Entertainment

  Universal Music to build $1.2 billion hotel, entertainment destination in Biloxi

  Cruisin’ the Coast Autocross gives adrenaline junkies the thrill they seek

  Cruisin’ the Coast like Christmas for local car clubs

Taylor Swift breaks Whitney Houston’s Billboard charts record

  Horrors at Terror on the Coast resume with COVID-19 precautions

  Spirit Halloween is back in South Mississippi

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  Black female country trio from South Mississippi on the rise

  Jimmy Buffett, Reggie Bates among inductees into the Mississippi Songwriters Hall of Fame

Pandemic chases ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ to Dec. 25

Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band plan new album in Oct.

  Cruisin' the Coast organizers double down on health, safety despite sponsor departure

  South Mississippi attractions hope to cash in on summer’s ’unofficial’ finale

  Mississippi Songwriters Alliance slated to move into Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center

City leaders are finalizing an agreement that would place the daily management of the Mary C O’Keefe Cultural Center in the hands of a new organization.

Musician Ronnie Kole passes away at 89

A protege of Al Hirt, Kole began his professional career on television and gained exposure by appearing on the Johnny Carson show.

Smile!: Katy Perry gives birth to a baby girl named Daisy

The baby is Katy Perry’s first.

Mississippi’s virtual auditions for American Idol happening Wednesday, Aug. 26

During this season’s first round of auditions, “American Idol” will use custom-built Zoom technology to host “Idol Across America,” its first-ever live virtual nationwide search for the next superstar.

  Gulfport High Robotics team builds device for a Morgan Freeman film

  The Friends of the Mary C. finds a new home in Ocean Springs

  Musicians get creative to keep playing during pandemic

  Award-winning musician brings music to Coast kids

  Beverly Hills visual artist finds inspiration on Gulf Coast

  200-pound pumpkin harvests in Harrison County

  Coast radio personality Reggie Bates loses his battle with COVID-19, leaving legacy of hard work and passion for people

Friends took to social media Saturday to offer their condolences and share memories of a man who will be greatly missed by so many in South Mississippi.

Center Stage Biloxi receives Mississippi Arts Commission grant

Center Stage Inc. of Biloxi was recently awarded a $12,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.

  Pascagoula rising country singer ‘Hollywood’ makes it to CMT

With his first hit single “Worried” making it to CMT, Hollywood describes country music as an open lane.

DeGeneres apologizes to show’s staff amid workplace inquiry

Steps are being taken to make several staffing changes and implement other steps, Warner Bros. said, without citing specifics.

Drake bests Madonna for most Top 10 hits

Two new collaborations from Drake with DJ Khaled entered the charts at No. 3 and No. 8.

  Change is in the air for the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center

The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center will soon fall under the organizational control of the city of Ocean Springs.

Taylor Swift set to drop 8th studio album

A new Taylor Swift album will be released tonight at midnight.

  The MAC Series: Webster vs. Clarkson for the WBL World Cruiserweight Championship

The unforgettable event will take place in Biloxi, Mississippi at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center on Saturday, July 11, 2020. This adrenaline-packed fight will be like none other, with undefeated champions from across the globe.

  Making A Champion: World Championship Boxing coming to the MS Coast Coliseum

Bigger Than Life Entertainment made the trek down to the Magnolia State from Las Vegas, NV to host the the first live sporting event in South Mississippi since the coronavirus pandemic canceled sports.

Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future

The country music industry has long been hesitant to address its long and complicated history with race, but the death of George Floyd in police custody and the protests it sparked in the U.S. and around the world became a sound too loud for the genre to ignore.

  Let out your pent-up anger at the Coast’s first-ever rage room

Feeling like letting out a little pent up frustration? You can now suit up, grab a bat, and smash all kinds of things at Gulfport's new rage room.

  Coast theatre groups coming together to face COVID-19

Community members and creators who are normally competitors are coming together to form the Gulf Coast Performing Arts Coalition.

