The 2004 Mississippi Holiday Spectacular will mark its fifth year
in presenting a Fourth of July celebration event in the Hattiesburg
area. Jay Dean, event organizer and music director of The University
of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, said this year's event
at 8 p.m. July 2 is going to be "a guaranteed crowd pleaser."
The event will
be held at Pride Field next to the Payne Center on the Southern
Jazz" is this year's theme, and it will pull together all the
key ingredients-fun, music and fireworks--for a traditional Fourth
of July celebration. Joining the orchestra are jazz vocalists Seth
Tucker, Dean Bellais and the Chris Cortez Quartet. Jazz instrumentalists
Bill Murphy and Larry Panella will perform as well.
has it, the orchestra will close the evening with a rousing rendition
of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture," complete with blasting
cannons, courtesy of Camp Shelby, and a professional fireworks display
at 9 p.m.
free. For more information, call the Southern Miss Symphony office
at (601) 266-4001.