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Old 05-22-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: 60630
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Liberal??? I'm about as conservative as they come. "Most savage tribes"...what does that even mean? I truly hope you don't mean what I think you mean.

There is a serious lack of cultural events in Mississippi unless you live in Oxford or Starkville. I'm talking about theatre, arts, music....what are you talking about?

Most likely he/she is talking about American culture or southern culture in this case. I think MS is great and full of history and culture. Maybe not the culture you are talking about but there is more to culture then an art museum.
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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And to say that there is diverse culture in Oxford and Starkville more so than places like Jackson is comical at best. I should know; I lived in Starkville for 5 years.
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:32 AM
 
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Regarding culture--not many places can hold a candle to NYC or Chicago , for example. I lived in Phila. for years and I do miss the art museum and the wonderful exhibits there as well as the orchestra in the park. But as smallish towns and cities go--there is culture in Mississippi--Jackson, Meridian, and the coast have events. Jackson has so many traveling exhibitions and museums while Hattiesburg has the fine arts depts. of William Carey and USM. which are constantly churning out good productions. Here in H'burg also is the Civic Light Opera org. that performs at the Saenger--and the local theater group that does great stuff. Not Broadway but Itzak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, and others of such repute come to play with the university orchestra. New Orleans and Mobile are accessible--and music groups(not my scene) are in abundance at local venues. So what else do you want short of living on Broadway?
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:02 PM
 
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I didn't mean to imply there was more diverse culture in starkville than in jackson, what I said was there's a more diverse population. And honestly I really didn't mean just starkville, I meant this area, as in maybe a 50 mile radius. Starkville is about the most boring college town I've seen in my life.

What's funny is some folks confuse "events" with "culture." I lived in West Hollywood and then West LA and there was no shortage of events or diversity but there was a definite lack of "culture." I went to a special Diego Rivera exhibit at the LA art museum and they had maybe 20 smaller pieces. Not one large mural or even a virtual exhibit! I got more "culture" living in the Detroit area.

It would be fun if Jackson were more like Austin, but I don't think that's gonna happen any time soon.
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:42 AM
 
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Austin has culture? It must have changed since I lived there. LOL!
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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It is funny how people think of culture and diversity so differently isn't it? New Mexico thinks of itself as diverse and there is vitually no diversity there IMO. There are mexicans, Indians and white people and that's it. It has alot of Mexican culture and Indian culture which I thoroughly enjoyed (especially the food - which is actually New Mexican, which you can't get anywhere else. I dropped 10 pounds in no time at all when I moved to Florida LOL) but I would hardly call that diverse. St. Louis, where I'm originally from, has tons of culture - museums, orchestras, plays, major league sports - yes I DO think of sports as a culture of a sort, but I thought the people were boring there. Now I understand it has more diversity. And as I've gotten older what was boring 20 years ago would more than likely not be boring to me now. Southeast Florida has a drug culture but otherwise I see no culture here at all. Many would disagree because West Palm Beach has SOME culture but no much IMO. They DO have major Hollywood types appearing on a pretty regular basis but as I've gotten older I don't want to spend 45 minutes driving to see something and then being stuck in a crowd and having take 30 minutes of bumper to bumper traffic to get out of. Now those are things that rolled right off my back in my younger days, so I DO think age is a factor is what kind of culture you enjoy. I"d still put up with crowds and lines to see the Cardinals play baseball but I wouldn't be caught dead at Marti Gras in New Orleans.
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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OK but I live in a town of about 4000 and near us is another town of about 2000. It doesn't take many to make that 2% rise to ten percent or more. I suspect the hispanic populations are going to be more spread out in the agricultural areas since that is often what brings individual family members here in the first place.
But you live in a small town 4,000. I live in a suburban town of 28,000 and hispanics make up 13% of it. Btw. That is not even consider high where I'm from.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:37 PM
 
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So what? You don't live in MS which makes your comment completely out of context.

Jeez dude. I lived in a "town" of 14 Million and Hispanics probably made up 40% of it. So what? It wasn't in MS which makes it pretty much irrelevant to what I was talking about.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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So what? You don't live in MS which makes your comment completely out of context.

Jeez dude. I lived in a "town" of 14 Million and Hispanics probably made up 40% of it. So what? It wasn't in MS which makes it pretty much irrelevant to what I was talking about.
You don't mince words do you Poptones? But that's okay. It makes you interesting.
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Old 05-24-2009, 01:40 AM
 
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Like: the way everything gets green this time of year
Hate: it rains all the damn time

Like: cool nights with no bugs where we can enjoy sitting on the porch with the neighbors
Hate: still don't have a porch and summer is coming - hello bugs

Like: people are laid back and take their time, no rushing to and fro
Hate: see above. I WANT MY PORCH FINISHED!
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