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MBJ Editorial: Legislature sets flame to money with handout to zoo

Mississippi will be throwing good money after bad when it chucks $1.3 million at the Jackson Zoo. The state Bond Commission last week unanimously approved the sale of $354 million in tax-exempt bonds for which the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will get $40 million together in bond funding. However, other projects benefiting from state ...

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Bruno cooking at The Palette

The Mississippi Museum of Art announced Luis Bruno as the new executive chef of The Palette Café by Viking, which is located in the museum. Bruno is a native of Bronx, N.Y., and as a boy, left home at age 13 to work in his brother’s pizzeria in upstate New York. In 1993, he moved to Florida to earn a ...

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Museum seats new board of trustees

The Mississippi Museum of Art announced the addition of four new trustees —  Isaac K. Byrd Jr., Harold G. Corbin, Katherine McRae and Arthur D. Spratlin Jr. Byrd is a trial lawyer and founder of Byrd and Associates in Jackson. He is active in numerous civic, humanitarian and cultural organizations, including the Greater Jackson Arts Council, Mississippi Opera, New Stage ...

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Jim and Kermit

Through the years, Mississippi has contributed much to the arts and culture of the region, and the nation. The number of prize-winning authors, artists, musicians, journalists and others who have called Mississippi home is truly impressive, and Mississipians should be justly proud of this tradition. Among all these people and their accomplishments, one stands out in a way that is ...

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Renninger wins art fellowship

Gulfport artist Lee Renninger is the 2009 recipient of the Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship from the Mississippi Museum of Art. Administered through the museum, the Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship provides a study-and-travel scholarship to support an individual artist in the development and creation of art over the course of two years. Renninger will use the fellowship to work ...

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