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Anne Freeze: A slice of brownie heaven

Posted 2/26/2009 in Columns

Remember that beautiful weather a couple of weeks ago? Oh, it was truly glorious with the promise of spring to come. Well one day during that spell I was sitting on the front porch of my friend and neighbor, Anne, with some others while we rocked and talked and laughed and ate. From her perch on the ridge parallel to Military Road you can see straight to Alabama.


HEARTS purse auction features Nash Street and one-of-a-kind finds

Posted 2/21/2009 in Entertainment

Patti Johnson loves an artistic challenge. The Columbus artist has been busy transforming a cigar box into a trendy accessory and a shell-shaped container into a stylish adornment. It’s all for a good cause. Johnson, and others like her, are gearing up for the third annual HEARTS Spring Purse and Bag Auction benefiting the non-profit after-school tutoring program.

‘The Glass Menagerie’ and screamers highlight week at MUW

Posted 2/21/2009 in Entertainment

With incredible nuance and what some might call an almost preternatural insight, Tennessee Williams crafted on paper some of literature and film’s most memorably complex and flawed characters. A few of them will be in Columbus for a visit this week. The brutish “Stanley Kowalski” and his long-suffering “Stella.” An overbearing “Amanda Wingfield,” her tragically fragile daughter, “Laura,” and conflicted son “Tom” — in one form or another, they each will resurrect the spirit of the famous playwright born in Columbus in 1911.


Cotton District Festival calls on artisans

Posted 2/21/2009 in Entertainment

Longer days and spurts of warm weather signal the impending arrival of spring. With the new season will come area festivals filled with live music, good food and unique visual arts.



Jazz, surrealism to highlight MSU Lyceum Series presentation

Posted 2/21/2009 in Entertainment

STARKVILLE — Combining jazz and short films, The Hot Club of San Francisco brings a unique musical and visual combination to Mississippi State University March 5.



Giant Possum Town Yard Sale debuts at Farmers’ Market April 4

Posted 2/21/2009 in Entertainment

Crammed closets got you down? Having trouble closing cabinets? Or perhaps you’re simply a fan of fantastic bargains. Well, the Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market in downtown Columbus has something for you.



Adele Elliott: Slumdogs and fat cats

Posted 2/21/2009 in Columns

Oscar hype is a very big deal in many places. Not so much in Columbus, I suppose, since most of the Academy Award nominated films are not shown locally. We’ll probably catch them, after the fact, on HBO.



Roger Truesdale: This pack rat has got a plan

Posted 2/21/2009 in Columns

I’m not a certified empty nester. Having three kids in college who might return like bad nickels if this economy thing doesn’t turn around, makes me no more than an empty nester-in-training.


Coffeehouse concert benefits Palmer Home Friday

Posted 2/14/2009 in Entertainment

As far as the Carlstrom family of Columbus is concerned, “love is still a worthy cause.” That’s the name they’ve applied to a community coffeehouse concert they have organized for Friday at 7 p.m. at the Columbus Country Club.


Tennessee Williams celebrated with ‘Meals for a quarter’ Friday on MUW campus

Posted 2/14/2009 in Entertainment

When it comes to bargains, the Mississippi University for Women Department of Music and Theatre can’t be beat. For a mere quarter, they are offering Brando, red beans and rice and an evening of Tennessee Williams Friday, Feb. 20, in Cromwell Communication Center on the MUW campus. As a prelude to its production of Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” Feb. 26-March 1, the department’s “Meals for a quarter in the Quarter” will include “dinner and a movie” beginning at 7:30 p.m. The original play, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author born in Columbus, won the prestigious New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1945. “When Tennessee Williams was a struggling artist in New Orleans, he lived for a while in a home run by an eccentric landlady who tried briefly to open a restaurant,” explained play director Brook Hanemann, of MUW. “To help pay rent, Williams passed out flyers for his landlady brandishing his own advertising slogan: ‘Meals for a quarter in the Quarter.’



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