Thursday, October 24, 2013

Indianola BAND Challenge Winners

“A Different Shade of Blue” blues band from Petal won the band competition in Indianola at Club Ebony Sunday night.  They will represent the Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola at the 30th Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis January 22-25, 2014.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

30th International Blues Challenge

Mississippi’s blues societies will soon be having their Regional Blues Challenges (Band and Solo/Duo Competitions).  The winners will advance to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis January 22-25, 2014  Sunday, September 29th Band & Solo/Duo; JACKSON:  Monday, October 14th Band and Monday, October 28th Solo/Duo; INDIANOLA:  Sunday, October 20th Band and Sunday, October 27th Solo/Duo   

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Poster Signing for 14th Annual Highway 61 Blues Festival - Mighty Mississippi Music Festival

The Leland Blues Project and the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival is announcing the poster signing for the 14th Annual Highway 61 Blues Festival - Mighty Mississippi Music Festival at E. E. Bass on Friday, August 23 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  This event is held in conjunction with the opening of Billy Johnson's blues photography exhibit, Gone But Not Forgotten.  Cristen Craven Barnard, the artist for this year's poster, will be on hand signing a limited number of posters from her artwork titled, Mississippi Delta Riverside Blues. Posters will be on sale with a numbered, signed poster costing $25 and and unsigned poster costing $15.  As this is the first year for the combined Highway 61 Blues Festival - Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, they will certainly become collector items and sales of the poster directly benefit The Highway 61 Blues Museum.  A reception for the public including wine and hors d'oeuvres will accompany the events of the evening. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Otha Turner Memorial Picnic

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Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614
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Friday, July 26, 2013

James "T-Model" Ford Memorial Services

Greenville, MS   Friday, July 26-Visitation at Redmond Funeral Home   Saturday, July 27-Funeral at the Washington County Convention Center   

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Saturday, July 20, 2013


Delta State Opens Alumnus Photography Exhibit

CLEVELAND, Miss. --- The University Archives and Museum at Delta State University will open its first exhibition of the fall semester Tuesday, August 13, at 6 p.m. A reception and lecture will be held for Delta State Alumnus, Easton Selby, as he returns to the Delta with his collaborative documentary exhibition "Photographic Interpretations: The Culture & Geography of the Delta Blues."

Selby states, "As photographers, we are trained from our first day to understand the meaning and intent of the final photograph. We are taught that just because we can look doesn't necessarily mean that we can see. Through my work, I am trying to connect my disconnect with something I do not fully understand."

Fellow photographers Armon Means and John Vincent combined their talents with Selby to create the original body of work by drawing inspiration from Dr. John Strait’s research, which emphasized the examination of the space in which we live.

The reception is open to the public, and community members are encouraged to visit the exhibit. Selby’s work of 20 images will be on display in the Capps Archives & Museum’s main gallery until the end of October.