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Ground Zero Blues House

Ground Zero gives sneak peek at 2012 Sunflower Festival

OXFORD TOWN – Blues vixon/bassist Heather Crosse (pictured here) and other living blues legends joined in the jam at Groud Zero in Clarksdale on Thanksgiving Eve as organizers of the Sunflower Festival gave patrons a sneak peek of what to expect at the 25th Anniversary version of the popular festival to be held next August in Clarksdale. Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town  gives you your very own preview of next year’s annual Sunflower Festival held in the scorching hot Mississippi Delta. (December 1, 2011, Page 12)

Book offers another way to experience the blues

Think the “blues” can only be experienced through songs and music? Think again – and read Editor Don Whitten’s review of “Delta Blues,” an anthology of blues stories set in and around the Mississippi Delta. Whitten mentions stories by the likes of John Grisham, James Lee Burke, Ace Atkins, Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly, and Alice Jackson. (March 26, 2010, Page 4A)

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