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This is the final month to visit the Walter Anderson Museum of Art The Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) is one of a few museums in the United States to exhibit work of a single artist. The museum, along with Walter Inglis Anderson's (1903 - 1965) work, also is home to the work of Peter Anderson (1901 - 1984) and James McConnell Anderson (1907 to see the beautiful one-of-a-kind pottery created by the Walter Anderson Walter Anderson may refer to: Art
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Parade
The second largest parade in America honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take to the streets following two weeks of activities that celebrate the work of this American icon. Call 601.960.1090.
The Native Guard Exhibit at the Swetman House
The opening weekend to commemorate Pulitzer-Prize winner Natasha Tretheway for the "Native Guard" begins with a reception on the 9th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. On January 10, there will be a reading with Tretheway and discussions with major historians who have also researched the "Native Guard." A gala reception will be held that same night. The exhibit will be held at the Swetman House location of the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art from January 9-February 20. Visit www.georgeohr.org.
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
With everything from a Youth Night featuring a talent competition and step show to a Black Tie Gala celebrating the NAACP's 100th anniversary, a comedy show featuring Don "DC" Curry, a concert featuring the Mississippi Mass Choir The Mississippi Mass Choir is an American gospel choir based in Jackson, Mississippi. History
Under the musical direction of David R. Curry Jr. , and much more, there is something for every member of the family. Do not miss out on this fun-filled weekend commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Visit www.dream365.org or contact Learnard Dickerson at 662.425.1234.
9th Annual Crystal Ball
Hosted by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, this year's Crystal Ball will be held at the Arena at Southaven. Themed around the music, colors, and food of Mardi Gras Mardi Gras (mär`dē grä), last day before the fasting season of Lent. It is the French name for Shrove Tuesday. Literally translated, the term means "fat Tuesday" and was so called because it represented the last opportunity for , the event will feature Cajun and Creole food and exciting Zydeco zydeco (zī`dĭkō'), American musical form originating among the African-American Creoles of Louisiana. Drawing on elements of traditional Cajun music as well as jazz, country and western, and blues, it is characterized by French lyrics, music. The Crystal Ball will also include a live and silent auction starting at 6:00 p.m. Visit www.cfnm.org.
Corinth Symphony Orchestra's "A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."
This special evening commemorating Dr. King will be focused around his well-known speeches. Many local choirs will accompany Corinth's talented symphony orchestra for a night of music and history. Contact Lane Williams at 662.28Z8300 or visit www.corinthsymphony.com
Ruwandan Holocaust Survivor
Immaculee Illibagiza, author of "Left to Tell" and survivor of the Ruwandan Holocaust, will be speaking at the Southwest Mississippi Community College Fine Arts Auditorium. Her message of forgiveness is an inspiring story everyone should hear. Call 601.684.8664.
JANUARY 20-FEBRUARY 12
37th Annual MSU MSU Michigan State University
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Student artwork takes the spotlight in this exhibition at Mississippi State, where an opening reception on the 22nd gives artists and fans a chance to mingle. Visit www.msstate.edu.
36th Annual Delta Agricultural Exposition
This exposition will celebrate its 36th year at the Bolivar County Expo Center. Keynote speakers and over 100 agricultural related exhibits will be available to the public. Call Don Respess at 662.624.3070.
Keeping the Promise 2009 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Hope Gala
This black tie event will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, whose mission is to find a cure for diabetes. It will begin with an auction at 6:00 p.m. at the Country Club of Jackson. To purchase tickets in advance call JDRF JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International at 601.981.1184
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Elvis Presley's Birthday Party
Ready for a party? Celebrate the King of Rock and Roll's 74th birthday party at his birthplace. The celebration will kick off at 1:30 p.m. with birthday cake, punch, and singing, of course. There will be free admission to the house all day. Visit www.elvispresleybirthplace.com.
