University to Honor James Meredith’s Legacy

Signature event to highlight first African American student’s courage, impact

OXFORD, Miss. – Sixty years after civil rights activist James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi, students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests will gather in his honor to commemorate the anniversary of that defining moment in the university’s history. Meredith, who became the first African American student to enroll at UM on Oct. 1, 1962,Read the story …

Dawn of New Era in the Arts at the University

New institute shines a light on creative arts on campus and beyond

OXFORD, Miss. – Pianist Bruce Levingston and special guest artists will give the first performance in celebration of the University of Mississippi Institute for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 22) in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Levingston and other distinguished artists are honoring the new organization being created toRead the story …

UM to Dedicate Ole Miss Student Union Name, Present Concerto Award

Both events pay tribute to late Gertrude C. Ford and her foundation

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will formally dedicate the new name of the Ole Miss Student Union on Friday (Aug. 26), paying tribute to late Gertrude C. Ford and her foundation that continues to have a transformative impact on the Oxford and Medical Center campuses. The public is invited to the 10 a.m.Read the story …

Canine Crime Fighter Coming to Ford Center in ‘Dog Man: The Musical’

Hilarious hijinks promise family-friendly entertainment for Feb. 12 matinee

OXFORD, Miss. – Can a dog-headed policeman break into song and dance, chew on a couch and catch the world’s most evil cloned cat, all before lunch? These and other questions will be answered when “Dog Man: The Musical” takes center stage Saturday (Feb. 12) in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing ArtsRead the story …

Alumna’s Ford Center Exhibit Takes Viewers Backstage on Broadway

Jenny Anderson's 'The In Between: Intimate & Candid Moments of Broadway's Stars' open through spring

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumna Jenny Anderson, a freelance photographer working in New York City, is returning to her native state to showcase her first solo exhibition, “The In Between: Intimate & Candid Moments of Broadway’s Stars.” With a reception slated for 6:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 28) on the first-level atrium of theRead the story …

Holiday Village Returns to Ford Center

Seasonal events include gingerbread houses, Santa's mailbox, Beach Boys concert

OXFORD, Miss. – The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi is helping everybody get into a holiday mood with its annual Holiday Village, a Beach Boys concert and story time for children. The Holiday Village display runs through Dec. 17. This year’s display features 16 gingerbread houses, aRead the story …

Holiday Concert Returns to the Ford Center

UM Chorus joined by Symphony, Jazz Ensemble and Steel Drums for Friday show

OXFORD, Miss. – For some, the holiday season doesn’t even begin until the University of Mississippi Department of Music hosts its annual Holiday Concert. Olivia Huey, a pianist from Pontotoc working toward her master’s degree in music education, said it’s one of her favorite concerts of the year. “The Holiday Concert is one I savorRead the story …

Classical Pianist, Swiss Photographer Team Up for Ford Center Show

Andreas Klein and Andreas Rentsch also to conduct master class, talk with UM music, art students

OXFORD, Miss. – Classical pianist Andreas Klein and Swiss fine arts photographer Andreas Rentsch will perform together Thursday (Nov. 4) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi. Part of the Artists Series, the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. During the first half, Klein will play a BachRead the story …

Latest UM Theatre Production Asks: ‘What Would Elle Do?’

'Legally Blonde: The Musical' brings live acting back with a bend and snap

OXFORD, Miss. – After more than 18 months away from auditorium stages, the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film is returning, unleashing all that pent-up energy with a spectacular production big enough to fill the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. “Legally Blonde: The Musical” opens Friday (Oct. 29) at theRead the story …

‘The Light in the Piazza’ Subject of Nov. 3 SouthTalk

Several events celebrate Elizabeth Spencer's 100th birthday

OXFORD, Miss. – The beloved characters created by Mississippi author Elizabeth Spencer are returning to the South with a University of Mississippi Opera Theatre production of “The Light in the Piazza,” which is the focus of a SouthTalk sponsored by the UM Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Composer Adam Guettel, director Blake McIverRead the story …