On June 21, Lost in the Trees performs at Duling Hall alongside Daytona. The orchestral folk band features songwriter Ari Picker on guitar and vocals; Andrew Anagnost on cello; Jenavieve Varga on violin; Mark Daumen on bass and tuba; Kyle Keegan on drums; and Emma Nadeau on the French horn, keyboard and vocals.
The vibrancy of the Mississippi Choctaw's heritage is clearly expressed through the colorful, handmade Choctaw dresses with beautiful beadwork and full skirts trimmed with ruffles and hand-sewn appliques, handmade baskets and handmade musical instruments—all on display at the Mississippi Craft Center this month.
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.
If Belzoni native Dr. Ron Myers had his way, every state in the nation would celebrate Juneteenth this month.