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Even football cannot escape technology

Posted 9/8/2012 in Entertainment

As Southerners at the start of the 2012 football season, it seems only fitting that we dedicate a little time to discussing technology and football. Most of my friends have their priorities in this order: football, tailgating and technology.

 

 

Poetry, music meld in Tennessee Williams Tribute event

Posted 9/7/2012 in Entertainment

One of the closing events of the six-day 11th annual Tennessee Williams Tribute will focus on the poetry of the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, who was born in Columbus in 1911.

 

TWT Moon Lake Party to present Tony-nominated songstress

Posted 9/1/2012 in Entertainment

The upcoming 11th annual Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes in Columbus Sept. 4-9 will take on a decidedly Broadway air at its Moon Lake Party Sept. 6 at the Columbus Country Club.

Damm's African Musical Journey to celebrate world rhythms

Posted 9/1/2012 in Entertainment

Dr. Robert Damm's musical travels have taken him to far corners -- to Mali, Ghana and other distant locales, where he discovered new ways of making music through improvisation, indigenous rhythms and world tradition.

 

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.

 

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