Mississippi Arts Hour
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Wyatt Waters
Malcolm White talks to watercolor artist and keynote speaker for the State Arts Conference Wyatt Waters. Best known for his paintings of Southern culture, Waters is a recipient of a 2010 Governor’s Arts Award. He is also well-known for his collaborations with Chef Robert St. John, which have included several books, international travel, and roles as co-hosts on MPB TV’s Palate to Palette series, which chronicles their travels and culinary and artistic experiences across Mississippi and Italy.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Dr. Redell Hearn
Melody Moody Thortis talks to Dr. Redell Hearn, Curator of Art and Civil Rights for the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College, about Dr. Hearn’s work in the field of Museum studies and her experience incorporating the arts into telling the story of Civil Rights. Dr. Hearn is the Curator for “The Prize: Seven Decades of Lyrical Response to the Call for Civil Rights,” an immersive exhibition that highlights the use of lyrics and poetry and response to the call for Civil Rights. The Prize looks at the “call” represented in sketches of Tracy Sugarman during the summer of 1964 and the “response” represented in song lyrics ranging from “Eyes on the Prize” by Alice Wine to 2018’s “This is America” by Childish Gambino.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Roger Stolle
Larry Morrisey visits with Roger Stolle, the owner of Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Arts in Clarksdale. He talks about his latest book, "Mississippi Juke Joint Confidential," which recounts his experiences working with some of the legendary juke joint owners, musicians, and characters, including Red Paden of Red’s Place in Clarksdale and Willie “Po Monkey” Seaberry of Po Monkey’s Lounge near Merigold.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Tricia Walker
Malcolm White talks to Tricia Walker, singer/songwriter and former director of the Delta Music Institute at Delta State University. The two talk about Tricia’s storied career, which includes writing songs for Faith Hill, Patty Loveless, Kathy Troccoli and Allison Krauss, who won a GRAMMY® for “Looking In The Eyes Of Love,” co-written by Tricia. As part of the show, Tricia also talks about and plays a few songs from her latest album "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter Eye."
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Rebekah Stark Johnson
Melody Moody Thortis talks with cellist and executive director of the Hattiesburg Arts Council, Rebekah Stark Johnson. Melody and Rebekah speak about learning and performing cello, engaging communities through the arts and some of the newest projects sponsored by the Hattiesburg Arts Council.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Raphael Semmes
Malcolm White talks to Raphael Semmes, a musician, producer, bandleader, and event organizer. The two friends talk about Raphael’s musical journey and the events he organizes such as Township Jazz Fest', Jazz Brunch at Table 100, and the upcoming family favorite, WellsFest.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Talamieka Brice
Melody Moody Thortis speaks with artist and activist Talamieka Brice. Talamieka and her husband Charles are co-owners of Brice Media and consider themselves visual storytellers with their work in photography, web and graphic design. Brice's most recent passion project is Mississippi2, a magazine highlighting the achievements of Mississippians along with her work in arts, activism and as an entrepreneur
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Jerry Brooks
Larry Morrisey visits with musician and songwriter Jerry Brooks. Brooks is a MAC Roster Artist and was awarded an Artist Fellowship Award last month. A native of Jackson, he got his start playing bluegrass and country music while still in junior high, later played in rock and soul bands during high school and his twenties, and then returned to acoustic music with the arrival of disco. He’s played with many legendary Mississippi bands, including the Vernon Brothers, Delta Breeze, and The Dog Band.