Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

Organizers want new festival on Gulf Coast to go regional

by Lisa Monti Published: March 21,2014

Tags: Bay St. Louis, Business, entertainment, Gulf Coast, Hancock County, Mississippi

Organizers of ArtsAlive! 2014 are billing their March 22 multimedia event in Bay St. Louis as a new sort of arts festival in this festival-rich coastal region. The daylong program will showcase a blend of art, music, food and literature throughout the historic downtown area, drawing artists and art lovers from all directions. Response to […] [...]

CARTOON — Nobile takes a look at the Mississippi movie business

by Ricky Nobile Published: February 21,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, entertainment, Mississippi, movies


SWARTZFAGER — The opportunity and cost of being a Mississippi movie star

by For the MBJ Published: February 21,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, entertainment, Mississippi

I returned to the office from the Christmas holidays on Jan. 6 to an email stating the producers of a major motion picture were filming in Jackson and needed extras on Jan. 7 for a concert scene in Paris circa 1971. My brain immediately clicked into “opportunity cost” mode. My desire for stardom and fame […] [...]

COOKING UP CHANGES — New IP chef has big plans for Biloxi restaurants

by Lisa Monti Published: January 24,2014

Tags: Business, entertainment, food, gaming, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Peter D’Andrea, the new executive chef at IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, checked out the other Mississippi Coast casinos since he arrived late last year and is looking to sharpen his competitive edge. D’Andrea, who’s been in the food and beverage business for 40 years, found his way to Biloxi when he was looking […] [...]

Locker doors opening for Clinton inventor after ‘Shark Tank’

by Frank Brown Published: January 24,2014

Tags: Business, entertainment, Mississippi, Shark Tank

Clinton’s Greg Cronin did what any good dad would do. He used his ingenuity to help solve a problem for his daughter, Ashley. Then he did what any smart dad would do — he took his new invention national. After last week’s appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” many doors have opened for Cronin and his […] [...]

Suzanne Trawick, Jacob Davis hired at Think Anew

by MBJ Staff Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Business, entertainment, Mississippi

Think Anew has named Suzanne Trawick vice president of Carrier and interconnect solutions. Trawick has more than 20 years of data and telecommunications experience beginning with her service in the United States Navy, where she graduated top of her class. She began her civilian career as a sales professional for telephone systems, including NEC and […] [...]

New owners renovating Waveland cinema

by Lisa Monti Published: January 10,2014

Tags: Business, entertainment, Gulf Coast, Hancock County, Mississippi, Waveland

John Watzke remembers standing in a long line back in the late 1970s to see the action comedy film Smokey and The Bandit at the movie theater in Waveland. He’s hoping the public response is as enthusiastic when he and his brother Charles reopen the cinema they bought last year and are working to restore […] [...]

A LEASE TO HAVE FUN — Ardenland gets Duling Hall control through lease

by Ted Carter Published: January 10,2014

Tags: Business, Duling Hall, entertainment, Fondren, JACKSON, Mississippi

Longtime Jackson concert promoter Arden Barnett has signed a three-year lease with renewal options on the performing arts venue Duling Hall, the auditorium of the former Fondren school that has become an entertainment destination since its opening with the rest of the renovated building in 2009. Barnett, principal of entertainment booking firm ardenland, said he […] [...]

Fair officials mulling a second event to be held in Memphis

SOUTHAVEN — The Mid-South Fair has no plans to move from the Landers Center in Southaven, but officials are exploring the possibility of adding a second fair in Memphis. The Commercial Appeal reports Michael Doyle, president of the Mid-South Fair board of directors, told the Memphis City Council earlier this week that organizers want the […] [...]

Strike two for Farish Street development — Two developers at odds on what unfolded but agree success can be achieved

by Ted Carter Published: November 15,2013

Tags: Business, crime, entertainment, JACKSON, Mississippi

Both John Elkington and David Watkins took stabs at transforming a downtown portion of Jackson’s historic Farish Street into an entertainment district. Each of the developers hit dead ends, Elkington in 2008 and Watkins earlier this fall. Neither has lost faith that the street can become the entertainment and cultural draw they set out to […] [...]

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