Big doin's this weekend on the entertainment scene and on all fronts: community theater, concerts, minor league baseball and even a fishing rodeo.
You'll find the Bravo Awards at Biloxi Little Theater Saturday night, "Fiddler on the Roof," featuring the irrepressible Karen Abernathy of WLOX continuing its run at Center Stage, and a fishing tournament, the 21st annual Carl Leggett Memorial, at Point Cadet Marina.
The Shuckers are in town as well, facing the Jackson Generals this evening.
Meanwhile, on stage at the casino resorts in Biloxi, there are shows by Peter Cetera and Rodney Atkins at the IP, Bret Michaels at Beau Rivage and the Molly Ringwalds at the Golden Nugget.
Of course, the multi-media exhibition "Katrina +10" continues its run at the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, and the theatrical circus "Yaye" is at the Beau Rivage theater.
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Hats (and jackets) off to Jim Cantore
Jim Cantore, the storm-chasing meteorologist from the Weather Channel, was in town the other day, but have no fear. No storms on the horizon (knock on wood), but Cantore did leave articles of clothing in his wake.
The Ohr-O'Keefe's "Katrina +10" exhibition is now showcasing the black "Storm Chaser" baseball cap and L.L. Bean Weather Channel jacket that Cantore wore during his hectic days on the Mississippi Gulf Coast covering Hurricane Katrina.
The two articles of clothing are on display in the Beau Rivage gallery at the Ohr, where you'll also find the emotional and inspirational (and award-winning) work of the Sun Herald and WLOX on display.
"Katrina +10," which also features galleries showcasing the efforts of Mississippi Power, Hancock Bank, Hands on Mississippi, the Mississippi Department of Transportation, and artist Marlin Miller, is open daily.
See the Katrina +10 Facebook page
Seafood Museum to grow Hall of Fame
The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum's second annual Heritage Hall of Fame 2015 will be Saturday, Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. on the first floor of the Museum. This will be the one- year anniversary of the new museum as well. Mayor Gilich will present the certificates and Kim Ross Bush will emcee the ceremony. A reception will follow.
Read the list of new inductees
Podcast: Mayors forum, taxis and U.S. 90 median work
Chief Administrative Officer David Nichols speaks about a host of current affairs the recent gathering of mayors, the ongoing brouhaha over taxicab regulations, and the city's work on U.S. 90 medians in this week's City Desk podcast. Moderator William Sackett also weighs in on the style of Andrew "FoFo" Gilich.
Listen to the 13-minute program
Apartment complex, beach bar nearing completion
By Jerry Creel, Community Development Director
This week in Community Development, two of our development projects are nearing completion, and should receive final certificates of occupancy early next week. Arbor Landing Apartments, a $23 million dollar, 218 unit complex on Popp's Ferry Road is striping the parking area and finalizing their landscaping in order to obtain final approval. Also, Beach Bums Bar and Grill, a new restaurant, located west of Shaggy's, and east of the proposed Baja Beach Biloxi Restaurant, will have final inspections today, with their sights set on opening Monday afternoon. Owner Rob Stinson informs us that the new gathering spot will have great sandwiches and a full line of beverages. Construction on Baja Beach (also owned by Rob Stinson) is continuing, and is scheduled to open sometime in September.
Reminder: 'FoFo' & A.J. at 'Katrina +10' Sunday
The Ohr-O'Keefe's "Katrina +10" exhibition will offer a free, bonus double feature this Sunday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m, starring Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich and former Mayor A.J. Holloway.
The presentation will feature two 12-minute programs, "The Centennial of the Croatian-American Cultural Society" and "The Greatest Speech Ever Given by A.J. Holloway." Gilich and Holloway also will be available to sign copies of "Katrina +10: The commemorative photo album and DVD," which includes both of the Sunday videos as bonus features.
The Sunday afternoon program is free, but visitors can purchase the "Katrina +10" book and DVD for $20 and have it signed by Gilich and Holloway.
Buy your K10 book and DVD now
News and notes
City Council agenda: To see the agenda and supporting documents for the City Council meeting coming up on Tuesday, click here.
Traffic update: To see the latest update on the huge volume of road and infrastructure work now underway in the city, click here.
DRC agenda: One item on next week's Development Review Committee agenda next week, Chapel Creek Car Co. on Division Street. To see the agenda, click here.
Released by Vincent Creel, Public Affairs Manager, City of Biloxi