Foreigner concert will have Biloxi flavor

The rock group Foreigner has a bevy of Top 10 songs to its credit – “Jukebox Hero,” “Hot Blooded,” “Feels Like the First Time,” “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” “Cold as Ice,” to name a few – but one song will have a special appeal to local audiences during the group’s show at the Hard Rock this evening.

When Foreigner launches into its anthem “I Want to Know What Love Is” this evening at the Hard Rock, the group will be backed by Biloxi High School’s award-winning show choir.

The episode is one of several musical events taking place this weekend. You’ll find concerts by Johnny Mathis at the Beau Rivage and Uncle Kracker at IP, and there’s the 21st annual Hoopsfest at the Coast Coliseum.

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Webcasting: Let’s be careful out there

 Motorists in east Biloxi need to remember that the speed limit is 15 mph in a construction zone – and that nearly every street in east Biloxi is a construction zone these days.

That’s the word from Tony Morrow with Oscar Renda Contracting, the firm performing the massive infrastructure project that covers from I-110 to Point Cadet.

Morrow provides a status report in this week’s City Desk webcast.
Listen to this week’s program


Economic development report: Zoning, permits and more

The City Council voted this week to uphold the Planning Commission’s decision on zoning for the stretch of beachfront property east of the Visitors Center. You can get background on that issue and read all about other economic development happenings – an addition to the Big Play amusement park on West Beach, and a transformation of the Four Points by Sheraton on Central Beach to a Doubletree — in this week’s development summation.
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News and notes

Parade routes: Two parade routes will be used for this year’s Mardi Gras parades – one for the Neptune night parade on Saturday, Feb. 14, and the traditional route, for Gulf Coast Carnival on Tuesday, Feb. 17. To see the two routes, click here.

Tree committee: The Biloxi Planning Commission, acting on a charge from the City Council, will hold a public hearing next week to consider how a Tree Committee would be involved in the development process in Biloxi. The hearing will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Community Development Department.

Brownsfields info: The city will conduct an informational meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Development Department to get input from property owners and interested citizens about a program to access properties that may harbor hazardous substances. To learn more about the program, click here.