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From left, Rebecca Talton, Mollie Clark Hudson, Emme Riley, Cara Elizabeth Smart, center, Hannah Faith Cox, Isabella Webb and Anna Kirk Presley are high school seniors in this year's performance of Tupelo Ballet's "The Nutcracker."

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Ballet has a lot to celebrate. Not only is it the 34th year for the annual Tupelo holiday event, it’s also the largest cast ever assembled in the production’s history. “We have 165 this year,” said director Sharon Long, “It just gets better every time it […]

I often skip Thanksgiving. Or, at least, I tend to celebrate it in my own way. For this week, my family is in Los Angeles enjoying the sights, sounds and weather. Sorry, Northeast Mississippi. I’ve heard of the cold. Currently it’s 67 degrees here and sunny with the slightest breeze. My mom has never been […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal The magical world of Harry Potter is back, even though Potter is not. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” written by J.K. Rowling, is set in the same universe as her successful series of books, but this story goes back in time and hops the pond from England […]

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Surrounded by a portion of his “Star Wars” collection, Tupelo resident B.J. Hooper holds his favorite light saber, a replica of Obi Wan Kenobi’s.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Most of the time, B.J. Hooper keeps “a galaxy far, far away” boxed up. The 38-year-old Tupelo resident has no idea how many “Star Wars” items he’s collected over the years. He used to have them on display at his house, but he has four relatively young […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The BancorpSouth Arena announced today that contemporary Christian band Casting Crowns will return to perform in concert on Saturday, April 15. Special guests Danny Gokey and Unspoken will join the band. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. at the arena or at Ticketmaster.com. Prices range from $25-$75. […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Eighteen pianos and eight pianists may sound like a lot, but on Sunday, it’ll be the perfect mixture. First United Methodist Church of Tupelo’s Piano Extravaganza will offer up a blend of hymns, spirituals, classical selections and Christmas favorites at Sunday afternoon’s concert. “This is the third […]

W. Derek Russell, of Tupelo, passed away on November 11, 2016, at his residence, after a brief bout with Facebook. He was 31. All right, it wasn’t anything that serious. But Facebook did declare me and several hundred others dead for about an hour on Friday afternoon. As if last week didn’t bring enough bad […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal If I were judging “Arrival” solely by the conversation I had with my son on the way home from the theater, I’d give it an A plus. The movie travels deep emotional territory about what it means to be a parent and to love a child, come what may. […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – For its fourth consecutive year, North Mississippi Dance Centre has been dancing for a good cause. Students with the organization are participating in Hope for the Holidays, a performance to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “St. Jude relies on fundraisers and donations to be […]