Louise Campbell turned the key, one of several on a keychain, then felt for the small catch mechanism that would open the glass entrance doors. "Now, where is that thing?" she asked of no one in particular. Once inside, there were light switches to locate, to bathe the artwork in the brand new gallery with subtle illumination.
Dr. Phillip Stockton is hearing good things at Mississippi University for Women. The Department of Music's choral director, now in his second year at the school, is pleased with how much vocalists retained during the summer break.
Emily Younker isn't getting married until next year but she's already made sure the date doesn't conflict with college football and sent one invitation: To Big Al, the elephant mascot of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.
What building in downtown Columbus used to house the Mother Goose Candy Co. and was the very first to have a second-floor apartment? Which one served, in the 1920s, as Gunter Brothers Funeral Parlor? What unlikely space was once a Ford auto dealership? Answers to those history-teasers and others can be unearthed during the Downtown Historic Walk Oct. 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment in the South. Support arts and entertainment at home, and when you're on the road, these might pique your interest. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.
Works of a visiting New York City artist are on display through Nov. 7 at Mississippi State's Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.
The temperatures are falling, along with the pine straw in my front yard, which can only mean it's my favorite time of the year. Chrysanthemums, pumpkins, candy corn -- all mark the season for so many of us here in the South.
Mississippi University for Women emeritus professor Thomas Nawrocki may be retired, but he has remained active entering his artwork into various competitions.
When college student Quinterrall Brown started job hunting this past summer, he had no idea he would end up being his own boss. That's what can happen at the crossroads of necessity and invention.
I was a little north of Columbus last weekend and found the farmers' market in Jasper, Alabama. We picked up some delicious corn, little yellow squash that were so tender, some habanera pepper jelly (can't wait!), a few cucumbers, some tomatoes (not quite prime) and a jar of chow chow.
Some days you just need to embrace a kitchen sink approach to cooking.
Ever walk past a French bakery with one of those impossibly elegant apple tarts in the window, the ones with the apple slices fanned out in the shape of a flower? Nothing you could ever make at home, right? Wrong. It's so much easier than it looks.
They hide in plain sight while they practice. Inside an unused warehouse in East Columbus they skate around and around, two times a week, 365 days a year. They call it "The Bat Cave" to keep its location secret from the public. This is a pictorial of the Mississippi Brawl Stars, the roller derby team of Columbus.
A good storyteller can transcend time and place, as the Possum Town Tales Storytelling Festival audience a year ago could attest. The phenomenon happens again Sept. 23 through 27 when the Columbus Arts Council presents the third annual festival at the Rosenzweig Arts Center at 501 Main St.
The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and Mississippi University for Women join forces on Wednesday, Sept. 24 to preview MUW's upcoming Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium.
The Hazard Lecture Series hosted annually at Heritage Academy turns its focus to music with two free presentations on consecutive Mondays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, Sept. 25, the Mississippi University for Women Gordy Honors College Forum Series features Dr. Beverly Joyce, MUW professor of Art History, speaking on "Stolen Art, Nazi Ideology and the Monuments Men."
4. Fall concert to celebrate MUW choral program ENTERTAINMENT
5. Out and About for the week of September 28, 2014 ENTERTAINMENT