I attended today's Performing Arts Commission meeting, and here's what happened...
- The next Music Mix is this 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Link Centre's Reception Hall. Gospel/neo soul group Revised is performing. I've heard nothing but good things on this group.
April is still open for a performer. The May Monthly Music Mix will be a songwriters' night featuring David Cousar, Drew Chapman and Terry "Harmonica" Bean, and it will be May 21.
There will be a June show, and then a break in July, and then the next season begins in August.
There's talk of Tupelo native Scott Suddeth – better known as Mikky Ekko – performing as a part of the series too.
- The Indie Film series was a major success in February with the showing of "Abel Raises Cain." The next indie film screening is March 17 and the film is "Awake My Soul," a film about sacred harp singing. The next month's is April 14 and the film is "Prodigal Sons." The filmmakers will be on hand to talk about the movies, and the filmmaker for "Prodigal Sons" was once featured on Oprah.
- The Glenis Redmond/Scott Ainslie residency had a few problems related to the weather, but otherwise was a fine event. The Commission is looking into bringing Step Afrika! to Tupelo to for a week-long residency.
- The Commission brainstormed ways to utilize the Link Centre's various spaces, especially the concert hall, reception hall and black box theater. There was also much talk of building a community calendar for the Link's various events.