By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal It’s time to play the music; it’s time to light the lights. North Mississippi’s arts organizations are lining up their respective productions for the upcoming season that offer entertaining, diverse fun for all ages. THEATRE Tupelo Community Theatre • “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” – September 17-19 As the longest-running musical […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Expectations can be tricky. I was underwhelmed by the whole idea of “Ant-Man,” the latest superhero film from Marvel. I’m not familiar with the character, the trailer wasn’t terribly impressive, and I don’t think of lead actor Paul Rudd as someone capable of saving the day. Also, I’m a […]

By Jeff Roberson Oxford Citizen MERIDIAN – Mississippi has produced an abundance of talented artists, musicians and writers through the years. To those who call the state home, that’s a source of pride. And soon, Mississippians and people from across the world will have one place to go to find out about the state’s homegrown […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo-born author and graphic artist Tim Fielder made a stop in his hometown at Reed’s GumTree Bookstore Saturday to sign copies of his new book “Matty’s Rocket.” The book is a comic-book-style graphic novel about main character Matty Watty and her outer-space adventures. The book, he said, started […]

Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Kyle and Mistie Knight will unleash their magical skills on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us.” The television show will air at 7 p.m. central time Monday on the CW channel. Earlier this year, they appeared on a different Penn & Teller show, “Wizard Wars,” where they pulled off an illusion that […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – If shouting out the nearest bid and playing Plinko is your thing, the BancorpSouth Arena has you covered in September. “The Price is Right Live!” stage show will head to Tupelo on Sept. 17, bringing all the classic features of the long-running television game show with it. […]

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Danielle Frerer leads the morning group of TCT campers through their ending dance routine for Friday's performance of the play "Villains."

Daily Journal TCT’s weeklong camp will culminate today with performances of the play “Villains.” The camp was broken down into two groups, one for first- through fourth-graders and the second for fifth- through eighth-graders. The younger students will perform the play today at 11:30 a.m. and the older students will perform at 4:30 p.m. Both […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Cody, Britt, Tyler, Zach and Thelton are at it again. The bluegrass boys are back in town this weekend at Link Centre, a show that vocalist Cody Farrar calls “coming home.” “Since most of our bookings are out of state, it’s always a treat when we get […]


Last week saw another San Diego Comic-Con come and go. If you’re not familiar with the phenomenon, you’re probably smarter for it. Explaining the point of Comic-Con to someone is like having to describe the taste of water. I went to the mega-event for four years before vowing not to attend again for a while. […]