Riding the Mississippi Blues Trail: Part One

Portals and KM

Mississippi claims to be the “birthplace of America’s music” in their promotional literature. Both can claim credit for R&B with Mississippi's Ike Turner's 1951 " Rocket 88 " but then there is Fats Domino 's 1949 hit, " The Fat Man."

Riding the Mississippi Blues Trail: Part Two B. B. King Museum

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An essential stop on the Mississippi blues trail is the B. King Museum  in Indianola, MS. On our way back to New Orleans we stopped for almost four hours at the museum in Indianola, MS.

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BBQ tour of the US South: Complete Listings

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BBQ Part Five: Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia. BBQ Part Six: Alabama and Mississippi. Whenever we take a long road trip and want to find places to stop with quick service that goes beyond the fast food chains we look for BBQ.

Images of New Orleans 2011: Algiers

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This post covers the town of Algiers on the west bank of the Mississippi opposite New Orleans. Here is another in my series on New Orleans images 2011.  It is only 15 minutes by ferry to the city on the ferry free for pedestrians. Algiers is a neighborhood within the city of New Orleans.

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BBQ tour of the US South – Part Nine – Gulf Coast

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The fifth covered Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia. The sixth covered Alabama and Mississippi. Here is the eighth installment of our BBQ tour of the US South. The first one covered Louisiana and Texas. The second post covered Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.

BBQ tour of the US South – Part Seven – New Orleans

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This post picks up with samples from Alabama, South Carolina, and Mississippi The first one covered Louisiana and Texas. The fifth covered Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia. The sixth covered Alabama and Mississippi.

Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks – November 2015

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Ocean City and Biloxi, Mississippi. BBQ Part Five: Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia. BBQ Part Six: Alabama and Mississippi. I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself.

BBQ tour of the US South – Part Eight

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The fifth covered Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia. The sixth covered Alabama and Mississippi. Here is the eighth installment of our BBQ tour of the US South. The first one covered Louisiana and Texas. The second post covered Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.

BBQ tour of the US South – Part Six

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This post picks up with samples from Alabama, South Carolina, and Mississippi The first one covered Louisiana and Texas. The fifth covered Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia.   Stonewall BBQ is a local chain in Southern Mississippi.

Images from the New Orleans Levee at RiverBend

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turns in Carollton Ave and the Mississippi River bends. There is an area in New Orleans where St. Charles Ave. I lived there for a few years in the 50s and often went to the rover side of the levee. I saw baptisms in the river and camped out. Here are some images from this May.

Twelve Plus Reasons Why I Love New Orleans: Part One

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This night Alvin focused a lot of his guitar playing and revoked a feeling of early Mississippi Delta blues. However, we had friends from Mississippi in town and we ate at Boucherie in our neighborhood, another reason why I love New Orleans. 

Happy New Year from the Atchafalya Basin

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The Atchafalya Basin is a huge swamp in Louisiana that might become the future home of the Mississippi River according to some. Hope you have a great 2013. It is a beautifual place. with several state parks for camping, canoing, and walking. Here are two.

New Orleans in the 1980s and My 2012 Move Back

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  The next night I walked to the top of the levee near my home and watched the sunset over the  Mississippi River. My last two posts provided reflections on my childhood in New Orleans in the 1950s. Starting in the late 80s, I went back to New Orleans every few years.

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BBQ tour of the US South – Part Six

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This post picks up with samples from Alabama, South Carolina, and Mississippi The first one covered Louisiana and Texas. The fifth covered Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia.         Stonewall BBQ is a local chain in Southern Mississippi.

The silence of the big things

Chris Corrigan

Yesterday I spent an hour sitting on the banks of the Mississippi River near Albertville, Minnesota. We were deep in a design day, and I’m feeling a little run down and tired. I needed to go and sit, and rest and fill my lungs with air and my mouth with silence.

Clarksdale Blues Festival: Day Two

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  Then we drove an hour back through the rural Mississippi countryside listening to Ray Charles. Saturday April 11 was the official day of the Juke Joint Festival in Clarksldae, MS. It was our second day on site. Our second day ended like the first, with the best act.

Photos of New Orleans Neighborhoods: Bywater

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It is a subdistrict of the Bywater District Area, its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are: Florida Avenue to the north, the  Industrial Canal  to the east, the Mississippi River  to the south and Franklin Avenue Street to the west.

Medal of Freedom for the Freedom Fighters 50 years later

Endless Knots

  Next Monday, November 24, the three young men murdered by the KKK in Mississippi on June 21, 1964, will receive the Medal of Freedom from President Obama at The White House.

Images of New Orleans Neighborhoods 2011: Faubourg Marigny

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Claude Avenue to the north, Franklin Avenue to the east, the Mississippi River to the south and Esplanade Avenue to the west. Here is another in my series on New Orleans images 2011. This post covers the Faubourg Marigny or simply the Marigny.

Accomplishing the Impossible

Hildy Gottlieb

In my lifetime, James Meredith had to be escorted by US marshalls, just to be able to attend his first day of classes at Mississippi State.

Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks ??? August 2014

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Ocean City and Biloxi, Mississippi. I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access. I will continue to update this index as I add more places. It is past time to update it as I last posted the index on May 2010. Why do I write about restaurant picks by friends when Zagat and other places have plenty of reviews for most cities?

