In playful homage to Stella and Stanley Kowalski, characters in Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire," contestants may enter the Stella Shouting Contest to yell "Stella" as loud and as heart-rending as they can, for fun and prizes. The entertaining event is part of the 12th annual Tennessee Williams Tribute taking place in Columbus Sept. 3-8.
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.
When the Starkville Community Market opens bright and early on Saturday mornings, Chef Chris Pierce is usually resting up from a busy night in the commercial kitchen of Restaurant Tyler. But when the Market asked him to put on a culinary demonstration Aug. 3, Pierce was pleased to take advantage of the opportunity to get to know his new community a little better.
When novelist Louisa May Alcott penned her classic novel, "Little Women," in the late 1860s, she captured the imagination of readers everywhere with four young, genteel sisters who mature throughout its pages and sequels. Almost 150 years later, 10 modern-day little women aged 7 through 12 celebrated the art of being lady-like this past week.
Dolly Parton said it best: "It's hard being a diamond in a rhinestone world." I can't help feeling that way about so many new hair care products promising the sun, moon and stars. Heck, what's a Southern belle to do with such great expectations from a pretty bottle of pricey lather -- just rinse and repeat, hoping for a miracle?
Right after World War II air travel took off. The war was won on the wings of aviation, and it quickly became a peacetime staple. Back in those days air travel was prestigious.
The worst of summer is upon us. Temperatures flirt with triple digits. Mosquitoes hover in small clouds, just waiting for an opportunity make us their tasty snack. Even the squirrels seem too lethargic for their usual game of rushing in circles around the tree trunks in my yard.
The Starkville Area Arts Council has been awarded a $18,000 general operating grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC).
2. Community Calendar for the week of January 15, 2017 ENTERTAINMENT