This Sunday on Mississippi Arts Hour, Larry speaks with musician and composer Igor Iwanek. Iwanek combines academic training in western classical music with longtime independent study of Indian classical music to create music that fuses multiple traditions. Tune in at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.
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This week on Mississippi Arts Hour, Sarah Story speaks with Catherine Pierce, Mississippi's new Poet Laureate. Pierce has been a professor of creative writing at Mississippi State University since moving to the state in 2007. She received the 2021 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters' Poetry Award for her book Danger Days. Sarah and Catherine discuss the role of the state's environment on her work, why poetry is for everyone, and Catherine’s plans to promote poetry throughout the state in her role as poet laureate. Hear the show at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.
How well do you know your community? Don’t miss our upcoming webinar on Thursday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m. Linda Steele of ArtUp and Silbrina Wright of the Greater Jackson Arts Council will discuss the importance of DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access), developing audiences, fundraising, asking the tough questions, and how it’s all connected. This event is FREE and open to the public. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/92702570902?pwd=bHJkazBZVDFSczIxTVI2THlWdWNRZz09
Hello Arts Community, In a whirlwind six month’s time, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many arts leaders and members of the arts community in our state, both virtually and in-person. Even with the challenges of COVID-19, the arts in Mississippi have persevered and in some cases, thrived. I’m truly impressed with the resilience of […]
JACKSON, MISS. – June 16, 2021– Hill Country Blues Musician Cedric Burnside, of Ashland, has been named as one of the 2021 National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Fellows. As one of only nine in the nation, NEA National Heritage Fellowships are considered the nation’s highest honor in folk and traditional arts. A blues […]
JACKSON, MISS. – June 1, 2021 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Arts Awards, an annual ceremony that recognizes individuals and organizations that have made noteworthy contributions to the arts in the state of Mississippi. The awards are presented in partnership with the Governor’s Office and signify the […]
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