This weekend we continue with interviews with this year’s Governor’s Arts Awards recipients. Larry visits with Maurice Surrell of the Jackson Southernaires. The group is celebrating their 80th anniversary this year, and they continue to be a popular group on the gospel touring circuit. Listen at 5 p.m. Sunday on MPB Think Radio.
Mississippi Arts Commission invests in our state’s makers through a variety of grant programs supporting nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and individual artists. Are you an organization or a professional artist looking to fund your project?
Please join us at the Old Capitol Museum in downtown Jackson on Thursday, February 6, 2020, to celebrate another year of excellence in the arts! A public reception will begin at 4:30 pm, followed by the awards ceremony at 6:00 pm, both of which are free and open to the public. Our award recipients this year include Henry Danton, Steve Forbert, the Jackson Southernaires, Richard Kelso, and Tougaloo College Art Collections.
In conjunction with the Mississippi Theatre Association's Statewide Festival, MAC's Arts-Based Community Development Director, Leslie Barker, will offer an overview of the agency's grants and a discussion on how they can help communities. MAC's workshop is open to the public (not just conference attendees) and will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at the University of Mississippi in Lamar Hall, Room 214. After the information session, take in a performance for $5.
This Sunday we continue our interviews with this year’s Governor’s Arts Awards recipients. Larry talks with ballet master Henry Danton. Danton is a native of England and began dancing in London during the second World War. He traveled throughout the world performing and teaching. He has lived and taught in the Hattiesburg area for the past 23 years. Hear the show at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.
By Larry Morrisey, MAC Deputy Director Singer, keyboard player and arranger Melvin L. Hendrex, Jr., better known by his nickname “House Cat,” passed away on December 19, 2019, in Jackson. Born in Jackson in 1949, Hendrex grew up in a musical family. His father was a gospel singer who performed in a professional group and […]
Mississippi Sitar Players, Kimbrough Family, Community Activism and Jackson’s Duttoville Neighborhood Focus of Mississippi Folklife Winter Issue
JACKSON, MISS. – Dec. 18, 2019 – The Winter 2019 Issue of Mississippi Folklife is now available online at www.mississippifolklife.org. This digital journal features original writing, photography, films and documentary work focused on present-day folklife and cultural heritage throughout the state. Mississippi Folklife is a project of the Mississippi Arts Commission. The four features included […]
JACKSON, MISS. – October 31, 2019 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Governor’s Arts Awards. Established in 1988, Governor’s Arts Awards are given to individuals and organizations to recognize outstanding work in the artistic disciplines as well as arts-based community development and arts patronage in Mississippi. The awards are presented […]
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