Culture

Music, Fashion, Theatre, and more
  • Let your traveling spirit find a home at Avara Yoga

    Let your traveling spirit find a home at Avara Yoga

    There’s a saying in Yoga (don’t worry, it’s not in Sanskrit) that goes something along the lines of the postures that instill the most dread are the ones that are most needed – even instructors aren’t immune.

  • The Long of the Short Story

    The Long of the Short Story

    As innocuous as it may seem, given the impending pressure of technology and the diminishing amount of personal time, the short story may be our best choice of literature. In just about 30 minutes, one short story can provide the necessary time away from screens and offer you the meditation you are searching for.

  • What’s in my Closet: Fashion items I am Thankful For

    What’s in my Closet: Fashion items I am Thankful For

    I wasn’t sure where to start when writing this. Some days inspiration hits and I picture myself looking like Stephen King writing his next great thriller. You know; crazed looks and fingers moving so swiftly across the keyboard that everything around you becomes hazy and 100 percent of your focus is on writing. Some days I have to sit in my bedroom with the closet door open and stare into what seems to be a pit of black clothing.

  • Thanksgiving and this season of gratitude evokes memories of the family gathered around the dining room table laden with holiday favorites, children dressed as pilgrims and Native Americans or volunteers reaching out across the community to help others. For the past five years, Signature has featured the Thanksgiving traditions, complete with recipes of local families and organizations. This year we’ve pulled all that together for a neat recipe book that our readers also contributed to.

  • Meet Your Neighbor: Martha Allen

    As folks around the country prepare for the bountiful meal of Thanksgiving, it seems like a perfect time for me to introduce myself. I genuinely love to meet people and I really love to share about the great work Extra Table is doing in Hattiesburg and the state.

  • Signature Q&A: Marlo Dorsey

    Signature Q&A: Marlo Dorsey

    Marlo Dorsey is director of Marketing and Communications for VisitHattiesburg and the Hattiesburg Convention Commission. Dorsey previously served as the chief marketing officer for the Mississippi Development Authority. She also served as vice president of marketing for Jones County Junior College. She earned a broadcast journalism degree from Louisiana State University and later received an MBA in executive management. She is married to Christopher Dorsey, and they have two children, Peyton and Carson.

     

  • The Gospel of Brother Dave

    Ever had someone tell you you couldn’t do something and that made you more determined to show them differently and succeed?

    Enter Dave Brandon – everybody’s favorite former End Zone owner, Signature and PineBeltNews delivery man and all-around good guy, whose standard wardrobe consists of khaki cargo shorts, a Hawaiian print short sleeve shirt or short sleeve fishing shirt (of which he has a running ton) in a multitude of colors – and yes, even USM gold. But he is quite dapper when he dresses up, but usually only for special occasions.

  • Signature Q&A: Dave Davies

    Signature Q&A: Dave Davies

    Dr. David R. Davies is professor in the School of Communication at the University of Southern Mississippi. From 2007 to 2014, he was the dean of the Southern Miss Honors College, and from 2014 to 2018 he was director of the School of Mass Communication & Journalism. He is a graduate of the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Reporting at Ohio State University, where he earned a master's degree in journalism. He also holds a master's degree in American history from The University of Southern Mississippi and a Ph.D.

Cuisine

Eat, drink, and be merry
  • Signature Recipe Roundup: Thanksgiving Edition

    Signature Recipe Roundup: Thanksgiving Edition

    Thanksgiving and this season of gratitude evokes memories of the family gathered around the dining room table laden with holiday favorites, children dressed as pilgrims and Native Americans or volunteers reaching out across the community to help others. For the past five years, Signature has featured the Thanksgiving traditions, complete with recipes of local families and organizations. This year we’ve pulled all that together for a neat recipe book that our readers also contributed to.

  • Pumpkin Pie Martini

    Pumpkin Pie Martini

    This Thanksgiving, when it comes to dessert, give the oven a break and finish up dinner with a delightfully decadent take on a classic cocktail. Shawn McDaniel, twice-voted Best Bartender in the Pine Belt, mixes RumChata with a boozy kick of Plantation Rum. The sweet pumpkin-and-spice base of this creamy cocktail will have you convinced you’ve just devoured a slice of pie.