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Oxford’s Double Decker Festival Returns April 26-27

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ourmshome.com – Judy Smith – 2024-04-17 12:15:00

SUMMARY: The Double Decker Arts in Oxford will celebrate its 27th year this April 26-27, filling the with art, music, and crowds. Originating from the introduction of a Double Decker bus to Oxford, this festival has grown significantly from its humble beginnings where music was played from an old pickup truck. Now, it attracts over 65,000 people, featuring over 100 artisans, 20 food truck vendors, and a variety of musicians. The kicks off with art demonstrations and music on Friday, followed by an all-day celebration on Saturday. Notable musicians include Grace Bowers, Conner Smith, Flatland Cavalry, and Grammy winner Brittany , showcasing a blend of genres and talents.

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Old Sayings Say It Best

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ourmshome.com – Nancy Jo Maples – 2024-05-22 18:42:47

SUMMARY: In 2020, during a hand-sanitizer shortage due to , finding an old bottle felt like winning a lottery. This experience highlights the relevance of old sayings and proverbs, especially in Southern culture. Southerners are known for their vivid expressions, which are often centuries old and not unique to the South, such as “a wolf in sheep's clothing” and “as poor as owl's grease.” Many proverbs have ancient origins, Biblical, German, Italian, and Spanish roots. Folklore sayings like “let a sleeping dog lie” and “make hay while the sun shines” remain popular and convey wisdom succinctly.

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American Idol Top 5 Finalist Zachariah Smith Drops Latest Heartfelt Single “Rainy Days”

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ourmshome.com – omshome – 2024-05-22 14:44:23

SUMMARY: Mississippi-based singer-songwriter Zachariah Smith released his heartfelt single “Rainy Days” on May 17. The song, inspired by personal experiences, blends soulful vocals with touching lyrics, resonating with country music fans. Dedicated to Shelly Summerford, an inspirational figure in his , it reflects themes of resilience, optimism, and faith. Smith's journey includes being a Top 5 Finalist on American Idol, which led to performing with the band Foreigner. Known for hits like “American Grace” and “Midnight in Mississippi,” Smith explores deeper themes with “Rainy Days.” Fans can anticipate three more singles by summer's end, with updates available on his website and social .

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Chef Regina Charboneau: Natchez Native and ‘The Queen of Biscuits’

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ourmshome.com – Rebecca Turner – 2024-05-20 07:53:08

SUMMARY: Every good biscuit is made with love, and Natchez, Mississippi, the title of Biscuit Capital of the World since 2008, home to Chef Regina Charboneau, the Queen of Biscuits. Raised in Natchez, Charboneau pursued culinary experiences nationwide, opening Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco and returning home to establish a culinary legacy. Natchez celebrated IHOP's biscuit menu addition in 2023, enhancing its biscuit fame. Chef Charboneau's secret lies in her unique biscuit technique involving a mix of margarine and butter, with laminated dough for flaky layers. She shares her skills at her Saturday brunch and cooking classes.

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