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Construction tour of downtown Jackson hotel shows shape of future

By JACK WEATHERLY Mike Burton loves to point out the subtleties of the Jackson Westin as he conducts a walking tour of the hotel under construction. Such as the walls of the ground-floor passage from the east-facing lobby that are on a slight angle for a few paces, then an inset and another angled wall and so on, till the ...

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Fall exhibit of Marie Hull art is must-see

The artists of Mississippi are real treasures, and none shines brighter than Marie Atkinson Hull. She is beloved by collectors, art students and Mississippians who enjoy her work. A major retrospective exhibition and a new book will honor Hull’s legacy. Bright Fields: The Mastery of Marie Hull will be on view at the Mississippi Museum of Art from Sept. 26 ...

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REILY: Van Gogh self portrait gives me moment of pause

I am certainly no art expert, but I have enjoyed visiting art museums across the country and I have fully supported the art community whereever I have lived. My family and I are members of the Mississippi Museum of Art and frequently visit the downtown Jackson location for any number of programs or camps for the kids. So, I was ...

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Museum hires Ward, Varnell

The Mississippi Museum of Art has a new deputy director/chief curator, Roger Ward, and has hired Kathleen Varnell as curatorial associate. Ward will fill the position previously occupied by Dan Piersol, who retired from the museum’s senior artistic post in July 2011. Jackson native Varnell replaces Robin Dietrick, who left her full-time position in December but continues with contract curatorial ...

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Read September 17 issue of the MBJ

>> BASEL III Mississippi bankers brace for change— by Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> MBJ FOCUS/LIST: Insurance & Employee Benefits >> LEGAL Supreme court sides with Department of Revenue in AT&T tax dispute— by Clay Chandler >> BANKING Trustmark, Hancock head lengthy list of state’s 5-star banks— by Ted Carter >> KEMPER UPDATE Construction milestone achieved at Kemper ...

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Julian Rankin says restaurant-fundraiser could return

Julian Rankin is the public relations coordinator for the Mississippi Museum of Art. The Museum in downtown Jackson recently was the site of two temporary, “pop-up” restaurants by renowned chef Robert St. John. Proceeds from that project benefitted local charities. Q — What can you tell us about the process that led to Robert St. John opening two temporary, “pop-up” ...

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LaRose named chef

Louis LaRose is the new executive chef at The Palette Cafe by Viking located in the Mississippi Museum of Art. In addition to pleasing guests in the cafe, he also takes charge of catering the private and public events at the museum. LaRose entered the restaurant industry in Jackson, his hometown, in the early 1990s, starting as a dishwasher. After ...

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Magee, Palmertree promoted

Richard Magee has been promoted to manager of customer support at Bomgar Corporation. Magee’s role in leading the customer support engineer team builds on his more than 15 years of experience in the technical support field. Magee has been employed at Bomgar since October 2006. He and his wife, Dendy, and their families have been long time residents of Jackson. ...

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