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USA International Ballet Competition kicks off in June

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Plans are already in place for the 2014 USA International Ballet Competition that is coming to Jackson next June. A press conference was held Tuesday at Thalia Mara Hall to announce the event that will kick off June 14, 2014, and to unveil the 2014 poster created by Andrew Bucci.     

Top young dancers from around the globe will perform during the festival of dance. USA IBC Executive director Sue Lobrano says this event creates a huge economic impact for the city.

"We do expect between 30 thousand and 40 thousand people to come, said Lobrano. "It's a two week event. We have about 18 performances. A lot of people come and stay the entire time, some come for a week or a weekend. So, its just a wonderful economic impact for the city of Jackson.

USA IBC will celebrate 35 years in Jackson.

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