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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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."
The sixth annual Downtown BBQ Showdown, presented by The Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood Association, with Brown Bottling Group, will take place from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 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 on Saturday.
Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera brings the city’s first-ever Shakespeare in the Park production to the Historic Meador Homestead Oct. 12-15.
HCLO’s ‘Lagniappe’ production of Macbeth, Shakespeare’s shortest, and perhaps his bloodiest, tragedy marks a paradigm shift for the venerable organization, which has brought theatre to the Pine Belt for 42 years running.
With football season in full swing, it’s time to put away your everyday handbag, and break out the clear one. Shoutout to Eve Marie’s boutqiue here in Hattiesburg for helping me find the perfect one! So, what are some of my game day essentials?
Let’s start here...
1. PEN AND PAPER
Yes, I carry a notebook and pen with me wherever I go. I’m an Art Director, so when inspiration hits, I am reaching in my bag and grabbing for these little beauties. I’m partial to Rifle Paper Co. and their designs. You can purchase yours at riflepaperco.com for $15