The Mulligan Brothers Concert The Mulligan Brothers is an Americana Folk-Rock band from Mobile, Alabama. In golfers’ terms, a “mulligan” is a second chance, and the band represents a second chance for each member of The Mulligan Brothers. Veterans of other bands, this is where they found the music they always wanted to play.   The songwriting and warm, honest, straight-to-the heart voice of lead singer of Ross Newell draws listeners into the group’s signature sound, where the harmonies of Greg DeLuca, Ben Leininger and Melody Duncan make the songs soar or haunt from the shadows. De Luca plays drums and Leininger is on the bass.Fiddler Melody Duncan recently joined the band, bringing a female voice and perspective.   The group’s latest single, “Divine Design,” is about being taken advantage of by the person you love. “The offender doesn’t see it as hurting someone else, but as helping himself or herself,” says Newell. “It is a terrible feeling and I want the song to create an awareness of what it is like to be treated that way, whether it is intentional or not. I want the listener to think if this is a song about them or the people around them. If this is divine design, then divine design is behind the times.”   I feel like a suit of second-hand armor. It can protect you but may never wear a shine. Every time you see me you know I’ll be there when you need me, never thinking of the dead man left inside. Pay no mind to the dead man left inside. - “Divine Design”   “Writing songs is one of my favorite things, but I take a while to write a song,” says Newell. “If a line seems forced or anything but honest, then I have to scrap it. I have to live through something or feel strongly about it to add authentic details. I have to sing these songs hundreds of times a year and it is important to me to identify with that song every time. Fortunately the songs take on a life of their own and people are willing to listen and read more into the lyrics that what was said.”   “We have to make music that stays true to ourselves.”   The Mulligan Brothers have released two albums, The Mulligan Brothers and Via Portland (recorded in Portland with Grammy-winning producer Steve Berlin) and will soon release a Live from The Netherlands album, recorded during the recent tour that included shows at the famed Paradiso in Amsterdam and a spot on The Ramblin’ Roots Festival in Utrecht. They currently have over two million plays on Spotify, including over 1 million of the song Lay Here.   The band kicks of 2017 with a return to the prestigious 30A Songwriter Festival in Florida ,an appearance on Music City Roots Nashville, and are excited to return to Ireland for January-February tour dates followed by a spot on Cayamo A journey Through Song a 7 day Roots Music Cruise in the company of such artists as Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and Steve Earle. Day/Date: Friday, March 31st Time: 7:30p.m. Ticket Price: Members: $15.00/ Non Members: $18.00 (General Seating)

“We are delighted to have such an array of talent coming to our theatre,” said Executive Director Stacy Howell. “This is a great event, and we hope to draw a diverse group of people to our beautiful center. It’s an opportunity to showcase so many beautiful voices in one afternoon.” The event will feature local singer LaKeisha Cotten, The Smith Family and Pentecostals of the Gulf Coast. Other acts include Stone County Gospel Singers, St. Rosa De Lima Catholic Choir and Macedonia Baptist Church Choir. Pleasant’s BBQ will provide pulled pork, chips and a drink on the lawn for $5 per plate beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing throughout the afternoon. Event sponsors include Ron Feder and the R&B Feder Foundation, Family of Faith, Scarlett Pearl Casino, Jackson County Supervisors and the Historic Ocean Springs Association.     We would like to thank the following sponsors: R&B Feder Foundation Scarlet Pearl Casino HOSA    

“A perfect combination of musician and storyteller.” – Cultural Art Center of Cape Cod Former lead singer of “The New Christy Minstrels” The Spirit and Folk Songs of the 60s Iconic folk music songwriter and performer.  Music of the ’60s, as well as favorites including John Denver. Humorous stories and audience interplay.  Familiar repertoire and laid-back style continue to inspire his vast fan base. Day/Date: Thursday, April 13th Time: 7:00p.m. Price: Members: $15.00/ Non Members: $18.00

The Mary C and The Mississippi Songwriters Alliance, and The Feder Foundation Present Songs and Stories Radio Show This radio show is recorded with a live studio audience. Join us the third Thursday every month for original songs and stories like you have never heard before. 7:00 pm GENERAL ADMISSION FREE ADMISSION Thursday, April 20

