Daily Tidbit for Friday: Celebrating birthdays today are Cooper Flowers, Michael Camponova, Tracey Bailey, Melanie Murphey, Marley Barbieri, Mary Lea Borgognoni, Will Bradham, Marjorie Orr, and Lisa Maclin,..happy birthday, Lisa, Marjorie, Will, Mary Lea, Marley, Melanie, Michael, and Cooper! Weekend birthdays include Kelley Poulk and Gennie Bradford on Saturday, and Kris Newman and Erin Kelly on Sunday…happy birthday, Erin, Kris, Gennie, and Kelley!
Jimbo Mathus returns to Clarksdale for a show tonight at Hopson Commissary
The Deep Blues Festival kicked off yesterday, and is in full swing today. There will be performances all over town from a wide range of musicians, many of whom are making their first appearance in Clarksdale. The Diamond Cut Blues Band is one such act, and I had the pleasure of checking them out in front of the Rock & Blues Museum as they got the show started Thursday and immediately pulled a big crowd. They will be back at the museum at 3:00 today and will play at the Delta Blues Room tonight at 8:00. Jimbo Mathus will play at Hopson Commissary tonight, and the New Roxy has a full lineup with performances beginning at 3:00. There will also be film screenings and more, so be sure and check out the complete schedule to see who is playing where, and when.
Be sure to tune in to 105.7 WROX/AM 1450 this morning at 8:40 for Newsweek in Review…I join WROX owner Paul Wilson for our weekly conversation about the news and events of the week. If you miss the broadcast, you can listen to it as an on-demand podcast on WROX’s website. I’m sure that the fact that the Mississippi State Bulldogs are the #1 college football team in the country will come up!
The Coahoma Youth Outreach board has hit the ground running since moving into the Expo Center, and has a full slate of fun activities planned for the coming weeks and months. Click here for more information on upcoming events for children and adults.
The latest edition of Delta Business Journal’s Business Brief is online…the DBJ always features interesting stories impacting the business climate of the Delta, and is a great way to keep up with what is going on in our region.
High school football teams take to the gridiron tonight…the Clarksdale High School Wildcats will travel up to Lewisburg tonight to face the Patriots, the Lee Colts host the Bayou Colts for their last home game of the season, and the Tigers of Coahoma Agricultural High School bring their 6-1 record and perfect 2-0 division record into a home tilt against Byers High School of Holly Springs. Coahoma County High School has the night off. Kickoff for all games is 7:00, and you can hear the Wildcats on WROX, and the Colts on Mix 96. You can also watch the Colts live here on ClarksdaleInfo.com.
Have a great weekend, Clarksdale and Coahoma County!