Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Mississippi Trivia

21. In 1982, through a Joint Resolution of the United States Congress, Jackson became the official home of the USA International Ballet Competition, which is now held every fourth year in Jackson, during the second weekend in June. This dance competition is touted as the Olympics of Dance, where competitors vie for gold, silver and bronze medals, cash awards and scholarships. Jackson is the only city in the United States to host this international event. In Europe, host cities include Moscow, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; Paris, France and Varna, Bulgaria.



Susan said...

Wonder if they'll ever come back, after being here in the middle of Frank's "state of emergency" last time!

Marshall Ramsey said...

I got a good chewing because I drew Frank busting "EXOTIC DANCERS." One of the organizers thought I was hurting the competition.