Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

Plan would give up to $1.5M to music recording, concerts

JACKSON — Mississippi license plates and highway welcome signs proclaim the state as the Birthplace of America’s Music, bowing to the state’s blues heritage. Now, a legislative proposal wants to pay to make sure more music makes a home in Mississippi. The House Tourism Committee passed House Bill 907 on Wednesday, moving to subsidize some […] [...]

C Spire, Blast Motion partner to offer motion-technology products

by Published: September 19,2014

Tags: athletics, Business, entertainment, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers, sports, technology

C Spire and Blast Motion are offering a pioneering new motion detection and smart video capture technology for athletes at all levels to track vital sports metrics, harness their power and improve performance through motion sensor and user-friendly fitness apps on smartphones and tablets. C Spire is the first company globally to offer these Blast […] [...]

Don Barnes returns to Mississippi College

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, education, entertainment, Mississippi

Don Barnes is the new operations manager at STAR 93.5. A 47-year-old Brandon resident and Mississippi College alumnus, Barnes began his radio career at WHJT on the Clinton campus when he was a student in the MC Communication Department in the 1980s. Away from the Clinton campus, Barnes serves as the owner of AMP Entertainment […] [...]

Still looking good at 60 — Restaurant group provides training, legislative support for businesses in Mississippi

by Published: May 5,2014

Tags: Business, entertainment, Mississippi

There aren’t many people around who remember the early days of the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association (MHRA), which is celebrating turning 60 years old this year with a big event, the Restaurant University & The Summer of Seafood Extravaganza/Anniversary Bash Drawdown June 23 at the Old Capital Inn. MHRA began primarily as an informal […] [...]

Organizers want new festival on Gulf Coast to go regional

Organizers of ArtsAlive! 2014 are billing their March 22 multimedia event in Bay St. Louis as a new sort of arts festival in this festival-rich coastal region. The daylong program will showcase a blend of art, music, food and literature throughout the historic downtown area, drawing artists and art lovers from all directions. Response to […] [...]

CARTOON — Nobile takes a look at the Mississippi movie business

by Published: February 21,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, entertainment, Mississippi, movies

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SWARTZFAGER — The opportunity and cost of being a Mississippi movie star

by Published: February 21,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, entertainment, Mississippi

I returned to the office from the Christmas holidays on Jan. 6 to an email stating the producers of a major motion picture were filming in Jackson and needed extras on Jan. 7 for a concert scene in Paris circa 1971. My brain immediately clicked into “opportunity cost” mode. My desire for stardom and fame […] [...]

COOKING UP CHANGES — New IP chef has big plans for Biloxi restaurants

by Published: January 24,2014

Tags: Business, entertainment, food, gaming, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Peter D’Andrea, the new executive chef at IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, checked out the other Mississippi Coast casinos since he arrived late last year and is looking to sharpen his competitive edge. D’Andrea, who’s been in the food and beverage business for 40 years, found his way to Biloxi when he was looking […] [...]

Locker doors opening for Clinton inventor after ‘Shark Tank’

by Published: January 24,2014

Tags: Business, entertainment, Mississippi, Shark Tank

Clinton’s Greg Cronin did what any good dad would do. He used his ingenuity to help solve a problem for his daughter, Ashley. Then he did what any smart dad would do — he took his new invention national. After last week’s appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” many doors have opened for Cronin and his […] [...]

Suzanne Trawick, Jacob Davis hired at Think Anew

by Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Business, entertainment, Mississippi

Think Anew has named Suzanne Trawick vice president of Carrier and interconnect solutions. Trawick has more than 20 years of data and telecommunications experience beginning with her service in the United States Navy, where she graduated top of her class. She began her civilian career as a sales professional for telephone systems, including NEC and […] [...]

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