Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) is excited to launch its SAAC Fellowship, funded in part with a 2-year grant from the Windgate Foundation. SAAC seeks 1-2 artists for this inaugural Fellowship, which is designed to expand SAAC's art education efforts while also building professional skill…

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A brisk and bright sun-dappled fable of above-ground adventure and below-the-surface identity, Enrico Casarosa's "Luca"  — a summery, shimmering fish-out-of-water fairy tale — is one of Pixar's most pure and condensed enchantments.

NEW YORK (AP) — Ned Beatty, the Oscar-nominated character actor who in half a century of American movies, including "Deliverance," "Network" and "Superman," was a booming, indelible presence in even the smallest parts, has died. He was 83.

Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) is excited to announce the latest Art in Public Places (AiPP) exhibit featuring works by Jackson native, Gary Walters. This exhibit features 23 watercolors, along with a collection of assorted unframed works.

GHENT, Belgium — Look closely, and one panel of the brilliantly restored lower half of the Ghent Altarpiece still has old varnish, right next to the vivid coloring that has come to life again in one of the most iconic works of Western art.

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — Former first lady Michelle Obama and soccer star Mia Hamm have been chosen for the National Women's Hall of Fame as part of a Class of 2021 announced Monday that also includes former PepsiCo Chief Executive Indra Nooyi and retired Brig. Gen. Rebecca Halstead.

LOS ANGELES — Lady Gaga's dog walker, who was shot last week during a robbery in Hollywood when two of the singer's French bulldogs were stolen, described the violence and his recovery "from a very close call with death" in social media posts  Monday.

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Basketball legend Michael Jordan is donating $10 million to launch two medical clinics in underserved communities near his hometown in North Carolina, a regional health care system announced Monday.

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LOS ANGELES — Lucasfilm says Gina Carano is no longer a part of "The Mandalorian" cast after many online called for her firing over a social media post that likened the experience of Jews during the Holocaust to the U.S. political climate.

Starkville Area Arts Council is excited to announce our first AiPP Exhibit of 2021: Betty Jane Chatham Retrospective. This hybrid exhibit will be on display for in-person viewing in the lobby of the Partnership in downtown Starkville starting Tuesday, February 1, 2021, during business hours …

NEW YORK (AP) — After a year where the pandemic nearly emptied movie theaters, Netflix dominated nominations to the 78th Golden Globe Awards on Wednesday, with David Fincher's "Mank" leading film nominees with six nods and "The Crown" topping all television series.


The Starkville Area Arts Council is excited for the next Business Skills Workshop "Facebook Marketing Basics for Creatives" with Kathy Jacobs of Kathy Jacobs Design & Marketing on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at 12 pm (noon). Jacobs is a graphic designer, content writer, and marketer servi…

NEW YORK — R&B star Jazmine Sullivan and country singer Eric Church will join forces to sing the national anthem at the next month's Super Bowl, where Grammy-winning singer H.E.R. will perform "America the Beautiful."

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR will attempt some normalcy at the season-opening Daytona 500 with a live pre-race concert — the first big performance at a track during the pandemic — featuring country music star Luke Combs.

JACKSON — A Mississippi college marching band is set to participate in an official event celebrating diversity ahead of the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

NEW ORLEANS — A subdued Carnival season began Wednesday after the coronavirus pandemic put an end to the crowd-heavy balls and street parades that draw thousands of people to the city every year.

When Pedro Pascal started to think about his “Wonder Woman 1984” villain Max Lord, one name came to mind: Gordon Gekko. Who better to model his power suit-wearing striver on than the embodiment of 1980s greed and callousness?

Visit the AiPP's annual Winter Showcase, this hybrid exhibit is currently on display for in-person viewing in the lobby of the Partnership in downtown Starkville starting, during business hours (8 am - 5 pm weekdays), subject to mask requirements and social distancing guidelines. The online …

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LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp's high-stakes libel case against a British tabloid that accused him of assaulting ex-wife Amber Heard wrapped up Tuesday in a London court, with the star's lawyer calling Heard "a compulsive liar" and claiming that Depp was the real victim of abuse in the relationship.

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An ongoing global pandemic will not deter the city of Starkville from hosting its annual Fourth of July fireworks show, but attendees are asked to follow certain guidelines to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

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J.L. King Memorial Park will play host on Saturday to the county’s first large-scale Juneteenth celebration to commemorate freedom while raising awareness of issues impacting the local African-American community.

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The History Channel’s “Grant” miniseries will air for the first time Monday and two members of the Mississippi State University Libraries staff will see their names listed with those who made the television event possible. Eddie Rangel and Ryan Semmes of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Lib…

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If the first picture that comes to mind when someone says “pottery” is a coffee mug, then it’s time to meet Jane Dill. Fortunately, one doesn’t have to travel very far, either, to find her brightly colored, unusual, cheery works. That’s because Jane grew up here in West Point, Mississippi.

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Mississippi State University's Mitchell Memorial Library will look to bring late 19th and early 20th centuries to life during the 14th annual Charles H. Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Festival this week.

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The year's first installation of The Partnership's UnWine Downtown will take place tonight, allowing shoppers and wine lovers alike to roam Main Street in search of deals and drinks.

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Students from East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus and the Golden Triangle Early College High School joined together on Tuesday morning to celebrate the contributions of African-Americans throughout the years.

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A Starkville native and graduate of Mississippi State University will soon take the helm at news station WTVA, which covers the Tupelo-Columbus markets and is the news partner of the Starkville Daily News and Daily Times Leader.

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The last year of hard work recently paid off for those taking the stage at the Starkville Community Theatre. Over the weekend, numerous awards were given to familiar faces at the theatre as part of the 2020 Mississippi Theatre Association festival in Oxford.

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After 18 months of intensive design and construction, Strange Brew Coffee House’s new location at Starkville’s Midtown development on University Drive opened Monday.

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Members of the Starkville Rotary Club had the opportunity to learn about the Mississippi University for Women’s culinary program, when its director, chef instructor Alexi Harrison and chef instructor Mary Helen Hawkins spoke at its meeting Monday.

As part of their enthusiasm for the new year, the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum is introducing County Chit-Chat, a new monthly program designed to increase community engagement with local history.

As the Christmas season concludes, the Starkville Steppers are taking a well-deserved break after the conclusion of their final holiday-themed line dancing performance.