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Clark Richey owns 10 buildings in Baldwyn's historic district, including the Claude Gentry Theatre, home of the Baldwyn Main Street Players community theater, founded by Richey in 2011.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal BALDWYN – Take an afternoon stroll through Baldwyn’s historic district, and you’ll see vastly different sights than you would as little as three years ago. While many have had a hand in the revitalization of the four-block area, one man seems to be making each carefully calculated step larger […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – “This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency, here.” Link Centre will host its third annual “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” Quote-Along Extravaganza today at 7:30 p.m. The popular event brings together the classic holiday film and audience participation, complete with the best lines from the film. As the […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal The Old Testament comes to vivid and expansive life in “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” If you want rivers of blood and plagues of locusts, you’ll find them in stunning, believable detail in director Ridley Scott’s latest epic. The scale of the movie is most impressive, so much so that […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mary Ann Mobley Collins lived in California for decades while starring in movies with Elvis Presley and others, but her daughter said the former Miss America always felt most at home in her native Mississippi. “She may have traveled the world many times over, but she loved […]

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Dancers with North Mississippi Dance Centre perform to Waltz of the Flowers during Sunday's Hope for the Holidays fundraiser for St. Jude at the Lyric Theater.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Hundreds packed the Lyric Theater downtown on Sunday as North Mississippi Dance Centre presented its second-annual “Hope for the Holidays” recital, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Students of the dance centre and Tupelo’s Civic Ballet have participated in learning extra choreography and attending added weekend rehearsals […]

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Tupelo resident Bart Cayson, 54, has been playing guitar since high school, and he started making cigar box guitars about two years ago.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – These are days of plenty, when there’s a brick-and-mortar or online store to fill just about every need. But times haven’t always been this good, and people had to adapt what they had at hand. Bart Cayson isn’t exactly revisiting the old days, but he’s playing around […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Whether its called junk or treasure, “American Pickers” is interested. The History Channel show features two guys who travel around the country looking to buy unique items. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz will be in Mississippi and Louisiana in January, and they’re looking for places to “pick.” “Mike and […]

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Just like the television version, Pied Piper Players’ ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ will feature a performance of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” In addition to the Saturday, Dec. 13, public production at Milam School Auditorium, the Pied Piper Players will take the show on the road for a trio of school performances.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Since 1965, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” has been an animated Christmas gift that keeps on giving. For 2014, the Pied Piper Players have prepared a stage version of the classic television special for everyone’s holiday enjoyment. Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the rest will come to life […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – As Christmas music goes, there are as many different genres and types as there are all forms of music. This weekend, the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra plans on tapping into a little bit of everything when it comes to the holidays. “Several years ago, when I took […]