artwork by local artist Lorenzo Miller. Call 601-372-0954. Art Reception Aug. 14, 5:30 p.m., at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St., Suite C). The art showing and reception for Lorenzo Miller includes a presentation by the artist in which he will give one of his art pieces to the Jackson-Hinds Library System. Call 601-372-0954. Events at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Call 601-960-1515. • Unburied Treasures Aug. 17, 5:30 p.m., in Trustmark Grand Hall. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available at 5:30 p.m., and the program begins at 6 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available at 5:30 p.m., and the program is at 6 p.m. Presenters include Dr. Laura Magee, Jo Ann Robinson and Marta Szlubowska-Kirk. Szlubowska-Kirk also will perform with The Szlubowski Duo, a piano duo. Free admission. • Art by Choice Exhibition through Sept. 12. See an exhibition of works from Mississippi artist and galleries across the country. The artwork will be available for purchase in a public sale and auction on Aug.. 28 at 5:30 p.m. Exhibit hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. $3-$5, children under 5 and museum members free. “Left of the Dial” through Aug. 19, at Light and Glass Studio (523 S. Commerce St.). See new Polaroids by Gorjus (David McCarty), collaborative mixed-media work and more. Free; call 601942-7285. Events at Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.). Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Free; call 601-960-1557. • ArtBuds - VSA Arts Mississippi through Aug. 22. This program pairs students with disabilities with professional artists. The exhibition features individual and collaborative artwork • Fifth Annual Storytellers Ball Juried Invitational through Aug. 22. The art exhibition is based on the theme “Life Is a Cabaret: Broadway Magic.” Check for updates and more listings. To add an event, e-mail all details (phone number, start/ end date and time, street address, cost, URL, etc.) to or fax to 601-510-9019. The deadline is noon the Thursday prior to the week of publication. Or add the event online yourself; check out for instructions.


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F. Jones Corner - Jesse “Guitar” Smith (blues lunch) free; Amazing Lazy Boi & the Blues at Sunset Challenge Band 10-4 a.m. free Lumpkin’s BBQ - Jesse Robinson (blues lunch) 11:30-1:30 p.m. N. Midtown Arts Center, 121 Millsaps Ave - Johnny Bertram & The Golden Bicycles, The Gary 8 p.m. 930 Blues Cafe - Jackie Bell, Norman Clark & Smoke Stack Lightning 9 p.m. $5 Hal & Mal’s - Jedi Clampett Cherokee Inn - D’lo Trio 6:30-10 p.m. Poet’s II - Shaun Patterson 4:307:30 p.m.; Dirty Play (N.O./ 3DogNight Guitarist) 9 p.m. Underground 119 - Bill & Temeprance (bluegrass); Tricia Walker & Davis Raines 8 p.m. Last Call - Eddie “D.J. Old School” Harvey Ole Tavern - DJ Nick Burgers & Blues - Jason Bailey 5:30-9:30 p.m. Shucker’s - Xtremes 7:30-11:30 p.m. free Soulshine, Township - Fingers Taylor & Mark Whittington 7 p.m. Que Sera - Jason Turner 6 p.m. Parker House - Swing d’ Paris 7-10 p.m. Congress St. Grill - Virgil Brawley 6:30-8:30 p.m. Electric Cowboy - DJ Cadillac 9 p.m. Regency Hotel - Karaoke 7 p.m. free Roberts Walthall - Ben Payton (blues) 6:30-10 p.m. McB’s - Karaoke 7 p.m. free

Aug. 13, Friday Miss. Museum of Art - Art Remix: Mr. Nick inside 6-8 p.m.; Nash Street outside 8-9 p.m.; Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk outside 9-11 p.m. $25 Fire - Marcy Playground, Brad Baird, Next to Nothing (rock) 10 p.m. Hal & Mal’s Restaurant - High Frequency (R&B) Hal & Mal’s Red Room - Wes Lee Ole Tavern - Spacewolf, Adrian & The Sickness (Austin pop-punk) 10 p.m. Martin’s - Dent May+ (indie) 10 p.m. $5 Sam’s Lounge - Unkl Ryan, Larry Love, DJ Swamp (Beck’s DJ) 9-2 a.m. $10 Poet’s II - The Chris Gray Band Underground 119 - Fearless Four 9 p.m. 930 Blues Cafe - Jackie Bell, Dirt Road 9:30 p.m. $10 F. Jones Corner - Sherman Lee Dillon (blues/solo) noon; Amazing Lazy Boi w/Jackie Bell 12-4 a.m. $10 Burgers & Blues - Scott Albert Johnson & Bob Gates 7-11 p.m. Lumpkin’s BBQ - Virgil Brawley (blues lunch) 12-2 p.m. Little Willie’s - Emma Wynters 6-10 p.m. Dreamz Jxn - DJ Reign & DJ Hova 9 p.m. Electric Cowboy - DJ Cadillac 9 p.m. Shucker’s - Yankee Station 8-1 a.m. $5 Cultural Expressions, 147 Millsaps Ave - Mr. C-Lecta’s Reggae Underground 10-2 a.m. McB’s - Sofa Kings 8-11:30 p.m.

Fitzgerald’s - The Rainmakers (classic rock) 8-12 a.m. Philip’s, Rez - Josh Langston (Southern Rock) 6-10 p.m. free Soulshine, Township - Steve Chester 8 p.m. Soulshine, Old Fannin - Casey Phillips 7 p.m. Regency Hotel - Trey Lyons & the Regulators 9 p.m. Time Out - Diesel 255 - 10-1 a.m. Kristo’s - Jason Turner 6 p.m. Dick & Jane’s - Show Night/DJ Allen 9 p.m. $6; 18+ $10 Irish Frog - Reed Smith 6:30-10 p.m. Reed Pierce’s - The Colonels 9-1 a.m. free Ameristar, V’burg - Memphis AllStars, The Fortunes Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation Auditorium - Johnny Bellar (Dobro) 6 p.m. free Whistle Stop, Hazlehurst - Mike Greenhill & Jimmy Jarrett

