• 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.

  • Hattiesburlesque gears up for a night of sexy fun

    Hattiesburlesque is gearing up for a brand new show this month and from the looks of it, it promises to be the best one yet.

    "We are thrilled to introduce eight new dancers who will be joining 12 of the original cast members for this show," said Rebecca Chandler, one of the creators and choreographers of this local phenomenon that began more than three years ago.

  • MOD: The creation and ongoing evolution

    "Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear." - Oscar Wilde

    Mod Music and Mod Culture are simply inseparable. Like the twisted double helix which contains all of our necessary information, the ongoing traits and their continuing combination and mutation continue to recreate a style that is uniquely individual even as you see everyone trying to imitate it.

  • Pine Belt record label promotes talent

    A deal with the devil is not a conversation you’re likely to hear in polite company. In fact, it’s probably not a conversation you’re going to hear in any type company. That is, unless you’re a musician. And then you’re all over it. You’ll talk about it to just about anyone who is willing to listen and more than likely, try and get them to make the same sweet deal… the same sweet deal.

  • Take a journey with Wendell Minor

    The de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi will feature more than 150 original works by award-winning illustrator, Wendell Minor, at an exhibit from March 1 through May 15 at Oddfellows Gallery in downtown Hattiesburg.

    These pieces are part of a traveling exhibit organized by Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Mass. The exhibition opening and reception will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, and the public is invited to attend.

  • Paul Johnson is pushing toward his goals

     “It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
    – Babe Ruth

     

    Jones County born and bred, Paul Johnson is a hard rock Horatio Alger.  On the cusp of his new release, ‘Give Up The Ghost,’ this month, Johnson is unrepentant in his optimism and driving harder than ever toward his goals of musical recognition and stardom.

  • Tutus and Treats

    Tutus and Treats will be presented at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Jackie Dole Sherill Comm-unity Center by the South Mississippi Ballet Theatre.  A silent auction gets under2ay at 6 p.m. followed by a 6:30 p.m. performance.

    The event is a campaign for the local classical ballet school to raise funds for students who are attending the Youth American Grand Prix in Dallas, Feb. 23-26.

    “The Youth American Grand Prix is a great experience for young dancers with the aspirations of becoming professional dancers,” said Arkadiy Orohovsky, director.

  • A magical evening

    FestivalSouth is pleased to announce a magical evening for families! At 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Saenger Theatre, FestivIllusion showcases three amazing acts of magic and physical wizardry. It will also be the exclusive announcement of FestivalSouth 2017 that will showcase the best of arts, entertainment and culture for its eighth season this summer, June 1–17.

    “There is nothing more magical than watching the excitement of a child experiencing great illusions and having a night on the town with their family,” said FestivalSouth Artistic Director Mike Lopinto.

  • ARC unveils new ornaments, pottery

    Just days before Thanksgiving, things inside the Francis Bounds Fine Art Studio on the ARC campus are getting ready to be full speed ahead. The studio, located behind the ARC house on Bon-homie Road in Hattiesburg, is full of Rise and Shine participants of all ages eager to get the day started.

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