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Roots Reunion Brings Mississippi Musical Traditions to Saenger Theatre March 27 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, March 12, 2010
Contact Tearanny Street, 601.266.6823   

Traditional South Mississippi musicians will showcase their talents at the 11th edition of the Roots Reunion live radio show March 27 from 7-9 p.m. in Hattiesburg’s historic Saenger Theater.

Organized by the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage and the School of Music’s entertainment industry program, Roots Reunion gives local musicians an opportunity to share with the public the musical traditions of Mississippi. The upcoming show features blues, bluegrass, folk and classic county performers.

Performers include local bluesman Tommie “T-Bone” Pruitt; the Southern Miss Afro-American Student Organization Gospel Choir, Jes Dickinson and the Bluegrass Appeal; ragtime guitarist Bill Sheffield, the contemporary blues of Dr. E and the Patchwork String Band.

The show is free and open to the public, and will be broadcast live on WUSM 88.5 FM. It can also be heard online at

The Southern Miss College of Arts and Letters, Mississippi Arts Commission, Domino’s Pizza, Lenny’s Sub Shop, The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Hattiesburg, Crescent City Café and the Southern Miss Honors College Forum serve as sponsors for the Roots Reunion.

For more information about Roots Reunion, contact the Southern Miss Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage at 601.266.4574.

About The University of Southern MississippiThe University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities.  In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world.  Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at
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