Living Briefs

Miss Mississippi hopefuls to sign autographs at mall
– Miss Mississippi contestants from Northeast Mississippi will sign autographs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Mall at Barnes Crossing.
Miss Tupelo Chelly Hussey will be in attendance, along with Miss Pontotoc, Miss Itawamba Community College and Miss Mississippi State University. The girls are preparing for the Miss Mississippi Pageant, July 7-10, in Vicksburg.
In addition, Tupelo’s Outstanding Teen Makel Hutchins will hand out autographs with other Outstanding Teen contestants. Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen pageant will be June 3-5 in Vicksburg.
For more, call (662) 231-2322, or e-mail
‘Linen, Cotton & Silk’displays Memphis clothes
– A new exhibit at the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis explores the many ways Memphians choose to dress.
This new collection of garments ranges from humble to ornate. “Linen, Cotton amp& Silk” is on display through summer 2010.
Tickets are $8.75/adults, $8.25/seniors and $6.25/3-12. Group rates are available by calling (901) 320-6362. For more information, visit
State arts agency sets deadline for minigrants
– The Mississippi Arts Commission will accept minigrant applications until June 1.
Non-profit organizations or local government entities may apply for up to $1,000 to support presentations by members of MAC’s Artist Roster, or to support professional development efforts for an arts organization. An organization may receive one minigrant per fiscal year.
Professional-level artists may apply through the program to support promotional efforts, to attend a professional workshop, or to purchase artistic supplies.
Complete grant guidelines and application forms are available at, or call (601) 359-6030.
First time applicants are encouraged to speak with a MAC staff member about their project before submitting an application.

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