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Griot Arts Gets iPads from Community Foundation Grant

From DELTA BUSINESS JOURNAL Griot Arts, Inc., the Clarksdale after-school arts program, received a $1,515 grant for their after-school arts programs which offers a creative, compassionate, spiritual, and nurturing community for young people to develop their future. This grant will provide 15 iPad’s, a charging station that can be locked, and an iMac and projector […]

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Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg.

2 Day in Music: July 20th (Wiz and Snoop on the High Road)

Notable events in music history that have happened on July 20th from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1903:  The Ford Motor Company ships its first car (it wasn’t a Thunderbird). 1933:  Rocker Buddy Knox (“Party Doll”, “Lovey Dovey”) born in Happy, Texas. 1938:  Actress Natalie Wood (Rebel Without a […]

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Clarksdale Public Utilities.

WROX Update: CPU administration building issues

From Clarksdale Radio Station WROX Our investigative series about Clarksdale Public Utilities continues with a discussion of the Marvin Carraway administration building. In June of this year an engineering report disclosed issues with the building that is home to CPU’s management and customer service department.  The engineering and architectural firm of Johnson-McAdams studied the building […]

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Howlin 'Wolf and Muddy Waters.

An Outstanding Muddy Waters Video

“Howlin’ Wolf” by McKinley Morganfield You know I’m a howlin’ wolf, and I been howlin’ all around your door Well you know I’m a howlin’ wolf, and I been howlin’ all around your door If you give me what I want little girl, and you won’t hear me howl no more You know when I […]

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Rainmaking isn't what it used to be.

Rain Cloud Making in Mississippi… that isn’t!

Top Gear NASA makes their own rain clouds… in Mississippi… That’s the title, but first the video. It is viral, and has been seen more than 212,624 times.  This video came to ClarksdaleNews last night from one of our citizens, who thought it was interesting, and it really is!  (Many thanks to you, Nacquia […]

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Mississippi Unemployment low.

Historic Low Unemployment in Mississippi

From DELTA DAILY NEWS by Ben Caxton JACKSON, MS — Unemployment in Mississippi is at a historic low while jobs in the state remain near historic highs. The state department of employment security shows unemployment at 4.6%, the second lowest level ever recorded in the state. Growth is happening in manufacturing, healthcare, and data. Most […]

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Mississippi Fred McDowell.

Scott Barretta and Joe York Documentary gets Emmy Award nod.

“Shake ‘Em on Down:, a documentary about Mississippi Fred McDowell. This comes via WTVA, Tupelo, Mississippi. by Melvin Carlock OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) – Two University of Mississippi filmmakers have been nominated for a 2018 Southeast Emmy Award for their documentary chronicling the life and music of a regional bluesman. “Shake ‘Em on Down: The Blues […]

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Elmore James.

Song 2 Day: “It Hurts Me Too”

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll. “It Hurts Me Too” is a blues standard that was first recorded in 1940 by American blues musician Tampa Red.  It has been recorded by many notable blues artists, but perhaps the most well known is that of Elmore James. He […]

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