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Drumline Live transports the African-American marching-band tradition to the vaunted theatrical stage of the Arsht Center. An armada of musicians culled from historically black colleges gathers in a vibrant stage show, with vivid, drum-filled musical selections illustrating the drumline's artistic lineage in African culture through classic Earth, Wind & Fire cuts and chart-busting top 40 hip-hop hits. While dazzlingly complex drum cadences fill the audience's ears, choreographed dance routines keep their eyes from the temptation to turn into a second set of ears. This Groupon nets a single seat for the January 16 performance on the second of four tiers at the architecturally striking Arsht Center, which also features elegant dining options (not included with this Groupon).

2200 5th St
Meridian,
MS
US

Jay Pearson’s expertise may lie in diplomatic protocol (which he learned during his 14 years at The Foreign Service Institute in D.C.), but his passions lie with children’s and corporate etiquette. That’s why he and his staff welcome students of all ages to polish their performance in various social situations at the only school of it's kind in Mississippi. For example, their adult programs teach workplace leaders how to communicate. Whereas kids’ programs relay everything from the basics of saying hello to interviewing dos and don’ts.

PO Box 320995
Flowood,
MS
US

• For $125, you get a four-week childcare program at Wee Care's Byram location (up to a $501 total value for school-age children depending on seasonal rates, up to a $641 total value for infants to 5 years old), which includes an annual registration fee (an $85 value). • For $125, you get a four-week childcare program at Wee Care's Ridgeland location (up to a $501 total value for school-age children depending on seasonal rates, up to a $661 total value for infants to 5 years old), which includes an annual registration fee (an $85 value).

201 Byram Pkwy
Jackson,
MS
US

Chick-fil-A's chicken sandwiches became an instant classic one fateful day in 1967, when an anonymous Georgia chicken wandered into a hot, buttered bun and made history. Forty-some-odd years later, or 267 million chicken years, Chick-fil-A chicken biscuit sandwiches are still made the same way, with boneless cuts of breast meat hand-breaded by mystic chicken ascetics, bronzed in 100% refined peanut oil, and kept warm in buttermilk biscuit earmuffs. Like gambling on horse racing, the chicken biscuit is so dangerously delicious that you'll devour two without thinking twice, but unlike gambling, Chick-fil-A's sandwiches never contain dice, poker chips, or knee-breaking goons in track suits.

210 E Capitol St
Jackson,
MS
US

Lingofest's bilingual instructors lead a variety of engaging activities to captivate children in one-hour introductory classes that focus on the individual needs of each student. Basic nouns and verbs are communicated via games, songs, and colorful pictures while niños ages 5–11 soak in vocabulary. Two-hour adult classes accommodate beginner to advanced speakers in groups that meet once a week over the course of a month. Instructors incorporate as much conversational practice as possible into each lesson, and provide helpful workbooks, audio and video materials, and guest speakers handpicked from frenetic fútbol broadcasting booths.

7048 Old Canton Road
Ridgeland,
MS
US

Clarity’s photographers not only customize sessions to clients, they also get to know their clients during shoots for families, newborns, kids, and moms-to-be. By engaging with clients during consultations, and interacting with their subjects during shoots, even playing and singing with the kids in the family, the photographers at Clarity make every session a personal experience. Images can be preserved on photo discs and turned into keepsakes with add-ons such as baby books and custom photo albums.

533 Cowart St
Lucedale,
MS
US