Aug. 14, Saturday Belhaven McDade’s/Belhaven Park Bright Lights/Belhaven Nights: Ralph Miller, Scott Albert Johnson, Virgil Brawley, Zydeco Machine, Boyscout, Eric Stracener, Howard Jones & friends, Swing de Paris, Rounders, Sherman Lee, TB Ledford, Spirits of the House, St. Brigid’s, Taylor Hildebrand, furrows, The Weeks (6 stages music/art/food) 5:309:30 p.m. $4, $1 kids Fire - Fling Hammer (20 yr reunion), Dixeattle, A Bullet Well Spent, Glitter Boys (garage rock) 9 p.m. Ole Tavern - Furrows, Rooster Blues 10 p.m. theroosterblues Martin’s - Gravy (funk rock jam) 10 p.m. $5 Hal & Mal’s - Glenn & John Lancon Poet’s II - Southbound (Southern Roots/Americana) Underground 119 - Juvenators (blues rock) 9 p.m. Burgers & Blues - Mark Whittington & Fingers Taylor 7-11 p.m. Electric Cowboy - Aclarion 9 p.m. Fenian’s - Scott Albert Johnson 9 p.m. F. Jones Corner - Miss. Sound w/ Johnny Owens 12-4 a.m. $10 930 Blues Cafe - Jackie Bell, Dr. Dee 9:30 p.m. $10 McB’s - Johnny Crocker 8-11:30 p.m. Last Call - High Frequency 9 p.m. Philip’s, Rez - Fade 2 Blue 6-10 p.m. free Dick & Jane’s - House Party/DJ Allen 9 p.m. $6; 18+ $10 Shucker’s - Mike & Marty 3-7 p.m. free; Yankee Station 8-1 a.m. $5 Regency Hotel - Trey Lyons & the Regulators 9 p.m. Petra Cafe, Clinton - Karaoke 8 p.m. Irish Frog - Davey Arwine & Nick Blake (Irish) 6:30-10 p.m. Reed Pierce’s - Point Blank 9-1 a.m. free Ameristar, V’burg - Brian McKnight, Memphis All-Stars 7:30 p.m. $50-$60 Whistle Stop, Hazlehurst - Reed Rodgers

Aug. 15, Sunday King Edward Hotel - Howard Jones Jazz (brunch) 11-2 p.m. Lumpkin’s BBQ - Mac James & Randy (R&B lunch) 12-2 p.m. Fitzgerald’s - Andy Hardwick (brunch) 11-2 p.m. Sophia’s, Fairview Inn - Knight Bruce 11 a.m. (brunch) Shucker’s - High Water 3-8 p.m. free Burgers & Blues - Bubba Wingfield 5-9 p.m. Philip’s, Rez - Fade 2 Blue 5:309:30 p.m. free F. Jones Corner - Norman Clark & the Smokestack Lightning Band 6-10 p.m. free Ameristar, V’burg - The Fortunes

Aug. 16, Monday Hal & Mal’s Restaurant - Central Miss. Blues Society Jam 8-11 p.m. $5 F. Jones Corner - Jesse “Guitar” Smith (blues lunch) free Fitzgerald’s - Hunter Gibson & Rick Moreira 8-12 a.m. free Martin’s - Open Mic Free Jam 10 p.m. free Fenian’s - Karaoke 8-1 a.m. Dreamz - Marley Mondays/DJ (world) 6 p.m. Irish Frog - Open Mic 6:30-10 p.m.

Aug. 17, Tuesday F. Jones Corner - Sherman Lee Dillon (blues lunch) free Lumpkin’s BBQ - Josh Taylor 12-2 p.m. Hal & Mal’s Restaurant - Pub Quiz 8 p.m. Fenian’s - Open Mic 9 p.m. AJ’s Seafood - Scott Albert Johnson 6:30 p.m. Ole Tavern - Open Mic Martin’s - Karaoke 10 p.m. free Shucker’s - The Xtremez 7:30-11:30 p.m. free Time Out - Open Mic 8 p.m. McB’s - Karaoke 7 p.m. free LD’s Kitchen, V’burg - Sounds Unlimited 8:30 p.m.

Aug. 18, Wednesday F. Jones Corner - Jason Bailey ree Electric Cowboy - Battle of the Bands Playoffs: Jason Turner Band+ (rock) 8 p.m. Underground 119 - Bill & Temperance (bluegrass) 8 p.m. free Hal & Mal’s Restaurant - Meat & Greet 8 p.m. free Shucker’s - Jon & Amanda 7:3011:30 p.m. free Regency Hotel - Snazz 8:30 p.m. Burgers & Blues - Jesse “Guitar” Smith 5:30-9:30 p.m. Ole Tavern - Karaoke Philip’s, Rez - DJ/Karaoke 7-10 p.m. free Fitzgerald’s - Sofa Kings 8-12 a.m. Parker House - Emma Wynters, Fingers Taylor & Mark Whittington 7-10 p.m. Yacht Club - 50th Anniversary: Larry Brewer,+ (classic rock) 6-8 p.m. Irish Frog - Ralph Miller 6:30-10 p.m. Whistle Stop, Hazlehurst - Reed Rodgers 7:30 p.m.

8/11 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Philips Arena, Atlanta 8/27 Billy Idol - IP Casino, Biloxi; 8/28 Resorts Casino, Tunica 9/03 Blondie - Memphis Botanic Garden 9/3-4 Memphis Hip-Hop Expo - Cook Convention Center, Memphis 9/07 Paramore/Tegan & Sara - Lakefront Area, N.O.

venuelist Freelon’s Bar And Groove 440 N. Mill St., Jackson, 601-353-5357 (hip-hop) Fusion Coffeehouse Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, 601-856-6001 Gold Strike Casino 1010 Casino Center Drive, Robinsonville, 888-245-7529 Grand Casino Biloxi 280 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, 228-436-2946 Grand Casino Tunica 13615 Old Highway 61 North, Robinsonville, 800-39-GRAND The Green Room 444 Bounds St., Jackson, 601-713-3444 Ground Zero Blues Club 0 Blues Alley, Clarksdale, 662-621-9009 Grownfolks’s Lounge 4030 Medgar Evers Blvd, Jackson, 601-362-6008 Hal & Mal’s 200 S. Commerce St., Jackson, 601-948-0888 (pop/rock/blues) Hamp’s Place 3028 W. Northside Dr., Jackson, 601-981-4110 (dance/dj) Hard Rock Biloxi 777 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, 228-374-ROCK Hat & Cane 1115 E. McDowell Rd., Jackson, 601-352-0411 Hauté Pig 1856 Main St., Madison, 601853-8538 Here We Go Again 3002 Terry Road, Jackson, 601-373-1520 Hideaway Outback Lounge 200 Oklahoma St., Jackson, 601-750-1498 Horizon Casino Mulberry Lounge 1310 Mulberry St., Vicksburg, 800-843-2343 Horseshoe Bar 5049 Hwy 80 West, Jackson, 601-922-6191 Horseshoe Casino Tunica, 800-303-7463 The Hunt Club 1525 Ellis Ave., Jackson, 601-944-1150 Huntington Grille 1001 E. County Line Rd., Jackson, 601-957-1515 The Ice House 515 S. Railroad Blvd., McComb, 601-684-0285 (pop/rock) The Irish Frog 5o7 Springridge Rd., Clinton, 601-448-4185 JC’s 425 North Mart Plaza, Jackson, 601-362-3108 James Meredith Lounge 217 Griffith St. 601-969-3222 Julep Restaurant and Bar 105 Highland Village, Jackson, 601-362-1411 Kathryn’s Steaks and Seafood 6800 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland. 601-956-2803 Koinonia Coffee House 136 S. Adam St., Suite C, Jackson, 601-960-3008 Kristos 971 Madison Ave., Madison, 601-605-2266 LaRae’s 210 Parcel Dr., Jackson, 601-944-0660 Last Call Sports Grill 1428 Old Square Road, Jackson, 601-713-2700 The Library Bar & Grill 120 S. 11th St., Oxford, 662-234-1411 The Loft 1306 A. Washington St., Vicksburg, 601-629-6188 The Lyric Oxford 1006 Van Buren Ave., Oxford. 662-234-5333 Main Event Sports Bar & Grill 4659 Hwy 80 West, Jackson, 601-922-9987 Manda’s Pub 614 Clay Street, Vicksburg, 601-638-6607 Martin’s Lounge 214 S. State St., Jackson, 601-354-9712 (rock/jam/blues) McB’s Restaurant 815 Lake Harbor Dr., Ridgeland, 601-956-8362 (pop/rock) Mellow Mushroom 275 Dogwood Blvd., Flowood, 601-992-7499 Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music 103 Magnolia, Edwards, 601-977-7736 Mississippi Coliseum 1207 Mississippi St., Jackson, 601-353-0603 Mississippi Opera P.O. Box 1551, Jackson, 877-MSOPERA, 601-960-2300 Mississippi Opry 2420 Old Brandon Rd., Brandon, 601-331-6672 Mississippi Symphony Orchestra 201 East Pascagoula St., Jackson, 800-898-5050 Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium 2531 N. State St., Jackson, 601-354-6021 Monte’s Steak and Seafood 1855 Lakeland Dr., Jackson, 601-362-8182 Mugshots 1855 Lakeland Dr., Jackson, 601-713-0383 North Midtown Arts Center 121 Millsaps Ave., Jackson, 601-497-7454 Okasions 1766 Ellis Avenue, Jackson, 601-373-4037 Old Venice Pizza Co. 1428 Old Square Rd., Jackson, 601-366-6872

