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Rob Hardy: Hollywood Sign

Posted 3/29/2011 in Columns

One of the mistakes in movies I always find funny is the opening scene where the director wants to set a locale in the mind of the viewer, so he might place the words "Washington, D.C." at the bottom of the screen, while at the same time showing the capitol or the Washington Monument, making such a caption unnecessary.

 

 

Columbus Spring Pilgrimage schedule of events

Posted 3/28/2011 in Entertainment

Home and church tours, special events and more during the 71st Spring Pilgrimage.

 

Rain or shine, Columbus Pilgrimage goes on

Posted 3/28/2011 in Entertainment

Organizers are expecting up to 20,000 people to participate in Columbus' Spring Pilgrimage this year. Events kick off today, with home tours and Blues Around the Block, featuring music and catfish and shrimp po boys, at the Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center on Main Street. And the show will go on, rain or shine.

 

Adele Elliott: Designing woman

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columns

This week, my homepage had the nerve to suggest quick fixes for my décor dilemmas.

 

 

David Creel: Modern curls the old-fashioned way

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columns

I remember my mama's weekly visits to the beauty salon downtown.

 

 

Music, arts focus of EMCC's Pine Grove Festival

Posted 3/26/2011 in Entertainment

East Mississippi Community College invites the public to the Pine Grove Arts Festival, showcasing the school spirit and artistic achievements of its students, from March 28-31.

 

 

Community Calendar 3-27-11

Posted 3/26/2011 in Entertainment

 

 

Giant Possum Town Yard Sale returns April 16

Posted 3/26/2011 in Entertainment

The Hitching Lot Farmers' Market Committee announces the 2011 Giant Possum Town Yard Sale to be held Saturday, April 16, from 7 am until noon at the corner of Second Avenue and Second Street North in Columbus.

 

 

Past meets present in Tales from the Crypt

Posted 3/26/2011 in Entertainment

The 21st annual award-winning history project will be presented by Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students during Columbus' annual Spring Pilgrimage March 28-April 9.

 

 

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus announces court for upcoming ball

Posted 3/26/2011 in Community

An annual rite of spring is just around the corner. The 61st annual Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball will take place Saturday, April 2, at Trotter Convention Center.

 

MSU fine arts students show final work

Posted 3/26/2011 in Entertainment

Graduating seniors in the Mississippi State University Bachelor of Fine Arts program will show their work March 29 through April 8.

Expressions: Columbus High students discover artistic side

Posted 3/26/2011 in Community

There was a time, not so long ago, when Hagan Walker didn't give much thought to his artistic side. Now the 18-year-old is a talented photographer, expressing an emerging vision through intriguing textures, vivid colors and clever digital engineering.

Ask Rufus: And the band played 'Garry Owen'

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columns

Civil War reenactment bands are noted for their playing of period music. Bands recreating Southern units are always thought of as playing Dixie and The Bonnie Blue Flag but the popular music of the South was much more varied.

Saturday party in Williams' honor supports, celebrates arts

Posted 3/25/2011 in Entertainment

The Tennessee Williams centennial celebration continues Saturday with a gala and auction/birthday party at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in downtown Columbus.

With humor, 'serious stuff,' Williams' world comes to life

Posted 3/24/2011 in Entertainment

Even in his early career, Tennessee Williams tackled timeless issues plaguing individuals and society.

Breaking ground: Young gardeners learn good prep now yields good eats later

Posted 3/23/2011 in Food

"We like this a lot better than working in the house," 11-year-old Harrison Nasekos grins, taking a break from tilling a plot of loamy, brown earth at Palmer Home for Children on Columbus' Ninth Street South Monday.

Columbus woman followed Tennessee Williams since the first act

Posted 3/23/2011 in Entertainment

Ann Palmer, 92, of Columbus, was among a neighborhood group in Memphis, Tenn., to get a first glimpse at an amateur play by Tennessee Williams. It was the summer of 1935, just before Ann Palmer's 16th birthday. Tennessee Williams, then about 25, was in town visiting his grandparents.

 

MSU Ragtime Festival highlights to air on MPB

Posted 3/23/2011 in Entertainment

Mississippi Public Broadcasting viewers will have an opportunity to relive the sights and sounds of the 2010 Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival when a special produced by the Mississippi State University Television Center airs March 24.

 

Big Band Theory brings rich music of simpler times to Tennessee Williams celebration

Posted 3/22/2011 in Entertainment

Do you long for the robust sound of the old-school big band? Or perhaps you've never heard the rich textures, strong melodies and varying dynamics of a large dance or jazz band.

 

Shannon Bardwell: Prize-winning obits

Posted 3/19/2011 in Columns

"Hi, my name is Sarah," said the lovely young women as she pulled up a chair beside me. We chatted, and I learned that Sarah was collecting information for obituaries, a topic dear to my heart. I confessed my love for obituaries. I have been known to read out-of-town, even out-of-state, obituaries just for the pleasure of it.

 

 

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