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MUW offers playful take on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Posted 2/20/2010 in Entertainment

One of William Shakespeare’s most whimsical and popular works, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” will come to life Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the creative hands of the Mississippi University for Women Department of Music and Theatre.

Heritage Academy students help Haiti

Posted 2/20/2010 in Entertainment

A simple e-mail started it all. Kathy Cadden of Operation Ukraine notified Beth Lucas of Heritage Academy about the organization’s dire need, as she worked to collect supplies to aid those affected by the Haitian earthquake.

 

Rob Hardy: And they were wonderful teachers

Posted 2/16/2010 in Columns

When we think of the American witch hunts of the 1950s, we are right to remember Joe McCarthy and the un-American pursuit of citizens who didn’t have the right political ideas. There were other sides to the persecutions, however, less famous but still historically significant.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Secret loves

Posted 2/14/2010 in Columns

February is a romantic month, or so they tell us.

 

 

From Carnegie Hall to Columbus, African Children’s Choir spreads a joyful noise

Posted 2/14/2010 in Entertainment

They may be small in stature, but their combined voices and joyful spirit soar. The internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir brings a “Journey of Hope” to the Golden Triangle Saturday, March 6.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: To catch an angler

Posted 2/14/2010 in Columns

Cleaning out some boxes I ran across a yearbook Mississippi College had compiled for incoming freshman. Each student submitted a photograph and a bio.

 

 

Magnolia Film Festival attracts worldwide films

Posted 2/14/2010 in Entertainment

On Feb. 18-20, the Starkville Area Arts Council continues the tradition by showcasing 35 films submitted from as close to home as Columbus, Starkville and West Point — and as far away as Canada, Spain and Italy.

 

 

Author returns to Columbus with new novel

Posted 2/14/2010 in Entertainment

Joe Lee, a Starkville native and a graduate of Mississippi State University, will sign copies of his new suspense thriller, “The Magnolia Triangle” (Dogwood Press, 2009), at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m.

 

 

Betty Stone: Valentine love

Posted 2/14/2010 in Columns

 

 

Cinderella’s closet is open

Posted 2/14/2010 in About Town

A local philanthropic group, The Cinderella Project of Lowndes County, will be conducting its first annual “Gown a Gal” dress distribution Saturday, Feb. 27, at the former Lia Fashions building on Highway 45 North in Columbu

 

 

Local group off to Vancouver as Olympic volunteers

Posted 2/14/2010 in About Town

Fairview Baptist Church associate minister Tommy Gillon and a group of volunteers from Columbus are in the center of the Olympic action in Vancouver.

 

 

David Creel: If I could turn back time

Posted 2/14/2010 in Columns

Beauty is ageless.

 

 

Caledonia seniors offered scholarship opportunity

Posted 2/14/2010 in About Town

This spring, one graduate of Caledonia High School will receive a $1,500 scholarship from the Shelter Insurance Foundation. The award will be sponsored and partially funded by local Shelter agent John Longmire.

 

A Victorian Valentine tea party serves up cookies and etiquette

Posted 2/14/2010 in Entertainment

“It is the social event of the season ... for 3, 4 and 5-year-olds,” Edwina Williams smiles.

 

David Creel: Saving and beauty can go hand in hand

Posted 2/9/2010 in Columns

If green is truly the new black, and since everyone from my 71-year-old mama to my 17-year-old niece begins ands ends every conversation talking about saving money, then 2010 could very well be the year for smart shopping. And that’s nothing to blush about.

 

 

David Creel: Every day can be a good hair day

Posted 2/9/2010 in Columns

With hundreds, if not thousands, of hairstylists chiseling, combing and coiffing the locks of ladies from the small town barber shops and beauty parlors to the swankiest of “citified” salons and image studios, I ask myself the same question that lots of first-time clients have asked me. Underwhelmed or downright displeased with their last cut, they sit in a new stylist’s chair and ask: “Why can’t I get a good haircut?”

 

 

Rob Hardy: A history of service

Posted 2/9/2010 in Columns

From Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” to Robert Altman’s “Gosford Park,” the English country house plays a role in the imagination as it has in English society and history. It is a role that has changed greatly over the centuries, as has the role of the servants who ran the places.

 

Music and history meld in Clyde Lindley’s insatiable quest

Posted 2/6/2010 in Entertainment

Clyde Lindley always keeps a spare guitar around, just in case. “You never know who may come along,” he offers with a wry grin, indicating a striking, new red instrument kept handy in his Starkville apartment.

 

Adele Elliott: Incommunicado 

Posted 2/6/2010 in Columns

We are united by jillions of connections, visible and invisible. You can call it a network, or the World Wide Web, or links. But, no matter, we are tangled in a labyrinth that no one really understands.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Life’s not a picnic

Posted 2/6/2010 in Columns

In my family, life was a picnic. Everything we did as a family somehow revolved around eating. As a young girl my dad would take me to hunting camp with him and the extended family. Everyone was loaded in jeeps and pickups; each hunter supplied with a brown paper bag filled with breakfast biscuits (the homemade kind) sausage, ham, cheese, assorted snacks and a thermos of hot coffee.

 

 

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