Best fried chicken in Boston? Try Back Bay Station

Endless Knots

is from Laurel, Mississippi, where he learned how to make it. Vegetarians, avert eyes and try this post. Or this one. Or even this. But if you're a flexitarian , then I bet you like fried chicken as much as me. Love it.

Some of the Many Faces on the New Orleans Music Scene

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The music scene in New Orleans is very diverse, covering a wide raneg of muscial styles, many of which orginated in the city and others in the nearby country sides of South Louisana and Northern Mississippi.

Ready

Chris Corrigan

It is the second residential retreat in a centre in the banks if the Mississippi and it will be great. Sitting in a Caribou coffee shop in a nondescript sprawl of outlet malls and suburban detritus somewhere northwest of the Twin Cities.

Photos of New Orleans Neighborhoods: The Marigny

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Claude Avenue to the north, Franklin Avenue to the east, the Mississippi River to the south and Esplanade Avenue to the west. Here is another in my series on New Orleans neighborhoods taken in December 2011. This post covers the Marigny neighborhood.

BBQ tour of the US South - Part Five

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This post picks up with samples from Alabama, South Carolina, and Mississippi The first one covered Louisiana and Texas.     Squealer's Hickory Smoked Bar-B-Qu e is not as old as Bob Sykes as it has been in Meridian, Mississippi since 1998 (same as Mutts in Greer).

Painting of Roy Rogers Jazz Fest 2014 - #2

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Here is a second 16" x 20" painting of  Roy Rogers , the Mississippi blues man, on slide guitar and his fiddle player at took at  Jazz Fest 201 4.

Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks - January 09

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Ocean City and Biloxi, Mississippi. I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access. I will continue to update this index as I add more places. It was time to update it as I last posted the index on June 08. Why do I write about restaurant picks by friends when Zagat and other places have plenty of reviews for most cities?

Painting of Roy Rogers Jazz Fest 2014 - #3

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Here is a 16" x 20" painting of Roy Rogers , the Mississippi blues man, on slide guitar and his fiddle player at took at  Jazz Fest 201 4.

Some Great New Orleans Musicians on YouTube

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Next they did a Jimmy Rogers song about missing the Mississippi. I have been greatly enjoying the live music of New Orleans since I moved back to my hometown in 2012.    I have gone to festivals and many are free. I also go to the many music clubs.

NOLA 2014 Jazz Fest Highlights: May 2

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She is great on piano and does country blues from Mississippi as you can see on the YouTube. This is my second  New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival  and once again I will be at all days. Here are highlights from the first day, Friday, May 2.

The week’s tweets

Chris Corrigan

Arrived by the shores of the Mississippi in central Minnesota. link] sunset on the Mississippi River at Monticello MN. A beautiful sunny day for my son's 10th birthday. #. Deer everywhere [link] #. Snow on the mountains last night buy clear dawn this morning. link] #. It's a surprisingly warm night. #. A balmy early Nov evening with a river swollen by fall rain. #. First real snow on the mountains [link] #. Crisp morning on the Minnesota plains.

Hidden Heroes Awards from Andrew Goodman Foundation

Endless Knots

Hidden Heroes are ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things to change the world for the better - as Andy did when he traveled to Mississippi in 1964. Just received word from my friends at the Andrew Goodman Foundation of this year's Hidden Heroes Award winners.

Painting of B. B. King - Jazz Fest 2013

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It is an essential stop on the  Mississippi blues trail. Here is a 24" square pairing of  B.B.  I have seen him play live twice.

Remembering When I First Heard Elvis

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The wind on the side of my face felt good as we drove through southern Mississippi in the August heat. Elvis finished and his music remains forever linked to driving along the Mississippi coast in the August heat looking at the crushed, chalky white shells that used to line the two lane highways and thinking of some broken down hotel. I was thinking about Elvis the other day as I listened again to some of his early songs.

10th Anniversary of the OnlineFacilitation Group

Nancy White

And that is what has driven my work here in Mississippi in the aftermath. More than 20,000 volunteers later, 536 homes, and working across Mississippi. They have reached out across a virtual world and made this volunteer engine work in Mississippi.

New Orleans Restaurant and Lodging Update 2012

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  MILa stand for Mississippi Louisiana. MiLa is the culmination of both the marriage of chefs Slade Rushing and Allison Vines-Rushing and their respective home states cuisines-Mississippi and Louisiana.

Images of New Orleans Neighborhoods 2010 Part Twelve: Uptown – Riverbend and Our First Apartment

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The Riverbend area gets its name from the bend the Mississippi River takes at this point. This in the twelfth in a series of images of New Orleans neighborhoods taken in February 2010 the weekend before the Super Bowl victory and two weeks for Mardi Gras.

Images of New Orleans Neighborhoods 2010: Summary

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I started with the French Quarter and worked my way along the Mississippi River west toward the two areas within the East Carrollton neighborhood where I lived in the 1950s. This concludes a series of images of New Orleans neighborhoods mostly taken in February 2010 the weekend before the Super Bowl victory and two weeks for Mardi Gras. There are I certainly did not have time to cover them all but this series will provide a glimpse of the city that I hope you will want to visit.

Share 2010 in Sydney next week

Michael Sampson - Currents

On February 19 this year, Steve Morris from Eventful Management got in touch and asked if we could discuss a "new business-focused conference on SharePoint." Eventful Management have a history of creating business-focused conferences and communities around SAP, and based on their track record, Microsoft asked if they would do the same for SharePoint. After eight-and-a-half months of research and planning, the conference is just about here.