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MSU send-off parties biggest ever

Posted 7/17/2010 in Entertainment

A record-breaking 58 "send-off" parties will be hosted this month and in August by the Mississippi State University Alumni Association and Office of Admissions and Scholarships, as chapters around the nation welcome incoming students to the 132-year-old land grant institution.

 

 

Brigham to speak at W Lowndes County Alums meeting

Posted 7/17/2010 in Entertainment

The Lowndes County Chapter of Mississippi's First Alumnae Association will host its Annual Business Meeting Thursday, July 22, at the Columbus Country Club. The luncheon will begin with registration at 11:45 a.m. All MUW alums and friends are invited to attend. Officers will be installed to serve for the 2010-11 year.

 

Summer Scholars keep the beat going

Posted 7/17/2010 in Entertainment

Participants at the 2010 Mississippi State University Summer Scholars camps currently in progress have been busy writing and producing an original musical comedy to present to the public.

T. K. Martin Center's special artists 'EXPRESS' themselves

Posted 7/17/2010 in Entertainment

The Starkville Area Arts Council presents an exhibit of artwork from the T. K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability at Mississippi State University through August 31 at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership building, 200 E. Main St., in downtown Starkville. The GSDP is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Public invited to Aberdeen open house in HGTV series

Posted 7/17/2010 in Entertainment

Celebrity makeup artist and Aberdeen native Billy Brasfield has been busy making over another of Aberdeen's older homes, this time for an HGTV show to air in January 2011. After weeks of intense work, structurally and design-wise, the home at 208 High St. in Aberdeen will be completely staged and featured in an open house for the public Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.

 

'Before and After the Storm' exhibit shows contrasts

Posted 7/12/2010 in Entertainment

An exhibition of artwork by Columbus resident Virginia Lloyd Eselin, titled "Before and After the Storm: A Retrospective/A New Beginning," is open at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center in Columbus.

 

Rock 'n' Roller Derby

Posted 7/10/2010 in Entertainment

Get ready, Golden Triangle; Tri City Derby Dolls introduce roller derby.

 

Deadline nears for Cotton District poster contest

Posted 7/10/2010 in Entertainment

The deadline to turn in submissions for the 2011 Cotton District Arts Festival Poster Competition is fast approaching.

 

 

Columbus library to host exhibit of Welty photos

Posted 7/10/2010 in Entertainment

"Welty," an exhibit featuring photographs by Eudora Welty, opens Monday at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at 314 Seventh St. N. It will be up through Aug. 30.

 

 

Pam Tebow, mom of Heisman winner, to appear in Starkville

Posted 7/10/2010 in Entertainment

Life Choices Pregnancy Care Center has announced that Pam Tebow, mother of Heisman Trophy winner and Denver Broncos draft pick Tim Tebow, will be the keynote speaker at a fundraising banquet Sept. 16 in Starkville.

 

 

Shelton receives Arts Commission fellowship

Posted 7/7/2010 in Entertainment

Big Joe Shelton of Columbus has been awarded a $4,400 Fellowship grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.

 

 

Annual Faulkner conference set for July 18-22

Posted 7/4/2010 in Entertainment

Several William Faulkner novels and short stories were made into poignant feature films, but, unknown to many, the Nobel Prize-winning author also wrote screenplays for Hollywood.

 

 

Tennessee Williams Tribute will include 'Stella Shouting Contest'

Posted 7/4/2010 in Entertainment

A bit of New Orleans will arrive in Columbus Sept. 10, when the Tennessee Williams Tribute welcomes a Stella Shouting Contest as part of its week-long festivities in the city of the playwright and poet's birth in 1911.

 

Small hands have big hearts for local servicemen

Posted 7/4/2010 in Entertainment

Children attending Vacation Bible School at the Piney Grove United Methodist Church in Steens June 21-25 learned an important lesson the surest way -- by doing.

The wonderful world of ... Andy Harkness

Posted 7/4/2010 in Entertainment

When Andy Harkness was bagging groceries on the night shift at Starkville's Sack and Save 18 years ago, he had no idea his future was about to become so ... well, animated.

In spite of a life-changing injury, 'can't' is not in LeAnn Shelton's vocabulary

Posted 6/26/2010 in Entertainment

LeAnn Shelton made up her mind a very long time ago it's better to laugh than cry about what can't be changed. And please don't tell her there's anything she can't do. The 28-year-old Reform, Ala., woman has been proving that wrong since losing her left arm in a riding mower accident when she was 4 years old.

Join Nash Street for music video

Posted 6/20/2010 in Entertainment

Put the grassroots country music of Starkville-based Nash Street and the grand old Delta Queen steamboat together. Throw in a low country boil, an eager audience, and what do you get? Good times and a music video that will herald the next stage of the talented quintet's career.

Gene and Dale Robertson make sweet music and memories

Posted 6/20/2010 in Entertainment

For more than a quarter of a century, father and son have shared the stage, performing side by side in the band known as Gene Robertson and the Echoes -- Dad on bass and vocals, Dale on guitar and vocals.

 

Kirkpatrick receives Kossen Faculty Excellence Award

Posted 6/13/2010 in Entertainment

Mary Jo Kirkpatrick, chair of the Associate in Science Nursing program at Mississippi University for Women, was recently honored with the Kossen Faculty Excellence Award.

 

 

Pinchuk named MUW Faculty Member of the Year

Posted 6/13/2010 in Entertainment

Dr. George V. Pinchuk, associate professor of biology, was recently named Faculty Member of the Year at Mississippi University for Women.

 

 

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