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Thacker News – Livingston Saturday show ‘rain or shine’

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, the award-winning music and literature show broadcast every Saturday night on Mississippi and Alabama public radio stations, is bringing its mix of books and bands to Livingston, MS for a live performance this Saturday, October 26 at 6 pm. The show will take place at The Lake at Livingston. Admission…
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Host Post: “Soul music without the sex”

At some point, a hot, frisky Saturday night becomes Sunday morning. The blues wail turns into a gospel moan as sin and salvation start a foot race to dawn. We’re going to explore that mercurial moment this Thursday at 6 pm at The Lyric Oxford on The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour. The Barnes Brothers, Chris…
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Host Post: Get ‘wild’ at Sarahfest

We always have a good, solid Thacker Mountain Radio Hour with our friends at Sarahfest from the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at Ole Miss. Over recent years we’ve done this show at Mr. Faulkner’s Rowan Oak, outdoors under the stars, in front of his stable on his paddock, channeling the ghosts…
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Host Post: Football “unplugged” Thursday

This week’s featured book, Stories From 125 Years of Ole Miss Football (Nautilus), takes the reader back to a time before party decks, charging stations and “gameday enhancements.” The stories in the book, edited by bestselling author Neil White, cover 1893-2017 and are for anyone who enjoys a good sports story along with a little…
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Host Post: Thursdays with Ronzo

Thacker will fire up its 22nd year on-the-air tonight at 6 pm at Off Square Books and my buddy Ron “Ronzo” Shapiro won’t be there. We lost Ronzo over the summer after 75 loving-life years. He supported our show but he loved all art, showing up at most any opening, reading, or concert, wearing a…
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Radio show welcomes Ocean Springs author at The Mary C

In the past year Julian Rankin has 1) moved to Ocean Springs, MS,  2) been named Executive Director of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 3) taken a six-day canoe trip to Anderson’s favorite barrier island, Horn Island, and 4) won the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award for ‘Best Non-Fiction Book of the…
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What would you ask the author of ‘Sex and the City’?

by Jim Dees – This Saturday, onstage, in front of a roomful of sweaty but cheerful book folk – and probably several dozen children – I’ll be obliged to talk sex with Candace Bushnell (pictured) the woman who literally wrote the book on the subject. Bushnell is the author of Sex and the City, the…
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Host Post: Shake your bones Saturday in Tupelo

Author Paige Williams grew up in Tupelo and recently told an interviewer her interest in reading and writing was sparked in that All-American City by the “sweet smell of the Lee County Library.” Williams will return to her hometown this Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 pm at Tupelo’s Link Centre as the literary guest on…
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Thacker News: A Mississippi singing legend in Clinton Saturday

The word “legend” gets tossed around rather loosely (ditto, “iconic”) but if ever those words apply it would be to Dorothy Moore, a Mississippi rhythm and blues master of 50 years and counting. This Saturday in Clinton, MS, you can see -and hear- for yourself. The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour will play host to Moore…
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Thacker News – Summer schedule announced; MPB moves American Routes to 5 pm

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour has announced its 2019 summer schedule and the slate includes a series of live performances across Mississippi as well as archival Saturday broadcasts. At the same time, Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) will introduce its re-shuffled Saturday line-up this Saturday, June 1. The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour’s summer season of live…
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