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Adele Elliott: Wicked winds

Posted 5/6/2011 in Columns

Storm clouds are all around us these days. Literal or symbolic, we are in the midst of eruptions made by God and made by man.

 

Like mother, like daughter: Dance has sealed a special bond mother and daughter duo

Posted 5/6/2011 in Community

A staccato chorus of tap, tap tapping reverberates from the wooden floor of the dance studio. Up to the high ceiling it swirls and back down, flooding the bright space with percussive sound.

 

Art, culture, rhythm and blues: CAC announces summer camps

Posted 5/6/2011 in Community

Kids ages 5 to 13 can revel in three summer camp sessions announced by the Columbus Arts Council for the month of June. Each week has a unique theme and class schedule designed to spur creativity in a fun, stimulating environment.

 

Cinco de Mayo: One cook shares her abuelita's recipes for a Mexican fiesta

Posted 5/4/2011 in Food

Supper time was happily chaotic in Patricia Wilson's childhood home in El Paso, Texas, with lively conversation -- often in Spanish -- flowing around the family table.

 

Adele Elliott: Wedding bell blues

Posted 5/4/2011 in Columns

It's been a wild week for weddings. The Prince William and Kate Middleton nuptials were the big news. I was a bit dismayed that my invitation somehow did not catch up with me. Wrong address, I suppose.

 

Shannon Bardwell: High flying adventure

Posted 5/2/2011 in Columns

We were walking through the then McRae's at the then Columbus Mall when Momma looked over at the display of fine china and crystal. The tables were arranged and appointed with dinner plates and bowls; crystal shimmered in spotlights while sterling silverware edged the plates.

Social dancing added to MUW's recreational lineup

Posted 5/2/2011 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women will add social dancing to its recreational lineup this month. Individuals who enjoy or want to learn how to do the Hustle, Cha Cha, the Waltz and East Coast Swing will be given the opportunity every Tuesday in May from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Betty Stone: The Yankees are coming!

Posted 5/2/2011 in Columns

The Yankees are coming! The Yankees are coming! These words struck terror in the minds of Civil War Columbus women. Although the Yankees never quite made it to Columbus until after the war, having been turned back by Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and Gen. Gholson, they came very close.

 

Metal menagerie: Market Street Festival vendor, others helping out Camp Rising Sun

Posted 5/2/2011 in Community

With goats, pigs, donkeys and chickens, Paula Sudduth has a virtual farmyard to oversee, especially around festival time. Luckily, these particular critters are low maintenance and live in an East Columbus warehouse when not on the road.

History is uncapped as Soroptimist opens time capsule

Posted 5/2/2011 in Community

Twenty-five years ago, members of Soroptimist International of Columbus watched as a white capsule, tightly sealed, was buried next to a building that represented almost three years' intense commitment in faith, heart, soul -- and approximately $150,000 in fundraising.

Pi Zeta chapter receives top honors

Posted 5/2/2011 in Community

The Pi Zeta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. received top recognition at the 79th South Eastern Regional Conference recently held in Birmingham, Ala.

Ask Rufus: They sang the blues

Posted 4/30/2011 in Columns

I have heard blues music all my life but paid little attention to it until I was at Ole Miss.

Eight O' May fundraiser draws barbecue fans, too

Posted 4/27/2011 in Food

"I love to cook, and I always have," said Tom Wolford of Columbus. That fortunate fact has been a big part of the Eight O' May fundraiser at St. Paul's Episcopal Church every spring for the past 15 years.

Fantasy unfolds in Y's 'Beauty and the Beast'

Posted 4/23/2011 in Entertainment

A rare rose, an enchantress' spell, song, dance, twists and turns will surround the mysterious "Beast" and beautiful "Belle" in "Beauty and the Beast" when the Y Drama Team brings Disney's rendition of this beloved fairytale to Joe Cook Auditorium in Columbus Friday and Saturday, April 29-30 at 7 p.m.

 

Table Talk's Poetry Month concludes Wednesday

Posted 4/23/2011 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library concludes its celebration of National Poetry Month Wednesday, April 27, with a Table Talk presentation by director emeritus of the University Honors Program at Mississippi State University, Dr. Jack H. White.

 

 

Auditions set for 'The Night of the Iguana'

Posted 4/23/2011 in Entertainment

Auditions for "The Night of the Iguana" by Tennessee Williams will be conducted by the Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes Volunteer Committee, in co-operation with the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, on Wednesday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in Rent Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus.

 

 

Song, dance and drama meet in HA's 'High School Musical'

Posted 4/23/2011 in Entertainment

From blockbuster movie to the Heritage Academy stage, "High School Musical" adds a contemporary sheen and story to classic musicals in the tradition of "Grease" and "West Side Story."

 

 

Adele Ellott: Resurrection

Posted 4/23/2011 in Columns

Easter is a time of rebirth. No matter if Christian or pagan, most cultures find comfort in renewal. We celebrate the return of flowers from their winter's sleep, and the risen Christ.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: Some mo' Joe

Posted 4/23/2011 in Columns

Seems like only yesterday that I wrote about Joe (not his real name). You might not remember; he was the meth dealer I spent a day with some four or five years ago. I made a long road trip a few months ago, where I found him back at work for my client.

 

 

David Creel: Easter eggs shouldn't get all your color

Posted 4/23/2011 in Columns

The Easter bunny hops into town with baskets spilling over with eggs decorated in all the colors of our imagination, but those eggs aren't the only color on our minds this season. The most popular question asked of me is, "What is the best hair color for me?"

 

 

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