DAVID AND TAMELA MANN 25th wedding Anniversary

If you and your significant other made it through Valentine’s Day together, congrats! If not, better luck next time. Either way, everyone can stand to gain some insight on how to get it right by watching one of my favorite couples in love, David and Tamela Mann. In this 25th wedding anniversary special, the playful couple talks about how they met, renew their vowels, and even bust a few moves before Mrs. Mann rips the mic with “Take Me To The King”.

Catch the Dancing Dolls on Lifetime

On March 5th get ready to see what Jackson is bringing.  The Dancing Dolls of The Doll House Dance Factory have their own show premiering on the Lifetime channel.

Screen shot from premiere episode of Bring it!
Screenshot from premiere episode of Bring it!

The preview clip for Bring It! promises that the cast won’t just bring the dancing, but the drama as well.  Dance Moms watch your backs! Coach D and her dance moms might have something for you.  See what’s in store here.

Screenshot from mylifetime.com Bring It!
Screenshot from mylifetime.com Bring It!

Snoop Lion/Dogg set to perform at Hal & Mal’s

Even though he’s now Snoop Lion, the name Snoop Dogg just feels ingrained.  Especially when listening to his earlier music which is just what the folks here in Jackson will be doing when the artist performs live. The “tree” advocate who is currently working on new music will be in town to entertain fans with his classic hits. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday Feb 7) and will be available at www.ardenland.net and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Show Details

When: Tuesday, February 18

Where: Hal & Mal’s, 200 Commerce St, Jackson, MS 39204

Cost: $30

Age: 18 and up

Doors open: 7 p.m.

Show starts: 8 p.m.

Wanna find out if there’s really gonna be a collab between Snoop Dogg and Will Ferrell on the new album? Keep tabs @snoopdogg

Photo: Snoop Lion performs live for fans at the 2014 Big Day Out Festival on January 26, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. / Getty Images

Famous Simmons Brother Book Signing in Jackson

If you don’t know Danny Simmons, you’re no doubt familiar with at least one of his projects, and you most certainly know his famous siblings; Reverend Run and Russell Simmons.   Continue reading Famous Simmons Brother Book Signing in Jackson

Jackson’s Dathan Thigpen & Holy Nation on The Haves and The Have Nots

Members of the Jackson based group Dathan Thigpen and Holy Nation caught some airtime last Tuesday on the OWN Network.  The group was selected for a choir scene on Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots and handpicked a few fellow Jacksonians to join them in their TV début.

Courtesy of msnewsnow.com
Courtesy of msnewsnow.com

Read the details in the original story at msnewsnow.com: Jackson group cast in Tyler Perry show – MSNewsNow.com – Jackson, MS.

Star Sightings in Jackson MS

Filming in Jackson Mississippi for the James Brown biopic “Get On Up” wraps today, and though cast and crew will be moving on, the locals will be left with some cool memories and stories to tell, notably of actor/comedian/Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd.

“I love the people here…Mississippi is a beautiful place and there is an opportunity on every corner…I’m going to talk up Mississippi to my people in Hollywood and tell them this is the place to do television and movies,” Dan Aykroyd told a Clarion Ledger reporter.

Aykroyd plays the role of Ben Bart, president of Universal Attractions, the agency that represented James Brown for more than 40 years of his career.  While in town he took the opportunity to promote not only the movie but also the vodka he co-founded, Crystal Head Vodka, signing bottles of it and other memorabilia at Wine & Spirits in the Quarter.  A pleasant surprise for Jacksonians was Aykroyd and co-star Craig Robinson taking the stage at Hal & Mal’s for a rendition of “Sweet Home Chicago.” (see video below.)  Two nights later, band members from the movie played an entire set to promote the film.

One of the film’s co-producers, Mick Jagger- lead singer of the Rolling Stones, also made an appearance in Jacktown, dining in the same restaurant Aykroyd was spotted at, Parlor Market. Aykroyd’s Crystal head Vodka is incidentally the official liquor of the Rolling Stones’ 50th Anniversary Tour.

Jackson native Tate Taylor is directing the James Brown movie which features Chadwick Boseman as the Godfather of Soul himself. Other big names appearing in the biopic are Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Jill Scott. “Get On Up” is slated for release October 17, 2014.

Aykroyd and Robinson

Twitter pic by Parlor Market executive chef Matthew Kajdan
Mick Jagger at Parlor Market in Jackson Mississippi. Twitter pic by Parlor Market executive chef Matthew Kajdan

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The 25th Annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration

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Mississippi Catfish in the Shark Tank

Two entrepreneurs from Mississippi waded into the Shark Tank Friday night and it wasn’t a good look, at least not in the beginning.

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