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We welcome our wonderful audience to join us as we present our 2013-14 Season! All programs will be in the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex Recital Hall at 7 p.m. at Millsaps College. Tickets for each program are $10. For more information, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 601-974-1130.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Eat, Drink, Delta: Notes from a Hungry Traveler
Susan Puckett, Author and Langdon Clay, Photographer
Part travel guide, part cookbook, and part photo essay, Eat, Drink, Delta by veteran food journalist Susan Puckett and photographer Langdon Clay uncovers the stories behind the food, the places, the new chefs and the events of the complicated and fascinating place known as the Mississippi Delta.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Civilians Under Siege in Vicksburg: The Annual Ross Moore History Lecture
Terrence Winschel, Historian (Retired), Vicksburg National Military Park
The Siege of Vicksburg, 1863
Terrence Winschel, a 35-year veteran of the National Park Service, will give an overview of the Vicksburg military campaign and discuss the civilian experience of being under siege. The retired historian's presentation will also feature scores of actual photographs of the citizens themselves.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Jazz, Justice, and the Journey of Tradition
The Theodicy Jazz Collective
Theodicy Jazz Collective
Theodicy Jazz Collective was formed at Oberlin Conservatory in 2006 and developed both musically and theologically while in residence at Yale Institute of Sacred Music 2008-2012. Their mission of expanding religious tradition to reflect a more just society has taken them across the nation and to England.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Around the World in Music
James Martin, Baritone, and Jovanni-Rey de Pedro, Pianist
James Martin & Jovanni-Rey de Pedro
James Martin and Jovanni-Rey de Pedro will present an evening of music from around the world. They will include both songs and piano pieces from six continents. Martin is a graduate of Julliard, and de Pedro earned the doctor of musical arts in piano pedagogy and performance at the University of Michigan.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
How Comics Treat the South
Walter Biggins and Brannon Costello
Brannon Costello and Walter Biggins
The South has played a central role in comics, both as a subject and as a lens through which we view America. Biggins, a former editor in comic studies, and Costello, a current scholar/writer of comics studies, will talk about how comics have historically represented the South and key events here.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
The Blues - Music, Stories, and Photographs
Rambling Steve Gardner, Mississippi's Blues Ambassador to Japan
Rambling Steve Gardner
Mississippi Roots and Bluesman, Rambling Steve Gardner, based in Tokyo, Japan, plays original acoustic, roots and country blues music with a variety of handmade instruments. He combines music and storytelling for a musical journey through American music from the early 1800s to the 1950s.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Southern Writers Program
Michael Kardos, Author of The Three Day Affair, and Matthew Guinn, Author of The Resurrectionist
Matthew Guinn & Michael Kardos
Two Mississippi writers will discuss their newest books. Michael Kardos of Starkville will talk about The Three Day Affair, and Matthew Guinn of Ridgeland will discuss The Resurrectionist. Kardos is assistant professor of English at Mississippi State University, and Guinn teaches at Tulane University in Madison.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Jackson: Past, Present, and Future
Leland Speed and Charles Evers, and Malcolm White, Moderator
Leland Speed & Charles Evers
Businessman Leland Speed and activist Charles Evers will discuss Jackson's history in their own view and then talk about the present city and the future they envision. Malcolm White, director of the Tourism Division of the Mississippi Development Authority, will be moderator.