While speakeasies were born in the 1920s and can be found in secret spots around the country, the DuBard School Speakeasy is only four years old and is giving those juice joints a run for their money!
The event was created out of a twist on words, as the DuBard School for Language Disorders helps children with speech and language disorders and hearing impairments “speak easy.” With a growing fan base in attendance, the event has established itself as a signature event for the community – offering something like nothing else in town.
Thomas Merton once said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” How would you react if you heard there was a FREE arts program for children, right here in Hattiesburg, allowing children to explore and create – doing exactly what Merton believes art is able to do? You might be excited and ask where more information can be found. That’s usually the typical response the hosting organization, Hattiesburg Arts Council, receives.
Hattiesburg’s Kent Oliver was only 34 years old when he received the news that would change his life forever.
Oliver, a husband and father of two young daughters, was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a rare form of incurable cancer, and his life was put into a spin.
Using his own diagnosis as a catalyst to help others, Oliver is organizing a comedy fundraiser planned for 7:30pm Thursday, July 28, at the Saenger Theater in Hattiesburg.