• Mississippi Bicentennial Project celebrates Hattiesburg Hub

     Blue Magnolia Films, in partnership with Robert St. John, Hattiesburg Arts Council, Visit Hattiesburg, Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association and The City of Hattiesburg, hosted a free public screening on Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center, to premiere a series of photo stories produced by local community leaders to commemorate the Mississippi Bicentennial.

  • Bourbon tasting benefits GPCF

    On Nov. 9, the Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation will host a Bourbon tasting at the Canebrake Country Club to celebrate its 20-year anniversary. 

     “We have planned such an amazing night, and we are so appreciative of all the support we’ve received throughout the years,” said Terri Bell, president of the Foundation. “This is our chance to put on a first-class event in the Pine Belt.”

  • Southern Prohibition hosts Hunger Run to feed the hungry

    The Annual Hunger Run benefitting Extra Table has become a staple fall event in Hattiesburg, with even more promise to grow this year. In its fifth year, the run will take place in a new location in Downtown Hattiesburg.

    Southern Prohibition is excited to announce they will be hosting the fifth annual Hunger Run at the brewery on Nov. 4. “We love working with Extra Table and The Thirsty Hippo year after year to raise funds and awareness for this worthy cause,” said Emily Curry, SoPro sales and marketing director. “Please join us downtown for this amazing day!”

  • Empty Bowls

    As potters spent the afternoon bent over pottery wheels at Main Street Books in downtown Hattiesburg, they were creating more than simple soup bowls.

    These volunteers – including students, teachers, small business owners, a web designer, and a baker – sacrificed one Saturday afternoon in August to bring hope and help to hungry neighbors through this year's Empty Bowls event. This annual fundraiser for the Edwards Street Fellowship Center food pantry, now in its sixth year, is set for 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21.

  • Novick, Burns team up for dream list project

    Photo from PBS

    Producer and director Lynn Novick speaks of the Vietnam War as most of us do, in a measured and reverent tone. She and Ken Burns have worked for the last 10 years developing the 18-hour PBS series, "The Vietnam War," now available on DVD and Blu-Ray.  Novick describes the war as "a festering wound of which most of us understand too little and misunderstand too much." The PBS series is their method of taking on this narrative with the care, concern and necessary perspective.

  • Alumni Association Announces Homecoming Activities

    The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association has announced festivities for Homecoming 2017 are scheduled Oct.  9–14. The Golden Eagle football team will battle the University of Texas at El Paso at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct.. 14, at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

    A highly-anticipated university tradition, Homecoming at Southern Miss includes activities that begin as early as Monday and continue through the weekend highlighting all areas of campus.

  • Celebrated Expert William R. Ferris Visits

    This fall, in a special series of events titled, “A Celebration of Southern Photography,” The University of Southern Mississippi will host a lecture by renowned Southern studies expert Dr. William R. Ferris, as well as two exhibitions on campus and a special issue of The Southern Quarterly. The Vicksburg native will give a talk at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 in Gonzales Auditorium, Liberal Arts Building 108 on the Hattiesburg campus of Southern Miss. A reception and book signing will follow at 7 p.m. in the Gallery of Art and Design in the George Hurst Building.

  • Former U.S. Poet Laureate to visit Southern Miss

    A major voice in contemporary poetry and acclaimed Mississippi-born author Natasha Trethewey, former Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014) and the state of Mississippi (2012-2016), is set to visit Southern Miss as part of the Visiting Writers Series and Mississippi’s Bicentennial Celebration.

  • "Phantom" Set for Southern Miss Stage

    Theater patrons in South Mississippi will soon thrill to another epic production from the team that produced the much-acclaimed Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera will take to the stage of the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium October 26 through November 4, presented by The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music.

  • Hattiesburlesque Returns

    Hattiesburlesque is back to haunt the Thirsty Hippo this Halloween season.

    Ask anyone who has attended multiple Hattiesburlesque shows and they'll probably tell you that Halloween shows take  the cake.

    "There is something about Halloween that gives everyone the license to dress up for the occasion," said Rebecca Chandler, co-creator and choreographer. "Whether dressed in their favorite Halloween costume or simply dressed with some burlesque flair, fans of the show really go all out at Halloween."

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