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Benedict Cumberbatch is long gone from New Orleans, as is the rest of the "12 Years a Slave" cast, which opened 1st November in the States and opens in the UK on 28th January. But, as it turns out, the suddenly-everywhere actor and British heartthrob is never too far from the Crescent City – figuratively speaking, anyway!

Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor in New Orleanse for 12 Years a Slave

Read How Muscle Shoals Became Music's Most Unlikely Hit Factory by Mick Brown, to coincide with the release of the documentary film 'Muscle Shoals'.

FAME Studios in Muslce Shoals, Alabama

ITV, Friday 8th November 9:00pm–10.30pm – This 90-minute special tells the story behind the 20 greatest songs ever recorded by Elvis Presley, the King of Rock'n'Roll and reveals The Nation's Favourite Elvis Song, plus read the blog for information on the album release, Elvis Karaoke Roadshow and your chance to win a trip to Graceland in Memphis…

The Nation's Favourite Elvis Song

The Walking Dead

Clarksdale, Mississippi, is the home of the delta blues and also Morgan Freeman...

Morgan Freeman, Clarksdale, Mississippi

"It was the birthplace of rock 'n' roll and it changed America forever". Will Donnelly cruises dive bars, juke joints and Elvis' Jungle Room… and finds the beat goes on in Memphis!

Memphis Blues - The Sunday Times Travel Magazine

When you feel that first crisp breeze and watch the colours begin to change, you know that summer is gone and autumn is in the air! Although every season in Georgia is just peachy, autumn has a particular beauty to it. Here are 10 reasons to love Georgia in the autumn…

Georgia Road in Autumn

Jerry Shriver, from USA Today has noted New Orleans’ growing dining scene and lists six new restaurants that you need to try!

Tableau - sunset on the balcony

Muscle Shoals – The Incredible True Story of a Small Town with a Big Sound comes to the UK. Watch the trailer and see a list of cinemas to find a screening near you.

Located directly on the Georgia coast, Jekyll Island is a shrimper's haven. To celebrate this local treasure, guests are invited to the annual Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival held every September on Jekyll Island. This spirited three-day event is the only festival dedicated to the prime local product, Wild Georgia Shrimp, and its Southern cuisine counterpart: grits.

The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival, Jekyll Island



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