With springtime comes cookouts, laying out at the pool, and a lot more outside activities. This means it’s time to reorganize your wine rack at home and put all those full-bodied reds on the bottom and make room for the whites and rosé on top.
At the beginning of spring, bottles of rosé start appearing in wine stores like little soldiers getting ready for a full season of barbecues. Don't get me wrong; rosé is delicious, but if you only drink that varietal from now until the end of summer, you will probably get bored of wine altogether.
Ritchie Cordell, Jerry Kasenetz and Jeffry Katz may not be names you know. However "Yummy Yummy Yummy," "Chewy Chewy," and "Hanky Panky" should be familiar. Before K-Pop and boy bands, the pre-adolescence of rock ‘n' roll brought us Bubblegum. After the Beatles cleared the rulebook, Sixties’ record executives saw a huge potential audience in the kids. Too young for newly-alloyed Hard Rock, kids were devouring cereal, sweets and cartoons. A handful of songwriters fed the assembly line of hitmakers from 1967-1972 and Bubblegum was briefly fashionable pop music.
When is rock in fashion, but never truly IN fashion?
Any great YouTube dive into the past will result in a passel of ancient TV performances that reveal more than just music – you also see fashion. In the early Seventies, the Hippie craze simmered and long, bushy hair paired with Technicolor bright clothes became the way to stand out. Whether it was Marc Bolan leading T.Rex with his mixture of dandy and flashy clothes or Robert Plant taking a more earthy look toward its Adonis-like extremes. Rock and fashion proved to be inseparable.
For the second-consecutive year, Signature Magazine is giving Best of the Pine Belt voters a front row seat to see and hear some of his year’s nominated bands perform live and in person.
In fact, this year there will be two chances – one in Hattiesburg and one in nearby Laurel.
The fun kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at The Thirsty Hippo with performances by Ty Trehorn, Marshall McKellar of The Devil Music Co., Mississippi Shakedown, and The Icemen.
Each band will present a 45-minute set.
Photos by Lee Cave C Studio
In February, the Mystic Krewe of Zeus gathered at the Saenger Theater to crown its new monarchs.
DR. ALAN DOUGLAS LUCAS
Lucas is a native of Hattiesburg. As a youth, he was active in the Boy Scouts obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended Hattiesburg High School, where he lettered in cross country and track and field.
Jerry Buti of Go Young Fashion in downtown Hattiesburg came to America chasing an education and wealth. He’s done pretty well for himself.
This year his downtown business celebrates 40 years of serving men of all ages, sizes and ethnicities. He was asked one time why he didn’t carry women’s clothing. “Because what women put on they look good; men tend to be a little slobby,” he said.
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