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Concert benefits music education

Posted 9/29/2010 in Entertainment

Bluegrass and country music fans will have the chance to support a worthy cause and witness a live performance by Starkville musicians Nash Street next weekend during a benefit show at the Greensboro Center.

Natural high: On the road of recovery, West Point man has new purpose

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

Mike Walker remembers the heavy knock on his door in January 2006 that turned life inside out. On the other side were law officers, with a warrant for his arrest.

Soroptimist's 37th style show rolls out fall trends

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

The 37th annual Soroptimist style show, luncheon and silent auction Thursday, Oct. 7, will usher in fall with fresh trends like ruffles, "jeggings" and lace. But it will also have a much deeper purpose -- supporting service projects including GED education programs at Recovery House, a Lowndes County chemical dependency residential treatment center for women.

Thirteen historic houses open for Fall Tour

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

The Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation's second annual Fall Tour of Homes Oct. 1-3 ushers in autumn and a diverse display of antebellum and Victorian design. From cottages to grand mansions, 13 homes will welcome visitors touring some of the South's finest architectural gems.

Last Table Talk to preview Welty Symposium

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library concludes its fall Table Talk series Sept. 29 with a preview of Mississippi University for Women's upcoming "Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium."

 

Game Day shuttles run in Starkville

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

Starkville Main Street Association, City of Starkville, and the Mississippi State University Student Association are partnering again to provide those dining or shopping in downtown Starkville with free shuttle service to and from the MSU campus for home football games.

 

 

Ward to be featured in MSU lecture series

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi State University's Institute for the Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series will present Rufus Ward Thursday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. in the Atrium of McCool Hall on the Starkville campus. The public is invited to this free presentation; a reception will follow.

 

 

Folksongs featured in Oct. 1 symphony concerts

Posted 9/26/2010 in Entertainment

Special daytime concerts for children in grades K-5 will culminate Oct. 1 with a 7:30 p.m. general admission performance by the Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Association.

 

Bulldog Bash counts down to Jason Mraz, FanFare

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Five days and counting. On Friday, two-time Grammy winner Jason Mraz will be the main attraction when Starkville's Cotton District is transformed by Bulldog Bash. Billed as the largest free concert in Mississippi, the Bash estimates about 35,000 visitors will flock to festivities the night before Mississippi State University's matchup with Georgia.

Mississippi author Richard Wright to be focus of Table Talk

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Dr. Kim Whitehead, of Mississippi University for Women's Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy, will be the guest speaker at the Sept. 22 Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library's discussion of Mississippi authors.

Move your paws: Zumba party to benefit Lowndes Humane Society

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

On Monday, Sept. 27, the air in Pohl Gymnasium on the Mississippi University for Women campus will pulsate with intense Latin rhythms. The entertaining event on tap is a two-hour zumba party to benefit the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society.

Dream trip to New York will benefit the arts

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Four nights at the five-star Casablanca Hotel, two Broadway plays, dinner at L'Ecole, drinks at Sardi's, brunch at the Essex House, limo transfers, plane fare for two, and more. All for $100? Yes, for the lucky winner of the Columbus Arts Council's New York trip raffle.

Indie film by Mississippi native to screen at Malco

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Documentary filmmaker and Rolling Fork native William "Willy" Bearden will premiere his first narrative feature film in six cities throughout Mississippi. "One Came Home" will premiere at Malco Theater in Columbus Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m.

 

MSU's Marshall to present Progressive Era talk Thursday

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

In celebration of the national touring exhibition "The Age of Progressive Reform: Creating Modern America, 1900-1917" currently open at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, Dr. Anne Marshall will present "The Progressive Era: A Search for Order" Thursday Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room.

 

Earl Klugh opens Lyceum year of music, dance and drama

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi State University's 2010-11 Lyceum Series opens Oct. 5 with Grammy-winning guitarist Earl Klugh, followed by a myriad of musical talent from the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble to Montana Repertory Theatre's "Bus Stop."

MUW Center for Academic Excellence welcomes new director, focus

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women's Center for Academic Excellence, formerly known as academic advising, is prepared to help all MUW students succeed.

Come on in! A restored Tennessee Williams Welcome Center rolls out the welcome mat

Posted 9/18/2010 in Entertainment

Like any noble, but aging, grand lady, the 135-year-old Tennessee Williams Welcome Center at 300 Main St. in Columbus had earned a bit of doting attention. While closed to the public from May until earlier this month, that is exactly what it got -- inside and out.

 

VIDEO: Tennessee Williams Stella-Shouting Contest

Posted 9/12/2010 in Entertainment

Thomas Easterling, an English teacher at Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, won first place in the Tennessee Williams Stella Shouting Contest.

 

'Charlie's Angels' reunite for Waldron's 96th birthday

Posted 9/12/2010 in Entertainment

When Charles Waldron came to Mitchell Engineering Co. (later CECO Corp.) in Columbus in 1965 as general sales manager, he had no way of knowing some of the colleagues he met that year would be helping him blow out birthday candles 45 years later.

 

Columbus and Starkville host art swap

Posted 9/12/2010 in Entertainment

The Columbus Arts Council and Starkville Area Arts Council are sharing artistic talent this month. In a mutual exchange, each arts organization is displaying two- and three-dimensional work from the other.

 

 

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