Tupelo Mississippi

Location: Tupelo, MS

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Website: http://www.ci.tupelo.ms.us

The cultural side to life in Mississippi is diverse to say the least. The state is well known as the birthplace of the blues, gospel, and rock 'n roll. And, yet, the capital city of Jackson is the United States' host city for the International Ballet Competition, sharing the honor on a rotating basis with Varna, Bulgaria and Moscow, Russia.

Every three years, hundreds of professional and amateur dancers and fans from around the world come to Jackson to take part in the competition.

Mississippi plays host to the world-class exhibitions, seen nowhere else in the United States, and our museums, concerts, fairs and festivals enrich life in every town throughout the state.

Museums can be found in every retirement city. The Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson has permanent collections of American, Pre-Colombian and British art, and, in recent years, has hosted exhibits of the works of Edgar Degas and 17th-century Dutch and Flemish painters.

Opera, ballet, professional theater companies and many symphony orchestras provide enough performances to fill the calendar of any avid culture seeker. Individual communities also have local ballet and theater groups.

Battlefields and historical museums throughout Mississippi display Civil War artifacts and sites. The Center for the Study of Southern Culture in Oxford gives visitors a taste of Southern music, folklore and literature.


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