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West Point's double header is just around the corner

Posted 8/23/2014 in Entertainment

As sure as September follows August, Labor Day weekend brings the Prairie Arts Festival and Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Festival to Northeast Mississippi. West Point's mega-weekend Aug. 29-30 is a bonanza of music, fine arts, crafts and food.

That 'little ol' band from Texas' headed to the Triangle Oct. 30

Posted 8/23/2014 in Entertainment

Mega-group ZZ Top brings its distinctive style of high-decibel blues rock to Mississippi State for an Oct. 30 concert in Humphrey Coliseum.

Columbus true crime fan pens tale of murder

Posted 8/23/2014 in Entertainment

Those who know Dr. Selden Lambert as a visual artist may experience a double-take at learning her doctoral dissertation was on serial rapists.

 

Southern Gardening: Hardy hibiscus brings unique traits to gardens

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columns

I think hardy hibiscuses are must-have summer plants guaranteed to brighten our gardens and landscapes after a long, hot summer. But to many gardeners, the hardy hibiscus is a well-kept secret.

 

 

Being Beautiful: Cowlicks come up a lot, pun intended

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columns

If you are like me, then you are old enough to remember a certain peculiar little freckle-faced boy named Alfalfa, with his self-avowed talent for song and his true love for Darla.

 

Gordy Honors Forum Series begins Thursday

Posted 8/23/2014 in Community

The Mississippi University for Women Gordy Honors College Forum Series will highlight the research of university faculty this fall, beginning with Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Paul Mack's presentation "Natural Selection and Altruism: Putting the 'Self' Back in 'Selfless'" on Thursday, Aug. 28.

 

Adele Elliott: On the road again -- maybe

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columns

Chris and I finally have a working car -- cross your fingers.

 

Kopetz succeeds Brown as MSU music department head

Posted 8/23/2014 in Community

An experienced Ohio conductor and educator is the new head of Mississippi State's music department.

 

Montgomery Foundation supports new MSU veterans facility in Starkville

Posted 8/23/2014 in Community

The G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Foundation has made a $100,000 challenge commitment to the late U.S. Congressman's alma mater for a new campus veterans center to be erected with private gifts on the Mississippi State campus.

 

 

Out and About for the week of August 24, 2014

Posted 8/23/2014 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. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of August 24, 2014

Posted 8/23/2014 in Entertainment

 

Those darn zucchini!: Turning your zucchini abundance into no-fry fries

Posted 8/20/2014 in Food

Those darn zucchini! There's an army of them occupying your garden right now and each one is as big as a blimp.

Market Fresh: Look what's cookin' with figs

Posted 8/20/2014 in Food

Figs seem to have such a short season here. Between the birds and the hot weather, their time in our area is fleeting. When I see them at the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market, as I did last week, I snatch them up and figure out what to do with them later.

Classic frozen Creamsicle pop from childhood remade as a pie

Posted 8/20/2014 in Food

Let's get one thing clear -- I am not proud of this recipe.

'The Glass Menagerie:' Tennessee Williams Tribute prepares a classic for area audiences

Posted 8/16/2014 in Entertainment

The 13th annual Tennessee Williams Tribute Sept. 8-14 in Columbus has "destinations" to offer.

 

A Stone's Throw: Look who's written a book

Posted 8/16/2014 in Columns

A fortunate modern development is the option of several different means to have one's book published, if, as I suspect, there is at least one book in each of us.

 

 

Out and About for the week of August 17, 2014

Posted 8/16/2014 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. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.

 

 

Community Calendar for the week of August 17, 2014

Posted 8/16/2014 in Entertainment

 

Southern Gardening: Home gardeners can grow microgreens

Posted 8/16/2014 in Columns

Some of the garden vegetables I miss in the summer are leafy greens.

 

Being Beautiful: Teen Choice Awards rolls out the blue carpet

Posted 8/16/2014 in Columns

It has been a very long time since I was a teenager, but I got totally into the 2014 Teen Choice Awards last weekend.

 

 

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