St. Martin High School Choir and Friends Choral Review   St. Martin High School attended District VIII Choral Festival at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Friday 2/10/2017.  This contest is sponsored by the Mississippi High School Activities Association and Mississippi Music Educator's Association. St. Martin High School Choir received the following: 4 Trophies for 4 Superiors in the following: SAB Chorus (SMHS Choir) Madrigal (SMHS Madrigal) Sextet (SMHS Sextet) Sightreading   The SMHS Choir has been invited to State Competition for one of the following dates : March 7-9, at Pearl High School, Pearl, MS. The St. Martin High School Choir has had the opportunity to participate in the following performances during this 2016-17 School Year: University of Southern Mississippi's Southern Invitational Choral Conference - USM Hattiesburg,; Gulf Coast Messiah Performance, Biloxi, MS.; Festival of Choirs - Gulfport High School - Sponsored by USM;  Bellingrath Gardens Magic Christmas in Lights; District VIII Choral Festival, Pearl River Community College; State Choral Festival, Pearl High School; The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, Ocean Springs, MS The SMHS choir is a group of musicians with a heart for performance, friends, fun, enthusiasm, creativity, music, voice and movement, entertainment superior! Day/Date: Thursday, April 27th Time: 7p.m. Price: Members: $10.00/ Non Members: $12.00

2nd Annual Young Soloists Concert The 2nd annual Young Soloists Concert features vocalists and instrumentalists age 19 and under from all over the Mississippi Gulf Coast area and beyond!  Performers are auditioned and hand picked on classical repertoire to bring you an evening of exceptional young talent!  Auditions will be announced in January. Day/Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 Time: 7:00p.m. General Admission: Members: $10.00/ Non-Members: $12.00

Dave Halston : “A Tribute to Sinatra.” Halston, a nationally renowned tribute artist, will be giving a one time performance that takes show-goers on a romantic and nostalgic journey through many of the most celebrated love songs of the Great American Songbook.   Halston's stunning tribute to the iconic Sinatra is a fresh interpretation of the beloved music that fans know so well by the Chairman of the Board. Show-goers and their significant others can look forward to experiencing Halston’s smooth ribbon of sound and legendary stage presence. This romantic tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes is the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day!   Halston comes to the Mary C. with an impressive pedigree. Past noteworthy performances include working an array of special events, weddings, theatres and casinos coast to coast leaving audiences thrilled and stunned. Halston has even performed for Barbara Sinatra, who was brought to tears and touched by his rendition of the song My Way. Not only has Halston delivered a command performance for Mrs. Sinatra, he has also entertained Jeanne Martin (Mrs. Dean Martin), recording artist Michael Feinstein and Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton, among other notables. Day/Date: Saturday, May 13th Time: 7:00p.m. Price: Members: $20.00/ Non Members: $25.00

Sugarcane Jane, the Alabama Gulf Coast-based husband and wife duo has amassed an extremely loyal following. Anthony and Savana Lee Crawford purvey what they proudly call “Organic Music at its Finest.” Rich, homegrown, and natural, their brand of Americana draws from a deep well of roots influences, interwoven with inflections of gospel, country, jazz, and rock. Listeners can expect mostly acoustic sounds, and some of the freshest-sounding vocal harmonies they will ever hear.  Both virtuosos in their own right, Anthony is a songwriter who plays acoustic guitar, mandolin, and a bass drum (which he plays while strumming his six-string) and Savana Lee deftly dances between rhythm guitar and snare drum. Multi-instrumentalist Anthony Crawford is known in most circles as a sideman to the stars. Over the course of the last 25 years, he has performed with Neil Young, Sonny James, Steve Winwood, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Rosanne Cash, and Rodney Crowell, and has written / co-written songs recorded by Steve Winwood, Dwight Yoakam, Kenny Rogers, Pegi Young, Lee Greenwood, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, to name a few. Yet, even with his history of working with heavyweights, Crawford feels Sugarcane Jane – his musical venture with multi-instrumentalist wife Savana Lee Crawford, is his life’s calling. Sugarcane Jane newest studio album, Dirt Road’s End – an album they conceived and co-produced with legendary Americana/Roots singer-songwriter Buzz Cason is some of their finest work to date. The album was released via Cason’s ArenA Recordings / eOne Entertainment on April 28, 2015. Recorded on analog two-inch tape on the classic Otari MTR-90 tape machine at Buzz Cason’s Creative Workshop in Nashville, this fast-paced, high-energy album traverses a range of moods and stories. “The release of this album is kind of like watching your baby grow up and move out of the house,” says Savana. “These songs are such a part of us and are the very essence of Sugarcane Jane.  We are so excited to see them reach a broader audience.” Day/Date: Saturday, August 19th Time: 7:00p.m. Price: Members: $15.00/ Non Members: $20.00