Dr. Bob Gilbert eased back in an upholstered chair in his spacious, pastel living room Tuesday. One hand rested on his leg, the other on top of a walking cane. He was surrounded by lovely things, in this home on a quiet, wooded lot not far from downtown Columbus. He is an educated man, described by close friends as compassionate and selfless. He enjoys music, the arts and the pursuit of knowledge. His thoughts, however, were elsewhere.
The Starkville Area Arts Council has announced the nine recipients of its College Arts Scholarships. Mykela Bricka, Louis Codling, Marina Dandass, Keats V. Haupt, Amy Hornsby, Mary Kate Hughes, Andrew Lark III, David McKell and Lacy Claire Whitten will soon enter college or university programs to pursue arts-related fields as their majors.
When Seonkyoung Longest came to the United States in 2009 from her native South Korea, her world was a happy place. She had met and married her Prince Charming -- Jacob Longest of the United States Air Force -- and was about to begin the next chapter in a new land. What she didn't realize was that her fairy tale was about to meet reality.
If Angie Basson ever wondered what a couple of thousand purses look like, chances are she won't have to wait long to find out. The spare bedroom of her east Lowndes County home is already overflowing with about 1,000 handbags of every color and configuration -- and the stockpile keeps growing.
Some states in the northeast have been invaded by cicadas this month.
The older leaves of your Southern Magnolia are yellow and dropping all over the lawn. The remaining green leaves are even hanging down, giving the plant a sad, sickly look.
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.
Jonathan Levin was only 15 when he debuted with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra. Since then, he's become a sought-after concert pianist, performing in venues from Carnegie Hall to the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland.