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MSU students set concert to aid food pantries

Posted 4/3/2010 in Entertainment

Three Oktibbeha County community organizations are designated beneficiaries of an April 8 Hunger Strike Charity Concert at Mississippi State.

 

 

Block party to help kick off Columbus Pilgrimage Monday

Posted 4/3/2010 in Entertainment

Blue skies and warm temperatures are on tap to greet opening events of Columbus’ 70th annual Spring Pilgrimage Monday. In addition to the first home tours and Tales from the Crypt, a community-wide block party will help launch the 13-day showcase of historical architecture, living history and unique activities.

 

Local legend brings wisdom to stage

Posted 3/30/2010 in Entertainment

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.”

Historic homes, generations return for 70th annual Spring Pilgrimage

Posted 3/27/2010 in Entertainment

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.

Wesley to present reflections of Easter

Posted 3/27/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

MSU literary event to feature ‘Strange Weather’

Posted 3/27/2010 in Entertainment

Award-winning Mississippi State University fiction writer Becky Hagenston will read from her new short stories next month on campus.

 

 

Area music calendar

Posted 3/23/2010 in Entertainment

 

For the birds: Birder of the Year wants to share what all the flap is about

Posted 3/20/2010 in Entertainment

Dianne Patterson and her husband, Jim, were headed out to church one cold December Wednesday when the phone rang.

Eat, bid, dance and be merry at CAC’s Dining for Art

Posted 3/20/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

Columbus Choral Society, Meridian Symphony Chorus in concert March 28

Posted 3/20/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

 

Alva to address ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ at MUW Thursday

Posted 3/20/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

 

Veterinary students plan to welcome thousands

Posted 3/20/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

Discover Columbus: 70th Spring Pilgrimage heralds more tours and special events

Posted 3/20/2010 in Entertainment

When Columbus hosts its 70th annual Spring Pilgrimage April 5-17, the hospitality mat will be out and the events varied.

 

Market Street Festival extends juried arts deadline

Posted 3/20/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

 

Pageantry, games, food central to MSU International Fiesta

Posted 3/20/2010 in Entertainment

More than 70 nations will be represented March 27 when Mississippi State welcomes the community’s 20th annual International Fiesta.

 

 

New York’s Parsons Dance to perform for MSU Lyceum Series

Posted 3/20/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

'If these walls could talk'

Posted 3/13/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

‘Mark Twain’ to entertain for Bryan Library benefit

Posted 3/13/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

 

Ragtime returns

Posted 3/13/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

 

Late teacher, friend’s memory honored with ‘Sorta Love Songs’

Posted 3/13/2010 in Entertainment

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.

 

 

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