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Tupelo fighters Nelson Browning, left, and Isaac Ware prepare Tuesday morning at Ultimate Fitness and MMA for their weekend bouts.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – On Saturday, Summit Fighting Championships will host a night of Mixed Martial Arts action in Tupelo. The Oxford-based promotion company is relatively new to the scene, but has steadily put on shows in Oxford and Southaven since December. Owner Jamie Houston said he’s had Tupelo in mind for […]

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"The Gift" producer Ken Petrie spoke to the media on Tuesday about the short film that was shot in Tupelo this past weekend.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – The mystery film shot in Tupelo over the weekend is still a bit of a mystery. The film’s producer, Ken Petrie, told the media on Tuesday that the independent film, “The Gift,” is about “a boy at the crossroads of his life – it’s a coming of age […]

By Leslie Criss Daily Journal Tupelo author Elaine Hussey hit one out of the park with “The Sweetest Hallelujah,” but could she do it again with her latest novel? I believe she has. “The Oleander Sisters,” set on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1969 as a storm named Camille courses closer, is Hussey at her […]

Hear Lara Herscovitch’s folky tunes at her website, laraherscovitch.com. (Courtesy)

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Singer-songwriter Lara Herscovitch doesn’t write songs just for the ears, but also for the heart and soul. A former State Troubadour of Connecticut and a policy social worker, Herscovitch’s music makes statements, tells stories or just entertains. She’ll show off her tunes this Friday at the Link Centre’s […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Comedy is a hit-or-miss kind of thing, and I must report that “Sex Tape” misses more than it hits. Is it funny? Sure, just not as much as I’m sure audiences would’ve preferred. It’s the raunchy, R-rated story of Annie (Cameron Diaz) and Jay (Jason Segel), a couple who’ve […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – On Friday, brother and sister Jeremy and Kendra White will see the final product of over two-and-a-half years spent working on their first feature-length film. “Summer Snow” marks the first feature film for the American Family Association as well. The movie tells the story of Hallie, a young […]

FILE - Actor James Garner poses during an interview in New York in this June 2, 1989 file photo. Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, died Saturday July 19, 2014 according to Los angeles police. He was 86. (AP Photo/Wyatt Counts, File)

By Frazier Moore Associated Press NEW YORK – Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety. James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his mouth sagged ever so slightly. Maybe he would swallow once to further make his point. This portrait of fleeting disquiet could […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal HOLLY SPRINGS – Graceland Too will be open for public tours Aug. 12 in an effort to memorialize the late Paul McLeod and raise money to go toward his funeral, burial and estate expenses, according to a release from McLeod attorney Phillip Knecht said in a news release that Graceland […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – At just a year old, Tupelo Community Theatre’s Off Broadway already has earned a national award. Off Broadway took home the Twink Lynch Organizational Achievement Award from the American Association of Community Theatre at the AACT International Theatre Festival in June. The organizational achievement award recognizes theaters for […]