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Pageantry, games, food central to MSU International Fiesta

Posted 3/20/2010 in Entertainment

More than 70 nations will be represented March 27 when Mississippi State welcomes the community’s 20th annual International Fiesta.

 

 

New York’s Parsons Dance to perform for MSU Lyceum Series

Posted 3/20/2010 in Entertainment

Internationally renowned for its contemporary style, Parsons Dance will bring athleticism, personality and extraordinary artistry to the troupe’s Wednesday, March 31, appearance at Mississippi State University.

 

'If these walls could talk'

Posted 3/13/2010 in Entertainment

On April 10, a few of those nostalgic memories will surface in “If These Walls Could Talk,” a play written by Pam Rhea for the Junior Auxiliary of Columbus 60th annual Charity Ball at Trotter Convention Center.

 

‘Mark Twain’ to entertain for Bryan Library benefit

Posted 3/13/2010 in Entertainment

In a rare public appearance in the Golden Triangle, author, lecturer and humorist Mark Twain — as interpreted by Robert Valentine — will entertain an audience Thursday, March 18, at the Ritz Theater and Conference Center in West Point, to benefit that city’s Bryan Public Library.

 

 

Ragtime returns

Posted 3/13/2010 in Entertainment

What may have emerged in the 1800s as dance music with a “ragged” rhythm in cities like New Orleans and St. Louis still lives, breathes and draws fans from around the world. Ragtime, that syncopated good-time music often associated with Scott Joplin or the movie, “The Sting,” will be celebrated March 26-27 in Starkville at the fourth annual Charles H. Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival.

 

 

Late teacher, friend’s memory honored with ‘Sorta Love Songs’

Posted 3/13/2010 in Entertainment

Two cabaret-style performances of “Sorta Love Songs” March 19-20 at McComas Hall on the Mississippi State University campus will be more than pure entertainment. They will be heart-felt tributes to the memory of Lora J. DeFore, a much-missed colleague, mentor and friend.

 

 

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus announces court, pages for 60th annual ball

Posted 3/6/2010 in Entertainment

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus announces the court and pages for the organization’s 60th annual Charity Ball and Pageant to be held Saturday, April 10, at Trotter Convention Center. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Presentation of the court will begin at 8 p.m.

 

 

CAC to host second annual Dining for Art event

Posted 3/6/2010 in Entertainment

The Columbus Arts Council will host its annual live and silent auctions and Dining for Art gala Saturday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in downtown Columbus.

 

The first “Gown a Gal” event fills wishes, brings smiles

Posted 3/6/2010 in Entertainment

 “I love it! I love it!” The exclamation rang out frequently as Megan Brown was everywhere at once, complimenting girls as they pirouetted in front of full-length mirrors in the former Lia Fashions building in Columbus Feb. 27. The Columbus Air Force Base spouse and a squadron of volunteers, most of them affiliated with CAFB, may not have looked much like Walt Disney’s plump, gray-haired fairy godmother in “Cinderella,” but they had her generosity down pat.

 

Friends’ book sale set, volunteers needed

Posted 3/6/2010 in Entertainment

The annual spring Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held at Leigh Mall in Columbus Friday, March 26, from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 27, from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

 

 

Time to roll up sleeves for Clean Sweep Columbus

Posted 2/27/2010 in Entertainment

Clean Sweep Columbus, a Great American Cleanup Event, is almost here, and the LINK’d Young Professionals are searching for volunteers to help clean the Friendly City Saturday, March 20.

 

 

Look what you can learn at the Everything Garden Expo

Posted 2/27/2010 in Entertainment

The Second Annual Everything Garden Expo set for March 6-7 at the Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville will offer participants a variety of educational opportunities, along with a wide variety of vendors.

 

‘Calvin Waters’ earns Mag Film Fest Tibbett award

Posted 2/27/2010 in Entertainment

When Andrew Colom picked up a pen to write his first short film, “The Flight of Calvin Waters,” he set in motion a long and sometimes bumpy journey that led to a worth-it-all moment Feb. 20.

A dog's life: One area pup’s tale of making it to Westminster

Posted 2/27/2010 in Entertainment

It’s been billed as the Super Bowl for pooches, the canine Academy Awards. Westminster is definitely the dog world’s big time.

Warp and weft: MUW offers a rare opportunity to learn a timeless art

Posted 2/20/2010 in Entertainment

It may have been an intricate spider web, or perhaps a sturdy bird’s nest. No one is quite sure what inspired early man to experiment with weaving, but archaeologists think it’s probably the first craft developed by humans.

 

Volunteers sought for Camp Rising Sun

Posted 2/20/2010 in Entertainment

For 22 years, Camp Rising Sun has provided children with cancer the opportunity to participate in a traditional summer camp. Volunteers who give their time, talent and resources make the camp possible.

 

 

MUW’s Smart Start Series benefits women in business

Posted 2/20/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women will host the 2010 Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship Smart Start Series.

 

MUW offers playful take on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Posted 2/20/2010 in Entertainment

One of William Shakespeare’s most whimsical and popular works, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” will come to life Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the creative hands of the Mississippi University for Women Department of Music and Theatre.

Heritage Academy students help Haiti

Posted 2/20/2010 in Entertainment

A simple e-mail started it all. Kathy Cadden of Operation Ukraine notified Beth Lucas of Heritage Academy about the organization’s dire need, as she worked to collect supplies to aid those affected by the Haitian earthquake.

 

From Carnegie Hall to Columbus, African Children’s Choir spreads a joyful noise

Posted 2/14/2010 in Entertainment

They may be small in stature, but their combined voices and joyful spirit soar. The internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir brings a “Journey of Hope” to the Golden Triangle Saturday, March 6.

 

 

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