5th Annual Spirit of Women Getaway
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In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with. a getaway need look no further. The Bancorp South Arena will be hosting an informative, fun, relaxing day to help teach women how to strengthen themselves emotionally, mentally, and physically. Speakers include Norman Winter and Stacy Waiters. There will be informative booths, shopping, free makeovers, massages, manicures, food vendors, and educational speakers on how to better oneself. Purchase tickets online at www.nmhs.net/getaway2009 or by phone at 662.377.4099
JANUARY 27-FEBRUARY 8
Gee's Bend at New Stage Theatre
This new play with gospel songs by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder depicts the history of an African-American family in Gee's Bend, Alabama Gee's Bend also known as Boykin is a very poor tenant community in Alabama, United States of America lying at the edge of the Black Belt in Wilcox County, about thirty miles southwest of Selma. during the 20th Century. The women of this story create quilts while singing "hauntingly beautiful gospel melodies," emerging as talented artists and truly admired human beings. For tickets or questions, contact Shannon Frost at 601.948.3.533 ext. 226 or e-mail at Shannon@newstagetheatre.com.
Students from The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music compete in the annual William T. Gower Competition for the chance to appear as a soloist with the orchestra in one of the school's most popular evenings of music. The winner is chosen from voice, piano, and string studios. Visit www.usmedu/symphony.
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For three weeks in February, the 38th annual Dixie National Rodeo will entertain cowboys and cowgirls The following list of cowboys and cowgirls from the frontier era of the American West (approximately 1830 to 1910) was compiled to show examples of the cowboy and cowgirl genre. Cattlemen, ranchers, and cowboys
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Oxford Film Festival
Oxford's weekend-long celebration of the art of filmmaking features over ninety films competing in different categories, including: Documentary, Animation, Music Video, and Experimental. There will also be workshops led by industry leaders and film directors. Visit www.oxfordarts.com.
"A Night in the Orient" Garden Club Fundraiser
The McComb Garden Club will hold their annual fundraiser at Fernwood Country Club, featuring both live and silent auctions, and live entertainment. There will also be an Asian buffet-style meal. Visit www.gardencentral.org/ ms/mccomb.
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The 13th Annual Orange Grove Krewe of Kids will parade through Gulfport showering onlookers with beads and fun for the whole family. Call 228.234.5336.
Taste of Soup and Art Exhibit
The Friends of the Carrollton-North Carrollton Library feeds the stomach and the soul with this annual event that offers art from local artists and 10 soups to sample. Call 662.237.6268
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Over 1000 blooms will be on display as camellia growers from over six states converge in Brookhaven for the Annual Camellia Show. For forty years this event has been dazzling horticultural enthusiasts everywhere. Visit www.brookhavenchamber.com or call 601.833.4126.
Mardi Gros Block Party and Parades
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See crayfish. boil and music on Friday night. Saturday, the parades will roll followed by a gumbo cook-off and the music of Zydeco artist Rosie Ledet Rosie Ledet (born October 25 1971, Mary Roszela Bellard in Church Point, Louisiana, USA) is a Creole Zydeco accordion player and singer.
Raised in rural Louisiana, she listened to rock music in her youth. . Visit www.meridiandowntown. com or call 888.868.7720.
20th Annual Men's Club Mardi Gras Parade
One of the gulf coast's best night parades will make its way through Gautier and ensure a fun-filled evening for the entire family. Call Bill Whatley at 228.327.0113.
Heart Ball 2009
Spend Valentine's evening with someone special at the American Heart Association's largest fundraiser in North Mississippi. The night will include live music, a live auction of artwork, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction. Call Michelle Gates Howard at 662.801.4050
Carnival Association of Long Beach Mars Gras Parade
Highway 90 turns into a paradise for Mardi Gras revelers as this annual parade rolls down the beach bringing a celebration of beads, tokens, and glitter to the coast. Visit www.calb. bizland.com or call 228.343.3972.
Magnolia Independent Film Festival
Over two-dozen independent films will play during this annual festival at Hollywood Premier Cinemas. Visit www.magfilmfest.com or call 800.649.8687.
