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Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

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HISTORIAN TO DISCUSS MUSIC IN THE SOUTH

Music and southern historian Mark Kemp will talk about his book, "Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race and New Beginnings in a New South," at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick.

A veteran journalist, Kemp considers the effects of white Southern rock on future generations and provides a survey of regional and racial influences on the music.

The program is funded by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all.

For more information, call (912) 267-1212.

CANOE EXCURSION TRAVELS RICE CANALS OF CATHEAD

Fort King George Historic Site will hold a canoe excursion through the old rice canals of Cathead Creek near Darien at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19.

In addition to the complex maze of rice canals dating to the 19th century, the trip will include old cypress trees, rare Altamaha River vegetation and wildlife, all of which will be interpreted by naturalist guides.

The fee for the two-hour trip is $25 and includes canoes, paddles and life preservers.

Participants are responsible for snacks, drinks, insect repellent and other items they wish to bring.

For more information, call (912) 437-4770.

ANNUAL SHRIMP AND GRITS FESTIVAL STARTS NEXT WEEK

The Shrimp and Grits: Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, with a shrimp sample night in Jekyll Island's Historic Landmark District. For $3 per person, participants can taste recipes from each vendor.

Saturday's events include an amateur cooking competition of shrimp and grits dishes. Those who want to be part of the "Consumer Choice Panel'' will taste the dishes and select winners for a $25 fee.

Robert Rulko, Winn-Dixie's corporate chef, will present a live cooking demonstration at 11 a.m., and there will be free shrimp eating contests at 1 and 4 p.m. Spaces are limited.

The professional cooking competition begins Sunday at 11 a.m., and judges will announce the winners at 3 p.m. Visitors can buy dishes from the competing local restaurants and vendors.

Chef Joe Randall of Joe Randall's Savannah Cooking School will hold a live demonstration at 11:30 a. …

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