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Mississippi playwrights urged to enter MTA contest

Posted 4/24/2010 in Entertainment

Playwriting is a unique discipline. It gives a writer the hope of having his or her words realized by others — literally putting words into the hands of directors and the mouths of actors. It’s a truly collaborative art form, and one the Mississippi Theatre Association Festival proudly promotes.

 

 

Reflector: Uncle Kracker comes to Starkville for happy hour (link)

Posted 4/20/2010 in Entertainment

 

Relay for Life: Ean Evans’ family shares memories, aids the long fight

Posted 4/17/2010 in Entertainment

For Eva Evans of Columbus, the past year has too often been a deep and dark place. Even when, to all outward appearances, she was holding up well. On May 6, 2009, she lost Ean, her husband of 24 years.

 

Adele Elliott: Penmanship

Posted 4/17/2010 in Columns

Everyone imagines that they can write. We have often heard someone say, “I have a book in me.” Seldom does that book ever emerge.

 

 

Summer art camps begin June 7 at the RAC

Posted 4/17/2010 in Entertainment

The Columbus Arts Council is accepting registrations for summer arts camp. Classes begin June 7, with each session running for one week.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: Writer’s block and remembering Lynn

Posted 4/17/2010 in Columns

Some of you may have noticed that I have been absent over the last few weeks. I have had writer’s block. I called on a friend of mine who writes and edits for a living. He gave me hope. He confessed that he, too, suffers from this malady once in a while.

 

Vance named president of archivists society

Posted 4/17/2010 in Entertainment

Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Archivist Mona K. Vance officially took office as president of the Society of Mississippi Archivists (SMA) March 30 at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in Jackson.

Story of Esther adapted for Ballet Columbus

Posted 4/17/2010 in Entertainment

Each year, the dancers of Ballet Columbus rehearse long hours to present a program that will uplift the audience.

 

Shannon Bardwell: Rheta’s book signing

Posted 4/17/2010 in Columns

Driving to Tupelo, I was excited about going to see columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson. “The Enchanted Barbie and the Second Coming” has just come out, and Rheta is on the publicity circuit.

 

 

David Creel: Here comes the sun

Posted 4/17/2010 in Columns

 

 

Outdoor sculpture images head to Columbus library

Posted 4/17/2010 in Entertainment

“From Monuments to Mufflers,” a photograph exhibit detailing Mississippi’s unique outdoor sculptures, will show at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library from May 3 to June 28.

 

 

MUW to package 30,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now

Posted 4/17/2010 in Entertainment

The Office of Community Service, Campus Recreation and the Wesley Foundation at Mississippi University for Women will package 30,000 meals Thursday, April 22, in the Stark Recreation Center to support Stop Hunger Now. The event will be held from 4-6 p.m.

 

Taste of Starkville: Festival fare offers fan favorites and new cuisine

Posted 4/14/2010 in Food

There’s just something about festival food. Mingling aromas, the hiss of a hot grill, open air, the just-cooked freshness. On Saturday, the Cotton District Arts Festival’s Taste of Starkville competition elevates festival fare to the next level.

Cotton District event appeals to many tastes

Posted 4/13/2010 in Entertainment

The 14th annual Cotton District Arts Festival, slated for Saturday, will feature a diverse lineup of performers on four stages all day. Chances are, whatever your taste in musical styles, you're certain to find a favorite or two from this menu.

 

Rob Hardy: Voodoo History

Posted 4/13/2010 in Columns

It may well have happened to you.

 

Rufus Ward: The old Plymouth settlement

Posted 4/11/2010 in Columns

A reader has asked about the old Plymouth settlement on the West Bank of the Columbus Lock and Dam.

 

Jeff Wilson: Spring has arrived!

Posted 4/11/2010 in Columns

Spring has arrived right on time, as the calendar and daytime temperatures reassure us. Redbud and saucer magnolia blooms are fading and dogwoods are showing their true colors. Here are a few tips to help you and your landscape be prepared for the coming season.

 

Charity Ball royalty recognized for service efforts

Posted 4/10/2010 in Entertainment

At its 60th annual Charity Ball Saturday, Junior Auxiliary of Columbus announced the 2010 Ball King and Queen and celebrated community service.

 

Adele Elliott: Passages

Posted 4/10/2010 in Columns

Columbus is filled with pilgrims these days. They wear “comfy” shoes and cameras around their necks, and expressions of awe. These are time travelers, truly aware that they have arrived in a very special land, so distant from everyday reality.

 

ABWA style show: Bright colors, feminine looks

Posted 4/10/2010 in Entertainment

Feminine looks and bright colors will be the order of the day when the Columbus Anniversary Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association presents its 16th annual style show Wednesday, April 21.

 

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