Jessica Smith

Freelance writer Jessica Smith is a Jackson-based musician and community activist. Outside of writing, she enjoys exploring parts of the city that are unknown to her but, most of all, meeting new people and building relationships.

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A Merry Land

The Center Players Community Theatre, an organization that operates in the Madison Square Center for the Arts, will do a production of "The Wizard of Oz" Sept. 29 through Oct. 2.

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Dolla Black’s Biggest Days

While Jackson listeners have been jamming to verses from rapper Dolla Black for nearly a decade now, the genre wasn't his first introduction to making music.

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Juneteenth: Celebrating the End of Slavery

Every year, cities around the country recognize Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

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Drew Holcomb Gets Neighborly

Tennessee native, father, husband and Americana musician Drew Holcomb has become an established independent artist, selling more than 100,000 records and performing more than 1,500 lives shows since releasing his first album, 2005's "Washed in Blue."

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Bigger, Better Hip Hop Awards

After almost two years of planning, Shanel Jones, Lee Vance III and Jaborri Thomas held the first Jackson Hip-Hop Awards at the Alamo Theatre on Farish Street in 2015.

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Christmas' Lost Opera on Stage Again

This year, the Mississippi Opera will stage a production of the "Amahl and the Night Visitors" at the Madison Square Center for the Arts in Madison.

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