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CAC to host Possum Town Quilters exhibit

Posted 7/23/2011 in Entertainment

The Columbus Arts Council will host a free gallery reception to open an exhibit of work by the Possum Town Quilters on Thursday, Aug. 4, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center. Light refreshments will be served.

 

'The Music Man': Popular musical has West Point singing Broadway again

Posted 7/23/2011 in Entertainment

When the brass brigade leading "Seventy-six Trombones" marches on stage in West Point July 29-30, the signature song from "The Music Man" will signal not only a rollicking night of entertainment, but the return of musical theater to a town that's been eager to get back "on the boards."

 

CVB board gives $35K to Legends concert

Posted 7/22/2011 in Entertainment

After delaying its decision for a month, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board voted to make $35,000 available to the Legends Concert, which is looking to bring in REO Speedwagon and The Temptations.

 

Local CD release offers an evening of 'Sweet Music'

Posted 7/15/2011 in Entertainment

Sweet sounds will be coming from the Omnova Theatre in the Rosenzweig Arts Center in downtown Columbus July 22. Dana Clark and Michele Clark will perform at 7 p.m. in a release concert for their newly-recorded collection of original songs, "Sweet Music."

Starkville's Melby sisters featured in '1861 Project'

Posted 7/8/2011 in Entertainment

It's been a long time since Hannah and Caroline Melby were a "sister act" -- since their days as youngsters singing in church, harmonizing with dad, Pete, and mom, Cindy, at the piano.

 

Library to host storytelling and book-signing Tuesday

Posted 7/8/2011 in Entertainment

Visitors to the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Tuesday, July 12, can be transported to another continent, or pay a literary visit to the Piggly Wiggly, all in the same day.

 

 

Jewish songwriters, American songs exhibit to visit Columbus library

Posted 7/1/2011 in Entertainment

Americans have always responded to the wit, passion and sophistication of the ballads, dance tunes, jazz numbers and showstoppers that make up the great "American Songbook." Songs such as "As Time Goes By," "It Had to Be You," and "Over the Rainbow" have captivated generations of audiences and remain beloved musical icons of American popular culture.

 

 

CAC presents evening of classical guitar and song

Posted 7/1/2011 in Entertainment

Accomplished classical guitarist Michael Patilla and baritone Joseph Hopkins will combine their considerable talents for Canciones y Cuerdas -- an evening of songs and strings -- at the intimate Omnova Theater in the Rosenzweig Arts Center Friday, July 15. The Columbus Arts Council presentation will begin at 7 p.m.

 

 

Free Thursday concert will feature Civil War music

Posted 6/17/2011 in Entertainment

A nationally recognized Alabama musician will present a June 23 concert of Civil War tunes at Mississippi State University as part of his role in the university's first Social Studies Teachers' Institute.

 

 

Table Talk tackles organic farming

Posted 6/17/2011 in Entertainment

Scott Enlow, USDA certified organic farmer and owner of Black Creek Farms, is the June 22 speaker at the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and Hitching Lot Farmers' Market Table Talk series.

 

Table Talk serves up the buzz on bees

Posted 6/10/2011 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and Hitching Lot Farmers' Market present Birney Imes, avid amateur beekeeper and editor/publisher of The Commercial Dispatch, as the featured speaker at the June 15 Table Talk series.

 

Duo promotes potential new state song

Posted 6/3/2011 in Entertainment

Songwriters Carolyn Sue Woods of Amory and John Riggs of Nashville, Tenn., are hoping the good people of the Magnolia State will one day soon be singing about "her fertile Delta bottom land to her coastline full of fine warm sand." The opening line of their song, "I Miss Mississippi," begins a melodic four-verse tour of the state often identified with its farming, music, magnolias and history.

 

 

North, South meet again at Table Talk

Posted 6/3/2011 in Entertainment

Elizabeth Heiskell, co-author of "Somebody Stole the Cornbread from My Dressing," is the featured speaker at the June 8 Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market Table Talk series.

 

 

Sounds of Summer to fill air at Columbus Riverwalk

Posted 6/2/2011 in Entertainment

The cicadas are in full-throated chorus. Water sprinklers whisper a lazy tch-tch-tch. The evening air is filled with the laughter of children riding their bicycles and playing stick ball in the streets.

 

Joe MacGown's surreal world on display

Posted 5/27/2011 in Entertainment

An opening reception for an exhibition of surrealistic drawings and paintings by Starkville artist Joe MacGown will be held Thursday, June 2, from 5-7 p.m. in the Depot Gallery on the Mississippi State University campus, located above the Welcome Center in Barnes and Noble

 

June's tasty Table Talks: Cornbread, bees and sweet tea

Posted 5/27/2011 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market team up for their June Table Talk series Wednesday, June 1, at noon in the library meeting room, 314 7th St. N. Following up on their successful programming in 2010, the co-sponsors will again focus on food.

 

Blues tradition lives on in Freedom Creek Festival

Posted 5/27/2011 in Entertainment

When it comes to authentic blues, Freedom Creek Festival has delivered year after year. Started by bluesman Willie King in a rural field behind his home, this annual gathering of the faithful has continued in his honor in the two years since King's untimely death in 2009.

 

Blues, photo art, tornado relief to highlight CD release

Posted 5/20/2011 in Entertainment

New blues music -- and a pinch of voodoo -- will be in the air Friday night as Big Joe Shelton and the Black Prairie Blues Ambassadors team up with the Columbus Arts Council for a CD release show and print exhibit in the gallery of the Rosenzweig Arts Center at 501 Main St. in Columbus. The event will also lend a helping hand to the Smithville tornado relief effort.

 

 

PHOTO GALLERY: C-Town Cares benefit for Smithville tornado relief

Posted 5/16/2011 in Entertainment

Images from the benefit concert Sunday in Columbus.

 

 

Columbus library baseball exhibit hits home run

Posted 5/6/2011 in Entertainment

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library calls all baseball fans to experience the love of the game with an exhibit of baseball memorabilia during May and June. A current display features the extensive collection of Tony Poss.

 

 

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