This Saturday I’ll be hosting a panel at the Mississippi Book Festival entitled “Celebrating Our Roots: A Tribute to Mississippi’s Musical Heritage." It takes place at 1:30 p.m. at the Galloway Friendship Center, adjacent to the State Capitol, and features a wide array of writers. Mary Lindsay Dickinson, mother of Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, will be representing “I’m Just Dead, I’m Not Gone,” the autobiography of her late husband Jim, a legendary producer/musician.
This weekend in Clarksdale there will be two release parties at the Delta Blues Museum for local journalist and photographer Panny Flautt Mayfield’s new book “Live From the Mississippi Delta.” The events — Friday at 4:p.m. and Saturday at 5: p.m. — take place during the 30th anniversary of the Sunflower River Blues and Festival, with which Mayfield has been associated since its founding in 1988 as an organizer and documentarian.
This Saturday, the Central Mississippi Blues Society is presenting the Bicentennial event, “200 Years of Shared History: Mississippi and the Blues” at the historic Alamo Theater on North Farish Street in Jackson. The free program, which runs from 1:p.m. to 7:p.m. and will be hosted by blues/soul vocalist (and CMBS vice president) Pat Brown, will present a mix of talks, performances and film showings.
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