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Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry sells for $115 million

Posted 12/14/2011 in Entertainment

Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry collection fetched a record-setting $115 million -- including more than $11.8 million for a pearl necklace and more than $8.8 million for a diamond ring given to her by Richard Burton -- at an auction of gems and other memorabilia amassed by the late actress.

 

 

Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers in Rock Hall

Posted 12/7/2011 in Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Welcome to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Guns N' Roses. The seminal rock band of the late 1980s and early '90s, best known for hits such as "Welcome to the Jungle," "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "November Rain," leads the 2012 class of inductees announced Wednesday.

 

 

Court Street cottages to be featured in West Point's Tour of Homes

Posted 12/5/2011 in Entertainment

West Point's Main Street Association is sponsoring its second Christmas Tour of Homes, Sunday, Dec. 11, from 3-5:30 p.m. Homes in the quaint, historic Court Street District are featured in this year's tour, as well as the city's oldest church building, the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, on Broad Street.

 

 

Native American song and dance centerstage Friday

Posted 12/5/2011 in Entertainment

Music and dance are intricately interwoven into the story of the American Indian. Tribal histories are told and retold through vocalization and the percussive heartbeat of the drum. Dancers in regalia evoke traditions and ceremonies rooted deep in the past.

 

 

Choir and orchestra continue 'Messiah' tradition

Posted 12/5/2011 in Entertainment

One of the most-anticipated Christmas traditions in the Golden Triangle returns Tuesday, Dec. 13, when an area-wide choir of approximately 125 voices and a professional orchestra present George Frideric Handel's "Messiah."

 

'Road to Bluegrass' showcases Opry alumni Nov. 25

Posted 11/19/2011 in Entertainment

When Thanksgiving's feast is settled, and kick-off for Egg Bowl is still hours away, a toe-tapping bluegrass show Friday night at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in Columbus will bring three Grand Ole Opry veterans to the stage in "The Road to Bluegrass."

Area performers channel icons in 'Happy Flower Radio Hour'

Posted 11/13/2011 in Entertainment

Some of country/western music's best-known pioneers will be on stage Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center. Or, at least some of their best-loved songs will be interpreted by local singers paying homage. The old-time "Happy Flower Radio Hour" is a nostalgic trip to an earlier time, when families gathered around the radio for entertainment -- when shows like the "Grand Ole Opry" and "National Barn Dance" aired.

Historic church architecture, gardens and antiques are focus of Decorative Arts and Preservation Forum

Posted 10/30/2011 in Entertainment

The year was 1863. The country was mired in civil war, but in the small town of Columbus, Miss., Father J.B. Mouton, a French missionary, had a vision. He saw a new church, one inspired by his memory of the glorious 13th-century Sainte-Chapelle in the heart of Paris.

New Harmonies: Smithsonian exhibit and CAC offer immersion into early music of America

Posted 10/23/2011 in Entertainment

Roots. As a little girl, Linda Lou Richardson couldn't get enough of the tinny tunes coming from her parents' old battery-operated radio. "LuLu" would dance through the house, clutching a ragged straw broom like a treasured guitar, singing along to Hank Williams Sr., live from the Grand Ole Opry.

 

Nobel Prize winner will share 'defining science' Wednesday

Posted 10/23/2011 in Entertainment

Sir Harold W. Kroto, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will be featured Oct. 26 in a special program at Mississippi State.

 

 

Christie's 'Mousetrap' mystery begins Thursday at MUW

Posted 10/22/2011 in Entertainment

Murder and mystery take centerstage Oct. 27-29 when the Department of Music and Theatre at Mississippi University for Women presents Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" in Cromwell Theatre.

 

 

Welty Symposium boasts roster of international, Southern writers

Posted 10/15/2011 in Entertainment

The 23rd annual Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium Oct. 20-22 in Columbus embraces the theme "Crossing Cultures in the South: 'into the lovely room full of strangers.'" The phrase is drawn from Welty's story, "The Bride of Innisfallen." With it, the symposium celebrates the role of international writers in Southern literature and the influence of other cultures on Southern writers.

 

 

Ghostly tour will delve into Columbus' spirited past

Posted 10/15/2011 in Entertainment

On Friday, Oct. 28, "Spirited Columbus" tours will explore the city's "haunted past." Deluxe mini-buses will carry passengers on tours departing at 6:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. from the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market site at 200 Second Ave. N.

 

Quilter Karen Combs to give lecture at the RAC tonight

Posted 10/14/2011 in Entertainment

The Possum Town Quilters present nationally known quilter, teacher, author and fabric designer Karen Combs at 7 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., Columbus.

Temptations with Dennis Edwards, Rare Earth headline 'Legends 2' at Columbus' Riverwalk Oct. 8

Posted 10/1/2011 in Entertainment

"I'm that guy that started off singin' behind the bar ... and I'm still waitin' for somebody to say, 'Hey, man, you gotta go get a real job,'" chuckled Dennis Edwards, speaking via phone Tuesday from St. Louis.

 

British-American historian opens MSU lecture series

Posted 9/17/2011 in Entertainment

On Tuesday, British-American historian Amanda Foreman will explore U.S.-British relations during the Civil War, as she opens the Mississippi State University Institute for Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series.

 

 

West Point film 'Illumination' will premiere at The Ritz

Posted 9/17/2011 in Entertainment

West Point's Michael Williams has always admired filmmaker Steven Spielberg's attention to detail, captivating storytelling and ability to create movies with the right mixture of heart, wonderment and suspense grounded in reality, no matter how fantastic the subject matter.

 

 

Wednesday's Table Talk to preview Welty Symposium

Posted 9/17/2011 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and Mississippi University for Women join forces on Sept. 21 to preview MUW's upcoming Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium. The theme of the 2011 symposium, "Crossing Cultures in the South: 'into the lovely room full of strangers,'" is inspired by Eudora Welty's short story "The Bride of Innisfallen."

 

Country singer to headline 'Rockin' the Park'

Posted 9/16/2011 in Entertainment

Concert venues can vary between hole-in-the-wall bars to 70,000-seat stadiums. But there's one that brings out the best in country music singer Brinley Addington.

 

Wednesday's Table Talk examines 'The Help'

Posted 9/11/2011 in Entertainment

The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library continues its Table Talk series Sept. 14 with an examination of Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel "The Help." Members of a local book discussion group, The Sisters, will analyze the book's setting, its taut 1960s historical context, and focus on the complex relationships among the main characters.

 

 

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