Best Best June 28, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO
Cagney classic to screen at Fairpark next Thursday
James Cagney’s beloved musical “Yankee Doodle Dandy” will screen in Fairpark next week, the day after Independence Day.
The film starts at 8 p.m. July 5.
The musical is a biopic of George M. Cohan, known as “The Man Who Owns Broadway,” and who wrote famous songs like “The Yankee Doodle Boy,” “Over There,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “Give My Regards to Broadway.”
Cagney won a Best Actor Oscar for his role as Cohan, and the film won Academy Awards for Best Music, Best Sound and Best Scoring of a Musical Picture. It has been named in the American Film Institute’s 100 Years … 100 Movies list of the best American movies.
It’s free, and blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets are welcome.
Call (662) 841-6521 for more.

Cory Taylor Cox returns to Tupelo for Saturday show
It’s been a while since North Mississippi native Cory Taylor Cox has played in Tupelo since his move to Nashville.
The singer-songwriter returns this Saturday with a show at Good Time Charlie’s. Slowriter, Light Beam Rider, Glass Rivers, Bears vs Lions and Logan Owensby are also on the bill.
Tickets are $10 and the all-ages show starts at 8 p.m.
Call (662) 507-0442 for more information.

OXFORD
Oxford Shakespeare Festival continues at Ole Miss
The Oxford Shakespeare Festival’s summer 2012 “A Season of Destiny” continues this week and next week.
“The Sound of Music” will be presented in the Ford Center’s Main Hall today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $18/adults, $14/students and seniors.
“All’s Well That Ends Well” will be staged in the For Center Studio Theatre on Saturday and July 8 at 2 p.m., and July 6-7 at 7:30 p.m.
“King Lear” will be staged at the Ford Center’s Main Hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Tickets for each of these shows are $14/adults, $12/students and seniors.
Learn more at shakespeare.olemiss.edu.