By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – New Albany’s Down from the Hills Heritage Music Festival is shaking things up this year, taking the future of the event in a new direction. “We’re moving from the fairgrounds to the Park Along the River in downtown,” said New Albany Marketing and Tourism executive director […]

Parents. Grandparents. Siblings. Esteemed colleagues. Graduates. I’ve got nothing for you. While racking my brain for a column topic this morning, my mind went to you who are graduating this month. Whether it be from high school or college, you’ve had a busy May. I’d like to think I’d give a great commencement speech at […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I don’t know about you, but I want my post-apocalyptic wasteland to be a violent, petroleum-fueled nightmare. Director George Miller and his team deliver such a vision in “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Something’s happened to the world, but it’s never made exactly clear. We know “might makes right” is […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – The body of blues legend B.B. King will return next week to the Mississippi Delta where his life and career began. His body will be flown on Wednesday to Memphis, Tennessee, the place where a young King was nicknamed the Beale Street Blues Boy. It is expected […]

A tour bus bought by Elvis Presley sold for $268,000 Saturday in New York. It was bought by a mobile home group in Texas. The bus was in a Music Icons Auction held by Julien’s Auctions. Officials with Julien’s expected the bus to sell for about $200,000. The 1976-77 MCI diesel-powered tour bus seats 12 […]

Daily Journal file photo Blues legend B.B. King plays his guitar “Lucille” at the 2002 Elvis Presley Festival in Tupelo. Associated Press INDIANOLA – Blues legend B.B. King grew up as poor as could be, alone and in debt at 14, living in primitive cabins and sharecropping cotton in Mississippi. His natural talent with a […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press INDIANOLA – Blues legend B.B. King grew up as poor as could be, alone and in debt at 14, living in primitive cabins and sharecropping cotton in Mississippi. His natural talent with a guitar enabled him to escape grueling poverty and manual labor. He became a millionaire, and played […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Money raised from this weekend’s 41st annual Tupelo Hog Roast will support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Le Bonheur, North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Patient Care and the Ronald McDonald House. The two-day event kicks off at 5 p.m. today at the VFW Hut on Mitchell Road and […]

In this Feb. 16, 2007 file photo, B.B. King performs at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, in Salisbury, Md.  King died Thursday peacefully in his sleep at his Las Vegas home at age 89, his lawyer said. (Matthew S. Gunby/The Daily Times via AP)

By Ken Ritter Associated Press LAS VEGAS – B.B. King believed anyone could play the blues, and that “as long as people have problems, the blues can never die.” But no one could play the blues like B.B. King, who died Thursday night at age 89 in Las Vegas, where he had been in hospice […]