DEEP BLUES: Alternative Blues Festival in Clarksdale

Make your plans now! DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL returns to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI October 13-16, 2016. Read all about it in the graphic below. Music venues include the Juke Joint Chapel at the Shack Up Inn AND the NEW ROXY theater. Of course, there will be other music going on all over Clarksdale including free daytime music and […]

Coen of My New Orleans captures the Mississippi Delta

Greenwood, Indianola and Clarksdale are must-sees By MAGICAL MADGE New Orleans, a destination for millions of travelers worldwide, is talking about the benefits of “Traveling the Mississippi Delta: A land of myths and legends.” Cheré Coen with wrote a fascinating article about three of our towns, Greenwood, Indianola and Clarksdale, and touched on the mystical […]


Memphis StyleBlueprint’s Sally Walker gives you guidelines on what to look for. By MAGICAL MADGE Every day I look forward to my email from Memphis StyleBlueprint and on my birthday a special one landed in my inbox. The title got me immediately–“CONFESSIONS OF (AND TIPS FROM) A VACATION RENTAL JUNKIE.”

Alligators in the Mississippi Delta

Two Delta Bohemian Back Road Excursions with Poor William March 4 & 5, 2012 By MAGICAL MADGE VIDEO and PHOTOS Yesterday, Storm Thor blew through the Mississippi Delta. It left sleet, ice and snow in its wake. We are not used to this kind of bitter weather here and I tend to go into a cocoon […]

Bella in Helena

A new Coco Chanel inspired women’s clothing store By MAGICAL MADGE PHOTO GALLERY and VIDEO BELOW Bella in Helena, a new Coco Chanel inspired women’s clothing store, is the latest addition to the bluff city’s downtown renaissance. The fabulous store shares an interior door with Handworks, Cathy Campbell’s successful, one-of-a-kind gift shop.

Designing a Logo Ain’t Easy

Designer Raymond Loewy, Khara Woods and Dave McClinton know By MAGICAL MADGE Clarksdale, Mississippi Designing a logo is not easy. My ex-husband Quimby Vance, native Mississippian and founder of EQ Design, deeply impressed upon me the importance of a powerful logo, referencing the brilliant International Harvester mark, designed by The Father of Industrial Design Raymond Loewy. It’s “The […]

Director Lee Quinby Focuses on Clarksdale

Arts & Education Program at the Delta Blues Museum is her next subject. By MAGICAL MADGE CLARKSDALE, Mississippi (VIDEO) Our relationship began three years ago when I spotted a small group of nattily dressed folks exiting Cat Head on a Sunday morning following the Juke Joint Festival. When I get that urge to connect I try to always […]

Mississippi Welcome Centers welcome Delta Bohemian Guest House

By MAGICAL MADGE MARLEY HOWELL (MISSISSIPPI) My daddy always told me, “Madge, be patient.” He tended to follow that up with, “Seek the truth.” Those words of advice have served me well and I credit him, the late Bouldin Alcorn Marley Sr., on this latest collaboration which took almost a year to complete. We wanted […]

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. […]

Delta Eclectic Lodging by Legends Magazine

Best Bet for Eclectic Delta Lodging Delta Eclectic Lodging Delta eclectic Lodging article was published in Legends Magazine in July August 2013 issue. The Delta Bohemian Guest House was featured as a Delta Eclectic Lodging spot in Clarksdale, where Southern hospitality and quirky originality rule. Writer Kara Martinez Bachman wrote: Those seeking more privacy may […]

Travel and Leisure Magazine highlights Clarksdale, Greenwood and Oxford – Mississippi Delta’s Small Town Culture

By Poor William CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI – Travel and Leisure’s Feb. 2013 edition features an article centered on three Mississippi towns: Clarksdale, Greenwood and Oxford. “The Mississippi Delta’s Small-Town Culture” initially appeared as “Southern Revival” in T&L Magazine. The standalone intro speaks much truth: “Searching for authentic American Culture? Find it in the Mississippi Delta, where […]