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Micah Smith

Music Editor Micah Smith is married to a great lady, has two dog-children named Kirby and Zelda, and plays in the band Empty Atlas. Send gig info to music@jacksonfreepress.com.

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Armory Sessions, Unlocked

Layoffs ended up paving the way for Clinton resident Kody Gautier to combine his love of music with his skills as a videographer.

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Yayo the Drummer: Making the One-Man Band

Jackson-native musician Matthew Mayberry, better known as Yayo the Drummer, has been performing with Lil Wayne for about two years, but he says that he has worked to promote live instrumentation in hip-hop shows for a long time.

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Cathead’s New Bourbon, Frock Fashions Opens and Lemuria’s ‘Photos with Paddington’

Cathead Distillery’s new bourbon line, Old Soul bourbon whiskey, went on sale in liquor stores statewide on Friday, Nov. 16. Cathead produced 500 cases of Old Soul for this initial batch, which it will only sell within Mississippi.

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Myranda Cozad

Since its debut in 2013, the Scooby Doo truck has become something of an icon at Monster Jam, thanks in part to Myranda Cozad, who has been one of its drivers for almost three years.

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The Man with the Horn and a Brush

Jackson State University is the first university in the United States to host a gallery of Miles Davis' visual artwork, with more than a dozen of his paintings and personal photographs 
appearing in the exhibit.

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James Patterson

The passing of influential artists often inspires outpourings of gratitude and respect from fans, colleagues and loved ones, but Jackson photographer James Patterson was one of the few who got to see that celebration of his life while he was living.

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The Heart in Hilarity

The members of the Mississippi Opera are clearly fans of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, and as the legendary duo's music has been performed across the globe for more than a century, they should be in good company.

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Be Active & Help Beat Breast Cancer

You may already be aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but you might not know just how much people in the Jackson metro area show out to help put an end to the disease.

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Collective Soul at 25 Years

Bassist Will Turpin describes the 25th anniversary of Collective Soul with one word in particular: "surreal."

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A Look Inside Jeffrey Gibson's 'Like A Hammer'

A small group of reporters stepped into the Mississippi Museum of Art's Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions in early September, and immediately came face to face with a colorful collection of familiar objects made unfamiliar.

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