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Parks and band will deliver a dose of swamp blues Tuesday

Posted 12/1/2012 in Entertainment

When Walter Parks visited Columbus earlier this year for a solo concert at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, he earned encore calls and rave reviews from the sold-out crowd. He returns Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. with a different vibe.

First Baptist to present 'Home for Christmas'

Posted 12/1/2012 in Entertainment

Usually at this time each year, the congregation of First Baptist Church in Columbus is preparing to erect an open-air "village" that represents the Bethlehem of ancient times.

 

Out and about for the week of December 2, 2012

Posted 12/1/2012 in Entertainment

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.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of December 2, 2012

Posted 12/1/2012 in Entertainment

 

 

Adele Elliott: Booking it

Posted 12/1/2012 in Columns

A few days ago, my friends Mary Beth Plant and Holly Jeter stopped by for a visit. They had not been in our house for a very long time. "Mary Beth," asked Holly, "what don't you see in here?"

 

 

{Nourish} 'Diet' book review

Posted 12/1/2012 in Columns

I've mentioned before that I loathe the word "diet" and, of course, this includes all of those gimmicky diet books. While these days some of them do have solid nutritional information, it's the misleading titles that really bug me.

 

'Messiah': A Christmas tradition -- a rare opportunity

Posted 12/1/2012 in Entertainment

It's difficult to know if composer George Frideric Handel imagined, 271 years ago, that his "Messiah" score would be so beloved, so revered, so widely-performed almost three centuries after he wrote it in 24 swift days of inspiration.

Ask Rufus: Every picture tells a story

Posted 12/1/2012 in Columns

My new book, "Columbus Chronicles, Tales of East Mississippi," came out a little over a week ago and I have had a whole slew of people ask me about the cover picture.

Gifts of good cheer: Christmas giving, from your kitchen to theirs

Posted 11/28/2012 in Food

As the days inch closer to Christmas each December, my husband and I know we're going to hear a knock on the door one evening. It will be a neighboring family, from down the road. They'll bring us gifts of Christmas carols and a delicious assortment of homemade goodies from their kitchen.

 

Using buttermilk to flavor -- and tenderize -- pork

Posted 11/28/2012 in Food

The problem with buttermilk is there isn't a lot of "real" buttermilk around.

 

 

A green that isn't beans or sprouts

Posted 11/28/2012 in Food

Of all the many green vegetables available to us, we tend to be profoundly lacking inspiration when it comes to selecting one for holidays.

 

Flower power: A holiday houseplant provides 2,700 life lessons for young green thumbs

Posted 11/24/2012 in Community

At 5:30 a.m. on cold, dark November mornings, most teenagers are still snug in their beds, with visions of school tests or holidays ahead. But at the greenhouses of Palmer Home for Children in Columbus, something is stirring, and it's not the Christmas mice.

 

Angels wear white

Posted 11/24/2012 in Columns

One big holiday is over. I suppose we are all thankful for that.

 

 

Attention shoppers: check refund policies

Posted 11/24/2012 in Community

Not all stores have consumer-friendly return policies, so be a savvy shopper this holiday season and read the fine print when purchasing gifts.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of November 25, 2012

Posted 11/24/2012 in Entertainment

 

 

Out and about for the week of November 25, 2012

Posted 11/24/2012 in Entertainment

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.

 

Southern gardening: Kale, cabbage jazz up winter landscapes

Posted 11/24/2012 in Columns

If you haven't started planting your winter color, rest assured that it's not too late.

Friday concert of guitar, cello ushers in December

Posted 11/24/2012 in Entertainment

In the year since master guitarist Stephanie Jackson moved to Mississippi from Oklahoma City, Okla., she has come to be charmed by the smaller cities of the Golden Triangle, her new home.

 

Local landscapes: Beautiful holiday plants

Posted 11/24/2012 in Columns

Thanksgiving has passed and the holiday season is upon us. You may have noticed this by the tightening of your waistline. As we say in our home, there is no such thing as too much dessert. Anyway, now it is time to begin with our holiday decorations.

 

 

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