Binge, verb /binj/ – to indulge in an activity, especially eating or drinking alcohol, to excess. It’s not a cheery term at all. You can’t really “binge sunshine” or “binge jog.” In fact, the noun version of the term has an even more depressing definition: a short period of time when you do too much […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Kicking off its third year next week, Art Rocks Tupelo is a celebration of the arts scene in the area. More than 10 events between March 19 and 24 comprise art, film, music, theater and dance in 12 different organizations in Northeast Mississippi. See below for a […]

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Clockwise from left, Rachael Malone, Amber Claire Huddleston, McKenzie Denton, Rachel Talton, Rachel Hicks and Mary Payne Dillard pose from a scene from Tupelo Ballet's "Coppélia."

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – “Coppélia” may have opened in Paris in 1870, but it seems more popular than ever in Mississippi. More than four companies throughout the state have performed the ballet recently, each bringing their own unique identity to the fairy tale. The comedic-ballet, which tells the story of Dr. […]

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Lonnie Cook, left, and Justin Oates install one more section of fence that will surround the competition cookers for this weekend's BBQ Duel at Fairpark in Tupelo.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The fifth annual Don’t Be Cruel BBQ Duel kicks off Friday in Fairpark, but changes to downtown can be seen today in preparation. South Commerce Street and Troy Street shut down as of 5 p.m. Wednesday to begin moving in nearly 100 professional cook-off teams that will […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The music and entertainment lineup for the second annual NOleput Festival in Tupelo was announced Wednesday morning at The Silver Moon Club. The April 25th food and music festival will be held at the Silver Moon Club downtown from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m Acts taking the […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Congratulations are in order for the Tupelo Community Theatre. TCT and its one-act presentation of “Lone Star” took home the top award – the 2015 Outstanding Production – at the Southeastern Theatre Conference Community Theatre Festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee, over the weekend. “Lone Star” was originally presented […]

Daily Journal After a weekend delay due to weather, the BancorpSouth Arena announced Monday that the Zac Brown Band will perform at their venue Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the concert go on sale this Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. at the BancorpSouth Arena box office and on TicketMaster. Prices start […]

Last week was a busy one for the Internet. And for humanity. If you weren’t one of the many entranced by llamas on the loose in the Arizona streets, or mourning the loss of the great Leonard Nimoy, may I turn your attention to our dress department? No, we don’t have that in white-gold, but […]

March 9, 1965, known as "Turnaround Tuesday," brought more than 2,500 activists onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. (Courtesy)

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – This Monday will mark the 50th anniversary of the legendary civil rights marches that were part of the Selma Voting Rights Movement. On March 9, 1965, a day that would later be called “Turnaround Tuesday,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led an estimated 2,500 marchers onto the […]