Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation

February 2009

Ballroom Dance
presented by James Frechette

The SCHF offers monthly ballroom dance classes. James Frechette, owner of Applause Dance Factory in Ridgeland, teaches classes in ballroom, Latin, swing and many other styles of dance. This month the dance will be the Waltz.

Class will meet Sundays, February 8 and 22 from 5 - 7 p.m. in the academy building.

Both individuals and couples are welcomed. The fee is $20 per person for each two hour session. For more information, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.

To Vicksburg, with Love
featuring Jane and Norman Joseph

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation is pleased to partner with Pi Alpha Kappa Sorority to present a special Valentines Concert and Luncheon. To Vicksburg, with Love is a musical celebration and luncheon and will feature entertainment by Jane and Norman Joseph at noon on Tuesday, February 10 in the SCHF Auditorium.

Admission is $10 fee for lunch and the performance and may be paid at the door. Reservations are required.

For more information, or for reservations, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.

Pi Alpha Kappa began in 1948 in Fort Worth, Texas. A group of women banded together to form a society to promote growth and self-improvement throughout their lives. PAK chapters were established throughout the United States, bringing cultural and educational programs to their members.

Rhapsody on the River
Featuring award-winning piano virtuoso and entertainer, Vladimir Zaitsev, in concert with the St. Joseph Orchestra

 The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation and the Saint Joseph Orchestra proudly presents Rhapsody on the River with very special guest and ultimate entertainer, Vladimir Zaitsev, on Thursday, February 12th at 7:00pm. This romantic evening will include dinner and entertainment to share with that special someone. There will also be a cash bar available that night. Tickets are available in advance only and are $25 per person for SCHF or St. Joseph Arts members and $35 for nonmembers. Private/Corporate table reservations are available for $250. Tickets go on sale Monday, December 15th and are available at the SCHF Business Office, Paper Plus and The Chamber of Commerce. Photographer, Gary Haygood, will be on site to take souvenir photos of your special night.Link to Gary Haygood's photos.

Living and teaching in New York, Russian concert pianist Vladimir Zaitsev will join with the Saint Joseph Orchestra in a river tour of music that will give you a new appreciation of the classics. You will experience classical selections as never before through Vladimir’s presentation with humor, incredible style and melding of classical and modern tunes.

Zaitsev is a recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including the Julius Katchen Memorial Award, First Prize in the Five Towns Music and Arts Foundation Piano Competition, and First Prize in the Liederkranz Foundation Piano Competition. In 1984 as a finalist of Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition, he performed throughout Italy. During the same year he made his Carnegie Hall debut with the International Symphony as a soloist in Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #1.

Over the years, Vladimir has developed a unique mix of light classical favorites and popular selections presented in an informal and lighthearted style which is rarely associated with a "formal" piano recital. In recent years, he has established himself as a sought after entertainer with various cruise lines. Vladimir has performed on Holland America, Norwegian, Princess, Crystal, Seabourn and Radisson Seven Seas in Scandinavia, Russia, Iceland, West Africa and Central America. He also makes a frequent appearance in a Borscht Belt Catskills resorts in up state New York.

“Splendid pianist…” New York Times
“The Clown Price of the piano…” Tommy Usrey, NE Louisiana Arts Council
“Fireworks display of piano brilliance with a touch of Victor Borge” The Post Searchlight, Bainbridge, GA
“His warm personality and piano genius charmed us all,…a complete sold out house, they have him a standing ovation…” Emerald Coast Concert Association

Space is limited and reservations are required in advance. A cash bar will be available at the event. For more information or to register, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email

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The Memphis Traveling Museum’s Mountaintop Civil Rights Exhibit comes to the SCHC

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation welcomes the Mountaintop Civil Rights Traveling Exhibit. This comprehensive collection of over 2000 artifacts and memorabilia from the Civil Rights Era will be on display Wednesday, February 18 through Friday, February 20 from 10:00am-6:00pm in the Southern Cultural Heritage Academy Building. Admission to view the traveling exhibit is $6/adults and $5/children (18 & under).

The exhibit contains oil paintings, portraits, posters, figurines, and wall plaques that depict various scenes and individuals that were instrumental in the Freedom Movement.

The intention of the exhibit is to demonstrate to individuals that it is possible to make change without the use of violence. The Mountaintop Exhibit will present a view that peaceful activities can indeed bring about resolutions to problems that exist in humanity.

Dr. Michael O. Hollowell has been the curator of the exhibit for over 30 years. He is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He attended the University of Mississippi and obtained a Masters in Education in Educational Leadership along with an ABD in Educational Leadership. He received an honorary Doctorate of Christian Education from McKinley Theological Seminary. Dr. Hollowell has three copyrights from the Library of Congress and has written over 20 books. He has been an ordained Baptist Minister since 1984.

Student groups are encouraged to attend. Special group viewings can be arranged by reservation. For more information, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email

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Southern Book Club

The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month.

There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. The group focuses on Southern authors and subjects, but is open to any good read. Book and author suggestions are welcomed.

For February, the book club will discuss The Shack by William P. Young.

The Southern Book Club will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2009.

Please call the SCHF office at 601-631.2997 for meeting location or for more information.

Kids Mardi Gras Mask Making Workshop

SCHF will host a Mardi Gras Mask Workshop for children ages 5 and up on Friday, February 20. The workshop will be held in the SCHF Academy Building from 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Registration is $10 per child and includes all supplies and snacks. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Join us to create a fun and colorful mask before enjoying the parade the next day in downtown Vicksburg. The workshop is a great way for kids of all ages to celebrate the Mardi Gras holiday in a fun and creative way. Plus, those new mask might just attract more beads at the parade.

For more information, or for reservations, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email

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These events and programs are made possible by our valued SCHF individual members and the Corporate Sponsors

If you would like more info on becoming a CORPORATE MEMBER of SCHF, please call (601)631-2997 or email

For more information about activities, membership, or rentals, please call or stop by the SCHF office, 1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180, 601-631-2997.

1302 Adams Street
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Phone: 601-631-2997
Fax: 601-631-3734

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