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.
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."
On Thursday, Feb. 10, Columbus will play host to one of the most important African-Americans of our time -- Dick Gregory.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Two celebrated French composers will be the focus of a Tuesday recital and lecture at Mississippi State University.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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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