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'Our town ... where the 'value above all price' is in the smallest events of daily life'

Posted 3/2/2015 in Community

Kayla Hairston sits quietly off to herself, doing homework as fellow cast members of the Columbus Community Theatre's "Our Town" run scenes at the Rosenzweig Arts Center. The 14-year-old uses some of her breaks to get schoolwork done; it's one way she juggles academics and her thirst for theater.


Area filmmakers earn Mag awards

Posted 3/1/2015 in Community

For Michael Williams, the road from his first feature-length film's concept to its festival premiere was worth the work and wait.


W's juried show celebrates art, names winners

Posted 3/1/2015 in Community

Painting, photography, ceramics and graphic design are among the disciplines represented in Mississippi University for Women's Juried Student Exhibition currently on display in the galleries of the Art and Design Building on campus.


Possum Town Quilters work donated for raffle reflects peek at the past

Posted 3/1/2015 in Community

Devil's Footprint, Ohio Star, Log Cabin, Carpenter's Wheel -- the patterns date back to the Civil War era.


Art Week blossoms in 3-D on W campus

Posted 2/21/2015 in Community

A drive through the Mississippi University for Women campus these past several days has had heads turning.


Wesley to serve up good food for a good cause

Posted 2/21/2015 in Community

Eating a hearty breakfast Saturday morning with the Wesley Foundation can send helping hands to do mission work, right here in Mississippi.


Organizers announce ragtime and jazz festival dates, Gatsby Gala

Posted 2/21/2015 in Entertainment

The music -- and fashion -- of the Roaring '20s will be in the spotlight during the Charles H. Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Festival March 26-28 on the Mississippi State University campus.


Worth the drive: Alabama tribute to Tennessee Williams explores Southern ties

Posted 2/21/2015 in Entertainment

Tennessee Williams' work was influenced by two relationships from Alabama.


Who stole the cornbread? Mississippi's Debutante Farmer makes a visit to Columbus

Posted 2/18/2015 in Food

Chef Elizabeth Heiskell made a recent visit to Columbus, bringing along copies of her cookbook "Somebody Stole the Cornbread from My Dressing," her own signature jams, jellies, pimiento cheese, chicken salad and Bloody Mary mix -- and biscuits, lots and lots of biscuits.


Churches and community health, hand-in-hand? Yes, says Team HOPE

Posted 2/14/2015 in Community

It's not uncommon to hear about missionaries and medical volunteers in far-flung corners of the world who deal with health crises every day.


JA Charity Ball tickets available Thursday

Posted 2/14/2015 in Community

Patron tickets to the Junior Auxiliary of Columbus 2015 Charity Ball will be available to the public Thursday, Feb. 19 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Junior Auxiliary Hut at 1000 Park Circle, adjacent to Lee Park.


Ready for Cupid? Pull out the heart-shaped cookie cutters and ... a medical syringe?

Posted 2/11/2015 in Food

We love a holiday, don't we? Valentine's Day is no exception. The precise history of this love fest and the patron saint believed to have inspired it may be a bit hazy when you dig deep, but no matter.


A Little Golden nostalgia: Step into 'remember when' with Little Golden Books at Oktibbeha museum

Posted 2/7/2015 in Entertainment

Time travel is often just a matter of a scent, a sound, a sight. Take the sight of a familiar gold foil spine on a Little Golden Book, maybe one with three little kittens or a feisty tugboat on the cover.


Local 'Friends' step into statewide offices

Posted 2/7/2015 in Community

Friends of Mississippi Libraries Inc. (FML) has two new officers, both from Columbus.


Big Band revives an era at Trotter Friday

Posted 2/7/2015 in Entertainment

The big band era popularized by legendary bandleaders like Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw and Tommy Dorsey is revisited Friday evening at Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus.


'Magnolia Affair' to make beautiful music for Symphony Association

Posted 2/7/2015 in Community

With the mission of making beautiful music for the Starkville-MSU Symphony Association and Golden Triangle communities, "A Magnolia Affair" on Saturday, Feb. 14 features live music, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and two raffle drawings.


Tempting the taste buds: A cookbook club explores

Posted 2/4/2015 in Food

The next best thing to sharing a good meal, is talking about it. On eight occasions annually, the Taste Buds Cookbook Club gathers to do both.


Welcome to Middle-earth: Step into one professor's fascination for Tolkien's world

Posted 1/31/2015 in Community

The campus is quiet on a Tuesday evening, dusk closing in on shadowed sidewalks leading to Painter Hall. Inside the venerable building at Mississippi University for Women, almost nothing stirs, only a lone student putting in work after hours.


Shine 'em up for the farm toy show

Posted 1/31/2015 in Entertainment

Nostalgia, collecting and the thrill of the hunt for that hard-to-find piece are all part of the draw for farm toy enthusiasts looking forward to the Starkville Farm Toy Show at the Mississippi Horse Park Feb. 27-28.


Biddy honored for contributions to Mississippi theater

Posted 1/31/2015 in Community

It took a bit of subterfuge, but organizers of the Mississippi Theatre Association's festival in Oxford Jan. 15-18 were able to surprise William "Peppy" Biddy with the organization's highest honor.



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