Entries by Jim Albritton (654)

Tuesday
Dec042018

Central Mississippi Record Convention | It's Mississippi Cool

The growing popularity of vinyl records—especially among younger people—is music to the ears of vendors and long-time collectors at the Central Mississippi Record Convention. Created by two friends with large collections of their own, the event is on the first Saturday in December at Duling Hall in Jackson's Fondren neighborhood. | http://mississippi.cool

Sunday
Oct282018

Gulf Coast Culinary Society Hosts 'Bourbon & Pearls' at Biloxi's White Pillars

The Gulf Coast Culinary Society's inaugural event, Bourbon and Pearls, reunited chefs from Mississippi and Alabama at Biloxi's historic White Pillars Restaurant and Lounge to raise money and awareness for Feeding the Gulf Coast. The food bank distributes 20 million pounds of food annually to a 24-county service area in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

Wednesday
Oct102018

Delta Supper Club Serves Up the Mississippi Delta's Vibrant Culture

The Delta Supper Club is a members-only social culinary circle that provides once-in-a-lifetime taste experiences. The goal is to preserve and celebrate the rich culture that the Mississippi Delta has to offer.  Members eat fabulous food prepared by an acclaimed chef, drink paired libations from brewmasters/distillers/sommeliers and attend these special events hosted at culturally significant sites somewhere along the plains of the Mississippi Delta.  

Thursday
Sep202018

Paris Walks | Hemingway's Paris

Explore the Paris immortalized by Ernest Hemingway in “A Moveable Feast.” See where he lived, wrote and ate in the 1920s. From the old houses of the Mouffetard market street to the historic St. Etienne-du-Mont, learn how Paris also influenced the works of other writers like Joyce, Orwell, Balzac, Hugo and Verlaine. And sit on the steps made famous by Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.” This Paris Walks tour departs from the Cardinal Lemoine Metro every Friday from March to December. It cost €15 and there’s no need to book.

Saturday
Sep152018

Newsocracy | The Freedom to Tell Your Story

Saturday
Sep152018

The Feathered Cow Takes Flight with the World's Best Wings

Just in time for football season, the world's best wings have landed at The Feathered Cow in Brandon, Mississippi.

Monday
Aug132018

Air Force Reserve Builds Camp Kamassa for Special Needs Kids

Air Force reservists from across the country are gaining essential skills while helping to build a massive special needs camp for Mississippi children and adults just outside of Crystal Springs. Their role in the camp's construction is part of the military's Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) which teams reservists with needed infrastructure projects in communities nationwide. Learn more about Camp Kamassa at http://mtkfound.org. | Produced by Jim Albritton

Tuesday
Aug072018

'That's All, Brother' Flies at EAA, Celebrates D-Day in 2019

"That's All, Brother," the C-47 which led the D-Day invasion, carrying paratroopers from the 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions, returns to the skies of Normandy in June 2019 for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The historic plane, part of the Commemorative Air Force, was on display and flew at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018. | Produced by Jim Albritton 

Monday
Jul302018

MyTeam Triumph Soars at EAA AirVenture Runway 5K

For some, the best part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh isn't in the sky, it's on the ground with the captains, angels and volunteers of MyTeam Triumph. Participating in the Runway 5K, they inspire and enrich the lives of those with disabilities by fostering lasting, authentic relationships through the teamwork environment of endurance athletics. Learn more at MyTeam Triumph. | Produced by Jim Albritton, Newsocracy.TV.

Monday
Jul302018

Higher Truth | The Art of Frances Fortner

Just months after the death of Jackson Academy senior Frances Fortner, her parents, Tom and Laurilyn, are hosting a month-long show of her art at Cups in Fondren. Focusing on teen anxiety and depression, the show features colored pencil portraits of her friends. Proceeds from prints, note cards, T-shirts, coffee mugs and other items featuring Frances’ work benefit Fondren Renaissance Foundation art education programs. The Fortners also have established scholarships in Frances’ memory at Jackson Academy and Ballet Mississippi. “Higher Truth: The Art of Frances Fortner” continues at Cups in Fondren in Jackson, Mississippi throughout August.

Sunday
Jul222018

Paris Walks | The French Revolution

In the historic Latin Quarter, see where the revolutionaries lived and met, the oldest cafe in Paris, and the hall where Danton and the radical Cordeliers' club held their debates. Understand the background to the chilling stories: Dr. Guillotin's sinister 'razor,' Marat stabbed in his bath by Charlotte Corday. The French Revolution Walk is Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. Meet your Paris Walks guide by the statue of Danton at the Odeon metro stop.  

Wednesday
Jul182018

The Story | Arriving at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 Lands Sunday, July 22

One week each year, during EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh, Wisconsin is home to the world's busiest control tower. How busy? With 123 takeoffs or landings per hour, busy enough to warrant some unusual arrival procedures. And for some, getting there is half the fun. | Produced by Jim Albritton

Friday
Jun292018

London Walks | Chelsea

Chelsea, the village of palaces, the home of Thomas More, Oscar Wilde, the Psychic Garden, and the Royal Hospital and its Chelsea pensioners, is a must-see. London Walks guides tours of this celebrity filled neighborhood on Wednesdays at 1:45 p.m. from the Sloane Square underground station. 

Friday
Jun292018

London Walks | The Blitz

Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. | St. Paul's Tube | The dome of St. Paul's seemed to ride the sea of fire like a great ship. Ludgate Hill was carpeted in hosepipes. Two hundred people died that night. On the north side of the cathedral 63 acres became a waste of smoking ash and rubble. Another 100 acres were completely devastated in other raids that autumn. At the finish, out of the City's tight-packed 461 acres, 164 were reduced to ruin. And this was just 1940. Learn more about London Walks

Friday
Jun222018

London Walks | A Village in Piccadilly

The royal family, upscale shopping, art, literature and gems of all kinds hide in plain sight near Piccadilly Circus. “A Village in Piccadilly,” the London Walks tour, guides you right to them. | http://www.walks.com | Produced by Jim Albritton 

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