By Ken Ritter Associated Press LAS VEGAS – A dispute over B.B. King’s health and wealth was tossed out of court Thursday by a judge in Las Vegas who said two investigations found no evidence the blues legend was being abused. The ruling in Clark County Family Court ruling keeps King’s longtime business manager, Laverne […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The annual tradition of the GumTree Festival returns to Tupelo this weekend with its 44th year of celebrating the arts. From music to photography, sculptures to paintings, the festival brings out the best in what local artists have to offer for the community. “We have 114 artist […]

“Uncle Derek,” my nephew said, “how many Avengers are there?” “I don’t know,” I said. “How many?” “I don’t know,” he said. “I can only count to Thor.” Out of the mouths of babes. My nephew, Joe, who will be 7 this summer, loves every single big toy franchise that’s out there. From “Star Wars” […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I’m in the Marvel movie tank. They’ll have to mess up heroically to lose my goodwill. (And that could happen when “Ant-Man” is released in July.) The family owns a bunch of the Marvel movies, including the original “The Avengers,” so we were primed for the follow-up, “Avengers: Age […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – 1,500 miles. Nine distinct musical genres. Five states. One triangle. That’s how Aubrey Preston, director of the Americana Music Triangle, described the musical history of this area of the world. “If you’re looking at us from the moon, the musical impact comes right out of this small […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – When writing her first book, Katie Anderson got used to the word “No.” “I was rejected by just about everyone,” she said. Some publishing professionals offered advice, and Anderson paid attention to what they had to say. “When the editors or agents gave me feedback, I treasured […]

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Cars and people fill the parking lot of the Bancorp South Arena for the Blue Suede Cruise on Saturday.

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Alan McDaniel couldn’t help but get chills when he saw the total attendance for this weekend’s Blue Suede Cruise. “We’ve been wanting for years to get to at least 800 cars, and we’ve gotten close some of the years but we could never get there because of the […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The Dudie burgers were too good to put down on Saturday for Guntown resident Tim Gillespie. The former Tupelo resident spent many afternoons in the late 1960s at the original Dudie’s Diner location just south of Crosstown. Memories of those days quickly returned to Gillespie as he walked […]

By Ken Ritter Associated Press LAS VEGAS – Blues legend B.B. King remains in hospice care Saturday at his home in Las Vegas. King’s longtime business manager Laverne Toney says the musician had a good night and she welcomed the concern about his health. Toney has legal control over King’s affairs. The 89-year-old musician posted […]