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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Mississippi University for Women's Center for Academic Excellence, formerly known as academic advising, is prepared to help all MUW students succeed.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Thomas Easterling, an English teacher at Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, won first place in the Tennessee Williams Stella Shouting Contest.
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.
Columbus has a problem -- ninjas.
The Columbus Arts Council and Starkville Area Arts Council are sharing artistic talent this month. In a mutual exchange, each arts organization is displaying two- and three-dimensional work from the other.
On Monday, the HEARTS After-School Reading Program opens its doors to Columbus students and begin its ninth year of service to the community. The tutoring ministry for children from kindergarten to fourth grade who need that bit of extra help will focus on a yearlong theme: "Inch by Inch -- Reading is a Cinch."
One thousand bowls. That's the goal organizer Al (Alisa) Holen has set for the second annual Empty Bowls event in Columbus Nov. 6. "That's double last year's count," said the Mississippi University for Women ceramics instructor.