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Mississippi Arts Awards




Jackson, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi Arts Commission will hand out the 23rd annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts on Feb. 24 in Jackson. This year’s five awards and recipients are: Arts in Education – Charles A. Rhoads of Brandon. Arts in Community – Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration. Artistic Excellence- Gwendolyn A. Magee of Jackson. Excellence in Music – Mac McAnally, a native of Belmont, who now lives in Nashville. Lifetime Achievement – Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins, a native of Belzoni now living in Austin, Texas. The awards are presented to individuals and organizations for outstanding work in visual, literary, and performing arts, community development through the arts and arts patronage]]]]> ]]>

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