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And, Action: Magnolia Film Festival offers inspiration and entertainment

Posted 2/5/2011 in Entertainment

Scudding clouds cross the sky, casting changeling shadows on a lone windmill and a shirtless man lying inert in scrubgrass at its base. The disquieting tableau pulses with unanswered questions.

 

Freedom struggles are topic of Colom's Table Talk

Posted 2/5/2011 in Entertainment

Dorothy W. Colom, senior judge for the 14th Chancery Court District of Mississippi, will headline the Feb. 9 Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Table Talk series and review Chris Myer Asch's award-winning "Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer."

 

 

Comedian, activist Dick Gregory to visit MUW stage Thursday

Posted 2/5/2011 in Entertainment

On Thursday, Feb. 10, Columbus will play host to one of the most important African-Americans of our time -- Dick Gregory.

 

 

Cotton District Arts Festival issues call for artisans

Posted 2/4/2011 in Entertainment

All area artists are invited to submit applications for consideration and possible inclusion in the Artisans' Village, sponsored by the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, for the 16th annual Cotton District Arts Festival Saturday, April 23 (Easter weekend), in Starkville's Historic Cotton District.

 

 

Table Talk opener to feature award-winning author Buchannan

Posted 2/1/2011 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will launch its February Table Talk series Wednesday, Feb. 2, at noon in the library meeting room with a presentation by award-winning author Minor Ferris Buchannan.

 

Lyceum Series to present Dance Theatre of Harlem

Posted 2/1/2011 in Entertainment

Now in its fourth decade, the Dance Theatre of Harlem will bring classical and contemporary ballet to its Feb. 3 performance at Mississippi State University.

Paul Thorn pledges to go 'all out' with web concert

Posted 1/27/2011 in Entertainment

Paul Thorn has a wicked wit, and he's not afraid to use it. The unorthodox Mississippi musician, who has played venues from London's Royal Albert Hall to Columbus' Princess Theater, will put it all on display Saturday in an Internet concert.

New production, competitions keep Starkville Community Theatre busy

Posted 1/27/2011 in Entertainment

Fresh off a runner-up finish at the Mississippi Theatre Association's annual awards ceremony in Meridian, Starkville Community Theatre members are preparing for a new production at the Playhouse on Main and a trip to Atlanta for the Southeastern Theatre Conference.

 

MUW Gordy Honors Series to feature Gregory, Reyes and more

Posted 1/24/2011 in Entertainment

The Gordy Honors College Forum series opens Thursday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. at Nissan Auditorium in Parkinson Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women, and continues through April, presenting lectures and undergraduate research.

 

 

Group to present an evening of French music

Posted 1/24/2011 in Entertainment

Two celebrated French composers will be the focus of a Tuesday recital and lecture at Mississippi State University.

 

 

MUW lends talents to regional theater

Posted 1/24/2011 in Entertainment

Two theater veterans from Columbus are part of "The 39 Steps," one of contemporary theater's most thrilling and riotous comedy hits, being presented by New Stage Theatre in Jackson Jan. 25 through Feb. 6.

 

 

French history expert to visit MSU for Distinguished Lecture Series

Posted 1/24/2011 in Entertainment

The Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series returns for the spring semester at Mississippi State Jan. 27 with a presentation from noted Princeton University professor and author David Bell.

 

 

Bryan Library hosts Still exhibit

Posted 1/24/2011 in Entertainment

An exhibit on the Mississippi native who was known nationally as the dean of African-American composers is on display at the Bryan Public Library, 338 Commerce St., in West Point through the end of January.

 

 

The Reflector: Newcomers to Starkville scene craft image, sound all their own (link)

Posted 1/21/2011 in Entertainment

 

 

CAC to host Chicago's famed Second City

Posted 1/15/2011 in Entertainment

On Tuesday, March 1, Chicago's legendary sketch comedy ensemble, The Second City, will appear at Trotter Convention Center, 402 Second Ave. N., Columbus at 7 p.m with "Fair & Unbalanced."

 

 

Library exhibit highlights state's exceptional women

Posted 1/15/2011 in Entertainment

A former slave turned international concert performer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a five-time Olympian -- these are just three of the 32 women included in the exhibit "Inspiring the next Generation: Exceptional Mississippi Women" at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library through Feb. 24.

 

 

Lifelong activist, author to keynote MLK breakfast

Posted 1/8/2011 in Entertainment

Racial reconciliation activist and author Dolphus Weary will be the keynote speaker at Mississippi State as the community celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with the 17th annual MLK Day Unity Breakfast on Jan. 17.

 

Dream 365: Four-day celebration honors Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted 1/8/2011 in Entertainment

In May 1958, Ernest Green made history by becoming the first African-American to graduate from Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. Martin Luther King Jr. attended the graduation.

'Hurry Up and Slow Down'

Posted 1/7/2011 in Entertainment

When Michael Smith got engaged in the late '90s, he wasn't quite prepared for the great Christmas compromise, a bridge to be crossed by all who marry. There's a learning curve to be gingerly navigated as families blend traditions.

'Christmas Memories from Mississippi,' and a conversation with Wyatt Waters

Posted 1/7/2011 in Entertainment

"I tell you, I believed in Santa Claus a lot longer than I should have," said Wyatt Waters, with the disarming grin he wears as easily as a familiar jacket. Quiet-spoken and approachable, the celebrated Mississippi artist talked about "Christmas Memories from Mississippi," a new collection of holiday essays, during a visit to The Book Mart in Starkville Dec. 10.

 

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