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May 22, 2015 in News

HINDS COUNTY JAILS Justice Department cites Hinds County over jail conditions JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Federal officials say faltering efforts to improve conditions at Hinds County’s two jails have been […]

Bluesman BB King is alive, apparently well

April 8, 2015 in Entertainment

LAS VEGAS  (AP) — Blues patriarch B.B. King is telling fans he’s feeling better and will be released from a hospital Tuesday. The 89-year-old musician’s daughter, Claudette King, told the […]

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March 4, 2012 in News, Top Stories

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Grammy Museum seeks state money

March 2, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News

JACKSON – (AP) A Cleveland group raising money for a satellite Grammy museum to celebrate Mississippi’s rich musical heritage is seeking $6 million for the cause. The museum, which would […]

President Obama acknowledges birth of the blues in Mississippi

February 28, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News

By Monica Land WASHINGTON, D.C. – In his opening remarks Tuesday night at the “In Performance at the White House” Blues Event, President Barack Obama spoke to his guests on […]

B.B. King, Mick Jagger and others to perform at White House

February 23, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, This Week

By Monica Land WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mississippi’s native son, the legendary B.B. King and his beloved guitar, “Lucille,” will fill the chambers of the “People’s House” at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue […]