Watcha Gonna Do? Posted 4-7-11

Watcha Gonna Do?

Posted 4-7-11

 

Author of YOUNG & FREE, Corinne wonderin' Watcha Gonna Do?!? Photo by DB

Author of YOUNG & FREE, Corinne wonderin' Watcha Gonna Do?!? Photo by DB

What’s going on in and around Clarksdale and/or Coahoma County…and beyond!

With the advent of Spring comes lots of choices for things to do. As our weather improves, more folks are headin’ out of their homes and into the community. Check out some upcoming events below.

ALSO, you will want to check out the BOHEMIAN SCENES and see some photos taken around the area, especially at our very new OXBOW Restaurant, the new  HOT spot in town for lunch (and soon-to-be breakfast) on Third Street. Dreamed-up, visualized, created and actualized by Clarksdale’s very own natives Chef Hayden, and his gifted bride Erica Hall. Plus a few other shots…..

DON’T FORGET TO WATCH THE VIDEO OF BLUES MASTER KENNY BROWN with a select scene of our recent storm that blew into town…from the Salon de Boheme’s front porch view.


 


 

Last week our Delta Bohemian Subscribers received a special offer for a BIG DADDY SPECIAL during the JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL. (Big Daddy is The Clark House’s biggest most luxurious room, by the way!) The prize included a 3-night deal with all kinds of benefits attached to it. Well, it was snatched up by some lucky Delta Bohemian in less than an hour! Thanks for supporting our Sponsor – The Clark House. Awesome, dude. A SPECIAL ONLY FOR SUBSCRIBERS TO THE DELTA BOHEMIAN

The Clark House: A Residential Inn in Clarksdale, Mississippi

The Clark House: A Residential Inn in Clarksdale, Mississippi

 

 

 

 

 


 

THURSDAY, April 7 Opening Reception, 5-7pm at DELTA BLUES MUSEUM

Mississippi: State of Blues

New book of photographs by Ken Murphy and text by Scott Barretta. Come and meet Ken and Scott, and enjoy refreshments from Gold Strike Casino and Resort, Tunica.

The Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, the heart of the Mississippi Delta.

The Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, the heart of the Mississippi Delta.

Cover of the book MISSISSIPPI: STATE OF BLUES

Cover of the book MISSISSIPPI: STATE OF BLUES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Thursday, April 7 – Live music by Captain Dirk, 6:30-8pm

AND a Late Night Set by Lightnin Malcolm, 8-10pm


Saturday, April 9 – Live music by Justin Zamm & Jonah Durning, 7:30 ’til

Nightly: Reverse Happy Hour after 9pm


Friday, April 8 – 308 Blues club

Tweed Funk playing at 308 BLUES CLUB on April 8 in Indianola, MS

Tweed Funk playing at 308 BLUES CLUB on April 8 in Indianola, MS

Indianola

Live music by TWEED FUNK (an up-tempo jump blues, old-school soul, funk and hip-hop band)

Hosted by Co-owner Mr. Mario T. Strong (Indianola, MS) For more information call (662) 887-7800 or check out their post on FACEBOOK.

 


 

 

 

Wednesday, April 13 – New Roxy Theater, 365 Issaquena. A Pre-Festival Kickoff Party in the coolest open-air music venue in the world.

The New Roxy Theater on Issaquena in Clarksdale, the heart of the Mississippi Delta.

The New Roxy Theater on Issaquena in Clarksdale, the heart of the Mississippi Delta.

 

8pm – til’ late

Free Live music with 19th Street Red

Cold beer and New Roxy Sliders

($1 beers for service industry employees, musicians and JJF volunteers.


Thursday, April 14 – The Juke Joint Show at The Gordon Gallery, 233 Delta, 6-9pm


 

Thursday, April 14 – Acoustic Africa: From Mali to Mississippi, 7pm

Extremely gifted and internationally acclaimed musicians Habib Koite and Afei Bocoum

Coahoma Commuity College at The Pinnacle. FREE!


 

Quapaw Canoe Company

2011 Juke Joint Festival April 14-17

Canoe-Carving Demonstration & Workshop
Paddling on the Sunflower River
Robin Whitfield Watercolor Painting Exhibition
Quapaw Canoe Company River Stage
Plant-a-Wish Celebration Saturday
1Mississippi — Can the River Count on You?
Full Moon Float Sunday 3-10pm

Most of the above events will take place at Quapaw Canoe Company street level 3rd & Sunflower in downtown Clarksdale all day 9-4pm every day Wed April 13 – Saturday April 16, Music Stage Saturday 11am-5pm, Full Moon Float 3pm – 10pm Sunday April 17.  For complete festival schedule please go to www.jukejointfestival.com.

 


 

Berklee College of Music to Audition Copiah and Coahoma Students for Full Scholarships to Summer Program in Boston

 

Full Scholarships Available to Copiah and Coahoma Teens for Study at Berklee College of Music This Summer

THIS IS EXCITING FOLKS!!!!
Press contact: Allen Bush, Berklee Media Relations,
617-747-2658, cell: 617-529-7303.

Thursday, April 14, at 3:30 p.m., at the Clarksdale Sound Stage, 313 Issaquena, singers and instrumentalists from Coahoma County can audition for the Kathryn Graham/Juke Joint/Miss Del’s Music Scholarship.  The winner will be announced at the Juke Joint Festival on Saturday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m., at Ground Zero Blues Club during a performance by the Berklee Mississippi Exchange Band.  Email [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>  to reserve an audition spot.

READ MORE ABOUT IT ON ALLEN’S BERKLEE BLOGS


 

JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL – MANY EXCITING EVENTS

Check out their page with a listing of Everything!!

PS. The Delta Bohemian will have a tent so drop by to see us!!


Auditions for Tennessee Williams Streetcar Named Desirein Oxford, MS

WHO: Theatre Oxford
WHEN: April 20th from 6-9 p.m. and May 1st from 9-2 p.m.
WHERE: The Powerhouse (413 S. 14th Street)

Read more about it on FACEBOOK via this link.


HOPSON COMMISSARY — Monday nights: Acoustic music with Ronnie and complimentary hor’dourves!

HAMBONE ART GALLERY — Tuesdays: live blues or roots music. beginning at 7pm

 


BOHEMIAN SCENES

 

Some photos from the newly opened OXBOX Restaurant on Third Street in Clarksdale.

Owned by Chef Hayden Hall and his wife Erica Hall

BUT FIRST: WHY IS IT CALLED OXBOW?

When we posed this question to Hayden, this was his reply.

“An Oxbow is briefly defined as a U-shaped bend in the river, where the River breaks from its original path, goes out, then comes back to connect with its origin, or as John Ruskey ( the River man) put it ” the boomerang of the river.” Erica and I have considered our short journey away from Clarksdale to be redirected in boomerang like form, to come back to our origin…to our home.”

WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE COMMENTS!!


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