Bobby Rush

Written and photographed by KAREN PULFER FOCHT A musical journey well-travelled      He sings about being in love with big, fat women, being henpecked and broken-hearted, about cheating women, chicken heads, and porcupine meat. Entertainer and at age eighty-eight, Mississippi bluesman Bobby Rush will say or do just about anything to make his audience laugh. …

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Lee Harper—Meticulous and Mesmerizing

By SUSAN MARQUEZ  • Photography by LOGAN KIRKLAND and courtesy of the artist Miniaturist Lee Harper has captured the essence of some the Delta’s most treasured places with uncanny detail and accuracy      The world of Lee Harper is magical and miniature. Her artwork consists of perfect scale models of treasured places in Mississippi, …

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Free Birds

By JIM BEAUGEZ  •  Photography by GREG CAMPBELL Lynyrd Skynyrd was one of the biggest rock ‘n’ roll bands in America. Then the unthinkable happened.      Southern rock ‘n’ rollers Lynyrd Skynyrd, whose iconic songs “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird” have become cross-generational anthems, were riding high in October 1977.  The addition of Steve …

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