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January - March 2014

January

Mississippi Children's Music Theater Auditions
Date: Janurary 11, 2014
Time: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Location: Trinity Presbityrian Church
Cost: $15
Event Website: www.mississippichildrensmusicthater.com
Contact Person: Hristo Hristov
Contact Phone: 601 2550770
Contact Email: contactus@mississippimusictheater.com
Event Description: The Mississippi Children's Music Theater opens its doors and invites all kids to auditions for our Spring's production.

"Cake:  A Story Piece"
Date: January 24-26, 2014
Time: January 24- January 25 7:30 P.M.,January 26 2:30 P.M.
Location: Meek Hall Auditorium, Ole Miss Campus, Oxford, MS
Cost: $5 donation at the door
Event Website: theatre.olemiss.edu/index.html
Contact Person: Jordan Smith
Contact Phone: 662-915-7287
Contact Email: jsmith10@olemiss.edu

Event Description: A one man show that is part cooking show, part memoir, and in the tradition of spirited Theatre, part religious ritual.


Taylis Fernandez and John Paul concert

Date: January 30, 2014

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Location: St. Andrew's Cathedral, Jackson, MS

Cost: $20 ($5 for students)

Event Website: www.ancientmusic.org

Contact Person: Richard McGinnis

Contact Phone: 601-594-5584

Contact Email: info@ancientmusic.org
Event Description: Oustanding musicians present a concert of Beethoven sonatas for cello and piano.

February

Other Musical Offerings: MUW Department of Music
Date: February 1, 2014
Time:  3:00 P.M.
Location:  Mississippi University for Women Columbus, MS
Cost: Free
Event Website:
Contact Person: Julessa Oglen
Contact Phone: 662-329-7119
Contact Email: jdoglen@myapps.muw.edu

Event Description: New Classical Music Concert Featuring National Association of Composers USA

"Mississippi Stories in Motion"
Date: February 1, 2014
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, MS
Cost: $15 (tickets sold at the door)
Event Website: www.frontporchdance.com
Contact Person: Krista Bower
Contact Phone: 810-623-4695
Contact Email: frontporchdance@gmail.com
Event Description: Front Porch Dance presents original choreography within the Mississippi Museum of Art. Join us for a unique evening of music, art, and dance! 

Other Musical Offerings: MUW Department of Music
Date: February 1, 2014
Time:  3:00 P.M.
Location:  Mississippi University for Women Columbus, MS
Cost: Free
Event Website:
Contact Person: Julessa Oglen
Contact Phone: 662-329-7119
Contact Email: jdoglen@myapps.muw.edu

Event Description: New Classical Music Concert Featuring National Association of Composers USA

Free Concert featuring pianist Asiya Korepanova
Date: February 5, 2014
Time: 11:30 A.M.
Location: St. Andrew's North Campus, Ridgeland, MS
Cost: Free
Event Website: www.gosaints.org/pianist
Contact Person: Chris Harth
Contact Phone: 6019069452
Contact Email: harthc@gosaints.org
Event Description: St. Andrew's is hosting a free concert open to the public that's featuring internationally renowned pianist Asiya Korepanova.

American Spiritual Ensemble

Date: February 6, 2014

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Location: Bologna Performing Arts Center

Cost: $35-$15

Event Website: bolognapac.com

 Contact Person: Bologna Ticket Office

Contact Phone: 662-846-4626

Contact Email: mgulledge@deltastate.edu

Event Description: Classically trained singers and musicians will perform classic Spirituals, Broadway hits, and Jazz favorites.

Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series
Date: February 6, February 20, February 25
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Location: Mississippi University For Women Columbus, MS
Cost: Free
Event Website:
Contact Person: Julessa Oglen
Contact Phone: 662-329-7119
Contact Email: jdoglen@myapps.muw.edu

Event Description: Deidre Emerson, cellist, will peform on Feb 6

Thacker Mountain Radio Show
Date: Thursday, February 6 - April 25, 2014
Time: 6:0pm - 7:00 P.M.
Location: Oxford, MS
Cost: FREE
Event Website: www.thackermountain.com
Contact Person: Kathryn McGaw
Contact Phone: 662-380-0125
Contact Email: krmcgaw@gmail.com

Event Description: Thacker Mountain Radio is a live, one hour performance in old-time radio hour style. Admission is FREE.

