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David Creel: Rocking the baby, the sequel

Posted 2/5/2011 in Columns

Almost 24 years ago, I held her mother, then a newborn, in my clumsy, unaccustomed arms, and I fell hopelessly and madly in love, as my sister-in-law rested from her labor and I rocked baby Courtney for the first time.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Egyptology

Posted 2/5/2011 in Columns

When I was a very young child I was fascinated by anything Egyptian. My cats were named Anthony, Cleopatra and Nefertiti. I thought Egyptians wore lots of dark eye liner and walked in a strange twisted way, with their hands held in an uncomfortable, stiff pose.

 

 

Oktibbeha museum fans the flames of Valentine's Day

Posted 2/5/2011 in Community

So many of our holidays have fallen victim to the political correctness police, but one holiday continues to warm the heart while Ole Man Winter insists on dumping snow, ice and rain on the country.

 

 

Johnson serves as CAC interim director

Posted 2/5/2011 in Community

The Columbus Arts Council Board of Directors has named Elizabeth Johnson as interim executive director of the nonprofit organization.

 

 

Cotton District Arts Festival issues call for artisans

Posted 2/4/2011 in Entertainment

All area artists are invited to submit applications for consideration and possible inclusion in the Artisans' Village, sponsored by the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, for the 16th annual Cotton District Arts Festival Saturday, April 23 (Easter weekend), in Starkville's Historic Cotton District.

 

 

Rob Hardy: American Rose

Posted 2/2/2011 in Columns

In 1959 came to Broadway one of the best musicals ever, "Gypsy: A Musical Fable." It was indeed a fable, a musicalized version of the memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee, a memoir which was itself highly fictional.

 

Chill Chaser: Game Day or any day, chili hits the spot

Posted 2/2/2011 in Food

Chili. Some consider it the ultimate cold-weather fare. And in spite a recent spring teaser, Mother Nature has more winter in store, including Super Bowl Sunday, when Golden Triangle temperatures are expected to dip into the 30s by night.

 

Adele Elliott: Dress codes

Posted 2/1/2011 in Columns

Ever since Eve was forced to vacate the Garden of Eden and give up her wardrobe of leaves, the question of what to wear has been foremost on women's minds.

 

 

Table Talk opener to feature award-winning author Buchannan

Posted 2/1/2011 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will launch its February Table Talk series Wednesday, Feb. 2, at noon in the library meeting room with a presentation by award-winning author Minor Ferris Buchannan.

 

Lyceum Series to present Dance Theatre of Harlem

Posted 2/1/2011 in Entertainment

Now in its fourth decade, the Dance Theatre of Harlem will bring classical and contemporary ballet to its Feb. 3 performance at Mississippi State University.

 

David Creel: Makeup counter secrets worth sharing

Posted 2/1/2011 in Columns

Before stepping up to your nearest makeup counter, you should know a few things. First of all, remember that those smiling faces greeting you are called "beauty advisors" for a reason.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: State of small towns and bad dogs

Posted 2/1/2011 in Columns

Folks are always offering up suggestions on what to write about - some really good and some that would get me in trouble, politics mostly. For those, I direct them to our Letters to the Editor section that's open to one and all.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Shoe on the other foot

Posted 2/1/2011 in Columns

Every word I ever said to my momma, I've had to eat. Even though she is no longer here, she whispers, "I told you so."

 

Get it together: Organizers share tips for clutter busters

Posted 2/1/2011 in Community

It's often the second resolution -- the one right after "lose weight" at the beginning of a new year. The promise to get organized, to reclaim jurisdiction of our space, to restore a sense of harmony to our habitat.

 

MSU Alumni Association breaks record in 2010

Posted 2/1/2011 in Community

For a second consecutive year, the Mississippi State University Alumni Association is announcing the highest membership in its history, with a record 39,418 active members as of Dec. 31.

 

Paul Thorn pledges to go 'all out' with web concert

Posted 1/27/2011 in Entertainment

Paul Thorn has a wicked wit, and he's not afraid to use it. The unorthodox Mississippi musician, who has played venues from London's Royal Albert Hall to Columbus' Princess Theater, will put it all on display Saturday in an Internet concert.

New production, competitions keep Starkville Community Theatre busy

Posted 1/27/2011 in Entertainment

Fresh off a runner-up finish at the Mississippi Theatre Association's annual awards ceremony in Meridian, Starkville Community Theatre members are preparing for a new production at the Playhouse on Main and a trip to Atlanta for the Southeastern Theatre Conference.

Right bites: These appetizers can score big at any Super Bowl party

Posted 1/26/2011 in Food

Here it comes -- Super Bowl XLV. The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers are deep in preparation for the NFL's big bash Feb. 6, but so are plenty of football fans who enjoy having friends and family over to enjoy the season's grand finale.

 

MUW Gordy Honors Series to feature Gregory, Reyes and more

Posted 1/24/2011 in Entertainment

The Gordy Honors College Forum series opens Thursday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. at Nissan Auditorium in Parkinson Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women, and continues through April, presenting lectures and undergraduate research.

 

 

Group to present an evening of French music

Posted 1/24/2011 in Entertainment

Two celebrated French composers will be the focus of a Tuesday recital and lecture at Mississippi State University.

 

 

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