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Bennett Auditorium in 2011
Bennett Auditorium is the main performance venue of The University of Southern Mississippi's campus. The auditorium has seen many performers through the years, including Sir James Galway, Ray Charles, YoYo Ma, and Charley Pride. It has also played host to various speakers such as Robert Kennedy Jr. It is the main performance space for the Southern Miss Symphony Orchestra. The building is named after Claude Bennett, the second President of the University of Southern Mississippi (then State Teachers College).