Chester Arthur Burnett was born without fanfare in the rural reaches of West Point, Mississippi, one sultry June day in 1910. There was nothing to indicate the baby boy would someday earn induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, much less have a U.S. postage stamp issued in his honor.
The music-loving public is invited to a CD release Friday, Aug. 16 for Big Joe Shelton and the Black Prairie Blues Ambassadors' new recording, "I'd Never Let Her Down," at the Rosenzweig Arts Center at 501 Main St. in downtown Columbus.
If you're the kind of gardener who likes to plan now for what to plant next year, here's another plant to add to your list: Golden Thryallis.
With apologies to Hank Williams, "Your cheatin' hair will tell on you." If you're telling yourself that shopping around for a different hairstyle is being disloyal to your beloved hairstylist, perhaps that is truly cheating -- cheating yourself!
In playful homage to Stella and Stanley Kowalski, characters in Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire," contestants may enter the Stella Shouting Contest to yell "Stella" as loud and as heart-rending as they can, for fun and prizes. The entertaining event is part of the 12th annual Tennessee Williams Tribute taking place in Columbus Sept. 3-8.
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.
When the Starkville Community Market opens bright and early on Saturday mornings, Chef Chris Pierce is usually resting up from a busy night in the commercial kitchen of Restaurant Tyler. But when the Market asked him to put on a culinary demonstration Aug. 3, Pierce was pleased to take advantage of the opportunity to get to know his new community a little better.
When novelist Louisa May Alcott penned her classic novel, "Little Women," in the late 1860s, she captured the imagination of readers everywhere with four young, genteel sisters who mature throughout its pages and sequels. Almost 150 years later, 10 modern-day little women aged 7 through 12 celebrated the art of being lady-like this past week.
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