Mississippi Arts Hour
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Maurice Surrell
Larry Morrisey 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. The group is a recipient of one of this year’s Governor’s Arts Awards.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Henry Danton
Larry Morrisey talks with ballet master and 2020 Governor's Arts Award recipient Henry Danton. Danton is a native of England and began dancing in London during World War II. Now 100 years-old, he has traveled throughout the world performing and teaching. He has lived and taught in the Hattiesburg area for the past 23 years.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Yolande van Heerden
Larry Morrisey travels to Greenwood to visit with visual artist Yolande Van Heerden. A native of South Africa, Van Heerden has been working and teaching in the mid-Delta for several years. Most recently, her sewing classes for middle and high school students have been very popular in Greenwood.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Neil White
Malcolm White talks with author and publisher Neil White. Best known for his book "In the Sanctuary of Outcasts," Neil White lives in Oxford where he operates a small publishing company, writes plays and essays, and teaches memoir writing. His newly released book is titled, "Stories from 125 Years of Ole Miss Football.”
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Krista Bower
Malcolm White talks with Krista Pieper Bower, chair of the Dance Department at Belhaven University. Krista is also the director of Yazoo City School of Dance. The two talk about the art of dance, building a community of artist-scholars at Belhaven, and the role of the role of the college in the USA International Ballet Competition.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Amy Allison
Larry Morrisey visits with Amy Allison, a New York-based singer and songwriter and the daughter of the late Mississippi musical legend Mose Allison. She has helped produce "If You’re Going to the City," a new tribute album to her father, featuring a wide range of musicians covering Allison’s songs. Larry talks with Amy about how the album came together as well as discussing Mose Allison’s unique approach to music.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Thabi Moyo
Melody Moody Thortis speaks with Thabi Moyo; Thabi is a jewelry maker and works at the Mississippi Film Office. Melody and Thabi got a chance to sit down and talk about growing up in Mississippi, making art and what it’s like to work in the film industry