TUESDAYS IN APRIL
Irish Dance Beginner Lessons
7:30PM @ Sigler Center
Irish dance lessons for beginners will be offered during the month of April at the Sigler Center in Hattiesburg each Tuesday night. Cost per person is $10 per class or $30 for the month. For more details, call 601-408-8219.
Much to my delight, we’re proud to unveil our annual Spring Fashion issue.
It’s officially time for the boots and scarves to be placed in the back of the closet (until it’s time for the Fall ‘Style’ issue) to make room for brighter colors, shorter sleeves, and open-toed shoes.
Throughout this issue you will see several local boutiques showcasing what they are carrying this season and what trends we should all be on the lookout for as the weather warms up.
From sequins and formal gowns, to casual wear and blue jeans, this issue has every base covered.
Shot on location at Sullivan Barn
Photographs by Meredith Maloney Photography
Particpating boutiques: Alterations By Bridget, Endless Summer, Eve Marie's, Go Young Fashion, Jessi Jayne Boutique, Lavori, Material Girls, Southern Lace Boutique, The Edge Boutiqua, Thyme Boutique, Vibe Clothing Company
My parents are brave. I say that because at the ripe age of 17 and a senior in high school, they let me attend my first-ever music festival. Not a big deal these days, but “back then” it was a HUGE deal. Smart phones were ridiculously expensive and not everyone had one. The “Find my Friend” app didn’t exist and it wasn’t an actual feature on a phone. Google Maps wasn’t very popular so my friend, Ginnie, and I printed out directions from the Mapquest website and took a road atlas along just to be safe.
What more appropriate canvas than our Music issue for this year’s Best of the Pine Belt nominees for Best Live Music Photographer to showcase their talent. From the pit to the stage, these works by Sarah Douglas, Chad Edwards, Keith Kujath, Rob Walker and Amanda Kyrie are all winners. But only one can be named to the coveted top spot, which will be announced in the July issue of Signature Magazine. Click the picture above to view the slideshow.
Photo by Dearest Photography
The Krewe of Elks celebrated their 53rd carnival season at their royal coronation and carnival ball Saturday, Feb. 23. Committee chairs were Martha Johnson, Patsy Hawkins; Social, Sheila Calhoun; and Court, Janie Williamson. The new King and Queen were greeted in a “Casablanca” themed ballroom.
Photos courtesy of Steve Coleman
Queen Belle 2019
Although originally from Bassﬁeld, Rhonda Irizarry is no stranger to Mardi Gras, nor is she a stranger to the fun-loving group known as the Krewe of Saint Fabian, whose main goal is raising money for the St. Fabian Church Building Fund. Her active participation in so many ministries, her constant display of love and loyalty, and her contagious, jovial attitude, made Rhonda the unanimous choice for Queen Belle 2019.
It’s no secret that music is an important part of my life. In fact, some of my fondest early memories of growing up in northeast Oklahoma involve standing over my mother’s shoulder while she played the piano.
I couldn’t sing a lick – and still can’t – but that didn’t stop me from belting out the lyrics to Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana” or Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler.”
My oldest sister, Donna, opened my ears – and eyes – to the marvels of live music in the late 1970s when she took me to see Willie Nelson, my very first concert.
Photo by Keith Kujath
Cary Hudson’s roots run deep in the Pine Belt of south Mississippi. Raised in Sumrall with time spent in Jackson and Oxford, he toured extensively before making his way back. It’s here where he’s most at home – both with his life and with his music.