Amid pandemic, Live Nation announces drive-in concert series

“Live from the Drive-In” will be a set of nine shows taking place July 10-12 in Nashville, Tennessee; Maryland Heights, Missouri; and Noblesville, Indiana.

Billie Eilish gets 3-year restraining order for trespasser

Prenell Rousseau of Farmingville, New York, can't attempt to contact or come within 100 yards of the 18-year-old pop star or her parents.

`That 70s Show’ actor Danny Masterson charged in 3 rapes

Danny Masterson is charged with raping a 23-year-old woman in 2001, a 28-year-old woman in early 2003 and a 23-year-old woman in late 2003.

Outdoor Jamey Johnson concert coming to MS Coast Coliseum in July

The Mississippi Coast Coliseum will play host to an outdoor concert featuring Jamey Johnson and local country music artist Cole Jones.

Oscars to set best picture noms at 10, commits to new phase of equity and inclusion standards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday that there will be 10 best picture nominees beginning with the 94th Academy Awards in 2022.

Kelly Clarkson seeks divorce from husband of nearly 7 years

The singer, talk show host and judge on “The Voice” filed court papers to end the marriage under her married name Kelly Blackstock on June 4 in Los Angeles.

Bonnie Pointer, early member of Pointer Sisters, dies at 69

Pointer died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles, publicist Roger Neal said. She was 69.

  Live entertainment returns to Government Street

Live entertainment is back in South Mississippi and Ocean Springs celebrated appropriately.

‘Home Town’ returning in 2021 with fifth season

HGTV announced Thursday the hit show “Home Town” will be back with 16 new episodes in 2021.

  Coast theatre veteran takes over Wings Performing Arts Program

Cliff Thompson has spent much of his life teaching kids all about theatre. Now, he’s taking his talents to another stage.

  Center Stage hoping to raise curtains in September

Center Stage artistic director Chuck White said his theater is in decent financial shape for now with grants still coming in, but halting its biggest money-making summer musical won’t help.

Livestreaming with Rolling Stones, Sarah Brightman, Motörhead

Viewers can help support musicians undergoing financial hardship by giving to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund or MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider-Esleben dies aged 73

Florian Schneider-Esleben had been suffering from cancer, German news agency dpa reported.

NASA is working with Tom Cruise to shoot a film in space

Jim Bridenstine, the head of NASA, says the space agency and actor have teamed up.

WATCH NOW: Mississippi Songwriters present “Songs from Home”

WLOX is proud to share with you “Mississippi Songwriters: Songs from Home.” The show features Mississippi songwriters performing their own music from home.

  Nick Jonas crashes Zoom meeting of USM’s Chi Omega sorority

The University of Southern Mississippi students couldn't believe their eyes when they saw who decided to join their Zoom meeting.

‘Straight Outta Compton’ star arrested on the Coast for weapons, drugs

An actor best known for his starring role in the biopic “Straight Outta Compton” is now facing charges in South Mississippi.

  Gulfport editorial cartoonist gets inspiration from COVID-19

Tim Lockley, an entomologist by profession, has been an editorial cartoonist for decades making humorous observations about life.

  Songs of Hope flood internet as artists across the country shelter in place

As coronavirus keeps people inside, singers and musicians have taken to the internet to continue their creative outlets.

WAMA showcases ‘digital exhibition you didn’t know you needed’ and it’s all about cats

Cats are center stage in their newest digital exhibition, featuring various sections such as ceramics, murals, and Anderson’s later years.

  #ArtInterrupted hashtag documents creativity during coronavirus pandemic

The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education wants to help you channel your inner artist with its series called #ArtInterrupted.

  ‘Laughter is good for the soul’ says comedienne behind Quaratine Shuffle

This local comedian is determined to use her comedy and musical gifts to help people get through this pandemic.

  Musicians find a way to share their talents while isolating during coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus crisis has forced many people out of work, including those in the music industry.

