By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – There were plenty of good vibrations Friday as the seemingly immortal Beach Boys took the stage at the BancorpSouth Arena. The capacity crowd of 2,962 was decked in Hawaiian garb and jumped up with the opening chords of “Do It Again.” The surf safari cruised along through “Good […]

BY SHEENA BARNETT Daily Journal TUPELO – The Beach Boys’ golden harmonies and infectious melodies have taken the legendary rock band all over the world in its 50-year history, but the band is playing Tupelo for the first time tonight. Or, at least original band member Mike Love is pretty sure it’s the first time. […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Amanda Harville can’t be too specific about how she spent part of her summer. “If we speak about what happened, we could get sued for over $100,000,” the 18-year-old Shannon resident said. “We signed non-disclosure agreements,” said Delta Jurney, 22, of Amory. They weren’t dealing with the National Security […]

BY SHEENA BARNETT Daily Journal TUPELO – The Howlin’ Brothers sound like their veins and muscles were forged out of the Mississippi mud. The three-piece string band blends bluegrass, country, blues and Cajun to create a truly soulful Southern sound. The thing is, the three band members – Jared Green, Ian Craft and Ben Plasse […]

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A small crowd gathers on North Madison Street in Tupelo on Friday morning as they await the start of the Fourth of July parade at Highland Circle.
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People listen to music and eat food at Fairpark on Friday evening during All-America City Family Picnic.

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – The night sky of Tupelo was electrified, red, white and blue – and green and yellow at times – in celebration of the Fourth of July. Thousands of residents and visitors descended on Tupelo’s Fairpark and the surrounding areas Friday to enjoy an evening of music and food […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – There’s more to the Fourth of July than food and fireworks. Towns across the region are hosting events to celebrate Independence Day. Here’s a list of events happening this weekend: • Two-day festivities: Oxford’s celebrations begin at 7 p.m. today at The Lyric Oxford with the Firecracker Bash, […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – It looks like Tupelo’s annual Fourth of July celebrations have found a new home in Fairpark. The 28th annual All-America City 4th of July Celebration has traditionally been held in Ballard Park, but last year the festivities moved down the road to Fairpark. It worked so well, the […]

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McCoy Butler, bartender at Fairpark Grill, laughs with customer Eric Crump during lunch on Thursday.

By Stephanie Rebman Daily Journal TUPELO – Waiting tables or bartending while waiting to catch a break in show business may sound cliche, but it’s working for McCoy Butler. Butler, 23, can be found behind the bar at Fairpark Grill or South most days, but he also is a model who is pursuing acting. Butler […]