By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – If you think the Madrigals’ job is done once the holidays are over, think again. Coming off the heels of their performance in Chicago last weekend, where the group received Gold Superiors for their performance, the Tupelo High MadJazz group is ready to bring the production home […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Disneynature productions have something in common with reality shows, because filmmakers edit the footage to tell certain stories while leaving out bits that don’t fit the narrative. That’s understandable. Humans beings love a good story, and “Born in China” delivers several. As the title implies, we travel to remote […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – Anyone who normally parks in downtown Oxford will have to move before this weekend’s Double Decker festival. The annual arts festival will be held all day Friday and Saturday on The Square. Most of the public parking spaces, both on-street and public lots, will be used be the festival. So people […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal IUKA – When singer Gabby Boyd first met her music producer, he didn’t know what to expect. “He thought I was going to be an African-American girl from the city. He was like, ‘Wow, she’s a country girl,’” the 28-year-old Boyd said. An Iuka native, Boyd has been writing […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Baltimore, 1962. Rock ‘n’ roll is king, hormones are raging, integration is shunned and plus-sized teenager Tracy Turnblad is ready to fulfill her dream of dancing on “The Corny Collins Show.” “Hairspray,” based on the 1988 film of the same name, packs a lot of social elements […]

Cipher (Charlize Theron) forces Dom (Vin Diesel) to turn against his family in “The Fate of the Furious.”

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal “The Fate of the Furious” is a monster at the box office, but I spent much of the movie rolling my eyes. If you like fast cars, tough guys, good-looking women and plots strung together with Silly Putty, you’ll probably have a fine time. This is something like the […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – When Victoria Fox found out she had landed the role of Belle in Pied Piper Players’ production of “Beauty and the Beast,” it was the culmination of her lifetime of all things Disney. “Belle and Ariel were always my favorites,” said Fox, 16, a sophomore at TCPS. […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Whether it’s snakes, the guillotine or the electric chair, theatricality has always been a part of Alice Cooper’s stage presence. But he’s looking to add a little weather to his setlist when he plays Tupelo this weekend. “We try to get down to the South right during […]

By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal TUPELO – Ten downtown Tupelo merchants will host the annual Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association and Trustmark Bank Wine Downtown Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Participating merchants include About the South, Bailey Diane, BlairHaus, Caron Gallery, Crave, Farmhouse, MLM Clothiers, Spring Street Cigars, The Main Attraction and Willow Bride. […]