Friday, January 23, 2009

Band Headed for IBC Performs

The 5th Annual MS Delta Regional Blues Challenge Band Winner – The Grady Champion Revue from Canton, MS will perform Sunday, January 25th at Club Ebony in Indianola.  Music begins at 6:30pm.  Join the Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola for an Award Presentation following the performance.  This band is going to the 25th Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN February 5-7, 2009.  



Wednesday, January 21, 2009

British news network films Delta residents & Blues Juke House - Po' Monkey's Lounge

CLEVELAND, MS - The Sky TV News team recently visited the Delta to interview people about their hopes for the new Obama presidency. 

Sky TV is the largest satellite news channel in Europe and the first all news channel in Great Britain. It reaches 145 million people in 36 countries in Europe alone, as well as Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Sky TV also filmed historic Mound Bayou and interviewed the town’s mayor, Kennedy Johnson, and its historian, Dr. Eulah Peterson. The London based news team interviewed several people at the St. Gabriel Mercy Center in Mound Bayou as well.

Later, they filmed at Poor Monkey’s Lounge outside Merigold and ate at The Senator’s Place restaurant in Cleveland, where they interviewed Billy Joe McCain of the Bolivar County Community Action Agency. 

After leaving the Delta, the Sky News team headed to Washington, DC, to cover the inauguration of President Obama. 


Pictured are (seated from left) Kareem Lateef, and Sky News Anchor Jeremy Thompson, (standing from left) Sister Donald Mary of the St. Gabriel Mercy Center; Dr. Luther Brown of the Delta State University Delta Center for Culture and Learning; the Sky TV news team of Jamie Wood, producer; and Neil Hamilton, camera.

Friday, January 16, 2009

SAVE THE DATE-February Mississippi Blues Trail Marker Ceremonies

 Mark your calendars for the upcoming marker ceremonies in February.


February  13th  at 10:00AM

Rube Lacy

Pelahatchie, MS


February 27th at 11:00AM

Living Blues

Oxford, MS


February 28th at 10:00AM

Sonny Boy Williamson II

Glendora, MS


Leigh Portwood

Heritage Trails

Mississippi Development Authority/Division of Tourism

P.O. Box 849

Jackson, MS 39205

Phone: 601.359.3061

Fax: 601.359.5757