In Memoriam: Jim Brock

A legendary fiddler passed away last week. Mr. Jim Brock of the small town of Aliceville, Alabama, was a much more influential figure than many who knew him casually probably realize. In recent years he had recorded a couple of CDs locally (Me and My Fiddle and The First 55 Years), but hadn’t been active onContinue reading “In Memoriam: Jim Brock”

Fiddling Around

I try not to brag on our son too much or I might sound like a broken record, but with Father’s day coming up, I can play the proud father for awhile. Aidan impresses us in all kinds of ways, but one way is with music. He’s played violin since he was four and isContinue reading “Fiddling Around”

Federated Music Clubs Festivals

Tomorrow, our son is participating in the local Federated Music Clubs Festival for the 8th year in a row. It’s about time I add a post, so I thought I would take a moment to thank the clubs for the opportunities they provide for so many students. The kids in our Suzuki Strings program (and theContinue reading “Federated Music Clubs Festivals”

“A Space Symphony”

featuring the Starkville/MSU Symphony Orchestra In a new partnership, the Starkville/MSU Symphony and the Columbus Arts Council present “A Space Symphony”, 7:30 PM, Thursday, October 25, 2012 in Rent Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus in Columbus.   The concert is free and and open to the public. The  orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Michael Brown,Continue reading ““A Space Symphony””

Unexpected Pleasures

One of the challenges of living in a small town can sometimes seem to be the lack of culture. There’s actually more to do than you might realize, and sometimes it’s just that you can’t find the time to do it. Life can keep you busy, but getting out to enjoy some culture when itContinue reading “Unexpected Pleasures”

Local Culture

This weekend, we took in a little of the local culture and had a lot of fun. Friday night, thanks to organizers Chris Hannon and Adele Eliot, there was an open mic night at Cafe Aromas in downtown Columbus MS. I took a few poems to read, and Aidan brought his fiddle. Since there weren’tContinue reading “Local Culture”

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra Concert

The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra will be giving a Concert at 6:00p.m. Sunday, January 8th, at First Baptist Church Sanctuary, Downtown Columbus. Elizabeth Crowder, principal cellist and former cellist of our Suzuki String Program, will be playing. Elizabeth is graduating from Davidson this year and will be going to medical school. Our Suzuki Treasurer, MikeContinue reading “Davidson College Symphony Orchestra Concert”