Arts & Lectures Events
All of Holmes Community College’s Arts & Lectures events are open to the public and free unless otherwise indicated below. For more information about events at the Goodman Campus call 662-472-9165; for events at the Grenada Campus call 662-227-2354; for events at the Ridgeland Campus call 601-605-3371.
Monday, October 14, 2013, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
|Paula J. Lambert, Visiting Author|
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 7 p.m.
|Ballet Magnificat! Most Incredible Christmas|
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
|Jessica W. Brown,
2013 Humanities Teacher Award Recipient
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 7 p.m.
|"Carols of Christmas” Concert & Holiday Bake Sale|
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 7 p.m.
|Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives in Concert|
Paula J. Lambert, Lecture/Reading. Monday, October 14, 2013, 4 p.m.
Goodman Campus, McDaniel Hall Auditorium | Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Ridgeland Campus, D.P. “Pat” McGowan Workforce Training Center
As part of its Arts and Letters Series, the English and Foreign Language Department
of Holmes Community College hosts a lecture/reading by former HCC English instructor
Paula J. Lambert.
Ms. Lambert, author of The Sudden Seduction of Gravity (Full/Crescent Press, 2012) and The Guilt That Gathers (Pudding House, 2009), was born and raised in north central Massachusetts. She earned her B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University.
She received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in 2004 and was a resident fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in 2005. She has published poetry, fiction, and essays in numerous journals, including Hawai’i Review, Wisconsin Review, Other Voices, Zone 3, Cleveland Magazine, SLAB, Lake Effect, and The Awakenings Review. She currently resides in Dublin, Ohio, with her husband and children.
Ballet Magnificat! presents Most Incredible Christmas, Thursday, November 14, 2013, 7 p.m., Grenada Campus, Corey Forum
The Grenada Arts Partnership: Grenada and Holmes Partner for the Arts proudly presents Ballet Magnificat!’s Most Incredible Christmas.
Most Incredible Christmas is a Broadway-style contemporary ballet that tells the story of a town’s contest to find the most extraordinary and incredible thing about the Christmas season.
Contestants entertain the audience with loveable traditions, songs that capture the spectacle of the season, and reflections on the first Christmas. Set to heartwarming, familiar Christmas tunes from around the world, the evening’s contest comes to a close as the winner – Jesus, King of kings, Lord of all – is declared and adored!
You will be uplifted by an evening of lively variety, including “Winter Wonderland,” “We Three Kings” and “Joy To The World” as you join the celebration of Emmanuel – God with us.
Jessica Brown grew up loving all things involving literature and fashion, thanks in large part to her mother, an avid reader and shoe enthusiast. She attended University of Mississippi where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English and History. While there, she enjoyed studies of Mississippi, from its literature to its history to its music.
Two weeks after graduating, Jessica married her college sweetheart, Jeffrey Brown, and the two found themselves in Goodman, MS where Jeffrey took a job as assistant band director at Holmes Community College. Not even a month after moving to Goodman, Jessica received an offer to teach English at Central Holmes Christian School where she found her calling as a teacher.
Within a year, Jessica enrolled in graduate school at Mississippi State University where she received her Master of Arts degree in English. It was there she discovered an enthusiasm for contemporary literature, particularly the works of Margaret Atwood.
Jessica began teaching in the English Department at Holmes Community College in 2006 and is currently in her eighth year there. During her time at Holmes, she has taught developmental English courses, English Composition I and II, and British Literature.
When Jessica is not teaching or when J. Crew is not offering a sample sale, she enjoys
hanging out at her home in Canton with Jeffrey; their two-year-old son, Vincent Jude;
and their first “child”, Weezy-cat.
"Carols of Christmas” Concert & Holiday Bake Sale, Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 7 p.m.,
Goodman Campus, McDaniel Hall Auditorium
Admission: General Admission - $5, Holmes CC Students - $3, Children Age 12 or Under – Free Admission; ** One (1) Free Admission with each item purchased from the Holiday Bake Sale**
There’s no place like Holmes, especially at Christmas!
Carols of Christmas, an annual festive concert on the Goodman Campus, has become an anticipated mainstay at Holmes Community College. Featuring students and faculty from the Choral, Vocal, Piano, and Guitar Divisions of the Fine Arts Department, this inspirational night is the musical highlight of the Christmas season. Performing ensembles include the Holmes Concert Chorale, Coachmen Singers, and The Holmes Connection!, as well as vocal soloists, piano duets, and more.
Favorite holiday classics from various eras and styles are intermingled with specially prepared newer works. From the reverent and sweet, to the catchy and upbeat, the audience is blessed with an aural and visual treat. With an occasional visit from Santa himself, there are familiar sights and sounds for all ages to enjoy.
Paired with this year’s concert is an annual Holiday Bake Sale Fundraiser in the McDaniel Hall Lobby. Whole cakes, pies, baked goods, casseroles, and cookies by the dozen will be sold. Some items will be fresh and some already frozen, ready to heat and serve at Christmas parties or family gatherings. Prices range from $10-$25. One (1) free admission to the concert will be given with each item purchased from the Bake Sale.
Come join us for a delightful night of traditional and contemporary sounds of the season!
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Saturday, February 22, 2014, 7 p.m., Grenada Campus: Corey Forum
The Grenada Arts Partnership: Grenada and Holmes Partner for the Arts proudly presents Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives in concert.
Marty Stuart is a five time GRAMMY-winner, platinum recording artist, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, Southern culture historian, photographer, musician, songwriter, TV show host, charismatic force of nature, and country music fan.
Since starting out singing gospel as a child, Stuart has spent over four decades celebrating American roots music with a missionary's zeal. His teenage years on tour with bluegrass legend Lester Flatt in the '70s were followed by six years in Johnny Cash's band during the '80s and a chart-topping tenure as a solo artist in the '90s.
Stuart's zest for every conceivable flavor of country music is also seen regularly by TV viewers these days, on RFD-TV's "The Marty Stuart Show", a musical variety show and the number one program on the Network. Marty is supported by his band, The Fabulous Superlatives: guitarist Kenny Vaughan, drummer Harry Stinson, and bassist Paul Martin.
Musicologist Peter North cites, "Marty Stuart seems wrapped in his destiny at this point in time. Not only as country music's most notable ambassador/caretaker, but as its main archetypical crusader. He has without question evolved into one of the most important roots musicians and visionaries in America."