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First Book taking applications for book distributions to children

Posted 11/23/2009 in Entertainment

The Greater Golden Triangle Advisory Board for First Book, a national organization which provides free books to children in economic need, is accepting applications for book distributions to be given to those residing in Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Clay and Noxubee Counties.

 

MUW’s ‘A Christmas Pudding’ makes merry with songs and readings

Posted 11/23/2009 in Entertainment

‘Tis the season for song and merriment. The Mississippi University for Women Department of Music and Theatre will deliver just that with “A Christmas Pudding,” by David Birney, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3-4. This Christmas celebration told in songs, stories, poems and tales by Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Emily Dickinson, Shakespeare, Shaw, Longfellow, St. Luke and others takes place at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Cromwell Theatre on campus.

Stop Hunger Now offers volunteer opportunity today

Posted 11/23/2009 in Entertainment

“As I try to sum up what I’ve seen, smelled, tasted and touched in the past two weeks here in Eburru, words fall short of describing the desperation of the situation here. The livelihoods of all living in this town and surrounding area are perilous, and if conditions do not improve, death is certain for many ... ”

A Rebel goes to the Dawgs: Rivalries aside, this Rebel pup got a second chance at life through vet care in Bulldog country

Posted 11/23/2009 in Entertainment

“Don’t tell them you’re a Rebel,” Tommy Walker whispered to his son’s badly-injured dog, Tayson, as they approached the entrance to Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

 

Have a Victorian Christmas at Northport’s Dickens Downtown

Posted 11/23/2009 in Entertainment

NORTHPORT, Ala. — The streets and shops of historic downtown Northport, Ala., will once again come alive with music, children’s activities and holiday decor at the 20th annual Dickens Downtown Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 5-8 p.m.

 

 

‘American Idol’ stars to perform in Oxford

Posted 11/23/2009 in Entertainment

OXFORD — For one night only, “American Idol” stars are set to perform an array of holiday favorites at the University of Mississippi.

 

 

MSU’s 37th annual Holiday Bazaar to draw more than 100 vendors

Posted 11/14/2009 in Entertainment

Mississippi State University welcomes the holiday season with a two-day arts and crafts fair Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days, at the Joe Frank Sanderson Center on campus.

 

Scrooge and company sing their way through classic holiday tale

Posted 11/14/2009 in Entertainment

It’s dusk on Christmas Eve. All is cold in London’s darkening streets. As gloom settles in the accounting office of Scrooge and Marley, old Ebenezer Scrooge, that bitter miser, sparingly lights a candle at his desk. Nearby, his shivering clerk, Bob Cratchit, copies accounts.

 

African-American genealogy sought for Chicago publication

Posted 11/14/2009 in Entertainment

Have you asked yourself, “Why can’t I find anything about my people in my county’s heritage book?” Do you wish your ancestors had left behind a narrative of their own lives, rich in details about the people, places, and things that were most important to them?

 

 

MSU offers poinsettias, flowers at Holiday Open House

Posted 11/14/2009 in Entertainment

Dozens of poinsettia varieties and novelty plants will be on display and sale at the Dec. 4 Holiday Open House hosted by Mississippi State University’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. Additional poinsettia displays will be available Dec. 5 in Kosciusko and Jackson.

 

When planning holiday gifts, don’t forget the garden and kitchen

Posted 11/14/2009 in Entertainment

Mississippians may find themselves with many people on their gift lists and a small budget this year, but a few ideas and some creativity can help them give good gifts.

CAC presents ‘A Classical Ballet Holiday Gala’ to brighten holiday season

Posted 11/14/2009 in Entertainment

The Columbus Arts Council presents the award-winning Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet Theatre of Marina Medvetskaya in a “Classical Holiday Ballet Gala” Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2:30 p.m. The professional dance troupe of Russia will bring to life Tchaikovsky’s most beloved numbers from the second act of “The Nutcracker,” as well as other classical gems. They will also perform “Remember When,” a new one-act ballet to the music of George and Ira Gershwin during the festive event at Rent Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus.

 

Tennessee Williams honored in New York with induction

Posted 11/7/2009 in Entertainment

The late Tennessee Williams, born in Columbus in 1911, is most often associated with the vivid plays and characters he created and twice winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. But it is the Mississippi native’s poetry which inspired his induction Thursday, and in a special service today, into the American Poets’ Corner at the magnificent Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City.

 

 

Debut concert launches Choral Society

Posted 11/7/2009 in Entertainment

The newly-formed Columbus Choral Society will present its first concert Sunday, Nov. 15, in the First United Methodist Church Artz Fellowship Hall located at the corner of College Street and Sixth Street South in Columbus.

 

 

Artists and Authors Showcase welcomes Clay County’s own

Posted 11/7/2009 in Entertainment

WEST POINT — On Nov. 15, West Point will showcase its own Clay County artists and authors as part of Christmas Open House. The West Point Arts Council is hosting the second annual Artists and Authors Showcase, from noon-4:30 p.m., in the historic McClure Furniture building on the corner of Broad and Commerce Streets downtown.

 

 

Vendors, there’s still time to sign up for Holiday Market

Posted 11/7/2009 in Entertainment

Vendors of all things locally grown, made or conjured up still have time to sign up for the Nov. 21 Hitching Lot Holiday Market, Main Street Columbus has announced.

 

 

Musicians sought to resurrect that big band sound

Posted 11/7/2009 in Entertainment

Gill Harris freely admits he could talk all day about the big band era.

 

 

Entertaining travel trilogy is topic of FOL Book Talk

Posted 11/7/2009 in Entertainment

In a Friends of the Library Book Talk Wednesday at 2 p.m., Dr. Jane Hinton-Stegal will explore the ventures and adventures of native Iowan and journalist Bill Bryson, who spent 20-plus years in Britain before returning to his native land. The free event at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, 314 Seventh St. N., is open to the public.

 

 

TV stations launch food drive

Posted 11/7/2009 in Entertainment

North Mississippians are urged to drop off non-perishable canned goods at any of the 17 Mississippi State University Extension offices for the Food for Families Food Drive presented by WTVA, WLOV and WKDH TV stations. The drive runs through Dec. 16.

 

A father of invention: One man’s tale on becoming an inventor of ‘bizarre and useful devices’

Posted 11/7/2009 in Entertainment

Bob Elder — inventor, artist, world traveler, problem-solver — likes to make things. Rarefied, mechanical things; practical, labor-saving things; beautifully artistic things. Give him a challenge, and chances are, the gears will start tumbling. The 76-year-old retired mechanical and design engineer already holds patents for various widely-used components of farm, material-handling and asphalt-laying equipment. And, he’s a deft hand with stained glass and wood-cut art, as well.

 

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