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Governor’s Arts Awards 2022 Partner Stories

Colley-Lee, who is a Charleston resident, recalls that “We forged an avenue for black theatre in mid-to late 1960s.” Langston Hughes was one of the many performers and writers who were part of our amazing shows. Colley-Lee started designing flyers and posters for productions using her art background. She then moved on to designing scenery and costumes where she found her niche. Colley-Lee will receive her 34th Governor’s Arts Awards for Excellence in Costume Design & Arts Patron on February 10. The event will be held at the Mississippi Arts Commission’s auditorium at Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson at 6:30 p.m. A reception follows at 4:30 p.m. Both events are open to the public and are free. The awards ceremony will also feature the five-time Grammy-nominated Williams Brothers. This gospel singing group was founded in 1960 in Amite County and has since recorded 43 albums. They were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame (1998). Andre Tate and brothers Doug and Melvin Williams will perform at the ceremony. They will also be receiving the Lifetime Achievement in music award. The ceremony will recognize Alcorn State University Jazz Festival in the Arts in Community category. David Miller has directed the festival, which has seen the arrival of internationally-respected musicians Branford Marsalis and Esperanza Spalding as well as Chick Corea, Chick Corea, Max Roach, and many more to Vicksburg, where it is held. Miller will perform at the ceremony. The Governor’s Choice Award will be presented to Holly Lange, Ridgeland’s long-serving event curator. Lange is the founder of the Mississippi Book Festival, and she has also produced opening events at the Museum of Mississippi History, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, and the B.B. Lange, who founded the Mississippi Book Festival and has produced opening events for the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, the B.B. Lange has spent much of her professional life promoting Mississippi’s cultural heritage. Lange says, “Many of us want positive attention to our state and make people feel good.” Lange also explains that the Governor’s Arts Awards is a way to do this. The award recognizes those who have achieved success in their chosen field and exposes them to a wider audience. Larry Gordon, a Belzoni native and filmmaker, will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in Motion Pictures & Television. Gordon is most well-known for producing the Oscar-nominated drama Field of Dreams, as well as action movies such as “Die Hard”, “48 Hrs.,” and “Predator.”