MFP Voices

Nobody Sings the Blues the Way Mississippi Women Sing It

The Meridian Jazz and Blues marker honors blues and jazz performers that have played pivotal roles in musical history, locally and nationally, laying a foundation for future music genres. But Karen Hinton writes that many Mississippi blues women, especially Black women, are left out of the conversation and off of these historic markers, and most are not mentioned at all compared to men artists.

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Andrew Bucci self portrait with dogwood flower 1949

Mississippi Toasts Breadth and Depth of Andrew Bucci’s Art in His Centennial Year

These centennial tributes aim to showcase the range of Andrew Bucci’s art, who started creating in the mid-to-late 1930s and continued through the 2000s, learning something new every decade—always evolving, always creating. The History Is Lunch program on Jan. 12 is free and open to the public; it will be livestreamed as well on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s Facebook page, and posted on the department’s YouTube channel. The “Emerging Grace” exhibit runs through March 12 at the Winter Building and is open to the public on Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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