There is a song called “Out Among the Stars” about a boy with no money who tries to hold up a liquor store and is caught and shot and killed by the police. Bill Cooke’s favorite version of the song is done by John Starling, and his favorite lyric is dark but sheds a lot of light on Cooke’s view of the world we live in these days: “The evening news carries all the details, he dies in every living room in town.”
Pink, blue, yellow. That was the color progression of Pilgrimage dresses for little girls growing up in the Beneke household in the mid-1970s to 1991.
The reverence of the Easter season has inspired Wesley United Methodist Church in Columbus and its Associate Pastor, the Rev. Pamela Cameron, to offer a new, meditative experience for the community during Holy Week.
Award-winning Mississippi State University fiction writer Becky Hagenston will read from her new short stories next month on campus.
Dianne Patterson and her husband, Jim, were headed out to church one cold December Wednesday when the phone rang.
The Columbus Arts Council’s Dining for Art gala is just around the corner. The March 27 event at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in the heart of downtown Columbus will serve up mouth-watering food, silent and live auctions and entertainment by the always popular Class of 65 and Big Ben Atkins.
In what may be one of the most memorable fine art musical presentations in the Golden Triangle’s recent memory, the Columbus Choral Society and Meridian Symphony Chorus will join to present Easter selections of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” Sunday, March 28.
The Gordy Honors Forum Series will feature Iraq War veteran Eric Alva Thursday, March 25, at 6 p.m. at Nissan Auditorium in Parkinson Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. He will be speaking on the topic “Ending ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’” The event is free and open to the public.
Students at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will welcome thousands of school children and other visitors to campus on the second weekend in April.
When Columbus hosts its 70th annual Spring Pilgrimage April 5-17, the hospitality mat will be out and the events varied.
Main Street Columbus and the Columbus Arts Council will present the first Market Street Festival Juried Arts Exhibit at the 15th annual festival in downtown Columbus May 7-8.
More than 70 nations will be represented March 27 when Mississippi State welcomes the community’s 20th annual International Fiesta.
Internationally renowned for its contemporary style, Parsons Dance will bring athleticism, personality and extraordinary artistry to the troupe’s Wednesday, March 31, appearance at Mississippi State University.
On April 10, a few of those nostalgic memories will surface in “If These Walls Could Talk,” a play written by Pam Rhea for the Junior Auxiliary of Columbus 60th annual Charity Ball at Trotter Convention Center.
In a rare public appearance in the Golden Triangle, author, lecturer and humorist Mark Twain — as interpreted by Robert Valentine — will entertain an audience Thursday, March 18, at the Ritz Theater and Conference Center in West Point, to benefit that city’s Bryan Public Library.
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.