There is always something going on at the Columbus Arts Council located in the Rosenzweig Arts Center! Check out the side panel for more event information or go to our "Calendar" page for a quick glance at this months events.
“Art and Craft”
Thursday, May 7, 7 p.m.
This documentary retraces the outlandishly funny tale of Mark Landis, art forger/philanthropist/ performance artist, in his madcap romp through the highest echelons of the art world. Landis, who lives in Laurel, will be on hand for the screening. Free thanks to The Dispatch and Catfish Alley Magazine
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"A Mother's Day Concert
Sunday, May 10, 2 p.m.
Join Columbus' own Columbus Choral Society as they sing to Mothers everywhere.
$5 at door
The Columbus Choral Society, conducted by Alisa Toy, is a non-profit, auditioned community choir dedicated to bringing quality choral art music to the Golden Triangle region. The Columbus Choral Society performs two official concerts each year while participating in several smaller fund-raising concerts and charitable appearances throughout the area. Founded in 2009, CCS has already had the privilege of singing in the Carnegie Hall, NYC’s premiere of "Chronicles of Blue and Gray" in 2014. Most recently CCS brought this work and its composer, John Purifoy, to Columbus for a spectacular concert commemorating the sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War. CCS has performed with various choirs and orchestras, including: Starkville Symphony, Knoxville Choral Society, Maryville College Community Choir, Treasure Coast Community Singers, Starkville Symphony Chorus, Meridian Symphony Chorus, as well as all the choirs of both the University of Southern Mississippi, and Mississippi University for Women. CCS has sung under the direction of many notable conductors such as Michael Adelson of the New York Philharmonic, and Mack Wilberg of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Research studies state that singing in a choir improves one's physical, emotional, social, and mental health. Come join CCS for a rehearsal and experience it for yourself. You will quickly see why the researchers are correct!
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Afrissippi in Concert
Friday, May 8, 7 p.m.
A hot blend of North Mississippi Hill Country Blues fused with West African roots and rhythms by Fulani griot Guelel Kumba, Eric Deaton, Tony Caldwell and Kinney Kimbrough. Tickets $10 advance, $12 door
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This series of live performances continues to set the standard for quality, affordable artistic programming in the area. All productions are performed by regional, national or international artists and touring companies. Most performances take place in Rent Auditorium on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. Tickets may be purchased online, at our office within the Rosenzweig, or at the door the night of the event. In addition, courtesy tickes are included in some levels of CAC membership.
Concert pianist Awadagin Pratt
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7 p.m.
Connie Sills-Kossen Auditorium in Poindexter Hall, MUW Campus
$12 in advance
$15 at the door
Available at the Columbus Arts Council
501 Main Street, Columbus, MS
Or online here.
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YPAS was developed by the CAC over 25 years ago to provide live performance programs for pre-school, elementary and middle school children in the Golden Triangle and surrounding area. Musicals, puppetry, dance and various forms of live music have been presented to thousands of students who might not otherwise have this opportunity. The Arts Council provides curriculum-education support through study guides for each performance.