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Community Calendar for the week of September 2, 2012

Posted 9/1/2012 in Entertainment



Out and about for the week of September 2, 2012

Posted 9/1/2012 in Entertainment


Friday's Howlin' Wolf Festival: it's all about the blues

Posted 8/25/2012 in Entertainment

Come rain or shine, West Point will honor its most famous son -- the legendary Howlin' Wolf -- at the 17th annual Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Festival Friday, Aug. 31. It's part of West Point's one-two punch for Labor Day weekend: The Clay County city will host its 34th annual Prairie Arts Festival the following day.


Out and about for the week of August 26, 2012

Posted 8/25/2012 in Entertainment



Community Calendar for the week of August 26, 2012

Posted 8/25/2012 in Entertainment


Anticipation builds for 34th annual Prairie Arts Festival

Posted 8/25/2012 in Entertainment

The annual Prairie Arts Festival held in downtown West Point is more than a Labor Day weekend tradition -- it's a showcase of creativity and a hometown reunion, rolled into one.

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater offers quick getaway for area music fans

Posted 8/11/2012 in Entertainment

Although she is only 28, Columbus resident Dana LeBlanc is a lifelong Crosby, Stills and Nash fan. When the opportunity arose for LeBlanc to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members, she didn't hesitate to drive in the rain less than an hour to hear them at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater July 11.

Lights, camera, action in Canton again -- this time for Faulkner

Posted 8/11/2012 in Entertainment

After almost six years in the planning stages, James Franco's "As I Lay Dying," based on William Faulkner's 1930 novel of the same name, will begin filming in Canton in September.


Workin' man tunes: Haggard plays Tuscaloosa

Posted 8/10/2012 in Entertainment

Country music icon Merle Haggard will be bringing his working man blues to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Saturday night. Haggard is touring in support of 2011 album "Working in Tennessee," his second record for Vanguard records.



Out and about for the week of August 12, 2012

Posted 8/10/2012 in Entertainment


Noxubee band reunites, welcomes special guest

Posted 7/7/2012 in Entertainment

The boys are back in town. Or soon will be, when original members Clyde Lindley and Billy Watkins join with Taylor Watkins, Jonathan Scarborogh, Mike Dawson, W.G. Watkins and Todd Watkins for a reunion performance of the 21st Street Band

CAC celebrates Woody Guthrie centennial with film and song

Posted 7/7/2012 in Entertainment

When Woody Guthrie died in 1967, he left behind eight children, about 1,000 songs and a musical legacy that helped shape the American folk movement. July 14 marks the centennial of the Okie's birth. The Columbus Arts Council is joining a worldwide celebration of the milestone.

One week left to view Japanese suiboku-ga paintings

Posted 6/23/2012 in Entertainment

Original examples of suiboku-ga, the ancient art of Japanese brush painting, are rare sights in the United States -- and rarer still in the Golden Triangle. But through June 29, the work of artist Tsugako Shimada is on display at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership and at The Depot, next to Barnes & Noble on the Mississippi State campus.

'Jack' is coming to West Point

Posted 6/16/2012 in Entertainment

Excitement is building in West Point as the hour nears for the Missoula Theatre Company's auditions Monday at 10 a.m. to cast approximately 60 children in first through 12th grade for performances June 23 of "Jack and the Beanstalk."

'Walk' in Welty's garden when Table Talk presents author Susan Haltom

Posted 6/16/2012 in Entertainment

Near the end of her life, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty (1909-2001) still lived in her parents' home in Jackson. Her mother's beloved garden she had helped tend there many years earlier, however, had all but disappeared -- a fact Welty lamented. Today, it has been restored to its former glory, thanks to garden designer and preservationist Susan Haltom and a committed core of volunteers.

Symphony on the water: American Wind Symphony Orchestra promises rare experience for the whole family

Posted 6/9/2012 in Entertainment

Of all the benefits the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway has delivered to the Golden Triangle's doorstep, the American Wind Symphony Orchestra is surely one of the most unforgettable.

Summer concert series kicks off Thursday, earns Top 20 honor

Posted 6/2/2012 in Entertainment

The advent of summer heralds the return of live music to the scenic Columbus Riverwalk. Sounds of Summer, the popular series of free concerts, begins Thursday evening and returns every other Thursday through July 26 (excluding the week of July 4).

CAC gala blends 'Moonlight and Magnolias' June 2

Posted 5/26/2012 in Entertainment

"Moonlight and Magnolias" is the theme of the Columbus Arts Council's gala June 2 at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in downtown Columbus.

Freedom Creek - all blues, all day

Posted 5/26/2012 in Entertainment

Ten years ago, Rick Asherson got his first taste of Willie King's Freedom Creek Festival, that down-home celebration held in a field behind King's humble home in rural Pickens County, Alabama. There, by a cinderblock-and-plank stage under trees strung with lights, blues fans doused in bug spray and sun screen camped in lawn chairs and danced in the dirt when the spirit moved.


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