• Happy Songs

    Pine Belt residents will have the opportunity to hear the choir when members perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Good Hope Baptist Church in Purvis.

    The African Children’s Choir is composed of African children, 7 to 10 years old. Many have lost one or both parents through the devastation of war, famine and disease. They represent all the children of a continent and they demonstrate the potential of African children to become strong leaders for a better future in their land.

  • The Nutcracker: Clara welcomes guests to Sugar Plum Fairy Tea

    The South Mississippi Ballet Theatre will once again brighten the holiday season with its annual performance of The Nutcracker. Clara and her prince, the Sugarplum Fairy, Uncle Drosselmeyer and the mice will carry you to the Land of the Sweets in this holiday classic.

  • 10 Ways that You Can Better Music

    As 2017 draws to a close, columns will be festooned with lists and accolades. I myself will more than likely compose such a list. However, I can only urge you to read this or anything I write for that matter with two things: An open mind and a discerning ear. The other bombardment we suffer through daily are the traps laid known as "clickbait", where just the simple hook can drag you through a pond of muck you would barely glance at in reality. It is for that reason (and with a great deal of thought), I present this list.


  • ZOO LIGHTS: An All Age Holiday Tradition

    The Hattiesburg Zoo welcomes the Christmas Season with its annual Zoo Lights and Holiday Market from 6–8 p.m. Dec. 15, 16, 17, 21, 22 and 23.

  • Brew Ho Ho Holiday Gala Set for December 9

    Last year’s BrewHaHa was a surprise-filled evening that rocked through the night at the Hattiesburg Zoo.

    When the creative folks of The Hub City Players, Hattiesburg’s professional theatre company, announced their first gala benefit, the idea of dressing up for a super exclusive, adults-only, invitation-only Halloween costume gala spooked the community.

  • A Hattiesburg Christmas Tradition continues to glow

    The Hattiesburg Downtown Association, in partnership with Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood, the City of Hattiesburg and VisitHattiesburg, is hosting an “Olde Tyme Christmas” Dec. 9-10, filled with holiday festivities. Local residents and visitors are invited to attend the weekend of events downtown.  

    "The atmosphere during this weekend will be nostalgic and family-friendly,” said Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association Executive Director Andrea Saffle.

  • Meet Tara Poole

    Tara Poole, president of the Downtown Neighborhood Association, is gearing up for the season and making time to work in some of her own holiday traditions.

    The Mississippi native returned to the area with her husband last year. The two left for Tennessee, then to North Carolina, around 10 years ago.

    “All of our family is from Mississippi,” Poole said. “We just decided it was time to get back closer to family.”

  • Family Table


    That’s what it’s all about for Hattiesburg’s new First Family – Toby and Kate Barker and daughter, Audra Kathryn.

  • The Weather Station

    Toronto's Tamara Lindeman is The Weather Station. After listening to her latest Paradise of Bachelors record, it clearly does not matter whether she is/is not or has/has not a band - Lindeman is a brilliant songwriter first and foremost. "The Weather Station" is that rare breakup album that captures the strange optimism of losing your past and the odd comfort of privately reveling in the best parts.

  • HAC Presents A Christmas Concert with Leo Day and Friends

    The Hattiesburg Arts Council looks forward to bringing-in the Christmas season with a concert of carols and holiday songs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center.

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