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Felica Woods takes a picture with her iPad of her Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority sisters as they wait in the lobby of the Tupelo Malco Theatre before they enter to watch the movie "Selma" on Thursday night.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Hollywood has provided a new way to reflect on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with the release of “Selma,” an Academy Award nominee for Best Picture. Showing at the Malco in Tupelo, “Selma” is a behind-the-scenes look at the run-up to the march from Selma […]

Daily Journal The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association will celebrate the 17th anniversary of the Tupelo Elvis Festival, which will be held June 4 – 7. For a limited time, pre-sale ticket packages will be available to purchase Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. central for all customers (walk-in and phone). Tickets can be purchased at […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – Entertainment executive Sam Haskell has reunited with an old friend to develop TV movies for NBC. Country music icon Dolly Parton has joined forces with Haskell’s Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television to produce a series of two-hour TV movies based on Parton’s life, stories and […]

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Tupelo Community Theatre's "Lonestar," above, and Corinth Theatre-Arts' "Sordid Lives," below, will compete among other theatrical productions at Mississippi Theatre Association's festival this weekend in Oxford.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal OXFORD – Tupelo, Corinth, Oxford, and Starkville all have something to bring to the table when it comes to community theater, and they’ll compete against each other and multiple Mississippi organizations this weekend. Mississippi Theatre Association is hosting its annual theater festival at the University of Mississippi’s Ford Center […]

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The crew at the BancorpSouth Arena stands on the uncovered ice Monday morning, working to get it ready for six hockey games starting today.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – A major event took place in Tupelo last weekend that the majority of you weren’t privy to. In fact, this type of thing happens on a regular basis, while most of you are fast asleep. On Friday, January 9, more than 8,000 people filled the BancorpSouth Arena […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Mississippi filmmaker Michael Williams will bring his new film “OzLand” to town Tuesday night, part of a regional tour of five cities over the next three weeks. The film, starring Glenn Payne and Zack Ratkovich, depicts two men crossing a post-apocalyptic United States. Leif (Ratkovich), finds a […]

Commander Denniston (Charles Dance, right) is skeptical, but Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) believes he’s the man to break a seemingly unbreakable German code in “The Imitation Game.” (Black Bear Pictures)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal As I write, I’m using a computer, as you’d expect. At one time not ridiculously long ago, most people hadn’t heard of computers, and those who did often referred to them as “Turing machines.” “The Imitation Game” is Alan Turing’s inspiring and tragic story. As played by Benedict Cumberbatch, […]

Daily Journal Tupelo-born Allie Grant will appear in an episode of the ABC comedy “The Goldbergs” at 7:30 p.m. today. Grant, 20, left Mississippi when she was 10 and moved to Los Angeles to try acting. She has appeared on the TV show “Weeds,” “Suburgatory” and a recent episode of “Red Band Society,” as well […]

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Fans wait to grab a piece of birthday cake on what would have been Elvis Presley's 80th birthday Thursday afternoon at the birthplace.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – “Mission accomplished,” is how Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director Neal McCoy refers to the last few days of Elvis Festivities. Between Jan. 8 and 10, more than 9,000 attendees took part in the birthday celebrations of Elvis Presley, who would have turned 80 last Thursday. […]