20th Annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration
The theme of this year's annual celebration is "Southern Women Writers: Saluting Eudora Welty Noun 1. Eudora Welty - United States writer about rural southern life (1909-2001)
Welty Centennial," Highlighting the event will be the production of "To Kill a Mockingbird mockingbird: see mimic thrush.
Any of several New World birds of a family (Mimidae) known for their mimicry of birdsong. The common, or northern, mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) can imitate the songs of 20 or more species within 10 " by the Natchez Little Theatre, Visit www/colin.edu/nlcc or call 601.442.9111.
43rd South Civil War and Antique Military Show
Visitors from over 15 states travel to Mississippi to experience the oldest show in DeSoto County DeSoto County is the name of two counties in the United States of America:
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The heart of downtown Pascagoula is home to one of the largest coastal parades on the coast. Grab your family and stake your claim to one of the many prime-viewing locations. Call 228.497.3267.
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Ladies of all ages are sure to enjoy gathering for high tea and a good cause. Supporting Mustard Seed, a christian community for mentally challenged adults, guests will have the opportunity to bid on colorful ceramics hand-painted by the "Seedsters" as well as listen to the Bells of Faith, Mustard Seed's hand bell choir. Call 601.956.6018 or visit www.mustardseedinc.org.
Krewe of Alpheus Parade
Revelers will line the streets of Natchez as the Krewe of Alpheus rolls for their annual Mardi Gras parade. The entire family will enjoy the brightly illuminated floats and throws from the krewe. Email Michael Puddister at email@example.com.
Mardi Gins Parade
A tradition on the coast for decades, this parade has been touted as one of the best! Bring the family, catch throws, and celebrate this coastal tradition. Call 228.452.4643.
Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras
King D'Iberville and Queen Ixolib reign over two parades on Fat Tuesday. This carnival association traces roots back to 1908 and provides revelers with a timeless Mardi Gras experience. Visit www.gulfcoastcarnivalassociation.com or call 228.432.8806.
Krewe of Gemini Night Parade
Over 57 floats will roll through the streets of Gulfport with their colorful costumes and Mardi Gras themed items. This is a wonderful night parade for the whole family. Call 228.831.0446.
National Pancake Day
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IHOP International House of Pain for this Fat Tuesday tradition of eating pancakes before Lent. Every IHOP will offer a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to customers. In return, they request a donation to benefit local Children's Miracle Network The Children's Miracle Network (CMN) is an international non-profit organization that raises funds for Children's hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children's health issues. Hospitals.
At 7:30 p.m., the Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company will present an evening of some of the greatest musical moments on the operatic op·er·at·ic
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Placido is a traditional Spaniard clan name (see Clan Placido) and it is now a common given name and a less common surname.
It is also a fairly common surname in Southern Italy. Domingo's 2006 Operalia Vocal Competition. Visit www.usmedu/symphony.
FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 1
Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College consists of four campuses and four centers: the main campus, located in Perkinston, Mississippi; the Jackson County Campus, in Gautier; the Jefferson Davis Campus, in Gulfport; the Community Campus, a as Sandy, Danny, and all the Pink Ladies The Pink Ladies are a breast cancer support group located in Guernsey in the Channel Islands. A registered charity, they offer emotional, practical and financial support for women in Guernsey with breast cancer. hit the stage to sing and dance their way through this family favorite musical, presented by the Perk Players. Visit www. mgccc.edu or call 601.928.6200.
FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 1
Gulf Coast Garden and Patio Show
Educational seminars, the hottest plants on the market, expert advice, and so much more are here for garden enthusiasts to enjoy. Visit www.msnla.org or call 601.919.8111.
Promising to be the ultimate experience for any bride-to-be, this event offers a fashion show, caterers, bridal shops, florist, and photographers all in one place. Planning a wedding couldn't be easier. Visit www.engagementsofgrenada.com or call 662.226.2995.
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