• Prohibition-era fun comes to life

    It’s not always easy to speak. For children at the DuBard School for Language Disorders, oral and/or written communication does not come naturally. Even some of the simplest sounds and words can be a challenge to master. But there is hope. Through the full-time enrollment program and outclient therapy services, the DuBard School has proven successful in helping thousands of children learn to communicate effectively. However, like the adage says, it takes a village.

  • Putting the pieces together

    The transom above Kyle Baughman’s bedroom door is a stained glass sunrise of his own creation. “That way I’ll get a sunrise every day, no matter what time I wake up,” said the artist. It’s that sunny happy feeling that helps Baughman create – whether it’s a beautiful stained glass piece, music, scenes in a movie or doing hard labor.

    The Hattiesburger is a jack of all trades and he likes it that way, dabbling in a lot, but not tied down by any.

    These days, Hub City Stained Glass is a passion he’s designing and putting together, one colorful piece at a time.

     

  • Putting fun back into learning, playing music

    Learning is not fun. Nine times out of 10, the reason people quit playing an instrument is simply because they’re not having fun. Whether it’s because the songs they’re learning are boring, or because they’re only exposed to theory, unfortunately, many more people attempt to learn an instrument than those who successfully do.

    Some people, specifically husband and wife team Justin and Amie Nunez, are trying to change that.

  • Centennial Celebration

    From its launch of operations in 1917, Camp Shelby is officially celebrating 100 years of service through multiple events this month, including a black-tie gala and family day.

    Renowned veteran war correspondent and highly-acclaimed co-author of “We Were Soldiers Once...And Young,” Joe Galloway will deliver the keynote address during Camp Shelby’s black-tie gala at 6pm Thursday, July 13. The “Centennial Salute,” a formal-attire ticketed event, will be held at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg and is open to military and civilian guests.

  • Homes of Hope

    Homes of Hope for Children will host its annual Silent & Live Auction at 5 p.m. Aug. 12 at Southern Oaks in Hattiesburg. Proceeds from the event are devoted to the direct care of children living on the ever-growing campus located in Purvis.

    This year’s auction is sure to be a crowd pleaser with items for home and garden, sports and leisure, health and beauty, as well as date night and kids packages. Don’t forget your sweet tooth, because you can also bid on your favorite cakes and pies to take home with you that evening.

  • Hub City welcomes contestants for state pageant

    In its 20th year as host city, Hattiesburg will showcase this year’s best and brightest young women as they compete for the title of Mississippi’s Miss Hospitality at the Historic Saenger Theater. The program, now in its 68th year overall, is set for July 21-22 in Downtown Hattiesburg.

     Twenty-five women, who are all currently enrolled in a college or university in Mississippi, will vie for the state title of Mississippi’s Miss Hospitality, with the winner serving for a full year as the state’s official ambassador for economic development and tourism. 

  • The Potlikker Papers

    In John T. Edge's thoughtful history of Southern food and culture, the former emerges as a lingua franca used to carry the culture of the South all over the world. The Potlikker Papers offers an unobstructed view of the positive and negative events that led the South into its modern appreciation. His years of research and careful attention to detail truly make this book one that needs to be savored like a classic Southern dish.

  • Giust, Thomley create FS art

    One of the highlights each year at FestivalSouth is the art created specifically for the annual event.

    Hattiesburg artist Amy Giust, who is best known for her abstracts, has been a part of the festival since its inception, creating a collection of artwork.

    Giust was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and studied art at Hope College in Holland, Mich., and then again later at the University of SouthernMississippi in Hattiesburg.

  • Auditions set for 'Phantom of the Opera'

    The Southern Miss School of Music announces open auditions to Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera to all university students. Auditions will be held beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 23. All applicants must register online at www.usm.edu/music/phantom. Complete audition details are available there.

  • HCLO returns 'Camelot' to the stage

    Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera rounds out its 41st season the first week of May with a beloved musical, boasting an inspiring connection to one of Hattiesburg’s own.

    In spring 1991, Miles Doleac swaggered across the stage of Hattiesburg’s Historic Saenger Theater as Mordred, King Arthur’s malevolent son, in HCLO’s Camelot.

    “It was the first significant role I had done in anything. And it was an absolutely life-altering experience,” Doleac said.

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