Ole Tavern on George Street 416 George St., Jackson, 601-960-2700 Olga’s 4760 I-55 North, Jackson, 601-366-1366 (piano) One to One Studio 121 Millsaps Ave., in the Millsaps Arts District, Jackson One Blue Wall 2906 N State St., Jackson, 601-713-1224 Peaches Restaurant 327 N. Farish St., Jackson, 601-354-9267 Pelican Cove 3999A Harborwalk Dr., Ridgeland, 601-605-1865 Pig Ear Saloon 160 Weisenberger Rd., Gluckstadt, 601-898-8090 Pig Willies 1416 Washington St., Vicksburg, 601-634-6872 Poet’s II 1855 Lakeland Dr., 601- 364-9411 Pool Hall 3716 I-55 North Frontage Rd., Jackson, 601-713-2708 Pop’s Saloon 2636 Gallatin St., Jackson, 601-961-4747 (country) Proud Larry’s 211 S. Lamar Blvd., Oxford, 662-236-0050 The Pub Hwy. 51, Ridgeland, 601-898-2225 The Quarter Bistro & Piano Bar 1855 Lakeland Dr., Jackson, 601-362-4900 Que Sera Sera 2801 N. State St., Jackson, 601-981-2520 Red Room 200 S. Commerce St., Jackson (Hal & Mal’s), 601-948-0888 (rock/alt.) Reed Pierce’s 6791 Siwell Rd., Byram, 601-376-0777, 601-376-4677 Regency Hotel Restaurant & Bar 420 Greymont Ave., Jackson, 601-969-2141 Rick’s Cafe 318 Hwy 82 East, #B, Starkville, 662-324-7425 RJ Barrel 111 N. Union 601-667-3518 Sal and Mookie’s 565 Taylor St. 601368-1919 Sam’s Lounge 5035 I-55 N. Frontage Rd., Jackson, 601-983-2526 Sam’s Town Casino 1477 Casino Strip Blvd., Robinsonville, 800-456-0711 Schimmel’s Fine Dining 2615 N. State St., Jackson, 601-981-7077 Scrooge’s 5829 Ridgewood Rd., Jackson, 601-206-1211 Shuckers on the Reservoir 116 Conestoga Rd., Ridgeland, 601-853-0105 Silver Star Casino Hwy. 16 West, Choctaw, 800-557-0711 Soop’s The Ultimate 1205 Country Club Dr., Jackson, 601-922-1402 (blues) Soulshine Pizza 1139 Old Fannin Rd., Brandon, 601-919-2000 Soulshine Pizza 1111 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, 601-856-8646 Sportsman’s Lodge 1220 E. Northside Dr. at I-55, Jackson, 601-366-5441 Stone Pony Oyster Bar 116 Commercial Parkway, Canton, 601-859-0801 Super Chikan’s Place 235 Yazoo Ave., Clarksdale, 662-627-7008 Thalia Mara Hall 255 E. Pascagoula St., Jackson, 601-960-1535 Thirsty Hippo 211 Main St., Hattiesburg, 601-583-9188 Time Out Sports Bar 6270 Old Canton Rd., 601-978-1839 Top Notch Sports Bar 109 Culley Dr., Jackson, 601- 362-0706 Touch Night Club 105 E. Capitol St., Jackson, 601-969-1110 Two Rivers Restaurant 1537 W. Peace St., Canton, 601-859-9979 (blues) Two Sisters Kitchen 707 N. Congress St. 601-353-1180 Two Stick 1107 Jackson Ave., Oxford, 662-236-6639 Under the Boardwalk 2560 Terry Rd., Jackson, 601-371-7332 Underground 119 119 S. President St. 601352-2322 VB’s Premier Sports Bar 1060 County Line Rd., Ridgland, 601-572-3989 VFW Post 9832 4610 Sunray Drive, Jackson, 601-982-9925 Vicksburg Convention Center 1600 Mulberry Street, Vicksburg, 866-822-6338 Walker’s Drive-In 3016 N. State St., Jackson, 601-982-2633 (jazz/pop/folk) The Warehouse 9347 Hwy 18 West, Jackson, 601-502-8580 (pop/rock) Wired Expresso Cafe 115 N. State St. 601-500-7800





