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CAC presents Grammy-nominated violinist Sept.18

Posted 9/6/2014 in Entertainment

Julliard-trained violinist Jenny Oaks Baker made her solo orchestral debut in 1983, when she was only 8 years old.

TWT Distinguished Scholar to speak Wednesday at Table Talk

Posted 9/6/2014 in Entertainment

The community is invited to join the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and the Tennessee Williams Tribute as they welcome Dr. Ralph Voss, guest speaker at the Sept. 10 Table Talk.

 

Being Beautiful: An old favorite made new again

Posted 9/6/2014 in Columns

It was Mama who had the first permanent wave of my life, all those years ago at Shirley's Beauty Shop downtown where women gathered to get the most modern hairstyles of the day.

 

Freezer Pleaser, block party part of Recovery Month celebration

Posted 9/6/2014 in Community

September is National Recovery Month. The observance educates the public to the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental or substance use disorder to live healthy, rewarding lives.

 

Out and About for the week of September 7, 2014

Posted 9/6/2014 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. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of September 7, 2014

Posted 9/6/2014 in Entertainment

 

Market Fresh: Fresh from the vine -- it's muscadine time

Posted 9/3/2014 in Food

My Terry can spot a wild muscadine or scuppernong from a mile away.

Reclaiming Real Food: This weekend retreat will change your relationship with food for good

Posted 9/3/2014 in Food

Common sense isn't so common any more, specifically when it comes to our relationship with nutrition. As a whole, we are a nation hooked on processed foods and drive-throughs. And we pay a price for that.

Corn adds sunny side to dinner omelet with salmon

Posted 9/3/2014 in Food

For the first couple weeks of corn season, my family is content to eat plain old corn on the cob day after day. And why not? It's perfect as is.

Get On Up: James Brown biopic puts locals inside the world of movies

Posted 8/30/2014 in Community

Kayla Gilmore sat in the darkened Malco Theatre. Reflections from the big screen danced across her face, just as they had hundreds of times before. But this movie night was different. Kayla -- and her mother -- intently watched images move across the sprawling pearlescent landscape as the James Brown bio-drama "Get On Up" unfolded. And there it was. Kayla, in the movie.

Downtown Columbus preps for Thursday's Art Walk

Posted 8/30/2014 in Community

The shops and streets of historic downtown Columbus will bloom with all manner of artistic expression during the second annual Art Walk Downtown Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Columbus Humane Society 'alumni' invited back for reunion

Posted 8/30/2014 in Community

Canines and kitties who once called the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society home are being treated to a family reunion of sorts. On Saturday, Sept. 6, all pets adopted from the shelter are invited back with their humans for festivities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

'OzLand' to premiere locally Thursday

Posted 8/30/2014 in Entertainment

More than three years after the idea for "OzLand" first came to independent filmmaker Michael Williams, the finished product will be unveiled. This first feature-length movie from the West Point visionary will test screen Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Malco Theatre on Highway 45 North in Columbus.

 

Being Beautiful: What do tomato soup and lipstick have in common?

Posted 8/30/2014 in Columns

Several years ago, I fell asleep on the sofa only to be awakened by the sound of the QVC home shopping network, every light in the house turned on, and Mama flailing her arms in the air. I wasn't dreaming.

 

West Point writer opens September Table Talks Wednesday

Posted 8/30/2014 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, The Tennessee Williams Tribute, and Mississippi University for Women again join forces for the fall Table Talk series.

 

Out and About for the week of August 31, 2014

Posted 8/30/2014 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. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of August 31, 2014

Posted 8/30/2014 in Entertainment

 

 

A Stone's Throw: Blasted ambitions

Posted 8/30/2014 in Columns

My mother went to Mississippi State College for Women. So did I. Throughout my youth and childhood I heard about the Junior-Freshman Wedding at the college.

 

 

Sunday benefit concert brings awareness to suicide prevention

Posted 8/29/2014 in Community

Contact Helpline and the Mississippi Modern Homestead join Sunday to bring awareness to suicide prevention with a benefit concert at the Homestead center at 402 Lake Valley Road in Starkville.

 

 

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