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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.

 

CD release party has Swing Shift ‘Back 40 Rockin’

Posted 11/7/2009 in Entertainment

“People have always been good to us, and we’d kinda like to put on a little party for our friends and fans,” says Swing Shift front man and founder Johnny Coleman. “They’ve been with us a long time.”

 

Get the holiday spirit at the Handworks Bazaar

Posted 10/31/2009 in Entertainment

If the past three years are anything to judge by, savvy shoppers with an eye to the holidays will be out in force Nov. 7 for the 2009 edition of the Handworks Christmas Bazaar in Starkville.

 

Nobel Laureate in Economics to speak at MSU Nov. 12

Posted 10/31/2009 in Entertainment

The 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics who also was lead author of a report on climate change that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize will speak Nov. 12 at Mississippi State University.

 

 

Saturday walk at Propst Park benefits Life Choices Center

Posted 10/31/2009 in Entertainment

The Life Choices Pregnancy Care Center will host its annual Walk for Life fundraiser Nov. 7 at Propst Park in Columbus. This year’s event features a walk/run option.

 

Recycling field trip stops at imagination station

Posted 10/31/2009 in Entertainment

Fourth- and fifth-grade MERIT students from New Hope Elementary School took a field trip Oct. 20 to learn about recycling first hand. After visiting the Lowndes County landfill, Triangle Maintenance and Columbus Scrap Metal, students took in the eye-popping sights at artist Elayne Goodman’s studio and yard, which are filled with whimsical art made with recyclables of every kind.

Author Neil White to speak at Bryan’s Luncheon with Books

Posted 10/31/2009 in Entertainment

Bryan Public Library in West Point will host author Neil White Wednesday, Nov. 11, for Luncheon With Books. The noon luncheon is $6 at the library located at 338 Commerce St.

All the difference: United Way way agencies can

Posted 10/31/2009 in Entertainment

Mamie Cunningham, at 93, likes to sit on the front porch of her home, absorbing the comings and goings of the neighborhood. The longtime Columbus resident takes pleasure, too, in the time she spends with family members each day. It’s a joy made more special for the wheelchair-bound woman since her doctors’ recent pronouncement that she is cancer-free.

Art in Autumn: Kappa Pi art auction draws out success

Posted 10/31/2009 in Entertainment

For area art lovers, one of the much-anticipated events of the year is the Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity’s Art in Autumn auction.

CAC presents guitar virtuoso, Starving Artist opening Nov. 8

Posted 10/31/2009 in Entertainment

Lily Afshar, deemed “one of the world’s foremost classical guitarists” by Public Radio International, will bring her unique blend of Eastern and Western influences to the Rosenzweig Arts Center’s Omnova Theater Sunday, Nov. 8, at 3:30 p.m.

 

Halloween weekend events scare up plenty to do

Posted 10/29/2009 in Entertainment

A quick look around the Golden Triangle reveals no shortage of ways for goblins large and small to get into the festive spirit. Check out this sampling of events ranging from costume contests to fall carnivals taking place during the next three days. Keep in mind, inclement weather could affect some outdoor events.

 

 

Halloween night with MPR at Duff Green Mansion

Posted 10/26/2009 in Entertainment

The public is invited to join MPR at Vickburg’s Duff Green Mansion (1856), the source of many tales of benign paranormal activity. The investigation begins at 4 p.m. and extends beyond midnight.

 

 

Mark those calendars for downtown holiday events

Posted 10/24/2009 in Entertainment

Knowing it’s not too early to flag dates for the busy holiday season ahead, Main Street Columbus has announced the schedule of special community events taking place downtown during November and December.

 

 

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