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88 Keys 3645 Hwy. 80 W in Metrocenter, Jackson, 601-352-7342 930 Blues Cafe 930 N. Congress St., Jackson, 601-948-3344 Alamo Theatre 333 N. Farish St, Jackson, 601-352-3365 Alley Cats 165 W. Peace St., Canton, 601-855-2225 Alumni House Sports Grill 574 Hwy. 50, Ridgeland, 601-855-2225 America Legion Post 1 3900 W. Northside Dr., Jackson, 601-605-9903 Ameristar Casino, Bottleneck Blues Bar 4146 Washington St., Vicksburg, 800-700-7770 Beau Rivage Casino 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, 800-566-7469 Belhaven College Center for the Arts 835 Riverside Dr, Jackson, 601-968-5930 Bennie’s Boom Boom Room 142 Front St., Hattiesburg, 601-408-6040 Borrello’s 1306 Washington St., Vicksburg, 601-638-0169 Buffalo Wild Wings 808 Lake Harbour Dr., Ridgeland, 601-856-0789 Burgers and Blues 1060 E. County Line Rd., Ridgeland, 601-899-0038 Capri-Pix Theatre 3021 N. State St., Jackson, 601-981-9606 Central City Complex 609 Woodrow Wilson Dr., Jackson, 601-352-9075 Cerami’s 5417 Highway 25, Flowood, 601-919-2829 Char Restaurant 4500 I-55, Highland Village, Jackson, 601-956-9562 Cherokee Inn 1410 Old Square Rd., Jackson, 601-362-6388 Club 43 Hwy 43, Canton, 601-654-3419, 601-859-0512 Club City Lights 200 N. Mill St., Jackson, 601-353-0059 Club O’Hara 364 Monticello St., Hazlehurst, 601-894-5674 Club Total 342 N. Gallatin St., Jackson, 601-714-5992 Congress Street Bar & Grill 120 N. Congress St., Jackson, 601-968-0857 The Commons Gallery 719 N. Congress St., 601-352-3399 Couples Entertainment Center 4511 Byrd Drive, Jackson, 601-923-9977 Crawdad Hole 1150 Lakeland Dr., Jackson, 601-982-9299 Crickett’s Lounge 4370 Hwy 80 West, Jackson, 601-922-0500 Crossroads Bar & Lounge 3040 Livingston Rd., Jackson, 601-984-3755 (blues) Cultural Expressions 147 Millsaps Ave., Jackson, 601-665-0815 (neosoul/hip-hop) Cups in Fondren 2757 Old Canton Road, Jackson, 601-362-7422 (acoustic/pop) Cups in the Quarter 1855 Lakeland Dr., Jackson, 601-981-9088 Davidson’s Corner Market 108 W. Center St., Canton, 601-855-2268 (pop/rock) Debo’s 180 Raymond Road, Jackson, 601-346-8283 Diamond Jack’s Casino 3990 Washington Street, Vicksburg, 1-877-711-0677 Dick & Jane’s 206 Capitol St., Jackson, 601-944-0123 (dance/alternative) Dixie Diamond 1306 Washington Street, Vicksburg, 601-638-6297 Dollar Bills Dance Saloon 103 A Street, Meridian, 601-693-5300 Edison Walthall Hotel 225 E. Capitol St., Jackson, 601-948-6161 Electric Cowboy 6107 Ridgewood Rd., Jackson, 601-899-5333 (country/ rock/dance) Executive Place 2440 Bailey Ave., Jackson, 601-987-4014 F. Jones Corner 303 N. Farish St. 601983-1148 Fenian’s 901 E. Fortification Street, Jackson, 601-948-0055 (rock/Irish/folk) Fire 209 Commerce St., Jackson, 601592-1000 (rock/dance/dj) Final Destination 5428 Robinson Rd. Ext., Jackson, (pop/rock/blues) Fitzgerald’s Martini Bar 1001 E. County Line Road, Jackson, 601-957-2800 Flood’s Bar and Grill 2460 Bailey Ave., Jackson, 601-713-4094 Footloose Bar and Grill 4661 Hwy 80 West, Jackson, 601-922-9944



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COFFEE HOUSES Cups Espresso CafĂŠ (Multiple Locations, Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s local group of coffeehouses offer high-end Arabica beans, a wide variety of espresso drinks, fresh brewed coffee and a selection of pastries and baked goods. Free wi-fi. Wired Espresso CafĂŠ (115 N State St 601-500-7800) This downtown coffeehouse across from the Old Capitol focuses on being a true gathering place, featuring great coffee and a selection of breakfast, lunch and pastry items. Free wi-fi.


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Broad Street Bakery (4465 Interstate 55 N. 601-362-2900) NEW MENU! Hot breakfast,coffee espresso drinks, fresh breads and pastries, gourmet deli sandwiches, quiches, soups, pizzas, pastas and dessert. A â&#x20AC;&#x153;see and be seenâ&#x20AC;? Jackson institution! CampbellĘźs Bakery (3013 N State Street 601-362-4628) Now serving lunch! Cookies, cakes and cupcakes are accompanied by good coffee and a fullcooked Southern breakfast on weekdays in this charming bakery in Fondren. For HeavenĘźs Cakes (4950 Old Canton Road 601-991-2253) Cakes and cupcakes for all occasions including weddings, parties, catered events. Owner Dani Mitchell Turk was features on the Food Networkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ultimate recipe showdown. Crazy Cat Bakers (Highland Village Suite #173 601-362-7448) Amazing sandwiches: Meatloaf Panini, Mediterranean Vegetarian, Rotisserie Chicken to gourmet pimento cheese. Outlandish desserts. Now open for dinner Wednesday through Friday.

ITALIAN BasilĘźs Belhaven (904 E. FortiďŹ cation, Jackson, 601-352-2002) The signature Paninis are complimented by great Italian offerings such as spaghetti and meatball, tomato basil soup, cookies and cupcakes. Dinner menu includes fresh tilapia, shrimp and risotto, seafood pasta, generous saladsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget the crab cakes. Party menu includes a â&#x20AC;&#x153;panini pie.â&#x20AC;? BYOB. BRAVO! (4500 Interstate 55 N., Jackson, 601-982-8111) Wood-fired pizzas, vegetarian fare, plus creative pastas, beef, and seafood specials. Wonderful atmosphere and service. Bravo! walks away with tons of Best of Jackson awards every year. CeramiĘźs (5417 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601-919-28298) Southern-style Italian cuisine features their signature Shrimp Cerami (white wine sauce, capers artichokes) along with veal, tilapia, crawfish, chicken and pasta dishes. Now with liquor license! FratesiĘźs (910 Lake Harbour, Ridgeland, 601-956-2929) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Authentic, homey, unpretentiousâ&#x20AC;? thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how the regulars describe Fratesiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, a staple in Jackson for years, offering great Italian favorites with loving care. The tiramisu is a must-have!

BARBEQUE Hickory Pit Barbeque (1491 Canton Mart Rd. 601-956-7079) The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Butts in Townâ&#x20AC;? features BBQ chicken, beef and pork sandwiches along with burgers and poâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;boys. Wet or dry pork ribs, chopped pork or beef, and all the sides. Lumpkins BBQ (182 Raymond Rd. Jackson 866-906-0942) Specializing in smoked barbeque, Lumpkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offers all your favorites for on-site family dining or for catered events, including reunions, office events, annivesaries, weddings and more. Rib Shack B.B.Q. & Seafood (932 J.R. Lynch Street, Jackson, 601-665-4952) Hickory-smoked BBQ beef or pork ribs, BBQ chicken, giant chopped BBQ beef or pork sandwiches. Fried catfish, pan trout, fried shrimp, po boys. Tuesday-Thursday (11am-8pm) Fri-Sat (11am-10pm).

