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Country musician Charley Pride, one of five artists to be inducted this year into the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience Hall of Fame, will be present Saturday to collect his award.

The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience had its best attendance day since its opening in April on Saturday, with more than 1,300 visitors attending Meridian Day.

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After three months with The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience, parking hasn't been as scarce as expected nor has business boomed in downtown Meridian. 

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Two-year-old Kyson Drake fiercely gripped every marker in the box, mixing brown with green and blue on a face mask as a souvenir from his visit to the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience on Sunday. 

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Many businesses along Front Street and up 22nd Avenue in Meridian saw a bump in sales Saturday after the public ribbon cutting ceremony at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience at 9 a.m.

The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience has been branded as a highly interactive – even immersive – experience designed to showcase Mississippi artists and entertainment entrepreneurs. But some local builders and contractors also view the project as an opportunity to show off the qu…

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It was a night to be proud for the hundreds who attended Friday’s VIP reception and dedication of the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience in Meridian.

The first international visitors didn't have to wait until doors officially open Saturday at 10 a.m., but rather took a brisk tour of the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience just after noon on Friday. 

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While some of the public has witnessed the transformation of the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience from a patch of land to a two-story addition to the Meridian skyline, most haven’t seen what happens on the inside.

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This week’s opening of the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience in downtown Meridian marks the completion of a longtime development presented with many challenges, but none too big to those committed to its fulfilment.

1998: Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture Jim Buck Ross seeks to create a country music museum at the Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum in Jackson.

Stacey Wilson, The Max curator of exhibits, list of “must sees” for your visit to The Max:

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In 1998, a comprehensive arts and entertainment museum in Mississippi seemed like a far-off idea, something the former Commissioner of Agriculture, Jim Buck Ross, originally imagined as a country music museum at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum in Jackson.

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On the morning of Saturday, April 14, Alex Manuel bid farewell to her Solomon Group colleagues for what she thought was the last time before getting in her vehicle and setting off for her hometown of New Orleans.

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Residents in Meridian might have noticed that workers at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience aren't the only ones rushing to make everything just right in time for the weekend's grand opening of The Max. 

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Sharon McConnell-Dickerson’s “Cast of Blues” lifecast exhibit has taken her all over the world: Cognac, France; Chicago, Illinois; Kansas City, Missouri; and Albuquerque, New Mexico, are just a few places where her lifelike sculptures of jazz and blues greats have been displayed.

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It’s crunch time at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience in Meridian as painters, electricians and carpenters are putting final touches on the center.

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Mississippi hasn’t been an easy place to live for many musicians, artists, actors and other creative types who went off and made an international name for themselves with uniqueness, creativity and tenacity that helped them survive early years of their native land.

Officials say a Wednesday morning fire at the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience construction site will not delay progress.

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Work crews have been busy building The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience on Front Street and 22nd Avenue in Meridian, with the architect estimating the museum, which aims to recognize the state's arts and culture, to be about 20 percent complete.

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As the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience -- "THE MAX" -- begins to take shape at Front Street and 22nd Avenue in Meridian, its President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Tullos generously took time last week for a conversation with The Meridian Star to talk about progress and cha…

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A star honoring influential Mississippi artist George E. Ohr was unveiled Wednesday morning on the Walk of Fame at Dumont Plaza in Meridian.

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Mississippi Arts & Entertainment Experience President and CEO Mark Tullos is a frequent visitor to a local fast food restaurant where he regularly shells out $6 for a fish sandwich meal.

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    A star honoring Elvis Presley was unveiled on the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience (MAEE) Walk of Fame in front of the MSU Riley Center in downtown Meridian Tuesday.

    Oct. 4: Local and state officials and area business leaders gathered in Meridian Saturday at the future site of the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center for a groundbreaking for the public-private facility.

Local and state officials and area business leaders gathered in Meridian Saturday at the future site of the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center for a groundbreaking for the public-private facility.