By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Food isn’t only about bodily needs. For some, it’s a combination of flavors to be savored, and eating is an event to be experienced. “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is a love letter to and about people who form emotional connections with the food they prepare and/or eat. Hassan (Manish Dayal) […]

The classic play “Harvey” comes to life next week at the Powerhouse in Oxford. Theatre Oxford opens its 2014-2015 season with the play beginning on Wednesday and running through Aug. 24. The opening night show – set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – includes a special cocktail hour with hors d’ouevres. Tickets for that evening’s performance […]

BY SHEENA BARNETT Daily Journal TUPELO – The kids in Homemade Jamz aren’t really kids anymore. The Perry siblings started playing music long before the eldest member could even drive; now the youngest is about to get behind the wheel. Taya, Kyle and Ryan Perry have grown up with the blues, releasing four albums and […]

By HAVEN DALEYand HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO – Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63. Williams was pronounced dead at […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – Nancy Bishop won’t even tap her foot when one of her favorite ’80s songs comes on. Dancing for more than 13 hours at a Jackson film shoot was more than enough for now. Bishop helped recreate James Brown’s 1971 Paris concert as an extra for “Get On […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Mississippi filmmakers are hosting a fundraiser and celebration of life for one of their own this weekend. Filmmaker Casey Spradling, 31, of Mantachie, died July 18. He collapsed while working on the film “The Hollars” in Jackson. The Casey Spradling Memorial Fundraiser and celebration of life is set […]

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Amanda Angle practices her routine for Dance Like the Stars with her partner, Robbie Greenwood, at The Dance Studio last week. Like many of the instructors at The Dance Studio, Greenwood is dancing with several of the stars for the show.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Amanda Angle is out to prove she can shake it with the best of them. As a CPA, she’s all business. But she’s stepping out of her comfort zone and onto the dance floor for Dance Like the Stars, a ballroom dance competition that benefits Boys & Girls […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – The guitar is a versatile instrument, and two guitarists will show off their very different styles at this weekend’s Monthly Music Mix concert. Tupelo natives Jim Tomlinson and Michael Boyd will share the stage at the Link Centre on Saturday. They’ll perform separately and together. Tomlinson, who now […]

Gamora, (Zoe Saldana, left), Rocket (voice of Bradley Cooper), Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Groot (voice of Vin Diesel) and Drax (Bob Bautista) form an unlikely team in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” (AP Photo/Disney-Marvel)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal “Guardians of the Galaxy” is a colorful, comedic, thrill ride of a movie. Based on Marvel comic book characters, it’s the story of Peter Quill, an earthling who gets picked up by space aliens as a child in the late 1980s. Flash forward to the present day, and Quill […]