BARS, PUBS & BURGERS Alumni House (574 Hwy 51 Ridgeland 601-605-9903, 110 Bass Pro, Pearl, 601-896-0253) Good bar food, big portions and burgers (with â&#x20AC;&#x153;blackenedâ&#x20AC;? as an unforgetable option) known for their sweet buns. Televisions throughout, even small tubes at your table. Po-boys, quesadillas; good stuff!

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Fenian’s Pub (901 E. Fortification St. 601-948-0055) Classic Irish pub featuring a menu of traditional food, pub sandwiches and beers including Guinness and Harp on tap. Free live music most nights; Irish/Celtic bands on Thursdays. Stamps Superburgers (1801 Dalton Street 601-352-4555) Huge burgers will keep you full until the next day! The homestyle fries are always fresh, cut by hand using white potatoes with traditional, lemon pepper, seasoning salt or Cajun seasoning. Fitzgeralds at the Hilton (1001 East County Line Road, 601-957-2800) Top-shelf bar food with a Gulf Coast twist like Gumbo Ya Ya, Pelahatchie artisan sausage and cheese antipasto. Grilled oysters; fried stuff—oysters, catfish, shrimp, seafood or chicken! Hal and Mal’s (200 S. Commerce St. 601-948-0888) Pub favorites meet Gulf Coast and Cajun specialties like red beans and rice, the Oyster Platter or each day’s blackboard special. Repeat winner of Best of Jackson’s “Best Place for Live Music.” Last Call (3716 I-55 N. Frontage Road 601-713-2700) Burgers, sandwiches and po-boys, plus sports-bar appetizers and specialities. Try chili cheese fries, chicken nachos or the shrimp & pork eggrolls. Pay-per-view sporting events, live bands. Martin’s Restaurant and Lounge (214 South State Street 601-354-9712) Lunch specials, pub appetizers (jalapeno poppers, cheezsticks, fried pickles) or order from the full menu of po-boys and entrees. Full bar, massive beer selection and live music most nights. Shucker’s Oyster Bar (116 Conestoga Road, Ridgeland 601-853-0105) Serious about oysters? Try ‘em on the half shell, deep-fried, charred from the oven or baked in champagne. Plus po-boys, pub favorites, burgers, mufalettas, pizza, seafood and steaks! The Regency (400 Greymont Ave. 601-969-2141) Reasonably priced buffet Monday through Friday featuring all your favorites. Daily happy hour, live bands and regular specials. Time Out Sports Café (6720 Old Canton Road 601-978-1839) 14 TVs, 1 projector and two big-screens. Daily $9 lunch specials, pub-style appetizers, burgers, seafood and catfish po-boys, salads, and hot entrees including fish, steak and pasta. Ole Tavern on George Street (416 George St. 601-960-2700) Pub food with a southern flair: beer-battered onion rings, chicken & sausage gumbo, salads, sandwiches and weekly lunch specials. Plus, happy hour 4-7pm Monday through Friday. Pelican Cove Grill (3999A Harbor Walk Drive 601-605-1865) Great rez view! Shrimp and seafood appetizers, soups, salads, burgers and sandwiches, plus po-boys, catfish baskets, and dinners from the grill including mahi-mahi and reggae ribs. Poets Two (1855 Lakeland Drive, Suite H-10, 601-364-9411) Pub fare at its finest. Crabcake minis, fried dills, wings, poppers, ultimate fries, sandwiches, po-boys, pasta entrees and steak. The signature burgers come in bison, kobe, beef or turkey! Happy hour everyday til 7 p.m. Sportsman’s Lodge (1120 E Northside Dr. in Maywood Mart) 601-366-5441 Voted Best Sports Bar in 2010, Sportman’s doesn’t disappoint with plenty of gut-pleasing sandwiches, and fried seafood baskets. Try the award-winning wings in Buffalo, Thai or Jerk sauces! Underground 119 (119 South President St. 601-352-2322) Jumbo lump crabcakes, crab quesadillas, beef tenderloin parfaits, orange-garlic shrimp, even “lollipop” lamb chops. Add a full bar and mix in great music. Opens 4 p.m.-until, Wed-Sat.

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ASIAN STIX (109 Marketplace Lane off Lakeland Dr Flowood 601-420-4058) Enjoy the quick-handed, knife-wielding chefs at the flaming teppanyaki grill; artful presentations of sushi; the pungent seasonings and spicy flavors of regional Chinese cuisines. Nagoya (6351 I-55 North #131 @ Target Shopping Ctr. 601-977-8881) Nagoya gets high marks for its delicious-and-affordable sushi offerings, tasty lunch specials and high-flying hibachi room with satisfying flavors for the whole family. Ichiban (153 Ridge Drive, Ste 105F 601-919-0097 & 359 Ridgeway 601-919-8879) Voted “Best Chinese” in 2010, cuisine styles at Ichiban actually range from Chinese to Japanese, including hibachi, sushi made fresh with seafood, and a crowd-pleasing buffet. Mimi’s Family and Friends (3139 North State Street, Fondren) 601-366-6111 Funky local art decorates this new offering in Fondren, where the cheese grits, red beans & rice, pork tacos and pimento cheese are signature offerings. Breakfast and lunch, Mon-Sat. Julep (1305 East Northside Drive, Highland Village, 601-362-1411) Tons of Best of Jackson awards, delicious Southern fusion dishes like award-winning fried chicken, shrimp and grits, blackened tuna and butter bean hummus. Brunch, lunch, dinner and late night. Po’ Polks (4865 N. State Street 601-366-2160) Great home-style cookin’ open Mon-Sat for a $4.95 lunch. Chopped steak and gravy, Fried chicken, smothered pork chops, catfish, pan trout, BBQ rib tips, plus sides galore! DINE JACKSON, see pg. 50

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Sugarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place (168 W Griffith St 601-352-2364) Hot breakfast and weekday lunch: catfish, pantrout, fried chicken wings, blue plates, red beans & rice, pork chops, chicken & dumplings, burgers, po-boys...does your grandma cook like this? The Strawberry CafĂŠ (107 Depot Drive, Madison, 601-856-3822) Full table service, lunch and dinner. Crab and crawfish appetizers, salads, fresh seafood, pastas, â&#x20AC;&#x153;surf and turfâ&#x20AC;? and more. Veggie options. Desserts: cheesecake, Madison Mud and strawberry shortcake. Two Sisters Kitchen (707 N. Congress St. 601-353-1180) 2010 Best of Jackson winner for fried chicken offers a sumptious buffet of your choice of veggies, a salad bar, iced tea & one of three homemade desserts. Lunch only. M-F 11-2, Sun. 10:30-2. Zydeco Restaurant and Bar (6340 Ridgewood Rd. 601-977-9920) Cajun/creole favorites such as gumbo, sausage, oysters, fried green tomatoes, po-boys and muffalettas. Steaks, seafood and jambalaya for dinner. Beignets, omelets and seafood for Sunday brunch!

