By Stephanie Taylor The Tuscaloosa News TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Years of collecting and selling vintage clothing, records and jewelry have given Lori Watts a discerning eye that’s almost second-nature. While preparing to organize an estate sale in Tuscaloosa late last year, a client pulled a small record from his collection of jazz records. He had […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Nick Nesmith’s introduction to the arts came at an early age. By the time he was 6, he was attending the Tupelo Symphony with his grandmother. In his teens, he was winning classical piano competitions. While in high school, he was a member of the show choir, Wave […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal STUDIO CITY, CALIFORNIA – Tupelo has a rooting interest for tonight’s 2015 BET Awards. Rae Sremmurd is a duo featuring Kalif “Swae Lee” Brown, 20, and Aaquil “Slim Jimmy” Brown, 23. The brothers started honing their sound while living in Tupelo, where their mother, Bernadette Walker, still lives. “It’s […]

Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress PONTOTOC – Some 50 people gathered in McDonald United Methodist Church on Saturday to pay tribute to Pontotoc’s premiere opera star, Ruby Elzy. The Pontotoc County Historical Society recently established a Ruby Elzy Memorial District in the community in which she grew up. Former PHS Superintendent Conwell Duke said Elzy grew […]

Daily Journal reports VICKSBURG – Miss University of Southern Mississippi Hannah Roberts was named Miss Mississippi on Saturday night in Vicksburg. She won the crown, a sizable scholarship and will represent the state in higher competitions. Runners-up, who also received scholarships, included: • First runner-up: Miss University France Beard • Second runner-up: Miss Riverland Laura […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – If you’ve passed a funky little shack with great music going on inside and a full parking lot on the outside on North Gloster any night of the week, you’ve been by the Blue Canoe. Adam Morgan took a vacant building, a former hair salon, and turned […]

I received an email last week from Scene reader Lucy, asking about the overlooking of certain films at the local Malco and Cinemark theaters in town. Lucy asked, “Are we so low on the totem pole intellectually that we can’t be inspired anymore?” In most cases, unfortunately, the answer seems to be yes. In all […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I’ve expressed my Pixar loyalties before. I’m not saying I’d take a bullet for Pixar, but the filmmakers will have to mess up horribly several times in a row for me to miss an opening weekend. Why? The creative team consistently delivers imaginative stories that entertain the whole family. […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – A healthy helping of bluegrass, jazz, funk and singer-songwriter tunes await you on Tupelo’s front porch this summer. The Down on Main concert series, which has now partnered with the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association, will offer three free performances in Fairpark on the second Thursday in […]