Posts Tagged ‘auditorium’

City wants return of auditorium ownership from state

VICKSBURG — The city of Vicksburg wants its auditorium back. The State of Mississippi currently owns the auditorium. The city deeded it to the state in 1985 to take advantage of $1.15 million in state bond money to upgrade the auditorium. The money had been earmarked in 1972 for the Sprague, which was destroyed by […] [...]

Ticket surcharge for theater renovation draws opposition

JACKSON — A $5 surcharge on tickets to Thalia Mara performances, starting in July, will help fund renovations to the 45-year-old city auditorium, and some find the prospect a potentially pricey pill to swallow. Averyell Kessler of W. Kessler Ltd., which brings touring Broadway shows to Jackson, predicts a “chilling effect” on its ticket sales, […] [...]

City spends triple the budget on auditorium upkeep

NATCHEZ — The city of Natchez has spent three times what it has budgeted for maintenance at the City Auditorium for the fiscal year, and Mayor Butch Brown says more will have to be spent before the end of the year. Brown told the city’s board of aldermen the air conditioning units have for several […] [...]

Controversy over plans puts auditorium renovations on hold

VICKSBURG — Interior renovations to the Southern Cultural Heritage Center auditorium are on hold while the architect and state historians seek common ground on the project’s plans. Center executive director Annette Kirklin said officials with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History object to some of architect David Clement’s plans for the $196,000 project. She […] [...]

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