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Huntington Grille at the Hilton (1001 East County Line Road 601--957-1515) Chef Luis Bruno offers fresh Gulf seafood, unique game dishes and succulent steaks alongside an expansive wine selection; multiple honors from Best of Jackson, Wine Specator and others. Rockyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (1046 Warrington Road, Vicksburg 601-634-0100) Enjoy choice steaks, fresh seafood, great salads, hearty sandwiches and much more in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;polished casualâ&#x20AC;? dining room. Open 24/7 in the Riverwalk Casino.

medIterraNeaN/mIddLe easterN Aladdin Mediterranean Grill (730 Lakeland Drive 601-366-6033) Delicious authentic dishes including lamb dishes, hummus, falafel, kababs, shwarma and much more. Consistent award winner, great for takeout or for long evenings with friends. Jerusalem CafĂŠ (2741 Old Canton Road 601-321-8797) Yes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a hookah bar in Jackson, which also happens to have a great Meditterean menu, including falafel, lamb shank, feta salad, kabob, spinach pie, grape leaves and baba ghanouj. Kristos (971 Madison Ave @ Hwy 51, Madison, 601-605-2266) Home of the famous Greek meatball! Hummus, falafel, dolmas, pita sandwiches, salads, plus seasoned curly fries (or sweet potato fries) and amazing desserts.


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Mellow Mushroom (275 Dogwood Blvd, Flowood, 601-992-7499) Pizzas of all kinds, munchies, calzones, grilled hoagies, salads and more make up the extensive and â&#x20AC;&#x153;eclecticâ&#x20AC;? menu at Mellow Mushroom. Award-winning beer selection. Dine in or carry out. The Pizza Shack (1220 N State St. 601-352-2001) 2009 and 2010â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winner of Best Pizza offers the perfect pizza-and-a-beer joint. Creative pizza options abound (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cajun Joe, anyone?â&#x20AC;?), along with sandwiches, wings, salads and even BBQ. Sal & Mookieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (565 Taylor St. 601-368-1919) Pizzas of all kinds plus pasta, eggplant parmesan and the local favorite: fried ravioli. Voted Best Chef, Best Dessert, Best Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Menu and Best Ice Cream in the 2010 Best of Jackson reader poll.

CarrIBBeaN Taste of the Island (436 E. Capitol, Downtown, 601-360-5900) Jerk chicken or ribs, curry chicken or shrimp, oxtails, snapper or goat, plus bok choy, steamed cabbage and Jamaican Greens, Carry out, counter seating or delivery available. 11a-7p, Monday-Friday.


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El Portrillo (210 Dogwood Blvd, Flowood, 601-992-9260) Mexican food with an attitude, complete with great atmosphere, luxurious patio, plenty of food and drink specials and, of course, a fabulous margarita! One of Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most extensive Mexican menus including items like bacon-wrapped shrimp and the shrimp nachos.

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High Noon CafĂŠ (2807 Old Canton Road in Rainbow Plaza 601-366-1513) Fresh, gourmet, tasty and healthy defines the lunch options at Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own strict vegetarian (and very-vegan-friendly) restaurant. Daily lunch specials -- like Mexican day and the seaside cakes on Fridays -- push the envelope on creative and healthy; wonderful desserts!

Doctor S sez: This week is golf’s last major of the year. Then we can go back to ignoring it. Until the Viking Classic, that is.

FRIDAY, AUG. 13 Major League baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta (6:30 p.m., CSS, 620 AM): The Braves and the Dodgers are both fighting for sports in the postseason. And the Dodgers are just about done. SATURDAY, AUG. 14 Major League baseball, St. Louis at Chicago Cubs (3 p.m., Ch. 40): The Cardinals, who are still chasing Cincinnati in the NL

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Central, aim to gain ground during a series with the hated Cubs. SUNDAY, AUG. 15 Major League baseball, Philadelphia at New York Mets (7 p.m., ESPN, 105.9 FM): The Phillies’ playoff hopes are on life support and the Mets’ are over. MONDAY, AUG. 16 NFL exhibition football, New York Giants vs. New York Jets (7 p.m., ESPN): Which one of these teams is a contender and which is a pretender. This game won’t tell you. TUESDAY, AUG. 17 Major League baseball, Washington at Atlanta (6 p.m., SportSouth, 620 AM): Braves and Nationals meet in a battle of present and future NL East contenders. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18 Southern League baseball, Mississippi at Tennessee (6:15 p.m., Kodak, Tenn., 103.9 FM): The M-Braves head for the mountains to open a series with the Smokies. The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who has wasted much of the summer watching “NCIS” reruns Thank goodness football is back. Go to JFP Sports at

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Dallas police said Dwayne Lamont Moten, 20, hired a friend, Jacob Wheeler, 20, to shoot him, intending to blame the crime on his wife’s boyfriend so he could gain custody of his 3-yearold son. Wheeler was only supposed to wound Moten, who “drove a short distance before he realized he was shot a little worse than he had planned and got out of his car and was screaming for help,” then died, according to Sr. Cpl. Kevin Janse, who noted, “There’s legal ways to get custody of a child, and taking a bullet and ultimately dying is definitely not one of those ways.” (KDFW-TV)

Alabama’s Birmingham-Southern College must cut 20 percent of its operating budget, about $10 million, in part because it erroneously awarded millions of dollars in financial aid by adding Pell grant money to students’ financial-aid packages instead of subtracting it. “This was not just a one-year thing,” college President David Pollick admitted. “Our finance operation was dealing with systems that go back 20 years. They’d just been doing things certain ways. It’s almost like you have an infection that you don’t see; nobody knows about it.” Pollick added that besides cutting 51 staff and 29 faculty positions, the school is eliminating five student majors, including accounting. (The Birmingham News)

Looks Minus the Talent — and Egos A Los Angeles sperm bank has launched a service that lets its clients choose donors who resemble Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks, Russell Crowe, Justin Timberlake, Tiger Woods and other entertainment and sports celebrities. Pointing out that state law requires sperm donors to be anonymous, Scott Brown, the communications director for California Cryobank, said the clinic’s “Donor Look-A-Like” service is “a way of connecting the client to the donor” by suggesting which celebrity the donor most resembles and showing pictures of those celebrities to give clients a “general idea.” Acknowledging that there’s no guarantee the offspring will actually resemble the celebrities, Brown said that since introducing “Donor Look-A-Like,” the clinic has seen a 400 percent increase in visitors to its web site. (The Washington Times)

Unraveling Tales Sara Blasse, 23, told authorities in Camden County, N.J., that she broke her arm during a carjacking that resulted in the crash of her Kia Sorrento. She then changed her story and claimed that she had picked up a male prostitute and was performing oral sex on him when the Kia crashed. After investigators disputed both stories, Blasse confessed that she and Henry Goode Jr., 27, had stolen a laptop computer from a parked car in Chesilhurst, but the owner spotted them and called 911. The couple escaped but crashed the Kia. Blasse made her way home, only to have her parents take her to the hospital, where she told the carjacking tale. Making a false report was the least of many charges filed against her. (Philadelphia Daily News) Compiled from mainstream media sources by Roland Sweet. Authentication on demand.

