Music fans were treated to something unique on Thursday when Courtney Grant (on viola) and Kris Grant (on marimba) livestreamed a performance from the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience in Meridian. 

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The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience is planning several upgrades to its property, Meridian leaders announced at a city council meeting Tuesday night. 

A crowd gathered on Saturday at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience in Meridian to hear photojournalist  Alysia Burton Steele present “The Power of Oral Histories: Unearthing Mississippi’s Forgotten."  Steele and photographer Betty Press have presented their work for a combined …

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About 20 years ago, when Greg Snowden became a representative in the Mississippi House, the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience seemed like a fantasy.

Music fans were treated to something unique on Thursday when Courtney Grant (on viola) and Kris Grant (on marimba) livestreamed a performance from the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience in Meridian. 

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Kate Cherry, Ellie Massey, Sidney Covington and Ida Tomlin all come from different backgrounds, but they all share one common goal: connecting the community through the arts. 

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The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience is planning several upgrades to its property, Meridian leaders announced at a city council meeting Tuesday night. 

A crowd gathered on Saturday at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience in Meridian to hear photojournalist  Alysia Burton Steele present “The Power of Oral Histories: Unearthing Mississippi’s Forgotten."  Steele and photographer Betty Press have presented their work for a combined …

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About 20 years ago, when Greg Snowden became a representative in the Mississippi House, the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience seemed like a fantasy.

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The $50 million Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience passed a milestone Sunday, the first year anniversary of opening its doors with great fanfare and expectant crowds.

Most widely known for his work with The Muppet Show and Sesame Street, some might be surprised to learn that the Mississippi-born Jim Henson frequently played with television as a medium, creating new techniques and shows that cemented his place in cultural history.

The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience named Jerome Trahan, a native of Biloxi and long-time resident of Meridian, as its new marketing director.

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After adding five more stars to the Hall of Fame on Saturday, the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience will work this week on next year's stars. 

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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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Obituaries

Graveside services for Mrs. Mildred Armstrong were held on Thursday, July 2, 2020, 3 p.m., at Magnolia Cemetery. To view the full obituary or sign the online memorial go to www.jamesfwebb.com.

There will be a private memorial for Mrs. Joyce Courier on Monday, July 6, 2020, at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Newton. To view the full obituary go to www.jamesfwebb.com.

Arrangements are incomplete at Berry & Gardner Funeral Home for Mr. Price, 65, of Enterprise, who died Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Anderson Regional Medical Center.