A few years ago, Doug Browning was casually flipping through channels and came across David Phelps. "I hear this voice, and I just back up and watch. I was riveted in my living room!" said the Columbus First United Methodist Church music director. Although no one could have foreseen it then, Browning's discovery planted the seed that will bring the Grammy and Dove Award-winning artist to the Golden Triangle Dec. 21 at Rent Auditorium.
Unwrap the real "gift" of Christmas by stepping back some 2,000 years into the village of Bethlehem, Friday through Sunday, Dec. 13-15, from 6 to 8 p.m., as First Baptist Church in Columbus presents "First Christmas" at a new location -- Brickerton on Military Road.
In their native Mexico, the bright red flowers of poinsettia are known as Flores de la Noche Buena --or Flowers of the Holy Night -- as they bloom each year during the Christmas season.
Hair, more than anything else, dictates how a woman feels about who she really is, and I strive to make sure that every client who sits in my chair feels pampered and loved."
The official poster design for the 2014 Cotton District Arts Festival was unveiled Nov. 19 at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.
During the holidays, children often focus on the gifts that await them, but now is the perfect time for parents to reinforce the importance of giving.
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.
Advanced baking students at Mississippi University for Women's Culinary Arts Institute have recently added some new skills to their resumes -- like architecture, engineering and construction. That is, if working in gingerbread counts.
Washoku, the traditional cuisine of Japan, is being considered for designation as part of the world's priceless cultural heritage by the U.N. this week. But even as sushi and sake booms worldwide, purists say its finer points are candidates for the endangered list at home. The younger generation is increasingly eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts and McDonald's, not rice.
Who doesn't love chocolate truffles? They are the essence of chocolate, and a sure-fire mood enhancer. Pop even one into your mouth and see if you don't get happy.
After you've stuffed yourself with turkey and taters and gravy and pie and -- of course -- stuffing, you might be ready to do penance before the next rush of holiday calories.
"It's in the bones of the English-speaking world," James Allen says, and you can hear it again Dec. 10 when "Columbus Sings Messiah" comes to Annunciation Catholic Church, 823 College St.
When it comes to Christmas, Charlotte McNeal feels she is more child than grown-up. Which is one of the reasons she and her husband, Eddie, are looking forward to having their home among the five on tour Sunday, Dec. 8 for the Starkville Civic League's annual Christmas Tour of Homes.
Fall weather is always a treat because some of the plants that provide summer backgrounds step up and show off their stuff.
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