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 …

CEO of Clinical Pharmacy Organization Set for Hartman Lecture

Michael Maddux to discuss clinical pharmacy's impact on the profession

OXFORD, Miss. – Michael Maddux, executive director of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, is set to deliver the annual Charles W. Hartman Memorial Lecture on March 1 at the University of Mississippi. Hosted by the School of Pharmacy, the lecture is slated for 11 a.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Maddux’s talk isRead the story …

‘We Shall Overcome’ Set for Tuesday Show at Ford Center

Musical production celebrates life, work and words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

OXFORD, Miss. – Versatile recording artist Damien Sneed brings his production of “We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.” to the University of Mississippi for a Tuesday (Feb. 12) performance at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. This multimedia production combines the culture of African-American music traditions throughout the period ofRead the story …

Ford Center Brings LOU Community Together for Holiday Season

Holiday village offers variety of events for all through Dec. 13

OXFORD, Miss. – The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts is hosting a series of community events, including a holiday concert, storytime readings featuring special guests Mary Haskell and Patty Lewis, and a special visit from Santa Claus through Dec. 13 to celebrate the holidays. Each year the Ford Center creates a holidayRead the story …

‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ Tour Brings Holiday Spirit to UM

Young dancers from across north Mississippi get chance to perform with Moscow Ballet

OXFORD, Miss. – The Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” is coming to the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 30). The Moscow Ballet has toured annually with the “Great Russian Nutcracker” since 1993. This year, the show is being performed in more than 100 cities, featuringRead the story …

Broadway’s ‘Jersey Boys’ Comes to the Ford Center

One of the longest running shows in Broadway history set for Nov. 9 performance

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts will feature the national touring production of “Jersey Boys” at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 9). The musical chronicling the career and successes of the Four Seasons is the 12th-longest running show in Broadway’s history, having been consecutively performed for 12 years fromRead the story …