Daily Tidbit for Friday: Celebrating birthdays today are Tera Tarzi, Adam Smith, Ed Williams, and Henry Olivi…happy birthday, Henry, Ed, Adam, and Tera! Saturday birthdays include Hon Hughes, Gina Brewer, Theresa Radicioni, Jordan Cesare, J.P. Armstrong, and Kristina Brown…happy birthday, Kristina, J. P., Jordan, Theresa, Gina, and Hon! The calendar doesn’t show anyone for Sunday…remember, if you would like to have a loved one’s name added, just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to tune in to 105.7 WROX/AM 1450 this morning at 8:40 for Newsweek in Review…I join station owner Paul Wilson each and every Friday to discuss, as the name implies, the news of the week. We will have the latest on Clarksdale’s fourth murder of the year, and I’m sure that Paul won’t let me get out of there without discussing the County Prosecutor’s allegations that the CPR is helping cover up a second murder that did not happen. If you miss the broadcast, you can listen from WROX’s website later today as an on-demand podcast.
Check out Today in The Clarksdale Press-Register on our Videos Page or in the featured stories above for a preview of the stories in your mailbox today…there are full details of Marquis Stevenson’s surrender to police for Saturday’s killing of 20 year old Marvion Leflore, and much more. If you are not already a subscriber to the CPR,click here to get signed up for easy home delivery twice a week, plus our quarterly magazines and other membership benefits!
This afternoon and evening, Patricia Neely-Dorsey will read from her two books of poetry, “Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia,” and My Magnolia Memories and Musings” at The Real Delta gallery on Third St. Afterwards, the gallery will host “Lounge Night” with open mic readings, drinks, and music. If you have not stopped by to check this place out, tonight is a great chance to stop in and meet Abe, and let him tell you about some of the cool events he is planning. Ms. Neely-Dorsey will be available for signing copies of her books from 3:00 this afternoon.
Taylor Bailey tonight at Stone Pony, 7:30 p.m.
There is a full slate of world-class entertainment going on around town tonight and this weekend…tonight, Heavy Suga’ and the SweeTones will be at Hambone Gallery, Stone Pony has Taylor Bailey, the Preston Shannon Band will play Ground Zero, Luscious Spiller is at Red’s, and the Side Street Steppers will be playing at the Juke Joint Chapel. Tomorrow night, there are a couple of chances to “dress down” for a night out…the Lazy Christmas party at Ground Zero will feature Marshall Drew and Party Shot as the entertainment, and the attire is your best hideous Christmas pajamas! Your other option is the annual Griswold Tacky Christmas at Hopson Commissary…I think the attire for both events is fairly interchangeable, so make an appearance at both spots!
There will be a Clarksdale Community Blood Drive at Wal-Mart this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., with t-shirts and gift cards for the donors as long as the supplies last. If your group, organization, class, or club has an event coming up, let us know and we will list it in ourLocal Eventssection under Hometown Links, and help you get the word out.