Mississippi in Los Angeles
I just returned from Los Angeles where I attended the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). I found out while I was there that I did not leave Mississippi far behind at all, for two reasons:
Grammy Museum: There is a Mississippi Blues Marker right in downtown L.A. in the middle of L.A.Live near the Grammy Museum, in front of the Staples Center. It is there because of all the awards musicians from Mississippi have won.
USA Today: Also, when I picked up my USA Today on Friday, August 5, the byline on the front page of the Life Section was Greenwood, MS, and the headline was “Mississippi Bonds Actresses of ‘The Help’,” which is a story about the filming of that movie. You can read it online and see a trailer of the movie at http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2011-08-04-the-help-mississippi_n.htm
If only I could have brought back to Mississippi the great L.A. weather!