Marty Stuart Congress of Country Music to open Ellis Theatre in Dec.

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More than $4 million in renovations to a nearly century-old building in downtown Philadelphia (Mississippi) will mark the beginning of a major change for this city of about 7,100 people, supporters of the project said Wednesday.Dr. Dan Barnard, executive director for the 500-seat Ellis Theatre on Byrd Avenue, said the renovation will complete Phase 1 of a larger $40 million project called the Congress of Country Music being spearheaded by country music superstar, and Philadelphia native, Marty Stuart.

“It is spectacular, incredible work,” Barnard said of the theatre rehabilitation,…

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