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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Holiday Inn site, two other South Mississippi properties going up for auction | Business | The Sun Herald

Holiday Inn site, two other South Mississippi properties going up for auction | Business | The Sun Herald: BILOXI -- The former Holiday Inn site near the Coast Coliseum is one of three properties in South Mississippi that will be sold at auctions in October.

John Dixon & Associates, a real estate auction company based in Atlanta, will auction the bank-owned vacant land that includes 3 acres on U.S. 90 in Long Beach and nearly 7 acres of residential land on Back Bay in North Biloxi.

The commercial site at 2400 Beach Boulevard in Biloxi, where Holiday Inn operated before Hurricane Katrina, will be sold by sealed bids that are due by 3 p.m. Oct. 20. The owner is BancorpSouth.

In housing, 'different ways to define affordable'

In housing, 'different ways to define affordable': As rent prices in the Portland area continue to skyrocket, many new affordable and low-income housing complexes have started popping up all over the city.

But even these new, low-cost housing alternatives are still too expensive�for some.

Now, many are wondering what the term ‘affordable’ actually means.

New Orleans Chef Alon Shaya Is in New York City for a 2-Day Pop-Up This Weekend - The Daily Meal

New Orleans Chef Alon Shaya Is in New York City for a 2-Day Pop-Up This Weekend - The Daily Meal: Alon Shaya, the Israeli chef who is this year’s James Beard Award Winner for “Best Chef: South,” is in New York City this weekend, September 25 and 26, for a popup of Shaya, his restaurant in New Orleans, to be be located at Emporio in Little Italy at 231 Mott Street.

Morning in French Quarter

Japan Fest features dance, music, food at NOMA | NOLA.com

Japan Fest features dance, music, food at NOMA | NOLA.com: The Japan Club of New Orleans, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Consulate General of Japan in Nashville will jointly present the 2015 Japan Fest,�Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at�NOMA, 1 Collins Diball Circle, New Orleans.

The event will feature Kaminari Taiko,�Japanese dance, music,�dance, Noh performances, martial arts demonstrations, fashion shows, arts and crafts, children's activities, guided tours of NOMA Japanese Art Gallery, Bonsai exhibits, Suzuki Forum, as well as Japanese cuisine and more.

Noh is a major form of classical Japanese musical dance that has been performed since 14th Century. Noh integrates masks, costumes and various props in a dance-based�performance.

The� local participants will includ

South Mississippi's Mardi Gras, Cruisin' The Coast ranked among the best | Tourism | The Sun Herald

South Mississippi's Mardi Gras, Cruisin' The Coast ranked among the best | Tourism | The Sun Herald: Two of the favorite events in South Mississippi -- Cruisin' The Coast in the fall and Carnival season on the Coast -- have landed on the American Bus Association's coveted list of Top 100 Events in North America for 2016.

The selection was made by a tourism-industry selection committee and the list is published as a supplement to the September/October issue of Destinations magazine.

"We have strived for over 100 years to create a fun, family-oriented celebration, which is grounded in tradition while always remaining fresh and exciting," said Steve Polk, Gulf Coast Carnival Association captain.

Hundreds of hungry sharks gather for lunch in mesmerizing video

Hundreds of hungry sharks gather for lunch in mesmerizing video: In a video from production company Birds i View, which uses FAA-approved drones to film its content, a huge gathering of sharks are seen swimming around the sandbar outside of Destin East Pass in Florida.

‘Memphis The Musical’ hits the Opera House stage - Town Times: Entertainment

‘Memphis The Musical’ hits the Opera House stage - Town Times: Entertainment: THOMASTON — The third musical of the 2015 Season features the sensuous, soulful sound of rhythm ‘n’ blues, “Memphis,” showing at 8 p.m. September 25, 26 and October 2 and 3; and at 2 p.m. September 27 and October 4.
Memphis is set in the places where rock and roll was born in the 1950s: the seedy nightclubs, radio stations and recording studios of the musically-rich Tennessee city.