By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Changing from a rodeo setup to a concert venue overnight is nothing new for the BancorpSouth Arena, which will come in handy as the staff prepares for eight major entertainment events between the end of February and April. BancorpSouth Arena director of marketing Kevan Kirkpatrick said that’s […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal CORINTH – The laughs come with a dose of truth at Corinth Theatre-Arts Playhouse this weekend, as the community theater brings a cast of characters to life in “Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?” “I connected with these people,” said director Josh Steen. “(Playwright) Del Shores has this great […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal OXFORD – The annual Oxford Film Festival – in its 14th year – concluded Sunday with a host of awards and accolades, the culmination of a full schedule of events, films and stars from the weekend. Special appearance Actor Danny Glover, known for his roles in the “Lethal Weapon” […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal From the earliest movie trailer, I wasn’t sure how Matt Damon’s character ends up in ancient China for the new movie “The Great Wall.” It turns out the answer makes perfect sense. His William is a soldier of fortune hoping to steal the secret of gunpowder and sell it […]

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Daily Journal movie critic M. Scott Morris and GoldDerby.com’s Chris Beachum discuss this year’s Academy Awards. Beachum is Tupelo’s man in Hollywood.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Organizers of the 2017 Tupelo Comic Con are looking for a few good volunteers. This year’s event will be expanded to two days, April 1-2, and the celebration of science fiction, fantasy, games, comics and cosplay will be staged at Tupelo Furniture Market Building No. 5. “We […]

Alexander Markov and his violin have traveled around the globe. He’s performed for 25,000 people, as well as for intimate crowds when friends have gotten married. “Playing for a different audience is very exciting because audiences have their own energy,” he said. (Courtesy)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Alexander Markov didn’t really have a choice about playing the violin. His father and mother played, and he started at age 5. “When I was growing up as a kid, to me it became such a natural process,” he said during a phone interview from his apartment in New […]

By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal FULTON – Itawamba Community College will host its 21st Annual Gospel Bluegrass Concert March 4 at the Davis Event Center in Fulton. Doors open at 2 p.m., and the concert begins at 4 p.m. Jan Reid-Bunch is the executive director of community relations at the college. She said the event […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Students at Tupelo High School in 2017 couldn’t be further removed from children in Czechoslovakia in 1939, but in the new play from the THS Theatre department, the students are learning more and more about them. “The Ninth Train” tells the story of one family’s grave decision […]