Much like a voice constantly whispering in your ear, your décor’s story can either make or break you. You may not be listening to it but, day and night, your décor is talking to you, and it’s influencing the quality of your life. You may think your story is a secret, but it’s out there. […]

My first exposure to the geranium plant was about 26 years ago when I was given one as a welcoming gift to a new community. I was immediately enthralled with the pink-red blooms and green foliage. I remember to this day it arriving in a clay pot and how much it added to my front […]

When the summer season heats up starting in July, I really like seeing Rudbeckias in our Mississippi landscapes. Who can argue how the brightly colored flowers bring needed freshness when some of our other flowering plants may be showing wear and tear? There can be some confusion in terms of labeling, but I think Rudbeckia […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – If you’re looking to battle your Snorlax with your friend’s Pikachu, then you should make a pokéstop at the GumTree Museum of Art. Or is that GymTree? The local museum is hosting a Pokemon Go party today with music, light refreshments and lures for those ready to […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – An upcoming concert to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation will be held at Bim Bam Burgers and Wings starting Friday, Aug. 5. The Music for Wishes concert will host different musical acts throughout Friday night and Saturday to reach its goal of $8,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TAYLOR – There are plenty of things synonymous with the South, from sweet tea to rocking chairs. One place you can find both of those items is on a front porch, which is the topic of discussion for an upcoming conference. Conference on the Front Porch will focus on […]

Contortionist Selia Something will perform as a part of the Art-er Limits Fringe Festival in Oxford in August. (Courtesy)

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal OXFORD – Things are going to get weird in Lafayette County in August. The third annual Art-er Limits Fringe Festival plans to provide a place where artists can present, exhibit and share their work. A simple concept, but one that goes a long way with area artists. Starting Thursday, […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – After more than 65 years of bringing live entertainment to Northeast Mississippi, the Tupelo Concert Association closed in 2015, passing the baton on to Nashville company Live on Stage to book regular performance events. After one season, Live on Stage will no longer continue to produce live […]

There are some events I’ll remember for the rest of my life. The birth of my daughter. The day I got my driver’s license. And, also, the first time I ever heard “Pet Sounds.” The 1966 album, which turned 50 this year, constantly hits high on several lists that cite greatest albums of all time. […]