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Discover Columbus: 70th Spring Pilgrimage heralds more tours and special events

Posted 3/20/2010 in Entertainment

When Columbus hosts its 70th annual Spring Pilgrimage April 5-17, the hospitality mat will be out and the events varied.

 

Market Street Festival extends juried arts deadline

Posted 3/20/2010 in Entertainment

Main Street Columbus and the Columbus Arts Council will present the first Market Street Festival Juried Arts Exhibit at the 15th annual festival in downtown Columbus May 7-8.

 

 

Pageantry, games, food central to MSU International Fiesta

Posted 3/20/2010 in Entertainment

More than 70 nations will be represented March 27 when Mississippi State welcomes the community’s 20th annual International Fiesta.

 

 

New York’s Parsons Dance to perform for MSU Lyceum Series

Posted 3/20/2010 in Entertainment

Internationally renowned for its contemporary style, Parsons Dance will bring athleticism, personality and extraordinary artistry to the troupe’s Wednesday, March 31, appearance at Mississippi State University.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Computer dummy

Posted 3/20/2010 in Columns

I know I’m too stupid to have a computer, and I really don’t care; but if I want to keep one finger in the world I have to have one.

 

 

David Creel: Painting the town beautiful

Posted 3/20/2010 in Columns

Whoever said making up was hard to do? It’s a cinch, especially with all of the makeup brushes available now.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Prom fight

Posted 3/20/2010 in Columns

Mississippi is in the national news, again. Sometimes it seems that we only get press for embarrassing things, like being one of the fattest states, or the least literate.

 

Rufus Ward: What is the oldest house in Columbus?

Posted 3/20/2010 in Columns

Last week Marion asked: “What is the oldest surviving house in Columbus?”

 

A wee taste o’ the Irish

Posted 3/18/2010 in Food

It never fails. When St. Patrick’s Day rolls around each March, it seems there is a touch of the Irish in all of us.

 

'If these walls could talk'

Posted 3/13/2010 in Entertainment

On April 10, a few of those nostalgic memories will surface in “If These Walls Could Talk,” a play written by Pam Rhea for the Junior Auxiliary of Columbus 60th annual Charity Ball at Trotter Convention Center.

 

‘Mark Twain’ to entertain for Bryan Library benefit

Posted 3/13/2010 in Entertainment

In a rare public appearance in the Golden Triangle, author, lecturer and humorist Mark Twain — as interpreted by Robert Valentine — will entertain an audience Thursday, March 18, at the Ritz Theater and Conference Center in West Point, to benefit that city’s Bryan Public Library.

 

 

Ragtime returns

Posted 3/13/2010 in Entertainment

What may have emerged in the 1800s as dance music with a “ragged” rhythm in cities like New Orleans and St. Louis still lives, breathes and draws fans from around the world. Ragtime, that syncopated good-time music often associated with Scott Joplin or the movie, “The Sting,” will be celebrated March 26-27 in Starkville at the fourth annual Charles H. Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival.

 

 

Late teacher, friend’s memory honored with ‘Sorta Love Songs’

Posted 3/13/2010 in Entertainment

Two cabaret-style performances of “Sorta Love Songs” March 19-20 at McComas Hall on the Mississippi State University campus will be more than pure entertainment. They will be heart-felt tributes to the memory of Lora J. DeFore, a much-missed colleague, mentor and friend.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Saving time

Posted 3/13/2010 in Columns

I love the concept of saving daylight. It makes me think of that old Jim Croce song, “Time In A Bottle.” Both are lovely ideas, an odd mixing of magic and miracle.

 

 

David Creel: Yellow, yellow everywhere!

Posted 3/13/2010 in Columns

Buttercups are popping up everywhere on the Southside. Okay, buttercups are not exclusive to my neck of the woods and are, in fact, beginning to bloom all over the South, from my mama’s little country roadside in my hometown of Richton to my old stomping grounds all over Jackson.

 

 

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus announces court, pages for 60th annual ball

Posted 3/6/2010 in Entertainment

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus announces the court and pages for the organization’s 60th annual Charity Ball and Pageant to be held Saturday, April 10, at Trotter Convention Center. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Presentation of the court will begin at 8 p.m.

 

 

CAC to host second annual Dining for Art event

Posted 3/6/2010 in Entertainment

The Columbus Arts Council will host its annual live and silent auctions and Dining for Art gala Saturday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in downtown Columbus.

 

The first “Gown a Gal” event fills wishes, brings smiles

Posted 3/6/2010 in Entertainment

 “I love it! I love it!” The exclamation rang out frequently as Megan Brown was everywhere at once, complimenting girls as they pirouetted in front of full-length mirrors in the former Lia Fashions building in Columbus Feb. 27. The Columbus Air Force Base spouse and a squadron of volunteers, most of them affiliated with CAFB, may not have looked much like Walt Disney’s plump, gray-haired fairy godmother in “Cinderella,” but they had her generosity down pat.

 

David Creel: Happy Birthday, my beautiful friend

Posted 3/6/2010 in Columns

She is, quite simply, the personification of class. She doesn’t need to shout to be heard. When she speaks, people intuitively listen.

 

 

Roger Truesdale: Backroads and hellos

Posted 3/6/2010 in Columns

“I once was lost But now I’m found.” “Amazing Grace,” by John Newton I can get lost anywhere. I have no sense of direction.

 

 

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