TO RAISE FUNDS FOR HIS STUDENTS
- To raise scholarship money for his classical guitar students,
John DeChiaro, professor of music and renowned classical guitarist
at The University of Southern Mississippi, will present the 18th
annual Café DeChiaro Sept. 18-19 at the R. C. Cook Student
Union, rooms A, B, C. Some of DeChiaro's student guitarists will
join him on the program, many of whom moved from the rock genre
to classical when they began their studies with him. DeChiaro describes
the atmosphere of the Café as that of a coffee shop, with
soft lighting and refreshments - free soft drinks and pizza at $2
per slice - and a concert of an eclectic mix of music. The café
begins at 8 p.m. each evening, and tickets are $10 general admission
and $5 for students and senior - available only at the door on the
nights of the performance. Proceeds will be applied to the John
DeChiaro Guitar Scholarship fund. For more information, call DeChiaro's
studio at (601) 266-5401.
COAST FOOTBALL FANS CAN SEE HOMETOWN STARS AT SOUTHERN MISS-MEMPHIS
FOOTBALL GAME SATURDAY
- Gulf Coast Golden Eagle fans, get ready to see your hometown stars
Micky D'Angelo, Rod Davis and others in action at home this Saturday.
The University of Southern Mississippi will host the University
of Memphis in its first home football game of the 2003 season. Kickoff
is set for 6 p.m. at M.M. Roberts Stadium, "The Rock,"
in Hattiesburg. Southern Miss Gulf Coast encourages all faculty,
staff, students, alumni and the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast community
to attend the game. Help and show support for the Golden Eagles
in their first home game of the season. For ticket information call
CONCERT AIRS ON PUBLIC TELEVISION
- The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra's "Mississippi:
the Birthplace of America's Music" was performed live in May
2003 as part of their 2002-2003 season. Mississippi Educational
Television will air the performance twice this month - Sept. 18
at 8 p.m. and Sept. 22 at 9:30 p.m. The event, sponsored by BancorpSouth,
was created to pay tribute to Mississippi's musical heritage. The
concert showcased gospel, blues, jazz and patriotic music. Featured
performers include the Mississippi Mass Choir; Mississippi bluesman
Vasti Jackson of Hattiesburg; a 1,200-voice Mississippi college,
university and high school choir; the "Mississippi Fiddler,"
Mickey Davis; television and film actor Gary Grubbs and jazz artists
Larry Panella and Bill Murphy.
MISS GUITARIST PREVIEWS CONCERT IN NEW YORK
- John DeChiaro, professor of music and classical guitarist at The
University of Southern Mississippi, will give a preview concert
Sept. 23 of his upcoming solo guitar concert Sept. 29 at Carnegie
Hall in New York City. His concerts, both in Hattiesburg and in
New York, will be an all-Scott Joplin program. Having transcribed
Joplin's complete works into a four-volume compact disc set, his
compilation is the only known one of its kind for guitar and is
published by Centaur Records and Mel Bay Publications. While in
the New York area, DeChiaro also is scheduled to perform on WRTI
Radio in Philadelphia on their program "Crossover," on
WNYC Radio in New York City on their program "Soundcheck,"
and on WABC-TV's "Good Morning, New York," performing
selections from his Carnegie Hall concert. DeChiaro's recital Sept.
23 at 7:30 p.m. will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Tickets
are $10 general admission and $5 for students and senior - available
only at the door on the night of the performance. All ticket proceeds
will be applied to the John DeChiaro Guitar Scholarship fund. For
more information, call DeChiaro's studio at (601) 266-5401.
AQUARIUM SERVES UP CHILDREN'S BIRTHDAY PARTIES
- Julius Squeezer is ready to party at The University of Southern
Mississippi Scott Aquarium. The Florida pine snake - or another
live coastal critter - is one of the attractions during youngsters'
birthday parties now being scheduled at the Scott Aquarium here.
The birthday festivities, offered for children 3 years old and older,
are hosted by an aquarium educator and include the up-close-and-personal
visit with a live coastal animal, a guided aquarium tour and fun
activities appropriate to the birthday child's age. The celebrations
are available by reservation with start times for parties between
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Cost is $100 for a group of 10
children. Included in the fee is admission to the aquarium, space
for the party, materials for all activities, a gift for the birthday
child and small goody bags as party favors. For groups larger than
10, the price of general admission is charged for each additional
child. Parents provide all food and beverages. For more information
or to reserve a date, contact (228) 374-5550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
18 FACULTY RECITAL SET AT SOUTHERN MISS
- The School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi
will present a voice faculty recital Sept. 18 in Bennett Auditorium
featuring the talents of soprano Mary Ann Kyle and tenor Clint Nichols.
The 7:30 p.m. program, titled "The Vocal Music of Brandenburg,
Saxony, and Bavaria," features all German music. Mary Ann Stringer,
professor of music, will collaborate with the duo on piano. Admission
is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the
office of choral activities at Southern Miss at (601) 266-4092.