Mayor Johnson Weekly Newsletter 8/27

2004 State of the City Address - August 31, 2004 - 5:30 p.m. Mayor Johnson invites you to the 2004 State of the City Address this Tuesday, August 31, 2004. The Address will be held at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center located at 528 Bloom Street at 5:30 p.m. Mayor Johnson's address will touch on some of the progress that has been made in the past year and a few of the upcoming goals for the City of Jackson. We hope to see you there.

Renovation of the Electric Building Begins, Will Include Luxury Apartments, Retail Shops & Office Space

A $16 million renovation to the Electric Building on Pearl Street in downtown Jackson began this week. Duckworth Realty is heading up this private development that will include a number of luxury apartments on the top two floors of the 77-year-old building, a rooftop terrace, office space, and retail outlets on the bottom floors. Construction should be complete in September 2005. "This project is a perfect fit in downtown," said Mayor Johnson. "Given the unprecedented number of public and private projects transforming the area, this renovation will certainly contain elements, such as the apartments and retail outlets, that will contribute to a vibrant downtown atmosphere."

Last Chances to Catch Hot Cultural Events in Jackson :

1.) Sunday September 5, 2004 will be the last chance to see the film To Be an Astronaut at the Russell C. Davis Planetarium. To Be an Astronaut follows a class of astronaut candidates as they prepare to soar into orbit. Shot entirely on location, To Be an Astronaut includes comments on what it means "to be an astronaut." A video prelude illustrates the history of NASA's achievements in piloted space flight. The film plays daily at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 601-960-1550 or log onto http://www.thedavisplanetarium.com

2.) Monday, September 6, 2004 is your last chance to experience the acclaimed international exhibition, The Glory of Baroque Dresden, at the Mississippi Arts Pavilion. This exhibition has never been shown in North America before, and it boasts rare prints, coins and silver furniture, porcelain pieces, paintings, jewels and other masterpieces. Call 961-4762 for ticket information or log onto http://www.gloryofdresden.com

3.) Monday, September 6, 2004 is your final opportunity to catch the Paris Moderne exhibition at the Mississippi Museum of Art. This exhibition is comprised of paintings, furniture, decorative arts, and sculptures that recreate an evocative impression of 1920s and 1930s Paris. Call 960-1515 for more information or log onto http://www.msmuseumart.org

Senior Services Division Provides Transportation for Seniors

Qualified seniors who need transportation to take care of personal needs such as shopping or medical appointments may call the Department of Human and Cultural Services Senior Service Division at 960-0335.


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