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THURSDAY, AUG. 12 Golf, PGA Championship (noon, TNT): This is Tiger Woods’ last chance to win a major this year. But after he stunk up the joint last week, it looks about as likely as reconciliation with his soon-to-be former wife. The PGA continues on Friday (noon, TNT), Saturday (10 a.m., TNT and 1 p.m., Ch. 12) and Sunday (10 a.m., TNT and 1 p.m., Ch. 12) … NFL exhibition football, New Orleans at New England (6:30 p.m., Ch. 11, 620 AM): The Saints open the silly season, uh, preseason against the Patriots. … Southern League baseball, Montgomery at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 103.9 FM): The M-Braves open a home series with the Biscuits on a Thirsty Thursday.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Paul, a fortune-telling octopus in Oberhausen, Germany, had an amazing run of success predicting the results of World Cup competitions a while back. His technique? His handlers gave him a succession of choices between two tasty morsels, each representing one of the teams in a given match. The treat he picked to eat was the team whose victory he prophesied. I wish I could access his expertise to help me sort out your upcoming decisions. It’s really important that you not over-think the possibilities, but rather rely on simple gut reactions. Why don’t you pretend you’re an octopus, and imagine that some food item symbolizes each choice you have to make. Ask yourself, “Which is yummiest?”

Lewis Carroll’s sequel to “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was “Through the Looking Glass.” As he wrote it, he invited his illustrator John Tenniel to offer editorial advice. In response, Tenniel tactfully suggested that Lewis cut out a certain chapter. Lewis agreed, and so the story, as we read it today, doesn’t include Alice’s meeting with a grumbling wasp who wore a bright yellow wig that sat disheveled on its head like a clump of seaweed. Think of me as your version of Tenniel, Virgo. As you finish up your labor of love, consider following my recommendation to omit the part that resembles a wasp in a wig.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

If you and I were sitting face to face and I asked you, “What are the most important lessons you’ve learned these last 11 months?” What would you tell me? I think you need this type of experience: an intense and leisurely conversation with a good listener you trust, someone who will encourage you to articulate the major developments in your life since your last birthday. Here are some other queries I’d pose: 1. How have you changed? 2. What long-term process needs to come to a climax? 3. What “school” are you ready to graduate from? (And by “school” I mean any situation that has been a hotbed of learning for you.)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

The film “Avatar” hammers out such vehement anti-military, anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist themes that the leftist rock band Rage Against the Machine could have endorsed it. And yet, it’s the highest-grossing film in the history of the world. One critic marveled at its popularity in even the most conservative areas of America, noting that it got “a theater full of people in Kentucky to stand and applaud the defeat of their country in war.” Your assignment in the coming week is to do what “Avatar” has done: Try to make sure that your opponents and skeptics are entertained by your message—maybe even excited and intrigued.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

I recommend that you enjoy an abundance of recreational time in the coming days, Sagittarius. But I hope that you will favor a rigorous physical challenge over lying lazily on the beach. I hope that you will read great literature instead of mass-market paperbacks, and that you’ll attend a brain-bending workshop rather than being a spectator at a sports event. Catch my drift, Sagittarius? Say yes to embarking on a vision quest that scares the fear out of you and pumps up your spiritual ambition; say no to wasting away in a puddle of sluggish, circuitous daydreaming.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Sixty-nine percent of conservatives think that hell is a real place, and over half of all liberals do. Shocking! Ridiculous! I hope that you, Capricorn, give zero credence to the idea that there is a realm of eternal damnation. In my astrological opinion, believing in hell would grossly interfere with your ability to know the truth about your life right now. So would an irrational fear of failure, an obsession with enemies, or a tendency to define yourself in opposition to bad stuff. Here’s the alternative: To thrive, all you have to do is accentuate what you love, identify what you want and focus on rewards.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is an excellent time for you to get more conscious and proactive about what images you bring into your life and surround yourself with. It’s always important to monitor the pictures flowing into your imagination, of course, but it’s especially crucial right now. Your mental

and physical health is unusually dependent on it. So please do yourself a big favor and gaze upon as much uplifting beauty as you can. Favor gardens over garbage dumps, soaring vistas over strip malls, interesting faces over scowling mugs.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Every year smokers toss away over four trillion cigarette butts, fouling the environment terribly. But recently, a few Chinese scientists embarked on the seemingly impossible project of finding value in this noxious waste. Collecting up big piles of discarded filters, they developed a process to extract chemicals effective at preventing corrosion when applied to steel pipes. Your assignment, Pisces, is to accomplish a comparable miracle: Turn some dreck or dross into a useful thing; discover a blessing in the trash; build a new dream using the ruins of an old pleasure.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

When I studied method acting with David Mamet, he taught us to develop such a vivid imagination that we could taste the pretend coffee that we drank out of an imaginary cup. We’d feel the heft of the cup in our hand and the steamy heat rising. We’d hallucinate the bitterly flavorful smell, and the muscles of our face would move the way they might if we were sipping the real thing. Pop star Lady Gaga didn’t work with Mamet while she was maturing as an actress, but she got similar teachings. Recently, she told New York magazine that she can “feel the rain, when it’s not raining.” And more than that: “I can actually mentally give myself an orgasm.” If you think that you will ever want to have that strong an imagination, Aries, now is a good time to start working toward that goal.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

When they say “Go with the flow,” what “flow” are they talking about? Do they mean the flow of your early childhood conditioning? The flow of your friends’ opinions? The latest cultural trends? Your immediate instinctual needs? When they say “Go with the flow,” are they urging you to keep doing what’s easiest to do and what will win you the most ego points, even if it keeps you from being true to your soul’s code? I’m here to ask you to consider the possibility that there are many flows to go with, but only one of them is correct for you right now. And in my opinion, it is flowing in an underground cavern, far from the maddening crowd.

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1 Run ___ of (violate) 6 Turns in the fridge 10 “I love,” in Latin 13 She came between Hillary and Michelle 14 Napkin fold 16 Turn down 17 Cereal for people with good fortune during a fictional “Simpsons” month? 19 Pilot’s heading: abbr. 20 Roasting for a long time? 21 Cereal that’s really healthy, but takes forever to pass? 23 Nonclerical 25 Env. attachment 26 Likely (to) 29 One of the Osmonds 32 Drug bust 35 Cereal that’s shockingly good? 38 He’s always got a court date 39 Little bits 40 Award won by Taylor Swift in 2009 41 “Scenes from ___” (1991 Bette Midler film) 42 Pasta topping 43 Cereal eaten mainly by important students?

