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Renaissance to jazz in MUW's Fall Concert

Posted 10/30/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi University for Women's Department of Music and Theatre will present its 2010 Fall Choral Concert Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, 602 Main St., in Columbus.



Symphony Chorus to perform music of Franz Schubert

Posted 10/30/2010 in Entertainment

A free public performance Sunday, Nov. 7, by the Starkville-MSU Symphony Chorus will feature Franz Schubert's "Mass in G," accompanied by strings and organ.



Vendors' deadline Nov. 8 for HEARTS Bazaar

Posted 10/30/2010 in Entertainment

The HEARTS After School Tutoring Program will be a highlight of the community holiday season with its fundraising Holiday Bazaar. This festive day will be Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in the lower level of Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus.



MSU prof: Halloween has evolved from its roots

Posted 10/30/2010 in Entertainment

Robert Wolverton's orange ceramic pumpkin, which welcomes visitors to his house during October, shows how much Halloween has evolved through the centuries.


Columbus artist animated about his 'alter ego'

Posted 10/30/2010 in Entertainment

Even as a youngster growing up in Columbus, Robert Williams was "a doodler," drawing whatever appealed to his fertile imagination.


Dream 365 selected as Top 20 Event for spring

Posted 10/30/2010 in Entertainment

Dream 365--Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Celebration in Columbus, was recently selected by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events for Spring 2011.


Handworks Bazaar to help usher in holidays

Posted 10/30/2010 in Entertainment

The sun may not have set on Halloween just yet, but organizers of the fifth annual Christmas Handworks Bazaar at First United Methodist Church in Starkville Nov. 5 have their minds on Christmas shopping.


Get 'bowled over' by Empty Bowls Saturday

Posted 10/29/2010 in Entertainment

When ceramics instructor Al (Alisa) Holen, of Mississippi University for Women, set a goal of having 1,000 hand-crafted bowls made to sell at the Nov. 6 Empty Bowls fundraiser for hunger relief, she had confidence in the university and the community at large. And they came through.


A spirited past: Ghost hunt in Prairie searches for evidence to prove we are not alone

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

"I couldn't go in it right now, nooo ma'am," Linda Callahan sat shaking her head dramatically from side to side. Her attentive audience -- about 25 men and women in a ragged circle of chairs -- are huddled by camp light at the entrance of a World War II-era concrete bunker in Prairie. The night outside, dark and waiting, is still.


Giant Possum Town Yard Sale, Holiday Market set

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

Area residents and Main Street Columbus are gearing up for two November events at the Hitching Lot Farmer's Market -- the Giant Possum Town Yard Sale Nov. 6 and the Farmers' Market Holiday Bazaar Nov. 20.



Getting graphic: MUW's Bunnell receives award, lectures Nov. 1

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

Todd Bunnell, instructor of English at Mississippi University for Women, will make a presentation about comics and the graphic novel as a result of being named Mississippi Humanities Council MUW Humanities Teacher of the Year.


Law and order when the stakes are high in MUW's 'Twelve Angry Jurors'

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

The drama and angst of a jury deciding whether a man lives or dies is at the center of "Twelve Angry Jurors," the play to be presented Oct. 28-30 by the Mississippi University for Women Department of Music and Theatre.

'A little magic, a little fright' marks CAC open mic

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

The Columbus Arts Council wants to "Put a Spell on You" Friday, Oct. 29, in the Rosenzweig Arts Center's Omnova Theater.


Holiday Bazaar in Starkville moves to new location

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

Formerly operated by the Mississippi State University Campus Activities Board (CAB), the 38th Annual Holiday Bazaar has recently been placed in the hands of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership (GSDP) and will take place at the Starkville Sportsplex for the first time.



MUW student memoirs offer insight, hope Tuesday

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

The To Write Love on Her Arms' project at Mississippi University for Women will feature six-word memoirs by students on the theme of pain and hope. "Music and Memoirs" will be held Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. on the Demonstration Field (rain location, Rent Auditorium, Whitfield Hall). The public is invited to attend.



Union Academy-Hunt reunion week set

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

The Union Academy/Hunt Reunion Club will celebrate the 38th reunion for graduates and former students Oct. 24-30. The R.E. Hunt High School class of 1960 will be celebrating their 50th high school graduation.



Mississippi School of Arts announces open house

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

The Mississippi School of the Arts will host an open house for prospective students and their families on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the school campus at 355 W. Monticello St. in Brookhaven.


Renninger's complex work on exhibit at MUW

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

Intricate art pieces created by Mississippi artist Lee Renninger of Gulfport are on display in the Eugenia Summer Gallery inside the Mississippi University for Women Art and Design Building.


Jackson named MSU Extension director

Posted 10/23/2010 in Entertainment

An administrator with more than 25 years experience in agricultural education has been named director of the Mississippi State University Extension Service.



Vet School event to celebrate the human-animal bond

Posted 10/22/2010 in Entertainment

Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has planned a celebration Oct. 25-28 to examine the special relationship between humans and animals.



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