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Party in pink at The Y's Zumbathon charity event

Posted 10/2/2010 in Entertainment

Breast cancer ranks second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in women. With this in mind, Zumba enthusiasts across the nation are making a move to support breast cancer awareness.

 

 

Starkville-MSU Symphony performs today

Posted 10/1/2010 in Entertainment

The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony performed for thousands of elementary school children today and will put on another show for the public tonight during a series of concerts on the Mississippi State campus.

 

Concert benefits music education

Posted 9/29/2010 in Entertainment

Bluegrass and country music fans will have the chance to support a worthy cause and witness a live performance by Starkville musicians Nash Street next weekend during a benefit show at the Greensboro Center.

Creamy, dreamy custard: Mimi's of Caledonia specializes in this frozen delight

Posted 9/29/2010 in Food

For Ray Merchant, serving up smooth, silky frozen custard cones, sundaes, splits and other sweet bliss is a far cry from the gritty sleuthing he did as a railroad detective for three decades.

Natural high: On the road of recovery, West Point man has new purpose

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

Mike Walker remembers the heavy knock on his door in January 2006 that turned life inside out. On the other side were law officers, with a warrant for his arrest.

Soroptimist's 37th style show rolls out fall trends

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

The 37th annual Soroptimist style show, luncheon and silent auction Thursday, Oct. 7, will usher in fall with fresh trends like ruffles, "jeggings" and lace. But it will also have a much deeper purpose -- supporting service projects including GED education programs at Recovery House, a Lowndes County chemical dependency residential treatment center for women.

Thirteen historic houses open for Fall Tour

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

The Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation's second annual Fall Tour of Homes Oct. 1-3 ushers in autumn and a diverse display of antebellum and Victorian design. From cottages to grand mansions, 13 homes will welcome visitors touring some of the South's finest architectural gems.

Last Table Talk to preview Welty Symposium

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library concludes its fall Table Talk series Sept. 29 with a preview of Mississippi University for Women's upcoming "Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium."

 

Game Day shuttles run in Starkville

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

Starkville Main Street Association, City of Starkville, and the Mississippi State University Student Association are partnering again to provide those dining or shopping in downtown Starkville with free shuttle service to and from the MSU campus for home football games.

 

 

David Creel: Quick fixes for beauty emergencies

Posted 9/26/2010 in Columns

We live in a world of too much, but can one ever have too much beauty knowledge? Tips, tricks and tidbits that might be trivial to some could be the difference in the life and death of bangs gone wrong or cheek color that leaves you less than blushing.

 

 

Ward to be featured in MSU lecture series

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi State University's Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series will present Rufus Ward Thursday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. in the Atrium of McCool Hall on the Starkville campus. The public is invited to this free presentation; a reception will follow.

 

 

Folksongs featured in Oct. 1 symphony concerts

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

Special daytime concerts for children in grades K-5 will culminate Oct. 1 with a 7:30 p.m. general admission performance by the Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Association.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Pseudonyms

Posted 9/18/2010 in Columns

In an early scene of "Sweet Bird of Youth," Chance Wayne tells The Princess Kosmonopolas that he always keeps a spare name in his pocket. "Don't you?" he asks her.

 

Bulldog Bash counts down to Jason Mraz, FanFare

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Five days and counting. On Friday, two-time Grammy winner Jason Mraz will be the main attraction when Starkville's Cotton District is transformed by Bulldog Bash. Billed as the largest free concert in Mississippi, the Bash estimates about 35,000 visitors will flock to festivities the night before Mississippi State University's matchup with Georgia.

Mississippi author Richard Wright to be focus of Table Talk

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Dr. Kim Whitehead, of Mississippi University for Women's Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy, will be the guest speaker at the Sept. 22 Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library's discussion of Mississippi authors.

Move your paws: Zumba party to benefit Lowndes Humane Society

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

On Monday, Sept. 27, the air in Pohl Gymnasium on the Mississippi University for Women campus will pulsate with intense Latin rhythms. The entertaining event on tap is a two-hour zumba party to benefit the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society.

 

Betty Stone: Friday night football

Posted 9/18/2010 in Columns

Intermittently, teasingly, autumn approaches. The nights have been cooler for several weeks. Even the days bring a frisson of winter. After a harsh, hot summer it feels good.

 

Dream trip to New York will benefit the arts

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Four nights at the five-star Casablanca Hotel, two Broadway plays, dinner at L'Ecole, drinks at Sardi's, brunch at the Essex House, limo transfers, plane fare for two, and more. All for $100? Yes, for the lucky winner of the Columbus Arts Council's New York trip raffle.

Indie film by Mississippi native to screen at Malco

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Documentary filmmaker and Rolling Fork native William "Willy" Bearden will premiere his first narrative feature film in six cities throughout Mississippi. "One Came Home" will premiere at Malco Theater in Columbus Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m.

 

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