Posts Tagged ‘Thalia Mara’

Dancing starts at USA International Ballet Competition

JACKSON — Young dancers from six continents are gathering in Jackson for the USA International Ballet Competition, aiming to win prizes and further their careers. The 2014 competition runs from today through June 29, with 92 competitors vying for medals, scholarships, cash and maybe a job offer from a ballet company. Dancers like Katherine Barkman, […] [...]

International Ballet competiton returns to Jackson this June

View the digital edition of ‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) This is the year for the 10th USA International Ballet Competition to be held in Jackson, bringing dancers and visitors from around the world to Thalia Mara Hall June 14-29. Jackson is in prestigious company […] [...]

MBJ January 17th Digital Edition

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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, […] [...]

Sue Lobrano on the International Ballet Competition 3

JACKSON- MBJ-TV sits down with IBC executive director Sue Lobrano to talk about the economic impact of the competition as well as IBC’s challenging inaugural year due to the Easter Flood of 1979. [...]

Sue Lobrano on the International Ballet Competition 2

JACKSON- MBJ-TV sits down with IBC executive director Sue Lobrano to talk about how the competition was impacted by the end of the Cold War as well as it’s long standing partnerships with local colleges like Belhaven University and Jackson State University. [...]

Sue Lobrano on the International Ballet Competition 1

JACKSON- On the eve of the 31st USA International Ballet Competition, MBJ-TV sits down with executive director Sue Lobrano to talk about the world famous, highly anticipated, Jackson-based event and its founder- fine arts pioneer Thalia Mara. [...]

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