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By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – The North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will close out its season with an air of mystery and intrigue. The symphony will be joined by German pianist Andreas Klein for “Scandals, Drama and Enigmas,” a show that promises larger-than-life characters and music. “I like to end our seasons with a […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal The Disneynature team put life and limb on the line to bring “Bears” to theaters. As I watched, I wondered how the filmmakers got their up-close-and-personal footage, and from past Disneynature efforts I knew there’d be a glimpse during the closing credits. Apparently, standing up with your hands out […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – The Link Centre’s Monthly Music Mix has featured rock ‘n’ roll, blues, gospel, country and everything in between – but never African drumming. That changes this Sunday with a performance by Jerry Jenkins & West African Djembe Drum Ensemble Hasan Drums. Jenkins is a djembefola, a master at […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal OXFORD – The stars have aligned for Morgan Pennington. She never set out to be a musician, until her love for words and music collided. Pennington, 28, came to Oxford 10 years ago from her hometown, Pascagoula, to study English, and along the way she picked up a guitar. “Poetry […]

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Construction will be ongoing for years for the new Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

By Errol Castens Daily Journal Oxford Bureau The new Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is still years from its opening date, but hospital administrator Bill Henning said technology is far from standing still at the existing facility. “A lot of what we are working on is evolutionary changes,” he said. “What’s the next way of doing […]

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Cook of the Week Lynn Stewart.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal HICKORY FLAT – Lynn Stewart can cook just about anything you’d ever want to eat, but her desserts, cookies and candies are what she’s known for. “I make everything from scratch,” said Stewart, 74. “I don’t use cake mixes. I can tell a cake mix and I can tell a […]

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 stick butter, melted 5 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla 12 ounces white chocolate, melted and cooled slightly 1 cup raspberry preserves Fresh raspberries, for garnish Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter […]

A few weeks ago, I interviewed a Cook of the Week who had one of the “Kosher by Design” cookbooks on her kitchen counter. (I think there are eight in the cookbook series written by Susie Fishbein.) “I’m not Jewish,” she said, “but this cookbook has some really amazing recipes.” Almost 10 years ago, I […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Wildrose Kennels is world-famous for its British Labrador retrievers, trained as sporting dogs, including official mascots of Ducks Unlimited. In recent years, though, Wildrose has begun providing dogs for a wholly higher purpose. “Lifesaving Labradors: Stories from Families with Diabetic Alert Dogs” shares how the lives of people […]