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Little Jr. Parker sang in gospel groups as a child, and played on the various blues circuits beginning in his teenage years. His biggest influence as a harmonica player was Sonny Boy Williamson, with whom he worked before moving on to work for Howlin' Wolf in 1949. In 1950, he was a member of Memphis's ad hoc group, the Beale Streeters, with Bobby 'Blue' Bland and B.B. King. Ike Turner signed him to Modern Records label where he came to the attention of Sam Phillips. He had a string of hits before his death on Nov. 18, 1971, at age 39, during surgery for a brain tumor.
The Marie Hull Gallery features regional and local exhibitions in a variety of media. There are six exhibits during the school year from September through mid May. The gallery is located in the Katherine Denton Art Building on the Raymond Campus and is handicap accessible.
1927 school house restored into a cultural center. Performing arts theatre, classrooms for art and education, culinary cafe, history museum and more.
In 1954 Lee and Pup McCarty began what was to become an award winning pottery business. The McCarty's are recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.
One of the South’s oldest subscription-based community theatres was founded in 1932. It has grown to be Mississippi’s largest community theatre, welcoming over 22,000 theatre-goers each season. It was chartered as a non-profit arts organization in 1965.
This building formerly housed the Mississippi Museum of Art prior to the completion of its new facility half a block away. The MAC now serves as administrative offices for the ballet, opera and symphony; they also host art exhibitions, shows and rehearsals by independent artists and performers on a rental basis.
The Coliseum has hosted major conventions, trade and public shows, balls, banquets, circuses, rodeos, livestock shows, basketball games and ice shows.
This state-of-the-art facility showcases a colorful array of traditional and contemporary Mississippi crafts created by artisans, extraordinaire.
Mississippi’s largest art museum, the Mississippi Museum of Art holds an extensive collection of more than 4,000 works including the world’s largest collection by and relating to Mississippians and their culturally diverse heritage.
Meeting facility for Corporate events, Private events, weddings, reunions and motorcoach.
Each spring and fall, the Montgomery County Arts Council presents "Hill Fire." This folk life play is written, produced, and performed by local citizens. The wit and human stories portrayed in "Hill Fire" have universal appeal.
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