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Novel of murder, love, bravery topic of Book Talk

Posted 4/10/2010 in Entertainment

A panel discussion of the book “Alex Cross’s Trial,” by James Patterson and co-author Richard Dilallo, will be presented by members of The Sisters Book Club at the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Book Talk Wednesday, April 14, at 2 p.m. The library is located at 314 Seventh St. N., in Columbus.

 

‘Wings Over Columbus’ to bring aerial thrills in May

Posted 4/10/2010 in Entertainment

It will be “Aviation Excellence meets Southern Hospitality” when “Wings Over Columbus 2010” comes to the Columbus Air Force Base during the weekend of May 15-16.

 

Tiempo Libre closes MSU Lyceum Series with a night of Latin jazz

Posted 4/10/2010 in Entertainment

One of the hottest young Latin bands today, two-time Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre, will perform Tuesday, April 20, at Mississippi State University

 

 

Courthouse lore takes center stage in Pickens production

Posted 4/10/2010 in Entertainment

The legend of Henry Wells, his image allegedly etched by a lightening strike more than 120 years ago into a Pickens County Courthouse upper window, has long drawn the Golden Triangle curious to the square in Carrollton, Ala.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Passages

Posted 4/10/2010 in Columns

Columbus is filled with pilgrims these days. They wear “comfy” shoes and cameras around their necks, and expressions of awe. These are time travelers, truly aware that they have arrived in a very special land, so distant from everyday reality.

 

 

Betty Stone: Rhyme time versus worse verse

Posted 4/10/2010 in Columns

Somewhere along the way of trying to get educated, I think some teacher told me that many, if not most, nursery rhymes of our childhood were actually thinly veiled political comments.

 

 

David Creel: Seven words worth remembering

Posted 4/10/2010 in Columns

I love these seven words from our memories that are hardly used unless you have been lucky enough to eavesdrop on a conversation between two or three Southern belles from another time. Old in wisdom, but young at heart, these women’s mothers rode in carriages along brick city streets. Listen up, because the words these matriarchs in tweed suits, pearls and arched brows drop are the ones too special to be forgotten.

 

Columbus kicks into high gear prepping for festival

Posted 4/8/2010 in Entertainment

Plans for Columbus’ 15th annual Market Street Festival are coming together as musical acts have been scheduled, along with setting up sites for arts and crafts and food vendors. The event is scheduled for the weekend of May 7-8.

Past meets present: Second annual Girlchoir Tour of Kitchens set for April 17

Posted 4/7/2010 in Entertainment

After a popular debut last spring, the Columbus Girlchoir Tour of Kitchens returns Saturday, April 17, with impressive examples of how three homeowners have expressed themselves in one of the most important rooms in any household.

Telling Tales: Tales from the Crypt celebrates its 20th Pilgrimage year

Posted 4/3/2010 in Entertainment

Those laid to rest beneath moss-mellowed headstones in the oldest sections of Friendship Cemetery may have been gone for up to a century or more, but for the past two decades, their stories have found new voice.

Y Drama Team’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ a visual treat

Posted 4/3/2010 in Entertainment

It’s been almost 150 years since the Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson — we would come to know him as Lewis Carroll — rowed a boat up the Thames River, entertaining three young children in his company by weaving a fantastic tale of a white rabbit, mad hatter and a myriad of peculiar creatures. One of those children was named Alice, and became the namesake of the English author’s famous tale.

 

Fire up the grills, GOTR returns April 9-10

Posted 4/3/2010 in Entertainment

The tempting aroma of slow-cooked barbecue will soon waft up and down the Riverwalk in historic downtown Columbus. Grilling on the River, the 2010 Kansas City Barbeque Society Magnolia State Barbeque Championship and Food Fair, will draw approximately 50 teams from seven states to the area near Ruben’s Fish and Steak House April 9-10.

 

 

Southern Literary Festival returns to MUW campus

Posted 4/3/2010 in Entertainment

About 200 participants are expected to attend the Southern Literary Festival hosted at Mississippi University for Women April 22-24.

 

 

Former poet laureate to speak at MSU April 6

Posted 4/3/2010 in Entertainment

A Nobel Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate will read from his works April 6 at Mississippi State University.

 

 

SAAC seeks art for 2011 Cotton District Festival poster

Posted 4/3/2010 in Entertainment

The Starkville Area Arts Council is calling all artists to participate in the 2011 Cotton District Arts Festival Poster Competition. Artists of all ages are invited to submit their original work to be the face of the 2011 Cotton District Arts Festival.

 

 

MSU students set concert to aid food pantries

Posted 4/3/2010 in Entertainment

Three Oktibbeha County community organizations are designated beneficiaries of an April 8 Hunger Strike Charity Concert at Mississippi State.

 

 

Block party to help kick off Columbus Pilgrimage Monday

Posted 4/3/2010 in Entertainment

Blue skies and warm temperatures are on tap to greet opening events of Columbus’ 70th annual Spring Pilgrimage Monday. In addition to the first home tours and Tales from the Crypt, a community-wide block party will help launch the 13-day showcase of historical architecture, living history and unique activities.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Rites of spring

Posted 4/3/2010 in Columns

Finally, spring! After such a difficult winter, it seems the world is filled with promise and truly ready for rebirth.

 

 

David Creel: Carpe diem — and the foundation!

Posted 4/3/2010 in Columns

Webster’s Dictionary defines “foundation” as “an institution supported by an endowment or an undergarment worn to shape the contours of the body.” But women near and far know the foundation I speak of will be that flesh-toned cosmetic we just can’t live without. It is used to even out the complexion and, quite frankly, is where all makeup begins.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: The silver case

Posted 4/3/2010 in Columns

During World War II my dad purchased a small silver case in India. One side has a crude etching of India-Bombay, Delhi and Calcutta, the Taj Mahal on the other side. Dad was well known for buying crafts from neighborhood children; they flocked to our door with their wares. Dad certainly would have purchased a small silver case from a street child. I wonder about that child.

 

 

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