By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Shakespeare’s works have been remixed and retold plenty of times, but this time it comes with sequins, leopard prints and Hawaiian shirts. Tupelo High School Theatre Company is producing “Midsummer/Jersey,” a retelling of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” set on the Jersey shore. “It’s funny and hip,” said director […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Coach Bill Courtney is quick to tell you that the Academy Award-winning documentary “Undefeated” isn’t about football. “Undefeated” follows the beleaguered Manassas High School football team, a Memphis-based team that hasn’t won a game in years. When Courtney volunteers to coach the team, things turn around as he […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Questions about freedom and security make up the heart of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Marvel’s world is filled with threats, and some would argue that drastic actions are needed to keep people safe. If that means everyone’s computer records and cell phone calls are government property, so be […]

Daily Journal Actress Ashley Dulaney, a Tupelo native, will star in an episode of the CBS drama, “Criminal Minds.” Dulaney is starring in part one of the show’s two-part season finale. Her episode is called “Angels” and is scheduled to air May 7. “Criminal Minds” is now in its 9th season. Dulaney previously had a […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal Oxford Bureau OXFORD – The Oxford Downtown Council will host its third annual Spring Open House this weekend, kicking off with a free concert by the George McConnell Acoustic Duo from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday on the courthouse lawn. The showcasing of downtown Oxford is designed as a family-friendly […]

By Anthony McCartney AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES – Mickey Rooney’s approach to life was simple: “Let’s put on a show!” He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life. A superstar in his youth, Rooney was Hollywood’s top box-office draw in the late […]

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Husband-and-wife team Ash Williams and Sabrina Hawkins make up The Amber, and they play a mix rock 'n' roll, punk, pop and blues. You can preorder their new EP, "Heartland Rock," for $3 theamber.bandcamp.com.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – The Amber is a rock band, but sometimes it’s more like improv rock. The Tupelo duo writes catchy rock ’n’ roll songs, but otherwise, the band goes with the flow – whether it’s changing genres from album to album or making the best out of broken equipment. “We […]

You'll find Mississippi Stomp where rock, blues, country and gospel meet. From left are Bryan McCutchen, Matt Jones, Gid Stuckey, Kenny Burroughs, Charlie Smart and Sunny Stuckey. (Courtesy photo)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Bar bands know the surest way to get someone in the audience to sing along is to play somebody else’s songs. “We’ve hit our share of bars over the years, everywhere you can imagine around here,” said Charlie Smart, a bass player who’s spent the past 20 […]

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Kayla Robinson of Iuka and of Team FAMB throws her hands in the air as she runs through the pink color station.

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – Colored plumes of chalky dust hung in the air downtown Saturday morning as more than 4,000 runners ran through green, blue, pink and yellow on their way to the Color Vibe 5k finish line. The race kicked off a day of festivities in Tupelo which Tupelo Convention and […]