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Released February 19, 2003

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Feb. 19, 2004

ROOTS REUNION SET FOR DOWNTOWN HATTIESBURG

HATTIESBURG -- The Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage at The University of Southern Mississippi will present another rendition of Roots Reunion, a live radio show of South Mississippi music from 7 to 9 p.m. March 6 at the Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg. The free show will feature the acoustic blues stylings of Vasti Jackson, bluegrass by Grants Ferry, a cappella gospel with the Meyers Family, early country by the Patchwork String Band, hammered dulcimer music with Jess Dickinson, and inspirational gospel by Roots Gospel Voices of Mississippi. The event is sponsored by the Mississippi Arts Commission, Purple Parrot Café and Crescent City Grill, the city of Hattiesburg, and the Southern Miss Department of History and School of Music. Concessions will be available starting at 6 p.m. and will benefit The University of Southern Mississippi Feral Cat Association. For more information, call 266-4574.

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KAPPA DELTA SORORITY HOSTING NINTH ANNUAL SHAMROCK

HATTIESBURG -- Kappa Delta sorority at Southern Miss will host its ninth annual Shamrock 5-K Fun Run, March 6 at 8 a.m., with an awards ceremony immediately following the event. All proceeds from the run will be donated to help in the prevention of child abuse. Eighty percent of the proceeds will go to Hattiesburg's Child Abuse Center and 20 percent will be given to Prevent Child Abuse America. The $12 registration fee will include a Shamrock t-shirt. The first place prize is $100, second place is $75 and third place is $50. Age group prizes will also be given for male and female categories. (NCAA athletes are not eligible for prizes.) For more information about the 5-K Fun Run, sponsorship and donations, contact Katy Waters at (601) 599-4159 or Katie Smith at (601) 266-2945.

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