Events

Back to circa.: Jazz Night Gets New Feel

Back to circa.: Jazz Night Gets New Feel

You have enjoyed the monthly Jazz Nights at circa. URBAN ARTISAN LIVING in Fondren for many months. A slight revamp is giving this month’s event a completely new feel. The next Jazz Night, this Friday from 7pm-11pm, will be more intimate, more sultry, darker, and cooler as it moves to the circa.venue in the back […]

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Campbell’s Story Time Today Features Hearn

Campbell’s Story Time Today Features Hearn

Campbell’s Bakery in Fondren will host a local celebrity today for its weekly story time hour! Fresh off the stage, Brent Hearn will stop in to read to the children. Most recently, Hearn was seen in the Fondren Theatre Workshop production of  ‘Assasins’. Campbell’s Bakery owner Mitchell Moore says Hearn was in the shop two […]

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SneakyFest Plans Unveiled!

SneakyFest Plans Unveiled!

Plans for the 2nd Annual SneakyFest™ are underway! This year’s event is presented by Bellwether Church. On August 27 from noon until, enjoy more than a dozen bands including Furrows, Wooden Finger, Passenger Jones, Young Buffalo and others in the old Fondren Market location (parking lot) across from Mimi’s in Fondren. There will be food […]

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JSU Football Comes to Fondren This Fall

JSU Football Comes to Fondren This Fall

While the Jackson State University Tigers have called Fondren home for some years now, we officially welcome them to Jackson’s hippest neighborhood™ in September. The Tigers will bring football to Veteran’s Memorial Stadium beginning September 3 as they take on Concordia at 1:30pm. As you may remember, we told you in March that Mississippi Governor […]

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MDA, MAC Highlights Fondren Success

MDA, MAC Highlights Fondren Success

A new website highlighting Mississippi’s creative economy has launched and Fondren is one of four examples touted as part of the success story. MississippiCreativeEconomy.com calls Fondren “one of Jackson’s most vibrant, desirable and (as the neighbors would remind you) funky and artistic neighborhoods.” Other vignettes tell of Peavey Electronics, The Viking Range Corporation and the […]

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Levanway ‘Helps’ Bring Fondren to Film

Levanway ‘Helps’ Bring Fondren to Film

Jerel Levanway is a ghost. At least if he’s doing his job he is. The 38 year old film industry freelancer is the assistant location manager for Hollywood’s latest block buster, ‘The Help’, opening nationwide today. The tedious ‘behind the scenes’ details are what you see in the scenes and Levanway had a hand in […]

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JBA Hosting Alleycat Race Friday in Fondren

JBA Hosting Alleycat Race Friday in Fondren

Join the Jackson Bike Advocates this Friday for their Alleycat Race. Participants will meet at Rainbow Co Op in Fondren at 6pm. An alleycat is an informal bike race with a spirit towards fun, but organizers say, it is a race. It is open class with all bikes and riders welcome. There is no set […]

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FRF Slates Fall Events

FRF Slates Fall Events

Fall is full in Fondren as the Fondren Renaissance Foundation officially gives us the scoop on their calendar for the next several months. Executive Director Jim Wilkirson tells us the next event is the Fondren Park press conference set for August 24 at 10am. At this time, FRF will officially hand over Fondren Park to […]

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Fondren Salons Enjoy ‘Brush’ With Fame

Fondren Salons Enjoy ‘Brush’ With Fame

What do you do when Hollywood comes calling? If you are William Wallace Salon and S Moak Salon in Fondren, you ask ‘when and where do you want me’?! That was the opportunity presented to Suzanne Moak and Eddie Outlaw over the weekend as the cast of The Help came to Jackson for a benefit […]

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The Help Premieres in Madison!

The Help Premieres in Madison!

A special benefit screening of “The Help” – the film based on the New York Times best-selling book by Jackson native Kathryn Stockett – was shown in Madison today. As you can see, we were on the red carpet, along with another Fondrenite, photographer James Patterson who was on assignment for Garden & Gun. Stars […]

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