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Genevieve Legacy

Stories by Genevieve

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A. Shae Williams

At the restless age of 19, Adrenace "Shae" Williams enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, beginning a journey of service that led her across the country until family and career brought her back to serve the community where she grew up.

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Zappa Is As Zappa Does

Dweezil Zappa performs his father’s legendary hits at Duling Hall Jan. 31.

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Staying Honest with Grits and Soul

Bluegrass duo Grits and Soul will perform at Hal & Mal's Friday, Dec. 28.

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Jazz Honors at the Alamo

When it's cold outside, come warm up in the jazz of the "Night of Musical Artistry."

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You Don't Have to be a One-Percenter

The famous postman-art-collector, Herb Vogel said, "You don't have to be a Rockefeller to collect art."

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Mad-Maxing It with the Dirty Bourbon River Show

More than a few under-used words come to mind when listening to the New Orleans-based band Dirty Bourbon River Show: exuberant, boisterous, reckless abandon, oompah-pah, oompah-pah.

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Lyrics, Master Labs and the Lady with a Red Guitar

This Friday at Yellow Scarf, Wilson and her band from New York—Brandon Ross on guitar and Gregoire Maret on harmonica—will perform.

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Artists To Watch 2012: Benjamin Cone III and Worship

Born in Jackson in 1974 to renowned Malaco recording artist, the Rev. Benjamin Cone Jr. and his wife, Louise Dixon-Cone, Benjamin Cone III is the gifted and rightful heir to their gospel and music ministry.

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Artists To Watch 2012: Zach Lovett

"My heart is in the banjo," he says about his favorite instrument. "I'll play the fire out of it if I get the chance."

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Artists To Watch 2012: Tawanna Shaunté

Tawanna Shaunté's music and vocal style is multi-faceted.

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Female Power

"Women for Progress of Mississippi brings together professional women who want to serve their community," organization co-chair Zakiya Summers says.

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The Latin Beat Goes On

Julio Del Castillo is a warm, outgoing and energetic man who splits his time between family, work and service, and is enormously proud of his Latino heritage.

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Delta Pilgrims' Progress

In the case of the Spiritual Pilgrimage to the Mississippi Delta, the semi-annual pilgrimages are a means to connect with past, both physically and spiritually, by traveling to and visiting sites relevant to Mississippi black history.

Getting Messy at the Museum

The Setting: A bright, welcoming room with a colorful mosaic mural lining the wall The Players: Two adults sitting in child-sized chairs, a variety of hand-held dog puppets The Audience: A receptive, enthusiastic crew of 4- and 5-year-old children

Engaging Dialogue

For more than 20 years, local nonprofit Jackson 2000 has worked to improve the social, political and economic climate of the city of Jackson through dialogue about race. A group of concerned citizens, including former Mayor Russell C. Davis and then-president of Alcorn State University, Dr. Walter Washington, founded Jackson 2000 in 1989.

An Ounce of Prevention

Last month, I received a health-scare email from my mother-in-law. In it, she explained that her doctor had removed a "spot" on her face, and a biopsy revealed that it was neither benign nor malignant, but pre-cancerous.

Evening in the Park

The turnout for Belhaven Park's outdoor movie for the month of May, a showing of 1961's "Blue Hawaii," was modest but spirited. In a soundscape of evening birdcalls and slow-passing traffic, locals converged on Belhaven Park just before dusk.

Pop Love Letter

Love is at the heart of New Stage Theatre's production of "The Marvelous Wonderettes"--love of music, love of friends past and present, and the enduring love affair we have with popular songs. The pop song, with its familiar, catchy tune and lyrics that convey the most relatable emotions, is the driving force behind New Stage Theatre's "The Marvelous Wonderettes."

Notes from the Buddha

When I sat down to write about the Buddhist take on "doing good in the world," I began by searching for a few choice quotes from the Buddha himself. Being a contemporary sort of Dharma practitioner, I quickly pressed the power button on my MacBook.