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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.

 

MSU's Marshall to present Progressive Era talk Thursday

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

In celebration of the national touring exhibition "The Age of Progressive Reform: Creating Modern America, 1900-1917" currently open at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, Dr. Anne Marshall will present "The Progressive Era: A Search for Order" Thursday Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room.

 

 

David Creel: The client is always right

Posted 9/18/2010 in Columns

True story: Once when I suggested an au current chin-length crop to a certain lady, she paused, shook her head from left to right and said, "It's sounding like a bob, and I have one of those at home." Turns out she was right. Bob was her husband. Apparently, one was enough!

 

Earl Klugh opens Lyceum year of music, dance and drama

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi State University's 2010-11 Lyceum Series opens Oct. 5 with Grammy-winning guitarist Earl Klugh, followed by a myriad of musical talent from the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble to Montana Repertory Theatre's "Bus Stop."

MUW Center for Academic Excellence welcomes new director, focus

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women's Center for Academic Excellence, formerly known as academic advising, is prepared to help all MUW students succeed.

Rufus Ward: The Origin of the Columbus Fair

Posted 9/18/2010 in Columns

The Columbus Fair begins this Tuesday and I have been asked when was the first fair in Columbus? Carolyn Burns has researched the origins of the fair in Lowndes County and has found some interesting history.

Come on in! A restored Tennessee Williams Welcome Center rolls out the welcome mat

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Like any noble, but aging, grand lady, the 135-year-old Tennessee Williams Welcome Center at 300 Main St. in Columbus had earned a bit of doting attention. While closed to the public from May until earlier this month, that is exactly what it got -- inside and out.

Ripe off the vine, or in a recipe, the South's muscadine can shine

Posted 9/15/2010 in Food

As hot Southern summers wane into late August and September, young watchers who have patiently monitored vines at Palmer Home in Columbus finally hear the pronouncement: "Muscadines are ready!" And like other fans of the big grape, they fill up their shirttails with the sweet and tart fruit, to enjoy fresh off the vine.

 

VIDEO: Tennessee Williams Stella-Shouting Contest

Posted 9/12/2010 in Entertainment

Thomas Easterling, an English teacher at Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, won first place in the Tennessee Williams Stella Shouting Contest.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: Got change for a yen?

Posted 9/12/2010 in Columns

Columbus has a problem -- ninjas.

 

'Charlie's Angels' reunite for Waldron's 96th birthday

Posted 9/12/2010 in Entertainment

When Charles Waldron came to Mitchell Engineering Co. (later CECO Corp.) in Columbus in 1965 as general sales manager, he had no way of knowing some of the colleagues he met that year would be helping him blow out birthday candles 45 years later.

 

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