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.
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 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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s been billed as the Super Bowl for pooches, the canine Academy Awards. Westminster is definitely the dog world’s big time.
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.
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.
Mississippi University for Women will host the 2010 Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship Smart Start Series.
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.
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.
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.
On Feb. 18-20, the Starkville Area Arts Council continues the tradition by showcasing 35 films submitted from as close to home as Columbus, Starkville and West Point — and as far away as Canada, Spain and Italy.
Joe Lee, a Starkville native and a graduate of Mississippi State University, will sign copies of his new suspense thriller, “The Magnolia Triangle” (Dogwood Press, 2009), at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m.
“It is the social event of the season ... for 3, 4 and 5-year-olds,” Edwina Williams smiles.
Clyde Lindley always keeps a spare guitar around, just in case. “You never know who may come along,” he offers with a wry grin, indicating a striking, new red instrument kept handy in his Starkville apartment.
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