Clarksdale Mayor highlight of Helena Annual Chamber Dinner

Plus GET ON BOARD for events surrounding official launch of AMERICANA MUSIC TRIANGLE in Helena and Clarksdale – Wednesday through Friday! By MAGICAL MADGE PHOTO GALLERY at bottom of post Whooooo-oooot! When I hear that call, I know it’s a Quapaw calling! This time dear friend and founder of Quapaw Canoe Company John Ruskey invited Poor […]

Anthony Bourdain and the Mississippi Delta

By MAGICAL MADGE CLARKSDALE, Mississippi Just read the Anthony Bourdain blog post about his CNN Parts Unknown show, featuring his recent jaunt through the land of cotton. Poor William hosted them in Clarksdale at the Clark House during their stay here. It tickled me to see a quick shot of Billy alongside his friend, Red […]

Cassidy Bayou Gallery celebrates Spring Exhibition

By MAGICAL MADGE MARLEY HOWELL (SUMNER, Mississippi) Clarksdalians and many others have been looking forward to Saturday, April 12, 2014; the 11th Annual Juke Joint Festival is finally here! We will enjoy a full week of festivities leading up to, during, and after the magical Saturday we love so much. Thank you, Roger Stolle, Kinchen […]

Delta Magazine launches “The Ultimate Insider’s Guide”

By Magical Madge (CLARKSDALE, Mississippi) In the not-so-distant past a Delta native returned home with big ideas. Scott Coopwood launched his beloved Delta Magazine in 2003. It’s always a treat when Delta Magazine arrives; it feels like getting a special present. The latest issue has long been the topic of conversations at cocktail parties, coffee shops and dinner tables. […]

SHOUTOUT to Australia from Clarksdale Mayor Luckett

By Magical Madge (Clarksdale, Mississippi) PHOTOS and VIDEO in POST! For some reason, when John Henshall says “Jump,” we Jump! Henshall, Principal of Essential Economics in Melbourne, our generous host during our trip down under last year, was having another one of his Blues n’ Ribs Party with none other than the Delta’s own Watermelon Slim and […]

Snap it Back – Charlie Worsham RUBBERBAND CD

By Magical Madge (Mississippi) It is hard to believe I first met this talented young Mississippian over a year ago at the Pickled Okra in Cleveland, Mississippi. Charlie Worsham was doing a low-key performance there in preparation for his upcoming tour fronting Taylor Swift. We featured him here on the DB in an article after […]

Put A Roof Over The Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis

By Magical Madge TWO VIDEOS IN POST If the blues has blessed you, nourished you, touched your soul, even remotely or briefly, and whether you know much about the blues or know very little, then an organization which has a domain name blues.org has got to be worthy of some attention, especially if it is […]

New Delta Restaurants: Guadalajara and Sumner Grille

By Magical Madge PHOTO GALLERIES in Post Clarksdale knows all about restaurants closing but lately hope has sprung forth for our dining choices. We have two new Delta restaurants to check out. Guadalajara Restaurant recently opened in the Commerce Plaza across South State Street from Kroger. And only 19 miles down Highway 49, Sumner Grille has […]

Kathryn’s Restaurant at Moon Lake is only minutes from Clarksdale

By Magical Madge and Poor William (Dundee, Mississippi) VIDEO When I heard in the Spring of 2012 that blues musician John Mohead, along with wife Jenn and sons Jack and Henry, had purchased Moon Lake’s Kathryn’s Restaurant, I knew the place was destined to make a comeback. We had seen ownership change numerous times over […]

Clarksdale lover Performing Live at White House for Memphis Soul Concert

By MAGICAL MADGE (Clarksdale, Mississippi) When I see Charlie Musselwhite in my email Inbox, I know it is always going to be something delightful and fun. My most recent correspondence back and forth with Mr. Musselwhite did not disappoint. WOW! His news this time? Get this. Charlie is performing LIVE at the White House in a […]

Clarksdale Samaritans – A Place Where Perfect Strangers Wave At You

By MAGICAL MADGE (Clarksdale, Mississippi)  My wallet was found? I didn’t even know it was lost! The day started with a personal commitment and challenge to let thankfulness temper all my thoughts. Was it even possible to walk through my entire day with a grateful attitude and would this exercise enable me to see

A Fascination With Art: Making it Your Life – Sounds interesting, huh?

(Jackson, Mississippi) by Magical Madge – On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, you can dine while talking art in a setting that is sure to impress. How could it not? The Jackson Symphony League is hosting a Spring Luncheon and the one and only Mississippi Interior Designer and Lifestyle and Design Blogger MS Design Maven, Marilyn Trainor Storey, […]

Cedar Waxwings over Clarksdale: Be Still My Heart

Music in video by John Ruskey By Madgical  ­čśë  Madge VIDEO and PHOTOS included in post When I met John Ruskey a little over ten years ago, I felt an immediate connectionÔÇŽa connection, which moves over the land, over the water, into the heart and back again, over and over and over. Being near John […]