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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.



MSU musicians depart today for European tour

Posted 5/6/2011 in Entertainment

The Wind Ensemble of Mississippi State University leave today for a two-week performance tour in Germany and Austria.


Social dancing added to MUW's recreational lineup

Posted 5/2/2011 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women will add social dancing to its recreational lineup this month. Individuals who enjoy or want to learn how to do the Hustle, Cha Cha, the Waltz and East Coast Swing will be given the opportunity every Tuesday in May from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Fantasy unfolds in Y's 'Beauty and the Beast'

Posted 4/23/2011 in Entertainment

A rare rose, an enchantress' spell, song, dance, twists and turns will surround the mysterious "Beast" and beautiful "Belle" in "Beauty and the Beast" when the Y Drama Team brings Disney's rendition of this beloved fairytale to Joe Cook Auditorium in Columbus Friday and Saturday, April 29-30 at 7 p.m.


Table Talk's Poetry Month concludes Wednesday

Posted 4/23/2011 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library concludes its celebration of National Poetry Month Wednesday, April 27, with a Table Talk presentation by director emeritus of the University Honors Program at Mississippi State University, Dr. Jack H. White.



Auditions set for 'The Night of the Iguana'

Posted 4/23/2011 in Entertainment

Auditions for "The Night of the Iguana" by Tennessee Williams will be conducted by the Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes Volunteer Committee, in co-operation with the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, on Wednesday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in Rent Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus.



Song, dance and drama meet in HA's 'High School Musical'

Posted 4/23/2011 in Entertainment

From blockbuster movie to the Heritage Academy stage, "High School Musical" adds a contemporary sheen and story to classic musicals in the tradition of "Grease" and "West Side Story."



Ean Evans to be remembered Tuesday

Posted 4/18/2011 in Entertainment

Friends and well-wishers are invited to a casual gathering at the Columbus Riverwalk Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. to remember the late Ean Evans of Columbus.


Fairview marks 25th anniversary of dramatic Easter presentation

Posted 4/16/2011 in Entertainment

The Easter story is a timeless one, but for one Golden Triangle church, this particular Easter season marks a time milestone -- a 25th anniversary of sharing the wondrous story with thousands through drama and music.

Plans in high gear for Cotton District Arts Festival

Posted 4/16/2011 in Entertainment

Excitement is building as final preparations are made for the Cotton District Arts Festival that will bring music, art, dance, literature, cuisine and communities together Friday and Saturday in Starkville's historic Cotton District.


Dunkelberg to speak at Table Talk

Posted 4/16/2011 in Entertainment

Dr. Kendall Dunkelberg, professor of English and director of Creative Writing at Mississippi University for Women, will discuss formal poetry, focusing on the sonnet, at the April 20 Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Table Talk program.


Twangtown Paramours perform Friday

Posted 4/16/2011 in Entertainment

They take their name from the music mecca they call home, Nashville, Tenn. But don't make the assumption the Twangtown Paramours' repertoire follows a traditional country music recipe.


Art Outdoors workshops begin today in Starkville

Posted 4/15/2011 in Entertainment

Three art workshops this weekend at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge will lead into the April 22-23 Cotton District Arts Festival.


Launch for Smith's debut novella set for Thursday

Posted 4/11/2011 in Entertainment

"This was a case of the story choosing me," said Michael F. Smith, of his debut book, "The Hands of Strangers" (Main Street Rag Publishing, 2011). The


Staples' Meridian concert filmed for CBS

Posted 4/11/2011 in Entertainment

The long-running "CBS Sunday Morning" television show was in Meridian Friday night to film Mavis Staples' performance in the MSU Riley Center. The segment is set to air Easter Sunday, April 24, according to the Riley Center.



Poetry is topic of Wednesday Table Talk

Posted 4/11/2011 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library continues its Table Talk series April 13 with a dual presentation by Tom and Emma Richardson. Dr. Tom Richardson, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Mississippi University for Women, will discuss various ideas about "what poetry is" by reading examples of "poems about poetry" and poems that experiment with language and the "look" of poems on the printed page.



Johnson centennial plans announced

Posted 4/11/2011 in Entertainment

Bobby Rush, Honeyboy Edwards, Keb Mo and the Warren Haynes Band are set to join other musicians May 6-7 in Greenwood to mark the 100th anniversary of blues icon Robert Johnson's birth in Copiah County May 8, 1911.



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