Tuesday, June 2, 2015

It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues held over at New Stage

Let the Good Times Roll!

Thanks to the support of the community, the current run of It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues has sold out all performances through Sunday, June 7. The theatre made the decision to add five additional performances.

Additional Performances: Wednesday, June 10 thru Saturday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 14 at 2 p.m.

From African chants and Delta spirituals to the urban electricity of a Chicago nightclub, from dusty back roads bluegrass to the twang of a country juke joint, It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues is a stirring retrospective of blues classics that summons the soul of American music. Over two dozen musical numbers are included, among them I’m Your Hoochie-Coochie Man; Goodnight, Irene; Fever; Walkin’ After Midnight; The Thrill Is Gone and Let the Good Times Roll



Anonymous said...

You didn't say where the event is held and I'm not sure where New Stage is. If it's in Jackson, forget it.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good event. I'm looking forward to it. That 6:37 isn't going is an added bonus.

Anonymous said...

6:37, If you read the article, you know they will not miss you because they have already sold out several shows. Stay home, read a book, and go to bed. The rest of us will be having a jamming good time.

Anonymous said...

Everyone who has seen it is giving it raving reviews and more than a few have gone twice!

6:37 pm your odds of getting killed or hurt in your car or bathtub are greater than your odds of getting killed in Jackson. And, your odds that someone you know will assault or kill you are probably higher than average since you are such a killjoy!

Kingfish said...

Well, #1, there will be a Sheriff's deputy roving the parking lot and surrounding streets before, during, and after the performance each night just for bed-wetters such as yourself.

Anonymous said...

Gotta love the hipsters jumping on people with common sense who don't want to come to Jackson.

'6:37 pm your odds of getting killed or hurt in your car or bathtub are greater than your odds of getting killed in Jackson. And, your odds that someone you know will assault or kill you are probably higher than average since you are such a killjoy!'

9:44, unfortunately the chances of becoming a victim in Jackson are about 1 in 75. That's pretty bad, especially compared to the chances of getting hurt by the other things you mentioned.

And bed wetters? Cops? More likely a volunteer deputy. Cops were all over the place the night that Erick was beat to death. You people are going to be the next victims, and it will be a result of your own stupidity.

toejangle said...

Kingfish-----Not fair to call #1 a bed wetter the guy just killed in the waffle house parking lot wasn't a bed wetter either----Anybody going to Jackson has a right to be vigilant and concerned it is a dangerous place by comparison !!

Safe City Not said...

Tell it to the family and friends of the gentleman whose funeral is in two hours at Jacktown First Baptist.

Anonymous said...

Bonjour my fellow Frenchmen!

Anonymous said...

1 in 75? That's really just too stupid for a response. I don't know why some people make simple things so hard. Read this really slow and maybe you will understand what I'm saying: "If you are afraid to come to Jackson or don't like Jackson, just stay away." Now, that's how simple it is. Just stay away. Don't shop here. Definitely don't work here, because that's 8 whole hours of you feeling unsafe. Don't even drive through Jackson. Just stay away. It can't get any easier than that. I just don't understand the point of sharing your fears with the world. Either man up or shut up. Nobody likes a whiner.

Safe City Not said...

1:45; If you don't like the quality of the food you find at the store today, damn, just stop eating! If you have a problem finding clothes that fit, shit, go nekkid. Fool.

I have a right to complain. Just as you do. You complain about me and I complain about the state of safety in my capital city. See how that works? If nobody complains, nobody feels compelled to change the status quo. It ain't gonna get changed otherwise.

The 1 in 75 comment is idiotic.

Just yesterday a study came out showing the chances in Jackson at something closer to 1 in 11. Someone will post a link and correct that if not accurate. Point being, none of us, regardless of zip code, deserves to be afraid of the city. Not even a guy who grabs a quick meal after choir practice at First Baptist. Not even a woman who shops at Kroger. Not even a guy who stays at a motel while attending the rodeo. Not even men who participate in a Bass Masters' fishing tournament. Not even an out of towner who stops to eat at the Crawfish Shack near Smith Wills. None of us. Not even YOU deserves to be assaulted, robbed and/or killed. So, your answer is 'just stay out of Jacktown'.

Anonymous said...

1 in 75? That would mean that there were 2300 assualts in Jackson.
1 in 11? Even more ridiculous. That would be 16,000.

Get real folks. Don't throw crazy numbers out that mean nothing. And while you look and play with statistics, you need to look at the areas where crime occurs. Yes, tragic at Waffle House (High Street and Interstate). Tragic in Belhaven. Other less tragic but still events throughtout NE Jackson. Just as the event in front of the Ridgeland Police Station or in Ridgeland shopping center. And Dogwood shopping center.

But look where the serious crime numbers are - crack neighborhoods and drug dealer corners where most all JJ readers would have no reason to be going. Admitted a large geographic area of Jackson might have a problem, but that doesn't condemn the areas of the city that you or I would be visiting to work, eat, visit or go for entertainment.

Madison (the City), do you travel north into every part of Canton for your evenings? Bet not, but yet there are parts of Canton that many of us throughout the metro region go for food and entertainment. The same is true of Jackson - the places that provide us with the enjoyment of life are every bit as safe as Rankin/Madison folks think your shelter gives you.

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