Entertainment Briefs

Ballet auditions
set for ‘The Nutcracker’
– Community-wide auditions for Tupelo Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” will be 2 to 5 p.m. today at 775 Poplarville St.
Auditions times are:
2 to 2:30 p.m. – second grade.
2:30 to 3 p.m. – third and fourth grade.
3 to 3:45 p.m. – fifth and sixth grade.
3:45 to 5 p.m. – seventh to 12th grade.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the auditions to register. Ballet attire and shoes are required, and there’s a $10 audition fee.
Dress rehearsals and performances will be Dec. 3-5. For more, call (662) 844-4352.

Concert association
to open with fiddlers
– The Hunt Family Fiddlers will open Tupelo Concert Association’s season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The family will perform Irish music and dances at Tupelo Civic Auditorium. Tickets are available for the association’s 2009-10 season for $50. That includes five shows.
For more, call (662) 840-2658 or 842-3173.

Main Street seeks
Chili Fest volunteers
– The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association is seeking participants for its 2009 Fall Chili Fest.
The event will be 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, on Broadway Street between Main and Troy streets.
The deadline to enter is Friday. Teams must have a minimum of four participants. Once your team is registered, you will receive a list of rules and regulations.
Learn more by calling (662) 841-6598, or sign up online at www.tupelomainstreet.com.

Courson’s landscapes
currently on display
– Work by painter Dot Courson is currently on display at the Corinth Artist Guild Gallery.
The show, “Southern Exposure: The Works of Dot Courson,” features landscape paintings and other works in oil.
It will be on exhibit until Sept. 26, and a free reception is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. today.
The gallery is located at 507 Cruise St. in Corinth. Call (662) 665-0520.

Ole Miss Theatre
focuses on Harlem artists
– The University of Mississippi’s Ole Miss Theatre will stage “Blues for an Alabama Sky” by Pearl Cleage in Meek Hall.
It’s a look at artists and activists who came out of the Harlem Renaissance and found themselves in the Great Depression.
Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Sept. 23-27 and Oct. 1-3, and 2 p.m. Sept. 26-27 and Oct. 4.
Ticket prices are $10.50/adults, $8.50/children and seniors and $7/students. Call (662) 915-5973, or send an e-mail to rjmalloy@olemiss .edu. Check www.olemiss.edu/depts/ theatre_arts/index.html for more about the theater’s upcoming events.
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