• 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.

  • Heart like a levee

    What happens when you do not name? You look at an emotion, at a sensation, more directly and therefore have quite a different relationship to it, just as you have to a flower when you do not name it. You are forced to look at it anew.
    –Krishnamurti, The Book of Life

    Americana music is in a state of transition. Like any Darwinian creation, they have discovered they must evolve. Honestly, there are only a handful of artists who can use their voice and an acoustic guitar to mesmerize.

  • Philosophy of Touch

    When Jeremy Thomley of Hattiesburg talks about art, he feels it inside of him. After he molds and shapes his feelings in either metal or glass – sometimes both – his creation literally touches him.
    A University of Southern Mississippi graduate, Thomley has dealt with his internal feelings because of his cystic fibrosis, which makes breathing difficult. Thomley feels the difficulty and transfers that to his art.

  • HHNA fundraiser "high on the hog"

    The fifth annual Downtown BBQ Showdown, presented by The Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood Association, with Brown Bottling Group and Mountain Dew, will take place Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Walthall Park in the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood. The BBQ teams will arrive and set up on Friday and the actual event opens to the general public from 10:30am until 4pm. Saturday 

  • Riding the Wind

    In 1979, a young woman sits down in a comfy rocking chair next to her grandfather for their usual conversation time. After hearing his same stories more than a hundred times before, she knows they will then walk together in the woods on the land where her family has lived since 1913. 
     This time is different, though, for in her hands she carries a small cassette tape recorder to tape the old, but still refreshing, memories of her beloved grandfather. 

  • Local filmmaker gets theatrical release

    Hattiesburg native Miles Doleac’s Mississippi-made, second feature film, The Hollow, is garnering serious critical praise in advance of its Oct. 7 theatrical release in select cities (including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Orlando, Atlanta, New Orleans, Washington D.C., and here in Mississippi, in Hattiesburg and D’Iberville). 

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