The Big Buzz - November 2015
New Amazon Series Set for Pass Christian
In a 2013 interview with Mother Jones magazine, comedian Tig Notaro talked about growing up in Pass Christian, saying that she had "Nothing but good memories."
"I only lived there until kindergarten and then I used to go back and spend my summers and holidays with my grandmother and cousins and aunts and uncles. It's right there on the Gulf Coast, and we would hang out on the water and go sailing or fishing or crabbing or floundering and build bonfires and there's a harbor there and a yacht club."
Apparently, those fine memories were enough to bring her home when she recently tied the knot with long-time companion Stephanie Allynne. According tothe Sun Herald, guests included Sarah Silverman and Alicia Silverstone. During the weekend of October 24th and 25th, celebrity sightings were common in the Pass and Bay St. Louis (see Martha Whitney Butler's account below).
We'll all be seeing more of Tig since her new Amazon series "One Mississippi" is set in the Pass. According to an article in IndieWire, Notaro wrote the pilot. "Dark comedy starring comedian Tig Notaro — in a story loosely based on her life — follows her as she deals with the complex reentry into her childhood hometown of Bay Saint Lucille, Miss., to deal with the unexpected death of her mother.
Cast includes Noah Harpster (“Transparent”), John Rothman (“The Devil Wears Prada”) and Casey Wilson (“Gone Girl”) as Tig’s girlfriend, Brooke. Co-production with FX Prods. is written and executive produced by Notaro and Diablo Cody (“Juno”), executive produced by Louis C.K., Blair Breard (“Louie”) and Dave Becky (“Everybody Hates Chris”), with pilot directed and exec produced by Nicole Holofcener (“Enough Said”)."
From Martha Whitney Butler, owner of the French Potager and Cleaver Columnist
I've seen several celebrities in my shop, but I never imagined that my childhood heroine, Xena the Warrior Princess (Lucy Lawless), would walk through my door and say, 'Are you Martha Whitney? You're quite the celebrity around here.' I almost fainted, but I maintained my cool as she and her friends checked out my store. She was so nice and they seemed to be having a great time.
Laura Hurt, barista at the Mockingbird Café made coffee for both Lawless and comedienne Sarah Silverman. Lauren Lapkus from Orange is the New Black found her 'happy place' at the roulette table in Hollywood Casino where a lot of the invitees were staying. Overall, it looks like all the guests had a wonderful time here on the Coast!
Celebrity guests included Jennifer Williams, Lake Bell, Sarah Silverman, Lucy Lawless, Alicia Silverstone, Lauren Lapkus, and many more.
Back the Booster For INFINITY Science Center
The Saturn V was a three-stage American rocket used by NASA to support the Apollo program and later Skylab, the first American space station. The first stage, known as the S-IC, is 138 feet long and 33 feet in diameter. The only one known to be in existence has been in storage in New Orleans for the past 45 years.
NASA has agreed to permanently loan the booster to INFINITY Science Center as an exhibit. Also the Center has some state funds, they need to raise millions more to move it to INFINITY and to restore it. Watch the video below and get on board with this fascinating project! The Kickstarter Campaign ends on November 14th, but you can bet that won't be an end to the efforts!
Bay-Waveland Middle School Students Make Another Hit!
Take a look at this amazing documentary created by students from Bay-Waveland Middle School, Bay Saint Louis! This documentary was created for the 2015 Literacy Forum held at their school. The focus of this forum was the Civil War.
If you missed last year's production about the War of 1812, here's another chance!
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