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Comedy to reign at West Point's madcap dinner theater

Posted 7/20/2013 in Entertainment

Old man Farnsworth's millions are up for grabs in Judge Judy's Peoples Night Court, where audience members become plaintiffs, defendants and jury in a comedic send-up of all those TV court shows.

Venues partner to offer blues week immersion

Posted 7/20/2013 in Entertainment

Blues music is one of Mississippi's indigenous treasures -- and one of its greatest exports. The Columbus Arts Council and area venues will partner July 23-27 for a five-day blues immersion that begins with a free seminar and ends with a diddley bow-making workshop.

 

Community Calendar for the week of July 21, 2013

Posted 7/20/2013 in Entertainment

 

Southern Gardening: Next spring, plant three flowers for summer color

Posted 7/20/2013 in Columns

I've been getting a lot of questions from homeowners who want to add some color to landscapes in the middle of this hot and humid summer. My answer brings bad news.

 

Being beautiful: Beauty gadgets even Judy Jetson would love

Posted 7/20/2013 in Columns

Just the other day at one of my favorite flea markets, I walked right up on a machine that I had only "heard tell of" from my mama. It was a vintage salon hair dryer complete with chrome hood; the letters that once read "on/off" faded long ago.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Climate control

Posted 7/20/2013 in Columns

I am not a fan of the month of July. I dislike August even more. Meteorologists report that of the two, July is worse. My very unscientific opinion, based on decades of experience, tells me that this is not true. I stand by my conviction that August is the most terrible month.

 

 

Area annual MSU send-off events are just ahead

Posted 7/20/2013 in Community

Mississippi State alumni groups will host send-off parties for local students around the country who are enrolling in the university for the first time.

 

 

Columbus Arts Council receives MAC grant

Posted 7/20/2013 in Community

 

Police Department's ball to raise funds for Night Out and toy drive

Posted 7/20/2013 in Community

In the normal course of things, officers of the Columbus Police Department would just as soon not encounter masked citizens at night. But Friday, July 26 will be an exception. In fact, they encourage it.

 

Out and About for the week of July 21, 2013

Posted 7/20/2013 in Community

The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment in the South. Support arts and entertainment at home, and when you're on the road, these might pique your interest.

 

CAC presents Pierce Pettis in concert

Posted 7/17/2013 in Entertainment

When your finely-wrought songs have been recorded by the likes of Joan Baez, Art Garfunkel and Garth Brooks, it's a fair bet you're doing something right. Pierce Pettis has been doing it right for decades.

Summer's friend green tomatoes: Try this sour and savory duo fit for the picnic basket

Posted 7/17/2013 in Food

When I was growing up in Virginia, one of the signs of summer I anticipated most was the appearance of fat green tomatoes on the vines in our garden. We picked them well before they started to blush, dipped the thick slices in egg and milk, dredged them with cornmeal, salt and pepper, then fried them in a skillet.

 

A pasta dinner in the time it takes to boil water

Posted 7/17/2013 in Food

 

Empowerment: A two-week immersion in braille can open worlds of learning for children with low vision and blindness

Posted 7/13/2013 in Community

"Look at you go, man. You're doing great!" said Wingfield Bouchard, encouraging 11-year-old Kobi Cook. Kobi is blind, but his long, tapered fingers tapped rapidly across the seven keys of the Perkins Brailler. With each stroke, the typewriter-like machine transferred raised dots of the Braille alphabet to a sheet of white paper, creating a tactile document.

 

Ticket sales begin for six fall-spring Lyceum Series events

Posted 7/13/2013 in Entertainment

 

 

Out and About for the week of July 14, 2013

Posted 7/13/2013 in Entertainment

The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment in the South. Support arts and entertainment at home, and when you're on the road, these might pique your interest.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of July 14, 2013

Posted 7/13/2013 in Entertainment

 

Southern Gardening: Stormy weather: recovery options for damaged trees

Posted 7/13/2013 in Columns

Mississippi landscapers often see favorite trees fall victim to lightning, strong winds and other elements, especially during tropical storm season, leaving the owners to make hard decisions on the trees' future health.

 

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