NEW! Documentary of Steve Azar and The Kings Men Band

Something in the Water chronicles singer-songwriter Steve Azar’s endeavor to record his new album Down at the Liquor Store at the historic Club Ebony in Indianola, MS with an assembled team of storied musicians, who worked with the likes of B.B. King and Elvis Presley. The venue’s rustic walls once emanated the Delta sounds of artists such as Ray Charles, Count Basie, B.B. King, Bobby Bland, Little Milton, Albert King, Willie Clayton, Eugene Powell, Sam Chatmon, and many other legendary acts. Now, Azar and The Kings Men evoke and expand upon the musical tradition Club Ebony once harbored. Additional interviews with key individuals from Azar’s life reveal his passion for music set him on the path to success in Nashville—and that his devotion to the Delta would one day bring him back home to live, record, teach, and inspire the next generation of musicians. His influences are deciphered and discussed, from the highways and cities to the blues players that imbued in him a great fondness for the region. Meanwhile, The Kings Men share their combined wisdom and experience as they discover a bond and a desire to take their new album on tour. The band, in keeping with the efforts of individuals working to preserve the Delta Blues through advocacy, workshops, music festivals, and education, seek to illustrate a resolute connection between a fabled past and a promising future. This film documents the genesis of this effort and promotes its abidance. Something in the Water is also available on Stingray/Qello and GoUSA TV… Watch NOW.

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Community Yoga

Are you a newbie interested in learning yoga? Or are you a big yoga lover?

Join us for FREE community yoga classes happening once a month on the B.B. King Museum Lawn!

Class Schedule:

May 28, 2019  /  11 AM until Noon

June 21, 2019  /  11 AM until Noon

FREE TO THE PUBLIC


These yoga classes are suitable for all ages and all levels. Community classes provide a good opportunity for beginners to get in touch with yoga, while allowing regular yoga practitioners varied options to grow their practice. Classes are Vinyasa-based and feature a flowing energetic style, including breath-work, meditation and relaxation. Classes will be conducted by certified yoga instructor, Melissa Hughey.

Melissa is owner of Lemon Balm Yoga & Wellness located downtown Indianola. Melissa also works as a Dental Hygiene Educator and Community Yoga Instructor at North Sunflower Medical Center, where she has the opportunity to work with the community and employees throughout the health system to design specific practices to counteract work-related musculoskeletal disorders and teach tools to improve individuals overall well-being. As well, she plans and instructs sessions that include themed affirmations and visualizations with gentle yoga stretching for Behavior Health Services patients and Long Term Facility residents at NSMC.


Participants shall:
– Bring a mat or towel if possible. A few extra will be available.
– Come dressed in decent and comfortable exercise clothing.
– Bring water to drink.
– Arrive a few minutes early before class time to sign waiver and set up mat.

Participants must sign a waiver and mail to: vransom@bbkingmuseum.org

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Be Smart! Control Your Diabetes

Every 4th Thursday of the Month
12PM – 1PM

 

“Be Smart! Control Your Diabetes” is a healthcare initiative that is open to the public and tailored to persons ages 50 and older.  The program constitutes a total of twelve seminars with one being presented on the fourth Thursday of each month.  The presenters are sponsored by. Mississippi Association of Diabetes, Mississippi State Extension Service, and Sunflower County Diabetes Support Group. The participants receive educational information on the importance and benefits of healthy living, warning signs of diseases and preventive measures to combat diseases.  The goal of the program is to educate the public on how to live a higher quality life with minimal health risks. The seminars cover topics such as diabetes and kidney, cholesterol screening, Diabetics prevention, foot care, eye care, blood pressure screening, know your number and medication-orals, injectable, insulin. Please contact Verna Ransom at 662-887-9539 for more information.

Sponsored by King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number 2

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Tae Kwon Do

Mondays / 6 pm until 8 pm / Ages 6 to Adult

Taekwondo is a non-aggressive and ethical system of self-defense, developed from humble beginnings over 1,000 years ago and has since spread internationally to become one of the world’s most successful and popular martial arts. Its practitioners enjoy physical and mental discipline, as well as excellent fitness and the ability to defend themselves if necessary. Taekwondo is not only a combat sport, but is also a way of life for enthusiasts around the globe. 

Fill out an application and mail to: hbeamon@bbkingmuseum.org or drop by the Museum at 400 Second Street, Indianola, MS.

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