FENCES at Center Stage
Date: February 6th - Febuary 16th, 2014
Time: 7:30 P.M. week days/Saturday and 2pm Sunday
Location: 240 Eisenhower Drive, Biloxi MS  39531
Cost: $16 and $13
Event Website: www.CenterStageBiloxi.org
Contact Person: Box Office
Contact Phone: 228-388-6258
Contact Email: david@abcrental.com

Event Description: This multiple-award-winning drama centers on Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburg

The Forum Series
Date: February 13, 2014
Time: 6 P.M.
Location: Mississippi University For Women Columbus, MS
Cost: Free
Event Website: http://web2.muw.edu/index.php/en/honors-forum.html
Contact Person: Tom Velek
Contact Phone: 662-329-7393
Contact Email: tvelek@as.muw.edu

Event Description: Coach Herman Boone, inspiration for the film, "Remember the Titans," will be presenting, " Remember the Titans: Coaching Success."

All You Need is Love Valentine Gala

Date: Friday, February 14, 2014

Time: 7 pm

Location: The Bailey House, 400 S. Commerce St., Natchez, MS

Cost: $100/pers (fare,spirits,music)

Event Website: www.natchezfestivalofmusic.com

Contact Person: Natchez Festival of Music Contact Phone:

601-446-6631

Contact Email: natchezmusictickets@live.com

Event Description: N.O. vocalist Melanie Gardner & guitarist Daniel Schroeder known for jazz standards, cover tunes, eclectic song list.  Fare, Spirits, Music, Auction.

International Series Spring 2014 Focus: Ireland
Date: February 17, 2014
Time: 7 P.M.
Location: MUW Martin Hall Room 220 Columbus, MS
Cost: Free
Event Website:
Contact Person: Kim Whitehead
Contact Phone: 662-329-7170
Contact Email: kmwhitehead@muw.edu

Event Description: Dr. Kelly Marsh, Associate Professor of English, at MSU will present, " Imagining Ireland after 1916: Postcolonial Irish Literature

Other Musical Offerings: MUW Department of Music
Date: February 18, 2014
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Location: Mississippi University For Women Columbus, MS
Cost: Free
Event Website: www.msuphilharmonia.org
Contact Person: Julessa Oglen
Contact Phone: 662-329-7119
Contact Email: jdoglen@myapps.muw.edu

Event Description: Mississippi State University- Philharmonia will perform, " Listen to the Movies"

Mardi Gras Madness
Date: February 20, 2014
Time: 5:30 P.M.
Location: Duling Hall at Fondren
Cost: $65 Adults only
Event Website: mississippiboychoir.org
Contact Person: Betty Jacobs
Contact Phone: 601 383 4472
Contact Email: bettyjacobs9b@comcast.net
Event Description: local restaurants pair food with beer at this beer tasting event

Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series
Date:  February 20, 2014
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Location: Mississippi University For Women Columbus, MS
Cost: Free
Event Website:
Contact Person: Julessa Oglen
Contact Phone: 662-329-7119
Contact Email: jdoglen@myapps.muw.ed

Event Description: Chris O'Rear, Baritone, Voice Recital

Magnolia Independent Film Festival
Date: February 20-22
Time: Varies
Location: Hollywood Premier Center- Starkville, Mississippi
Cost: TBD
Event Website: magnoliafilmfest.com
Contact Person: Angella Baker
Contact Phone: 662-324-3080
Contact Email: magfilmfest@gmail.com
Event Description: Festival celebrates the spirit, honesty, and creative vision of independent filmmaking. The oldest festival in MS.Feature workshop with Patricia Chica

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Location: Corey Forum- Holmes Community College, Grenada, MS
Cost: $15 Advance, $20 Concert Day
Event Website: www.holmescc.edu

Contact Person: HCC: Grenada Business Office

Contact Phone: 662-227-2302

Contact Email: cdugan@holmescc.edu
Event Description: Grenada Arts Partnership prouldy presents five time GRAMMY -winner, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives in Concert.