45 “That’s delicious” 46 Book in the Septimus Heap series 47 Michigan’s ___ Canals 48 Waikiki island 50 PBS “Mystery” host Diana 53 With 62-across, cereal that sounds like a bad accident between fighting ermines? 57 Show showers 61 Honorific poem 62 See 53-across 64 ___ carte 65 Therefore 66 “___ tell you something...” 67 Prefix meaning “wood” 68 Political cartoonist Ted 69 Feeds the hogs


1 “It’s ___ ever wanted!” 2 Half-human, half-goat creature 3 Pained expression 4 “Family Matters” annoyer 5 Girl in an Eric Clapton song 6 Tachometer stat 7 Minnesota’s St. ___ College 8 Actress Garr 9 Northern California newspaper, slangily 10 Yosemite photographer

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

“There would not be such a thing as counterfeit gold if there were no real gold somewhere,” says a Sufi proverb. Why am I bringing this to your attention at this particular moment in your life story? Here’s the bad news: You’re in possession of some counterfeit gold that you think is authentic. Here’s the good news: Within a short time after waking up to the truth about the fake stuff, you will locate the real thing.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Here’s a thought from the Cancerian philosopher Gaston Bachelard: “He who listens to the singing of the stream cannot be expected to understand the one who hears the singing of the flame: They do not speak the same language.” While I mostly agree with that poetic formulation, I think you’re about to be a temporary exception to the rule. Normally you are acutely attuned to the singing of the stream; your skill at reading its nuances are supreme among the zodiac. But I expect that in the coming days, you will not only have the power to appreciate the song of the fire; you’ll even be able to empathize with and understand people who are entranced by the song of the fire.

Let’s meet in dreams sometime soon. Describe to me the adventures you’d like us to have together.


Each of the 26 letters of the alphabet is represented in this grid by a number between 1 and 26. Using letter frequency, word-pattern recognition, and the numbers as your guides, fill in the grid with well-known English words (HINT: since a Q is always followed by a U, try hunting down the Q first). Only lowercase, unhyphenated words are allowed in kaidoku, so you wonít see anything like STOCKHOLM or LONG-LOST in here (but you might see AFGHAN, since it has an uncapitalized meaning, too). Now stop wasting my precious time and SOLVE!!

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

11 Paste for Japanese soups 12 Farm beasts 15 “Back ___” (2005 song by Mike Jones) 18 Some cigs 22 “Keep on Truckin’” cartoonist 24 Like some tunes 26 Cause fought by the Gray Panthers 27 Tournament type 28 Record-setting actress at the 1974 Oscars 30 Gossipy bit 31 More pointless 33 Cold home heated by a qulliq 34 AC ___ (auto parts manufacturer) 36 Classic game with power pellets 37 End of many languages 38 He preceded and followed Conan 44 Historic name in supercomputers 46 Fort where the Civil War started 49 Heavenly ___ (ice cream flavor) 51 Word on some doors at school 52 “Oliver Twist” food 53 Cajole 54 How some sit about 55 Charlie Chaplin wife O’Neill 56 Table salt, to chemists 58 Prefix meaning “within” 59 Patrol in the provinces, for short 60 “___ the Sheriff” (1980s Suzanne Somers sitcom) 63 ___ Aviv, Israel


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I’m pretty good at not over committing myself, but recently I do that more and more. I’m very good at saying no to things I don’t want to do but I’m not so good at saying no to causes or groups I believe in. The problem with Jackson is that there are so many wonderful opportunities to give back to and to meet fun and interesting people. (I’m not sure where people live who say there is nothing to do.) The other day someone asked me if I’d consider chairing a group that I love with all my heart. I told her I’d think about it at some point in the future, but now it’s just impossible. It’s never fair to yourself or to a group you love to do something half-way. That’s what happens when you take too much on. Even if you look fully present, you really aren’t. When you have too much on your plate, you don’t eat right, exercise, meditate or do whatever it is that makes you centered. The lesson for the next couple of weeks is to say “Yes” with a smile and full heart and to say “No” with the same attitude. —Kimberly Griffin

What I Learned From Being Carless I successfully, but barely, made it a month without having a car in one of the hottest months of the year. Initially, I thought to myself, “I don’t need a car, I’ll be the bike-advocacy poster child.” So I switched my work hours to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. since I was waking up early to beat the heat. I arrived to work each morning in my spandex and tank top and changed into my work clothes. For the first week, I felt like a badass bike chick. The second week, I just felt like a bike chick. By the third week, the heat and the city’s cracked and pockmarked streets began to break me down. During the fourth week, I wanted to kick my bike, sit down on the sidewalk and cry like a little girl. Did I become model thin with all this new exercise? No. Was I the badass bike lady? No. I was the sweaty, smelly office girl with helmet hair. Without a car, I felt stranded. If I wanted to go to the grocery store or downtown to a concert, I had new challenges of factoring in the time it would take me to get there, the amount of energy I had, and how sweaty I would be once I got to my destination. Biking is more pleasurable when it feels like a choice and not your only method of transportation. I still believe we need to become a more bike-friendly city. In Mississippi, the heat will always be a challenge, but the streets don’t have to be. We also need to

improve our public transportation system if we want to get people out of their cars. I also purged about 75 percent of my belongings last week, as I moved into a furnished apartment. I am vowing to only own as much stuff as will fit into my car, at least for the next five years. This feels much more healthy. Now that I have a car and a new place to live, I feel like I have fresh start. I’m going to try and have a semi-normal schedule, until life throws another curve ball at me. —Lacey McLaughlin

My Newly Paved Road I started the journey with high hopes, forgetting one little thing: I have ZERO will power! I haven’t been eating the best food these past few weeks. This week I’m starting a new plan: no meat or dairy products for a month. I’ve found this is allowing me to use the many vegan and vegetarian cookbooks I own. So many tasty veggies ready to be consumed. Next step: going back to the gym. If you happen to see a petite woman struggling for air in your local gym, don’t worry, that’s just me attempting to get in shape. —Ashley Jackson

Why I Still Drink Coffee On pain of death (or, rather, pain of dirty looks from Ronni), I’m taking stock of my five wellness goals. I’m falling short on some: My afternoon coffee intake has risen, not dropped, and I’m meditating about half as often as I’d like. The coffee goal might be a bad one, though. While I don’t love the headache and sluggishness that comes with a caffeine deficiency, I find something perversely romantic about the whole ritual, and sharing this weakness with so many people. The truth, though, is that my afternoon cups of coffee aren’t an elaborate social custom; it’s just me trudging solo to the office kitchen, barely appreciative of the coffee’s taste or powers. That’s not a habit worth keeping. The solution, I think, is to make the most of the (ideally) one cup I have in the morning: drink it slowly, in the company of others, and savor the lift it gives my senses. One goal is going swimmingly: I’m playing soccer twice a week, and my anticipation of the Wednesday and Sunday games is reaching dumb-Pavlovian-slobbering levels, which, come to think of it, might be a problem in itself. —Ward Schaefer

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