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T. K. Martin Center's special artists 'EXPRESS' themselves

Posted 7/17/2010 in Entertainment

The Starkville Area Arts Council presents an exhibit of artwork from the T. K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability at Mississippi State University through August 31 at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership building, 200 E. Main St., in downtown Starkville. The GSDP is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Public invited to Aberdeen open house in HGTV series

Posted 7/17/2010 in Entertainment

Celebrity makeup artist and Aberdeen native Billy Brasfield has been busy making over another of Aberdeen's older homes, this time for an HGTV show to air in January 2011. After weeks of intense work, structurally and design-wise, the home at 208 High St. in Aberdeen will be completely staged and featured in an open house for the public Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.

 

Shannon Bardwell: Red and yellow, black and white

Posted 7/17/2010 in Columns

Sometimes there is a pain in your heart that subsides over time but never ever goes away. On my walk today I was thinking about Nelle Harper Lee, "To Kill a Mockingbird," and her chosen seclusion for the last 50 years.

 

 

David Creel: Ten beauty commandments

Posted 7/17/2010 in Columns

Granted, I am not Moses, and these are not exactly Biblical commandments, but when it comes to beauty, I can write the book. To follow are a few well-versed commandments that might not be carved into stone, but if followed, they might bless you with a beautiful summer.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: Wednesday afternoon

Posted 7/17/2010 in Columns

In conversation I was surprised to find how little inconvenience was caused by Wednesday afternoon closings for the local buying public. Not that much, to hear them tell it. Folks just did a little better job of planning. It was a way of life.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Scripted

Posted 7/17/2010 in Columns

By now, everyone has heard the big news: Bristol Palin plans to marry her "baby daddy," Levi Johnston. Well, everyone who cares, anyway.

 

 

USA Today: 12-inch burger? Carl's Jr., Hardee's test market a foot-long (link)

Posted 7/16/2010 in Food

 

Get kids in the kitchen with easy-to-make cool treats

Posted 7/14/2010 in Food

Sometimes kids just need a little inspiration to try something in the kitchen. Sultry summertime offers a great opportunity to tempt them to make some simple, fun and yes, even healthy, snacks. The time together with mom or dad -- or grandparents -- can be a memory-builder, too.

 

'Before and After the Storm' exhibit shows contrasts

Posted 7/12/2010 in Entertainment

An exhibition of artwork by Columbus resident Virginia Lloyd Eselin, titled "Before and After the Storm: A Retrospective/A New Beginning," is open at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center in Columbus.

 

Rock 'n' Roller Derby

Posted 7/10/2010 in Entertainment

Get ready, Golden Triangle; Tri City Derby Dolls introduce roller derby.

 

Bob Raymond: A Fourth to remember

Posted 7/10/2010 in Columns

 

 

David Creel: From Jimmy Choos to jail time

Posted 7/10/2010 in Columns

I will be the first to admit that she was a far cry from Haley Mills in the adored Disney classic, but Lindsay Lohan did steal a few hearts in the remake of "The Parent Trap" movie a few years ago.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Present tense

Posted 7/10/2010 in Columns

Strangely, my personal time gives the illusion that it is expanding. Unfortunately, I am not using this gift in a constructive way.

 

 

Deadline nears for Cotton District poster contest

Posted 7/10/2010 in Entertainment

The deadline to turn in submissions for the 2011 Cotton District Arts Festival Poster Competition is fast approaching.

 

 

Columbus library to host exhibit of Welty photos

Posted 7/10/2010 in Entertainment

"Welty," an exhibit featuring photographs by Eudora Welty, opens Monday at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at 314 Seventh St. N. It will be up through Aug. 30.

 

 

Pam Tebow, mom of Heisman winner, to appear in Starkville

Posted 7/10/2010 in Entertainment

Life Choices Pregnancy Care Center has announced that Pam Tebow, mother of Heisman Trophy winner and Denver Broncos draft pick Tim Tebow, will be the keynote speaker at a fundraising banquet Sept. 16 in Starkville.

 

 

Ask Rufus: Connecting art and local history

Posted 7/10/2010 in Columns

It is amazing how people and places are so interconnected. Recently I was discussing Salvator Rosa, a father of the romantic and picturesque art movement, with a friend. A few days later the subject of early French exploration of the Tombigbee River Valley arose.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Photograph phobia

Posted 7/10/2010 in Columns

I think the last time I took a cute picture I was wishing for my two front teeth.

 

 

Shelton receives Arts Commission fellowship

Posted 7/7/2010 in Entertainment

Big Joe Shelton of Columbus has been awarded a $4,400 Fellowship grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.

 

 

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