There are kids in high school in Columbus right now who don't have any idea about the history of Catfish Alley or what makes it special," said Alex Stelioes-Wills. The Mississippi University for Women associate professor of art would like to change that.
Old man Farnsworth's millions are up for grabs in Judge Judy's Peoples Night Court, where audience members become plaintiffs, defendants and jury in a comedic send-up of all those TV court shows.
Blues music is one of Mississippi's indigenous treasures -- and one of its greatest exports. The Columbus Arts Council and area venues will partner July 23-27 for a five-day blues immersion that begins with a free seminar and ends with a diddley bow-making workshop.
I've been getting a lot of questions from homeowners who want to add some color to landscapes in the middle of this hot and humid summer. My answer brings bad news.
Just the other day at one of my favorite flea markets, I walked right up on a machine that I had only "heard tell of" from my mama. It was a vintage salon hair dryer complete with chrome hood; the letters that once read "on/off" faded long ago.
I am not a fan of the month of July. I dislike August even more. Meteorologists report that of the two, July is worse. My very unscientific opinion, based on decades of experience, tells me that this is not true. I stand by my conviction that August is the most terrible month.
Mississippi State alumni groups will host send-off parties for local students around the country who are enrolling in the university for the first time.
In the normal course of things, officers of the Columbus Police Department would just as soon not encounter masked citizens at night. But Friday, July 26 will be an exception. In fact, they encourage it.
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 your finely-wrought songs have been recorded by the likes of Joan Baez, Art Garfunkel and Garth Brooks, it's a fair bet you're doing something right. Pierce Pettis has been doing it right for decades.
When I was growing up in Virginia, one of the signs of summer I anticipated most was the appearance of fat green tomatoes on the vines in our garden. We picked them well before they started to blush, dipped the thick slices in egg and milk, dredged them with cornmeal, salt and pepper, then fried them in a skillet.
"Look at you go, man. You're doing great!" said Wingfield Bouchard, encouraging 11-year-old Kobi Cook. Kobi is blind, but his long, tapered fingers tapped rapidly across the seven keys of the Perkins Brailler. With each stroke, the typewriter-like machine transferred raised dots of the Braille alphabet to a sheet of white paper, creating a tactile document.