Delta Magazine Annual Tourism Issue 2019

Live Music Hot Spots, Clarksdale Cool Digs, Rediscover Memphis, Delta Detours DELTA MAGAZINE ANNUAL TOURISM ISSUE 2019 INCLUDES PHOTO GALLERY AND LINKS TO MANY BUSINESSES By Magical Madge Finding the newest Delta Magazine in our mailbox is always a treat and the current Annual Tourism Issue does not disappoint! Publisher Scott Coopwood and Editor Cindy […]

Delta Business Journal 2018 Best Of The Best

Delta Business Journal, a monthly business magazine based out of Cleveland, Mississippi, posted an online ballot on their Facebook page and on their website for their Delta Business Journal 2018 Best of the Best. The votes were tallied and the winners were announced and listed in their December 2018 issue.

Expedia Names Clarksdale As The Best Place To Escape In Mississippi

Daily I get a lot of junk mail; I’m sure you do too. But yesterday, while rifling through my emails, I received one I would normally have put in the category of unsolicited. Nope. This one caught my attention. The Subject line read “Expedia names Clarksdale as the best place to escape in Mississippi.”

Bouldin Marley Basic Life Truths

From a daughter about her father By Magical Madge Here it is, a new year, and I find myself wanting to share something personal…about my father, Bouldin Marley. These are basic life truths taught to me by my father since I was a young girl and throughout my life. They were not preached to me, […]

Seek the Delta Right Next Door

We are seeing more of our immediate neighbors from contiguous states and Mississippi counties coming to Seek the Delta Right Next Door. Seek the Delta Right Next Door.  Europeans, Australians, and internationals from all over the world plan and save, sometimes for years, to travel across the ocean to visit and experience the Mississippi Delta. […]

The Wineskins new “Shut Me Up Sundance” – A Review

Magical Madge’s takeaway on this 14 track album By Magical Madge What’s normal? I know I am not normal. But in this world “we all want something, but something’s never here. We pray. We smoke. We pill. We drink. We dope and we hope. That lights always fading, as we all attempt to cope, beneath […]

“Big J” of Johnson Plumbing in Cleveland, Mississippi

Cool car collector keeping business alive in the Delta. VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY “Big J” Milton Johnson, a salt of the earth Cleveland, Mississippi native loves old school cars. Madge interviews him about his 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air. Second generation business owner is the backbone of the Delta.

Clarksdale Taxi Cab Driver Been At It 50+ Years

“The Tourists is trying to bring this town back up.” – Mr. Roosevelt Noah, aka “Ro” or “Jolly” – VIDEO & PHOTOS Clarksdale Taxi Cab Driver, Mr. Roosevelt Noah, born in 1946, also known as “Ro” or “Jolly,” knows the streets of Clarksdale like no other. He has been ferrying folks to where they need […]

Delta Plein Air Artists Unite – Charleston, Mississippi

First Annual Plein Air Paint Out and Exhibition, sponsored by C.A.R.E. Delta Plein Air Artists unite for the First Annual “Paint the Gateway to the Delta” plein air paint out and exhibition September 6-9, 2017 in Charleston, Mississippi, Tallahatchie County! Any artist or budding wannabe artist can participate. The host, Charleston Arts and Revitalization Effort (C.A.R.E.), […]

Meet Meraki Job Training Program Director Ben Lewis

NEW! Griot Arts Inc continues to expand and influence in Clarksdale (VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY) Meraki Job Training Program and Meraki Roasting Company, a new destination go-to in downtown Clarksdale for youth wanting experience in the workforce and for locals and visitors to enjoy and support!

Walk With Me Lord through the Mississippi Delta

Featuring Lucious Spiller and many others Walk With Me Lord! Walk with me. These are words I say and pray often. They come from a Traditional Spiritual song that lives deep within my heart and soul. When I hear Lucious Spiller sing it, I feel

Broadcaster Bill Bowker Fired Up About Clarksdale

Santa Rosa KRUSH 95.9 host of long time running “Blues With Bowker” interviewed by Daedalus Howell By Magical Madge Watch the Video Daedalus Howell interviews the legendary Bill Bowker about his long-lasting radio broadcasting career and his love of blues music and its roots. In their exchange, beginning around minute 13:13, Howell mentions the radio host’s new venture/venue by […]

Why folks come to the Mississippi Delta and Clarksdale

Let Grammy Award Winner Charlie Musselwhite show you around the town he loves so dearly. By Magical Madge WATCH DOCUMENTARY BELOW Our good friends Charlie and Henrietta Musselwhite love coming to Clarksdale. We are thankful to spend quality time with them during their visits. Serendipitously, Billy and I were getting some footage for a commissioned […]

Richard Grant – Hooked on the Mississippi Delta

Former New Yorker and native Brit intrigued with our grist for humor, healing, and unique perspectives on life in general By Magical Madge More and more and more semi-fixtures, those who visit the Mississippi Delta over and over and over from far away places, leaving a piece of themselves each time, which nags and perplexes, drawing […]

Aspen Wedding – by Mims Graeber

Something nice for my mother and Robert Publisher notes Holy Matrimony is very personal and intimate. Wedding videos help document but seldom capture the essence of the moment in time. However, I have never seen one like the Aspen : Wedding film Mims Graeber made. The emotion it evokes is authentic and that is rare. The young […]

Classic ROBERT BILBO WALKER at Reds Blues Club

Experience this blues entertainer at the iconic juke joint in Clarksdale By Magical Madge CLASSIC VIDEO If you have never seen this unique performer, then you need to go to Red’s Blues Club and hear Robert “Bilbo” Walker live, Saturday, September 19, 2015 in downtown Clarksdale. In the words of Roger Stolle, “Don’t miss the wig, suit, duckwalk and […]

Charlie Musselwhite plays blues guitar

An impromptu christening of Magical Madge’s new Epiphone by a legend By Magical Madge VIDEO IN POST Billy and I relish moments when we get to enjoy meaningful dialogue with others. The two of us rarely run out of things to discuss but we welcome when we can engage in conversation with close friends and/or new friends in […]

Surf the Great Mississippi River Flood of 2011 with John Ruskey

Read about and watch his documentary “Surfing a 300 Mile-Long Wave” By Magical Madge With all these 10-year remembrances going on about the massive, destructive and deadly storm called Katrina, I am reminded of another storm which left it’s mark on some of us here in Northwest Mississippi. It wasn’t that long ago I struggled to sleep […]

Delta Roadtrip Links Clarksdale and Helena

October 2-3 the two cities join hands to celebrate art, culture, food, music, literature By Magical Madge – A Delta Roadtrip is something I have done all my life. Being born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, traveling the highways from town to town is something we grew up doing over and over and over […]

KINGFISH plays ” The Star Spangled Banner “

WROX Radio sponsored a free concert at the MLK Stage on the banks of the Sunflower River in Downtown Clarksdale By Magical Madge Happy July 4th! We are proud to be Americans. Friends, Bobbie and Paul Wilson, owners of WROX RADIO, have embraced this community of Clarksdale. They have made it their own and we […]