By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal OXFORD – The annual Oxford Film Festival became a teenager last year, and like any teenager, is ready to grow and stretch its legs. Now in its 14th year, the arts staple is welcoming in the new, while honoring the old. “This is more than just sitting in a […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal STARKVILLE – A Starkville teen is trying for a second time to make a name for himself in the culinary world. Mark Coblentz, a 13-year-old at Armstrong Middle School, has been chosen to be among 40 young chefs competing for a coveted spot in the Top 20 on the Fox […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Different accents and dialects all spoke the same language in Tupelo on Sunday – Elvis. Dozens braved the cold to attend the annual birthday celebration for Elvis Presley at the birthplace and museum on Sunday. The late musician and pioneer was born in Tupelo on Jan. 8, […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal LOS ANGELES – When Tupelo native Tina Mabry decided to go to Hollywood more than 15 years ago, her goal was to tell stories she believed in. A writer, director and producer, she focused on feature films at the beginning of her career, but, lately, she’s found success on […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Jeff Rolfzen hails from Minnesota. His musical counterpart (and wife), Rocky, was born in Montana. When it came to naming their group, the state birds from each state made for a good choice. The two now travel as The Lark and the Loon, loading up their car […]

This time of the year is always fun to go to the movies, for me at least. As awards season closes its window and the holidays wrap up, I try to set aside some time to head to the cinema and end (or start) the year with some releases I may have missed. And now […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal It’s time to look back at 2016 for the best and worst of the year in movies for the Screen Scene team. But first, a caveat: We review only one movie a week, so some quality and some garbage made it past us throughout the year. But we feel […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll will have a celebration fit for a king on Sunday. The annual event will be hosted at the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum at 2 p.m., complete with a cake cutting for the late musician and hometown hero. “We’ll open at […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal There’s never a lack of arts and entertainment in the Northeast Mississippi area, and 2016 proved that time and time again. From the theater to live music to ballet and the symphony, multiple opportunities for enjoyment were available for all to partake throughout the year, and 2017 promises to […]