11/16/01 entertainment briefs

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Ole Miss to present

free opera events

The University of Mississippi Opera Theatre Program will present a pair of free performances titled, “A Tribute to American Composers.”

At 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, Ole Miss will present “The Tender Land” by Aaron Copeland, “Wuthering Heights” by Carlise Floyd and “The Ballad of Baby Doe” by Douglas Moore.

At 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, “Signor Deluso” by Thomas Pasatieri and “Meanwhile, Back at Cinderella’s” by Dennis Arlan will be presented.

Both performances will take place at the University’s Meek Hall auditorium. Call (662) 915-7268 for more.

STARKVILLE

Second HolidayFest

set for Nov. 29

Mississippi State University will present its second annual HolidayFest on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the MSU Colvard Union.

The HolidayFest features holiday music presented by the MSU Music Education Department and a Christmas tree lighting ceremony featuring MSU’s Black Voices Gospel Choir.

At 5:30, visitors will be able to have pictures taken with Santa, decorate ornaments for the Union Christmas Tree, get faces painted and bring a toy for the Junior Auxiliary’s “Toy Drive.” The holiday concert will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Christmas tree lighting at 7:30 p.m.

All events are free. Call (662) 325-2930.

CHRISTMAS PARADES

Calhoun City parade

scheduled for Dec. 3

Calhoun City’s 2001 Christmas Parade will start at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3.

The theme for this year’s parade is “A Patriotic Christmas,” and veterans are invited to participate.

There’s a $5 registration fee, but $50 will be paid to each float entry and $100 will be paid to each band entry.

The deadline to enter is Friday, Nov. 30.

For information, call (662) 628-6990.

Rienzi to focus on

Old Time Christmas’

The theme for the 2001 Rienzi Christmas Parade is “An Old Time Christmas in Rienzi.”

The event kicks off at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.

There’s no entry fee required. Call (662) 462-7050 or 462-5315 for all the particulars.

Wheeler parade

set for Dec. 2

The 2001 Wheeler Christmas Parade will be sponsored by the Wheeler Fire Department, Girl Scout Troop 613 and Cub Scout Pack 111.

The event will start at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Wheeler Fire Department.

There’s no entry fee. Call (662) 728-2277 or 720-2072 for registration information.