Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

 Dear Evan Hansen: From the Broadway Stage to the Silver Screen / Gracie Lee

When lyricists Justin Paul and Benj Pasek composed and published Dear Evan Hansen in 2015, it didn’t take long for the musical to rise to national fame and win six Tony awards on Broadway’s big stage. After Ben Platt’s portrayal of Evan Hansen in the original cast, the musical continued to run and cast household names like Andrew Barth Feldman

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Up and Coming Mississippi Songwriter Releases New Album / Gracie Lee

Stephen McNeill, Mississippi singer and songwriter, released his new album, “The Art of Repair,” on all music streaming services Oct. 15. His single “Rebuild” released on Sep. 24. McNeill is Memphis-born and moved to DeSoto County after college. He, his wife, and his four-year-old twins now live in Olive Branch, Mississippi.  The album features 11 original songs. This is McNeill’s

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 MC Alum Wyatt Waters’s Artwork Inspires Locals / Gracie Lee

Wyatt Waters is a name well-known among MC students, art fanatics, and residents of Clinton. The Mississippian and MC alumnus has made a career for himself painting landscapes, buildings, and sites around the world. His art has been featured in magazines like Art and Antiques and American Artist. MC students recognize his painting of “The Teacher” sculpture in Alumni Hall’s

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Country Music Star Riley Green Puts on Free Concert at Mississippi State Fair / Ann Cabot Stockett

Reese Carwile was excited to attend the Mississippi State Fair. The concertgoer from Oxford, Miss. has been a fan of country artist Riley Green for a number of years and has even attended a number of his performances artist in the past. However, Green’s concert Oct. 12 at the Mississippi State Fair in Jackson was unlike any of the prior

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Carver Commodore Rocks Mississippi College / Noah Drewes

Mississippi College students gathered in the bowl outside the student life center October 8 for an evening of food and music, as the university’s student engagement board booked Alabama indie rock group Carver Commodore for an evening performance.  The night opened with a stripped down seven-song-set from an MC student band led by senior Naomi Taylor. The currently unnamed trio

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 Therapeutic Center Offers Arts Opportunities to Less Fortunate Adults / Gracie Lee

The Wood Activity and Therapeutic Center at 111 Clinton Boulevard has been the location of exercise classes, music making, and art daytime programs since 2013. It serves as a therapeutic center for individuals over 50 years old, and others over six with developmental, physical, or cognitive disabilities. According to their website, their motivation is the “purposeful use of recreation services

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Student-Directed Play Auditions Kick Off Theatre Season / Gracie Lee

         Students with a dramatic flair are welcomed to audition for the radio play of It’s a Wonderful Life by Dr. Phyllis Seawright, assistant professor of communication, and students of the play directing class. Audition dates are tentative but will likely require actors to prepare a short monologue and read excerpts from the script. Seawright plans to hold the auditions the

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Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Society Members Begin Fall Activities / Gracie Lee

Alpha Psi Omega is the national theatre society that students can participate in at Mississippi College. Their purpose is, in short, to allow students to benefit from and contribute to the society, while participating in theatre-related activities at the university. The club offers a chance for new members to be inducted in the fall and spring semesters. Induction is not

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