Tupelo's own Homemade Jamz Blues Band will open up for the Bobby Rush Band on Aug. 14 at Down on Main in Fairpark. (Courtesy)

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Bluegrass, the blues and rock ’n’ roll will rock Fairpark this summer at the Down on Main concert series. The free concerts are 6:30 p.m. the second Thursdays of July, August and September in front of City Hall. Bluegrass is celebrated at the July 10 concert, which will […]

Oxford-based band the Holy Ghost Electric Show released its debut album, “The Great American Holy Ghost Electric Show,” earlier this year. Listen to the band’s music at theholyghostelectricshow.com. (Courtesy)

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s fitting that Holy Ghost Electric Show is performing at Tupelo’s 4th of July Celebration: The band makes purely American music. “There are folk rhythms and country attitudes, but there’s rock ‘n’ roll and noise rock influences,” said the band’s guitarist and lead singer, Cody Rogers. “America’s a […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal OXFORD – Aaron Hall is originally from Hattiesburg, lives in Oxford, but has a song all about Tupelo. His music is Mississippi music, soulful and relateable. Tupelo residents can find a lot to love in his new song “Tupelo Strong,” a song that highlights Tupelo favorites and mourns what was […]

The Four Seasons – Bob Gaudio (Erich Bergen, left), Tommy DeVito (Vincent Piazza), Frankie Valli (John Lloyd Young) and Nick Massi (Michael Lomenda) – perform on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in the new movie “Jersey Boys." (AP Photo/Courtesy Warner Bros., Keith Bernstein)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I can’t help thinking something was lost in bringing the Broadway musical “Jersey Boys” to the big screen. Having not seen the musical, I can’t be sure. But it’s an award-winning and long-running production, while the movie version loses its way a few times. It’s the story of the […]

By Jake Coyle AP Film Writer NEW YORK – Eli Wallach, the raspy-voiced character actor who starred in dozens of movies and Broadway plays over a remarkable and enduring career and earned film immortality as a conniving, quick-on-the-draw bandit in the classic Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” has died. He was 98. […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Tupelo resident Henry Roop discovered something about his daughter during a trip to Chicago. She’d suggested that he go to a restaurant called The Green Mill. During his visit, there was a spoken word poetry event going on. That’s where poets stand in front of a crowd and a […]

By Leslie Criss Daily Journal A month or so ago when I was home recuperating from surgery, I picked up a book I’d been waiting to read. The book, “Shaking the Sugar Tree,” is written by Nick Wilgus, who for a time was part of the Journal Inc. family. Wilgus is no novice when it […]


The Daily Journal incorrectly stated in Saturday’s edition that blues band Trampled Under Foot would be playing today at the Fulton Street Fair in Fulton. The show and fair are taking place in Fulton, Missouri.

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Kindergarten and first-grade students practice on stage Thursday morning as they attend Pied Piper Theatre Camp held at the Performing Arts Center at Tupelo High School.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – There’s not a shy kid in the 50 campers at Pied Piper Players Theatre Camp. A group of campers sang a song called “Connect the Dots,” complete with choreography, and when dance instructor Austyn Davis asked them if they wanted to perform again, they all enthusiastically yelled, “Yes!” […]