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By NEMS Daily Journal

‘Heart of Stone’
The final film in the Indie Film Series at the Link Centre is “Heart of Stone,” a documentary about Weequahic High School and its principal, Ron Stone. The once top-performing school was overrun by gangs in the 2000s, leading Stone to wear a bullet-proof vest to work. The documentary tells how Stone turned the school around.
“Heart of Stone” will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Link Centre’s Black Box Theater.
It’s $5, and it includes popcorn and a soda.
The film series is sponsored by South Arts and the Tupelo Film Commission.
Call (662) 841-6521 or 690-4011 for more.


Brantley Gilbert brings tour to BancorpSouth Arena

Country star Brantley Gilbert’s “Hell on Wheels” tour makes a stop at the BancorpSouth Arena at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Kip Moore opens.
Tickets are $37, $29.75 and $24.75 plus fees. Visit for more, or call (662) 841-6528.


Cotton District Arts Fest offers music, art, more

“American Idol” finalist Jasmine Murray, country performers HanaLena and host of rock bands and gospel acts are all on the schedule for the Cotton District Arts Festival in downtown Starkville on Saturday.
There will also be a pet parade, 5k, children’s events and more.
It’s free. For a complete schedule, visit
The fest coincides with Super Bulldog weekend, which includes the Maroon/White spring football game, pig cooking contest, concerts and more. Check out a full schedule at

Sister Hazel to rock at Rick’s Cafe

Sister Hazel has a gig tonight at Rick’s Cafe in Starkville.
The band will take the stage at 9 p.m., and tickets are $15.
It’s an 18 and up show.
Buy tickets at

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