By NEMS Daily Journal

The Elder Murphy
Maybe you know him as Rick James, maybe you know him as Prince, maybe you know him as Eddie Murphy’s big brother – or maybe you just know him as Charlie Murphy. The comedian and actor, best known for his work on “Chappelle’s Show,” is doing a stand-up show at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25. To buy tickets or get more information, visit or call 1-800-745-3000.

Tupelo Ballet will hold 2010 auditions Thursday
Tupelo Ballet will hold auditions at 3 p.m. today at Tupelo Academy of Dance Arts.
Auditions will be for fourth grade to high school seniors, and ballet attire and shoes will be required. There’s a $10 audition fee.
Anyone who auditions must have proof of attending at least two weeks of summer dance workshops from Tupelo Academy of Dance Arts or another established dance school.
For more, call (662) 844-4352.

Elvis & Friends visit Vanelli’s for shows this weekend
Elvis Presley tribute artist Bill Brooks is bringing his show to Vanelli’s this weekend.
He will perform the music of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, as well as music by Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins and more, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Vanelli’s in Tupelo.
He’ll also perform a show of Christian country and gospel at 2 p.m. Sunday, also at Vanelli’s.
Both shows are free.
For more information, call (662) 844-4410.

Theatre group seeks cast for ‘Monster Monologues’
The Tallahatchie River Players will hold auditions for “The Monster Monologues” from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday.
The auditions will be held in the Magnolia Room of the Civic Center. A wide variety of parts are available. For more, e-mail

Sawmill Festival opens Friday at town square
The Bruce Sawmill Festival will be Friday and Saturday at the Bruce Square.
Events will include a golf tournament, 5K run, art show and a car show. There will be arts and crafts booths, vendors, kids’ games and more. Call (662) 983-2222.

23rd Slugburger Festival to feature music, more
The 23rd Annual Slugburger Festival will be today to Saturday in downtown Corinth.
The event will open at 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $5/Thursday and $8/Friday and Saturday.
Performers will include Retrospect, The Backroads Band, Nash Street, Jamie Davis and Soul Gravy and Breaking Curfew.
For more, call (662) 287-1550, send an e-mail to or visit

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