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Jimmy “Duck” Holmes performing at new Natchez music venue, Smoot’s Grocery. Photos by Nathanael Gassett

Bringing the blues back to Natchez more

Jan 25, 2016 12:00 AM Visual & Performing Arts

A debut on the world heritage stage more

Sep 23, 2014 12:00 AM History

I wrote this story years ago when I was living in Los Angeles. I’d taken a four-day writing seminar at UCLA. I’ve always wanted to write fiction and thought a class might be just the ticket to get me started. My instructor was Tod Goldberg ... more

May 28, 2013 12:00 AM Literature

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Photo by Walt Grayson.

When Courtland Smith returned from battle after the War of 1812, he was a changed man — disfigured, and embarrassed. So instead of living in town, he chose to live in relative isolation near the Kingston Community south of Natchez. more

Oct 1, 2012 12:00 AM People & Places

With a name like that you know this place is gonna be interesting. With a shaved head and a few well-placed piercings, Rick Simons looked as though he’d be more at home in a heavy metal band than a kitchen. I love being proved wrong. more

Jun 29, 2012 12:00 AM Restaurants

A crumbing mansion searches for salvation. more

Dec 30, 2011 12:00 AM History