In The News

… Saturday will be the “Twelfth Night Party”; Jan. 17 will be the “Call Out Ball,” always a favorite with the locals, Jan. 24 is the “Duke and Duchess Party,” Jan. 31 is the “King and Queen’s Ball,” Feb. 6 will be The Krewe of Indians Parade, Feb. 13 is The Krewe of Phoenix Parade and our “Grand Ball” will be Feb. 14. Our Grand Marshall this year will be Scott Smith, aka Jimmy the Cricket. He fell in love with Natchez as a child and now spends half of the year in Natchez.  …
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Jimmy the Cricket”: “Jimmy,” aka Scott Smith, will return to entertain visitors with more stories about the history and everyday workings of the cemetery. Tickets for Thursday night’s performances, from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m., are still available. We invite you to enjoy the sights and sounds of this year’s Angels on the Bluff. Please call the Natchez Visitors’ Center at 601-446-6345 for tickets, or go online to visitnatchez.org for more information.  …
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… Smith, who portrays Jimmy the Cricket at various homes in the area, has fascinated himself with entertaining tourists.
Smith said he travels to Natchez where he spends approximately six months sharing what he has learned over the years with tourists.
“You can just stand in the house and the whole world will come to you sooner or later,” Smith said. “I see folks from Japan, New Zealand and Europe. I learn how educated they are, and they give me humorous ideas that really add to the tour. They appreciate being able to be a part of the home — even if for a short while.”
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