Walk of Fame to Honor Ford Center Supporters

Generous gift made to UM performing arts center's campaign

OXFORD, Miss. – A new Walk of Fame for supporters of the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts provides a path to the successful conclusion of the Celebrating the Arts campaign, funding a $3 million endowment for the University of Mississippi facility. “The magnificent Ford Center reflects our commitment to the cultural artsRead the story …

UM Holiday Concert Slated for Dec. 5

Crowd favorite returns to the Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – For anyone with a busy schedule wondering how to get in the holiday spirit, the University of Mississippi Department of Music offers its 2019 Holiday Concert. This popular Oxford holiday event is set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s Holiday ConcertRead the story …

Ole Miss Theatre Brings ‘Little Women’ to Big Stage

Classic novel, reimagined in winsome musical, comes to Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – “Christmas will be gory!” is hardly a sentence most people would associate with the Christmas of their finest dreams. Nor do most people expect to hear those words belted by a petite young woman careening around in a corset and hoop skirt. But Jo March is hardly an ordinary young woman. She’sRead the story …

Choral Concert Celebrates World Peace Day

Performance features UM Chorus and guest choirs

OXFORD, Miss. – A World Peace Day Concert set for Friday (Sept. 20) at the University of Mississippi will bring together more than 350 performers for a choral celebration for peace. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free and all are welcome.Read the story …

Family Comes Full Circle with Ford Center Gift

McKnight makes planned contribution to support performing arts center

OXFORD, Miss. – Family historian Kay Castellow McKnight is finding out more similarities between herself and cousin Gertrude Castellow Ford following a recent search through the family archives. After reconnecting with her father’s side of her family, McKnight is also expanding a legacy begun by her cousin at the University of Mississippi. “Gertrude was theRead the story …

Broadway Musicals, Grammy Winners Highlight 2019-20 Ford Center Season

Theater, ballet, jazz and classical performances also slated

OXFORD, Miss. – Broadway musicals and Grammy Award-winning pop acts highlight the 2019-20 season of performances scheduled at the University of Mississippi‘s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The fall 2019 schedule includes performances by Grammy winner Michael Bolton (Sept. 17), jazz group the Huntertones (Oct. 10), alternative pop act Drew Holcomb andRead the story …

Celebrating the Arts Makes Progress

Campaign building endowment for performing arts at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – The Celebrating the Arts campaign at the University of Mississippi is making progress toward its goal of building a $3 million operations endowment for the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Boosting both fundraising efforts and alumni and friend engagement this year was the “Boots and Bling” event, which honoredRead the story …

‘Boots and Bling’ to Provide Permanent Support for Ford Center

Friendship Ball to feature HGTV stars, Nashville entertainer

OXFORD, Miss. – With a theme of “Boots and Bling” and appearances by HGTV’s “Home Town” stars and a Grammy-winning country music artist, the inaugural Friendship Ball at the University of Mississippi aims to attract funds for the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The event will begin at 3 p.m. May 18Read the story …

Things Are Seldom What They Seem: Ship’s Crew Features Familiar Faces

Community members bring energy and diverse experience to comic 'H.M.S. Pinafore'

OXFORD, Miss. – In this weekend’s production of the classic musical comedy “H.M.S. Pinafore,” don’t be surprised if you spot people you’re more used to seeing at the grocery or around town – even in the halls of the Lyceum – than on the stage. The University of Mississippi Opera Theatre presents “H.M.S. Pinafore” atRead the story …

Ford Center Campaign Honors Chancellor Emeritus Khayat

All giving levels can grow UM performing arts center's endowment

OXFORD, Miss. – Organizers of a fundraising campaign for the University of Mississippi‘s performing arts center plan to honor Chancellor Emeritus Robert C. Khayat, who led the effort to bring the facility to life 16 years ago. The Celebrating the Arts campaign aims to increase the endowment of the Gertrude C. Ford Center for theRead the story …