By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal With summer winding down and school back in session, the lackluster box office returns on what is normally a blockbuster season gave us little in the way of memorable summer films. High profile films like “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” “Warcraft,” “The Legend of Tarzan,” “Independence Day: Resurgence,” “Ghostbusters” […]

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing everyday.” – Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne) ––––– I don’t often use quotes to start off my columns – I leave that to Leslie Criss, who always picks the right words for the right occasion. Unlike Donald Trump, she knows all the words, all the best […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Roxie Thomas Clayton is bringing awareness to modern dance, one seat at a time. She hopes to see those seats full this weekend at the Tupelo Civic Auditorium. An instructor with the Doniphan Dance Project, Clayton has been working to assemble dancers for the past several years […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal The animators behind “Kubo and the Two Strings” know how to bring the whimsy. How often do you hear the word “whimsy,” much less experience it? With movies like “Coraline,” “The Boxtrolls” and “Kubo,” LAIKA Entertainment practically traffics in the stuff. This time out, 12-year-old Kubo (Art Parkinson) is […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Everyone dreamed of being able to fly as a kid, whether thanks to the pages of a favorite comic book or characters like Mary Poppins and Peter Pan. Coming off the heels of Tupelo Community Theatre’s last season’s production of “Mary Poppins,” the new season opens with […]

In this age of technology, we’ve come about as far as we can on business models. While companies or services that couldn’t have existed 15 years ago flourish today thanks to huge advancements through the internet or smartphones, we’re witnessing the big upswing at the moment – until something bigger and better comes along. And […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – While $200,000 remains the top priority each year for the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Mississippi with the Dance Like the Stars competition, there’s more than just money to be gained from the annual fundraiser. In its 11th year, the “Dancing With the Stars” mock-up continues […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal “Florence Foster Jenkins” got under my skin. It made me feel. Or maybe that was simply Meryl Streep working her magic. Or it could’ve been writer Nicholas Martin, who plucked a real-life heiress out of the 20th century and turned her into someone worthy of sympathy and empathy, as […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times Work is underway transforming a former manufacturing plant into a memorial for Itawamba County’s most famous native. Renovations to the future home of the Tammy Wynette Legacy Park began in late July with the gutting of the former home of Itawamba Manufacturing, which will eventually become the park’s main […]