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MTA to offer theater workshop Oct. 5-6

Posted 10/2/2012 in Community

The Mississippi Theatre Association (MTA) will sponsor a one and a half day workshop and professional development opportunity for teachers, community theater leaders and volunteers on Oct. 5-6 in Columbus at Mississippi University for Women.


'High stakes': Baskerville Manor, with its colorful past and bright future, is part of fall's Tour of Homes

Posted 9/29/2012 in Columns

It must have been quite a night, in late 1868, when Marcellus Hatch wagered his lovely Columbus home in a poker game. While there is no documented evidence to prove the story, legend has it that Hatch and Richard E. Moore had been gambling into the wee hours, when Hatch put up the house against Moore's Prairie plantation.


{Nourish} Eat healthy on the cheap

Posted 9/29/2012 in Columns

One huge misconception about weight loss that just drives me crazy is that eating healthy is too expensive. Umm, think again!


Mississippi's Herring comes 'home' for Thursday concert

Posted 9/29/2012 in Entertainment

From the opening track of "Camilla," Caroline Herring's sixth and latest commercial album, the Canton native proves why she's considered one of the most literate and insightful singer/songwriters recording today.

CAC's 'Collaboration' blends nature's gifts, canvas

Posted 9/29/2012 in Community

The natural world and the painted canvas meet when Ralph Null and Debbie Jenkins, both of Columbus, are featured artists in "Collaboration," the Columbus Arts Council's October gallery exhibit in the Rosenzweig Arts Center.

CBS' Byron Pitts to speak at upcoming Welty Gala

Posted 9/29/2012 in Entertainment

The 2012 Welty Gala at Mississippi University for Women will welcome CBS News Chief National Correspondent Byron Pitts as the keynote speaker.


Community Calendar for the week of September 30, 2012

Posted 9/29/2012 in Entertainment



Out and about for the week of September 30, 2012

Posted 9/29/2012 in Entertainment

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.



Being beautiful: Being beautiful isn't just for sissies

Posted 9/29/2012 in Columns

It's raining men, hallelujah, it's raining men. Well, maybe not, but at least this season men are paying more attention to a beauty routine all their own.


Southern Gardening: Mississippi landscapes

Posted 9/29/2012 in Columns

For more than 30 years, those interested in home horticulture have been found at two events in early October that showcase landscapes and gardens.

Discover your roots: Library offers genealogy workshops

Posted 9/29/2012 in Community

In honor of Family History Month this October, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library invites the public to "Discover Your Roots."

Chef Sarah Labensky shares favorite recipes in new cookbook

Posted 9/26/2012 in Food

Patrons of the Front Door-Back Door restaurant have reasons to celebrate. First, far from closing Sept. 8 as had been originally announced, the doors of "the Door" -- one of downtown Columbus' most popular eateries since 1996 -- remain open. And second, even as departing owner and chef Sarah Labensky turns over the keys to new proprietors Jim Lewis and Steve McLemore, she has released a much-anticipated cookbook.

A burger for Dad so good it seems bad for him

Posted 9/26/2012 in Food

Dads love grilling. Dads love burgers. Trouble is, good burgers don't always love Dad back.

Dinner in 35 minutes: Chicken with ginger and orange stuffing

Posted 9/26/2012 in Food

For those of you who haven't kept up with Olivia Newton-John, the Australian singer-actor has had a whole lifestyle thing going on.


Rufus Ward: Grandma's Old, Old Fairy Tales

Posted 9/22/2012 in Columns

Last week our daughter, Sarah, flew into Columbus with our granddaughter for a visit. One afternoon I found myself reading "The Glass Slipper" and "Sleeping Beauty" out of the book "Grandma's Old, Old Fairy Tales" to my granddaughter. Karen, Sarah and cousin Ashley were there and commented that the stories were not exactly like the Disney movies.


'The Audition Tapes': A friend remembers Black Prairie blues legend Big Joe Williams with original recordings

Posted 9/22/2012 in Community

"There's a funny story about that ... " Blewett Thomas said more than once during a recent afternoon of reminiscing about his old friend, Big Joe Williams. There would be. Stories, that is. Gleaned from 1975, when a younger Blewett drove from Columbus to Crawford to seek out one of the few living purveyors of old country and delta blues, to 1982, when Williams died.


Candid cameras

Posted 9/22/2012 in Columns

Once, there was a time when most people had a bit of anonymity. Personal lives were just that -- personal. It did not matter if you were rich and famous or an ordinary sort. Romantic affairs were kept secret, asides "off the record" were never revealed, and our private history remained in the closet, where it belonged.



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