Tuesday, March 24, 2015
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Atmos Energy is donating $25,000 each to the Grammy Museum Mississippi and the Mississippi Arts & Entertainment Center.
The announcement came Monday from Atmos' Mississippi president David Gates.
The 28,000-square-foot Grammy museum is under construction in Cleveland on land that used to belong to Delta State University's golf course. It's budgeted to cost $18 million and scheduled to open in fall. Federal, state and local government funds, as well as private donations, are paying for it.
The 58,500-square-foot Meridian arts center is scheduled to open in 2017 — the same year Mississippi will celebrate its bicentennial.
The building will have exhibition space, a Hall of Fame and a Walk of Fame, broadcast studio, art studio, multi-purpose room, outdoor stage and a courtyard which can also be used for programs.
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