Culture

Music, Fashion, Theatre, and more
  • SPRING Fashion 2018

    SPRING Fashion 2018

    This year's Spring Fashion edition was shot on location at Miskelly Furniture. Photography by Starling & Sage.  

  • The underdog of American Fiction: SCIENCE FICTION

    The underdog of American Fiction: SCIENCE FICTION

     Science Fiction (to be abbreviated SF here) continues to be a misappropriated and misunderstood genre that for its complex history should at least merit a few more writers than George Orwell (“1984”), Aldous Huxley (“Brave New World”) and Ray Bradbury (“Fahrenheit 451.”)

  • Evita: HCLO brings Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical to Saenger Theater

    Evita: HCLO brings Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical to Saenger Theater

    Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera will present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony-winning musical, Evita, May 3-6 at the Historic Saenger Theater. Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to first lady of Argentina and near-sainthood. Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, the musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor, illegitimate child to ambitious actress to wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Peron, the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33.

  • Thinking Inside the Box: Hotworx

    I don’t shy away from a sweaty workout. In a former life, I operated a Hot yoga studio for several years and still managed to get away with washing my hair only once a week. When I first heard whispers of a hot yoga in Hattiesburg, that was taught by someone other than yours truly, I saw it as a challenge. And then I met the virtual instructors of the HOTWORX infrared spa at Planet Beach, located right next to my pals at UpDown Trampoline Park.

  •  Robert and Christy Amay have spent the majority of their lives in the jewelry business. So, it only seems natural that one day they’d want to design their own piece of jewelry.

    “We did not just want to make some meaningless piece,” said Christy. “Whatever we made we wanted to be special and one of a kind.”

    That day has come. Enter the Hub City Cuff.

  • Signature Q&A: Meg Paul

    Signature Q&A: Meg Paul

    Meg Paul was born in 1961 at the naval hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. The family moved to the Hub City in 1965 when her father joined Hattiesburg Clinic. She started kindergarten at Monte Vista Kindergarten (corner of Arlington Loop and South 31st). She attended Hattiesburg Public Schools, graduating from HHS in 1979. She later earned a B.S. in Special Education from Mississippi State and returned to Hattiesburg and taught in the HPSD. Paul has been married to the ultimate Golden Eagle, Joe Paul, since 1987.

  • The Two Pivotal Years in Music

    The Two Pivotal Years in Music

    Music has been such a big part of my life, that it feels like music HAS been my life. Other than my mother, my brother, and my friend, Laura Foote, music is the companion that has been alongside me for this entire 56-year ride. Music was my earliest confidant. From the “Meet the Monkees” album someone gave me when I was 5 years old to the iTunes playlist I created last week. Music has always been there to excite, console, comfort, energize, and advise.

  • Budokon: The Way of the Warrior Spirit

    Budokon: Interesting word. Broken down, Bu (warrior) – Do (way) – Kon  (soul) translates loosely to “the way of the warrior spirit.” At first glance, (as say, in the photo above), Budokon can appear as any other yoga class. When I arrived at Daniel Wise’s yoga studio, housed in the second story of athletic training facility Mississippi Elite, as a practicing yogi the set up was familiar – yoga mats, standard liability waiver, a soft unobtrusive playlist setting the tone for an active class. Aside from the astroturf flooring, all signs pointed to a typical yoga flow experience.

Cuisine

Eat, drink, and be merry
  • Chef Q&A: Michael Petitto

    Chef Q&A: Michael Petitto

    Michael Petitto, 54, is originally from Amite, La., where he owned and operated his family's restaurant, Spitale's, from 2002-2012. Spitale's was originally opened in 1921, by Sam Spitale, Michael's grandfather.  Michael is the son of the late Frank and Frances Petitto. He is married to Lori Petitto of Amite, La., and they have a total of six children combined. Michael has four adult children – Michael, Chris, Andy and Kasey. Lori has two adult daughters, Christine and Mikki. They have four grandchildren, Peyton, Cameron, Ty, and Olivia.

  • Doggone Good Time: Dis & Dem

    Doggone Good Time: Dis & Dem

    First impressions are important. You never get a second chance to make a first impression. In a sea of restaurants off Highway 98, in what I like to call “retail-ville,” there is a place I’ve always said I would try, but had yet to finally check it out. Well, I’m happy to report that I have finally eaten at Dis & Dem, and I’m kicking myself for not trying it sooner.