Blues man Rush gets lifetime arts award in Miss.

February 21, 2013 • Entertainment

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Theatre Director Kathryn Lewis delivers her acceptance speech as the 2013 Governor’s Arts Award for Arts in Education awardee during ceremonies in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. Established in 1988, the Governor’s Arts Awards recognize those who have made noteworthy contributions to and achieved artistic excellence in the state or have significant ties to Mississippi. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi artists were honored Thursday during a rocking ceremony at Belhaven University in Jackson.

Five-time Grammy award winner Marty Stuart hosted the 25th annual Mississippi Governor’s Arts Awards ceremony with his band, The Fabulous Superlatives. He said Mississippians should be proud of their artistic accomplishments and inspired by the music icons who have lived and worked in the state.

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