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Dunkelberg to read from new book of poems

Posted 4/24/2009 in Entertainment

Dr. Kendall Dunkelberg, professor of English at Mississippi University for Women, has published a new book of poetry, “Time Capsules,” with Texas Review Press. The director of creative writing will read from “Time Capsules” Monday, April 24th at 4 p.m. in Painter Hall, Room 108, on the university campus. The public is invited to attend. A book signing will follow.

 

Nature heals the human spirit in YMCA’s “The Secret Garden”

Posted 4/24/2009 in Entertainment

One of literature’s most heart-warming classics is the inspiration for the YMCA Drama Team spring production. “The Secret Garden,” based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett, will be presented by the Frank P. Phillips YMCA troupe Friday, May 1, in Rent Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus at 7 p.m.

Local soap and candle maker is one of nearly 200 vendors preparing for Market Street Festival

Posted 4/17/2009 in Entertainment

Chris McDill has been creating something from almost nothing since he was “ ... old enough to have my hands on anything.”

 

Saturday marks opening day for Farmers’ Market

Posted 4/17/2009 in Entertainment

As sunshine and mild temperatures become more consistent, Mother Earth is beginning to yield the first of what promises to be months of delicious, homegrown goodness for the table.

 

‘Boss’ Sweet Potato Queen Jill Conner Browne to appear in West Point

Posted 4/17/2009 in Entertainment

They’re gaudy, brash and shamelessly funny. And if you can’t tell that from the Sweet Potato Queens’ lime sequined outfits and big red hair, maybe one of the “Boss Queen’s” books — like the No. 1 New York Times Best Seller “The Sweet Potato Queen’s Field Guide to Men: Every Man I Love is Either Married, Gay or Dead” — will clarify the point.

Curtain opens on ‘The Pajama Game’ at Heritage April 24-26

Posted 4/17/2009 in Entertainment

There’s trouble brewing on the pajama factory floor, and only delicate negotiations will quell it. But while the leader of the union grievance committee and the handsome new factory superintendent square off — and fall in love — the audience can count on “The Pajama Game” to entertain with Broadway-style show numbers at Heritage Academy April 24-26.

Art and architecture meet the past in artist's detailed drawings of Columbus

Posted 4/10/2009 in Entertainment

Tracie Grace Lyons is convinced old buildings have stories to tell. Armed with rulers, watercolors and a keen eye to the past, the Mississippi State University fine arts major is giving visual voice to as many of those as she can.

Ean Evans’ friends to rock Columbus at Mississippi Kid Festival

Posted 4/10/2009 in Entertainment

Those who know him best will tell you he’s one of the good guys. Selfless, generous with time, talent and encouragement. Ean Evans — “The Mississippi Kid” — has spent years doing for others. And now friends want to do something for him.

Golden Triangle gears up for Relay for Life

Posted 4/10/2009 in Entertainment

Eager supporters of every age are breaking in their walking shoes for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life April 24 at Saunders Field (Magnolia Bowl). This signature event celebrates courage, survivorship and remembrance for every individual and family who has battled the disease.

Friendship Cemetery to get a face lift

Posted 4/10/2009 in Entertainment

Rakes and garden gloves are encouraged, but not essential. A willing heart and pair of hands are the primary tools needed to be an integral part of the Community Day of Service April 18 at Friendship Cemetery.

 

Macon welcomes Jim Anderson pottery exhibit Friday at Welcome Center

Posted 4/10/2009 in Entertainment

Jim Anderson took a learned path on the way to being a potter whose works have been exhibited throughout the mid-South. On Friday, April 17, an exhibit of the Hernando resident’s work opens at the Macon Welcome Center on South Jefferson Street, where it will be through May 8.

 

JA Charity Ball royalty honored for service to others

Posted 4/4/2009 in Entertainment

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus honored its 2009 Charity Ball king and queen Saturday at Trotter Convention Center during the 59th annual Charity Ball and Pageant.

Building back: Virginia volunteers resurrect burned Tabernacle cabin

Posted 4/4/2009 in Entertainment

The Rev. Ron Thomas remembers the phone call that came that late November Sunday.

A stitch in time: Area quilters advance to semifinals in international show

Posted 4/4/2009 in Entertainment

Sharon Hedrick, of Columbus, and Julia Graber, of Brooksville, have been selected as two of 388 semifinalists for the 25th anniversary American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show and Contest April 22-25 in Paducah, Ky.

A century later, Friendship’s weeping angel still inspires

Posted 4/4/2009 in Entertainment

She is one of the most photographed ladies in Columbus, her image gracing magazines, brochures and gallery walls. She captures imaginations and inspires artists. And, even after 118 years, the weeping angel of Friendship Cemetery still keeps a silent and poignant vigil over the grave of the Rev. Thomas Cox Teasdale, the ninth pastor of First Baptist Church in Columbus, who died in 1891, at the age of 83.

A community spring cleans for first-ever ‘giant yard sale’

Posted 3/28/2009 in Entertainment

Ever since Spirus Roach, that wizened settler said to resemble a possum, inspired native tribes in the early 1800s to dub our little settlement Shook-huttah-tom-a-hah — Opossum Town — Columbus has rather enjoyed its lighthearted association with the waddling marsupial. Even then, pioneers and traders passing through knew a good bargain when they saw it.

Hearing loss doesn’t keep local woman from being ‘just like you’

Posted 3/28/2009 in Entertainment

For too many employees, reporting to work every morning means just another day at the office. But for Jennifer Lee, the punch of the clock as it stamps her J.C. Penney Co. time card is a success story, a validation of her newfound courage and confidence.

 

Live music, home tours, living history launch Pilgrimage Monday

Posted 3/28/2009 in Entertainment

The 69th annual Columbus Pilgrimage begins Monday with a flourish of live music and living history.

 

 

Classical guitarist to perform at RAC April 5

Posted 3/28/2009 in Entertainment

Young classical guitarist Erol Ozsever, of Indiana, will be in concert in the Omnova Theater of the Rosenzweig Arts Center Sunday, April 5, at 3 p.m. The artist’s program includes selections by Sylviu Leopold Weiss, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Sergio Assad, among other noted composers.

 

Historic homes do the talking in young authors’ new book

Posted 3/28/2009 in Entertainment

“If these walls could talk ... ” Thanks to Dale Rainey’s class of gifted students at Heritage Academy, some of them can. In “More Houses Talk,” 16 antebellum homes speak from the pages, offering a friendly, first “person” glimpse into the pasts of some of Columbus’ architectural treasures built between 1828 and 1858.

 

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