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Out and about for the week of September 9, 2012

Posted 9/8/2012 in Entertainment

The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment and events in the region. Support all your community has to offer, but when you're on the road, these might pique your interest. Concerts are evening performances, unless otherwise noted. Be aware, some concert venues add "convenience fees" to ticket prices.

 

Truth is stranger than fiction as Table Talk hosts acclaimed author

Posted 9/8/2012 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library continues its September Table Talk series with a presentation by author Neil White, who will speak about and read from his award-winning memoir "In the Sanctuary of Outcasts."

As new coordinator, Peel re-energizes Volunteer Center outreach

Posted 9/8/2012 in Community

Leslie Thomas Peel has only been on the job about seven weeks, but the new coordinator of the United Way Community Volunteer Center in Lowndes County is already playing matchmaker.

 

Being beautiful: Live into the best 'You' ever

Posted 9/8/2012 in Columns

The "ho-hum" hairdo has become a regular first-time client in my salon lately. I'm referring to new clients who seek refuge in my styling chair, dissatisfied with a boring bob or ordinary shag.

 

 

Birth announcment

Posted 9/8/2012 in Community

 

Diverse MUW faculty exhibit spans artistic spectrum

Posted 9/8/2012 in Community

The 2012 Faculty Exhibition at Mississippi University for Women opens Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Eugenia Summer Gallery in the Art and Design Building on campus.

 

Even football cannot escape technology

Posted 9/8/2012 in Entertainment

As Southerners at the start of the 2012 football season, it seems only fitting that we dedicate a little time to discussing technology and football. Most of my friends have their priorities in this order: football, tailgating and technology.

 

Southern gardening: Repairs can salvage storm-damaged trees

Posted 9/8/2012 in Columns

Hurricane Isaac's recent visit reminds us that weather can play havoc with our landscapes. While flooding is a problem in some areas, most of the damage tends to happen to trees in the landscape.

MSU community 'adopts' ladies of Safe Haven shelter

Posted 9/8/2012 in Community

Safe Haven Inc. in Columbus is the recipient of a generous outpouring of support from the Mississippi State community.

 

Poetry, music meld in Tennessee Williams Tribute event

Posted 9/7/2012 in Entertainment

One of the closing events of the six-day 11th annual Tennessee Williams Tribute will focus on the poetry of the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, who was born in Columbus in 1911.

 

Open for 'business': The Patriot Café begins a new chapter in food service at Heritage Academy

Posted 9/5/2012 in Food

Visitors who haven't been to Heritage Academy's Student Activities Building for a while are in for quite a surprise. What used to be a gray, utilitarian corner of the auditorium and gym space at the Columbus school has been transformed into a contemporary café.

 

Hominy: What it is and how to use it

Posted 9/5/2012 in Food

 

TWT Moon Lake Party to present Tony-nominated songstress

Posted 9/1/2012 in Entertainment

The upcoming 11th annual Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes in Columbus Sept. 4-9 will take on a decidedly Broadway air at its Moon Lake Party Sept. 6 at the Columbus Country Club.

Damm's African Musical Journey to celebrate world rhythms

Posted 9/1/2012 in Entertainment

Dr. Robert Damm's musical travels have taken him to far corners -- to Mali, Ghana and other distant locales, where he discovered new ways of making music through improvisation, indigenous rhythms and world tradition.

 

Community Calendar for the week of September 2, 2012

Posted 9/1/2012 in Entertainment

 

 

Out and about for the week of September 2, 2012

Posted 9/1/2012 in Entertainment

 

 

A stone's throw: The Princess of Columbus

Posted 9/1/2012 in Columns

What if you had a diamond so big you could neither wear nor insure it? Or what if you had a mansion so massive you could not live in it? Or what if you possessed that fabled, precious white elephant? You might feel the frustration some Columbians feel about the Princess Theater.

 

 

Musings on Isaac and Sophia Shih-Tzu

Posted 9/1/2012 in Columns

It's in the middle of the heavy rains and strong winds of Hurricane Isaac that I write this column with one hand on my worrisome Shih-Tzu Sophia, the other on the keyboard -- "worrisome" not that she worries me, but that she worries about the weather more than most people I know.

 

 

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