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Songwriters invited to Delta round

Posted 2/11/2011 in Entertainment

The Delta Songwriter Showcase and WONA 95.1 FM radio will present a songwriters' round Saturday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Gin Mill Galleries, adjacent to the B.B. King Museum in Indianola.

 

 

Everything Garden Expo returns to Starkville in March

Posted 2/11/2011 in Entertainment

Winter may still be here, but spring will be ushered in early this year at a garden event at Mississippi State University.

 

 

Southern gardening: Potting mix can make the plant

Posted 2/11/2011 in Entertainment

Shopping at the local garden center for potting mix for container plants can be confusing. A

 

 

Entertainment calendar 2-13-11

Posted 2/11/2011 in Entertainment

Upcoming entertainment events in the Golden Triangle.

 

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater marks new era in entertainment

Posted 2/11/2011 in Entertainment

The largest outdoor theater in West Alabama will markedly increase entertainment options for Miss.-Ala. music fans.

From 'Billie Jean' to blues: Columbus Market Street Festival sets lineup

Posted 2/11/2011 in Entertainment

Even as snow fell on the Golden Triangle, plans were well underway for the 16th annual Market Street Festival May 6-7.

Laugh it up: Columbus to host Chicago's famed Second City

Posted 2/11/2011 in Entertainment

Shades of Saturday Night Live. Comic spirits will be flying high Tuesday, March 1, when Chicago's legendary improv and sketch comedy theater, The Second City, comes to Columbus' Trotter Convention Center.

 

Adele Elliott: Comfort me with cocoa

Posted 2/11/2011 in Columns

Tomorrow may be the holiday that inspires more angst than all the others combined. Love can seem elusive, meant for other people.

 

 

David Creel: Turn up the heat for spring

Posted 2/11/2011 in Columns

I sat on a the light blue Formica of my childhood home's bathroom counter more than a few times in awe of my mama.

 

 

Rob Hardy: Soap, Science, & Flat-Screen TVs

Posted 2/11/2011 in Columns

I think the first time I heard of liquid crystals, they were used for a silly purpose, within the Mood Rings which were a fad 30 years ago. The "gem" held by the ring changed color; the color-change was based on the temperature of the finger, and of course that had nothing to do with the wearer's mood.

 

Sweet to eat: Ways to say, 'Be Mine, Valentine'

Posted 2/9/2011 in Food

There's just something about Valentine's Day. From the first little sack "mail box" we decorated and taped to our elementary school desks for classmates to drop their Valentines in, we were hooked. Now, all grown up, we still love to be remembered -- and to remember those we care about.

 

Rufus Ward: Pushmataha

Posted 2/5/2011 in Columns

It was a glorious sun filled day with beautiful flowers covering a wide plain. Among the few trees was a giant centuries old Red Oak that overshadowed an immense area. For ages the great oak had defied all storms. However, though it had survived many centuries unscathed, it still had not accomplished the purpose for which the Great Spirit had planted it.

 

And, Action: Magnolia Film Festival offers inspiration and entertainment

Posted 2/5/2011 in Entertainment

Scudding clouds cross the sky, casting changeling shadows on a lone windmill and a shirtless man lying inert in scrubgrass at its base. The disquieting tableau pulses with unanswered questions.

 

Freedom struggles are topic of Colom's Table Talk

Posted 2/5/2011 in Entertainment

Dorothy W. Colom, senior judge for the 14th Chancery Court District of Mississippi, will headline the Feb. 9 Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Table Talk series and review Chris Myer Asch's award-winning "Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer."

 

 

Comedian, activist Dick Gregory to visit MUW stage Thursday

Posted 2/5/2011 in Entertainment

On Thursday, Feb. 10, Columbus will play host to one of the most important African-Americans of our time -- Dick Gregory.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Sounds in the Prairie

Posted 2/5/2011 in Columns

Early on, I started work for an insurance salesman on Main Street. He hadn't had a secretary in a very long time. The only phone was on his desk.

 

 

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.

 

 

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