Take a moment – Count rhythmically from 1 to 4. Now count, the same pattern but put an "AND" in the spaces between the numbers. Finally, count that same pattern once more but put the emphasis on any "AND" you like. You now not only understand syncopation but you can harness the endless possibilities of music weaving in and out of the beat.
As we have no new releases this week in this interregnum between 2019 and 2020, we thought it might be a great time to look back at some of the missing links, hidden heroes and underrated heroes of Rock ‘n' Roll. The Unsung.
THE UNSUNG: MITCH RYDER
As part of their continuing efforts to address, maintain and improve social and emotional needs in the Petal School District, school officials are rolling out two new measures designed to provide students and parents with information and resources on those topics.
The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi recently received a gift from the Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg in the amount of $20,000. A check presentation and small gathering was held at the school with representatives of the Sertoma Club of Hattiesburg joining DuBard School staff and students.
About a month after the City of Petal turned down the donation of the former McDonald’s building on East Central Avenue in Petal, the Petal School District has stepped in to take ownership of the building.
The Lamar County Board of Supervisors has voted to accept a 3 percent pay raise that was approved earlier this year by the Mississippi Legislature, while the Forrest County Board of Supervisors is expected to vote next month whether to accept the same measure.
Last week local artist Glenda Grubbs signed copies of her poster, Happy New Year Hub City, at the Hattiesburg Visitors Center. The poster was recently unveiled as the wining entry in this year’s contest to depict Hattiesburg’s annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.
The Innswood/Kirkwood Neighborhood captured the inaugural “Jolliest Neighborhood” award presented by the City of Hattiesburg.
The neighborhood, located to the south of Lincoln Road and at the intersection with 34th and 28th avenues, encompasses about 175 houses.
In the summer of 2019, the University of Southern Mississippi decided to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages at football games and other sporting events.
To be clear: Only beer and wine are being served to people under the auspices of the USM banner, at the university’s games. Liquor is a different issue altogether.