Two Columbus festivals are rejoicing this week. The Seventh Avenue Festival was designated as a top festival in the Southeast, and the Sam Hairston Celebration received financial backing for its musical lineup.
Grammy Award-winning artist Jason Mraz, a Virginia native now living in San Diego, will headline the Sept. 24 MSU Bulldog Bash presented by Cellular South.
A record-breaking 58 "send-off" parties will be hosted this month and in August by the Mississippi State University Alumni Association and Office of Admissions and Scholarships, as chapters around the nation welcome incoming students to the 132-year-old land grant institution.
The Lowndes County Chapter of Mississippi's First Alumnae Association will host its Annual Business Meeting Thursday, July 22, at the Columbus Country Club. The luncheon will begin with registration at 11:45 a.m. All MUW alums and friends are invited to attend. Officers will be installed to serve for the 2010-11 year.
Participants at the 2010 Mississippi State University Summer Scholars camps currently in progress have been busy writing and producing an original musical comedy to present to the public.
The Starkville Area Arts Council presents an exhibit of artwork from the T. K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability at Mississippi State University through August 31 at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership building, 200 E. Main St., in downtown Starkville. The GSDP is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Celebrity makeup artist and Aberdeen native Billy Brasfield has been busy making over another of Aberdeen's older homes, this time for an HGTV show to air in January 2011. After weeks of intense work, structurally and design-wise, the home at 208 High St. in Aberdeen will be completely staged and featured in an open house for the public Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.
An exhibition of artwork by Columbus resident Virginia Lloyd Eselin, titled "Before and After the Storm: A Retrospective/A New Beginning," is open at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center in Columbus.
Get ready, Golden Triangle; Tri City Derby Dolls introduce roller derby.
The deadline to turn in submissions for the 2011 Cotton District Arts Festival Poster Competition is fast approaching.
"Welty," an exhibit featuring photographs by Eudora Welty, opens Monday at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at 314 Seventh St. N. It will be up through Aug. 30.
Life Choices Pregnancy Care Center has announced that Pam Tebow, mother of Heisman Trophy winner and Denver Broncos draft pick Tim Tebow, will be the keynote speaker at a fundraising banquet Sept. 16 in Starkville.
Big Joe Shelton of Columbus has been awarded a $4,400 Fellowship grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.
Several William Faulkner novels and short stories were made into poignant feature films, but, unknown to many, the Nobel Prize-winning author also wrote screenplays for Hollywood.
A bit of New Orleans will arrive in Columbus Sept. 10, when the Tennessee Williams Tribute welcomes a Stella Shouting Contest as part of its week-long festivities in the city of the playwright and poet's birth in 1911.
Children attending Vacation Bible School at the Piney Grove United Methodist Church in Steens June 21-25 learned an important lesson the surest way -- by doing.
When Andy Harkness was bagging groceries on the night shift at Starkville's Sack and Save 18 years ago, he had no idea his future was about to become so ... well, animated.
LeAnn Shelton made up her mind a very long time ago it's better to laugh than cry about what can't be changed. And please don't tell her there's anything she can't do. The 28-year-old Reform, Ala., woman has been proving that wrong since losing her left arm in a riding mower accident when she was 4 years old.
Put the grassroots country music of Starkville-based Nash Street and the grand old Delta Queen steamboat together. Throw in a low country boil, an eager audience, and what do you get? Good times and a music video that will herald the next stage of the talented quintet's career.