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Shannon Bardwell: Going wireless in the Prairie

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columns

The family's been touting the benefits of upgrading my computer and Internet. "It's so easy," they said.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Friends and neighbors

Posted 4/18/2011 in Columns

My college roommate called; we discussed our lives and I thought how far life is from "Ozzie and Harriet." Not that it's bad, just different.

 

 

Ean Evans to be remembered Tuesday

Posted 4/18/2011 in Entertainment

Friends and well-wishers are invited to a casual gathering at the Columbus Riverwalk Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. to remember the late Ean Evans of Columbus.

 

Ask Rufus: Lost landmarks of Columbus

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columns

Reading news accounts last week brought to mind the many landmarks that Columbus has lost.

Fairview marks 25th anniversary of dramatic Easter presentation

Posted 4/16/2011 in Entertainment

The Easter story is a timeless one, but for one Golden Triangle church, this particular Easter season marks a time milestone -- a 25th anniversary of sharing the wondrous story with thousands through drama and music.

Plans in high gear for Cotton District Arts Festival

Posted 4/16/2011 in Entertainment

Excitement is building as final preparations are made for the Cotton District Arts Festival that will bring music, art, dance, literature, cuisine and communities together Friday and Saturday in Starkville's historic Cotton District.

 

Dunkelberg to speak at Table Talk

Posted 4/16/2011 in Entertainment

Dr. Kendall Dunkelberg, professor of English and director of Creative Writing at Mississippi University for Women, will discuss formal poetry, focusing on the sonnet, at the April 20 Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Table Talk program.

 

Twangtown Paramours perform Friday

Posted 4/16/2011 in Entertainment

They take their name from the music mecca they call home, Nashville, Tenn. But don't make the assumption the Twangtown Paramours' repertoire follows a traditional country music recipe.

 

Adele Elliott: Forever young

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columns

It is said that, when we die, our life flashes before our eyes. We experience a sort of review, revealing our good deeds and a few things that might evoke regret. That may be true. But, in some ways, my life is already a constant re-run of events.

 

 

Betty Stone: Before the war

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columns

There is a lot of hoopla going on right now about the 150th anniversary of the start of the War Between the States. I thought it might be a good time to write about a little book Elayne Goodman leant me.

 

 

David Creel: Are feathers just for the birds?

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columns

Feathers in the hair? I was born and raised alongside roosters and hens, chasing them across the barnyard on my daddy's farm in rural Mississippi, and to tell the truth, never once thought of chicken feathers as a hair accessory.

 

 

School of Arts announces auditions

Posted 4/16/2011 in Community

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) will be holding additional auditions for both Dance and Visual Arts only May 26. Applications are due no later than May 13.

 

 

Art Outdoors workshops begin today in Starkville

Posted 4/15/2011 in Entertainment

Three art workshops this weekend at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge will lead into the April 22-23 Cotton District Arts Festival.

 

 

Rob Hardy: Ancient Graffiti

Posted 4/11/2011 in Columns

Go through any city and you will find graffiti written on any available surface. The stuff we see nowadays is usually spray-painted, and while some of it is just stupid and offensive, some has real artistry and style. Graffiti, of course, was not invented along with the spray can. It could famously be found on the walls of Pompeii, and also in Rome and in Egypt, and just about everywhere else in the ancient world.

 

Launch for Smith's debut novella set for Thursday

Posted 4/11/2011 in Entertainment

"This was a case of the story choosing me," said Michael F. Smith, of his debut book, "The Hands of Strangers" (Main Street Rag Publishing, 2011). The

 

Staples' Meridian concert filmed for CBS

Posted 4/11/2011 in Entertainment

The long-running "CBS Sunday Morning" television show was in Meridian Friday night to film Mavis Staples' performance in the MSU Riley Center. The segment is set to air Easter Sunday, April 24, according to the Riley Center.

 

 

Poetry is topic of Wednesday Table Talk

Posted 4/11/2011 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library continues its Table Talk series April 13 with a dual presentation by Tom and Emma Richardson. Dr. Tom Richardson, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Mississippi University for Women, will discuss various ideas about "what poetry is" by reading examples of "poems about poetry" and poems that experiment with language and the "look" of poems on the printed page.

 

 

Johnson centennial plans announced

Posted 4/11/2011 in Entertainment

Bobby Rush, Honeyboy Edwards, Keb Mo and the Warren Haynes Band are set to join other musicians May 6-7 in Greenwood to mark the 100th anniversary of blues icon Robert Johnson's birth in Copiah County May 8, 1911.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Poetic license

Posted 4/11/2011 in Columns

T. S. Eliot must have been a bit dyslexic. He added an extra "L" in the word cruelest and omitted an "L" and a "T" in his last name. (My opinion, only). Still, he was an amazing poet.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: One less shining star

Posted 4/11/2011 in Columns

Jobie Martin lost his life in a tragic automobile accident on Interstate 220 in Jackson a few weeks ago. He was 91. He was a broadcasting legend over where I grew up. I was one of his biggest fans.

 

 

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