Hear Lara Herscovitch’s folky tunes at her website, laraherscovitch.com. (Courtesy)

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Singer-songwriter Lara Herscovitch doesn’t write songs just for the ears, but also for the heart and soul. A former State Troubadour of Connecticut and a policy social worker, Herscovitch’s music makes statements, tells stories or just entertains. She’ll show off her tunes this Friday at the Link Centre’s […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Comedy is a hit-or-miss kind of thing, and I must report that “Sex Tape” misses more than it hits. Is it funny? Sure, just not as much as I’m sure audiences would’ve preferred. It’s the raunchy, R-rated story of Annie (Cameron Diaz) and Jay (Jason Segel), a couple who’ve […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – On Friday, brother and sister Jeremy and Kendra White will see the final product of over two-and-a-half years spent working on their first feature-length film. “Summer Snow” marks the first feature film for the American Family Association as well. The movie tells the story of Hallie, a young […]

FILE - Actor James Garner poses during an interview in New York in this June 2, 1989 file photo. Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, died Saturday July 19, 2014 according to Los angeles police. He was 86. (AP Photo/Wyatt Counts, File)

By Frazier Moore Associated Press NEW YORK – Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety. James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his mouth sagged ever so slightly. Maybe he would swallow once to further make his point. This portrait of fleeting disquiet could […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal HOLLY SPRINGS – Graceland Too will be open for public tours Aug. 12 in an effort to memorialize the late Paul McLeod and raise money to go toward his funeral, burial and estate expenses, according to a release from McLeod attorney Phillip Knecht said in a news release that Graceland […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – At just a year old, Tupelo Community Theatre’s Off Broadway already has earned a national award. Off Broadway took home the Twink Lynch Organizational Achievement Award from the American Association of Community Theatre at the AACT International Theatre Festival in June. The organizational achievement award recognizes theaters for […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal OXFORD – The Oxford Blues Festival allows fans to be as serious about the blues as they want. Fans can sit in the shade and enjoy three days of blues music, or they can delve a little deeper into the music with three panels about the music and its artists. […]

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Shere Khan (Haley Cockrell, second from right) defends his place in the animal kingdom against Mowgli (Seth Bratton, third from left) in “The Jungle Book.”

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal BALDWYN – Enter the world of Mowgli and his animal kingdom in Baldwyn Main Street Players’ summer youth production of “The Jungle Book.” It’s a play version based on Rudyard Kipling’s stories. You wont’ hear “Bear Necessities,” but you’ll still be entertained by Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Baloo. “It’s very funny,” said […]

Humans have been warned to stay away from the apes, but Malcolm (Jason Clarke) needs help in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” Pictured, from left, are Caesar (Andy Serkis), Koba (Toby Kebbell), Malcolm and Maurice (Karin Konoval). (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal There was a moment in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” when I asked myself, Is this silly? Caesar (Andy Serkis) the leader of the apes is having a heartfelt conversation with his son, Blue Eyes (Nick Thurston). They speak in a halting way, affected, I assume, by […]