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Public concert highlights guest artist's visit to Starkville

Posted 3/4/2011 in Entertainment

Guest artist Dawn Lenore Sonntag, from Hiram College in Ohio, is visiting as an Artist in Residence today through Sunday in Starkville.


A royal idea: From king cakes to shrimp vol-au-vent, Dianna Hankey helps the good times roll

Posted 3/3/2011 in Food

No Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without a king cake. But, there are cakes, and then there are Dianna Hankey's cakes. The British expatriate's fresh, sweet bread pastry is plump with luscious cream cheese filling, brown sugar, cinnamon, sugary icing and colorful sprinkles. And those are the "plain ones."


MSU Brazilian Festival to feature noted pianist

Posted 3/3/2011 in Entertainment

Two free Mississippi State University piano concerts this weekend will highlight the university's ninth annual Brazilian Festival. Ohio composer shares talents with MSU, community (link)

Posted 3/1/2011 in Entertainment



Adele Elliott: Scarlet spring

Posted 3/1/2011 in Columns

A handful of yellow crocus poke their heads from under dry, brown leaves in one corner of what once was a garden. Persephone is emerging from the underworld. She reaches, tentatively, from Hades, but I almost wonder why.



MSU Lyceum Series continues with Ahn Trio

Posted 2/26/2011 in Entertainment

The Lyceum Series at Mississippi State University continues March 3 when the world-renowned Ahn Trio brings their special brand of chamber music to the university.



Everything Garden Expo speakers share expert advice

Posted 2/26/2011 in Entertainment

Hobby gardeners and professionals alike will receive valuable tips in educational seminars at the Everything Garden Expo March 5-6 at the Mississippi Horse Park, 716 E. Poorhouse Road in Starkville.



Learning luncheons lead up to Expo

Posted 2/26/2011 in Entertainment

As a prelude to the Everything Garden Expo Saturday and Sunday at the Mississippi Horse Park, the Starkville Area Arts Council presents three "brown bag" luncheons on garden-related topics March 2-4.



Columbus gets a touch of Carnival fever

Posted 2/26/2011 in Entertainment

As Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans and around the South head into the final stretch to Fat Tuesday March 8, a group of revelers in the Golden Triangle are bringing the celebrations home.



Riley Center to offer shuttle to Meridian performances

Posted 2/26/2011 in Entertainment

Beginning in March, Mississippi State University's Riley Center in Meridian will offer shuttle service between the Starkville campus and the historic performing arts venue.



Roger Truesdale: 'No Name' friends

Posted 2/26/2011 in Columns

Several weeks ago I got a nice surprise when I checked my e-mail. It wasn't as much an invitation as it was a notice: After some 15 or so years the old supper club was having a reunion.



David Creel: Sometimes, less is more

Posted 2/26/2011 in Columns

One of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to makeup application is the belief some women have that more is better. Yes, if you are competing in the next episode of RuPaul's Drag Race series on VH-1, then by all means pile it all on! For most women, makeup should not be about covering up or camouflaging, but instead about emphasizing and shedding light on beautiful features already present.


Centennial celebration: Columbus leads nationwide observance of Tennessee Williams' 100th birthday

Posted 2/26/2011 in Community

On a March Sunday one remarkable century ago, in a small Columbus hospital -- not far from where the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center and Museum oversees the west end of Main Street today -- a baby boy came into the world without any of the fanfare that will attend the 100th anniversary of his birth.


Rob Hardy: Stolen World

Posted 2/23/2011 in Columns

When you consider collecting as a hobby, say stamp collecting, you expect for some collectors to be informal about their collections and others to be obsessive, and you expect some collectors to be in it for love and others for money.


World cuisine: MUW international luncheons offer exotic fare, excellent training

Posted 2/23/2011 in Food

Diners with adventurous palates are enjoying a "world tour" this semester at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. Three international luncheons featuring Mexican, Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine are providing big benefits, too, for culinary arts students -- and showing off brand new dining facilities in Shattuck Hall on the MUW campus.


Shannon Bardwell: Progress in the Prairie

Posted 2/22/2011 in Columns

She said she thought I'd understand as she shoved the folded paper in my hand. "I think they ought to know the other side. I thought you might tell them." She turned, gripped her walker and slowly moved away. I opened the paper; the message was handwritten on notebook paper.



Table Talk's Marszalek: Mississippi 'captures' Grant

Posted 2/21/2011 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library concludes its Table Talk series Wednesday with a presentation by nationally-known Civil War historian Dr. John Marszalek.


'Quilters' explores frontier spirit, lessons in life

Posted 2/21/2011 in Entertainment

A rich tapestry of joy, heartbreak, struggle and satisfaction will unfold at Cromwell Theatre on the campus of Mississippi University for Women Feb. 24-27 as the Department of Music and Theatre presents "Quilters."


Adele Elliott: Imaginary friends

Posted 2/21/2011 in Columns

Once upon a time, only children had imaginary friends. This was probably because they live rich fantasy lives. One of my favorite cousins truly believed that Dorothy, from "The Wizard of Oz," was her friend. Nevermind that a middle-aged Judy Garland died years before Natalia was born.


They wear it well: 'Pink Ladies' and 'Red Coats' give from the heart

Posted 2/21/2011 in Community

In the volunteer lounge at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, a huge simulated check hangs on the wall, filled out in the amount of $463,869.52. No, it's not a windfall from Publisher's Clearing House.


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