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Native Mississippian honored for musical success

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A Greenville Mississippi native who has earned six Grammy for his musical genius received another honor today.  Dr. Benjamin Wright has arranged music for legendary musicians like Michael Jackson, The Temptations and Mary J. Blige.

In honor of Wright's accomplishments, which span over a fifty years, Thursday marks "Dr. Benjamin Wright Day" at the Capitol. The legendary musician received a resolution from the 2011 House and Senate delegation for his achievements.

Dr. Wright says, "I'm really blown away, if I can use that term, just blown away, um it's not very often that people who do what I do in terms of writing music and living in studios and actually arranging and conducting, we don't generally get these type of honors."

Organizers of the "Dr. Benjamin Wright Day," plan to kick-off a program that introduces Mississippi's under-served children to the musical instruments and the arts.

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