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Games, costumes, bachelors highlight W’s Oktoberfest

Posted 10/10/2009 in Entertainment

With games and food booths, costume contests for people and pets — plus a bachelor auction — Mississippi University for Women’s Oktoberfest, Tuesday, Oct. 20, promises fall fun for the whole community. Admission is free to the event on Shattuck Lawn from 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

 

 

Freedom and controversy visit the library

Posted 10/10/2009 in Entertainment

To most people, the public library evokes images of quiet halls, mountains of books and studious librarians. But libraries can also be the setting for raucous controversy, especially relating to freedom of speech and the First Amendment. Libraries and the First Amendment, a new exhibit at the Columbus Public Library provided by the Chicago-based McCormick Freedom Project, explores the library’s role in enabling and protecting First Amendment freedoms.

 

 

Guest artist recital adds a touch of ‘bon appetit’

Posted 10/10/2009 in Entertainment

The Mississippi University for Women Department of Music and Theatre is sponsoring a guest artist recital Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Artz Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church, 602 Main St., in Columbus.

 

 

Chinacenterstage in annual International Series

Posted 10/10/2009 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women’s annual International Series will open with a screening of the award-winning Chinese documentary “Last House Standing” (2004) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in Martin Hall, Room 220, on the MUW campus.

 

 

Shades of the ’60s — Beatlemania strikes again

Posted 10/10/2009 in Entertainment

While it may not be the actual Fab Four, the live show in Rent Auditorium Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. will be a chance to relive the sound that inspired a sea change in music and pop culture.

 

 

Get inside/out with landscape design symposium

Posted 10/10/2009 in Entertainment

The Mississippi State University Department of Landscape Architecture and the Garden Clubs of Mississippi Inc. will present the 54th annual Edward C. Martin Jr. Landscape Design Symposium Wednesday, Oct. 21.

 

 

MSU series explores ‘End of the Roman Empire’

Posted 10/10/2009 in Entertainment

STARKVILLE — Noted British historian and author Adrian Goldsworthy will be guest speaker Wednesday when Mississippi State University’s Institute for the Humanities launches its 2009-10 Distinguished Speaker Series.

 

 

Pulitzer-winning poet, noted authors tapped for 21st annual Welty Writers’ Symposium Oct. 22-24

Posted 10/10/2009 in Entertainment

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Mississippi native Natasha Trethewey will be joined by 12 other authors in honoring the legacy of Mississippi University for Women alumna Eudora Welty during the 21st annual Eudora Welty Writer’s Symposium Oct. 22-24 on the MUW campus.

 

 

Blues reign at Aberdeen’s Bukka White Festival

Posted 10/10/2009 in Entertainment

The Bukka White Blue Bluff Festival, formerly known as the Blue Bluff Festival, will be Oct.16-17 at Blue Bluff Landing in Aberdeen, on the banks of the Tenn Tom Waterway. For the second year, this free festival will feature an all-blues program, hosting some of the finest artists in Mississippi. The new Bukka White marker, which brings Aberdeen recognition as a part of the Mississippi Blues Trail, will be unveiled Friday at 4 p.m. in downtown Aberdeen.

 

Tennis, anyone?

Posted 10/10/2009 in Entertainment

Ponce de Leon might have been a few hundred years too early in his quest for the elusive fountain of youth. Two Columbus men may have trumped the Spanish explorer, discovering a secret or two of their own to long-lasting vitality — on courts where the crisp thwack of a tennis ball is a much sweeter sound than the creak of any rocking chair.

Blues bash: Live bands, food, fun highlight CAC Fall Blues Ball Friday

Posted 10/3/2009 in Entertainment

When it means friends, good food and dancing the night away to the music of Jesse Robinson and the 500 Pounds of Blues Band, Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry and the Black Prairie Blues Band, who wouldn’t want to have a bout of the blues?

 

Princess stage to host David Allan Coe Oct. 8

Posted 10/3/2009 in Entertainment

David Allan Coe has spent a career pushing the proverbial envelope. As each new generation of “rednecks, kickers, pickers, preppies, skinheads, Deadheads, hippies and bikers” showed up to hear him, his reputation as one of country’s outlaws grew.

 

 

Take a ‘spirited’ tour with local Ghosts & Legends

Posted 10/3/2009 in Entertainment

Among October’s many gifts are the tingling thrills and chills in anticipation of things that may go, at least gently, bump in the night.

 

 

Hazard Lecture Series celebrates ‘Voyage of the Artist’

Posted 10/3/2009 in Entertainment

The 18th annual Hazard Lecture Series returns to Columbus on two consecutive upcoming Mondays, Oct. 19 and Oct. 26. Featuring noted author George Thatcher of Gulfport and composer K. Lee Scott of Birmingham, Ala., the free public events designed to stimulate thought and broaden horizons will celebrate the “Voyage of the Artist.”

 

36th annual style show, auction to aid Recovery House

Posted 9/26/2009 in Entertainment

As sure as Mother Nature drops tantalizing autumnal hints this time each year, Soroptimist International of Columbus can be counted on to be hard at work planning its annual style show, luncheon, silent auction and tablescape showcase. The 36th annual event takes place Thursday, Oct. 8, at Trotter Convention Center.

A fall perspective: Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation launches inaugural Fall Tour

Posted 9/26/2009 in Entertainment

Columbus’ spring Pilgrimage is a venerable and familiar friend, widely-known for its resplendent display of antebellum architecture and living history. But the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation is adding a fresh perspective with the first-ever Fall Tour of Historic Homes — and downtown loft apartments — Oct. 1-4.

 

Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival will be a ‘party with a purpose’

Posted 9/26/2009 in Entertainment

Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival chair Kabir Karriem has a good feeling about this year’s big event Oct. 1-3.

 

‘True Grits’ Sept. 25 proves storytelling is not just for kids

Posted 9/19/2009 in Entertainment

And who said storytelling is only for children? Award-winning story performer and actress Dolores Hydock handily dispels that misconception with “True Grits: Stories of Home Cooking, Diet Detours and Southern Hospitality” Friday, Sept. 25, in the Columbus Arts Council’s Omnova Theater at 501 Main St.

 

Ragtime, jazz, patriotic tunes to highlight ‘Pops on the Plaza’

Posted 9/19/2009 in Entertainment

The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony will be joined Tuesday, Sept. 29, by the city-campus’ Brass Quintet for a performance at the downtown Cadence Bank plaza at the corner of Main and Jackson streets in Starkville.

 

Free music, fan fun to highlight Bulldog Bash

Posted 9/19/2009 in Entertainment

The Bulldog nation and music fans of all allegiances will be out in force Saturday, Sept. 25, as a crowd estimated to reach near 30,000 fills Starkville’s Cotton District for the 10th annual Bulldog Bash. Headlining the free event sponsored by the Mississippi State University Student Association and Alumni Association is nationally-known rock band Third Eye Blind. Also performing are Jamie Davis and Soul Gravy, Sterling Y, The Flames, Red Hill City, Z-Flo and Hot Chelle Rae. Bulldog Bash co-coordinator Rob Triplett said the SA chose this year’s lineup with a strategy based off of polling, research and student responses from previous bashes.

 

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