Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera rounds out its 41st season the first week of May with a beloved musical, boasting an inspiring connection to one of Hattiesburg’s own.
In spring 1991, Miles Doleac swaggered across the stage of Hattiesburg’s Historic Saenger Theater as Mordred, King Arthur’s malevolent son, in HCLO’s Camelot.
“It was the first significant role I had done in anything. And it was an absolutely life-altering experience,” Doleac said.
Hattiesburlesque is gearing up for a brand new show this month and from the looks of it, it promises to be the best one yet.
"We are thrilled to introduce eight new dancers who will be joining 12 of the original cast members for this show," said Rebecca Chandler, one of the creators and choreographers of this local phenomenon that began more than three years ago.
"Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear." - Oscar Wilde
Mod Music and Mod Culture are simply inseparable. Like the twisted double helix which contains all of our necessary information, the ongoing traits and their continuing combination and mutation continue to recreate a style that is uniquely individual even as you see everyone trying to imitate it.
A deal with the devil is not a conversation you’re likely to hear in polite company. In fact, it’s probably not a conversation you’re going to hear in any type company. That is, unless you’re a musician. And then you’re all over it. You’ll talk about it to just about anyone who is willing to listen and more than likely, try and get them to make the same sweet deal… the same sweet deal.
The de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi will feature more than 150 original works by award-winning illustrator, Wendell Minor, at an exhibit from March 1 through May 15 at Oddfellows Gallery in downtown Hattiesburg.
These pieces are part of a traveling exhibit organized by Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Mass. The exhibition opening and reception will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, and the public is invited to attend.
When I sat down to write my article for this month, I started with absolutely no inspiration. I stared at my closet, I people-watched at a baseball game, and I even watched “The Devil Wears Prada” in hopes a light bulb would go off in my head. All I got from those activities was a sunburn from the baseball game and a terrible case of closet envy from the Anne Hathaway makeover scene in the movie. Seriously, if anyone knows where I can find that emerald green coat with the leopard print trim, call me immediately.
“It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
– Babe Ruth
Jones County born and bred, Paul Johnson is a hard rock Horatio Alger. On the cusp of his new release, ‘Give Up The Ghost,’ this month, Johnson is unrepentant in his optimism and driving harder than ever toward his goals of musical recognition and stardom.
Tutus and Treats will be presented at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Jackie Dole Sherill Comm-unity Center by the South Mississippi Ballet Theatre. A silent auction gets under2ay at 6 p.m. followed by a 6:30 p.m. performance.
The event is a campaign for the local classical ballet school to raise funds for students who are attending the Youth American Grand Prix in Dallas, Feb. 23-26.
“The Youth American Grand Prix is a great experience for young dancers with the aspirations of becoming professional dancers,” said Arkadiy Orohovsky, director.
If you have ever been a bridesmaid in a wedding, you can sympathize with the universal fear of bridesmaids everywhere – what will the dress look like?
As we graciously accept the honor of standing up with our friend on her special day, we are secretly cringing on the inside at the thought of cheap, itchy satin, figure-hiding silhouettes and dyed shoes that perfectly match a shade of dress you would never wear in real life. But, are we freaking out for nothing? Most times, yes.
FestivalSouth is pleased to announce a magical evening for families! At 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Saenger Theatre, FestivIllusion showcases three amazing acts of magic and physical wizardry. It will also be the exclusive announcement of FestivalSouth 2017 that will showcase the best of arts, entertainment and culture for its eighth season this summer, June 1–17.
“There is nothing more magical than watching the excitement of a child experiencing great illusions and having a night on the town with their family,” said FestivalSouth Artistic Director Mike Lopinto.