By NEMS Daily Journal

CD release party
The Dex Romweber Duo is having a record release party at Proud Larry’s next week.
Hailed by Jack White as “one of the best-kept secrets of the rock ’n’ roll underground,” Romweber got his start in music as a member of the rockabilly-surf-punk-garage band Flat Duo Jets. Now he’s teamed with his sister, Sara, and the pair are releasing their second studio album, “Is That You in the Blue?” The CD release show is 9 p.m. Tuesday, is $7 and is for ages 18 and older. For more information call (662) 236-0050 or visit

A rock show on the books for Goodtime Charlie’s
Memphis band Surrender the Fall, Tupelo’s own Crashing Broadway, Aberdeen-based group Seeking Seven, Nashville’s Halo Stereo and Karma on Attack, from Nettleton, will perform.
The show is 7 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $10, and this is an all-ages show.
For more information, call (662) 841-1414.

Wrestling event to aid Smithville
A battle royale is happening this weekend.
Wrestlers will battle it out at “Operation Smithville” this Friday at Thrasher High School. Battles include Brian Christopher vs. Kevin White, Buzz Harley vs. Lord Humongus and more. The bell time is 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10/advance, $12/at the door, $8/children 6-12 and free/children 5 and younger.
For more information, call (662) 656-0767.

First-ever Magnolia Arts Festival kicks off Friday
The city of Okolona is celebrating its first Magnolia Arts Festival this weekend.
The festival will include live music by artists like Eddie Cotton and Earl Williams, poetry readings, storytellers, a walk/run, carnival rides and children’s events. Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Isabel Wilkinson will discuss her new book, “The Warmth of Other Suns.”
The festival begins at 5:45 p.m. Friday and will continue until 10 p.m. Saturday.
For more information call (404) 447-5461.

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