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Community Calendar for the week of January 13, 2013


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Tuesday, Jan. 15 


Tuesday Tunes -- Enjoy a musical lunch break at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center Gallery at noon. Jack Marshall, a newcomer to Columbus, entertains on classical guitar. Bring lunch, or purchase a salad or sandwich lunch from Zachary's ($7); lunch reservations are appreciated by noon Jan. 14. Tuesday Tunes is presented the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787. 


MLK Candlelight Vigil --  


The Holmes Cultural Diversity Center at Mississippi State University and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity host a candlelight vigil in the Colvard Union Foster Ballroom at 6 p.m. honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The event will include music by MSU's Black Voices Choir and the Doss Family Singers and present keynote speaker Dr. Michael Williams on "Upholding the Legacy." For information, contact Ra'Sheda Forbes at 662-325-2033 or [email protected] 




Wednesday through Monday, Jan. 16-21 


Dream 365 -- This multi-day observance at various locations in Columbus honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and features a spelling bee Wednesday, a Spike Lee documentary Thursday, youth night talent showcase and a jazz and spoken word event Friday, Day of Service and Tyler Craig and Friends Adult Comedy Show Saturday, a march Jan. 20 and MLK Commemorative Breakfast with speaker Harry Johnson of the MLK National Memorial Project Foundation Jan. 21. For details, go to, email [email protected] or contact Learnard Dickerson at 662-425-1234 




Sunday, Jan. 27 


HanaLena Homecoming -- The sister duo HanaLena -- Caroline and Hannah Melby of Nash Street -- return to their hometown of Starkville for a benefit concert at 5 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center. Proceeds go to the FUMC youth choir, The Messengers, and the Methodist Children's Home. Tickets are $7 in advance; $10 at the door, and go on sale Jan. 2 at the church office and downtown locations to be announced. For information, contact FUMC, 662-323-5572. 




Thursday, Feb. 7 


GSDP Banquet -- The Greater Starkville Development Partnership hosts its annual banquet at the Hunter Henry Center at 6:30 p.m. A reception for Committee of 100 members begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $40. Contact the GSDP, 662-323-3322, for tickets or information. 




Tuesday through Saturday, Feb. 7-10, 12-16 


"The Fantasticks" -- Starkville Community Theatre presents Broadway's longest-running musical at The Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St., Starkville. All performances are at 7:30 p.m., except Feb. 10, which is at 2 p.m. Paula Mabry directs. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for students. Seating is limited; advance reservations are strongly recommended. For more information, contact the SCT, 662-323-6855. 




Friday, Feb. 8 


An Evening with Angela Brown -- The Columbus Arts Council presents Metropolitan Opera soprano Angela Brown in "Art Songs, Arias and Spirituals" at Mississippi University for Women's Rent Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 through Jan 25, $20 after Jan. 25; $10 children and college students with ID; free to MUW faculty, staff and students. For tickets or information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.



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