Dylan puts out 17-minute ode to Kennedy

The 78-year-old musician released a link to the song, titled "Murder Most Foul," on his website and social media.

Garth Brooks to perform free concert on Facebook Live

Brooks wants to use music to bring people together during this time of social distancing

  Coast community theaters among those shutting their doors due to coronavirus

COVID-19 has quieted the stages along the Gulf Coast that usually help to relieve the stresses of the world.

  Coronavirus can’t stop them; Artists perform for fans online

From country to rock to opera, livestream shows are popping up everywhere.

  Crawfish Music Festival joins the list of Coast Coliseum’s rescheduled events

Rescheduled events include shows by KISS, MercyMe, Chris Stapleton, and now the Crawfish Music Festival.

Gulf Coast Idol winner recalls his American Idol audition and his time in Hollwood

Golden ticket in hand, Jeb Vonderbruegge talks about what it was like performing for the Idol judges.

  Ocean Springs student inspired by Walter Anderson’s bike rides

An Ocean Springs Middle School student visited the Walter Anderson Museum of Art and was so inspired by the artist, he made a short video about one of Anderson’s legendary stories.

Biloxi Shuckers to host National Anthem Tryout Feb. 29

Oh, say can you sing? The Shuckers want to know!

Mississippi pastor stuns judges on ‘The Voice’

Todd Tilghman, 41, is from Meridian, Mississippi. Todd says with some pressuring from his wife, he decided to audition for The Voice and try something new in life.

2 baby penguins take first big swim at Memphis Zoo

Two baby penguins took a big first step, or rather swim at the Memphis Zoo. Four-month-old Casey and Kelso had their first swims Monday.

Feb 16: Some parades change schedules due to inclement weather

With the clouds rolling in and the rain pouring down on Sunday, some parades are changing their parade schedules up a bit. One parade has rescheduled altogether, while another has a good chance of pushing their parade back an hour later.

Ying Yang Twins named Krewe of Neptune parade Grand Marshal

Ying Yang Twins are known for such hits as “Salt Shaker,” “Wait (The Whisper Song),” and “Halftime (Stand Up & Get Crunk).”

Netflix drops new trailer for upcoming ‘Stranger Things’

Valentine’s Day is getting a little strange.

  Viral wrestling video gives glimpse into future of Esplanade Mall

A viral video of wrestlers jumping from the second floor of the Esplanade Mall could offer a glimpse into more events that could be coming to the Kenner mall.

Crawfish controversy: Do you dip your crawfish in sauce?

A TV station in Houston posted a very important question on Twitter Tuesday, Feb. 11 asking its followers if they liked to dip their crawfish in sauce. One of the choices was just a little bit unusual.

Essence Festival 2020: Janet Jackson, Bruno Mars to headline

This year's Essence Fest will be held July 3-5

Disney Cruise Ship sets sail from New Orleans for first time

Disney Wonder sets sail from New Orleans Port to Bahamas and Key West.

Mandeville man focus of Netflix docuseries ‘The Pharmacist’

A Louisiana man is the center of a new Netflix docu-series. The story follows Dan Schneider, who started his own investigation after the murder of his son.

If Astrological Signs Were Southern: Are you a crawfish, gator, or cicada?

Everyone knows the astrological signs: Aries, Gemini, Taurus, Pisces, etc. But what if they were southern?

Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West buy all tickets for Mississippi screening of ‘Just Mercy’

The couple are among celebrities that have sponsored screenings of the movie nationwide.

  Last chance to get a glimpse of world-famous Clydesdales

Saturday is the last opportunity for those on the coast to observe the seven-feet tall Budweiser Clydesdales in all of their beer-reigning glory.

The Young and the Restless renewed until 2024

The Young and The Restless, the most-watched and highest daytime drama has been renewed till 2024.

Bayou Country Superfest announces hiatus after 10 music festivals

Bayou Country Superfest has announced it will go on hiatus after hosting concerts in Baton Rouge and New Orleans for the last 10 years, according to a tweet.