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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. […]

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) – List of winners of the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: MOTION PICTURES • Picture, Drama: “Boyhood.” • Picture, Musical or Comedy: “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” • Actor, Drama: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” • Actress, Drama: Julianne […]

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The Mississippi Slim exhibit includes old photos, scrapbooks, records and song lyrics. It'll be on display until the end of March.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Carvel Lee Ausborn was better known as Mississippi Slim. He’s also better known for the career he helped along than for his own career. Billed as a “hillbilly” singer, Mississippi Slim hosted a radio show on Tupelo’s WELO, where he gave young Elvis Presley an introduction to […]

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Eric Church performed to a sold-out BancorpSouth Arena on Friday night in Tupelo. The arena reported 8,734 in attendance, topping his 2012 concert, which brought in 7,100. Daily Journal photographer Adam Robison was on hand. See his photo gallery above.

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Holly Whitworth, out of frame, gives a frosting flower to Varna Cowley, right, of West Yorkshire, England, as Whitworth and Myra Guyton, left, pass out pieces of birthday cake celebrating what would have been Elvis Presley's 80th birthday.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Several hundred fans packed into the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum on Thursday and had a big party, marking what would have been The King’s 80th birthday. After singing “Happy Birthday,” they ate cake – and lots of it. The 200-pound layered dessert was made by Creative Cakes […]

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Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association Director Debbie Brangenburg and artist Richard Tucker unveil the new Elvis Festival poster as marketing associate Jessica Hollinger, far left, stands nearby Thursday evening at the association office.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The huddled masses crowded around a hidden easel Thursday night as the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association unveiled the 17th poster in the Elvis Festival line-up to applause and gasps. Local artist Richard Tucker brought his watercolors of the late musician, who would have turned 80 Thursday, […]

Grammy Award-winner Richard Marx will perform with the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Saturday, celebrating the 80th birthday of Elvis Presley. (Courtesy)

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The celebration of Elvis Presley’s birthday will conclude Saturday with a performance by the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, featuring the choirs of Itawamba Community College, Northeast Community College, and award-winning musician Richard Marx. “My knowledge of Elvis’ catalogue is annoyingly exhausting,” Marx said. “Steven Byess thought of […]

Marty (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) visit the year 2015, more than 25 years ago, in "Back to the Future Part II." (Courtesy)

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal In 1989, “Back to the Future Part II” was released to audiences after a four-year hiatus from its predecessor, “Back to the Future.” In the film, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Dr. Emmett L. Brown (Christopher Lloyd) time-travel into the distant future of 2015, in order to prevent […]

Gamora, (Zoe Saldana, left), Rocket (voice of Bradley Cooper), Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Groot (voice of Vin Diesel) and Drax (Bob Bautista) form an unlikely team in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy," one of M. Scott Morris' favorite movies of 2014. (AP Photo/Disney-Marvel)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal It’s time for the movie review crew to look back at 2014’s hits and misses. We’ll move from the dark side to the light side, so Wizard 106’s Kelli Karlson will start with her stinkers for the year. The first is “Noah,” the Old Testament epic starring Russell Crowe […]