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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, a 17-year-old soloist from Richboro, ...

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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 as it shares the honor ...

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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, which carry a baseline price ...

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