Meridian Mardi Gras 

Date: February 22, 2014

Time: 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Location: City Hall Lawn, Meridian, MS

Cost: no charge

Event Website: www.meridianmainstreet.com 

Contact Person: Debby Delshad

Contact Phone: 601-693-7480

Contact Email: djdelshad@gmail.com

Event Description: A free, day long festival featuring people and pooches parades, gumbo cook off, costumes, beer garden, king cakes 

The Filmmakers Bash
Date: February 25, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
Cost: $100 VIP, $50 general admissio
Event Website: www.eventbrite.com/e/filmmakers-bash-tickets-55749
Contact Person: Shannon McLaughlin
Contact Phone: 601-594-4429
Contact Email: shannon.mggroup@gmail.com

Event Description: Black Tie event features a Farm to Table competition by several area chefs. The evening will include entertainment and an overview of the festival.

Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series
Date: February  25, 2014
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Location: Mississippi University For Women Columbus, MS
Cost: Free
Event Website:
Contact Person: Julessa Oglen
Contact Phone: 662-329-7119
Contact Email: jdoglen@myapps.muw.edu

Event Description: Fabio Parrini, Solo Piano Recital

It's About You Film Festival
Date: February 25-February 28, 2014
Time: Times Vary
Location: Municipal Art Gallery, Jackson, MS
Cost: Free
Event Website: www.blackhistoryplus.weebly.com
Contact Person: Shannon McLaughlin
Contact Phone: 601.594.4429
Contact Email: shannon.mggroup@gmail.com

Event Description: The film festival will display works that express the experience of people of African descent in a positive manner.

 

Women of Ireland

Date: February 27, 2014

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Location: Bologna Performing Arts Center

Cost: $25-$45

Event Website: bolognapac.com 

Contact Person: Meghann Gulledge

Contact Phone: 662-846-4625

Contact Email: mgulledge@deltastate.edu

Event Description: The performance will feature live Irish and Celtis music, a troupe of world champion dancers, and sensational singers and fidlers.


MUW Theatre Department Presents- Blithe Spirit
Date: February 27-March 1, 2014
Time: 7:30 P.M>
Location: MUW Cromwell Communication Center Columbus, MS
Cost: $5 for students, $10 admission
Event Website: www.muw.edu/theater
Contact Person: Willam Biddy
Contact Phone: 662 329-7354
Contact Email: wbiddy@as.muw.edu

Event Description: The MUW Theater Department presents Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward.

Arts Under The Dome presents Quartetto Gelato 

Date: Friday, February 28,  2014

Time: 7:00 P.M.

Location: 2301 15th Street (corner 24th Ave.), Gulfport, MS

Cost: $15 adults, $10 students

Event Website: www.arts.fumc-gulfport.org 

Contact Person: Catherine Barnes

Contact Phone: 228-229-6851

Contact Email: artsunderthedome@gmail.com

Event Description: With repertoire spanning the globe,QG features multi-instrumental mastery, an operatic tenor, & world accordion champion.

March

Civic Ballet presents "Alice in Wonderland"

Date: March 1, 2014

Time: 2:00 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.

Location: Civic Auditorium, Tupelo, MS

Cost: $25-premium, $12 & $6-gen. ad.

Event Website: www.civicballet.org

Contact Person: North MS Dance Centre

Contact Phone: 662-680 9041

Contact Email: civicballet.ms@gmail.com

Event Description: A classic story retold in ballet.  Artistic director Jan Dijkwel.  Tea party following matinee $10

"All Things Mississippi"
Date: March 2, 2014
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: St. Andrews Cathefral, Capitol Street, Jackson, MS
Cost: Free to the public
Event Website: www.freewebs.com/metropolitanchamberorchestra
Contact Person: Martha Morgan
Contact Phone: 601-622-7978
Contact Email: morganflute@outlook.com

Event Description: The MCO will feature the original works of Mississippi composers Sclater, Zanninelli, Wood, and Francis, along with vocalist from the Ms Chorus.

 

Black Violin 

Date: March 4, 2014

Time: 9:30 A.M. & 11:30 A.M.

Location: Bologna Performing Arts Center, Cleveland, MS

Cost: $6.00

Event Website: bolognapac.com 

Contact Person: Whitney Cummins

Contact Phone: 662-846-4844

Contact Email: wcummins@deltastate.edu

Event Description: Virtuoso violinists Kev and Wil B, along with DJ TK, smash musical stereotypes with their funky fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop, blues, and R&B. 

Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series
Date: March 4, 2014
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Location: Mississippi University For Women Columbus, MS
Cost: Free
Event Website:
Contact Person: Julessa Oglen
Contact Phone: 662-329-7119
Contact Email: jdoglen@myapps.muw.edu

Event Description: MUW Choral Department and Guest Soloist and Chamber Orchestra will Perform Mass No.2  in G Major By Franz Schubert

The Forum Series
Date: March 6, 2014
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Location: Mississippi University For Women Columbus, MS
Cost: Free
Event Website: http://web2.muw.edu/index.php/en/honors-forum.html
Contact Person: Tom Velek
Contact Phone: 662-329-7393
Contact Email: tvelek@as.muw.edu

Event Description: Dr. Katharine Kittredge from Ithaca College, will be presenting, "My So Called Life: What Women Can Gain and Lose from Playing Sports

International Series Spring 2014 Focus: Ireland
Date: March 11, 2014
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Location: MUW Martin Hall Room 220 Columbus, MS
Cost: Free
Event Website:
Contact Person: Kim Whitehead
Contact Phone: 662-329-7170
Contact Email: kmwhitehead@muw.edu

Event Description: Dr. Amber Handy, Assistant Professor at The W will present " Medieval Ireland: Myths and Realities."

Stile Antico concert

Date: March 13, 2014

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Location: St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Jackson

Cost: $30 ($5 for students)

Event Website: www.ancientmusic.org

Contact Person: Richard McGinnis

Contact Phone: 601-594-5584

Contact Email: info@ancientmusic.org

Event Description: The young, conductorless 12 member choral ensemble presnts a concert of renaissance and early baroque music.

Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series
Date: March 13, 2014
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Location: Mississippi University For Women Columbus, MS
Cost: Free
Event Website:
Contact Person: Julessa Oglen
Contact Phone: 662-329-7119
Contact Email: jdoglen@myapps.muw.edu

Event Description: Craig Nies, Solo Piano Recital

Arsenic and Old Lace
Date: March 13-15, 2014
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Location: Cine Theater, New Albany, MS
Cost: $10
Event Website: tallahatchieriverplayers.com
Contact Person: Main Street Association
Contact Phone: 662-534-3438
Contact Email: tallahatchieriverplayers@gmail.com
Event Description: A play by Joseph Kesserling presented with special arrangement Dramatist Play Service. A funny play about a not so funny subject - Murder!!

Arts Under The Dome presents Juggernaut Jug Band 

Date: Friday, March 14, 2014

Time: 7:00 P.M.

Location: 2301 15th Street (corner 24th Ave.), Gulfport, MS

Cost: $15 adults, $10 students

Event Website: www.arts.fumc-gulfport.org 

Contact Person: Catherine Barnes

Contact Phone: 228-229-6851

Contact Email: artsunderthedome@gmail.com

Event Description: Unique group is a combination vaudville act, musical American history lesson, & one very tight band. 

The Importance of Being Earnest
Date: March 20-22, 2014
Time: 7:30 P.M. and 2 P.M. on 22nd
Location: Tupelo Comm. Theatre, 201 N Broadway, Tupelo MS
Cost: $18-Adults; $6-Students
Event Website: tct.ms
Contact Person: Lisa Hall
Contact Phone: 662-844-1935
Contact Email: tctboxoffice@bellsouth.net

Event Description: Story by Oscar Wilde, set in 1890's England, two young gentlemen bend the truth which causes excitment in their lives.

Everything Garden Expo
Date: March 21-22
Time:  9:00 -6:00 P.M. & 8:00 -4:00 P.N.
Location: Mississippi. Horse Park, Starkville, Mississippi
Cost: $5.00   Children under 6-free
Event Website: www.starkvillearts.org
Contact Person: Bekah Sparks
Contact Phone: 662-324-3080
Contact Email: ccrecink@starkvillearts.org
Event Description: Event offers the latest product information and garden techniques thru speakers, vendors and various garden activities. For kids to the wise gardener.

