Musician Rob Verdi will bring 10 saxophones from his vast collection to his concert at the Tupelo Civic Auditorium on Monday. (Courtesy)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Rob Verdi will take a break from “The Happiest Place on Earth” to bring his talent and his collection of saxophones to town on Monday. Verdi’s band, the Side Street Strutters, can usually be found somewhere between the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and the Haunted Mansion […]

When a man kills his dog, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) goes to New York City with vengeance on his mind in "John Wick."  (AP Photo/Lionsgate, David Lee)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal “John Wick” is a hyper-violent, guilty pleasure. I don’t know why it works, but it does. Here’s the set-up: John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is in mourning after his wife dies. Her last act was to give him a puppy, so he’d have something to love in her absence. A […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Maybe you’re in the mood for Mexican food or perhaps Italian? How about a bowl of Creole cuisine or just some old-fashioned Southern goodness? At the St. James Ladies Club Rummage Sale and Food Bazaar, you’ll be able to find it all, and more. This year’s event is […]

Creamy Potato Soup 4 medium potatoes 2 cups water 3⁄4 cup milk 1 rib celery, cut in 4 pieces 6 small carrots 1⁄3 cup chopped onion 3 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon 1⁄2 cup heavy whipping cream 2 cups chicken stock Salt to taste Peel potatoes and cut each into 4 cubes. Bring water […]

By Charlie Langford Monroe Journal TUPELO – When I was first approached about being interviewed as a Cook of the Week, I jumped at the opportunity. What spouse wouldn’t? Think about it. Your wife trying to do her job in a professional manner and you, a wiseacre husband, offering up goofball answers. Plus, I was […]

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits 1/2 stick very cold butter (no substitution) 2 cups of cold White Lily self-rising flour 3⁄4 cup cold buttermilk Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into flour until it is crumbly. Add buttermilk and mix very lightly. Dough will be very shaggy. Put a bit of flour […]

We did our annual run-up-to-Thanksgiving meal week before last at our house. Charlie and I both agreed we wanted to do a green bean casserole, but we challenged ourselves to see if we could make one from scratch that was just as good as the “traditional” recipe made with canned green beans, cream of mushroom […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – A production company is looking for modern-day Southern belles/scholars for a reality show. The potential show, titled “University Gray,” would be set in Oxford and would chronicle the lives of four female undergraduate students at the University of Mississippi as they try to balance their academic, social […]

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The Rev. Rick Brooks of St. Luke United Methodist stands in the Clayton Avenue church where repairs are being made.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Like many others, the Rev. Rick Brooks said it’s difficult to believe half a year has already gone by since April’s tornado. His church, St. Luke United Methodist, suffered severe damage from the storm, along with neighboring churches Holy Trinity Lutheran, First Christian and others. “To be honest, […]