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Heat, rain no problem for inaugural Gulf Coast Music and Food Truck Festival

GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) – The first Gulf Coast Music & Food Truck Festival in Gulfport had its share of heat and rain, but it didn’t get in the way of a good time. When you put the best elements of any festival into one package, the fun comes naturally.

Music and food trucks are usually sideshows to South Mississippi festivals, but here, they were front and center. The name says it all.

“I’ve thrown food truck festivals in New Orleans years ago and I’ve thrown concerts, so I combined the two and that’s what we have here,” said organizer Tai

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The problem with ‘midsize’ fashion

For people whose clothing size lingers somewhere between straight-size and plus-size, feeling represented in stores and in media can be a challenge, even though the average American woman wears between a size 16 and 18.

The term “midsize,” which is typically used to describe the nebulous zone between a size 12 and a size 18, has exploded with popularity in the past few years — especially on TikTok. Midsize creators, who have generated more than 1.1 billion views on that one platform alone, explore the realities of shopping, styling and navigating the world with an average-sized body.

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Country music’s Latino problem: Few artists, cliched imagery

Growing up in El Paso, Texas, country singer-songwriter Valerie Ponzio watched her hometown change. As a child in the ’90s she frequently crossed the border with her family to Ciudad Juarez for shopping trips. By the early 2000s, violence increasingly overtook the Mexican city and debates intensified about border security. Most recently, El Paso has been marked by gun violence following the mass shooting that targeted Mexican residents in 2019.

It’s a turn of events that’s been emotional for Ponzio. “I just want to see people honor my hometown,” says the singer, a former contestant on “The Voice” who has

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Why polyester is a problem for the industry

Fashion has a polyester problem.

It’s the most widely-used clothing fiber in the world, but as a synthetic material made from plastic, polyester needs a lot of energy to produce and is highly water and air polluting, according to the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

The fashion industry is trying to tackle the issue, but there’s no simple solution, according to the CEO of one of the world’s largest clothes manufacturers. “There isn’t so far (a) raw material that is as cheap and as versatile as polyester today,” said Roger Lee, who runs Hong-Kong headquartered TAL Apparel.

As well

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