Posts Tagged ‘music’

Elvis museum showcases new, $4.3M expansion

by Associated Press Published: August 10,2012

Tags: community development, construction, culture, expansion, Heritage, Museum, music, rock and roll, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor

TUPELO — The Elvis Presley Birthplace has opened up a $4.3 million expansion to the two-room house where “the king” was born, including a 75-seat outdoor amphitheater and a 120-seat theater with crushed purple velvet drapes and purple seats. “Elvis played here first” bragged the marquee over the new theater, which is part of a […] [...]

Profit off Elvis festival about equal to last year

by Associated Press Published: August 9,2012

Tags: culture, festival, Heritage, music, rock and roll, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor

TUPELO — The King can still turn a profit. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports organizers of the Tupelo Elvis Presley Festival say the 2012 event made about $68,200. The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association puts on the June festival, which includes Elvis events at the Lyric Theatre and concerts in Fairpark. At the monthly […] [...]

Godfather of Soul influenced artists of three decades

by Lynn Lofton Published: July 8,2012

Tags: Book Biz, James Brown, music, soul

The Godfather of Soul is no longer physically with us, but his legend and his music live on. A controversial figure, James Brown appealed to a wide range of individuals. I’ve always liked his raw, earthy music. He served time in prison and upon release was asked if he had a comment. He did. It […] [...]

Elvis museum targets August for completion of expansion

by Associated Press Published: June 21,2012

Tags: birthplace, construction, cultural tourism, expansion, Heritage, Museum, music, rock and roll, tourism, tourist, visitor

TUPELO — The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo is planning for an August completion of a $4.3 million expansion. The expansion includes a 120-seat theater where fans can watch films and live performances in a 120-seat theater and an outdoor amphitheater with seating for 75. Rock seats have been installed and will be […] [...]

Graceland celebrating 30 years as tourist destination

by Associated Press Published: June 14,2012

Tags: cultural tourism, home, house, Museum, music, rock and roll, tourism, tourists, vacationers, vacationing, vacations, visitors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that’s helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers. But Presley’s ex-wife […] [...]

Aldermen pass noise ordinance despite negative public comments

OCEAN SPRINGS — The Ocean Springs Board of Aldermen has passed a noise ordinance. Last night’s vote came after another round of public comment, most of it against some aspect of the new law. The Sun Herald reports even the board was split on aspects of it and the vote was 5-2. But the city […] [...]

Aldermen hear from business, home owners on noise ordinance

by Associated Press Published: April 26,2012

Tags: bars, business owners, downtown, home owners, music, nightclubs, nightlife, noise, tourism, tourists, visitors

OCEAN SPRINGS — Twenty-eight people spoke during a public meeting at Ocean Springs City Hall about the city adopting a noise ordinance. Business and home owners spoke to the mayor and Board of Aldermen during a two-hour meeting. They expressed their opinions on the attraction of having bands at night all the way to the […] [...]

MDA division launches new asset-mapping site

JACKSON — The Asset Development Division of the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) has launched an interactive website, assetmap.mississippi.org, to showcase unique assets found in communities throughout Mississippi. The website pinpoints historic sites, unique businesses, tourist attractions and natural resources found in communities that have undergone MDA’s asset mapping process. The website also highlights markers found […] [...]

Farish Street Group getting $10.2M loan from JRA

JACKSON — Developers of the Farish Street Entertainment District have taken the first step toward securing money needed to finish construction on the first block of the $100 million project in downtown Jackson. Yesterday, the Jackson Redevelopment Authority approved a non-binding agreement with Farish Street Group for a $10.2 million loan. As collateral, developers would […] [...]

Delta group wants state funds for Grammy Museum

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland group raising funds for a Grammy Museum to celebrate the state’s musical heritage is seeking $6 million to support its cause. Project manager R. Allan Hammons told a crowded room of legislators that the museum would be the first satellite of the national Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The Cleveland Music […] [...]

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