Blues cruisin' into Uptown

For anyone looking for genuine blues music, the 17th annual Blues Cruise is the place to be from July 5-9. The music festival in Uptown Greenwood -- which is the companion piece to the highly anticipa ...

Lights, camera, action

Eventually, I would like to have a Sunday discussion with you about the genius of John Williams, and how the same man who wrote soundtracks for “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” ...

The staff of Aesculapius

QUESTION: What is the meaning of the symbol seen on ambulances – a pole with a snake wrapped around it? (Asked by a curious, ambulance-chasing column-reader.) REPLY: The symbol you mention is ca ...

-- Millway Baptist Church, Prayer Breakfast begins 9 a.m. Saturday. Speaker: Pastor John Paul, of Troy ARP Church. -- Calvary Grove Baptist Church hosts A Taste of the Countries 5-7 p.m. Saturday at t ...

Update on cold damage to plants

Last week the sunny South experienced a spring cold front that damaged many local plants. Looking back, I realized it was almost exactly 10 years ago that a similar event occurred locally in early Apr ...

Some timely questions and answers

‘Tis the season – coughs, colds, flu. If you haven’t been brought low by one of the many bugs out there, consider yourself lucky. But for many of us, that’s not the case, and w ...

Nic Massey talks music -- and socks

I caught up with local musician Nic Massey this week to learn more about this talented, quiet musician who I find playing live music most weekends in the Lakelands. Nic is humble, kind and always seem ...

Springfest coming to Uptown

Lara Hudson, Uptown manager, sees this year’s Springfest as a testament to not just local music, but to the city’s artistic community in general. Sure, when it started, the festival, which ...

Folk band to perform at Music on Maxwell

There’s a band coming to town at the end of the month you should make time to see. River Whyless, who will play a show as part of Music on Maxwell’s spring series, is an American Folk band ...

It's quiz time

It’s been a while since we last had a trivia quiz for Curiosity readers, so here goes. Keep your own score. Questions 1. What creature has the best vision? 2. What is the most popular main dish ...

The grace of being reinvented

I want a new word for the change Lori and I enter July 1, 2017. It’s labeled retirement, which sounds a lot like vanishing. How about advancementor re-engagement, perhaps even being reinvented? ...

Toddlers throwing tantrums? No big deal

Q: My 30-month-old has started throwing tantrums when I do not give her or do for her what she wants. During her fits, she cries, screams, tries to hit and even bite me, and then, if I prevent her fro ...

RELIGION: March 18

-- Calvary Grove Baptist Church, the time for Brotherhood Ministry Old School vs. New School basketball game has been changed to 2-4 p.m. The church hosts a Taste of the Countries 5-7 p.m. March 25 at ...

Writing proves rewarding, challenging

Question: Dr. Wilson, you have written textbooks and the Curiosity Corner for a long time. What are some of your highlights and thoughts on writing? (Asked by a curious column reader thinking about wr ...

Best album openers

You just returned home from the local music store. You unwrap the cellophane from the album cover, peruse the artwork or band photo on the front, gently slide the sleeve from the cover – careful ...

Curious word origins

I’m often curious about the origins of words. Here are some I hope you find interesting. -- Brogue: from the Irish Gaelic meaning “shoe.” In early Britain, this was a shoe made of u ...