"Three Billy Goats Gruff" by Bits N Pieces Theatre
Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Location: Corey Forum- Holmes Community College, Grenada, MS
Cost: $5
Event Website: www.holmescc.edu

Event Description: This enchanting fairy tale production features the towering 9-foot tall puppets of Bits 'N Pieces Theatre

The Power of Angels  

Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014

Time: 1:30 pm

Location: St. Mary Basilica, 105 S. Union St., Natchez

Cost: Free; Donations Accepted

Event Website: www.natchezfestivalofmusic.com 

Contact Person: Natchez Festival of Music Contact Phone:

601-442-4272

Contact Email: hedyboelte@gmail.com

Event Description: Lecture/Performance on Holy Angels & Celestial Choral Music USM Opera; Priests of Opus Sanctorum Angelorum tell of purpose of Choir of Angels.

The Ten Tenors 

Date: March 25, 2014

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Location: Bologna Performing Arts Center in Cleveland, MS

Cost: $25-$45

Event Website: bolognapac.com 

Contact Person: Meghann Gulledge

Contact Phone: 662-846-4625

Contact Email: mgulledge@deltastate.edu

Event Description: Direct from Australia, The Ten Tenors, with their unique blend of rock and opera, will present a wonderful collection of Broadway's greatest hits.

 

In the Belly of the Blues new exhibit

Date: March 25 - July 31, 2014

Time: 9:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M. Monday - Saturday

Location: Delta Blues Museum; Clarksdale, MS - gallery

Cost: $7 admission to museum

Event Website: www.deltabluesmuseum.org

Contact Person: Shelley Ritter

Contact Phone: 662-627-6820

Contact Email: shelley@deltabluesmuseum.org

Event Description: Photography exhibit by Terry Abrahamson.  Photographs of blues musicians in  Chicago, Boston and LA  including Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, etc.

Nell Peel Wolf Lecture Series
Date: March 27, 2014
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Location: Mississippi University For Women Columbus, MS
Cost: Free
Event Website: http://web2.muw.edu/index.php/en/honors-forum.html
Contact Person: Tome Velek
Contact Phone: 662-329-7393
Contact Email: tvelek@as.muw.edu

Event Description: Amanda Beard- Three Time Olympian winner of 7 Olympic medals will present " Striving for Excellence: Olympic Success and Real Life Challenges

Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series
Date: March 27, 2014
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Location: Mississippi University For Women Columbus, MS
Cost: Free
Event Website:
Contact Person: Julessa Oglen
Contact Phone: 662-329-7119
Contact Email: jdoglen@myapps.muw.edu

Event Description: Evgeny Rivkin, Solo Piano Recital

Shawn Leopard Harpsichord Concert

Date: March 27, 2014

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Location: St. Andrew's Cathedral, Jackson, MS

Cost: $15 ($5 or students)

Event Website: www.ancientmusic.org

Contact Person: Richard McGinnis

Contact Phone: 601-594-5584

Contact Email: info@ancientmusic.org

Event Description: A concert o music by J.S. Bach, one or more of his sons, and others on the harpsichord.


MUW Homecoming 2014
Date: March 27-March 30, 2014
Time: 1 p.m on March 27
Location: Mississippi University For Women Columbus, MS
Cost: Tickets required for events
Event Website: www.muw.edu/homecoming
Contact Person: Lyndsay Cumberland
Contact Phone: (662) 329-7295
Contact Email: ldcumberland@muw.edu

Event Description: Events include Open House with the President, W Outreach Showcase, The W 5K, Convocation, Southern Grace Dinner and much more

Templeton Ragtime & Jazz Festival
Date: March 28-29, 2014
Time: 9:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M.
Location: Mississippi State University Starkville MS
Cost: $50.00 all event badge
Event Website: http://library.msstate.edu/ragtime/festival/
Contact Person: Lynda Graham
Contact Phone: 662-325-6634
Contact Email: lgraham@library.msstate.edu
Event Description: Charles Templeton Ragtime & Jazz Festival, March 28 & 29. Features performers from around the country playing jazz, stride & ragtime music.

Theatre performance- Love, Loss and What I Wore
Date: March 29, 2014
Time: 8:00 P.M.
Location: MUW Cromwell Communication Center Columbus, MS
Cost: Registered event
Event Website: www.muw.edu/homecoming
Contact Person: Lyndsay Cumberland
Contact Phone: (662) 329-7295
Contact Email: ldcumberland@muw.edu

Event Description: Featuring an all alumni cast for a reading of Love, Loss and What I Wore, by Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron. Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman.

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