Beau Rivage high-wire act is coming up

The sky’s the limit next week at the Beau Rivage.

On Thursday around lunchtime, comic daredevil Bello Nock, star of Beau’s upcoming show “Fata Morgana,” will walk a wire 32 stories high, connecting both ends of the roof of the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.

The casino says the feat is the first of its kind in Mississippi.

Nock holds a Guinness World Record for the first-ever high wire walk across a cruise ship at sea, and just four months ago he performed while suspended from beneath a hovering helicopter (to see that clip,click here).

To read more about the Thursday event,
click here.

News and notes

Weekend preview: This weekend, Chicago plays the Beau Rivage, Daughtry is at the Hard Rock, Marty Stuart and Connie Smith perform at the IP, and the Coast Coliseum summer fair wraps up its 10-day engagement. To read details on these events and others, courtesy of listings from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau,
click here.

Kuhn Street pier: The city has given the green light to K. R. Borries Construction Co. to begin work on rebuilding the Kuhn Street pier and boat launch. The 120-day contract is supposed to be completed by mid-November. The contractor will begin work after the Fourth of July.

Financially speaking: City Councilmembers on Tuesday morning will get a briefing on the city’s financial standing when Director of Administration David Staehling unveils the latest Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The document provides a snapshot in time of the city’s finances. To see the agendas for the morning and afternoon public meetings, click here.